SERGIO TRUJILLO (Director & Choreographer) Sergio Trujillo is an internationally recognized choreographer whose work has been seen all across North America, Europe and Asia. With four shows currently running on Broadway, his work can be seen in this season’s new musicals Memphis (2010 Tony Award Winner – Best Musical, Drama Desk Award – Best Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award) and The Addams Family, in addition to the 2006 Tony and Olivier Award winning Best Musical Jersey Boys (Olivier, Drama Desk, Dora, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations) and Next to Normal, the recipient of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. Other choreography credits include Guys and Dolls, The Capeman and All Shook Up for Broadway, as well as the West End, Australian and Las Vegas productions of Jersey Boys, and the first national tours of Jersey Boys and All Shook Up. Upcoming: Directing and choreographing White Noise and Havana for Broadway, the first national tours of Next to Normal, Memphis and The Addams Family.
MATTE Oâ€™BRIEN (Book) is a writer and director based out of New York City. Projects include Becoming David, which was given a developmental reading starring Tony Award nominee Lorraine Serabian, The Meaning of Lifeâ€¦ and Other Useless Pieces of Information, which made its premiere in New York City, Morning has Broken, and Peter and I.Â The song “I Am a Bird,” for which he wrote the lyrics, was recently performed at the famed Feinstein’s at Lowes Regency Nightclub in New York City by Broadway’s Rodney Hicks. He has had numerous pieces produced around the country. His work has been seen at the Syracuse Stage and Syracuse University New Works Program, and he has taught classes at the New York State Theatre Institute, Young Actors Guild and several other institutions. He served for several seasons as the Artistic Director for the Colonie Summer Theatre and as a founding member and Producing Artistic Director for Rope Swing Entertainment in New York City.
ROBERT MORRIS (Music, Lyrics, Orchestrations) is a New York City-based musician, singer and songwriter. Â With his identical twin brother, Steven Morris, their latest pop CD entitled One Less Dream was produced at Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds’ Studio in LA. Songs from One Less Dream have been featured on network television. Â As a composer, lyricist, arranger and orchestrator, his theatrical scores include White Noise, Once Around the Sun, Rock Star, and What You Will. As an instrumentalist, Robert has played guitar and keyboards in the orchestras of numerous Broadway shows including Hairspray, Mamma Mia!, The Wedding Singer, Good Vibrations, Hot Feet and the National Tour of Godspell. For a time, he and his twin brother could be seen as the Mad Cloning Scientists on The Late Show With David Letterman. Â He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America. Much more at www.morrisbrothers.biz.
STEVEN MORRIS (Music, Lyrics, Orchestrations) has contributed music and lyrics to the New York productions of Once Around The Sun, Rock Star and What You Will (Regional). His most recent artist release, as one half of the Morris Brothers, is One Less Dream. Â Songs from One Less Dream have been featured on network television and in advertising. His songs have been recorded by numerous major label and independent artists. Â As a professional musician (bass, keyboards, vocals) he has recorded and performed everywhere and beyond with numerous artists and in the orchestras of Broadway shows. Â For a time, he and his twin brother could be seen as the Mad Cloning Scientists on The Late Show With David Letterman. Â He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America. Much more at www.morrisbrothers.biz.
JOE SHANE (Music & Lyrics) is a New York singer/songwriter with extensive performance and writing credits. He toured with Madflower, a band he formed with Brad Albetta (producer for Martha Wainwright and Teddy Thompson). Their debut record â€œGet A Lifeâ€ was produced by Steve Thompson (Blues Traveler, Guns Nâ€™ Roses). He created and developed the musical Once Around the Sun with writing partners Robert and Steven Morris, which had a successful run at the Zipper Theater in New York City in 2005. Other NY Theatre: Rock Star (Trilogy Theatre); regional White Noise (New Orleans Le Petite Theatre), all in collaboration with Robert Morris and Steven Morris. Â With over 200 songs in his catalog, Joe has performed his original music in venues all over the country from New York (The Mercury Lounge, Irving Plaza, Arleneâ€™s Grocery) to Los Angeles (The Whisky, The Viper Room). He has written and performed with a variety of artists, including Ethan Hawke, David Spinnoza, Martha Plimpton, Daphne Rubinâ€“Vega and others. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
ROBERT BRILL (Scenic Designer) Broadway: Guys and Dolls (Tony nom); The Story of My Life; Assassins (Tony nom); Cabaret; A Streetcar Named Desire; Laugh Whore; The Good Body; Anna in the Tropics; Design for Living; One Flew Over the Cuckooâ€™s Nest; Buried Child and The Rehearsal. He has designed numerous productions for Steppenwolf and Goodman Theatres, and was recipient of the 2004 Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration.
PAUL TAZEWELL (Costume Designer) Broadway: Lombardi; The Miracle Worker; Memphis; In the Heights; The Color Purple; A Raisin in the Sun; Caroline, or Change; Def Poetry Jam; Elaine Strich at Liberty; On the Town; Gershwinâ€™s Fascinatinâ€™ Rhythm; Bring in â€˜Da Noise. Four times nominated for the Tony Award. Winner of Lucille Lortel Award, multiple Helen Hayes Awards, and recipient of the Princess Grace Statue Award.
