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
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