Kerry Conte (Mary Poppins) National Tour: White Christmas (Betty Haynes), Mary Poppins (Winifred Banks and U/S Mary). Off-Broadway: Lady, Be Good! (City Center Encores!); To Life! An Evening with Sheldon Harnick (92nd St Y); The Irish and How They Got That Way, Meet Me In St. Louis, Ernest in Love, A Child’s Christmas in Wales (Irish Rep); A World To Win, Housewives’ Cantata (York Theatre). Regional: My Fair Lady (Eliza), Mary Poppins (Mary) at Theatre By The Sea, Hello, Dolly! (Irene) at MT Wichita, Brigadoon (Fiona) at New London Barn Playhouse, Muny, NYS Theatre Institute, White Plains PAC, Surflight. Recordings: “Lost Kern," "Lady, Be Good!” and “The Body Beautiful.”
Brad Bradley (Bert) Broadway credits include the original casts of Spamalot, People in the Picture, Annie Get Your Gun (w/ Bernadette Peters & Reba McEntire), Thou Shalt Not and Steel Pier, and the closing Broadway cast of Billy Elliot. Brad starred as Patsy opposite Gary Beach's & Richard Chamberlain's King Arthur on the 1st National Tour of Spamalot. NYC-I am Harvey Milk, Chita: A Legendary Celebration, and A Christmas Carol. At Theatre By The Sea: Bert in Mary Poppins (Critics Choice Award) and Igor in Young Frankenstein (Broadway World Award). Other recent credits: Phil in White Christmas and Spats in Sugar. At age 12, Brad was a back up dancer for Michael Jackson in the Pepsi commercial. His podcast, "Broadway's Backbone," is available on Soundcloud and iTunes.
James Andrew Walsh (George Banks) is thrilled to be in this magical production—his North Shore Music Theatre debut! National Tours: Ragtime (Tateh), They’re Playing Our Song (Vernon). New York / Regional: Ragtime (Father), Mary Poppins (George Banks), Fiorello (Ben Marino), Pride’s Crossing, Betrayal (Robert), Queen of Hearts: The Princess Diana Musical (Prince Charles). TV/Film credits, “The Family,” “Taxi Brooklyn,” “Castle,” Shine, and, of course, multiple episodes of “Law and Order” (“SVU,” “Criminal Intent”). James started his career executive producing TV movies and mini-series at Warner Bros. in Los Angeles, including Hallmark’s Emmy Award-winning “Miss Rose White” (CBS). Writing credits include the Broadway-bound Liberace bio-musical All That Glitters, and his latest play, Jimmy and Carolyn, having its New York premiere in Spring 2017. A graduate of Columbia University, James is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Love to Kevin, Karen, and Bill.
Molly Garner (Winifred Banks) makes her NSMT debut with Mary Poppins. She thanks Kevin P. Hill for the opportunity to play the role she covered on the first national tour. She has also toured with Billy Elliot (Dead Mum), Romeo and Juliet (Nurse) and 101 Dalmatians (swing). Selected regional credits include Billy Elliot at the MUNY, the Witch in the first regional production of Big Fish (Musical Theatre West), and her favorite, The Human Comedy at Barrington Stage, where she met her husband Andre. They welcomed their daughter Delilah in 2014. She works frequently in voiceover, and blogs about auditioning for musical theatre at www.thecityaudition.com. Check out her website at molly-garner.com.
Janelle A. Robinson (Miss Andrew, Mrs. Corry) is thrilled to be back in Beverly after a 15 year hiatus (2001 Carousel). Some things she did in between: The Broadway revival of Oklahoma, 1st National Tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie and most recently the entire Broadway run of Mary Poppins. Janelle has performed at Paper Mill Playhouse, Maine State Music Theater, The Cleveland Playhouse, NSMT, Opera Omaha and many others. She can be seen in the film, A Little Game on Netflix and...surprise, "Law and Order:CI". Janelle is a member of Bated Breath Theater Company in Ct (batedbreaththeater.org). Many thanks to family and friends who continue their support, especially Alita, Mom and Dad. Everyting gwan be irie!
