- Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
- Music by Marc Shaiman
- Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
- Based on the 1988 film Hairspray by John Waters
- Scenic Design Daniel Conway
- Costume Design Kathleen Geldard
- Lighting Design Colin K. Bills
- Sound Design Matt Rowe
- Music Direction Jon Kalbfleisch
- Choreography Karma Camp and Brianne Camp
- Directed by Eric Schaeffer
The 2003 Tony Award®-Winner for Best Musical
The world is spinning out of control…but all Tracy Turnblad wants to do is dance.
When she wins a coveted spot on “The Corny Collins Show,” Baltimore’s most popular teen dance program, the high school loser with the big heart, big personality and big hair proves everyone wrong and becomes a local TV celebrity. It seems like Tracy will have it all – the eye of heartthrob Link Larkin, the Miss Teenage Hairspray crown, even a modeling gig with Mr. Pinky’s Hefty Hideaway.
But is segregated Baltimore ready to embrace her demand for racial integration? And will her larger-than-life mother ever leave the house?
“Stocked with deliriously tuneful songs…Hairspray is as sweet as a show can be without promoting tooth decay.” — The New York Times
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Patrick Thomas Cragin
Robert Aubry Davis
Sherri L. Edelen
Lynn Audrey Neal
Nova Y. Payton
James Hayden Rodriguez
Stephen Gregory Smith
Harry A. Winter
Stephen Scott Wormley
Jennifer Cameron (Ensemble) REGIONAL: Westchester Broadway Theatre: 42nd Street; Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre: Cats; Virginia Musical Theatre: White Christmas; Prather’s Broadway Palm: 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, Beauty and The Beast; Reagle Players: 42nd Street; Fireside Theatre: Damn Yankees; Mac-Haydn Theatre: Carousel; Tarrytown Music Hall: Joseph….Dreamcoat; Summer Lyric Theatre: Guys and Dolls, Will Rogers Follies. EDUCATION: The George Washington University, B.A. with Honors.
Carolyn Cole (Tracy Turnblad) OFF-BROADWAY: The New Hopeville Comics: a rock opera. NATIONAL TOUR: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (w/ Donny Osmond). DC AREA: You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, The Stephen Schwartz Project. REGIONAL: The Mikado, Footloose. CABARET/CONCERT/BENEFITS: Carolyn in the City, Monday Nights New Voices, An Evening With Carolyn Cole.
Matt Conner (Ensemble) SIGNATURE: Sunset Boulevard (Manfred), Sweeney Todd (Bird Seller/Jonas Fogg), Show Boat (Windy/Capt. Andy u/s), Les Misérables (Thenardier, Monparnasse, Pimp), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Ensemble, Aurelio), Merrily We Roll Along (Scottie), The Witches of Eastwick (Toby), Into the Woods (Steward, Baker u/s), My Fair Lady (Second Cockney), Assassins (John Hinckley, Jr.), Pacific Overtures (Tamate, Lion Dancer), A Funny Thing...Forum (Protean, Hero u/s). COMPOSITIONS: Signature: Nevermore, Partial Eclipse, The Hollow (21/24 workshop), The Girl from No Man's Land (Incidental music), Crossing (workshop); GMCW: A Carol Christmas; Creative Cauldron, inc.: Martin: The King of Pizza. DC AREA: Olney Theatre: West Side Story (Riff); Synetic Theatre: Oscar Wilde's Salome (Page of Herodias); ATW: Naked Boys Singing; Open Circle Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas). EDUCATION: BFA, Shenandoah University.
Patrick Thomas Cragin (Link Larkin) SIGNATURE: Show Boat, Giant. NATIONAL TOUR: Grease! (Kenickie). DC AREA: Olney Theatre: Forever Plaid (Frankie; Studio Theatre: That Face (Henry); The Barn Theatre: Big River (Young Fool); Toby's Dinner Theatre: West Side Story (Action). EDUATION: Catholic University, BM.
