Training: Maureen Law Theatre School, Sharon Berry School of Dance, and Laine Theatre Arts.
Theatre includes: Annie Get Your Gun (Crucible, Sheffield), Singin’ in the Rain (Octagon, Bolton/New Vic/Salisbury Playhouse/Palace Theatre), Funny Girl (Menier Chocolate Factory), Wicked (Apollo Victoria), West Side Story (UK tour), Chicago (Cambridge Theatre), Shall We Dance? (Sadler’s Wells), Grease (Piccadilly Theatre) and A Chorus Line (Sheffield Theatres).
Matthew is also a co-principal of the RMC Academy of Theatre Performance in Sheffield, alongside his sister, Rachel Croke.
Theatre includes: Aladdin (Broadway), Big River (US Tour), The Wiz, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ragtime, The Little Mermaid, The Wizard of Oz, Into the Woods, Little Shop of Horrors, Rent, The Exonerated and This is the Life (ETA Hoffman Theatre, DE).
Television includes: The Americans, Sunday Night at the Palladium, Royal Variety Performance and Disney’s Broadway Hits at Royal Albert Hall (Emmy Award).
Other work includes: Trevor’s performance as Genie awarded him the What’s On Stage Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. He was also the voice of the announcer in Dreamgirls, which ran at the West End’s Savoy Theatre. Trevor appears on the soundtrack edition of The Christmasaurus. Trevor is the singer and songwriter for alternative indie soul band Neighborhood Goliath, who independently released their debut E.P. Between Satellites & Settling in 2015 and their first full length album, Monster Victim Witness, in 2017.
Theatre includes: Vanessa in In the Heights (King’s Cross Theatre), Clara in Porgy and Bess (Regent’s Park Open Air), Dee Dee in Tonight’s the Night (UK tour) and Young Nala in The Lion King (Lyceum).
Television includes: The Tracey Ullman Show, Mr Harvey Lights a Candle, Out There and Love Sick (Netflix).
Film includes: End of a Gun and Finding Neverland.
Radio includes: Jade’s own show, weekdays 10am–2pm on Magic Chilled.
Other work includes: During her recording career Jade has collaborated with some of the world’s biggest writers and artists including: Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Diane Warren, Usher, Ne-Yo, Bruno Mars, Cee-Lo Green, Stargate, Ryan Tedder, RedOne, Guy Chambers and RocNation. Jade is a patron of Young Carers and works closely with Guide Dogs For The Blind.
Theatre includes: Max von Mayerling in Sunset Boulevard (Palace Theatre, Broadway) opposite Glenn Close, direct from the English National Opera’s production (Coliseum), Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera (Gothenburg), Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar (National Tour/European Tour/Lyceum/Gothenburg/Stockholm), Javert in Les Misérables (Malmo/Copenhagen), Father in Children of Eden (Orebro), Jack Favell in Rebecca (Malmo), Peron in Evita (Malmo), the title role in The Alchemist (Kristiansund), Max in Sunset Boulevard (Gothenburg), Profetikus in Cats (Stockholm), Reverend Shaw in Footloose (Stockholm), Beast in Beauty and the Beast (Scandinavian Tour), Louis B. Meyer in Garbo (Stockholm), Frollo in Notre Dame De Paris (Dominion), Cyrano, The Musical (Stockholm) and Schlomo in Fame (Stockholm).
Televsion includes: Tommy (Ramps On The Moon UK Tour), Sinbad The Sailor (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Peter Pan (Derby TheatreSound of Musicals (SVT) and The Love Quest (Channel 4).
Film includes: Pontius Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar (Really Useful Films) and Dieter in Ranarna (Universal Pictures).
Other work includes: Recordings include: Jesus Christ Superstar (soundtrack), The Far Pavilions (concept album), Barely Half Alive and Fred Johanson (solo albums). In addition, Fred has recorded with the likes of Bob Geldof, Sam Brown, Chris Rea, Ben E King and Pink Floyd. He has performed as a soloist in numerous concerts internationally including: Intimissimi on Ice with Andrea Bocelli, Les Misérables with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Night of 1000 Voices at the Royal Albert Hall, the Dublin Proms with the RTE Concert Orchestra and at The Royal Variety Show. Fred is a composer/song-writer/producer and has written his own material for both his solo albums as well as writing for various other artists including Frida (ABBA), Steve Balsamo, Meja and Jo O’Meara. He wrote the Number One hit single for the Australian ‘Popstars’, 'Scandal’us', which topped the charts at No. 1 for three weeks and sold double platinum together with the follow-up album that sold platinum.
