CAST & CREATIVE
  • CAST
  • CREATIVE
  • Jon Jon Briones

    The Engineer

  • Eva Noblezada

    Kim

  • Alistair Brammer

    Chris

  • Katie Rose Clarke

    Ellen

  • Nicholas Christopher

    John

  • Devin Ilaw

    Thuy

  • Dorcas Leung

    Gigi

  • Lianah Sta. Ana

    Kim Alternate


  • CAROL ANGELI

    Swing, Dance Captain

  • Alexander Aguilar

    Swing

  • MIKE BAERGA

    Swing

  • EMILY BAUTISTA

    Ensemble, u/s Kim

  • BILLY BUSTAMANTE

    Asst. Comissar, Moulin Club Owner, u/s The Engineer

  • Marcus Choi

    Ensemble, u/s The Engineer

  • JACE CHEN

    Tam

  • Edelle Rapada

    Tam

  • VIVECA CHOW

    Swing

  • JULIAN DeGUZMAN

    Ensemble, u/s Thuy

  • COLBY DEZELICK

    Ensemble, u/s Chris

  • TAUREAN EVERETT

    Ensemble

  • PAIGE FAURE

    Ensemble, u/s Ellen

  • GRAHAM SCOTT FLEMING

    Ensemble, u/s Chris

  • CASEY GARVIN

    Ensemble

  • NKRUMAH GATLING

    Ensemble, u/s John

  • DAN HORN

    Ensemble

  • Jessica Wu

    Ensemble

  • LINA LEE

    Ensemble

  • PAUL HEESANG MILLER

    Ensemble, u/s Thuy

  • ROBERT PENDILLA

    Ensemble

  • JONELLE MARGALLO

    Ensemble

  • CASEY LEE ROSS

    Ensemble, Acrobat

  • JASON SERMONIA

    Ensemble, Acrobat

  • JULIUS SERMONIA

    Swing, Fight Captain, Asst Dance Captain

  • ANTOINE L. SMITH

    Shultz, u/s John

  • BRETT THIELE

    Swing

  • TIFFANY TOH

    Ensemble

  • KIMBERLY-ANN TRUONG

    Ensemble, u/s Ellen

  • KEI TSURUHARATANI

    Ensemble

  • CHRISTOPHER VO

    Ensemble

  • TRAVIS WARD-OSBORNE

    Ensemble

  • ELIE RAPADA

    Tam

  • ANNA-LEE WRIGHT

    Ensemble

  • WARREN YANG

    Ensemble, Acrobat

  • DANIEL SHIN

    Tam

  • MINAMI YUSUI

    Ensemble

  • CAMERON MACKINTOSH

    PRODUCER

  • ALAIN BOUBLIL

    BOOK & LYRICS

  • CLAUDE-MICHEL Schönberg

    CONCEPT, BOOK & MUSIC


  • RICHARD MALTBY, JR.

    LYRICS

  • MICHAEL MAHLER

    ADDITIONAL LYRICS


  • LAURENCE CONNOR

    DIRECTOR


  • BOB AVIAN

    MUSICAL STAGING

  • GEOFFREY GARRATT

    ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY


  • WILLIAM DAVID BROHN

    ORCHESTRATOR

  • STEPHEN BROOKER

    MUSICAL SUPERVISOR

  • JAMES MOORE

    MUSICAL DIRECTOR


  • TOTIE DRIVER

    SET DESIGN

  • MATT KINLEY

    SET DESIGN

  • ADRIAN VAUX

    ORIGINAL SET DESIGN

  • ANDREANE NEOFITOU

    COSTUME DESIGN


  • Bruno Poet

    Lighting Designer

  • Mick Potter

    Sound Designer

  • Luke Halls

    Projection Design


Jon Jon Briones

The Engineer

Jon Jon Briones was born and raised in the Philippines and after doing theater there, he ventured abroad in 1989 to join in the original London cast of Miss Saigon. He has subsequently done several productions of Miss Saigon around the world, including Germany, US tours, UK tour, Asian Tour, a return to the original UK production for its final year. Most recently he played the Engineer in the West End revival, a role for which he was nominated for the prestigious Olivier Award for Leading Actor in a musical, and he won several awards for best actor in a musical including What’s On Stage, and Broadway World among others. He just finished playing the role of Georges in La Cage Aux Folles at East West Players in Los Angeles. Before going to London in 2014 he was proudly involved the pre-Broadway development of the musical, Allegiance with Lea Salonga and George Takei. Since moving from New York to Los Angeles he has appeared in many shows, including playing the title character in The Romance of Magno Rubio at [Inside] the Ford which earned him both LA Weekly and Ovation Best Lead Actor nominations, and in a new work, Sweet Karma as the lead character, Vichear Lam. Some other favorite roles in Los Angeles, New York and around the globe include: Fredrik Egerman in A Little Night Music, Enjolras in Les Misérables, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Tateh in Ragtime, Lion in the The Wiz, Laertes in Hamlet, Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods, Slovitch in Fools, Man 1 in Closer Than Ever, and Lukas in Peregrinasyon with Ma-Yi Theater Company. Television guest star appearances include Las Vegas, Sons of Anarchy, Bones, The Mentalist, Monk, Southland, Miami Medical, General Hospital, Law & Order LA and Moonlight. Film credits include: Model Home, Blood Ransom, The Fifth Voyage of Sinbad, Breathe, Brown Soup Thing, An Immigrant Girl’s Journey, Proud American, Finding Foosball, Potluck, Feast and Yokai. He now resides in Los Angeles with his wife and 2 children.

