Multi-platinum recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen has taken America by storm after bursting onto the scene in the US with her hit single "Call Me Maybe." Unforgettably catchy, the hit song which she co-wrote quickly rose to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart where it remained for nine consecutive weeks. The song is also an international sensation, climbing to No. 1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries while the song has sold over 17 million singles worldwide to date. Jepsen began performing in musical theater in high school, starring in Annie, The Wiz and Grease before attending the Canadian College of Performing Arts. She released her debut album Kiss in 2012 via 604 Records/School Boy Records/Interscope Records, and won the American Music Award for Best New Artist along with two GRAMMY nominations that same year for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. After supporting multi-platinum pop/R&B artist Justin Bieber on tour in the U.S and Europe, Carly hit the road on her first headline tour of the US, which wrapped earlier this year and she is now working on her new album for release in 2014.
Fran Drescher is a two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee for the title role in The Nanny, which she also created and executive produced. Followed by Living With Fran, The Fran Drescher Tawk Show, Fran, most recently starred in and created Happily Divorced, a show based on her real life relationship with her gay ex-husband. She won Esquire’s Five Minute Oscar for her performance in the mockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap. Among her many films, Ms. Drescher is most proud of her starring role in Beautician and the Beast and most recently the animated film Hotel Transylvania as the Bride of Frankenstein. Her theatre credits include Nora & Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore, LCT’s Camelot for PBS, Neil La Bute’s Some Girl(s) and The Exonerated. Fran has authored New York Times Best Sellers, Enter Whining and Cancer Schmancer. Most recently, she penned a children’s book, Being Wendy, which celebrates a child’s uniqueness. A 14 year well cancer survivor and leading health advocate, Ms. Drescher founded the Cancer Schmancer Movement www.CancerSchmancer.org. Stage 1 is the Cure! As, Public Diplomacy Envoy by the US State Department, Ms. Drescher takes her message of early detection and prevention to our allied nations and military. She is over the moon to be making her Broadway debut in this production as the Wicked Stepmother.
Victoria is the recipient of 2005 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance in The Light in the Piazza. Other Broadway: Titanic, How to Succeed…, Urinetown, Cabaret, Guys and Dolls, A Grand Night for Singing, Sunday in the Park with George. Encores!: Follies, Bye, Bye Birdie. Off-Broadway: Love, Loss and What I Wore, When the Rains Stops Falling (Drama Desk nom.), A Prayer for My Enemy, The Marriage of Bette and Boo. She recently starred in the acclaimed revival of Follies at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, and also starred as Mother Superior in Sister Act on Broadway.
Joe comes to Cinderella directly from the recent Broadway revival of Romeo and Juliet featuring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad (Balthazar, u/s Romeo). Other Broadway: Once (Tony Award Best Musical). NYC Readings: Fly By Night at Playwrights Horizons. Regional favorites include: The Full Monty (Malcolm), Avenue Q (Princeton/ Rod), Chess (Anatoly). Television: “The Carrie Diaries”, "All My Children”. Training: BFA The University of Michigan and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Franny, Alex, all the creatives, Adam and everyone at Cindy Tolan, and Stone Manners Salners. GO BLUE! @Joe_Carrollmich
Broadway: A Free Man of Color, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Frogs, Beauty and the Beast, Never Gonna Dance, Boom Boom Room. Off-Broadway: The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told (Drama Desk nom.), The Illusion, The New Century. Regional: La Jolla, Williamstown, Guthrie, ATL, Theatrein-the-Square (Jeffrey, Drama-Logue and Bay Area Critics Circle Awards). Film: The Princess and the Frog, Meet the Parents, The Producers, Jeffrey. TV: “The Big C,” “Law & Order,” “One Life to Live” (20 years as Nigel).
Ann originated the role of Christmas Eve in Avenue Q on Broadway and also appeared in the original London cast of the musical. Her other Broadway appearances include 9 to 5, as Madame Thenardier in the revival of Les Misérables and M Butterfly. She has appeared as a regular on the hit TV series "Smash."