Robert Aubry Davis (Edna Turnblad) is a television and radio producer in Washington, DC. For 26 seasons, he has hosted Around Town, WETA’s Emmy Award-winning weekly arts program. He hosts Symphony Hall and Pops, the classical channels on Sirius XM and is program director for the folk channel, The Village. He produces and hosts Millennium of Music, now in its 33rd season, heard on public radio stations nationwide, Canada, New Zealand, the Philippines and on Radio Netherlands. A frequent lecturer and commentator for arts institutions throughout Washington, DC, he serves on boards for several arts and cultural organizations, including the Recording Academy, where for three years he presented the Classical Music awards at the annual Grammy celebrations. For his work in the arts he was made a Chevalier de L'ordre des Arts et Lettres by the Republic of France, and in 2006, he was made a Chevalier of the Order of Leopold on decree of King Albert II of Belgium.
Erin Driscoll (Amber Von Tussle) SIGNATURE: [title of show], Sweeney Todd, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Witches of Eastwick, Into the Woods, Assassins (Helen Hayes Award, Best Musical), Urinetown (2006 Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Actress). DC AREA: Ford’s Theatre: A Christmas Carol; Olney Theatre: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cinderella, Anything Goes; Round House Theatre: A Year with Frog and Toad; Kennedy Center: Regina with Patti LuPone (Alexandra Cover). REGIONAL: Arden Theatre: A Year with Frog and Toad, Candide; John W. Engeman Theatre, Long Island: Jekyll and Hyde. EDUCATION: James Madison University, BM. AWARDS: 2006 Roger Sturtevant Award.
Parker Drown (Ensemble) DC AREA: Rep Stage: Speech and Debate; Olney Theatre: Grease, Joseph…; The Keegan Theatre: RENT (2010 Helen Hayes Award); Adventure Theatre: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer; Toby’s Dinner Theatre: Hairspray, Oklahoma!, High School Musical, The Producers, All Shook Up, A Christmas Carol. EDUCATION: Syracuse University, BFA Acting 2007; N.T.I. Fall ’07.
Jamie Eacker (Ensemble) SIGNATURE: Chess (Ensemble/Assistant Choreographer). NATIONAL/INTERNATIONALTOUR: The Kennedy Center: The Phantom Tollbooth; Phoenix Entertainment: Grease (China). DC AREA: Teatro101: The Wild Party, Queenie; Ford's Theatre: A Christmas Carol; Studio Theatre: Grey Gardens, Jerry Springer: The Opera; Kennedy Center: NSO POPS; Washington Savoyards: The Music Man; Olney Theatre: Joseph…, Fiddler On the Roof; Keegan: DMLRR-The Oresteia; Toby's Dinner Theatre: Hairspray, Aida, The Wizard of Oz, George M!, Footloose, Grease; Imagination Stage: Miss Nelson Is Missing. EDUCATION: The American Musical and Dramatic Academy of NYC. UPCOMING: Xanadu.
Sherri L. Edelen (Velma Von Tussle) SIGNATURE: The Boy Detective Fails, The Hollow, Side by Side by Sondheim, Walter Cronkite is Dead., Sweeney Todd, Les Misérables (Helen Hayes Award), Urinetown, Elegies (Helen Hayes nomination), Side Show (Helen Hayes Award). DC AREA: Kennedy Center/Sondheim Celebration: Sunday in the Park with George, Merrily We Roll Along; Shakespeare Theatre: Design for Living; Olney Theatre: She Loves Me (Helen Hayes nomination); Rep Stage: Kimberly Akimbo; Round House Theatre: The World Goes ‘Round, The Diary of Anne Frank; Arena: Cabaret (Helen Hayes nomination); REGIONAL: NY Fringe Festival: Citizen Ruth; Arden Theatre: Our Town; Caroline, or Change (Barrymore nomination); Philadelphia Theatre Co.: The Light in the Piazza (Barrymore Award), Elegies (Barrymore nomination); Stages St. Louis: The Music Man, Annie Get Your Gun.
Nick Hovsepian (Ensemble) REGIONAL: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Gideon), Hairspray (Link), Ragtime, Music Man, Will Rogers Follies, Wizard of Oz. NEW YORK: Cabaret, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Reporting Live, State Fair, A Year With Frog and Toad. FILM/TV/COMMERCIAL: Simon Birch, NBC’s Providence, WB’s Popular, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Play Station, Toyota. EDUCATION: Recent BFA from NYU/Tisch/CAP21, graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy.
