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Hugh Jackman

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is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award and Tony Award-winning performer who has made an impression on audiences of all ages with his multi-hyphenate career persona – as successful on stage as he is on film. From his award-winning turn on Broadway as the 1970s singer/songwriter Peter Allen, to his metal claw-wielding Wolverine in the blockbuster X-Men franchise, Mr. Jackman has proven to be one of the most versatile actors of our time. The Australian native made his first major U.S. film appearance as Wolverine in the first installment of the X-Men series, a role he reprised in the enormously successful X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. He then starred as the title character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, a prequel to the popular series which grossed $85 million domestically in its first weekend of release. Audiences once again saw Jackman in the popular role in the next chapter, The Wolverine, which grossed over $400 million worldwide. In 2014, Mr. Jackman and the X-Men team reunited for X-Men: Days of Future Past. He garnered his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance in Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables in 2012. Mr. Jackman’s standout performance as Jean Valjean also earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical, as well as Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nominations (Best Ensemble and Best Male Actor in a Leading Role), and a BAFTA Award nomination. Most recently, he was nominated for a Grammy for his role as P.T. Barnum in The Greatest Showman. Sales for the film soundtrack have broken records around the world, reaching multi-platinum status in many countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States. In 2009, Mr. Jackman hosted the 81st Annual Academy Awards, which earned him an Emmy Award nomination. He also served as host of the Tony Awards three years in a row, from 2003 to 2005, earning an Emmy for the 2004 ceremony, and an Emmy nomination for his appearance at the 2005 ceremony. Mr. Jackman starred in Logan, the final iteration of his Wolverine character, alongside Patrick Stewart, and additional film credits include Prisoners, Shawn Levy’s Real Steel, Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain, Woody Allen’s Scoop, Deception, Someone Like You, Swordfish, Van Helsing, and Kate & Leopold, for which he received a 2002 Golden Globe nomination. In addition, he has lent his voice to the animated features Happy Feet, Flushed Away, and Rise of the Guardians. On Broadway, Jackman most recently starred as The Man in the highly acclaimed play, The River. In 2011, he made a splash on the Great White Way in his one-man show, Hugh Jackman – Back on Broadway. Jackman’s continued dedication to the Broadway community was fêted at the 2012 Tony Awards, where he received a Special Tony Award, recognizing his accomplishments as a performer and humanitarian. In 2009, Broadway audiences could see Jackman in the Keith Huff-penned A Steady Rain, starring alongside Daniel Craig. For his portrayal of the 1970s singer/songwriter Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz, Jackman received the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical as well as Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards. His additional theater credits include Carousel at Carnegie Hall; Oklahoma! at the National Theater in London, for which he received an Olivier Award nomination; Sunset Boulevard, for which he garnered Australia’s prestigious Australian Variety Artists’ ‘Mo’ Award; and Beauty and the Beast, for which he received a ‘Mo’ Award nomination. Mr. Jackman’s career began in Australia in the independent films, Paperback Hero and Erskinville Kings. His performance in the latter earned him an Australian Film Critics’ Circle Best Actor Award and The Australian Film Institute Best Actor nomination. In 1999, he was named Australian Star of the Year at the Australian Movie Convention. Mr. Jackman was most recently seen in the role of former Senator Gary Hart, in the Jason Reitman directed film The Front Runner. He has also completed production for the feature film Bad Education, co-starring Allison Janney and Ray Romano. Mr. Jackman began a worldwide arena tour, The Man. The Music. The Show. in May 2019.
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Sutton Foster

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is a two-time Tony Award winning actress, singer and dancer, best known for her Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning performances in Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes. Additional notable performances include the titular role in Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley’s Violet (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle nominations); Princess Fiona in Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire’s Shrek The Musical (Outer Critics Circle Award, and Tony, Drama League, and Drama Desk Award nominations); Inga in Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein; Janet Van De Graaff in Casey Nicholaw’s The Drowsy Chaperone (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Ovation Award nominations); Jo in Little Women (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle nominations); and most recently as Charity Hope Valentine in the New Group’s 50th anniversary revival of Sweet Charity (Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, and Drama League nominations). Foster currently stars as Liza in the critically-acclaimed TV Land series, “Younger,” created by “Sex in the City’s” Darren Star. Previously, Foster starred as Michelle Simms in Amy Sherman-Palladino’s ABC Family series “Bunheads,” which garnered her a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Her television career began on “Star Search” at the age of 15; more recent credits include HBO’s comedy series “Flight of the Conchords,” USA Network’s “Royal Pains,” “Law & Order: SVU,” and “Elementary.” She has also made guest appearances on the well-known children series Disney’s “Johnny and the Sprites,” and PBS’s “Sesame Street.” As a solo artist, Foster has toured the country with her hit solo concert which featured songs from her debut album “Wish” as well as her follow up album, “An Evening With Sutton Foster: Live at the Cafe Carlyle.” She has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Feinstein’s, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, and many others. In June 2018, she released her third solo album, “Take Me to the World,” through Ghostlight Deluxe. Foster made her feature film debut in Phil Alden Robinson’s The Angriest Man in Brooklyn and appeared in James Roday’s comedy horror film Gravy.
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Jayne Houdyshell

