Gotta Dance - Chicago Creative Team

Production Staff

Chad Beguelin is a four-time Tony nominee whose works include Disney's Aladdin (Tony Award nomination for Best Book and Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Lyrics and Best Book) and The Wedding Singer (Tony Award nomination for Best Book and Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Lyrics). He also wrote the lyrics for the Broadway musical Elf. Chad is the recipient of the Edward Kleban Award for Outstanding Lyric Writing, the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award, the Gilman & Gonzalez- Falla Musical Theater Award and the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award. ... read more
Nell Benjamin Lyrics
Nell Benjamin is a lyricist, writer, and composer noted for her work in musical theatre. With her husband and frequent collaborator Laurence O'Keefe, she won the Laurence Olivier Award for writing Legally Blonde in 2011. And in 2007, she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score for Legally Blonde, and then again in 2018 for her lyrics for Mean Girls. ... read more
Marvin Hamlisch Additional Music
Hamlisch, one of only eleven EGOT winners in the history of the entertainment industry, was awarded three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe awards for his work. On Broadway, he wrote the music for A Chorus Line - which received the Pulitzer Prize - as well as They’re Playing Our Song, The Goodbye Girl and Sweet Smell of Success. He is the composer of more than forty motion picture scores including his Oscar-winning score and song for The Way We Were and his adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music for The Sting, for which he received a ... read more
Bob Martin Book
Bob Martin has been working as an actor and writer for over three decades. He has received many awards in both Canada and the U.S., including a Tony for The Drowsy Chaperone. Recent TV projects include "Slings & Arrows" I, II & III (TMN, Sundance), "Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays" (CBC), "Michael: Everyday" (CBC), "Sensitive Skin" I & II (HBO) and "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas" (NBC). Recent theatre projects include Encores! Hey, Look Me Over (NY); The Sting (Paper Mill); Half Time (Chicago, Paper Mill); The Prom (Atlanta); Elf (Broadway, Dublin, London); The Drowsy Chaperone (Toronto, Broadway, London); and Second City ... read more
Charlie Alterman Music Director
Gregg Barnes Costume Designer
Broadway: Tuck Everlasting (Tony nom.); Something Rotten! (Tony nom.); Aladdin; Kinky Boots (Tony nom., Olivier Award); Follies (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award); Elf; Legally Blonde (Tony nom.); The Drowsy Chaperone (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Award, Olivier nom.); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Flower Drum Song (Tony nom.); Side Show. Other: Dreamgirls (Olivier nomination), Sinatra (Radio City), Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Pageant (Olivier Nomination), The Kathy and Mo Show. TDF Young Master Award. ... read more
Larry Hochman Orchestrator
Hochman has worked on 18 Broadway shows including The Prom, Hello, Dolly! (Outer Critics Circle), Book of Mormon (Tony Award, Drama Desk), She Loves Me (Drama Desk), Something Rotten!, Addams Family, Pippin, Scottsboro Boys, Spamalot. 7 Tony nominations, 7 Drama Desk nominations, MSM Distinguished Alumni. Hochman's television work includes Nickelodeon's Wonder Pets! (Five Emmys as composer), 18 Films including Marvin Hamlisch's The Informant! Recordings, as well as concerts for Paul McCartney, Eric Idle, Audra McDonald, Barry Manilow, Boston Pops, and NY Philharmonic. ... read more
Peter Hylenski Sound Designer
Peter Hylenski received a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award Honour for his work on Moulin Rouge! The Musical. A Grammy, Olivier, and seven-time Tony nominee, his selected design credits include Frozen, Anastasia, Beetlejuice, Once on This Island, Something Rotten, King Kong, Rock of Ages, After Midnight, Motown, The Scottsboro Boys, Side Show, Rocky, Bullets Over Broadway, Shrek the Musical, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Lend Me a Tenor, Elf, Wonderland, Cry-Baby, The Times They Are a-Changin’, The Wedding Singer, Sweet Charity, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. ... read more
Nick Kenkel Co-Choreographer
Broadway: Evita, Catch Me If You Can, Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer. Vegas: Peepshow. Recording Artists: Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Missy Elliott, Gwen Stefani, Rihanna, Madonna, Mariah Carey. ... read more
Jerry Mitchell Director and Choreographer
Jerry Mitchell made his Broadway and West End debuts as director of Legally Blonde, for which he also served as Choreographer, and was nominated for both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his choreography and the Drama Desk Award for his direction. He also recently choreographed the Broadway production of Catch Me If You Can and West End production of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies. Mitchell received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics' Circle Awards for choreographing the 2005 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of La Cage aux Folles, having also been nominated for the Tony as choreographer ... read more
Kenneth Posner Lighting Designer
Kenneth Posner designs extensively on Broadway, off-Broadway, for resident theatres, and touring productions throughout the United States as well as internationally. Some of his Broadway work includes Pretty Woman, Mean Girls, War Paint, Tuck Everlasting, On Your Feet, If/Then, Kinky Boots, Pippin, Cinderella, Hairspray, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Legally Blonde, The Coast of Utopia-Shipwrecked, and Wicked. He is the recipient of the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics’ Circle and OBIE Awards. ... read more
David Rockwell Set Designer
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