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JENNIFER PAZ (Kim) Broadway, tours, regional: Les Misérables, Miss Saigon 1st National Broadway Tour (original cast, regional awards), Joseph… (Narrator - 5th Avenue Theatre, Broadway Asia Tokyo, Sacramento Music Circus, North Shore Music Theatre), Flower Drum Song (Mark Taper Forum), Miss Saigon (South Bay CLO, 2008 Ovation Award Winner), The Last Five Years (EWP, 2009 Ovation Award nomination), Buddy (Maria Elena), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Evita (Eva), and Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary Magdalene) directed by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal) with Village Theatre. Jennifer will star next as Cinderella with Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre. www.jennifer-paz.com
GREGG GOODBROD (Chris) is excited to be back in Maine and doing his first show at Ogunquit Playhouse. Previous shows include: Thoroughly Modern Millie on Broadway; ValJean in Les Misérables and Archibald in Secret Garden at The Fulton Theatre; Radames in Aida, Jesus in JC Superstar, The Baron in Grand Hotel, and Chris in Miss Saigon at Maine State Music Theatre; Joe in the 1st National 9 to 5 Tour; I Love You, You’re Perfect at Riverside Theatre; The Beast in Beauty and the Beastat Pioneer theatre and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. www.greggster.com
RAUL ARANAS (Engineer) Broadway: Loose Ends, Miss Saigon, The King and I, Flower Drum Song. Off-Broadway: Beast (NYTW), Mother Courage (Delacorte/Public Theatre), Dogeaters (Public Theatre), Jungle of Cities (Public Theatre), The Tooth Of Crime (Lamama Etc.), Shogun Macbeth (Pan Asian Rep.). Tour: Miss Saigon (Helen Hayes Award, Carbonell Award, Jefferson Award Nom—1st National Company). International: Miss Saigon (Theatre Royale, London). Regional: Giant (Signature Theatre, Virginia), Pacific Overtures (Irne Award---North Shore Theatre), Oliver (Gateway Playhouse, Bellport), Miss Saigon (5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle), Exit the King (Cleveland Playhouse), Treasure Island (Cincinnati Playhouse). Film & TV: Burn After Reading, Afterwards, Buzzkill, JFK, Company Man, “Law And Order,” “Gideon Oliver,” “One Life To Live,” “Bluebloods.”
YA HAN CHANG (GiGi) was most recently seen as Lady Thiang in The King and I at Alhambra, Broadway Palm, Dutch Apple Theater and Lyric Stage. Also Miss Saigon at Phoenix Production. Much love to my family and Tom, without their support none of this would be possible. Visit www.yahanchang.com
AUSTIN KU (Thuy) Ogunquit Playhouse: debut! NYC: NYMF, Prospect, many readings. Tours: SF Opera Guild (Pirates of Penzance/Frederic), National Jewish Theatre Festival, SF Shakespeare Festival. Regional: Kansas City Starlight (Anything Goes/Luke), TheatreWorks of Silicon Valley (The Burnt Part Boys/Jake), Barnstormers (...Charlie Brown/Snoopy), Hangar (The Rocky Horror Show/Frank’n’Furter), Alhambra (The King and I/Lun Tha), Lyric Stage of Boston (Adrift in Macao/Tempura), New Repertory Theatre (Gutenberg! The Musical!/Doug), and more. Awards: Dean Goodman Choice (Sweeney Todd/Anthony), Rice University “Sammy” (Cabaret/The Emcee). Concerts: soloist with the Boston Pops, Pops Esplanade, and Great Waters Pops. Film: leads in The Woman in the Dress and Blind Love. Boston Conservatory alumnus. Thanks to CTC/Dave! www.Austin-Ku.com
AMANDA ROSE (Ellen) is thrilled to return to Ogunquit! She was previously seen as a featured dancer in Swing! Other credits include: Broadway: Wicked (Nessarose u/s) National tours: Wicked (Nessarose) Dr. Dolittle starring Tommy Tune, Oklahoma! (Laurey). Off-Broadway: The Wild Women of Planet Wongo. Favorite regional credits include the recent Curtains (Nikki Harris) at Papermill Playhouse and Houston TUTS. Also, Les Misérables, Singin in the Rain, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, and 42nd St at wonderful theatres such as Sacramento Music Circus, Goodspeed Opera House, Riverside Theatre, Maine State, Atlanta TOTS, and Gateway Playhouse. Big thanks to DGRW and Kevin David Thomas.
