Prior to the opening performances of Marguerite and for one night only - Sunday 13 April at 7pm - jazz legend and triple Oscar winning composer Michel Legrand gives a rare London concert performing his own work accompanied by two of the world’s top jazz musicians. Guest performers are Ruthie Henshall and Julian Ovenden, who will perform songs from their principal roles in Marguerite, and French singer and actress Marie Zamora who, in recent years, has guest starred in Michel Legrand’s concerts around the world.
Oscar winning composer, arranger, conductor and pianist Michel Legrand has composed over 200 film scores including The Thomas Crown Affair (The Windmills of Your Mind) and Summer of ‘42 as well as several musicals including Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Yentl which have won him three Oscars and five Grammys. He was 22 when his first album, I Love Paris, became one of the best-selling instrumental albums ever released. His albums now number over 100 spanning jazz, musical theatre, variety and classical styles on which he has worked with Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Jack Jones, Regine Velasquez, Ella Fitzgerald, Perry Como, Lena Horne, Dame Kiri te Kanawa, James Ingram, Johnny Mathis, Barbra Streisand and many other leading musicians.
Jonathan Kent’s production of Marguerite - a new musical with music by Michel Legrand, book by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Jonathan Kent, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and orchestrations and arrangements by Michel Legrand and Seann Alderking - runs at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 7 May.