Hank Azaria (David Sarnoff)
HANK AZARIA (David Sarnoff) last appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical Spamalot (Tony Award nomination). He also appeared on stage in Sexual Perversity in Chicago (West End, London). Azaria’s film credits include Eulogy; Along Came Polly; Shattered Glass; America’s Sweethearts; Cradle Will Rock; Mystery Men; Mystery, Alaska; Godzilla; Great Expectations; Celebrity; The Birdcage; Heat; Grosse Pointe Blank; Now and Then; Quiz Show; and Pretty Woman; His television credits include “Huff,” “Uprising,” “Tuesdays with Morrie” (Emmy Award), and “Fail Safe.” He played guest starring roles on “Friends” (Emmy nomination), and “Mad About You” (Emmy nomination); and he lends his voice to numerous characters on “The Simpsons” (three Emmy Awards). Azaria directed the short film “Nobody’s Perfect,” which debuted at Sundance 2004. Recent films include The Simpsons movie and Run, Fat Boy, Run.
Nadia Bowers (Lizette Sarnoff/Mary Pickford and others)
Broadway: Doubt, Metamorphoses. NYC: Julius Caesar (NYSF); Romania, Kiss Me!; Not Waving; Eyes of the Heart and others. Numerous regional theatres: Guthrie; La Jolla Playhouse, Tartuffe, with Des McAnuff. Various film and TV. Webseries: www.yearofsublets.com. BA: Dartmouth College. MFA: NYU’s Graduate Acting Program. AEA. For my parents, Malcolm and Natasha.
Kyle Fabel (Pem's Father/Cliff Gardner and others)
Broadway debut. New York: English Made Simple (Primary Stages). World premieres: The Farnsworth Invention and Private Fittings (La Jolla); The Triangle Factory Project and Coward’s Long Island Sound (TACT); The Dead Eye Boy (Cincinnati Playhouse); Kushner’s Hydriotaphia (Alley); and Rich Hall’s Best Western (Edinburgh). NYU Grad Acting, ’95. For Katie.
Maurice Godin (Russian Officer/Atkins/Walter Gifford/Douglas Fairbanks and others)
Theatre: Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, The Seagull, Jane Eyre, Cabaret, Godspell, Pal Joey. At Stratford: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, King Lear. TV guest star: “The Practice,” “Ally WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST McBeal,” “Friends,” “Vegas,” “Monk,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Seinfeld.” Recurring TV roles include “House,” “3rd Rock from the Sun,” “Spin City,” “Threshold.” TV series regular: “Cafe Americain,” “Life With Roger,” “Working.” Film: White Room, Salt Water Moose, Double Take, Chestnut, Bizet’s Dream, Boat Trip.
Christian M. Johansen (Young Philo T. Farnsworth and others)
Favorite credits: An Officer and a Gentleman (AMAS); The Full Monty (NSMT); The Sound of Music; Cats, Big River, Music Man, Annie, Oliver! (Northern Stage); Cronin/Fullarton’s A Christmas Carol; the title role opposite Beth Leavel in That’s Andy. To Mom, Dad, Jennica, Caitlin. Huge thanks, family, friends, Abrams. AEA member, avid lacrosse player. “Country music makes you a better person.”
Aaron Krohn (Wilkins, Analyst and others)
Broadway: The Coast of Utopia, The Invention of Love, Henry IV, Julius Caesar. NY/regional includes Echoes of the War (Mint Theatre), Philoktetes by John Jesurun (La MaMa), Old Globe Theatre, Alley Theatre, TUTS, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Ireland tour of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). MFA: Old Globe Theatre. AEA.
Bruce McKenzie (George Everson/Vladimir Zworykin and others)
New York credits include Big Love (BAM Next Wave Festival) and the role of Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire (New York Theatre Workshop). He has performed in theatres across the country for 19 years, including La Jolla Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, Huntington Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Dallas Theater Center and Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he played the title role in Hamlet. His band Maquiladora has toured Japan and Europe and released records in five countries.
