Adam Jacobs (Aladdin) has had his wish granted to be playing Aladdin! Broadway: Les Misérables (Marius), The Lion King (Simba). National tours: Mamma Mia! (Sky), Cinderella (Prince), Les Misérables (Marius), The Lion King (Simba). Favorite regional: Zorro (Zorro) at Alliance Theatre (Suzi nomination), Once on This Island (Daniel) at Paper Mill Playhouse, Harvey Milk (Young Harvey) at San Francisco Opera. BFA from NYU. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Ari, Tara Rubin, Casey, the Disney folks and his supercalifragilistic wife Kelly! Proud of my boys, Jack and Alex! Adam’s debut album, “Right Where I Belong,” featuring songs of Alan Menken, is available at the merchandise stand and on iTunes. @AdamJacobsNYC
Jonathan Freeman (Jafar). NYC: Mary Poppins; The Little Mermaid; Beauty And The Beast; The Producers; 42nd Street; On The Town; How To Succeed…; She Loves Me (Tony® Nomination); Platinum; Sherlock Holmes; Finian’s Rainbow (Irish Rep.); A Class Act (MTC); Lil’ Abner and Of Thee I Sing (City Center Encores); Sail Away and The Mikado (Carnegie Hall). TV/film: Too Big To Fail, “Law And Order,” “Gossip Girl,” “Shining Time Station,” “Remember WENN,” The Ice Storm. Jonathan is the voice of Jafar in Disney’s animated feature Aladdin.
James Monroe Iglehart (Genie) won a 2014 Tony Award® for his performance in Aladdin. He originated the role of Bobby in the Tony-winning musical Memphis. Other NYC: The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee and The Wiz. Film/TV: “The Good Wife” and “The Electric Company” (the Silent E Soloist). James is a member of the hip-hop improv group Freestyle Love Supreme. Special thanks to Robyn Tribuzi! James dedicates this show to Dawn, best wife in the world! This is an absolute blessing — a real-life wish come true!
Courtney Reed (Jasmine) was last seen on stage playing Andrea in Once on this Island at Paper Mill Playhouse, directed by Thomas Kail. Broadway: In the Heights (Carla), Mamma Mia!. Television: “Law & Order: SVU,” “White Collar,” “NYC 22,” and “CSI: NY.” Proud graduate of the Theatre Conservatory of CCPA at Roosevelt University. She owes everything to Mom, Dad, Tiff and Cam! Special shout-outs to Ba, LeeLee, Kory, B, I, E, and Ben, Tim and Sam at SMS!!! @RhodesReed
Steel Burkhardt (Kassim). Last seen on Broadway (also West End) as Berger in Hair, Steel is happy to be back on Broadway in Aladdin. Off-Broadway: Much Ado About Nothing, Delacorte (Jack O’Brien) and Jukebox Jackie, La Mama (Scott Wittman). Regional appearances include Murder Ballad (TUTS) and Guys and Dolls (Great Lakes). Baldwin Wallace graduate. Love to Purple House Tribe, Tony. “One in a million.” @steelburkhardt
Brian Gonzales (Babkak). Broadway: One Man, Two Guv’nors (Francis u/s). Broadway/tour: Shrek (Ensemble, Shrek/Farquaad u/s), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Barfee/Panch/Coneybear u/s). Regional: productions at theatres across the country including Fly at Dallas Theater Center, Aladdin (Babkak) at The 5th Ave Seattle. TV: “Law & Order.”
Brad Weinstock (Omar). Broadway debut! National Tours: Jersey Boys (Frankie Valli), Wicked (Boq). Broadway in Chicago: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Chip). Regional: Sweeney Todd (Geva), Hero (Asolo Rep). Northwestern graduate. He was also a contestant on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Movie Week.” Thanks to Mom, Dad, and to Bug, who is a wish granted. @mrbradweinstock
Clifton Davis (Sultan) is an award-winning veteran of stage, screen and television. He’s thrilled to originate the Sultan on Broadway. He’s been in seven Broadway shows, was nominated for a Tony Award® and just finished the Broadway tour of Wicked. Films: Any Given Sunday, Cover, Soldiers of Change and Halloweentown High. TV: “Amen,” “That’s My Mama” and many more! Davis hosts on TBN and is a father, grandfather and minister. Thanks to my wife, Monica, and Headline Talent Agency.