Eva Noblezada

Kim

Eva is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut! She is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina. Eva was spotted by New York casting director, Tara Rubin, during a performance at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (also known as the Jimmy Awards) at the Minskoff Theatre in 2013. Rubin was so moved by Eva’s talent that she set up an audition with Cameron Mackintosh, who was preparing his 2014 London revival of Miss Saigon. Several callbacks later with Mackintosh and the creative team, Eva was chosen to star as Kim, making her professional and West End debut in the show. She garnered unanimous critical acclaim for her performance and received the Whatsonstage Award for Best Actress in A Musical. Eva recently finished playing the role of Eponine in Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables at London’s Queen’s Theatre. Eva is grateful and super excited to be fulfilling a dream of opening a Broadway show! She would like to thank her loving and supportive family in the States and her wonderful lifelong friends that she has made in the UK. Twitter: @EvaNoblezada

Alistair Brammer

Chris

Brammer starred in the West End as Marius in Les Misérables, and in the film version of the musical as Jean Prouvaire. Other theater credits include Billy in War Horse (West End), Enjolras in Les Misérables (Dubai, November 2016), Follies (Royal Albert Hall), Billy in Taboo (Brixton Club House), Hair (European Tour), Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour) and The Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2. TELEVISION: Vicious (ITV), Jack Diamond in Casualty (BBC) and Episodes(BBC).

Katie Rose Clarke

Ellen

Katie Rose Clarke most recently was featured as “Hannah Campbell” in the musical Allegiance on Broadway. Her previous Broadway credits include “Glinda” in Wicked and “Clara” in Light in the Piazza, roles she also played in each show’s national tour. Regional Theatre: Long Wharf Theatre- Last Five Years as “Cathy Hiatt” (2014, Winner, Best Actress, Connecticut Critics Circle Award); Prayer for My Enemy as “Marianne Noone.” Concerts: include Parade/Lincoln Center. Television: “The Good Wife”, “Live from Lincoln Center Presents: The Light in the Piazza.” Film: Maybe There’s a Tree (Independent Film.) Katie holds a BFA from Sam Houston State University.

Nicholas Christopher

John

Nicholas Christopher was featured this summer as George Washington in Hamilton The Musical on Broadway. Other New York theater credits include Lazarus The Musical (NYTW), Whorl Inside A Loop (2nd Stage), The Tempest (Shakespeare In The Park), Motown The Musical (Original Broadway Cast), Rent and Hurt Village (Signature Theatre). National Tour/Regional: In The Heights (1st National Tour), Fortress of Solitude (Dallas Theatre Center), Motown The Musical (1st National Tour). On television, Nick has been seen on “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll” (FX). He studied at The Juilliard School and The Boston Conservatory. A native of Bermuda and raised in Massachusetts, he considers both to be home.

Devin Ilaw

Thuy

Devin Ilaw most recently performed in the new Broadway production of Les Misèrables. He also played Marius in the 25th Anniversary North American Tour of the musical. Devin has been seen as Song Liling in M. Butterfly, Evan in Wearing Black, Lun Tha in The King & I, and Thuy in Miss Saigon (2010 Toronto Revival). Concert performances include Billy Bigelow in Carousel with the National Asian Artists Project and Soloist in Bernstein’s Mass with the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Yannick Nèzet-Sèguin. Regional performances include North Shore Music Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Marriott Lincolnshire, Dallas Summer Musicals, Music Theatre of Wichita, and Prospect Theatre Company. Devin is also an accomplished classical pianist and holds a BFA in Acting and Music Theatre from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dorcas Leung

Gigi

Broadway debut! Regional: The MUNY, Casa Mañana (Gigi, Miss Saigon), Dallas Theater Center (Cosette, Les Misérables), Goodspeed. TV/Film: CBS’ “Bull.” Many thanks to Tara Rubin Casting and Team Nicolosi. For Mom and Olive.

Lianah Sta. Ana

Kim Alternate

Broadway debut! YoungArts Theatre alumna and Apollo Amateur Night winner. Has trained at FPAC in HHS. Thanks GenTV, Tara Rubin Casting and entire M.S. team. Thanks to God, love to family/friends. For Lolo. Love more!

CAROL ANGELI

Swing, Dance Captain

Broadway Debut! Off Broadway: Here Lies Love, Sayonara. Tours: Mary Poppins (First National), Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regional: Miss Saigon (Kim), The King & I, West Side Story, Romeo & Juliet, more! Thanks: Family, Friends, 2, Agent, Casting, Creatives. For Mama. Insta:@carolangelili

Alexander Aguilar

Swing

Alex is honored to be a part of this production. Broadway: Lysistrata Jones. National tour: Memphis. Graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. Many thanks to friends, family, CGF and Jesse for all of the support.

MIKE BAERGA

Swing

Mike Baerga is ecstatic to make his Broadway debut! Off-Broadway: The Merry Widow (Metropolitan Opera). Regional: Can-Can (Paper Mill Playhouse), Hunchback of Notre Dame (Tuachan), West Side Story (Riverside Theatre). Training: MFA-Dance/NYU, Cedar Lake. Love/Thanks to God, mom and dad! #BlocStar www.MikeBaerga.com

EMILY BAUTISTA

Ensemble, u/s Kim

Broadway debut! She was recently studying theater and communications at Ithaca College. High School Theater: West Side Story (Anita), Les Misérables (Eponine), Love to casting and creatives, my family and friends, and thanks to my high schools and The Bushnell Theater.

