Anastasia - Regional (US) Creative Team

Production Staff

Lynn Ahrens Lyricist
Lynn Ahrens' writing spans the Broadway stage, feature film and network television. She won the Tony Award, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards and received two Grammy nominations as lyricist of the Broadway musical Ragtime; in the same year, she received two Academy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations and a Gold Record for Twentieth Century Fox's animated feature film Anastasia. She wrote book and lyrics for Seussical (Grammy nomination, one of the most performed shows in America); Once On This Island (London Olivier Award, Best Musical, Tony nominations for Best Book and Score); Lincoln Center Theater's The Glorious Ones ... read more
Stephen Flaherty Composer
Stephen Flaherty writes music for theater, film, recordings and the concert stage. He is perhaps best known as the composer of the Broadway musicals Ragtime (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Grammy nominations), Seussical (Grammy and Drama Desk nominations), Once on This Island (Tony nomination, Olivier Award for London's Best Musical), and also contributed music to Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (original songs) and Neil Simon's Proposals (incidental music). He has also written four musicals produced at Lincoln Center Theatre: The Glorious Ones (Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations), Dessa Rose (Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk ... read more
Terrence McNally Book Writer
Jeff Barry Fight Choreographer
Russ Bartmus Copyist
Doug Besterman Orchestrator
DOUG BESTERMAN is a three-time Tony Award winning musician with a career spanning across theatre, film, television and recording. As a Composer, Producer, Arranger, and Orchestrator, he has been privileged to work with some of the most recognizable names in the industry, including composers Mel Brooks, Alan Menken, and Marc Shaiman; recording artists Barbra Streisand and Barry Manilow; and directors Rob Marshall and Susan Stroman. A veteran of 25+ Broadway shows, Besterman won the Best Orchestrations Tony Award® for Fosse, The Producers, and Thoroughly Modern Millie, and was nominated for The Music Man (2000), How to Succeed in Business, and Bullets ... read more
Adam Cates Associate Choreographer
Adam Cates is a New York based director, choreographer, and writer. Credits include musicals, plays and operas for Hartford Stage, The Santa Fe Opera, TUTS, Gulfshore Playhouse, Theatre Aspen, Arkansas Rep, Music Theatre Wichita, Bard Music Festival, Anchorage Opera, Memphis Playhouse on the Square, NYMF, The Juilliard Opera, Feinstein's/54 Below, and others. Broadway credits include A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder and Anastasia (associate choreographer). He teaches on the faculty of Pace University, guest faculties of Broadway Dance Center and Steps in NYC and is author of The Business of Show. Instagram: @adamcnyc ... read more
David Chase (ii) Dance Arranger
Linda Cho Costume Designer
Broadway: A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder (Tony Award); Velocity of Autumn. Over 200 regional and international design credits in theatre, dance, and opera. Recipient of the Craig Noel Award, Connecticut Critic Circle Award, Irene Sharaff Young Master Award, Ruth Morely Design Award. Nominations from Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Henry Hewes, Elliot Norton, Bay Area, Robby, IRNE, and Jeff awards. MFA, Yale School of Drama. ... read more
Alexander Dodge Set Designer
Alexander Dodge is a Tony-nominated scenic designer known for his innovative and visually stunning designs for Broadway productions. Born in Washington D.C., Dodge grew up in a family of artists and was exposed to the world of theater from a young age. He studied architecture at Yale University before transitioning to scenic design and receiving his MFA from the Yale School of Drama. Dodge's first Broadway credit came in 2007 with the revival of "Butley," starring Nathan Lane. Since then, he has designed sets for a number of Broadway productions, including "Present Laughter," "Anastasia," "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," ... read more
Sam French Assistant Director
Kelly Hardy Assistant Stage Manager
Peggy Hickey Choreographer
