Tendai Humphrey Sitima
Tendai Humphrey Sitima is a RADA-trained actor, jazz and soul singer, composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist.
Sitima is best known for his work on arranging the score for PlayStation’s ‘Sackboy: A Big Adventure’ (part of the Little Big Planet franchise). Alongside Glen Andrew Brown, Tendai also composed, produced, arranged, and performed the score for the West End and Broadway productions of the immersive performance of ‘The Great Gatsby’.
As an actor, Sitima recently starred in the flagship London transfer of the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning ‘A Strange Loop’. He has also starred in ’The Play That Goes Wrong’ at the Duchess Theatre and has previously played George Wilson in the Immersive Great Gatsby and appeared in numerous other television and theatrical productions.
As an arranger, Tendai Humphrey Sitima worked on the score for Sony’s AAA (and BAFTA-nominated) video game, ‘Sackboy: A Big Adventure’, and RBS’ Six Nations.
As a composer, Tendai Humphrey Sitima wrote and arranged the score for ‘We Need New Names’, a play by NoViolet Bulawayo, the first Black African woman and first Zimbabwean to be Booker Prize-shortlisted. The play toured the UK in 2023. Sitima is also working on scoring a number of further radio and short film projects, across a wide range of genres and sonic styles.
Alongside Glen Andrew Brown, Sitima composed, arranged, produced, and performed the immersive score for the immersive West End and Broadway productions of ‘The Great Gatsby’. The show is the longest-running immersive show in West End history and transferred to Broadway in July 2023.
The show has transferred to Belgium, Sweden, South Korea, and Ireland (where it marked Paul Mescal’s first professional role), and been featured as part of West End Live in Trafalgar Square, London.
Sitima’s theatre credits include ‘A Strange Loop’ (Trafalgar Theatre Productions & National Theatre), ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ (Kenny Wax Productions), ‘Malindadzumu’ (Hampstead Theatre), ‘Hoarding’ (Sheep Soup), ‘Immersive Great Gatsby’ (Immersive Everywhere), ‘The Tales of Beatrix Potter’ (Gobbledigook), ’Neverland’ (Guild of Misrule) and ‘Titus Andronicus’ (Time Zone).
TV credits include: ‘Moghouse’ (MADE Television Network & Mr. Left Productions), with more to be announced. Tendai Humphrey Sitima trained at RADA.
Tendai Humphrey Sitima is currently scoring a short film alongside his long-term production partner, BAFTA-winning and Ivor Novello-nominated composer, producer, and arranger, Glen Andrew Brown. Sitima has a number of exciting (TBA) acting projects lined up for Q4 2024/Q1 2025, and he is also working on an EP of original artist music that will be inspired by his Zimbabwean heritage, love of soul music, and jazz vocal training. His score for ‘We Need New Names’ will also shortly be receiving a commercial release.