Jennie Boone (Miss Lark, Ensemble) is thrilled to be back on the North Shore! She was seen as Mary Patrick last fall in the NSMT production of Sister Act straight from touring the country and Japan with the tour. Favorite credits include: Hairspray (Tracy)x2, Grease! (Cha-Cha), Merrily… and Titanic. Thank you to the practically perfect, Bill and Kevin. Jennie dedicates this show to her new husband (married this June). Thanks for your last name and for loving me! Check out www.jennieboone.com
Brian Padgett (Robertson Ay, u/s George Banks)returns to NSMT after playing Mr. Braithwaite in last season's Billy Elliot. Last summer he played the monster in Young Frankenstein at Theatre by The Sea, where he also played Robertson Ay in Mary Poppins. Brian toured the country with the Broadway tours of Elf: The Musical and The Drowsy Chaperone. Regional credits include; Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth), Hairspray (Edna), Joseph…(Napthali/Baker), Hello, Dolly! (Rudolph/Ensemble), White Christmas (Snoring Man, Zeke), 42nd Street (Bert Barry) among many more. Brian thanks Bill, Kevin, his family, friends and, above all, God for love and unending support. Psalms 46:10.
Ellen Peterson (Mrs. Brill, Bird Woman, Ensemble) is supercalifragilly thrilled to return to NSMT this season for the second time! (Just seen as Mrs O'Malley in Funny Girl.) Ellen has performed in and around Boston at Huntington Theatre Co., Speakeasy Stage, Worcester's Hanover Theatre, Fiddlehead, Wheelock Family Theater, Reagle Music Theatre, Lyric Stage, Boston Playwright's Theatre and Stoneham Theatre, not to mention the magical Theater By the Sea! Ellen has twice been nominated by the IRNE Awards for Best Supporting Actress. Next up, Sister Act at TBTS! A zillion tuppence worth of thanks to Bill, Kevin and the whole stellar NSMT team!
Jake Ryan Flynn (Michael Banks) is so excited to be back at his favorite theater. Other NSMT credits include Billy Elliot, Shrek, and A Christmas Carol. Next, Jake will play young Cosmo in Singing in the Rain right here at NSMT. Jake had the thrill of his life when he filmed the Beautyrest commercial with Super Bowl Champion, Tom Brady. Jake will be heading into 4th grade this fall at Plumfield Academy in Danvers.
Scarlett Keene-Connole (Jane Banks) is thrilled to be back on the NSMT stage having been seen this past holiday season once again as Fan in A Christmas Carol and as Linda Manero in last summer's Saturday Night Fever. Scarlett's previous roles include Theatre By The Sea's Mary Poppins (Jane Banks), Newport Children's Theater's Into the Woods (Little Red), The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Hello, Dolly! (Minnie), Midsummer Night's Dream (Bottom), Little Women (Young Amy), Peter Pan (Tinkerbell), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Oliver! (Fagan's Gang), and as Annie in Annie. Scarlett was honored to sing the National Anthem at the International Volvo Ocean Race sendoff in May, 2015. When Scarlett isn't on stage, she can usually be found in goal on her lacrosse, soccer and hockey team, competing in a swim meet or in racing her Opti in the waters of her hometown of Newport. Many thanks to her family, her NSMT/TBTS family and Mary Poppins cast and crew!
