CAST & CREATIVE
VERONICA STERN (Anya) is thrilled to be making her national tour debut with Anastasia! In 2021, Veronica made her professional debut with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and her New York debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Broadway World named Veronica one to watch in 2022! Special thanks to her team, Avalon Artists Group, and her family. BFA Musical Theatre, CCM. For more: www.veronicastern.com, IG: @veronicastern
WILLEM BUTLER (Dmitry) is making his touring debut as Dmitry in Anastasia. Willem recently graduated from Elon University with a BFA in Music Theatre. He has recently been seen in Jersey Boys (Frankie Valli), Catch Me If You Can (Frank Abignale Jr), and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Quasimodo). Willem competed and won first place in BroadwayWorld’s first annual NextOnstage competition. He would like to thank his family, friends, and specifically Mom and Dad for always supporting him. @KillemWillem willembutler.com
BEN EDQUIST (Gleb) from Lake Jackson, TX is thrilled to be making his national tour debut! He was a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio and has originated numerous roles in contemporary opera including the lead role in Carlisle Floyd’s last opera. Recent theater credits: She Loves Me (George Novak), Sweeney Todd (Anthony Hope), Carousel (Jigger Craigin). BM, Vanderbilt University. MM, Rice University. Lotte Lenya Competition Winner. Love and thanks to my amazing wife, my parents, the team at UIA talent, and my family at Brazosport Center Stages. www.benedquist.com, Instagram: @benedquist
GERRI WEAGRAFF (Dowager Empress) is thrilled to be touring with this wonderful cast and crew, telling this beautiful story! National Tour: Fiddler on the Roof (Golde). Regional: Arizona Broadway Theatre, Surflight Theatre, Beef & Boards, Fireside, Candlelight Theatre. Credits: Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Stepmother), Show Boat (Parthy Hawks), The Spitfire Grill (Hannah), Bright Star (Mama Murphy), Lend Me a Tenor (Julia). Many thanks to Jason Styres casting and the Anastasia creative team, and to my husband Paul, my children, family, and friends for their love and support! www.gerriweagraff.com
BRYAN SEASTROM (Vlad) is thrilled and honored to be a part of Anastasia. Favorite credits: The Red Skelton Story (Red), Singin’ in the Rain (Cosmo), Tangled: The Musical (Hook Hand), the national tour of Anything Goes, Disney Cruise Line. Bryan is also a puppeteer and family entertainer and can be found outside having fun with his pal Clide Snail in a web series called Bryan’s Backyard. Proud graduate, Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts; BFA, Musical Theatre, The College of Santa Fe. Shout out to his loving friends and family. A big thanks to the Anastasia team, and Todd and Bob at ATB Talent.
MADELINE RAUBE (Countess Lily). National tour debut! Recent credits: Kiss Me, Kate (Kate); The Secret Garden (Lily); Life of the Party (Nina – Dir. Larry O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin); The Phantom of the Opera (Christine); Annie (Lily St. Regis). Master’s degree, Musical Theatre Performance, NYU; bachelor’s degree, Classical Voice, Oberlin Conservatory. A huge thank you to Mom, Dad, Olivia, and Charlotte for all your love and support! www.madelineraube.com, Instagram: @mdrsinger
LEELA CHOPRA (Little Anastasia) is delighted to be making her national tour debut! Leela is 9 years old, has performed in various school and community recitals, and will be seen on “Sesame Street” on PBS/HBO Max this fall. Many thanks to Nouveaux Management, her amazing coaches – Ms. Talara, Ms. Christine, Ms, Namrata and Actors Technique, PS 59 teachers, and love to grandparents, mom and dad for their endless support!
