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Co-conceiver of And The World Goes Round. His work was seen on London’s West End with the new book for the smash hit revival of Kander and Ebb’s 70, GIRLS, 70. Other Kander and Ebb projects include the book for the successful New York revival of Flora, The Red Menace. For Public Television, he wrote the Boston Pops’ acclaimed Bernstein On Broadway with Bea Arthur. Other projects include a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol, which was seen at the McCarter Theatre in the early 1990’s.
For the theatre: Flora, The Red Menace; Cabaret; The Happy Time; Zorba; 70, Girls, 70; The Act; Woman Of The Year; The Rink; And The World Goes Round – The Kander and Ebb Musical; Kiss Of The Spider Woman; Steel Pier. For films: Cabaret; Norman Rockwell: A Short Subject; Lucky Lady; Kramer Vs. Kramer; A Matter Of Time; Places Of The Heart; French Postcard; Stepping Out. For television: Liza with a Z (Liza Minelli); Gypsy in My Soul (Shirley MacLaine); Goldie and Liza Together (Goldie Hawn and Liza Minelli); Ol’ Blue Eyes is Back (Frank Sinatra); Baryshnikov on Broadway; An Early Frost; Liza In London. Awards: Tony – Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Woman Of The Year, Cabaret. Emmy – Liza with a Z, Gypsy in my Soul, Baryshnikov on Broadway, Liza at Radio City Music Hall. Grammy – Chicago – Cast Album. Golden Globe – Cabaret. Drama Critics Circle Award – Kiss Of The Spider Woman. Drama Desk Award – Kiss Of The Spider Woman. Outer Critics Circle Award – And The World Goes Round. Members of The Song Writers Hall of Fame and The Theatre Hall of Fame.
is entering his twelfth season as Producing Artistic Director of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, and, since 1997, has overseen all aspects of the nationally-lauded play development program, which includes working laboratories for playwrights and directors in
has danced on stage, television, and in film with choreographers Alvin Ailey, Judith Jamison, Charles Moulton, Louis Falco, Matthew Diamond, and many others. In New York City, after attending The Juilliard School, Mr. Pilafian became a founding member, principal dancer, and Associate Artistic Director of Jennifer Muller/The Works. With this company, he created roles in dozens of dance works, touring throughout Europe, The Middle East, North, Central, and South America for 15 years. His over 45 choreographed works include commissions for Jennifer Muller/The Works, Repertory-West Dance Company, San Diego Dance Theater, Santa Barbara Dance Theatre, Princeton University, Dance Kaleidoscope and American Repertory Dance Company in Los Angeles. He is co-creator, with former UCSB Professor Catherine Cole, of the dance-theater work, Five Foot Feat, which was performed in New York City and toured internationally. His works – Dream Dates, Threshold and Artifact – were premiered at the Joyce Theater in NYC. He created The Pilafian Project for Jean Isaacs’ San Diego Dance Theater and collaborated with composer Joel Feigin and visual artist Lane Clark on Thin Skins for Santa Barbara Dance Theatre. With colleague Nancy Colahan, Mr. Pilafian created and performed Dream Dancing at Glendale’s historic Alex Theater for the American Repertory Dance Company. He provided choreography for the plays, Angels in America, Timon of Athens, and Idiot’s Delight at UC Santa Barbara as well as the internationally award-winning feature film Boy Culture, directed by Sundance alumnus Q. Allan Brocka. Mr. Pilafian has taught dance in New York, France, Guatemala, Israel, Argentina, Canada, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Since 1990, he has been on the faculty of the Department of Theater and Dance at UC Santa Barbara. He is also a visual artist.
has conducted over 6,000 performances of more than 400 different musicals in NY, LA, and internationally, and has played and conducted for Angela Lansbury, Scott Bakula, Kristin Chenoweth, John Raitt, Marisa Tomei, and Jason Alexander (for Reprise’s Forbidden Broadway). He orchestrates frequently for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the LA Philharmonic, and for stars including Rod Stewart, Patti LuPone, Andrea Marcovicci, John Lithgow, Peter Nero, and Scarlett Johansson. He has composed the original songs for Tin Pan Alley Rag and Plaid Tidings, and the off-Broadway shows The Truth About Ruth and Jekyll In Chamber. He has been the leader on 35 albums on RCA, DRG, and Varese Sarabande, including three jazz discs with “The Brad Ellis Little Big Band.” In Hollywood, he's worked on several films including Chicago, Delovely, and Beauty And The Beast, and on TV, where he has appeared as an onscreen pianist in Close To Home, Instant Beauty Pageant, The View, and The Girls Next Door, as well as eight appearances on The Gilmore Girls, for which he has also written music. In January, Billy Joel, Christoph Eschenbach, and the Philadelphia Orchestra performed Brad's orchestrations of Mr. Joel's music, including three world premieres.
