- Book & Lyrics by Tom Eyen
- Music by Henry Krieger
- Original Broadway Production Directed & Choreographed by Michael Bennett
- Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler
- Produced on Broadway by Michael Bennett, Robert Avian, Geffen Records & The Shubert Organization
- Music Director Jon Kalbfleisch
- Co-Choreographer Brianne Camp
- Directed & Choreographed by Matthew Gardiner
- Scenic Design Adam Koch
- Costume Design Frank Labovitz
- Lighting Design Chris Lee
- Sound Design Matt Rowe
Now extended through January 13!
- On sale: October 12
- Student: November 30
- Pride: December 7
- Discussion: December 12 & 18
- New Year’s Eve special performance and party: Monday, December 31
The show runs 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission
The Tony Award®-Winning Musical
First a smash Broadway musical then an award-winning motion picture, Dreamgirls captures the spirit and hope of Motown when a girl group from Chicago makes it big. In a business controlled by men, the female trio fights for recognition, fellowship and love as superstardom challenges their musical and cultural identity. A rich, glowing spectacle about the price of show-biz success, Dreamgirls sizzles with sparkling dance and R&B soul.
Starring Hairspray’s Nova Y. Payton as Effie.
Featuring the hit songs “Dreamgirls,” “And I am Telling You I’m Not Going” and “One Night Only”.
“One word only will do: Spectacular.” – Chicago Sun-Times
Sponsored by the Bernard Family Foundation with additional support from Tony Garro, MD
Now is your chance to take a trip on the other side of the footlights and get a taste of the backstage magic that brings Dreamgirls to life! With a set design that includes over 500 lights bulbs along with countless costumes and wigs, see how the Signature team makes it all happen. This special backstage tour is held Saturdays beginning at 5PM. Start your journey with a short film from the production designers and then take a tour of the set and backstage areas. Also includes a question and answer session with members of the cast.
December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and January 5
Tickets are only $20 per person and space is limited.
Call the Box Office at 703 820 9771 or click here to reserve your spot for the tour.
Jay Adriel (Ensemble) SIGNATURE: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. REGIONAL: CPCC : Guys and Dolls, Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Hello, Dolly!, The Producers, Crazy For You, 42nd Street, Cats, Thoroughly Modern Millie; Children’s Theatre of Charlotte: Seussical, Aladdin, Peter Pan, Beauty and The Beast; Actors Theatre: A Chorus Line.
David Bazemore (C.C. White) REGIONAL: Philadelphia Theatre Co, The Old Globe Theatre, and The American Conservatory Theatre: The Scottsboro Boys (Olen, 2012 Barrymore Award for Outstanding Ensemble); Steel River Playhouse: Pippin (Leading Player); Wilmington Drama League: 5 Guys Named Moe (4-Eyed Moe), The Wiz (Tin Man); SSMT: Hairspray (Seaweed), Seussical: The Musical, West Side Story, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, White Christmas. COLLEGE: Angels in America (Belize), Othello (Othello); Twelfth Night (Malvolio); Kiss Me, Kate (Paul); Two Gents… the Musical (Valentine); The Wild Party (Lippa). EDUCATION: Shenandoah Conservatory, 2011, BFA Musical Theatre, Summa Cum Laude. Member of AEA.
Lauren Du Pree (Ensemble) SIGNATURE: Spin. DC AREA: Studio 2ndStage: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; Adventure Theatre: The Snowy Day, Just A Dream; 1st Stage Theatre: Trav’lin; Washington Savoyards: Ain’t Mibehavin’; Discovery Theatre: Seasons of Light; New Galaxy Theatre Company: Slam Theatre 2.0: The Miseducation; Colored People’s Theatre: for colored girls…. EDUCATION: Howard University, B.F.A., 2011. UPCOMING: Discovery Theatre: How Old Is A Hero?; Imagination Stage: Roald Dahl in Repertory.
Daphne Epps (Ensemble) DC AREA: Lincoln Theatre: If This Hat Could Talk, Everyman Street Theatre; Ellington Theatre: Dreamgirls, Annie; Discovery Theatre: Going the Distance; Crampton Auditorium: A Mighty Day; Dc Art Works: New Cotton Club Review, Drop Me Off In Harlem, Comin Uptown. RECORDINGS: Biv Ten Records: Recording Artist, Promo Tour; Character Music: Vocalist, Writer, Vocal Arranger.
