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ROGER BART
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ROGER BART

ROGER BART

Roger Bart’s presence extends to both the small and big screens, as well as to the stage.

He is perhaps best known in the theatre for originating the role of 'Carmen Ghia' in Mel Brooks' Broadway musical, The Producers, for which he received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations.  He recreated this memorable character for Universal's film adaptation of the musical. 

Bart has worked extensively in television and was seen most recently in the series regular role of "Judge Wilson" in the Freeform series, Good Trouble. He has been seen on a number of television series including Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events; Epix's Graves; Netflix's Grace and Frankie, as well as Showtime's Episodes. Other popular television appearances include Revenge; Desperate Housewives and 30 Rock.

Bart starred in the independent films, Ghost Light; Speech & Debate; and Jay Roach's adaptation of Trumbo. Other film credits include Last Vegas (CBS Films); Law Abiding Citizen (Overture); Harold & Kumar 2 (New Line); The Producers (Universal); American Gangster (Universal) and The Stepford Wives (Paramount). 

In addition to his Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations for his role in The Producers, Bart also won the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for his performance as "Snoopy" in the revival of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. He also starred in the musical, Young Frankenstein, originating the title character, "Dr. Frederick Frankenstein," based on the smash hit 1974 film, Young Frankenstein which paired him again with his Producers' creator, Mel Brooks.  His other notable stage appearances include Disaster! (Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination); The Frogs; Triumph Of Love; King David and Big River.  He was last seen on stage as "Hades," in the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theatre production of Hercules, revisiting the piece that he first brought life to as the singing voice of "Young Hercules" in Disney's animated feature film singing the Oscar nominated song Go The Distance. 

HUGH COLES
HUGH COLESGeorge Mcfly
HUGH COLES

HUGH COLES

Rising star Hugh Coles has most recently appeared opposite Donald Glover in series 3 of “Atlanta” (FX) and just wrapped on the Roughcut / Channel 4 comedy “The Odds,” as well as the Merman / Sky comedy series “Dreamland” taking one of the lead roles alongside Lily Allen, Freema Agyemann and Aimiee Ffion Edwards. He will soon be filming the BBC / HBO series “Juice.” For originating the role of George McFly in Universal's musical adaptation of Back to the Future in 2022, Hugh was Olivier and Stage Debut-nominated as well as winning the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. A graduate of the prestigious LAMDA school in London, he is also known as series reg Liam in BBC's “Defending The Guilty” with Will Sharpe and Katherine Parkinson, with screen credits including the recent series of “Death In Paradise” (BBC), “Doc Martin” (ITV), and “The Mysterious Disappearance Of Agatha Christie” (Sky) with Anna Maxwell Martin. In film Hugh plays the support lead of Rex in The Festival (Fudge Park).

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Creative

Bob GaleBOOK/CO-CREATOR/PRODUCER

Bob Gale

Bob Gale is an Oscar®-nominated Screenwriter-Producer-Director, best known as co-creator, co-writer and co-producer of Back to the Future and its sequels. Gale was born and raised in St Louis, Missouri, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Cinema from the University of Southern California in 1973, where he met and began his association with his longtime collaborator, Robert Zemeckis.

Gale has written or co-written over 30 screenplays and his other film credits include 1941, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Used Cars, Trespass and Interstate 60, the last of which he also directed. In addition to his film and television work, and being the ‘Gatekeeper’ for the BTTF franchise, Gale has written comic books including Spider-Man, Batman and IDW’s Back to the Future title, thus proving to his father that he did not waste hours and hours reading comics in his youth. He has given talks on screenwriting in colleges across the USA, and enjoys meeting fans at comic conventions and Back to the Future events. He has also served as an expert witness in over 25 plagiarism lawsuits, even though this has occasionally required him to wear a suit and tie. When he’s not in production, writing, or wasting time on the internet, he actually does take out the trash, even when his wife doesn’t ask (well, sometimes he does). Gale lives in California with his wife and dog. Back to the Future the Musical is his first foray into writing for the stage.

Robert ZemeckisCO-CREATOR/PRODUCER

Robert Zemeckis

Robert Zemeckis won an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe and a Director’s Guild of America Award for Best Director for the hugely successful and popular Forrest Gump. The film’s numerous honours also included a Best Picture Oscar® and for Tom Hanks, a Best Actor Oscar.

