Annemarie Lewis Thomas is a published composer and lyricist as well as a prolific Musical Director and arranger. She has composed musicals for productions in London, European tours, regional theatre, pantomimes and commissions for youth & student productions.
Composing credits include: THE OPEN DOOR, GIRL IN THE ASHES, GREAT EXPECTATIONS and FOOL’S GOLD, all full length musicals written in collaboration with Gerry Flanagan and commissioned by YMT:UK. In collaboration with Phil Willmott, Annemarie wrote the music to AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, UNCLE EBENEZER and THE WOLF BOYS. For the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Annemarie composed the score for BLACK EYED SUSAN, and wrote the songs for three pantomimes: CINDERELLA AND THE GLASS SLIPPER, PUSS IN BOOTS and JACK AND THE BEANSTALK all written with Daniel O’Brien. DANGEROUS DAUGHTERS (2010), CELEBS ANON (2011), THE SUNSHINE GANG (2012), THE BALLAD OF KITTY JAY (2013), JUST THE TICKET (2014) and most recently THE VENUS FACTOR (2015) were all written in collaboration with Nick Stimson. In 2013 as part of the From Page to Stage season at the Landor, Aria Entertainment produced An Evening of the Music and Lyrics of Annemarie Lewis Thomas featuring West End performers.
Most recently Annemarie wrote the songs for new versions of ALADDIN, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and additional music for CINDERELLA with books by Daniel O’Brien, which played at the Courtyard Theatre and BGAC (London). She wrote some additional incidental music for a revival of Nick Darke’s TING TANG MINE directed by Tilly Vosburgh, also performed at the Courtyard Theatre, and wrote the songs for the UK tour of BOXED IN for Shifting Sands Theatre Company. 2016 will see a major revival of AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, directed by multi award nominated director/choreographer Racky Plews.
In 2009 Annemarie opened The MTA (The Musical Theatre Academy) running the UK’s 1st accelerated learning programme for triple threat performers. In 2012 it was named as the School of the Year in The Stage 100 Awards. To date every student has graduated from The MTA having obtained agent representation, and on average 70% of its graduates are working at any given time.