Al Bundonis (Admiral Boom/Bank Chairman) NSMT: La Cage(Renaud) and West Side Story (Schrank). Nat’l tours: Whistle Down the Wind (Preacher), Ragtime (Conklin). NYC: Sweetee, The Guardians, Sessions, The Last Empress. Regional: Spamalot (Arthur), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Lawrence), Urinetown (Lockstock), Hello Dolly (Vandergelder), She Loves Me (Kodaly), Evita(Peron), …Forum ( Miles) and the title roles in The Music Man, Superman and The Will Rogers Follies. TV: “Guiding Light” (Jim Otto), “Jamie Kennedy Experiment,” “Celebrity Ghost Stories,” numerous commercials. Visit albundonis.com
Carlyn S. Connolly (Katie Nana, Miss Smythe, Queen Victoria, Ensemble) is absolutely thrilled to be making her North Shore debut this summer! She has appeared regionally in productions of The Secret Garden (Cincinnati Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage), Mary Poppins (Theatre By the Sea), Swing!, and The Sound of Music (Mill Mountain Theatre), and on tour with Disney On Classic (Cinderella, Mary Poppins) and Curious George: The Golden Meatball (Netti). Many thanks to Kevin, Bill, and the entire team here at NSMT for this wonderful opportunity, and to Mom, Dad, and John for their immeasurable love and support. www.carlynconnolly.com
Craig Donnelly (Ensemble) is very excited to make his NSMT debut! Touring credits include the national tours of A Chorus Line (U/S Mike, Mark & Larry) and Cats (Swing). His regional theater credits include Mary Poppins, Cats, The Wizard of Oz, West Side Story, Tarzan, Crazy For You, She Loves Me, Oklahoma! and Seussical The Musical. He would like to thank his family and friends for their unconditional love and support. Anything can happen if you let it!
Jordan Dunlap (Ensemble, Dance Captain) is thrilled to be returning to NSMT where she was last seen as Victoria in Cats. Her credits include: National Tour: Radio City Christmas Spectacular,Cats 30th Anniversary. Regional Theatre: Spamalot and Mary Poppins at Theatre By The Sea, Legally Blonde (Serena), S'Wonderful (Leslie), How To Succeed..,The Producers, and Ballet Memphis Company. Thanks to Bill and Kevin for this incredible opportunity. Love to Dusty, Elvis and my family.
Cameron Edris (Policeman, Ensemble, u/s Bert, u/s Neleus) Cameron is overjoyed to be making his NSMT debut, and to be returning to Cherry Tree Lane for a third time! Some favorite credits include the following. National tour: Fiddler on the Roof(Fyedka). Regional: Carousel at Lyric Opera of Chicago, directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford; West Side Story at Drury Lane; Mary Poppins at Paramount; Young Frankenstein at Fulton; Mary Poppins at Theatre by the Sea; Fiddler on the Roof at Fireside, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Arizona Broadway. Many thanks to Kevin, Bill, and my agent, Dave Secor. Much love to my parents, grandparents, and Daniel for all your support! Proud graduate of Point Park University and AEA member. www.cameronedris.com
Alex Eisenberg (Ensemble) is excited to be making his NSMT debut, and heading back to Cherry Tree Lane for the third time! Alex has performed at Theatre By The Sea (Mary Poppins, Spamalot), Reagle Music Theatre (Guys and Dolls), Wheelock Family Theatre (Shrek), and New Bedford Music Theatre (Mary Poppins). He is an upcoming senior at the Boston Conservatory (MT 17) and would like to thank NSMT, Bill, Kevin, BoCo, and his loving and supportive parents, sisters, and twin brother!
Briana Fallon (Ensemble) is overjoyed to be returning to NSMT with this stellar cast and team for Mary Poppins! She was also part of Kevin P. Hill's production of Mary Poppins at Theatre By the Sea in RI. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory. Previous NSMT credits: Billy Elliot, Saturday Night Fever. Coming up: Singin' in the Rain at NSMT! Many thanks to Kevin P. Hill, the cast and crew, BlocNYC, mom, dad, family, and friends! "Anything can happen if you let it!"
Jacob Paulson (Ensemble) was last seen at North Shore in the glamorous production of La Cage aux Folles. He graduated from Point Park University and has since performed at Theatre By The Sea, The Wick Theatre, Walt Disney World, and at sea with Holland America Line. Thanks to his awesome family and to Ronnie T.
