Chris directed the motion picture Barry Munday starring Patrick Wilson, Judy Greer, Chloë Sevigny, Jean Smart, Malcolm McDowell, Cybill Shepherd and Billy Dee Williams (www.barrymundayfilm.com). Chris also recently completed the adaptation of Rock of Ages for New Line Cinema and his band, Saint America, is releasing their self-titled debut album this fall. Chris would like to thank his family for supporting his love of theatre... and also thank those three stoners in high school who threw his Trapper Keeper in the urinal for introducing him to Guns N’ Roses. Peace!
Kristin was nominated for a 2009 Tony for Best Direction of a musical for Rock of Ages. She helmed the Toronto, Off-Broadway, Australia, First National Tour, and West End productions. She directed the LA and NY productions of the hit musical bare (Ovation, L.A. Weekly Award); Pussycat Dolls Live At The Roxy with Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera and Charlize Theron. Partial credits include: And the Curtain Rises (Signature Theater) Catch the Fish (NY Fringe Best Play), Twelfth Premise (LA Times Critics Choice), Crane, Mississippi (LA Times Critic’s Choice, Backstage West Critic’s Pick) LA Premiere of Corpus Christi (Ticketholder Award). As a film director, Hanggi is preparing Dear Dumb Diary for Zucker Productions, Naomi + Ely’s No Kiss List with Hayden Panettiere, and Shopping For Boys for Paramount. MA from USC and BA from UCLA. Kristin is proud to be the creator of www.thecreativegym.com. She won’t stop believin’…
Broadway: Rock of Ages; Jersey Boys (Assoc. Choreographer) and Memphis (Assoc. Choreographer). Rock of Ages 1st National Tour as well as Rock of Ages in Australia and Toronto (Dora Award nom.). Off-Broadway: Rock of Ages; Frankenstein; Anne Wrecksick. La Jolla Playhouse: Peter and the Starcatchers (In association with Disney Theatricals); Zhivago (also in Australia); and Private Fittings. Stratford Shakespeare Festival: Cabaret; Romeo & Juliet. Regional: A Christmas Story (Kansas City Rep. and 5th Avenue Theatre); Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; Sneaux (L.A. Weekly Theater Award for Best Choreography); Wozzeck (San Diego Opera); The Wiz (Assoc. Choreographer). Film/Television: Happy Texas; Zombie Prom; 30 Days Until I’m Famous; So Little Time; Two of a Kind; Boychik; and Passport to Paris. Commercials: Cingular Wireless; American Idol Promo; Oldsmobile. Upcoming: Faust at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Adam has been the Associate Director on six previous stagings of Rock of Ages and is glad to make this the seventh. He staged both tours of John Doyle's production of Sweeney Todd. Broadway: A Catered Affair, Sweeney Todd, Company, Little Shop of Horrors, DInner at Eight, 42nd Street, Swing!. Off Broadway: Road Show, Encores! Gypsy with Patti LuPone.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico. Marcos has had the privilege of working with distinguished choreographers and directors such as Dianne Paulus, Franco Dragone, Sergio Trujillo, Andy Blanckenbuehler, Des McAnuf, Hal Prince, among other. Choreography Credits: BMP (Co-Creator/ Co-Choreographer), Fortress Of Solitude (Assoc. Choreographer), Guys & Dolls (Peter Flynn director), White Noise (Assoc. Choeographer) OKLAHOMO “The Adventures of Dave & Gary” (NYMF), My Fair Lady (John Engeman Theater) Paul Simon’s The Capeman (The Public Theater –Associate Choreographer), Guys and Dolls (2008 Revival-Asst Choreographer), The Wiz(La Jolla Playhouse), Carmen The Musical , Tarzan (Europe).. Other credits: Broadway After Dark, Broadway Underground, Ballet Hispanico, Danza Jazz P.R. Film & TV: Chasing Papi, Drug Free Alliance, “Candela“, Baño De Luna“. “Flash Mob at Washington Square Park”. Performance credits: Tony Award Winning show “In The Heights”, Guys & Dolls, Mambo Kings, Evita, West Side Story, The Wiz, Contact. He has performed with artists such as, “Missy Elliot, Paulina Rubio, Anastacia, Mary J Blige, Chayanne, Jon Secada, among others.
Recent credits include both the Broadway and off-Broadway premiere productions of Rock of Ages, Glory Days (Broadway), Tarzan (Broadway), the Philadelphia premiere of Billy Porter’s Being Alive, the New York workshop of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark (Julie Taymor / Bono and The Edge of U2), We Will Rock You (German premiere), Disney’s Aida (Germa premiere and European tour), Mamma Mia! (German premiere), The Lion King (German premiere), Forever Plaid (U.S. tour), Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular (Mexico City), Fame! (U.S. tour) and many others. Ethan is also currently developing Great Wall, winner of Best Music and Lyrics at the 2007 NY International Fringe Festival. All of his love goes to his parents, brother, nieces and his amazing wife, Vanessa.