Don Darryl Rivera (Iago) is ecstatic to be making his Broadway debut! He originated the role of Iago at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, his hometown. He attained his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts. Much love and many thanks to his family, especially his wife Kate. www.dondarrylrivera.com @dondarrylrivera
Major Attaway (Standby Genie/Babkak/Sultan). Joyous Broadway debut! Regional: Hot Mikado (Mikado), Stagger Lee (T-Bone), Hands on a Hardbody (Ronald), Little Shop of Horrors (A2), Ain’t Misbehavin (Ken), Frosty the Snowman (Frosty). Video game: Battleborn (Ghalt). Dreams do come true! Love to Mom, Dad, and Darbo!
Ben Jeffrey (Standby Babkak). Broadway: The Lion King. Ben holds an MFA (Acting) from Rutgers University, where credits included Antigone, Romeo and Juliet, In the Sawtooths and more. His BFA (Acting/Musical Theater) is from Abilene Christian University where credits included Jane Eyre and Seussical! TV: “The Good Wife,” “Louie.” Endless thanks to God, his incomparable wife and the family.
James Moye (Standby Jafar/Sultan). Broadway/Off-Broadway: On the 20th Century; Bullets Over Broadway; Million Dollar Quartet; A Tale of Two Cities; Ragtime; The Full Monty; Urinetown; ; Far From Heaven; Dogfight; Closer Than Ever; Silence!; Happiness. TV/film credits include: “Fair Game,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Law and Order:CI,” “Royal Pains,” and James was “The Crunchy Nut!” Proud member and councilor of Actors’ Equity. Love to Kimberly and their twins, Weston and Lila! For more info visit www.jamesmoye.com.
Kathryn Allison (Attendant, Fortune Teller, Ensemble) is overjoyed to be making her Broadway debut in Aladdin! Regional: The MUNY, Bucks County Playhouse. BFA Musical Theatre from Ithaca College. Huge thanks to Tara Rubin Casting, CGF, family, friends, Mom & Dad. @kathryndallison
Tia Altinay (Attendant, Ensemble, Understudy Jasmine). Broadway: Mary Poppins, A Christmas Story. National tours: High School Musical, Bombay Dreams, Mamma Mia!. BFA in Music, Dance, Theatre. Special thanks to Mom. Love to Mike, Emily and Mason.
Sam J. Cahn (Ensemble). Broadway: Wicked (Chistery), Memphis and Rocky (Rocky Marciano). Las Vegas: Celine Dion’s A New Day, Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers. TV: “Deadly Sins,” “America’s Got Talent,” “World Music Awards,” “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Show With David Letterman.” Film: A Christmas Carol (w/Jim Carrey). Thanks to all for love and support!
Mike Cannon (Swing, Fight Captain). Broadway: A Chorus Line (Al), West Side Story (Snowboy), Ghost, The Addams Family, All Shook Up. Film: True Story (Dustin Longo). Love to Amy, Coop and Cam. Thanks to CGF and Tara Rubin Casting!
Andrew Cao (Henchman, Ensemble, Understudy Omar, Iago). Broadway: Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It. Regional: West Side Story (Bernardo) at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Love to my favorite ladies: daughter Lua and wife Sophie. www.andrewcao.net
Lauryn Ciardullo (Swing, Understudy Jasmine). Last seen in The Little Mermaid (Paper Mill). Tours: The Addams Family, West Side Story (Maria u/s), A Chorus Line, Wizard of Oz, The Wedding Singer (Holly). Love to The Mine, Philip, Anthony, Joe and Luisa.