NIK WALKER (John) OP debut! Street cred includes… RENT (Pioneer Theatre, Salt Lake City), Man of La Mancha (Hangar Theatre), Topdog/Underdog (The Stella Adler Studio NYC), ASSASSINS (Company One in Boston). A playwright and spoken word poet, Nik is the co-founder of the poetry theater ensemble ARTiculation and The Burning Pony Theater Company in NYC. Love and thanks to God, Mom, all fam/friends and the Illium crew, The Mine Talent Agency, Peter Dinklage and the “Game of Thrones” TV series, Christopher Nolan and Tom Hardy for making The Dark Knight Rises, and everyone involved in this beautiful production. www.nikwalkersworld.com
CAROL ANGELI (Ensemble/Dance Captain) is thrilled to make her Ogunquit debut! Fresh from 2 1/2 years on the First National Tour of Mary Poppins (Statue, Glamour Doll)!! Favorite Regional: Miss Saigon (Kim), West Side Story (Anita), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Regional Premiere of The Mistress Cycle (Ching), Carousel (Louise us), The King and I (Tup Tim us, Little Eva, Fan Dancer), South Pacific (Liat), Children of Eden (Yonah), Sweet Charity(Helene), and others! Thanks to my Family, DDO, & My Poppins ladies! Luke 18:27.
TRAVIS ARTZ (Ensemble) is a recent graduate from NYU Tisch School of the Arts (CAP21/ITW Amsterdam). Also a musician and songwriter, he has performed his original material at venues such as Yankees Stadium and The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Recent theatre: Revolting Rhymes at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, Two Gentlemen of Verona the Musical (Valentine) at the Abrons Arts Center. Thanks to my family, JLC Entertainment Group, cast, crew and creative team!
JIM BECKER (Ensemble) Proud AEA member! Jim is thrilled to be back in Ogunquit! Favorite Credits: Hotbox MC in Guys and Dolls (Ogunquit Playhouse); Miss Saigon (Arvada Center) Bryan in The Producers (Riverside Theatre & Kansas City Starlight). When not performing, Jim can be found in New York City teaching dance to kids and fitness to grown-ups. Special thanks to Ken Clifton. "Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another." www.VVA.org. www.thejimbecker.com
ANNA-LEE CAPPADONA (Yvonne/Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Ogunquit Playhouse debut. A student of the Broadway Theatre Project for four years, she was fortunate to grow up studying with the likes of Gregory Hines, Ann Reinking, Ben Vereen, Desmond Richardson and Joan Lader. She graduated from Circle in the Square Theatre School NYC. She played Gladys in the NYC premiere reading with Kander and Ebb in their musical project Skin of Our Teethup until Fred Ebb’s passing in 2004. She returns from touring in Asia as a singer at the Venetian Hotel and Casino. Most recently, she served as judge and choreographer at the Encore Dance Competition national grand finals. Endless thanks to my husband, my best friend.
AMANDA GALANG (Yvette/Ensemble) is ecstatic beyond words to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse! After having such an incredible summer with her Music Man family, she’s thrilled to be part of another beautiful show! A native of Sacramento, CA, Amanda currently resides in NYC where she is a member of the dance faculty at AMDA. Favorite credits include White Christmas, All Shook Up, bare, and The King and I. Many thanks to the cast and creative team for the wonderful opportunity, and also to her friends, family, and Kody for their endless love and support!
BRADLEY D. GALE (Ensemble) appearing courtesy the Actors’ Equity Association, is excited to be returning to Ogunquit as a soldier in the Vietnam War after having spent the first half of his summer protesting it as 'Donovan' in Summer of Love. Favorite roles: 'Wolfman' in the world premiere of the Gay Bride of Frankenstein at Seacoast Rep, 'Chris' in The Columbine Project Off-Broadway and 'Ryan Evans' in High School Musical(Prathers). Many thanks to Tracey Grimaldi, and endless love to Aunt Colleen and Aunt Cathy. Proud member of AEA and GAE!"
