Cast

Jill Paice "I"

JILL PAICE (I). Broadway: The 39 Steps (Annabella, Margaret, Pamela), Curtains (Niki Harris), The Woman in White (Laura Fairlie). West End: Gone with the Wind (Scarlett O’Hara), The Woman in White (Laura Fairlie). Off-Broadway: Death Takes a Holiday (Grazia), Tokyo Confidential (Isabella). Other credits: White Christmas (Betty, Paper Mill and Detroit Companies), Where's Charley? (Kitty, Encores), Chess (Florence, Signature Theatre), Mamma Mia! in Las Vegas (Sophie), national tour of Les Misérables. Original cast recordings: Death Takes a HolidayCurtains, The Woman in White, The Gig. Film/Television: Company (Susan, New York Philharmonic), “Person of Interest,” “Unforgettable,” “White Collar,” “The Beautiful Life,” “The Wonderful Maladys.” Education: Baldwin-Wallace College.

Ryan Silverman "Maxim de Winter"

RYAN SILVERMAN (Maxim de Winter) has starred as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and in Las Vegas.  He has also been featured in Music in the Air (Karl) at Encores!; Cry-Baby on Broadway and The Most Happy Fella (Al) at New York City Opera. In London he played Tony in the Olivier Award-nominated West Side Story. He starred as Sky in the National tour of Mamma Mia!, and as Jose in the world premiere of the new musical Carmen at La Jolla Playhouse.  He also performed in the Chicago production of Wicked.  Regional credits include Thoroughly Modern Mille (Jimmy), Cinderella (Prince), Grease! (Danny), Hello, Dolly! (Cornelius), Assassins (John Wilkes Booth), Forever Plaid (Smudge), Sweeney Todd (Anthony) and Blood Brothers (Eddie Lyons). TV and film: Gossip Girl, The 5 Minarets Of New York, Sex and the City 2, True Blood. Concert performances with: The New York Pops,  Philadelphia Pops, Philadelphia Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony, Seattle Symphony, The Cincinnati Pops, Utah Symphony, Houston Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, among others. www.ryansilverman.com

Karen Mason "Mrs. Danvers"

KAREN MASON (Mrs. Danvers). Broadway: Wonderland, Hairspray, Mamma Mia! (Drama Desk nom.), Sunset Boulevard (NY, LA), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Torch Song Trilogy, Play Me a Country Song.  Off-Broadway:  Unfinished Business, Kander & Ebb’s And the World Goes ‘Round, Carnival! (Drama Desk nom), Karen Mason Sings Broadway, Beatles and Brian. Regional: Wonderland (David A.Straz PAC, The Alley-Houston), White Christmas (St. Louis Muni Opera, world premiere), Side by Side… (Coconut Grove Playhouse), Gypsy (Sundance Theatre).  Awards: 10 MACs, 3 Bistros, 1 Nightlife Award. CDs: Right Here, Right Now (MAC 2009 CD of the Year), Sweetest of Nights, When the Sun Comes Out, Better Days (1998 Emmy Award), Not So Simply Broadway, Christmas! Christmas! Christmas!. TV: “L&O,” “L&O: SVU.”

James Barbour "Jack Favell"

JAMES BARBOUR (Jack Favell) starred on Broadway in A Tale Of Two Cities (Sydney Carton, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League awards nominations for Best Actor), Jane Eyre (Rochester, Drama League Award nomination), Assassins (Czolgosz), Beauty & the Beast (Beast), Urinetown (Lockstock), Carousel (Billy Bigelow), Cyrano The Musical. Lancelot in Camelot opposite Jeremy Irons (Hollywood Bowl) and Michael York (Tour),The Secret Garden (tour). Regional work has garnered him The Sarasota Magazine Best Actor Award, the LA Weekly Garland Award and an Ovation Award nomination. Television and Film: Alchemy, Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights, “Ed,” “Sex in the City,” “Just Shoot Me,” “The District,”That’s Life,” “The Game,” “The American Experience.” Recordings: Jane Eyre, Assassins, Broadway In Concert, The Gift, Dracula, A Gift Of Christmas and his solo CD Bring Me Giants. www.jamesbarbour.com

Howard McGillin "Frank Crawley"

