Mark Evans (Don Lockwood) U.S Credits: Aida - Pittsburgh CLO, The Fix - Signature Theatre, The Book Of Mormon - First National Tour (2014 Helen Hayes nom.) West End Credits: Ghost The Musical, Wicked, High School Musical, Spamalot. U.K Regional/Tours: Oklahoma, The Rocky Horror Show, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Cinderella, TV/Film: The Tower Of Silence, Dead Hungry, Marcaroni, Lake Placid 3, “Eurovision Your Country Needs You”. Workshops: The Fabulous Fitches. Anastasia Concerts: Ultimate Broadway (Shanghai), Chess In Concert (Royal Albert Hall). Recording: 'The Journey Home' & 'The Journey Home Deluxe Edition' (solo albums) 'The Fix' (Cast Recording) Author: Secrets Of Stage Success. Website: markevansonline.co.uk Twitter: @MarkHEvans Instagram: markevansonline
Tessa Grady (Kathy Selden) made her North Shore debut last year as Stephanie Mangano in Saturday Night Fever and couldn’t be happier to be back! Broadway: Dames At Sea (Ruby u/s, Joan u/s), Cinderella (Ella u/s), Annie (Star-to-be). Off and Pre-Broadway: Carefree: Dancing with Fred and Ginger, First Wives Club, Chasing Rainbows, The Anthem, Mother Jones. Regional: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie), 42nd Street (Peggy), Next to Normal (Natalie). She has appeared in TV shows such as “The King of Queens” as well as studio singing work in “The Santa Clause 3”, “Fred Claus”, and the Disney Princess CD series. A world of appreciation goes out to Richard, Milton, Bill and the entire team here. Love and thanks to Sasha, Mom, and Joey.
Sean McGibbon (Cosmo Brown) is an Austin, Texas native with a fervent case of ADHD that resulted in a background in musical theatre, jazz piano, juggling, card magic and many athletic endeavors. Aside from musical theatre, Sean was a varsity tennis player in high school, and competed at the national level for two sports, National Collegiate Table Tennis (NCTTA 2010), and on the U21 National Kayak Polo Team (based in Austin,Texas). Sean is also an accomplished juggler (5 clubs/ 7 club Passing), magician, and jazz pianist (1 year training with Grammy Winner Hank Hehmsoth, and (in an freak chance meeting) 6 months with 2 time Grammy Winner Floyd Domino). In musical theatre, Sean loves all things tap dance and Golden Age Musical Theatre, and has many influences including Sammy Davis Jr, Gene Kelly, and Fred Astaire. Musical Theatre credits include: 1st National Tour Million Dollar Quartet (Jerry Lee Lewis U/S), 25th Anniversary National Tour The Buddy Holly Story, Encores On Your Toes (Dir. Warren Carlyle), and The Great American Mousical (Dir. Julie Andrews). 2012 BFA Musical Theater/Psychology Minor/Jazz Minor Texas State University.
Steve Brady (R.F. Simpson) is making his NSMT debut. He just closed Anything Goes at Ogunquit Playhouse and prior to that played the title role inFreud's Las Session, at Riverside Theatre in Florida. And right before that was J. Edgar Hoover in All the Way, at Denver Center. He's appeared on Broadway, Inherit the Wind, Off- Broadway, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, A Dangerous Personality, The Power of Darkness; in international (West Side Story) and national (The Exonerated) tours. With regional appearances too many to list, and TV credits from the "Law & Order's" to "Seinfeld," Steve is happy to spend a few weeks 'singin' in the rain.'