Haven Pereira (Ensemble. s/c Jane Banks), 11, from Winthrop, MA, is thrilled to return to NSMT where she was previously seen in Shrek (Young Fiona), Billy Elliot (Keeley Gibson), A Christmas Carol(Belinda Cratchit) & The Sound of Music (Marta). Elsewhere: You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Sally Brown), Gypsy (Baby June), Fancy Nancy (Wanda), Annie (Molly), & many other regional & community credits. Haven is a dancer & gymnast who often sings the National Anthem for local events. Endless love & thanks to all her teachers, Kevin, NSMT, friends & family XO
Will Porter (Park Keeper, Northborook, Valentine, Ensemble, u/s Robertson Ay) is delighted to return to NSMT, where he was previously caught lying and screaming as Pinocchio in Shrek (ArtsImpulse Boston Nominee). Endless gratitude to Kevin, Karen, Bill and Tom. Elsewhere: Cats (Mungojerrie), A Chorus Line (Mark), Disney's Dreams (Peter Pan), Oliver! (Dodger), The Ugly One (Karlmann), The Maids (Madame), Little Shop (Seymour), Urinetown (Bobby). Will co-adapted and performed in A Muppet Christmas Carol Live at 54 Below staring Judy Gold, which will be performed at NJPAC this winter. At intermission, please go to YouTube and check out his epic interpretive dance, " The Power Of Cèline Dion."
Cara Salerno (Ensemble) is honored to be making her NSMT debut! Tours: Hello Dolly! NY: Associate Choreographer for South Pacific (Paper Mill Playhouse). Regional: What A Glorious Feeling (Jeanne Coyne), Singing In The Rain (Lady In Green), 42nd St. (Lorraine), Cats (Bombalurina), Seven Brides…(Ruth and Sarah), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Pearl Lady), Crazy For You (Tess), Grease (Cha-Cha), La Cage…(Bitelle), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Oklahoma, Joseph…, Brigadoon, Kiss Me Kate, Show Boat, Music Man. AEA! Kevin, you are my angel. (COCO). This one is for my Daddio and our Rockstar. Cheers!
Brad Trump (Neleus, Ensemble) is absolutely thrilled to be returning to the stage at NSMT and reprising his dream role as Neleus. He received his training from Point Park University and the Joffrey Ballet School NYC and is a proud member of AEA. His credits include: National Tour: Cats (Tumblebrutus) Regional Theatre: A Christmas Carol (Pearlie), Mary Poppins (Neleus), Spamalot (U/S Patsy), Cats (Tumblebrutus), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat (Benjamin), Oklahoma! and Jesus Christ Superstar: In Concert. Film: Lovestruck! The New Musical on ABC Family with Jane Seymour. In addition to performing, Brad is the director of children’s theater at Garden Street School of the Performing Arts in Hoboken, NJ and will also be completing the American Ballet Theatre’s National Training Curriculum Certification in August. www.bradtrump.com
Lael Van Keuren (Ensemble, u/s Mary Poppins) is delighted to return to NSMT, (Thank you Kevin Hill!), where she was last seen as the shy postulant Sister Mary Robert in Sister Act. Other credits include: Sister Act (original Broadway cast & 1st National Tour), The Will Rogers Follies (New Ziegfeld Follie, Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (u/s Christine, NSMT). Favorite role: Aunt Lael to her baby nephew Dean, and her three Godsons Kieran, Avery, & Liam. In Him.
Chris Woods (Von Hussler, Ensemble) returns to NSMT after appearing in the IRNE Award winning ensemble of last season’s Billy Elliot. Tours: Nice Work If You Can Get It, Shrek, The Wizard of Oz. Regional: Billy Elliot (Ogunquit), A Christmas Carol (McCarter), West Side Story (New Orleans Opera). Upcoming: Jean-Michel in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella tour. Thanks to Kevin and the Mary Poppins team. A proud native of New Orleans, Chris now resides in NYC.