Joshua Dela Cruz (Ensemble, Understudy Aladdin). Broadway debut. Here Lies Love (The Public Theatre), Merrily We Roll Along (New York City Center Encores!), The King and I (Kansas City Starlight). BFA Montclair State University. Para sa mga mahal ko sa buhay.
Tiffany Evariste (Ensemble). Broadway: Motown (OBC), Mary Poppins, Leap of Faith, Memphis. Nat’l tours: Fame, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, All Shook Up, Mary Poppins, Motown. TV: “Smash.” FSU Grad. Love & gratitude to God, my beautiful hubby, family, Posse, Fame-ily. Love & light!
Rodney Ingram (Ensemble, Understudy Aladdin). Broadway debut! Regional: Little Women (Laurie; Theatre Aspen), Little Mermaid (Prince Eric; dir. Jeremy Quinn), Kiss Me Kate (Gremio, Gretna Theatre). Huge thanks to Dulcina Eisen, Tara Rubin Casting and CAP21. For Mom and Dad. Prov. 19:21 rodneyingram.com
Adam Kaokept (Ensemble). Broadway debut! National tours: Mamma Mia!, Flower Drum Song, Bye Bye Birdie. Off-Broadway: Zanna, Don’t!; Radiant Baby. Regional: Cloudlands (South Coast Repertory), Pacific Overtures (Arden Theatre Company), and the title role in Peter Pan. Ithaca College grad. www,adamkaokept.com
Nathan Lucrezio (Shop Owner, Ensemble). Broadway: Cinderella (u/s Jean-Michel, Lord Pinkleton). STC: Man of La Mancha (Anselmo/Barber, u/s Sancho). Tour: A Chorus Line. TV: “Smash.” PSU: BFA. Accolade: Lotte Lenya Competition (Emerging Talent Award). Singles: “Crazy Girl/Walk Out The Door.” www.nathanlucrezio.com @nathanlucrezio
Stanley Martin (Ensemble). Credits: international tour of West Side Story (Indio/Chino u/s), tour of Smokey Joe’s Café (Ken, Dance Captain). Regional credits: Aladdin (5th Avenue Theatre), Hairspray (Fulton Opera House), King and I, Show Boat (Sacramento Music Circus), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, White Christmas (Walnut Street Theatre).
Michael Mindlin (Swing, Dance Captain, Fight Captain, Understudy Omar, Iago). Broadway credits: Bring It On, 9 to 5, Mamma Mia!, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Michael is also a choreographer and guest instructor at Broadway Dance Center in NYC. Love to LFCR. www.stagedoorconnections.com
Amber Owens (Ensemble). Broadway/NYC: Mary Poppins, Radio City Rockette. National Tours: Spamalot (Las Vegas), 42nd Street (revival). TV/film: Sweeter Without Sugar, “Fashion Rocks.” BS from Northwestern University. Love and thanks teachers, friends, family (MLFYD/S), Dougie (143) and God.
Alfie Parker, Jr. (Henchman, Ensemble, Understudy Genie). Broadway: Chicago, South Pacific (LC revival). Nat’l tours: Memphis (1st nat), Miss Saigon, Evita. Regional: Shakespeare Theatre CO, Goodspeed, Guthrie, Baltimore Ctr. Stage, Aslo Rep, Maltz Jupiter, Lyric, etc. Pilobolus Dance Company. PSU alum. God’s redeeming grace. alfieparkerjr.com.
Khori Michelle Petinaud (Attendant, Ensemble). Broadway debut! Credits: The Color Purple, Mary Poppins, Evita, Sweet Charity, The Broadway Dance Lab. Glory to God! Love you Mom and Dad! Waynie, my husband, forever I’ll love you! Love to CTG, Goodness, family and friends!
Jennifer Rias (Swing, Dance Captain). Broadway: Rock of Ages (Dance Captain). N.Y.: Shakespeare in the Park’s Into the Woods (Lucinda/Dance Captain), Radio City Rockette. Stratford: Anita in West Side Story. First national tours: Spamalot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. TV: “Boardwalk Empire.” Film: Last Five Years. www.jenniferrias.com
Trent Saunders (Ensemble, Fight Captain, Understudy Aladdin, Babkak). Broadway debut. Trent just finished touring internationally with Green Day’s American Idiot (St. Jimmy). Graduate of UMiami ‘12. Happily AEA. Love to the whole family and the brothers.