BILLY BUSTAMANTE

Asst. Comissar, Moulin Club Owner, u/s The Engineer

Credits include The King and I (Lincoln Center), Here Lies Love (Public Theater), Old Globe, Arena Stage, Paper Mill and Sundance. Endless gratitude to his family, Barkada, Peyton and his many teachers. Proud U. Arts grad. Also a Director and Photographer! www.BillyBustamante.com

Marcus Choi

Ensemble, u/s The Engineer

Marcus Choi thrilled to join this company. This marks his sixth Broadway show. Please visit marcuschoi.net for more information and follow him on Instagram @marcuschoi11 ! Thank you to everyone at CGF talent, Tara Rubin Casting and the whole Saigon team.

JACE CHEN

Tam

Jace Chen is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut. He enjoys acting, skiing and swimming. Jace thanks his awesome family, CP Talent Management and JGD Agency for this amazing opportunity.

Edelle Rapada

Tam

Edelle is making her Broadway debut. Of Filipino and Lebanese descent. Print and background work. Loves to model. Thanks to God for the opportunity, family, Divine, Barry Kolker, Tara Rubin Casting.

VIVECA CHOW

Swing

Broadway debut! Hong Kong native. BFA, Point Park University. Endless love and gratitude to my Saigon family, Tara Rubin Casting, teachers/mentors, Eddie, my wonderful friends, Matthew, mom and dad. Instagram and Twitter: @vivecachow

JULIAN DeGUZMAN

Ensemble, u/s Thuy

Alameda, California native. Broadway: Newsies (Assistant Dance Captain/Swing). First national tour: Newsies (Finch). Regional: I Only Have Eyes For You, West Side Story (Chino), Tarzan, The King and I. BFA/BA, UC Irvine. Gratitude to mom, dad, Robyn, Katrina. Dub Nation! @julianofguzman

COLBY DEZELICK

Ensemble, u/s Chris

Colby Dezelick is thrilled to be making his Broadway debut! He previously worked at The Muny and Goodspeed and graduated from Rider University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Thanks to friends and family for their support. @colbydezelick

TAUREAN EVERETT

Ensemble

Credits: Broadway: Mamma Mia! (Eddie). National tour: Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Jimmy). Regional: Guys and Dolls Concert (Carnegie Hall); Can-Can, Damn Yankees, Curtains, Peter Pan (Paper Mill Playhouse). Thanks to Casting, Creatives, The Mine and F&F! Instagram: @taureanje

PAIGE FAURE

Ensemble, u/s Ellen

Broadway: Cinderella (Ella); Bullets Over Broadway (u/s Ellen); How to Succeed… (Hedy La Rue). National tours: Cinderella (Ella), A Chorus Line, Chitty…, Little Women (Jo), Aida, U.S. premiere of From Here to Eternity. TV: TBS’s “Search Party.” Love my boys! Eph. 4:32.

GRAHAM SCOTT FLEMING

Ensemble, u/s Chris

Graham Scott Fleming is elated to be making his Broadway debut in Miss Saigon. Recent credits: Charlie Price in Kinky Boots, where Graham was nominated for a Dora Award for Best Male Actor. Off-Broadway: TJ in Music City. National tour: Hair. Twitter: @GScottF

CASEY GARVIN

Ensemble

Broadway: Bullets Over Broadway (Ensemble), Disaster! The Musical (Jake). First national: West Side Story (Diesel, U/S Riff). Other NYC: Bare the Musical (Zack), Radio City Christmas Spectacular, NYCC Encores! Love to my family. @caseygarvin

NKRUMAH GATLING

Ensemble, u/s John

Nkrumah Gatling is excited to be returning to Broadway! Broadway/National tour: Hair, The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess, Miss Saigon. Off-Broadway: Invisible Thread (Second Stage), Cabin in the Sky (Encores!). Regional: TUTS, Goodspeed, Hollywood Bowl. Love to mom and my family. @nkrumah_g

DAN HORN

Ensemble

Dan Horn is thrilled to become a part of the Miss Saigon legacy. Previous Broadway credits include Allegiance, Bullets Over Broadway and R&H’s Cinderella. Many thanks to the most supportive and loving family a guy could ask for. @thedanhorn

Jessica Wu

Ensemble

Broadway’s A Chorus Line, Radio City Spring Spectacular, Shakespeare in the Park, various regional productions and national tours. Jessica is a composer/lyricist/playwright and the Associate Artistic Director of Royal Family Productions. Love to Ian, Danielle, Rosi, Megs and HTA. www.jessica-wu.com

LINA LEE

Ensemble

Broadway debut! Regional credits: A Chorus Line, Chicago, Legally Blonde, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady. James Madison University Theatre and Dance ’15. Love to mom, dad, Josh, Chip, friends and the amazing Saigon family! @linalee512

PAUL HEESANG MILLER

Ensemble, u/s Thuy

Broadway: The King and I (Lincoln Center), Mamma Mia! (Winter Garden, Broadhurst). Very grateful for the Miss Saigon team, passionate teachers, support from loved ones and my mother, who adopted my wonderful sister and me, gifting us this life. @Millerp323

ROBERT PENDILLA

Ensemble

Broadway/National tours: Kinky Boots, Wicked (Swing/Boq u/s), Mamma Mia! (Pepper). Regional: Flower Drum Song, Mame, My Fair Lady, Aida, Dorian, Aladdin. Love to my husband Brian, mom, dad and brother Mario. Robert is also a SoulCycle Instructor. www.RobertPendilla.com

JONELLE MARGALLO

Ensemble

Broadway debut! Credits include Here Lies Love, West Side Story, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, A Chorus Line. BFA, Boston Conservatory. Love and thanks to TR Casting, Creatives, About Artists, my amazing family, friends and Barkada. For Mom and Dad. Lab you!

CASEY LEE ROSS

Ensemble, Acrobat

Theatre: Wicked, Chess, Children of Eden (with Jon Jon Briones) Film: Step Up, The Other Guys. TV: “Lip Sync Battle Season One,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Jimmy Fallon,” “Flight of The Conchords,” “Americas Got Talent.” Has dance doubled for Josh Groban, Bill Gates, Mark Wahlberg and Brat Pitt.

