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Harmonising success: Katy Richardson, BBA Management, and the Theatre Industry

Katy Richardson has had a captivating journey in the world of musical theatre. As a client of Bronia Buchanan’s BBA Management, her successful musical direction and supervision roles have spanned productions like Death Note, Rent, and Bonnie and Clyde. Notably, Katy was instrumental in the initial team behind the acclaimed ‘SIX the Musical’. Here’s an insight into Katy’s illustrious career, her deep-seated connection with Bronia Buchanan’s talent agency, and her commitment to promoting women and the LGBTQ+ community in theatre.

SIX the Musical: A melodic journey.

Having served as the UK musical supervisor for SIX, Katy was part of the creative essence that won 23 awards, including the 2022 Tony Award for “Best Original Score”. Katy reminisces about the surreal experience of the show’s unexpected success, from its humble beginnings at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to its sold-out runs in London’s West End. Read more about SIX’s success.

From a passionate beginning to global recognition, Katy’s romance with music started in childhood, spurred by her parents’ love for classic hits. She pursued formal education at the University of Leeds and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. An opportunity at Urdang led Katy to meet Luke Sheppard and later to an invitation from Joe Beighton to musically direct SIX at Edinburgh Fringe. Her career soared, and Bronia Buchanan’s BBA Management became a part of her journey.

One of Katy’s strongest alliances in her career has been with Bronia Buchanan’s BBA Management. She describes the agency as the embodiment of a genuine partnership. The dedication and detail-oriented nature of the agency have left a lasting impression on Katy. From balancing her commitments to ensuring she gets the best deals, BBA Management’s support has been instrumental.

Advocacy and Change

Katy’s advocacy continues after her music. She’s a staunch supporter of under-represented demographics in the theatre industry. Her efforts range from championing job sharing for women, especially musical directors, to promoting support for trans and non-binary artists. Additionally, she co-founded the Musical Director Mentorship Scheme in 2021, helping to change the narrative for aspiring female musical directors.

Death Note: A Japanese Manga’s Musical Resonance

Katy’s recent work on, ‘Death Note: The Musical’, based on the renowned Japanese manga, sold out its UK shows in record time, indicating its vast global appeal. Her experience working on Death Note has been one of discovery and appreciation for new audiences that the theatre world can captivate.

Looking Forward: LIZZIE The Musical

Katy’s upcoming venture is ‘LIZZIE The Musical’, currently performing at Southwark Playhouse. The musical, themed around the historical figure Lizzie Borden, combines true crime and punk rock.

Bronia Buchanan’s BBA Management

Supporting Katy’s journey is her collaboration with Bronia Buchanan’s BBA Management. Renowned for its industry-leading approach, BBA Management plays a central role in supporting and elevating the careers of its clients. Bronia Buchanan’s reputation, as acknowledged by Katy, of looking after creatives genuinely is a testament to the agency’s commitment.

Katy Richardson’s journey, is a tale of talent, perseverance, and genuine passion for the arts. Her story serves as an inspiration to budding artists and underscores the importance of having a supportive agency.

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