has been working as a theatrical designer for over 20 years. In Los Angeles, he has designed the following: Dogeaters (Kirk Douglas Theater), Oedipus El Rey (The Getty Villa), Hero, Conjunto, Dark Ages, Manner of Trust, Harvest, Failure of Nerve, Gumsimao, Street Stories, Sleepwalk, Moscow, Atomic Quintet (Playwright’ Arena), Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Mixed Messages (East West Players), Elegies – A Song Cycle, War Letters (The Cannon Theatre), Shim Ch’ong (The Getty Center), Happy End (Museum of Contemporary Art), Dogeaters (SIPA Performance Space), Barefoot Boy with Shoes On (Underground Theatre), Stage Direction (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Slide, Ghost Stories (The Wilton Project). Other Regional work includes designs for Idaho Repertory Theatre & Dallas Theatre Center. International Festivals credits include the following: Beachwood Drive (“Theatre Confrontations,”
is a Los Angeles-based costume designer who has most recently designed the world premiere Alan Mencken musical, Sister Act, directed by Peter Schneider, at Pasadena Playhouse and The Alliance Theater. He also collaborated with Peter Schneider on Mark Blizstein’s opera, Regina, at Bard Summerscape and Grand Hotel at the Colony Theater. His work has also been seen across the country at Utah Musical Theater, Mixed Blood Theater, Dallas Children’s Theater, International City Theater, Contemporary American Theater Festival, and the Undermain Theater. Originally from Philadelphia, Garry received Ovation nominations for Grand Hotel and ICT’s Dinah Was. He also works with the award-winning Cornerstone Theater Company and designed the world premieres of Los Illegals, Beyond the Beyond, Waking Up in Lost Hills, and Mary Shelley’s Santa Claus. Garry is a member of USA Local 829 and is a Professor at California State University Northridge.
Driscoll was the 2007-2008 resident lighting designer for the Brown/Trinity Rep. Consortium where he lit Figaro, The Cure at Troy, and Elektra. Other recent credits include: Showboat at Utah Festival Opera and The Last of the Red Hot Lovers at the Penobscott Theatre Company. Driscoll was the associate designer to Kevin Adams on Being Alive at the Philadelphia Theatre Company and lighting designer for the Philadelphia Theatre Company’s “Opening Gala.” Off-Broadway: I Have Loved Strangers at the Ohio Theatre; Deep Run at the Puerto Rico Traveling Theatre, Illuminating Veronica directed by Michael Sexton, and Coronado at the Manhattan Theatre Source. Driscoll was hired as a design consultant to team up with Suzana Berger at the Lincoln Center Directors Pre-Lab for This Bloody Mess. Regional credits include: Swing! and Violet at Plano Repertory Theatre in Dallas; Don’t Dress for Dinner at Northern Stage in Vermont. Driscoll has worked and designed at New York Stage and Film, Williamstown Theatre Fesival, and Utah Festival Opera. Driscoll holds an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. His work can be seen online at www.LoneStarNYC.com
has designed nearly 100 theatrical shows, including Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks on Broadway; the 2002 to 2005 national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar; The Ten Commandments starring Val Kilmer at the Kodak Theatre; Measure for Measure, Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Cinderella at the Ahmanson; The Talking Cure, Like Jazz, Big River, Flower Drum Song and First Picture Show at the Taper; and all of the past ten seasons of Reprise! Other design work includes Paint Your Wagon, Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks and Ain’t Nothin' But the Blues at the Geffen; Play On, and Blame it on the Movies at the Pasadena Playhouse; Masada at the Shubert Theatre in LA; Forever Plaid and Blues in the Night at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami; and the US workshop productions of the upcoming West End musical Zorro with music by John Cameron and the Gipsy Kings. On Broadway he assisted long time design partner Jon Gottlieb on 2001’s If You Ever Leave Me I'm Coming With You. He served as Production Sound Engineer for Jason Robert Brown’s 13 at the Taper, Thoroughly Modern Millie at La Jolla Playhouse and was the head soundman for the national tours of Titanic, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Man of La Mancha. He won the 2003 NAACP award for Sound Design for Jesus Christ Superstar, the 2001 Ovation Award for Flower Drum Song, and the 1999 LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Cinderella, as well as five LA Dramalogue Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design, and two Ovation Award nominations for Best Sound Design. Mr. Allen currently teaches Sound Design for Theatre at the USC School of Theatre and at Cal Arts.