LYNN AHRENS won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards and received two Grammy nominations for Broadway’s Ragtime. For Twentieth Century Fox’s animated feature film Anastasia, she was nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globes. She and longtime collaborator Stephen Flaherty received the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement, and in 2015 they were inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. Broadway: Anastasia; Once On This Island (Olivier Award, Best Musical; Tony nominations, Best Book and Score); Seussical (Grammy nomination); My Favorite Year; Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life; Rocky; Madison Square Garden’s A Christmas Carol; Ragtime (2010 Broadway revival). Off-Broadway and regional: Lincoln Center Theater’s Dessa Rose, The Glorious Ones (both Drama Desk-nominated) and A Man of No Importance (Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Musical); Lucky Stiff; Little Dancer (Kennedy Center world premiere). Film and television credits include A “Christmas Carol” (NBC-TV); Camp (IFC Films); “Schoolhouse Rock” (ABC-TV) and others. (Emmy Award and four Emmy nominations). She is a Council member of the Dramatists Guild of America, a co-founder of the Dramatists Guild Fellows Program, and a Lilly Award winner for Lyrics. www.ahrensandflaherty.com
STEPHEN FLAHERTY is the composer of the Broadway musicals Ragtime (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Grammy nominations), Once On This Island (Tony nomination, London’s Olivier Award, Best Musical), Seussical (Grammy, Drama Desk nominations), Rocky and Anastasia. Additional Broadway credits include Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life (original songs) and Neil Simon’s Proposals (incidental music). He composed the scores for four musicals at Lincoln Center Theatre: The Glorious Ones (OCC, Drama Desk nominations), Dessa Rose (OCC, Drama Desk nominations), A Man of No Importance (OCC, Best Musical, Drama Desk nomination) and My Favorite Year. Other theater includes In Your Arms (Old Globe), Little Dancer (Kennedy Center), Lucky Stiff (Playwrights Horizons) and Loving Repeating (Chicago’s Jefferson Award, Best New Musical.) Film includes Anastasia (two Academy Award and two Golden Globe nominations), After The Storm and Lucky Stiff. Mr. Flaherty’s concert music has premiered at the Hollywood Bowl, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall and the Guggenheim. In 2014, he and longtime collaborator Lynn Ahrens received the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement, and in 2015 they were inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. Council, Dramatists Guild of America; co-founder, Dramatists Guild Fellows Program. AhrensAndFlaherty.com
MICHAEL ARDEN (Director) is a Tony-nominated director for his revival of Spring Awakening. The acclaimed production transferred from Deaf West Theater in Los Angeles to Broadway in fall 2015. He also won the Outer Critics Circle for Outstanding Director of a Musical and was nominated for a Drama Desk award for the production. Michael made his Broadway debut in Deaf West Theater and the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Big River. Other directing credits include My Fair Lady at Bay Street Theater; Merrily We Roll Along at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Los Angeles, where he is currently the Artist in Residence; LA Ronde for his company, the Forest of Arden; and For the Record: John Hughes in LA and NYC. His production of The Pride opened at the Wallis Annenberg Center in June 2017. Other theatre credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Times they are a Changin’, Ragtime (Avery Fisher), It’s Only Life, Swimming in the Shallows, Ace, Juno, As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale, The Secret Garden, Pippin (Mark Taper Forum), and Aspects of Love at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. Michael’s film work includes Source Code, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Bride Wars and So B It. He has also worked extensively in TV, most notably on FX and Fox’s “Anger Management.” Other TV credits include “GCB,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Royal Pains,” “Unforgettable,” “Off the Map,” “Kings,” “The Closer,” “The Forgotten,” “Bones,” “The Return of Jezebel James,” “Cashmere Mafia,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “NUMB3RS.” Concert work includes singing with Barbra Streisand, Chris Botti, and performances at 54 BELOW, Feinstein’s at the Regency and Joe’s Pub. Michael is an alum of The Interlochen Arts Academy and The Juilliard School.
CAMILLE A. BROWN: Broadway: A Streetcar Named Desire; Off-Broadway: Fortress of Solitude (Public Theatre, Lucille Nortel Award Nominee), The Box (Foundry Theatre), Bella: An American Tall Tale (Playwrights Horizons, June 2017). Regional: Bella: An American Tall Tale and Stagger Lee (Dallas Theatre Center), The Winter’s Tale (McCarter Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company), Blood Quilt (Arena Stage); and Encores! New York City Center’s productions of Cabin in the Sky and Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick…BOOM! starring Lin-Manuel Miranda. Upcoming: the Broadway revivals of Once on This Island (December 2017), Pal Joey (Spring 2019), and a world premiere of her new work Ink at The Kennedy Center (December 2017).
