PRINCIPAL CAST

Victoria Clark

(Madame Sousatzka)

Montego Glover

(Xholiswa)

Judy Kaye

(Countess)

Jordan Barrow

(Themba)

Victoria Clark

(Madame Sousatzka)

Victoria Clark maintains a wonderfully diverse acting career, equally at home in plays, musicals, film, television, and the concert stage.  As a stage director, her work spans from original musicals to opera, to educational programming for all ages. She has starred in twelve Broadway shows and countless off-Broadway and regional productions. She won the Tony Award for her luminous performance in The Light In The Piazza (2005) and received three Tony nominations for her roles in Gigi (2015), Cinderella(2014) and Sister Act (2011). Television and film credits include: Homeland, The Good Wife, The Happening, Cradle Will Rock, Archaeology of a Woman, Tickling Leo, Harvest and Main Street. Ms. Clark has directed for Texas Opera Theater, Philadelphia Opera, Chautauqua Opera, 92nd Street Y, John Drew Theater, NAMT, Pace University where she was Artist-in Residence (The Light in the Piazza) and NYMF where she won the Outstanding Direction Award for Newton’s Cradle. Avid Master Teacher Victoria served on the faculty of Yale University and teaches at conservatories and universities worldwide. VictoriaClark.me.

Montego Glover

(Xholiswa)

is an American stage actress and singer. Ms. Glover made her Broadway debut in The Color Purple in the roles of Celie & Nettie. She created the role of Felicia Farrell in the Broadway hit musical Memphis and received a Tony Award nomination for Lead Actress in a Musical as well as a Drama League Nomination and won both the Outer Critics’ Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award for her performance. Ms. Glover won a second Drama Desk Award (Outstanding Ensemble) for her critically acclaimed run as Nina in the New York debut of The Royale at Lincoln Center Theater. She enjoyed a delightfully comedic turn as Annie Shepard in the new musical comedy It Shoulda Been You, and starred in the hugely successful 2016 revival of Les Miserables as Fantine. Ms. Glover also has an impressive list of credits in concert work both in New York and around the country. She has been a Guest Artist for the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City Center, Philadelphia Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Caramoor Music Festival, Smith Center in Las Vegas, Concordia Conservatory (Hoch Chamber Series), Calgary Philharmonic, Sun Valley Summer Symphony Orchestra and, most recently, Houston Symphony Orchestra to name a few.

Judy Kaye

(Countess)

is a Tony Award-winning American singer and actress who has appeared in myriad stage musicals, plays and operas. Ms. Kaye made her Broadway debut in Grease as Betty Rizzo. She took home a Tony Award for originating the role of Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera, and received a Tony nomination for her role in Mamma Mia!. Other Broadway credits include On the Twentieth Century; The Moony Shapiro Songbook; Oh, Brother!; Ragtime; the 2005 revival of Sweeney Todd and the 2012 Gershwin musical Nice Work if You Can Get It. In September 2014, Ms. Kaye joined the Broadway production of Cinderella as the Fairy Godmother and remained with the show until its final performance on January 3, 2015. Since February 16, 2016, Ms. Kaye has been performing the role of Madame Morrible in the Broadway production of Wicked.

Jordan Barrow

(Themba)

studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and holds a BFA in Musical Theater from the University of Michigan. Jordan Barrow’s off-Broadway credits include The Tempest (Public Theater’s NY Shakespeare Festival) and Held Momentarily (NY Fringe Festival Encore Series). TV credits include “Broad City.” Workshops and readings include Sousatzka and Sweetie (directed by Patricia Birch). Regional credits include Peter Pan and The Miracle Worker (Paper Mill Playhouse) and Finian’s Rainbow (Music Theatre Wichita).

THE PRODUCER

GARTH H. DRABINSKY

(Producer)

GARTH H. DRABINSKY

(Producer)

Born in Toronto in 1949, Garth Drabinsky is the only Canadian to have achieved international success in almost every facet of the entertainment business including motion picture production, distribution and exhibition; live theatre; television; music recordings and the presentation of both popular and classical music.

He began his career as an entertainment lawyer in 1975. Since then he co-founded Cineplex Odeon, where he was also responsible for creating a chain of cinemas with over 1,800 screens throughout North America.