Sydney James Harcourt (Curtis Taylor, Jr.) BROADWAY: American Idiot, The Lion King (Simba), Bells Are Ringing. NEW YORK: Lincoln Center: Camelot; Carnegie Hall: Show Boat; Radio City Music Hall: The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. REGIONAL: Dallas Theater Center: Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), The Wiz (Tinman); The Old Globe: The Rocky Horror Show (Rocky); Arvada Center: Chess (The Arbiter); The Decot Theater: DC United (Steve, Josh u/s); North Shore Music Theater: Lysander and Gretta (A Mere Mortal); Cherry Lane Theater: Murphy's Law (Manny). EDUCATION: The Maggie Flanigan Studio, The University of Michigan, Interlochen Arts Academy.
Bus Howard (Marty)OFF-BROADWAY: The Negro Ensemble Company: Tour Technical Director: A Soldiers Play, Colored Peoples Time; Westside Theatre: Dinah!. DC AREA: Arena Stage: Polk County, The Great White Hope; The Kennedy Center: The Meeting; Rep Stage: Anna Lucasta; Woolly Mammoth Theatre: Tripping through the Car House; Studio Theatre: Jitney, Spell #7. REGIONAL: Virginia Stage Theatre: Death of a Salesman; John Beasley Theatre: King Hedley II; The American Theatre Company: The Emperor Jones; Kansas City Rep: Jitney; Arizona Theatre Company: Jitney. TV/FILM: VEEP, Law and Order, Homicide, The Wire, The Corner, JFK, Serial Mom, Murder at 1600, Home for the Holidays. VOICEOVERS: United Negro College Fund "A mind is a terrible thing to waste" (National).
Crystal Joy (Lorrell Robinson) NATIONAL TOUR: Memphis the Musical (Ensemble, Felicia u/s), Legally Blonde the Musical (Pilar). WEST END: Hair the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical (Tribe, Abie Baby u/s). REGIONAL: Dreamgirls (Lorrell Robinson), The Wiz (Dorothy). AWARDS: 2004 Bertelsmann World Of Expressions Scholarship for Vocal Composition.
Sean-Maurice Lynch (Wayne/Curtis Taylor) SIGNATURE: The Break (21/24 workshop), Brother Russia (u/s), Hairspray, [title of show] (u/s), Sweeney Todd, Show Boat. DC AREA: Ford’s Theatre: Parade (u/s); Studio Theatre: Pop! (Pope Ondine), Passing Strange (Mr. Franklin/Mr. Venus); Adventure Theatre: A Year with Frog & Toad (Toad); No Rules Theatre: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Schroeder).
Michael J. Mainwaring (Ensemble) DC AREA: Ford's Theatre: Shenandoah, Ford's Presidential Gala; Olney Theatre: Oliver!; Parilla Performing Arts Center: You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Hairspray, Curtains, A Grand Night for Singing. EDUCATION: Signature's Overtures, 2012; Kristin Halliday, voice.
Cedric Neal (Jimmy “Trouble” Early) BROADWAY: The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess (Tony Award® Winner, Sportin' Life u/s) REGIONAL: A.R.T: The Gerswhins' Porgy And Bess; Dallas Theater Center: A Christmas Carol, Henry IV, It's A Bird, It's A Plane...It's Superman!, Death Of A Salesman, A Midsummer's Night Dream, The Who's Tommy (Leon Rabin Winner); Zach Theatre: Rockin' Christmas Party, Porgy And Bess; WaterTower Theatre: A Brief History of White Music, It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues; Uptown Players: The Life; Aida; The Normal Heart; tick, tick...BOOM!; Jubilee Theatre: Crowns, Ain't Misbehavin'. TV: Chase (ABC), Good Guys (FOX), Featured Recurring Principal Seasons 3 & 4 of Friday Night Lights (NBC, Emmy WInner). EDUCATION: Eastman School Of Music (Rochester, NY).
Gannon O’Brien (Dave/Frank) SIGNATURE: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Hairspray (Swing); Chess (Swing); Glory Days (Andy u/s). DC AREA: Olney Theatre: Grease (Swing); Keegan Theatre: Spring Awakening, A Man of No Importance. EDUCATION: The Catholic University of America, 2011. UPCOMING: Olney Theatre: Spring Awakening.