Broadway: Roger in Grease, Amos in Chicago (& National Tour) and many characters in …Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway Todd has played a dog, a cow, a waiter and an improviser. Regionally, a series of best friends and sidekicks at the Pasadena Playhouse, 5th Avenue, Goodspeed, Papermill, Prince and Barrington. TV/Film: Recurred as Jeffrey Weinerslav on “30 Rock”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “The Producer”, “Law & Order: CI”, and “The Black Donnellys”. BFA from The University of Michigan. @ToddBuonopane
Broadway: Addams Family (u/s Morticia), Spamalot (u/s Lady of the Lake). Tours: A Chorus Line (Judy) Happy Days(Lori Beth). Other: Anyone Can Whistle (Encores), Fingers and Toes (NYMTF), Robin and the Seven Hoods (Old Globe). TV: “All My Children,” “As the World Turns,” “Guiding Light,” “Up All Night.” Love to my family!
Phumzile, a South African Native, made his Broadway debut last season in The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess. Off-Broadway/Tour: Three Mo' Tenors. NYCO: L'Etoile. Regional: La Boheme, Lost In The Stars. Recordings: Treemonisha. Love to my Zan Zan.
Broadway: 9 to 5; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. Also: Sweeney Todd at Avery Fisher Hall, Papermill, Goodspeed, Kennedy Center, Barrington Stage, Westchester Broadway (Fanny in Funny Girl), White Plains PAC (Hedy in How to Succeed), The Lortel (Junie B. Jones), the Lamb's (Cam Jansen). TV: "Hostages," "Ugly Betty," "30 Rock," "Z Rock," "SNL." Lyricist/Bookwriter: The Dogs of Pripyat, Martha Speaks (TheatreworksUSA). jillaonline.com
Kristine Bendul, most recently seen on NBC’s “Smash,” has Broadway credits that include Come Fly Away, Movin’ Out, Man of La Mancha, Swing, On the Town, and The King & I. She was nominated for a Helen Hayes award in 2005 for Outstanding Supporting Performer for her role in the 1st National Tour of Movin’ Out, performed in Lincoln Center’sCamelot, and appeared in four New York City Center Encore productions: On the Town, No Strings, Golden Boy, andOne Touch of Venus.
Broadway debut! NYC/Tours: Silence! The Musical (Original Off-Broadway cast), Mary Poppins, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Encores!), Lucky Guy (Off-Broadway). Regional: Pittsburgh CLO, Paper Mill Playhouse, MUNY, NSMT. TV/Film: “Smash”, “Lovestruck: The Musical”, “David Letterman.” Proud Point Park University grad. Follow my adventures: @callanjb. For you Mom and Dad!
Broadway: Nice Work If You Can Get It (Original Cast/Asst. Dance Captain). National Tour: White Christmas (Rhoda, u/s Judy). Favorite Regional: 42nd Street (Peggy); A Chorus Line (Val); La Cage Aux Folles (Anne). Training: CCM. Thanks to DGRW, Creatives and Casting of Cinderella, Joe G., K. Pope, and Pixie Dust! www.kaitlyn-davidson.com.
Broadway: Chaplin, Follies, Finian's Rainbow. Encores: Fanny, Finian's Rainbow. Other: Honeymoon in Vegas (Papermill Playhouse), MUNY, NSMT, Portland Center Stage, Pittsburgh CLO, Maltz Jupiter, Ogunquit. HBO's “Boardwalk Empire”. FSU Grad. Love to Mom, Dad, Justin, Jim Daly and the entire team at Cinderella for the warm welcome!
Shonica is a proud native of Atlanta, GA. Broadway and National Tour: Bring It On: The Musical. Graduate of Point Park University (BFA Dance), she has performed works by choreographers such as Martha Graham, David Parsons, Bill T. Jones, Robert Battle, and Daniel Ezralow.
