Music and Lyrics by Michael Holland
Broadway: Avenue Q (Princeton/Rod u/s) Glory Days (Will). Some Regional credits include: Edges; A New Song Cycle, Pippin (Pippin), Three Musketeers (Planchet), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph). Most recently Steven played Richie Cunningham in the National Tour of Happy Days. Joey Sorge is his hero.
T.J. Mannix Returns to NYMF after a year of "High School Musical" and a serial killer one - "The Butcher of Plainfield" at The Actor's Studio. Prior NYMF shows - "The Piper" (2007), "Warrior" (2006). Favorites: Falsettos, Becoming Tennessee, Stumps, A Time to Be Born. TV: Law and Order, L&O Criminal Intent, All My Children, One Life to Live, As the World Turns, Late Night with Conan O'Brien. T.J. is a veteran of NYC comedy improv (The Magnet, UCB, The PIT) and a proud producer of the 1st Annual NY Musical Improv Festival www.NYMIF.com <http://www.NYMIF.com> this Fall. After a drink, he also admits to a very dark year working as a Mouseketeer. www.tjmannix.com <http://www.tjmannix.com>
Rita created the role of Rosie in the Broadway Musical THE WEDDING SINGER. Other Broadway credits include A FAMILY AFFAIR, BEN FRANKLIN IN PARIS, 1776, LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS. Off Broadway credits include the original Girl in THE FANTASTICKS, JAQUES BREL, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, WINGS. Other Credits include A.R. Gurney's THE SNOWBALL, THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, GINGERBREAD LADY, SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM. Natl. tour: KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN. Movies soon to be released: Mr. Gibbs, Superheroes, P.S. I Love You. T.V.- Guiding Light and each version of Law and Order. Currently performing her one-woman show- TRY TO REMEMBER: A Look Back at Off-Broadway at caberets and theatres throughout the country. The CD of that show has been released on Amazon.com
Karen Elliott is ecstatic to make her NYMF debut in this amazing show. Broadway: both the revival and original versions of Les Misérables on Broadway (Madame Thenardier, etc.); Les Misérables National Tour. Other appearances include: Kiss Me Kate (Kate); She Loves Me (Amalia), Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman) and Phantom (Carlotta), One Life to Live. Ms. Elliott is a practicing certified hypnotist, helping people turn their goals into amazing realities: www.flowhypnosis.com
John recently completed the 1st National Tour of "Dirty Dancing". Broadway & Broadway Tours: Stephen Sondheim's "Passion"; "42nd St."; "Titanic"; "Sunset Blvd."; "Annie Get Your Gun" & "Pal Joey". Off Broadway & Regional: "White Christmas" (original Boston & St. Paul companies); "Prairie" (with Patrick Swayze & Melissa Gilbert); "Aida"; "Chicago"; "Mata Hari"; "Footloose"; "Sweet Charity"; "notes to MariAnne"; "Funny Girl"; "Annie"; "Chess"; "The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg" & "King & I". Film & Television: "Nothing In Common" (with Tom Hanks & Jackie Gleason); "The Producers"; "Night Eyes"; "As The World Turns"; "General Hospital"; "Dynasty"; "Dallas"; "Fame"; "One Day At A Time" & "Chips". Cast Recordings: "Breakfast At Tiffany's"; "Out Of This World"; "Pal Joey" & "Mata Hari". Proud member of the MGT.
National Tours: CINDERELLA (Queen u/s) and DR. DOLITTLE (Emma u/s). Off Broadway: A FINE AND PRIVATE PLACE (Laura) at the York Theatre. Regional: THE VISIT at the Signature Theatre, MY FAIR LADY (Eliza) at the Fulton Opera House, ANYTHING GOES (Hope) and ANNIE (Grace) at Sacramento Music Circus, DAMES AT SEA (Mona Kent) at the Riverside Theatre, LITTLE ME (Belle) at North Shore Music Theatre, GYPSY (Louise) at Stages St. Louis and the RADIO CITY X-MAS SPECTACULAR (Mrs. Claus) in Chicago. Other Credits: Pittsburgh CLO, Alliance Theatre Co., Bay Street Theatre, the Emelin, White Plains PAC, Weston Playhouse, Fireside, Barrington Stage Co., and the NYC Fringe Festival. Proud member of VocalEase, a volunteer singing group for seniors around the NYC area. BFA, University of Michigan.