JASON SERMONIA

Ensemble, Acrobat

Broadway: Jesus Christ Superstar (2012 Revival). National tour: We Will Rock You. Other: The Lion King (Toronto; Las Vegas), Dirty Dancing (Mirvish), Yoshimi… (La Jolla), five seasons at Stratford Festival. Film: Honey (Universal), Chicago (Miramax). Love to my wife Melanie, family and TH.

JULIUS SERMONIA

Swing, Fight Captain, Asst Dance Captain

Broadway: The King and I (u/s Lun Tha), Doctor Zhivago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats (Mistoffelees). National: Contact, Cats. Selected: Yoshimi… (La Jolla), Miss Saigon (PCLO), A Funny Thing… (Mirvish). Seven seasons, Stratford Festival. Love to family and friends. Mabuhay! @juliussermonia

ANTOINE L. SMITH

Shultz, u/s John

Broadway: The Color Purple revival (Grady), Memphis (Wailin’ Joe). National tours: first national of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Lord Pinkleton), Cats (Old Deuteronomy cover). Much love to mom, dad, Irene Cabrera/DDO Artist Agency and Tara Rubin Casting.

BRETT THIELE

Swing

Brett Thiele is honored to be joining Miss Saigon. Broadway: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Off-Broadway/Regional: The First Wives Club, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Gypsy, West Side Story. For Grandad, Lt. Colonel Frank Newman.

TIFFANY TOH

Ensemble

Broadway debut! Favorite credits: Cinderella (national tour), Beauty and the Beast (first international tour), Legally Blonde, South Pacific, The King and I, Lil’ Kim (back-up dancer). SUNY Buffalo graduate. Proud Malaysian. For Mum, Dad, Jie and Mark! @littletoh

KIMBERLY-ANN TRUONG

Ensemble, u/s Ellen

Kimberly-Ann Truong can’t believe she is making her Broadway debut in her all-time dream show! “To my family whose story I get to share, I love you and thank you for everything. This is for you.” Special thanks to TH. Instagram:@trukimmy

KEI TSURUHARATANI

Ensemble

Kei Tsuruharatani was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. Broadway/NYC: The King and I (LCT), the Metropolitan Opera 2010-2016 season. Regional/International: Damn Yankees (Ogunquit Playhouse), Trip of Love (Brava! Theater), Aida (Shiki Theater Company). @keipence

CHRISTOPHER VO

Ensemble

Broadway: The King and I, On the Town. Off-Broadway: Kung Fu. TV: “Smash.” National tour: Come Fly Away. BFA: Juilliard. A sea of gratitude for the ENTIRE Saigon team; and my brave parents who journeyed to America for a brighter future.

TRAVIS WARD-OSBORNE

Ensemble

Broadway credits: Disney’s Aladdin; Holiday Inn. Regional credits include: Thoroughly Modern Millie; Hello, Dolly! (St. Louis MUNY). Graduate of the University of Michigan. GO BLUE! Not possible without Mom. For Peyton, always. www.traviswo.com Instagram/Twitter: @TDubbyO

ELIE RAPADA

Tam

Elie is making his Broadway debut. Of Filipino and Lebanese descent. Print and background work. Loves to learn and read. Thanks to family, Divine, Barry Kolker, Tara Rubin Casting.

ANNA-LEE WRIGHT

Ensemble

Broadway debut! Tours/International: Miss Saigon (Gigi u/s), The Venetian Macau (China, Opera Singer). TV/Film: MTV’s “Ladylike” (series regular), Love Is a Broadway Hit. Love to parents, Meerkat, About Artists and TR Casting. www.AnnaLeeWright.com Instagram: @annaleewright

WARREN YANG

Ensemble, Acrobat

Broadway debut. Former elite gymnast for Team Canada. Penn State Alum. Big thanks to my family, Tara Rubin Casting and Talent House. Excited to join Miss Saigon and perform with my sister Ericka. @waryang

DANIEL SHIN

Tam

Daniel is making his Broadway debut. He loves monster trucks, singing and sports. Thanks to family, Divine Management, Barry Kolker, Tara Rubin Casting, and God who makes all things possible.

MINAMI YUSUI

Ensemble

Broadway: The King and I (LCT). National tour: Mary Poppins. Regional: MSMT, Goodspeed, Walnut Street, Flat Rock, KC Starlight, Weston. International: Wicked (Shiki). Native of Kanazawa, Japan. Much love and gratitude to family, friends, HSD and Dan. @minamiyusui

CAMERON MACKINTOSH

PRODUCER

Cameron Mackintosh, for nearly 50 years, has produced more musicals than anyone else in history, including the three longest-running of all time: Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Cats. His spectacular new production of Miss Saigon will open on Broadway in March 2017, whilst his co-production with Disney of Mary Poppins continues to sprinkle its magic around the world. Other worldwide successes include Little Shop of Horrors, Side by Side by Sondheim, Five Guys Named Moe, The Witches of Eastwick and his reinventions of Oliver! and My Fair Lady, as well as his new version of Half a Sixpence, which opens at Chichester Festival Theatre this summer. Cameron, with Working Title and Universal, produced the hugely successful award-winning film version of Les Misérables and he is currently working on film versions of Oliver! and Miss Saigon. He owns nine West End theatres: Prince of Wales; Gielgud; Queen’s; Wyndham’s; Noël Coward; Novello; and Prince Edward – all of which have been spectacularly refurbished; The Ambassadors, which will be renamed The Sondheim; and his most recent acquisition, The Victoria Palace, which will reopen in 2017 with the Tony Award-winning sensation Hamilton. He is also the co-owner of Music Theatre International, the world’s largest library of secondary rights of the great musicals. Cameron was knighted in the 1996 New Year’s Honours for his services to the British Theatre and has recently been the first British producer elected to the Theater Hall of Fame.