CHRIS FENWICK music directed the Public Theater and Broadway productions of Fun Home (2015 Tony Award, Best Musical) and is Music Supervisor of the current national tour. He also recently music directed the Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. He is the founding Music Director of City Center Encores! Off-Center. He music directed the original productions of Michael John LaChiusa’s Giant, Los Otros, Queen of the Mist, and See What I Wanna See. Broadway and off-Broadway credits include Rocky, The Pajama Game, Here Lies Jenny, Road Show, Mother Courage at Shakespeare in the Park, starring Meryl Streep, and more. Music Director for Patti LuPone at Carnegie Hall, Ravinia Festival, and many more.
DANE LAFFREY (set design) Broadway: set and costumes for Deaf West’s Spring Awakening, set for Fool For Love. Recent off-Broadway: set and/or costumes for Rancho Viejo, Indian Summer, The Christians, Iowa (Playwrights Horizons), Sell.Buy.Date (Manhattan Theatre Club), Homos, or Everyone in America (Labyrinth), The Harvest, (Lincoln Center), The Glory of the World (B.A.M. Harvey), Cloud 9 (Atlantic) and other work at Roundabout, Second Stage, Vineyard Theatre, Lincoln Center Theatre, MCC, SoHo Rep, Rattlestick, Transport Group and many others. Regional work at The Humana Festival, Mark Taper Forum, Shakespeare Theatre, The Old Globe, Huntington Theatre Company, The Wallis Annenberg Center, Denver Center, Goodspeed, Woolly Mammoth, Center Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, New York Stage & Film, others. International work in Tokyo, Oslo, Osaka and throughout Australia. Dane won a 2017 OBIE Award for sustained excellence in set and costume design and has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award and 4 Henry Hewes Awards along with numerous regional accolades.
CLINT RAMOS (Costume Designer) Notable set/costume designs include the Broadway productions of Sunday in the Park With George, Six Degrees of Separation, In Transit, Eclipsed, The Elephant Man (Broadway, West End), Violet. Off Broadway he designed, Here Lies Love (NY, London), Sweet Charity, Bella, Familiar and Booty Candy, He has over 200 regional and international credits. Awards: Tony Award (first person of color to win in his category), Obie Award for Sustained Excellence, 3 Lortels, TDF Irene Sharaff Award, 2 ATW Henry Hewes, Helen Hayes. Upcoming: Torch Song Trilogy, Robert O’Hara’s Mankind, Relevance, Warhol/Capote. @clintramos
Jules Fisher, founder of Fisher Dachs Associates, Fisher Marantz Stone Partners, and Third Eye Studio, is one of the world’s foremost theatrical lighting designers. In a career spanning four decades, Jules has lit hundreds of Broadway shows, including such classics as Hair, Pippin, Chicago, and Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ which he also produced, concert tours for artists such as the Rolling Stones and David Bowie, and films such as Chicago and Dreamgirls.
Since 1985 he has collaborated with co-designer Peggy Eisenhauer at Third Eye. They conceive and design lighting for all forms of entertainment, including stage, film, and music. Jules and Peggy have collectively been awarded Broadway’s Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical seven times, including Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins (2004, Revival), Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk (1996), Jelly’s Last Jam (1992), The Will Rogers Follies (1991), Grand Hotel (1990), Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ (1978), and Pippin (1973), and once for Best Lighting Design of a Play for Ulysses in Nighttown (1974). Together, they have been honored with nearly thirty Tony Award nominations. Their work can currently be seen in Disney’s 2017 live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast.
Grammy, Olivier, four time Tony nominated. Selected Designs include: Anastasia, Something Rotten, Rock of Ages, After Midnight, Motown, The Scottsboro Boys, Side Show, Rocky, Bullets Over Broadway, Shrek the Musical, On A Clear Day, Lend Me A Tenor, Elf, Wonderland, Cry Baby, The Times They Are A-Changin’, The Wedding Singer, Sweet Charity, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Little Women, Brooklyn. Other credits: Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas, Ragtime (London), Rocky Das Musical (Hamburg, Stuttgart), King Kong (Melbourne). International arena tours of How To Train Your Dragon and Walking with Dinosaurs.
