Enda Walsh (Playwright)
Enda Walsh is an Irish playwright living in London. He is the winner of numerous international awards, and his work has been translated and produced worldwide. Recent plays: Misterman (Landmark, Ireland), Penelope, The New Electrical Ballroom, The Walworth Farce (All Druid Theatre, Ireland). Other plays: Chatroom, The Small Things, Bedbound, Disco Pigs. Shorter plays: How These Desperate Men Talk, Lynndie's Gotta Gun, Gentrification, My Friend Duplicity, Room 303. Film: Hunger. Walsh was awarded with the Tony Award and the Outer Critic Circle Award for his work on Once.
Glen Hansard (Music and Lyrics)
Film: The Commitments, Once. Albums: Strict Joy, the soundtrack of Once (Academy Award®, Best Original Song, “Falling Slowly”), The Swell Season, The Cost, Burn the Maps, Set List: Live in Dublin, For the Birds, Dance the Devil, Fitzcarraldo, Another Love Song.
Markéta Irglová (Music and Lyrics)
Film: Once. Albums: The Swell Season, the soundtrack of Once (Academy Award®, Best Original Song “Falling Slowly”), Strict Joy, Anar.
John Carney (Writer and Director of the Film, Once)
John Carney is a Dublin-based writer director who came to the world’s attention following the box office hit and critically acclaimed musical feature film Once, which garnered multiple Independent Spirit, Sundance and Raindance awards. Previously, John was a bassist in the Irish rock band the Frames, where he met Glen Hansard. These musical roots continue to be evident in John’s work with his latest production, Can a Song Save Your Life?, heading into production in NYC in 2012. Other upcoming projects include Dogs of Babel for David Heyman and Nathan Kahane starring Steve Carell and a feature adaptation of M.R. James’s Casting the Runes for Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.
John Tiffany (Director)
John Tiffany won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle Awards for his work on Once. International: The Missing; Peter Pan; The House of Bernarda Alba; Hunter; Be Near Me; Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us; The Bacchae; Black Watch (Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director, Critics' Circle Award for Best Director); Elizabeth Gordon Quinn; Home: Glasgow (National Theatre of Scotland); Jerusalem (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Las Chicas del Tres y Media Floppies (Granero Theatre, Mexico City; Edinburgh Festival Fringe); If Destroyed True, Mercury Fur, The Straits (Paines Plough); Gagarin Way, Abandonment, Among Unbroken Hearts, Perfect Days, Passing Places (Traverse, Edinburgh). Education: University of Glasgow (Master's in theatre and classics). Associate director (National Theatre of Scotland), Radcliffe Fellow (Harvard University, academic year 2010-11).
Steven Hoggett (Movement)
For his work on Once, Steven has been Tony nominated and won the Lortel Award. NYTW: Peter and the Starcatcher (Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Choreography). As choreographer: Broadway: American Idiot. International: Black Watch (Olivier Award, Best Choreographer; National Theatre Scotland); Dr. Dee (Manchester International Festival); Dido Queen of Carthage (Royal National Theatre); Hunter, 365, The Bacchae (National Theatre Scotland). As director/ choreographer: Lovesong; Beautiful Burnout; Othello (TMA Award, Best Director); Stockholm, pool (no water), Dirty Wonderland (Frantic Assembly). Frantic Assembly (founding member, artistic director).
Martin Lowe (Musical Supervisor, Orchestrations, and Additional Material)
Martin Lowe was awarded the Tony, Drama Desk and Obie for his work on Once. Theatre: Once (NYTW); War Horse; Caroline, or Change; Jerry Springer: The Opera; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Nation (National Theatre); An Appointment With the Wicker Man; The Wolves in the Walls (National Theatre of Scotland/Improbable); Mamma Mia! (London, Tokyo, Seoul, international tour, Stockholm, Shanghai); The Full Monty; Once on This Island; Cats; Les Misérables (West End). Recordings: Once, Mamma Mia! (original London cast and movie soundtrack), Jerry Springer: The Opera, Once on This Island. Martin was musical director for Mamma Mia! the movie (Universal).
Bob Crowley (Scenic and Costume Design)
Theatre includes The History Boys (National Theatre; Broadway, Tony Award), Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Plantagenets (RSC, Olivier Award), Don Carlos (Met), Pavane and Anastasia (Royal Ballet), La Traviata (ROH), Alice in Wonderland (ROH, Canada). Broadway: The Coast of Utopia (Tony), Carousel (Tony), Disney's Aida (Tony), Tarzan, Mary Poppins (Tony), The Year of Magical Thinking. Crowley won a Tony Award for his work on Once. Recipient of the Royal Designer for Industry Award and the Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design.