Early in his career, he co-wrote with Bob Gale and directed Back to the Future, which was the top-grossing release of 1985, and for which Zemeckis shared Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Screenplay. He then went on to helm Back to the Future, Part II and Part III, completing one of the most successful film franchises in motion picture history.

Zemeckis has continued to bring an impressive number of popular films to the screen including the comedies Used Cars and I Wanna Hold Your Hand, the romantic adventure Romancing the Stone starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, and the macabre comedy hit Death Becomes Her starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn and Bruce Willis.

He also directed Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, cleverly blending live action and animation in a feature film, resulting in a worldwide box office smash.

Zemeckis re-teamed with Hanks directing and producing the contemporary drama Cast Away, which opened to critical and audience acclaim.

He directed and produced Contact, starring Jodie Foster, based on the best-selling novel by Carl Sagan. He also co-wrote and directed the motion capture film The Polar Express, starring Tom Hanks as a charming train conductor taking children on a magical adventure to the North Pole.

Zemeckis produced and directed his second motion capture film, Beowulf, which starred Anthony Hopkins and Angelina Jolie, based on one of the oldest surviving pieces of Anglo-Saxon literature, written before the 10th Century AD. He released another advanced motion-capture film: A Christmas Carol, based on the celebrated and beloved classic story by Charles Dickens, which he both wrote and directed for The Disney Studios.

Zemeckis returned to live action direction with the critically acclaimed dramatic feature film Flight, for Paramount Pictures starring Denzel Washington. Under the direction of Zemeckis, Washington received an Academy Award nomination for the role. For The Walk, he directed Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ben Kingsley in the story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s 1974 attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

He then directed the romantic thriller Allied, starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, telling the compelling story of the relationship between a Canadian Intelligence Officer and a French Resistance Fighter against the backdrop of WWII in North Africa in 1942.

Along with Caroline Thompson Zemeckis, he wrote the screenplay for Welcome to Marwen, which he directed for Universal Pictures. The film starred Steve Carell as artist Mark Hogancamp who created a miniature WWII-era village as a way to recover from a violent assault. He then directed The Witches for Warner Bros Studios. Zemeckis produced such films as The Frighteners, Monster House, Last Holiday, and as a producer brought the true-life story of The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, starring Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson, to the big screen.

Along with Bob Gale, Zemeckis co-wrote Trespass. He and Gale previously wrote 1941, which began a long-time association with Steven Spielberg.

In 1998, Zemeckis, Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke partnered to form the ImageMovers, a production company dedicated to telling character-driven stories across many genres for film and television incorporating their cutting-edge and innovative digital technology. For the small screen, his television directing credits include episodes of Spielberg’s Amazing Stories and HBO’s Tales From the Crypt. He serves as Executive Producer on Medal of Honor for Netflix, and also Executive Produces on Blue Book for the History Channel and Executive Produces on Manifest for NBC and Warner Bros Studios.

In March 2001, the USC School of Cinema-Television celebrated the opening of the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts. This state-of-the-art centre is the country’s first and only fully digital training centre and houses the latest in non-linear production and post-production equipment as well as stages, a 50-seat screening room and USC student-run television station, Trojan Vision. Presently, for his next directorial effort, Zemeckis is in post-production on Pinocchio, which he also co-wrote for the Walt Disney Studios.

Alan SilvestriMUSIC AND LYRICS

Alan Silvestri

In his ongoing, decades-long career as a composer, Alan Silvestri has blazed an innovative trail with his exciting and melodic scores, winning the applause of Hollywood and movie audiences the world over. With a credit list of over 100 films, Silvestri has composed some of the most recognisable and beloved themes in movie history. His efforts have been recognised with two Oscar® nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, four Grammy® awards, two Emmy® awards, and numerous International Film Music Critics Awards, Saturn Awards, and Hollywood Music In Media Awards.

