Book and Lyrics
Leslie Bricusse is an author-composer-lyricist who has contributed to many musical films and plays during his career, earning him two Oscars® and a Grammy Award®. At Cambridge University, he co-authored, directed and performed in his first two musical shows, Out of the Blue and Lady at the Wheel, both of which made their way to London’s West End. While performing in An Evening with Beatrice Lillie at the Globe Theatre, he wrote his first musical, Boy On The Corner, and the screenplay and score of his first motion picture, Charley Moon, which won his first Ivor Novello Award. His subsequent stage musicals include Stop The World - I Want To Get Off; The Roar Of The Greasepaint - The Smell Of The Crowd; Pickwick; Harvey; The Good Old Bad Old Days; Goodbye, Mr. Chips; Henry’s Wives; Scrooge; Sherlock Holmes; Noah’s Ark; Sammy; Cyrano De Bergerac; Kennedy; Victor/Victoria and It’s a Dog’s Life! He has written songs and/or screenplays for such films as Doctor Dolittle; Scrooge; Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory; Goodbye, Mr. Chips; Superman; Victor/ Victoria; Santa Claus – The Movie; Home Alone I & II; Hook; Tom & Jerry – The Movie; various Pink Panthers and The Great Music Chase. He has been nominated for ten Oscars®, nine Grammys® and four Tonys®, and has won two Oscars®, a Grammy® and eight Ivor Novello Awards, the premiere British Music Award. Bricusse’s songs have been recorded by many major artists, including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Sammy Davis, Jr. (who recorded 60 Bricusse songs), Tony Bennett, Tom Jones, Julie Andrews, Liza Minnelli, Andy Williams, Bobby Darin, Bette Midler, Nina Simone, Dionne Warwick, Johnny Mathis, Robert Goulet, Ray Charles, Ethel Merman, Placido Domingo, Jennifer Holliday, Robbie Williams, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Linda Eder, Diana Krall, Maroon 5, Michael Bublé, The Black-Eyed Peas, Muse, Jennifer Hudson and Queen Latifah. In 1989 he received the Kennedy Award for consistent excellence in British songwriting, bestowed by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, and was inducted into the American Songwriters’ Hall of Fame - only the fourth Englishman to be so honoured – after Noel Coward, John Lennon and Paul McCartney. H.M. the Queen conferred on him The Order of the British Empire in 2001.
Co-conceiver and Music
Multi-Grammy® and Tony Award® nominated composer/producer. Frank Wildhorn's works span the worlds of popular, theatrical and classical music. In 1999, Frank became the first American composer in 22 years to have three shows running simultaneously on Broadway: JEKYLL & HYDE, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Civil War. Also for Broadway: Dracula, Victor/Victoria, Wonderland, and Bonnie & Clyde. Frank produced Harlem Song at the famed Apollo Theatre. International: Cyrano, The Count of Monte Cristo, Carmen, Rudolf, Mitsuko, Never Say Goodbye, Camille Claudel, and Tears of Heaven. Frank served as music director for the Goodwill Games in New York City (1998). He wrote the song "Gold", the opening number for the 2002 Winter Olympics. Received the prestigious Charles Dickens Award from USC, where there is a scholarship under his name. Among the artists who have recorded and performed Frank's works: Whitney Houston (#1 international hit "Where Do Broken Hearts Go?"), Natalie Cole, Kenny Rogers, Sammy Davis, Jr., Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews, Hootie & the Blowfish, The Moody Blues, Johnny Mathis, Linda Eder, Freddie Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Stacy Lattisaw, Molly Hatchet, Blues Traveler, Trace Adkins, Patti LaBelle, Jeffrey Osborne, BeBe Winans, Amy Grant and Anthony Warlow, to name a few. Associate artist at the Alley Theatre in Houston. Father to Justin Samuel and Jake Ryan. Dedicated to the memory of Dr. Richie Schwartz, dear friend and #1 Jekkie.
