Samuel Harjanne

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International Theatre director, originally from Finland. Experienced and specialized in musical theatre. Professional career started as an actor in Finland, and soon started to direct musical theatre productions around Finland. 

In 2014 Samuel moved in to the United Kingdom, and since that he has been working with some of the best industry professionals in the world (e.g. Jerry Mitchell, Joey McKneely, Steven Dexter, George Stiles, Anthoy Drewe, Dominic Shaw, Darren Carnall, Christian Durham etc.). 

Plans for the future include creating musical theatre around Europe, in multiple  languages, bringin different cultures and creative artists together. Musical theatre is the love of his life, and he has committed his entire life for the art form. 

UK credits include: DUSTY (Assist. Director - Charing Cross Theatre), LOSERVILLE (Director / Dramaturg - Ivy Arts Centre & The Electric Theatre), DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (Assist. Director - UK tour, ATG), ON THE TOWN (Assist. Director - Ivy Arts Centre)

Finland credits include: THE 3 LITTLE PIGS (Director - Koko Teatteri & Finnish tour), I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE! (Director - Finnish tour), HEVISAURUS (Director - Peacock Theatre), DISNEY'S ALADDIN (Director - The Alexander Theatre), YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN (Director - Porvoo Stage), THE WEDDING SINGER (Director - Musikhuset Jakobstad), ALTAR BOYZ (Director - The Alexander Theatre)

Acting credits include: LES MISÉRABLES (Enjolras - Tampereen teatteri), JEKYLL & HYDE (u/s Jekyll - Turku City Theatre), RISTO RÄPPÄÄJÄ JA NUKKAVIERU NELLI (Risto - Turku City Theatre), NEXT TO NORMAL (Henry - Wasa Teater), STRIKING 12 (Brandon - Helsinki City Theatre), WHEN THE ROBBERS CAME TO CARDEMOM TOWN (Tommy - Helsinki City Theatre), LEGALLY BLONDE (Carlos - Samppalinnan kesäteatteri), LES MISÉRABLES (Feuilly, u/s Enjolras - Åbo Svenska Teater), SPRING AWAKENING (Ernst - Helsinki City Theatre), HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 ON STAGE! (Ryan - Helsinki City Theatre), HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL ON STAGE! (Ryan - Helsinki City Theatre), AVENUE Q (Nicky, u/s Princeton - Savoy Theatre), KISS ME, KATE (Hortensio - Heinolan kesäteatteri)

Teaching credits include: Musical Theatre School SKENE (Musical Theatre teacher), The Conservatory of Turku (Singing Teacher), Private Students

Education credits include: MA Creative Practices & Direction - Musical Theatre Directing (GSA), BA Music Education (Sibelius Academy)

In 2012, Samuel received an 'Ensi Linja' -Award from his work as the director of Disney's Aladdin in Helsinki. 

Samuel is continuosly looking for new collaborators and theatres to work with. Developing new musical theatre is a huge passion of his, and putting on quality theatre is the most important passion in his life.

Please visit my professional website (www.samuelharjanne.com) for more information and production galleries. 

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International Theatre director, originally from Finland. Experienced and specialized in musical theatre. Professional career started as an actor in Finland, and soon started to direct musical theatre productions around Finland. 

In 2014 Samuel moved in to the United Kingdom, and since that he has been working with some of the best industry professionals in the world (e.g. Jerry Mitchell, Joey McKneely, Steven Dexter, George Stiles, Anthoy Drewe, Dominic Shaw, Darren Carnall, Christian Durham etc.). 

Plans for the future include creating musical theatre around Europe, in multiple  languages, bringin different cultures and creative artists together. Musical theatre is the love of his life, and he has committed his entire life for the art form. 

UK credits include: DUSTY (Assist. Director - Charing Cross Theatre), LOSERVILLE (Director / Dramaturg - Ivy Arts Centre & The Electric Theatre), DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (Assist. Director - UK tour, ATG), ON THE TOWN (Assist. Director - Ivy Arts Centre)

Finland credits include: THE 3 LITTLE PIGS (Director - Koko Teatteri & Finnish tour), I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE! (Director - Finnish tour), HEVISAURUS (Director - Peacock Theatre), DISNEY'S ALADDIN (Director - The Alexander Theatre), YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN (Director - Porvoo Stage), THE WEDDING SINGER (Director - Musikhuset Jakobstad), ALTAR BOYZ (Director - The Alexander Theatre)