From 1993 to 1998 Mr. Drabinsky was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Livent Inc. Under Mr. Drabinsky’s producing leadership, the corporation’s Broadway productions were nominated for 61 Tony Awards and have collectively won 19 Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” for Kiss of the Spider Woman and Fosse and “Best Musical Revival” for Show Boat.

His award-winning Broadway productions also include Candide, Barrymore, Parade and the internationally acclaimed Ragtime, which earned four Tony Awards, including “Best Score” and “Best Book for a Musical.”Mr. Drabinsky was also responsible for the Canadian productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard and The Phantom of the Opera, which remains the longest running musical in Canadian history and the North American productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Other works originally developed by Mr. Drabinsky for Livent, but subsequently staged on Broadway by different producing entities, include the musical adaptation of the 1957 breakthrough, film noir drama, The Sweet Smell of Success, Parade, directed by Harold Prince and score by composer, Jason Robert Brown which received 9 Tony Award nominations and 2 Tony Awards as well as the 1998 Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; and Seussical, a musical inspired by the works of Dr. Seuss written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

In addition to developing state-of-the-art legitimate theatres in both Toronto and Vancouver, Mr. Drabinsky has been devoted to the restoration and historic preservation of North America’s most acclaimed theatres, including the Pantages in Toronto, the Lyric and Apollo Theatres in New York and the Oriental Theater in Chicago. A recipient of two Honorary Doctorate Degrees, Garth Drabinsky is an ardent spokesman on behalf of individual liberty.

THE CREATIVE TEAM

Craig Lucas

(Book)

Richard Maltby, Jr.

(Lyrics)

David Shire

(Music)

Graciela Daniele

(Choreography)

Adrian Noble

(Director)

Anthony Ward

(Scenic Design)

Paul Tazewell

(Costume Design)

Howell Binkley

(Lighting Design)

Jon Driscoll

(Cinematographer, Lighting and Projection Designer)

Martin Levan

(Sound Design)

Jonathan Tunick

(Orchestrations)

David Caddick

(Music Supervisor)

Brad Haak

(Music Director)

Lebo M

(Additional Vocal and Music Arrangements)

Marius de Vries

(Additional Music Arrangements)

Mungioli Theatricals, inc.

(Casting)

DAYTON/WALTERS CASTING, CSA, CDC

(Casting)

Craig Lucas

(Book)

is a thrice Tony Award-nominated American playwright, screenwriter, theater director, musical actor and film director. In 1973, Mr. Lucas left Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in theater and creative writing. His mentor, Anne Sexton, urged him to try his luck in New York City as a playwright. He worked in many day jobs while performing in Broadway musicals including, Shenandoah, On the Twentieth Century, Rex, and Sweeney Todd. Mr. Lucas met Norman Rene in 1979. Their first collaboration was Marry Me a Little in 1981. The two wrote a script incorporating songs that had been written for, but discarded from Stephen Sondheim musicals, and Rene also directed. They followed this with the plays Missing Persons (1981) and Blue Window (1984); Three Postcards (1987), an original musical by Mr. Lucas and Craig Carnelia; and another play, Reckless (1983). In 1990, they joined forces for what would prove to be their biggest commercial and critical success, Prelude to a Kiss. They also joined forces for the film Longtime Companion (1990), the 1992 film adaptation of Prelude with Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan, and the 1995 film version of Reckless with Mia Farrow and Mary Louise Parker. Following his early work on romantic comedies, Lucas began to write more serious works about AIDS, including The Singing Forest and The Dying Gaul, the latter of which was made into a film that Lucas also directed. Mr. Lucas also authored the book for the musical The Light in the Piazza, and directed the world premiere at the Intiman Theatre in Seattle. The Lincoln Center production, directed by Bartlett Sher, garnered him a Tony Award nomination. In late 2008, Mr. Lucas’ play Prayer for My Enemy made its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons. In 2014, Mr. Lucas was the book writer of the universally lauded restoration of Gershwin’s An American in Paris, which opened on Broadway in the spring of 2015 and garnered 14 Tony nominations and 4 Tony Awards.

Richard Maltby, Jr.

