Creative Team

ANDREW LIPPA (Music & Lyrics)

wrote the words and music to the original theatrical oratorio I AM HARVEY MILK that received its world premiere in San Francisco in June, 2013 with the San Francisco Gay Mens’ Chorus starring Laura Benanti and Mr. Lippa as Harvey Milk. He also wrote the Tony-nominated music and lyrics for the Broadway musical The Addams Family as well as the music for the Broadway production of Aaron Sorkin’s play The Farnsworth Invention. Other musicals include the Drama Desk award winning musical The Wild Party (book/music/lyrics), A Little Princess (music), jon & jen (music/co-wrote book), Asphalt Beach (music/lyrics) and You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (additional music/lyrics and arrangements). Mr. Lippa was music director for Kristin Chenoweth's sold-out shows at the Metropolitan Opera House, Carnegie Hall and others. Accolades include a Tony and Grammy nomination, the Gilman/Gonzalez-Falla Theater Foundation Award, ASCAP’s Richard Rodgers/New Horizons Award, The Drama Desk and The Outer Critics Circle Award. Andrew Lippa serves on the council of The Dramatists Guild and is a graduate of The University of Michigan.

JOHN AUGUST (Book)

received a 2004 BAFTA nomination for his screenplay for Big Fish. His other credits include Go, Titan A.E., Charlie's Angels, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Corpse Bride, The Nines and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, for which he received a 2006 Grammy nomination for lyrics. His most recent film is the Oscar-nominated Frankenweenie, for which he wrote the screenplay and lyrics. He is a graduate of Drake University and USC's School of Cinematic Arts. On Twitter and Instagram @johnaugust.

SUSAN STROMAN (Director/Choreographer)

Ms. Stroman directed and choreographed The Scottsboro Boys on Broadway, where it received 12 Tony Award nominations. The show has continued to garner acclaim with her recent productions at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, and the Ahmanson Theatre. She directed and choreographed The Producers, winner of a record-making 12 Tony Awards, including Best Direction and Best Choreography. She co-created, directed and choreographed the groundbreaking musical Contact for Lincoln Center Theater, winning the 2000 Tony Award for Best Choreography, as well as Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards and a 2003 Emmy Award for “Live from Lincoln Center”. Other Broadway credits include, Oklahoma! (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Olivier Awards), Young Frankenstein, Thou Shalt Not, The Music Man (Outer Critics Circle Award), The Frogs, Steel Pier, Big, Show Boat (Tony, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Picnic and Crazy for You (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Olivier Awards). Off-Broadway credits include The Scottsboro Boys (Lucille Lortel Award), Happiness, And the World Goes ’Round (Outer Critics Circle Award), and Flora, the Red Menace. For ten years she choreographed Madison Square Garden’s annual spectacular, A Christmas Carol (Outer Critics Circle Award). For New York City Opera she choreographed A Little Night Music, 110 in the Shade, and Don Giovanni. For New York City Ballet she created Double Feature, a full-length ballet featuring the music of Irving Berlin and Walter Donaldson, and For the Love of Duke, featuring the music of Duke Ellington. She created the ballets But Not For Me for the Martha Graham Company and Take Five…More or Less for Pacific Northwest Ballet. Her choreography received an Emmy nomination for the HBO presentation “Liza Minnelli Live From Radio City Music Hall”. Other TV credits include co-conceiver and choreographer for PBS’s “Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall” and “Evening at Pops: A Tribute to the Theater Music of Leonard Bernstein”. She received the American Choreography Award for her work in the Columbia Pictures feature film Center Stage. She directed and choreographed The Producers: The Movie Musical, nominated for 4 Golden Globes. She is the winner of a record five Astaire Awards and a recipient of the George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater. 

JULIAN CROUCH (Scenic Design)

Co-director and designer of Shockheaded Peter (Cultural Industry). He co-founded Improbable whose shows included Satyagraha (Met Opera). Other designs include Jerry Springer: The Opera, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Royal National Theatre), The Addams Family (Broadway), Dr Atomic, The Enchanted Island (MET OPERA) and Cinderella (Dutch National Ballet). He is currently designing The Merry Widow for Susan Stroman (MET OPERA) and Jedderman (Salzburg Festival).

