ROB McCLURE (Nick Bottom)
received Tony, Drama League, Astaire and Outer Critics Circle nominations and won Theatre World and Clive Barnes awards for the title role in Chaplin: The Musical. Broadway: Something Rotten!, Noises Off, Honeymoon In Vegas, I'm Not Rappaport and Avenue Q. Encores: Where’s Charley? and Irma La Douce. Film: Recursion TV: “Person Of Interest”, “Elementary", and the pilot “Drew”. Love to his "Right Hand Man" of 12 years, Maggie Lakis.
ADAM PASCAL (Shakespeare)
starred as the original Roger Davis in the Off-Broadway, Broadway and London productions of Rent. He was the original Radames in Broadway’s Aida and starred as the Emcee in Roundabout’s Broadway production of Carabet. Pascal played Huey Calhoun in Broadway’s Memphis and Billy Flynn in Broadway's Chicago. Adam recently played Chad in Broadway’s Disaster! He and his wife Cybele co-own the gluten and allergen-free company Cybele’s Free to Eat.
JOSH GRISETTI (Nigel Bottom)
Broadway: Something Rotten!, It Shoulda Been You (Derwent Award), Broadway Bound. Off-Broadway: Enter Laughing (Theatre World Award), Rent, Peter & the Starcatcher, Red Eye of Love, Candida, After the Ball. Favorite Regional: Prince of Broadway (Tokyo), Diner (Signature Theatre), Camelot (Kennedy Center), How to Succeed… (LA, Ovation Award), Spamalot (Vegas). TV: “The Gates”, “Nurse Jackie”, “The Knights of Prosperity”. Film: The Immigrant, The Namesake and others. Twitter/Instagram: @joshgrisetti
MAGGIE LAKIS (Bea)
1st National Tour and Off-Broadway production of Avenue Q. Off Broadway: John Doyle's re-imagined Allegro (CSC). Regional: Because Of Winn-Dixie (Delaware Theatre) and Little Shop of Horrors (11th Hour / Theatre Horizon) (Barrymore Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical). Other highlights: The Muny, Bucks County Playhouse, Wilma Theatre, Arden Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse. Thanks to Mike at 9MUSE. Thankful for the opportunity play opposite her husband!
BLAKE HAMMOND (Nostradamus)
Broadway: Living on Love (Bruce), First Date (Waiter), Sister Act (Ernie), Elf (Chadwick), Billy Elliot (Braithwaite), Hairspray (Edna), The Lion King (Pumbaa), The Music Man (Quartet), Kiss Me Kate (Phillip), On The Town (Uperman/MC). Off-Broadway: 6. National Tours: 7, most recently Cinderella (Sebastian), Addams Family (Fester). Blake has many TV/Film credits and has received the LA Critics, Carbonell, Chicago After Dark and the Indy Soap Award. Dark and the Indy Soap Award.
AUTUMN HURLBERT (Portia)
Broadway: Legally Blonde. 1st National Tour: Little Women. Off-Broadway/Regional Highlights: Nobody Loves You (Second Stage), A Taste of Things To Come (York Theater Company), The Last Five Years (ACT Lousiville), Private Lives (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Huntington Theatre Company), every tongue confess (Arena Stage), Les Miserables and Evita (Pioneer Theater). Film/TV: “The Sound of Music, Live!”, “Legally Blonde: The Search For Elle Woods”, Sudden Death!, Research.
SCOTT COTE (Brother Jeremiah, u/s Nick Bottom)
National tour: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Regional: The Producers (Paper Mill), Noises Off (Pittsburgh Public), Lend Me a Tenor (Bay Street), Guys and Dolls (Goodspeed), Boeing Boeing, Cabaret, Moon Over Buffalo (Northern Stage), A Funny Thing... Forum, The Music Man (Flat Rock Playhouse). Scott originated the role of Gus Gus in Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story for Disney Cruise Lines.