Born in New York City and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, Silvestri first dreamed of becoming a jazz guitar player. After attending the Berklee School of Music in Boston, he hit the road as a performer and arranger. Landing in Hollywood at the age of 22, he found himself successfully composing the music for 1972’s The Doberman Gang which established his place in the world of film composing. The 1970s witnessed the rise of energetic synth-pop scores, establishing Silvestri as the action rhythmatist for TV’s highway patrol hit CHiPs. This action-driven score caught the ear of a young filmmaker named Robert Zemeckis, whose 1984 hit film, Romancing the Stone, was the perfect first date for the composer and director. Its success became the basis of a decades- long relationship that continues to this day. Their numerous collaborations have taken them through fascinating landscapes and stylistic variations, from the Back to the Future trilogy to Toontown in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, the tension of What Lies Beneath and Death Becomes Her, to the cosmic wonder of Contact; the emotional isolation of Castaway, to the magic of The Polar Express, to Zemeckis’ 1994 Best Picture winner, Forrest Gump, for which Silvestri’s gift for melodically beautiful themes earned him an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination. This 38-year, 21-film collaboration includes such recent films as Flight, Allied and The Witches based on Roald Dahl’s 1973 classic book. Zemeckis and Silvestri are currently working on Walt Disney’s Pinocchio starring Tom Hanks, which is scheduled for release in September of 2022.

Though the Zemeckis/Silvestri collaboration is legendary, Silvestri has scored films of every imaginable style and genre. His energy has brought excitement and emotion to the hard-hitting orchestral scores for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, James Cameron’s The Abyss as well as Predator 1 and 2 and The Mummy Returns. Alan’s diversity is on full display in family entertainment films such as The Father of the Bride 1 and 2, The Parent Trap, Stuart Little 1 and 2, Disney’s Lilo and Stitch, The Croods as well as Night at the Museum 1, 2 and 3 while his passion for melody fuels the romantic emotion of films like The Bodyguard and What Women Want.

In 2018-19 Alan composed the music for Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. These films are the culmination of a partnership with Marvel that began in 2011 with his dynamically heroic score for Captain America: The First Avenger followed by The Avengers in 2012. Alan’s collaboration with Marvel helped propel The Avengers: Infinity Saga to spectacular worldwide success.

Silvestri’s success has also crossed into the world of song writing. His partnership with six-time Grammy Award-winner Glen Ballard has produced hits such as the Grammy-winning and Oscar- nominated song ‘Believe’ (Josh Groban) for The Polar Express, ‘Butterfly Fly Away’ (Miley Cyrus) for Hannah Montana The Movie, ‘God Bless Us Everyone’ (Andrea Bocelli) for A Christmas Carol and ‘A Hero Comes Home’ (Idina Menzel) for Beowulf. In addition to Back to the Future the Musical, Alan and Glen continue their long collaboration with new songs for the upcoming Robert Zemeckis production Pinocchio for Disney, scheduled for release in September 2022.

Glen BallardMUSIC AND LYRICS

Glen Ballard

Six-time Grammy Award®-winner Glen Ballard is one of popular music’s most accomplished producers and songwriters, whose records have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.

Through his Los Angeles-based production company, Augury, Ballard is developing a diverse slate of projects in which music plays a central role. His most recent project is the Netflix Original series The Eddy: a music-driven multicultural drama about a jazz band trying to survive in chaotic modern-day Paris, which debuted in May 2020. Ballard wrote and composed original songs and music for the limited series and served as an executive producer alongside Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle, BAFTA and Tony Award®-winning writer Jack Thorne, and Emmy®-winning producer/director Alan Poul.

Ballard wrote original lyrics and music for Ghost the Musical, which debuted in 2011 and has since been touring worldwide. Ballard is also writing songs for the stage version of the 1979 movie The Rose, to be produced by Gail Berman (The Jackal Group) and Michael Gorfaine and Sam Schwartz in association with Augury. Ballard produced and co-wrote Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill (33 million worldwide, four Grammys, and named Best Album of the Decade by Billboard magazine), and in 2019 a musical called Jagged Little Pill featuring all of the songs from the album debuted on Broadway. Directed by Diane Paulus with a book by Diablo Cody, the musical Jagged Little Pill was nominated for 15 Tony Awards in 2020.

Ballard has written and produced songs for Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Dave Matthews, Shakira, Katy Perry, Idina Menzel, George Benson, Ringo Starr, George Strait, Wilson Phillips, Van Halen, Chaka Khan, Patti Austin, Al Jarreau, Andrea Bocelli and many others. His production credits include producing and arranging records for Annie Lennox, No Doubt and POD. Ballard co-wrote and arranged ‘Man in the Mirror’ for Michael Jackson and co-wrote and produced the Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated song ‘Believe’ (Josh Groban) for the feature film The Polar Express.

His work in film includes writing original songs for Charlotte’s Web, Beowulf, A Christmas Carol, The Croods, The Mummy’s Return, Valentine’s Day and Disney’s upcoming live-action retelling of Pinocchio.