WILLIAM IVEY LONG (Costume Design)

Big Fish marks Mr. Long’s 11th Broadway collaboration with Susan Stroman.  Select Broadway credits include Rogers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella; Grey Gardens; The Boy From Oz; Hairspray; The Producers; The Music Man; Contact; Cabaret; Chicago; Guys and Dolls; Crazy For You; Nine.  Mr. Long has 13 Tony Award nominations, winning 6 times.  He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in January 2006, and elected Chairman of the American Theatre Wing in June 2012.

DONALD HOLDER (Lighting Design)

Broadway: South Pacific (Tony award), The Lion King (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Paris Moliere Award), Golden Boy, Ragtime, Les Liasons DangereusesA Streetcar Named Desire, Gem of The Ocean, Movin’ Out, Juan Darien (all  Tony nominated) Cyrano de Bergerac, Radio Golf, The Little Dog Laughed, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Motherf**ker With The HatPrelude to a Kiss, The Boy From Oz, many othersTelevision:  “Smash”-Seasons One and Two:  NBC-Dreamworks. 

JON WESTON (Sound Design)

Current/Upcoming: Bridges of Madison County (Williamstown; Broadway 2014). Broadway:  How To Succeed...; 13; Les MiserablesThe Color Purple; The Glass Menagerie; Caroline, or Change (AUDELCO Award); Nine; Imaginary Friends; Thoroughly Modern Millie; The Green Bird; On the Town; Company (Lincoln Center); Man of La Mancha.  Off-Broadway/Regional: The Last Five YearsLos Otros; The Scottsboro Boys ; A Room With A View; Limelight; ParadeThe First Wives ClubRooms…a rock romance ; A Little Night Music (L.A. Drama Critics Award); The Thing About Men; tick, tick…BOOM!; Bright Lights, Big City; Family Guy, Live! (Carnegie Hall).  

PAUL HUNTLEY (Wig & Hair Design)

London-born Paul Huntley has worked hundreds of Broadway shows, most memorably the original productions of Amadeus, Cats, Evita, Sweeney Todd, The Producers, and Hairspray. A recipient of the Drama Desk and Tony awards, he has also worked with the some of the most legendary leading ladies of the cinema, ranging from Bette Davis to Vivien Leigh. Current shows include Cinderella.

BENJAMIN PEARCY for 59 PRODUCTIONS (Projection Design)

is a film and new media production company which specializes in film making, animation and integrating the moving image into live performance. Recent credits include the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, War Horse (London, New York, World Tour), Satyagraha (Met Opera), Les Misérables (World Tour) and The Metropolitan Opera’s 125th Anniversary Gala. For more information visit www.59productions.co.uk.

MARY-MITCHELL CAMPBELL (Music Director/Conductor)

New York: Company (Drama Desk Award for Orchestrations); The Addams Family: Sweeney ToddRoad ShowNext to Normal (Second Stage); Hello Again (Drama Desk nomination for Orchestrations). In addition to her musical career, Mary-Mitchell is the founder of ASTEP-Artists Striving to End Poverty (www.asteponline.org) and is passionate about arts education and poverty reduction. She has served on the faculties of NYU, Boston College and Juilliard.

LARRY HOCHMAN (Orchestrations)

 Broadway: The Book of Mormon (Tony, Drama Desk), 10 others incl. Pippin, Scottsboro Boys, Spamalot, 5 Tony Nominations. Television: Composer of Nickelodeon’s “The Wonder Pets!”(5 Emmys). 25 Regional and Off-Broadway shows incl. Death Takes a Holiday (Maury Yeston)and Marvin Hamlisch’s The Nutty Professor. 17 films incl. The Informant! (Marvin Hamlisch). Recordings, concerts: Paul McCartney, Eric Idle, Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman, Audra McDonald, Barry Manilow, Mandy Patinkin, Boston Pops, New York Philharmonic. www.LarryHochman.net.

SAM DAVIS  (Dance Arrangements)

Broadway: Drood, Scandalous, Curtains, and The Apple Tree. Musical supervisor for Dreamgirls (Apollo, national tour, Korea, and South Africa), orchestrator for The Trumpet of the Swan (Kennedy Center). As composer: Bunnicula (DR2 Theater), Love and Real Estate (59 E 59), and the album Love on a Summer Afternoon (P.S. Classics).  Winner of the Jonathan Larson Award and graduate of the University of Michigan. 

MICHAEL KELLER (Music Coordinator)

Current Broadway: Book of MormonWickedMamma MiaLion KingKinky Boots, Motown, First Date. Tours: Book of Mormon, Lion King, Wicked; Television: "Smash" (2011-13). Pamela, Alexis, Zachary & Christin make it all worthwhile.