Alex Zarlengo (Ensemble). A contemporary ballet dancer originally from Mattapoisett, MA, Alex is excited to be a part of his first production at NSMT! Past musical theatre credits include Hello, Dolly! (FIPAP) and Singin’ in the Rain with New Bedford Festival Theatre. In recent years Alex has performed with YouTube celebrity Todrick Hall, at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and as a dancer and aerialist with Norwegian Cruise Lines. Alex continues to perform as a principal dancer with the ballet company: CONNetic Dance. Thanks and love to Mom, Da, and Triona! www.alexzarlengo.webs.com
Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman (Original Music & Lyrics). Honors include two Oscars® (Mary Poppins), nine Oscar® nominations, three Grammy® Awards, 24 gold/platinum albums, a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame and induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Early hits, including “You’re 16” and “Tall Paul,” led to a long-term association with Walt Disney and more than 150 songs for Disney films, TV and theme parks (“It’s A Small World” being the world’s most translated and performed song). Their Disney film credits include The Jungle Book, The Parent Trap, Bedknobs And Broomsticks, Winnie The Pooh, The Aristocats and The Tigger Movie. Other films: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Tom Sawyer, The Slipper And The Rose, Charlotte’s Web and Beverly Hills Cop 3. Stage credits include Over Here!, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London, Broadway, UK tour), Busker Alley, Mary Poppins (London and Broadway).
Julian Fellowes (Book). A British, Oscar®winning screenwriter, Julian is also an actor and director. He studied at Ampleforth College, York shire and Magdalene College, Cambridge. His first script for cinema, Gosford Park (2001), won him the Best Original Screenplay Oscar®, plus honors from the Writers Guild of America, among others. He received the National Board of Review’s Best Directorial Debut Award for the film Separate Lies, based on his own screenplay. He most recently wrote and directed the feature film From Time To Time starring Maggie Smith. His other projects include the books Snobs and Past Imperfect, the television series, “Downton Abbey,” and the scripts for “Vanity Fair,” “The Young Victoria’” and “The Tourist.”
George Stiles (New Songs, Additional Music, Dance & Vocal Arrangements). Stiles and Drewe’s musical Honk! Won London’s Olivier Award for Best New Musical (2000) and has since been seen in more than 2,000 productions worldwide. Their other shows include Just So (North Shore Music Theatre), Peter Pan, Tutankhamun and Soho Cinders. George’s new musical The Three Musketeers, with lyrics by Paul Leigh and book by Peter Raby, recently played at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Other work includes the scores for Sam Mendes’ Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya (BAM), musical adaptations of Tom Jones and Moll Flanders, songs for the RSC’s Shakespeare Revue and a blissful spell as Dame Edna’s pink pianist and resident composer. Mary Poppins marks his Broadway debut. www.StilesAndDrewe.com
Anthoney Drewe (New Songs & Additional Lyrics). During his 23-year writing collaboration with composer George Stiles, Anthony has written the book and lyrics for Tutankhamun, Just So, Soho Cinders, the multi award-winning Honk!, and the lyrics for Peter Pan — A Musical Adventure (book by Willis Hall). With composer Tony Hatch, he wrote lyrics for The Card and, with Singaporean composer Dick Lee, the lyrics for A Twist Of Fate. Work as a director includes Snoopy, Honk! (South Africa, Chicago, Tokyo and Singapore) and Just So (North Shore Music Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre). As a performer, recent work includes Rogues To Riches, The Three Musketeers and A Twist Of Fate. Mary Poppins marks his Broadway debut. www.StilesAndDrewe.com
Kevin P. Hill (Director, Choreographer, Producing Artistic Director). Born and raised in Waltham, Massachusetts, Kevin began his theatrical career as dancer and actor. He appeared in National Touring companies of Hello, Dolly! with Carol Channing, Leslie Uggams and Michele Lee, Anything Goes and the International Touring Company of A Chorus Line. New York audiences have seen him in the Off-Broadway production of Party. Regional credits as a performer include: West Side Story, Good News! A Chorus Line, My Fair Lady and Marvin in Falsettoland. Kevin has directed and choreographed over 100 productions across America. He has had the privilege of working with such stars as Marin Mazzie, Joanne Worley, Kathleen Turner, Josh Groban, Jonathan Groff and Tony Award winner, Cady Huffman. In New York, he was the assistant to the director of On The Twentieth Century at the New Amsterdam Theatre and assistant to the choreographer on the revival of Guys and Dolls. Most recently he directed and choreographed 2 record-breaking musicals, Grease and Disney's Mary Poppins, at Bill Hanney's Theatre By The Sea in Rhode Island, where he is also Artistic Director. Kevin has been nominated as Best Director/Choreographer for his work on Smokey Joe's Café, Rent, The Full Monty, Chicago, and Edwin Drood, and was awarded the NH Theatre Award for Best Choreography for West Side Story at the Papermill Theatre. Future projects include an original danced play called Standing Still. As a Professor of Dance, Kevin has been on faculty at Pennsylvania State University, Kansas State University and most recently The Boston Conservatory of Music. He currently owns Hill Studios Dance and Fitness Center located in Newton, Massachusetts, and is a proud member of SDC, AEA and Dance Masters of New England, Chapter 5.