(Lyrics)

is a Tony Award-winning American theater director, producer, lyricist and screenwriter. While attending Yale in the mid-50’s, he met composer David Shire, a fellow student, and they formed a partnership to write songs for musicals. Their musical version of Cyrano de Bergerac was produced by the Yale Dramatic Association in 1958, then mounted by the prestigious Williamstown Summer Theatre. One song from the score, “Autumn,” was recorded by Barbra Streisand on her number one album People in 1964. On subsequent albums, Streisand recorded the Maltby/Shire compositions “No More Songs for Me;” “Starting Here, Starting Now;” and “The Morning After.”  Mr. Maltby and Mr. Shire worked throughout the 1960’s on musicals and revues that played Off-Broadway or in regional theater, or went unproduced. Their first Broadway credit came on May 2, 1968, when their song “The Girl of the Minute” was used in the 1968 revue New Faces.  Meanwhile, Mr. Shire composed film scores, and Mr. Maltby developed a career as a stage director. In 1977, at the behest of the Manhattan Theatre Club, Richard directed a revue of songs that he and David Shire had written for a variety of projects. Staring Here, Starting Now ran for 120 performances, resulting in a cast album that earned a Grammy® nomination. Maltby and Shire finally reached Broadway with their own musical, Baby, directed by Mr. Maltby, which opened on December 4, 1983, and ran 241 performances. They returned to Off-Broadway with the musical revues Urban Blight (which had a limited run at the Manhattan Theatre Club beginning June 19, 1988) and Closer than Ever (which began a 288 performance run on November 6, 1989). Their second Broadway musical, Big, an adaptation of the successful film, opened in April 1996 and ran 193 performances. Apart from his work with Mr. Shire, Mr. Maltby conceived and directed the revue Ain’t Misbehavin’, which used the songs of Fats Waller, and he wrote new lyrics to some of Waller’s tunes for the production. It opened Off-Broadway on May 9, 1978, and eventually transferred to Broadway, running a total of 1,632 performances. Mr. Maltby won the Tony Award for Best Director of the show. Richard Maltby also helped Andrew Lloyd Webber and British lyricist Don Black Americanize the lyrics for the musical Song and Dance, and also directed the Broadway production. It opened August 30, 1985, and ran for 474 performances. Mr. Maltby adapted the French lyrics of Alain Boublil into English for the musical Miss Saigon, which opened on Broadway on April 11, 1991, and ran for 4,125 performances. Mr. Maltby also conceived the dance revue Fosse, which opened on Broadway January 14, 1999, and ran for 1,100 performances. All of these efforts produced cast albums.

David Shire

(Music)

an Academy Award® and two-time Grammy Award winner and multiple Tony Award and Emmy® nominee, has composed prolifically for the theatre, films, television and recordings. On Broadway, he and lyricist Richard Maltby wrote the scores for the musicals Baby (Tony Award nominations for Best Score and Musical) and Big (Tony nomination for Best Score). His Off-Broadway scores, also written with Mr. Maltby, include Starting Here, Starting Now (Grammy nomination); Closer Than Ever (Outer Circle Critics Award for Best Musical and Score); Urban Blight at the Manhattan Theatre Club and the Off-Broadway musical The Sap of Life. Mr. Shire also wrote the incidental scores for As You Like It (NY Shakespeare Festival), Peter Ustinov’s The Unknown Soldier and His Wife (Lincoln Center), Donald Margoli’s The Loman Family Picnic (MTC), Schmulnick’s Waltz and Visiting Mr. Green. Maltby and Shire’s most recent project, the musical Take Flight with book by John Weidman, has been workshopped at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, presented in concert versions in Russia and Australia, and at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre. Mr. Shire is currently at work on an adaptation of a hit Thai musical, Behind the Painting, for Broadway. David Shire’s many feature film scores include Norma Rae (Academy Award for Best Song, lyrics by Norman Gimbel), Francis Coppala’s The Conversation; All the President’s Men; The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3; Short Circuit; 2010;, Farewell, My Lovely; The Hindenberg; Return to Oz and Saturday Night Fever, for which his work earned him two Grammy Awards. Mr. Shire most recently scored David Fincher’s Zodiac and Peter Hyam’s Beyond a Reasonable Doubt. His numerous television scores have garnered five Emmy nominations and include Glenn Close’s Sarah Plain and Tall, Christopher Reeve’s Rear Window on Entebbe, Oprah Winfrey’s The Women of Brewster Place, The Kennedy’s of Massachusetts, Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles, and Neil Simon’s Jake’s Women and Broadway Bound. Mr. Shire also composed the theme song with lyrics by Marilyn Bergman for the long-running Linda Lavin NBC series Alice.