Ashleigh King (Dynamite) DC AREA: Kennedy Center; Brothers of the Knight, Pearl, Pepito’s Story, Dreams, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago’s The Nutcracker; Olney Theatre: Joseph…, Grease; Hairspray, Aida, White Christmas, Cats, Damn Yankees, 42nd Street, Grease, Peter Pan, South Pacific, Witness for the Prosecution, Chicago.
Brandi Knox (Dynamite) The Wiz (Dorothy), Dreamgirls (Lorrell). EDUCATION: The American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
Sean-Maurice Lynch (Ensemble) SIGNATURE: [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).
Lynn Audrey Neal (Prudy Pingleton/Gym Teacher/Matron) SIGNATURE Putting it Together (u/s), Gospel According to Fishman (u/s), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (u/s), concert versions of The Rink and Broadway in Ballston. TOUR: Words of Choice. DC AREA: Washington Savoyards: Pirates of Penzance; American Century Theatre: If Only in my Dreams; Fountainhead Theatre: Come Back Little Sheba, Top Girls.
Nova Y. Payton (Motormouth Maybelle) NATIONAL TOUR: 3 Mo’ Divas (PBS Special, DVD and CD); Smokey Joe’s Café (BJ). DC AREA: Washington Savoyards: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Nell); H Street Playhouse: Black Nativity; Adventure Theatre: Happy Elf (Mrs. Claus/Gurt). REGIONAL: Prince Music Theatre: Dreamgirls (Effie, 2005 Barrymore Nominee for Best Lead Actress in a Musical); Flat Rock Playhouse: Smokey Joe’s Café (BJ). Proud member of AEA.
Adhana Reid (Little Inez) DC AREA: St. Stephens & St. Agnes School: Bye, Bye Birdie, Pippin’; Tantallon Community Players: It’s A Wonderful Life, Little Women. REGIONAL: Long Lake Performing Arts Camp Of New York: Fame.
Kirstin Riegler (Ensemble) SIGNATURE: The Hollow, The Boy Detective Fails, Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd. DC AREA: Adventure Theatre: A Year with Frog and Toad, Spot's Birthday Party; Olney Theatre: Camelot; Studio Theatre: Jerry Springer: The Opera (Helen Hayes nomination); Toby's Dinner Theatre: Damn Yankees; Washington Savoyards: The Music Man. REGIONAL: Broward Stage Door Theatre: Thoroughly Modern Millie; Flat Rock Playhouse: Children of Eden; Mac-Haydn Theatre: The Pajama Game. EDUCATION: James Madison University, 2007, BA Musical Theatre.
James Hayden Rodriguez (Seaweed J. Stubbs) NATIONAL TOUR: Spring Awakening. REGIONAL: Papermill Theatre: RENT, Almost Maine; Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre: Oklahoma!, Show Boat, West Side Story, Hairspray, Joseph..., Beauty and the Beast; Way Off-Broadway Dinner Theater: The Rocky Horror Show, The Full Monty. EDUCATIONAL: Shenandoah Conservatory: Crossing, A Chorus Line, Angels in America, The Jungle Book, A Grand Night for Singing, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Grapes of Wrath. EDUCATION: Shenandoah Conservatory, 2011, Acting.
Stephen Gregory Smith SIGNATURE: The Boy Detective Fails (Billy Argo), Sunset Boulevard, Les Misérables (Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Ensemble), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Into the Woods (Jack), My Fair Lady, Assassins (Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald), Pacific Overtures, The Highest Yellow, One Red Flower (Billy), Allegro (Charlie), 110 in the Shade (Jimmy, 2004 Helen Hayes Award), Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Grand Hotel, Gypsy. DC AREA: DCAC: High Fidelity (Rob); Studio Theatre: Adding Machine: A Musical (SHRDLU); MetroStage: tick, tick…BOOM! (Jon); Ford’s Theatre: The Civil War, Meet John Doe; Arena Stage: Damn Yankees; Kennedy Center: Regina; Wolf Trap: Street Scene (Dick); Olney Theatre Center: The Secret Garden (Dickon). CABARET: Swinging Santas, The Stephen Gregory Smith Show, Insomneioke, Ebony and Ivory, The Last Garage Hurrah, Use What You Got. www.stephengregory.blogspot.com.
