STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (Music and New Lyrics) has also contributed music and/or lyrics to Pippin, The Magic Show, The Baker’s Wife, Working, Rags, Children of Eden, My Fairytale and Wicked. He collaborated with composer Alan Menken on the songs for Disney’s Enchanted, Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame and wrote the songs for DreamWorks’ The Prince of Egypt. He has written an opera, Séance on a Wet Afternoon; English texts for Bernstein’s Mass; and two musicals for children, Captain Louie and My Son, Pinocchio. Schwartz has released two CDs of original songs, Reluctant Pilgrim and Uncharted Territory, and his career is the subject of the book Defying Gravity. He is the current president of the Dramatists Guild and has been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Other awards include three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards and four Drama Desk Awards. www.stephenschwartz.com
JOHN-MICHAEL TEBELAK (Concept and Original Direction) originally wrote Godspell as his Master’s thesis project at Carnegie Mellon in 1971. Subsequently, he directed productions of Godspell at LaMaMa, the Cherry Lane Theatre, the Promenade Theatre and on Broadway. He received the 1971 Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Director. In 1972, Mr.Tebelak directed the play Elizabeth I on Broadway, and Off-Broadway staged The Glorious One in 1975 and Ka-Boom in 1980. He was also co-writer with David Greene of the 1973 film of Godspell. He was dramaturgy for the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York, where he staged liturgical drama, and the church’s theatre bears his name. John-Michael Tebelak died of a heartattack in 1985 at the age of 35.
DANIEL GOLDSTEIN (Director) is making his Broadway debut. As a writer, his musical Unknown Soldier (written with Michael Friedman) was developed this summer at the O’Neill National Musical Theater Conference. Recent credits include Kerrigan & Lowdermilk’s The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown (Goodspeed Musicals), Ethan Sandler’s Artificial Fellow Traveler, Golden Boy (Juilliard), A New Brain (Toho Theater, Tokyo), Lower Ninth (Flea Theater), Mary’s Wedding (Two River Theater), Miss Margarida’s Way (Bay Street). Off- Broadway: Indoor/Outdoor (DR2) and Walmartopia (Minetta Lane), But I’m a Cheerleader (NYMF). Regional: Falsettos, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Cry of the Reed (Huntington), True West and ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Williamstown); The Servant of Two Masters (Pittsburgh Public); Annie (MUNY). He served as the associate director for All Shook Up and Fully Committed and was the resident director for the first national tour of Mamma Mia! He is a graduate of Northwestern University with a degree in performance studies. For Melissa and Gracie.
CHRISTOPHER GATTELLI (Choreographer) most recently choreographed the world premiere of Newsies at Paper Mill Playhouse. Broadway: South Pacific (Tony, Outer Critics Circle nominations), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Sunday in the Park With George, The Ritz, 13 the Musical, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, High Fidelity. West End: Sunday in the Park With George, South Pacific. Off-Broadway: Altar Boyz (Lucille Lortel Award, Callaway Award, Drama Desk nomination); Bat Boy: The Musical (Lucille Lortel Award); tick,tick…BOOM!; 10 Million Miles; Adrift in Macao. Other favorites: Chess with Josh Groban. TV: “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” Tony Awards 2000. As director: Silence! The Musical at Theater 80 (Best Overall Musical Fringe ’05); the world premiere of Jim Henson’s first Muppet musical, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, and the world premiere of Radio Girl, both at Goodspeed Opera House; Departure Lounge at the Public for SPF. Upcoming: the first Broadway revival of Funny Girl.
DAVID KORINS (Scenic Designer). Broadway: Chinglish, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Lombardi, Passing Strange, An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, Bridge & Tunnel, Annie and Magic/Bird (both upcoming). He has designed shows at many Off-Broadway and regional theatres. David has been the recipient of a Drama Desk, a Lucille Lortel and two Hewes Design awards as well as the 2009 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Design. www.davidkorinsdesign.com
MIRANDA HOFFMAN (Costume Designer). Broadway: Well. New York: Stunning (LCT); Walmartopia (Minetta Lane); Beauty of the Father (MTC); Satellites (Public); Essential Self Defense, Spatter Pattern and She Stoops to Comedy (Playwrights Horizons); Oedipus at Palm Springs (NYTW); Landscape of the Body (Signature); Othello (TFNA). Regional: Shakespeare Theatre, OSF, Huntington,Court, Paper Mill, Yale Rep. Opera: Dark Sisters (Gotham Chamber), Voix Humaine and Portrait de Manon (Glimmerglass). Helen Hayes and Henry Hewes nominations.
