Toby Marlow

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Toby Marlow
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Marlow at the 75th Tony Awards in 2022
Born (1994-10-12) 12 October 1994 (age 28)
  • Composer
  • writer
  • actor
Education Abingdon School
Robinson College, Cambridge
Notable works Six
Hot Gay Time Machine
Notable awards Tony Award for Best Original Score (2022)

Toby Marlow (born 12 October 1994) is a British composer, writer, and actor best known for co-creating the international hit musical Six with Lucy Moss. Six received five Olivier Award nominations, including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music. [1] Marlow and Moss went on to win the Tony Award for Best Original Score in 2022. [2]


Marlow is also co-creator of Hot Gay Time Machine , a musical comedy cabaret show directed by Lucy Moss, in which he co-stars with Zak Ghazi-Torbati . [3]

Early life and education

Marlow was born on 12 October 1994 to parents Helma and Andrew Marlow and was raised in Henley-on-Thames, England. He has two siblings: an older brother named Jasper and a younger sister named Annabel, [4] [5] who later originated the role of Katherine Howard in Six at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. [6] Marlow's mother and maternal grandparents are Jewish. [7] He was a child actor from the ages of 9 to 14, [4] appearing in several films and on TV, including an appearance on ITV's Marple, in which he played a French boy with glasses. [8] Marlow's father is a professional musician, his grandfather also trained as an actor and his great-grandmother taught speech and drama. [9]

Marlow was educated at Abingdon School from 2008 to 2013, [10] and was a member of the Acorn Music Theatre Company in Henley. [11] He went on to study English at Robinson College at Cambridge University. [8] While at Cambridge, he was very active in the ADC Theatre scene, as both a performer and a composer. [12] [13] According to Lucy Moss, their friendship "solidified" during the 2015 amateur student production of Rent at the ADC Theatre, [14] during which Marlow played the lead character Angel, and Moss was one of the dancers. [15]



In 2017, Marlow co-composed and co-wrote the musical Six, produced by Kenny Wax. [16] The musical received positive reviews at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and went on to be performed in the West End in London. [17] [4] On 28 July 2019, Marlow stepped into the role of Catherine Parr for two sold-out performances at London's Arts Theatre when a cast-wide illness struck and the show required a sixth performer. [18] Marlow, along with his collaborator Lucy Moss, signed with Warner Chappell Music in August 2019. [19] Six began previews on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on 13 February 2020 and was scheduled to open on 12 March 2020. [20] However, the show's opening night was delayed due to the closure of all Broadway theatres because of the COVID-19 pandemic. [21] Previews for the show resumed on 17 September 2021 and the official opening night occurred on 3 October 2021.

On 12 June 2022, Marlow became the first openly non-binary composer–lyricist to win a Tony Award, sharing the Tony Award for Best Original Score for Six with Moss. [2] [22] [23]


In 2022, Marlow and Moss were included in Time magazine's Time 100 Next list. [24]

Personal life

Marlow is non-binary [2] [22] [23] and gay. [8] Marlow uses he/him pronouns. [23]


Film and TV
2004 Agatha Christie's Marple: 4.50 from Paddington James Stoddard-West(TV Series), 1 episode: "Marple: 4.50 from Paddington"
2005 The Mistress of Spices Young DougFilm
Egypt Young Champollion (TV Series), 1 episode: "The Mystery of the Rosetta Stone"
2006 Silent Witness Stephen Owen(TV Series), 2 episodes: "Supernova" Part 1 and 2
2008 Senseless Young EliottFilm
2009 Shadows in the Sun SamFilm
2010 Ben Hur Young Messala(TV Series), 2 episodes [9]
Mongrels Death (Voice role)(TV Series), 1 episode: "Marion the Young Lover"

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