Broadway: On a Clear Day... National Tour: CATS. Favorite regional credits include Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Yitzhak), Crazy for You, (Polly), and Floyd Collins (Nellie). BFA Boston Conservatory. Thanks to my amazing family, friends, Barry, Dulcina, and Julia. Love to Austin. For Grammie and Grandpop.
Broadway: Baby It’s You. National: Little House on the Prairie (Mary Ingalls). Off-Broadway/Regional: Pipe Dream (Encores!, Cast Recording), Love and Real Estate (59E59th), Idaho! (NYMF), It Shoulda Been You, directed by David Hyde Pierce (George Street), Sense and Sensibility (Denver Theatre Center), James and the Giant Peach (Goodspeed), Paper Mill, MUNY, PCLO, Arden Theatre. BFA University of Michigan. www.jessicahershberg.com
Laura is beyond thrilled to be making her Broadway debut with such a magical team! First Nat'l Tour: West Side Story(u/s Anybodys). Regional: Muny, NSMT. University of Michigan graduate. Many thanks and love to CINDERELLAcast/creative, the Price Group, family, friends, and as always, Dad, Mom and Angie.
Broadway: Wicked. National Tours: A Chorus Line 1st National (Larry) Wicked 1st National, Cats (Tumblebrutus). Regional/Concert: Encores!, Paper Mill, North Shore, AZ Theatre Co, Ballet Austin, Met Opera Ballet, and dre.dance. TV: "Gossip Girl," "30 Rock," and "SNL." Big thanks to Josh, Lee and CGFTalent. Love to Kev.
Broadway Debut! Tour: A Chorus Line, New York: “SMASH”, One For My Baby, Children of God. Nathan just released his singles ‘Crazy Girl’ and ‘Walk Out The Door’ on iTunes! Thank you Jesus, the Cinderella team, Adam Caldwell, PSU, CB, my family, and friends! Lots of love! www.nathanlucrezio.com
Broadway debut! National tour: Wicked. Regional: St. Louis MUNY, Music Theatre of Wichita, Pittsburgh CLO. BFA in Musical Theatre from University of Michigan. Thank you to Nicolosi & Co., to my wonderful family, and to all of my teachers through the years. This one is for Mimi.
Andy is incredibly grateful to be a part of CINDERELLA! He was previously on Broadway in Memphis, and also performed on the First National Tour of A Chorus Line, regionally in Grease, Swing, West Side Story, and The Daisy Bradford 3, and on the North American Tour of CATS. He sends endless love to his amazing family, and special thanks to Josh Rhodes and Lee Wilkins. It's possible!
Broadway: Anything Goes, Young Frankenstein, Wonderful Town, Nine, Into the Woods, Kiss Me, Kate, On the Town. Off-Broadway/Regional: The Sound of Music (Carnegie Hall), Sunset Boulevard (Portland Center Stage), Damn Yankees, The Sound of Music (The Muny), Kristina (Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall) Falsettos (Huntington Theatre)Happy End (A.C.T).
Peter is excited to be part of the CINDERELLA family! Bway: Chicago (Harry/Harrison). Favorite shows includeJoseph..., A Chorus Line, Aida. Also performed with Odyssey Dance Theatre, BYU, Holland America Line. Love to inspiring teachers, students, family and friends. Thanks to The Mine. Dream it and live it.
Broadway debut! National Tours: Billy Elliot (Tony u/s), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (singer). Regional: Paper Mill, Music Circus, Magic Theatre. Pianist for ABT, Mark Morris Dance Group and CAP21. B.F.A. B.Y.U. Mom and Dad, I did it! Many thanks to all who helped me get here. Avalon Artists Group. jeffreypew.com
Adam Rogers is thrilled to be joining the cast of Cinderella! Broadway: Chaplin. NYC: Fiorello! (Encores!). Regional: Marriott Theatre, MUNY Theatre. International: Macua, China. Adam also danced with Kansas City Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet and Sarasota Ballet. Training: JKO school at American Ballet Theatre. Thanks to My Family, friends and CTG!