Graciela Daniele

(Choreography)

was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ms. Daniele is known for her work on Woody Allen’s films: Bullets Over Broadway (1994), Mighty Aphrodite (1995) and Everyone Says I Love You (1996). Daniele began her dance training at the age of seven at Teatro Colón, Argentina’s equivalent of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre. She later moved to Paris to continue her ballet studies, and while living there attended a performance of West Side Story, with Jerome Robbins’ original choreography. Overwhelmed by the way dance was an integral part of the storytelling, Daniele decided to move to New York City to study jazz and modern dance, styles she felt were best for expressing human emotions on stage. As a performer, Daniele made her Broadway debut in What Makes Sammy Run? in 1964. She studied with Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham while working with such luminaries as Bob Fosse, Agnes de Mille and Michael Bennett, who hired her to assist him with Follies in 1971. Her first credit as a full-fledged choreographer was the 1979 revival of The Most Happy Fella.  In addition to her work in New York City, where she has choreographed for Ballet Hispanico and served as a director-in-residence at Lincoln Center, Daniele has directed and/or choreographed theatrical, opera, and dance productions throughout the United States. Ms. Daniele has directed and/or choreographed several musicals of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, including The Glorious Ones (2007) and Dessa Rose (2005) as well as Ragtime (1998). In 2005, Daniele was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame. Ms. Daniele has been nominated for Broadway’s Tony Award ten times.

Adrian Noble

(Director)

A world renowned Director, in 1991 Adrian Noble became the Artistic Director of the RSC, where he produced more than 200 productions and directed over 40. His productions have won many awards and have been seen regularly at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Kennedy Center and around the world. Mr. Noble has directed more than half of the Shakespeare cannon with many leading British actors, including Derek Jacobi, Ralph Fiennes, Kenneth Branaugh, Tom Courtenny, Helen Mirren, and Johnathan Price. He won the Grand Pris des Critiques for his opera work in France. Mr. Noble is an Honorary Director of the British Universities, and an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple. His London West End credits include; The Importance of Being Earnest, The King’s Speech, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Secret Garden, and the adapted Henrik Ibsen play Brand for the London theatre in 2003. In 2007 he took Jean-Paul Sartre’s Keen to Malvern, Bath and Brighton before it transferred to the West End. In 2008 he directed Hamlet for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and in 2010 Alcina for the Vienna State Opera. More recently, Mr. Noble produced and directed the Metropolitan Opera’s 2014 powerful production of Macbeth. During his career, Mr. Noble has received 20 Olivier Award® nominations. In 1980 he became assistant director at the RSC where his first production was Alexander Ostrovsky’s The Forest. In 1988 he was promoted to director of the RSC, but in 1989 he took a break and left the company. He then worked for the Peter Hall Company, directing The Fairy Queen. He also worked at the Manhattan Theatre Club, Kent Opera and directed a production of Giovanni in a Paris circus tent. He returned to the RSC in March 1991, this time as artistic director. In 1993 he won the Globe Award for Best Director for The Winter’s Tale. His Broadway production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1994) was popular enough to be revived two years later, and Mr. Noble also turned it into a film adaptation in 1996. He resigned from the RSC in 2002, stating that “it is now time for me to seek new artistic challenges.”

