KILLIAN DONNELLY (Olivier Award Nominee, Broadway and West End Actor/Singer)
I have been lucky enough to work with Christine on numerous occasions – as my director, as a co-actor and also as part of a production team together.
Christine is someone who I completely trust. Mainly because she is honest with me and encourages me, as an actor, to take chances and make certain choices. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her help.
Throughout my career she has cast me in some of my most defining roles, which shaped my career and made me the actor I am.
I was very shy starting off in the acting business, but with Christine’s help, encouragement, professionalism and all round friendship, I have performed on Broadway and in some of the West End’s longest-running shows, such as Les Misérables (Valjean), Kinky Boots (Charlie), Memphis the Musical (Huey Calhoun), The Commitments (Deco), Billy Elliot (Tony) and The Phantom of the Opera (Raoul)
It’s not very often you find a director who you are looking forward to working with again. Christine also encouraged me and gave me full support when I was deciding whether to try and make a go of it in London.
I can’t recommend anyone better than Christine to help or encourage fresh new talent.
JOHN BUCCHINO (New York Composer/Writer)
Having worked with Christine over the past couple of years, I have found her to be knowledgeable and discerning regarding all things musical, with a great facility for organization and administration.
She is also a delightful woman with a quick mind and ready laugh. I hope to work with her again…and again!
PAT EGAN (International Producer/Promoter)
Over the last eight years I have had the great pleasure of working with Christine Scarry as a director.
From her brilliant work directing the highly successful “Annie” at the Olympia Theatre and Cork Opera House, to a run of six incredible sell-out Christmas pantomimes at the Olympia Theatre, she has been first-class.
A lady of extreme charm and a highly professional approach to everything she does.
REBECCA STORM (First Lady of Irish Music Theatre)
I’ve always loved working with Christine since we first met on ‘Aspects of Love’ back in 1997. She’s a wonderful voice coach and it’s great to be directed by her.
Of course it’s also fab to just sit in the auditorium and watch one of her many and varied productions: ‘The Producers’ was a particular favourite!
ROBERT BRADISH (Royal Albert Hall/Independent Producer)
Christine Scarry is a true professional and fantastic to work with. Since first meeting Christine in 2008 I have worked with her on many productions and hope to continue to work with her long into the future. As a Director she knows exactly what she wants to achieve with a project, which is a much-appreciated quality.
Christine brings her good humour and supportive nature to the rehearsal room to deliver a thorough and enjoyable rehearsal process for the cast. Her clear artistic vision and strong leadership allows for the creative and production teams to work with her towards creating fantastic shows.
I would recommend working with Christine without reservation, knowing the high calibre of her work. If my experience is anything to go by you will not regret it.
CLARE O'MALLEY (Actor/Singer US & Ireland)
Christine is the most generous director and person - I loved every second working with Christine on a production. She created the perfect relaxed, open and hard working working atmosphere in the rehearsal room. Christine is so multi-talented that she truly inspires creatively to all around her. Her vast knowledge of music repertoire is incredible and she leaves me feeling empowered to tackle new songs and techniques. Anyone would be lucky to work with her x x x x x x x x x
RANAE VON MEDING (Actor/Writer US & Ireland)
Christine makes me WANT to work harder!
In a word, she is inspiring.
To be perfectly honest, my words alone cannot express the depth of gratitude I, and so many others owe to her.
RYAN ANDREWS (Actor)
It has been a privilege and a joy to work alongside Christine ... from the beginning, giving me my first small role in ‘Bugsy Malone’ aged twelve, to helping me undertake the role of leading man.
Her ability to encourage, as well as direct, no doubt helped me to become the actor I am today.
I have such great respect for Christine, not just as a professional director, but also as a person. I can’t speak highly enough of her and am privileged to have worked alongside her for such a length of time, and for us to have become such good friends.
LIAM MURPHY (Theatre Critic)
Christine Scarry is a musical theatre director who instinctively knows the ebb and passion of a show. Her work last year on Sondheim's 'Follies'in the National Opera House was a highlight of my year. Her work excites me and feeds an intellectual aspect as well.
KARL HARPUR (Actor/Writer/Director LA & Ireland)
From an “actor who sings” perspective, Christine gives you tremendous self-belief. Connecting with the song is something I learned very quickly from her. This alone has stayed with me for many years.
SARAH GANNON (Singer/Actor - Celtic Woman)
When you aspire to be the best in what you do, you have to work with the best ... I am grateful to have worked with Christine and for the lessons learned. Thank you!