Natasha Katz (Lighting Design)
Natasha Katz has designed extensively for theatre, opera and dance. Broadway credits: Once (Tony Award), Follies, Sister Act, Elf, The Addams Family, The Coast of Utopia: Salvage (Tony Award), A Chorus Line (revival), Spelling Bee, Tarzan, Aida (Tony Award), Sweet Smell of Success, Twelfth Night, Beauty and the Beast and Gypsy. Other designs: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Royal Ballet), Buried Child (National Theatre, London), Cyrano (the Met), Carnival of the Animals (NYCB), Don Quixote (ABT); concert acts for Shirley MacLaine, Ann-Margret and Tommy Tune.
Clive Goodwin (Sound Design)
Broadway: Once (Tony Award, Best Sound Design of a Musical). Off Broadway: Once (Lortel nomination for Outstanding Sound Design). American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.), Cambridge, MA: Once; Prometheus Bound, with Diane Paulus, Stephen Sater, Serj Tankian; The Blue Flower (IRNE and Elliot Norton Awards for Best Sound Design of A Musical); Cabaret, with Amanda Palmer. Worldwide: Sound designer/engineer for Radiohead, Underworld, Pulp. Film/Television: Greetings from Tim Buckley, "Dancing with the Stars" (BBC), "Later with Jools Holland" (BBC), "The Sound of Musicals" (BBC).
Stephen Gabis (Dialect Coach)
Selected Broadway/Off-Broadway: Tribes, Magic/Bird, Look Back in Anger, Man and Boy, Bluebird, Through a Glass Darkly, Lombardi, The 39 Steps, A View From the Bridge, Lend Me a Tenor, Port Authority, Memphis, Jersey Boys, Coram Boy, Brief Encounter, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Doubt . Regional : Educating Rita (Huntington); Shirley Valentine, The Train Driver (Long Wharf). Selected film/TV: “Prime Suspect,” “Boardwalk Empire,” Salt, Across the Universe, “Bernard and Doris.”
Liz Caplan Vocal Studios, LLC (Vocal Supervisor)
Broadway: 13 (JRB), Rock of Ages, American Idiot. Off-Broadway: Once (NYTW), Voca People. Consultant: The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Godspell, Rent (Off-Broadway), Next to Normal, In the Heights, Bring It On (tour). Film: Shame. Television: “The Colbert Report.” Recording artists: The Darkness, James Blunt, Natasha Bedingfield, the Donnas, Goo Goo Dolls, Lily Allen, Nick Littlemore (Empire of the Sun, Pnau), Murray James, Eric Hutchinson. Lizcaplanvocalstudios.com
Jim Carnahan (Casting)
Roundabout’s director of artistic development. Shows cast for Roundabout: Anything Goes, The Road to Mecca, Man and Boy, The Importance of Being Earnest, Sondheim on Sondheim, Bye Bye Birdie, Sunday in the Park…, 110 in the Shade, The Pajama Game, Twelve Angry Men, Assassins, Twentieth Century, Nine, Big River, Cabaret. Other Broadway: The Mountaintop, On a Clear Day…, Jerusalem, Arcadia, The Scottsboro Boys, La Bête, American Idiot, The Seagull, Spring Awakening, Boeing-Boeing, Curtains, The Pillowman, La Cage, Chitty…, Democracy, Fiddler on the Roof, …Millie. Film: A Home at the End of the World, Flicka. TV: “Glee” (Emmy nom).
Aurora Productions (Production Management)
Current projects: The Addams Family (national tour), Sister Act, The Book of Mormon, Look Back in Anger, Death of a Salesman, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Clybourne Park and Ghost. Past projects include more than 150 Broadway shows and their tours. Aurora is Gene O’Donovan and Ben Heller with Stephanie Sherline, Jarid Sumner, Liza Luxenberg, Anita Shah, Anthony Jusino, Steven Dalton, Eugenio Saenz Flores, Isaac Katzanek, Aneta Feld and Melissa Mazdra. For more information visit www.auroraprod.com.