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has previously starred on Broadway in King Lear; A Doll’s House, Part 2 (Tony Award nomination); The Humans (Tony Award); Fish in the Dark; Romeo and Juliet; Follies (Tony nomination); The Importance of Being Earnest; Dead Accounts; Bye Bye Birdie; Wicked; and Well (Tony nomination, Theatre World Award). Her Off-Broadway credits include Relevance; The Humans (Obie Award, Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble); Harrison, TX; Coraline; The Receptionist; The New Century; The Pain and The Itch; Much Ado About Nothing; Well (Obie). She is the recipient of a 2013 Special Drama Desk Award “for her artistry as an exceptionally versatile and distinctive Broadway and Off-Broadway performer.” Her film credits include Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, Lucky Stiff, Everybody’s Fine, Garden State, Trust the Man, and Bounty Hunter. Television: “The Good Fight,” “Quantico,” “American Odyssey,” “Elementary,” “Blue Bloods,” and “Law & Order: SVU.”
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Jefferson Mays

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recently completed his one-man rendition of A Christmas Carol at the Geffen Playhouse for which he received rave reviews. He was nominated for a 2017 Tony Award for originating the role of Terje Rød-Larsen in the Tony award winning play, Oslo. Mays was also Tony-nominated for his multiple character performance in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, as well as his Tony Award-winning performance in I am My Own Wife, where he played over 40 different roles. He also recently starred as George Hodel in the TNT miniseries “I Am the Night,” directed by Patty Jenkins, and recently had a featured role in the Coen Brothers anthology series, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.” Jefferson’s television credits include recurring arcs on FX’s “The Americans;” Cinemax’s “The Knick,” directed by Steven Soderbergh; NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU;” as well as a guest role in the Netflix hit “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”
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Marie Mullen

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is a multi-award-winning actress who has worked on all four corners of the globe, in many of the world’s most reputable theatres. A founding member of the internationally renowned Druid Theatre Company, she has played a panoply of roles for the company over the past 40 years. Most notably Marie received a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the role of Maureen in the Druid production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Other work includes the world premiere of Colm Toibin’s monologue Testament for Landmark Productions, Queen Margaret in Richard III, Mommo in Bailegangaire and multiple roles in the DruidSynge, DruidMurphy, and DruidShakespeare cycles all of which received high praise while touring internationally. She has just completed playing the role of Morkan in Druid’s production of Epiphany by Brian Watkins and will reprise her role in Richard III at the Lincoln Center White Light Festival later this year. Marie has worked with highly respected directors in tv and film and theatre, notably Charlie Kaufman, Neil Jordan and Garry Hynes.
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Shuler Hensley

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is ecstatic to be back on Broadway in a musical! Most recently appeared in Tony Award-winning The Ferryman at the Jacobs. Other Broadway credits include No Man’s Land (also Berkeley Repertory Theatre) and Waiting For Godot, in repertory, opposite Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Billy Crudup; The Monster in Young Frankenstein (also the U.S. National Tour); Kerchak in Tarzan; Jud Fry in Oklahoma! opposite Hugh Jackman (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Olivier Awards); and Javert in Les Misérables. Recently seen in the musical adaptation of Twelfth Night (The Public Theatre), the Monster in the London premiere of Young Frankenstein, the U.K. Premiere of Sam Hunter’s The Whale (Theatre Royal Bath), and the New Group’s production of Sweet Charity opposite Sutton Foster. Off-Broadway: Assassins (NY City Center Encores!), How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Madison Square Garden), Carousel (Avery Fisher Hall with the New York Philharmonic), The Most Happy Fella, and Fiorello! (NY City Center Encores!), The Whale (Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards; Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and Drama Desk nominations), Sweet And Sad (Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble), That Hopey Changey Thing, and The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Additional credits include the Kennedy Center’s production of The Guardsman, directed by Gregory Mosher; Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County (Alliance Theatre), The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera (Hamburg). Opera appearances include Wozzeck (Curtis Institute Of Music) and Regina (Kennedy Center). Shuler has also performed with the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and the New World Symphony Orchestra. Television credits include: “Murder of a President”, “Shades of Blue,” “Elementary”, “Banshee”, “The Americans,” “Ed,” “Deadline,” “Law & Order: SVU,” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Film credits include: The Greatest Showman, After.Life, The Legend of Zorro, and Van Helsing. Proud Equity member. Shuler is also the namesake of the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards and is Associate Artistic Director of City Springs Theatre Company in Atlanta.
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Emma Crow