Training: The Royal Academy of Music, BA (Hons) Degree Drama, Film and Television – Brunel University, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) – Westminster University.
Theatre includes: Bend it Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre), David Walliams Live (Garrick Theatre), World of Walliams (Palace Theatre), Mr Stink (UK tour), Wuthering Heights (Lyric Hammersmith), Cooks Clock (Soho Theatre), Then Like My Dreams (Stratford East Theatre), The Good Woman of Setzuan (Leicester Haymarket Theatre), The Mahabharata (Old Vic Theatre), The Far Pavilions (Shaftesbury Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Jersey Opera House), Jallabies and Tea (Chichester Theatre), Tree of Life (Brodsworth Hall), The Emperor and the Nightingale (MAC Theatre), Layla Majnun (MAC Theatre), Bombay Dreams (Apollo Victoria Theatre), Blood Drive (Bridewell Theatre), One Voice (Royal Opera House), Guys and Dolls and Bouncers (Grange Arts Theatre).
Workshops include: Bend it Like Beckham and The Far Pavilions.
Film includes: The Cook, Infinite Justice and The Pinocchio Effect.
Television includes: The Bill, EastEnders, Casualty, Doctors, Spotlight and Saris.
Recordings include: Bend it Like Beckham (Original London Cast Recording) and Wuthering Heights.
Other work includes: Irvine is an experienced voice-over artist having worked on various voice-overs, plays and commercials and given an associate writing credit for Freddy’s Walk. Irvine was awarded the prestigious Honorary Associate from The Royal Academy of Music in 2017.
Theatre includes: Little Shop of Horrors (Salisbury/Colchester), Alice in Wonderland (UK tour), Jesus Christ Superstar (world arena tour), My Big Gay Italian Wedding (Greenwich), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Union Theatre), Soul Sunday Songs of Michael Jackson (Warwick), Myths and Hymns (London), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK tour), Jerry Springer the Opera (Cambridge Theatre), Over the Rainbow (UK tour), On the Shelf (Edinburgh) and Exit Allan (Cardiff).
Film includes: Jesus Christ Superstar (world arena tour).
Television includes: World Cup – Paddy Power, Jerry Springer the Opera and Nintendo Wii Fit.
Theatre includes: Sergeant Early’s Dream, Rooster, Petit Mort, Swan Song, Ghost Dances and Meeting Point (worldwide tours – all Rambert Dance Company), The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Manon and Different Drummer (ROH – all Royal Ballet).
Other work includes: Daniel is also an award-winning recording artist, with 35 million views and over 250,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. His music has charted in the top 10 in 21 countries and features collaborations with Boi-1da (Drake, Eminem, Jay Z) and Luney Tunez (Rihanna).
Training: Arts Educational Schools, London (BA Hons Musical Theatre) and The BRIT School for Performing Arts. Credits whilst training include: Bela Zangler in Crazy For You, Catch Me If You Can, Evan Goldman in 13 The Musical.
Theatre includes: The Little Mermaid (UK tour), The Who’s Tommy (Greenwich Theatre), The Twelve Tenors (Asian tour), Niki in Out Of This World (Ye Olde Rose & Crown), Follies (Royal Albert Hall), Lead Vocalist (Aida Cruises), The Twelve Tenors (Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters), Olivier Awards 2014 and 2015 (Royal Opera House), Prince Charming in Cinderella (West Wing Arts Centre), Dance Captain u/s Stepsisters, Prince & Baron in Cinderella (Assembly Hall Theatre), Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (Devonshire Park Theatre).
Television includes: Justice For A Murdered Son (ITV 1), Humans (Channel 4).
Film includes: The Theory of Everything, The Nutcracker and The Four Reals (Walt Disney Pictures).
Radio includes: Soloist on Friday Night Is Music Night (BBC Radio 2).
Training: Arts Educational Schools London, BA (Hons) Musical Theatre.
Theatre includes: Violet/Ensemble in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour); Miss Hot Stuff in Hot Stuff (Oldham Coliseum); Spamalot (UK Tour); Waitress #1/cover Justice Charlier in Rock of Ages (UK Tour); Original cast in From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre); West End Heroes Charity Concert (Dominion); 42nd Street Charity Gala (London Palladium); Jasmine in Aladdin (Octagon Theatre, Yeovil) and 42nd Street (UK Tour).
Television include: Dancer in Slimfast Commercial (Thomas Thomas Productions) and Dancer in Virgin Holiday Cruises Commercial.
