SIR RICHARD STILGOE Curriculum Vitae
Songwriter, broadcaster , builder, grandfather, and digger driver.
1999 - 2012 Trustee, Youth Music (Chair 2007 - 2012)
1998 - present Founder & trustee, The Orpheus Centre ( a performing arts centre for young disabled people)
1998 – 1999 High Sheriff of Surrey
1995 - 2011 Trustee, The Lord's Taverners (President 2001 –2002)
1987 – 1998 Trustee & President, The Surrey Care Trust
1985 - present Founder & Chair, The Alchemy Foundation, a grant-
1999 – 2009 Trustee, Surrey County Cricket Youth Trust
1991 – 2003 Trustee, National Youth Music Theatre
Regularly Speaker at music education conferences.
2000 – 2004 Deviser & presenter, The Stilgoe Family Concerts
(Royal Festival Hall)
1988 – 2009 Presenter, The Schools Prom (Royal Albert Hall)
Countless performances at all major halls as presenter, narrator and performer.
1984 Starlight Express
1986 Phantom of the Opera
All three - London, Broadway & Worldwide
Phantom of the Opera, Cats and Starlight Express are the 2nd, 3rd & 4th longest running shows in London theatre history, and have received many awards.
1987 Bodywork (for the National Youth Music Theatre)
1991 Brilliant the Dinosaur (youth theatres all over Britain)
2005 Exit Allan (Cardiff International Festival)
2009 Orpheus – The Mythical
2013 The Magistrate, National Theatre
2015 The Freedom Game
2013 Road Rage, Garsington Opera
1967 – 2000 One-man show throughout Britain and Australia
1984 – 2002 Two-man show with Peter Skellern throughout Britain, Australia & worldwide.Cabarets for H. M. The Queen at Windsor Castle in 1981 and 2006.
Numerous appearances on all channels, particularly Countdown (220
times), And Now the Good News, Richard Stilgoe, A Kick Up the
Eighties, That's Life, Nationwide and Parkinson.
Royal Variety Performance 1982, 2001.
Today, The World at One.
Several series of Maestro (music quiz). Stilgoe’s Around .
Music documentaries (UsedNotes, Who Pays the Piper, Hamburger Weekend)which have
won the New York Gold Award, three Monte Carlo prizes and the 1991 Prix Italia.
1996 Deputy Lieutenant for Surrey
1998 OBE High Sheriff of Surrey
1999 Hon. D. Litt. (Greenwich)
2003 Hon. A.R.A.M.
2005 Hon. D. Litt. (Southampton)
2008 Fellowship (Liverpool John Moore’s University)
2012 Hon R.C.M, Knight Bachelor.
2014 Hon. Doctorate (University of Surrey)
Educated at Liverpool College (scholar), Monkton Combe School and Clare College, Cambridge (Choral Exhibitioner).
Music, theatre, architecture, building, sailing, cricket (President of Surrey in 2005) and family.
The Richard Stilgoe Letters (George Allen and Unwin, 1981)
Brilliant the Dinosaur(Pavilion 1994)
Live Performance (EMI 1970 and 1977)
Facade (with Eleanor Bron) (Hyperion CDA 67239) 2006.
Richard Stilgoe doesn’t live in Australia (discontinued)
Several recordings with Peter Skellern
Jorrocks (EMI CSD 3591)