Kirstin is overjoyed to be making her Broadway debut in CINDERELLA! National Tours: West Side Story (Dance Captain, u/s Anybodys), A Chorus Line (Bebe, u/s Diana). Regional: Casa Mañana (42nd Street-Peggy Sawyer), The Muny, NSMT. Thanks to God, her family and friends for their love and support!
Broadway: Memphis. Other Credits: Helen Hayes nomination for Oklahoma! (Will Parker) at Arena Stage, Yank!(Cohen) with Roundabout and Old Globe, Singin’ in the Rain (Cosmo), Atlanta Ballet, PCLO. CCM graduate. HUGE thanks to Doug, Josh, Lee, Mark, Andy, David, and Robyn for making this dream possible for me!
Broadway/National Tours: Crazy for You, Big, Bye Bye Birdie, Billy Elliot, Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Off and off-off Bway, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Actor’s Theatre, Louisville, Papermill, Goodspeed, Milwaukee Rep, Skylight Music Theatre, among others, and many Southern California credits. Grateful to the CINDERELLA creative team and The Mine. Favorite credit: daughter Rebecca.
After long and highly distinguished careers with other collaborators, Richard Rodgers (composer, 1902-79) and Oscar Hammerstein II (librettist/lyricist, 1895-1960) joined forces in 1943 to create the most consistently fruitful and successful partnership in the American musical theatre. OKLAHOMA!, the first Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, was also the first of a new genre, the musical play, blending Rodgers' sophisticated style of musical comedy (which he had perfected in a twenty-five year partnership with lyricist Lorenz Hart) with Hammerstein's innovations in operetta (conceived in collaboration with such composers as Sigmund Romberg, Vincent Youmans, Rudolf Friml and Jerome Kern.) OKLAHOMA! was followed by Carousel (1945), Allegro (1947), South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951), Me and Juliet (1953), Pipe Dream (1955), Flower Drum Song (1958) and The Sound of Music (1959). The team also wrote one movie musical, State Fair (1945; adapted to the stage, 1995), and one for television, Cinderella (1957). Collectively, the Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals have earned 34 Tony Awards, 15 Academy Awards, two Pulitzer Prizes and two Grammy Awards.
THIS SEASON: Two shows on Broadway - a new book for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella and a new play The Nance starring Nathan Lane and directed by Jack O’Brien. MUSICALS: Lysistrata Jones (Tony Nom, best book), Sister Act (Tony Nom, best book) and Xanadu (Tony Nom, Best Book, Drama Desk Best Book, Outer Critics Circle Best Musical); PLAYS: The Little Dog Laughed (Tony Nom, Olivier Nom, GLAAD Media Best Play), As Bees In Honey Drown (Outer Critics Circle), Mr. & Mrs. Fitch (starring John Lithgow and Jennifer Ehle), Music From A Sparkling Planet, The Country Club, Advice From A Caterpillar, The Cartells; REVUES: White Lies, Mondo Drama; SCREENPLAYS: To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar, Advice From A Caterpillar. ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Drama Dept 1994-2006, 2 Lortels, 2 Obies; HONORS: Lortel Playwrights Sidewalk, Ovation Visionary Playwright Award; LIFE: Partner Lewis Flinn, son Cooper, daughter Gaby.
Broadway: The Lyons, After Miss Julie, The Constant Wife, Reckless, Cry-Baby. New York premieres include works by: Douglas Carter Beane, and David Auburn, Lynda Barry, Eric Bogosian, Charles Busch, Julia Cho, Lisa Kron, Kenneth Lonergan, Craig Lucas, Eduardo Machado, Nicky Silver, Paula Vogel and Wendy Wasserstein. Regional includes Yale Rep, Guthrie, Seattle Rep, Center Theatre Group, Hartford Stage, Huntington (the new musical Marty starring John C. Reilly), La Jolla, Steppenwolf, Berkeley Rep, South Coast Rep, Sundance Theatre Lab, Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration, and the O’Neill Theatre Conference. He has directed at London’s Donmar Warehouse, Dublin’s Gate Theatre and the Sydney Opera House. Mark is the Artistic Director of the Yale Institute for Music Theatre. Artistic associate: Roundabout Theatre.
