Fingers and Toes (2010)
" A modern day "Singin' in the Rain". Only with better weather.
Tap virtuoso and chronic womanizer “Toes” Macgrath and relationship-tormented pianist “Fingers” St. Claire have less than two weeks to create a song and dance show about Love for a big audition with a Broadway producer. But when triple-threat Molly Molloy joins them to play their ingénue, their plans spiral out of control as real romantic entanglements turn the creative process upside down. It’s a modern day Singin’ in the Rain!
Approximate Runtime: 95 minutes, without intermission
Approximate Running Time: 1:35; no intermission
Logan began his training with a performance degree in classical piano, with a minor in English lit and theatre, from University of Western Ontario, Logan went on to post-graduate work at the Guildhall School in London England. From there he performed regularly as a concert pianist in England, while at the same time working as rehearsal pianist and music director at the National Theatre of Great Britain, alongside such luminaries as Nigel Hawthorne. (Oscar for the Madness of King George III).
He then spent nine seasons at the Shaw Festival in Niagara, working as a pianist, music director and composer in dozens of musical productions. In 2004 he was nominated for a Dora Award and a Betty Mitchell Award for his role as Arranger and Music Director for “Time After Time: The Chet Baker Project” for Crow’s Theatre in Toronto. Since then he has been a conductor on “Crazy For You” (U.S. National tour) and for two years the conductor for the 25th anniversary International tour of “Cats”, performing across North America from Alaska to Rio de Janeiro. He is currently the Associate Conductor of the Toronto production of “Jersey Boys”.
His first musical, "Fingers and Toes" was produced widely across Ontario to rave reviews. His second musical "Joni Loves Mitchell - a Rock and roll Love Story" premiered this August at the SummerWorks iNew Play festival n Toronto.
Matt Lenz is the Associate Director for Hairspray on Broadway, Las Vegas and Toronto productions. Other recent directing credits include: Wicked‘s 5th Anniversary Celebration at the Gershwin Theater on Broadway, Idaho! for the 2008 New York Musical Theater Festival, Saint Heaven, a world premiere musical at The Stamford Center for the Arts, Hairspray in South Africa, The Irish Curse by Martin Casella for the NY International Fringe Festival, South Pacific at Casa Mañana and North Carolina Theater, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at The MUNY in St Louis, The North Carolina Theater and Michigan Opera Theater, Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA at the MUNY and Gateway Playhouse, Dirty Blonde and Love! Valour! Compassion! at Zachary Scott Theatre Center in Austin, the world premiere of Martin Casella’s Scituate at the Stamford Center for the Arts, Confidentially, Cole at the Tiffany Theatre in LA, Twelfth Night, Hair, The Ten Percent Revue, The Who’s Tommy and the world premiere of Alan Ball’s The Amazing Adventures of Tense Guy (Off-Broadway). Matt was the Resident Director for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Broadway and for the national tours. Also for Walt Disney Theatrical Productions, he was Assistant Director on the Elton John/Tim Rice musical, AIDA in its World Premiere production as Elaborate Lives: The Legend of Aida at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. Matt is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
Shea Sullivan is a film, television and theatre choreographer and has been described as "dynamic," "multitalented," and "one of the best Choreographers working today." Shea was longtime assistant to Tony-award winning choreographer Henry LeTang, working with him on many projects, including the film Bojangles which starred Gregory Hines. A few recent choreography credits include: Gaga for Broadway! Easter Bonnet 2010 opening number with Doris Eaton Travis (Minskoff Theatre) A Christmas Carol (Ford's Theatre), Dames at Sea (Bay Street Theatre), Pageant: The Musical, the feature film The Big Gay Musical and DanceBreak '08. Upcoming: feature film Go Go Crazy and Crazy For You (Maltz Jupiter). More info at www.SheaSullivan.com.
