Simon Hale

Orchestrator / Arranger / musical supervisor

After graduating from Goldsmiths college, University of London with an honours degree in composition, Simon’s acclaimed solo album, East Fifteen, led to recordings with many artists, including George Benson, Simply Red, Jamiroquai, Björk, Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys and Sam Smith. In 1996 he orchestrated Duncan Sheik’s first album, and their musical collaboration has continued ever since. Simon’s involvement with Spring Awakening marked his Broadway debut and the Tony Award for Best Orchestrations in 2007. 

AWARDS

BAFTA AWARD
ORIGINAL MUSIC

 L.A. Noire (co-composed with Andrew Hale)

PRODUCTIONVENUE/PRODUCERYEARNOTES
Girl From The North CountryBroadway2020Orchestrator, Arranger, Music Supervisor Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Orchestrations nominee
Romantics AnonymousBristol Old Vic & US Tour2020Orchestrator
Girl From The North CountryToronto & West End2019Orchestrator, Arranger, Music Supervisor
TootsieChicago, Broadway, US Tour2019Orchestrator Tony Awards Best Orchestrations nominee
Kiss My Aztec!Berkeley Rep2019Orchestrator
Alice By HeartMCC Theater off Broadway2019Co-Orchestrator
Whisper HouseOld Globe San Diego, The Other Palace2018Co-Orchestrator
One LoveBirmingham Rep2018Orchestrator
Strictly BallroomWest Yorkshire Playhouse, Toronto, West End2018Orchestrator
Guys 'n' DollsRoyal Exchange Theatre2017Orchestrator
Romantics AnonymousShakespeare's Globe2017Orchestrator
Girl From The North CountryThe Old Vic & West End2017Orchestrator, Arranger, Music Supervisor Olivier awards Oustanding Achievement in Music nominee
Madame SousatzkaToronto2017Additional Orchestrations
Side ShowSouthwark Playhouse2016Orchestrator
Spring Awakening (Deaf West)Broadway2015Orchestrator
Finding NeverlandA.R.T. Boston, Broadway, US Tour2014Orchestrator
Women on the verge of a nervous breakdownBroadway, West End2011Orchestrator Drama Desk Awards nominee
CompanySheffield Crucible2009Orchestrator
Spring AwakeningBroadway, US Tour, West End2006Co-Orchestrator

FILM CREDITS

PRODUCTIONVENUE/PRODUCERYEARNOTES
SpectreSam Smith 'The Writing's On The Wall'2015

RECORD CREDITS

ALBUMARTISTYEARNOTES
Christmas Tree FarmTaylor Swift2019Arranger & Conductor
Dancing with a strangerSam Smith2019Arranger & Conductor
PhoenixRita Ora2018Arranger & Conductor
The Trill Of It All Sam Smith 2018Arranger & Conductor
Automation Jamiroquai2017Arranger & Conductor
Live Orchestral Concerts Ray Davies2017Arranger
Encore un soirCeline Dion2016Arranger & Conductor
The Writing's on the WallSam Smith2015Arranger & Conductor
Here Alicia Keys2015 Arranger & Conductor
SymphonicaGeorge Michael2014Orchestra consultant
The London SessionsMary J. Blige2014Arranger & Conductor
In the Lonely HourSam Smith2014Arranger & Conductor Grammy Award Nominee
Jubilee SongGary Barlow2012Arranger
Transatlantic R.P.MIncognito2010Arranger & Conductor
Rock Dust Light StarJamiroquai2010Arranger & Conductor
Live ConcertsRobin Gibb2009Arranger
Do you want the truth or something beautiful?Paloma Faith2009Arranger & Conductor
Whisper HouseDuncan Sheik2009Arranger & Conductor
The Liberty of Norton FolgateMadness2009Arranger & Conductor
The world is yoursIan Brown2007Arranger & Conductor
StaySimply Red2007Arranger & Conductor
Live TVLang Lang/Kanye West2007Arranger
Bees + Things + FlowersIncognito2006Arranger & Conductor
AwakeJosh Groban2006Arranger
White LimousineDuncan Sheik2006Arranger & Conductor
SimplifiedSimply Red2005Arranger & Conductor
Road to RouenSupergrass2005Arranger & Conductor
Time to growLemar2004Arranger & Conductor
DedicatedLemar2003Arranger & Conductor
HomeSimply Red2003Arranger & Conductor
CloserJosh Groban2003Arranger & Conductor
DaylightDuncan Sheik2002Arranger & Conductor
Phantom MoonDuncan Sheik2001Arranger & Conductor
A Funk OdysseyJamiroquai2001Arranger & Conductor
SynkronizedJamiroquai1999Arranger & Conductor
No time like the futureIncognito1999Arranger & Conductor
HummingDuncan Sheik1998Arranger & Conductor
Live TourOasis1998Arranger
Travelling without movingJamiroquai1996Arranger & Conductor
Duncan SheikDuncan Sheik1996Arranger & Conductor
Live TourBjörk1996Arranger & Conductor
That's RightGeorge Benson1996Arranger
100 Degrees and RisingIncognito1995Arranger & Conductor

VIDEO GAME CREDITS

PRODUCTIONVENUE/PRODUCERYEARNOTES
L.A.Noire

Co-composer / Orchestration

LIVE PERFORMANCE CREDITS

Simon pioneered the on-stage composing technique with John Metcalfe in their collaboration with The Bays. All the music is composed live on stage and fed to the musicians via a series of LCD screens as part of the improvised performance.

SOLO ALBUMS

PRODUCTIONVENUE/PRODUCERYEARNOTES
East Fifteen1994

CAST RECORDING CREDITS

PRODUCTIONVENUE/PRODUCERYEARNOTES
Girl from the North Country Original Broadway Company2020Co-producer/Orchestrator
Tootsie Original Broadway Company2019Orchestrator
Alice By Heart Off Broadway Company2019Orchestrator
Women on the Verge of a Nervous BreakdownOriginal Broadway Company2011Orchestrator
Girl from the North CountryOriginal London Company2017Producer/Orchestrator
Finding Neverland Original Broadway Company2015Orchestrator
Spring Awakening Original Broadway Company2006Orchestrator