Nickolas Vaughan (Ensemble) SIGNATURE: Tamar on the River (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 (world premiere); 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 (Dynamite) SIGNATURE: Sunset Boulevard, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Ford’s Theatre: Children of Eden, Little Shop of Horrors; Arena Stage: Crowns; Studio Theatre: Caroline, or Change; Round House Theatre: Once on this Island. Olney Theatre: Peter Pan, Camelot. REGIONAL: Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera: Hairspray; North Shore Music Theatre: Hairspray; Las Vegas: Hairspray; Reno: Smokey Joe’s Café. Member AEA.
Lauren Williams (Penny Lou Pingleton) SIGNATURE: Into the Woods (Little Red, Helen Hayes nomination), My Fair Lady, The Happy Time, Nevermore, Allegro, Forum (Philia, Helen Hayes nomination). DC AREA: Ford's Theatre: Parade, Liberty Smith. Kennedy Center: Snow White, Rose Red (and Fred), For the Love of Goldfish, The Phantom Tollbooth; Studio Theatre 2nd Stage: Reefer Madness, Dog Sees God (Ensemble, Helen Hayes nomination); Rep Stage: God's Ear, Butterfinger's Angel; Adventure Theatre: You're a Good Man Charlie Brown; DC Fringe Festival: Super Claudio Bros.
Harry A. Winter (Wilber Turnblad) NATIONAL TOURS: Gigi, Jolson: the Musical. DC AREA: Allegro, 110 in the Shade, Sunset Boulevard, Racing Demon, The Laramie Project, Circle Mirror Transformation, Pins and Needles, and Bringing Up Amy.
Matthew Wojtal (Ensemble) SIGNATURE: Sunset Boulevard (Ensemble), Giant (Bobby Jr. u/s), The Visit (Lenny/Benny u/s). DC AREA: Washington Savoyards: The Music Man; Toby's Dinner Theatre: Rent. EDUCATION: Catholic University.
Stephen Scott Wormley (Ensemble) OFF–BROADWAY: Alfred Preisser’s Black Nativity Now. REGIONAL: Courthouse Arts: Hairspray (Seaweed); Spirit of Broadway Theatre: Snow (world premiere) (Milton Honeyfield); Tri-Arts Playhouse: Hairspray (Seaweed); First Stage Theatre: Seussical (Wickersham/Yertel/Cat in the Hat u/s). UNIVERSITY: Sunday in the Park with George (George); The Spitfire Grill (Joe Sutter), She Loves Me (Arpad Laszlo). EDUCATION: Marquette University, 2010, Theatre Arts Performance, Dance, Communications Studies.
Mark O'Donnell (Book) Mark O'Donnell's plays include That's It, Folks!, Fables for Friends, and The Nice and the Nasty (all produced at Playwrights Horizons), and Strangers on Earth and Vertigo Park (both produced by Zena Group Theatre). He wrote the book and lyrics for the musical Tots in Tinseltown. Mr. O'Donnell collaborated with Bill Irwin on an adaptation of Moliere's Scapin. and he co-authored a translation of Feydeau's A Flea in Her Ear, both for the Roundabout. For Manhattan Theatre Club he translated Jean Claude Carriere's La Terrasse. He has published two collections of comic stories Elementary Education and Vertigo Park and Other Tall Tales (both Knopf) as well as two recent novels Getting Over Homer and Let Nothing You Dismay (both now in Vintage paperback). His humor, cartoons, and poetry have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Spy, The New Republic, and Esquire, among many others. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lecomte du Nuoy Prize, and the George S. Kaufman Award.
Thomas Meehan (Book) received the Tony Award for co-writing the book for The Producers in 2001 and in 2003 for co-writing the book for Hairspray. He received his first Tony Award in 1977 for writing the book of Annie, which was his first Broadway show, and has since written the books for the musicals I Rembember Mama, Ain’t Broadway Grand and Annie Warbucks. In addition, he is a long-time contributor of humor to The New Yorker, an Emmy-Award winning writer of television comedy, and a collaborator on a number of screenplays, including Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs and To Be Or Not To Be. He and his wife, Carolyn, divide their time between a home in Nantucket and an apartment in Greenwich Village, near which, on Hudson Street, she owns and presides over the long-running and near-legendary children’s store Peanut Butter & Jane. Mr. Meehan is a member of the Council of the Dramatists Guild.