Anthony Ward

(Scenic Design)

is a Tony Award and Olivier award-winning theater designer whose critically acclaimed work spans the worlds of theater, opera and dance. He was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the University of Arts London in 2014. Specializing in set and costume design, Mr. Ward has worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Royal Opera House, Opera North and Royal Ballet. His many awards include the 2009 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play for Phyllida Lloyd’s Broadway production of Mary Stuart, following its transfer from the West End, the 1996 Olivier Award for Set Design (Oklahoma!), and the 1999 Olivier Award for Costume Design for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Grande Magia and The Way of the World.  Mr. Ward studied theatre design at Wimbledon School of Art. He designed Assassins, Oliver and King Lear for Sam Mendes, My Fair Lady for Trevor Nunn at the National Theatre, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for Adrian Noble at the London Palladium and Sweeney Todd and Gypsy for Jonathan Kent.  Mr. Ward also designed Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! for Sadler’s Wells and UK Tour, and Gloriana and Peter Grimes for Phyllida Lloyd at Opera North.

Paul Tazewell

(Costume Design)

is a Tony Award-winning costume designer for the theatre, dance, and opera. He most recently won the Tony Award® for Best Costume Design of a Musical for Hamilton. Mr. Tazewell received five Tony Award® nominations for costume design, four Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Costume Design, and two Lucille Lortel Awards (for On the Town and Hamilton). Mr. Tazewell has designed costumes for over a dozen Broadway productions, starting with Bring in‘ Da Noise, Bring in‘ Da Funk in 1996. Other musicals include On the Town (Revival), The Color Purple, and, in 2009, Guys and Dolls (Revival) and Memphis. Recent Broadway work includes the acclaimed Hamilton, On the Town, Side Show, and A Streetcar Named Desire. Plays on Broadway have included Lombardi, The Miracle Worker (Revival), Magic/Bird and the Tony Award-winning revival of A Raisin in the Sun. Mr. Tazewell’s Off-Broadway work as a costume designer includes Elaine Stritch at Liberty (2001), Boston Marriage (2002), Ruined, One Flea Spare, Flesh and Blood, and Harlem Song. In regional theater Mr. Tazewell has designed costumes for the Guthrie Theater, the Goodman Theater, and La Jolla Playhouse. His work for ballet companies includes the Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Bolshoi Ballet. Mr. Tazewell’s Opera credits include work at Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, ENO and the Metropolitan Opera.

Howell Binkley

(Lighting Design)

Broadway works include:  A Bronx Tale, Hamilton (2016 Tony Winner), After Midnight (2014 Tony nomination), A Christmas Story, Magic/Bird, Jesus Christ Superstar, How To Succeed… starring Daniel Radcliffe (2011 Tony nomination,) Lombardi, Million Dollar Quartet, All About Me, Memphis, West Side Story (2009 Tony nomination), Guys and Dolls, Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, In The Heights (2008 Tony nomination), Crybaby, Xanadu, LoveMusik, The Farnsworth Invention, Bridge & Tunnel, Jersey Boys (Tony Award Winner), Steel Magnolias, Dracula, Avenue Q, Golda’s Balcony, Hollywood Arms, The Look of Love, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Minnelli on Minnelli, The Full Monty, Parade, Kiss Of The Spider Woman (1993 Tony nomination/Olivier & Dora winner), Sacrilege, Taking Sides, How To Succeed… with Matthew Broderick, High Society and Grease.

Off-B’way works include: The Kid at The New Group, Tin Pan Alley Rag, Never The SinnerLandscape of The Body at The Signature Theatre, Sinatra at Radio City Music Hall, Radiant Baby at The Public Theatre and Batboy-The Musical.

Extensive Regional and dance works include over seventy pieces for Parsons Dance which he co-founded with David Parsons, Whistle Down The Wind at The Kennedy Center, Kander and Ebb’s Over and Over, The Joffrey Ballet’s Billboards, Alvin Ailey, MoMix, Peter Pucci Plus, Hubbard Street Dance, and ABT, six musicals in repertory for The Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Celebration and the lighting design for pieces at The LaJolla Playhouse, The Alley Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, The Guthrie, The McCarter Theatre, The Hartford Stage, The Old Globe and The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C.

Mr. Binkley is a five time Helen Hayes Award recipient and was awarded the 1993 Sir Laurence Olivier Award and Canadian Dora Award for Kiss of The Spider Woman.

2006 Henry Hewes Design Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Tony Award winner for Jersey Boys. 2016 Henry Hewes Design Award for Hamilton.  

