The musical theatre scene in Australia and around the world owes a great deal to Guy Simpson. He has been supervising productions of The Phantom of the Opera for over 30 years around the world, from South Africa to New Zealand, Brazil to the Philippines. He has a similarly long association with productions of Miss Saigon, and has been instrumental in countless others – from the larger scale, like Evita and West Side Story, to the intimate, such as Anna O’Byrne’s recent one woman show Becoming Eliza, who was a guest on In Conversation back in May.

Fresh from being conductor of the recent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour production of Phantom, he’s music supervisor of the upcoming production inside the Opera House, which begins on 19 August. Guy gives us a preview of the production, and tells some fascinating stories from the rest of his incredible career.