JEFF BROOKS (Shylock)
Broadway: A History of the American Film, Loose Ends, Lend Me A Tenor, Gypsy, Nick & Nora, Guys & Dolls and Beauty & the Beast. Off-B'way: Durang's Titanic, Sister Mary Ignatius ... & The Actors' Nightmare, Talk Radio, The Foreigner and Schlemiel, the First. Film: The Secret of My Success, The Lemon Sisters, The Bonfire of the Vanities, IQ, Julie & Julia. TV: “The Good Wife”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “The Cosby Mysteries”.
LUCY ANDERS (Ensemble, u/s Portia)
Favorite credits include Baby! (Lizzie), A Little Night Music (Anne), A Chorus Line (Maggie), Follies (Young Heidi) and Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel (Gretel). For Poppa and KJB. BWMT15.
KYLE NICHOLAS ANDERSON (Ensemble, u/s Nigel Bottom)
National tour debut! Regional highlights: Paper Mill Playhouse, MUNY, DTC, Syracuse Stage, NSMT. Endless love to my family, MSA, Telsey + Co., and the Rotten team. BFA, Syracuse University. @KyleNicholasAnderson
KATE BAILEY (Swing)
is so excited to be joining the Rotten Players! Regional: Oliver! (Paper Mill Playhouse), Grease (Paper Mill Playhouse), Saturday Night Fever and Xanadu. Training: BYU. Love to my friends, family, BLOC NYU, and Telsey + Co.
DANIEL BEEMAN (Ensemble, u/s Shakespeare)
Touring debut! Regional: KC Rep, KC Starlight, MTWichita, Ogunquit Playhouse, Spinning Tree Theatre. Omaha Native. Endless gratitude to family, friends, BRS/Gage, Telsey, and the entire Something Rotten! team!
BRANDON BIEBER (Dance Captain, Swing)
Broadway/NY: Side Show, Anything Goes, Follies, Mary Poppins, On Your Toes (Encores!), Radio City NY Spectacular. Tours: White Christmas, Mary Poppins, Annie. Thanks for supporting the arts! Bottom’s up!
MANDIE BLACK (Assistant Dance Captain, Ensemble)
National Tour Debut! Select Favorites (Regional/International): Crazy For You, A Chorus Line, The Naked Truth, Zorro. Thank you Casey, Bloc, Michael and the wonderful players of team Rotten! @mandieblackforreal
NICK RASHAD BURROUGHS (Minstrel, Ensemble)
is thrilled to be making his national tour debut. Kinky Boots on Broadway (Angel/Lola understudy), Netflix Series “The Get Down” (Cj), Shrek The Musical (Donkey), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas). Instagram: @nickrburroughs
IAN CAMPAYNO (Swing)
Broadway: Mary Poppins. Off-Broadway: Trip of Love. Tours: Chicago, Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz, Cats. Regional: Saturday Night Fever, Legally Blonde, Cabaret, Chicago, A Christmas Carol. BFA Shenandoah Conservatory.
PIERCE CASSEDY (Ensemble, u/s Nigel Bottom)
Broadway: Kinky Boots. Elder McKinley in the original Chicago cast of The Book of Mormon. Thank you KMR, Cesar, Beth, CCM, SR Team and my family. In memory of Rod Durham. @piercecassedy
ERIC COLES (Swing)
Credits: Mary Poppins, Sweeney Todd (FLMTF), Rock of Ages (Broadway & Toronto), Mary Poppins (Disney), Wizard of Oz (Mirvish) Cheers to Telsey, Jess, and my love, Alison. ericcoles.net
DREW FRANKLIN (Ensemble)
Broadway: R&H Cinderella. NYC: Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Where's Charley?, Lady Be Good (w/Tommy Tune), ELF. National Tours: CATS, White Christmas, A Chorus Line. Enjoy the Show!
JULIANE GODFREY (Ensemble, u/s Bea)
New York: Disney's Frozen (Lab), Top Hat (Lab), Volleygirls (NYMF). Regional: The SpongeBob Musical (Pre-Broadway), Holiday Inn (Muny/Goodspeed), Paper Mill, Arena Stage, Sacramento Music Circus. UCLA grad.