Jaz Sealey (Prince Abdullah, Ensemble, Understudy Kassim). Jesus Christ Superstar (Broadway); Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (La Jolla Playhouse); Twelfth Night, The Misanthrope, Kiss Me Kate, Evita (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); Dirty Dancing (Mirvish). Jaz is from Winnipeg, Canada. Love to my Mignon. Habbagoodah Mom!
Angelo Soriano (Swing, Understudy Omar, Iago). Broadway debut! National tour: Flashdance: The Musical. Disney credits: Red Car Trolley News Boys (Disneyland AGVA), “Christmas Day Parade” w/Justin Bieber (on ABC), Debby Ryan and Disney’s “Shake It Up!” A native of the Philippines. Huge thanks to my Pamiya, teachers/mentors, Tara Rubin, Casey, DDO NY and my Favorite. Mabuhay! @gelosaurus
Manny Stark (Ensemble, Understudy Kassim). TV: “Smash” (14 episodes). Broadway: On The Town (S. Uperman); Gigi (Bonfils); West Side Story (Chino, u/s Bernardo). Regional: Footloose (Ren, Pittsburgh CLO); A Chorus Line (Paul, Paper Mill Playhouse). Insta:@manstarky
Dennis Stowe (Razoul, Ensemble, Understudy Jafar, Sultan). Broadway: Annie, Leap of Faith, Shrek, The Apple Tree, The Wedding Singer, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Wonderful Town and Man of La Mancha.
Kathryn Terza (Ensemble). Favorite credits include: On The Town (Broadway revival), NBC’s “Peter Pan Live!” (Mermaid, u/s Tiger Lily), West Side Story 1st national tour (Fernanda, u/s Maria), Most Happy Fella (Encores!). Love to Mom, Dad and family.
Jimmie Lee Smith (Production Stage Manager) is happy to be a part of the Happiest Team on Earth. Aladdin marks Jimmie’s third show with Disney Theatrical. Recently Jimmie was also honored to be a part of Kenny Leon’s production of The Mountaintop with Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett. Big love to my family for propping me up, always!
Jason Trubitt (Stage Manager). Original Broadway: Sister Act, Mary Poppins, Never Gonna Dance, Brooklyn, Mamma Mia! ; great years spent at Wicked, La Cage aux Folles, The Phantom of the Opera, Peter and the Starcatcher. National tours: Mamma Mia!, Barry Manilow’s Copacabana. Love to Mom and Herbie! Proud AEA member for 18 years!
Monica A. Cuoco (Assistant Stage Manager). Original Broadway: If/Then, Memphis, A Catered Affair, Cymbeline. Off-Broadway: NYCC Encores! The Public Theater, Rent, Angels in America. Regional favorites: Without You, The Old Globe, Dallas Theater Center. For Drum and friends, lead on.
Matthew Kurtis Lutz (Assistant Stage Manager). Broadway: Clybourne Park. Selected Off-Broadway: New York Shakespeare Festival/the Public Theater, Signature Theatre Company, New York Theatre Workshop. Thanks and love to the SM team, Mom, Jason and Kevin. For Dad.
Bernadette Schoenborn (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be joining the company of Aladdin! Other Credits include: Radio City Christmas Spectacular, New York Spectacular, Tuacahn Amphitheatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and Trinity Repertory Theatre. Many thanks to family and friends!
Alexis Shorter (Assistant Stage Manager). Productions include Cinderella; Memphis; The Little Mermaid; The Country Girl; Rock ’n’ Roll; The Producers; A Christmas Carol; Jesus Christ Superstar; Marie Christine; Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk; Racing Demon; The Heiress; Abe Lincoln in Illinois; My Favorite Year. For Brigid.
