“ALMOST FAMOUS” MUSICAL ANNOUNCES CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
FOR RELEASE ON AUGUST 1, 2019
“ALMOST FAMOUS” MUSICAL
ANNOUNCES CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM
FOR WORLD PREMIERE IN “HOME CITY” OF SAN DIEGO
PERFORMANCES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 13
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR SEPTEMBER 27
New York – Producers Lia Vollack, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson today announced the cast and creative team for Almost Famous, a world premiere musical with book and lyrics by Academy Award winner Cameron Crowe, based on his iconic film. Almost Famous, which will open the 2019-2020 Season at The Old Globe (Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields), is directed by Tony Award® nominee Jeremy Herrin and features original music and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award winner Tom Kitt. Performances will run September 13 – October 20, with an official opening night on September 27.
The cast will include Colin Donnell as Russell Hammond, Casey Likes as William Miller, Solea Pfeiffer as Penny Lane, Drew Gehling as Jeff Bebe, Anika Larsen as Elaine Miller, Robert Colletti as Lester Bangs, Matt Bittner as Larry Fellows, Chad Burris as Vic Nunez, Gerard Canonico as Dick Roswell, Julia Cassandra as Estrella, Brandon Contreras as Silent Ed Vallencourt, Sam Gravitte as Dennis Hope, Katie Ladner as Sapphire, Storm Lever as Polexia, Emily Schultheis as Anita Miller, Daniel Sovich as Darryl, Libby Winters as Leslie, Matthew C. Yee as Ben Fong-Torres, Van Hughes as David Felton, and Danny Lindgren and Alisa Melendez as swings.
Joining the previously announced Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award winner Tom Kitt (orchestrations & arrangements) and Lorin Latarro (choreography), is Tony Award winner Derek McLane (scenic design), two-time Tony Award winner David Zinn (costume design), six-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design), Bryan Perri (music direction), AnnMarie Milazzo (vocal design), and Campbell Young Associates (wigs, hair & make-up design).
It’s all happening… San Diego, 1973. Led Zeppelin is king, Richard Nixon is President, and idealistic 15-year-old William Miller is an aspiring music journalist. When Rolling Stone magazine hires him to go on the road with an up-and-coming band, William is thrust into the rock-and-roll circus, where his love of music, his longing for friendship, and his integrity as a writer collide. Written by Academy Award winner Cameron Crowe based on his iconic film, Almost Famous is about a young man finding his place in the world and the indelible characters he meets along the way. This joyous world premiere is a celebration of community and the power of music.
“Everyone at the Globe is hugely excited to welcome an uncommonly gifted company to Balboa Park for what we know will be the musical theatre event of the season,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director of the Old Globe Barry Edelstein. “Cameron Crowe, Tom Kitt, and Jeremy Herrin have assembled a group of actors blessed with extraordinary talent and incendiary energy, and together they will transform a beloved movie—which is also, of course, a local San Diego tale—into an unforgettable new work for the American stage. I am proud to have Almost Famous at this theatre, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with our audiences.”
Presented on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, Almost Famous tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 2, 2019, beginning at 12:00 noon. Single tickets start at $50.00. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.