Leo is excited to return to NYMF! Previous shows: Going Down Swingin’ (Oscar Van Zandt) in ‘07, But I’m A Cheerleader (Clayton) in ‘05, and The Taxi Cabaret (Scott) in ‘04. Recently, Leo starred as the Emcee in Cabaret at Houston TUTS w/Leslie Kritzer and won Best Actor for his performance in the Houston Excellence Awards. Leo’s proudly played Riff in West Side Story in a multitude of venues including, The Olivier Award nominated West End production, The 50th Anniversary US Tour & at Houston TUTS (dir/choreo: Alan Johnson), Barrington Stage, and North Carolina Theatre. Off-Broadway: P.J. Dunbar in Wanda’s World (directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett), I Prefer to Dream at The Triad, and recently Providence at The Duplex. Workshops: Treasure Island, Signs of Life, Yank!, and Pursuit of Persephone. Tours: Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street, Disney's On The Record, and Casper the Musical, starring Chita Rivera. Regional: Tulsa in Gypsy, starring Patti LuPone and directed by Lonny Price (Chicago Ravinia Festival). Will Parker in Oklahoma!, starring Shirley Jones (Pittsburgh CLO and Casa Mañana), Jimmy Smith in Thoroughly Modern Millie (The Arvada Center), Ren in Footloose (Pittsburgh Musical Theater), Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street, starring Beth Leavel and Marc Jacoby (The MUNY), and recently, Mark in the New England Premiere of Rent (Weston Playhouse). Playbill.com recently hired Leo as their new “Man on the Street” host…video clips online. Leo is a Carnegie Mellon graduate, with a BFA in Acting. In addition to acting, Leo coaches for MTCA: Music Theatre College Auditions, and also career coaches for professional actors. Leo currently seeks new legit representation. More information at: www.leoashevens.com
Fresh off the boat from Newfoundland, Canada, Jonathan is delighted to be performing at the NYMF with such a fantastic team! In addition to acting, Jonathan is an international prize-winning classical pianist, singer, composer, and writer. Credits include: Actor: featured/lead roles in over 50 productions for stage, TV, and film, including Molina in Kiss of the Spiderwoman and Cooley in Anyone Can Whistle (TIFT, Toronto), Billy in Billy Bishop Goes to War (STC), The Producers (original Canadian company, Toronto), Flashpoint (CBS), Much Ado About Nothing and The Miser (New York City Center), The Music Man, Coriolanus, The Taming of the Shrew, The Winter’s Tale, and five other productions at the Stratford Festival of Canada, The Baker in Into the Woods, Kulygin in Three Sisters, the Emperor in Amadeus, Macbeth (Atlantic Theatre Festival), Heyday (Triptych Films – Silver Hugo Award), The Magic Flute Diaries with Rutger Hauer, and 2 Pianos, 4 Hands (first National U.S. tour). Musical Director: Canadian Premiere of The Light in the Piazza in Toronto, AfterImage, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (TNB), and others. Writer/composer: five original musicals (4 Betty Mitchell Awards) and several scores for plays (including Humble Boy, Dial M for Murder, Frozen, Equus, and, most recently, Two Gentlemen of Verona at the Stratford Festival). Jonathan is also the recipient of three Tyrone Guthrie Awards for theatrical excellence. Please visit www.jonathanmonro.com.
Stephanie Gibson most recently appeared in Robin and the Seven Hoods at the Old Globe Theatre (Marian u/s). Her New York credits include the Broadway production of Spamalot (Lady of the Lake u/s) and City Center Encores production of Anyone Can Whistle. National Tours: A Chorus Line (1st National-Judy Turner), Happy Days (Lori Beth), Dreamgirls (Sweetheart). Regional Credits include: Happy Days (Papermill Playhouse-Original Cast Recording), Dames at Sea (Galveston Island Outdoor Musicals- Ruby), Singin in the Rain (Kansas City Starlight), and numerous performances at the St. Louis MUNY. Her Television/Film credits include: “All My Children”, “Guiding Light”, “As The World Turns” and What Goes Round. Stephanie is a graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Love and thanks to Leading Artists, Matthew Lesher, and my husband Will.