ALAIN BOUBLIL

BOOK & LYRICS

Alain Boublil is the author of the librettos and original lyrics for the musicals, La Révolution Française (1973), Les Misérables (1980), Miss Saigon (1989), Martin Guerre (1996) and The Pirate Queen (2006), all in collaboration with Claude-Michel Schönberg, as well as Marguerite (2008) with Michel Legrand, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer. Boublil is the recipient of two Tony Awards (Best Score and Best Book), two Grammys, two Victoire de la Musique Awards and a Molière Award for Les Misérables. He received an Evening Standard Drama Award for Miss Saigon and a Laurence Olivier Award for Martin Guerre. He is the author of the play, The Diary of Adam and Eve (based upon short stories by Mark Twain), and the prize-winning French novel, Les dessous de soi. He co-wrote the screenplay and co-produced the soundtrack of the Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated film, Les Misérables. He has co-conceived and produces the Do You Hear The People Sing concert series, the symphonic evening of songs from Boublil and Schönberg musicals, which has recently played in major U.S. cities and has just opened its Australasian tour in Shanghai. He recently received a New York Chapter Honors Grammy award for his outstanding contribution to the creative community. He is currently working on a revised version of Martin Guerre to open in the U.K. in 2014/2015. While Miss Saigon makes its return to London’s West End this year, Broadway also welcomes back ‘Les Misérables’. Alain Boublil lives in New York with his wife, actress/singer Marie Zamora, and is the father of four sons.

CLAUDE-MICHEL Schönberg

CONCEPT, BOOK & MUSIC

Born in 1944 of Hungarian parents, Claude-Michel Schönberg began his career in France as a singer, writer and producer of pop songs. In collaboration with Alain Boublil he is the book co-writer and the composer of La Révolution Française, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre and The Pirate Queen. In 2008 his musical, Marguerite, in collaboration with Alain Boublil, Michel Legrand and Herbert Kretzmer opened at the Haymarket Theatre in London. Claude-Michel has supervised overseas productions and co-produced several international cast albums of his shows. In 2001 he composed his first ballet score, Wuthering Heights, which was created by the Northern Ballet in 2002. His ballet, Cleopatra, which opened in 2011, was his second collaboration with David Nixon and his seventh complete score. In 2012 Claude-Michel co-wrote the screenplay and reconceived the music for the Les Misérables musical movie. His shows have won many awards over the years, most recently the WhatsonStage audience awards for Best West End Show and Best Musical Revival for the new London production of Miss Saigon which opened in 2014. Golden Globe winner, Oscar nominee and Grammy award winner for his outstanding contribution to the creative community, Mr. Schönberg and Alain Boublil were honoured at a New York Pops gala concert in Carnegie Hall celebrating their 40 year collaboration. Mr. Schönberg has been appointed Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University – a position funded by the Mackintosh Foundation. Mr. Schönberg married the English ballerina, Charlotte Talbot, in 2003. He is the father of one son and two daughters.

RICHARD MALTBY, JR.

LYRICS

BROADWAY: Conceived and directed two Tony Award winning musicals: AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (1978: Tony, N.Y. Drama Critics, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards — also Tony Award for Best Director); FOSSE (1999: Tony, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards); as well as RING OF FIRE, (2006). With composer David Shire: director/lyricist: BABY (1983, seven Tony nominations); lyricist: BIG (1996, Tony nomination: Best Score). With Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, co-lyricist: MISS SAIGON (Evening Standard Award, London 1990; Tony nomination: Best Score, 1991); co-lyricist: THE PIRATE QUEEN (2007). Director: THE STORY OF MY LIFE (2009). Director/co-lyricist: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SONG & DANCE (1986 Tony Award for star, Bernadette Peters.)
OFF-BROADWAY: director/lyricist STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW (1977, Grammy nomination) and CLOSER THAN EVER, (1989, two Outer Critics Circle Awards: Best Musical, Best Score; also Off-Broadway Alliance Award, Best Musical Revival 2013; and London Jermyn Street Theatre 2014,), both written with composer David Shire. Director: JUST JIM DALE, Roundabout Theatre 2014, also Vaudeville Theatre, London 2015. REGIONAL: Lyricist/conceiver, TAKE FLIGHT (Menier Chocolate Factory, London 2010; McCarter Theatre 2012); book and lyrics, WATERFALL, Pasadena Playhouse and Seattle’s Fifth Avenue Theatre (2015). Director, MASK (2008, Pasadena Playhouse); director, THE 60’S PROJECT (2006, Goodspeed). CURRENTLY: Lyricist, new musical SOUSATZKA, March 2017 in Toronto. FILM: Screenplay, MISS POTTER, (2007: Christopher Award, best screenplay.). Contributes cryptic crossword puzzles to Harpers Magazine. Son of well-known orchestra leader; Five children: Nicholas, David, Jordan, Emily and Charlotte.