WILL PIKE (Puppetry Design)

has built puppets for The Addams Family, Little Shop of Horrors, and is pleased to now be designing and building for Big Fish. Thanks go out my Associate Jessica Scott, Assistant Patrick McNichol, Ben Finer, Daniel Fay, Melanie Patterson, Maggie Dilley, Sarah Lafferty, Patrick Johnson, Elizabeth Cherry, Matt Leabo, and all the rest. Thank You!

JEREMY CHERNICK (Special Effects)

He specializes in making it snow, rain, burn, bleed and explode for the entertainment industry. Recent Credits Include: Romeo & Juliet on Broadway, Let the Right One In @ National Theater of Scotland, Parcifal at Metropolitan Opera, Rocky The Musical on Broadway, and served as special effects consultant for “America's Got Talent” at Radio City Music Hall. 

THOMAS SCHALL (Fight Director)

Broadway: Romeo &  Juliet, Lucky Guy, Orphans, Cinderella, War Horse, Death of a Salesman, Venus in Fur, The House Of Blue Leaves, A Free Man Of Color, Merchant of Venice, A View From The Bridge, Waiting For Godot, After Miss Julie, Mary Stuart, The Seafarer, Journey’s End, Noises Off, Wicked.

JEFF WHITING (Associate Director)

Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys, Hair, Young Frankenstein, Wicked (Fifth Anniversary).  National Tours: Young Frankenstein, Hairspray, The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys.  International:  Hairspray, Jersey Boys, Mickey Mouse Club.  Concerts: James Taylor Live (Carnegie Hall).  Jeff is the Artistic Director of The Open Jar Institute (OpenJarInstitute.com) and the creator of the Stage Write Software (StageWriteSoftware.com) for directors and choreographers.  

CHRIS PETERSON (Associate Choreographer)

is pleased to continue his association with Susan Stroman. Broadway: Young Frankenstein, Contact, Steel Pier, Crazy For You, A Christmas Carol at MSG for ten seasons, On Your Toes. National Tours: Anything Goes, 42nd Street, Sugar Babies with Ann Miller. Jubilee at Carnegie Hall.  "In Performance at the White House." Film: The Producers, and choreography for Evening starring Meryl Streep. 

SHAWN GOUGH (Associate Music Director/Conductor)

Broadway: Annie Get Your Gun, Billy Elliot (Resident Music Director), Chicago, The Coast of Utopia, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Frogs, Into The Woods, Kiss Me Kate, The Light In the Piazza, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, The Music Man, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Sunday in the Park with George. Off-Broadway: A Man Of No Importance, Little Fish, Tick, Tick...Boom!, Shockheaded Peter. Conductor: Presidential Inauguration, Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Gracie Mansion, multiple Broadway Cares benefits. Artists: Carol Channing, Jerry Herman, Elton John, Susan Lucci, Liza Minnelli, Regis Philbin,Vanessa Redgrave, Barbra Streisand, Stephen Sondheim, Stevie Wonder.

JOSHUA HALPERIN (Production Supervisor)

Broadway: Elf the MusicalBaby It’s You!; The Scottsboro Boys; West Side Story; The Drowsy Chaperone; LoveMusik; Movin’ Out; Anna in theTropics; The Graduate; Seussical theMusical; Parade; Miss Saigon; Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk; The Phantom of the Opera; and Candide. Other New York credits: On the Town (NYSF/Delacorte) and A New Brain (LCT). 

JASON BROUILLARD (Stage Management)

Broadway credits include: Spider-Man, The Best Man, Bonnie & Clyde, Baby It’s You!, West Side Story, Jersey Boys, LoveMusik, Hairspray, The Civil War.  Tours: Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin, John Lithgow, Ragtime, Chess.  For Gracey & Vivianne who love stories.

RACHEL MILLER DAVIS (Stage Management)

Broadway: ElfWest Side Story, LoveMusikThe People in the Picture, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. Off-Broadway: Pumpgirl (MTC), Macbeth (NYSF/Delacorte), Ghetto Superstar (Public Theater)Regional/Opera: The Old Globe, McCarter, Long Wharf, Opera Philadelphia, Glimmerglass. Love to Brian. 