Josh's credits include Company, The Film (starring Neil Patrick Harris) at Lincoln Center and featured on the 2011 TONY Awards, Broadway: Three Generations at the Kennedy Center, Sondheim: the Birthday Concert for Lincoln Center and PBS, On The Town for the LA Philharmonic.Annie Get Your Gun (starring Patti LuPone) at Ravinia, Working at the Old Globe, the Prospect Theater Company, and the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago. Barnum and Yentl at the Asolo Rep, Academy at the Maltz Jupiter, 1776 at the Papermill Playhouse, The Full McNally at the Westport Playhouse, Chess and Dreamgirls at the North Carolina Theatre, Clyde & Bonnie: A Folktale at the Aurora Theatre, Kiki Baby at NYMF, Beautiful Girls at the Manhattan School of Music, Stars of David at the Philadelphia Theater Company. Josh also directed Broadway Bares 20 and 21 in New York. Broadway performance credits: Fosse, Bells Are Ringing, Sweet Smell of Success, Urban Cowboy, Man of La Mancha, The Boy from Oz, Chicago.
Anna has received Tony nominations for both In the Heights and High Fidelity. Other Broadway designs include: The Performers, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (also UK, Toronto, and multiple US cities); Avenue Q (also London, Toronto, Europe, Las Vegas, and National Tour); Curtains (Drama Desk, nomination); Baby It’s You; All About Me; To Be Or Not To Be; Steel Magnolias; Golda’s Balcony (also National Tour). Some Off-Broadway productions include: Sons of the Prophet (Roundabout); It Shoulda Been You (George St. Playhouse); Olive and the Bitter Herbs, In Transit (both Primary Stages); Vanities, the Musical, Birdie Blue (both Second Stage); Crimes of the Heart, The Foreigner, Speech and Debate (all Roundabout); Based on a Totally True Story (MTC); Altar Boyz (NWS); Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick…BOOM!(Jane Street). Some regional productions include: Pirates of Penzance (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); Disney’s Aladdin (5th Avenue Theatre);Arsenic and Old Lace (with Betty Buckley and Tovah Feldshuh), Sarah Plain and Tall (both Dallas Theater Center); Minsky’s (Ahmanson); Disney Live Winnie the Pooh (World Tour). Art Direction film/TV: “Sex and the City” (HBO). Feature Film: The Secret Lives of Dentists.
WILLIAM IVEY LONG (Costume Designer) Cinderella marks Mr. Long’s 65th design for the Broadway stage and sixth Tony Award for Best Costume Design. Current Broadway: Cabaret, Bullets Over Broadway, and Chicago, now in its 18th year. Select credits include Grey Gardens, The Boy From Oz, Hairspray, The Producers, Music Man, Contact, Guys and Dolls, Crazy For You, Nine. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in January 2006 and elected chairman of the American Theatre Wing in June 2012. www.williamiveylong.com
Kenneth has more than 45 Broadway play and musical theatre credits. He designs extensively off-Broadway, for resident theatres and touring productions throughout the United States as well as internationally. Selected Broadway credits: Wicked, Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Legally Blonde, The Coast of Utopia - Shipwrecked, Other Desert Cities, Harvey, The Best Man, The Merchant of Venice, The Royal Family, The Homecoming, The Frogs, The Odd Couple, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Goat, Uncle Vanya, Side Man, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, The Little Foxes and The Rose Tattoo. He is the recipient of the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics’ Circle and OBIE Awards.
Recent Broadway: The Performers and Magic/Bird. At Carnegie Hall: The Sound of Music. Regional: In This House at Two River Theatre Company. Over thirty other Broadway productions as former founding principal of Acme Sound Partners and five Tony nominations for Porgy and Bess, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Fences, Hair and In The Heights.