Alan Menken (Music). Theatre: God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater; Little Shop of Horrors; 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 (Berlin); The Little Mermaid; Sister Act; Leap of Faith; Newsies and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Upcoming: A Bronx Tale; Mrs. Doubtfire. Film: Little Shop of Horrors; The Little Mermaid; Beauty and the Beast (animated); Newsies; Aladdin; Pocahontas; The Hunchback of Notre Dame; Hercules; Life With Mikey; Enchanted; Tangled. Upcoming: Beauty and the Beast (live action). TV: “Lincoln” (TV miniseries); “Galavant” (ABC-TV series). Songs: Rocky V, Home Alone 2 and Captain America. Awards: eight Oscars® (19 nominations), 11 Grammy Awards® (including Song of the Year), seven Golden Globes®, Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, NY Drama Critics, Olivier and London’s Evening Standard. Honors: Songwriters Hall of Fame, Hollywood Walk of Fame, doctorates from NYU and University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Howard Ashman (Lyrics). Best known as a pivotal creative mind behind The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast (which is dedicated to “Our friend, Howard Ashman, who gave a Mermaid her voice and a Beast his soul…”) Ashman’s first love was theatre. Ashman was a founder of Off-Off-Broadway’s renowned WPA Theater, where he conceived, wrote and directed God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, as well as the classic musical, Little Shop of Horrors (both music by Alan Menken). In 1986, he wrote and directed the Broadway musical Smile (music by Marvin Hamlisch). Lamented as a lost treasure of the 1980’s theatre scene, Smile remains popular on high school and college campuses throughout the country. Ashman’s family is thrilled that Ashman and Menken’s original songs for Aladdin, some of which were cut in the making of the film – as well as portions of Ashman’s original film treatment – have been reinstated in the theatrical production. Howard Ashman died in 1991 from complications of AIDS. For more information, please visit howardashman.com.
Tim Rice (Lyrics). Tim Rice – that’s Sir Tim to you – has been writing lyrics for musical theatre and related enterprises for more than 40 years. Patrol leader (Peewits), 1958. Credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita with Andrew Lloyd Webber; Aladdin, King David and Beauty and the Beast with Alan Menken; Chess with Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson; and The Lion King and Aida with Elton John. He has won numerous awards along the way, usually for the wrong things or for simply turning up. His latest musical opened in London in 2013, based on James Jones’ great novel From Here to Eternity, with music by Stuart Brayson. He is currently working on a play about Machiavelli unless he’s in Australia watching cricket. Was quite a good swimmer. Loves the Everly Brothers and Bobby Vee. More can be found (as if this isn’t enough) on www.timrice.co.uk.
Chad Beguelin (Book, Lyrics) is a four-time Tony® nominee whose works include Disney’s Aladdin (Tony Award Nomination for Best Book and Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Lyrics and Best Book) and The Wedding Singer (Tony Award Nomination for Best Book and Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Lyrics). He also wrote the lyrics for the Broadway musical Elf, which broke several box office records at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Other works include: Judas & Me (NYMF Award for Excellence in Lyric Writing), The Rhythm Club (Signature Theater) and Wicked City (American Stage Company). He is the recipient of the Edward Kleban Award for Outstanding Lyric Writing, the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award, the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Musical Theater Award and the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award. Much love to Tom.
Casey Nicholaw (Director, Choreographer). In addition to Aladdin (2014 Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards nominations, Best Choreography), he is currently represented on Broadway as director and choreographer of Something Rotten! (2015 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards nominations, Best Director and Best Choreography) and co-director and choreographer of The Book of Mormon (2011 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards as co-director with Trey Parker, receiving the same nominations for choreography as well as an Olivier Award). Other Broadway credits as director/choreographer: Tuck Everlasting, Elf: The Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Monty Python’s Spamalot directed by Mike Nichols (2005 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Choreography). Additional New York credits: for City Center Encores!: highly acclaimed productions of The Most Happy Fella, Anyone Can Whistle and Follies (direction/choreography) and Bye Bye Birdie (choreography). For TV: a 2013 episode of NBC’s “Smash.”
