Thomas Meehan

(Book) Thomas Meehan will be represented by three shows on Broadway this fall (ELF, Annie and Chaplin). He won the 2003 Tony Award® for co-writing, with Mark O'Donnell, the book for Hairspray after having won the 2001 Tony Award® for co-writing the book, with Mel Brooks, of The Producers. He received his first Tony Award® in 1977 for writing the book of Annie, which was his first Broadway show, and he has since written books for the musicals I Remember Mam; Ain’t Broadway Grand; Annie Warbucks and the American version of Bombay Dreams. His most recent works are the Broadway musicals Young Frankenstein, for which he co-wrote the book with Mel Brooks, and Cry-Baby, co-written with Mark O’Donnell. In addition, he is a long-time contributor of humor pieces, including Yma Dream, to The New Yorker; an Emmy Award®-winning writer of television comedy; and a collaborator on a number of screenplays, including Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs; To Be or Not to Be and the film version of The Producers. He is also, with the poet J.D. McClatchy, the co-author of the libretto of 1984, an opera composed by Lorin Maazel, based on George Orwell’s classic novel, which had its world premiere in the spring of 2005 at London’s Royal Opera House and was performed last year at La Scala, in Milan. Mr. Meehan is a member of the Council of the Dramatists Guild.

Bob Martin

(Book) Bob Martin has been working as an actor and writer in Canadian theatre, film and television for 3 decades. He has had a long association with the Toronto Second City, where he co-wrote and performed in four Second City revues, directed three, and had a stint as Artistic Director. He is a co-creator of The Drowsy Chaperone, and has performed in many of its incarnations: Toronto Fringe, Theatre Passe Muraille (Toronto), Winter Garden (Toronto), Ahmanson Theatre (Los Angeles), Marquis Theatre (Broadway), Novello (London). Bob won a number of awards for his work on Drowsy including an LA Drama Critics Circle Award, an L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award, a Drama Desk Award, a Theatre World Award, and a Tony Award®. He is also co-creator of Slings & Arrows, a critically acclaimed dramatic series about life at a large not for profit theatre company, which was recently named one of the ten best TV shows of the decade by a number of publications including New York Magazine. Recent TV projects include Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays (Rhombus Media/CBC) and Sensitive Skin (in dev—Rhombus Media/Shaw). Recent theatre projects include Minsky’s (Ahmanson), Wynn Follies (Las Vegas) and Gotta Dance (in dev—Dreamworks).

Matthew Sklar

(Music) Matthew Sklar received a Tony Award® nomination (Best Original Score) and a Drama Desk nomination (Outstanding Music) for his work on The Wedding Singer. He co-produced the show’s original Broadway cast recording for Sony/BMG Masterworks Broadway. Matthew is a recipient of the ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Musical Theatre Award, and the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award. In addition to his work as a composer, Matthew has been a pianist, conductor and/or arranger for more than a dozen Broadway productions including Shrek; Caroline, or Change; Nine; 42nd Street; Titanic; Miss Saigon; and Les Misérables. He has also contributed original music to the hit Nickelodeon television series Wonder Pets.

Chad Beguelin

(Lyrics) Chad Beguelin is a two-time Tony® nominee for his work on the Broadway musical The Wedding Singer (Tony Award® Nomination for Best Book and Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Lyrics). Chad also wrote the book and lyrics for Judas & Me (NYMF Award for Excellence in Lyric Writing), The Rhythm Club (Signature Theater), Wicked City (American Stage Company, Mason Street Warehouse) and wrote the book for Disney’s stage version of Aladdin (The Fifth Avenue Theater, Hyperion Theater). His play Harbor is currently in production at The Westport Country Playhouse. He is the recipient of the Edward Kleban Award for Outstanding Lyric Writing, the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award, the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Musical Theater Award and the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award. Chad is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Dramatic Writing Program.