LEAH HOFMANN (Ensemble)
Broadway: Something Rotten!, War Horse (Joey/Topthorn), Big Fish, Met Opera's The Merry Widow (Froufrou). International: Salzburg Festival's Threepenny Opera, Jedermann. Tours: Young Frankenstein, Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
KRISTIE KERWIN (Ensemble, u/s Bea, Portia)
Broadway/National: Spamalot, Dames At Sea (Mona, Joan, Ruby cover), Anything Goes (performed Reno/Hope), South Pacific (Ensign Yaeger, performed Nellie), White Christmas. Regional: Nice Work (Billie, Sacramento Music Circus).
RALPH MEITZLER (Ensemble, u/s Shakespeare)
Broadway: Rock of Ages. Off-Broadway: Piece of My Heart. National Tours: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Hairspray. Favs: Xanadu, Hazel. Love to Rex, Sis, Kev and “Rock.”
PATRICK JOHN MORAN (Ensemble, u/s Nostradamus, Brother Jeremiah, Shylock)
Education: Greensboro College/MFA UCF. National Tour: Joseph... (Asher/Baker). Regional: ...Spelling Bee (Barfèe) (Chicago), The Music Man (Jacey Squires) (Cape Playhouse), Man of La Mancha (Sancho) (Flat Rock).
JOEL NEWSOME (Lord Clapham, Ensemble, u/s Nostradamus, Brother Jeremiah, Shylock)
Broadway: The Producers, 42nd Street. Off-Bway: Cagney. National Tours: Billy Elliot (u/s George), The Producers (Leo Bloom). Regional: Everywhere. CCM Graduate. Thanks to Mom/Dad.
CON O’SHEA-CREAL (Ensemble, u/s Nick Bottom)
Broadway: Side Show, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Tours: Bert in Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. TV: “Royal Pains”. BFA University of Oklahoma.
TONYA THOMPSON (Ensemble)
SCAD graduate with a BFA in performing arts. Credits: 2nd National tour of Mary Poppins (Miss Corry u/s Bird Lady/Ms. Andrews). Psalms 46:10. Love to family & friends.
KAREY KIRKPATRICK, Book, Music and Lyrics
began his career as a screen and songwriter for Disney Animation, where he penned The Rescuers Down Under and James and the Giant Peach. With more than a dozen feature films produced, screenplay credits include Chicken Run (Golden Globe nominee for Outstanding Comedy), Charlotte’s Web, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Flakes and Over the Hedge, which he also co-directed. He directed the Paramount Pictures film Imagine That starring Eddie Murphy and co-produced, wrote and performed on the film’s soundtrack. Broadway theater credits: none (please don’t judge). Regional theater: nope! Awards: first place, Bible verse memorization, Horseshoe Drive Baptist Church. Other credits: husband of Nada, father of Sami, Maia and Finn.
WAYNE KIRKPATRICK, Music and Lyrics
Grammy Award-winning songwriter of “Change the World” by Eric Clapton (Song of the Year). Top 10 singles include “Every Heartbeat,” “Good for Me” (Amy Grant); “Wrapped Up in You” (Garth Brooks); “Boondocks,” “Bring It on Home,” “Little White 8 WHO’S WHO in the CAST Church” (Little Big Town); “Place in This World” (Michael W. Smith). He is a multi-formatted songwriter, with songs recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Joe Cocker, Wynonna, Gabe Dixon, Nickel Creek, Trisha Yearwood, Babyface and Peter Frampton, among others. His songs have been featured in films such as Almost Famous and Phenomenon and television shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “True Blood” and “Hart of Dixie.” Wayne lives in Nashville with his wife Fran. Favorite productions: Kourtney, Shelby and Carson.