NYMF debut! Originally from Kaysville, Utah. Studied Music and Theatre at Weber State University. Represent. Off Broadway: Altar Boyz. 1st National Tour: Altar Boyz. Favorite Regional: Pirates Of Penzance (Frederick), Into the Woods (Jack), Fiddler on the Roof (Motel), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour).
In New York: Mary in Republic (starring Beth Leavel), and Sera/Rebecca U/S in ANGELS (NYMF). Regionally: June in Gypsy (Ivoryton Playhouse), Helen in Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Seven Angels Theatre), and Narrator in Megillah (Goodspeed Opera House). Part of the first Mediterranean cast of Disney Cruise Line where she was a featured vocalist for Jim Brickman in Concert. Look for her in ANGELS the Musical, a new Broadway show. www.brittneyleehamilton.com
Joe recently appeared in Boublil & Schonberg’s The Pirate Queen, starred on Broadway in the title roles of Jekyll and Hyde and, in Les Miz, as Javert and Enjolras. He originated roles in Sayonara, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Different Fields. Off-Broadway; the Prince and the Pauper, Antigone, The Little Prince and recently as Frank Ford in Lone Star Love. Joe’s recorded several CD’s, appeared in film, Soaps and has extensive regional credits. He was featured soloist at Carnegie Hall, and has sung with a score of major Symphonies around the world. josephmahowald.com
recent credits include Dancing With Abandon (NY Fringe Festival). World premiers of The Traveling Companion and Chalky White Substance (Tennessee Williams Festivals; Mississippi, Massachusetts). Favorite roles include Alan Strang in Equus, Woof in Hair, Tommy (Perseverance Theatre). Off-Broadway: Naked Boys Singing. Film: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. Zachary is a Proud member of AEA.
NYMF debut. Regional favorites include: Trevor in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Rocky in Damn Yankees, and Julian Marsh in 42nd Street (Fireside Playhouse); Bascombe in Carousel (Fulton Opera House). Additional regional credits: Gatch/Ovington in How to Succeed....; Charlie Cowell in The Music Man; L.M. in Pump Boys & Dinettes; Harry the Horse in Guys & Dolls; Avram in Fiddler on the Roof; Phone Repairman in Barefoot in the Park; Eddie/Narrator in Ancestral Voices. NYC credits: Macbeth (Promethean Theatre Co.), ROCKSHOW (Zipper Theatre). Thanks to family and friends for continued love and support, and to the entire company of Hurricane for the chance to be a part of this amazing experience.
Catherine Charlebois is thrilled to be a part of the NYMF and this beautiful show!! She is a recent graduate of Syracuse University with a BFA in musical theatre. Some favorite past credits include Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel, Syracuse Stage), Little Women (Jo March), Lucky Stiff (Annabel) and Sweeney Todd (Johanna) all at Syracuse University.
Natalie is so excited to be a part of HURRICANE, her NYMF debut. She also just completed her NY Fringe Festival debut in Dancing with Abandon. Broadway: TBA. Favorite Regional Credits: The World Premiere of 'Unbeatable the Musical' (to appear at New World Stages in the near future); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie); Into the Woods (Cinderella); Chicago (Roxie); Grand Hotel (Flaemmchen)...to name a few. Thanks to the entire cast and creative team of Hurricane, to David and Ben and of course my parents! She is also a proud member of Actors Equity since 2002. www.nataliecharleellis.com
NYMF debut! Misha is one of the lyricists and performers of the show, "Hey, You Know What Movie Would Make A Good Musical?", recently at the Zipper Factory and The Julia Miles Theater. Other Credits Include: Soupy Sue in "Urinetown" (Gateway), Michelle Phillips in the world premiere of "Dream A Little Dream: The Nearly True Story of The Mamas and Papas" (Phoenix Theatre), Shen Te in "The Good Woman of Setzuan", Tina Denmark in "Ruthless" and Celeste #2 in "Sunday..." (The Boston Conservatory), and soloist with The Boston Pops (Boston Symphony Orchestra). Thanks to the Hurricane creative team, the hugely wonderful cast, and the guys at Henderson/Hogan. Proud member of AEA.