ALEXANDRYA SALAZAR (Little Anastasia) is thrilled to make her national tour debut! Her credits include: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (Sorrow u/s), The Lyric Opera of Chicago; North American Premiere of Solaris (The Child), Griffin Theatre; and most recently The King & I (Princess Ying Yaowlak), Drury Lane Theatre. She is 9 years old, a print model and has done commercials and voice over projects. Much love to her parents for their love & support. Thanks to her family and friends for all their encouragement. Special thanks to her teachers/ coaches for their guidance and her agents at Big Mouth Talent. IG @alexandryads
THALIA ATALLAH (Ensemble) is over the moon to be making her National Tour debut in Anastasia! From Southern California, Thalia recently graduated from UCLA where she studied Musical Theater. Favorite roles include In The Heights (Nina), Pippin (Leading Player), Heathers the Musical (Heather Chandler), Seussical (Gertrude McFuzz) and The Addams Family (Wednesday Addams). Thalia would like to thank her family and agents at CESD for their unwavering support– and the Anastasia team for giving her home, love and family.
Lance Timothy Barker
LANCE TIMOTHY BARKER (Swing, Dance Captain) is from Salt Lake City, UT. He is an alumnus of Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts and The University of Utah (BFA in Dance). Previous credits: Odyssey Dance Theatre, Newsies the Musical (Pioneer Theatre Company), Cats, Hairspray (Dance Captain, Royal Caribbean Productions). @dancinlance
ZACHARY BIGELOW (Ensemble). (he/him) BFA Musical Theatre, Shenandoah Conservatory. Tour: Something Rotten! (Ensemble, u/s Shakespeare) Regional: Flat Rock Playhouse, Short North Stage, ACT of Connecticut. Most recently seen on the mainstage of the beautiful Disney Dream, sprinkling pixie dust and stepping in time. Special thanks to my parents, family, friends, and Jim Keith at MTA for their endless love and support. For Katie, all my love. @zmbluvz2act
William Aaron Bishop
WILLIAM AARON BISHOP (Ensemble) is thrilled to make his national tour debut! Previous credits: Jersey Boys (Norwegian Cruise Lines), Head Over Heels, Once Upon a Mattress, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and many more. He was a featured soloist for Broadway’s Future Holiday Concert at Lincoln Center. William thanks his agents at EA, his loving family, and friends for all their support. Enjoy the show!
LOUIS BROGNA (Ensemble) is making his National tour debut! Hailing from Boston, and a Boston Conservatory alumni, Louis currently resides in NYC. Past credits: The Donkey Show (A.R.T.), The Music Man (Olin Britt). Louis thanks friends, family, and the team for their support. @louisbrogna www.louisbrogna.com
AMIN FUSON (Ensemble) is ecstatic to make his National tour and professional debut! He is from Albany, CA and attended The University of California, Irvine where he received his BFA in Music Theatre. Amin thanks his family, friends, and UCI teachers. Much love. @Amin_Fuson, https://link.edgepilot.com/s/c8f51d11/URFSljG9nk2EfEXfLUJIaw?u=http://www.aminfuson.com/
REBECCA HARTMAN (Swing). She/her. Rebecca is a singer, dancer, and actor, from Holtsville, New York. She graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Webster University (2022). Recent credits include: The Sound of Music (Maria, Choreographer); Mary Poppins (u/s Mary Poppins), and Matilda (Acrobat, u/w Mrs. Wormwood, Choreographer). When not performing, she can be found teaching dance, playing princesses for childrens’ birthday parties, and creating Tik Toks. @rebecca_hartman_
KAITLYN JACKSON (Ensemble) is a graduate of Ithaca College’s BFA Acting program. Past credits include All Shook Up (Natalie), Songs for a New World (Woman 2), Titanic: The Musical (Kate Murphy), and an apprenticeship with the Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company. She has two albums of original music and was featured on Season 13 of American Idol. For more, visit Kaitlyn-Jackson.com.
