Producer and Co-Creator
With Les Misérables, Hamilton, The Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins currently running in London, and Miss Saigon, Cats, Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera playing across America, Cameron remains the world’s most prolific producer of musicals, with more than 50 musicals either on or in pre-production internationally.
Cameron’s original productions include Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Cats – the three longest running musicals of all time, now in their fourth decade – Miss Saigon, Mary Poppins (co-produced with Disney), Little Shop of Horrors, Song and Dance, Tomfoolery, Martin Guerre, The Witches of Eastwick, Five Guys Named Moe and Side by Side by Sondheim. He also reinvented modern versions of Oliver!, Follies, Half a Sixpence, Barnum and My Fair Lady. His new versions of Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon and Oliver! are now proving as successful as the original productions.
In 2013, alongside Working Title Films and Universal, Cameron produced the hugely successful Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning film adaptation of Les Misérables, which is the most successful movie ever of an original stage musical.
Cameron owns and operates eight historic London theatres, which have all been spectacularly rebuilt and refurbished for the 21st century. They house many of London’s successful hits. The last theatre of his to be fully restored is the Queen’s, currently undergoing major renovation. It will reopen in December, renamed the Sondheim Theatre, with the continued London run of the world’s longest-running musical, Les Misérables.
Music Theatre International, the world’s largest owner of secondary rights of many of the greatest musicals ever written, is now one of Cameron’s companies.
Cameron was knighted in the 1996 New Year’s Honours for his services to British theatre and he is the first British producer to be elected to Broadway’s Theater Hall of Fame. In 1990, Cameron inaugurated the Chair of Contemporary Theatre at St Catherine’s College, Oxford University, currently held by Deborah Warner CBE. He is also the president of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.