JOHN O’FARREL, Book
is one of the U.K.’s best-known comic authors and script writers. Bestselling novels include The Best a Man Can Get, This Is Your Life, May Contain Nuts and The Man Who Forgot His Wife. Non-fiction includes Things Can Only Get Better, An Utterly Impartial History of Britain and three collections of his satirical columns for The Guardian newspaper. His books have been translated into 25 languages and adapted for BBC radio and television. TV and film credits include “Spitting Image,” “Have I Got News for You,” Chicken Run, “Murder Most Horrid,” “Smith and Jones.” Winner, British Comedy Award. Founded U.K.’s first daily satirical news website, Newsbiscuit. Currently writing a screenplay for Aardman Animations, having just completed his fifth novel. @mrjohnofarrell
CASEY NICHOLAW, Director, Choreographer
Currently represented on Broadway as director and choreographer of Disney’s Aladdin (2014 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, Best Choreography); co-director and choreographer of The Book of Mormon (2011 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards as co-director with Trey Parker, receiving the same nominations for choreography as well as an Olivier Award). Other Broadway credits as director/choreographer: Elf: The Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Monty Python’s Spamalot directed by Mike Nichols (2005 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations, Best Choreography). Additional New York credits for City Center Encores!: the highly acclaimed productions of Most Happy Fella, Anyone Can Whistle and Follies (Direction/Choreography).
KEVIN MCCOLLUM, Producer
has received three Tony Awards for Best Musical for In the Heights (2008), Avenue Q (2004) and Rent (1996), which was also awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He also produced The Drowsy Chaperone (2006, winner of five Tonys) and, most recently, Something Rotten!, Hand to God and Motown the Musical on Broadway. He will be represented on Broadway this spring by The Play That Goes Wrong and also on tour by Motown the Musical. Mr. McCollum was trained at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and earned his master’s from the University of Southern California.
PHIL RENO, Music Supervisor and Vocal Arrangements
Broadway: Elf; Promises, Promises; The Drowsy Chaperone; The Producers; Thou Shalt Not; Dame Edna: The Royal Tour and Back With a Vengeance; Cats. Off-Broadway: The Diva is Dismissed (Public), A New Brain (Lincoln Center). National tours: Joseph… (with Donny Osmond), original company of Music of the Night, Starlight Express, Bob Fosse’s Sweet Charity. Television: music director/conductor for “Broadway Under the Stars” (CBS 2002–2006), “CBS Tree Lighting in Bryant Park” (2006–2011). Film: The Producers. Grammy nominee as co-producer of The Drowsy Chaperone cast album.
BRIAN P. KENNEDY, Music Director & Conductor
Los Angeles: Carrie, Oklahoma!, Sweet Smell of Success, William Finn’s Make Me a Song, Randy Newman’s Harps & Angels, Re-Animator, New Hopeville Comics, Silence: The Musical, The Real Love (ask Adam Pascal about it…), Hello! My Baby (Arrangements/Orchestrations), Silversea Cruiselines (Music Supervisor), Rockwell Table & Stage (Resident Music Director) and Broadway Stage Door Supper Club on SiriusXM. Broadway: 13 (Music Assistant). Graduate of UNC—Greensboro
SCOTT PASK, Scenic Designer
His 40 Broadway productions include The Book of Mormon (Tony Award), It’s Only a Play, Finding Neverland, Airline Highway, The Visit, Pippin (Tony nom.), Casa Valentina, I’ll Eat You Last, The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), Take Me Out, Hair, Pal Joey (Tony nom.), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tony nom.), The Pillowman (Tony Award), Nine and Urinetown. Also Peter Grimes (Met Opera), Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna. Numerous West End credits, Donmar Warehouse, National Theatre, Almeida Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre, Leicester Curve. Honorary doctorate, University of Arizona. @scottpaskstudio.
GREGG BARNES, Costume Designer
Broadway: Something Rotten!, Aladdin, Kinky Boots (2013 Tony nomination), Follies (2012 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award), Elf, Legally Blonde (2007 Tony nomination), The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, Olivier nomination), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Flower Drum Song (2003 Tony nom.), Side Show, To Be or Not to Be. New York: Sinatra (Radio City), The Wizard of Oz, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Cinderella and The Merry Widow (New York City Opera), Pageant (the Blue Angel and London’s West End—Olivier nom.), The Kathy and Mo Show. Regional credits: Robin and the 7 Hoods, Mame, Allegro (Helen Hayes Award). TDF Young Master Award.