Malcolm Morano (Young David Sarnoff)
B’way: How the Grinch…, Chitty Chitty…. Off-B’way/reg’l: Three Seconds in the Key (Baruch Perf. Arts), Falsettos (George Street), All Is Not (Adirondack Theatre Fest.). Workshops/ readings: Bar Mitzvah Boy, Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, Cry-Baby. Film: The Education of Charlie Banks, Oy Vey. TV: Not “Law & Order.” Love to Mom, Dad, Nicole and my agents at Abrams.
Spencer Moses (Stan Willis/ and others)
Broadway debut. World premieres: The Farnsworth Invention, Zhivago, Palm Beach (La Jolla Playhouse). Regional: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Old Globe), Company, Joseph…, Into the Woods, Smoke on the Mountain, Pump Boys and Dinettes, The Game of Love and Chance. spencermoses.com. Love to Mom, Dad, El, Ty and Ash.
Michael Mulheren (Russian Officer/Leslie Gorrell/Solomon and others)
B’way: Deuce; La Cage; Kiss Me, Kate (Tony nom.), The Boy From Oz; Titanic; On the Waterfront. Off-B’way: Floyd Collins, Cocoanuts, The Fantasticks. TV: “Law & Order” (Judge Taylor) and “Rescue Me” (Chief Perroli). Films: Invincible, Bringing Out the Dead (dir. Martin Scorsese), Curse of the Jade Scorpion (dir. Woody Allen) and upcoming Pride and Glory and Fool’s Gold. AEA member since 1984. Thanks Izzy, John and Johnny. Love to Amanda, Conor and Fiona.
Jim Ortlieb (Justin Tolman/Jim Harbord/Doctor and others)
Broadway debut. Reg’l: Farnsworth (La Jolla); Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Steppenwolf); Grapes of Wrath (Ford’s Theatre, DC); TheHomecoming, Hughie, M (Gare St. Lazare, France/Ireland/Chicago); Only Kidding (Wisdom Bridge; Joseph Jefferson Award nominee); Scapin (American Theatre Company); Candide, The Mikado and Tartuffe (Weston Playhouse); Wasps (Getty Villa). TV: “The Closer,” “Roswell,” “Felicity,” “The Shield,” “The Watch.” Film: Drunkboat, Magnolia, Home Alone, A Mighty Wind. Graduate: Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers.
Michael Pemberton (Sarnoff's Father/Simms/Schenck/David Lippincott and others)
Broadway: I’m Not Rappaport, Not About Nightingales, Picnic and Hedda Gabler. Off-Broadway: Outward Bound (Drama Desk nom.), Dinner With Friends, Saturday Night. Regional theatre: La Jolla Playhouse, Wilma Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival, O’Neill Festival, Portland Center Stage, Geva Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare, George Street Playhouse. Television: “Damages,” “New Amsterdam,” “Kidnapped,” “The Sopranos,” “Law & Order,” “Oz,” “Law &Order: SVU,” “All My Children” and “Guiding Light.” Film: The Family Stone, The Devil You Know, Mo, The Pack, Gasline.
Katharine Powell (Betty and others)
Broadway debut. Off-B’way: Election Day, The Water’s Edge (Second Stage), The Voysey Inheritance (Atlantic), Smashing (Play Company). Regional: The Farnsworth Invention (La Jolla), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (American Repertory Theatre), Three Sisters (ACT). Film: The Girl in the Park, Oranges, The Baxter. TV: “Guiding Light,” “Out of Practice,” “Without a Trace.” Education: NYU, MFA; Brown University, BA.
Steve Rosen (Harlan Honn/Lennox and others)
Broadway: Monty Python's Spamalot (original cast; Sir Bedevere, et. al.), directed by Mike Nichols. Off- Broadway: The Golem, The Castle. Regional: The Farnsworth Invention (La Jolla Playhouse), Enter Laughing (Berkshire Theatre Festival). TV: “Ed.”Film: Storytelling, Heavy Petting. Co-creator and host: Don't Quit Your Night Job, an after-hours, improv-comedy based variety show starring Broadway actors. Thanks: Mr. Sorkin, Mr. McAnuff, Ms. Rubin and this wonderful cast and crew. BFA: NYU/Tisch. For: Dave Ormont.
