OMAR F. OKAI
UPCOMING: Omar is directing and choreographing COMING TO ENGLAND at Birmingham Rep this Spring - a musical adaptation of Baroness Floella Benjamin's book, from the 31st March to the 16th April 2022.
OMAR F. OKAI is the Co Director/Founder/ of the Black British Theatre Awards (#BBTAS), who's inaugural ceremony was October 2019. He is also the Artistic Director of The Okai Collier Company for over 20 years. He is currently the Associate Director on Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical in the West End. Before that he worked as Associate Director on Bedknobs and Broomsticks: The Musical - UK Tour.
He has directed/choreographed internationally, France, Spain, Germany and Shanghai and of course Britain, over 90 productions, videos and documentary. Productions included are Five Guys Named Moe, Cabaret, Rent, Annie, Peter Pan, Elegies for Angel’s, Punks and Raging Queens, Smiling State, Honk!, Assassins' (Mountview Theatre School) Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Performance Preparation Academy) Sweet Charity. He is also an International Musical Theatre Examiner for Urdang International. This year sees Omar returning to Shanghai to direct Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jnr, Honk, and Once On This Island. In his own right Omar is an accomplished westend performer, credits are King, Five Guys Named Moe (original cast), Sweet Charity, My One and Only, Honk!, Candide and Villains Opera.
He is also a an experienced performing arts teacher in dance and drama and has taught in vast array of performing arts schools. Omar is also in preparation for his own penned musical Celia going into workshop.
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