JEFF CROITER, Lighting Design
Broadway: Newsies, Mothers and Sons, Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony Award), A Time to Kill, Soul Doctor, Jekyll & Hyde, The Anarchist, The Performers, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Next Fall, Kiki and Herb. Other NYC: Parade; A Month in the Country; Fly by Night; The Last Five Years; Old Jews Telling Jokes; Silence; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Meet Vera Stark; Rapture Blister Burn; A Lie of the Mind; Ordinary Days; Family Guy Sings; The Voysey Inheritance; The Internationalist; Jacques Brel; Almost, Maine; The Dazzle; Jennifer Muller/The Works. Jeff is a producer of “Submissions Only.”
PETER HYLENSKI, Sound Designer
Grammy, Olivier and four-time Tony Award nominee. Selected Broadway designs: After Midnight, Motown, The Scottsboro Boys, Rock of Ages, Side Show, Rocky, Bullets Over Broadway, Shrek the Musical, On a 9 WHO’S WHO in the CAST Clear Day…, Lend Me a Tenor, Elf, Wonderland, CryBaby, The Times They Are A-Changin’, The Wedding Singer, Sweet Charity, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Little Women, Brooklyn. Other credits: Le Rêve at Wynn Las Vegas, Ragtime (London), Rocky das Musical (Hamburg), King Kong (Melbourne), How to Train Your Dragon, Walking with Dinosaurs.
LARRY HOCHMAN, Orchestrations
Broadway: On the Twentieth Century, The Book of Mormon (Tony, Drama Desk awards), Big Fish, Pippin, Chaplin, The Scottsboro Boys (Tony nom.), Spamalot (Tony nom.), A Class Act (Tony nom.), Fiddler (Tony nom.), Jane Eyre. Television: composer of “The Wonder Pets!” (five Emmys). Twenty-five regional and Off-Broadway shows, including Death Takes a Holiday (Maury Yeston) and Marvin Hamlisch’s The Nutty Professor. Seventeen films, including The Informant! (Marvin Hamlisch). Recordings, concerts: Paul McCartney, Eric Idle, Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman, Audra McDonald, Barry Manilow, Mandy Patinkin, Boston Pops, New York Philharmonic. LarryHochman.net.
JOSH MARQUETTE, Hair Design
Broadway/ Off-Broadway/West End: Aladdin, First Date, Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon, Elf, Dogfight, The Best Man, Look Back in Anger, The Drowsy Chaperone, Pig Farm, The… Trailer Park Musical, Altar Boyz, Mamma Mia! West Coast: Robin and the 7 Hoods, Peep Show, Minsky’s, Vanities. Other N.Y.: Show Boat at Carnegie Hall; Encores! Most Happy Fella, No, No, Nanette and Follies; numerous Juilliard productions. National tours: BofM, Drowsy Chaperone, Barbie Live! Television: “The Slap,” “30 Rock,” “Saturday Night Live.”
GLEN KELLY, Music Arranger
arranged music and wrote original lyrics for Bullets Over Broadway. He supervised and arranged Mel Brooks’ The Producers and Young Frankenstein. Other credits include Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Book of Mormon, A Christmas Story, The Scottsboro Boys and Aladdin. He won the New York Drama Desk Award for his original score to The Nance.
JEFF NORMAN, Production Stage Manager
Disney’s Newsies, The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast; Chicago; Mamma Mia!; Cirque du Soleil’s O at the Bellagio; Miss Saigon, Les Misérables. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
MATT SCHREIBER, Stage Manager
Broadway: Motown the Musical, The Performers, Godspell, In the Heights, Avenue Q. National tours: Motown the Musical, Wicked, Memphis, In the Heights and Mamma Mia!
BRAE SINGLETON, Assistant Stage Manager
Broadway: Allegiance, The Cripple of Inishmaan. Off-Broadway: The Ruins of Civilization, Tales from Red Vienna (MTC). Tour: Newsies, A Christmas Story. Regional: Romeo and Juliet, Private Lives (Hartford Stage); Crowns (The Goodman). Other: New London Barn Playhouse. B.F.A. in stage management from The Theatre School at DePaul University.
STEVE BEBOUT, Associate Director
Associate credits: The Book of Mormon (Broadway, tour), The Addams Family (Broadway, tour, Brazil, Australia), Sister Act (Broadway), 101 Dalmatians (tour), Girl Crazy (Encores!). Directing credits: NYC: I Got Fired; regional: The Full Monty, The Buddy Holly Story, Little Shop of Horrors; for NYU: Urinetown, Bye Bye Birdie. “Love and gratitude to Casey, John, Holly and my rotten boy Gus.”