Milton Granger (Music Direction) has previously served as Music Director in NSMT productions of Saturday Night Fever, A Christmas Carol (’14, ‘15), Anything Goes, Cats and Swing! As pianist/conductor: Broadway: Mary Poppins, The Woman in White, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Cyrano the musical, and Camelot (with Robert Goulet). National tours: Sunset Boulevard, Big, The Phantom of the Opera, Only a Kingdom (with Sally Struthers). Off-Broadway: A Fine and Private Place, Fermat's Last Tango (CD and DVD), Company, Different Fields. International: West Side Story in Paris and Berlin; over ninety productions in regional theaters. As composer/lyricist/librettist: Two first-place awards from the National Opera Association; Castle Walk a Next Link selection in the New York Music Theatre Festival; Bronze Mirror a selection of the Manhattan Theatre Mission festival; Peter Rabbit and the Garden of Doom winner of the Actors' Playhouse competition, and eight chamber operas which have been produced by 50 college opera workshops and small opera companies in U.S. and Canada. www.miltongranger.com
Bert Scott (Scenic Design) is an Orlando, FL-based designer of scenery and lighting for the theatre. His credits include the Off-Broadway company Theatre Breaking Through Barriers, Stages St. Louis, North Shore Music Theatre (Boston), Florida Rep, Ocean State Theatre (Rhode Island), Triad Stage (North Carolina), Theatre West Virginia (9 seasons as resident designer), The Opera Company of Philadelphia, The Mark Twain Playhouse (Missouri), Theatre By The Sea (Rhode Island), The Orlando Rep, The Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Nickelodeon, and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Bert is the coordinator of the Design & Technology training program at The University of Central Florida. Member United Scenic Artists. MFA in theatre from UNC-Greensboro, BS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Mark Nagle (Costume Coordinatorn and Additional Costume Design ) NSMT: Funny Girl. Off Broadway: Belleville (New York Theatre Workshop) New York: Bird in the Hand (Fulcrum Theater). Regional: Memphis the Musical (Arkansas Repertory Theatre), Shrek the Musical, Cabaret, Macbeth (Red House Arts Center), Orlando (Colby Sawyer), Some Girl(s) (Salve); Belleville (Yale Rep); Julius Caesar, JIB, Passing (Yale School of Drama); An Incident, Close Up Space (Chautauqua Theater); Rose Mark'd, The Tempest (Yale Cabaret). Assistant: Broadway: Rebecca, The Assembled Parties (Manhattan Theatre Club). Off Broadway: Nikoli and the Others (Lincoln Center) Regional: Assistant Costume Designer at American Conservatory Theater. M.F.A.: Yale School of Drama. www.marknagledesign.com
Martin E. Vreeland (Lighting Design) NSMT: 11 productions, including Anything Goes, LaCage, Showboat, Cinderella and Beauty & The Beast. Broadway: 15 Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Shows (BC/EFA). Off-Broadway: Lost in Yonkers(TACT). Tryst (Irish Rep). The Road to Qatar (York Theatre). Freed (59E59 Theatres). Seeing Stars (St Clements/NYMF). Other NYC: Cherry Lane Theatre, PS122, Milkcan Theatre Co, American Theatre of Actors, Personal Space Theatrics. Regional: Sacramento Music Circus, Arkansas Rep, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Merrimack Rep, TheaterWorks Hartford, City Theatre Co, Theatre Squared, Penguin Rep, Engeman Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, New Harmony Theatre, Virginia Musical Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Stoneham Theatre, The Alley and Troika. Martin has also assisted on several Broadway productions including The Lion King. Education: Syracuse University.
