Composer, Musical Director
Warren Wills is a composer, musical director, and performer who has worked with many of the world's best cabaret, opera, jazz and classical artists.
One of the most versatile and gifted musicians on the international scene, he has authored 8 original operas, 10 musicals, 13 children's musicals, 8 albums, 5 major orchestral works and music direction credits on more than 50 productions.
Warren has played and composed for the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), as well as Woody Allen in New York City , and has toured extensively in Europe, Asia and the US, with appearances on MTV in the Middle East. Warren was awarded the prestigious Best Musical, Carling London Award, and nominated for Critics Circle Award, Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, finalist for the Vivian Ellis Awards, Evening Standard and Theatre Management Association (TMA) Award for Best Composer, best musical.
His work has convinced him that music has more power than people realise. "Over the ages it has supported wars, brought peace, promoted violence and soothed troubled souls. I believe music is underused as a powerful force. Used positively, it is utterly transforming" he says.
Warren is convinced that music education is a fantastic catalyst for touching hearts and breaking down barriers. He receives many invitations from Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK to give master-classes with adults and children, and has a special interest in inclusive music education for children with special needs. He dedicates much of his time in London working with the Haringey Shed Theatre Company which helps North London's troubled teenagers, as well as those physically, intellectually and socially disadvantaged, to swap a life of boredom, violence and abuse for singing, dancing and acting in large scale music productions.