BOB CROWLEY (Scenic Design) is an associate of the National Theatre. He has designed more than 50 productions in London including Mary Poppins (London Evening Standard Award; Broadway –Tony®, Drama Desk Awards). Other Broadway credits include An American in Paris (Tony Award); Skylight; The Audience; The Glass Menagerie; Once (Tony Award); The Coast of Utopia (Tony, Drama Desk Awards); Tarzan®, which he also directed; The History Boys (Tony Award); The Invention of Love (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award); Disney’s Aida (Tony Award); The Iceman Cometh (Tony nomination); Twelfth Night (Tony nomination); The Capeman (Tony nomination); and Carousel (Tony Award).
Gregg Barnes (Costume Design). Broadway: Something Rotten (2015 Tony® nomination), Kinky Boots (2013 Tony nomination), Follies (2012 Tony, Drama Desk, Henry Hewes Awards), Elf, Legally Blonde (2007 Tony nomination), The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony, Drama Desk Awards), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Flower Drum Song (2002 Tony nomination), Side Show, Bye Bye Birdie. New York: The Wizard of Oz, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Pageant (NY and London — Olivier nomination), The Kathy and Mo Show. Regional: Robin and the 7 Hoods, Mame, Allegro (Helen Hayes Award). TDF Young Master Award.
Natasha Katz (Lighting Design) is an award-winning lighting designer whose varied career has led her to design lighting for all aspects of entertainment throughout the world including dance and opera companies, concerts, international theatres, regional theaters, Off-Broadway, Las Vegas, TV and permanent lighting installations. Recent Broadway credits include An American in Paris (Tony Award), Skylight, Gigi, The Glass Menagerie (Tony Award), Aladdin, Once (Tony Award), Motown, Follies, Coast of Utopia: Salvage (Tony Award), Aida (Tony Award), Twelfth Nightand Beauty and the Beast.
Ken Travis (Sound Design). Broadway: Aladdin, Jekyll and Hyde, A Christmas Story the Musical, Scandalous, Newsies, Memphis, The ThreePenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, Steel Magnolias. New York and Regional Companies: The Old Globe, The 5th Avenue Theater, McCarter Theater, Seattle Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, LA CTG, ACT Seattle, 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.
Michael Kosarin (Music Supervision, Incidental Music and Vocal Arrangements). Over 30 years on Broadway as music director, arranger, and conductor: Nine (1982), Grand Hotel, Mayor, The Secret Garden, King David, Triumph of Love, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, Leap of Faith, Newsies Hunchback of Notre Dame (abroad and in development). Alan Menken’s music director for 20 years; films include Captain America, Tangled, Enchanted, Hercules, Home on the Range, Pocahontas. TV: Music producer/arranger, “Galavant”. Emmy Award, Outstanding Music Direction for “A Christmas Carol,” nomination, “The Music Man.” Concertized, arranged, recorded with Boston Pops, St. Lukes Orchestra, Carly Simon, Barbara Cook, Jane Krakowski. As composer: “Sesame Street,” “Wonder Pets.” Three Grammy® nominations. Upcoming: live-action film of Beauty and the Beast.
Danny Troob (Orchestrations). In his fifth decade as a Broadway professional, Danny’s career has included composing, orchestrating, and conducting. Early credits: Pacific Overtures, The Baker’s Wife (dance music) and Big River (music supervision and orchestrations). He received Drama Desk Awards for Big River (1985) and Cinderella (2013). He orchestrated the animated features Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas; Newsies (the film and the Broadway show); The Pajama Game with Harry Connick, Jr.; Dr. Zhivago (in Australia); and The Little Mermaid (in Russia). Thank you, musical theater, for giving me this incredible career!
Glen Kelly (Dance Music Arrangements) is honored to have worked with such icons as Mike Nichols, Stephen Sondheim, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen and Trey Parker. He recently won the New York Drama Desk Award for his score to The Nance. He was music supervisor and arranger for The Producers, Young Frankenstein and Death of a Salesman. He arranged music for A Christmas Story, The Book of Mormon, The Scottsboro Boys, The Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalot and Beauty and the Beast, among others. Also this season he’ll be supervising and arranging Bullets Over Broadway.