Cameron Crowe (Book and Lyrics) covered music and culture as a journalist for such publications as Rolling Stone, Playboy, The New York Times, Newsweek, and Los Angeles Times. His first book, the nonfiction study of a year in the life of a California high school, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, became a best seller, and his subsequent screenplay was nominated for Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium by the Writers Guild of America. His other film credits include Jerry Maguire, nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture. That year, Crowe also received a nomination from the Directors Guild of America for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, and received the PEN Literary Award for Screenplay. He next penned Conversations with Wilder, a heralded collection of interviews with the legendary director Billy Wilder. The book was published by Knopf in November 1999. (Wilder, with tongue firmly in cheek, declared it “the best book I’ve ever read.”) Almost Famous, released in September 2000, was the culmination of a 10-year journey to put Crowe’s experiences working for Rolling Stone on film. It received four Golden Globe Awards and four Academy Award nominations. It received two Golden Globes (Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Kate Hudson), and Crowe was awarded the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and the Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. His other credits include such films as Say Anything…, Vanilla Sky, Elizabethtown, and We Bought a Zoo. His documentary work includes Elton John’s The Union and Pearl Jam Twenty. Crowe’s most recent work was producing the documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name, which debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
Tom Kitt (Music, Lyrics, Orchestrations & Arrangements), received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as two Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations for Next to Normal. He is also the composer of If/Then, High Fidelity, Bring It On: The Musical (co-composer with Lin-Manuel Miranda), Superhero (Second Stage Theater), Disney’s Freaky Friday (stage production and Disney Channel Original Movie), Dave (Arena Stage), and The Winter’s Tale, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Cymbeline (The Public Theater’s New York Shakespeare Festival). As a music supervisor, arranger, and orchestrator, his credits include SpongeBob SquarePants, Head Over Heels, Jagged Little Pill, Grease Live!, “Rise” (NBC), and American Idiot. He received an Emmy Award as co-writer (with Miranda) for the 2013 Tony Award opening number, “Bigger!” As a musical director, conductor, arranger, and orchestrator, his credits include the Pitch Perfect films, 2CELLOS featuring Lang Lang (“Live and Let Die”), “The Kennedy Center Honors,” 13, Everyday Rapture, Laugh Whore, Deaf West Theatre’s Pippin, and These Paper Bullets.
Jeremy Herrin (Director) is Artistic Director of Headlong, where his credits include This House (National Theatre, West End, U.K. tour), Labour of Love (West End), People, Places & Things (National Theatre, West End, U.K. tour, New York), The House They Grew Up In (Chichester Festival Theatre), Common (National Theatre), Junkyard (Bristol Old Vic, Theatr Clwyd, Rose Theatre Kingston), Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme (international tour), The Absence of War (U.K. tour), and The Nether (Royal Court Theatre, West End). His other theatre work includes Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (Royal Shakespeare Company, West End, Broadway), That Face (Royal Court Theatre, West End), Tusk Tusk, No Quarter, Hero and Kin, The Heretic, The Priory, and The Vertical Hour (Royal Court Theatre), The Plough and the Stars (National Theatre), The Moderate Soprano (Hampstead Theatre), The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe), and Uncle Vanya (Chichester Festival Theatre).
Colin Donnell (Russell Hammond) is a performer for both stage and screen. He is well known for his starring television roles of Connor Rhodes on “Chicago Med” and its sister series “Chicago P.D.” and “Chicago Fire”; Tommy Merlyn on “Arrow”; and Scotty Lockhart on “The Affair.” His other television credits include “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Person of Interest,” “Unforgettable,” and “Pan Am,” and he appeared in the films Sell By and Every Secret Thing. Donnell has appeared on Broadway in Violet, Anything Goes (Drama Desk Award nomination), and Jersey Boys, as well as the national tour of Wicked. He was seen Off Broadway in Love’s Labour’s Lost (The Public Theater), Meet Me in St. Louis (Irish Repertory Theatre), and Almost Heaven: The Songs of John Denver (Promenade Theatre), plus regional productions across the country.
Casey Likes (William Miller) is honored to be a part of this absolutely amazing show and cast. He has been performing on stage, TV, and film since he was 3. 2019 ASU HSMTA Winner, 2019 National High School Musical Theatre Award (Jimmy Award) Finalist. Regional: A Christmas Carol. Film: Everything Must Go. TV: “American Blackout.” @justcaseylikes
Solea Pfeiffer (Penny Lane) most recently starred in the critically-acclaimed run of Encores! Off-Center’s production of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World. Prior to that, she starred as Eliza in the West Coast premiere of Hamilton. Solea’s first job out of college was Maria in the LA Philharmonic/Gustavo Dudamel Hollywood Bowl production of West Side Story. She later reprised the role in Steven Reineke’s National Symphony Orchestra production at the Kennedy Center. On television, Solea recurs on “The Good Fight” and appeared in one of the final episodes of “Scandal.”
