JEROME LAWRENCE AND ROBERT E. LEE (Authors), whose collaboration spanned more than fifty years, were among the most prolific playwriting teams in the American theatre. In addition to Pulitzer-nominated Inherit the Wind, their major stage works includeAuntie Mame, the books for the musicals Mame and Dear World, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, The Gang’s All Here, and First Monday in October. They won two Peabody Awards for Distinguished Achievement in. Broadcasting and the American Theatre Association Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1990, they became members of the College of Fellows of the American Theatre at the Kennedy Center and were inducted into the National Theatre Hall of Fame. The Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute was established at Ohio State University in 1986. Dedicated teachers of playwriting, they communicated to their students a passionate belief that the theatre must be a forum for ideas and issues of social significance.
DOUG HUGHES (Director), is an associate artist at Roundabout Theatre Company, where his most recent production is Patrick Marber’s Howard Katz. He is also the Resident Director at MCC Theater, where he has directed Last Easter, Frozen and The Grey Zone (1996 Obie Award for Direction). For his work on Frozen, Hughes received Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle and Lortel nominations. Other recent work in New York includes Richard Greenberg’sThe House in Town for Lincoln Center Theater; Flesh and Blood (Callaway Award for Best Direction) at NYTW; Othello at the Public; John Guare’s Lake Hollywood at Signature andDoubt for Manhattan Theatre Club. For his work on Doubt, Hughes won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play. He also won the Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics, Drama Desk and Callaway Awards for the same production. In May 2005, Hughes received an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence.
MARK SCHNEIDER (Associate Director), is a Drama League Directing Fellow and member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Since 2002, he has collaborated extensively with Doug Hughes. Broadway: Doubt, A Touch of the Poet and A Naked Girl on the Appian Way.
SANTO LOQUASTO (Set & Costume Designer), designer for theatre, film, dance and opera has won 3 Tony Awards and has been nominated 14 times. He has collaborated with Woody Allen on 24 films, including costume design for Zelig, and production design for Radio Days and Bullets Over Broadway for which he received Academy Award nominations. Recent designs include Three Days of Rain, Shining City, Glengarry Glen Ross, Prelude to a Kiss andSuddenly Last Summer. He received the 2006 Governor’s Award for the Arts in Pennsylvania and was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2004.
BRIAN MacDEVITT (Lighting Design). Most Recent: The Pod Project, Our Leading Lady, The Vertical Hour, The Coast of Utopia (Voyage), Like Two Kevins by Tere O’Connor- Lyon Opera Ballet. NYC: The Color Purple; The Pillowman (Tony Award); Pacific Overtures; A Raisin in the Sun; Fiddler on the Roof; Long Day’s Journey…; Nine; Into the Woods (Tony Award); Urinetown; Side Show; ..Anne Frank; Master Class; Love! Valour! Compassion; et al. Dance: 25 yrs.w/ Tere O’Connor Dance , ABT, Lar Lubovitch,et al. Film: Cradle Will Rock. Faculty: Purchase College. Member: Naked Angels. Father: Jake and Georgie.
DAVID VAN TIEGHEM (Composer/Sound Designer). Broadway: Doubt, Frozen, Three Days of Rain, A Touch of the Poet, Reckless, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Good Body, The Crucible, Judgment at Nuremberg. Off-Broadway: Howard Katz, Jack Goes Boating, Defiance, Wit, The House in Town, Woman Before a Glass, How I Learned to Drive, The Grey Zone. Film/TV: Spinning Into Butter, Eye of God, Working Girls, Penn & Teller, Wooster Group. Dance: Twyla Tharp, Doug Varone, Michael Moschen, Boston Ballet. Percussionist: Laurie Anderson, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, Steve Reich. CDs: Strange Cargo, Safety in Numbers, These Things Happen. Internet: www.vantieghem.com
JAY BINDER C.S.A./JACK BOWDAN C.S.A. (Casting), with Mark Brandon & Megan Larche. Have cast over 50 Broadway shows including A Chorus Line, Journey’s End, Butley, Well, Virginia Woolf, Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town, Movin’ Out, Urinetown, 42nd Street, Class Act, Dinner Party, Music Man, Iceman Cometh, Charlie Brown, High Society, Sound of Music, Lion King, Proposals, Beauty & the Beast, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Chicago, King and I, Damn Yankees, Lost in Yonkers, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Goodbye Girl. Encores!Film: Dreamgirls, Chicago. Television: “Once Upon A Mattress,” “The Music Man,” Warner Bros, and Sony Pictures Television. Sevenñtime Artios Award winner.