Howard Joines (Music Coordinator). A Night With Janis Joplin: Matilda; Cinderella; Scandalous; Chaplin; Ghost; How to Succeed; Promises, Promises; Bye Bye Birdie; Grease; Times They Are A-Changin’; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Conductor/percussionist: Matilda, Billy Elliot, Scoundrels, Never Gonna Dance, Flower Drum Song, Full Monty, Superstar, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Singing in the Rain, King and I, Cleavage, Radio City. For Robin and Taylor.
Josh Marquette (Hair Design). Broadway/Off-Broadway/West End: School of Rock, First Date, Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon, Elf, Dogfight, The Best Man, Look Back In Anger, The Drowsy Chaperone, Pig Farm, The… Trailer Park Musical, Altar Boyz, Mamma Mia!. West Coast: Aladdin, Robin & the 7 Hoods, Peep Show, Minsky’s, Vanities. Other N.Y.: Show Boat at Carnegie Hall; No, No, Nanette and Follies at City Center’s Encores!; and numerous Juilliard productions. National tours: The Book of Mormon, The Drowsy Chaperone, Barbie Live!. Television: “30 Rock.”
Milagros Medina-Cerdeira (Makeup Design). Makeup design for The Rocky Horror Show and makeup design consultant for Sister Act. She has worked as a makeup artist on Broadway for more than 18 years, including Spider-man, Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Into the Woods, Bells are Ringing, Wild Party, Tango Argentino, Little Me, Wizard of Oz, The King and I and Kiss of the Spiderwoman, and has worked with esteemed Eartha Kitt and Diahann Carroll.
Jim Steinmeyer (Illusion Design). The New York Times calls him the “celebrated invisible man, designer and creative brain behind many of the great stage magicians.” His illusions were featured by Doug Henning, Siegfried and Roy, David Copperfield, Ricky Jay and many others. He has created the special illusions for Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods, The Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins. He’s also the author of books on the history of magic.
Jeremy Chernick (Special Effects Design). Jeremy specializes in making it snow, rain, burn, bleed and explode for the entertainment industry. Recent credits include: Broadway – Big Fish, Romeo & Juliet, Rocky The Musical; Off-Broadway and other – Mr. Burns… (Playwrights Horizons), Let the Right One In (National Theater of Scotland & Royal Court Theatre, London), Parcifal (Metropolitan Opera). Jeremy served as special effects consultant for “America’s Got Talent” at Radio City Music Hall.
J. Allen Suddeth (Fight Direction). Aladdin is Allen’s 12th Broadway show, ranging from Newsies to Angels in America, to Gem of the Ocean, to Jekyll and Hyde. He has taught at Juilliard, Rutgers, Strasberg, and SUNY Purchase, is an author and works worldwide. He has logged more than 800 television shows and several hundred productions in regional theater and Off-Broadway during a 35-year career. Allen holds the rank of Fight Master with the Society of American Fight Directors.
Scott Taylor (Associate Director). Broadway: On A Clear Day, A Little Night Music, Broadway Bound, Spamalot, Contact, Thou Shalt Not, Steel Pier, Victor/Victoria, Showboat, Crazy For You, Cats and Wind in the Willows. Films and TV: A Chorus Line, Center Stage, PBS’s Great Performances of Crazy For You and Contact.
John MacInnis (Associate Choreographer). Choreography credits include: European productions of Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. Associate choreographer: The Book of Mormon. Director/choreographer: Olympic Medals Ceremonies (2002 and 2010 Winter Games); The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, including first international production in Mexico City. Thanks to Mike and Cooper for their love and support.
Tara Rubin Casting (Casting). Upcoming Broadway: Bullets Over Broadway. Selected Broadway: Big Fish; A Time to Kill; The Heiress; One Man, Two Guvnors (U.S. casting); 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.