Theater: 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, Aladdin 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, Home on the Range, Noel, Enchanted, Shaggy Dog, Tangled and Mirror Mirror. Songs: Rocky V, Home Alone 2 and Captain America. Awards: 8 Oscars (19 nominations), 11 Grammys (including Song of the Year), 7 Golden Globes, Tony (plus 4 nominations), Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, New York Drama Critics, Olivier and London’s Evening Standard Award, Drama League. Honors: Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Doctorates from New York University and University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
helped create Disney’s 2010 worldwide smash Tangled (2011 Grammy Winner, 2010 Oscar and Golden Globe nominee), as well as the international hit musical Sister Act (2011 Tony nominee—Best Score). With longtime collaborator Alan Menken he has also written new songs for Disney’s The Little Mermaid (2008 Tony nominee—Best Score, Grammy nominee— Best Cast Album), as well as the Disney animated film Home On The Range (2004) and the Broadway musical Leap of Faith (Tony nominee—Best Musical, 2012). Glenn also, provided book and lyrics for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies (2010 Olivier nominee—Best Musical), the sequel to Phantom of the Opera. Glenn lives in New York City with composer/lyricist/wife Wendy Leigh Wilf and sons Benjamin and Daniel.
Eight Emmys, four Golden Globes, two BAFTAs, People’s Choice, Parent’s Choice, Writers’ Guild, TV Land Legend, and Annie awards for writing/producing “Cheers” and creating Disney’s acclaimed animated series/feature film, Teacher’s Pet. They enjoy the distinction of writing one of TV Guide’s Top Three “Funniest Television Episodes of All Time” for “Cheers.” Other TV: “The Jeffersons,” “Who’s the Boss,” “Facts of Life,” “Family Ties.” Broadway: 2011 Tony nominees for Sister Act and Bill co-wrote “The Pee-wee Herman Show.” Off-Broadway: Cheri wrote book and co-wrote lyrics for Mosaic (Primary Stages). West End: Sister Act (Olivier nomination—Best New Musical). World Premieres: Sister Act (Pasadena Playhouse, Alliance Theater), Princesses (Goodspeed, 5th Avenue Theatre) and Cheri’s Hello! My Baby (Rubicon Theatre, Goodspeed, Village Theatre Festival of New Works, Powerhouse Festival). Alumni of Second City and The Groundlings, they co-created Instaplay—L.A.’s first and longest-running improvised musical comedy. Bill is best-selling author of Postcards from the Moon and the popular blog, Greetings From Bill. Bill and Cheri love Kit, Teddy and Emma.
Musicals: Lysistrata Jones, Xanadu (Tony nom., Drama Desk Best Book, Outer Critics Circle Best Musical). Plays: The Little Dog Laughed (Tony nom., Olivier nom. GLAAD Media Best Play), As Bees In Honey Drown (Outer Critics Circle), Mr. & Mrs. Fitch, Music From a Sparkling Planet, The Country Club, Advice From a Caterpillar, The Cartells, upcoming The Nance. Revues: White Lies, Mondo Drama. Screenplays: To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar; Advice From a Caterpillar. Honors: Lortel Playwrights Sidewalk, Ovation Visionary Playwright Award. All praise the Saints Paul, Paul Rudnick for the premise, Paul Downs Colaizzo for the assistance.
is currently represented internationally by Sister Act and The Addams Family. Mr. Zaks has directed more than 30 productions in New York. He has received four Tony Awards and seven nominations. He’s also received four Drama Desks, two Outer Critics Circle Awards and an Obie. His credits include Guys and Dolls, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me a Tenor, House of Blue Leaves, The Front Page, A Funny Thing...Forum, Smokey Joe’s Café, Anything Goes, La Cage aux Folles, Little Shop of Horrors, The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Foreigner, A Bronx Tale, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, The Addams Family, and the original production of Assassins. He began his career directing the extraordinary plays of Christopher Durang including Sister Mary Ignatius..., Beyond Therapy, Baby with the Bath Water and The Marriage of Bette and Boo. He directed the award-winning film Marvin’s Room, starring Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton; and Who Do You Love, which was featured in the Toronto Film Festival. Mr. Zaks is a founding member, and serves on the board, of the Ensemble Studio Theater. He received the SDC’s George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre and an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Dartmouth, his alma mater.
