Who's Who
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notes: u/s = Understudy





CAST:
JOHN BOLTON (standby Michael Wiley, u/s Frenchmen, Husband, Bartender). Broadway: Titanic (Officer Lightoller, Charles Clarke), Damn Yankees (Ozzie), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (several roles including many performances starring as Finch). Off-Broadway: Roundabout, Playwrights Horizons, Drama Dept., Riverside Shakespeare Co., Tours: 20th Anniversary production of Annie, Damn Yankees with Jerry Lewis, Will in Oklahoma! in nine countries and four languages. Workshops: Time and Again. NY Cabaret: The China Club. Regional: leading roles at The Old Globe, GeVa, Paper Mill, the MUNY, Helen Hayes Center, Arizona Light Opera, many others. TV: roles on "As the World Turns," "Guiding Light," various appearances on Letterman, co-star of the pilot "Ravens World".

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TOMÉ COUSIN (Restaurant Patron, Clubgoer). Off-Broadway: Village Wooing (South Street Theatre). National Tours: A Chorus Line, Dreamgirls. International: Sweet Charity, La Cage Au Folles, Tabaluga und Lilli. Regional: The Who's Tommy, The Colored Museum, My One and Only, Chicago. Dance: B.A., Point Park College, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Co., Physical Theatre, Tanztheater Wuppertal, Bern Ballet. Television: "The Jacksons, An American Dream," "Mr. Rogers Neighborhood."

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CHARLOTTE D'AMBOISE (Wife) Lincoln Center Theater debut. Broadway: Chicago (Roxie Hart), Company (Kathy), Damn Yankees (Lola), Jerome Robbins' Broadway (Peter Pan, Anita - Tony Nomination), Song and Dance, Cats. Off Broadway: The Dolphin Position, Non-Pasquale (NYSF), Tennis Game, Red Eye, Prairie Avenue, Toulous, Time Pieces. Tour: Chicago (Roxie; winner 1998 LA Ovation and Drama Critics Circle Awards, Best Actress). London: Carrie. Regional: Tonight at 8:30 (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Speed-the-Plow, Italian-American Reconciliation. Film: The Preacher's Wife, The In Crowd. Television: "Law & Order," "Reunion: Journey Beyond," "The Bermuda Triangle," "Command in Hell," "American Blue Note."

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COLLEEN DUNN (The Girl in the Yellow Dress). Lincoln Center Theater: My Favorite Year (Princess Veronica). Broadway: original casts of The Will Rogers Follies, Sunset Blvd (also L.A.), Ain't Broadway Grand and Legs Diamond; revivals of Annie (Grace Farrell/20th Anniversary Production) and Follies (Roundabout Theatre); Cats (Cassandra). Other: Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular (Rockette). Films: Everyone Says I Love You. Television: "Late Night With David Letterman," "The Dana Carvey Show," "Saturday Night Live," "All My Children" (Libby Daniels), "Another World" (Starr), "The Magic Of Music," Tony Awards '91, '95, '01 and can been seen as the faux French maid in the current Dannon Yogurt TV commercial.

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PASCALE FAYE (Photographer, Clubgoer). Broadway: Titanic, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (starring Whoopi Goldberg), Victor/ Victoria (starring Julie Andrews), Once Upon A Mattress (starring Sarah Jessica Parker), Guys and Dolls (starring Nathan Lane), Grand Hotel. National Tours: Grand Hotel, West Side Story. Other: The Christmas Spectacular and Easter Extravaganza at Radio City Music Hall, The Muny Goes British (St. Louis), Follies (Paper Mill Playhouse), Harmony (La Jolla Playhouse), Fosse (workshop, Toronto), Cats (Vienna). Television, films and commercials.

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STEVE GEARY (Swing, u/s Frenchmen, Headwaiter). Broadway: Miss Saigon, Cats (Macavity). National tour: Jesus Christ Superstar (with Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson), Miss Saigon (first national tour). Other New York theater: Cinderella (New York State Theatre), Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, Radio City Music Hall Easter Show. Regional: Carousel, Me and My Girl, The Pirates of Penzance.

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DAVID GOMEZ (Swing, u/s Frenchmen/Headwaiter). Broadway debut. He toured internationally with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago from 1992-1999. Prior to joining Contact, he worked on Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas as a performer and dance captain. Other credits include: Kettering Theater, Dance Theatre Dayton, Akasah Dance Company and Ruth Page's Nutcracker.