COLIN INGRAMLEAD PRODUCER

COLIN INGRAM

Olivier Award winning producer Colin Ingram has worked in the theatre industry for 27 years with some of the world’s leading producers, directors, designers and writers. He has worked nine years on Back to the Future – The Musical, developing, workshopping and producing it at Manchester Opera House and now at the Adelphi Theatre. The musical has gone on to win Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards (after 7 nominations), What’s On Stage Award and Broadwayworld.com.


He thanks Glen Ballard for introducing him to ‘the Bobs’ and
for them trusting him with the musical.


Colin acts as global producer on Ghost the Musical which has been staged in 22 countries in 14 languages in over 30 productions. He lead-produced the musical in Manchester, London and Broadway where it was nominated for five Olivier Awards and three Tony Awards® and won Best Musical at the Manchester Theatre Awards.


He was Executive Producer of the Tony and Olivier-Award winning Billy Elliot the Musical in the West End and consulted on the Broadway and Australian productions.


He also lead-produced Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Broadway and twice in the West End, and on the UK tour starring Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Anna Friel and Pixie Lott. It won a broadway.com award for Best Play.


He co-founded InTheatre Productions and lead-produces Grease at the Dominion Theatre, and is producing a new musical based on The Time Traveller’s Wife with music by Brit Award-winner Joss Stone and Grammy®-winner Dave Stewart from Eurythmics, The show opens on 30th September at the Chester Storyhouse Theatre.


Prior to becoming an independent producer, Colin worked for Cameron Mackintosh for six years, general-managing Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma! (starring Hugh Jackman), The Witches of Eastwick and the Les Misérables 10th anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hall.


He then joined Disney Theatrical Productions to be UK Managing Director overseeing the London office and the productions of The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and other shows in development. Colin then joined the Old Vic as Executive Producer and produced Hamlet starring Ben Whishaw, Aladdin starring Ian McKellen, and Richard II, The Philadelphia Story and National Anthems.


He then produced the Billy Joel/Twyla Tharp musical Movin’ Out in the West End, and co-produced Gone With the Wind directed by Trevor Nunn.


In 2016, Colin joined Madison Square Gardens Entertainment as Executive Vice President of Productions. At Radio City, he produced the New York Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes – a major undertaking involving over 350 cast, crew and musicians – and produced the 2016 Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes, achieving the highest revenue in its 85-year history.
Colin was a non-Executive Director of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and proud founder of the Edinburgh University Footlights, now in its 30th year.


He also thanks his good friend and co-producer Donovan Mannato and wife Nadine, daughters Sophie and Olivia, and everyone in his production office for all their hard work on the show.

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John RandoDirector

John Rando

In 2020, John Rando directed the world premiere of Back to the Future at the Manchester Opera House. He won the 2002 Best Director Tony Award® and Outer Critics Circle Award for Urinetown the Musical.

Other Broadway credits include: On the Town (Tony nomination for Best Revival and Best Direction), the Tony- nominated Best Musicals A Christmas Story, The Wedding Singer, Penn & Teller, A Thousand Clowns, Dance of the Vampires, Getting the Band Back Together and Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party.

Concert productions include: The New Yorkers, High Button Shoes, It’s a Bird It’s a Plane It’s Superman, Annie Get Your Gun, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Damn Yankees, Face the Music, Of Thee I Sing, The Pajama Game, Do Re Mi and Strike Up the Band (all for City Center Encores!)

Off-Broadway credits include: Jerry Springer the Opera (The New Group), David Ives’s The Heir Apparent (Classic Stage Company – 2014 SDCF Callaway Award for Direction) and David Ives’s All in the Timing (2013 Obie Award for Direction). Internationally, John’s work can be seen in China with two original musicals: Jay Chou’s The Secret and Spirit of Life – The Jonathan Lee Musical.

Tim HatleyDESIGNER

Tim Hatley

Tim has designed extensively for The National Theatre, West End and Broadway. Winner of three Olivier Awards, two Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards.

Recent work includes Life of Pi (West End), Dreamgirls (West End & UK Tour), The Bodyguard (West End/UK Tour/US Tour/ Cologne/Korea) Travesties (Menier Chocolate Factory/ West End/Broadway), Ghosts (Almeida/ West End/ BAM), Little Eyolf (Almeida), Temple (Donmar), Enemy of the People & Pyjama Game (Chichester), Mr. Foote’s Other Leg (Hampstead/ West End), Shrek (West End/ Broadway/UK Tour/US Tour), Spamalot (West End/ Broadway/ US Tour/Vegas), Singin’ in the Rain & My Fair Lady (Chatelet Paris), Carmen & Don Quixote (The Royal Ballet).