David Coffee (Roscoe Dexter) returns for his 51st production at NSMT! In a career that spans 48 years and encompasses all arenas of performance (save the circus), he has been welcomed by audiences from Portland, Oregon to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. In addition, David has been the recipient of multiple IRNE Awards, DFW Critics’ Forum Awards, a Broadway.com Award, multiple Column Awards (including Best Actor for his King Lear this past season), the Elston Brooks Lifetime Achievement Award and the honor of having NSMT’s green room named in his honor! Look for David when he returns for West Side Story and his 23rd season as Scrooge! www.DavidCoffee.org
Emily Stockdale (Lina Lamont) is thrilled to be making her NSMT debut in Singin' in the Rain! An actor and model based in NYC, favorite credits include Born Yesterday, Nunsense (Northern Stage), Company (Geva Theater), Singin’ in the Rain (Maltz Jupiter and Fulton Opera House), The Lost (NY Planet Connections Theatre Festival Winner), Single (Davenport Theater NYC). Thanks to Tony at Blue Ridge Entertainment, Chives, Mom and Dad for enormous support as well as my Tribe back in NYC! I love you all so much "I CAN'T STAAAN' IT!!!” www.emilystockdale.com
Lindsey Bliven (Ensemble, u/s Kathy Selden) is thrilled to be making her NSMT debut! She recently finished a production of Oklahoma! at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, playing Laurey. Tours- Mary Poppins (Mary cover, perf), Oklahoma! (Laurey), A Chorus Line and The Wizard of Oz. Regional- Mary Poppins (Mary) at PittsburghCLO, Walnut Street Theatre and Music Theatre of Wichita, A Chorus Line at the Riverside Theatre, Oklahoma! (Laurey), The Wick Theatre, others at Westchester Broadway, Lyric Theatre and Flat Rock Playhouse.
Katie Scarlett Brunson (Ensemble) a native of Atlanta, GA, is over the moon to be a part of Singin' in the Rain at North Shore Music Theatre! She will be a rising senior at The Boston Conservatory where she studies Musical Theater and is a FlyBarre instructor at Flywheel Sports. Past credits: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Lucille), West Side Story (Graziella), Carousel, Sweet Charity, On the Town, and The Pajama Game. Thank you to my beautiful family for your love and constant support! You guys are my rock.
Rachel Coloff (Miss Dinsmore, Dora Bailey, Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her North Shore debut! Her Off-B'way credits: Popesical, Old Jews Telling Jokes, Das Barbecü, Tip-Toes, at Carnegie Hall and My Fair Lady, at Lincoln Center. Regional: Doris, in The Bandwagon, at the Old Globe, Yente, in Fiddler on the Roof, at Barrington Stage and Fulton Opera House and Celeste 1 in Sunday in the Park with George, at Seattle Rep. Broadway: Candide, Urinetown, Lestat, and Fiddler.
James Spencer Dean (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his NSMT debut after spending two months at Cortland Repertory Theatre, where he was seen in West Side Story (Action), and A Chorus Line (Bobby). Spencer's a rising senior at The Boston Conservatory studying Musical Theatre. Credits include: Shrek (Pinocchio) and Fame (Joe Vegas) at Maine State Music Theatre, A Chorus Line (Mark & Mike), and 42nd Street (Andy Lee). Spencer sends love to his friends and family for all their support, especially mom!! Enjoy the show! www.JamesSpencerDean.com
Andrew Eckert (Ensemble, u/s Roscoe Dexter) is thrilled to be making his NSMT debut! Previous credits include Mary Poppins (National Tour, Walnut Street Theatre, and TUTS), West Side Story (Riverside Theatre), A Christmas Story (WST), The Little Mermaid (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), and Hello, Dolly! (The MUNY), to name a few. Thanks to Richard, Binder Casting, and everyone at NSMT! Endless love and gratitude to my family (especially Mom and Dad) and Iggy! BA: Wagner College, AEA member, www.andrew-eckert.com !
Zak Edwards (Tenor, Ensemble, u/s Cosmo Brown) is thrilled to be back at NSMT, where he's previously performed in 42nd Street, Anything Goes, and Les Misérables. Other favorites include Pirates of Penzance (Frederic), Mary Poppins (Bert), 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor), Forever Plaid (Jinx), Young Frankenstein (1st National Tour), Yank! (Off Broadway), and No, No, Nanette (with Rosie O'Donnell, Sandy Duncan, and Beth Leavel). Huge thanks to The Mine, Will, his wonderful family, Milton, Richard, and everyone involved in this production!
