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MICHAEL BENNETT (Conception, Original Director/Choreographer) choreographed Promises, Promises; Coco; Company; Follies (which he co-directed with Harold Prince) and Seesaw (which he also wrote and directed). In 1973 he made his debut as a dramtic director with Twigs which starred Sada Thompson. A Chorus Line, which he conceived, choreographed and directed, won nine Tony Awards. In 1976 he and the other authors of A Chorus Line were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for dama. In 1979 he produced, directed and choreographed Ballroom, which was nominated for eight Tony Awards and won Mr. Bennett his sixth Tony. He won his seventh Tony Award for 1981’s Dreamgirls and directed its acclaimed 1987 Broadway revival.
JAMES KIRKWOOD (Book) was a Broadway and television actor as well as half of the the comedy team Kirkwood and Goodman before taking up writing. His novels include There Must Be a Pony!, Good Times/Bad Times, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead!, Some Kind of Hero and Hit Me With a Rainbow. His nonfiction books include American Grotesque and Diary of a Mad Playwright: Perilous Adventures on the Road With Mary Martin and Carol Channing about the road tour of his play, Legends. Other plays include dramtizations of There Must Be a Pony!, P.S. Your Cat Is Dead! and UTBU. James Kirkwood passed away in 1989.
NICHOLAS DANTE (Book) Real name: Conrado Morales. He danced in the choruses of Applause and other Broadway shows as well as various TV shows and nightclubs while pursuing his dream of becoming a writer when Michael Bennett, a friend, called and asked him to collaborate on the first draft of the book for A Chorus Line. The final result earned him a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony Award and many other honors. He also authored a screenplay, Fake Lady, and a musical based on the life of Al Jolson entitled Jolson Tonight.
MARVIN HAMLISCH (Music) is the composer of the Broadway musicals They’re Playing Our Song and Sweet Smell of Success and shared the Pulitzer Prize for his score of A Chorus Line. He is the composer of more than 40 motion picture scores including his Oscar-winning score and song for The Way We Were and his adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music for The Sting, for which he received a third Oscar. Mr. Hamlisch is a graduate of both the Julliard School of Music and Queens College.
EDWARD KLEBAN (Lyrics) A Chorus Line was Mr. Kleban’s first Broadway musical, and his lyrics won 1975 Tony, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards as well as the Pulitzer Prize. He died in 1987 at the age of 48. Mr. Kleban’s music and lyrics comprise the score of the musical A Class Act, produced on Broadway in 2001, for which he was posthumously nominated for a Tony and a Drama Desk Award. In addition to his legacy as a songwriter, Mr. Kleban created the Keban Foundation, which awards grants to aspiring theatre lyricists.
BOB AVIAN (Original Co-Choreographer) recieved Tony Awards as co-choreographer of the original production of A Chorus Line and for Ballroom, on which he also served as co-producer. He was also the producer of the highly acclaimed Broadway and national companies of Dreamgirls. Bob choreographed the London production of Follies, followed by the London and Broadway productions of Miss Saigon and Sunset Boulevard, receiving two more Tony nominations. Next was the Boublil and Schonberg musical Martin Guerre, for which he won the Olivier Award for Choreography. He choreographer Putting it Together Off-Broadway starring Julie Andrews and on Broadway starring Carol Burnett. Returning to London he choreographed The Witches of Eastwick for Cameron Mackintosh.
BAAYORK LEE (Restaged Directon and Choreography) has performed in a dozen Broadway shows and created the role of Connie in A Chorus Line. As Michael Bennett’s assistant choreographer on A Chorus Line, she has directed and choreographed many national and international companies including Klagenfurt, Austria, Santiago, Chile, Hollywood Bowl and Pace University. Her directing and choreography credits also include; The King and I and Bombay Dreams (National tours), R&H’s Cinderella (NYC Opera), Barnum (Australia), Carmen Jones (Kennedy Center), Porgy and Bess and Jesus Christ Superstar (European tours), Gypsy and A New Brain. She has also choreographed shows including: Miss Saigon (KC Starlight), Mack and Mabel (Shaw Festival), Animal Crackers, South Pacific (Helen Hayes nominations), Coconuts, Camelot, and Damn Yankees all at Arena Stage in Washington, DC. Through her nonprofit organization, National Asian Artists Project, Baayork’s vision includes educating, cultivating, and stimulating audiences and artists of Asian descent through the many programs the company offers. The organization has produced classical musical theatre shows such as Oklahoma!, Carousel, Hello Dolly!, and OLIVER! with all Asian-American casts. NAAP has made audiences more aware that talent goes beyond ethnicity. Most recently, Baayork Lee was the recipient of the 2017 Isabelle Stevenson Award. Ms. Lee was honored for her commitment to future generations of artists through her work with National Asian Artists Project and theatre education programs around the world.