ERIC GIANCOLA, Associate Choreographer
Broadway: Something Rotten!, The Book of Mormon, Mamma Mia! Broadway tours: The Book of Mormon, Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia! Regional faves: Goodspeed and MSMT. NYU grad. Thanks to Casey Nicholaw. “I would follow you off a cliff. Make an Omelette!”
JOHN MILLER, Music Coordinator
Broadway: more than 100 shows, including Doctor Zhivago, Gigi, It Shoulda Been You, On the Twentieth Century, On the Town, Les Misérables, Beautiful, Jersey Boys, Newsies, Pippin, Rock of Ages. Musician (bass): Leonard Cohen, Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, Carly Simon, BB King, Bette Midler. His album Stage Door Johnny—John Miller: Takes on Broadway is available on PS Classics Records. johnmillerbass.com.
TELSEY + COMPANY, Casting
Broadway/ tours: Anastasia; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Hello, Dolly!; War Paint; Present Laughter; Come from Away; Paramour; Waitress; On Your Feet!; Hamilton; Kinky Boots; Wicked; The King and I; An American in Paris; The Sound of Music. Off-Broadway: Atlantic, Classic Stage Company, LAByrinth, MCC, Second Stage, Signature. Regional: A.R.T., La Jolla, McCarter, New York Stage and Film, Paper Mill, Williamstown. Film: Into the Woods, Margin Call, Rachel Getting Married, Across the Universe, Camp, Pieces of April. TV: “Hairspray Live!,” “Conviction,” “This Is Us,” “Grease Live!,” “The Wiz Live!,” “Flesh and Bone,” “Masters of Sex,” “Smash,” “The Big C,” commercials. telseyandco.com.
JIM HARRISON, Company Manager
Clevelander. National tours: The Lion King, Motown, 50 Shades, 9 to 5, White Christmas, The Addams Family…. Broadway: Something Rotten!, Motown. Thanks to all who help to keep art live
PORT CITY TECHNICAL, Production Management
is a production management company based in Charleston, S.C. Current tours with Work Light Productions include Mamma Mia!, Rent, Cinderella and White Christmas. We are thrilled to be working with them again on Motown and Something Rotten!
ALLIED LIVE, Marketing and Press
is a fullservice marketing/advertising agency representing national tours, performing arts institutions and experiential entertainment entities throughout North America. Current touring clients: Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, An American in Paris, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Rent 20th anniversary tour, Kinky Boots, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Mamma Mia!, Motown The Musical, Once, Elf and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Upcoming tours include School of Rock and The Humans.
THE BOOKING GROUP, Tour Direction
(TBG) has represented more than 20 Tony Award-winning Best Musicals and Plays since its inception in 1996. In addition to Something Rotten!, TBG also currently represents the touring productions of: An American in Paris, The Book of Mormon, The Bodyguard, Cabaret, The Color Purple, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Finding Neverland, Fun Home, The Humans, Motown The Musical, On Your Feet!, School of Rock, the 20th anniversary tour of Rent, Waitress and Hamilton.
WORK LIGHT PRODUCTIONS, General Management
Dedicated to creating and producing live entertainment. General management for Something Rotten! and Motown. Producers of Rent 20th anniversary tour, Cinderella, Mamma Mia!, White Christmas. Currently developing Clue, a new stage play based on the Paramount movie. Produced Julie Andrews, The Gift of Music at The Hollywood Bowl and London’s O2 Arena. Other recent touring productions include the Tony Award-winners American Idiot, In the Heights and Avenue Q. WLP is led by founding partner and President Stephen Gabriel and Vice President Nancy Gabriel. worklightproductions.com.
THE 5TH AVENUE THEATRE
Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre is one of America’s leading musical theater companies. Under the leadership of executive producer and artistic director David Armstrong, managing director Bernadine C. Griffin and producing artistic director Bill Berry, the 5th has premiered 16 new musicals, nine of which have subsequently moved to Broadway including Hairspray (2003 Best Musical Tony), The Wedding Singer, Shrek, Memphis (2010 Best Musical Tony Award), Catch Me If You Can, A Christmas Story, Scandalous, First Date and Disney’s Aladdin. 5thavenue.org.