Theatre: Sister Act (Worldwide, Astaire nomination NY, Olivier nomination U.K., The Musical Award Germany), Mamma Mia! (worldwide—Dora Mavor Moore Award and Helpman Award nomination); Bombay Dreams (London and Broadway—Tony nomination); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (worldwide—Olivier nomination, Drama-Logue Award); Jesus Christ Superstar (U.K. and Broadway); Song & Dance (worldwide—Green Room Award); Candide (Old Vic, London—Olivier Award for Best Musical); Hair (Olivier nomination); Siegfried and Roy and EFX with Michael Crawford (Las Vegas). Films: Mamma Mia!, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Never Say Never Again, Excalibur, Hope and Glory and “Jesus Christ Superstar” (Emmy Award). In 1999 Anthony Van Laast was awarded the MBE by Her Majesty the Queen for Services to Dance.
Broadway: Sister Act, The Farnsworth Invention, Jersey Boys (Tony nomination); The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. Off-Broadway: Public Theatre, Manhattan Theater Club, Irish Rep, NYTW and others. West End: Sister Act, Jersey Boys. Regional U.S.: La Jolla Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, Portland Center Stage, Seattle Rep, Florida Stage, McCarter Theater, Wilma Theatre, Williamstown, Ahmanson, The Old Globe and Yale Rep. Interior Design: New World Stages in Manhattan. Awards: The Green Room Award (Australia), London’s Theatregoers’ Choice Award, Lumen Award, Drammy Award, Carbonell Award, designed sets for Best Touring Production of the 2003 L.A. Ovation Award.
Companies/Organizations: Lez is an Associate Artist of Matthew Bourne’s company, New Adventures. Theatre/Musicals/Dance include: Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Umbrellas of Cherbourg (West End); Sister Act (West End, Germany, Broadway, Vienna, Italy); Women Beware Women (National Theatre); Design For Living, The Real Thing (Old Vic); Duet For One (Almeida and West End); The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Under the Blue Sky, Acorn Antiques (West End); My City, Measure For Measure (Almeida); Swan Lake, Dorian Gray, Edward Scissorhands, The Car Man, Cinderella (New Adventures); Seven Deadly Sins (Royal Ballet); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Japan/Sadler’s Wells); Play Without Words (NT/New Adventures); L’Elisir d’Amore (Glyndebourne); Much Ado About Nothing (RSC).Awards: Swan Lake (AMP), New York 1999 Tony Award; Cinderella (AMP), 1998 Olivier Award; Design For Living (Old Vic), Olivier nomination 2011.
has designed extensively for theater, opera and dance. She is privileged to have designed the lighting for wonderful productions of Sister Act throughout the world. Recent Broadway: Once (Tony Award), Sister Act, Elf, The Addams Family, The Coast of Utopia: Salvage (Tony Award), A Chorus Line (revival), ...Spelling Bee, Tarzan, Aida (Tony Award) and Beauty and the Beast. Other designs include Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Royal Ballet), Buried Child (National Theatre, London), Cyrano (the Met), Carnival of the Animals (NYCB), Don Quixote (ABT); concert acts for Shirley MacLaine, Ann-Margret and Tommy Tune.
Broadway Designs: Newsies, Memphis, The Three Penny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, Steel Magnolias. Numerous New York and regional theaters and companies including: The 5th Avenue Theater, McCarter Theater, Seattle Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, L.A. Center Theater Group, Guthrie Theater, KC Rep, Dallas Theater Center, Playwrights Horizons, The New Group, NYSF Public Theater, CSC, Signature Theater NYC, SoHo Rep, Vineyard Theater, The Civilians, Mabou Mines, and national and international festivals and tours.
Broadway/Tours: Kinky Boots, Elf, Glengarry Glen Ross, Annie, Chaplin, Bring It On, Evita, Newsies, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Rock of Ages, Wicked, Jekyll & Hyde, Memphis, Million Dollar Quartet, The Addams Family. Off-Broadway: Bare, Atlantic, MCC, Signature. Regional: La Jolla, Paper Mill. Film: The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Friends with Kids, Joyful Noise, Margin Call, Sex and the City 1 & 2, I Love You Phillip Morris, Rachel Getting Married, Dan in Real Life, Across the Universe. TV: “Smash,” “The Big C.” www.telseyandco.com.