Jon Driscoll

(Cinematographer, Lighting and Projection Designer)

Jon studied theatre design at the Croydon College of Art and went on to work as a lighting technician for the National Theatre, before studying cinematography at the National Film and Television School. He is the director of post-production company Cinelumina and a technical associate of the National Theatre.

His many theatre projection designs include: Mack & Mabel (Chichester Festival Theatre), Frost/Nixon (Donmar Warehouse and Broadway), Enron (Headlong and Broadway), 3 Winters, King Lear, The Effect and People (National Theatre), Midnight’s Children (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Lightning Play and Whistling Psyche (Almeida), Richard III (Old Vic), Brief Encounter (Kneehigh and international tour), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, From Here to Eternity, Ghost the Musical, The King’s Speech, The Wizard of Oz, Love Never Dies and Dirty Dancing (West End) and Chaplin the Musical and Finding Neverland (Broadway).

His opera and ballet projection designs include: Alice The Adventures in Wonderland (Royal Ballet), A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Royal Opera House), Genoveva (Opera North), Carmen (Santa Fe Opera) and Arthur (Birmingham Royal Ballet). Other credits include The Phantom of the Opera (Royal Albert Hall) and Kate Bush: Before the Dawn (Hammersmith Apollo).

Driscoll’s awards include the 2014 Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Paul Pyant.

Martin Levan

(Sound Design)

is a music producer and sound engineer who, during the 1980’s and 1990’s, designed the sound for many of the major musicals in the West End of London. With Andrew Lloyd Webber, Martin worked on the original 1984 London production and 1987 Broadway production of Starlight Express, the 1985 Broadway production of Song and Dance, the 1986 London and 1988 Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera, the original 1989 London production of Aspects of Love, the 1991 revival of Joseph and the Amazing Tecnicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium, the original 1993 London production and 1994 Broadway production of Sunset Boulevard, the original 1998 London production of Whistle Down the Wind, the original 2000 London production of The Beautiful Game and international productions of Cats. Mr. Levan’s other credits include Little Shop of Horrors, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Blondel, Carrie, The Baker’s Wife and Hal Prince’s Show Boat and Lautrec. His original Broadway cast recording of Cats won a Grammy Award. Other awards include a NAACP Theatre Award for Best Sound Director for The Phantom of the Opera, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Sound Design for Sunset Boulevard and a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for Outstanding Design Team Achievement for Show Boat.

Jonathan Tunick

(Orchestrations)

holds degrees from Bard College and the Juilliard School. Much of his work has arisen from his involvement in theatre. He is associated with virtually every musical of Stephen Sondheim, including Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods. Sondheim said of Tunick’s work, “I think he’s tops…” and further noted that “Tunick is a standout in his field not only because of his musicianship and imagination, but primarily because of ‘his great sensitivity to theatrical atmosphere.’ “Tunick won the first Tony Award for Best Orchestrations that was awarded, in 1997, for Titanic. In addition to the other numerous awards, he has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations three times and a Drama Desk Special Award in 1982. Mr. Tunick has also won an Academy Award (A Little Night Music). Emmy Award (Night of No Stars) and an Emmy Award (No One is Alone, performed by Cleo Laine). Mr. Tunick was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2009.

David Caddick

(Music Supervisor)

has been the music director for numerous Broadway and London West End musicals including Evita, Cats, Song & Dance, Starlight Express, The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon and Sunset Boulevard. He was the executive producer for the Broadway production of Oklahoma! and music director for the world premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Bounce.  Mr. Caddick has also been the music director for the film of Evita starring Madonna. He won a Grammy Award® for producing the complete symphonic recording album of Les Miserables and also produced the cast albums of Oliver!, Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins and the 2006 revival of A Chorus Line.

Brad Haak

(Music Director)

Broadway credits include 6 years as the music director for Disney’s Mary Poppins, Elton John’s Lestat, and, most recently, An American in Paris for acclaimed director/choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. Mr. Haak has conducted national tours of Disney’s The Lion King and Miss Saigon.  Highlights of the more than 30 regional productions Brad has helmed include his critically acclaimed collaborations with director Gary Griffin at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, which garnered a Jeff Award for music director (2011’s Follies) and a nomination (2012’s Sunday in the Park with George). Concert highlights include collaborations with Audra McDonald, Kristen Chenoweth, Dick Van Dyke and Sir Paul McCartney. He has also provided orchestrations to the New York Pops, Boston Pops, National Symphony and LA Philharmonic.