Jimmi Simpson (Philo T. Farnsworth)
JIMMI SIMPSON (Philo T. Farnsworth) is a New Jersey native and received his degree in theatre from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduating, he continued his training with four seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. After working in New York for several years he moved to Los Angeles. The Farnsworth Invention marks Mr. Simpson’s second time working with Des McAnuff, having starred in Tartuffe in 2002 at La Jolla Playhouse. Theatre: The Rainmaker (Broadway); Camino Real, The Winter’s Tale, The Blue Demon and Olive Nightingale Sings (Williamstown Theatre Foundation); Assassins and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bloomburg Players). TV: “24,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “My Name is Earl,” “Carnivale,” “Cold Case,” “NYPD Blue,” and Stephen King’s “Rose Red.” Film: Patriotville, Zodiac, Seraphim Falls, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Stay Alive, D.E.B.S., Slo-Mo and Loser.
James Sutorius (Russian Officer/William Crocker and others)
Broadway: Conversations With My Father, The Changing Room, Hamlet. Off-Broadway: Sexual Perversity in Chicago. Regional: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Lincolnesque (Old Globe), The Farnsworth Invention (La Jolla), Hamlet (Cleveland Play House), The Crucible (South Coast Rep.), 2 Lives (George Street Playhouse), A Perfect Wedding (Kirk Douglas Theatre), The Seagull (Matrix). TV movies: “Skokie,” “Wings of Eagles,” “Perfect Tribute.” TV: “The Andros Targets,” “CSI,” “X-Files,” “Ally McBeal,” “The Unit” and scores of others.
Margot White (Sarnoff's Mother/Pem's Mother/Agnes Farnsworth/Mina Edison and others)
B’way: Performance debut, Bobbi Boland (u/s). Off-B’way: The Traveling Lady (EST; Drama Desk nom.), Return of the Prodigal (Mint), When They Speak of Rita (Primary Stages), The Seagull (Pearl Theatre), Pericles (Red Bull). Regional: A.C.T., Great Lakes, Pioneer, Studio (DC), DE Theatre Co. TV/film: “AMC,” “Guiding Light,” “Good Night Kiss,” “Sibling.”
Alexandra Wilson (Pem Farnsworth and others)
Alexandra Wilson originated the role of Pem Farnsworth in the La Jolla Playhouse production of The Farnsworth Invention. She is a recent graduate of the American Conservatory Theater's MFA program. This is her Broadway debut. AEA.
William Youmans (Wachtel and others)
Broadway original casts: Wicked (Dr. Dillamond), Baz Luhrmann's La Bohème, The Pirate Queen, Titanic, Big River, Little Foxes (with Elizabeth Taylor). Off- Broadway: Tony Kushner's Brundibar, Horton Foote's The Widow Claire, Orphan of Zhao (Lincoln Center), Flux (Public Theater), Henry V (NYSF), 12345 (MTC), Weird Romance (Alan Menken musical). Film: Mrs. Soffel, Compromising Positions, Nadine, Fresh Horses, A League of Their Own. TV: “The Little Match Girl,” “Separate but Equal,” “Private History” (Peabody Award), many cop dramas. Actors’ Equity member.
Brian Russell (Understudy)
Broadway: The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. National tour: Laughter on the 23rd Floor, The Graduate, On Golden Pond. Regional theatre: Actors Theatre of Louisville, George Street Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, Delaware Theatre Company and others. Television: “30 Rock,” “Rescue Me,” “Law & Order.” MFA: Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University.
Kate MacCluggage (Understudy)
Broadway and professional debut! Recent graduate from NYU’s Graduate Acting MFA Program, where favorite roles included Kate in Dancing at Lughnasa and the title role in Major Barbara. Proud new member of Actors’ Equity. BA: Wesleyan University, MFA: NYU.
Javier Picayo (Understudy)
Hailing from NYC, Javier is making his Broadway debut in The Farnsworth Invention! He was most recently seen in Blair Brown’s production of Lovely Day. Film credits include Mulberry Street, Little Fugitive. TV credits: “CSI: NY.” Thanks to family, friends,Innovative Artists, untitled and the cast and crew of Farnsworth.
