fiz shapur





Musical Director, Pianist, Keyboard Player, Arranger


Musical Director, Pianist, Keyboard Player, Arranger.

As a freelance Musical Director Fiz has worked in many different fields of the Music and Entertainment industry in London for over thirty years, both in theatre, television and on the stage.

Much in demand across the world he has most recently been Musical Director and Arranger for the UK premiere of Syncopation at the Bridewell Theatre London, for which he received an OFFIE nomination, and for the first Mandarin language production of Spring Awakening in Shanghai. He was also heavily involved in the creation of a new Chinese Musical Youth Awakening which featured some of the country’s best known Pop Artistes.

Currently a Musical Supervisor for The Really Useful Group, Fiz is responsible for the re-creation of the musical CATS around the world, from productions in Europe to South Africa, Australia, the Middle East, Asia, including the first Korean language production and the first Mandarin language production in China. He also supervised the recent Japanese cast album recording of CATS. He was also Musical Supervisor for the first Mandarin language production of Tell Me On A Sunday which opened in Shanghai in 2018.

His theatre experience covers a wide range of musicals that include Working, 110 in The Shade, Company, Sweet Charity, and the London Premieres of Merrily We Roll Along, and Little Shop Of Horrors. He spent three years conducting Les Miserables at the Palace Theatre with a brief excursion to the Donmar Warehouse for the Kander and Ebb celebration How Lucky Can You Get, followed by King at the Piccadilly Theatre; the story of Martin Luther King.

After the U.K tour of the National Theatre production of Guys and Dolls he returned to London’s West End for the acclaimed new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects Of Love at the Prince of Wales theatre. He then went on to be Musical Director for Five Guys Named Moe, and for the London Premiere of The Best Of Times, the new Jerry Herman revue.

Fiz also works as a Vocal Arranger for theatre and across many genres including the national tour of What A Feeling, the male singing group Teatro, and albums for Michael Ball and Alfie Boe.

Away from Theatre, as a Music Director / Pianist, and Vocal arranger, Fiz has worked with many Jazz / Cabaret, and ‘Pop’ artistes, both in the U.K., Europe, and across the U.S.A., ranging from; Adelaide Hall and Eartha Kitt, to Helen Reddy, The Three Degrees, The Stylistics, Shalamar, Candi Staton, The Supremes, Rose Royce, Sister Sledge, Leo Sayer, The Trammps, The Real Thing, Odyssey, Tavares, Demis Roussos, Jocelyn Brown, and most recently, Sweetbox.

Fiz also composes and arranges for television, and was Music Director for the BBC series Bob Monkhouse on the Spot, and was seen on Brian Conley’s T.V series Let Me Entertain You. He is also a regular Music Director for The Definitive Rat Pack stage show.


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