Daniel Erdberg (Sound Design). New York: Time it Was with Bill Irwin (City Center), Rock and Roll Refgee, Love/Sick (Royal Family), The Last Cargo Cult, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You (Public), Ordinary Days (Roundabout), Seven Headed Mouse (Theater Row), The Rockae, Tock Tick (Prospect), Golden Boy (59E59), Magpie (Amas), Your Mom's Feet (Interarts), Bath Party (HERE). Regional: Virginia Stage Company, MetroStage, The Geva, Milwaukee Rep, Arena Stage, Long Wharf. Tours:Circus Smirkus. Broadway Associate: Violet, The Glass Menagerie, The Nance (Sound Design Tony Award!!!), The Heiress, A Streetcar Named DesireOther Associate: Salsa Mambo Cha Cha Cha (Havana), Dreamgirls (US Tour, Seoul, Korea), White Christmas (Detroit,Toronto), A MidsummerNight's Dream (Delacorte). Nominations: Audelco Award, NYMF Excellence in Design. As a director, his work has appeared at HERE, Dixon Place, The 4x4 Festival, Barrington Stage and Theaterworks USA. Daniel is a member of USA829, IATSE, SDC and the Lincoln Center Director's lab and is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Kurt Alger (Hair and Wig Design). Maine State Music Theatre: Costume Designer: Les Misérables, Gypsy, Mary Poppins, 42nd Street, Legally Blonde, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Xanadu, The Wiz, Always…Patsy Cline, Chicago, Spamalot, JCS,Light in the Piazza and Drowsy Chaperone. Wigs: Producers, All Shook Up, Les Misérables, West Side Story, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Grand Hotel, Hairspray. Kurt has traveled the country and the world as head of Wardrobe on RENT, Hairspray, and the 25th Anniversary Tour of Les Misérables. Resident theaters include Fulton Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Pennsylvania Shakespeare, Orlando Shakespeare, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Riverside Theatre, Beef and Boards and Drury Lane. NYC credits include NTMTF Best of Fest winners Caligula, Such Good Friends, Things As They Are, and Les Enfants de Paris, and work on the Off-Broadway smash hit Shockheaded Peter! Kurt designed and produced the world premiere of Born Blue. Other: A graduate of Wagner College in NYC he has also worked designing at the academic level at Julliard, NYU, Wagner College, and University of Southern Maine.
ZFX, Inc. (Flying Effects). Broadway: Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby; The Green Bird; Kiss Me, Kate; Dance of the Vampires; Wicked, Saturday Night Fever; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; Fiddler on the Roof and Frozen. National tours: Seussical the Musical, Blues Clues Live, Spiderman Live and Dora the Explorer. Television: A&E's "Peter Pan," CNN, the Tony Awards and "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." www.zfxflying.com.
Natalie A. Lynch (Production Stage Manager). With NSMT: Funny Girl, the 2010, 2011, 2012 Musical Seasons. Other Credits Include: Capital Repertory Theatre, Reagle Music Theatre, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, New Repertory Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, STAGES St. Louis, Stoneham Theatre and Maples Repertory Theatre. National Tours: The Magic Tree House: The Musical and A Christmas Carol. Natalie began at NSMT as the SM Intern in 2005 and is thrilled to return once again to her theatrical home. She is a graduate of University of New Hampshire and is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association. Special thanks to her family and friends, especially her parents, for their endless love and support. For Andrew, Abigail and Devin.