Theatre includes: The Lion King (UK tour), Hot Mikado (Studio Theatre), The Face 2012 (Gardyn Theatre), Hooray for Hollywood (Orchard Theatre), Move It 2012 (Olympia, London) and Broadway Then and Now (Orchard Theatre).
Music videos include: ‘Fight for Your Dreams’ by Toochi and ‘Glowsticks and Lollipops’ by LBD.
Other work includes: Bianca has performed with Tinie Tempah, The Saturdays, Chipmunk and Eliza Doolittle (Wembley Stadium).
Training: Arts Educational School of Musical Theatre.
Theatre includes: Swing and understudy Billy, Tito and Mr Schumacher in Dirty Dancing (UK tour), Ensemble in Evita (UK and Germany tour), Carlos in Legally Blonde (UK tour), Broadway to West End (Theatre Royal), Ensemble in Rent (Hampton Hill Playhouse) and Ensemble/understudy Prince Charming in Sleeping Beauty (Qdos).
Other work includes: Olivier Awards 2011 and Christmas in New York (original cast recording).
Theatre includes: Wizard of Oz (Sheffield Crucible); Cover Buffy/Ashley in Starlight Express (Bochum); Follies (Royal Albert Hall); The Olivier Awards 2015 (Royal Opera House); Tinkerbell in Peter Pan (Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow).
Film includes: Aladdin (Walt Disney Pictures); Gold (Eros International); Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Pictures).
Theatre includes: Amos Hart in Chicago (Singapore tour), Ensemble in Chicago (UK tour), Ensemble in Amadeus (Chichester Festival Theatre), District Attorney in Miracle on 34th Street (UK tour), Ensemble in Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical (UK Tour), Ensemble in Idomeneo (Royal Opera House), Ensemble in Chicago (Cambridge Theatre), Swing in Chicago (Garrick Theatre), Pirate/Indian in Peter Pan the Musical (Curve, Leicester), Cinderella (Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury).
Film includes: FIT! and Kickoff.
Television includes: The Worst Jobs in History and John Barrowman’s Tonight’s the Night.
Training: SAF Music and Drama Company and Singapore Dance Theatre (Singapore) and Millennium Performing Arts (London – Stephen Mear scholarship).
Theatre includes: Singapore – Bent (Toy Factory Theatre Ensemble) and Comrade Mayor (Theatreworks). London – The Lion King (Lyceum), Barnum (Chichester Festival Theatre) and Miss Saigon (Prince Edward Theatre).
Film includes: War and Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary Live.
Television includes: The Sound of Musicals, Tonight at the London Palladium, Olivier Awards 2012 and 2015 and Disney’s Broadway Hits.
Opera includes: Turandot (ROH) and Madam Butterfly (ENO).
Other work includes: Choreography for Knot Happening (Dalston Gallery), Original High and Le Corps de L’Homme (West End Bares/MADtrust).
Training: BFA Musical Theatre, University of the Arts; MA Music Theatre, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Theatre includes: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre), Porgy and Bess (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales), The Lion King (Lyceum); Walk in the Light (NT), Eugene Onegin, Romeo and Juliet (Opéra de Baugé), The Hot Mikado, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Kinks: a Rock and Roll Fantasy (Arts Bank), A Perfect Ganesh, Ferdinand the Bull, Caroline or Change (Arden Theatre), Nerds: a Computer Software Satire (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Einstein’s Dreams (NYC Theater Science Festival) and Mathilde (Embassy Theatre).
Film includes: The Suitcase.
Television includes: Miss West Virginia Pageant.
Oliver founded the West End Cabaret Company Ltd which had its first sell-out run of The Songs I’ll Never Sing at the St James Studio.
Theatre includes: Stage Credits: Ensemble in The Bodyguard (China Tour), Dance Captain/Cover Brit in We Will Rock You (RCCL), Jojo/Il Rosso in Newsies il Musical (Teatro Nazionale, Milan), Understudy Male Swing/Chachi/Ralph/Potsie in Happy Days (UK Tour).
Theatre credits include: Swing in Disney's Aladdin (Prince Edward Theatre), Rob Ashford's and Baz Luhrman's Private Event (Wrotham Park), Mr Kopecki in Big the Musical (UK & Ireland tour), Swing and cover Rory in the original cast of The Bodyguard (Adelphi Theatre), Harrison and cover Amos in Chicago (Cambridge Theatre, Garrick Theatre, UK Tour), Swing in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre), Spirit of the Dance, Spirit of Broadway, and Christmas on Broadway (US Tours), The Wizard of Oz (Cork Opera House), The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance (Shaw Theatre), Sheriff Dodd in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Albany Theatre), Cork City Ballet (Irish Tour), Snow White (Manchester Opera House), Sleeping Beauty (Cork Opera House).