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Emma Crow started dancing at the age of two at Christine Taylor’s North Jersey School of Dance Arts (NJSDA) in Hackettstown, NJ, where she was trained primarily by ballet mistress Luba Gulyaeva. In 2016, Emma was the overall gold medalist at The World Ballet Competition (WBC), and was chosen to perform at the All Star Galas in 2016 and 2018. She has been attending the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School (JKO) since 2018 where she is currently training with Cynthia Harvey, Robert La Fosse, Petrusjka Broholm, and Ethan Stiefel. Over the years she has performed with the ABT Company at the Metropolitan Opera House as a supernumerary. Emma has also performed at the Joyce Theater, and The Morgan Library in NYC.
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Remy Auberjonois

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Theater credits include, Broadway: The Assembled Parties, Death of a Salesman, White Christmas, The Country Girl, Frost/Nixon. Off-Broadway (selected): The Public Theater; Manhattan Theatre Club; Atlantic Theater Company; Rattlestick; Primary Stages; Studio Dante; Ensemble Studio Theatre; HERE. Regional (selected): Guthrie, Williamstown Theatre Festival; McCarter Theatre; Dallas Theater Center; The Old Globe; Hamptons Shakespeare Festival; Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Mark Taper Forum. Film and television credits include (selected): The Normal Heart (HBO); The Maid’s Room, The English Teacher, Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO), Fair Game, The International, Price Check, Michael Clayton. Appearances in more than 35 television series, including “Veep”, “Homeland,” “Blindspot” along with recurring roles on “Show Me a Hero,” “The Good Wife”, “The Americans,” “Mad Men,” “Weeds,” and others. Auberjonois is the Director/Co-Writer/Producer of the independent film Blood Stripe (Winner of the LA Film Festival jury prize, Provincetown Film Festival Schlesinger award, and Austin and Twin Cities Film Festival Audience awards). Training: M.F.A., Yale School of Drama.
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Gino Cosculluela

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Gino had the honor of making the final 3 of “So You Think You Can Dance” season 16 on Fox TV, as well as being a part of its nationwide tour afterwards. Most recently, Gino wrapped on both Marvel’s “Hawkeye” coming to Disney + this fall, as well as a new Netflix film, Senior Year, starring Rebel Wilson. In Addition, he has appeared on “The Ellen Degeneres Show.” Gino is extremely excited to be making his Broadway debut in The Music Man!
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Jerry Zaks

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Credits include Hello, Dolly!; A Bronx Tale; Shows For Days; Sister Act; The Addams Family; Guys and Dolls; Six Degrees of Separation; Lend Me a Tenor; House of Blue Leaves; The Front Page; A Funny Thing…Forum; Smokey Joe’s Café; Anything Goes; La Cage aux Folles; Little Shop of Horrors; The Man Who Came to Dinner; The Foreigner; Laughter on the 23rd Floor; Sister Mary Ignatius…; Beyond Therapy; Baby with the Bath Water; and The Marriage of Bette and Boo. Proud father of Emma and Hannah, he has received four Tony Awards and eight nominations. He’s also received four Drama Desks, two Outer Critics Circle Awards, and an Obie Award. He directed the film Marvin’s Room, starring Meryl Streep, Leonardo di Caprio, and Diane Keaton. Mr. Zaks is a founding member of the Ensemble Studio Theater. He received the SDC’s George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre and an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Dartmouth, his alma mater. He is a 2013 inductee to the Theatre Hall of Fame.
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Warren Carlyle

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is a Tony Award-winning director and choreographer who trained in dance at the Central School of Dancing and Performing Arts Norwich, Bush Davies School of Theatre Arts, and Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts. Carlyle began his career as a dancer and, in 1998, was chosen by Susan Stroman to serve as associate choreographer for the National Theatre of Great Britain’s production of Oklahoma!, later assisting her on the Broadway musical The Producers. Most recently on Broadway he directed and choreographed After Midnight, Chaplin, the revival of Finian’s Rainbow, the 2015 New York Spring Spectacular starring the Rockettes, and Hugh Jackman: Back On Broadway. He choreographed Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly!; She Loves Me; On The 20thCentury; The Mystery Of Edwin Drood; A Christmas Story; and the recent revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies. Mr. Carlyle has won the Tony Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, and the prestigious Astaire Award for choreography. Film and television credits include “The 68th & 69th Annual Tony Awards,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” Deception starring Hugh Jackman, “Carousel, Live from Lincoln Center” (Emmy Award nomination), “Hope and Faith,” “An Evening at the Boston Pops,” and Elton John’s “Made In England” music video. He is currently represented on Broadway with the revival of Kiss Me, Kate.
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Santo Loquasto