KATIE LEE HILL (Ensemble) just graduated from NYU/Tisch (CAP21, Stonestreet). She has performed from Yankee Stadium to the LA Opera to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater. Recent theater: Summer of Love (Daisy) at Ogunquit Playhouse; On the Street (Tiger) at New York Theatre Workshop; Let It Rain (Kela) at NYU/GMTWP. Favorite film/tv moments: dancing in a viral music video about Ray Bradbury; fitness demonstrator (PIX 11 morning news). Thanks to the creative team, crew, cast, Bloc, her family and friends. www.katieleehill.com
GYU JIN LIM (Mimi/Ensemble) recently appeared as Luisa in the Fantasticks! at Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, MO. She was a featured performer in Broadway’s Rising Stars at The Town Hall, NYC. Credits include Mulan in Disenchanted! (Black Box Theatre, NJ), Just Married (a musical revue), Spring Is Here, Urinetown, Carousel, Bound for Broadway (The Duplex), Melody in Los Angeles (Reading). She appeared in the films Heart to Heart and A Very MARY Holiday. She is a graduate of American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
GLEN LLANES (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his OPH debut. International Tours/Productions: Legally Blonde (Carlos/Lowell), Xanadu (Terpsicore/ Hermes/ Centaur), A Little Night Music (Mr. Erlanson), The King and I (Broadway Asia Tour). NYC/Regional: Rent (Angel), Miss Saigon (Thuy), The King and I (Lun Tha), Voices of the Wind (NYC Fringe). He is a graduate of the University of Southern California. Thanks to God, family and friends for all their love and support!
GARY THOMAS NG (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back “onstage” at Ogunquit. Previously seen at Ogunquit Playhouse in Grease!, Joseph . . . Dreamcoat and Footloose. He was the Business Manager of the Playhouse from 2002 – 2007 and is currently one of the company photographers. Other credits: Miss Saigon (Ensemble, Engineer understudy and performed – Worcester Foothills), Children of Eden (NSMT) with Stephanie Mills and Adrian Zmed, A Chorus Line (Paul), Beauty and the Beast (LeFou - Wheelock), Sideshow (Lyric Stage Company) and the Far East tour of Cole Porter’s Aladdin.
LORA NICOLAS (Ensemble) is thrilled to make her Ogunquit Playhouse debut and be back doing the show that made her want to be a performer in the first place! Favorite credits include Miss Saigon (Kim), Cinderella (Cinderella), Little Women (Meg), Flower Drum Song (Linda Low/Mei-Li u/s), James & the Giant Peach nat'l tour (Spider), Sleeping Beauty (Queen), King & I. NYC: Here Lies Love (Public Theatre), Brooklyn Crossing (Gallery Players), Something Outrageous (45th St.Theatre), Vagina Monologues. Will be seen next in a concert, “Suites by Sondheim,” with Lea Salonga, at the Lincoln Center in NYC. AMDA Grad. Much love to her ever supportive husband, Melv, her family, & God who makes all things possible!
KAVIN PANMEECHAO (Ensemble) is so excited to spend the fall in the Northeast with this fantastic cast and crew! Recent credits include …Spelling Bee (Chip), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ching Ho), Hello, Dolly! (Manny), The Night Train To Bolina (Mateo), The King and I (Royal Dancer), Side Show (Fakir), The Hot Mikado (Swing), Bye, Bye Birdie (Harvey Johnson), and Grease! (Johnny Casino/Teen Angel), as well as Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio) and directing Sondheim’s Company for the Nuffield Theater in Lancaster, United Kingdom. Films include Teens Like Phil, Alienasian, Takot, and Appetite. Much Love to everyone. It’s the day of the show, ya’ll!
