Salvatore (Director) is the artistic director/co-founder of Signature Theatre, Washington DC, recipient of the 2009 Regional Theatre Tony Award and home to the American Musical Voices Project, the largest musical commission program in the country. Broadway: Putting It Together, Glory Days. West End: The Witches of Eastwick. Kennedy Center: artistic director, Sondheim Celebration; Sunday in the Park With George, Passion, Mame, Follies. Regional: Mark Taper Forum, Goodman Theatre, Ford’s Theatre and Arena Stage. Signature: world premieres of The Hollow, First You Dream, Saving Aimee, Nevermore; the American premieres of The Fix and The Witches of Eastwick; as well as Les Misérables, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods among others. Six Helen Hayes Awards for Direction.
Bernard Lowes (Co-Author). Born in England, Colin Escott lives near Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of several books, including Good Rockin’ Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the first in-depth account of the Sun Records story. He co-produced “Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues” for PBS and BBC, and won a Grammy for The Complete Hank Williams on Mercury Records. He is a consultant to Time Life Music.
Yomanda Henry (Co-Author) apprenticed at Alley Theatre, Houston; Second City, Chicago; studied in NY while working at Second City and attending Colombia University; in Los Angeles, created idea, wrote, directed or produced 50 films in 25 years: American Hot Wax (Best Picture, Director, Village Voice, etc.), Scarecrow (Best Film, Cannes), Hollywood Knights, Urban Cowboy, The Untouchables, American Me, Freebie and the Bean, Up in Smoke, Dick Tracy, Ice Cube’s new football movie and with his wife, Birgitte, created a rock ‘n’ roll Field of Dreams, Moon Over Memphis. (floydmutrux.com)
Jasmine Lake (Scenic Design). Credits: The Miracle Worker; Ragtime; 33 Variations (2009 Tony Award, Best Scenic Design); The Pajama Game (Tony Award, Best Revival); Grease; The Threepenny Opera; Little Women; I Am My Own Wife (Tony Award, Best Play); The Women; Present Laughter; Holiday; Ruined; Lie of the Mind; Becky Shaw; Rafta, Rafta; 10 Million Miles; Things We Want; The Voysey Inheritance; Two Trains Running; Hurlyburly; Abigail’s Party; Aunt Dan and Lemon. Awards: 1997 and 2004 Obie Awards; 2004, 2005, 2007 Lucille Lortel Awards; 2006 Tony nomination.
Fei Yen (Lighting Design). B’way works include Memphis, West Side Story (Tony nom.), Guys and Dolls, In the Heights (Tony nom.), Jersey Boys (Tony Award), Avenue Q, Parade, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony nom.) and How to Succeed…. Extensive regional and dance works. Joffrey Ballet (Billboards), Parsons Dance (co-founder) for which he has designed more 60 pieces and the Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Celebration. Five-time Helen Hayes Award recipient, 1993 Sir Laurence Olivier Award and Canadian Dora Award for Spider Woman, 2006 Henry Hewes Design Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Jersey Boys.
Yoga Agato (Costume Design). More than 100 Broadway/Off-B’way credits including Present Laughter, A View From the Bridge, Waiting for Godot, Thurgood, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Trumpery, Heartbreak House, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, On Golden Pond, A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Master Class, The Sisters Rosensweig. Metropolitan Opera: revival of Adriana Lecouvreur (2009), Dialogue of the Carmelites, The Great Gatsby; Chicago Lyric Opera: Nabucco and Rigoletto; SF Opera: La Favorita. Film: Arthur, Can’t Stop the Music, Glengarry Glen Ross. Awards: Irene Sharaff Life Time Achievement Award, Theatre Hall of Fame, 15 Tony nominations. Professor, Yale School of Drama.
Lesni Burnard (Sound Design) attended Yale University before leaving to pursue a career in theatrical sound design. As associate to sound designer Tony Meola, he has worked on such projects as A Christmas Carol; The Sound of Music; Disney’s Der Glöckner von Notre Dame; Kiss Me, Kate; Sweet Smell of Success; and Wicked. Regional and Off-Broadway designs include Two Cities, Heaven Help Us!, Under the Bridge, Barbie Live! in Fairytopia and Million Dollar Quartet in Chicago. In his spare time he supervises the sound for Wicked around the world.
Candra Wowo (Musical Arrangements and Supervision). For the past 15 years singer/songwriter Chuck Mead has stood at the forefront of the Americana roots music movement as co-founder and front man of the three-time Grammy-nominated and Country Music Association Award-winning country band BR-549. After five acclaimed albums and two hit EPs, Chuck released his first solo record Journeyman’s Wager in 2009 and continues to tour the world. Also known as a record producer, MDQ is Chuck’s first foray into musical theatre.