BROOKLYN LIBAO (Ensemble). This is Brooklyn’s national tour debut! Originally from Montreal, Canada, Brooklyn moved to New York City to study at The Ailey School. She has danced alongside The Alvin Ailey Dance Company in Memoria and performed Awakening by Robert Battle at Lincoln Center. Thank you to the team and my supportive family IG: @Brooxlib
ALEC LLOYD (Swing) is ecstatic to be making his National Tour debut with Anastasia! Previous credits: Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Tangled: The Musical, Twice Charmed (Disney Cruise Line). Alumni of The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts. Alec sends special thanks to his parents and friends for their endless support, Lisa Lindholm & Julie Medeiros at Go 2 Talent Agency, and the entire Anastasia team. @alec.james.lloyd
ENSEMBLE/ASST. DANCE CAPT
VICTORIA MADDEN (Ensemble, Assistant Dance Captain). National tour debut. Credits: School of Rock (u/s Patty), The Count of Monte Cristo, Beauty and the Beast, Annie (Tuacahn Amphitheatre), Anne Frank: My Secret Life (Anne Frank, Syracuse Stage), The Wizard of Oz, Hello, Dolly! (Maine State Music Theatre), The Little Mermaid (Arista, The Argyle Theatre), Saturday Night Fever, Newsies! (Hannah, Cortland Repertory Theatre). Training: Bolshoi Ballet, Joffrey Ballet. BFA, Musical Theatre (Syracuse University).
BILLY McGAVIN (Ensemble). National Tour: Evita (American Theatre Guild). Regional: Beauty and the Beast (Moonlight Amphitheater), Ragtime, Bright Star, Joseph… (Candlelight Pavilion), Footloose (Glendale Centre Theatre), Into the Woods (Lewis Family Playhouse). IG: @billymcgavin
Lathan A. Roberts
LATHAN A. ROBERTS (Ensemble) is overjoyed to be joining the cast of Anastasia! Lathan is a proud native of Atlanta, GA where he trained and studied Dance at Brenau University. National Tour: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Ensemble, us Andrew Gaines) Regional: RWS Big Top Dreams (Dance Captain), Damn Yankees (Ensemble), Crazy For You (Pete). Huge thank you to my friends, family, and teachers for your constant support. Lastly thank you to Resolute Artists Agency! IG @Lathanr__
AMY SMITH (Swing). National Tour debut! Regional and New York: Feinstein’s 54 Below, Tuacahn, Moonlight Amphitheater, Moscow Ballet, New York Metropolitan Opera with LV Opera, CCAE Theatricals, and Hale Center. Feature film: Miracle Valley (Kelly) in theaters 2022. Broadway Dance Center ProSem graduate and BYU BFA MT’20. Thanks to the Anastasia team, Avalon Artists Group, and family!
SARAH STATLER (Ensemble). Regional: Buddy…The Buddy Holly Story (Vi Petty), Indecent (Miriam Godowsky/Accordion), Tickling the Ivories (Pianist/Vocalist), New York Theater: The Dome (Sarah), Jay Alan Zimmerman’s Incredibly Deaf Musical (Lisa), Leonard Bernstein’s Mass (Featured Street Chorus).
LAUREN TEYKE (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her professional debut in Anastasia. Favorites credits: The Nutcracker (Clara, Rat King; Sarasota Cuban Ballet), Singin’ in the Rain (Lady in Green; The Players Theatre of Sarasota), and performing in Cuba and China. Trained at Ovation School of Musical Theatre.
AIDAN ZIEGLER-HANSEN (Swing) (he/him/his). National tour: Dirty Dancing (Johnny cover), Regional: Annie Get Your Gun (Bay Street Theater), Concert: Fiddler on the Roof (The Philadelphia Orchestra). Choreographer: Avenue Q, Big Fish (MUSKET). BFA in Musical Theatre, The University of Michigan. Beyond excited to be joining the Anastasia family! Thanks to Mom, Dad, Tanner, and Allison for helping make dreams come true.
Terrence McNally is a recipient of the Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. He has won four Tony® Awards for his plays Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class, and his musical books for Kiss of the Spider Woman and Ragtime. The Kennedy Center recently produced three of his plays under the title Terrence McNally’s Nights at the Opera: Master Class, The Lisbon Traviata, and the world premiere of Golden Age. Recent works include Mothers and Sons, the book for The Visit on Broadway, And Away We Go at the Pearl Theatre Company, and the libretto for Great Scott (composer, Jake Heggie) for Dallas Opera. In 1996, he was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame. Terrence McNally is a member of The Dramatists Guild, Inc.
Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens
Music & Lyrics
Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens have been collaborators since 1983. They won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Broadway’s Ragtime, and their show Once On This Island just won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. They were nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globes for the score of Twentieth Century Fox’s animated feature film Anastasia. They are three-time Grammy nominees. Other Broadway credits include: Seussical, Rocky, My Favorite Year, Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life and the 2009 revival of Ragtime; Lincoln Center Theater’s A Man of No Importance, Dessa Rose and The Glorious Ones; Off-Broadway: Lucky Stiff; Kennedy Center world premiere of Little Dancer. Individually, Ms. Ahrens wrote book and lyrics for Madison Square Garden’s A Christmas Carol. She has won the Lilly Award for Lyrics and the Emmy Award for her extensive work in television, including the animated series Schoolhouse Rock. Mr. Flaherty composed the score for the recent dance musical In Your Arms (Old Globe), the musical Loving Repeating (Jefferson Award, Best New Musical), incidental music for Neil Simon’s Proposals (Broadway), and has many film and concert credits. Ahrens and Flaherty received the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement and are members of the Theater Hall of Fame. Council, Dramatists Guild of America. www.ahrensandflaherty.com
Twentieth Century Fox Motion Pictures
Inspired by the Motion Picture
One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film includes the component units Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation. Fox Stage Productions, the live theater production-division of the studio, has offices in New York and Los Angeles, and is currently developing numerous legitimate stage properties based on iconic motion pictures in the Fox library, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Mrs. Doubtfire, and The Devil Wears Prada, among others.
From the play by Marcelle Maurette
As adapted by Guy Bolton
Darko Tresnjak won the 2014 Tony®, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards for A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder starring Jefferson Mays, and a 2015 Obie Award for The Killer starring Michael Shannon. Favorite productions include The Ghosts of Versailles with Patti LuPone and Patricia Racette at Los Angeles Opera; The Merchant of Venice with F. Murray Abraham at TFANA and RSC; Titus Andronicus with John Vickery at the Stratford Festival; The Skin of Our Teeth with Marian Seldes and Kristine Nielsen at WTF; and The Women with Kate Baldwin at the Old Globe. Darko is the Artistic Director of Hartford Stage. darkotresnjak.com
Broadway: Anastasia (also in Europe and Tokyo), Dutch Tony Award Best Choreography, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Astaire and Outer Critics Circle noms.). Lincoln Center: My Fair Lady (NY Philharmonic). Regional: Hartford, Old Globe, Goodspeed, Paper Mill, Music Theatre Wichita, California Music Theatre. Opera: Most major opera houses. Film: Woodshock, The Brady Bunch Movie (MTV Award, Best Choreography nom.). TV: Hansel and Gretel (Live from Lincoln Center), Die Fledermaus (Live from The Kennedy Center), Beck’s The New Pollution (MTV Award, Best Choreography). www.peggyhickey.com
Is a New York based director and writer. She has worked on Broadway and across the country at theaters such as Hartford Stage, The Old Globe, Chautauqua Theater Company, Charlottesville Opera, Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, and the Juilliard School. She can currently be seen on the Disney+ show Encore! and is developing projects for film and TV. Thanks to Donna and Helen.
Has directed and choreographed US and International companies of The Producers, Japanese productions of On the Town, Curtains, My One & Only, and was Resident Choreographer for the US premiere of Dirty Dancing. Bill has numerous theater, film, and television credits to his name. Most recently, his work was seen on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Broadway: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critic’s nominations), Present Laughter(Tony nomination), Old Acquaintance, Butley, and Hedda Gabler. Off-Broadway: The Liar (CSC); Ripcord (MTC); Rapture, Blister, Burn (Playwrights); Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Second Stage); Observe the Sons of Ulster… (LCT, Lortel Winner). West End: All New People. Opera: Ghosts of Versailles (L.A.), Dinner at Eight (Minnesota); Il Trittico (Berlin); and Lohengrin (Budapest). Tour: Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame (Tokyo, Berlin). TV: “Julie’s Greenroom” (Netflix). Training: Yale.
