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Why Us?

Tom and Ryan have over sixteen years combined experience in the industry and first met on the International Tour of Miss Saigon. They have gathered all their experience, knowledge and contacts from the industry as well as their coaching backgrounds to make Musical Theatre Virtual the success that it is.


We created Musical Theatre Virtual to supply a first class coaching platform to the next generation of performers. Our aim is to give drama school applicants the exact tools they need to succeed in their auditions. To date, every student who has enrolled onto our 'Ultimate Audition Prep Course' have got in to a UK Drama School.

We coach all of our students weekly, but we often draw upon industry friends and colleagues to provide Bespoke Private Tuition, Online Group Programmes, West End Workshops (downloadable) & Live Masterclasses in schools and organisations around the U.K

Tom Hier

Tom is from Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. He graduated from the Guildford School of Acting in 2015 with a first class BA (Hons) Musical Theatre.


His theatre credits include covering and playing Chris in Miss Saigon (International Tour); Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour); Jack in The Dreamers (Abbey Road Studios); Policeman in CinderELLA (NST); Matt in Bare: A Pop Opera (The Vaults) and Chuck Cranston in the actor-musician production of Footloose (UK tour). 


Tom has also toured nationally with Classical Brit Award winners Only Men Aloud (UK tour) and featured in Bryn at 50 (Royal Albert Hall). His television & audio credits include tracks Go Tell It On The Mountain & Amazing Grace on Favourites: Only Men Aloud(Album); Stella (Tidy Productions, Sky 1); The Ashes Opening Ceremony (Sky Sports) & featured artist On The Road, Only Men Aloud (Album). Workshop credits: Tiger Bay The Musical; Boy Next Door and The Devil's Advocate. Credits whilst training: Busker in Lift; Kester in The Other School; Riff in West Side Story; Bill in Me and My Girl and Leontes in A Winter's Tale.

Ryan O'Gorman


Ryan hails from Stockton-on-Tees in the North East of England and is a proud graduate of Arts Educational Schools London. Ryan has worked consistently since graduating in some of Londons best loved shows.


Theatre Credits include: Voice of Audrey2 in Little Shop of Horrors (Storyhouse) John in Miss Saigon (UK & International tour); Tom Collins In Rent (London/UK tour, 20th Anniversary cast); Les Miserables (Queens, 30th Anniversary cast); Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace); Oliver! (UK & Ireland tour); The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s) 


Concerts: The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary (Royal Albert Hall); Something Wonderful (Royal Festival Hall)


Television: BBC’s Sound of Musicals 


Workshop credits: Alan Scotts ‘Some Sunny Day’, directed by Tim Sheader


We are immensely proud to have transformed the lives of our students by helping them realise their performance potential through our industry leading training. Here's what some of them say..


During my 1-1 sessions, I have gained skills and techniques that have helped so much with my auditions. It's been great working on both the technical and performance elements, and I now feel so confident! 

Then: Auditioning

Now: Arts Ed - BAMT Class 2022

James Evans Jones

Private Tuition


I've had many sessions both in person and online with Tom at MTVirtual. I have been taught many skills that I can now use in my upcoming Drama School Auditions. I now feel confident breaking down a monologue/song to understand the true meaning. It's been the best preparation for my auditions and the industry.

Then: Auditioning

Now: Guildford School of Acting

Ben Baker

Private Tuition


During my 1-1 sessions, I have gained skills and techniques that have helped so much with my auditions. It's been great working on both the technical and performance elements, and I now feel so confident! 

Then: 3 Months into Programme

Now: PPA Academy - BA 

Mathew Downes

Ultimate 'Get to Drama School' Course


When it comes to bringing industry professionals in to the Academy to teach I am always mindful that just because someone can perform it doesn’t mean they can necessarily teach. Having Ryan O'Gorman come in to the JH Academy of Theatre Arts was a highlight of our term and year.


Not only is Ryan an excellent performer but he is also a superb teacher. The students gained so much from Ryan over the course of his masterclass.

They were enthralled by his passion for the industry and his knowledge of his trade. Our tutors were like students themselves when he was teaching.


We all felt like we gained in our creativity and knowledge and in turn our passion for the world we call Theatre. Our students were left inspired and wanting more.


We look forward to having Ryan back at our Academy as often as he is able.

James Huish

Principal - JH Academy

Recent News

Tom sings as part of Welsh West End Stars

Tom was thrilled to join some of his fellow Welsh performers and collaborate during this lockdown period.


Ryan reunites with RENT cast to sing during lockdown

Rent 20th Anniversary cast reunite with 'Seasons of Love' song for our NHS'


Tom joins the cast of CinderELLA as Prince Charming

Tom is delighted to be working on this exciting new piece of theatre arriving in Southampton this Christmas.


Ryan is heading down to Skid Row as the Voice of Audrey 2 in 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Full Casting announced for Little Shop of Horrors cast

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