HOWARD McGILLIN (Frank Crawley).  Best known for his record-setting performance in the title role of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Howard McGillin has appeared extensively in leading roles on Broadway and London’s West End, in addition to appearances in film and television. He starred earlier this year at The George Street Playhouse in The 39 Steps and in the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Damn Yankees. He also appeared with Tyne Daly in the world premiere of the new musical It Shoulda Been You at The George Street Playhouse, and was seen recently in his solo act at 54 Below. Howard starred in the Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman musical Bounce directed by Harold Prince in its world premiere at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago and later in its Kennedy Center run in Washington, D.C., where his performance was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award. His leading roles on Broadway have included She Loves Me, The Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Anything Goes (with Patti LuPone, for which he earned Tony and Drama Desk nominations), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony and Drama Desk nominations, and a Theatre World Award) and Sunday in the Park with George. On London’s West End, Howard starred in Mack and Mabel and in Anything Goes. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of La Bohème.. His solo CD Howard McGillin: Where Time Stands Still is available online at cdbaby.com

Donna English "Beatrice de Winter"

DONNA ENGLISH (Beatrice de Winter). New York credits include Lend Me a Tenor (directed by Stanley Tucci), Madame X at the 2011 NYMF (Outstanding Performance Award), Forbidden Broadway SVU, 20th Anniversary and Strikes Back! (original cast recording of Strikes Back!), Taking a Chance on Love (original cast recording), Ruthless! (Drama Desk nomination), and Broadway, directed by George Abbott. Among her extensive regional credits are On the Twentieth Century… (Lily Garland), Victor/Victoria (Victoria), A Little Night Music (Charlotte), Hairspray (Velma Von Tussle), and Harold and Maude (Mrs. Chasen). Graduate: Northwestern University. Donna is married to director/playwright Jonathan Bolt, and mom to the amazing Lila.

Nick Wyman "Giles"

NICK WYMAN (Giles) Broadway:  Catch Me If You Can, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Tale of Two Cities, Sly Fox, My Fair Lady, DoublesOn the Twentieth Century, Very Good Eddie, seven others.  Film:  Die Hard with a Vengeance; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Funny Farm; seven others.  Television:  “One Life to Live,” “The Good Wife,” “Law & Order(s),” “The Murder of Mary Phagan,” many others.  Regional:  Guthrie Theatre, Arena Stage, Goodman Theatre, Hartford Stage, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Williamstown Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival.  A proud member since 1974, Nick is President of Actors’ Equity.

Henry Stram "Ben"

HENRY STRAM (Ben). Broadway: Inherit the Wind, The Crucible, Titanic. First National Tour: Spring Awakening. Off-Broadway: Septimus and Clarissa (Ripe Time); The Illusion (Signature Theatre); The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (NYTW/The Acting Company); See What I Wanna See, A Bright Room Called Day (Public). Henry spent the summer of 2012 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival performing in The Importance of Being Earnest and The Elephant Man.  Film: Cradle Will Rock, Illuminata, The Grey Zone. TV: “Smash,” “White Collar,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Juilliard graduate and recipient of a 1996 Obie for Sustained Excellence.

DC Anderson "Frith"

D.C. ANDERSON (Frith). Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Queen of the Mist. National Tour Martin Guerre, Phantom, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Pippin. Regional: Steppenwolf, Northlight, Rep Theater of St. Louis, Ogunquit Playhouse, Shadowland. 9 solo CDs. Over 100 songs available online at www.dcanderson.net Hobby: photography.

Mark Campbell "U/S Frank/ U/S Jack"

MARK CAMPBELL (U/S Frank/U/S Jack). Broadway debut! Mark has been seen in leading roles at regional theatres all over the country.  He has toured the country in sequined spandex in Mamma Mia! and pinstripes in Guys & Dolls.  Favorite roles include Harold Hill, The Phantom, The Beast, Ravenal, El Gallo and Sky Masterson.  Thanks to absolutely everyone.

John Cudia "Ensemble"

JOHN CUDIA (Ensemble). Recently: The Phantom in Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera. Also, Les Misérables. John is the first and only actor to have performed both The Phantom and Jean Valjean on Broadway. Love to wife Kathy Voytko and daughters Alena and Evelyn.

Roger E. DeWitt "Ben Cover/ Swing/ Dance"

ROGER E. DeWITT (Ben Cover/Swing/Dance Captain). Broadway/Regional: The Woman in White,  The Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll & Hyde, 3HREE, Ragtime, 1776, etc. Off-Broadway: Adding Machine: A Musical and Our Town, both directed by David Cromer.   TV: “Jetsons,” “Snorks”; etc. Roger’s mother was the original voice of Wilma on The Flintstones. Love to my legal husband Brad and Buster.