Alex Eisenberg (Film Ensemble) is excited to be back at NSMT even if it is only on film! He was just seen on the stage in this summer’s Mary Poppins. Alex has performed at Theatre By The Sea (Mary Poppins, Spamalot), Reagle Music Theatre (Guys and Dolls), Wheelock Family Theatre (Shrek), and New Bedford Festival 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, s/c Girl in the Green Dress) is overjoyed to be returning to NSMT for her second show this season! She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory. Previous NSMT credits: Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Saturday Night Fever. Other regional theatres: Theatre By The Sea, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, The Hanover Theatre, Reagle Music Theatre, and New Bedford Festival Theatre. Many thanks to Richard, Milton, Kevin, the cast and crew, BlocNYC, mom, dad, family, and friends!
Oren Korenblum (Ensemble) is thrilled to make his debut at the NSMT! He was recently seen as Speed Tappist in Thoroughly Modern Millie at the John W. Engeman Theatre. Other favorite credits include: 42nd Street, Cats, Mary Poppins and many more. Choreography credits include NBC (“Red Nose Day”), Town Hall NYC, Allenberry Playhouse and more. Oren has taught tap and jazz master classes in the US, Europe, and Israel. Thank you Richard Stafford, Binder Casting and NSMT family for this opportunity. www.orenkorenblum.com
Sara Gallo (Ensemble) is stoked to be making her NSMT debut! A Philly native, Sara is a recent graduate of The Boston Conservatory. Credits include: Mamma Mia! (Ali) at The MUNY; Grease (Cha Cha), The Little Mermaid, My Fair Lady, and Mary Poppins at Theatre by the Sea; Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman) and Hair (Crissy) at The Boston Conservatory. Much love to her friends and family for their love and support. For my monkey. www.saragallo.net
Chris Kotera (Ensemble, u/s Don Lockwood) is ecstatic to make his debut at NSMT! National Tour: Evita [revival, original cast]. Regional: Will Rogers Follies at Maltz Jupiter, The Producers at The Fulton, and many productions at KC Starlight, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Stages St. Louis, Casa Mañana, Pioneer, Discoveryland!, and New Theatre Restaurant. Chris is a proud Kansas City native turned New Yorker and a graduate of The University of Oklahoma, Miller Marley School of Dance, Music Theatre Kansas City, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Improv School. Much thanks to Eddie at Take 3, my family, friends, coaches, and especially teachers!
Kevin Loreque (Rod, Diction Teacher, Ensemble, u/s R.F. Simpson) made his NSMT debut playing Rum Tum Tugger in Cats, and is excited to be back! Broadway National Tours: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Madison Square Garden), Cats (Rum Tum Tugger). International Tour: I Am My Own Wife (Africa, UK, US). Off-Broadway: The Poisoned (NYTW), In the Theatre (The York) The Maltese Walter (CSC). Regional: Lead roles in The Elephant Man, Sleuth, A Man of No Importance, Greater Tuna, Spamalot, Cabaret, The Who’s Tommy, Sweeney Todd, among others. TV/Film includes: “Daredevil,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Elementary,” “Person of Interest,” Virtuosity, The Birdcage and “Saved by the Bell.” Big thanks to Richard, Milton, Kevin and Bill. www.kevinloreque.com
Bethany Moore (Zelda, Ensemble, u/s Lina Lamont) is thrilled to be back on the NSMT stage where she was last seen as Judy Turner in A Chorus Line. Other credits include Broadway: Pippin (Player, u/s Catherine), Spider-man Turn Off the Dark. New York: the Public Theater’s Into the Woods (Florinda, u/s Witch). Tours: A Chorus Line (Judy); Cats (Bombalurina). Thanks and oodles of love to family, friends, and “my lucky star,” my husband, Alex.