Nova Y. Payton (Effie White) SIGNATURE: Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Jewel), Xanadu (Melpomene/Medusa), Hairspray (Motormouth Mabel, 2012 Helen Hayes Recipient for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Resident Musical). NATIONAL TOUR: 3 Mo’ Divas (PBS Special, DVD and CD), Smokey Joe’s Café (BJ). DC AREA: 1st Stage: Trav’lin (Roz); Washington Savoyards: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Nell); H Street Playhouse: Black Nativity; Adventure Theatre: Happy Elf (Mrs. Claus/Gurt). REGIONAL: Prince Music Theatre: Dreamgirls (Effie, 2006 Barrymore Nominee for Best Lead Actress in a Musical); Flat Rock Playhouse: Smokey Joe’s Café (BJ). Proud member of AEA.
Shayla Simmons (Deena Jones) NATIONAL TOURS: Theater Works: Winnie the Pooh. INTERNATIONAL TOURS: Golden Gospel Singers. DC AREA: Toby’s Dinner Theate: The Color Purple, Sophisticated Ladies, Hairspray (u/s), Beehive: A 60s Musical, Aida; Center Stage: Young Playwrights Festival; Creative Cauldron: Women of the Blues. REGIONAL: Merry-Go-Round Playhouse: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (u/s). EDUCATION: The American Musical and Dramatic Academy of New York City.
Stephawn P. Stephens (Ensemble) SIGNATURE: Grand Hotel. DC AREA: Olney Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors, Joseph…Dreamcoat; Round House Theatre: Once On This Island (Helen Hayes nomination, Outstanding Resident Musical); Arena Stage and Hartford Stage Company: Crowns (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Resident Musical); Kennedy Center: Barrio Grrrl! (Helen Hayes nomination, Outstanding Production for Theater for Young Audiences); Color me Dark; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Alexander who is not, not going to move; Carmen Jones; Soul Possessed; Theater Alliance: Gospel at Colonus, A Nite at the Dew Drop Inn; African Continuum Theater Company: Amen Corner, Spunk (Helen Hayes Award nomination, Outstanding Resident Musical).REGIONAL: Karamu House Theater: The Black Nativity, The Swing Mikado Once On This Island, Runaways; The Cleveland Opera: Die Meistersinger, The Russian Project, Die Fledermaus. EDUCATION: Karamu House Theater, Cleveland State University.
Nickolas Vaughan (Ensemble) SIGNATURE: Xanadu, Hairspray (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Ensemble), The Break (21/24 workshop). DC AREA: Studio Theatre: Marcus Or The Secret of Sweet, F***ing A; Kennedy Center: The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful and Her Dog, Locomotion, Barrio Grrrl!, U.G.L.Y. A New Musical (Page-to-Stage Festival); Kay Theatre: Shadowboxer; Ira Aldridge Theatre: A Chorus Line, Working, Company, Saint Lucy’s Eyes. REGIONAL: Hangar Theatre: The Piano Lesson. DANCE: Kennedy Center: Dangerous Liaisons; Aaron Davis Hall: This Woman's Work. EDUCATION: Howard University, BFA, Musical Theatre.
Kara-Tameika Watkins (Michelle Morris) SIGNATURE: Hairspray (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Resident Musical and Ensemble), Sunset Boulevard, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. DC AREA: Olney Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors, Camelot, Peter Pan, Eubie; Ford’s Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors, Children of Eden; Arena Stage: Crowns (Helen Hayes nomination, Outstanding Ensemble); Studio Theatre: Caroline, Or Change; Round House Theatre: Once On This Island. REGIONAL: Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Northshore Music Theatre, the Las Vegas production of Hairspray and the Reno production of Smokey Joe’s Café. Proud Member of The Actors’ Equity Association.
DeMoya L. Watson (Ensemble) OFF-BROADWAY: The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Rockette). TOURS: Disney’s Finding Nemo the Musical, Beauty and the Beast; Royal Caribbean; Holy Land Experience. DC AREA: Shakespeare Theatre: The Boys from Syracuse; Arena Stage: Sophisticated Ladies. DANCE: Washington Reflections Dance Company; Surfscape Contemporary Dance Company. TV: Dancing With the Stars, The Ellen Degeneres Show, CMT’s Top 20 Countdown, TBN’s Praise the Lord. EDUCATION: George Mason University, MA, Arts Management, 2012; Florida State University, BFA, Dance, 2001.