Bayla Whitten is thrilled to be making her NYMF debut in this gorgeous show. Bayla just finished a workshop of the new musical Boy Detective Fails at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va. Other regional works include: Christmas Carol 1941 (Arena Stage), Beth in Merrily We Roll Along (Signature Theatre). London West End: Fantine/Ensemble in Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre). London Regional and Workshops: The Lord of the Rings, No One in the World (Cochrane Theatre). Bayla trained at the Royal Academy of Music and The London School of Musical Theatre. She is also a proud member of AEA.
Patricia is thrilled to be making her NYMF debut in this beautiful show! Patricia spent the summer playing Julie Jordan in Barrington Stage's Carousel. She has also appeared in the original cast of Little House on the Prairie at the Guthrie and in and around NYC in How to Succeed…(Rosemary), Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit), Man of La Mancha (Antonia), Cabaret Girl (Effie), and many readings and workshops. She is a graduate of Boston College (Presidential Scholars Program) and proud member of AEA.
Patty Lohr is honored to be making her NYC theatre debut in such a gorgeous show! A graduate of the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of music, Patty joins HURRICANE after collecting alms as the Beggar Woman on the National Tour of SWEENEY TODD (John Doyle version). Regional credits include Brooklyn in the Regional Premiere of BKLYN The Musical, Daisy Hilton in SIDE SHOW, and Nancy in OLIVER! <http://www.pattylohr.com>
Beth Kirkpatrick is thrilled to be making her NYMF debut in Hurricane! TOURS: The Phantom of the Opera, Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music (Asia). NEW YORK: Rachel in Plain and Fancy (York Theatre), Petra in Injury Time (Lark Play Development), Prissy Lammeter in Silas (Plain Language Productions workshop), Brenda in Earthquake Weather (New Dramatists), In Your Dreams starring Diana DeGarmo (Ars Nova) , REGIONAL: Cincinnati Entertainment Award for Shawntel/Eve in Jerry Springer: the Opera (New Stage Collective), Understudying and performing Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd (Geva Theatre Center), Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (Montreal).
Previous NYMF: The Jerusalem Syndrome, Monica! The Musical. Tours: Mendel in Fiddler on the Roof (starring Theodore Bikel), Evita. Regional favorites: Tobias and Pirelli in Sweeney Todd (Baltimore Centerstage and Geva); Bud Frump in How To Succeed (White Plains PAC); Chip in Spelling Bee and Malcolm in The Full Monty (Alpine Theatre Project); Dickon in The Secret Garden (North Shore); Eugene/Teen Angel in Grease (Westchester Broadway); Cinderella (Paper Mill) and No, No, Nanette (Goodspeed). NYC: Snoopy in Charlie Brown (Lucille Lortel), Roderigo in Babes in Toyland (Lincoln Center) and a Back Stage Bistro Award with The Fabulous Pink Flamingos. Solo recording: Where Is Love... avail. on iTunes, CDBaby and http://www.rondestefano.com .
Ryan is a native or northern California and a graduate of NYU-Tisch, Cap21. Last year he was in the Broadway bound production of Lone Star Love and can currently be seen on recurring episodes of Guiding Light and on the 'Bridezilla’s' commercial. Visit www.ryan-murray.com to listen to his new recordings, including a duet with Broadway’s beloved Lauren Kennedy. Ryan is thrilled to be involved with such a beautiful piece and to be surrounded with the epitome of talent and professionalism!
Dan is honored to be making his NYMF debut in Hurricane and thanks Michael, Michael, Eric, Jesse and Kelli for this incredibly fulfilling opportunity and adventure! Some recent projects include: The Green Manifesto (Pete the Puffin); The Sound of Music (Captain Von Trapp); The Boy Friend (Percival Brown); The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks (Dad); Les Miserables (Bishop of Digne), Sweeney Todd, My Fair Lady, Annie, Jekyll & Hyde (all at Sacramento Music Circus); The Music Man (Oliver Hix on the 1st National Tour); Reach for the stars and hold fast to the hand the Hand that hung them.
is making his NYMF debut with this beautiful piece and amazing cast! NY credits include Johnny Johnson (York Theatre) Sweet Love, Adieu (Theatre Row); Macbeth (Workshop Theatre Co.) and Horton Foote’s Talking Pictures (Signature Theatre). Regional credits include 1776 (Paper Mill); Big River (Goodspeed); The Hidden Sky (Prince Music Theatre), Twelfth Night (Princeton Rep) & Sweeney Todd with the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Much gratitude to Michael Bush & to all involved, for a wonderful experience! Thanks to the Judy Boals Agency, and to Kimberly Vaughn, for their guidance & friendship. With love, to my beautiful Wendy and Molly.
