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Ben Macpherson

Ben Macpherson is reader in vocal theatres at the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom. He is founding co-editor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies and the Routledge Voice Studies book series. Along with Konstantinos Thomaidis, he co-edited the pioneering volume Voice Studies: Critical Approaches to Process, Performance and Experience (Routledge, 2015), while his first monograph – Cultural Identity in British Musical Theatre, 1890–1939: Knowing One’s Place – was published by Palgrave in 2018. He is the founding convenor of the ‘Vicarious Vocalities, Simulated Songs’ network and is currently principal investigator for the ‘Original Cast Recordings: Musical Theatre and/as Sonic Heritage’ research network, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. He is currently working on a book project, Singing Utopia: Voice in Musical Theatre, contracted with Oxford University Press.

Contact: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, PO1 2DJ, UK.