Lizzy Nichols (Ensemble) is so happy to be returning to this incredible theater after performing in Guys and Dolls and La Cage Aux Folles at NSMT! Lizzy has performed at Paper Mill Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse, and Northern Stage. Some of her favorite roles include Peter Pan in Peter Pan, Narrator in Joseph…, and Amber in Hairspray. Thank you Binder, Daniel Hoff, my family, and Justin!
Gregory Omar Osborne (Ensemble) is making his NSMT debut! Theatre Credits: Sister Act (Riverside & Walnut Street Theatre), Saturday Day Night Fever (Ogunquit & Gateway Playhouse), Memphis: The Musical (Riverside, Walnut Street & Arkansas Rep.), A Chorus Line & Hairspray (Palace Theatre) Sophisticated Ladies (Broward Stage Door Theatre), My One and Only (Cohoes Music Hall), Dreamgirls (Riverside Dinner Theatre). Other Credits include: Doug Elkin’s “Mo(or)town Redux”, & Revival of David Gordon’s “Shlemiel the First." Many thanks to mom. Psalm 121: 1 www.dancergregoryosborne.com
Kristyn Pope (Girl in the Green Dress, Ensemble, Associate Choreographer, Dance Captain) is grateful for Richard, North Shore Music Theatre, Binder, and this wonderful opportunity! Broadway/ NYC performances include Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Lady, Be Good. BA Psychology, Northwestern University. “I love you mom, my angel. You will always have a place in my heart.” PS 100Agape.
Geoffrey Reynolds (Film Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of this production. Recently he moved to New England area from Utah to pursue his Master's degree in Musical Theatre at Boston Conservatory. He is a writer, director, choreographer, teacher and performer. Some of his favorite roles include: Bert in Mary Poppins, Ren in Footloose, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, and Will Parker in Oklahoma! Thank you to NSMT for this opportunity and thank you to my beautiful wife and two children who remind me to keep, "Singin' and dancing in the rain."
David Visini (Ensemble) is excited to return to NSMT after performing in the ensemble of Funny Girl. Other regional credits include Austin's Pride at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, 42nd Street at Gateway Playhouse, and Little Me, Pal Joey, and Sugar with 42nd Street Moon. Jacobs Pillow Tap and Musical Theatre Program Alumni, and BFA in Musical Theatre from Rider University in New Jersey. Thanks to NSMT, Binder Casting, and friends and family from both coasts!
Christina DiMare (Youth Ensemble) is honored to be making her North Shore debut in Singin' in the Rain. Christina is a junior at Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough Massachusetts. She spent last summer studying theatre in New York City at Broadway Artists Alliance. Some favorite past roles include Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street, Fiona in Shrek the Musical, the Baker's Wife in Into the Woods, and Babe O'Day in Good News! She would like to thank her family, friends, and teachers for their endless love and support. She would also like to thank everyone at NSMT for this incredible opportunity. She is so proud to be part of this production.
Jake Ryan Flynn (Young Cosmo Brown, Youth Ensemble) is so excited to be back at his favorite theater where he recently played Michael Banks in Mary Poppins. Other NSMT credits include Billy Elliot, Shrek, and A Christmas Carol. 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.
Cam Perrin (Youth Ensemble) is excited to be back at NSMT this season in one of his favorite shows Singin’ In The Rain. Previously Cam was Peter Cratchit in A Christmas Carol. Other credits include BCT’s Flat Stanley, Velveteen Rabbit, Fame Jr. and Show Choir. WDW’s Urinetown. THS’s Chicago, Property Rites and TMS’s Oliver, Into the Woods and Guys and Dolls where he won METG’s best lead actor and ITS’s best duet, singing “Sue Me” as Nathan Detroit. Many thanks to my family, NSMT, BCT and Skylar G.