THE SEELIG GROUP Producer
is a private Media & Entertainment principal investment and advisory firm founded in 2012 by a group of successful and experienced entrepreneurs, executives and investors.
ASHLEY DeSIMONE Producer
is an executive focused on live entertainment at The Seelig Group and is the managing partner of Fortune Theatrical Ventures, an investment platform dedicated to producing projects with Kevin McCollum. She is delighted to be part of the Something Rotten! tour.
MORRIS BERCHARD Producer
Broadway credits include The Color Purple (Tony Award—Best Musical Revival), Something Rotten!, Hand to God, It’s Only a Play, The Performers, Ragtime, Desire Under the Elms, Impressionism, The Little Dog Laughed, The Last Sunday in June (Off-Broadway), Master Class, Afraid of the Dark (London), Bat Boy: The Musical (Toronto).
WENDY FEDERMAN Producer
CEO of Foolish Mortals Productions. Four Tony Awards, five Drama Desk Awards; involvement with over 50 Broadway, national tour and London productions. Film: Wakefield starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner. Wendy is thrilled to be a Rotten producer!
BARBARA FREITAG Producer
and late husband Buddy formed B Square+4 Productions in 2004 with the mission of producing original musicals and plays. 2016– 17 Broadway: Come From Away, A Doll’s House Part 2, and Hello, Dolly! Barbara and Buddy always shared a passion for theater... she continues the love
LAMS PRODUCTIONS Producer
is a New Yorkbased production company founded by Tony and Olivier-nominated producers Bradley Reynolds and David Siesko. LAMS produced Something Rotten! on Broadway, Hand to God on Broadway and in London, and It’s Only a Play. Bradley and David also produced the recent revivals of West Side Story and Ragtime as well as [title of show] and Mothers and Sons.
RICHARD WINKLER Producer
Tony Awards: Vanya and Sonia…, La Cage…, Memphis, The Norman Conquests. Other Broadway includes Disgraced, You Can’t Take It with You, Cinderella, A Little Night Music, Lend Me a Tenor, Catch Me If You Can, Nice Work…. Upcoming: Come from Away. West End includes Dreamgirls, Betrayal and Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Olivier Award).
TIMOTHY LACZYNSKI Producer
Broadway: Something Rotten!, Hand to God, A Christmas Story the Musical and The Pee-wee Herman Show. Mr. Laczynski serves as the board treasurer for Lincoln Theater in Napa and was formerly the executive producer at Surflight Theatre in N.J. He consults in business development and strategic planning.
JAM THEATRICALS Producer
under the direction of founders Arny Granat and Steve Traxler, manages subscription series in 30 cities throughout North America and has produced more than 45 shows on Broadway, winning nine Tony Awards along the way
JOHN YONOVER Producer
supported and invested in more than 35 productions on Broadway, Chicago and London, including Memphis, Dee Snider’s Rock and Roll Christmas (Toronto and Chicago), The Mountaintop, First Date, the currently running Dear Evan Hansen and Come from Away. John was a guest judge on an episode of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” alongside Kristen Chenoweth. John and his wife of 30 years Evonne are beyond excited to bring Something Rotten! to America.
ROBERT GREENBLATT Producer
is chairman of NBC Entertainment, the #1 18–49 network, and his support for live musicals (“The Sound of Music,” “The Wiz,” “Hairspray”) changed the TV landscape. He also oversees Universal Stage Productions (Holiday Inn, Wicked) and is a Tony-winning Broadway producer (A Gentleman’s Guide … ). He’s run three networks (NBC, Showtime, Fox), produced several series (“Six Feet Under”) and won some awards.
LUCAS McMAHON Associate Producer
has worked with Kevin McCollum at Alchemation since 2012. Other credits include Something Rotten! on Broadway, Hand to God (Broadway and West End) and the upcoming Broadway production of The Play That Goes Wrong. He is a proud alumnus of Northwestern University.