Casey Nicholaw

(Director/Choreographer) Co-directed and choreographed The Book of Mormon and won 2011 Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his work as co-director. Other Broadway credits: ELF: THE MUSICAL, The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations) and Monty Python's Spamalot, directed by Mike Nichols (2005 Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Choreography). Additional New York credits: for City Center Encores!—the highly acclaimed productions of Anyone Can Whistle and Follies (direction and choreography), Bye Bye Birdie (choreography) and Can-Can (musical staging); for NY Philharmonic—Candide; South Pacific at Carnegie Hall (also on PBS Great Performances), Sinatra: His Voice, His World, His Way at Radio City Music Hall starring the world-famous Rockettes. He directed and choreographed the world premieres of Minsky's at Center Theatre Group, Robin and the 7 Hoods at the Old Globe and Disney's Aladdin at the 5th Avenue in Seattle.

David Rockwell

(Scenic Designer) David Rockwell designed the sets for Hairspray (Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), Legally Blonde The Musical (Drama Desk nomination), Free Man of Color, The Rocky Horror Show (Drama Desk nomination), All Shook Up (Drama Desk nomination) and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He is the founder of Rockwell Group, a New York-based architecture and design firm. Projects include the Kodak Theatre, the 2010 Academy Awards (Emmy award), Imagination Playground and the Elinor Bunin-Munroe Film Center at Lincoln Center.

Gregg Barnes

(Costume Designer) Broadway: Legally Blonde (Tony® nomination), The Drowsy Chaperone (Tony® Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Olivier nomination), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Flower Drum Song (Tony® nomination), Side Show, To Be or Not To Be, Bye Bye Birdie. New York: Sinatra (Radio City Music Hall), The Wizard of Oz, Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, Cinderella and The Merry Widow (New York City Opera), Pageant (The Blue Angel and London’s West End- Olivier Nomination), The Kathy and Mo Show. Regional credits include: Minsky’s, Robin and the Seven Hoods, Mame, Lucky Duck (San Diego Critic’s Award), Allegro (Helen Hayes Award) and many others. TDF Young Master Award.

Natasha Katz

(Lighting Design) Recent Broadway credits: Collected Stories, The Addam’s Family, Impressionism, Hedda Gabler, The Little Mermaid, The Coast of Utopia/Salvage (Tony® Award), A Chorus Line revival, Spelling Bee, Tarzan, Aida (Tony® Award), Sweet Smell of Success, Twelfth Night, Beauty and the Beast, The Capeman and Gypsy. Recent designs: Sister Act (London), Buried Child (National Theatre), Cyrano (Metropolitan Opera), Tryst (Royal Ballet), Carnival of the Animals (NYC Ballet), and Don Quixote (American Ballet Theatre). Ms. Katz has designed extensively Off-Broadway and for American regional theatres.

Peter Hylenski

(Sound Designer) Grammy, Tony® and Olivier award nominated. Selected Broadway: Shrek the Musical, Rock of Ages, The Scottsboro Boys, Lend Me A Tenor, 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: Wynn Las Vegas, Ragtime (West End), Walking with Dinosaurs, Mame, Opening Doors, Annie. He’s designed for Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden and The Kennedy Center. Co-producer Shrek cast album.

Zachary Borovay

(Projection Designer) Recent: Lombardi (Broadway), Limelight (La Jolla Playhouse), Rock of Ages (Broadway, National Tour, Toronto, Off- Broadway), Let Me Down Easy (Off-Broadway), To Be or Not To Be (Broadway), A Catered Affair (Broadway, Drama Desk nomination), Xanadu (Broadway, National Tour, Japan), The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, Nickelodeon's Storytime Live! (National Tour), Voyage De La Vie (Sentosa, Singapore) and Peepshow (Planet Hollywood Resort Casino, Las Vegas). Zak was the first projection designer to join United Scenic Artists Local 829.