As Musical Supervisor/Arranger: Two Gentleman of Verona (UNCSA). As Musical Director/Conductor: Over 25 productions including, Grease (Istanbul, Turkey/US National Tour with Frankie Avalon), Dreamgirls (Gateway Playhouse, Houston TUTS), The Awakening (World Premiere, Cast Recording), Almost Heaven: The Songs of John Denver (Barter Theatre), The Last Five Years, Pippin, and Footloose. Numerous concerts throughout the U.S. involving Natalie Weiss, Miranda Sings!, Shoshana Bean, Norm Lewis, The Jersey Boys, The Altar Boyz, John Tartaglia, Ann Hampton Callaway, and 80’s pop sensation Tiffany, among countless others. Mr. Ledbetter has worked extensively with The Walt Disney Company and is thrilled to be a part of the Phoenix Entertainment family once again. Love to family and the Tribe. Training: Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music.
Stephen is delighted to be part of the Rock of Ages sensation as it moves forward through North America. After completing degrees in both Business and Arts Management, Mr. Kane spent the past three decades supervising every aspect of touring show business. He has mounted more than 70 Broadway musicals in North America and has produced and/or managed major productions throughout Europe, South America and Asia. Mr. Kane’s current collaborations include Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Color Purple, Rock of Ages, and long running Korean language productions of Grease and Fame. He is the CEO for Baker Park Associates, Inc., a theatrical management and consulting firm, a member of ISPA, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre and was co-founder of both Phoenix Productions in North America and Phoenix Asia Group, a Singapore based theatrical think-tank dedicated to the networking of production, marketing and entertainment investment opportunities throughout the Far East. For real adventure, he spends post-production time in sunny south Florida raising his 7-year-old sons, Andrew and Aidan.
Michael is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Phoenix Entertainment. He has guided more than 70 major productions as Producer and/or Director on both the national and international stage. Productions include Spamalot, The Color Purple, Godspell, Buddy, The Will Rogers Follies, Kopit and Yeston’s Phantom, Grease, Man of La Mancha, Gypsy, Ring of Fire, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Direction credits include Smokey Joe’s Café and The Pajama Game (U.S. National tours), Fame (Korea and China tours), Grease (China tour, Republic of Singapore, Malaysia, Macau and Istanbul, Turkey) and Sing Along Santa (Korea and U.S. tours). Mr. McFadden is a partner in Baker Park Associates, Inc. and founding member of both Phoenix Productions and Phoenix Asia Group. When not traveling, he shares his quiet time with his wife, LeAnne, and sons, Sam and Liam.
Phoenix is an established international theatrical producing and management enterprise founded by long time colleagues Stephen Kane and Michael McFadden. Its mission is to develop, produce and present the very finest in touring Broadway musicals and family entertainment. Throughout their three decades of theatrical success and industry partnership, the Phoenix team has delivered thousands of performances of more than 100 live productions on four continents. Phoenix is currently launching the national tour of Rock of Ages and all new seasons of their critically acclaimed touring productions of Monty Python’s Spamalot and The Color Purple, which follow on the proud touring heels of Gypsy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Pajama Game. Team Phoenix also represents the Korean language productions of Grease and Fame, both enjoying open-ended runs in Seoul. Under the direction of colleague Ellie Chung, their Singapore based affiliate Phoenix Asia Group brings international booking, producing, presenting, classical-artist management and theatrical investment to the collective production and management capabilities of Phoenix Entertainment. www.phoenix-ent.com
Rock of Ages, Sondheim on Sondheim, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, LoveMusik, The Two and Only. Off-Broadway: More than 50 shows, including The Scottsboro Boys, The Last Five Years, The Toxic Avenger, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Miss Julie, Roundabout Theatre, Public Theatre, MTC, 2nd Stage, MCC, New Group. Other designs: Paradise Found in London, Reel To Real in Beijing, and two editions of The Ringling Bros. Circus.