Rob Gallagher "Ensemble"

ROB GALLAGHER (Ensemble). Broadway: South Pacific, Les Misérables (Javert). Off-Broadway:  Reefer Madness, Forbidden Broadway.  Regional: lead roles in Sound of Music, Man of La Mancha, Phantom, Oliver!, Oklahoma!, A Wonderful Life, Brigadoon, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, etc.  Concert:  Omaha Symphony, City Center Encores, Ashville Civic Light Opera.  TV: “All My Children,” “One Life to Live.”  Love to Marie and Karina.

Holland Mariah Grossman "Clarice"

HOLLAND MARIAH GROSSMAN (Clarice) is thrilled to make her Broadway debut in Rebecca! Graduate of University of Michigan; past roles include Fiona in Brigadoon and Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde. Endless love and thanks to my family, MT11, Geoff Soffer, Binder Casting and this glorious cast, crew and creative team! @hollandmg

Michael Hayward-Jones "Colonel Julyan"

MICHAEL HAYWARD-JONES (Colonel Julyan). Broadway and National Tours: Jarvis Lorry, A Tale of Two Cities; Thénardier, Les Misérables;
The Sound of Music; Beauty & the Beast; A Christmas Carol; Me and My Girl; Evita; Brigadoon; She Loves Me; The King & I; On the Twentieth Century; A Little Night Music; and more.

Rosena Hill Jackson "Ensemble"

ROSENA M. HILL JACKSON (Ensemble). Broadway: Come Fly Away, The Color Purple, Spamalot, Imaginary Friends, Oklahoma!, Riverdance on Broadway, Marie Christine, Ragtime. Off-Broadway/Regional: Twenty-two productions. Concert Soloist: Ten symphonies including Carnegie Hall (NY Pops). Jack & Hill Music: The Sounds of Sarah Vaughan. Yay God, Jason, Mom, Dad, Family, Friends!  www.RosenaHill.com.

Maree Johnson "Ensemble"

MAREE JOHNSON (Ensemble).  Born in Sydney and now living in New York, Maree has starred in Australia as Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera, Grizabella in Cats, Les Misérables; Maria in West Side Story, Eliza in My Fair Lady, Isabel/Helen in Scrooge, Young Heidi and Young Sally in two separate concert performances of Sondheim’s  Follies and the lead role in Sondheim’s You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow (Sydney Opera House). In the U.S., her roles include The Widow in Zorba, Fosca in Passion (Barrymore nomination for Best Actress), Emily in Myths & Hymns and Mrs. Johnston in Blood Brothers (Connecticut Critics Circle nomination for Best Actress).

Analisa Leaming "Swing"

ANALISA LEAMING (Swing). Broadway debut! City Center Encores!: Where’s Charley?, Pipe Dream. Tours: Annie, The Sound of Music. The Muny: Pirates! (Mabel). NSMT: Hello, Dolly! (Irene Molloy). Geva Theatre: The Music Man (Marian). Barrington Stage: The Game, Sweeney Todd. B.M. Eastman School of Music. Love to my family, J and the gang at Binder & Gage!

Sean MacLaughlin "Swing"

SEAN MacLAUGHLIN (Swing). Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera (Raoul), Lestat, The Woman in White , Bombay Dreams. Off-Broadway: The AudienceRequiem for William, Baby: In Concert, Tut. Regional: Follies, Merrily We Roll Along, Children of Eden, The Rainmaker, many more. Film/TV: Something the Lord Made, “South Pacific: Carnegie Hall.”

Barbara Marineau "U/S Mrs. Van Hopper, Swing"

BARBARA MARINEAU (U/S Mrs. Van Hopper, Swing). Broadway/National tours: Trevor Nunn’s My Fair Lady, Pippin, The Women, Beauty & the Beast, King David, Christmas Carol, Falsettos, Grand Hotel, Into the Woods, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Robber Bridegroom (Florida’s Carbonell Award), Shenandoah.  Lincoln Center’s Man of No Importance.  Connecticut Critics Circle Award (Mrs. Lovett) Sweeney Todd

Kevin David Thomas "Robert"

KEVIN DAVID THOMAS (Robert).  Broadway: A Little Night Music (original revival company), Les Misérables (revival).  National tour:  Les Misérables.  Regional:  Romeo, Gentleman Caller and Marius at Northern Stage; Tony at Virginia Music theater; Curly at Weston Playhouse.  Original cast recording:  A Little Night Music.  Kevin is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College.  Love to Sutton.   