TARA RUBIN CASTING (Casting)

Upcoming Broadway: Bullets Over Broadway, Aladdin, A Time to Kill, Selected Broadway: The Heiress, Ghost, How to Succeed.., Promises, Promises, A Little Night Music, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Guys and Dolls, The Farnsworth Invention, …Young Frankenstein, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Les Misérables, Spamalot, Jersey Boys, …Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Phantom of the Opera, Contact. Off-Broadway: Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Old Jews Telling Jokes. Regional: Yale Repertory.

AURORA PRODUCTIONS (Production Management)

Current projects: The Book of Mormon (Broadway, National Tour and Chicago), Once (Broadway and National Tour), Anything Goes (National Tour), Matilda, Soul Doctor, Bad Jews, and The Winslow Boy. Upcoming projects include BetrayalNo Man’s Land, Waiting for Godot, Machinal, and Bullets Over Broadway. Aurora has been providing technical and production management to the entertainment industry since 1989. www.auroraprod.com.

101 PRODUCTIONS, LTD. (General Management)

Wendy Orshan and Jeffrey M. Wilson founded their company in 1994, having first worked together at Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd. Their associates are Elie Landau, Ron Gubin and Chris Morey. Recent: Annie, Ann, Lucky Guy, I’ll Eat You Last. Upcoming: Romeo and Juliet, A Time to Kill, The Bridges of Madison County. Special projects: New Island Festival, “A Broadway Celebration: In Performance at the White House”, and IBM’s Centennial Gala.

DAN JINKS (Producer)

began his career working in the theater in New York.  He took a detour to Hollywood, where he produced such movies as American Beauty (Academy Award), Milk (Academy Award nomination), Big Fish, Nothing to Lose, Down With Love, The Forgotten and The Nines.  His television credits include “Pushing Daisies”, “Traveler”, “Side Order of Life” and “Emily Owens, MD.”  He couldn't be more thrilled to be producing his first Broadway show, and to be working with John August (for the third time), Andrew Lippa and Susan Stroman.  

BRUCE COHEN (Producer)

is extremely excited to be adding theater to his list of producing credits. He produced the film version of Big Fish and his other movies include Silver Linings Playbook (Academy Award nomination), Milk (Academy Award nomination) and American Beauty (Academy Award). His television credits include “Pushing Daisies” and the “83rd Annual Academy Awards (Emmy nomination). To be producing his first Broadway show alongside this incredible creative team is a dream come true.

STAGE ENTERTAINMENT USA INC (Producer)

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.  More than 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. The show received five 2011 Tony Award nominations and is currently on its first national tour.  Stage US has several other new projects in development for Broadway and the road in the upcoming seasons including Rocky which will begin performances February 11, 2014 at the historic Winter Garden Theatre.

ROY FURMAN (Producer)

Currently on Broadway: The Book of Mormon (Tony Award), Cinderella, Annie.  Later this season:  Bullets over Broadway the Musical, Betrayal, Rocky and After Midnight.  Previous productions include: Lucky Guy,War Horse (Tony), West Side Story, The History Boys (Tony), Gypsy, Spamalot (Tony), The Color Purple, and Fosse (Tony). 

EDWARD WALSON (Producer)

With a background in CATV ownership and programming, is now dedicating his time to producing independent films and theater. His Broadway credits include Relatively Speaking, CinderellaBig Fish and Bullets over Broadway (pre-production).  Film credits:  City Island, Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen Summer Project 2013 and Hemingway and Fuentes (pre-production).

JAMES L. NEDERLANDER (Producer)

President of Nederlander Organization, son of James M. Nederlander (Chairman). Various producing credits include Romeo & Juliet staring Orlando Bloom, Kinky Boots, I’ll Eat You Last with Bette Midler, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Evita, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, West Side Story, Next to Normal, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Million Dollar Quartet, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin, Movin’ Out.

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA (Producer)

Part of the Key Brand Entertainment family which includes Broadway.com and is operated by British theatre producer John Gore (Owner & CEO).  BAA is a prolific producer and the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions.  Current/upcoming: Million Dollar Quartet, Pippin, Big Fish, Betrayal, Beautiful, Bullets Over Broadway, Little Miss Sunshine, Tuck Everlasting.  BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com; Broadway.com.

RICH ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (Producer)

led by Mindy and Bob Rich.  Past productions include Chaplin: The Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, Leap of Faith (Broadway) Doctor Zhivago (Australia).

JOHN DOMO (Producer)

Recently represented on Broadway with American Idiot, currently on its 2nd national and 1st international tour.  Projects include the feature film The Delivery Man and the launch of the internet channel Electric Popsicle.  John’s company, Be True Productions LLC, has several stage, film, and television projects in various stages of development.