Grammy nominated AnnMarie Milazzo’s vocal designing credits include Broadway’s Spring Awakening, Next To Normal, If/Then and Finding Neverland. She was the co/arranger/lyricist and co/composer for The Radio City Rockettes Summer Spectacular 2016. Her Off Broadway credits include, Carrie, Groundhog and Prince and the Pauper. As a composer/Lyricist her musical short film Pretty Dead Girl won The Sundance Film festival’s Special Jury award. AnnMarie wrote the lyrics for Cirque du Soleil’s Le Reve at The Wynn hotel. She has worked with Serj Tankian on ART’s production of Prometheus Bound and Burt Bacharach on The Old Globe’s production of Some Lovers.
MICHAEL STAROBIN. Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, Freaky Friday, Falsettos, First Daughter Suite, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Kid Victory, If/Then, Annie, Dogfight, Leap of Faith, Queen of the Mist, People in the Picture, Sondheim on Sondheim, Next to Normal (Tony Award), Glorious Ones, Grinch, Adrift in Macao, Bernarda Alba, Spelling Bee, Assassins (Tony Award), Tom Sawyer, A New Brain, A Christmas Carol, Hello Again, Guys & Dolls (1992), My Favorite Year, In Trousers, Sunday in the Park with George, Once on This Island, Closer Than Ever, Legs Diamond, Romance Romance, Carrie, Birds of Paradise, Rags, Three Guys Naked, Von Richtofen.
Broadway: Sunday in the Park with George, In Transit, Eclipsed, Side Show, After Midnight, Fela!, A View From the Bridge, South Pacific. Off-Broadway: In the Blood, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World (Signature Theater), A Midsummers Night’s Dream (Shakespeare in the Park). Tours: Fela!, (National tour) Fela!, (European Tour) Dirty Dancing, Flash Dance (National tour).Television: Emmy nominated for make- up design for NBC, “The Wiz” Live.
JOHN BERTLES is an instrument-builder, educator, composer and environmentalist. Bash the Trash Environmental Arts (BTT) was founded by Bertles and his wife and creative partner/choreographer Carina Piaggio in 1991. BTT builds, performs and educates with musical instruments made from recycled and reused materials, bringing a message of Science, Sound and Sustainability to over 60,000 students and adults a year at schools, performing arts centers and other venues across the country. Bertles and BTT are regular performers at Carnegie Hall and the Smithsonian Institute, and at Green Festivals around the US and abroad. Among other things, Bertles has visited Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood; enticed Yo-Yo Ma to perform on a cello made of styrofoam and fishing line, and Wynton Marsalis to take a solo on a cardboard tube trumpet; and designed musical instruments for bored elephants in Australian zoos. He is a former board-member of the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable, and a three-time recipient of the ASCAP Plus Music Award for Songwriting for Children.
Broadway: SpongeBob SquarePants; M. Butterfly; Anastasia; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Hello, Dolly!; Come From Away; Waitress; Hamilton; Kinky Boots; Wicked. Off-Broadway: Sweeney Todd, Atlantic, Classic Stage, MCC, Second Stage. Film: Miss Sloane, Into the Woods, Margin Call, Rachel Getting Married, Across the Universe, Camp, Pieces of April. TV: “This Is Us,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “House of Cards,” “Rise,” “I’m Dying Up Here,” “One Day at a Time,” “Graves,” “Atypical,” commercials. www.telseyandco.com
Broadway: La Cage aux Folles, Casa Valentina, The Humans, Blackbird. David is the Founding Artistic Director of ATTENTIONTheatre, which champions new work and creates professional opportunities for actors with disabilities. Thanks to Michael, and love to Ali.
JOHN MILLER: Broadway (over 100 shows, including): Hello Dolly; Miss Saigon, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Indecent; The Great Comet of 1812; Bronx Tale; Holiday Inn; Waitress; Something Rotten; Les Miserables; Beautiful; Pippin; Once; Jersey Boys; Newsies; Rock of Ages; Elf; Porgy and Bess; Jesus Christ Superstar; Godspell; Follies; Priscilla; Sister Act; Catch Me If You Can. Studio Musician (bass): Leonard Cohen, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Bette Midler, Peter, Paul and Mary, Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, Carly Simon, BB King, Pete Seeger, NY Philharmonic, Mose Allison, Tommy Flanagan, Portishead, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Cheap Trick, Ray Charles. www.johnmillerbass.com
Broadway: Groundhog Day (Tony nomination), The Play That Goes Wrong, Spring Awakening (Tony nomination), It’s Only a Play, Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, Godspell, Kinky Boots (Broadway – Tony Award, National Tour, Toronto, Australia, and West End), The Visit (Tony nomination), Mothers and Sons (Tony nomination), The Bridges of Madison County (National Tour), Allegiance, Chinglish, Oleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Speed-the-Plow, Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America (Tony nomination), Blithe Spirit (Broadway, West End and National Tour), and 13.
