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Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II was an American lyricist, librettist, theatrical producer, and (usually uncredited) director in musical theater for nearly 40 years. He won eight Tony Awards and two Academy Awards for Best Original Song. Many of his songs are standard repertoire for vocalists and jazz musicians. He co-wrote 850 songs. He is best known for his collaborations with composer Richard Rodgers, as the duo Rodgers and Hammerstein, whose musicals include Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. Described by Stephen Sondheim as an "experimental playwright", Hammerstein helped bring the American musical to new ... read more
Margaret Landon Source Material
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Richard Rodgers Composer
Robert Russell Bennett Orchestrations
Robert Russell Bennett orchestrated more than 300 Broadway musical scores including Show Boat; No, No, Nanette; Of Thee I Sing; Face the Music; Oklahoma!; Carmen Jones; Finian's Rainbow; Kiss Me, Kate; South Pacific; The King and I; My Fair Lady; and Camelot. His arrangements for the 1955 film version of Oklahoma! earned him an Academy Award. He also orchestrated and arranged Richard Rodgers' TV documentary score for "Victory at Sea." A classically trained composer, Bennett's prolific output of original compositions includes symphonies, sonatas, a ballet, a concerto and an opera. ... read more Broadway/Tours: Elf, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Spiderman Turn Off The Dark, A Life in the Theatre, Million Dollar Quartet, The Addams Family, Memphis, Next to Normal, Rock of Ages, In the Heights, Wicked, 9 to 5, South Pacific, Peepshow in Vegas. Off-Broadway: Atlantic, MCC, Signature. Film: Margin Call, Howl, Sex and the City 1 & 2, Jonah Hex, Main Street, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, I Love You Phillip Morris, Rachel Getting Married, Dan in Real Life, Then She Found Me, Across the Universe, Ira & Abby, Rent, Pieces of April, Camp, The Grey Zone, Finding ... read more
Christopher Gattelli Choreography
CHRISTOPHER GATTELLI was awarded the 2012 Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his choreography in Newsies. Broadway (choreographer): The King & I (Tony nomination), South Pacific (Tony and Outer Critics Circle nominations), My Fair Lady, War Paint, Amazing Grace, Casa Valentina, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Sunday in the Park With George, Godspell, The Ritz, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, 13, High Fidelity. Off- Broadway: Dogfight (Lortel Award), Altar Boyz (Lortel Award, Callaway Award, Drama Desk Nom.), Bat Boy: The Musical (Lortel Award), 10 Million Miles, Adrift in Maco, tick,tick...BOOM!, I Love You Because. ... read more
Paige Grant Production Stage Manager
Donald Holder Lighting
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
Jason Juenker Production Manager
David Lai Music Coordinator
Broadway: Evita, Mary Poppins, Bonnie & Clyde, Wonderland, South Pacific, Woman In White, Jesus Christ Superstar, Riverdance. Broadway conductor: Miss Saigon and The Phantom of the Opera for last 15 years. Producer: West Side Story (Grammy); Promises, Promises, South Pacific (Grammy noms). ... read more
Scott Lehrer Sound
Lehrer's recent credits New York include Carousel; Hello, Dolly!; Illyria; The Front Page; The Gabriels; Shuffle Along…; Fiddler on the Roof; Dames at Sea; The King and I (also London); Living on Love; Honeymoon in Vegas; Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance; Love Letters; A Raisin in the Sun; Betrayal; Lucky Guy; South Pacific (first Tony Award for Sound Design); Death of a Salesman; The Apple Family Plays: Scenes from Life in the Country; and over 60 City Center Encores! productions including Chicago. Recordings include An American in Paris (Grammy Award nomination), Loudon Wainwright’s High Wide and Handsome (Grammy Award), and ... read more
Broadway Booking Office NYC Tour Booking, Engagement Management Press & Marketing
Trude Rittmann Dance & Incidental Music Arrangements
Trude Rittman has amassed more than 50 Broadway credits as a choral and dance arranger including The Sound of Music, The King and I, South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Carousel, Finian's Rainbow, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon and Peter Pan. A composer in her own right, she provided music for such shows as "Omnibus" and "Seven Lively Arts." ... read more
Jerome Robbins Based on the Original Choreography By
JEROME ROBBINS (born 11 October 1918 in New York City) was the younger of two children of Harry Rabinowitz, who emigrated to America from Poland in 1904, and his wife Lena Rips. Rabinowitz was at first a shopkeeper with a delicatessen on the Upper East Side of Manhattan; in the 1920’s he moved the family to Jersey City and then to Weehawken, New Jersey, where he and a brother-in-law established the Comfort Corset Company. Young Jerome, who showed an early aptitude for music, dancing, and theatrics, attended schools in Weehawken and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1935. Intending ... read more
Bartlett Sher Director
Bartlett Sher is the Resident Director of Lincoln Center Theater, where his productions include Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, J.T. Rogers' Oslo (Tony nomination), Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I (Tony nomination), Golden Boy (Tony nomination), Blood & Gifts, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Tony nomination), South Pacific (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards), Awake and Sing! (Tony nomination), and The Light in the Piazza (Tony nomination). He directed the recent Broadway productions of Fiddler on the Roof and The Bridges of Madison County (also Williamstown Theatre Festival), as ... read more
Ted Sperling Music Direction
LCT: The King and I, South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza (Tony, Drama Desk awards), A Man of No Importance, A New Brain, My Favorite Year. Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, Titanic (actor), Kiss of the Spider Woman, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Drood, Sunday in the Park with George. Off- Broadway: Red Eye of Love, The Other Josh Cohen, Striking 12, See What I Wanna See (director); Saturn Returns, Floyd Collins, Romance in Hard Times (music director). Artistic director, MasterVoices; principal conductor, Westchester Philharmonic; creative director ... read more
Gerald Steichen Music Conductor
Steve Varon Company Manager
LCT: Oslo, The King and I (Tony, Outer Critics Circle nominations), Golden Boy (Tony nom.), Blood and Gifts, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Tony nom.), South Pacific (Tony, Drama Desk awards; OCC nom.), Cymbeline, Awake and Sing! (DD Award; Tony nom.), Edward Albee's Seascape, The Light in the Piazza (Tony, DD awards). Broadway: The Ritz, Bad Habits, A Lesson from Aloes, The Road to Mecca (Roundabout), The Bridges of Madison County, Fiddler on the Roof. Also credits Off-Broadway, in regional theater, London, ten productions at the Metropolitan Opera and work at major ... read more
Catherine Zuber Costumes