Television and Film Credits: Zanzibar, Totally Frank, Restorative Justice, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Jann-E-Mann, Fun Gun, DFS, Abundance and Health, Microsoft, Verifone, Babystyle Oyster, This Morning.
Theatre includes: Swing/Dance Captain in The Last Tango (Phoenix and UK tour), Dance ’Til Dawn (UK tour), Assistant Choreographer on The Return of Jack Frost (Worthing Pavilion), Swing/Dance Captain and Assistant Resident Director in Priscilla Queen of the Desert (UK tour), Fred Casely and Understudy Billy Flynn in Chicago (UK tour), Jules in Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Palace), Tanz der Vampire (Germany), Don Kerr in A Chorus Line (Lowry, Salford), Understudy Electra and Greaseball in Starlight Express (Bochum), Michael Flatley’s Celtic Tiger (International tour) and Simply Ballroom (UK tour).
Theatre includes: Ghost (UK/Ireland tour), Lion King (UK/Ireland tour), Anthems (Royal Albert Hall), Fame (UK/Ireland tour), Footloose (UK/Ireland tour) Chess in Concert (Royal Albert Hall) and Carmen Jones (Royal Festival Hall).
Film includes: About a Boy and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Other work includes: Tarisha is also a professional figure skater.
Theatre includes: Swing/Dance Captain in Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre), Ensemble in The Bodyguard (Adelphi), Ensemble in Mother Goose (Millfield Arts Centre) and Monte Carlos/Dancer in Hooray for Hollywood (Spirit Productions).
Television includes: Surprise, Surprise, The X Factor, The Jonathan Ross Show, Olivier Awards 2015 and BBC Proms in the Park 2015.
Recordings include: Memphis (Original London Cast Recording).
Theatre includes: Snow White (Civic Th, Chelmsford); Company (Laine Theatre Arts); Star Track (Epsom Playhouse); Just So (Laine Theatre Arts); Peter Pan (White Rock Theatre, Hastings); The Laramie Project (Laine Theatre Arts); Laine Aflame (Epsom Playhouse); Jack and the Beanstalk (Huntingdon).
Theatre includes: Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre), The Bodyguard (Germany), You Won’t Succeed on Broadway if You Don’t Have Any Jews (St James Theatre) and 27 The Musical, directed and choreographed by Arlene Phillips (Union Theatre).
Theatre includes: Peron, Evita (UK Tour, International Tour and Phoenix Theatre), Old Deuteronomy, Cats (UK Tour and International Tour), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (UK Tour), Love Beyond (Wembley Arena), Evita (Slovenia).
Other work includes: Prior returning to musical theatre, Kevin had a successful operatic career performing over 25 different operas in both the UK and across Europe.
Theatre includes: Disney's Broadway Hits (Royal Albert Hall), Tonight at the London Palladium (London Palladium), Children in Need (BBC Elstree Studios), West End Bares (Novello Theatre), The Wizard Of Oz (Shaw Theatre), Puttin' on the Ritz (UK Tour and Monte Carlo), Blues Brothers Story (Sporting Club, Monte Carlo). Cinderella (Hackney Empire), Damn Yankees! (Landor Theatre), The Bakewell Bake Off (Landor Theatre and Waterloo East Theatre).
Voice Over and Radio includes: Winner of Best Overall Performance for a voice in a toy/physical game at The One Voice Awards 2018. Extensive voiceover work for projects in the US and UK.
Other work includes: Writer and creative team of The Bakewell Bake Off ( License by Rodgers and Hammerstein Europe), as well as performances on board Voyages of Discovery Cruises.
Kayleigh is an original member of the Aladdin London cast.
Theatre includes: Theatre credits include: Bill Calhoun in Kiss Me, Kate (Kilworth House Theatre), Danny Zuko and Johnny Casino in Grease (World Trade Centre, Dubai & Curve, Leicester) directed by Nikolai Foster, Bernardo in West Side Story (Kilworth House Theatre), Sky in Mamma Mia! (International Tour), understudied and played Fiyero in Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre), the title role in Aladdin (Shaw Theatre) and u/s Billy and Jordan in Dirty Dancing (National Tour).
Television includes: Children in Need (BBC), Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV) and Let's Dance for Comic Relief (BBC).
Film includes: Villager/Ensemble in Mamma Mia!, Here We Go Again (Littlestar/Universal Studios), and Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One (Warner Brothers Studios).