Film credits include: Closer, Notes on a Scandal, Stage Beauty.

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Chris BaileyCHOREOGRAPHER

Chris Bailey

Recent credits include: Gettin’ the Band Back Together (Broadway), Jerry Springer the Opera (The New Group, Chita Rivera Award nominee), The New Yorkers (NY City Center Encores!), 1776 (NY City Center Encores!), The Entertainer with Kenneth Branagh (West End), Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory), Cyrano de Bergerac (Broadway), A Little Night Music (Stratford) and Because of Winn Dixie (Goodspeed).

Chris choreographed the historic opening number of the 2013 Tony Awards® and served as Associate Choreographer numerous times for the Academy Awards®.

Nick FinlowMUSICAL SUPERVISOR, VOCAL AND MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS

Nick Finlow

Nick is the UK Musical Supervisor for The Book of Mormon (London and UK tour), the Associate Musical Supervisor for MAMMA MIA! (London) and Musical Supervisor for the forthcoming, Dreamgirls (UK tour).

Previous work includes: Musical Supervisor and Conductor for Dreamgirls (London), Musical Supervisor for Memphis (London), Avenue Q (UK tour) and Les Misérables (UK tour), Associate Musical supervisor for Jersey Boys (London), Musical Supervisor and Arranger for Dancing Shadows (Seoul, South Korea), Musical Director for The Book of Mormon (London), Jersey Boys (London), Avenue Q (Noël Coward), Victoria Wood’s musical Acorn Antiques (Theatre Royal Haymarket), MAMMA MIA! (London), Tonight’s the Night (Victoria Palace), Tell Me on a Sunday (Gielgud), Rent (Shaftesbury), Stairway to Heaven (King’s Head), Kiss Me, Kate (Norwich Playhouse) and the BAFTA-nominated film Tomorrow La Scala!

Recordings include: Musical Supervisor on Dreamgirls London cast album and Memphis London cast album. Also, Musical Director on Acorn Antiques and Tell Me on a Sunday London cast albums.

He graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and has a postgraduate diploma in Advanced Instrumental Studies (Piano).

Tim LutkinLighting Designer

Tim Lutkin

West End includes: Fiddler on the Roof, Life of Pi, Four Quartets, Big, Noises Off, Chimerica, Elf, Quiz, The Girls, The Go-Between, Close to You, Impossible, Strangers on a Train and The Full Monty.

NT credits include: Under Milk Wood, Antony & Cleopatra, Salome and Les Blancs.

RSC credits include: Timon of Athens, The Rover, Candide and All’s Well That Ends Well.

Old Vic credits include: Lungs, Present Laughter and The Crucible.

Disneyland Park credits include: The Lion King, Mickey and the Magician, Marvel Superheroes, Frozen Celebration and Disney Junior Dream Factory.

Awards: Olivier Award and UK Theatre Award.

Hugh VanstoneLighting Designer

Hugh Vanstone

Hugh has worked extensively in the West End and on Broadway, lighting over 200 productions worldwide and receiving many accolades for his work including three Olivier Awards, two TONY awards and a Molière.

Currently in the West End: MARY POPPINS (also in Japan and Australia) and MATILDA (also on international tour).

On tour: ANYTHING GOES, DREAMGIRLS, TANZ DER VAMPIRE).

Hugh is an associate artist at The Old Vic.

Finn RossVideo Designer

Finn Ross

He has won two Olivier, a Tony and three Drama Desk’s awards.

Recent work…

Theatre: Spring Awakening(Almedia);Back to the Future (West End); Frozen (West End) Les Misérables (West End); Sweet Charity (Donmar),(Broadway); Mean Girls (Broadway), Bat out of Hell (West End and International), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (WestEnd & Broadway), Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Broadway/West End/Tour); Jagged Little Pill, In the Body of the World (American Repertory Theatre & Broadway); American Psycho (Broadway & Almeida); Betrayal (Broadway); Chimerica (Almeida & West End); The Tempest (The RSC & Barbican); Master and Margarita, All My Sons, Shunkin (Complicité)