Broadway: Death of a Salesman, Follies, Sister Act, Arcadia, A Steady Rain, Shrek, The Country Girl, The Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Butley, Tarzan, The Wedding Singer, Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life, The Odd Couple, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Fiddler on the Roof, Nine, Gypsy, Flower Drum Song, Sweet Smell of Success, The Invention Of Love, Aida, The Rainmaker, The Iceman Cometh, Annie Get Your Gun, Little Me, Chicago, Sideshow, 1776, Steel Pier, Big, Sunset Boulevard, world premiere of Whistle Down The Wind. Film credits include: It’s Complicated, “Angels In America” (Emmy nominated), Too Wong Foo..., The Paper.
served as Jerry Zaks’ Associate Director on the U.K. tour of Sister Act last fall. Steve also worked with Jerry to put out the U.S. national tours of Guys and Dolls, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me a Tenor, Smokey Joe’s Café and Laughter on the 23rd Floor, and with Tom Moore on the national tour of ’night, Mother starring Mercedes McCambridge. He’s been the original stage manager and Supervisor of more than 35 Broadway plays and musicals. Some of his credits include Wicked; Hairspray; Footloose; ‘night, Mother; High Fidelity; The Ritz; The House of Blue Leaves; Precious Sons; Moon Over Buffalo; The Dresser; Agnes of God; Deuce; and Is He Dead and on tour with Tap Dance Kid, Timbuktu, Anything Goes and Pearl Bailey’s Hello, Dolly.
is currently the Associate Choreographer for both Mamma Mia! and Sister Act. She has performed on Broadway in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Mamma Mia! National tours include Beauty and the Beast and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. For television, Janet was Assistant Choreographer on the Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants and for “The Carol Burnett Show.” Being associated with Mamma Mia! and Sister Act has given Janet the opportunity to stage and choreograph numbers for “Dancing With the Stars,” “The Tony Awards,” “Good Morning America” and “The View.” Janet was also Meryl Streep's Dance Coach for the movie version of Mamma Mia!
has extensive credits on Broadway, regionally and on the road. He started his career with TheaterWorksUSA traveling the country doing Theater for Young Audience. His first Broadway show was The Music Man starring Dick Van Dyke and directed by the legendary Michael Kidd. Prior to joining Sister Act, he oversaw the tour of Roundabout Theater Company’s Anything Goes. He considers himself “just an old road dog” and thrives on tour! A 38-year member of Actors’ Equity Association, he served on their National Governing Council and as a “Tony” voter. Thank you for your support of live theater!
Tour: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (North American Tour). Off-Broadway: Strawberry and Chocolate, North. Regional: Five Guys Named Moe, The Story of My Life (CATCO), The Secret Garden (CAPA). Ten years as Production Manager for The Ohio State University. Love to John, Zoey and Emma. Thanks to Sarah and RJB.
a 2011 graduate of Ithaca College’s Theatre program, has recently worked as an assistant stage manager for the first national tour of Roundabout Theatre's Tony Award winning production of Anything Goes. Prior credits include ART's Finding Neverland workshop, Boston Ballet spring season & Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s City Center Run. Proud member of Actor's Equity.
Broadway for 30 years, including original companies of Nine, Grand Hotel, Secret Garden, A Chorus Line, Triumph of Love, Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, Leap of Faith, Newsies. Extensive films include Captain America: The First Avenger, Disney films Tangled, Enchanted, Home on the Range, Hercules, Pocahontas, Shaggy Dog, as well as The Manchurian Candidate, Old School, Infamous, etc. TV work includes Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction (“A Christmas Carol”), “The Music Man” (Emmy nomination), “Once Upon a Mattress.” Grammy-nominated recording and concert artist, with Boston Pops, Orchestra of St. Lukes, Barbara Cook, Carly Simon, et al—produced scores of albums.
Music director for 2011 Tony-nominated Sister Act; conductor/music director for 2012 Tony-nominated Leap of Faith; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (national tour); and Little Shop Of Horrors (national tour); music supervisor for Beauty and the Beast (Mexico); assistant conductor for Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Broadway) and Beauty and the Beast (Broadway); music coordinator for ABC’s “The Music Man,” associate music producer for NBC’s “Christmas Carol”; background vocalist on Disney films Enchanted and Tangled.