MICHAEL MAHLER

ADDITIONAL LYRICS

Michael Mahler (ASCAP) is the award-winning Chicago-based composer/lyricist of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, October Sky, Hero, The Man who Murdered Sherlock Holmes, Painted Alice, Rockne, Wonderland; Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure, and others. His songs have been featured in concerts and showcases across the globe, including an evening at the Kennedy Center. Michael served as the premiere English lyricist for Boublil and Schönberg’s La Revolution Francaise and contributed lyrics to Russel Watson’s album Only One Man. Visit www.michaelmahler.com

LAURENCE CONNOR

DIRECTOR

Theatre: School Of Rock (New London Theatre); School of Rock (Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway); Les Misérables (Imperial Theatre, Broadway); Miss Saigon (Prince Edward Theatre, London); the entirely new stage production of The Phantom of the Opera (US and UK tours); Oliver! (UK tour); Miss Saigon (UK tour and Worldwide). Laurence is also the Co-Director of the new version of Les Misérables which has enjoyed worldwide success including Broadway, UK and US tours.

BOB AVIAN

MUSICAL STAGING

Bob began his career as a dancer and was in more than a dozen Broadway shows including WEST SIDE STORY and FUNNY GIRL. He then became an integral part of every Michael Bennett production for the next 20 years, working as associate choreographer and/or assistant director on productions including COMPANY, FOLLIES, TWIGS, SEESAW and GOD’S FAVORITE. He received a Tony Award as co-choreographer of A CHORUS LINE. He then went on to win his second Tony award for co-choreographing BALLROOM as well as serving as co-producer. Bob was also a producer of the original and national companies of DREAMGIRLS, the highly acclaimed musical which won six Tony awards. He choreographed the London production of FOLLIES and then created the musical staging for MISS SAIGON. He choreographed the London and Broadway productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SUNSET BOULEVARD, receiving his sixth Tony nomination. Next came the Boublil & Schönberg musical MARTIN GUERRE for which he won the Olivier Award for choreography. Bob also did Stephen Sondheim’s PUTTING IT TOGETHER off-Broadway starring Julie Andrews and on Broadway starring Carol Burnett. Returning once again to London, he choreographed THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK. Bob directed the revival of A CHORUS LINE on Broadway and then in London at the Palladium. Most recently he recreated his choreography for the new Miss Saigon currently playing in London. He is a proud member of the board of
the Miami City Ballet.

GEOFFREY GARRATT

ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY

Geoffrey trained at the Bird College of Performing Arts. He has worked extensively in Musical Theatre both as a performer and as a choreographer. As a performer, Geoffrey has appeared in Cats, Fiddler on the Roof, Matador, Mr Cinders, Martin Guerre, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, West Side Story, Oliver! and numerous appearances in West End Galas, Royal Variety Performances and the Laurence Olivier Awards.

Geoff’s most recent work includes Additional Choreography for the current West End hit revival of Miss Saigon (Prince Edward Theatre) and Musical Staging for the current Broadway revival of Les Misérables (Imperial Theatre, New York) which opened in Toronto. Geoff has subsequently worked on further productions of Les Miserables in Australia, Japan and Korea. Geoff has worked as an associate choreographer on Mary Poppins since the original production in London’s West End, and subsequently in the USA (both on Broadway and the national tour), Holland, Australia, Mexico and in 2016 in Brazil. Similarly he has worked as Associate Choreographer on Oliver! – in the West End at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, on the UK national tour, the USA national tour, Holland, Australia and Toronto. And as Additional Choreographer for productions of Miss Saigon in Japan, Holland, Australia, Korea, Brazil and the UK Tour. Other Associate Choreography credits include The Witches of Eastwick (West End and Australia) and Betty Blue Eyes (West End).

Choreographic credits also include The Witches of Eastwick (UK Tour), Jack and the Beanstalk (Barbican), Encore! Mr Producer and Hey! Mr Producer (Jean Ann Ryan Productions USA), Blues in the Night (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Fascinating Aida (UK Tour, London), Little Shop of Horrors (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Jack and the Beanstalk (Opera House, Belfast). He was assistant to Matthew Bourne on South Pacific (National Theatre) and dance captain for Martin Guerre and Cats in the West End.

Television includes: Children in Need, Blue Peter, This Morning and celebrations for The Queen’s 80th Birthday. Geoff was also featured on I’d Do Anything for the BBC.
Film: The Other Man directed by Richard Eyre.

WILLIAM DAVID BROHN

ORCHESTRATOR

Previously at Chichester, Orchestrator for Barnum. Musicals he has orchestrated in the West End include Betty Blue Eyes, Wicked, Mary Poppins, Miss Saigon (and UK tour), South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Show Boat (and Australia), Oliver! and Carousel. On Broadway The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Ragtime, Mary Poppins (and US tour), Curtains (and Los Angeles), Wicked (and Los Angeles and San Francisco). The Secret Garden, Dessa Rose (Off-Broadway), Oklahoma!, Sweet Smell of Success, Minnelli on Minnelli, High Society, Show Boat, Carousel, The Red Shoes, Crazy For You, Miss Saigon, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, The Boys in Autumn, The Wind in the Willows, The Three Musketeers, Marilyn, Brigadoon, King of Hearts, Timbuktu!, Rockabye Hamlet and Rodgers & Hart. In the ballet, concert and symphonic realms he has enjoyed collaborations with singers Placido Domingo and Marilyn Horne; choreographers Agnes de Mille, Kenneth Macmillan, Susan Stroman and Matthew Bourne, the violinist Joshua Bell and conductors Andre Previn and John Williams.