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PETER GREGUS (Restaurant Patron, Clubgoer, u/s Husband). Broadway: Ain't Broadway Grand (original cast). New York: A Christmas Carol (for Ms. Stroman), City Center Encores!, Radio City holiday shows, Pajama Game (NYC Opera). Tours: Bye, Bye Birdie (with Tommy Tune), Grease (with Rosie O'Donnell), Man of La Mancha (with John Cullum). Film: Center Stage, choreographed by Ms. Stroman and directed by Nicholas Hytner.

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SHANNON HAMMONS (Cigarette Girl, Clubgoer, u/s Girl on the Swing). Broadway: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Swing). Other theater: Cats (Cassandra, Zurich and Vienna), West Side Story (Graziella, European Tour and Paper Mill Playhouse). Films: Center Stage, choreographed by Susan Stroman.

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JACK HAYES (Jack). Broadway: Chicago, Steel Pier, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Beauty and the Beast, The Phantom of the Opera. City Center Encores!: Ziegfeld Follies of 1936. National tours include Sunset Boulevard, Guys and Dolls, Chicago, Evita and Chita and All That Jazz. Film: Center Stage. Television: "As the World Turns," David Letterman.

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DANNY HERMAN (Swing, u/s Frenchmen, u/s Husband, u/s Bartender). Broadway: A Chorus Line, Leader of the Pack, Song and Dance (national tour). Director and Choreographer: Rugrats-A Live Adventure (world tours), Madhattan (Vegas), Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (three international editions), Nightmare Alley (Directors Company). Choreographer: Tabaluga und Lilli (Germany), George Lucas Super Live Adventure (Japan), Die Soldaten (NYC Opera), Dreamgirls (national tour) Big Bad Burlesque (starring Ann Corio), Jane Fonda Workouts (designed by Theoni Aldredge), Scandal (Associate Choreographer).

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SEÁN MARTIN HINGSTON (Frenchman, Uncle Vinnie, Johnny). Broadway: Crazy for You. Off-Broadway: The Cocoanuts (Harvey). City Center Encores!: L'il Abner; Boys From Syracuse; Promises, Promises. Other New York theater: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at Radio City ("The Phantom" opposite Sarah Brightman), Bernadette Peters at Carnegie Hall. Tour: Chita and All That Jazz. Regional: Magaldi and Che in Evita, Requiem/Variations (Opera Omaha), A.R. Gurney's Let's Do It! (Long Wharf). Australia: Cats, 42nd Street. Film: Center Stage. Television: guest star on "Sex and the City".

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ANGELIQUE ILO (Swing, Dance Captain, u/s Wife). Broadway: A Chorus Line, Crazy For You, Steel Pier. Off-Broadway: House of Flowers. Film: All That Jazz. Television: "Flip Wilson's Comedy Hour," "Another World," David Letterman, "Tonight Show," "As The World Turns," Miss America, Dean Martin Specials. Television commercials include Hershey's Kisses, White Cloud toilet tissue, McDonalds, Crystal Light, Dr. Scholls. Choreographic credits: Pajama Game (Goodspeed Opera House) And the World Goes 'Round (NYU) Jerry's Girls, Leader of the Pack, Sweet Charity, numerous companies of Crazy For You, including Paper Mill Playhouse and PBS Television.

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MARY ANN LAMB (Restaurant Patron, Clubgoer). Broadway: Seussical (Little Mary Who Who), Fosse (featured), Chicago (June), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Vibrata), Jerome Robbins' Broadway (Gypsy Rose Lee, Flapper Girl), Starlight Express (Volta), Goodbye Girl, Song and Dance, Carrie. City Center Encores!: Promises, Promises (Sylvia); Out of this World (Night), Pal Joey, Call Me Madam, Fiorello. Other theater: Papa Play (sister), West Side Story (Anybody's), Lady from Maxims (Clementine), Goin' To See The Elephants (Etta). Film: The In Crowd, Dancing on the Edge (Rachel; nominated for the Bob Fosse Award). Television: "Portrait of a Showgirl" (Mary), "The Working Dancer" (PBS' "Egg, the Arts Show").

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SHANNON LEWIS (Standby Girl in the Yellow Dress, u/s Wife, u/s Girl on the Swing). Broadway: original casts of Fosse (I Gotcha) and Candide (understudy/performed Paquette); Crazy for You (Vera). Off-Broadway: City Center Encores! Sweet Adeline (overture Duet), Tenderloin. Other Theater includes A.R. Gurney's Let's Do It (Long Wharf). New York workshops: Sweet Smell of Success; Bachrach/David Project (Roundabout). Original cast recordings: Candide, Fosse, Tenderloin. Film: Across the Sea of Time (Sony/Imax), Standard Time (Suzy). Television: "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," the 1997 and 1999 Tony and Drama Desk Awards, Bravo's Fosse documentary.

