Mark Warman

West End, TV and Film Conductor, Musical Director, Composer, Orchestrator and Educator


Mark Warman is a British conductor, musical director, composer, orchestrator and educator. He has worked extensively in London’s West End on musical productions and orchestrated and conducted countless albums, TV and film scores.

Early life – Mark read music at King’s College, Cambridge, where he was a Choral Scholar and Musical Director of the Footlights.

At the age of just 23, he began his West End career as Musical Director of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4, which ran for 16 months at the Wyndham’s Theatre. His very first studio experience was conducting his own orchestral arrangements of that score by Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley at Abbey Road Studios.

Musical Director / Conductor

Since 1984 Mark has musically directed and conducted well over 100 West End Musicals, Stage, Film and Television productions.

West End MD / Conductor

Les Misérables – Palace Theatre
Metropolis – Piccadilly Theatre
Thoroughly Modern Millie – Shaftesbury Theatre
The Lion King – Lyceum Theatre
Kiss Me Kate – Victoria Palace Theatre
Children Of Eden – Prince Edward Theatre
Saturday Night – Bridewell
Into The Woods – Donmar Warehouse
Pacific Overtures – Donmar Warehouse
Sweeney Todd – Holland Park
Enter The Guardsman – Donmar Warehouse
Floyd Collins – Bridewell
Babes In Arms – Chichester Festival Theatre
Rooms – Finborough Theatre
Drifting and Tilting – Barbican
Martin Smith’s King – Prince Edward Theatre
Sinatra at the London Palladium
The Night Of 1000 Voices – Royal Albert Hall
The Fields Of Ambrosia -Aldwych
Chess In Concert 2008 – Royal Albert Hall

Film & Television Conducting

Vox Lux
Mister Abbott’s Broadway
The Childhood of a Leader
May To December
Split Ends
Mr Pye
A Penny For Your Dreams
Foreign Bodies
The Black And Blue Lamp

Discover The Lost Musicals

Ian Marshall Fisher, Artistic Director of Lost Musicals, invited Mark to be Musical Director for his inaugural 1990 season of three musicals: Fanny, Allegro and Trouble In Tahiti.

He went on to musically direct a further 15 shows in this project until 2013:

Fanny (1990)
Allegro (1990)
Trouble In Tahiti (1990)
Greenwillow (1991)
DuBarry Was A Lady (1993)
Music In The Air (1993)
Red Hot And Blue (1994)
Love Life (1995)
Of Thee, I Sing (1996)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1997)
As Thousands Cheer (1998)
I’d Rather Be Right (1999)
Evening Primrose (2005)
Nymph Errant (2006)
Park Avenue (2008)
Darling Of The Day (2010)
Flahooley (2012)
Around The World – London and New York (2013)
DuBarry Was A Lady – BBC Concert Orchestra (2013)

TV & Film Orchestrations

Mark Warman has orchestrated hundreds of Film and TV scores over his career. Here are some highlights:

Pride and Prejudice – Carl Davis/BBC – Film
Vox Lux – Bold Films – Film Score
The Childhood Of A Leader – Scion Pictures – Film
The Thatcher Years – Carl Davis/BBC – TV series
Mkomazi: Return of the Rhino – HIT Wildlife – Documentary
Anne Frank Remembered – Carl Davis/BBC – Documentary Film
The Queen’s Nose – Carl Davis/BBC – TV series
Ghosts – BBC – TV Series
Oliver’s Travels – Carl Davis/BBC – TV series
A Dance To The Music Of Time – Carl Davis/Channel 4 – TV series
Genghis Cohn – BBC – Film
Mister Abbott’s Broadway – BBC Omnibus – TV Series
Split Ends – Granada – TV Series
Mr Pye – Landseer – TV series
A Penny For Your Dreams – BBC – TV series
Foreign Bodies – BBC – TV series
The Black And Blue Lamp – BBC – TV series

Stage Orchestrations

Nine – Donmar Warehouse – Stage Musical
Into The Woods – Donmar Warehouse – Stage Musical
Moll Flanders – Lyric, Hammersmith – Stage Musical
Hard Times – Theatre Royal, Haymarket – Stage Musical
Metropolis – Piccadilly Theatre – Stage Musical
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole – Wyndham’s Theatre – Stage Musical

Scott Walker

Mark Warman began working with the avant-garde musician Scott Walker on his album The Drift in 2003. Mark remained his musical director, conductor, keyboardist and orchestrator of albums, ballets and film scores until Walker’s death in 2019. Brady Corbet’s debut film The Childhood Of A Leader was chosen to close the 2017 International Film Festival Rotterdam with a live performance of Walker’s score, performed by a 75-piece orchestra conducted by Warman.