Josh Marquette

(Hair Design) Broadway/Off-Broadway: The Drowsy Chaperone, To Be Or Not To Be, Pig Farm, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Altar Boyz. West Coast: Robin & the 7 Hoods, Peep Show, Minsky’s, Vanities. National Tours: The Drowsy Chaperone, Barbie Live!, Trip of Love. Associate Hair Designer: Mamma Mia! (North America), The Wedding Singer (Broadway), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tour). Other NY: Show Boat @ Carnegie Hall, Encores! No, No, Nanette & Follies, numerous productions for the Juilliard School.

Telsey + Company

(Casting) Broadway/Tours: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Spider-Man, Life in the Theatre, Million Dollar Quartet, Addams Family, Memphis, Next to Normal, Rock of Ages, In the Heights, Wicked, 9 to 5, South Pacific; Off-Broadway: Atlantic, MCC, Signature; Film: Margin Call, Howl, Sex and the City 1 & 2, Jonah Hex, Main Street, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, I Love You Phillip Morris, Rachel Getting Married, Dan in Real Life, Then She Found Me, Across the Universe, Ira & Abby, Rent, Pieces of April, Camp, Grey Zone, Finding Forrester, Bone Collector.

Zachary Borovay

(Projection Designer) Recent: Lombardi (Broadway), Limelight (La Jolla Playhouse), Rock of Ages (Broadway, National Tour, Toronto, Off- Broadway), Let Me Down Easy (Off-Broadway), To Be or Not To Be (Broadway), A Catered Affair (Broadway, Drama Desk nomination), Xanadu (Broadway, National Tour, Japan), The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, Nickelodeon's Storytime Live! (National Tour), Voyage De La Vie (Sentosa, Singapore) and Peepshow (Planet Hollywood Resort Casino, Las Vegas). Zak was the first projection designer to join United Scenic Artists Local 829.

Doug Besterman

(Orchestrations) Three-time Tony® Award winner. Broadway: Young Frankenstein, Tarzan, Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002 Tony®/Drama Desk), The Producers (2001 Tony®/Drama Desk), Fosse (1999 Tony®), The Music Man, Seussical, Big, Damn Yankees, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Dracula. West End: Sister Act, Guys and Dolls. Regional: Calvin Berger, Limelight, I Sent a Letter to My Love, Paramour. Film: Nine, The Producers, Chicago, Mulan, Anastasia. Arranged for Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow, Boston Pops. As composer: films The Punisher and Exit Speed; TV shows Summerland and One Life to Live; the musical Hats.

Phil Reno

(Music Director/Vocal Arranger) Broadway: 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 and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. (with Donny Osmond), original company Music of the Night, Starlight Express, Bob Fosse’s Sweet Charity. Television: Music Director/Conductor Broadway Under the Stars, CBS 2002-2006; CBS Tree Lighting in Bryant Park 2006-2008. Film: The Producers. Grammy nominee (co-producer) of the The Drowsy Chaperone cast album.

David Chase

(Dance Arranger) With Casey Nicholaw: Robin and the 7 Hoods (Old Globe). Broadway (Music Director/Supervisor): Billy Elliot, Pajama Game, Flower Drum Song, Music Man, Side Show, Little Me, Damn Yankees. Broadway (Dance Arranger): Promises, Promises, Cry-Baby, Little Mermaid, Curtains, Wedding Singer, Pajama Game, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Flower Drum Song, Kiss Me, Kate, Seussical, Side Show, and ...Forum. London (Dance Arranger): Evita, Guys and Dolls. Also: Boston Pops, Radio City. Musical training: Harvard Biology degree. Next: How to Succeed...

John Miller

(Music Coordinator) Recent Broadway: Jersey Boys; La Cage aux Folles; Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Rock of Ages; A Little Night Music; Burn the Floor; Sondheim on Sondheim; Hairspray; Young Frankenstein; The Producers; Xanadu; The Drowsy Chaperone; Grey Gardens; Les Misérables; Musician (bass): Michael Jackson, Madonna, Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, B.B. King, P. Diddy, Leonard Cohen, Carly Simon, Celine Dion, Pete Seeger, New York Philharmonic. His album Stage Door Johnny - John Miller: takes on Broadway is available on PS Classics Records.