PETER PILESKI (Associate Director) most recently was associate director on the Hollywood Bowl production of A Chorus Line starring Mario Lopez and Robert Fairchild as well as on the London West End revival and at the Klagenfurt Opera House in Austria. He previously was assistant director on the hit Broadway revival and on many national tours. He assisted director/choreographer Bob Avian on Miss Saigon, Sunset Boulevard and Follies (London). Off-Broadway credits include An Evening in Bloomsbury (Gene Frankel Theatre), Romeo And Juliet (starring Judith Jamison at Rubenstein Rep) and HMS Pinafore (Village Light Opera). Favorite regional credits include Middletown (West Boca Theater Co.) Patience (Huntington Theatre), Promises, Promises (Aggasiz Theatre), The Cave Dwellers and The Birthday Party (700 Repertory Co.). For television, he produced and directed USA Network’s long-running series “Calliope” and SyFy Channel’s award-winning “Inside Space.” Peter trained at Boston University, Actor’s Workshop of Boston and in NYC at HB Studio.
THEONI V. ALDREDGE (Original Costume Design) Select Broadway credits: Sweet Bird of Youth, Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf?, Anyone Can Whistle, A Chorus Line, The Threepenny Opera, Annie (Tony Award), Barnum (Tony Award), 42nd Street, Dreamgirls, La Cage aux Folles (Tony Award) and Gypsy. Film credits: The Mirror Has Two Faces, The First Wives Club, Addams Family Values, Moonstruck, Network, The Rose and The Great Gatsby (Academy Award). Honors include the NYC Liberty Medal, Costume Guild Career Achievment Award, Theatre Hall of Fame (1986). For more than 20 years, Ms. Aldredge was the principal designer for NYSF.
MICHAEL MCDONALD (Costume Adaptation) Broadway & London West End: Hair (Tony, Drama Desk and Hewes Award nominations). The Public: Hair (Delacorte Theater). Off-Broadway: STRAIGHT (Theater Row), The Irish Curse (Soho Rep), A Perfect Future (Cherry Lane Theater), Jericho (59E59), Almost Home (The Directors Co.), Amahl and the Night Visitors (Lincoln Center). Regional: La Cage Aux Folles (Goodspeed); Sex With Strangers, God of Carnage, [title of show], Mama’s Boy (George Street Playhouse); Take Me Out (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Johnny Baseball, (American Repertory Theater); All The Way, The Great Society, Peter and the Starcatcher, Dirty Blonde, Spring Awakening, Omnium Gatherum and Crowns (Zachary Scott Theatre). Oklahoma! and West Side Story (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival). Red (Cape Playhouse) Design Faculty: Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.
CHARLIE MORRISON (Lighting Design) National/international tours: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, A Christmas Story, The Musical, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical (NYC, Grand Ole Opry, US Tour), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Miss Saigon, Aida (U.S. and Asia Tours), The Producers, Man of La Mancha, Guys and Dolls, Groovaloo (N.Y.C., L.A., U.S. Tour), Hello, Dolly!, My Fair Lady, The King and I (U.S. and Korea), Spelling Bee, Gypsy, 42nd Street (U.S. and Japan), Smokey Joe’s CafО, The Who’s Tommy (Europe and Japan), Titanic, The Music Man and many others. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, Shakespeare Theatre Company (D.C.), Goodspeed Musicals, Seattle Repertory, Seattle 5th Avenue, Sacramento Music Circus, Theatre Under the Stars, Dallas Summer Musicals, Kansas City Starlight, Pittsburgh CLO, George Street Playhouse, North Carolina Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory, Tulsa Opera and many others. Charlie is the recipient of two Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lighting Design. www.cmlighting.com.
STEVE ROGERS (Sound Design) Doing audio both design and mixing for over 25 years. Has been head sound on many Broadway tours including Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Beauty & the Beast, Lion King, Mary Poppins, War Horse and Motown the Musical.