Marc Shaiman (Music and Lyrics) won both a Tony and a Grammy Award for the score to the smash hit Broadway Musical Hairspray. He has been nominated for The Academy Award five times, for the films Sleepless in Seattle, The American President, The First Wives Club, Patch Adams, and South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut. He has lost each and every time! In 2002, Marc was honored with the "Hollywood Outstanding Achievement in Music-In-Film" award at the 69th annual Hollywood Film Festival. Marc has composed, adapted and arranged music, served as music supervisor and written lyrics for over 40 other films, including When Harry Met Sally, Beaches, Sister Act, City Slickers, The Addams Family, A Few Good Men, Sister Act, In & Out and George of the Jungle.He started his career as Vocal Arranger for Bette Midler, eventually becoming her Musical Director and Co-Producer. His instincts, his ear and the fact that he is still a Bette Midler fanatic have enabled him to find and bring her the Grammy winning songs "Wind Beneath my Wings" and "From a Distance". But it is their collaboration on her Emmy Award winning performance for the penultimate Tonight Show with Johnny Carson which will always remain the highlight. He has been nominated two times for the Emmy Award, and is an actual Emmy Award winner for co-writing Billy Crystal's 'Oscar Medleys. Other television credits besides The Academy Awards are Saturday Night Live (Emmy nomination for Writing), HBO'S From the Earth to the Moon, 61* and he has also appeared as a guest on: The Rosie O'Donnell Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Martin Short Show.Besides having won for Hairspray, Marc has been nominated for two other Grammy Awards for his work with Harry Connick, Jr. His gold, platinum, multi-platinum and Grammy winning albums include: South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Bette Midler's Beaches, Some People's Lives, For the Boys, Bathhouse Betty, Harry Connick Jr.'s When Harry Met Sally and We Are in Love.As musical director, producer or arranger, Mr. Shaiman has worked with a shocking variety of performers including: Peter Allen, Eric Clapton, Rosemary Clooney, Harry Connick Jr., Billy Crystal, The Harlettes, Lauryn Hill, Jennifer Holliday, Nathan Lane, Jenifer Lewis, Darlene Love, Patti LuPone, Andrea Martin, Lonette McKee, Bette Midler, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Barbra Streisand, Donald Trump, Luther Vandross, Robin Williams and Raquel Welch. Mr. Shaiman has appeared in many of the films he has worked on, including his scene stealing moments in: South Park, Beaches, Hot Shots and James L. Brooks' Broadcast News. He resides in both New York City and Los Angeles with partner and collaborator Scott Wittman.
Scott Wittman (Lyrics) On Broadway, in concert, for television and in many a bo, he has conceived, written, and/or directed and collaborated with the following Kristin Chenoweth, Jayne County, Sandy Duncan, Christine Ebersole, Dame Edna, Ellen Foley, Annie Golden, Debbie Gravitte, The High-Heeled Women, Allison Janney, Madeline Kahn, Lainie Kazan, Laura Kenyon (as Lainie Kazan), Nathan Lane, Ute Lemper, Darlene Love, Patti LuPone, Lypsinka, Ann Magnuson, Andrea Martin, Lonette McKee, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zora Rasmussen, John Sex, Martin Short, Elaine Stritch, Bruce Vilanch, Rufus Wainwright, Raquel Welch, Holly Woodlawn...and his most important partner, Marc Shaiman for 23 amazing years. He saw John Waters' Pink Flamingos at The Elgin Theatre with his friends Billy and Tracey in 1973, and has never been the same since.