Broadway: A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder (Tony Award®); Velocity of Autumn. Over 200 regional and international design credits in theatre, dance, and opera. Recipient of the Craig Noel Award, Connecticut Critic Circle Award, Irene Sharaff Young Master Award, Ruth Morely Design Award. Nominations from Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Henry Hewes, Elliot Norton, Bay Area, Robby, IRNE, and Jeff awards. MFA, Yale School of Drama. www.lindacho.com
Broadway: Over 50 productions; two Tony® Awards (The Lion King and South Pacific); and 11 Tony nominations. Recent projects include: Oslo; In Transit; She Loves Me; Fiddler on the Roof; The Father; The King and I; On The Twentieth Century; The Bridges of Madison County; Golden Boy; Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark; Ragtime; Movin’ Out; Bullets Over Broadway; The Boy From Oz; Thoroughly Modern Millie; many others. Television: “SMASH,” seasons 1 and 2 (NBC-Dreamworks).
Grammy®, Olivier, four-time Tony® nominated. Selected designs include: Something Rotten!; Rock of Ages; After Midnight; Motown; The Scottsboro Boys; Side Show; Rocky; Bullets Over Broadway; Shrek the Musical; On A Clear Day…; Lend Me a Tenor; Elf; Wonderland; Cry Baby; The Times They Are A-Changin’; The Wedding Singer; Sweet Charity; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; Little Women; Brooklyn. Other credits: Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas; Ragtime(London); Rocky Das Musical; King Kong; Bull Durham; Mame; Gotta Dance; The Prom.
Broadway: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Drama Desk Award); Bonnie & Clyde. Off-Broadway: Absolute Brightness, Bootycandy, Water by the Spoonful, Wild with Happy, Working. Opera: Ghosts of Versailles (LA Opera), La Traviata (Wolftrap). Disney: Frozen, Tangled (Disney Cruise Line), Frozen Live at the Hyperion (Disneyland Resort). Regional: Asolo Rep, Berkley Rep, Ford’s Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, LaJolla Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter, Shakespeare Theatre, The Old Globe, Theatre Aspen. aaronrhyne.com
Charles G. Lapointe
Over 50 Broadway shows including: On Your Feet!; Hamilton; Doctor Zhivago; The Color Purple; Of Mice and Men; Violet; Side Show; Elephant Man; After Midnight; Beautiful; Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder; Motown; Jekyll and Hyde; Clybourne Park; Bring It On; Newsies; The Mountaintop; Memphis; Lombardi; Fences; In the Heights; Jersey Boys; A Raisin in the Sun. Emmy® nominee, “The Wiz Live!”
Joe Dulude II
Broadway & West End: Wicked, Beautiful. Broadway: Sunday in the Park with George; Anastasia; Holiday Inn; Allegiance; Dr. Zhivago; On the Town; If/Then; Follies; Jekyll & Hyde; The Normal Heart; Grease. Off-Broadway: Sweet Charity (New Group), Into the Woods (Public Theatre), Wild Party (Encores!), Show Boat (New York Philharmonic). Pre-Broadway: The SpongeBob Musical. Regional: Show Boat (Fiddlehead). Film: The Discovery (key makeup), Manhattan by the Sea, Ghostbusters. Adjunct Faculty: Pace University, Muhlenberg College, Hartt School. joe2design.com
Broadway: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Dames at Sea, Disney’s The Lion King, Nice Work If You Can Get It. Off-Broadway: Puffs, Midnight at the Never Get (York), Pedro Pan, Neurosis, R.R.R.E.D., War Boys, Money Talks, Trip of Love, iLLA, Missed Connections, and 15 different Encores! productions. National Tours: A Gentleman’s Guide…, The King and I, Cinderella, Disney’s The Lion King, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Film/TV: How You Look at It, Carousel (PBS), Six by Sondheim (HBO), SYTYCD. London/Las Vegas: Magic Mike Live (Channing Tatum, dir.). Other: Josh Prince’s Broadway Dance Lab, Looking for Christmas (Old Globe), Camille A. Brown’s developmental project, Hartford Stage, NY Philharmonic, SF Symphony, Florida Studio Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and others. Seven-time Artios nominee; NY Board Member of the Casting Society of America.