PARROTHEAD PRODUCTIONS (Producer)

Longtime friends singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett (Margaritaville, A Pirate Looks at Fifty) and producer/director Frank Marshall (War Horse, Bourne franchise) have helped shape American music and cinema for over four decades. They now collaborate on a wide variety of entertainment, including movies, musicals, casinos, and games.

LUCKY FISH (Producer)

Wendy Federman: 2 Tony Awards; 25 Broadway Shows; 4 National Tours; Ricardo F. Hornos: Evita, The Heiress, Cinderella, The Trip to Bountiful. Carl Moellenberg: 5 Tony Awards (Hair, Spring Awakening, War Horse, Salesman, Pippin). Mary Beth O'Connor/Lucky VIII Broadway: Orphans, That Championship Season. Lou Spisto: Broadway: Orphans; 140 productions Old Globe; 6 transfers.

PETER MAY (Producer)

is President of Trian Partners, an investment management firm. Broadway credits include Cinderella, Grace,  Fortunes’s Fool (Producer),  and as investor,  Book of Mormon, Annie, Matilda ,Sweet Smell of Success, Kiss Me Kate, West Side Story, A Little Night Music, Evita and Nice Work if You Can Get It.

JAMES FANTACI (Producer)

has been involved with Broadway productions for over ten years. He is currently doing Cinderella and Book of Mormon on Broadway, and Book of Mormon on tour. Some of his prior involvements include: Spamalot, West Side Story, The Color Purple, The Drowsy Chaperone and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He is thrilled to be part of this exciting and wonderful show.

HARVEY WEINSTEIN (Producer)

is co-chairman of The Weinstein Company. Under his tenure at TWC and Miramax, he earned 321 Oscar nominations and won 78. Weinstein has produced several award-winning shows on Broadway including The Producers, Frost/Nixon, August: Osage County, Billy Elliot, God of Carnage and Promises, Promises. He is currently producing Finding Neverland.

CAROLE L. HABER (Producer)

Broadway Credits: The Story of My Life,  Next Fall (Tony nominations), Jerusalem (Tony nominations), Evita 2012 revival (Tony nominations), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony nominations), The Trip To Bountiful (Tony nominations).

DANCING ELEPHANT PRODUCTIONS (Producer)

Antonio Marion: Evita (Tony® Nomination) Ghost, White Noise. UK: Sunshine Boys. tmariongroup.com. Michael J Moritz Jr: B'way record producer, music director, three B'way productions, one tour. michaelmoritz.com. The Broadway Consortium (Van Dean & Kenny Howard): 8 Broadway & 1 West End productions, 1 Tony Award®. Vincent Palumbo: A Christmas Story, Squonk.Talent Manager at Multimedia Talent Management. 

CJ E&M (Producer)

is Asia’s most active entertainment company which has produced over 200 productions including 42nd Street, Guys & DollsWicked  (Korea), Mamma Mia! and Cats (China). CJ E&M’s West End and Broadway endeavors include The Bodyguard, Let It Be, The Sound of Music and Kinky Boots. 

TED LIEBOWITZ (Producer)

Serial telecom, internet and entertainment entrepreneur. Executive produced the Oscar®-nominated film, The Illusionist. Broadway productions include: The Book of Mormon, Evita, The Mountaintop, Relatively Speaking, Addams Family, The Heiress, Annie, Cinderella, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Lucky Guy, I'll Eat you Last, The Color Purple (London).  Founder of The Liebowitz Entrepreneur Program at Brooklyn College.

TED HARTLEY (Producer)

Under the direction of Ted Hartley with Ryan Bogner, draws on stage rights from the RKO Pictures library and acquired properties to produce theater for audiences worldwide. Independently, CEO Hartley has two Tony nominations (Gypsy and Curtains) and the Olivier Award for Top Hat on the West End. www.rkostage.com

CLAY FLOREN (Producer)

began his career at the Endeavor Agency covering theatre and is ecstatic about this being his first foray into Broadway!  As co-president of Floren Shieh Productions, Clay has produced numerous films, including Girls Against Boys, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, Bad Milo, Shelter, and Bone Tomahawk.  Clay wishes to thank his ever-supportive family.

COLUMBIA PICTURES (Producer)

Columbia Pictures is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company (http://www.sonypictures.com/). Sony Pictures' global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies around the world.