ASHLEY BROWN recently reprised her title role in Mary Poppins on Broadway for which she received Outer Critics, Drama League and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress. Ms. Brown also starred as Mary Poppins in the national tour of Mary Poppins where she garnered a 2010 Garland Award for Best Performance in a Musical. Ms. Brown’s other Broadway credits include Belle in The Beauty and The Beast, and she has starred in the national tour of Disney's On The Record. Ms. Brown recently starred as Magnolia opposite Nathan Gunn in Francesca Zembello’s Showboat at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She has performed with many orchestras including the Boston Pops, the New York Philharmonic, The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at Disney Hall, The Pittsburgh Symphony, the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall (three times), Fort Worth Symphony, the Cincinnati Pops, Philadelphia Orchestra (two times), the Indianapolis Symphony (three times), Seattle Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, the Philly Pops, and the BBC orchestra opposite Josh Groban. She also recently made her solo concert debut at The Kennedy Center as part of Barbara Cook’s Spotlight Series and made her cabaret debut to great acclaim at the renowned Feinstein’s at the Regency in New York City. Other projects include a star turn at the La Jolla Playhouse in a production of Limelight, Sound of Music at the St. Louis MUNY which garnered her a 2011 Kevin Kline award, and her own PBS special called “Ashley Brown: Call Me Irresponsible” which received a 2011 PBS Telly Award. Ms. Brown’s long awaited debut album of Broadway and American Songbook standards was recently released nationwide on Ghostlight/Sony. @AshleyBrown9www.ashleybrownonline.com
JULIA MURNEY last appeared on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked after playing the role on the national tour for which she received an Acclaim Award. Other New York credits include Lennon, Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (Drama Desk nomination), Falling (Drama Desk nomination), The Landing, The Vagina Monologues, A Class Act, Saved, Crimes of the Heart, First Lady Suite, Queen of the Mist, and Time and Again (Lucille Lortel nomination). She’s been seen regionally all over the U.S.-The Muny, Signature, Williamstown, Reprise!LA, Sacramento Music Circus, NCT, Lyric, Rubicon and Goodspeed, to name a few-and in concert she has performed at Carnegie Hall, 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s, The Kennedy Center, Caramoor, Town Hall and Birdland as well as with the Philly, Boston, & Cincinnati Pops. Among her TV credits are 30 Rock, Sex and the City, Elementary, Brothers and Sisters, Ed, NYPD Blue, all three Law and Orders and about a gazillion voiceovers. A Syracuse University graduate, her recordings include the original cast albums of The Wild Party and A Class Act, the Grammy nominated Actor’s Fund Benefit of Hair and her first solo album, I’m Not Waiting which is available on Sh-K-Boom records. @JuliaMurneywww.juliamurney.com
MICHAEL JAMES SCOTT is currently a playing Dr. Gotswana, a featured role he created in the new Broadway hit show The Book of Mormon. He recently just shot a guest co-star in the new upcoming TV series “The Carrie Diaries” premiering in the fall. His other Broadway credits include Mamma Mia!, All Shook Up, The Pirate Queen, Tarzan, Hair, and Elf. In London’s West End he was assistant choreographer and cast member for the revival of Hair. Off-Broadway, Mr. Scott was featured in Here’s to Joe opposite Donna McKechnie, and he was part of the concert cast of Jerry Springer: The Opera at Carnegie Hall. He served as the standby for Ben Vereen in the international tour of Fosse and eventually taking over the role for Mr. Vereen. Regionally he has appeared in Aida, Ragtime, South Pacific, and Cinderella, to name a few. For the past four years, Mr. Scott has sung with the critically acclaimed singing group The Broadway Boys. His dance and musical theater training began with the Broadway Theatre Project in Tampa, Florida, where he studied with the leg-endary Gwen Verdon, Ben Vereen, Gregory Hines, and Ann Reinking. He has taught numerous master classes around the country in dance and musical theater, and he loves working with young artists. Mr. Scott is a graduate of the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University, where he received a bachelor of fine arts degree in musical theatre. @IAmMJScottwww.MichaelJamesScott.com
JOSH YOUNG Josh just returned from the Bank of America Theater in Chicago where he originated the role of "John Newton" in the Word Premiere of the upcoming Broadway musical Amazing Grace. Prior to that he was starring as "Che" in the first national tour of the Tony Nominated Broadway revival of Evita. He received a 2012 Tony® Award nomination and Theatre World Award for his critically acclaimed Broadway debut as "Judas" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Des McAnuff. He appeared in two seasons at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival where his credits include: "Judas" in Jesus Christ Superstar, "Connie Rivers" in Grapes of Wrath, and "Che" in Evita directed by Gary Griffin, earning Broadway World Awards for each. Josh also appeared as "Marius" in the US National Tour of Les Miserables and "Tony" in the 50th Anniversary International Tour of West Side Story. Josh has performed in North America's finest regional theaters including La Jolla Playhouse, Walnut Street Theater, St. Louis MUNY, Baltimore Center Stage and North Carolina Theatre. He's been involved in new works with NYC's Roundabout Theatre Company, The Transport Group and The New York Musical Theater Festival. Josh is the co-founder of Cutting-Edge Composers (cuttingedgecomposers.com), a concert and weekly web series on broadwayworld.com, created to give exposure to musical theatre's next generation of songwriters. BFA Syracuse University. @joshpaulyoungwww.josh-young.com