Karen Moore

(Production Stage Manager) Broadway: Ragtime, The Drowsy Chaperone, Good Vibrations, Taboo, Man of La Mancha, The Graduate and Follies. 13 New York City Center Encores! productions. The world premier of Minsky’s at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. Off Broadway: Stephen Sondheim’s Saturday Night, Visiting Mr. Green, Das Barbecü, Closer Than Ever, Steel Magnolias. Thanks, Case. I understand.

Chris Smith/Theatersmith, Inc.

(Technical Supervisor) Credits include: Wonderland, Behanding in Spokane, Tale of Two Cities, Xanadu Tour, Times They Are A Changin’, Secrets of a Soccer Mom, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, August: Osage County, Legally Blonde (NY/Tour), All Shook Up Tour, On Golden Pond, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (NY/Tour), Brooklyn, Thoroughly Modern Millie (NY/Tour), AIDA (NY/Tour/Osaka), Imaginary Friends, Def Poetry Jam, Disney’s Berlin Hunchback, Capeman, Show Boat, Spider Woman. Smitty lives in N.J. with wife/actress/producer Nancy Ringham, and daughters Caitlyn and Madeline.

The Charlotte Wilcox Company

(General Manager) The Charlotte Wilcox Company has managed over seventy productions. Upcoming: Catch Me if You Can; Wonderland, Godspell; Recent Broadway credits include Come Fly Away; West Side Story; Grease (all 3 Broadway productions); [title of show], Cyrano, The Drowsy Chaperone, Times They Are-A-Changin’, Wedding Singer, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Bombay Dreams, Full Monty, Ragtime, Jesus Christ Superstar, On The Waterfront, Damn Yankees, Canton Acrobats and The Peking Opera.

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures

(Producer) Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures is the live stage play division of Warner Bros. Entertainment responsible for developing and producing world-class musicals and other stage productions for the Studio. WBTV has numerous productions in various stages of development, including co-productions with award-winning Broadway and film producers. In June 2013, the division will premiere the highly anticipated musical adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, with Sam Mendes directing, in London. WBTV also licenses third-party stage rights to the various properties held within the Studio's vast media library, including such recent stage productions as Light in the Piazza, The Wizard of Oz, Singin' in the Rain, The Color Purple and 42nd Street as well as the upcoming Diner and Bridges of Madison County. WBTV's parent company, Warner Bros. Entertainment, a Time Warner Company, is a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company and a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of creative content and their related businesses, across all current and emerging media and platforms. The company stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry, from feature film, TV and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD and Blu-ray, digital distribution, animation, comic books, licensing and broadcasting.

Unique Features

(Producer) Unique Features is an independent company that was launched in 2008 by Robert Shaye and Michael Lynne, who together built New Line Cinema into an industry powerhouse. The company is currently developing and producing several film and television projects, including The Mortal Instruments with Constantin Film, starting production this month with director Harald Zwart; an animated adaptation of Paul McCartney's illustrated book High in the Clouds to be directed by Rob Minkoff, written by Josh Klausner with original music by McCartney; Sailing to Byzantium, based on the award-winning novella by Robert Silverberg; French Lessons, based on the successful novel written by Ellen Sussman. In television, the company is developing an original television series with Bennett Miller and Kristen Gore, and developing the reality series Dude, That’s My Sister for MTV with Bunim-Murray.

Mark Kaufman

(Executive Producer) Mark Kaufman has previously been represented on Broadway by Hairspray and The Wedding Singer. Film credits include: Hairspray, 17 Again, Four Christmases, Valentine's Day, My Sister's Keeper and Secondhand Lions. Mark also wrote the ABC telefilms Toothless and Just a Walk in the Park. Current projects: a stage musical version of Secondhand Lions as well as an original movie musical The Shoe Fits for Warner Bros. Love to Stacey, Ethan, Spencer and Tori.

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