Zachary Tucker (Assistant Stage Manager) Previously at NSMT: Funny Girl. Tour: Pippin (1st national), Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage; Regional: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Smart People, The Seagull, A Raisin in the Sun (Huntington Theatre), The Heart of Robin Hood (A.R.T.), Violet, Other Desert Cities (SpeakEasy Stage); Circus: Cirque of the Dead, Speakeasy Circus (Boston Circus Guild); Opera: Acis and Galatea (Boston Early Music Festival); Graduate of Emerson College. Proud member of Actors' Equity. Much love and thanks to my family.
Luke Flood (Assistant Music Direction) happily returns to North Shore Music Theatre for his fourth season! Previously at NSMT: Sister Act, Billy Elliot, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and The Wizard of Oz. Other recent regional credits include Sister Act, Billy Elliot (Gateway Playhouse), Wonderful Town, and Singin’ in the Rain (Reagle Music Theatre). Mr. Flood has also subbed on the National Tours of Kinky Boots and Sister Act. He holds a BM in Piano Performance from UMass Amherst and is currently pursuing an MM in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati – CCM.
Bill Hanney (Owner/Producer) is honored and proud to have been responsible for the re-opening of the nationally renowned North Shore Music Theatre in 2010. He began his career in show business at age 19, leasing and developing movie theaters, including his first multiplex in Quincy, Massachusetts. Before long, he was booking rock shows (Jefferson Starship, Rush) and other types of live entertainment, which eventually led to the presenting and producing of Broadway productions. One such show was an appearance by the legendary mime artist, Marcel Marceau. As president of Broadway Productions, Bill presented national tours such as Annie, Amadeus, Dancin', Peter Pan, Rocky Horror Show and Mark Twain starring Hal Holbrook, throughout New England including Worcester, Springfield, Portland, Maine and Boston. Aside from his work operating North Shore Music Theatre, one of Bill's crowning achievements was the 2007 purchase and re-opening of Theatre By The Sea, a landmark 500 seat professional summer theatre and restaurant, which is entering its tenth successful year of operation in Matunuck, RI (theatrebythesea.com). Throughout his career, Bill has stayed focused on his movie theatre chain having bought, built, owned, operated and sold more than 30 cinemas. His company, Entertainment Cinemas, currently operates eight movie complexes in four states. In 2009, Bill was elected President of the Theatre Owners of New England. Bill's ongoing work with NSMT inspires him to consider acquiring additional performance venues at which he plans to someday share his productions between his theatres. Bill has been named to the North Shore Top 100 by the North Shore Chamber of Commerce. In 2012 he was recognized by both the Beverly Chamber of Commerce and Salem Chamber of Commerce as Business Person of the Year. He is the recipient of the 2015 Leslie S. Ray Hall of Fame Award, presented by the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce. Bill is a member of the League of Broadway Producers and was involved with the recent revival of Pippin.
Tom Amos (Associate Producer) is excited to return to North Shore Music Theatre in his role as Associate Producer. Joining in 2005, Tom began in the Electrics Department and quickly moved into Company Management. Prior to working at NSMT, Tom received his Bachelor's Degree from Westfield State University and his Masters in Arts Administration from Boston University. Tom's passion for theatre and social justice issues motivated him to establish a LGBT Scholarship fund at Westfield State University where he created a Social Justice Theatre program to raise funds needed to maintain the scholarship. A big thank you to Bill, Kevin, Karen for their support and guidance.
In light of the most recent CDC recommendations and for the safety of our audiences, actors, and staff, COVID compliant (KN-95 recommended) masks will be required to be worn over the nose and mouth for all patrons, regardless of vaccination status, while in the lobby and in the theater as well as any indoor public spaces. Masks can be quickly adjusted while actively consuming food or beverages. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe, while celebrating the return of in-person performances.