Drew Gehling (Jeff Bebe). Broadway: Waitress (Grammy-nominated Cast Album), On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Jersey Boys. Regional: Dave (Helen Hayes nomination), Roman Holiday, The Scarlet Pimpernel (Lincoln Center Concert), Waitress, Johnny Baseball (A.R.T.); Billy & Ray (Vineyard Theatre); A Minister’s Wife, I Believe (LCT); Anne of Green Gables (Off Broadway). Development: The Secret Garden (upcoming), American Psycho, The Searchers, Big Fish, Sunset Boulevard. TV/Film: “Instinct,” “The Code,” “Dietland,” “The Good Fight,” “Succession,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Elementary,” “30 Rock,” “Smash,” Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight (HBO), The Indoor Boys, Stomach People, Desert Guests, “Daily Show,” “Live from Lincoln Center.” Academically, Drew has co-authored a paper about Professional Sings along with several faculty members at the NYU Voice Center. He is an alumnus of both Carnegie Mellon and Columbia Universities and is thrilled to be working with this incredible team of friends both old and new.
Anika Larsen (Elaine Miller) has performed on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Avenue Q, Xanadu, All Shook Up and Rent. Off-Broadway, she was in Zanna, Don’t!, Myths and Hymns, Closer Than Ever, Miracle Brothers, How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes, Disaster!, and Unbroken Circle. Anika wrote and performed in a musical called Shafrika, The White Girl about her childhood growing up in Cambridge, MA with nine brothers and sisters from different races and countries. She released an album of lullabies for all ages called Sing You to Sleep. Anika majored in theater at Yale University and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. www.anikalarsen.biz
Robert Colletti (Lester Bangs) recently originated the leading role of Dewey Finn in the First National Broadway Tour of School of Rock to critical acclaim. Broadway: The Book of Mormon. National Tour: School of Rock (Scenie Award – Best Actor in a Touring Production), The Book of Mormon. Regional: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (The New Theatre), The Original Grease (American Theatre Company, 2011 Jeff Award – Best Musical), Blithe Spirit and Talk Radio (Allen Theatre), Of Mice and Men (New Studio), various revues (The Second City). Workshops: Almost Famous, The Great Carbuncle (BMI New York). Film/TV: The upcoming Soprano’s prequel “The Many Saints of Newark” (New Line/Warner Bros.), “Just Roll With It” (ABC/ Disney), “WTF: World Thumbwrestling Federation”. Training: B.A. in Acting – Columbia College Chicago, The Second City. Rob was also a nominee for the Kennedy Center National Irene Ryan Award for Best Actor. Instagram: @rob.colletti
Matt Bittner (Larry Fellows). Almost Famous is Matt’s first project with The Old Globe. Other select credits include Present Laughter (Broadway), School of Rock (Broadway & National Tour), Up Here (La Jolla), Much Ado About Nothing (The Public), All Is Calm (Hudson Valley Shakespeare), As You Like It (Two River Theater), Be A Good Little Widow (The Wild Project), The Pillowman (Thingamajig), and guest appearances on “The Good Fight” and “Madam Secretary.” Matt is also a sound designer and composer. mattbittner.com.
Chad Burris (Vic Nunez) is so excited to be making his Old Globe debut. National Tour: The Book of Mormon, First and Second National Tours. Regional credits: The Muny, Cleveland Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, and Arkansas Repertory Theatre. He is also an accomplished writer and producer, having created the critically- acclaimed web series, City Boyz. Represented by HCKR and Authentic Management.