Alan Menken (Music). Theatre: God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, Little Shop of Horrors, Real Life Funnies, Atina:Evil Queen of the Galaxy, Kicks, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol, Weird Romance, King David, Der Glöckner Von Notre Dame, The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, Leap of Faith and Newsies. Film: Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Life with Mikey, Lincoln (TV miniseries), Home on the Range, Noel, Enchanted, Shaggy Dog, Tangled and Mirror Mirror. Songs:Rocky V, Home Alone 2 and Captain America. Awards: eight Oscars® (19 nominations), 11 Grammy Awards® (including Song of the Year), seven Golden Globes®, Tony®, Drama Desk,Outer Critics Circle, New York Drama Critics, Olivier and London’s Evening Standard Awards. Honors: Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Doctorates from New York University and University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Howard Ashman (Lyrics). Best known as a pivotal creative mind behind The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast (which is dedicated to “Our friend, Howard Ashman, who gave a Mermaid her voice and a Beast his soul…”) Ashman’s first love was theatre. Ashman was a founder of Off-Off-Broadway’s renowned WPA Theater, where he conceived, wrote and directed God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, as well as the classic musical, Little Shop of Horrors (both music by Alan Menken). In 1986, he wrote and directed the Broadway musical Smile (music by Marvin Hamlisch). Lamented as a lost treasure of the 1980’s theatre scene, Smile remains popular on high school and college campuses throughout the country. Ashman’s family is thrilled that Ashman and Menken’s original songs for Aladdin, some of which were cut in the making of the film – as well as portions of Ashman’s original film treatment – have been reinstated in the theatrical production. Howard Ashman died in 1991 from complications of AIDS. For more information, please visit howardashman.com.
Tim Rice (Lyrics). Tim Rice – that’s Sir Tim to you – has been writing lyrics for musical theatre and related enterprises for more than 40 years. Patrol leader (Peewits), 1958. Credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita with Andrew Lloyd Webber; Aladdin, King David and Beauty and the Beast with Alan Menken; Chess with Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson; and The Lion King and Aida with Elton John. He has won numerous awards along the way, usually for the wrong things or for simply turning up. His latest musical opened in London in 2013, based on James Jones’ great novel From Here to Eternity, with music by Stuart Brayson. He is currently working on a play about Machiavelli unless he’s in Australia watching cricket. Was quite a good swimmer. Loves the Everly Brothers and Bobby Vee. More can be found (as if this isn’t enough) on www.timrice.co.uk.
Chad Beguelin (Book, Lyrics). Chad is a two-time Tony® nominee for his work on the Broadway musical The Wedding Singer (Tony Award nomination for Best Book and Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Lyrics). He wrote the lyrics for the Broadway musical Elf, which broke several box office records at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. His play Harbor recently premiered Off-Broadway at Primary Stages. Chad also wrote the book and lyrics for Judas & Me (NYMF Award for Excellence in Lyric Writing), The Rhythm Club (Signature Theater) and Wicked City (American Stage Company). He is the recipient of the Edward Kleban Award for Outstanding Lyric Writing, the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Awards, 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.
Casey Nicholaw (Director, Choreographer). Currently represented on Broadway as co-director and choreographer ofThe Book of Mormon (2011 Tony®, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Awards as co-director with Trey Parker receiving the same nominations for choreography). Other Broadway credits as director/choreographer: Elf: The Musical; The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations); Monty Python’s Spamalot directed by Mike Nichols (2005 Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Choreography). Additional New York credits: for City Center Encores! – highly acclaimed productions ofAnyone Can Whistle and Follies (direction/choreography), Bye Bye Birdie (choreography) andCan-Can (musical staging); for N.Y. Philharmonic – Candide; South Pacific at Carnegie Hall (also on PBS Great Performances), Sinatra: His Voice, His World, His Way at Radio City Music Hall. He directed and choreographed the world premieres of Minsky’s at Center Theater Group and Robin and the 7 Hoods at the Old Globe.
BOB CROWLEY (Scenic Design) is an associate of the National Theatre. He has designed more than 50 productions in London including Mary Poppins (London Evening Standard Award, Broadway – Tony®, Drama Desk Awards). Other Broadway credits include: The Glass Menagerie, Once (Tony Award), The Coast of Utopia (Tony,Drama Desk Awards), TARZAN®, which he also directed, The History Boys (Tony Award), The Invention of Love (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award), Disney’s Aida (Tony Award), The Iceman Cometh (Tony nomination), Twelfth Night (Tony nomination), The Capeman (Tony nomination), and Carousel (Tony Award).