Erin Childs is thrilled to be making her NYMF debut! Proud AEA member and graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music. Favorite productions include Into the Woods (Little Red), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie), Urinetown (Soupy Sue), and the non-union premiere of The Phantom of the Opera (Carlotta). For Mams.
Jeremy is thrilled to make his NYMF debut with ‘HURRICANE’! His recent productions include END OF SUMMER (Kaleidoscope Theatre Co.), Lippa’s WILD PARTY, VIOLET, THE LITTLE FOXES and SPIDER’S WEB. Favorite roles include City Him in THE GIFT OF THE MAGI and Lamar in ‘GODSPELL’. Jeremy studied theater at the American Music and Dramatic Academy. He is also a proud member of the Empire City Men’s Chorus
Alec Cohen is thrilled to be a part of Hurricane. Past experience includes six shows with the TADA! Youth Theater Ensemble, Good Man Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown), and The King and I (Louis) at French Woods Festival, and Fool of the World at W.H.A.T. Theater. Thanks to my ever supportive family and the incredible people at TADA!.
Maya is 7 yrs old and loves to sing, dance and act. "I am so excited to be part of this show!" She would like to thank her family, especially hersister Tehya, her teachers and friends nd the entire cast of Hurricane for letting her have so much fun doing this show! Recently seen in the musical adaptation, "Freckleface Strawberry" and soon in the popular webisode "The Batterys Down.
Marisa Pierini (silva daughter/child ensemble) is honored to perform in “Hurricane”. This is her debut performance in a NYMF production. She began acting in local school plays at the age of 9, but official pursued acting as a profession in 2008 at age 12. Her credits include Films/TV: EVA, Honey Suckle, FALL, Fairies, 30 Rock, and MTV Music Video – Surefire. Theater: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Pillow Fight, Jungle Book, and Wizard of Oz, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Annie, and Dear Edwina. Voice Over: The Rainbow Garden. Interests: Acting, theatre, singing, soccer and having fun!
Brandon Rakowski has appeared in the national tour of "Whistle Down The Wind". Other credits include: Off-Broadway - "Solder Songs" and Regional - A Christmas Carol" for two seasons (Westport Country Playhouse). TV Credits include "Rescue Me". Proud member of Actor's Equity.
Athena Ripka has appeared on Broadway in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas as Susan Waverly and in How The Grinch Stole Christmas as Cindy Lou Who. She was awarded an outstanding supporting actress award for her portrayal for her portrayal of Cindy Lou by the National Youth Theatre. Off- Broadway, Athena played Michelle in Circle of Friends at the American Girl Theatre, and a Munchkin and Winky in the Wizard of Oz at Madison Square Garden. Athena sang in the Metropolitan Opera’s Tosca, Pagliocci, Caveleria Rusticana, and Manon with Renee Fleming. Athena danced in New York City Ballet’s Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, and Circus Polka, as well as Tap City and Freshly Tossed (NYMF). Athena was is the movie “The Good Shepherd” directed by Robert DeNiro, and her voice can be heard on recordings and on television on Wonder Pets, Sesame Street, and The Electric Company. www.athenaripka.com
Austin is thrilled to be part of his first NYMF production. After recording the demo CD for Hurricane he is excited to see this wonderful show come to life. He recently toured in Andrew LLoyd Webber's Whistle Down the Wind as Poor Baby. Other credits include: Oliver (Olive Twist), Winthrop (Music Man), Edgar (Ragtime). He also enjoys performing with TADA! youth theater as a resident ensemble member. In his spare time he plays piano and trombone. He loves to sing and to spend time with his kitties. Proud member of Actors Equity.
Composer/lyricist: Hurricane (in development 2005-present); Believe in Me…a Bigfoot musical (New York Times’ #1 pick, fringeNYC 2004); Mikey Writes It! (2002 MAC Award, Best Revue); Times Square Association Centennial Celebration (for BC/EFA); Kelly Kinsella Live Under Broadway (fringeNYC 2007 and ongoing); The Girl Most Likely To (American Cancer Society Benefit, Brooklyn CT 1999); original songs covered by various obscure artists; additional projects in progress. BackStage Magazine’s Ira Eaker Special Achievement Award (“outstanding performer/songwriter on the rise”), 2006.