JASON LYONS (Lighting Designer) Broadway: Rock of Ages; The Threepenny Opera; Barefoot in the Park; Good Vibrations. Recent: Bring It On The Musical; Rock of Ages (National Tour & Australia); Uncle Vanya (CSC); Broke-ology (LCT); Clay (LCT); Scarcity (Atlantic); Vigils (Goodman); Evil Dead the Musical (NYC and Toronto); Once Around the Sun; Kiki & Herb: Coup de Theatre. Faculty: Purchase College.
GARTH HELM (Sound Designer) has worked extensively throughout the USA and Canada. Recent projects: Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Phantom Las Vegas; The Pirate Queen; Ragtime; Fosse; Seussical; Showboat; Sunset Blvd. Chicago sound design credits include: Ragtime; Blues Brothers; Barry Manilowâ€™s Could It Be Magic; Evita; and The Buddy Holly Story.
RAJ KAPOOR (Multi-Media Designer) Has directed tours for Carrie Underwood, Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Disneyâ€™s Camp Rock, â€œAmerican Idolâ€, and â€œDancing with the Starsâ€. He specializes in creating dynamic and imaginative visuals for concert tours, special events and live award show television performances including the Grammyâ€™s, CMAâ€™s, and AMAâ€™s.
CHARLES G. LAPOINTE (Wig, Hair Design) Broadway: Henry IV; The Rivals; Cymbeline; Lombardi; Fences; Life in the Theater; Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; Merchant of Venice; Looped; Miracle Worker; Superior Donuts; Memphis; 33 Variations; Guys and Dolls; In the Heights; Jersey Boys; The Color Purple; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; Good Vibrations; The Apple Tree; A Raisin in the Sun; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; The Lieutenant of Inishmoor; Radio Golf; Sight Unseen; High Fidelity; Xanadu; Signature Theatreâ€™s Angels in America. Upcoming: Bring it On. Love to James.
RICK SORDELET (Fight Director) New York: Broadway: 51 Broadway shows including The Lion King, The Scottsboro Boys, That Championship Season, Wonderland. National Tours: Beauty and the Beast, Springs Awakening and Les Miserables. International: 52 First Class productions worldwide including Tarzan, Aida, Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Ben Hur Live, Â Opera: Cyrano (starring Placido Domingo) at the Metropolitan Opera, The RoyalOpera House and La Scalla, in Milan, Don Carlo directed by Nicholas Hytner at the MET, Heart of the Soldier at the San Francisco Opera. Film: The Game Plan (starring Dwayne â€œThe Rockâ€ Johnson), Dan in Real Life (starring Steve Carell, and Juliet Binoche). Television: Stunt Coordinator for Guiding Light for 12 years. Instructor: Yale School of Drama, The New School for Drama and The Neighbor Playhouse. Affiliations: Board member for the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Awards: Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence from theÂ Lucille Lortel Foundation.
KEITH HARRISON (Electronic Music Production) Keith Harrison has worked nationally as a versatile music performer and producer. His Chicago credits have garnered five Joseph Jefferson Award nominations and one citation, and his original compositions are frequently heard in national television commercials. Keith is also a prolific singer/songwriter whose songs can be heard at keithmakesmusic.com.
JESSE VARGAS (Music Director, Vocal & Music Arrangements, Orchestrations) Broadway: Glory Days (Supervisor, Arrangements, Orchestrations); The Ritz (Orchestrations). Off-Broadway: Rooms (Supervisor, Arrangements, Orchestrations); Saved; bare-A Pop Opera. Orchestrations: Peep Show; Asphalt Beach; Bright Lights, Big City; Seth Rudetskyâ€™s Broadway 101; Hair 2004; Junie B. Jones; Chess; Pippin (Dance Arr). MD for Clay Aiken 2004-2008. Recordings: Clay Aiken-Tried and True (Decca); Hair 2004; Rooms; Glory Days. shouthollermusic.com
MARCOS SANTANA (Associate Choreographer) Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Marcos has had the privilege of working with distinguished choreographers and directors such as Dianne Paulus, Franco Dragone, Sergio Trujillo, Andy Blanckenbuehler, Des McAnuf, and Hal Prince, among others. Credits: Fortress Of Solitude; My Fair Lady; Paul Simonâ€™s The Capeman; Guys and Dolls; The Wiz; Carmen; Tarzan.
DAVID ALPERT (Assistant Director) Credits: Assistant Director, Tony Kushnerâ€™s The Intelligent Homosexualâ€™s Guideâ€¦ (world premiere, Guthrie Theater); Guys & Dolls (Broadway); and Knickerbocker Holiday (Lincoln Center). Proudly presents the annual â€˜Living for Todayâ€™ Broadway concert series to benefit the Gilana Shira Alpert fund. BA, Directing: Western Michigan University. SDC Associate. Always for my family. david-alpert.com
RYAN J. DAVIS conceived and originally directed White Noise at NYMF 2006 and was featured on â€œGood Morning Americaâ€. Other directing favorites include: Annual Broadway Beauty Pageant; Veritas; Street Lights; Hedwig and The AngryÂ Inch. NBC recognized Ryan one of NYCâ€™s most influential social media voices. Ryan is Social Media Director at Blue State Digital and lectures for various audiences, including sessions at Yale and Harvard. Follow him on Twitter: @RyanNewYork