MICHAEL BRUNNER (Production Stage Manager). Broadway: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Raisin in the Sun, Henry IV, Vincent in Brixton, Rose, Not About Nightingales, Rent, Wait Until Dark, A Delicate Balance, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, The Heiress, The Most Happy Fella. Off Broadway: A Man of No Importance, Dinner With Friends, The Unexpected Man, Chaucer in Rome, Impossible Marriage. Carnegie Hall: Carousel with Hugh Jackman and Audra McDonald, Sail Away with Elaine Stritch. Michael also re-directedVincent in Brixton at The Playhouse Theatre in the West End.
BARCLAY STIFF (Stage Manager). Broadway: Losing Louie, Shining City, Whoopi: The 20th Year, Hedda Gabler, The Price. Off-Broadway: Beauty of the Father, A Picasso, House / Garden (MTC), From Door to Door (Westside), Juvenilia (Playwrights), Debbie Does Dallas(Jane Street), Fully Committed (Cherry Lane), Big Potato. Regional: Waverly Gallery (Long Wharf), Paper Doll (Long Wharf), Good Life (NYS&F), Hay Fever , The Member of the Wedding(Westport); Williamstown Theatre Festival (Eight Seasons – Ritchie Era)
PETER FULBRIGHT/TECH PRODUCTION SERVICES (Technical Supervisor). Recent Broadway Productions/National Tours: Jersey Boys, Curtains, Hairspray, Bombay Dreams, 42nd Street, Urinetown, IntoThe Woods, Vampires, Dame Edna, 16 Wounded, Anna…Tropics, Enchanted April, Frog & Toad, Life X3, Ma Rainey’s, Elephant Man, TopDog, and Blast!. Peter has supervised over 70 Broadway productions and national tours. Favorites include Aspects of Love, Rocky Horror, Real Thing, Swing!, Amadeus, Sound of Music, On the Town, Scarlet Pimpernel, Triumph of Love, Footloose, Mattress, Forum, Smokey Joe’s, Moon Over Buffalo, Crazy for You, Guys & Dolls, Joseph…, Secret Garden, Starlight Express, Drood, Singin’ in the Rain, Foxfire.
OSTAR ENTERPRISES (Producer). Bill Haber’s OSTAR Enterprises has produced Journey’s End; The Drowsy Chaperone; The History Boys (2006 Tony, Best Play); Well; Bridge & Tunnel; The Woman in White; Monty Python’s Spamalot (2005 Tony, Best Musical); The Pillowman; Democracy; Bea Arthur; The Smell of the Kill; Amour; Imaginary Friends; Proof(2001 Tony, Best Play and Pulitzer Prize); The Green Bird; Dirty Blonde; High Society; Freak; The Scarlet Pimpernel; and the acclaimed revivals of Glengarry Glen Ross (2005 Tony, Best Revival); Jumpers; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Man of La Mancha; Hedda Gabler; Dance of Death; Noises Off; The Iceman Cometh and 1776. London: Rock N Roll; Donkeys’ Years; Monty Python’s Spamalot; Sunday in the Park with George; Journey’s End; The Prisoner of Second Avenue; Hay Fever; Madame Melville. Off-B’way: Thurgood; On The Line; The Shape of Things; If Love Were All; If Memory Serves; Madame Melville.
BOB BOYETT (Producer). Broadway: Journey’s End, The Coast of Utopia, The Drowsy Chaperone; The History Boys (2006 Tony Best Play); Monty Python’s Spamalot (2005 Tony Best Musical); Well; Bridge and Tunnel; The Woman in White; The Pillowman; Glengarry Glenn Ross (2005 Tony Best Revival); Democracy; The Frogs; Jumpers; Fiddler on the Roof; The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?; (2002 Tony Best Play); Topdog/Underdog (2002 Pulitzer Prize);Hedda Gabler; Sweet Smell of Success; The Crucible; The Elephant Man; and A Year With Frog and Toad. London: Boeing-Boeing, The Dumb Waiter, The 39 Steps, Bent, Rock N Roll, Donkeys’ Years, Sunday in the Park With George; The Woman In White; Boston Marriage; Lobby Hero; Jumpers; and Monty Python’s Spamalot.
LAWRENCE HOROWITZ, M.D. (Producer). Tony winner: Spamalot. Tony nominations:Electra, It Ain’t Nothin but the Blues, A Year with Frog and Toad, Fiddler on the Roof and The Wedding Singer. Producer: Woman in White. Produced more than 30 TV movies; Emmy nomination (Switched at Birth). Managing Partner of Selby Life Sciences; CEO of Sea Lane Biotechnologies. Author of Taking Charge of Your Medical Fate. Trustee of The Scripps Research Institute and Save the Children. Formerly Staff Director U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research. Former Chief of Staff, Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Lives in California with wife Lenore; his greatest achievements are his children: Lauren, Michael, Jeremy and Mirah.