Tamara Young (Ensemble) SIGNATURE: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. REGIONAL: SSMT: Aida, Hairspray, Seussical The Musical, Show Boat, West Side Story, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Beauty and the Beast, White Christmas, Oklahoma!. MSMT: The Wiz. COLLEGE: Crossing, Ragtime, Anything Goes, A Chorus Line, The Who’s Tommy. EDUCATION: Shenandoah University, 2012, BFA Music Theatre.
Tom Eyen (Book)wrote the book and lyrics for the Broadway musical Dreamgirls, for which he won both the 1982 Tony Award® and Drama Desk Award for Best Book of a Musical. Eyen was a pioneer of the off-off Broadway theatre movement in the ‘60s and a prolific experimental playwright. His first commercial success came in 1970 with his satirical comedy The Dirtiest Show in Town. Other plays include Why Hannah’s Skirt Won’t Stay Down, Sarah B. Divine! and Women Behind Bars. He died May 29, 1991.
Henry Krieger (Music & Lyrics) began composing for Off-Off Broadway in his twenties, a venue that led to his meeting with playwright-lyricist Tom Eyen. Together with director-choreographer Michael Bennett, they created the long-running hit musical Dreamgirls, which opened at the Imperial Theatre on December 20, 1981. Dreamgirls won six Tony Awards®, and Mr. Krieger was nominated for his now legendary score for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Album. Dreamgirls generated new success with new audiences as a Dreamworks film directed by Bill Condon. His most recent Broadway musical, Side Show, directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom (book and lyrics by Bill Russell), opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in November 1997. Side Show received four Tony nominations, including Best Score.
Michael Bennett (Original Director/Choreographer) choreographed Promises, Promises; Coco; Company; Follies (which he co-directed with Hal Prince); and Seasaw (which he also wrote and directed). In 1973 he made his debut as a dramatic director with Twigs, which starred Sada Thompson. A Chorus Line, which he conceived, choreographed and directed, won nine Tony Awards®. In 1976 he and the other authors of A Chorus Line were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for drama. In 1979 he produced, directed and choreographed Ballroom, which was nominated for eight Tony Awards® and won Mr. Bennett his sixth Tony. He won his seventh Tony Award® for 1981’s Dreamgirls and directed its 1985 Broadway revival. The film adaptation of Dreamgirls was released in December 2006.
Matthew Gardiner (Director/Choreographer) SIGNATURE: Director: Dying City, Xanadu, Really Really, The Hollow, Side by Side by Sondheim, Art, [title of show], See What I Wanna See; Choreographer: Sweeney Todd, Dirty Blonde; Assistant Director and Choreographer: over 20 productions at Signature Theatre, alongside Eric Schaeffer, Frank Galati, John Rando, Karma Camp, Christopher D’Amboise and Jeremy Skidmore. Associate Artistic Director (2011-present), Resident Director (2010-2011), Resident Assistant Director (2006-2010); SIGNATURE CABARET: Director: Music in the Movies II, Lost Songs of Broadway: 1960s, Broadway Duets, Lost Songs of Broadway: 1950s, Signature Sings (featuring Natascia Diaz & Euan Morton), December Divas II, Singing Shakespeare. NEW YORK: Director: NYMF: The Greenwood Tree; Assistant Director: Circle in the Square: Glory Days. DC AREA: Director/Choreographer: Kennedy Center: Snow White, Rose Red (and Fred!); Everyman Theatre: Let Me Sing And I’m Happy; MetroStage: tick, tick…BOOM!; Catholic University of America: La Boheme, Candide; Co-Director/Choreographer: Studio Theatre: Jerry Springer: The Opera: Reefer Madness (2008 Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Musical and Direction of a Musical), Choreographer: Studio Theatre: Grey Gardens, Adding Machine. Assistant Director: Kennedy Center: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. EDUCATION: Carnegie Mellon University.
Brianne Camp (Co-Choreographer) SIGNATURE: Hairspray (Co-Choreographer), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Associate Choreographer), Xanadu (Associate Choreographer). NATIONAL: Interlochen Arts Center: AIDA, Carousel. TOUR: Disney Cruise Line: Aladdin (Associate Choreographer). DC AREA: Folger Theatre: The Taming of the Shrew; Mid-Continent Instruments Flash Mob; The Kennedy Center: First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb (Associate Choreographer); Shakespeare Theatre: Boys From Syracuse (Assistant Choreographer); Ford’s Theatre: Parade (Assistant Choreographer).