Together with renowned composer, Frank Wildhorn, Steve co-conceived and contributed various lyrics to JEKYLL & HYDE, THE MUSICAL. Steve and Frank also coconceived the international musical hit, Rudolf, Affaire Mayerling, which has been performed on stages throughout Europe and Japan. Steve has written nearly ninety teleplays for many popular TV series such as: X-Men, The Batman, Iron Man, Xiaolin Showdown, Loonatics Unleashed, World of Quest, The Mask, Goof Troop, Bonkers, Quack Pack, Gargoyles, Beetlejuice, Savage Dragon, Pink Panther, RoboCop, Extreme Ghostbusters, Stargate Infinity, ExoSquad, Mummies Alive and numerous others. Steve directed and co-produced the cult-favorite horror-comedy feature, Lucky, winning the award for Best Director at the Nodance Film Festival. Lucky also won awards for Best Feature at the New York City Horror Film Festival, Shriekfest in L.A., MicroCineFest in Baltimore, and the Weekend of Fear in Nuremberg, Germany. Steve is proud to be currently teaching Screenwriting to the many talented Cinema and Digital Arts students at Point Park University in his hometown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more about Steve, please visit stevecuden.com.
Director and Choreographer
Broadway: Disney’s Newsies (8 Tony® nominations including Best Director), Bonnie & Clyde, Grey Gardens, Deaf West’s Big River (Tony® Honor, Excellence in Theatre), Brooklyn, Bells Are Ringing (2001 Revival), Annie Get Your Gun (Tony Award®, Best Revival), Grease (Tony® nomination, Best Choreography), Tommy Tune Tonite!, The Will Rogers Follies (Tony Award®, Best Musical). West End/International: Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical, Disney’s High School Musical. Regional/ National tour: Jane Austen’s Emma (Craig Noel Award, Outstanding Resident Musical); The Old Globe: Bonnie & Clyde (San Diego Critics Circle Award, Outstanding New Musical and Outstanding Director of a Musical), Asolo Rep Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse; Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical, 1st National Tour; Deaf West’s Pippin, Mark Taper Forum; Disney’s High School Musical: On Tour!, Disney Theatrical; The Civil War and Shenandoah, Ford’s Theatre. Ford’s Theatre Associate Artist.
Broadway: Disney’s Newsies (set design); Bonnie & Clyde (set and costume design), The Philanthropist (costume design) and Brooklyn—The Musical (costume design). OffBroadway: Nightingale (set design), Grace (set design), The Overwhelming (costume design), Zanna–Don’t! (co-set and costume design), Almost Heaven (costume design) and Fighting Words (set design). Selected Regional: Emma and Himself and Nora for the Old Globe; The Civil War and Shenandoah for Ford’s Theatre; Home for Williamstown Theatre Festival; Nightingale and Pippin for the Mark Taper Forum.
Broadway: Newsies, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Pee-Wee Herman Show, Next Fall, Kiki and Herb Alive on Broadway. Other NYC credits include: Old Jews Telling Jokes; Silence The Musical; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Rapture Blister Burn; Meet Vera Stark; Side Effects; A Lie of the Mind; Ordinary Days; Knickerbocker; Family Guy Sings; Jerry Springer The Opera; The Voysey Inheritance; The Internationalist; Almost; Maine; Streamers; Rufus Wainwright’s Judy Concert at Carnegie Hall, and Jennifer Muller/The Works.
Broadway Designs: Newsies, Memphis, The Three Penny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, Steel Magnolias. Numerous New York and regional theaters and companies including: The 5th Avenue Theater, McCarter Theater, Seattle Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, LA Center Theater Group, Guthrie Theater, KC Rep, Dallas Theater Center, Playwrights Horizons, The New Group, NYSF Public Theater, CSC, Signature Theater NYC, SoHo Rep, Vineyard Theater, The Civilians, Mabou Mines, national & international festivals and tours.