DAVID WEINER (Lighting Designer). Broadway: The Normal Heart, Reasons to Be Pretty, Butley, Dinner at Eight (LCT), Betrayal (Roundabout), The Real Thing. Off-Broadway: MTC, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, MCC, the Public, NY Theatre Workshop, Theatre for a New Audience, Vineyard, Atlantic. Opera: L.A. Opera, BardSummerscape. Regional: Center Theatre Group, Guthrie, La Jolla, Alley, McCarter, Huntington, ART, Kansas City Rep., Williamstown, Berkeley Rep. Awards: 2005 Lucille Lortel Award (Rodney’s Wife), 2011 Drama Desk nomination (Small Fire). www.DavidWeinerDesign.com
ANDREW KEISTER (Sound Designer). Broadway design credits include Company (2006 revival) directed by John Doyle, Taller Than a Dwarf directed by Alan Arkin. Off-Broadway: Book of the Dead (Second Avenue) at the Public Theater, The Water Engine at the Atlantic Theater Company, Power Plays, The New Bozena. Regional: Company at Cincinnati Playhouse, Palm Beach at the La Jolla Playhouse, The Mineola Twins at Trinity Repertory Company. As associate to Steve Kennedy, credits include Jersey Boys, Hairspray, Mary Poppins. www.AndrewKeister.com
CHIC SILBER (Special Effects Designer) has worked in all technical realms of theatre and circus. Broadway: Dracula; Nicholas Nickleby; Sherlock Holmes; Grand Hotel; The Elephant Man; Amadeus; Habeas Corpus; Working; Annie Get Your Gun; Footloose; Dance of Death; Wicked; Kiss Me, Kate; Brooklyn; Aida; Tarzan; Tintypes.
MICHAEL HOLLAND (Orchestrator). Composer/lyricist: Hurricane (NYMF 2009; in development); Believe in Me…a Bigfoot Musical (fringeNYC 2004); Live! Under Broadway (fringeNYC 2007); Times Square Centennial Celebration (BC/EFA and Times Sq. Assoc., 2006); Mikey Writes It! (2002 MAC Award, Best Revue). Incidental music: Alley Theatre, Old Globe, Playwrights Horizons, Dallas Theater Center, CO Shakespeare, Juilliard, NYU Tisch. Recordings: The Maury Yeston Songbook (PS Classics), four solo CDs. Performer/musical director of multi-award winning NYC cabaret duo Gashole! since 2001.
CHARLIE ALTERMAN (Music Director/Conductor). Broadway credits include Next to Normal (Music Director), Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me (Music Director/Actor) and Legally Blonde (Associate Conductor). Tours: Next to Normal (Music Supervisor) and Grease (U.S./Asia). Off-Broadway favorites: Almost Heaven and Silence: The Musical! Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Arena, Trinity Rep., Huntington, St. Louis MUNY and nine seasons with the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Concert appearances include shows with Brooke Shields, Frankie Avalon, Emily Skinner, Dana Reeve, Billy Porter, Carol Woods and Ken Page.
JOHN MILLER (Music Coordinator). Recent: Follies, Jersey Boys, Priscilla, Sister Act, Baby It’s You!, Catch Me If You Can, Rock of Ages, La Cage aux Folles, Hairspray. Musician (bass): Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, Aerosmith. His album Stage Door Johnny – John Miller: Takes on Broadway is available on PS Classics Records. www.johnmillerbass.com
TELSEY + COMPANY (Casting) . Broadway/tours: Evita, Porgy and Bess, Bonnie and Clyde, Chinglish, Spider-Man, Sister Act, Priscilla, The Addams Family, Memphis, Rock of Ages, Wicked, Bring It On. Off-Broadway: Rent, Million Dollar Quartet (+ tour, Chicago), Atlantic, MCC, Signature. Film: The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Joyful Noise, Friends With Kids, Margin Call, Howl, Sex and the City, I Love You Phillip Morris, Rachel Getting Married, Across the Universe. TV: “Smash,” “A Gifted Man,”“The Big C.” www.telseyandco.com
DAVID O’BRIEN (Production Stage Manager). Credits: Wonderland, Grease, The Pajama Game, Sweet Charity, Fiddler on the Roof, Noises Off, Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party, Stones in His Pockets, Cats, to name a few. Touring: Cats, Chicago and Bette Midler’s The Divine Miss Millennium Tour. Some of his directing credits include the Grease U.S. tours (2008-2010) and (2010-11), 2009 FIFA Congress opening ceremonies.
STEPHEN R. GRUSE (Stage Manager). Eleven Broadway shows plus A Christmas Carol at MSG (ibdb.com for details). “Life’s like a movie. Write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.”
COLLEEN DANAHER (Assistant Stage Manager). Broadway: Wonderland, South Pacific, Lend Me a Tenor, Grease (2007 revival), Grey Gardens. Off-Broadway: The Cataract, Jump/Cut (the Women’s Project).<3 LBB.
THE CHARLOTTE WILCOX COMPANY (General Manager) has managed more than 70 productions. Upcoming: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. Recent Broadway credits include Catch Me If You Can, Wonderland, Elf, Come Fly Away, West Side Story, Grease (all three Broadway productions!), [title of show], Cyrano, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Times They Are A-Changin’, The Wedding Singer, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Bombay Dreams, The Full Monty, Ragtime, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, On the Waterfront, Damn Yankees.
