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Violet - Broadway Creative Team


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Doris Betts Source Material
(Based on short story)
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Brian Crawley Bookwriter
Lyricist
Brian Crawley is a playwright and screenwriter. He is at work on a commission for a play about jazz performer Valaida Snow, and a new musical DOWN THERE with composer Lewis Flinn. Recently he wrote the book and lyrics for A LITTLE PRINCESS (composer Andrew Lippa) which debuted at Theatreworks of Palo Alto in the summer of 2004. He also wrote the book and lyrics for VIOLET (composer Jeanine Tesori) which was mounted Off-Broadway by Playwrights Horizons in 1997, then remounted in a concert version in 2003 to help inaugurate their new theater. For the libretto of VIOLET, Brian won the ... read more
Jeanine Tesori Composer
Elizabeth Armstrong Producer
(In association with)
Mark Barton Lighting Designer
Broadway: The Real Thing, Violet, The Realistic Joneses. Off-Broadway: Signature, Playwrights Horizons, Public, Roundabout, Elevator Repair Service, NYTW, TFANA, many others. Other NYC: Encores! Off-Center (NYCC), BAM, Juilliard Opera. Regional: A.R.T., Guthrie, Center Theater Group, La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Long Wharf, Huntington, Berkeley Rep, many others. Obie Award for Sustained Excellence. ... read more
Rick Bassett Orchestrator
(Original)
Sydney Beers Producer
(General Manager, Roundabout Theatre Company)
Sydney Beers joined Roundabout Theatre Company in 1995. She has held various positions at the organization, including Director of Sales and Director of Administration. As Roundabout’s General Manager, she oversees the company's Broadway and off-Broadway productions across five venues. She is also the Executive Producer on all of Roundabout's musicals. Prior to Roundabout, she had worked at the Shakespeare Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre Company and Delaware Theatre Company. Sydney is a graduate of Catholic University and has studied theatre abroad at various intuitions such as Oxford University, the Royal Shakespeare Company and London University. She is proud to be member ... read more
Todd Haimes Producer
(Artistic Director, Roundabout Theatre Company)
Todd Haimes joined Roundabout as the Executive Director at the age of 26. From 1983 to 1990, he served in that position, overseeing the company's finances, marketing and fundraising. Mr. Haimes has been the Artistic Director of Roundabout Theatre Company since July 1, 1990, and he became the Artistic Director and CEO in 2015. Prior to joining RTC, Mr. Haimes held positions at Westport Country Playhouse and the Hartman Theatre. He is the former president and currently serves on the board of ART/NY. Mr. Haimes has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Yale University. ... read more
Kristen Harris Production Stage Manager
Joseph Joubert Orchestrator
(Original)
Charles G. LaPointe Hair and Wig Designer
Broadway: Memphis, 33 Variations, Guys and Dolls, In the Heights, Jersey Boys, The Color Purple, Martin Short: Fame . . .,Good Vibrations, The Apple Tree, A Raisin in the Sun, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Lieutenant of Inishmoor, Radio Golf, Sight Unseen, Cymbeline, Henry IV, The Rivals, Xanadu, and Superior Donuts. Jersey Boys U.S. tour, Chicago, Las Vegas Toronto, London, and Melbourne. The Color Purple national tour, Xanadu national tour, and In The Heights national tour. Many Off-Broadway and regional credits. ... read more
Julia C. Levy Producer
(Executive Director, Roundabout Theatre Company)
Julia C. Levy has more than 30 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector. She joined the Roundabout Theatre in February 1990 as Director of Development with the primary responsibility of managing the annual fundraising campaign. In her 25 years with the company, Julia has helped guide its growth from a small off-Broadway company operating one theatre to a leading not-for-profit institution with five theatres in the Broadway district. She works closely with the Board of Directors to ensure the artistic excellence and financial health of the organization. She has a broad range of experience managing multi-million dollar annual and ... read more
David Mirvish Producer
(In association with)
David Mirvish is a Toronto-based theatrical producer. Mr. Mirvish owns and operates four theatres in Toronto: the Royal Alexandra, the Princess of Wales, the Panasonic and the Canon. Mirvish Productions, a company founded by Mr. Mirvish in 1986, produces live theatre for these and other venues throughout Canada, the United States and England. In 1982, Mr. Mirvish and his father, Ed Mirvish, purchased and refurbished the venerable Old Vic Theatre in London, England, which they operated until 1998. ... read more
Jeffrey Lamont Page Choreographer
2011 MTV Video Music Award winner for Beyonce’s Who Run The World (Girls) and Emmy nominated choreographer Jeffrey Page has contributed choreography for artists such as Beyonce, Solange Knowles, Jazmine Sullivan. On screen, Jeffrey has choreographed for TV shows such as So You Think You Can Dance, and films such as Carry Me Home (starring Cuba Gooding, Jr.) In theatre, many of his choreographic works have been commissioned and featured in dance companies such as Cleo Parker-Robinson Dance Ensemble, Muntu Dance Theatre, Kulu Mele African-American Dance Theatre and Opus Dance Theatre of New York, to name a few. Most ... read more
Daniel Palladino Producer
(In association with)
Seymour Red Press Musical Coordinator
Michael Rafter Musical Director
Clint Ramos Costume Designer
Notable set/costume designs include: Broadway: Once on This Island (Tony, Outer Critics, Drama Desk nomination), Sunday in the Park With George, Six Degrees of Separation, In Transit, Eclipsed (Tony Award), The Elephant Man (Broadway, West End), Violet. Off-Broadway: Familiar, The True, Here Lies Love (NY, London), Sweet Charity, Bella, and Booty Candy. Over 200 regional and international credits. Encores! Off-Center Principal Designer. Awards: Obie Award for Sustained Excellence, 3 Lucille Lortels, TDF Sharaff Award, 2 ATW Henry Hewes, Helen Hayes. Upcoming: Wild Goose Dreams. Head of Design at Fordham University Theatre Program. @clintramos ... read more
Buryl Red Orchestrator
(Original)
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Leon Rothenberg Sound Designer
Ted Shen Producer
(In association with)
Mary Jo Shen Producer
(In association with)
Amy Sherman-Palladino Producer
(In association with)
Leigh Silverman Director
Silverman directed the Lisa Kron play Well off-Broadway at The Public Theater; the play ran from March 2004 to May 2004. She also directed Well on Broadway in 2006. Among other awards, the play was nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Off-Broadway Play. She directed Kron's play In the Wake in its premiere engagement at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles, California in March 2010. She directed In the Wake at the Public Theater in November 2010. She has directed many plays off-Broadway, including Blue Door by Tanya Barfield in 2006 at Playwrights Horizons, for which she was ... read more
Barry Weissler Producer
(In association with)
Barry Weissler (born 1939) is a theater producer who along with his wife Fran Weissler started a touring theatrical group, The National Theatre Company, which presented classic plays to High School, College and adult audiences with professional casts. After years of touring Shakespearean plays on the east coast they brought “Othello” and “Medea” to Broadway in 1982. The two plays earned them their first two Tony Award nominations and first win for “Othello.” As of 2014 the pair have earned 28 Tony or Drama Desk nominations. They have won 7 Tony Awards including Best Rivival for “Gypsy”(1990), “Fiddler on the ... read more
Fran Weissler Producer
(In association with)
Barry & Fran Weissler are Tony Award-winning American theatrical producers. Barry Weissler (born 1939) and Fran Weissler (born 1928) met in 1964 during an engagement of a touring theatrical production in New Jersey. The two then started a touring theatrical group, The National Theatre Company, which presented classic plays to High School, College and adult audiences with professional casts After years of touring Shakespearean plays on the east coast they brought Othello and Medea to Broadway in 1982. The two plays earned them their first two Tony Award nominations As of 2014 the pair have earned 28 Tony or Drama Desk ... read more
Kate Wilson Dialect Coach
Broadway: End of the Rainbow, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, War Horse, The Mountaintop, , Master Class, The People in the Picture, Driving Miss Daisy, The Merchant of Venice, The Pitmen Painters, Red, Sunday in the Park with George, The Seafarer, American Buffalo, Curtains, Talk Radio, A Raisin in the Sun, Fiddler on the Roof, Nine, Oklahoma, Gem of the Ocean, Betrayal, others. Off-Broadway: The Whipping Man, Burn This, Far Away, others. Film & TV: Inside Llewyn Davis, Grand Street, Rubicon, Ceremony, Salt, Notorious, The Rebound, Pride and Glory, Fur. Faculty: Juilliard. ... read more
Harold Wolpert Producer
(Managing Director, Roundabout Theatre Company)
David Zinn Scenic Designer