Composer: Incidental music for Alley Theatre, Playwrights Horizons (A.R. Gurney’s Crazy Mary, world premiere), Colorado Shakespeare, Juilliard; many cover recordings/performances of original songs.
Orchestrator/arranger: the ill-fated Broadway revival of Godspell (2008); New York City Gay Men’s Chorus (ongoing); arrangements/musical direction for countless NYC cabarets. Performer/arranger/musical director of downtown critical favorite Gashole (2001-present; 5 MAC Awards, BackStage Bistro Award [Best Duo]).
Recordings: 4 self-produced original CDs, including Darkness Falls (2001 Blockbuster/MP3 Award) and Beach Toys Won’t Save You (2004 OutMusic Award, Songwriter of the Year); world premiere of “Another Day in the Modern World” on The Maury Yeston Songbook (ps classics, 2004); arrangements/production/session work on numerous recordings.
Eric studied theater at UCLA before moving to New York. He wrote and performed a solo show Starstruck under the direction of David Drake. Starstruck received workshop productions with Provincetown Rep and Phoenix Theater Company before a run at New York's Rattlestick Theater. With choreographer Robin Carrigan, he co-wrote Jesus and Mandy, a play with dance that premiered at the 2004 New York Fringe festival and later had a run in the East Village at Theater for the New City. He has sold a couple of screenplays that remain unproduced and acted in many plays and a couple of movies. Eric is a regular performer at The Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre. His most recent play, BEND, is currently being developed with Naked Angels Theater Company
Michael Bush is the former director of artistic production for the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City. He was associated with MTC for over 25 years and helped artistically guide more than 150 new plays and musicals, including the Tony® Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof, Doubt, and the Tony® Award winning Love! Valour! Compassion! At MTC he most recently directed Based on A Totally True Story. He was instrumental in the rebirth of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Performance Conference, and has served as its artistic director since 2005. Under his guidance the conference has developed over 40 new evenings of theatre including Title of Show and The Story of My Life, both of which were produced on Broadway this season.
Most recently, Mr. Bush directed Stormy Weather for the Pasadena Playhouse in Los Angeles and Murderers for The Philadelphia Theatre Company, City Theatre in Pittsburgh, and the Emelin Theatre in New York, Pure Heaven: a Party with Kay Thompson at the Emelin, and The Story of My Life at Toronto's CanStage. He also directed Stormy Weather for The Prince Music Theatre in Philadelphia. Mr. Bush directed the New York Music Theater Festival (NYMF) productions of The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde (2005), and Grammy Award-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon's musicals Warrior (2006), and The Piper (2007). For the 2008 NYMF Festival, he directed the Richard Rodgers Award winning new musical To Paint the Earth. During his tenure as producing artistic director at Charlotte Repertory Theatre in Charlotte NC (2002-2004) he presented Hilary Swank in The Miracle Worker, Penny Fuller in The Glass Menagerie, and directed the 20th Anniversary production of Pump Boys and Dinettes. He also directed and co-wrote the book for the musical Let Me Sing, which was co-produced with George Street Play- house in New Jersey and Charlotte Repertory Theatre.
(Music Direction) Broadway-Glory Days (Music Supervisoin, Arrangements & Orchestrations); The Ritz (Orchestrations); Off-Broadway Music Direction-Rooms-A Rock Romance (also Orchestrations/Arrangements); Saved; bare-A Pop Opera Tours/Other- Xanadu (National Tour, Tokyo) Rooms (MetroStage, GEVA Theatre)); Dreamgirls; Bright Lights, Big City (both Prince Music Thtr); Up In The Air (Henry Krieger/Bill Russell); Radio City Christmas; Sunfish (NAMT); Orchestrations-Peep Show (Planet Hollywood-Las Vegas); Asphalt Beach (Andrew Lippa); Bright Lights, Big City; Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway 101; Hair 2004; Junie B. Jones; Chess; BC/EFA Easter Bonnet (4 years); Pippin (Dance Arr.-2006 Tour). Music Director/Arranger for Clay Aiken (4 years). Recordings-Hair (Grammy nominated); Dreaming Wide Awake-The Music of Scott Alan, Keys, bare-A Pop Opera. Upcoming recordings: Rooms (Time-Life Records); Glory Days (Ghostlight Records).