PATRICK VACCARIELLO (Musical Supervisor) was the Conductor for the 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. Recently, Patrick has just returned from an arena tour throughout Australia music directing Hugh Jackman. He has supervised and conducted the Tony Awards for the past four seasons. He is currently the Music Coordinator for the touring Broadway musical, On Your Feet. Broadway: Music Director/Arranger for Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, On Your Feet, West Side Story, Come Fly Away, Lend Me A Tenor, Gypsy (both Patti LuPone and Bernadette Peters), La Cage aux Folles, The Boy From Oz, Cabaret, Dance of the Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar, Victor/Victoria, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats and Take Me Along. West End: A Chorus Line. Worldwide: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Patrick has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Kansas City Symphony and conducted at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, City Center, Steppenwolf Theatre, the Kennedy Center and the Great Hall of the People (Beijing). A graduate of the Hartt School of Music, Patrick received its Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010.
MATTHEW LOWY (Musical Director/Orchestrations) Nat’l Tours: 42nd Street (Music Director), Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Key 1), My Fair Lady (China tour, Assoc. MD). Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse: New Voices Summer Conservatory (2010- arranger, music director, 2016 conductor). As a composer, Matt premiered How Christmas Feels, an original musical commissioned by the C.I.C. Theater Company in Boston. In 2016 Matt’s first original musical, Fallen Skies, premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival, winning the Overall Excellence Award in music composition. Proud B.M. in Music Composition from The Boston Conservatory. mattlowymusic.com
ALISON FRANCK (Casting Director) (CSA) has been a casting director in NYC for over 20 years. She started as an assistant for many Broadway Productions, then she worked in film/TV for several years, then from 2000-2010, she was the Resident Casting Director at Paper Mill Playhouse. In 2011 she joined the team at Liz Lewis Casting Partners, where she cast commercials, voice overs, film/TV and theatre. Alison now runs her own company, Franck Casting, where she is currently casting several tours of well known musicals including A Christmas Story, the Musical!, A Chorus Line, Legally Blonde & Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
DON S. GILMORE (Technical Supervisor) has provided technical supervision for over 300 Broadway, regional and commercial projects in the U.S. and abroad. Recent projects include – Broadway: Guys & Dolls, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Pirate Queen (Prod Carp), Dracula the Musical, Sinatra. Road: The Producers, Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, Tallest Tree in The Forest, A Christmas Story the Musical, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Guys & Dolls, Hair. Las Vegas: Mt Franco – Magic Reinvented Nightly, Puppet Up! Uncensored, Paul Zerdin – Mouthing Off, Frankie Moreno. Other: The Laramie Project, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex, NYC; Times Square New Years Eve. Don lives in NYC with his wife, actress Rebecca Holt, and their three children: Luke, Max and Ruby.
BIG LEAGUE PRODUCTIONS/DANIEL SHER (Executive Producer) Led by Daniel Sher as President and Executive Producer, Big League has been an industry leader for 29 seasons in general managing and booking top Broadway musicals and special attractions for tours throughout North America and worldwide. Among Big League’s significant achievements were its collaborations with Disney Theatricals on Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida (North America, Taiwan and China) and with Cameron Mackintosh on a new production of Miss Saigon which toured North America for 4 years. Other noteworthy productions were the Japanese and North American touring production of the Tony®- Award winning Broadway revival of 42nd Street as well as Susan’s Stroman’s new production of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man. Others: Footloose (Las Vegas, Atlantic City, North American tour), Titanic, 1776, Peter Pan, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum starring Rip Taylor, and Blast!. Big League’s The Who’s Tommy was seen throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Japan. Other past noteworthy: the Tony Award®-winning musical Ain’t Misbehavin’ starring “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard and the first national tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – flying car and all. More recent: The Producers (Susan Stroman’s original direction and choreography), Hello, Dolly! starring Sally Struthers, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady (US Tour and historical China premiere), original hip-hop dance show Groovaloo (Off-Broadway), Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical (annual National Tour, 2012/2014 at Madison Square Garden), Dreamgirls (US and Japan), Hair (US and Japan), and Bring it On (US and Japan). In 2018, Big League will premiere its new production of Legally Blonde – The Musical in China and Singapore. The booking department at Big League is helmed by legendary booking agent John Starr who helped launch the company 29 years ago.
One Singular Sensation!
From the pen of legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch comes the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning singular sensation, A CHORUS LINE! Casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete, and for 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime and what they’ve worked their whole lives for. A CHORUS LINE brilliantly evokes both the glamour and grind of showbiz, and is the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line. The iconic score features such classics as “What I Did for Love,” “One,” “I Hope I Get It” and more! With its celebration and true-to-life depiction of performers and their struggle to achieve greatness on the Broadway stage, A CHORUS LINE has earned unanimous praise as one of the true masterpieces of live theater.
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