Awards and Nominations

2014 Drama League Awards
Distinguished Performance Award: Sutton Foster was nominated but did not win.
Distinguished Performance Award: Joshua Henry was nominated but did not win.
Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical: Violet was nominated but did not win.

2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards
Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway): Violet was nominated but did not win.

2014 Theatre World Awards
Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance: Emerson Steele won.

2014 Tony Awards
Best Direction of a Musical: Leigh Silverman was nominated but did not win.
Best Revival of a Musical: Ted Shen was nominated but did not win.
Best Revival of a Musical: Mary Jo Shen was nominated but did not win.
Best Revival of a Musical: Elizabeth Armstrong was nominated but did not win.
Best Revival of a Musical: Fran Weissler was nominated but did not win.
Best Revival of a Musical: Barry Weissler was nominated but did not win.
Best Revival of a Musical: David Mirvish was nominated but did not win.
Best Revival of a Musical: Daniel Palladino was nominated but did not win.
Best Revival of a Musical: Amy Sherman-Palladino was nominated but did not win.
Best Revival of a Musical: Sydney Beers was nominated but did not win.
Best Revival of a Musical: Julia C. Levy was nominated but did not win.
Best Revival of a Musical: Harold Wolpert was nominated but did not win.
Best Revival of a Musical: Todd Haimes was nominated but did not win.
Best Revival of a Musical: Roundabout Theatre Company was nominated but did not win.
Best Revival of a Musical: Violet was nominated but did not win.

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