Opera: The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Royal Opera House); Missa Solemnis (LA Phil); Benvenuto Cellini, Death of Klinghoffer, Death in Venice, Damnation of Faust, Don Giovanni, (ENO); Hänsel und Gretel, Zäuberflote, A Dog’s Heart (DNO, Amsterdam); La clemenza di Tito, Mr Brouček (Opera North); Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Béatrice et Bénédict, Turn of the Screw (Theater an der Wien); Rinaldo, (Glyndebourne);

Dance: Anna Karenina (The Joffrey Ballet); The Nutcracker (Atlanta Ballet); The Feeling of Going (Skånes Dansteater and Malmö Opera)

Music: Cold Play (Music of the Spheres); Sam Fender (17 Going Under); Foals (Life is Yours); Herbert Grönemayer (20th Aniversery Concert); Mark Ronson Midnight Feeling, J Balvin Fornightmares (Fortnight), W Hotel Instillation (Guangzhou, China): Rolling Stones Exhibitionism (International)

Gareth OwenSound Designer

Gareth Owen

Upcoming highlights include: Michael Jackson’s MJ (world premiere), The Who’s Tommy revival on Broadway, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella (world premiere) and Steven Spielberg’s Back to the Future (world premiere) in the West End.

Sound design awards include: Olivier Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Broadway World Award, Green Room Award, Dora Award, Craig Noel Award and WhatsOnStage Award for Come From Away; Olivier Award for Memphis; Olivier Award for Merrily We Roll Along; Tony Award® nomination for A Little Night Music; Tony nomination for End of the Rainbow; Olivier nomination for Bat Out of Hell; Olivier nomination for Top Hat; Olivier nomination for End of the Rainbow; and the Pro Sound Award for Sound Engineer of the Year.

West End musical design includes: The Prince of Egypt, & Juliet, Come From Away, Bat Out of Hell, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Strictly Ballroom, 42nd Street, Young Frankenstein, Wind in the Willows, Mrs Henderson Presents, Memphis, I Can’t Sing!, In the Heights, Top Hat, Merrily We Roll Along, End of the Rainbow, Sweet Charity, A Little Night Music, Carousel, Little Shop of Horrors and La Cage aux Folles.

International design includes: Diana (Broadway), Summer (Broadway), Come From Away (Broadway), A Bronx Tale (Broadway), Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame (worldwide), Spring Awakening (Broadway), Disney’s Little Mermaid (worldwide), End of the Rainbow (Broadway), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (worldwide), A Little Night Music (Broadway), The Secret Garden (New York), Clueless (New York), Sister Act (worldwide) and Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany).

CHRIS FISHERILLUSION Designer

CHRIS FISHER

CHRIS FISHER is a member of The Magic Circle. He works worldwide as International Illusions & Magic Associate for Harry Potter & The Cursed Child.

Theatre credits as Illusion Consultant include: Back To The Future: The Musical (Adelphi Theatre, London);The Prince of Egypt (Dominion Theatre); The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (UK Tour); 2.22 A Ghost Story (Noel Coward, London); Wicked Das Musical - Neue Flora, Hamburg; Company (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, NY & Gielgud, London); Merlin (Nothern Ballet, UK Tour); Bedknobs & Broomsticks (UK Tour); Big The Musical (Dominion, London); Peter Gynt (National Theatre); Superhero (Tony Kiser Theater, NY); Julie (National Theatre); Angels in America (National Theatre & Broadway); Macbeth (RSC, Swan Theatre & Barbican); Barnum (Menier Chocolate Factory); The Hypocrite (Hull Truck Theatre/RSC, Swan Theatre); No Man’s Land (Wyndham’s); Into the Woods (Royal Exchange); Here We Go and Treasure Island (National Theatre); The Skriker (Royal Exchange).

Ethan PoppORCHESTRATIONS

Ethan Popp

Ethan is a Grammy® Award-nominated music producer and two-time Tony® Award-nominated orchestrator whose work has been seen and heard worldwide. As music supervisor, arranger and orchestrator for Motown the Musical, Ethan earned a 2013 Tony Award nomination for Best Orchestrations and a 2014 Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Theatre Album. He has also served as music supervisor, arranger and orchestrator for the 2008 Tony Award-nominated Best Musical Rock of Ages for which he also co-produced the highly acclaimed Original Broadway Cast Recording. Ethan served as the music supervisor for the Broadway world premiere and 2016 Tony Award-nominated Best Musical School of Rock and music supervisor for the Broadway premiere and 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Neil Patrick Harris. He serves as orchestrator of the worldwide hit musical sensation Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, for which he received a 2020 Tony Award nomination. On film, his work can be heard as vocal coach for 2019 Oscar® Award-winner Rami Malek in 20th Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody and, in 2016, his work as Music Director and Music Production Supervisor for the 20th Century Fox film The Greatest Showman helped bring the 2019 Grammy Award-winning soundtrack to worldwide acclaim. On television, Ethan has served as a music producer, arranger and orchestrator on NBC/Universal’s Smash and as composer, music producer, arranger and orchestrator on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