Jon Kalbfleisch (Music Director) SIGNATURE (Resident Music Director): Saturday Night concert, Side by Side by Sondheim, Sunset Boulevard, Show Boat, First You Dream, Les Misérables, Anyone Can Whistle, The Visit, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Merrily We Roll Along, The Witches of Eastwick, Into the Woods, Assassins, Pacific Overtures, The Highest Yellow, Elegies, Allegro, Follies, 110 in the Shade, Grand Hotel, Putting It Together, Forum, A Stephen Sondheim Evening, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, The Fix, Sunday in the Park with George, Passion, Cabaret, Wings, Company. BROADWAY: Les Misérables (Associate Conductor). DC AREA: Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, National Theatre, Warner Theatre, Studio Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre. REGIONAL: Mark Taper Forum: Putting it Together; Martin Guerre, James Joyce’s The Dead. OTHER: Carnegie Hall, Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra, Capitol Hill United Methodist Church. TV: “Good Morning America.” AWARDS: Grammy nomination; Bernstein MASS, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, pianist. Five Helen Hayes Awards and 21 nominations. EDUCATION: Master of Music, SMU.
Adam Koch (Scenic Design) SIGNATURE: See What I Wanna See, Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Helen Hayes nomination). OFF BROADWAY: Pinkalicious, Freckleface Strawberry, Rooms: A Rock Romance. REGIONAL: Chicago Apollo Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet; Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma: Bye, Bye, Birdie; Sweet Charity; Call Me Madam; Geva Theatre Center: A Christmas Carol, Five Course Love, Sweeney Todd; Engeman: My Fair Lady; Portland Stage: Master Harold and the Boys; Theatreworks USA: We The People. OPERA: The Magic Flute, Il Trittico, Die Fledermaus, Marriage of Figaro. EDUCATION: Carnegie Mellon. Member of U.S.A. 829. adamkoch.carbonmade.com.
Frank Labovitz (Costume Design) SIGNATURE: Dying City. DC AREA: Round House Theatre: I Love to Eat, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Next Fall, Pride and Prejudice; Woolly Mammoth Theatre: You For Me For You, Mr. Burns: a post electric play, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Fever/Dream; Studio Theatre, lab series: Dirt; Studio Theatre, 2nd Stage: Astroboy and the God of Comics, Mojo; Theater J: The Religion Thing; Something You Did, Shalom Aleichem: Laughter Through Tears; Imagination Stage: Rapunzel, Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, Callisto 5; No Rules Theatre Company: Stop Kiss; Forum Theatre: Mad Forest.
Chris Lee (Lighting Design) SIGNATURE: Over 20 productions including Kiss of the Spider Woman, Merrily We Roll Along, The Witches of Eastwick, Saving Aimee, Into The Woods, Assassins, Follies, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, … in the absence of spring … , Side Show, Urinetown, Elegies: A Song Cycle, Xanadu. BROADWAY/WEST END: Fame Becomes Me, Linda Eder Live, Shakespeare’s R&J (Tokyo & London). TOURS: The Pajama Game (National Tour), The Backyardigans (National Tour), Barbie Live In Fairytopia (National Tour), Jesus Christ Superstar (European Tour). FILM: Camp. OTHER: Peep Show for Planet Hollywood, over 150 Off Broadway and Regional Theatre productions. WALT DISNEY CREATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Disney’s Believe, Wishes, Twice Charmed, facility design for the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy. His studio, Unit #10, conceives lighting for clients such as Coca Cola, Ford, Sony, American Express, and Intel. AWARDS: 2009 Helen Hayes Award for Kiss of the Spider Woman.
Matt Rowe (Sound Design) SIGNATURE: Dying City, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Xanadu, God of Carnage, Brother Russia, Really Really, Hairspray (Helen Hayes nomination), A Second Chance, Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South, The Boy Detective Fails, The Hollow, Side by Side by Sondheim, Art, And the Curtain Rises, Sunset Boulevard, Walter Cronkite is Dead., A Fox on the Fairway, Chess, Sycamore Trees, [title of show], Sweeney Todd, Show Boat, First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb, Dirty Blonde, Giant, The Little Dog Laughed, Les Misérables, Anyone Can Whistle in concert, The Visit, The Happy Time, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Glory Days, Merrily We Roll Along, The Witches of Eastwick. DC AREA: Kennedy Center: First You Dream (Associate Sound Designer), Snow White, Rose Red (and Fred!); Nobody’s Perfect.