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DAVID MacGILLIVRAY (Headwaiter). Broadway debut. Theater: The Phantom of the Opera (international tour - Slave Master), Carousel (national tour - dance captain, u/s Fairground Boy), National Ballet of Canada (Soloist), The Soldiers' Tale (ASU West).

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JOANNE MANNING (Swing, u/s Girl on the Swing, Girl in the Yellow Dress). Broadway: Victor/Victoria with Julie Andrews. National tours: Guys and Dolls, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Music of the Night. Regional: It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman (Goodspeed Opera House); What the World Needs Now (Old Globe). Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Easter Show, Queensland Ballet Company, Australia. Workshops: Parade, Swing! Film: Center Stage. Television: "Guiding Light".

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DANNY MASTROGIORGIO (Husband, Bartender, Voice Messages). Broadway: Wait Until Dark. Off-Broadway: My Italy Story (one-man show at 47th St. Theatre), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare in the Park), Refuge (Soho Rep), American Passenger (Krane Theatre). Other theater: Death of a Salesman (St. Louis Rep), Taming of the Shrew (Denver Center, Old Globe), Notes from Underground (one-man show written & directed by Eric Bogosian), Italian-American Reconciliation (Stamford Theatreworks). Film: Sleepers (Barry Levinson), Friends & Family, Dead Broke. Television: co-starring roles on "Law & Order," "Third Watch," "Law & Order: SUV," also "Spin City," "The Last Don, Parts I & II," "All My Children," "Guiding Light." A.T.O.Y.D.

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STEPHANIE MICHELS (Girl on the Swing, Clubgoer). Broadway: The Life. Off-Broadway: German Games (Houseman), Bus Stop (Actor's Theatre). Other Theater: Where's Charlie (Kennedy Center), West Side Story (Connecticut Broadway Theatre), the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, Kiss Me Kate, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Principal Dancer, Georgia Ballet. Film: lead in independent feature Trust Dance. Other film: New York Faces, Goodbye Charlie, A Couch in New York, Center Stage. Television: "As the World Turns", "Guiding Light." Graduate of New York University and the 1992 Miss Georgia.

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MAYUMI MIGUEL (Clubgoer). Broadway debut. Theater: Romeo and Juliet The Musical (Goodspeed Opera House, Norma Terris Theater), Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. TV: "CinderElmo" (Sesame Street special), "Sex and the City" (HBO), "Spirit" (PBS).

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D.W. MOFFETT (Michael Wiley) Lincoln Center Theater debut. Broadway: The Boys of Winter, The Real Thing. Off Broadway: The American Plan (MTC), The Normal Heart (NY Shakespeare Festival). Regional: The End of the Day (Coast Playhouse, LA), Snakebit and Speed the Plow (Remains Theatre, Chicago), Balm in Gilead (Steppenwolf, Chicago and NY). Film: Traffic; Take My Life…Please; Molly, Stealing Beauty, Rough Magic, Perfect Prey, Falling Down, Lisa, Black Widow. TV movies include "Music From The Heart," "The Secret She Carried," "The Counterfeit Contessa," "Fine Things," "An Early Frost"; series include "Crossing Jordan", "For Your Love," "Chicago Sons," "Palace Guard," "The Oldest Rookie," "Tales From the Crypt," "Lifestories," "Tales From the Hollywood Hills." Founding Member: Remains Theatre, Chicago.

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LEEANNA SMITH (Swing). Broadway debut. Theater: Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular (Rockette) in Los Angeles and Chicago, Oklahoma! (the Muny). TV: "Tonight Show with Jay Leno." BFA in dance performance from Southern Methodist University.

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DANA STACKPOLE (Restaurant Patron, Clubgoer). Lincoln Center Theater: Carousel (Louise). Broadway: On the Town (standby Miss Turnstiles), The Phantom of the Opera (Ballet Chorus). National tours: Carousel (Louise), The Phantom of the Opera. International: Hey, Mr. Producer (Principal, Gala honoring Cameron Mackintosh). Regional: Brigadoon (Paper Mill Playhouse), Finian's Rainbow (Susan the Silent, Reprise! Best of Broadway). Dance: American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet. Film: Dancers. Television: "1994 Tony Awards," PBS series "Dance in America," "Live from Lincoln Center."