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Bryan CrookORCHESTRATIONS

Bryan Crook

Bryan Crook is a Tony®-nominated orchestrator, producer, songwriter, composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist for Broadway, TV and film. In addition to playing woodwinds for The Book of Mormon on Broadway, his work can be heard on the Grammy®-nominated cast album for Motown the Musical, Ice Age 4, Smash (NBC), the Grammy Awards, the Tony Awards, the Emmy Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards.

Theatre credits include: Motown the Musical, The Book of Mormon, First Date, Legally Blonde, West Side Story, Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia! among many others.

He has scored for many rock acts including Lamb of God, Too Late the Hero, Black Tide and Alex Skolnick. His most important credits, however, are as a husband to Hilary and father to Liam, Ethan and Henry.

David ChaseDANCE ARRANGEMENTS

David Chase

David Chase has been Music Director, Supervisor and/or Arranger for 40 Broadway productions. Current: revivals of The Music Man and 1776.

UK Theatre includes: dance music for Anything Goes (Olivier nomination), Beauty and the Beast, the Donmar Warehouse’s Guys & Dolls, Evita and Damsel in Distress. Also, many arrangements for the Boston Pops, The Kennedy Center Honors and Radio City.

Television includes: Schmigadoon!, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. Two Emmy® nominations (The Sound of Music and Peter Pan Live) and Grammy® nomination. Choral works published by Hal Leonard. David lives in NYC with his wife, Drama Desk nominee Paula Leggett Chase, and their sons, Kyler and Dashiell.

TARA RUBINCASTING DIRECTOR

TARA RUBIN

Selected Broadway and National Tours: KPOP, Mr. Saturday Night, Six, Ain’t Too Proud, King Kong, The Band’s Visit, Prince of Broadway, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, Cats, Falsettos, School of Rock, Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Spamalot, …Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera. Selected Off-Broadway: Sing Street, Trevor, Between the Lines, Clueless, Gloria: A Life, Smokey Joe’s Café, Here Lies Love.

CAMPBELL YOUNG ASSOCIATESWIGS, HAIR AND MAKE-UP

CAMPBELL YOUNG ASSOCIATES

Theatre includes: Cinderella, Anything Goes, Get Up Stand Up, Leopoldstadt, All About Eve, The Light in the Piazza, Rosmersholm, Company, The King and I, Funny Girl, St Joan, City of Angels, One Night in Miami, The Young Chekhov Trilogy, Bend It Like Beckham, Gypsy and The Bodyguard (West End), Present Laughter, The Master Builder, The Lorax, High Society, Electra, Clarence Darrow, Sweet Bird of Youth, Richard III, Kiss Me, Kate, Inherit the Wind and A Christmas Carol (Old Vic), Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, The Ferryman, Girl From the North Country, Farinelli and the King, Groundhog Day, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Matilda, Ghost the Musical and Billy Elliot (West End/Broadway), King Lear, To Kill a Mockingbird, Head Over Heels, Carousel, Three Tall Women, Hello, Dolly!, The Crucible, Betrayal, Les Misérables and Spider-Man – The Musical (Broadway).

Opera includes: Don Carlos, L’enfant et les sortilèges (Bolshoi Opera Moscow) and Anna Nicole (BAM).

Film includes: Downton Abbey.

Television includes: Orange is the New Black and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.

Awards: Drama Desk Award 2020 – Outstanding Wig and Hair Design for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical.

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TED ARTHURMUSICAL DIRECTOR

TED ARTHUR

Moulin Rouge! (International Associate Music Supervisor), Broadway: Diana: The Musical (Music Director), The Prom (Associate Conductor), Once On This Island (Assistant Conductor). Moulin Rouge Broadway, Mean Girls, Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked. Ted is on the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Board of Trustees and a member of MUSE (Musicians United for Social Equity).

