COMPANY PROFILE

WILLEM METZ MANAGEMENT (WMM) was founded by its owner Willem Metz in 2013.

The company is based in the city of Haarlem, The Netherlands, Europe and represents some of the world’s greatest musicals. In addition, the company develops and produces new and original shows. WMM advices and consults international producers and venue operators with regard to the development and overal production and licensing aspects of large and complicated theatre productions. The company also represents the new and revolutionary music system KeyComp©.

Thanks to Willem’s over 25 years of international working experience within the entertainment industry, WMM enjoys an extensive network with countless worldwide producers and other theatre professionals.

Willem trained Stage Management at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. After a secondment at Cameron Mackintosh’s London office Willem moved onto production stage managing many large musicals in Continental Europe. He ran various large worldwide industrial presentations for Daimler-Chrysler and Citroën and production stage managed large international musical productions such as Starlight Express (Bochum), Miss Saigon (Stuttgart), Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (World Premiere in Berlin), Beauty and the Beast (Stuttgart) and The Lion King (Hamburg).

Willem has executive produced over 40 large musicals among which were (Mary Poppins (Scheveningen), The Lion King (Scheveningen), Beauty and the Beast (original Dutch National Tour), Mamma Mia! (Utrecht and Dutch National Tour), Cats (Madrid and Dutch National Tour), Evita (Dutch National Tour), Crazy For You (Dutch National Tour), My Fair Lady (Dutch National Tour), Cabaret (Madrid and Amsterdam), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Dutch National Tour), Sunset Boulevard (Dutch National Tour), Ciske de Rat (Dutch National Tour and Scheveningen), 3Musketeers (Rotterdam), Dirty Dancing (Utrecht), Les Misérables (Amsterdam & Rotterdam), Tarzan (Scheveningen), The Little Mermaid (Dutch National Tour), All Shook Up (Dutch National Tour), Zorro (Dutch National Tour), Urinetown (Dutch National Tour) etc.

Willem has been a long-time senior member of Stage Entertainment’s International Management Team. He initiated and general managed the company’s International Licensed Productions Department.

Recently, Willem has worked extensively as Consultant Producer on various new musical productions of Vereinigten Bühnen Wien such as Mozart!, We Are Musical and Messiah Rocks at the Raimund Theater, Evita and the 2015 workshop presentation of the new VBW / Trevor Nunn / Stephen Schwartz production of Schikaneder at the Ronacher Theater.

He is proud to be representing the new stage production of Kevin Wallace and the Saul Zaentz Group’s The Lord of the Rings.

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