SAM PORT (Schultz) After a career change from theme park management, Sam enjoyed nearly two years as a principal singer in Jubilee! at Bally's Las Vegas, followed by a contract with Celebrity's Azamara Cruises. Regional theater highlights: Rent (Benny) and 42nd Street (Pat Denning) at the NH Palace Theatre, Songs for a New World (Man 2), and Abbey Road at American Music Theatre. Sam is honored to be a part of Miss Saigon, a show he’s dreamt of being in since he first saw it at age 12. Heartfelt thanks to the Ogunquit Playhouse team for making this a reality. www.SamPortOnline.com
KEVIN SCHUERING (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be making his debut in Miss Saigon here at the historic Ogunquit Playhouse. Past favorite credits include Bun Foo (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Man 2 (Edges), Kralahome (The King and I), Innkeeper (Man of La Mancha) and Bob Crachit (Scrooge the Musical). BFA Music Theatre Illinois Wesleyan University. Check out more at kevinschuering.com! Much thanks to the Ogunquit creative team, friends, fam, and the three amigos!
CHRISTOPHER SHIN (Ensemble) Ogunquit Playhouse Debut! Recently seen as John in Anything Goes at Merry Go Round Playhouse. Other Regional: Mark in A Chorus Line (North Shore Music Theatre), Arpad in She Loves Me (Westport Country Playhouse), The Producers (Walnut Street Theatre), Hello, Dolly! (Arkansas Rep), Promises Promises and The Drowsy Chaperone. (Dance Captain; Merry Go Round Playhouse). Lots of thanks to my family. BFA- NYU: CAP21. Member of Actors’ Equity.
SAM SIMAHK (Ensemble) Ogunquit Playhouse debut. Regional credits: Spelling Bee (Lyric Stage); Carousel, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Spelling Bee (Rocky Mountain Rep); A Christmas Carol (Cohoes Music Hall); Grease! (Seacoast Rep). Education: BFA Musical Theatre, Emerson College. www.samsimahk.com
MATTHEW SKRINCOSKY (Ensemble) is thrilled to be playing Miss Saigon, one of his all time favorite musicals, at the lovely Ogunquit Playhouse. Credits include Amos in Whistle Down the Wind (First National), Ethan Girard in Full Monty (Kevin Kline Nomination – Best Supporting Actor), Hairspray (National Tour), Catamite in Julio Caesar (Metropolitan Opera). Matthew would like to thank his incredibly supportive and loving family and friends. It’s been three long years, thanks for stickin by! Proud member of Actors’ Equity.
YAMILAH SARAVONG (Tam) Age 5, although this is her first onstage performance, she has appeared on numerous product and toy packaging and was featured in Disney’s Family Fun magazine. She attends Wells Elementary School, dances with Sharon Arnold Lux School of Dance and is signed with The Cameo Agency. In her spare time she enjoys singing, dancing and spending time at the beach.
ZAK BURGESS (Tam) was born in Tianjin, China, and was adopted in November of 2005, when he came to Kennebunk, Maine, to live with his loving mother and his two sisters. Zak currently attends the third grade at Kennebunk Elementary School. Zak's interests include soccer and bike riding, in addition to the performing arts. Zak's performances to date include The Lorax, The Grinch and The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr., with Jen Lewia's Multiage Class at KES, and The Kid in the TV and Little Rapping Red with the Stretch Beyond Drama Club. Zak is also a member of the KES Kids' Chorus.
PAUL DOBIE (Director) For the last four years Paul has served as Assistant Director on WICKED. He was the Associate Director of Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and assistant director on the Tony Award-winning revival of Glengarry Glen Ross. He was the Associate Director of both the Broadway and National tour of the Tony award-winning Thoroughly Modern Millie. Paul co-directed Great Joy for Actors’ Fund of America as well as directing Miss Saigon, Kitty Hawk, Holes, The World On A String, Babycase, Sleepless Nights, The Man Who Would Be King and served as assistant director for Patti Lupone On Broadway, Sweeney Todd with Patti LuPone, George Hearn, Neal Patrick Harris and Audra McDonald, and Pal Joey with Peter Gallagher, Patti LuPone and Bebe Neuwirth.