Bess Marie Glorioso (Production Stage Manager)
Broadway: Wicked, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Looped, High, The Story of My Life. Off-Broadway: Once; Through the Night; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; The Retributionists; The Drunken City; Walmartopia; The Vagina Monologues; Fully Committed; 2.5 Minute Ride; Bosoms and Neglect. Many regional productions. All my love to Christian, Mom, Dad, Louie and all my supportive family and friends. This one’s for Nonno Alioto and his ukulele in the sky.
Ana M. Garcia (Stage Manager)
Broadway: High, Looped, The Story of My Life, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. National tours: Les Misérables, Cabaret, Dora the Explorer Live!, Blues Clues Live!, Beauty and the Beast. Regional: Goodspeed, Westport Country Playhouse, North Carolina Theatre. Related: Cirque du Soleil’s Zarkana, “The 64th Annual Tony Awards,” The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. All my love to Bonnie.
Katherine Shea (Assistant Stage Manager)
Broadway: debut. Off-Broadway: Once (NYTW), Matchmaker Matchmaker: I’m Willing to Settle (New York Musical Theatre Festival), Oliver Twist (Theatre for a New Audience). As stage manager: Regional: Prometheus Bound, The Blue Flower, Cabaret, Johnny Baseball, The Best of Both Worlds, Endgame, Donnie Darko (American Repertory Theater).
Lisa M. Poyer (Company Manager)
Broadway shows include That Championship Season, A Steady Rain, A Raisin in the Sun, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Crucible, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Price, Death of a Salesman, Freak, An Ideal Husband, Having Our Say, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, A Streetcar Named Desire, Lend Me a Tenor and Fences. Graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and admitted to practice law in New York.
Barbara Broccoli (Producer)
Barbara Broccoli has been part of the James Bond world all of her life. The daughter of Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli, who turned 007 into the longest-running series in movie history, Barbara began working on the Bond films at the age of 17. With Michael G. Wilson, she produced the past six Bond films and is currently producing the 23rd, Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig. Theatre includes Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London, Broadway), A Steady Rain starring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman.
John N. Hart Jr. (Producer)
Current theatre: Seminar, a David Greig adaptation of Anouilh’s Becket and the Kid Stays in the Picture. Mr. Hart began his producing career with Eubie! (1978). He has since produced more than 16 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, including the Nathan Lane revival of Guys and Dolls; The Who’s Tommy; Hamlet with Ralph Fiennes; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, starring Matthew Broderick; Annie Get Your Gun; and the record-breaking revival of Chicago. Mr. Hart’s productions have been nominated for seven Best Production Tonys, winning three. He has also produced 17 feature films including Boys Don’t Cry, You Can Count on Me, Proof, Revolutionary Road.
Patrick Milling Smith (Producer)
Patrick Milling Smith co-founded, with Brian Carmody, the bicoastal and international production house Smuggler Inc., an industry leader in music videos, film and commercials. This year Smuggler was awarded the Cannes Lions Palme d’Or along with Clio and British Arrows awards for Production Company of the Year. Patrick served on the Board of Trustees of the NY Theatre Workshop and was among this year’s six honorees of the Made in NY Awards presented by Mayor Bloomberg. Patrick most recently produced the upcoming film Greetings From Tim Buckley and the current Broadway production of Seminar featuring Alan Rickman.
Frederick Zollo (Producer)
New York productions include: That Championship Season; A Steady Rain; The Farnsworth Invention; Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; 'night, Mother; King Hedley II ; On Golden Pond; The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel; Death and the Maiden; Hurlyburly; Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika; Private Lives; Caroline, or Change; Frozen; The Goat; Our Country's Good; Butley; The Hairy Ape; Buried Child; Talk Radio; Marvin's Room; Oleanna; The Cryptogram; Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; A ven' U Boys. London productions include: Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Glengarry Glen Ross; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Breaking the Silence; Camille; The Cryptogram. Films include; Mississippi Burning; Quiz Show; The Paper; Ghosts of Mississippi; Naked in New York; The Music of Chance; Resurrecting the Champ; In the Gloaming; Lansky; and the just-completed Sweet Lorraine and Greetings from Tim Buckley. Mr. Zollo and Robert Cole are producing partners in Grey Matter Theatre Productions.