Aurora ProductionsPRODUCTION MANAGER

Aurora Productions

1776; A Beautiful Noise; Almost Famous; Beetlejuice; The Book of Mormon; Death Of A Salesman; Frozen (Australia, Germany, London, Japan, North American Tour); Hadestown (Tour); Into The Woods; Mean Girls (Tour); Leopoldstadt; The Kite Runner; The Music Man. Aurora has been providing technical supervision and production management to the entertainment industry since 1989.

Bespoke Theatricals General Management

Bespoke Theatricals

Partners Amy Jacobs & Devin Keudell manage Broadway musicals, plays & tours. Current and recent productions include: MJ The Musical, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Beetlejuice, TINA, and Hangmen. General Managers include David Roth, Danielle Saks, and Kate Egan.

DONOVAN MANNATOProducer

DONOVAN MANNATO

Donovan is an American producer active in theatre, film and music. Frequently collaborating with Colin Ingram, their production of Back To The Future-The Musical at the Adelphi Theatre won Best New Musical at the 2022 Olivier Awards, the 2022 What’sOnStage Awards and the 2022 BroadwayWorld UK Awards. Donovan also produced the 2022 production of Grease at the Dominion Theatre and the musical's 2019 and 2021 UK tours. Donovan’s first foray into theatre was the Broadway and West End productions of Ghost-The Musical which received three Tony nominations and five Olivier nominations. In 2013, Donovan produced Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Broadway starring Emilia Clarke; it won Best New Play at the BroadwayWorld.com Awards. Donovan produced the film Prey for Rock & Roll starring Gina Gershon which premiered at 2003 Sundance Film Festival and the record Punk Standards by Deborah Dutcher, his wife. He also acted in the Oscar winning film Philadelphia.

Donovan is eternally grateful to the brilliant creative team and cast that have brought this show to life and pinches himself every day that he is a part of it. Most of all, he wishes to thank his good friend and co-producer Colin Ingram, his wife Debby, his son Donny and all of the people who have ever inspired or supported him in his life, of which there are too many to mention.

FRANKEL / VIERTEL / BARUCH / ROUTH GROUPProducer

FRANKEL / VIERTEL / BARUCH / ROUTH GROUP

Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, and Richard Frankelhave produced and general managed plays and musicals for the past 37 years including the original Broadway productions of The Producers; Hairspray; Young Frankenstein; Smokey Joe’s Café; Angels in America; Penn & Teller; Love Letters, Swing!; The Weir; The Encounter and The Parisian Woman starring Uma Thurman. Their revivals on Broadway include Gypsy with Patti LuPone and Laura Benanti, the Old Vic’s The Norman Conquests, A Little Night Music with Catherine Zeta Jones and Angela Lansbury and later Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch, John Doyle’s Sweeney Todd with Patti LuPone and Company with Raul Esparza; A Funny Thing Forum with Nathan Lane and later Whoopi Goldberg, and the first-ever Broadway revivals of The Sound of Music and Little Shop of Horrors. Notable Off-Broadway premieres include Driving Miss Daisy; Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune; The Cocktail Hour;Oleanna; Jeffrey; Marvin’s Room; and Stomp. They've mounted tours and productions in London, Australia, Canada, Europe and throughout Asia. Their awards include two Pulitzer Prizes, three Olivier Awards for Best Musical and four Grammy’s. Their nine Tony Awards include all four Best categories: Play, Musical, Revival of a Play and Revival of a Musical. They own and operate the acclaimed Broadway-themed nightclub/cabaret 54 Below, which presents over 650 performances each year and was the recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre.

AUGURYPRODUCER

AUGURY

Augury is an international production company and artist sanctuary founded by Glen Ballard. A creative atelier based in Hollywood, Augury creates, develops and produces artistically driven projects in film, television and theatre.

Augury grows projects from the ground up, often starting with music as the inspiration and predicate (i.e. the Netflix Limited Series, The Eddy) to engender unique and vibrant works rooted in quality story-telling.

The company is operated by Steph Whittier, an LA-based creative who has worked with Glen since 2016. Together they formed Augury Au, an artistic collaboration under the Augury umbrella that includes Back to the Future. Steph assisted Glen with the Back to the Future development and produced its debut showcase with Bob Gale in 2017.

Augury is also adapting a stage version of the film The Rose (1979) with Gail Berman (The Jackal Group) and Michael Gorfaine and Sam Schwartz producing, with several other projects in development.