KEN CLIFTON (Music Director) returns to the Ogunquit Playhouse after Avenue Q, The Music Man and the paramount successes of Sunset Blvd. and Chicago in 2010. Previous Ogunquit credits include All Shook Up, Guys & Dolls, Les Misérables, The Producers, Fiddler on the Roof, The Full Monty, The King and I, La Cage aux Folles and Hello, Dolly!. He recently transplanted to Florida where he is now the resident music director for the Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach. Ken is a musical director, vocal coach, and composer/lyricist. He’s conducted musicals up and down the East Coast. Disney uses his writing in Orlando and Tokyo. His project appearing on the Disney Cruise Line was recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra. He has written two full length musicals, Midnight Clear and A Christmas Carol, both produced in Florida. Ken wrote the music and lyrics to the opening production number of 2007’s Rose Bowl Parade. He has played on “Live with Regis and Kathy Lee” and CNN’s “Larry King Live.” Ken had the great pleasure of coaching Oscar® Award winning actress, Jennifer Hudson on her final call-back for “Dreamgirls.” He has also coached at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Music. And last but certainly not least Ken has even played for the Bush's at their home in Kennebunkport, ME.
ROBERT TATAD (Choreographer) Choreography credits include Off-Broadway’s Yellow Brick Road (Lucille Lortel Theatre), John Patrick Shanley’s Romantic Poetry (NYS&F), Funny Girl (Actors’ Fund Concert), and Broadway Bares (editions X-XIV). Robert has choreographed and staged numbers featuring Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, Jane Krakowski, Kristen Chenoweth and Gwen Stefani as well as corporate events for T-Mobile, Walmart, Coty, and Vidal Sassoon. Selected Associate/Assistant Choreographer credits include, Broadway: Rock of Ages (also National Tour, Toronto, and Australian productions), La Cage Aux Folles (2005 Revival). Off-Broadway: Junie B. Jones, Great American Trailer Park Musical, Kismet (City Center/Encores!). Robert was a member of the Broadway and National Touring companies of Miss Saigon.
MICHAEL ANANIA (Scenic Designer) has designed for Broadway, Off-Broadway, New York City Opera and many regional theaters throughout the United States. His Broadway credits include Laughing Room Only starring Jackie Mason, the revival of I'm Not Rappaport in association with Tony Walton, The Gathering starring Hal Holbrook, Change in the Heir, Run For Your Wife and The Canterbury Tales. At New York City Opera Mr. Anania has designed The Most Happy Fella, A Little Night Music directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Susan Stroman (Live From Lincoln Center), H.M.S. Pinafore, The Merry Widow (live From Lincoln Center), La Boheme (Live From Lincoln Center), Wonderful Town, 110 in the Shade, The Pajama Game, The Desert Song and the New Moon (Live From Woolftrap). Televised productions also include The Rodgers and Hart Story; Thou Swell, Thou Witty (Great Performances) and Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma & Friends a Celebration of his music Live from Lincoln center. Mr. Anania has also designed for The American Stage Company, Barrington Stage Company, Boston Ballet, Boston Shakespeare Company, The Charles Playhouse in Boston, The Cherry County Playhouse, The Cleveland Playhouse, The Coconut grove Playhouse, Cornell University, Dallas Summer Musicals, Ford's Theater, The Fifth Avenue Theater in Seattle, The George Street Playhouse, Goodspeed at Chester, Hartt School of Music, Hinsdale Opera Theater, Houston's Theater Under the Stars, McCarter Theater, Montclair State University, The Muny, North Shore Music Theater, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Anchorage Opera, Central city Opera, Chautauqua Opera, The Holland Festival, The Lake George Opera Festival and The Minnesota Opera. For twenty years, Mr. Anania was resident designer at The Paper Mill Playhouse, The State Theater of New Jersey designing such productions as Showboat (televised by Great Performances) and the critically acclaimed production of Follies starring Ann Miller. Mr. Anania was designer in residence at The O'Neil Theater Center for five years and resident designer for The Cohoes Music Hall for three seasons. In 2002 Mr. Anania was nominated for the Australian Helpmann Award (The Australian Tony Award) for Singin’ in the Rain and the Dallas Theater League’s, Leon Rabin Award for Outstanding Scenic Design for the Dallas Summer Musical production of My Fair Lady. Mr. Anania received the HBO award of excellence for Inherit the Wind at the Paper Mill Playhouse and La Bohemeat New York City Opera received an Emmy Award for best classical production. In 1996 Mr. Anania was asked to design an ornament for the White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room and was invited to the White House to view the finished tree which was dedicated to the Nutcracker Ballet. In 2010, Mr. Anania was nominated for a Kevin Kline award for his scenic design for Music Man at The Muny. Mr. Anania is currently a associate professor of scenic design at the University of Connecticut.
