For nearly 50 years Cameron Mackintosh has been producing more musicals than anyone else in history, including the three longest-running musicals of all time, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Cats, which are still running extraordinarily successfully across the world.
Uniquely, to celebrate the 25th anniversaries of Les Misérables, The Phantom Of The Opera and Miss Saigon, Cameron has mounted new versions of these classic musicals which are now proving as successful as the original. Following its huge recent success in the West End, his new production of Miss Saigon is now playing on Broadway and will commence a National tour in the United Kingdom in the summer of 2017. Joining this list of legendary titles, his co-production with Disney of Mary Poppins recently completed a hugely popular UK national tour and continues to disperse her magic globally. His latest West End show is a new version of the classic British musical, Half A Sixpence, which has opened to huge acclaim from audiences and critics. As well as original musicals, Cameron enjoys producing new versions of such classics as Oliver!, My Fair Lady, Stephen Sondheim's legendary Follies, and Barnum. Other musicals he has created include Little Shop of Horrors, Side by Side by Sondheim, Martin Guerre, The Witches of Eastwick, and Betty Blue Eyes.
Les Misérables remains the longest-running musical in the world and the original is now in its 32nd year in London. Over the next three years he has over 30 new productions of his musicals due to open around the world.
In 2013, Cameron produced his first hugely successful musical film in conjunction with Working Title Films and Universal - the Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning Les Misérables. The same producing team are collaborating and preparing film versions of Oliver! and Miss Saigon. A film of the 25th Anniversary performance of the new stage production of Miss Saigon has been screened in cinemas worldwide.
Cameron owns eight historic theatres in London’s West End. All have undergone spectacular refurbishments. His most recent acquisition, the Victoria Palace Theatre, is undergoing a major refurbishment prior to reopening in November of this year with the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning American musical, Hamilton, which he is co-producing with the original American producers.
He is the co-owner of Music Theatre International, the world's largest owner of secondary rights of the greatest musicals. Cameron was knighted in the 1996 New Year's Honours for his services to British theatre and he is the first British producer to be elected to the Broadway Theatre Hall of Fame.