The Drift – 2006 Scott Walker – Orchestrator, Conductor

Darkness: A Plague Song – 2006 Scott Walker – Orchestrator, Conductor

And Who Shall Go To The Ball? – 2007 Scott Walker – Orchestrator, Conductor

Drifting and Tilting – 2008 Scott Walker – Orchestrator, Conductor

Duet For One – 2011 Scott Walker – Orchestrator, Conductor

Bish Bosch – 2012 Scott Walker – Orchestrator, Conductor

Soused – 2014 Scott Walker – Orchestrator, Conductor

The Childhood of a Leader – 2016 Scott Walker – Orchestrator, Conductor

Rubato – 2017 Scott Walker – Orchestrator, Conductor

The Title Is In The Text – 2017 Scott Walker – Orchestrator, Conductor

Vox Lux – 2018 Scott Walker – Orchestrator, Conductor


Mary Poppins Returns – 2018 Original Soundtrack – Keyboards
Vox Lux – 2018 Original Soundtrack – Orchestrator, Conductor
The Childhood Of A Leader – 2016 Original Soundtrack – Orchestrator, Conductor
Soused – 2014 Scott Walker – Orchestrator, Conductor
Bish Bosch – 2012 Scott Walker – Orchestrator, Conductor
Carl’s War – 2010 Czech National Symphony Orchestra – Orchestrator
Chess In Concert – 2008 Concert Cast – Music Director
And Who Shall Go To The Ball? – 2007 Scott Walker – Orchestrator, Conductor
Voices Of The Valley – 2006 Fron Male Voice Choir / Czech Film Orchestra – Conductor
The Drift – 2006 Scott Walker – Orchestrator, Conductor
Here’s To The Ladies – 2002 Christine Andreas – Conductor
Hard Times – 2000 Original London Cast – Orchestrator, Producer
Saturday Night – 1998 Original London Cast – Vocal Arrangements, Music Supervisor
Beauty And The Beast – 1997 Original London Cast – Keyboards
The Fields Of Ambrosia – 1996 Original London Cast – Conductor
Circle Of Life – 1996 The Kings Singers – Orchestrator
Pride And Prejudice – 1995 Original Soundtrack – Orchestrator, Producer
Moll Flanders – 1993 Original London Cast – Orchestrator, Producer
A Year In Provence – 1993 Original Soundtrack – Keyboards, Arranger
Children Of Eden – 1993 Original London Cast – Keyboards
Metropolis – 1989 Original London Cast – Music Director, Orchestrator
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole – 1984 Original London Cast – Orchestrator, Conductor


Dark Sublime – Trafalgar Studios – 2019 Theatre
Yes, But That’s Not All! – Short – 2016 Film
Three Hours After Marriage – Royal Shakespeare Company – 1996 Theatre
School For Scandal – Chichester Festival Theatre – 1995 Theatre
The Rivals – Albery Theatre – 1994 Theatre
May to December – BBC – 1989-1994 TV Series, 35 episodes

Pianist/Session Keyboardist

As a busy session musician, Mark has worked for film composers including Jerry Goldsmith, John Barry, Carl Davis and Nigel Hess and enjoys regular concert appearances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mary Poppins Returns – Disney – 2018 Film, Rehearsal Pianist
The Happy Prince – Maze Pictures – 2018 Film, Pianist
Nine (The Musical) – The Weinstein Company – 2009 Film, Rehearsal Pianist
The Tiger’s Tail – Merlin Films – 2006 Film, Pianist
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates – BBC – 1996-1998 TV Series, Pianist, 26 episodes
Amy Foster – TriStar Pictures – 1997 Film, Pianist
Two Days In The Valley – Unused score – 1996 Film, Pianist
An Audience with Shirley Bassey – John Kaye Cooper – 1995 TV Special, Keyboards
Powder – Caravan Pictures – 1995 Film, Pianist
Us Girls – BBC – 1992 TV Series, Pianist, 12 episodes
Covington Cross – Thames Television – 1992 TV Series, Keyboards, 13 episodes
Perfect Scoundrels – TVS Television – 1990-1992 TV Series, Pianist, 18 episodes
Maigret – Granada Television – 1992 TV Series, Pianist, 6 episodes


Royal Academy of Music

In 2003 he was invited by Mary Hammond, then Head of Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music, to create a one-year postgraduate course in Musical Direction which he continues to lead as its Principal Tutor. He was awarded an Hon ARAM in 2012.

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