Aaron Sorkin (Playwright)
AARON SORKIN (Playwright) graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in theatre and made his Broadway playwriting debut at the age of 28 with the military courtroom drama, A Few Good Men, for which he received the John Gassner Award as Outstanding New American Playwright. His subsequent film adaptation was nominated for four Academy Awards and five Golden Globes, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay. He followed with the screenplays for Malice, starring Alec Baldwin and Nicole Kidman, and The American President, starring Michael Douglas and Annette Bening. Mr. Sorkin produced and wrote the television series “Sports Night” for ABC for two years, winning the Humanitas Prize and the Television Critics Association Award. He spent the next four years writing and producing the NBC series “The West Wing,” winning the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series all four years. For his work on “The West Wing,” Mr. Sorkin also twice received the Peabody Award, the Humanitas Prize and the Television Critics Association Award and the Golden Globe, Writers Guild and Producers Guild Awards. Most recently, he wrote and produced the NBC television series “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” and his latest film, Charlie Wilson's War (directed by Mike Nichols and starring Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julia Roberts), will be released at Christmas. Mr. Sorkin lives in Los Angeles with his daughter, Roxanne.
Des McAnuff (Director)
DES McANUFF (Director) is a two-time Tony Award-winning director and was recently named Co-Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival of Canada. He is Director Emeritus of La Jolla Playhouse, which he has headed for much of the past 25 years. Broadway credits (developed at the Playhouse): Jersey Boys, Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays (Broadway 2004, Tony Award); Dracula: The Musical (2004); How to Succeed… (1995); The Who’s Tommy (director/co-author with Pete Townshend, 1993 Tony Award Best Director of a Musical; 1997 London Olivier Awards Best Director/Best Musical); A Walk in the Woods (1988); and Big River (1985, seven Tonys including Best Director of a Musical and Best Musical). Recent productions directed at the Playhouse: The Wiz (2006); Zhivago (2005); Palm Beach (2005); Private Fittings (2005); Tom Donaghy’s Eden Lane (2003); Tartuffe (2002); Michael Ondaatje’s The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (2001). Film credits: Cousin Bette and The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (director), Iron Giant (producer), Quills (executive producer). Upcoming: Caesar and Cleopatra (with Christopher Plummer and Anika Noni Rose) and Romeo and Juliet in Stratford; adapting Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots for the stage with Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips and Aaron Sorkin.
Andrew Lippa (original music)
New York theatre credits include john & jen cowritten with Tom Greenwald), The Wild Party (MTC) and new songs and arrangements for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Broadway). Other recordings: Julia Murney's I'm Not Waiting (producer), Bat Boy (producer) and the forthcoming A Little Princess (co-written with Brian Crawley). Recipient of a 2000 Grammy nomination and winner of Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, ASCAP/Richard Rodgers and Gilman/Gonzalez-Falla Theatre Foundation Awards. As Kristin Chenoweth's music director he has conducted at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera House, San Francisco Symphony, among others. Next up: music/lyrics for Jules Feiffer's The Man in the Ceiling (Disney Theatrical) and The Addams Family (Elephant Eye). Andrew is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music. Many thanks to Aaron and Des. www.andrewlippa.com
Klara Zieglerova (Scenic Design)
Broadway: Jersey Boys (Tony nomination), The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. Off-Broadway: Wrecks, Controversy (Public Theater); Yellowman (Manhattan Theatre Club); First Love; What You Get and What You Expect (New York Theatre Workshop); Irish Repertory Theatre and others. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, Portland Center Stage, Seattle Rep, Florida Stage, McCarter Theater, Wilma Theater, Old Globe Theatre and Yale Repertory Theatre, among many others. Awards: 2005 Lumen Award (Dodger Stages), 2003 Drammy Award for Best Set Design, the 2000 Carbonell Award for Best Set Design, Best Touring Production of 2003 L.A. Ovation Award. Graduate of Yale School of Drama.
David C. Woolard (Costume Design)
Broadway credits include Old Acquaintance,Ring of Fire, All Shook Up, 700 Sundays, The Smell of the Kill, The Rocky Horror Show (2001 Tony Award nominations), Voices in the Dark, The Who’s Tommy (1993 Tony and Olivier Award nominations), Bells Are Ringing, Marlene, Wait Until Dark, Horton Foote’s The Young Man From Atlanta, Damn Yankees, A Few Good Men. Recent credits include Dividing the Estate and Beyond Glory both Off- Broadway, Happy Days (Paper Mill Playhouse), Così fan Tutti (Santa Fe Opera), Gloriana (St. Louis Opera) and L’Italiana in Algeri (San Francisco Opera). With his partner Gary Field he has started Career Gear, a national nonprofit organization that provides work-appropriate clothing and follow-up support to men graduating from job retraining programs.