Kyle Reynolds (Young Don Lockwood, Youth Ensemble) is a 10-year-old Tewksbury resident with a passion for the Arts. He has spent the last 4 years as an all around competitive Dancer. Credits include: Ami and Tami at 2015 Out of the Box Boston, Boys Ensemble and other roles in Billy Elliot The Musical at Palace Theater Manchester NH. He was quickly welcomed back to perform three rolls in The Wizard of Oz as part of their 2016 summer series, Kyle is excited to have been selected to be part of Singin’ in the Rain as the Young Don Lockwood at the North Shore Music Theater and appreciates the invitation to perform.
Richard Stafford (Director and Choreographer) happily returns to North Shore music Theatre where he last directed Saturday Night Fever and has directed and choreographed Miss Saigon, Cats, 9 to 5, The King & I, Crazy For You, Singin’ in the Rain, Fame, and Swing! On Broadway, Mr. Stafford was the choreographer for In My Life (Music Box Theatre). Off- Broadway: choreographer for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and director/choreographer for Castle Walk. Regional credits include: Memphis, Curtains, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Beauty and the Beast, Grand Hotel, La Cage aux Folles (Barrymore award, Best Choreography), Evita, La Vie en Bleu, Camila and The Goodbye Girl (Walnut Street) Dreamgirls, Miss Saigon (North Carolina Theatre); Camelot, Victor Victoria (TUTS); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Oliver! (Sacramento Music Circus); Evita (Casa Manana); The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Ogunquit Playhouse); Mary Poppins, Hairspray, Can-Can, George M!, Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy, A Wonderful Life (Westchester Broadway Theatre); Oliver!, The Sound of Music, Annie Get Your Gun (North Carolina Theatre); Oliver!, Joseph…Dreamcoat (Pittsburgh CLO); Sweeney Todd (Pennsylvania Center Stage). richardstafford.net
Milton Granger (Music Direction) has previously served as Music Director in NSMT productions of Mary Poppins, 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. Eight chamber operas which have been produced by 50 college opera workshops and small opera companies in U.S. and Canada. www.miltongranger.com
Jack Mehler (Scenic & Lighting Design). Previous work with NSMT includes Scenery & Lighting for Billy Elliot The Musical 2015, Miss Saigon 2013, Scenery for West Side Story 2003, and Lighting for A Christmas Carol ('02-'15; 2012 IRNE nomination), Annie, Camelot (IRNE nomination), Children of Eden, 42nd Street, Gypsy, Hairspray, High School Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, The King and I, A Little Night Music, My Fair Lady, Nine (IRNE nomination), Ragtime, The Producers, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Wizard of Oz. He received the 2012 (Elisabeth) and 2013 (Rebecca) Korean Muscial Theatre Awards (Korean Tony) for Lighting Design of the Year. Other Theatre design credits include Walnut Street Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Manhattan Theatre Club, Riverside Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Seattle Rep, Syracuse Stage, Weston Playhouse, The Working Theatre and WPA among many others. Dance: Joffrey Ballet, Lar Lubovitch, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Donald Byrd/Spectrum Dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Jose Limon, Ballet Memphis and others. Jack also provides owner's design representation for organizations building or renovating performance and rehearsal spaces.
Mark Nagle (Costume Coordinator 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
Leon Rothenberg (Sound Design) . For NSMT: Sister Act, Saturday Night Fever The Musical, A Christmas Carol ('12 -'15), Les Misérables, The Wizard of Oz, All Shook Up. On Broadway: Violet, The Realistic Joneses, The Nance (Tony® Award), The Heiress, Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Tony® Nomination), Impressionism. Select NY/Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Theater, Second Stage, Manhattan Theater Club, Public Theater, Primary Stages, Tectonic Theater Project, Women's Project, LCT3, New York City Center. Select Regional: A.C.T., Huntington Theater Company, Williamstown Theater Festival, Arena Stage, Seattle Repertory Theater, New York Stage & Film, Two River Theater, Long Wharf, McCarter, La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe, Intiman, Theatre By The Sea. International: Cirque du Soleil's Kooza and Wintuk, National Theater of Cyprus, Dijon Festival. klaxson.net
Gerard Kelly (Wig & Hair Design) Broadway: Disney’s The Lion King (Tony© Award - Best Musical), Hair (Tony© Award - Best Revival of a Musical). Gerard's hair and wig design has been seen at North Shore Music Theatre since 1999 as well as many other Regional Theatre's and Shakespeare Festivals across the country. Gerard has also created many wigs for performers such as Harvey Fierstein, Felicity Huffman, Laura Linney, Marlo Thomas, The B-52's (including the cover of their last album Funplex), Varla Jean Merman, Charles Busch, S.Epatha Merkerson, Jennifer Holiday, Ru Paul, Woopie Goldberg, and The Lady Bunny. Gerard's work can be seen in films such as Transamerica, Girls Will Be Girls, The Ten, The Savages, King Bolden, Notorious, The Conjuring and The Other Woman.