Mary VanArsdel "Mrs. Van Hopper"

MARY VanARSDEL (Mrs. Van Hopper). Broadway debut!  First National Tour: Mary Poppins (originated The Bird Woman).  Regional: Gypsy (Mama Rose), Phantom (Carlotta), many others.  Film/TV: In The Line of Fire, “L.A. Law,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Miracles,” many more.  Solo CD: When at Night I Go To Sleep.  Detailed info: www.maryvanarsdel.com.  Special thanks to my family and friends!

Kathy Voytko "Ensemble"

KATHY VOYTKO (Ensemble) Broadway: Next to Normal, The Pirate Queen, The Frogs, Nine, OKLAHOMA! Tours:  Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Do You Hear The People Sing?, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber. Proud member of Equity since 1996, proud wife of John Cudia since 2003, proud mom of Alena and Evelyn since 2009 and 2011!

Jessica Tyler Wright "Ensemble"

JESSICA TYLER WRIGHT (Ensemble). Broadway: War Horse, Sweeney Todd, Company, LoveMusik.  NYC: Candide (Paquette, NY City Opera).  Off-Broadway: It Must Be Him, Suburb, Radio Gals.  Tours: Sweeney Todd, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular.   Regional: Merrily We Roll Along (KT-Cincinnati Playhouse), Music Man and Kiss Me Kate (Marian, Lilli-MT Wichita), 10 Cents a Dance (Williamstown, McCarter), Annie (Grace-NSMT), And the World Goes ‘Round (Prince MT), Crazy for You and Cabaret (Irene, Kost-CA Music Circus), TV: Nexium National Commercial.

Creative

Original Book & Lyrics

Michael Kunze

MICHAEL KUNZE (Original Book & Lyricsgrew up in Munich, where he studied law, history and philosophy. In the late 1960s, he started to write pop songs, and soon became one of the best known songwriters of Germany. As a producer of first international acts, he hit the top of both the Billboard and Cashbox charts in the US and was the first German ever to win the coveted Grammy Award. At the top of his success, he wrote a book on the witch hunt, "Highroad to the Stake," that not only was awarded the 1981 Faculty Prize by the Munich University Law School, but also was translated into several languages. It was highly praised in a two-page review in the New York Times Book Review Supplement. Collaborating with Roman Polanski (director) and Jim Steinman (composer), Michael wrote his first English libretto and lyrics for the musical Dance of the Vampires. A German version opened in October 1997 at the Viennese Raimund Theatre to rave reviews and became an international hit. (He was not involved in the Broadway production of the musical). Michael's next hit was Mozart! (music by Sylvester Levay; director: Harry Kupfer) a show about Mozarts dramatic life. In 2006 his Rebecca premiered at Viennas Raimund Theatre. It became the number one musical of 2007 (97 % average attendance, best musical poll of musicals magazine). Marie Antoinette, a musical dramatizing the events of the French Revolution, had a grand opening in Tokyos most prestigious Imperial Theatre on November 1, 2006. Its European production premiered in 2009 at the Bremen Musical Theatre. His hit shows ElisabethDance of the VampiresMozart!Rebecca and Marie Antoinette have reached an audience of more than 20 million people in many countries. The worldwide box office gross of his works has passed the $1 billion mark. As a lyricist he has created more than 200 chart songs and was honoured with a Grammy and an Echo Lifetime Award. He also wrote several books. His musicals are regarded the foundation of a new genre of the contemporary popular musical theatre, called the Drama Musical. As an adaptor, he has been connected to the success of many international shows in the German-speaking countries, among them FolliesEvitaCatsA Chorus LinePhantom of the OperaCompanyLittle Shop of HorrorsInto the WoodsKiss of the Spider WomanSunset BoulevardThe Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Lion King, AidaMamma Mia and Wicked. In addition to his Grammy, Michael holds an Echo Lifetime Award, 79 Gold and Platinum Records, 3 Golden Europe Awards, 2 Best Musicals Awards (Image 1996 and Image 1998), Musical Of The Year Award 2000 (Mozart!), 2001 (Elisabeth), 2003 (Dance Of The Vampires), 2007 (Rebecca). Michael is a member of GEMA, Deutsche Dramatiker Union and The Dramatists Guild, Inc. New York.