Natasha Katz (Lighting Design). Recent Broadway: Once (Tony® Award), The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), Aida (Tony Award), The Glass Menagerie, Motown, Follies, Hedda Gabler, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan®, Sweet Smell of Success, The Capeman, Beauty and the Beast and Gypsy. Extensive designs Off-Broadway, American regional theatres, concerts and permanent installations. Opera/dance include: Royal Opera House, Dutch National Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Opera and NYC Opera. Awards: Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Hewes Award, Whatsonstage, Joseph Jefferson Award, Ruth Morely Design Award, National Broadway Theatre Award.
Ken Travis (Sound Design). Broadway designs: Jekyll and Hyde, A Christmas Story the Musical, Scandalous, Newsies,Memphis, The Threepenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, Steel Magnolias. Numerous New York and regional theaters and companies including: The Old Globe, The 5th Avenue Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Seattle Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, LA Center Theatre Group, Guthrie Theatre, KC Rep, Dallas Theatre Center, Playwrights Horizons, The New Group, NYSF Public Theatre, CSC, Signature Theatre NYC, SoHo Rep, Vineyard Theatre, The Civilians, Mabou Mines, and national and international festivals and tours.
Michael Kosarin (Music Supervision, Incidental Music and Vocal Arrangements). Over 30 years on Broadway as music director, arranger, and conductor: Nine (1982), Grand Hotel, Mayor, The Secret Garden, King David, Triumph of Love,Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, Leap of Faith, Newsies, Hunchback of Notre Dame (abroad and in development). Alan Menken’s music director for 20 years; films include Captain America, Tangled, Enchanted, Hercules, Home on the Range, Pocahontas. TV: Music producer/arranger, “Galavant”. Emmy Award, Outstanding Music Direction for “A Christmas Carol,” nomination, “The Music Man.” Concertized, arranged, recorded with Boston Pops, St. Lukes Orchestra, Carly Simon, Barbara Cook, Jane Krakowski. As composer: “Sesame Street,” “Wonder Pets.” Three Grammy® nominations. Upcoming: live-action film of Beauty and the Beast.
Danny Troob (Orchestrations). In his fifth decade as a Broadway professional, Danny’s career has included composing, orchestrating, and conducting. Early credits: Pacific Overtures, The Baker’s Wife (dance music) and Big River (music supervision and orchestrations). He received Drama Desk Awards for Big River (1985) and Cinderella (2013). He orchestrated the animated features Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas; Newsies (the film and the Broadway show); The Pajama Game with Harry Connick, Jr.; Dr. Zhivago (in Australia); and The Little Mermaid (in Russia). Thank you, musical theater, for giving me this incredible career!
Josh Marquette (Hair Design). Broadway/Off-Broadway/West End: First Date, Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon, Elf,Dogfight, The Best Man, Look Back In Anger, The Drowsy Chaperone, Pig Farm, The… Trailer Park Musical, Altar Boyz, Mamma Mia!. West Coast: Aladdin, Robin & the 7 Hoods, Peep Show, Minsky’s, Vanities. Other N.Y.: Show Boat at Carnegie Hall; No, No, Nanette and Follies at City Center’s Encores!; and numerous Juilliard productions. National tours: The Book of Mormon, The Drowsy Chaperone, Barbie Live!. Television: “30 Rock.”
Milagros Medina-Cerdeira (Makeup Design). Makeup design for The Rocky Horror Show and makeup design consultant for Sister Act. She has worked as a makeup artist on Broadway for more than 18 years, including Spider-man, Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Into the Woods, Bells are Ringing, Wild Party, Tango Argentino, Little Me, Wizard of Oz, The King and I and Kiss of the Spiderwoman, and has worked with esteemed Eartha Kitt and Diahann Carroll.
Jim Steinmeyer (Illusion Design). The New York Times calls him the “celebrated invisible man, designer and creative brain behind many of the great stage magicians.” His illusions were featured by Doug Henning, Siegfried and Roy, David Copperfield, Ricky Jay and many others. He has created the special illusions for Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods, The Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins. He’s also the author of books on the history of magic.
Glen Kelly (Dance Music Arrangements) is honored to have worked with such icons as Mike Nichols, Stephen Sondheim, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen and Trey Parker. He recently won the New York Drama Desk Award for his score to The Nance. He was music supervisor and arranger for The Producers, Young Frankenstein and Death of a Salesman. He arranged music for A Christmas Story, The Book of Mormon, The Scottsboro Boys, The Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalotand Beauty and the Beast, among others. Also this season he’ll be supervising and arranging Bullets Over Broadway.