JON AVNET (Producer), has directed and produced more than 50 motion pictures and television movies over the last 25 years, from Risky Business and Fried Green Tomatoes to the critically acclaimed Uprising and The Burning Bed for television. His work has won or been nominated for Oscars, Emmys, Tonys and Golden Globes. Avnet most recently directed Al Pacino in 88 MINUTES, and Debra Messing, Judy Davis and Joe Mantegna in The Starter Wife. He has also been involved as a producer on Spamalot, The Pillowman and The History Boys.
RALPH GUILD (Producer), began producing in 2005, with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White. In 2006, Mr. Guild was a producer of acclaimed The History Boys. He is also founder and Chairman of Interep, a media representation firm specializing in radio. He is a member of the Broadcasting Hall of Fame and a trustee of the Museum of Television and Radio. Mr. Guild and his wife Calla have 5 children and 16 grandchildren.
ROY FURMAN (Producer), is currently represented on Broadway by The Color Purple and Tony Award winning Best Musical Spamalot, and later in the season will co-produce Coram Boy and the musical Legally Blonde. Other recent productions include Best Play Tony winnerThe History Boys, The Wedding Singer, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Pillowman, Democracyand The Odd Couple. He also produced multiple Tony Award winner Fortune’s Fool, Sly Fox, and Best Musical Fosse. Mr. Furman co-founded the investment firm Furman Selz and is currently Vice Chairman of Jefferies & Company and chairman of Jefferies Capital Partners, its private equity division. He is Vice Chairman of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Chairman Emeritus of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Vice President of the New York City Opera.
DEBRA BLACK (Producer), serves on the boards of The Public Theater, Lincoln Center Theater and she is Vice-Chairman of the New York State Council on the Arts. On Broadway, she has produced Sly Fox, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Pillowman, The History Boys, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, The Times They’re a Changin’, Butley and The Vertical Hour. Current projects include The Year of Magical Thinking, Deuce, Frost/Nixon and Coram Boy.
DARYL ROTH (Producer), privileged to have produced five Pulitzer Prize winning plays:Proof; Wit; How I Learned to Drive; Three Tall Women; and Anna in the Tropics. Distinguished productions: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Caroline or Change; The Goat, or Who is Sylvia; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Twilight: Los Angeles; De La Guarda, Thom Pain; Old Wicked Songs; Closer Than Ever. Current productions: Curtains; The Year of Magical Thinking; Deuce; Coram Boy. Board of Directors: Lincoln Center Theatre, Sundance Institute, New York State Council on the Arts. Love to Steven and my wonderful family.
BILL ROLLNICK (Producer), has been around Broadway as a Producer/Investor. Broadway credits include Fortune’s Fool, Sly Fox, Spamalot, Woman in White, Color Purple, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Journey’s End, Inherit the Wind, London productions ofScrooge and Dr. Dolittle and Off-Broadway, Adult Entertainment. He and his wife created and produced the program American Voices 2000 in Berlin, Germany. He is a managing director of the Metropolitan Opera and a trustee of the National Trust for the Humanities.
NANCY ELLISON ROLLNICK (Producer), is primarily known as a photojournalist and portrait photographer. Her subjects have ranged from world leaders to icons of popular culture. Shown by the Mary Boone Gallery, her work has been honored by World Press Photo. In Grand Style: The Glory of the Metropolitan Opera is her most recent publication. Ellison was co-producer of 3 Penny Opera, starring Sting, her first Broadway venture. Her Off-Broadway credit was as producer on Adult Entertainment.
STEPHANIE P. McCLELLAND (Producer). Founder, Green Curtain Productions (GCP). In Addition to Inherit the Wind, Ms. McClelland and GCP are represented this season on Broadway by Coram Boy, Journey’s End, Butley, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Color Purpleand Spamalot (2005 Tony and Drama Desk Awards, Best Musical); and in London by The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Shop of Horrors, and Spamalot. Current National Tours: The Color Purple and Spamalot. Prior GCP producing credits: The History Boys (2006 Tony and Drama Desk, Best Play), Glengarry Glen Ross (2005 Tony Award, Best Play Revival), The Pillowman, Democracy, Jumpers, Flower Drum Song (Broadway); Sunday in the Park with George(London). Ms. McClelland is on the boards of The Juilliard School, London’s Donmar Warehouse, and the American Associates of the National Theatre. With love and gratitude to Carter, Cary and Spencer.
JUDITH RESNICK (Associate Producer), has produced several New York stage productions. These include History Boys, Flower Drum Song, Say Goodnight Gracie, After Playand The Exact Center of the Universe. She was a co-producer of the London Production of David Mamet’s Cryptogram. Ms. Resnick serves on the Board of Channel 13 and the Westport Country Playhouse. She is also on the Board of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Museum and the Special Events Committee of Carnegie Hall.