Gerard Canonico (Dick Roswell). Favorite Broadway: original Broadway casts of Be More Chill (Rich), Groundhog Day (Fred), Spring Awakening (ensemble/Moritz replacement), American Idiot. Off-Broadway: Bare (New World Stages), Dear Evan Hansen (2nd Stage Theater), Brooklynite (The Vineyard Theater), The Talls (2nd Stage Uptown Theater). Regional: Be More Chill (Two River Theater). Feature films: Stuck, Not Fade Away (director David Chase), Boy Wonder. Gerard also freelances as a musician on a variety of instruments and projects. Most notably he fronts and plays guitar in the touring tribute band to Blink-182 known as The Dude Ranch. Instagram- @GerardCanonicoOfficial
Julia Cassandra (Estrella) is stoked to be making her Old Globe debut and to be performing in her home state of California! Recent credits include the Farewell Tour of Mamma Mia!, Anna in Frozen on the Disney Wonder, and the world premiere of Loch Ness: A New Musical. @julia_cassandra
Brandon Contreras (Silent Ed Vallencourt) is thrilled to continue this journey with Almost Famous at The Old Globe this season. TV: “Mr. Robot” (USA), 2018 NCBUniversal Upfronts. New York: Road Show (New York City Center Encores!), Almost Famous (developmental lab), Jerry Springer: The Opera (The New Group), The Connector (NYTW), Our Lady of 121st Street (Off-Broadway), The Secret Garden (developmental lab) and Our Town (Actor’s Fund), The Hamilton Mixtape (The Public). Tour: In the Heights (first national). Regional: Drury Lane Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Group, Portland Center Stage, Pioneer Theatre Co. Fulton Theatre and Artists Repertory Theatre. B.F.A. from Pace University. www.BrandonAContreras.com – Follow: @OhHey_Brandon
Sam Gravitte (Dennis Hope) is thrilled to be making his Old Globe debut. Broadway: Wicked. Touring/Regional: Wicked, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (ACT), various concerts. BA Princeton University. @samgravitte
Katie Ladner (Sapphire) is thrilled to make her Old Globe debut with this wonderful show. She was recently seen on Broadway in Wicked and made her debut in the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard. Off-Broadway credits include the original cast of Heathers: The Musical (OCR) and Gigantic! Regional credits include the original casts of Disney’s Freaky Friday (OCR) and Be More Chill (OCR). Proud Belmont Alum. KatieLadner.com Instagram/Twitter: @ktladner
Storm Lever (Polexia) made her Broadway debut in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical as one of the three actors playing the title role, a part she created at La Jolla Playhouse. Off-Broadway: Dorothy in The Wringer (City Center). Regional: Freaky Friday (Signature Theatre, Alley Theatre, Cleveland Play House, La Jolla Playhouse), Emotional Creature (Berkeley Rep), Kansas City Choir Boy (Arsht Center, Miami). New York theatre: Fashion Academy (Vital Theatre), Good Swimmer (Prototype Festival). She received her B.F.A. from University of Michigan. @_stormieweather.
Emily Schultheis (Anita Miller) is so humbled to be making her debut at The Old Globe with this incredible show and company. Other favorite credits include: National Tours: Wicked (Elphaba Standby), Bat Out of Hell original cast (Raven). Regional: Island Song (world premiere), Some Lovers (world premiere, Steven Sater/Burt Bacharach). TV: “God Friended Me” (CBS). Indiana University. @em_schultheis
Daniel Sovich (Darryl), born and raised in Cleveland, OH, is an NYU class of 2018 graduate making his regional theater debut here at the Old Globe. Previous professional credits include Jay114 in the Off-Broadway production of Downtown Race Riot and featured roles in CBS’ “The Code” and “Blue Bloods.”
Libby Winters (Leslie) is thrilled to return to Old Globe. On Broadway, Libby starred as Extraordinary Girl in Green Day’s American Idiot and was part of the original Broadway cast. She starred as Sophie in the Las Vegas company of Mamma Mia. Off-Broadway, she played Olympia in Big Love at the Signature Theater and originated the role of Eva in White Noise at the NYMF. Regionally, she starred in Jen Silverman’s All The Roads Home at Cincinnati Playhouse, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Bright Star at the Old Globe and American Idiot at Berkeley Rep. Television credits include “Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime), “Billions” (Showtime), “Olive Kittredge” (HBO), “Smash” (NBC) and “Champs” (ABC/Dreamworks). Films include Light Years, My Man is a Loser, Casual Encounters and Dreaming American. Her band LAKES has played numerous venues around NYC and LA. Their debut EP Just to Feel the Feeling is available on all streaming platforms.
Matthew C. Yee (Ben Fong-Torres). Theatre credits include Cambodian Rock Band at Victory Gardens Theatre, Vietgone at Writers Theatre, Twelfth Night at Writers Theatre, Once at Paramount Theatre, Treasure Island at Berkeley Rep, and The Wheel at Steppenwolf Theatre. Television credits include “Empire,” “Chicago Fire,” and “Chicago Justice.”