Brian Carmody (Producer)
An Irish native from Skibbereen, County Cork, Brian co-founded, with Patrick Milling Smith, the bi-coastal and international production house Smuggler Inc., an industry leader in film, theatre and commercials. This year Smuggler was awarded the Cannes Lions Palme d’Or along with Clio and British Arrows awards for Production Company of the Year. In 2011, Brian served as the chairman of AICP’s 20th annual award show. He also served on the jury of the Cannes Lions Festival and was among this year’s six honorees of the Made in NY Awards presented by Mayor Bloomberg. He’s presently producing the upcoming film Flatlake directed by Kevin Allen, which is set Ireland. Passions: his wife’s cooking, Liverpool football club, golf and being home in Ireland as often as possible.
Michael G. Wilson (Producer)
Michael G. Wilson began his producing career in 1976 working with Cubby Broccoli on The Spy Who Loved Me, and they co-produced the next six Bond films, five of which he co-wrote. He then went on to produce the hugely successful Golden Eye with his sister Barbara Broccoli, followed by the next five 007 releases. Together they are producing the 23rd Bond adventure, Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig. Michael was awarded the OBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in 2008. Theatre includes Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London, Broadway), A Steady Rain starring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman.
Orin Wolf Productions (Producer)
Broadway: That Championship Season and A View From the Bridge, both directed by Gregory Mosher. Off-Broadway: Groundswell directed by Scott Elliott, Robert Wuhl’s Assume the Position (Ars Nova), History of the Word (Vineyard). Producing partner Styles Four (John Styles and Dave Clemmons) credits on Broadway: Driving Miss Daisy, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Talk Radio, Spring Awakening (Tony Award). Orin is the recipient of the T-Fellowship for Creative Producing at Columbia University in conjunction with Hal Prince. Orin, with partners John Styles and David Schwartz, produced Judy Gold’s 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother and run OBB/Off Broadway Booking (www.obbbnyc.com).
The Shubert Organization (Producer)
The Shubert Organization owns and operates 21 theatres in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington DC. Under the leadership of Philip J. Smith, Chairman, and Robert E. Wankel, President, the firm continues its tradition of producing distinguished theatrical attractions. These include Sister Act, That Championship Season, Equus (w/ Daniel Radcliffe), A Steady Rain, God of Carnage, Dirty Blonde, Dance of Death, Cats, Dreamgirls, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Lettice & Lovage, Passion, Sunday in the Park With George, the original production of Amadeus and Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway. The Shubert Organization is dedicated to the revitalization of the American theatre. Its activities include the restoration and modernization of its theatres and participation in civic and community affairs. Shubert Ticketing provides superior box office, call center and marketing services, as well as online products for live entertainment venues across the country.
Robert Cole (Executive Producer)
Robert Cole made his Broadway producing debut in 1984 with August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. He is the recipient of three Tony Awards. Other credits include That Championship Season (2011); A Steady Rain (Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman); The Crucible (Liam Neeson and Laura Linney); Death of a Salesman (Brian Dennehy); Angels in America; Horton Foote’s The Young Man From Atlanta; Redwood Curtain (Lanford Wilson); Elaine Stritch: At Liberty; Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll (Eric Bogosian); One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Gary Sinise); Freak (John Leguizamo); and Emily Mann’s Having Our Say. Mr. Cole produced the film, Tape (Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke). He and Frederick Zollo are producing partners in Grey Matter Theatre Productions.
NYTW is an Off-Broadway theatre dedicated to supporting theatre artists at all stages of their careers. The Workshop is represented on Broadway this season with Once and Peter and the Starcatcher and is renowned for a long list of acclaimed work, including Jonathan Larson’s Rent, Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul, Caryl Churchill’s Far Away and A Number, Doug Wright’s Quills, Claudia Shear’s Dirty Blonde, Will Power’s The Seven and Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s Aftermath. NYTW’s productions have received a Pulitzer Prize, four Tony Awards and assorted Obie, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards.
A.R.T. (Workshop Producer)
A.R.T. at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, is one of the country’s most celebrated regional theatres and winner of numerous awards, including the Tony and the Pulitzer Prize. It was founded by Robert Brustein in 1980. Diane Paulus became artistic director in 2008 and continues A.R.T.’s mission to expand the boundaries of theatre with innovative work such as Sleep No More, Prometheus Bound and the current production of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, now on Broadway.
Charles Stone (Associate Producer)
Charles Stone began in the industry on the films Evening and Revolutionary Road. He is also an associate producer on Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar starring Alan Rickman. Projects in development with Hart include a revival of Anouilh’s Becket and The Kid Stays in the Picture. Love to his family and fiancée.