Derrick is an entertainment lawyer and an award-winning theatre producer, most recently producing Sharron Matthews Superstar: World Domination Tour 2010 at the Edinburgh (UK) Fringe, Joe’s Pub (New York) and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (Toronto). His NYMF productions include Hunter Foster & Rick Crom’s Bonnie & Clyde: A Folktale, Brock Simpson’s This Could Be Love, Jerome Sable & Eli Batalion’s J.O.B. The Hip-Hopera and Scott White & Denis McGrath’s Top Gun! The Musical. Toronto productions include the Studio 180 / Canadian Stage The Overwhelming; the Studio 180 / Mirvish Productions Stuff Happens; Theatre PANIK’s My Name is Rachel Corrie; macIDeas' This Is Our Youth directed by Woody Harrelson, and Matt & Ben; Nursery School Musical; Like, Omigawd! the sugar-pop 80s rock musical; Welcome to Eden, Population: 2; and BoyGroove. Derrick is the recipient of a Dora Award, a Harold Award, a “Best of Toronto” Award as Toronto’s Best Indie Producer, and Canadian Actors’ Equity Association Honorary Membership for his Outstanding Contribution to the Performing Arts. He is currently President of the Toronto Fringe Festival, past-president of the Toronto Theatre Alliance and sits on the Boards of Cahoots Theatre Projects, fu-Gen Asian Canadian Theatre Company and Shakespearience Performing Arts. He can be contacted at (905) 415-8100 or at email@example.com.
Derrick is an entertainment lawyer and an award-winning theatre producer, most recently producing Sharron Matthews Superstar: World Domination Tour 2010 at the Edinburgh (UK) Fringe, Joe’s Pub (New York) and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (Toronto). His NYMF productions include Hunter Foster & Rick Crom’s Bonnie & Clyde: A Folktale, Brock Simpson’s This Could Be Love, Jerome Sable & Eli Batalion’s J.O.B. The Hip-Hopera and Scott White & Denis McGrath’s Top Gun! The Musical. Toronto productions include the Studio 180 / Canadian Stage The Overwhelming; the Studio 180 / Mirvish Productions Stuff Happens; Theatre PANIK’s My Name is Rachel Corrie; macIDeas' This Is Our Youth directed by Woody Harrelson, and Matt & Ben; Nursery School Musical; Like, Omigawd! the sugar-pop 80s rock musical; Welcome to Eden, Population: 2; and BoyGroove.
Derrick is the recipient of a Dora Award, a Harold Award, a “Best of Toronto” Award as Toronto’s Best Indie Producer, and Canadian Actors’ Equity Association Honorary Membership for his Outstanding Contribution to the Performing Arts. He is currently President of the Toronto Fringe Festival, past-president of the Toronto Theatre Alliance and sits on the Boards of Cahoots Theatre Projects, fu-Gen Asian Canadian Theatre Company and Shakespearience Performing Arts. He can be contacted at (905) 415-8100 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evan's producing credits include: Tie Me Up & Tie Me Down: A Puppet Burlesque, Open & Shut, and The Home for Lost Boys. In his management capacity, Evan has worked with Off-Broadway’s Red Bull Theatre as the assistant general manager on The Duchess of Malfi and this season’s The Witch of Edmonton and as the company management assistant on Next to Normal on Broadway. Evan comes to the world of producing and management with a background in lighting and scenic design having worked and toured with companies such as New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Alvin Ailey, CalShakes, and Lincoln Center Institute. He holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and is pursuing his MFA from Columbia Universit
Jovon recently returned from a two and a half year adventure with the cast and crew of the First National Tour of Monty Python’s Spamalot. Other favorite credits include: Noises Off, and The Graduate (Broadway), The Irish Curse (Off Broadway), Saint Heaven (SCA Rich Forum), The Seagull (NYSF/Public Theatre), six Christmases with The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, five summers at Gateway Playhouse, and six wonderful years with Sheila Marie.
Alexander is thrilled to be making his NYMF debut with such a fantastic team! Recent projects include Tartuffe and The Wild Party for Ithaca College as well as numerous assistant and associate credits across the country including: The Roundabout, Playwrights Horizons, LaJolla Playhouse, The Guthrie, The Old Globe, Dallas Theatre Center, Syracuse Stage and four seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Ryan is a painter, designer, and stylist from Pittsburgh. NY productions include Twelfth Night for Sonnet Rep; Game of Love and Faultlines for Ruffled Feathers. In addition to Fingers and Toes, Ryan is also designing Nighttime Traffic for NYMF. He received his BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied design and theater.