Paul Staroba most recently worked as the music director/conductor of Broadway Backwards 4 at the American Airlines Theater. He has served as the associate conductor for Grey Gardens (Broadway), the new musical Happiness (Lincoln Center), and the Playwrights Horizons production of Saved. Other keyboard credits include, Broadway: Les Miserables, A Chorus Line, Legally Blonde, Young Frankenstein, Grease, Wicked, In the Heights, Spamalot, and Pal Joey. Off-Broadway: Grey Gardens, Altar Boyz, Take Me Along. Current workshop/developmental projects include: Finding Neverland, A Star is Born, My Man Godfrey, Hurricane, and Please Don't Eat the Daisies.
Choreoography credits include:
Pure Heaven-director Michael Bush Best Foot Forward -York Theater The Oscar Hammerstein Awards saluting Carol Channing
Feature Film: Made for Each Other
White Christmas ,42nd St ,90 Years of MUNY Magic- The MUNY
Cabaret, Meet Me in St Louis- Stages St Louis Industrials- Merle Norman, Midas, Nikkon
Commercials-Palais Royal, Levis
Kelli experienced her first hurricane at age 2 days old!!
Christopher Akerlind is a lighting and set designer who has designed over 550 productions at theater, opera and dance companies across the country and around the world. His collaborators have included directors JoAnne Akalaitis, Christopher Alden, Christopher Ashley, Anne Bogart, Mark Brokaw, Chen Shi-Zheng , Martha Clarke, Karin Coonrod, Joe Dowling, Franco Dragone, Robert Falls, Frank Galati, Colin Graham, Michael Greif, Doug Hughes, Michael Kahn, Neil LaBute, Mark Lamos, Craig Lucas, Lynne Meadow, Jonathan Moscone, Lisa Peterson, Chas Rader-Schieber , Lloyd Richards, James Robinson, David Schweizer, Bartlett Sher, Janos Szasz, John Turturro, Stephen Wadsworth, Mark Wing-Davey, Robert Woodruff, Francesca Zambello and designers Loy Arcenes, Christopher Barreca, John Lee Beatty, Gabriel Berry, Robert Brill, John Conklin, Marina Draghici, Jane Greenwood, Riccardo Hernandez, Susan Hilferty, Robert Israel, Ming Cho Lee, Santo Loquasto, Allen Moyer, Scott Pask, Neil Patel, James Schuette, Douglas Stein, Michael Yeargan and Catherine Zuber.
Recent work includes the Broadway productions of 110 IN THE SHADE, TALK RADIO, WELL, AWAKE AND SING, RABBIT HOLE, THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST’S WIFE and THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Rinde Eckert’s ORPHEUS X at the Edinburgh Festival, the world premiere of Phillip Glass’ APPOMATTOX for San Francisco Opera, Anne Bogart’s productions of SCORE, ROOM, and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, Robert Woodruff’s productions of OEDIPUS, OLLY’S PRISON, and BRITANNICUS, Martha Clarke’s productions of BELLE EPOCH, KAOS, and her revival of THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS, CYMBELINE at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and a site-specific outdoor production of THE MYSTERY PLAYS in Orvieto Italy.
He is the recipient of an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design, the Michael Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration, and numerous nominations for the Bay Area Critics, Drama Desk, Hewes, Joseph Jefferson, Kevin Kline, Lucile Lortel, NAACP, Outer Critics Circle and Tony Awards.
His extensive credits in opera include productions at the Boston Lyric, Dallas, Glimmerglass, Hamburg, Houston, Metropolitan, Minnesota, New York City, Nissei, San Francisco, Santa Fe, and Seattle Operas and over 40 productions for Opera Theater of Saint Louis where he was Resident Lighting Designer for twelve years.
Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare Theatre NJ), Apostasy (Urban Stages), Cabaret (MSU), Chicken (Studio Dante), Artfuckers (TFTNC), Uncle (Arclight), Earth in Trance (La MaMa), Warrior (NYMF 2006), Behind the Limelight (NYMF 2006), Rosmersholm (59E59), deathvariations (59E59), Last Tape (Symphony Space/WBAI), Devil Land (NYIT Nominee-Immediate Theatre Co.), Bartleby The Scrivener (Blue Heron), War in Paramus (Abingdon Theatre Co.), Havana is Waiting (Cherry Lane), Cherry Orchard (Juilliard), Foirades/Fizzles (La MaMA), The Talented Tenth (Audelco Award-MTC). Regional: The Cook (Hartford Stage), The Glass Menagerie (Studio Arena), Sea Marks, The Grapes of Wrath (Capital Rep.), Ceremonies in Dark Old Men (Long Wharf), The Talented Tenth (Alliance Theater). www.dmlsound.com
NY credits: Pure Heaven, produced and directed by Michael Bush, Lucky to be Me produced by Michael Bush, directed by Ted Sod, Die Walkure Mannes College of Music, Picasso at the Lapine Agile, Sweet Bird of Youth, How I Learned to Drive with the Scheiber Studio, The Appointment Abingdon Theatre, Character, directed by Tesha Buss. Regional Credits: Bright Lights, Big City , Vanqui, Prince Music Theatre, Homecoming Seattle Repertory Theatre, Junie B. Jones, A Year with Frog and Toad Seattle Children’s Theatre, Wit, Talley Folly George Street Playhouse, Still Life with Iris, Two Gentlemen of Verona Arizona Theatre Co., Hay Fever, Pymalion Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Fanny Utah Festival Opera, Having Our Say Delaware Theatre Co. The Secret Garden Honolulu Theatre for Youth. Additional work : The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Centre, InterAct Theatre Co.,The Empty Space Theatre, Village Theatre, Tacoma Actors Guild, TheatreFest, The Western Stage, Civic Light Opera, Act II Playhouse, Childsplay of Arizona, 5th Avenue Theatre. Ms. Ledger received her MFA from the University of WA, Seattle.
The Public: Tales of an Urban Indian, Yellow Face, Stuff Happens, 365 Days/Plays First Sunday Series, many readings; Off-Broadway: Almost an Evening (Bleecker Street Theater/Atlantic); Sixty Miles to Silver Lake (Page 73/SoHo Rep), Prometheus Bound (Aquila/CSC), Mrs. Warren’s Profession and Beowulf (Irish Rep); The Foreigner (Roundabout); The Rise & Fall of Annie Hall (Theater Row); The Argument (Vineyard); Regional: Steppenwolf, Goodman, Pasadena Playhouse, Emelin Theater, Colorado Shakespeare Festival (4 seasons) and Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Graduate of Illinois State University. Member of Actors’ Equity Association.
is the lead producer, lyricist, and co-star of Hey, You Know What Movie Would Make a Good Musical?, (co-written by Robert Bastron, Mishaela Faucher and Jason Micheal Snow), which played at the Zipper Factory Theater and Julia Miles Theatre, and continues to be developed. www.heyouknowwhatproductions.com
During production of Hey You Know What…, Ryan worked as the assistant to the Director of Professional Licensing at Theatrical Rights Worldwide where he handled the accounts for major regional theaters in the US and abroad.
Ryan is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Musical Theater and Directing. He is a member of AEA, The Dramatist's Guild and has attended workshops at the Commercial Theatre Institute, The Broadway League's training program for commercial producers. www.ryanbogner.com
Krissie Fullerton is a recent, and proud, graduate of the University
of Oklahoma, holding a BFA in Stage Management. In addition to four
years of educational theatre work, she has also held positions in the
companies of New York Stage and Film (2006), Music Theatre of Wichita
(2007) and with Dance Unlimited in Oklahoma City (2007-2008).
Klapper Casting’s work has been seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally, internationally, on television, internet and film. She is thrilled to continue her collaboration with Michael Bush. Selected recent Broadway and Off-Broadway: Dividing the Estate (2009 Tony Nomination); The Temperamentals; A Lifetime Burning; A Short Wake King Lear; Incident at Vichy; A Dangerous Personality; King of Shadows; an oak tree (Artios award winner), Indoor Outdoor, NY casting for Eric Rosen’s Winesburg, Ohio; Moises Kaufman’s Into the Woods; Mary Zimmerman’s The Arabian Nights, English Theatre of Frankfurt’s current production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Resident casting director for Primary Stages and TACTand numerous regional Theatres around the country. Many independent feature films. Member of Casting Society of America and League of Professional Theatre Women.
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