Howell Binkley (Lighting Design)
B’way works include Xanadu, Jersey Boys, Avenue Q, LoveMusik, Bridge & Tunnel, Steel Magnolias, Golda’s Balcony, Hollywood Arms, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Minnelli on Minnelli, The Full Monty, Parade, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Sacrilege, Taking Sides, How to Succeed…, High Society and Grease. Off-B’way: Patti LuPone in Gypsy directed by Arthur Laurents at City Center, Landscape of the Body, Sinatra at Radio City, Batboy: The Musical and Radiant Baby. Other credits include the Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Celebration, Parsons Dance (co-founder), Alvin Ailey, ABT, MoMix, the Joffrey Ballet (Billboards). Five-time Helen Hayes Award recipient, 1993 Sir Laurence Olivier Award and Canadian Dora for Spider Woman, 2006 Henry Hewes Design Award, 2006 Outer Critics Circle Award and 2006 Tony Award for Jersey Boys.
Walter Trarbach (Sound Design)
Credits include Measure for Pleasure and Satellites at the Public Theater; Sandra Bernhard’s Everything Bad & Beautiful at the Daryl Roth Theater; I Love You Because at the Village Theater; Zhivago (Page to Stage workshop), Private Fittings, Paris Commune (La Jolla Playhouse); The Lady in Question at Bay Street Theatre; Mr. Marmalade for the Roundabout. Associate sound designer on Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays, assistant sound designer for the Jersey Boys national tours. He has a degree in sound design from Boston University and is a founding member of the design group Sixty Cycle Sound. Walter is married to photographer Kimberly Witham.
Mark Adam Rampmeyer (Hair & Wig)
Mark is very excited to be continuing his work on this amazing project, having designed the workshop production at La Jolla Playhouse. La Jolla credits include The Deception, The Adding Machine and Carmen the Musical (world premiere). His work has also been seen at Paper Mill Playhouse in A Wonderful Life and most recently Happy Days. Other credits include the Off-Broadway production of Tall Grass and the New York Philharmonic production of My Fair Lady. Mark would like to thank all who have supported him on this journey and especially David H. Lawrence for his continued guidance and support. This one is for my Mom! *peep*
Lisa Shriver (movement and protocol)
Broadway: Ring of Fire. Others: The Farnsworth Invention (La Jolla), Ring of Fire (Studio Arena), After the Ball (Irish Rep), The 60’s Project, Where’s Charley? (Goodspeed), The Oldest Profession (Signature) and Stephen Sondheim’s 75th Birthday Celebration. Other Broadway credits (as assistant choreographer): The Producers, Oklahoma!, Titanic, Into the Woods. Directed and choreographed An Evening of Guys and Dolls Music with Tony Bennett, Marisa Tomei, Vanessa Williams. Film choreography: A Beautiful Mind, Hysterical Blindness, Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding, House of D. Upcoming: A Christmas Carol (Robert Zemeckis). Love and thanks to Des McAnuff, Aaron Sorkin, Pamela Cooper and Brian.
Steve Rankin (Fight Director)
Steve Rankin received wide critical praise, as both fight director and actor, in the Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Henry IV directed by Jack O’Brien. Other Broadway: Jersey Boys, Dracula the Musical, Twelfth Night, Two Shakespearean Actors, Anna Christie, The Real Inspector Hound, Getting Away With Murder and The Who’s Tommy. Off-Broadway: Pig Farm, The Night Hank Williams Died and Below the Belt. Opera: Iphigenie en Tauride and Rodelinda at the Metropolitan Opera. As an actor Mr. Rankin can be seen as Alvin Green on the new series “Saving Grace” starring Holly Hunter on TNT.