Off-Broadway: Daddy Long Legs, Altar Boyz (Co-Conceiver), My First Time (Author), The Awesome 80s Prom (Creator), and Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage (Author). Ken’s productions have been produced internationally in over 25 countries.
Ken also serves as the Executive Producer for North America for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group.
Ken’s unique style has garnered him two front page articles in the NY Times, features on MSNBC, Rock Center, Fox News, BBC, and a mention in Jay Leno’s monologue on “The Tonight Show.” Ken was named one of Crain’s “40 Under Forty,” and is one of the co-founders of TEDxBroadway. Other projects include: smartphone app Did He Like It™, Broadway board game Be A Broadway Star. His blog, TheProducersPerspective.com, has been featured in Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, The Gothamist and more.
Upcoming projects include his original musical Gettin’ The Band Back Together (Broadway 2018), and revivals of The Great White Hope and Mass Appeal, as well as the movie, Band Dorks.
For more information, visit his blog or www.KenDavenport.com.
Broadway: Anastasia, Dear Evan Hansen (Tony Award), Kinky Boots (Broadway – Tony Award, National Tour, Toronto, Australia, and West End – Olivier Award), Disaster!, Allegiance, Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening (Tony Nomination), The Visit (Tony Nomination), It’s Only a Play, Mothers and Sons (Tony Nomination), The Bridges of Madison County, Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, Godspell and Chinglish. He is the CEO of ARTech Holdings, a company dedicated to bringing best in class technologies to the live arts. Upcoming: Gettin’ the Band Back Together, Hello Again, A Little More Alive and “Single for the First Time.”
Broadway: Anastasia, Disaster!, Spring Awakening, The Visit, It’s Only a Play, The Bridges of Madison County and Macbeth. Has supported other productions including The Goat…, Mothers and Sons, Kinky Boots & more. Daikeler spent his teens working behind the scenes at his family’s Bucks County Playhouse, and intends to spend his 50s supporting theatre on Broadway.
Roy has produced several Broadway shows: Bandstand, It’s Only a Play and An Act of God. He has also been involved with How to Succeed…, Farinelli and the King, Sunday in the Park With George, The Play That Goes Wrong, Groundhog Day, Off-Broadway Clinton: The Musical and Gettin’ the Band Back Together.
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Sandi is a founding patron of Opera Naples and a trustee for the Naples Winter Wine Festival. Broadway credits include Anastasia, Disaster!, Allegiance and Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening.
Four-time Tony-winning brother & sister producing team, Luigi & Rose Caiola. Rose is Artistic Director of Manhattan Music & Arts Center (MMAC). Broadway: Tony Awards: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, All The Way, The Color Purple, Dear Evan Hansen. Recent: Sunday in the Park With George. Upcoming: Pretty Woman: The Musical.
H. Richard Hopper has participated in numerous Broadway productions, national tours and international productions. He produced the 2015 Deaf West Theatre revival of Spring Awakening, for which he was nominated for a Tony, and will be producing the summer 2018 original Broadway musical Gettin’ the Band Back Together.
Diego is an international award-winning TV, film and theatre writer/director/producer. Spring Awakening (Broadway), American Idiot and Peter Pan (international stagings), You Only Live Once (film starring Gerard Depardieu). Diego is proud to “tell the story” with this amazing company. @Diegokol
Brian is excited to be working with Ken and everyone at Davenport Theatrical Enterprises once again, having produced It’s Only a Play, the Spring Awakening revival (Tony nomination) and the upcoming Gettin’ the Band Back Together. Brian is the proud father of Bella and Ronan, the lucky husband of Keira and the Mayor of Irvington, NY.
Ron has produced over 50 shows in New York and London in the past 25 years. He has Tony Awards and Olivier Awards to his credit for Side Man, The Real Thing, Hamlet and Spring Awakening. He is very happy to be working again with Ken Davenport on Michael Arden’s amazing new production of Once On This Island.
Rob is an Emmy-Award winning writer, director, composer and producer, and a proud alumnus of Chicago’s renowned Second City comedy theatre. He owns Chicago’s Apollo Theater, which recently hosted the Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet for seven years, making it the longest-running Broadway show in Chicago’s history.