Scenic and Costume Design
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Broadway: Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus; The Iceman Cometh; Carousel; Hello, Dolly! (Tony Award for costume design); Cafe Crown (Tony for set design); The Cherry Orchard (Tony for costume design); Grand Hotel (Tony for costume design). Eighteen additional Tony nominations. Film credits include Radio Days (Academy Award nomination for production design), Bullets Over Broadway (Academy Award nomination for production design), and Zelig (Academy Award nomination for costume design). He received the Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration in 2002, was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2004, received the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for the Arts in 2006, the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007, and the Breukelein Institute Gaudium Award in 2013.
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Brian Macdevitt

Lighting Design
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The 70 plus shows he designed lighting for on Broadway include Death of a Salesman, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and directed by Mike Nichols, The Book of Mormon (Tony Award), The Coast of Utopia, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Fences, A Behanding in Spokane, Race, The Pillowman, Urinetown, and Into the Woods. In addition to 5 TONYs, his awards include an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence, a Bessie Award, and others. For dance, The Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Tere O’Connor Dance, Merce Cunningham, Lar Lubovitch, Nancy Bannon, and many others. His designs for the Metropolitan Opera include The Enchanted Island and Doctor Atomic. Mr. MacDevitt recently directed Between Riverside and Crazy for Studio Theater in DC, Proof for Theater Three in NY and Spring Awakening at The Clarice Smith Center in Maryland. Mr. MacDevitt is on the Faculty of University of Maryland a member of the Naked Angels Theater Company.
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Scott Lehrer

Sound Design
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Recent credits include King Lear; To Kill a Mockingbird; Carousel; Hello, Dolly!; Illyria; The Front Page; The Gabriels; Shuffle Along…; Fiddler on the Roof; Dames at Sea; The King and I (also London); Living on Love; Honeymoon in Vegas; Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance; Love Letters; A Raisin in the Sun; Betrayal; Lucky Guy; South Pacific (first Tony Award for Sound Design); Death of a Salesman; The Apple Family Plays; Scenes From Life in the Country; and over 60 City Center Encores! productions, including Chicago. Recordings include An American in Paris (Grammy Award nomination), Loudon Wainwright’s High Wide and Handsome (Grammy Award), and Meredith Monk’s Mercy. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, he currently teaches at Hunter College and was on the faculty of Bennington College from 2002 to 2013.
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Jonathan Tunick

Orchestrations
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is an American orchestrator, musical director, and composer. Tunick’s stage career began with Take Five (1957). He went on to collaborate memorably with Stephen Sondheim, orchestrating shows such as Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd, Merrily We Roll Along, Into the Woods, Passion, and Putting It Together. Additional notable Broadway credits include Promises, Promises; A Chorus Line; Nick & Nora; A Funny Thing…; Elaine Stritch at Liberty; Nine; A Gentleman’s Guide…; and 110 in the Shade. In 1997, he won his first Tony Award, for his work on the musical Titanic. This accomplishment gave Tunick “EGOT” status: one of only 15 people who have received all four major entertainment awards—he had previously received an Academy Award for A Little Night Music (1977), an Emmy Award for Night of 100 Stars (1982) and Grammy Award for “No One Is Alone” from Into the Woods (1988). With over 111 credits to his name over a fifty-year career, Tunick is the most prolific and acclaimed orchestrator on Broadway.
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David Chase

Vocal and Dance Arrangements
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With over 35 Broadway productions to his name, Chase has had a prolific career as a dance arranger, music director, and/or music supervisor. Credits include A Funny Thing…; Kiss Me, Kate; Seussical; Follies; Thoroughly Modern Millie; The Pajama Game; Curtains; Bye Bye Birdie; Promises, Promises; Anything Goes; Nice Work…; Hello, Dolly!; and Carousel. He has also worked continuously in the West End, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Boston Pops Orchestra, Radio City Music Hall, and Essential Voices USA. He has received two Emmy Award nominations and a Grammy Award nomination.
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Patrick Vaccariello

Music Director
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Broadway credits include Cats, Take Me Along, Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, Gypsy, The Boy From Oz, La Cage aux Folles, A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Annie, On Your Feet!, and many others. Mr. Vaccariello has collaborated with Hugh Jackman as his Musical Director for fifteen years.
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