KEN DAVENPORT (Producer). Broadway productions include Godspell, Chinglish, Oleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Speed-the-Plow, Will Ferrell's You're Welcome America, Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury and 13, as well as Altar Boyz, My First Time, The Awesome 80s Prom, and Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage Off-Broadway. He also recently released These Magnificent Miles: On the Long Road with Red Wanting Blue, a documentary on one of the top unsigned rock bands in the country. Ken was featured on a national commercial for Apple's iPhone and named one of Crain's "40 Under Forty." Combined, Ken's productions have grossed more than $100 million worldwide and are being produced internationally in over 25 countries including Germany, Mexico, France and Korea. He created and developed the Broadway board game Be A Broadway Star, recently seen on "The Today Show," and a smartphone app called AT THE BOOTH™, which gives a listing of available shows at the famed TKTS® booth in Times Square. AT THE BOOTH™ has been featured on Entertainment Weekly's "Must List" and called "Ingenious! The best thing to happen to New York theater since, well, the introduction of the TKTS® booth!" He also runs a number of theatrical websites including DidHeLikeIt.com and YourBroadwayGenius.com. Current projects include bringing the first ever revival of A Few Good Men to Broadway and adapting the novel and film Somewhere in Time into a Broadway musical. His blog, TheProducersPerspective.com, has been featured in Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, The Gothamist and more. He has written articles for Forbes, Mashable, Imedia and others. For more information, visit www.DavenportTheatrical.com.
HUNTER ARNOLD (Producer) is the founder and president of TBD Theatricals LTD., a Chicago-based Broadway development company. Hunter is also currently represented on Broadway with David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish.
BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA (Producer) is owned and operated by British theatre producer John Gore (CEO) and entertainment industry veteran Thomas B. McGrath (Chairman), and is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies, which includes Broadway.com. Broadway Across America is a leading Broadway producer and the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions across North America.
LUIGI CAIOLA (Producer) is excited to be a first-time producer on Godspell. Co-owner of B&L MGMT. LLC, a Manhattan real estate firm, Luigi and his spouse, Sean, are devoted parents to Maria and twins, William and Adam. This one’s for you Dad!
ROSE CAIOLA (Producer) is excited to be a producer on Godspell with her brother Luigi. She is the co-author/producer of Freckleface Strawberry the Musical, founder/artistic director of MYB and MMAC, devoted mother, wife, and daughter of Benny and Bettina Caiola.
EDGAR LANSBURY (Producer) made his producing debut with Frank Gilroy’s Pulitzer Prize winner The Subject Was Roses. Subsequently, he has produced many B’way and Off-B’way plays including Al Carmine’s Promenade, The Magic Show with Doug Henning, American Buffalo and Gypsy, starring sister Angela. Nearly 40 years ago Edgar presented the initial production of Godspell Off-B’way and subsequently in cities throughout the U.S. and the world.
MIKE McCLERNON (Producer) is CEO of SmartSource, the country’s leader in technology rentals. Godspell marks his first producing credit, but he is proud to have played Jesus in 1980 in college, and believes Godspell’s message has never been more current.
THE TOLCHIN FAMILY (Producer). First-time producers, long-time applauders.
GUILLERMO WIECHERS & JUAN TORRES (Producer). Broadway debut! Productions in Mexico: Steel Magnolias, The Old Lady’s Guide to Survival, My First Time, The Year of Magical Thinking, The Four Seasons, I Am My Own Wife, Line and Red, among others. Upcoming: Driving Miss Daisy and Grease.
DENNIS GRIMALDI PRODUCTIONS (Associate Producer). As a producer, he has been involved with 21 Broadway, Off- Broadway and London productions which have won Tony, Pulitzer, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Olivier awards. Began as dancer, then choreographer and director.
TODD MILLER/RIALTO ENTERTAINMENT (Associate Producer). Credits: 13; Speed-the-Plow; Blithe Spirit; You’re Welcome America. A Final Night With George W Bush; Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage…; and now a version of Godspell!
PIVOT ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (Associate Producer), a collection of transatlantic theatrical, film and live-entertainment advertising, marketing, display and merchandise agencies, in association with Stoller Family Partners, is proud to support this wonderful production.
CEDRIC YAU (Associate Producer) wants to produce The Great American Kung Fu Musical. If you write and your wit is as fast as lightning or you compose music that’s kicking cause it’s hip, JoinTheClan@Kungfusical.com.THE PEOPLE OF GODSPELL is a community of hundreds of investors, each one investing as little as $1,000 in our production of Godspell, the first-ever community funded Broadway musical. For more info and to see a list of the names of the people, visit www.PeopleOfGodspell.com.