Broadway: Legally Blonde, Freshly Squeezed, Laughing Room; Of Thee I Sing, Music in the Air (Encores). Off-Broadway: Nunsense, Vanities - the Musical, Waiting for Godot, Addicted, Balancing Act. Regional: Cleveland Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Bay Street, Lookingglass, Chicago Shakespeare, Goodspeed and Paper Mill. International: West End, China, Asia, La Scala. Tours: Storytime Live, Wizard of Oz, Sweeney Todd, Legally Blonde, Nunsense, Scooby Doo. Television: “Camelot” (Lincoln Center), and the internationally televised “New Year’s Eve Celebration in Times Square”. www.Q1go.net
Rory graduated from the University of Leeds in England with a BA (Hons) in Popular Music Studies. He moved to Memphis Tennessee In 2003 and became Resident Sound Designer at Playhouse on the Square. Here he designed over one hundred shows and was recognised with eleven Memphis Theatre “Ostrander” Award nominations for Excellence in Sound Design for productions including Floyd Collins, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Book of Days, Rabbit Hole, The Glory of Living, and The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. He also received a special Projection Design award for The Wizard of Oz. In addition to Sound and Video work for Playhouse, Rory was also responsible for Web Design, Graphic Design and Photography for the theatre, and performed onstage as Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, Roger in Rent, and Bill Sikes in Oliver! Rory moved to New York in June and has acclimated himself to the city by playing Open Mic nights regularly throughout Astoria and Manhattan, meeting many talented people and enjoying the opportunity to write and play again. He is very grateful to the friends he made in Memphis for networking on his behalf whose benevolence has afforded him this opportunity to work on such a great show at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Cordially, he invites you to visit rorydale.com for more information, and looks forward to spending more time in New York.
Director of BUNKED! at NYC Fringe (Best Musical); Assistant Director of Sondheim: The Birthday Concert with the New York Philharmonic (Lonny Price, Director), Anyone Can Whistle at Encores! (Casey Nicholaw, Director), Fat Camp (workshop, directed by Casey Hushion), Dissonance at Bay Street Theatre (Lonny Price, Director), and Genius Famous at NYC Fringe. Young Frankenstein, Minsky’s (Production Assistant). Producing Associate for Sing Out, Louise! Productions (Allegiance, American Idiot). Circle in the Square alum. Performing credits include Fame on 42nd Street Off-Broadway.
National Tours: Young Frankenstein (Roger Bart and Shuler Hensley), Rent - The Broadway Tour (Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp), Oklahoma!, The Wedding Singer, The Producers, The Wizard of Oz, Titanic - The Musical, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Crazy for You, Singin' in the Rain and West Side Story. www.trinitywheeleronline.com
Benton is the Associate Casting Director for National Artists Management Company and Southgate Productions, where alongside Duncan Stewart he casts the current Tony Award winning Broadway revival of La Cage Aux Folles (starring Kelsey Grammer), the Broadway, West End, and International touring companies of Chicago The Musical and all other projects for legendary Broadway producers Barry and Fran Weissler. Previous credits include Terrence McNally's world premiere of Golden Age at The John F. Kennedy Center, and the 2009 Broadway revival ofRagtime. Benton is a proud graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts and the University of Michigan Musical Theatre department. Upcoming projects include Songs for a New World in concert for BC/EFA, Bunked! The Musical (Fringe), Clueless The Musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (West End).
1. Anyone Can Write a Song
Credit: Composer/Lyricist: Logan Medland, Singer: Aaron Mackenzie, Pianist/Singer:Logan Medland
2. Near You
Credit: Composer/Lyricist: Logan Medland, Singers: Aaron Mackenzie, Ali Smyth, Pianist: Logan Medland
3. I'm Just in Love With You
Credit: Composer/Lyricist: Logan Medland, Singers: Aaron Mackenzie, Ali Smyth
4. You Might As Well Laugh
Credit: Compose/Lyricist: Logan Medland. Pianist/Singer: Logan Medland, Singers: Ali Smyth, Aaron Mackenzie
5. Bach Bebop
Credit: Composer: Logan Medland, Pianist: Logan Medland