Frank Hartenstein (Production Stage Manager)
Broadway credits include Dracula: The Musical, Baz Luhrmann's La Bohème, 42nd Street (revival), Honour, The King and I (revival), How to Succeed in Business… (revival), The Who’s Tommy, Peter Pan, Into the Woods, Starlight Express, Big River, Mame (revival), A Little Family Business, Hide and Seek, A Chorus Line (original company), The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild and Night Watch. Lincoln Center Theater: Ivanov and Ring Round the Moon. Radio City Music Hall: Sinatra: His Voice. His World. His Way directed by Des McAnuff. Off-Broadway: A Chorus Line, A Life in the Theatre and Lone Star Love.
Kelly A. Martindale (Stage Manager)
Broadway: Dracula: The Musical, Baz Luhrmann’s production of Puccini’s La Bohème, 42nd Street (revival), The King and I (revival), The Who's Tommy. Radio City: Sinatra: His Voice. His World. His Way. Off- Broadway: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Jane Street), The Cider House Rules (Atlantic Theater Company). Regional: The Wiz, Zhivago, Much Ado About Nothing, The Who’s Tommy, The Glass Menagerie, Elmer Gantry, The Heliotrope Bouquet, Three Sisters (LJP). AEA.
Tara Rubin Casting (East Coast Casting)
Broadway/tours: Young Frankenstein, The Little Mermaid, Jersey Boys, Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, The Pirate Queen, Les Misérables, Rock ‘n’ Roll and The History Boys (U.S. casting), Spamalot, …Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Phantom…, Good Vibrations, Bombay Dreams, Oklahoma!, Flower Drum Song, Imaginary Friends, Metamorphoses, Disney’s On the Record, The Frogs, Contact, Thou Shalt Not, A Man of No Importance. Off-Broadway: Second Stage Theatre. Regional: Williamstown, Yale Rep, Kennedy Center, La Jolla (NY casting). Film: The Producers. Member: Casting Society of America.
Sharon Bialy/Sherry Thomas (West Coast Casting)
Broadway: Jersey Boys, A Walk in the Woods. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse (1985-1990, 2002-2007 with Des McAnuff), Geffen, the Globe, Berkeley Rep, Hartford Stage, Lincoln Center and Guthrie. Film: Redbelt (David Mamet, 2008); Forever Strong (2008); Reign O’er Me; Mr. Holland’s Opus; Drugstore Cowboy; Rock Star; Gas, Food Lodging; Indian Summer; Rudy; Point Break; Fire in the Sky. Television: “The Unit,” “Jericho,” “Breaking Bad” (AMC, 2008), “The Mind of the Married Man” (HBO), “Picket Fences,” “The Pretender,” “Positively True Adventures” (HBO), “The James Brady Story” (HBO). Artios Award (Best Casting) for Jersey Boys and Tartuffe (LJP).
Peter Fulbright/Tech Production Services (Technical Production)
Recent Broadway productions/national tours: Jersey Boys, Hairspray, Curtains, Bombay Dreams, 42nd Street, Urinetown, Into the Woods, …Vampires, Inherit the Wind, Dame Edna, Sixteen Wounded, Anna…Tropics, Enchanted April, Frog & Toad, Life (x) 3, Ma Rainey’s…, Elephant Man, Topdog/Underdog and Blast! Peter has supervised more than 70 Broadway productions and national tours. Favorites include Aspects of Love, Rocky Horror, The Real Thing, Swing!, Amadeus, The Sound of Music, On the Town, Scarlet Pimpernel, Triumph of Love, Footloose, …Mattress, …Forum, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Moon Over Buffalo, Crazy for You, Guys and Dolls, Joseph…, The Secret Garden, Starlight
Express, Drood, Singin’ in the Rain, Foxfire.
Stephen Gabis (Dialect Coach)
Recent credits: 39 Steps, Sive (Irish Rep). Broadway and Off-Broadway: 110 in the Shade, Coram Boy, Butley, Legally Blonde, Heartbreak House, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Jersey Boys, The Voysey Inheritance, Frozen, Stuff Happens, The Field. Misc. venues: Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, MCC, the New Group, Yale Rep., Hartford Stage, McCarter, Houston Alley, Signature Theatre, Public Theater, Atlantic Theater Co. Film: The Savages, Across the Universe, Bernard and Doris (for Ralph Fiennes), Dark Matter, The Notorious Bettie Page, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Boys Don’t Cry (for Chloë Sevigny).