Design credits: projections for Godspell on Broadway; for Carrie Fisher’s one woman show, Wishful Drinking; for Basil Twist’s Arias with a Twist, and for singer Kanye West. Broadway Associate Design: Bring it On: The Musical, Merrily We Roll Along, Magic/Bird, The Peewee Herman Show, Rock of Ages, Lombardi. Guest lecturer at Yale University and Winthrop University. Upcoming projects: Broadway’s Annie, Basil Twist’s Rite of Spring, Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella. brodiegraphics.com
Broadway: Clybourne Park; Newsies; Bring it On; The Columnist; Memphis; The Mountaintop; Magic/Bird; Bonnie & Clyde; Streetcar Named Desire; Women on the Verge...; Merchant of Venice; Henry IV; The Rivals; Cymbeline; Lombardi; Fences; Looped; Miracle Worker; Superior Donuts; 33 Variations; In the Heights; Jersey Boys; The Color Purple; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; Good Vibrations; The Apple Tree; A Raisin in the Sun.
Makeup Designer for Wicked productions worldwide, Follies, The Normal Heart, Catch Me If You Can, Elf, Lend Me A Tenor, Grease, The Wedding Singer, Into the Woods (key makeup Vanessa Williams). Off-Broadway: Into the Woods, Public Theatre. Film and TV: Smash, E!, Style, Lifetime, PBS, Access Hollywood.
Broadway: JEKYLL & HYDE, Scarlet Pimpernel, Civil War, Little Women (Drama Desk nomination), Wonderland. International: Doctor Dolittle, Rudolf, Carmen, Monte Cristo, In Nomine Patris. Ford’s Theatre-Associate Artist, orchestration and musical supervision—1776, Civil War, 2008—2012 Presidential Galas. Film orchestrations: A River Runs Through It, Quiz Show, Made in America, Fly Away Home. More at KimScharnberg.com.
Musical Supervisor / Arrangements
Composer of Broadway’s Little Women – The Musical starring Sutton Foster and Maureen McGovern; musical supervisor/director, arranger and conductor on Broadway for over fifteen years; Bonnie & Clyde, Wonderland, JEKYLL & HYDE, Les Miserables, Taboo, Spiderman, The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Civil War, and Tony® nominated producer of The Lonesome West. Proud parent of Noah and Nina.
Broadway: Big River (Deaf West Theater/Roundabout Theatre Co.—Musical Director, Arrangements). National Tours: Titanic, Big River, White Christmas. Associate Conductor for Spelling Bee and Young Frankenstein. Regional: Asolo Repertory Theater: Bonnie & Clyde. Center Theater Group/Deaf West Theater, Mark Taper Forum: Pippin (Musical Director, Arrangements), Big River. Ford’s Theatre: Parade, 2011 Annual Gala, Shenandoah. Hollywood Bowl: Hairspray (Keyboards).
Broadway: Mary Poppins, South Pacific, Wonderland, Bonnie & Clyde, Woman In White, Jesus Christ Superstar and Riverdance. Currently conducting at Phantom. Record Producing: West Side Story (Grammy® Award), Promises Promises (Grammy® Nom), South Pacific (Grammy® Nom), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Allegro. Artist records include: Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman, Placido Domingo, Kristin Chenoweth, Nathan Gunn, Audra McDonald, Josh Groban and Megan Hilty.
Electronic Music Designer
Stein is a keyboardist, programmer, composer, music director and music producer. Credits: Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark, Hairspray, Rocky Horror Show, Altar Boyz, Jekyll & Hyde (1997), Handel’s Messiah Rocks, Linda Eder, Ray Charles, Darlene Love, Pawn Stars, Sex and the City. www.strangecranium.com.
Broadway/Tours: Glengarry Glen Ross, Annie, Chaplin, Bring It On, Evita, The Best Man, Newsies, Porgy and Bess, SPIDER-MAN, Rock of Ages, Wicked, Sister Act, Memphis, Million Dollar Quartet, The Addams Family. Off-Broadway: Bare, Rent, Atlantic, MCC, Signature. Film: The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Friends with Kids, Joyful Noise, Margin Call, Sex and the City 1 & 2, I Love You Phillip Morris, Rachel Getting Married, Dan in Real Life, Across the Universe. TV: Smash, The Big C. www.telseyandco.com.
