Bob Martin has been working as an actor and writer for over three decades. He has received many awards in both Canada and the U.S., including a Tony for The Drowsy Chaperone. Recent TV projects include “Slings & Arrows” I, II & III (TMN, Sundance), “Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays” (CBC), “Michael: Everyday” (CBC), “Sensitive Skin” I & II (HBO) and “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas” (NBC). Recent theatre projects include Encores! Hey, Look Me Over (NY); The Sting (Paper Mill); Half Time (Chicago, Paper Mill); The Prom (Atlanta); Elf (Broadway, Dublin, London); The Drowsy Chaperone (Toronto, Broadway, London); and Second City Toronto (Performer, Director, Artistic Director). In development: Millions (Platt/Rudin), A Night at the Museum (Fox) and The Princess Bride (Disney).
Chad Beguelin is a four-time Tony nominee whose works include Disney’s Aladdin (Tony Award nomination for Best Book and Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Lyrics and Best Book) and The Wedding Singer (Tony Award nomination for Best Book and Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Lyrics). He also wrote the lyrics for the Broadway musical Elf. Chad is the recipient of the Edward Kleban Award for Outstanding Lyric Writing, the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award, the Gilman & Gonzalez- Falla Musical Theater Award and the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award. Chad is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Dramatic Writing Program. Much love to Tom.
Tony, Emmy and Drama Desk Award-nominated composer of the Broadway musicals Elf and The Wedding Singer (Tony nomination for Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Music). He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction for the critically acclaimed NBC stop-motion animated TV special “Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas.” Additional TV/film credits include “Sesame Street,” “Wonder Pets!” and PBS’s “American Masters.” Awards include the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, the Gilman/Gonzalez-Falla Theatre Award and the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation.
Jack Viertel is Senior Vice President of Jujamcyn Theaters and Artistic Director of City Center’s Encores! series. He was the conceiver/co-producer of Smokey Joe’s Café and conceiver of After Midnight and helped shepherd six of August Wilson’s plays to Broadway, among many others. His book The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built was published in 2016.
Represented on Broadway as director/choreographer of Mean Girls (Tony nominations for Best Direction & Choreography), Disney’s Aladdin (Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Choreography) and co-director/choreographer of The Book of Mormon (Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle awards for co-director and nominations in the same categories for Choreography; Olivier winner for Best Choreography). Represented on the West End as director/choreographer of Dreamgirls, The Book of Mormon and Aladdin. Other Broadway credits as director/choreographer: Tuck Everlasting, Something Rotten! (Tony nominee, Best Director), Elf, The Drowsy Chaperone (Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominations), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominations, Best Choreography). Additional NY credits: for City Center Encores!, acclaimed productions of The Most Happy Fella, Anyone Can Whistle and Follies (direction/choreography).
The Book of Mormon (Tony Award), The Band’s Visit (Tony nom.), Mean Girls (Tony nom.), The Pillowman (Tony Award), Waitress, Oh Hello!, Pippin (Tony nom.), Something Rotten!, Nine, I’ll Eat You Last, The Coast of Utopia (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics awards), Pal Joey (Tony nom.), Hair, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tony nom., Drama Desk Award) and Urinetown. Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna, John Mulaney’s “Kid Gorgeous” (Netflix). @scottpaskstudio
Theatre: Blackbird, Fish in the Dark, A Delicate Balance, This Is Our Youth, A Raisin in the Sun, Betrayal and The Nance (Tony Award). Tony-nominated: The Book of Mormon, The Royal Family, The Crucifer of Blood and The House of Blue Leaves. Film: The English Patient (Academy Award), Julie and Julia, The Reader, Doubt, Closer, The Village, Cold Mountain, The Hours, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Birdcage, The Mambo Kings, Working Girl, Silkwood, 9 to 5, Hair, Klute and Midnight Cowboy.
Matthew Pachtman has designed costumes for York Theatre Company, Glimmerglass Opera, Alliance Theatre, Cape Playhouse, Two Turns Theatre Company, NYMF and NY Fringe Festival, and has worked on projects with NY Theatre Workshop, Roundabout Theatre Company and Manhattan Theatre Club. Associate costume designer of 40 Broadway productions including 21 collaborations with designer Ann Roth, from The Book of Mormon to To Kill a Mockingbird.
Natasha Katz has designed extensively for theatre, opera, dance, concerts and permanent lighting installations around the world. She is a six-time Tony Award winner whose recent Broadway credits include Frozen; Springsteen on Broadway; Hello, Dolly!; Long Day’s Journey Into Night; An American in Paris; The Glass Menagerie; Once; The Coast of Utopia: Salvage; Aida; and Beauty and the Beast.
Over 30 Broadway designs including Mean Girls, Margaritaville, Springsteen on Broadway, War Paint, Tuck Everlasting, Sting’s The Last Ship, Beautiful, If/Then, The Book of Mormon, Anything Goes, American Idiot, Next to Normal, Spring Awakening, Grey Gardens. Off-Broadway designs include Bowie’s Lazarus, Giant, Rent, Everyday Rapture, Saved, 10 Million Miles and Bug. He is the recipient of Obie, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Olivier and Tony awards.