Award-winning director-choreographer, Peggy Hickey is one of the most versatile artists today, working extensively in television, film, theatre, and opera. Peggy was awarded the MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography for her work on Grammy-Award winner Beck’s The New Pollution. Peggy had directed and choreographed numerous regional productions including Trouble in Tahiti at Chicago Lyric Opera starring Susan Graham and Nathan Gunn, Elf for Tuacahn Center of the Arts and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder for 3D Theatricals and Tuacahn respectively, to name a few. Ms. Hickey also choreographed the very successful Encores episodes “Grease” and “Fiddler” for ... read more
Donald Holder Lighting Designer
Donald Holder has worked extensively in Theatre, Opera, Dance, Architectural and Television lighting in the US and abroad for over 30 years. He has designed 58 Broadway productions and has been nominated for 13 Tony Awards, winning the Tony for Best Lighting Design for The Lion King in 1998, and for the 2008 revival of South Pacific. Recent Broadway productions include: Tootsie, Kiss Me Kate, Anastasia, Oslo, Straight White Men, She Loves Me, Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, On the Twentieth Century, The Bridges of Madison County, Bullets Over Broadway and many others. Projects at the NY ... 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
Trey Johnson Assistant Stage Manager
Fiona Kyle Assistant Dramaturg
Chuck LaPointe Wig Designer
Vivien Leone Associate Lighting Designer
Ricky Lurie Assistant Costume Designer
Steven Malone Associate Music Director
Emily Maltby Script Assistant
James McBride Assistant Director
Colin McGurk Assistant Set Designer
Tom Murray Music Director
Broadway: Nice Work If You Can Get It, A Little Night Music, Sunday In The Park With George. London: A Little Night Music (Chocolate Factory, West End), Parade (Donmar), Pacific Overtures (Donmar). Premieres: The Last Five Years (New York, London), The Glorious Ones (Ahrens/Flaherty), Loving Repeating (Flaherty), Saturday Night (US premiere), Parade (US tour), My Fair Lady (McCarter), Putting It Together (Court Theatre, Chicago), Pacific Overtures (Chicago Shakespeare), Sweeney Todd, Passion, Anyone Can Whistle (Ravinia Festival - Chicago). Recipient of four Joseph Jefferson Awards (Chicago) and one Barrymore Award (Philadelphia) for music-direction. Future projects: Honeymoon in Vegas (Jason Robert ... read more
Bonnie Panson Stage Manager
Aaron Rhyne Projection Designer
AARON RHYNE is a New York based Projection Designer and Video Artist. Designs include BROADWAY: A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder, and Bonnie and Clyde. OPERA: La Traviata (Wolf Trap), Jerry Springer: The Opera (Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House) Florencia en el Amazonas (Opera Colorado, Utah Opera), OFF BROADWAY: Wild With Happy at The Public (Drama Desk Nominee), Water By the Spoonful, Lonely, I’m Not, The Blue Flower, All New People (Second Stage), Graceland (Lincoln Center), Spirit Control (MTC), Taylor Mac’s Obie award winning The Lily’s Revenge (HERE), and Dutchman (Cherry Lane). REGIONAL: A Gentleman’s Guide to ... read more
Claudia Hill Sparks Vocal & Dialect Coach
Justin Stasiw Assistant Sound Designer
Johnny Stellard Dance Captain
Broadway/National Tour: Evita (Original Revival Cast). Off-Broadway: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Concerts: Kristin Chenoweth (Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Hollywood Bowl). Regional: MTWichita, Hartford Stage, The Old Globe, North Carolina Theatre, Arkansas Rep, Geva Theatre. Television: "PBS Live From Lincoln Center," "66th Annual Tony Awards." BFA, Elon University. Thank you, ... read more
Darko Tresnjak Director
Around 2000 he wrote Princess Turandot, inspired by Carlo Gozzi's play written in 1762 (upon which Puccini's opera Turandot was based). Tresnjak's play was performed by the Blue Light Theater Company in New York City in December 2000. He served as resident artistic director at Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California, in 2009, and directed for eight summers at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts. He was the artistic director at Hartford Stage in Hartford, Connecticut from the 2011–2012 season through the 2018–2019 season, where he commissioned The Man in the Case with Mikhail Baryshnikov and directed Kevin Bacon in Rear ... read more
Kevin Velez Music Assistant
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