Eric Schaeffer (Director) SIGNATURE: Co-founder and artistic director; Sunset Boulevard, Chess, Sweeney Todd, Show Boat, First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb, 21/24: The Hollow, Les Misérables, ACE, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Glory Days, The Witches of Eastwick, Saving Aimee, Into the Woods, My Fair Lady, Nevermore, The Highest Yellow, One Red Flower, Allegro, Twentieth Century, 110 in the Shade, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Gospel According to Fishman, Grand Hotel, The Rhythm Club, Over & Over, The Fix, Working, The Rink, Cabaret, First Lady Suite, Wings, Poor Superman, Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, and Sondheim musicals Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George (Arena Stage coproduction), Passion, Into the Woods, Company, Assassins, Sweeney Todd, Follies, and Pacific Overtures. BROADWAY: Million Dollar Quartet, Glory Days, Putting It Together. NATIONAL TOURS: Million Dollar Quartet, big, Barbie™ Live in Fairytopia™. OFF-BROADWAY: Sweet Adeline (City Center Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert), Under the Bridge. LONDON: Noel Coward Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet; Royal Drury Lane & Prince of Wales Theatres: The Witches of Eastwick. DC AREA: Ford’s: Meet John Doe; Kennedy Center: Mame starring Christine Baranski, Sondheim Celebration (artistic director), Passion, Sunday in the Park with George. NEW YORK: Avery Fisher Hall: Sondheim Concert. REGIONAL: Goodman: Million Dollar Quartet; Apollo Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet; Mark Taper Forum: Putting It Together (w/ Carol Burnett); Chicago: Elmer Gantry; Los Angeles: Disney’s Snow White. TRAINING: BFA, Kutztown University; extended studies, Crewe and Alsager College of Visual Arts, Crewe, England. AWARDS: 2002 Washingtonian of the Year, six Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Direction, six Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Musical, 2007 Arts Founder Award.
Karma Camp (Choreographer) SIGNATURE: 40 productions, including Sunset Boulevard, Chess. Recipient and 7-time Helen Hayes Award nominee. BROADWAY: Avery Fisher Hall: Broadway Showstoppers w/ NY Philharmonic, The Graduate w/ Kathleen Turner. OFF-BROADWAY: Never the Sinner. NATIONAL TOUR: Ring of Fire, big. DC AREA: Kennedy Center: Merrily We Roll Along (Sondheim Celebration); over 30 plays at the Shakespeare Theatre; Arena Stage, Round House, Studio Theatre. REGIONAL: Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, McCarter Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, The Prince and Wilma Theatre. OPERA: Goya (w/ Placido Domingo); Washington Opera: Vanessa; Wolf Trap Opera Co.: Kurt Weill’s Street Scene. TV: In Performance At The White House-The Motown Sound, The Sounds of WWII (PBS), All My Children (ABC), over 25 international commercials. FILM: I Wanna Know. OTHER: Disney Entertainment: Villains Tonight, Snow White, Twice Charmed; 1992 Inaugural Gala for Al Gore (director/choreographer), NSO Pops with Marvin Hamlisch. Ms. Camp is a Signature Theatre Artistic Associate.
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.
Daniel Conway (Scenic Design) SIGNATURE: Sunset Boulevard, Chess, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Dirty Blonde. DC AREA: Over 100 productions in Washington, D.C., most recently: Shakespeare Theatre: Merry Wives of Windsor; Studio Theatre: Sucker Punch, Radio Golf, Marcus or The Sweet; Folger Theatre: Macbeth, Measure for Measure, Orestes, A Tragic Romp; Kennedy Center: Chasing George Washington; Woolly Mammoth Theatre: Stunning; In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play; Ford's Theatre: Sabrina Fair. OFF-BROADWAY: Lily Dale by Horton Foote; Brecht’s Conversations in Exile (American premiere). REGIONAL: Syracuse Stage, Arden Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Cleveland Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Wilma Theatre and ASOLO Theatre. AWARDS: 10-time nominee for the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Set Design. Winner 2000 and 2008 (Stunning, Woolly Mammoth Theatre).
Kathleen Geldard (Costume Design) SIGNATURE: The Hollow (world premiere), The Boy Detective Fails (world premiere), Art, And the Curtain Rises (world premiere), Sunset Boulevard, Walter Cronkite is Dead. (world premiere), A Fox on the Fairway (world premiere), Chess, Sycamore Trees (world premiere), Sweeney Todd, I Am My Own Wife, Show Boat, See What I Wanna See, Les Misérables, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Happy Time. REGIONAL: La Jolla Playhouse, Huntington Theatre, Berkeley Rep, CenterStage, Vineyard Playhouse, Studio Arena Theatre. DC AREA: Woolly Mammoth Theatre: Eclipsed; Round House Theatre: Permanent Collection, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Eurydice, Orson's Shadow, Life x 3; Imagination Stage: The Neverending Story (2008 Helen Hayes nomination), Twice Upon a Time, The Hundred Dresses; Kennedy Center's Theatre for Young Audiences, Olney Theatre Center; Folger Theatre; Studio Theatre Secondstage; Everyman Theatre; Theater J; Rep Stage. DANCE: Liz Lerman Dance Exchange.
