Michael Williams
Book and Lyrics

Michael Williams, the prize-winning author of 13 novels published around the world, writes the book and lyrics for Tiger Bay the Musical.

As an accomplished opera director, he has written the libretti for numerous operas, musicals, including Poet & Prophetess, The Elephant Man and Water Carriers. 
Michael also created and directed Mandela Trilogy which toured to Durban and Johannesburg and won a Naledi Award in 2012 for Best Musical, before embarking on an extensive international tour in 2016 which included a tour of the UK and Ireland.

Michael, whose Mother was born in Cardiff said,

First and foremost, I have honoured the musical as an art form, although much of what found its way into the story is actually based on fact.  Inspiration came from the complex mix of class, race and cultural diversity of this unique place in the turn-of-century Britain.

Michael teaches writing and theatre courses for colleges in the USA and has taught on board Semester at Sea as theatre professor on five world voyages. He is currently the managing director of Cape Town Opera

Richard Hughes