David has been Music Director, Supervisor and/or Arranger for over 25 Broadway productions, including Nice Work If You Can Get It; How To Succeed In Business…; Anything Goes; Billy Elliot; Evita; Elf; Promises, Promises; The Little Mermaid; Curtains; The Pajama Game; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Flower Drum Song; Kiss Me, Kate; Seussical; Side Show; …Forum; The Music Man and Damn Yankees. Also, arrangements forGuys and Dolls in the West End, the Boston Pops (including The Twelve Days of Christmas), the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Kennedy Center Honors (including Barbara Cook), and Radio City Music Hall. Upcoming Broadway projects include Diner; Tuck Everlasting; and a new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. David lives in New York City with his wife, actress Paula Leggett Chase, and their two sons, Kyler and Dashiell. Musical training: Biology degree from Harvard University.
His career as a musician includes composing, orchestrating and conducting. Some early credits: Pacific Overtures, The Baker’s Wife (dance music), Big River (music supervision, Drama Desk Award Winner.) Orchestrated the animated features Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, andPocahontas. Composed and conducted the score to The Little Mermaid 2 and Lady and the Tramp 2. More recently - Dr. Zhivago in Australia,Newsies on Broadway. Shrek everywhere. Very happy to have a score by Richard Rodgers to orchestrate -
it took a lifetime but it’s worth waiting for.
Broadway: Porgy & Bess, Catered Affair, Coram Boy, La Bohème, Les Miserables, Swan Lake, Dracula, Cyrano. Symphony Orchestras: NY Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco, NJ, Houston, Dallas, Detroit, Milwaukee, many others. Festivals: OK Mozart, Festival of the Arts Boca, Conducting studies with Vincent La Selva.
Broadway: Scandalous; Chaplin; Ghost; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Promises, Promises; Bye-Bye Birdie; Grease; The Times They Are A-Changin’; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Off-Broadway: Bare; Now.Here.This.; Last Smoker in America; Vanities; Romantic Poetry; Adrift in Macao. In addition to hiring the finest musicians in the world, Howard continues to perform as Conductor, Percussionist, and Drummer, most recently on the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, as well as the original productions of Ghost, Billy Elliot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Never Gonna Dance, Flower Drum Song, Full Monty, Jesus Christ Superstar, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Singing in the Rain, The King and I, andCleavage. For Robin and Taylor.
Matt Perri (Associate Conductor/Keyboard); Katherine Fink (Piccolo/Flute/Alto Flute); Lynne Cohen (Oboe/English Horn); Jonathan Levine (Clarinet/E-flat Clarinet/Bass Clarinet); Daniel Sullivan (Bassoon/Clarinet/Flute); Adam Krauthamer (French Horn); Aaron Korn (French Horn); Dominic Derasse (Trumpet 1/Flugelhorn/Piccolo Trumpet); Gareth Flowers (Trumpet 2/Flugelhorn); John Allred (Trombone/Bass Tormbone); Bill Hayes (Percussion); Rich Rosenzweig (Drums); Susan Jolles (Harp); Emily Bruskin Yarbrough (Violin/Concertmaster); Lisa Matricardi (Violin); Maxim Moston (Violin); Mineko Yajima (Violin); JJ Johnson (Viola); Sarah Seiver (Cello); Mark Vanderpoel (Bass); Anixter Rice Music Service/Russell Anixter and Donald Rice (Music Copying); Jeff Marder (Synthesizer Programming)
Broadway credits include, The Performers, Lysistrata Jones, Relatively Speaking, That Championship Season, A View from the Bridge, All my Sons, Xanadu, Avenue Q, Medea, A Year with Frog and Toad. Film credits include, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Blue Valentine, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Letters to Juliet, Sugar, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The Darjeeling Limited, The Namesake, Sherrybaby, Kinsey, Starting Out in the Evening, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, Personal Velocity, Loggerheads, Casa de los Babys, Angela. Upcoming: Winter’s Tale, Go for Sisters, May in the Summer, The Place Beyond the Pines, The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Television credits, “Curb your Enthusiasm,” “Flight of the Conchords,” “Fringe,” “The Return of Jezebel James.”