Jeremy Chernick (Special Effects Design). Jeremy specializes in making it snow, rain, burn, bleed and explode for the entertainment industry. Recent credits include: Broadway – Big Fish, Romeo & Juliet, Rocky The Musical; Off-Broadway and other – Mr. Burns… (Playwrights Horizons), Let the Right One In (National Theater of Scotland & Royal Court Theatre, London), Parcifal (Metropolitan Opera). Jeremy served as special effects consultant for “America’s Got Talent” at Radio City Music Hall.
J. Allen Suddeth (Fight Direction). Aladdin is Allen’s 12th Broadway show, ranging from Newsies to Angels in America, to Gem of the Ocean, to Jekyll and Hyde. He has taught at Juilliard, Rutgers, Strasberg, and SUNY Purchase, is an author and works worldwide. He has logged more than 800 television shows and several hundred productions in regional theater and Off-Broadway during a 35-year career. Allen holds the rank of Fight Master with the Society of American Fight Directors.
Scott Taylor (Associate Director). Broadway: On A Clear Day, A Little Night Music, Broadway Bound, Spamalot, Contact,Thou Shalt Not, Steel Pier, Victor/Victoria, Showboat, Crazy For You, Cats and Wind in the Willows. Films and TV: A Chorus Line, Center Stage, PBS’s Great Performances of Crazy For You and Contact.
John MacInnis (Associate Choreographer). Choreography credits include: European productions of Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. Associate choreographer: The Book of Mormon. Director/choreographer: Olympic Medals Ceremonies (2002 and 2010 Winter Games); The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, including first international production in Mexico City. Thanks to Mike and Cooper for their love and support.
Geoffrey Quart/Hudson Theatrical Associates (Technical Supervision & Production Management) More than 65 Broadway productions and tours. Recent: Hamilton, Fiddler on the Roof, Sylvia, The Realistic Joneses, Of Mice and Men, Mothers and Sons, All the Way and The Bridges of Madison County. HTA is a member of Neil A Mazzella’s HUDSON family, which includes Hudson Scenic Studio and Hudson Sound & Light. Geoff has worked on more than 60 productions. His work for HTA includes: A Night With Janis Joplin, Porgy and Bess (tour), Newsies, Newsies (tour), and Aladdin (Broadway, Tokyo, Hamburg). Geoff’s other Broadway credits include: Skylight, School of Rock, Ivo van Hove’s A View From the Bridge,and The Crucible.
Clifford Schwartz (Production Supervisor) Clifford has been with Disney Theatrical as Production Supervisor since 1999. His Disney credits include ten productions of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, four productions of Disney’s Tarzan, and the Broadway productions of Aladdin, Mary Poppins and The Little Mermaid. Other Broadway credits include: Peter and the Starcatcher, Grease! (1995), Chicago (1996), Big, Guys and Dolls (1992), Lend Me a Tenor and Moose Murders. Off Broadway credits include Wenceslas Square and the world premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins (1990). Clifford earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Jason is proud to work with Clifford Schwartz on Aladdin Worldwide (Broadway, Tokyo, Hamburg, London, Sydney) Other Broadway credits include, Sister Act, Mary Poppins, Never Gonna Dance, Brooklyn, Mamma Mia!, Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera. National tour include, Mamma Mia!, Copacabana. Love to Mom and Herbie! AEA member since 1997.
Ben Clare (UK Associate Choreographer) Training: Hylton Bromley Theatre School. Theatre includes: associate choreographer for Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales), The Bodyguard (Adelphi) and Sister Act (Broadway, Hamburg and UK tour), resident choreographer for Monty Python’s Spamalot (Palace). Film includes: assistant choreographer on Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, Disney’s Cinderella and Jesus Christ Superstar – The Movie. Television includes: choreographer for The Royal Variety Performance, 2015 (Royal Albert Hall). Other work includes: mass movement choreographer for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies and 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
Alan Williams (Musical Director). Alan studied piano and conducting at Chetham’s School of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Musical Supervisor: Funny Girl (Savoy Theatre), Urinetown (Apollo), The Commitments (Palace) and Shrek (tour). Musical Director: Funny Girl and Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory), A Damsel in Distress (Chichester Festival Theatre), Urinetown (St James Theatre), A Chorus Line (London Palladium), Shrek (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Passion (Donmar Warehouse), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Palace) and Little Shop of Horrors (West Yorkshire Playhouse). Musical Arranger: Funny Girl (Savoy Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory), The Commitments (Palace) and Eric’s (Liverpool Everyman). Associate/Assistant Musical Director: Sister Act (London Palladium), Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre), Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly Theatre), Grand Hotel (Donmar Warehouse) and Jerry Springer – The Opera (Cambridge Theatre). Workshops include: The Go-Between and Billy Elliot. He conducted the concert of 42nd Street (London Palladium) and also worked on Anything Goes (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Follies in Concert (London Palladium) and Mamma Mia! (film) as a pianist.
