BT MCNICHOLL (Lyricist/Co-Author/Director) won the 2002 "Tony" Award in Australia (the Helpmann) for his direction of Barry & Fran Weissler and IMG's production of Cabaret. Recent credits include acclaimed revivals of Jerome Kern's Very Good Eddie (Goodspeed Opera House) and a new adaptation of The Cherry Orchard (Best Production, Dorset Theatre Festival). On Broadway, he has directed for the Roundabout Theatre Company; internationally, he staged Disney & Kenneth Feld's musical version of Winnie the Pooh, currently on tour. He has also been associated with James Lapine, Jerry Zaks, Rob Marshall and Sam Mendes on a number of Broadway plays and musicals. Winner of a BMI Award and a Drama League grant, McNicholl has directed new works at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center and popular productions of She Loves Me and Noel Coward's Fallen Angels, among others. Working with Betty Comden and Adolph Green, he directed Kristin Chenoweth in their musical Billion Dollar Baby at the York Theatre Company, and also produced the show's critically acclaimed cast album. He also staged the World Premiere of the new musical Camila at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia.

JERRY ZAKS (Production Consultant) has directed over 20 productions both on and off-Broadway, as well as the Oscar nominated film Marvin's Room. He has received four Tonys, four Drama Desks, two Outer Critics Circle Awards, an Obie, a Drama-Logue, and a NAACP Image Award nomination. He served as Resident Director at Lincoln Center Theater from 1986-1990, is a founding member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre, and is currently happily affiliated with Jujamcyn Theaters. A graduate of Dartmouth with an MFA from Smith, he received the George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater in 1994, and an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Dartmouth in 1999.

PAUL MCKIBBINS (Music, Orchestrations) has had compositions and arrangements performed by the NY Philharmonic, Cincinnati Pops orchestra, Alvin Ailey Dance Company, NY Pops and many others. Composer-In-Residence: University of Bridgeport (1986-1990). TV: "The Muppets" (Emmy Nomination), "The Sunshine Boys." Film: Unzipped, Suspicion. Theater: I Hear Music! Songs of Burton Lane (Co-Conceiver/Arranger). Ballet: Suite of Night Waltzes (with Ann Reinking), Morgause (with Courtney Conner). Recordings: Follies (1998, Producer), Setting Standards (Producer/Arranger), "Suite of Dances" from West Side Story (Arranger), and many instrumentals. Administrator of music rights for Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Maltby & Shire, and Wright & Forrest. B. Mus., M. Mus., Manhattan School of Music.

MICHAEL SMALL (Co-Author) Previous plays include The Cool Club, which was directed by BT McNicholl in a site-specific run at the CBGB nightclub. Small, who has studied writing at Harvard, NYU, and Playwright's Horizons, has also written the comedies Fathers Day and Kaboom. He is now the executive editor of Entertainment Weekly's EW.com website.

ALBIN KONOPKA (Music Director) has enjoyed a long and successful international career. Besides his credits on numerous Broadway shows, he has performed in over 24 countries on 6 continents. He has worked as a producer, composer, musical director/supervisor, vocal and dance arranger and orchestrator. He has written two musicals: Ambra (in Italian) and She Schtups To Conquer. He is fluent in 5 languages and has a Masters from the Juilliard School of Music. He has produced and tried to direct and supervise his two children, Alba and Carolyn with somewhat limited success.

ROBERT BIANCA (Choreographer) recently finished work on MTC's production of A Class Act. Robert has choreographed at North Carolina Theatre and worked on the recent workshop of The Royal Family. Robert has performed in Cats, was involved in the original Fosse project, and was chosen by Gwen Verdon to dance lead roles in Lincoln Center's concert version of Sweet Charity.

STEVE SMITH (Silent Movie Sequences) Writer/director/producer
/performer/teacher/comic spirit. Ringling Bros. Clown College, 1971. BFA Acting - Goodman School of Drama, 1977. Director of Clown College - 1985-1995. Co-creator/Director - 123rd Edition of The Greatest Show On Earth, 1992. Chuck Jones Film Productions, 1996-1997. Honors: Medal of Merit - Notable Achievement in Performing Arts, Ohio University; The Theatre School/DePaul University Award for Excellence in the Arts; ACT - Action For Children's Television Award, and, for outstanding achievement in children's television, five Emmy Awards.

MARK NAYDEN (Set Designer) Upcoming: Once On This Island, The Telephone & The Medium, and Five Guys Named Moe. Other designs include Cloud 9, Rags, Children of Eden, and Furious (set and costumes). Broadway: Associate: An Inspector Calls (Broadway and Tour), Translations, and Indiscretions. Opera: Street Scene, Savitri, Trouble in Tahiti. He designed EXCELSIOR, Best of NY 2000, NY Magazine. He is a member of USA Local 829.

ROBIN L. MCGEE (Costume Designer) Design credits include The Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller on Comedy Central; Clown designer at the Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus; Tommy at Northshore Music Theatre; South Pacific, Saturday Night and My Fair Lady at the Weston Playhouse and Little Shop of Horrors, Man of La Mancha and West Side Story at Theatrefest. Design Assistant credits include The Diary of Anne Frank on Broadway; several national and International tours of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Robin holds a master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas and is a member of the United Scenic Artists.

JEFF NELLIS (Lighting Designer) Off-Broadway productions include Cobb, Our Sinatra, The Devil's Music, An American Family, 2 1/2 Jews, Coyote on a Fence, Men on the Verge of an His-panic Breakdown, and My Italy Story. Regional designs include the Alley Theatre, Bay Street Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Trinity Repertory Theatre, and Florida Stage.

ELAINE J. MCCARTHY (Projection Designer) Broadway: Into the Woods, Judgment at Nuremberg (National Actors Theatre), The Green Bird (Julie Taymor). Off-Broadway: Boys Don't Wear Lipstick (Players Theatre), Goodbye My Friduchita (Directors Company), Don Byron's Tunes & 'Toons (BAM), The Woman in Black and A Coffin in Egypt (Bay Street Theatre), An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf (Primary Stages). Regional Theatre: Songs From the Tall Grass (Ford's Theatre), Eleanor: An American Love Story (Duke University and Ford's Theatre), Blue Man Group: Tubes (Chicago). National Tours: Forgiveness (Chen Shi Zheng), Spirit (Back Row Productions). Opera/Dance: War and Peace (Kirov Opera), Tan Dun's The Gate (NHK Symphony orchestra), Art Spiegelman's comic book opera Drawn to Death (Harvard University), Peter Sellar's The Peony Pavilion (Vienna Opera), Tosca (Opera Festival of New Jersey), Portraits of the Family (Cloud Gate Dance Theatre), Remote (White Oak Dance Project), Philip Glass and Susan Marshall's Les Enfants Terribles (IPA).

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