RICHARD LATTA (Lighting Designer) Recent credits: Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, The Devils’ Music, Meshugganuns. Projection Design team for: The People in the Picture and Thurgood (Broadway); Moby Dick (Dallas, San Diego, Sydney, San Francisco Operas) Visual research for the film “The Magic of Heineken,” Mazeppa (Met Opera NYC) Distracted (Mark Taper LA) Artistic and Technical Consultant for American Ballet Theatre. Ogunquit Playhouse employee since 1985.
JEREMY OLEKSA (Sound Designer) is really excited to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse. His Ogunquit Playhouse design credits include The Sound of Music and Sunset Boulevard. He has designed popular shows like Jekyll and Hyde, and Nunsense, and has engineered many others, Nunsense! 25th Anniversary Tour, National Tour of Peter Pan, and 75th Anniversary of Porgy and Bess. He also has worked on Anything Goes at Musical Theatre West and Arizona Broadway Theatre, Brigadoon, Man of La Mancha, as well as all of the 2009 season for the Ogunquit Playhouse. He would like to thank his friends and family and the Ogunquit Playhouse staff including Becky Shelton for all of their support.
BRENT M. BRUIN (Costume Design Coordinator) is pleased to be back at the Playhouse for his second season. He originally hails from Indiana where he received his B.A. in theatre technology for Indiana-Purdue University. He began his career at the Utah Shakespeare Festival where he worked alongside former Barbara Matera drapers. Currently he is working on his master’s degree at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts for Costume Technology. Brent would like to thank Brad and Jayme for the wonderful opportunity they have given him here at the Playhouse.
JINAY L. REITZE (Production Stage Manager) is excited to be working on this fabulous production of Miss Saigon! 2011 Ogunquit Playhouse credits: The Music Man, Avenue Q. 2010 Ogunquit Playhouse credits: Spamalot, Sound of Music. Off-Broadway: Debbie Does Dallas (Jane Street Theatre), The Prince and the Pauper (Lamb’s Theatre). New York: World Premiere of Oedipus for Kids (NYMF). National Tours: Golda's Balcony (starring Tovah Feldshuh), Dora the Explorer Live!, Backyardigans Live!, Peter Pan, Urban Cowboy, Savion Glover’s Improvography II, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, St. Petersburg Ice Ballet - The Nutcracker and Cinderella. International: Grease (Turkey), Fame (China). Regional: 2 seasons with Goodspeed Musicals. Thanks to Paul, Robert, Ken, PB, Boots, and the rest of our amazing team who helped to make this all possible. Jinay is a proud member of Actors’ Equity.
PAUL BREWSTER (Stage Manager) Previously at Ogunquit Playhouse: The Music Man, Pinkalicious, Avenue Q, Chicago, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Sound of Music, All Shook Up. Off-Broadway: La Barbería, The Orphans' Home Cycle, The Punishing Blow, Forgotten World, The Living Newspaper. Paul serves as Ogunquit Playhouse's Education Director, having mounted five productions for children this season. He directed two casts of children for "The Music Man", anddirected "Pippi Longstocking's Musical Adventure" in August. BFA; Tisch School of the Arts. Proud Member of AEA.
EMILIA MARTIN (Hair & Makeup Designer) is happy to be returning to the Ogunquit Playhouse for her 5th season. Previous designs include Sunset Boulevard, Chicago, My Fair Lady and The Producers. Recent New York credits include, Broadway: Jerusalem, La Bete, God of Carnage, Off-BWay: 2nd Stages Vera Stark, Vanities, and The Spoon River Projectwith 22Q Productions. While not running a show Emilia is adjunct faculty for Wagner College, and this past spring at the Juilliard School. She is also a proud member of IATSE 798 as a Hair stylist. Emilia would like to thank Brad and Jayme, for making the Ogunquit Playhouse one of her favorite places to be!