A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy. Directing/Choreography: DanceBreak 2011, Macau International Music Festival, New Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre. Associate/Assistant: Disney’s Newsies (Nederlander Theatre), 9 to 5 (1st National Tour), Disney’s High School Musical (National/International Tours), A Christmas Story, The Musical (Kansas City Repertory Theatre/5th Ave Theatre), Pippin (CTG & Deaf West), The First Wives Club (The Old Globe), A Wonderful Life (Paper Mill Playhouse), Frankenstein (37 Arts), Drama Desk Awards. www.richardjhinds.com.
SAFD Fight Master, J. Allen is a Broadway veteran of ten shows including Disney’s Newsies, over 150 Off-Broadway shows, and hundreds of Regional Theater productions. He has staged action for over 750 television shows, and teaches at Rutgers, SUNY Purchase, and Strasberg. Allen is also the author of a book, Fight Directing for the Theatre, and ranked as one of 15 Fight Masters with the Society of American Fight Directors.
Founded in 2005 by Mike Bauder, MB Productions has managed projects both domestically and abroad. Recent projects include Spider-Man-Turn Off the Dark (Broadway), Yo Gabba Gabba Live (National Tour), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! (First National) and the Universal Studios Hollywood Attraction Creature from the Black Lagoon. MB Productions is comprised of Mike Bauder, Sonya Duveneck, Andrew Deichman, and Jessica Diamond. MB Productions can be found
online at www.mbproductions.com.
The Charlotte Wilcox Company has managed more than 70 productions. Upcoming: Diner. Recent Broadway credits include Godspell, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Catch Me If You Can, Wonderland, Elf, West Side Story, Come Fly Away, [title of show], Grease (all three Broadway productions!), Cyrano, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Times Are-A-Changin’, The Wedding Singer, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Bombay Dreams, The Full Monty, Ragtime, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, On The Waterfront, Damn Yankees.
Nederlander Presentations is the producing arm of a family company that is currently celebrating its 100th anniversary. Under the aegis of Chairman, James M. Nederlander and President, James L. Nederlander, the company owns/operates nine Broadway theatres in New York and a chain of legitimate theatres and amphitheaters around America and in London. The Nederlanders are also award-winning producers of Broadway and touring productions currently including Evita, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and the upcoming revival of Annie.
Independent Presenters Network is a consortium of 50 members who present live entertainment worldwide. Recent Broadway/London/U.S. Tours: La Cages Aux Folles, Wonderland, 9 to 5, Ragtime, Frost/Nixon, Legally Blonde, The Color Purple, Spamalot, Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands.
Theatre producer & director, film director. Founder of OD Musical Company, a leading theatre producing company in South Korea. The Musical Awards (Korean Tony Award® equivalent) for Best Musical: Dreamgirls, Man of La Mancha, JEKYLL & HYDE and All Shook Up. Broadway: Jesus Christ Superstar (2012), The Story of My Life. US Nat’l Tour: Dreamgirls. Other credits: Dr. Zhivago (Australia, Korea), Spamalot, Contact, Nine, My Fair Lady, and more. www.odmusical.com.
Thrilled to be a part of the revival of JEKYLL & HYDE. Recent credits include the 1st ever revival of Godspell (debut as a producer) and Off-B’way’s Standing on Ceremony. Upcoming: revivals of The Heiress and Glengarry Glen Ross; and David Mamet’s new play The Anarchist. Luigi and his spouse, Sean, are devoted parents to Maria and twins, William and Adam. Special thanks to Ken Davenport, Rose, Mom, Sean and Dad (forever with me!).
Five-time Tony® winner Mr. Lane & two-time Tony® winner Ms. Comley collectively produced over 40 Broadway productions. Currently producing War Horse on Broadway, in Toronto, plus the National Touring Company, and the stage version of Irving Berlin’s Top Hat in the West End. Mr. Lane is the owner and operator of the Palace Theater in NY and the author of Jews on Broadway (Amazon.com). www.mrbroadway.com, bonniecomley.com.