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SCOTT TAYLOR (Frenchman, Waiter, Clubgoer, Dance Captain, u/s Headwaiter, Michael Wiley). Broadway: Steel Pier, Show Boat, Victor/Victoria with Julie Andrews, Crazy For You, Cats, Wind in the Willows. Other theater: A Christmas Carol at Madision Square Garden. Scott performed with Chita Rivera in her act. Film: A Chorus Line, The Cradle Will Rock and Center Stage, choreographed by Susan Stroman. TV: PBS's filmed version of Crazy for You. Scott set the London and American companies of Show Boat.

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ROCKER VERASTIQUE (Busboy, Clubgoer). Lincoln Center Theater: Carousel (Dance Captain). Broadway: original productions of Victor/Victoria and Chicago; also Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera (also national tour). City Center Encores!: The Zeigfeld Follies of 1936. World premiere productions of Spirit (PBS) Fosse (Livent), Hearts' Desire (Cleveland Playhouse), Jekyll & Hyde (Alley Theatre). Dance: American Ballet Theatre, Feld Ballet. Television: "Fame" (80 episodes), "Nasty" (opposite Janet Jackson).

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ROBERT WERSINGER (Waiter, Joe). Robert is proud to be part of Contact. Other theater: West Side Story (national tour). Film: Center Stage, George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. Previously affiliated with the New York City Ballet performing numerous roles by Jerome Robbins, Peter Martins and George Balanchine. Herz und seele to Christiane and Luc.

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CREATIVE TEAM:
JOHN WEIDMAN (Author) Lincoln Center Theater: Anything Goes (new book with Timothy Crouse; Tony® Award, Best Revival). Broadway: Pacific Overtures, score by Stephen Sondheim (Tony® nominations, Best Book, Best Musical); big, score by Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire (Tony® nomination, Best Book). Off-Broadway: Assassins, score by Stephen Sondheim (London Drama Critics' Award, Best Musical). Television: "Sesame Street" (Nine Emmy Awards, Outstanding Writing for a Children's Program). Kleban Award, 1996. Current: Wise Guys, score by Stephen Sondheim; a new musical, score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Mr. Weidman is President of the Dramatists' Guild of America and a graduate of Yale Law School. He lives in New York with his wife, Lila, and their two children, Laura and Jonathan.

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SUSAN STROMAN (Director, Choreographer, Author). Ms. Stroman won the 2000 Tony® Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for outstanding choreography for Contact. She won the 2000 Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding direction for Contact. Most recently, Ms. Stroman directed and choreographed The Music Man, for which she won the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Direction and Choreography. She has created a new work for the New York City Ballet called Blossom Got Kissed to celebrate their 50th Anniversary and choreographed the ballet But Not For Me for the Martha Graham Company. Ms. Stroman was honored with the Laurence Olivier Award for her choreography of the Royal National Theatre's production of Oklahoma!. She received the Tony® Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics' Circle Award and Olivier Award for Outstanding Choreography for Crazy for You. For her choreography of Broadway's Show Boat, Ms. Stroman won the Tony® Award and Outer Critics' Circle Award. She also choreographed the Broadway shows Big, Steel Pier (a new musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb) and created the dances for the Broadway revival of Picnic. Her choreography for the Off-Broadway production of And The World Goes 'Round (co-conceiver/choreographer) gained her an Outer Critics' Circle Award. Ms. Stroman's choreography received an Emmy nomination for the HBO presentation Liza - Stepping Out at Radio City Music Hall, starring Liza Minnelli. She choreographed the Off-Broadway production of Flora, the Red Menace and several shows for New York City Opera such as Don Giovanni, A Little Night Music and 110 in the Shade. For television, Ms. Stroman directed "An Evening with the Boston Pops-A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein" and co-conceived and choreographed "Sondheim-A Celebration at Carnegie Hall" for PBS. Ms. Stroman choreographs the annual spectacular A Christmas Carol, now in its seventh year, for Madison Square Garden. Ms. Stroman also choreographed the dance movie Center Stage, released in the spring of 2000. She is a proud recipient of two Astaire Awards.