Darius Smith (Associate Music Director) ORIGINAL WORKS: The Snowy Day (book by David Toney, produced at Adventure Theater), U.G.L.Y., a new musical (Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage), Dangerous Liaisons (concept/choreography by Princess Mhoon-Cooper, produced at Aaron Davis Hall, NYC). DC AREA: Imagination Stage: The Wind in the Willows; MetroStage: Glimpses of the Moon; Adventure Theatre: Big, the Musical; Mirandy and Brother Wind; Harry Connick Jr.’s The Happy Elf; Strathmore Mansion: Strathmore Young Artists in Residence Series. REGIONAL: 14th St. Playhouse, Atlanta: Soul on Fire; Philadelphia, PA: Blurring Edges: The Music of Adam Guettel. RECORDINGS: Standing Room Only (Demo), The Lemonade Project (w/ Pam Parker). TEACHING: Currently coordinates the musical theater program at Howard University. UPCOMING: Adventure Theatre: Three Little Birds; Triad Theater, NYC: The D.Smith Project; Signature Theatre: Defying Gravity featuring Nova Tate.
Harold Wheeler (Orchestrations) holds the distinction of being the first African-American to conduct the annual Academy Awards and a Broadway musical, Promises, Promises. Other Broadway credits include The Wiz (original production), A Chorus Line, Lena Horne—The Lady And Her Music, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Dreamgirls and Never Gonna Dance. He received Tony® nominations for Little Me, Swing!, The Life, The Full Monty, Hairspray, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and won a Drama Desk Award for his work on Hairspray. He composed the score for the film Love! Valor! Compassion! and acted as co-Musical Director for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Currently, he is the Musical Director for the ABC series Dancing With The Stars. He is married to actress/singer Hattie Winston.
Laura Stanczyk (New York Casting) BROADWAY, OFF-BROADWAY & TOURS: Follies, Lombardi, Ragtime, Impressionism, Seafarer, Radio Golf, Coram Boy, Translations, Damn Yankees, Dirty Dancing, The Glorious Ones, Cripple Of Inishmaan, Tryst, Flight, Urinetown. OTHER THEATRE INCLUDE: the premieres of Cotton Club Parade, Harps And Angels, Me Myself & I, Fetch Clay Make Man, Gruesome Playground Injuries & Golden Age As Well As Productions Of Master Class, Lisbon Traviata, Broadway Three Generations, Don’t Dress For Dinner, Shawshank Redemption, Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Associate Casting Director at Binder Casting for nine years and a member of the Senior Artistic Staff at McCarter Theatre Center for five. AWARDS: Nominated for six Artios Award for Excellence in Casting, won for Eric Schaeffer's production of Follies.
Kerry Epstein (Production Stage Manager) SIGNATURE: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Brother Russia, Hairspray, The Hollow, Side By Side By Sondheim, Sunset Boulevard, A Fox on the Fairway, Chess, Sycamore Trees, Sweeney Todd, Show Boat, First You Dream: The Music of Kander and Ebb, The Hollow (21/24 workshop), See What I Wanna See, Les Misérables, ACE, The Visit, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Studio, Merrily We Roll Along, The Witches of Eastwick, Saving Aimee, Into the Woods, My Fair Lady, Assassins, The Sex Habits of American Women, Nevermore, Yemaya’s Belly. SIGNATURE CABARET: Partial Eclipse, December Divas, The Last Garage Hurrah. INTERNATIONAL: Dublin Theater Festival. DC AREA: Kennedy Center: The Snow Queen (New Visions/New Voices), The Trumpet of the Swan, Salute to the Presidential Scholars in the Arts (2010-2012); Arena Stage/Georgetown University: Begotten. REGIONAL: Steppenwolf Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble. EDUCATION: Dickinson College.
Lacey Talero (Assistant Stage Manager) SIGNATURE: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Xanadu, Brother Russia, Hairspray, The Hollow, Side By Side By Sondheim, Sunset Boulevard, A Fox on the Fairway (Dresser), Chess (Young Performer Supervisor), Sweeney Todd, Show Boat (Young Performer Supervisor), First You Dream, See What I Wanna See, Les Misérables, The Visit (Dresser), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Witches of Eastwick (Young Performer Supervisor), Saving Aimee. DC AREA: Woolly Mammoth: Maria Stuart; Catalyst Theater: The Trial, We Are Not These Hands; Theater J: Shlemiel the First; Studio Theatre: tempOdyssey, Red Light Winter, Caroline, or Change, Fat Pig; A Number; Summer Opera of Washington: Rigoletto, Cendrillon.