Kerry, a second-generation North London Cypriot, was Artistic Director & Chief Executive of Theatre Royal Stratford East (TRSE) from Sept 2004 to Sept 2017.  For 13 years, he forged the Theatre’s commitment to develop new work & provide a platform for voices under-represented. His inaugural season was nominated for an Olivier Award for ‘a powerful season of provocative work that reaches new audiences.’ Its hip-hop production Pied Piper won an Olivier that year, and Kerry’s production of Cinderella was nominated for an Olivier, the first pantomime nominated in the Awards’ history.  Other nominations since then include You Me Bum Bum Train, Roadkill, Oh What A Lovely War & The Government Inspector.   More info here

In March 2018 Kerry won Artistic Director Of The Year at the OFF WEST END Awards, and in April he was awarded the Freedom of the City of London.


In the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours List, he was made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the Arts.

 © 2017, Kerry Kyriacos Michael MBE