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THOMAS LYNCH (Sets). Lincoln Center Theater: Old Money, Far East, Ah, Wilderness!, My Favorite Year. Select New York work includes: The Music Man, Swing!, Having Our Say, The Young Man From Atlanta, The Heidi Chronicles (Tony® nomination), Tintypes, Betty's Summer Vacation, Driving Miss Daisy and Give Me Your Answer Do. He has designed extensively for the major regional theaters, for Covent Garden, The Vienna Staatsoper, Houston Grand, Santa Fe, New York City Opera (Xerxes, La Clemnza di Tito), Seattle Opera. Awards include two Joseph Jeffersons of Chicago, Boston's Elliot Norton, shared American Honors at the Prague Quadrennial, and the 1999 Obie for Sustained Excellence.

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WILLIAM IVEY LONG (Costumes). Lincoln Center Theater: Six Degrees of Separation. Other credits include: The Music Man, Swing!, Epic Proportions, Annie Get Your Gun, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Cabaret, Chicago (New York, London, Melbourne, Vienna, Stockholm), Steel Pier, 1776, Smokey Joe's Café, Crazy for You (Tony®, Dora, Outer Critics' Award), Guys and Dolls (Drama Desk Award), Madison Square Garden's annual A Christmas Carol, Assassins (1991 Obie Award for Outstanding Achievement), Lend Me A Tenor (Drama Desk, Outer Critics' Circle Awards), Nine (Tony®, Drama Desk, Maharam Awards), Robert Wilson's Hamletmachine, Leonard Bernstein's A Quiet Place and Trouble in Tahiti, The Lost Colony, Mick Jagger for the Rollings Stones' "Steel Wheels" tour, Seigfried and Roy at the Mirage Hotel, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, David Parsons, Peter Martins, and Susan Stroman.

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PETER KACZOROWSKI (Lighting). Lincoln Center Theater: Ah, Wilderness!, Twelve Dreams. Broadway: The Music Man (directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman), Kiss Me Kate, The Rainmaker, Honour, Jackie, Steel Pier (OCC award), She Loves Me (also West End/London), On the Waterfront, A Small Family Business. Roundabout: Three Sisters, Company, She Loves Me, Picnic, The Play's the Thing, The Show-Off, The Homecoming, Candida. Off-Broadway: Violet, Impossible Marriage, The Uneasy Chair, The Monogamist, Curtains, Below the Belt, Grandchild of Kings, Song of Singapore among many others. Many shows for the New York Shakespeare Festival, Manhattan Theater Club, City Center Encores!, Circle Rep and Second Stage. He has designed extensively for most leading regional theatre and opera companies in the US. Abroad: Royal Opera, Scottish Opera, Bonn State Opera, Opera/North and the Edinburgh Festival. Mr. Kaczorowski is designing a new Ring Cycle for Seattle Opera.

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SCOTT STAUFFER (Sound). Lincoln Center Theater: Marie Christine, Hello Again, Twelfth Night, benefit concert of Annie Get Your Gun, Lincoln Center Theater's Directors Lab 1996. Off Broadway: Dancing On Her Knees, The American Songbook series at Alice Tully Hall, Cowgirls, Pageant, Theda Bara, Sharon, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Body Shop, Trophies. As Sound Engineer, Lincoln Center Theater: Juan Darien, The Little Foxes, It's A Slippery Slope, Chronicle Of A Death Foretold, Carousel. Broadway: The Lion King, Once On This Island, Conversations With My Father. Off Broadway: Driving Miss Daisy, Stardust, Blues In The Night, Little Shop of Horrors.

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TARA YOUNG (Assistant Director/ Choreographer). Broadway: The Music Man, Show Boat, Ragtime, Celebration of Sondheim at Carnegie Hall, Steel Pier (workshop), Parade (workshop). Tours: Ragtime (first and second national tours), Show Boat (Toronto), And the World Goes 'Round (Toronto and Tokyo), Crazy For You (Toronto), Minnelli/Aznavour Paris, Liza Minnelli Stepping Out at Radio City Music Hall. Film: Stepping Out, Sing.

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CHRIS PETERSON (Associate Choreographer). Broadway: Steel Pier, Crazy for You, On Your Toes, associated with companies of Crazy For You in London, Japan, Toronto, Australia, South Africa. National Tours: Anything Goes, 42nd Street, Sugar Babies. Other New York: A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden for the past six seasons. Jubilee at Carnegie Hall. Films: Field of Dreams, Billy Bathgate. Television: "Celebrating Gershwin with Mikhail Baryshnikov," "Kennedy Center Honors," David Letterman, "One Life to Live," "In Performance At the White House," "Spin City."