Acting credits include: LES MISÉRABLES (Enjolras - Tampereen teatteri), JEKYLL & HYDE (u/s Jekyll - Turku City Theatre), RISTO RÄPPÄÄJÄ JA NUKKAVIERU NELLI (Risto - Turku City Theatre), NEXT TO NORMAL (Henry - Wasa Teater), STRIKING 12 (Brandon - Helsinki City Theatre), WHEN THE ROBBERS CAME TO CARDEMOM TOWN (Tommy - Helsinki City Theatre), LEGALLY BLONDE (Carlos - Samppalinnan kesäteatteri), LES MISÉRABLES (Feuilly, u/s Enjolras - Åbo Svenska Teater), SPRING AWAKENING (Ernst - Helsinki City Theatre), HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 ON STAGE! (Ryan - Helsinki City Theatre), HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL ON STAGE! (Ryan - Helsinki City Theatre), AVENUE Q (Nicky, u/s Princeton - Savoy Theatre), KISS ME, KATE (Hortensio - Heinolan kesäteatteri)

Teaching credits include: Musical Theatre School SKENE (Musical Theatre teacher), The Conservatory of Turku (Singing Teacher), Private Students

Education credits include: MA Creative Practices & Direction - Musical Theatre Directing (GSA), BA Music Education (Sibelius Academy)

In 2012, Samuel received an 'Ensi Linja' -Award from his work as the director of Disney's Aladdin in Helsinki. 

Samuel is continuosly looking for new collaborators and theatres to work with. Developing new musical theatre is a huge passion of his, and putting on quality theatre is the most important passion in his life.

Please visit my professional website (www.samuelharjanne.com) for more information and production galleries. 

Career stage
Entry
Industries
Film, Music, Musical theatre, Performing Arts, TV
My skills
Actor Training, Creative, Director, Drama, Dramaturg, Dramaturgy, Live Theatre, Musical, Musical Performer, Musical Theatre, Stage, Teaching, Theatre
Job Roles
Creative Director, 1st Assistant Director, Actor, Art Teacher, Associate Director, Director, Drama Teacher, Leader, Singing Teacher, Teacher, Workshop Leader

Work history

Jul 2015 - Sep 2015

Assistant Director
DUSTY the musical

May 2015 - Jul 2015

Director
Loserville the musical at GSA

Apr 2015 - May 2015

Assistant Director
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS UK tour

Aug 2014 - Sep 2014

Director
The Three Little Pigs the musical (Finland + Finnish tour)

May 2014 - Jul 2014

Director
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change! (Finnish tour)

May 2013 - Apr 2014

Actor
Les Misérables - Enjolras (Finland - Tampereen teatteri)

May 2013 - Dec 2013

Actor
Risto Räppääjä ja nukkavieru Nelli (Finland - Turku City Theatre)

Dec 2012 - Aug 2013

Actor
Jekyll & Hyde (u/s Henry Jekyll / Edward Hyde) (Finland - Turku City Theatre)

Mar 2013 - Apr 2013

Director
Hevisaurus ja Velhojenvuoren salaisuus (Finland - Comedy Theatre Arena)

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

Actor
Next to Normal - Henry (Finland - Wasa Teater)

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Director
Disney's Aladdin (Finland - Alexander Theatre)

Aug 2011 - May 2012

Actor
When The Robbers Came To Cardamom Town - Tommy (Finland - Helsinki City Theatre)

Aug 2010 - Feb 2012

Actor
Les Misérables - Enjolras, Feuilly (Finland - Åbo Svenska Teater)

Jan 2011 - Dec 2011

Actor
Striking 12 - Brandon (Finland - Helsinki City Theatre)

Aug 2011 - Nov 2011

Director
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Finland - Porvoo)

May 2011 - Aug 2011

Actor
Legally Blonde - Carlos (Finland - Samppalinna Kesäteatteri)

Jan 2010 - Feb 2010

Director
The Wedding Singer (Finland - Jakobstad)

Oct 2008 - Dec 2009

Actor
Spring Awakening - Ernst (Finland - Helsinki City Theatre)

Apr 2009 - Jul 2009

Actor
High School Musical 2 on stage! - Ryan (Finland - Helsinki City Theatre)

Mar 2008 - Sep 2008

Actor
High School Musical on stage! - Ryan (Finland - Helsinki City Theatre)

Jan 2008 - Mar 2008

Director
Altar Boyz (Finland - The Alexander Theatre)

Nov 2006 - May 2007

Actor
Avenue Q - Nicky, u/s Princeton (Finland - Savoy Theatre)

May 2006 - Jul 2006

Actor
Kiss Me, Kate - Hortensio (Finland - Heinolan Kesäteatteri)


Education

Sep 2014 - Aug 2015

Musical Theatre Directing (Creative Practices & Direction) - MA
GSA - Guildford School of Acting

Aug 2006 - Jun 2012

Music Education - BA
Sibelius Academy


Where they are going

Industries
Creative work, Education, Film, Music, Musical Theatre, Performing Arts, Theatre, TV
Skills they want to learn
Drama, Theatre

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