Three-time Tony Award® winner: Fosse (1999), The Producers (2001), Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002). Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Anastasia; A Bronx Tale; It Shoulda Been You; Bullets Over Broadway; Rocky; On a Clear Day…; Sister Act; How to Succeed…; Elf; Young Frankenstein; Tarzan; Dracula; Seussical; Music Man; Big; Damn Yankees. International: Guys and Dolls. Regional: Little Dancer, Calvin Berger. Film/Television: Beauty and the Beast, “Peter Pan Live!,” “The Sound of Music Live!,” Frozen, Mulan, Chicago.
David Chase has been Dance Arranger, Music Director, and/or Music Supervisor for 32 original Broadway productions. Also: several West End shows, Radio City Music Hall, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Boston Pops. TV: Music Director/Arranger for NBC’s “The Sound of Music, Live!” and “Peter Pan, Live!” (Emmy® nominations for both). Grammy® nomination for Nice Work… album. Music training: Harvard Biology degree.
Broadway: Honeymoon In Vegas; The Bridges of Madison County; Nice Work If You Can Get It; A Little Night Music; Sunday In The Park… London: A Little Night Music (Chocolate Factory, West End), Parade (Donmar), Pacific Overtures (Donmar). Premieres: The Last Five Years (New York, London), The Glorious Ones (Ahrens/Flaherty), Loving Repeating (Flaherty), Saturday Night (US premiere). Four Joseph Jefferson Awards (Chicago) and one Barrymore Award (Philadelphia) for music-direction. Upcoming: The Connector (Jason Robert Brown).
Jeremy Robin Lyons
Is thrilled to be taking this show on the road. Recent: The Mad Ones (Off-Broadway), The Sound of Music (National Tour). Other favorites: On the Town, Next to Normal, The Secret Garden, 42nd Street. Love/thanks to Mom, Pop, Raisa, and Josh for their endless support; and to Tom, Stephen, and Sarah for welcoming me onto the team. “Home, love, family.”
Has conducted national tours including State Fair starring John Davidson, Victor Victoria starring Toni Tennille, and Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt and Deborah Gibson. Additionally, Mr. Mezzio was Associate Conductor for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express at the Las Vegas Hilton. National Tours: Oklahoma!, The Producers, Spring Awakening, Memphis, Beauty and the Beast, and Elf the Musical.
The Booking Company / Meredith Blair
Marketing & Publicity Direction
Is an independently owned booking, marketing and publicity company for live entertainment productions. Current marketing and publicity shows include 1776, Anastasia, Dear Evan Hansen, Diana, Escape to Margaritaville, Fiddler on the Roof, Jagged Little Pill, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, The Band’s Visit, The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, The Prom and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. Current tour marketing and booking shows include 9 to 5: The Musical, A Soldier’s Play, An Officer and a Gentleman, Annie, Blue Man Group, Cats, Clue, Clueless, Company, Diana, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Rockin’ On, Girl from the North Country, Jesus Christ Superstar, Kathleen Turner: Finding My Voice, Lempicka, Love Actually Live, The Lehman Trilogy, May We All, Spamilton, The Brat Pack, and What the Constitution Means to Me.