B’way: Cotton Club Parade (Encores! at NY City Center), Ghost the Musical, Relatively Speaking, the revivals of Arcadia, La Bête, A Little Night Music and The Norman Conquests, Young Frankenstein, The Producers (from the first day to the last), the 2000 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, the revival of The Sound of Music (also Australia), Beauty and the Beast, Sacrilege, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Cyrano-The Musical. Tours: Catskills on Broadway, M. Butterfly, Fame-The Musical. Off-B’way: I Do! I Do!, Full Gallop (also directed in Philadelphia). Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. A Vice President of Actors’ Equity and BC/EFA.
Richards/Climan, Inc. was founded in 1997 by David R. Richards and Tamar Haimes (formerly Tamar Climan). Current credits: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Anything Goes (National Tour). Past credits include Glengarry Glen Ross, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Relatively Speaking, The Mountaintop, An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Driving Miss Daisy, The Pee Wee Herman Show, La Bête, The Scottsboro Boys, Race, Harry Connick, Jr. On Broadway, Blithe Spirit, Speed-the-Plow, All My Sons, November, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Little Women, and August: Osage County. Upcoming: Bullets Over Broadway.
Robyn produced two Tony Award-winning musicals, Avenue Q and In the Heights. Also, High Fidelity, tick, tick...BOOM!, Altar Boyz and West Side Story. Plays produced include The Performers, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Metamorphoses, Red Light Winter, Steel Magnolias and 50 productions during her 13 years as Artistic Director/Founder of Second Stage Theatre. Currently she is Consultant to Roundabout Theatre Company, where she is the Artistic Producer of the Underground series of emerging writers.
Currently, Jill is co-producing the revival of The Heiress on Broadway and the hip-hop comedy group Freestyle Love Supreme, which recently shot a tv pilot for Adult Swim. She is also an executive producer of the upcoming film Greetings From Tim Buckley. Jill was co-lead producer of In The Heights, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2008, and other past Broadway productions include Seminar, West Side Story, The Drowsy Chaperone, Sly Fox, and Fortune’s Fool. Past Off-Broadway productions include On The Line and Adult Entertainment. In 2011 Jill received the Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theatre Producing. She is on the boards of MCC Theater and The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, and is a member of the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.
Stephen Kocis is a Partner in Aged In Wood, LLC a Broadway Production Company which has been involved in such hits as Avenue Q and In the Heights (both recipients of the Tony Award® for Best Musical). Other Broadway credits include: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, American Idiot, Barefoot in the Park (Assoc. Prod) and Steel Magnolias (Assoc. Prod.); Off-Broadway: Altar Boyz; General Manager, The Performers.
With a background in CATV ownership and programming, Edward is now dedicating his time to producing independent films and theater. His Broadway credits include Relatively Speaking and Bullets over Broadway (pre-production). He has worked on the films City Island, Woody Allen’s summer project 2012, and Hemingway and Fuentes (pre-production) with Andy Garcia. He is also currently developing a prime time show for Regis Philbin. An active supporter of the EJAF, AmFAR and TJ Martell foundations.
Venetian Glass Productions is: Double Gemini Productions: Carl Moellenberg (4 Tony Awards, 23 shows) and Wendy Federman (1 Tony Award, 23 shows); Sharon A. Carr (Time Stands Still, Scottsboro Boys, Stick Fly, Trip to Bountiful, Pippin); Ricardo Hornos (Broadway: Evita, The Heiress. Argentina: Steady Rain, Good People); Jamie deRoy (Tony Award: Norman Conquests, 24 shows); Richard Winkler (3 Tony Awards: Norman Conquests, La Cage aux Folles, Memphis, 10 shows); Broadway Consortium: Van Dean and Kenny Howard (1 Tony Award, 9 shows); Michael Filerman (Nice Work…, Driving Miss Daisy, Porgy and Bess, 19 shows).
Founded in 1997 by partners Matthew Rego, Michael Rego, and Hank Unger, The Araca Group produces and Merchandises live entertainment and theatrical events on Broadway and around the world. For more information, please visit araca.com.