Broadway: How to Succeed..., Elf, Young Frankenstein, Tarzan, Dracula, Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002 Tony/Drama Desk), The Producers (2001 Tony/Drama Desk), Seussical, The Music Man, Fosse (1999 Tony), Big, Damn Yankees, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. International: Guys and Dolls, Der Schuh Des Manitu. Regional: Limelight, Minsky’s. Film/Television: Nine, The Producers, Mulan, Anastasia, “Lincoln,” “Cinderella,” “Annie,” “Geppetto,” “South Pacific,” “Superstar” and “Scrubs.” With Susan Stroman, ballets Frankie and Johnny... and Rose, Take Five, More or Less, But Not For Me and Double Feature.
is currently the Music Director/Conductor/Dance Music Arranger for Disney’s Newsies on Broadway, and recently wrote arrangements for Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway and Dance Music for Sister Act (Broadway and worldwide). As Music Director for the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, Hummel composed three songs for their 75th celebration in 2007.A three-time Emmy Award nominee, Mark has conducted and/or composed Dance Music for 15 other musicals on Broadway, and highlights are the Jerry Zaks’ 1992 revival of Guys & Dolls, The Boy From Oz and Chita Rivera; The Dancer’s Life. Having played the White House twice with Karen Akers and arranging for two Academy Award telecasts and three Tony Award telecasts, Hummel also enjoys creating music with Tommy Tune, Bernadette Peters, Liza Minnelli, Shirley MacLaine, Donna Murphy, Rufus Wainwright, Barbara Cook, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Amra-Faye Wright.
was founded by Talitha Fehr in 2010 to carry on the musical contracting traditions of her mentor Sam Lutfiyya. National tours of Sister Act, Catch Me If You Can, West Side Story, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Wizard of Oz, Come Fly Away, Mamma Mia!, A Christmas Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Chicago, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life, Movin’ Out and 101 Dalmatians. International and Asian tours of West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Swing!, Cinderella and The King and I. Talitha has also had the privilege of working on Broadway’s A Christmas Story, The Pirate Queen, pre-production and development of Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away, the 2012 Toronto launch of The Wizard of Oz and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
is one of an elite group of artists who have won Academy, Grammy, Emmy and Tony awards. She got her start on stage and was last seen on Broadway in Xanadu. She earned a Tony nomination for her return to the Lyceum Theatre commemorating the 20th anniversary of her original one-woman show. She starred in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and produced and starred in the revival of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. She won the Tony for producing Thoroughly Modern Millie, and produced the hit West End production of Sister Act (she also appeared as Mother Superior in the show for a special limited engagement last year). She has appeared in more than 50 films and is the moderator of ABC’s “The View.” In addition to her successful film and television career, she is also a best-selling author.
Founded in 1998 by Joop van den Ende, Stage Entertainment is one of the world’s largest theatrical producers with bases in the U.K., the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, Russia, Italy and the U.S., and the owner of 30 venues across those countries. Stage Entertainment employs more than 4,000 people worldwide and over 10 million people visit a Stage Entertainment production or performance space each year. Headed by Bill Taylor, Stage Entertainment’s U.S. team recently produced the hit musical, Sister Act, on Broadway. Sister Act received five 2011 Tony Award nominations and rave reviews. Stage Entertainment US is currently producing Sister Act on tour in the U.S. and has several other new projects in development for Broadway and the road. www.stageentertainmentusa.com.
(1942) is a renowned international theatre and television producer and President of Stage Entertainment. Since the early 1960s he has produced more than 100 plays and comedies from the international repertoire, followed by a wide range of international musicals across Europe. He set his first steps on Broadway through a joint venture with the Dodgers resulting in Tony Award-winning musicals like Titanic, 42nd Street, Into the Woods and Urinetown. He now returns to Broadway with Sister Act, a coproduction with Whoopi Goldberg. As television producer he was successful with talk shows, variety shows and series. In 1994, Van den Ende and John deMol founded Endemol, the largest independent international television production company. In 2000, he left Endemol and founded Stage Entertainment, the largest independent theatre company in Europe with offices in Amsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin, Stuttgart, Moscow, Milan, Rome, Madrid, Paris, London and New York. It boasts a portfolio of 25 theatres, produces musicals—roughly 50 shows running every day—and creates new musical titles, such as Sister Act. In 2001, Joop and his wife Janine Van den Ende founded the VandenEnde Foundation, the largest private art foundation in the Netherlands, with the aim to create chances for talented young artists, cultural entrepreneurs and cultural education.
entered the music business as a director for the Sanctuary Group in 1984. He later joined the board of Lord Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group and from 1997 to 2005 was CEO. Bill played a major part in RUG’s expansion and during his time there the company produced more than 70 shows in London, on Broadway and around the world including Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph..., Sunset Boulevard, Bombay Dreams and Strictly Come Dancing Live Arena Tour. In 2001 he acquired, on behalf of RUG, Stoll Moss Theatres. As CEO of Stage Entertainment UK & US, Bill’s producer credits include Hairspray, Disney’s High School Musical and Sister Act at the London Palladium and Broadway Theatre.
under the leadership of Artistic Director Sheldon Epps and Executive Director Stephen Eich, has been in existence since 1917. Broadway productions that originated there include: Sister Act, Baby It’s You!, Looped and Mail. In 1937, The Pasadena Playhouse was designated the State Theatre of California for bringing national and international renown to the state as a center for dramatic art. The Playhouse continues to thrill Southern California audiences of all ages.