After years of being a devoted theatregoer and investor in numerous plays, Judith is proud to make her producing debut with this poignant musical! She would like to thank her supportive husband, John, and her inspiring mother-in-law, Jennifer.
Kevin has invested in over 80 Broadway, Off-Broadway and touring productions. Three producer credits include The 39 Steps (Off-Broadway).
Broadway: Hello, Dolly! (Tony Award); A Doll’s House, Part 2; The Glass Menagerie; Indecent; Anastasia; The Front Page; The Humans (Tony Award); Bright Star; A View From the Bridge (Tony Award); The Crucible; Skylight (Tony Award); A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Tony Award).
Jeff is the Co-Founder of Wheelhouse Theater Company, which is committed to fostering bold new work and reinventing classics. Visit www.wheelhousetheater.com.
WitzEnd partners are Michael Jackowitz, Jeffrey Grove, Marvin Kahan and Laura Dean-Koch in association with Sunshine Productions. Credit highlights: Escape to Margaritaville, Tuck Everlasting, Daddy Long Legs, Seance on a Wet Afternoon, How to Succeed…. Upcoming: Hawaiian Goddess Project and Poseidon. www.witzendtheatricals.com.
Beth Wishnie, Producing Director, The Hidden Theatre Company; and Lindsey Strasberg, Entertainment Attorney. Broadway debut!
Hailing from Zimbabwe but based in Australia for now, Mark is an entrepreneur who has built successful businesses in Japan and Australia. He has a passion for musical theatre, songwriting and producing new work that challenges and inspires audiences.
Michelle is excited to be making her Broadway producing debut with Once On This Island. Michelle is a graduate of Oxford University and Yale Law School and works in private equity. Now, more than ever, we need the power of storytelling.
Marie is a frequent theatregoer, and this is her Broadway debut. She hopes for all to enjoy the show.
Shanna & Steven Silva: Anastasia, The Visit (Tony nom), Leap of Faith (Tony nom), It’s Only a Play and more.
Jesse, Kathy and their three children live in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. They are all madly in love with this show.
A celebrity cosmetic dentist. She resides in NY with her husband, 3 children, son in law and granddaughter. www.dentaloasis.com
(Producer). Select directing: Dancing at Lughnasa, Shining City (Yale). Assistant Directing The Home Place (Irish Rep), Donegal (Abbey Theatre, Dublin). www.conorbagley.com
is excited to make his Broadway debut. Thank you to Mom, Dad, MRM, family and friends for all your support!
Broadway: Spring Awakening (Revival – Tony Nom.), The Visit (Associate Producer). Off-Broadway: The View Upstairs, Puffs, Clinton the Musical. Film: Loserville www.invisiblewallproductions.com
An American-British-Israeli trio, Yael Silver and Carol & Robert Walport. Huge love and thanks to our families.
Creator, “The Tyler Mount Vlog”. Mount is one of Broadway’s most prominent social influencers. Thank you Mom and Dad! @TylerGMount
Ashlee Latimer and Jenna Ushkowitz are thrilled to make their broadway producing debut with OOTI. Many thanks to the village.
Broadway: The Bridges of Madison County, Escape to Margaritaville (investor). Raymond is Chairman & CEO of Harbert Management Corporation, an alternative asset investment management firm. The couple’s philanthropy has transformed Auburn University & Red Mountain Theatre Company.
Thrilled to make her producing debut. Thank you Mom, Dad, Keeley, Sarah, Kayla, Hunter, Doug, Amanda, Bailey, Zach, and Hercules.
Broadway: The Bridges of Madison County, Honeymoon in Vegas (investor), Escape to Margaritaville (investor). Executive Director of Red Mountain Theatre Company, Birmingham, AL. Keith is dedicated to the support of new theatrical works centered on human rights. Please visit rmtchumanrights.org.
Through the generosity of Kathryn & Raymond Harbert, RMTC is Alabama’s preeminent professional musical theatre organization, delivering Broadway caliber performances and arts education that enriches Birmingham’s cultural landscape and transforms lives through theatre. RedMountainTheatre.org
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Passionate about education and lovers of theater, the Yonnone Family is proud to be a part of Once On This Island.
Corey Brunish, 2 Tony Awards. Matthew Hui, Onwards and Upwards. Jamie deRoy, 3-time Tony Winner. Dan Shaheen. Inspiration Diversity Family.