Van Hughes (David Felton). Broadway credits include Deaf West’s Spring Awakening, Green Day’s American Idiot, 9 to 5, and Hairspray. Off-Broadway he starred in Son of a Gun (Beckett) and Saved (Playwrights Horizons). Regionally Van starred in When We’re Gone (Lyric Theatre in Oklahoma City), A Little More Alive (Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Barrington Stage Company), and Rocky Horror Picture Show (Bucks County Playhouse). His film credits include Sex and The City: The Movie and SATC 2, Tenure, and Rachel Getting Married. On TV he guest-starred in “Royal Pains,” “Chibila” on Nick Jr., “Law & Order: SVU” & “Criminal Intent,” “Six Degrees,” “As the World Turns,” “One Life To Live.” As a composer, Van has scored the films Sequence Break and Space Clown, and he co-authored the musical Burn All Night (ART) with Andy Mientus and the Brooklyn band Teen Commandments. He has a B.A. in Theatre from Fordham University, NYC.
Danny Lindgren (Swing) was most recently seen as Charlie Cowell in The Music Man at The Goodspeed Opera House. He has appeared in workshops and readings including Stephen Schwartz and Charles Strouse’s musical Rags, and Tim Rice and Stuart Brayson’s musical From Here to Eternity. His regional credits include Chasing Rainbows, Damn Yankees, Rags, The Most Happy Fella (Goodspeed), Candide (The Kennedy Center), A Christmas Carol (McCarter), Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls (Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival), Addams Family (Ogunquit), Candide (LA Opera), South Pacific (Gateway), Camelot (Glimmerglass Festival), and The Flying Dutchman (Hawaii Opera Theater). He received his BFA in Musical Theater at Ithaca College. Instagram: @Danny_Lindgren, DannyLindgren.com
Alisa Melendez (Swing) is a San Diego native and current senior at Pace University where she’ll be receiving a BFA in Musical Theatre (class of 2020).
Lorin Latarro (Choreography) choreographed The Heart of Rock & Roll at The Old Globe last year. She choreographed Broadway and West End’s Waitress, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and Waiting for Godot with Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, and she was Associate Choreographer on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and American Idiot. Her additional choreography credits include La Traviata (The Metropolitan Opera), Merrily We Roll Along (Roundabout Theatre Company), Chess (The Kennedy Center), Twelfth Night (The Public Theater’s Public Works), Superhero (Second Stage Theater), Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 21 Chump Street and Peter and the Wolf (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Assassins, Fanny, and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (City Center Encores!), Queen of the Night, As You Like It with director Michael Mayer (Tokyo), A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre Center), Kiss Me, Kate (Barrington Stage Company), and The Best Is Yet to Come (59E59 Theaters). Latarro has also directed A Taste of Things to Come (Broadway Playhouse) and #DateMe (Westside Theatre). She has performed in 12 Broadway shows and danced for Twyla Tharp, MOMIX, and Martha Graham. Latarro is also a Bucks County Playhouse Artistic Associate and a graduate of The Juilliard School. Upcoming she will choreograph The Outsiders for Goodman Theatre.
Derek McLane (Scenic Design) has designed over 350 productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, internationally, regionally, and on television. He was last at The Old Globe with The Heart of Rock & Roll and In Your Arms. His Broadway credits include Moulin Rouge! The Musical, American Son, Burn This, The Price, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Fully Committed, Noises Off, Gigi, Anything Goes, Ragtime, 33 Variations, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Heiress, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Follies, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Million Dollar Quartet, The Pajama Game, and I Am My Own Wife. His Off-Broadway credits include If I Forget, Love Love Love, The Night of the Iguana, Sweet Charity, Buried Child, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Spoils, Into the Woods, Ruined, Macbeth, and Hurlyburly. McLane’s television credits include the Academy Awards (2013–2018) and the live NBC musicals The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, and Hairspray. He has received Tony, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, and Art Directors Guild Awards. He is on the board of directors at The New Group and Fiasco Theater and has been a mentor for Theatre Development Fund’s Open Doors program for the past 17 years.