Natalie A. Lynch (Production Stage Manager). With NSMT: Mary Poppins, 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.
Dakotah Wiley Horan (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be making her equity debut here at North Shore with Singin' In The Rain. Some of her previous stage management credits include: NSMT: Funny Girl and Mary Poppins. Capital Repertory Theatre: Marvelous Wonderettes, Cactus Flower, 33 Variations, Leslie Uggams in Uptown Downtown, Man of La Mancha, and Single Girls Guide.Pendragon Theatre: Clean House, Twelve Angry Men, A Christmas Story. CPS: The King And I. She is a graduate of SUNY Postdam and Universidad de Sevilla. She would like to thank her parents for instilling and encouraging her love of theatre, her very supportive friends and Natalie, Tom, and Kevin for this amazing opportunity.
Robert L. Rucinski (Assistant Music Director). Past NSMT credits include: Les Misérables, Little Mermaid, The King and I, A Christmas Carol '04-'07 & '10-'15,Forever Plaid, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Crazy for You, Cinderella '05-'06, Singing in the Rain, Ain't Misbehavin', Damn Yankees, Camelot, Fame. Robert is thrilled to be returning to NSMT. This past winter, he was music director for Wheelock Family Theater's production of Mary Poppins as well as for shows such as Cinderella, Little Women, and My Fair Lady at the various high school and university theater programs at which he continues to work. A native of Jersey City, NJ, now living in Arlington, MA, Robert is a freelance musician working out of Boston and New York City.
Binder Casting (Casting) with Jay Binder, CSA, Jack Bowdan, CSA, and Mark Brandon, CSA have cast over 70 Broadway shows including Dames at Sea, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Born Yesterday, The Miracle Worker, Finian's Rainbow, Brighton Beach Memoirs, A Chorus Line, Gypsy, 39 Steps, White Christmas, Is He Dead?, Inherit The Wind, Journey's End, Butley, Virginia Woolf, Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town, Movin' Out, 42nd Street, Music Man, Iceman Cometh, Charlie Brown, Sound of Music, Beauty & the Beast, Last Night of Ballyhoo, Chicago, King & I, Damn Yankees, Lost in Yonkers, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, The Goodbye Girl and every City Center Encores! production since its inception in 1994. Film/TV/Other: Carousel (NY Philharmonic/PBS), Six by Sondheim (HBO), So You Think You Can Dance, West Side Story (San Francisco Symphony), Hairspray, Dreamgirls, Chicago, Nine. Ten-time Artios Award winner.
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.
Kevin P. Hill (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.
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.
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North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) Since 1955, NSMT has become one of the most attended theatres in New England, with approximately 250,000 patrons annually. With a national and regional reputation for artistic achievement, NSMT has received numerous industry awards including Elliot Norton Awards, IRNE Awards, the Rosetta Le Noire Award from Actors' Equity, and the Moss Hart Award. NSMT produced the World Premiere of Memphis in 2003, the show went on to win four 2010 Tony® Awards including Best Musical. Under the new ownership of Bill Hanney in 2010, NSMT continues to annually produce a musical subscription series and an annual production of A Christmas Carol along with celebrity concerts and children's programming.