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JOHNSON-LIFF ASSOCIATES (Casting). Includes Casting Directors Geoffrey Johnson, Vincent Liff, Tara Rubin, Andrew Zerman and Janibeth Margolis. Recent shows include Kiss Me, Kate; King Hedley II; Saturday Night; Martin Guerre; Sail Away; Putting It Together; Waiting In The Wings; Jesus Christ Superstar; Everything's Ducky and past season's Cats, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and Phantom of the Opera. They have cast off-Broadway and regionally for Second Stage, Yale Rep, Signature Theater and La Jolla Playhouse. They are members of the Casting Society of America.

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THOM WIDMANN (Production Stage Manager). Lincoln Center Theater: God's Heart, The Lights, Racing Demon, Twelve Dreams. Broadway: Amy's View, The Sound of Music, The King and I, Skylight, The Shadow Box, An Inspector Calls (national tour). Off-Broadway: Mad Forest, (New York Theatre Workshop & Manhattan Theatre Club); Silence-Cunning-Exile (NYSF/Public Theater); Kindertransport, Three Birds Alighting On A Field (MTC); Owners and Traps, Eve's Diary, The Story of the Tiger (NYTW), The End of the Day, Subfertile (Playwrights Horizons). Regional: Musical-Theatre Group, New York Stage & Film, The Hangar Theatre. Graduate of SUNY Purchase.

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PRODUCERS:
ANDRÉ BISHOP was appointed Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theater in January of 1992. Under his leadership, the Theater has begun an ambitious Playwrights and Directors Program, consisting of a series of readings and workshops and symposia, in order to develop new works and new artists for the American theater.

Since becoming Artistic Director, Lincoln Center Theater has presented such acclaimed productions as: Wendy Wasserstein’s The Sisters Rosensweig (off-Broadway, on Broadway and the National Tour), the Broadway revival of The Most Happy Fella, John Guare’s Four Baboons Adoring The Sun, Jon Robin Baitz’s The Substance of Fire, the new American musical My Favorite Year, Playboy of the West Indies by Mustapha Matura, In The Summer House, Abe Lincoln In Illinois, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, and the first Festival of New American Plays, which included Howard Korder’s The Lights, Michael John LaChiusa’s Hello Again and Eric Bogosian’s subUrbia.

André Bishop joined the staff of Playwrights Horizons in 1975 as Literary Manager, and beginning with the 1981-82 season, he served for the next ten years as its sole Artistic Director. Under his direction, Playwrights Horizons produced new American plays and musicals, including such works as The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein, Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry and Sunday in the Park With George by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, each of which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, March of the Falsettos andFalsettoland by William Finn, The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney, Jr., Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You by Christopher Durang, Isn't It Romantic by Wendy Wasserstein, the musical Once on this Island, and the playsMarvin's Room andThe Substance of Fire.

Mr. Bishop has taught at New York University and Hunter College and served on the Theatre and Opera-Musical Theatre Panels of the National Endowment for the Arts. He and Playwrights Horizons received the 1983 Margo Jones Award for contributions made to the American theatre, and the 1989 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Achievement for a Body of Work, specifically in the development of new American plays and playwrights. Mr. Bishop won a special Drama Desk Award in 1992 for his work at Playwrights Horizons.

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BERNARD GERSTEN has been the Executive Producer of Lincoln Center Theater since its re-establishment in 1985. Lincoln Center Theater has produced dozens of works, including Anything Goes, Sarafina!, Speed-The-Plow, The House of Blue Leaves, Our Town, Waiting For Godot, Six Degrees of Separation, Mule Bone, Arcadia, The Heiress, A Delicate Balance, Ivanov and Pride’s Crossing. For the Public Broadcasting System he has produced The House of Blue Leaves, Comedy of Errors and Our Town. He was the Producer of the NBC documentary film Voices of Sarafina! From 1960 to 1978, he was the Associate Producer of the New York Shakespeare Festival for, among others, A Chorus Line, Two Gentlemen of Verona, For Colored Girls..., That Championship Season, Much Ado About Nothing, and Sticks And Bones. He was Executive Vice President of Zoetrope Studios, Executive Producer of Francis Coppola’s One From The Heart and Co-Producer of the live orchestra presentations of Abel Gance’s Napolean. He was the Vice President of Radio City Music Hall and Executive Producer of Porgy and Bess and Ice. Mr. Gersten is an instructor of Theatre Administration at Columbia University and a former president of the American Arts Alliance.

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