STEPHEN BROOKER

MUSICAL SUPERVISOR

Stephen was recently musical director and conductor for Universal Pictures’ film of Les Misérables starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. He is currently musical supervisor for Les Misérables(London, Tokyo, New York and Toronto) and the Chichester Festival Theatre / Cameron Mackintosh production of Barnum. He was musical director of The Woman in White, My Fair Lady, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Lautrec, Cats, The Secret Garden and South Pacific. He supervised Mary Poppins (Australia, London and UK Tour), The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Performance (DVD), Betty Blue Eyes, Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert (O2 Arena),OLIVER! (London and UK Tour) My Fair Lady (USA and London), Les Misérables (New York revival 2006), Cats, Hair, Miss Saigon, Carmen Jones, The Phantom of the Opera, Grease, Fame, Saturday Night Fever, Peter Pan and Chess. He was musical consultant for the Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Tour and conducted the Classical Brit Awards (2011). Stephen was composer and conductor for the original production of Burn the Floor and has written and produced music for many corporate clients including Coca-Cola, Walt Disney, Ford Motors, Toyota Cars, Volvo Cars, Sony Eriksson, BMW, British Airways and Canon. Orchestral conducting includes: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony, Haifa Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony, Hamburg Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, London and Manchester Concert Orchestras and the Ukraine Opera and Symphony Orchestra. He conducted the Royal Choral Society in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen. Recordings include: Disney Film Classics and Crazy for Gershwin (BBC Concert Orchestra), studio recording of Hair, cast recordings of The Secret Garden, The Woman in Whiteand South Pacific. He was orchestrator and conductor for Walt Disney’s award-winning Animator’s Palette and Cinderellabration (Disneyland Tokyo). He produced the ‘live’ recording of Oliver!starring Rowan Atkinson, the new recording of Les Misérables (2010) and the Dutch and Australian recordings of Mary Poppins. Stephen recently conducted Les Miserables at the Oscars – The 85th Academy Awards (2013).

JAMES MOORE

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Recently served as music director and conductor for the acclaimed Broadway revival of Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town. Other Broadway credits include Gigi, Follies , South Pacific , Ragtime (original and revival productions), Steel Pier, and Company. Off Broadway, he helmed the Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park gala performance of The Pirates of Penzance starring Kevin Kline, Glenn Close and Martin Short. His national touring credits include The Producers, Kiss Me, Kate, Crazy for You, and The World Goes ‘Round – The Songs of Kander and Ebb. For The Kennedy Center, he has conducted Camelot starring Brian Stokes Mitchell, My Fair Lady starring Jonathan Pryce, and Mame starring Christine Baranski. Symphonic engagements include the National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, The Santa Barbara Symphony, and The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. Regional: Ford’s Theatre, Signature Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, and The St. Louis MUNY. Recordings: On the Town and Follies (Grammy nominee). Mr. Moore holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

TOTIE DRIVER

SET DESIGN

Totie has spent the last 25 years working on numerous stage designs for the NT, RSC, Donmar Warehouse, Theatre de Complicite, Glynedebourne, and London’s West End. She is a visiting lecturer on Stage Design at Nottingham Trent University.

For Cameron Mackintosh Totie recently created stage designs for a UK tour of Oliver, after productions in Ghent and Antwerp. Totie also created stage designs for a UK touring production of ‘Miss Saigon’ in 2002 and has since toured Korea, Australia, Japan, Brazil and Utrecht in the Netherlands. For the 2014 return to the West End she collaborated with Matt Kinley Winning 2015 ‘What’s on Stage’ Best Set Design.

MATT KINLEY

SET DESIGN

Matt began his career working extensively as a freelance costume and prop-maker for stage, film and video at Robert Allsopp Associates before returning to study and subsequently graduate from the Motley theatre design course in 1994. During the 90’s he worked at the National Theatre, London, as designer, design associate and draughtsman on over 40 productions, including Jerry Springer – The Opera, The Coast of Utopia and My Fair Lady. Since leaving the National Theatre he has worked in commercial theatre as an associate designer on many shows including The Woman in White, My Fair Lady (UK and USA tours), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK tour), Les Misérables (Broadway and Holland), Equus (West End). As part of a long working partnership with Cameron Mackintosh Ltd, Matt initially adapted the original staging for the new version of Mary Poppins which has toured internationally since its inception in 2007. In 2009 he was invited to redesign Les Misérables for its 25th Anniversary production as a UK Tour. The success of the new production has seen subsequent productions across the world and recently opened in March 2014 on Broadway. Matt also designed the 25th Anniversary concert for the show at London’s O2 Arena in 2010. As part of the Phantom of the Opera’s 25th Anniversary celebrations, Matt designed the fully staged concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011. In 2013, after the recent death of the Adrian Vaux, Matt was invited to work with Totie Driver as a co-designer and redevelop Miss Saigon ahead of its London revival at the Prince Edward Theatre. The show’s success has recently seen it awarded with Best Set Design at the What’s On Stage Awards in 2015. Matt continues to design for a variety of productions and events both abroad and in the UK, having recently completed a two part Phantom prequel in Tokyo, the London première of Jerry Herman’s Dear World and The Man of La Mancha and Chaplin in Sao Paulo, Broadway to the Bay at the WMC and Oliver! for Leicester Curve Theatre. He is currently reworking ‘Chaplin’ for it’s European premiere this Christmas.

ADRIAN VAUX

ORIGINAL SET DESIGN

Adrian Vaux (1936-2012) studied design at the Slade School. He was house designer at London’s Mermaid Theatre 1964-1970, house designer at Leicester Phoenix and subsequently at the Haymarket 1971-1980. He designed many productions during this time, some of which transferred to the West End, including My Fair Lady, Cause Célèbre and Tomfoolery. He was house designer at the Old Vic 1980-1982, where his credits included The Merchant of Venice and The Relapse. Adrian began working in Israel in 1968, designing productions for the Habimah, Cameri, Haifa and Jerusalem Theatres. His association with Sobol began with original productions of Meininger’s Night, Ghetto, Palestinian Girl, Adam, Jerusalem Syndrome and Nice Toni. This association led to his working in Germany and the USA. Many of these productions raised highly controversial issues, both political and social, such as the “great silence” surrounding discussions of the Holocaust and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. From 2000 Adrian worked on designs for USA and UK tours of Miss Saigon and Oliver! for Cameron Mackintosh and his associates.