Currently in NY & London: Pretty Woman, Mean Girls, Dreamgirls, School of Rock, Aladdin, Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon. Selected NY others: The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf, Dogfight, First Date, The Best Man, Look Back in Anger, Pig Farm, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Altar Boyz. Television: “The Slap,” “30 Rock,” “Saturday Night Live.” Insta: @josh_marquette
Broadway: Mean Girls, Tuck Everlasting, Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Rocky Horror Show. Makeup consultant: Present Laughter, Sister Act. TV: “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” (Emmy nominated), “The Affair” (Showtime; 2016 Women in Film and Television Designing Women Award for Costume, Hair and Makeup Design Team).
NYC: Mean Girls, Finding Neverland, Big Fish, Company, Sweeney Todd, Tuck Everlasting, Next to Normal, The Addams Family. Drama Desk Award: Best Orchestrations for Company. She is the Founder and Co-Executive Director of ASTEP-Artists Striving To End Poverty (www.asteponline.org).
Sixteen Broadway shows including Hello, Dolly!; The Book of Mormon (Tony, Drama Desk); She Loves Me (Drama Desk); Pippin; and Spamalot. Seven Tony nominations, seven Drama Desk nominations. Five Emmys (composer, Nickelodeon’s “Wonder Pets!”). Eighteen films including Marvin Hamlisch’s The Informant! Recordings & concerts: Paul McCartney, Eric Idle, Hugh Jackman, Audra McDonald, NY Philharmonic. Perfect Life (original musical, produced by Austin Theatre Project).
Broadway: Mean Girls (Tony nom.), Fun Home (Tony nom.), Tuck Everlasting, Shrek (Tony/Drama Desk noms.), Cats (2016, dance arr./orch.). Off-B’way/Reg.: Jasper in Deadland, The Fortress of Solitude, Ahmanson L.A. Soft Power (dance arr.). String arr. for Rihanna: NBA All-Star Game. New Irish Tenors full orchestra arr. Goodspeed: Just So.
Glen Kelly arranged music for Broadway’s Mean Girls, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon, The Scottsboro Boys, Something Rotten!, A Christmas Story, The Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalot and Beauty and the Beast. He supervised and arranged The Producers and Young Frankenstein. He arranged and wrote lyrics for Bullets Over Broadway and won the New York Drama Desk award for The Nance.
Broadway: Mean Girls (Associate Conductor), Great Comet (Assistant Conductor). Off-Broadway: Rated P for Parenthood (MD), Cagney (Associate Conductor). Regional (Paper Mill Playhouse): Mary Poppins, Ever After and Bandstand. Meg is the resident conductor of Hotel Elefant, a contemporary music ensemble in NYC. Education: Carnegie Mellon University. www.megzmusic.com
Broadway: Network, The Cher Show, AmericanSon, Torch Song, Pretty Woman, My Fair Lady, Mean Girls, Frozen, Once on This Island, Anastasia, Come From Away, Waitress, Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Wicked. Film: The Greatest Showman, Into the Woods, Rachel Getting Married. TV: “Murphy Brown,” “This Is Us,” “House of Cards,” “Divorce,” “One Day at a Time.” www.telseyandco.com
During his 20-year tenure at DreamWorks Animation, Bill oversaw the company’s biggest franchise films and live theatrical productions including award-winning Shrek the Musical and features Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon and The Croods. He is also producing Broadway-bound musical Moulin Rouge!, directed by Alex Timbers, and is currently the President of Skydance Animation. Bill is thankful to have worked with such a lovely and talented team on this brilliant production!
Four time Tony-winning Broadway producer and Emmy-winning director/writer/producer of film & television. Broadway includes Legally Blonde (Olivier), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Fool Moon, …Virginia Woolf?, …Cuckoo’s Nest, The Crucible. Films include Show Business: The Road to Broadway, Gotta Dance, Last Blintz and documentaries on Marvin Hamlisch (Emmy) and Carol Channing. Supervisor/EP of Dirty Dancing, Muppet Vision-3D and Unzipped. Co-Founder, Lights of Broadway & Camp Broadway. Boards: Jacob Burns, EDTA and New Dramatists. CTI’s Robert Whitehead theatre-producing award. LOVE THIS COMPANY! @dori.berinstein www.dramaticforces.com
Over the past decade Jack has had the good fortune of producing some truly extraordinary theatre including Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony nomination), Fun Home (Tony Award), The Humans (Tony Award) and The Play That Goes Wrong. Jack is also the Executive Producer of Stages St. Louis, a 32-year-old musical theatre company which recently broke ground on a $25M performing arts center. Much love and gratitude to Bill and Dori, the Prom team, friends and family and his husband and heartbeat, Michael.