George Stiles: Music
Anthony Drewe: Lyrics
Stiles and Drewe are a multi award-winning musical theatre writing partnership. They have written the scores for the Olivier Award nominated Betty Blue Eyes, Soho Cinders, HONK!, Just So, Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure, Tutankhamun and the new songs, dance and vocal arrangements for the world-wide smash-hit Cameron Mackintosh/Disney production of Mary Poppins. Since winning the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, HONK! has been seen by more than 6 million people all over the world in over 8,000 productions in more than 20 languages.
Current projects include Wind in the Willows with Julian Fellowes for the West End, a new adaptation of Graham Greene’s Travels with My Aunt, and a new version of Half a Sixpence for Cameron Mackintosh. All three will have their UK premieres in 2016. In development they have Soapdish for Broadway, and a new project with director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell.
Stiles and Drewe have also completed a trilogy of 50-minute musicals for younger audiences, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Three Little Pigs, which recently enjoyed a run at London’s Palace Theatre.
Independently, George composed the musicals Moll Flanders, The Three Musketeers and Tom Jones, and the music for Sam Mendes’ productions of Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya.
Anthony has written lyrics for the musicals The Card and A Twist of Fate.
Stiles and Drewe have written two revues, and have contributed songs to a variety of theatre, TV and radio shows including the RSC’s Shakespeare Revue, the National Theatre’s Chain Play and Dame Edna Everage’s Look At Me When I'm Talking to You.
Stiles and Drewe’s many awards include: The Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical (Honk!), three of the top prizes at the International Musical of the Year Awards for Peter Pan and The Three Musketeers, the TMA Best Musical Award (Moll Flanders), The Straits Times Award for Best Musical (A Twist of Fate), the first ever Vivian Ellis Prize (Just So). Mary Poppins has won 45 major theatre awards around the globe including Tony, Olivier, Helpmann and London Evening Standard Awards.
George and Anthony recognise new musical theatre writing via their annual “Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Prize”, now in its 9th year, and in 2016 launched their new “Mentorship Award” supported by Music Theatre International (MTI). They are also founding board members of Mercury Musical Developments (MMD).