David Zinn (Costume Design) recently designed the scenery and costumes for the Broadway productions of Choir Boy, The Boys in the Band, SpongeBob SquarePants (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Fun Home (Tony nomination), Amelie, and The Last Ship. He designed scenery for The Waverly Gallery, Torch Song, Present Laughter, and The Humans (Tony Award), and costumes for A Doll’s House, Part 2 (Tony nomination) and Airline Highway (Tony nomination). Off-Broadway he has designed sets and costumes for Hamlet and Fun Home (The Public Theater); Othello (New York Theatre Workshop); and The Flick, Kin, and Circle Mirror Transformation, all with director Sam Gold (Playwrights Horizons). Regionally he recently designed scenery for Ms. Blakk for President (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), Diana (La Jolla Playhouse), and Seascape (American Conservatory Theater).
Natasha Katz (Lighting Design) 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 Springsteen on Broadway; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; All My Sons; Burn This; The Prom; Frozen; Hello, Dolly!; Long Day’s Journey into Night; the revival of Cats; School of Rock; An American in Paris; Aladdin; Skylight; The Glass Menagerie; and Once. Her recent dance credits include Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale, and Tryst (The Royal Ballet), Cinderella (Dutch National Ballet, English National Ballet), and The Nutcracker (Joffrey Ballet). She is a Theatre Development Fund Wendy Wasserstein Project Mentor.
Peter Hylenski (Sound Design) is a Grammy, Olivier, seven-time Tony Award nominee. His select designs include Frozen, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Anastasia, Once on This Island, Beetlejuice, Something Rotten!, King Kong, Rock of Ages, After Midnight, Motown The Musical, The Scottsboro Boys, Side Show, Rocky, Bullets Over Broadway, Shrek The Musical, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Lend Me a Tenor, Elf, Wonderland, Cry-Baby, The Times They Are A-Changin’, The Wedding Singer, Sweet Charity, and Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. He has designed for Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, and The Kennedy Center.
Bryan Perri (Music Director). As music director: Broadway: Wicked, Chaplin, Jagged Little Pill (opening this winter). Off-Broadway: Superhero, Dogfight, Vanities at 2nd Stage; Freaky Friday (Music Supervisor) at Signature. Jagged Little Pill at A.R.T. National tour: Next to Normal, Altar Boyz, Born to Dance (Arranger, Orchestrator & Music Director; premiering on Princess Cruises in association with Stephen Schwartz). Music director and arranger for Lindsay Mendez and Aaron Tveit- most recently performing at the American Songbook Series at Lincoln Center and Webster Hall. Resident Musical Supervisor & Founding Member, ACT of Connecticut (a new equity theater in Ridgefield, CT).
AnnMarie Milazzo (Vocal Design) served as vocal designer for Broadway’s Spring Awakening, Next to Normal, If/Then, and Finding Neverland. Her Off-Broadway credits include Carrie, Bright Lights Big City, and Superhero. Her regional credits include Dangerous Beauty, Prometheus Bound, Some Lovers, Dave, and A Walk on the Moon. Milazzo served as the Broadway orchestrator, with Michael Starobin, for Once on This Island, for which she was nominated for Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards. She is the composer and lyricist of Pretty Dead Girl, winner of the Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival, and the lyricist of Le Rêve and Le Perle. Milazzo is the Grammy-nominated female vocalist for East Village Opera Company on Decca/Universal Records.
Campbell Young Associates, Inc. (Hair; Wig; and Make-up Design) designed the Broadway productions of King Lear; Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus; To Kill a Mockingbird; The Waverly Gallery; Head Over Heels; Carousel; Three Tall Women; Meteor Shower; Hello, Dolly!; 1984; Front Page; The Crucible; Misery; Sylvia; Betrayal; It’s Only a Play; Les Misérables; One Man, Two Guvnors; and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. For New York and the West End, they designed Ink, The Ferryman, Girl from the North Country, Farinelli and the King, Groundhog Day, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, American Psycho, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Matilda, Ghost, Billy Elliot: The Musical, La Bête, Private Lives, and Rock ’n’ Roll. Their further West End credits include Rosmersholm, All About Eve, Company, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical, Funny Girl, City of Angels, High Society, Gypsy, Guys and Dolls, The Bodyguard, Present Laughter, A Christmas Carol, and Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax. They designed the operas Don Carlos and L’Enfant et les Sortileges (Bolshoi Opera) and Anna Nicole (Brooklyn Academy of Music). Their television credits include “Downton Abbey,” “The Americans,” and “Orange Is the New Black.”
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