Mike is a graduate of Trinity College of Music, London. He is a leading musical director, musical supervisor, composer and arranger working across theatre, TV, radio and live events.
He has worked extensively in the West End with credits including Mrs Henderson Presents, The Bodyguard, We Will Rock You, Grease, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Jesus Christ Superstar.
TV credits include six Royal Variety Shows, Another Audience With Shirley Bassey, Pop Idol and The Queen's Golden Jubilee Rock Concert. Since 2001 he has been a regular Conductor on BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night.
Mike has composed and been Musical Director for countless live events and concerts and has conducted and co-produced many cast recording albums.
He received the Helpmann Award for Best Musical Direction for We Will Rock You and the Sony Radio Award and New York Radio Award for the Minute by Minute series.
QUOTE FROM ARLENE PHILLIPS
It's riveting! You are such a wonderful writer and it brought a huge smile to my face.
Arlene Phillips 8/1/23
QUOTE FROM DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY
Mike and I shared many memorable moments together including a wonderful performance at Glastonbury. All of which you can read about in his book!
Dame Shirley Bassey 6/7/22
QUOTE FROM KEN BRUCE ON TWITTER
My old friend Mike Dixon has written a book that anyone who loves music, musicians and theatre will also love!
Ken Bruce 11/7/22
QUOTE FROM PHILLIP SCHOFIELD
Mike Dixon has been at the heart of the West End and worldwide musical theatre for as long as anyone can remember! This book is a wonderful insight into the multitude of musicals he's worked on and the stars he's worked with. If you are a fan of musical theatre, this book should be centre stage in your reading collection.
Phillip Schofield 12/7/22
QUOTE FROM JACK PEPPER
Mike has a treasure trove of behind-the-scenes memories and musical gems to share, and life wisdom along the way. The breadth of his work is huge. He's worked with the legends and is a LEGEND in his own right. He makes things happen without wanting recognition, and this book puts a much-welcome spotlight on his work.
Jack Pepper, Presenter & Composer 22/7/22
QUOTE FROM CHARLES NOVE
From incurring the wrath of the headmaster by jazzing up the hymns at morning assembly, to conducting major West End shows and being the trusted MD for big star performers - quite a journey, and Mike tells it brilliantly in this engaging memoir.
Charles Nove, Scala Radio 25/7/22
Elaine Paige mentions the book in her BBC RADIO 2 show - ELAINE PAIGE ON SUNDAY - on 26th June at 54 mins into the programme.
SCALA Radio - Jack Pepper's Culture Bunker 25th June 2022
Jack mentions the book at 28 mins 10 secs into the programme.
I had a very successful interview and signing at BUDLEIGH SALTERTON LITERARY FESTIVAL on September 15th at 2pm
BEYOND THE TITLE with the amazing Josh Barry - http://www.beyondthetitle.co.uk/portfolio/turn-around-and-take-a-bow/
MUSICALTALK PODCAST with Nick Hutson - https://musicaltalk.libsyn.com/0761-turn-around-and-take-a-bow-with-mike-dixon?tdest_id=83777
BEHIND THE SCENES with Colin Edmonds - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/behind-the-scenes-with-colin-edmonds/id1550444432?i=1000567679153