Steel Magnolias - Broadway Creative Team

Production Staff

Robert Harling Playwright
Leslie Fuhs Allen Assistant Costume Designer
Jen Bender Assistant Director
Bender joins Paper Mill Playhouse directly from her role as a member of the musical theater faculty at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Previously, Bender was Senior Vice President of Production and Development at The Araca Group in New York City. Prior to that, she served as the Director of Programming and Artist Services for the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), and as Resident Director for the Broadway productions of The Lion King and Avenue Q. She was the Assistant Artistic Director for Cirque du Soleil's Ovo for productions in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, ... read more
Howell Binkley Lighting Designer
Binkley's Broadway credits includeSummer: The Donna Summer Musical, Escape to Margaritaville, Come From Away (2017 Tony nomination), A Bronx Tale, Hamilton (2016 Tony winner/2018 Olivier winner), After Midnight (2014 Tony nomination), How to Succeed... (2011 Tony nomination), West Side Story (2009 Tony nomination), In the Heights (2008 Tony nomination), Jersey Boys (2006 Tony winner), Avenue Q, Parade, Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993 Tony nomination). He is also the Co-Founder/Resident Lighting Designer for Parsons Dance. 1993 Sir Laurence Olivier and Canadian Dora Awards for Kiss of the Spider Woman. 2006 and 2016 Henry Hewes Design Awards for Jersey Boys and ... read more
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Michael Carnahan Scenic Design Assistant
Michael is an award winning scenic designer working in theater, television, and live events. His recent work includes the Broadway debuts of Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s Lackawanna Blues and Dominique Morrisseau’s Skeleton Crew, international productions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Billy Elliot the Musical in Sao Paulo, Brazil, premieres of Katori Hall's The Hot Wing King (2021 winner Pulitzer Prize for Drama) at Signature Theatre Company, and The Blood Quilt (Arena Stage), Dominique Morrisseau's Mud Row (People’s Light), Lauren Gunderson's I and You (59E59), Noah Heidle's Birthday Candles, Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine, Quiara Alegria Hudes The ... read more
Aaron Copp Associate Lighting Designer
Cheryl Dennis Company Manager
Susan Dietz Producer
Heather Dunbar Scenic Design Assistant
Kathy Fabian Properties Coordinator
Fabian has created props for over 90 Broadway productions. Recent credits include The Wiz, I Need That, Purlie Victorious, Camelot, Pictures from Home, Between Riverside and Crazy, A Beautiful Noise, The Piano Lesson, POTUS, and American Buffalo. Other Broadway Credits: All My Sons, True West, American Son, Burn This, Pretty Woman, Indecent, Sunday in the Park with George, Falsettos, Fiddler on the Roof, On Your Feet!, If/Then, Rocky, The King and I, and Kinky Boots. Recent Off-Broadway: Night of the Iguana, Trevor. ... read more
Showman Fabricators Production Manager
James FitzSimmons Production Stage Manager
Roy Gabay Producer
General Manager
Producing credits include: The Little Dog Laughed; Metamorphoses; Frozen; A View From the Bridge (Tony® Award); How I Learned to Drive (Pulitzer Prize); Wit (Pulitzer Prize); Three Tall Women (Pulitzer Prize). Upcoming: Behind the Limelight; Cassandra’s Angel. ... read more
Stephen Gabis Dialect Coach
Broadway: Jersey Boys, Doubt, Steel Magnolias, Dracula, Taboo, The Boy From Oz, Joe Egg, Master Harold And The Boys, Present Laughter, A Doll's House. Venues: Roundabout, M.T.C., Playwrights, Atlantic, The New Group, M.C.C., The Public, Second Stage, Williamstown, Yale Rep., McCarter, Hartford Stage, Primary Stages, Lincoln Center, Long Wharf, Westport. Film Contributions: Million Dollar Baby, Ballad Of Bettie Page, Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind, Boy's Don't Cry. ... read more
Michael Galvis Producer
Bill Goodman Associate Producer
Robyn Goodman Producer
Robyn Goodman won Tony Awards for Best Musical as producer of AVENUE Q and IN THE HEIGHTS. Her other Broadway productions include METAMORPHOSES and WEST SIDE STORY. She is a producer of AVENUE Q at New World Stages, and produced ALTAR BOYZ Off-Broadway. She is a founding Board member of The Ride and Artistic Consultant to Roundabout Theatre Company. Robyn was co-founder of Second Stage Theatre, serving as artistic director for 13 years. ... read more
Bill Goodman (ii) Associate Producer
Bobby H. Grayson Hair Designer and Supervisor
Ruth Hendel Producer
Ruth's Broadway credits include: In The Heights; Passing Strange; Legally Blonde; Kiki & Herb Alive on Broadway; High Fidelity; The Lieutenant of Inishmore; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Caroline, Or Change; A Raisin in the Sun; Golda's Balcony; Frozen; ‘Night Mother; Steel Magnolias; Barefoot in the Park; Metamorphoses. Off-Broadway: Altar Boyz; Our Lady of 121st Street; The Exonerated; Red Light Winter; tick tick…Boom!. Los Angeles: As Much As You Can. Ruth is on the boards of the LAByrith Theater, The Play Company and the Yale School of Drama Leadership Committee; She is vice-chair, and Stephen is Treasurer of the ... read more
Billy Huddleston Producer
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Sharon Karmazin Producer
Recent Broadway credits include Meteor Shower, The Band's Visit, Marvin's Room, Dear Evan Hansen, Eclipsed, Something Rotten!, Honeymoon in Vegas, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Hands on a Hardbody. ... read more
Stephen Kocis Associate Producer
Neil Krasnow Stage Manager
Anna Louizos Scenic Designer
Anna Louizos is an American scenic designer and art director. She is known for her Tony Award-nominated sets for the musicals In the Heights and High Fidelity, as well as the London, Broadway, Las Vegas, and touring productions of Avenue Q. Louizos was represented on Broadway with Cinderella at the Broadway Theatre in 2013-15. ... read more
Joan Marcus Production Photographer
Ina Lea Meibach Producer
Jason Moore Director
Jason Moore studied acting and directing as a theater arts major at the University of California, Los Angeles, and continued at UCLA as a film directing major in the M.F.A. program. His thesis film, Paradise, Nebraska, won UCLA's top prize, the Spotlight Award for best film of the year. Paradise was a hit on the festival circuit and was sold to more than 20 domestic and international networks, including Showtime and the Sundance Channel. After graduating, he began directing commercials. He found them to be a natural extension of short filmmaking, and he enjoyed the fast pace and quick turnaround of ... read more
David Murin Costume Designer
Shannon Slaton Assistant Sound Designer
Ken Travis Sound Designer
KEN TRAVIS (Sound Designer) Broadway: In Transit, Aladdin (MX,UK, DE, JP, AU, US), Jekyll and Hyde, A Christmas Story the Musical, Scandalous, Newsies, Memphis, The ThreePenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park and Steel Magnolias. Regional and Off Broadway: The Public Theater, The New Group, The Civilians, Atlantic Theater Company, Soho Rep, Classic Theater Company, Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theater, Mabou Mines, Old Globe, Alliance Theater, ACT Seattle, 5th Avenue Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theater, LA CTG, The Guthrie Theater, McCarter Theater, Papermill Playhouse ... read more
Donyale Werle Associate Scenic Designer
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