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Simona Budd

Simona Budd


Simona Budd



Simona has a wealth of experience and is in demand as a dynamic musician and as an energetic and motivating teacher. She works as a guest lecturer, advisor and consultant on musical theatre workshops and courses. Many of these engagements are undertaken for leading specialist performing arts and drama colleges of higher and further education. Most recently, as Musical Director, Simona has completed sell-out runs of the Original UK Tour of Dreamgirls and the Original UK Production of Heathers the Musical at The Other Palace and at Theatre Royal, Haymarket in London’s West End. She has recorded the award-winning Heathers’ Original London Cast Album. Other theatre credits as Musical Director include The Producers, Hot Mikado, Seussical and Grease as well as a number of pantomimes. Media work includes soloist for Mercedes and National Lottery radio advertising campaigns, conductor at the world premiere of Disney’s A Christmas Carol and Musical Director for the British Media Awards, Financial Risk Awards and Your Money Awards. She has been a Performance Coach for the ITV productions of Newsrooms’ Got Talent. She works as an accompanist for soloists at all levels in addition to fulfilling private commissions from individuals and a variety of establishments for song arrangements. For a number of years, she was involved with the Cabaret circuit across London which included a residency at The Pheasantry - one of London's most recognised Cabaret venues. She continues to enjoy work as an accompanist and pianist at many of these venues and at some of London's five-star hotels including The Ritz.

Professional Experience

  • West End
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • Tours


  • London/United Kingdom

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Maestra Expertise

  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
  • Audition Pianist
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
  • Rehearsal Pianist

Primary Instruments

  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Voice

Additional Instruments

  • Organ


  • Sibelius

Additional Skills

  • Singer/Performer

Person of Color?

  • Yes