Dodger Properties (Producer)
A producing partnership made up of Michael David, Edward Strong, Rocco Landesman and Des McAnuff, it originated at BAM in 1978, migrated to NY Shakespeare Festival, then off and on Broadway, where they’ve shared in a host of Tony and Obie Awards. Current Broadway: Jersey Boys. Other Broadway: 42nd Street, Urinetown, Dracula, Into the Woods (original and ‘02), Good Vibrations, The Music Man, Blast!, Titanic, Wrong Mountain, Footloose, Mandy Patinkin, High Society, 1776, …Forum, The King and I, The Who’s Tommy, Ralph Fiennes’ Hamlet, Guys and Dolls, Once Upon a Mattress, How to Succeed in Business…, Jelly’s Last Jam, The Secret Garden, Prelude to a Kiss, Gospel at Colonus, Big River, Pump Boys and Dinettes. Off-Broadway: Drumstruck, Symphonie Fantastique, Bare, Barbra’s Wedding, Duet, Savion Glover Downtown.
Steven Spielberg (Producer)
One of the industry’s most successful and influential filmmakers, Steven Spielberg has directed, produced and executive produced some of the top-grossing films of all time, including Jurassic Park and E.T.: The Extra- Terrestrial. He is a three-time Academy Award® winner, earning Oscars® for Best Director and Best Picture for Schindler’s List and an Oscar® for Best Director for Saving Private Ryan. He has been nominated six times as a director and six times as a producer. Spielberg is a three-time DGA Award winner for his work on The Color Purple, Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan and has been nominated a record ten times. He is a recipient of the DGA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the prestigious Irving G. Thalberg Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Kennedy Center Honor. He is one of the founders of DreamWorks Studios and has now organized Rabbit Ears, LLC, to seek out and participate in the presentation of stage productions.
Fred Zollo (Associate Producer)
Broadway productions include Butley; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (also West End); Frozen; Caroline, or Change; Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Private Lives; The Goat; King Hedley II; Buried Child; Angels in America: Perestroika and Millennium Approaches; Death and the Maiden; Our Country’s Good; Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Hurlyburly; ’night, Mother; Almost an Eagle; On Golden Pond. London productions include Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Glengarry Glen Ross. Off-Broadway productions include Aven U Boys, Talk Radio (which he directed), Oleanna, The Cryptogram (also West End). Films include Mississippi Burning, Quiz Show (both best picture nominees), The Paper, Naked in New York, Ghosts of Mississippi. TV: Emmy nominees “In the Gloaming,” “Lansky.”
Jeff Sine (Associate Producer)
Recent Broadway producing credits include Spring Awakening (Tony Award), Butley, Martin Short’s Fame Becomes Me, The Odd Couple, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Lennon as well as the Tony nominated Frozen; Caroline, or Change; and La Bohème and the Tony Award-winning The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? and Private Lives. Previous producing credits include Oleanna; Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; and A Clockwork Orange. Mr. Sine is a board member of the Manhattan Theatre Club and the Play Company in New York and is an owner of the Hibernia Theatre in Prague, Czech Republic.
Aubrey Dan (Associate Producer)
Dancap Productions Inc.
Aubrey Dan is President of Dancap Productions Inc. (www.dancaptickets.com) a company dedicated to presenting and producing the best of Broadway-style theatre created in collaboration with acclaimed performers and award-winning creative teams that will entertain and engage theatre lovers in Toronto and throughout Canada. Dan began producing theatre in Toronto working with CanStage on Urinetown: The Musical, Ain't Misbehavin', and Hair. His Broadway producing credits include The Wedding Singer and The Pirate Queen, and currently The Farnsworth Invention and Rock 'n Roll. Aubrey is a seasoned businessman who invests his own funds in diverse businesses around the globe.
Latitude Link/The Pelican Group (Associate Producer)
A La Jolla, California-based production group and licensing company. Other projects include the Broadway and national tours of Jersey Boys (2006 Tony Award). Thanks to Aaron Sorkin and Des McAnuff for their commitment to The Farnsworth Invention, an important American story. The principals of Latitude Link actively support and applaud La Jolla Playhouse for its 25-year mission of giving theatre artists a safe place to create unsafe work.
- Roma Torre, NY1