Producing entity Caiola Productions LLC; Luigi and Rose are also owners of B&L MGMT, a family owned Manhattan real estate firm. Broadway: Godspell, The Heiress, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Anarchist, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Cinderella. Rose Caiola, Artistic Director, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center and MYB. Off-Broadway: co-author and producer, Freckleface Strawberry the Musical. Film: Executive Producer, First Position. Luigi Caiola is also producing Jekyll and Hyde this season. Luigi and Rose thank Bettina and the late Benny Caiola for making everything possible.
Currently represented on Broadway by The Book of Mormon (Tony Award), After Midnight. Upcoming this season: Bullets Over Broadway, Rocky, A Raisin in the Sun, Mothers and Sons. Other productions include War Horse (Tony), The Heiress, Evita, West Side Story, Seminar, Gypsy, Spamalot (Tony), The Color Purple, History Boys (Tony) and Fosse (Tony). Co-founded investment firm Furman Selz, now Vice Chairman Jefferies & Company and chairman of Jefferies Capital Partners, its private equity arm. Vice Chairman, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Chairman Emeritus, the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Credits include Avenue Q, Barefoot in the Park, In the Heights, West Side Story, American Idiot, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, & Altar Boyz (Off Broadway). Walt is an active private investor.
A partnership between Jim Fantaci and Susan Carusi, Broadway production veterans and good friends for over 25 years. Jim's prior productions include Spamalot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Drowsy Chaperone, Color Purple, Martin Short, Come Fly Away, West Side Story, and Book of Mormon. Susan's credits include Color Purple, The Miracle Worker, Addams Family, Book of Mormon, and Nice Work if You Can Get It. We extend our love and thanks to our supportive spouses, Anna and Bruce, and our children, Michele, James, and Matthew Fantaci, and Alison, Jamie, Sean and Kelly Carusi.
Broadway Productions include: The Book of Mormon, Evita, The Addams Family, The Mountaintop, Annie and Cat On a Hot Tin Roof. Films include: The Oscar nominated The Illusionist and Gray Matters. Serial Internet Entrepreneur and Founder of The Liebowitz Entrepreneur Program at Brooklyn College.
Peter W. May is President and Founding Partner of Trian Partners, an investment management company. Broadway credits include Grace (Producer), Fortunes's Fool (Producer, Tony nomination), Sweet Smell of Success (Assoc Producer). He is a lover of Broadway and an avid investor. Productions include Book of Mormon, Kiss Me Kate, West Side Story, A Little Night Music, Annie, Evita, Nice Work if you Can Get It, and others.
A San Franciscan debuting as a producer in 2011-2012 with three productions (Evita, Nice Work if You Can Get It, and The Heiress). His past interest has been in sponsoring musical theater at two universities, Michigan and Northwestern.
Broadway: Seminar, Next Fall (Tony Nomination). Off-Broadway: Desperate Writers. Film: Sumi (Executive Producer). Other: President of Loralee Foundation. Proud Member of the Broadway League.
CTG (Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director; Edward L. Rada, Managing Director; Douglas C. Baker, Producing Director) is the flagship theatre company of Los Angeles, producing at the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum at the L.A. Music Center, and at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. In recent years, CTG has sent a number of musicals to Broadway including The Drowsy Chaperone, Curtains, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and the play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.
Blanket Fort Productions, founded in 1983, is beginning its fourth decade of off-the-wall entertainment. Past productions include Legally Blonde on Broadway as well as regional productions of My Fair Lady, The Phantom Tollbooth and The Pushcart Wars. While working to bring elephant polo, Dairy Queen and cinema to the shores of Megunticook, we’re thrilled to be involved with this production.
Charles studied business management at Boston University and is currently working at a Venture Capital firm, Penny Black LLC. He is able to pursue his arts and entertainment passion including Stick Fly with Alicia Keys, which recently has been picked up by HBO. Charles is also executive producer on Pippin and Who You See Here, being released later this year. Charles has also finished his first two short films and is continuing on this path by opening a production company in LA and NY.