Michael Cassel is the producer of the first international touring production of the world’s #1 musical, Disney’s The Lion King, currently enjoying performances in South Korea, before touring to Taipei, Bangkok and Hong Kong, with seasons in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and South America to follow. Later this year, Michael brings to Australia the acclaimed international spectacular, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, featuring over 1400 performers, for four stadium shows at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium. On Broadway, Michael is represented as a co-producer of Pretty Woman: The Musical, featuring original music and lyrics by Bryan Adams, and The Cher Show. Previously, Michael produced the five-time Helpmann Award®-winning Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (including “Best Musical”), the 10th Anniversary Tour of the Australian musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the Australian premiere of Cyndi Lauper’s acclaimed Kinky Boots, the Australian and Asian tour of Singin’ in the Rain and presented concert engagements of Lea Salonga and Darren Criss. Michael was Executive Producer of Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Les Misérables, which won the Helpmann Award® for “Best Musical” before embarking on an Asian tour. In addition to his theatrical interests, Michael exclusively represents former Australian Prime Minister, The Hon. Julia Gillard AC, former Olympian and global sporting administrator, Lord Sebastian Coe CH, KBE and media personality, Sami Lukis. During his ten-year tenure with Disney Theatrical Group, the live entertainment division of The Walt Disney Company, Michael produced the company’s Broadway stage productions, including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, AIDA, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid and High School Musical. Michael began his professional career working with Australia’s foremost entertainment entrepreneur and celebrity manager, Harry M Miller. Michael lives in Sydney with his wife Camille and their children Eveleigh and Vaughn.