Music & Orchestrations

Sylvester Levay

SYLVESTER LEVAY (Music & Orchestrationswas born in Maria Theresiopolis (Subotica) and is of Hungarian descent. His mother was a music teacher and his father a journalist and novelist. Sylvester studied composition, piano, and clarinet. At the age of fifteen he won his first composition competition. He left his home town in 1962 to become a professional musician, and toured for ten years through Europe as a member of different orchestras, until he settled in Munich in 1972. Working as a keyboard player, arranger, composer and a conductor in recording studios, he met Michael Kunze in the mid-seventies. Together they wrote and produced world hits like "Fly Robin Fly", "Get up and Boogie" - Silver Convention, Lady Bump - Penny McLean and various other records. For "Fly Robin Fly", Levay and Kunze received a Grammy Award. Between 1977 and 1980 he wrote and produced songs for Elton John, Donna Summer, Herbie Mann and Sister Sledge. Sylvester composed, orchestrated and conducted all his works by himself. He plays different instruments such as piano, organ, saxophone, clarinet, and flute. In the 1980s Sylvester lived in Los Angeles where he worked as a film composer for Hollywood studios. He collaborated with Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, George Lucas, Sylvester Stallone, Whoopie Goldberg, Peter O'Toole and Steven Spielberg. He composed music for Films such as Cobra with - Sylvester Stallone, Hot Shots - with Charlie Sheen, Burglar - with Whoopie Goldberg, Touch and Go - with Michael Keaton, Creator - with Peter O' Toole, Flashdance - with Jennifer Beals, and many more. During that time Sylvester has created the music for more than 100 American feature and television movies. He is a member of the national Academy of Recording Art & Sciences (NARAS) and the Academy of Television Art & Sciences (ATAS). He also held lectures on film composition at the American Universities UCLA and USC. Starting from the 90s Sylvester Levay dedicated himself to the world of musical theater. Together with Michael Kunze he created the musical Witches, Witches in 1991. In 1992, they presented their second musical production Elisabeth in the Viennese Theater an der Wien. Elisabeth has been performed ever since in countries such as Japan, Nederlands, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Hungary. By now the show has become the most successful German-language musical of all times. Kunze & Levay's third musical Mozart! premiered in 1999. With the drama-musical Rebecca, Sylvester continued the successful collaboration with Michael Kunze. It opened in Vienna in 2006. Their latest work Marie Antoinette had its world premiere in November 2007 in Tokyo/Japan; a German production opened in early 2009.

Translation/Adaptation & English Lyrics

Christopher Hampton

CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON (Translation/Adaptation & English Lyrics). Christopher Hampton's plays, musicals and translations have garnered three Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, four Evening Standard awards and the New York Theatre Critics Circle Award while prizes for his film and television work include an Academy Award, two BAFTAs, a Writer's Guild of America Award, the Prix Italia, a Special Jury Award at the Cannes film festival, Hollywood Screenwriter of the Year 2007 and The Collateral Award at the Venice Film Festival for Best Literary Adaptation. His plays include Embers (2006 Duke of York's Theatre) and the following at the Royal National Theatre - The Talking Cure (2002), Alice's Adventure's Under Ground (1994), White Chameleon (1991) and Tales from Hollywood (1983); Les Liaisons Dangereuses which began at the R.S.C.'s Other Place in Stratford in Sept 1985 and subsequently ran at the Ambassadors Theatre for over five years; Treats (1976), Savages (1973), The Philanthropist (1970), all of which transferred from the Royal Court Theatre to the West End, where the Philanthropist ran for more than 1100 performances; Total Eclipse (1968) and When Did You Last See your Mother? (1966) also at the Royal Court Theatre, the last of which, when it transferred, made him the youngest playwright ever to have a play in the West End, a record which still stands. He has written (with Don Black) the book and lyrics for two musicals - Dracula (2004) with music by Frank Wildhorn and Sunset Boulevard (1992) with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; and the libretto for two operas Appomattox (2007, San Francisco Opera House) and Waiting For The Barbarians (2005 Erfurt, Germany) both with music by Philip Glass. His translations include: from Chekhov, The Seagull (2007, Royal Court), Three Sisters (A.T.G, 2003) and Uncle Vanya (1970, Royal Court); from Ibsen An Enemy of the People (1997), The Wild Duck (1979), and Hedda Gabler (1970) all at the Royal National Theatre; Ghosts for the Actor's Company (1978) and A Doll's House (1971) with Claire Bloom on Broadway and in the West End, subsequently filmed (1973); from Odon von Horvath Tales From The Vienna Woods (1977) and Don Juan Comes Back From The War(1978) at the Royal National Theatre and Faith, Hope and Charity (1978) at the Lyric, Hammersmith; and from Yasmina Reza Life x 3 (2000) at the Royal National Theatre, Conversations After a Burial (2000) at the Almeida, The Unexpected Man (1994) at the R.S.C. and Art which opened at Wyndham's in Oct 1996 and ran for over 2500 performances. Screenplays include: Atonement (2007), The Quiet American (2002), Mary Reilly (1996), Total Eclipse (1995), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), The Good Father (1986) and The Honorary Consul (1983). He has also written and directed three films: Imagining Argentina (2004), The Secret Agent (1996) and Carrington (1995).