JASON ROBERT BROWN's (Music/Lyrics) four major musicals as composer and lyricist include 13, a musical written with Robert Horn and Dan Elish, which began its life in Los Angeles in 2007 and opened on Broadway in 2008; The Last Five Years, which was cited as one of Time Magazine's "10 Best of 2001" and won Drama Desk Awards for Best Music and Best Lyrics; Parade, a musical written with Alfred Uhry and directed by Harold Prince, which premiered at Lincoln Center Theater in 1998, and subsequently won both the Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards for Best New Musical, as well as garnering Jason the Tony Award for Best Original Score; and Songs for a New World, a theatrical song cycle directed by Daisy Prince, which played Off-Broadway in 1995, and has since been seen in hundreds of productions around the world. Parade was also the subject of a major revival directed by Rob Ashford, first at London's Donmar Warehouse and then at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Upcoming musical projects include Honeymoon in Vegas, a musical adaptation of the 1992 film, written with Andrew Bergman, and The Bridges of Madison County, a musical adapted with Marsha Norman from the bestselling novel. He is also working with Daisy Prince and Jonathan Marc Sherman on a new chamber musical called The Connector. His orchestral adaptation of E.B. White's novel, The Trumpet of the Swan, premiered at the Kennedy Center with John Lithgow and the National Symphony Orchestra. Jason is the winner of the 2002 Kleban Award for Outstanding Lyrics and the 1996 Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Foundation Award for Musical Theatre. As a soloist or with his band The Caucasian Rhythm Kings, Jason has performed sold-out concerts around the world. His first solo album, "Wearing Someone Else's Clothes," featuring his band The Caucasian Rhythm Kings, was named one of Amazon.com's Best of 2005, and is available from Sh-K-Boom Records. His collaboration with singer Lauren Kennedy, "Songs of Jason Robert Brown," is available on PS Classics. Jason is also the composer of the incidental music for David Lindsay-Abaire's Kimberly Akimbo and Fuddy Meers, Marsha Norman's Last Dance, David Marshall Grant's Current Events, Kenneth Lonergan's The Waverly Gallery, and the Irish Repertory Theater's production of Long Day's Journey Into Night. Jason will be serving as the musical supervisor and arranger for the upcoming musical, Prince of Broadway, a celebration of the career of Harold Prince. Jason studied composition at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., with Samuel Adler, Christopher Rouse, and Joseph Schwantner.
DANIEL GOLDSTEIN (Director) is the director of the Broadway revival of GODSPELL (2011). His recent projects include Damn Yankees(Goodspeed Musicals), Venus In Fur (Huntington Theater Company), Hello, Dolly! (Goodspeed), Turbulence (New National Theater, Tokyo), Tamar Of The River (Prospect Theater, NYC), Snapshots (Goodspeed), Anna Christie (Old Globe), God Of Caranage (Huntington Theater Company), …Samantha Brown (Goodspeed Musicals), Golden Boy (Juilliard), Annie (St. Louis MUNY), Artificial Fellow Treveler by Ethan Sandler (Williamstown Theater Festival, Black Dahlia Theater Open Door Theater), Clear (O’Neill National Music Theater Conference), True West(Williamstown Theater Festival), Mis Margardia's Way (Bay Street Theater, with Julie Halston), A New Brain (Toho Theater, Tokyo), Mary's Wedding (Two River Theater), Godspell (Papermill), Lower Ninth (Flea & SPF), Walmartopia (Minetta Lane), Indoor/Outdoor (DR2 & SPF), Falsettos, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Cry Of The Reed (Huntington), But I'm A Cheerleader (NYMF) and Living Room In Africa (Gloucester Stage). He has served as the Associate Director for All Shook Up! and Fully Committed, and the Resident Director for the First National Tour of Mamma Mia!. Daniel has also developed the work of writers at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, PlayPenn, The Lark, The York, Roundabout and elsewhere.
CHRISTOPHER HABERL (Music Director)
LORIN LATTARO (Choreographer)
JUSTIN P. NARDECCHIA (Lighting Design) Off Broadway: Love is Like Mud, Dial 'N for Negress, Columbia University: Urinetown, Company. TV/Film: Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keegan, MTV's O-Music Awards, Real Housewives of New York Reunion, Million Dollar Listing New York Reunion, Geezer, One Angry Man, Goldberg P.I.
CHRIS ZACCARDI (Production Stage Manager)
JEREMY MERRIFIELD (Producer)
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