ANDREANE NEOFITOU

COSTUME DESIGN

Internationally renowned costume designer Andy Neofitou’s highly acclaimed work for the RSC over many years led to her outstanding success with Les Misérables directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird, and her beautifully researched and detailed period costumes won her a coveted Tony Award nomination on Broadway. Andy has continued to work on the show since its ‘re-conception’ in 2009, from the 25th Anniversary performance at London’s O2 Arena in 2010, subsequent tours of the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA to its recent re-opening on Broadway – all as the original production continues its unbroken, record-breaking run in the West End. She also designed the costumes for the original production of Miss Saigon directed by Nicholas Hytner (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane). Miss Saigon went on to become another huge international hit and Andy’s costumes are seen again in this first major London revival. Andy’s other costume designs in London and the West End include Grease (Dominion, Piccadilly and long-running UK tour), Gone with the Wind and The Baker’s Wife directed by Trevor Nunn, The Far Pavilions, Timon of Athens with David Suchet in the title role, also directed by Trevor Nunn (Young Vic), Peter Pan directed by John Caird (NT) and the arena production of Bizet’s opera Carmen (Royal Albert Hall). International: Nabucco directed by Elijah Moshinsky (New York’s Metropolitan Opera), Miss Julie (Athens), the musical Jane Eyre directed by John Caird (Broadway, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination) and Cameron Mackintosh’s revised version of Martin Guerre (USA). RSC: The Changeling directed by Michael Attenborough, Bill Alexander’s production of The Merchant of Venice with Antony Sher, and Fair Maid of the West directed by Trevor Nunn (inaugural production at the Swan, Stratford, and Mermaid, London). She designed costumes for Hedda Gabler with Glenda Jackson (Aldwych, Canada and USA), Once in a Lifetime (Aldwych and the Piccadilly), Peter Pan (three separate runs at the Barbican) and Nicholas Nickleby (Stratford and USA, Outer Circle Critics’ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design). Film includes: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead starring Richard Dreyfuss, directed by the author Tom Stoppard, and Still Life with Roger Paltry.

Bruno Poet

Lighting Designer

Bruno Poet is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning lighting designer working extensively in theatre, opera and live music events. He won the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design and the 2011 Knight of Illumination Award for Frankenstein at the National Theatre and the 2013 Knight of Illumination Award for Sigur Rós’ world tour. Other theatre credits include: Faith Healer, Phaedra (Donmar Warehouse); Treasure Island, From Morning to Midnight, Timon of Athens, Travelling Light, London Road, Frankenstein (Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design), Season’s Greetings, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, The Enchantment, Aristocrats (National); Miss Saigon, From Here to Eternity (West End); The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Romeo and Juliet, Midnight’s Children (Royal Shakespeare Company); Fortune’s Fool, Sweet Bird of Youth, Cause Célèbre, All About My Mother (Old Vic); South Downs and The Browning Version (Chichester/West End); The Human Comedy, A Prayer for My Daughter, Tobias and the Angel (Young Vic); Being Shakespeare (Trafalgar Studios/BAM/Chicago Shakespeare). He also works regularly in opera and dance for companies such as the Royal Opera House in London, Den Norske Opera, Bregenzer Festspiele, Opera North, Theater An Der Wein, English National Opera, LA Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Lyric Chicago, Opera Monte Carlo, Staatsoper Berlin, Sydney Opera House and De Nederlandse Opera. He has lit productions for 17 seasons at Garsington Opera.

Mick Potter

Sound Designer

Mick has designed the sound for over 100 musicals worldwide including Broadway and West End productions of School Of Rock (Drama Desk Award nominee), Les Misérables (Tony Award nominee, Helpmann Award), The Phantom of the Opera (Parnelii Award), Miss Saigon, Evita, The Woman in White (Olivier Award), Bombay Dreams, Saturday Night Fever, Sunset Boulevard, From Here To Eternity, Betty Blue Eyes, The Wizard Of Oz, Love Never Dies (Green Room Award), Sister Act, Zorro, The Sound Of Music and Les Misérable’s 25th Anniversary Concert O2 Arena London, Phantom Of The Opera 25th Anniversary Concert Royal Albert Hall London.

Luke Halls

Projection Design

Luke Halls is an Award Winning international Video Designer whose work crosses a range of disciplines including opera, theatre, dance, film, TV and worldwide sellout music tours.

Luke received a Knight of Illumination Award for Don Giovanni at The Royal Opera House London and a BAFTA for his work on The Cube.

Theatre includes Miss Saigon (Prince Edward Theatre and Japan), Man and Superman (National Theatre), Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (London’s Barbican Theatre), Mary Poppins (UK tour), Linda, The Nether and 2071 (Royal Court) and Master and Margarita (Complicite/ Barbican).

Luke made his debut at The Metropolitan Opera in New York with Otello, and his other opera work includes Król Roger (Royal Opera House), Der Freischütz and The Cunning Little Vixen (Royal Danish Opera).
Dance work includes Alastair Marriott’s Connectome for The Royal Ballet and Zeitgeist at the London Coliseum.

Live event and music work includes Beyonce’s Formation World Tour, Adele’s
2016 World Tour, the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Closing Ceremonies,
Robbie Williams (Take the Crown Tour), Pet Shop Boys (Turn it On, Pandemonium
and Electric world tours), U2 (world tour and 2011 Glastonbury Festival), Nitin
Sawhney, and Rihanna (Brit and Grammy Awards), among others. Fashion show
work includes Louis Vuitton’s AW15, SS15 and AW16 shows at Paris Fashion
week.

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