Lebo M

(Additional Vocal and Music Arrangements)

Grammy Award winner, Tony-nominated producer and songwriter, UK’s Ivor Novello songwriter’s winner, two SAMA award-winner, UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador 2010/11. Lebohang Morake, also known as Lebo M. wears various hats, but is commonly known worldwide as “The voice and spirit of The Lion King.” A native of South Africa, Lebo M was first recognized as the only African working on Disney’s smash feature film and musical sensation, The Lion King. Lebo M co-produced The Lion King South Africa as lead producer. Shattering all local theatre records, The Lion King South Africa was seen by over 550,000 people in South Africa and over 75 million people around the world with a worldwide gross earnings of nearly $7 billion in 2016. Ironically, it was Lebo M that brought the insatiable spirit of Nelson Mandela’s endurance of a 27- year prison sentence to rule his country, through the music that told the same story about a lion returning to Pride Rock.

Marius de Vries

(Additional Music Arrangements)

 

has been involved in some of the most culture-defining recordings and soundtracks of the past three decades, and has won two BAFTAs and an Ivor Novello award for his film composition work, as well as five Grammy Award nominations for soundtrack and record production. Mr de Vries has written, arranged and produced across a wide range of styles and genres for artists such as Madonna, David Bowie,  Rufus Wainwright, Bjork, Massive Attack, Annie Lennox, and U2, among many others. In the film and theater world, his work includes music direction, score composition and song productions for Baz Luhrmann, George Lucas, Matthew Vaughn, Andrew Lloyd Webber, A.R. Rahman,  and Daniel Kramer. He served as Music Director and Composer on Moulin Rouge (2001), George Lucas’ 2015 animated fairytale musical Strange Magic, and as Musical Director and Music Producer on Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, which was the top prize winner at the recently completed 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

Mungioli Theatricals, inc.

(Casting)

Arnold J. Mungioli, C.S.A. and Lindsey Bristol, Casting Associate, are delighted to be working with this esteemed Creative Team, and old friends. Credits include: Bill T. Jones’ Fela!, Disney’s High School Musical, The Lion King, and Aladdin, Ragtime, Hal Prince/Susan Stroman’s Show Boat, Joseph… with Donny Osmond, Sunset Boulevard with Diahann Carroll, Hal Prince/Rob Marshall’s Kiss of the Spiderwoman with Chita Rivera and with Vanessa Williams; Most recently Robert Wilson’s Zinnias: The Life of Clementine Hunter, and Last Year’s Off-Broadway Premier of Tennessee Williams 1982, as well as Off Broadway’s Hit Revival of Closer Than Ever and shows in development including Open Road, A Walk on the Moon, and Bill T. Jones’ Super Fly. Other: Candide, Little House on the Prairie starring Melissa Gilbert, 12.14 Foundation’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Trinity Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cleveland Playhouse, PCLO, North Shore Music Theatre. TV/Film: Spectacular!, One 4 All (Nickelodeon), The Entertainer (E!). Member: Casting Society of America; Two Artios Awards; CSA Media Access Award. www.mungiolitheatricals.com

DAYTON/WALTERS CASTING, CSA, CDC

(Casting)

Sherry Dayton and Michael Walters first met and worked together in the casting office of Livent, Inc. on projects that included Ragtime, Show Boat, Phantom of The Opera, Suessical, Fosse, and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Since forming their partnership, they have gone on to cast premiere Canadian productions of Matilda the Musical, Once,Hairspray, The Producers (all for Mirvish Productions), Jersey Boys, The Toxic Avenger (Dancap Productions) and The Book of Mormon (Canadian Casting Consultants). Selected animated television credits include: Hotel Transylvania, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Paw Patrol, Mysticons, Abby Hatcher Monster Catcher, Donald Sutherland’s Pirate’s Passage and Subconscious Password for the NFB. www.daytonwalters.com