Colin K. Bills (Lighting Design) SIGNATURE: Side by Side by Sondheim, And the Curtain Rises, Fox on the Fairway; I Am My Own Wife. DC AREA: Woolly Mammoth Theatre (Company Member): Oedipus el Rey, The Vibrator Play, Clybourne Park, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Dead Man’s Cell Phone; Round House Theatre: Eurydice, The Book Club Play; Studio Theatre: Circle Mirror Transformation, Radio Golf; Forum Theatre, Imagination Stage, The Kennedy Center, MetroStage, Olney Theatre, The Smithsonian Institution, Synetic Theatre, Theatre for the First Amendment, Theatre J, The Washington Revels. REGIONAL: The Berkshire Theater Festival: Best Kept Secret; CENTERSTAGE: Crime & Punishment, Working it Out; Contemporary American Theater Festival: Breadcrumbs, Lidless, The History of Light, 50 Words, Lonesome Hollow, My Name is Rachel Corrie; Intiman Theatre: All the King’s Men; Portland Center Stage: The North Plan; The Williamstown Theatre Festival: The Physicists. AWARDS: 2011, 2010 and 2008 Helen Hayes Awards, 2009 Princess Grace Theater Fellowship. EDUCATION: Dartmouth.
Matt Rowe (Sound Design) SIGNATURE: The Boy Detective Fails, The Hollow, Side by Side by Sondheim, 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: Olney Theatre: Witness for the Prosecution; Kennedy Center: Snow White, Rose Red (and Fred); Nobody’s Perfect.
Gabriel Mangiante (Orchestrations) SIGNATURE: Sweet Tea, The Hollow, The Boy Detective Fails, I Capture the Castle (21/24 workshop); Side By Side By Sondheim; And The Curtain Rises; Sunset Boulevard; Chess; Tamar and the River (21/24 Workshop); [title of show]; Dirty Blonde; Partial Eclipse; Giant; Signature Sings: 2000-2004; Signature Sings: 1995-1999; The Boy Detective Fails (21/24 Workshop); LaChiusa's Ladies; Ricky, Joe, and Michael John; December Divas; Lost Songs of Broadway Volumes I and II; Revenge of the Understudies I and II; various other cabarets. DC AREA: Studio: Reefer Madness (Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Resident Musical); This Beautiful City.
Michael Burgtorf (Assistant Director) DC AREA: Adventure Theatre: Just a Dream (Singapore/Malaysia tour); Artists’ Initiative: The Storehouse (2011 Capital Fringe Festival), Romeo and Juliet; Glass Mind Theatre Company: Baltimore Mixtape; Chesapeake Shakespeare Company: Lysistrata, Julius Caesar; American University: The Last Five Years. Artistic Director of Artists’ Initiative.
Kerry Epstein (Production Stage Manager) SIGNATURE: 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. DC AREA: Kennedy Center:The Trumpet of the Swan, Salute to the Presidential Scholars in the Arts (2010 and 2011). INTERNATIONAL: Dublin Theater Festival. REGIONAL: Steppenwolf Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble. EDUCATION: Dickinson College.
Taryn Friend (Assistant Stage Manager) SIGNATURE: The Visit, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Merrily We Roll Along, The Witches of Eastwick. DC AREA: credits include: Arena Stage: Oklahoma!; Ford’s Theatre: Gala 2011, Liberty Smith, Little Shop of Horrors, Road From Appomattox, One Destiny, Living Lincoln Series, A Christmas Carol (2005–08), Meet John Doe, State of the Union, Shenandoah, Leading Ladies; The Kennedy Center: Snow White, Rose Red (and Fred!), Barrio Grrrl!, Unleashed!; Woolly Mammoth Theatre: The Vibrator Play, or in the next room. EDUCATION: University of Mary Washington. UPCOMING: Ford’s Theatre: 1776.
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