Director

Michael Blakemore &
Francesca Zambello

MICHAEL BLAKEMORE (Directoris the only director ever to win Tony Awards for both a play, Copenhagen and a musical Kiss Me Kate in the same year. Other accolades include three Drama Desk Awards and Tony nominations for Joe EggNoises OffCity of AngelsLettice and Lovage and The Life. He was recently represented on Broadway with DemocracyDeuceIs He Dead? and Blithe Spirit. For Off-Broadway, Mr. Blakemore directed Death Defying Acts a series of one act plays written by Woody Allen, Elaine May and David Mamet. In England, he was Laurence Olivier's associate at the National Theatre and directed him in Long Day's Journey into Night. Mr. Blakemore's National Theatre productions include DemocracyCopenhagenAfterlifeCherry Orchard and Arthur Miller's After the Fall. His West End successes include Three SistersA Day in the Death of Joe EggThe Resistible Rise of Arthur UiForget Me Not LaneDesign for LivingKnucklesSeparate TablesAll my SonsNoises OffBenefactorsLettice and LovageUncle VanyaThe Sisters Rosenzweig and Afterlife. For the RSC, he directed Privates on Parade (also the film) and for the Welsh National Opera, he directed Tosca, a production he repeated in Adelaide and Houston. At the Royal Court, he directed Don's Party and George Bernard Shaw's Widowers' Houses. He wrote and directed two films, Country Life and A Personal History of the Australian Surf. His books include a novel, Next Season currently published by Applause Books and his recently published memoir, Arguments with England published by Faber. Mr. Blakemore is the recipient of an OBE (Order of the British Empire).

FRANCESCA ZAMBELLO (Director). General and Artistic Director of the Glimmerglass Festival. Artistic Advisor to the Kennedy Center's Washington National Opera. Former Artistic Advisor of San Francisco Opera, where she has recently directed a new production of Wagner's "Ring" cycle. She has staged plays and musicals on Broadway, at the Royal National Theatre, for National USA tours, BAM, the Guthrie Theater, Vienna's Raimund Theater, the Bregenz Festival, Sydney Festival, Disneyland, Berlin's Theater des Westens and at the Kennedy Center. Her work has been seen at the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, the Bolshoi, Covent Garden, the Munich Staatsoper, Paris Opera, New York City Opera, Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and English National Opera. She has been awarded the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government for her contribution to French culture, and the Russian Federation's medal for Service to Culture. Her theatrical honors include three Olivier Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, two French Grand Prix des Critiques, Helpmann Award, Green Room Award, Palme d'Or in Germany and the Golden Mask in Russia. She began her career as the Artistic Director of the Skylight Opera Theatre and as an assistant director to the late Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. She has been a guest lecturer at Harvard, Juilliard and Yale. www.francescazambello.com.

Musical Staging

Graciela Daniele

GRACIELA DANIELE (Musical Staging). Broadway as director/choreographer: Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, Annie Get Your Gun, Marie Christine, Once on This Island, Chronicle of a Death Foretold and Dangerous Games; as choreographer: Ragtime (Astaire, Ovation, NAACP, Callaway Awards), The Goodbye Girl, Zorba, The Rink, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and The Pirates of Penzance(NYSF). Film: Pirates, Bullets Over Broadway, Mighty Aphrodite (1996 Fosse Award), Everyone Says I Love You (1997 Fosse Award). At LCT, where she is resident director, she directed and choreographed A New Brain, Elegies, Hello Again, Bernarda Alba, Dessa Rose and The Glorious Ones. She is the recipient of the Mr. Abbott Award (1998) for Outstanding Achievement, ten Tony nominations, six Drama Desk nominations and was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2006.