NETworks Presentations / Hector Guivas
Is an industry-leading producer of touring theatrical productions, committed to delivering quality entertainment to audiences worldwide for more than 25 years. Current and upcoming productions include 1776, Anastasia, The Band’s Visit, Blue Man Group, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, Les Misérables, The Prom, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Waitress. www.networkstours.com
Gentry & Associates / Elizabeth Bayer
Has managed more than 100 touring theatrical productions globally over the past 25 years. Current and upcoming productions include 1776, Anastasia, The Band’s Visit, Blue Man Group, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, Les Misérables, The Prom, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Waitress
Production Stage Manager
Is delighted to be on the road with Anastasia this year. National Tours: A Bronx Tale, Elf the Musical, The Nutcracker, Flamenco Vivo’s Voces del Sur, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Production Supervisor). “Infinite thanks to my ever-supportive family, friends, and Brian.”
Has been with NETworks since its inception in 1995. He spearheaded the international tours of Fosse starring Ben Vereen and Ruthie Henshall. Seth has produced the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific and the National Theatre production of War Horse. Together with Cameron Mackintosh, Seth served as Executive Producer for both the US and UK tours of the National Theatre’s My Fair Lady, the 25th Anniversary US tour of Les Misérables, the new The Phantom of the Opera tour, Miss Saigon. Currently, Anastasia, The Prom, Blue Man Group, and the upcoming To Kill a Mockingbird. He is most proud of his greatest productions – Marlo and Camden.
Dmitry Bogachev was a Young Pianists contest winner and earned his Master of Science in Physics at the Russian National Research Center Kurchatov Institute. He has produced almost twenty Broadway and original musicals, and ice shows in Moscow. “My mom devoted her life to me and was killed when the Nord-Ost was attacked by terrorists in 2002. My wife Anastasia gave me her whole life, love and three daughters. Now all I do is dedicated to them!”
Originally produced on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre on April 24, 2017 by
Founded in 1998 by Dutch television and theatre entrepreneur Joop van den Ende, Stage Entertainment is one of the world’s largest theater producers and owners. With offices in the Netherlands, Germany, the U.K., Spain, Russia, France, Italy, and the U.S., SE produces some of the best-known titles in musical theatre, including The Lion King; Mamma Mia!; and Phantom of the Opera. The Management Board consists of Just Spee (CEO), Marijn de Wit (CFO), Ronald van Wechem (COO) and Fleur Mooren-la Bastide (CSO). Stage Entertainment is widely known for the exceptional quality of its shows and the warm hospitality extended to its audiences. Visit stage-entertainment.com.
After five years working in the music business with Iron Maiden, Bill joined the Really Useful Group in 1989. As CEO of RUG (1997-2005), he oversaw productions of over 30 shows around the world, including Cats; The Phantom of the Opera; Jesus Christ Superstar; Joseph…Dreamcoat; and Sunset Boulevard. In 2001, he acquired, for RUG, 13 West End theatres, including the London Palladium and Theatre Royal Drury Lane. As CEO of Stage Entertainment UK/USA (2005-2016), his West End, Broadway, and touring UK/US productions include Hairspray (Olivier Award), Strictly Come Dancing, Disney’s High School Musical, Sister Act (OIivier, Tony nomination), and Rocky. Love to Will and Sophie.
Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia currently in London’s West End. Lead producer of the 2015 Broadway hit It’s Only a Play, the five-time Tony®-nominated Broadway premiere of The Visit, and, with Devlin Elliott, the Off-Broadway smash White Rabbit Red Rabbit. Additional Tony nominations for Mothers and Sons, After Midnight, Ragtime, and Master Class. He is a founding director of Berwin Lee London New York Playwrights, Inc. and currently serves as Chair of the Broadway League Government Relations Committee. Kirdahy is a graduate of NYU School of Law and worked for nearly 20 years providing legal services to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS.
Hunter Arnold works in film and theater and is the founder and CEO of Artech Holdings, a technology incubator with the mission of supporting the live arts. Favorite credits include Spring Awakening, Kinky Boots, Dear Evan Hansen, The Goat (London), and It’s Only a Play. Upcoming film: Hello Again, A Little More Alive.