Jill Green CDG (Casting). Casting Director: Jill Green CDG. Casting Assistant: Amy Beadel Jill Green is a full member of the CDG.and Amy is a probationary member. London Theatre includes: Kinky Boots; Young Frankenstein; War Horse (Final Cast); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Recast 1&2); Beautiful – The Carole King Musical ; Jersey Boys; The Scottsboro Boys; Show Boat; The Human Comedy (Young Vic);The Producers ;Aladdin (Old Vic); Contact; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Fosse.
Jeff Marder (Electronic Music Programming) Broadway credits include: (synthesizer programming, keyboards, and/or conducting): Finding Neverland, Aladdin, Cinderella, Newsies, The Book of Mormon, Pippin, Wicked, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Leap of Faith and others. Other theatrical credits include: Invisible Thread (2nd Stage and ART), Cirque du Soleil’s ‘O’, Beauty and the Beast (NETworks) and Sister Act (Pasadena Playhouse, Alliance Theatre).
Andy Barnwell (Orchestral Manager) The company, founded in 1994, is one of the foremost orchestral management companies in the UK having been responsible for providing musicians for over 200 productions in London, throughout the UK and internationally. Current London productions include: Funny Girl, Show Boat, Guys and Dolls, In the Heights, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and, recently: Billy Elliot, Gypsy, The Commitments, Memphis, Sinatra, High Society, Bugsy Malone, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Made in Dagenham, City of Angels, Porgy & Bess, Monty Python Live (mostly) (O2 Arena), Spamalot (and tours), A Chorus Line, Sweeney Todd, Love Story, Into the Woods and Sister Act (and tour). Current/recent regional/UK tours include: Billy Elliot, The Rocky Horror Show (and London), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Last Tango, Hairspray – The Musical (and London), Mack & Mabel, A Damsel in Distress, Love Me Tender, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (and London), Dance ‘til Dawn (and London), Anything Goes, Shrek (and London), Dirty Dancing (and London), Singin’ in the Rain (and London), West Side Story, Oliver!, Legally Blonde and South Pacific.
DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, a division of The Walt Disney Studios, was formed in 1994 and operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher. Worldwide, its 10 Broadway titles have been seen by over 160 million theatergoers and have been nominated for 59 Tony®Awards, winning Broadway’s highest honor 20 times. With more than 20 productions currently produced or licensed, a Disney musical is being performed professionally somewhere on the planet virtually every hour of the day.
The company’s inaugural production, Beauty and the Beast, opened in 1994. It played a remarkable 13 year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide.
In November 1997, Disney opened The Lion King, which received six 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical. After 20 landmark years on Broadway, it has welcomed more than 95 million visitors worldwide to date, and can currently be seen in ten productions worldwide. Having played 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica, The Lion King’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.
Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida opened on Broadway next, winning four 2000 Tony Awards. It was followed by Mary Poppins, a co-production with Cameron Mackintosh, which opened in London in 2004 and went on to enjoy a six year Tony-winning Broadway run.
Tarzan®, which opened on Broadway in 2006, is now an international hit with an award-winning production in its 8thyear in Germany. In January 2008, The Little Mermaid opened on Broadway and was the #1-selling new musical of that year.
Disney Theatrical Productions opened two critically acclaimed productions on Broadway in 2012, receiving seven Tony Awards between them: Peter and the Starcatcher and Newsies, each of which enjoyed a two-year run with the latter launching a two-year North American tour and a record-breaking Fathom Events’ in-cinema release.
Aladdin, Disney Theatrical’s 2014 hit, continues selling out on Broadway and has launched five additional productions around the globe. Their newest hit, the 2018 Broadway musical Frozen, is already setting records in its Broadway run.
Other successful stage ventures have included the Olivier-nominated London hit Shakespeare in Love, stage productions of Disney’s High School Musical, Der Glöckner Von Notre Dame in Berlin, and King David in concert. DTP has collaborated with the country’s leading regional theatres to develop new stage musicals including The Jungle Book, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Freaky Friday.
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