Broadway: Rock of Ages, Tony and Henry Hewes Design award nominations; Cyrano de Bergerac with Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner, Tony and Henry Hewes Design award nominations; The Wedding Singer, Drama Desk nomination; Urinetown, Lucille Lortel nomination; Band In Berlin. Off-Broadway: The Voysey Inheritance, Lucille Lortel Award (Atlantic); The Milliner, Lucille Lortel nomi- nation (CSC); The Third Story, Henry Hewes Design Award nomination; The Country Club, Drama Desk nomination; The Torch-Bearers; Uncle Tom’s Cabin; As Thousands Cheer (Drama Dept.); The Third Story (MCC); Pig Farm and The Dazzle (Roundabout); Rope (Zipper); Mary Stuart, The Infernal Machine, Night of the Tribades and The Prince of Homburg (Jean Cocteau). U.S. tours: Urinetown (and Toronto); Oh, Figaro! (National Theater of the Deaf). Regional: Rich and Famous (ACT); The Man Who Came to Dinner (Alley Theater, Houston); A Flea In Her Ear (Williamstown); High Button Shoes, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and The Pajama Game (Goodspeed). Irene Sharaff Young Master Award. www.gregorygale.com
Broadway: Rock of Ages, The Threepenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, Good Vibrations. Recent: Golden Age (Kennedy Center), A Christmas Story, The Musical (KC Rep), Broke-ology (LCT), White Noise, A Flea In Her Ear (KC Rep), Inked Baby (Playwrights), Uncle Vanya (CSC), Clay (LCT), Mindgame, Fault Lines (Naked Angels), Body Awareness, Scarcity (Atlantic), Sive (Irish Rep), The Piano Teacher (South Coast Rep), Vigils (Goodman), Evil Dead The Musical (NYC and Toronto), The Field (Irish Rep), Once Around The Sun, Kiki & Herb: Coup de Theatre. At The New Group: The Starry Messenger, Groundswell, Mourning Becomes Electra, Rafta Rafta, Two Thousand Years, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, A Spalding Gray Matter, Abigail’s Party, Hurlyburly, ROAR, Aunt Dan and Lemon, Comedians, The Women of Lockerbie,
Craig has been providing sound reinforcement for the theater for 25 years. Designing sound for productions in the USA and around the world. Recent productions include A Chorus Line, Spamalot, The Color Purple, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, Ring Of Fire, Gypsy, Man of La Mancha, Grease, The Will Rogers Follies, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Fame and Phantom. When he is not behind a sound console you can find him sailing the Long Island Sound with his wife Dina & daughter Kealy.
Zak is thrilled to continue rocking America and the rest of the world with Chris, Kristin, Kelly and the rest of the ROA gang! Recent: Lombardi (Broadway), Rock of Ages (Broadway, Toronto, off-Broadway), Let Me Down Easy (off-Broadway, national tour), To Be or Not To Be (Broadway), A Catered Affair (Broadway, Drama Desk nomination), Xanadu (Broadway, Japan, national tour), The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live! (national tour), Voyage De La Vie (Sentosa, Singapore), Peepshow (Planet Hollywood Resort Casino, Las Vegas) and The Creature From The Black Lagoon (Universal Studios Hollywood). Zak was the first projection designer to join United Scenic Artists Local 829.
TOM is head of the wig and makeup department at the Metropolitan Opera. He has designed wigs for more than 45 Broadway productions. Current and recent Broadway designs include The Addams Family; Promises, Promises; Million Dollar Quartet; Wicked; South Pacific; Sondheim on Sondheim; A View from the Bridge; and Sunday in the Park with George.
Angelinas' Broadway credits include A Little Night Music, The Addams Family, A Behanding in Spokane, The Royal Family, The Little Mermaid, Guys and Dolls, West Side Story, 33 Variations, Young Frankenstein, Gypsy, Curtains, The Color Purple, Sunday in the Park With George, Sweeney Todd, Company, Grey Gardens, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Light in the Piazza and the pre-Broadway production of Minsky's (Ahmanson Theatre, L.A.).
Shawn has toured extensively throughout the United States and Asia as a production manager, stage manager and actor. Over the past decade he has served in at least one of those capacities on Phoenix Entertainment's productions of Fame (US and Asia), Smokey Joe's Cafe, Will Rogers Follies, Man of La Mancha, Gypsy, The Pajama Game and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. His Broadway stage management credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, Next to Normal and Wicked. Sadly, he thinks this is the closest he will ever come to being in a hair band.
Scott has been Technical Supervision on International tours of Spamalot, The Color Purple, Fame, Grease, Peter Pan, The National ballet of the Ukraine’s Nutcracker, A Ballet Fantasy, What’s Done In the Dark, Unforgettable: The Nat King Cole Story and Big Comfy Couch, to name a few. His work has garnered him a Dora Mavor Moore award for theatrical design, an IALD award for architectural lighting, and an ISES award for large scale special events. In another life in the 80’s, he was in the music business, so he feels right at home in the Rock Of Ages world.
National Tours: Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Color Purple, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Gypsy, Ring of Fire- The Music of Johnny Cash, The Pajama Game, Grease, Fame – The Musical, The Will Rogers Follies, Smokey Joe’s Café, Man of La Mancha, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Live!.International : Fame (2009/10 China tour), Grease (Asian tour, Macau, China and Istanbul, Turkey), 125th Street (UK) Sing Along Santa (Korea) .
Hope is thrilled to be joining Rock of Ages, having been a part of several national tours, including My Fair Lady, Young Frankenstein and Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey's Bellobration. Previously, she spent two years as the resident/touring stage manager for Honolulu Theatre for Youth and has stage managed at The Studio Theatre and Imagination Stage in Washington, DC, The Theatre @ Boston Court, The Zephyr Theatre, and The Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles, among others. Some of her favorite projects have included The Big Meal, Theory of Mind, Courting Vampires, Into the Woods, and SHOUT the Mod Musical. For Keldon for his never ending support and love.
Arthur is excited to join the Rock of Ages Tour and rock the country city by city. He has toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia as an Actor and Company Manger. Most recently he was Company Manager for The Color Purple Tour with Phoenix Entertainment. He thanks his Family and Friends for enduring the never ending question “Where in the world is Arthur?”