Atlanta’s Tony Award recipient, the Alliance Theatre, Susan V. Booth, Artistic Director, fosters the creation of world premiere musicals and plays including The Color Purple, Aida, In the Red and Brown Water, Come Fly Away, Bring It On and Sister Act. New work from its National Graduate Playwriting Competition has been produced in New York, Chicago, London, San Francisco and beyond. Proud to set the highest artistic and educational standards, creating the powerful experience of shared theatre for diverse people.
has produced more than 50 productions across the globe for Troika Entertainment. Before joining Troika in 1999, Mr. Buck was Vice President and General Manager for Livent in Toronto. While working for Livent, he managed productions such as Fosse, Ragtime, Show Boat, Music of the Night and Kiss of the Spider Woman. Mr. Buck was a stage manager for more than 20 years, surviving a year with Mary Martin and Carol Channing in Jimmy Kirkwood’s Legends!, a year in Japan with Siegfried & Roy, opening The Phantom of the Opera Music Box Company and opening Show Boat on Broadway. Since beginning as an apprentice with The Kenley Players in the late ’60s, he has had the privilege of working closely with visionaries such as Twyla Tharp, Susan Stroman, Hal Prince, Joe Layton & Josh Logan, plus hundreds of stars. Mr. Buck had the privilege of recently serving on the board for the National Alliance of Music Theater. Randy is currently living happily-ever-after in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife, Angela, and their daughter Sierra Ashley Buck.
joined Troika in 1992 as the company’s comptroller and assumed his current role in 2000. In this role, he is responsible for the financial, administrative and human resources aspects of the company. He holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut. Mr. Kindl has been involved in the production of such great Troika shows as Cats, Starlight Express, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Sound of Music, Smokey Joe’s Café, Swing, Come Fly Away and many others. He would like to thank his lovely wife Cindy and their three wonderful children for their love and support over the years.
joins Troika directly from The Kennedy Center where he presented and produced more than 65 theatrical productions and special events as the Associate General Manager and Coordinator of Theater Programming. His favorite credits include the Kennedy Center and Broadway productions of Follies and Ragtime, four seasons of Barbara Cook’s Spotlight Series; the critically acclaimed August Wilson’s 20th Century festival; Master Class starring Tyne Daly; Thurgood starring Laurence Fishburne; and numerous special events. While Joe has had the privilege of working with such greats as Bill Cosby, James Taylor, John Williams, Morgan Freeman, Paul Simon, Yo-Yo Ma and President Barack Obama, he is perhaps most excited to finally get to carpool to and from work with the love of his life to help save on gas.
has worked on more than 60 productions for Troika Entertainment during the last seven years. Additional current projects include Newsies on Broadway. Prior to his current position, Mr. Quart spent three years as Project Foreman for Showman Fabricators. Mr. Quart began his career in Toronto, Canada as an Assistant Production Manager and Assistant Technical Director for Livent Inc. and Parallel Productions, working on productions such as Ragtime, Jane Eyre, The Vagina Monologues and The Lion King. Mr. Quart and his wife Anne are enjoying life in blissful suburbia in New Jersey with their daughter Madelyn and their dog, Tucker.
has been the innovator in touring musical theater productions for over two decades, producing shows throughout North America and the world. Each season, Troika tours to hundreds of cities across the U.S. and Canada. In addition, Troika has produced in European markets including Russia, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Central/South American and Caribbean credits include touring Cats in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. As the first U.S. production company to tour a musical in mainland China, Troika has toured extensively across the Pacific Rim in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore, with productions of The Sound of Music, Swing!, 42nd Street and Chicago. The company is experienced in casino and leisure markets having produced for The Wynn, Caesars, Grand Casino, Hilton, Eldorado and Harrah’s (Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Biloxi, Lake Tahoe and Branson). Current and upcoming productions include West Side Story, Catch Me if You Can, Sister Act, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Shear Madness and The Wizard of Oz. With strong ties to the Broadway community, Troika prides itself on delivering top quality productions to audiences worldwide.