Laura was nominated for the Tony Award for her performance in Frank Wildhorn’s Bonnie & Clyde (Bonnie Parker, San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award). She also starred as Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and appeared in the recent revival of Anything Goes. She made her Broadway debut as Sandy in Grease, having won NBC’s reality competition “Grease: You’re the One That I Want.” In addition to portraying Rodgers + Hammerstein's Nellie Forbush and Cinderella, she recently appeared in their musical Pipe Dream at New York City Center ENCORES! and starred in The Sound of Music in concert at Carnegie Hall.
Santino's Broadway credits include The Importance of Being Earnest, Brighton Beach Memoirs, for which he received a 2010 Drama Desk Award, Billy Elliot: The Musical and the 2007 revival of Sunday in the Park with George. Off Broadway credits include Roundabout's acclaimed production of Sons of the Prophet for which he received the 2012 Obie Award, and Matt in the 2006 Off Broadway revival of The Fantasticks.
Rebecca's Broadway roles inlude Mary Poppins, Nine, The Music Man, The Sound Of Music, Showboat, The Secret Garden and The Phantom Of The Opera. She has been nominated for three Tony Awards. Off-Broadway roles include Death Takes A Holiday, Where’s Charley?, The Boys From Syracuse, Indian Blood, and The Vagina Monologues. Her over 50 recordings include the solo CDs I Got Love, Greenwich Time, Leaving Home and Anything Goes/Rebecca Luker sings Cole Porter. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Ms. Luker received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts Degree from her alma mater, the University of Montevallo.
Harriet won the 2002 Tony and Drama Desk Award for Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Her other Broadway credits include Present Laughter, Cry-Baby, Old Acquaintance and The Man Who Came to Dinner.
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."
Marla was recently on Broadway as Sister Mary Roberts in Sister Act. She has also appeared on Broadway in South Pacific and on the first national tour of The Drowsy Chaperone. Other credits: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Paper Mill, Philadelphia Theatre Company), The Wild Party, and Songs for a New World (Princeton Opera).
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).
Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Off-Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher (New York Theatre Workshop), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (The Public Theatre). NY Theatre: Hell House, Dance Dance Revolution (Les Freres Corbusier). Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Weston Playhouse. Film/Television: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, "The Good Wife," "Royal Pains," "Kings." Training: BFA in Acting from Boston University and LAMDA.
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: Papermill, Goodspeed, Kennedy Center, Barrington Stage, Westchester Broadway (Fanny - Funny Girl), White Plains PAC (Hedy - How to Succeed…), The Lortel (Junie B. Jones), and The Lamb’s (Cam Jansen). TV: “Ugly Betty,” “30 Rock,” “Z Rock,” “SNL.” Lyricist/bookwriter: The Dogs of Pripyat, Martha Speaks (TheatreworksUSA). Jillabramovitz.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! Off-Broadway: The Fantasticks (Luisa u/s). Tours: Cats (Sillabub), Fiddler on the Roof (Grandma Tzeitel), The Sound of Music (Liesl u/s). Regional: High School Musical (Gabriella), 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), The Sound of Music (Liesl). Thanks to Mom, Dad, Laura, and her wonderful husband Kyle!
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!
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.
Proud magna cum laude University of Michigan graduate. Broadway: Memphis (Wailin' Joe, u/s Delray, Bobby, Gator),Nice Work If You Can Get It (Astaire Award nominee). Tours: Dreamgirls (Apollo). Regional: Muny, Sacramento Music Circus, Music Theatre of Wichita. Training: NC School of the Arts, Hungarian National Ballet. Philippians 1:6. As Always, for Nana.
Dan is unbelievably ecstatic and honored to be making his Broadway debut in Cinderella! Recent graduate from the University of Oklahoma. Regional – Spamalot (Dance Captain/Swing), Mary Poppins (Bert u/s) at Music Theatre of Wichita. Thanks his amazing family and friends for all of their unending love and support!
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 debut! International tour: West Side Story (Riff). Regional: The Muny, NSMT, Maltz Jupiter. Proud University of Michigan graduate. Endless thanks to the creative team, Cindy Tolan and Adam Caldwell, MT11, and Audrey. For my two moms who got me here.
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! 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).
Alessa has appeared on Broadway in White Christmas. Other Credits: Mary Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie the Musical (1st National Tour), Happiness (Lincoln Center Theatre), No, No Nanette (New York City Center Encores!) Most recently Alessa was seen as Wendy in The Great American Mousical at Goodspeed.
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
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.
Kevin is very excited to be a part of CINDERELLA. Other Broadway: A Chorus Line (Al), White Christmas (u/s Phil - Orig. cast), 42nd Street (u/s Billy). Nat. tour/Regional: Jersey Boys (u/s Bob Gaudio), Spamalot, Mame, The Light in the Piazza (Fabrizio). Love to my family, teachers, friends and most of all, to my wife - Denise, I love you baby!
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.
Cinderella marks Mr. Long’s 65th design for the Broadway stage and 6th Tony Award for best costume design. Select credits include Grey Gardens, The Boy From Oz, Hairspray, The Producers, The Music Man, Contact, Cabaret, Chicago (now in its 17th year), Guys and Dolls, Crazy for You, Nine. Mr. Long has 13 Tony Award nominations, winning six times. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in January 2006, and elected chairman of the American Theatre Wing in June 2012.
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.
Andy most recently served as the Assistant Conductor for the Broadway revival of Evita. Other Broadway credits: Sondheim on Sondheim (Conductor), Brief Encounter (Music Director), The Light in the Piazza. National tours: South Pacific, Sweeney Todd, The Lion King, The Light in the Piazza. Regional/Off-Broadway: The Public Theater, Signature Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is Audra McDonald’s music director (2011 concert tour, Carnegie Hall) and has appeared in concert with Barbara Cook. Recordings: Stage Door Canteen, Sondheim on Sondheim (Grammy nom), Evita. Honors graduate, Rice University.
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 on Broadway: The Book of Mormon (Tony Award), Annie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Nice Work if You Can Get It. Upcoming: Lucky Guy. Other productions include War Horse (Tony), Evita, The Heiress, The Addams Family, West Side Story, Gypsy, Spamalot (Tony), The Color Purple, History Boys (Tony). Co-founded investment firm Furman Selz, now Vice Chairman Jefferies & Company and chairman Jefferies Capital Partners. Vice Chairman Lincoln Center, Chairman Emeritus Film Society 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.