GEOF DOLAN (Technical Director) returns for his fifth season supervising the wonderful sets that grace the Ogunquit Playhouse stage. In addition to his management skills, Geof brings a hands-on knowledge of the workings of stage scenery and mechanics, carpentry and welding, and is now taking on some design and re-design credits, most particularly with last season’s Chicago.Geof also serves as the Technical Supervisor for our Children’s Theatre shows. For the past four winters he has been the Assistant Technical Director at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre in Florida. Having grown up in a theatrical family (his mother a Theater educator, his father a professional actor/director) he continues the tradition here. His wife, Cheryl, is the Charge Scenic Artist and his daughter Ashlynn is an active participant in the Children’s Theatre.
CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHONBERG (Music) is a successful record producer and songwriter who began his collaboration with Alain Boublil in 1973, writing the very first French musical, La Revolution Française. Mr. Schönberg played the role of Louis XVI in that production and also co-produced the double-gold record album of the show. In 1974, he recorded an album, singing his own compositions and lyrics, which included the number one hit single “Le Premier Pas.” In 1980, after two years' work on the score, Mr. Schönberg and Mr. Boublil's musical Les Misérables opened in Paris, where it was seen by more than 1.5 million people. In 1983, Mr. Schönberg produced an opera album in Paris with Julia Migenes Johnson and the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. Following work on the London production of Les Misérables (the 3rd longest running musical in British theatre history), Mr. Schönberg co-produced the double-platinum London cast album and became involved in casting all the major overseas productions of the show, including the American, Japanese and Australian companies. He won two coveted Tony Awards, for Best Score and Book, for the Broadway production of Les Misérables and a Grammy Award for the Best Original Cast Recording, which he co-produced with Alain Boublil. He also worked closely on the symphonic recording of the show. His score for Miss Saigon, again written in collaboration with Alain Boublil, is now repeating the international success story of Les Misérables. Produced by Cameron Mackintosh and again bringing together many members of the creative team behind Les Misérables, Miss Saigon opened with huge success at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London in September 1989, in NY in April 1991, in Tokyo in May 1992 and in Chicago (the first national U.S. tour) in November 1992. Future productions will open in Sydney, Australia and Stuttgart, Germany. Now Claude-Michel is back at the keyboards, composing their next musical, Martin Guerre, while keeping a close eye on the development of the screenplays for Les Misérables and Miss Saigon.
RICHARD MALTBY, JR. (Lyrics) a graduate of Yale University who is also a director, wrote lyrics for Starting Here, Starting Now (1977, directed also), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (1978, provided additional lyrics, conceived and directed - Drama Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, Obie Award for Best Musical, Tony Awards for Best Direction of a Musical and Best Musical), Baby (1983, directed also - nominated for seven Tony Awards), Song and Dance (1985, co-lyricist and director), Miss Saigon (1989, co-lyricist - London Evening Standard Award for Best Musical), Closer Than Ever (1989, directed also - Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Score and Best Musical), Nick & Nora (1991) and Big(1996 - nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Score). He has also contributed crossword puzzles to Harper’s magazine.
ALAIN BOUBLIL (Lyrics) Alain Boublil's first musical, La Revolution Française in 1973, marked his transition from songwriting to musical theatre and the start of his collaboration with Claude-Michel Schönberg with the hit album that became the first ever staged French musical. His idea of writing a musical version of Les Misérables brought them together again in 1978. The acclaimed show was written over a two-year period and recorded as an album before its opening at the Palais de Sports in Paris in September 1980. In 1983 Mr. Boublil met Cameron Mackintosh which led to his first London production Abbacadabra (a musical fairy-tale set to ABBA music) and to working with Claude-Michel and directors and writers on the English language adaptation of Les Misérables. The show has subsequently opened in 19 countries and 14 languages. Among the many awards Mr. Boublil has received were two Tony Awards in 1987 for Best Score and Best Book for the NY production and a 1988 Grammy for the Best Original Broadway Cast Recording which he co-produced with Claude-Michel Schönberg. Miss Saigon opened on September 20, 1989 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London and on April 11, 1991 in NY. The show has also played in Tokyo and Toronto with future production scheduled for Sydney, Australia and Stuttgart, Germany. Mr. Boublil will maintain a close association with all the international productions of Les Misérables and Miss Saigon while working with Claude-Michel on the screenplays for motion picture versions of both musicals.
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