Michael Harrison’s West End productions include the original production of The Bodyguard at the Adelphi Theatre and its return to London at the Dominion Theatre; Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre which was the recipient of four 2016 Olivier Awards including Best Musical Revival and Mrs Henderson Presents at the Noël Coward Theatre.
The Bodyguard is now a worldwide hit with productions on or opening all over the world. With Cameron Mackintosh he produced the UK tour of the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Barnum. His other musicals include: Aspects of Love, The Witches of Eastwick, Jolson & Co., Chess, I Dreamed a Dream, Titanic, Annie and the tours of Funny Girl and Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. In 2017, he will also produce Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein, directed by Susan Stroman, the UK national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard and a reimagined production of Leslie Bricusse’s Scrooge opening at Curve, Leicester for Christmas 2017.
He is Managing Director of Qdos Entertainment and has created over 100 pantomimes for the company. In 2016 he created Cinderella, the first pantomime at the London Palladium in nearly thirty years.
In 2012 he was awarded a companionship to the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts by Sir Paul McCartney.