Mark Bramble (Book, The Grand Tour) began his theatrical career working for David Merrick on many Broadway productions. As author, his shows include Barnum,
with songs by Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart (ten Tony Award
nominations including Best Book and Best Musical, Outer Critics Circle
Award for Best Musical), 42nd Street
with songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin (Tony Award for Best Musical,
Laurence Olivier Award for Musical of the Year, Evening Standard Drama
Award for Best Musical, Plays and Player Citation for Musical of the
Year, etc.), The Three Musketeers with the music of Rudolph Friml, many collaborations with Michael Stewart including The Grand Tour, Treasure Island with songs by Jule Styne, and the off Broadway opera Elizabeth & Essex.
At the Haymarket Theatre, in Leicester, England, Mr. Bramble and Henry Krieger created Fat Pig, a rock and roll extravaganza about health. He also adapted and staged Notre Dame, a musical based on Victor Hugo’s novel at Saddler’s Wells, London and in Oxford. His radio musical In With the Old was produced as a Christmas Day special on BBC Radio, with an all star cast. He directed the Tony Award winning revival of 42nd Street.