Falling For Eve
Jennifer Blood (Sarah)
was recently seen as Desdemona in Othello at Theater Row and in Snapshots with the Prospect Theater Company. New York favorites: Susan and God with the Mint Theater Company, Suzanne Bradbeer's Full Bloom and Peter Mills' The Flood. Regional: The Light in the Piazza (Maine State), Man of La Mancha (Sacramento Music Circus), The Glass Menagerie (Mountain Playhouse), Steel Magnolias (Casa Manana), Third (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Dying City (Lyric Stage of Boston) and Swingtime Canteen (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina). Thanks to Michael, Kimberly Vaughn and, of course, Jake.
Krystal Joy Brown (Eve)
is absolutely thrilled to be playing Eve and making her debut at the York (after appearing in NEO 6) with this fabulous cast, crew and creative team! Some of her favorite credits include: Broadway: Hair (Dionne U.S. /Abe Lincoln). National Tour: Rent (Mimi). Off-Broadway: Street Lights (Monique) and Vote! The Musical (Nikki). TV: "Storyforia" (Roxy, Pilot for Nickelodeon TV). Much love to her Mamma and the friends and those who have loved and supported her!!!!
Nehal Joshi (Michael)
Broadway: Les Miserables (Original Revival Cast), The Threepenny Opera (Roundabout). Regional credits include: Working (Premiere: 2008 revised version/Old Globe, Asolo Rep.) Mister Roberts (John F. Kennedy Center), Senor Discretion Himself (Premiere/ Arena Stage), Tommy (Dallas Theatre Center), Recent Tragic Events (premiere/ Woolly Mammoth), Carousel (Olney Theatre Center), Mother Teresa is Dead (City Theatre Company), The 25th and 26th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays (Actors Theatre of Louisville). His Film/TV credits include HBO's "The Wire", Blackout (2007 Tribeca Film Festival) and New York, I Love You. Thank you to Ben, David & Erin.
Adam Kantor (God/He)
is thrilled to be playing the role his family believes he was destined to play - GOD. Broadway credits include Next To Normal (Henry u/s) as well as the closing cast of Rent (Mark Cohen), the final performance of which can be seen on the Sony DVD: RENT: filmed Live On Broadway. TV: "The Good Wife" (Ezra). Producer of the 2009 Fringe hit, A Contemporary American's Guide To A Successful Marriage ©1959.- Graduate of Northwestern University. Director of Development for the non-profit organization, Broadway In South Africa. Many thanks to Innovative, and much love to the incredible team behind Falling For Eve."God, it's good to be me."
Jose Llana (Adam)
created the role of "Chip Tolentino" in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Second Stage Theatre and on Broadway. Broadway: Flower Drum Song, Rent, Streetcorner Symphony and his debut in the 1996 Revival of The King And I. Off-Broadway: Adam Guettel's Saturn Returns and On The Town. Regional: Wonderland (Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and The Alley Theatre); National Tour of Martin Guerre, Ballad of Little Jo (Steppenwolf) and Candide (Prince MusicTheater). Workshops: Kafka's Songs and Spring's Awakening (Sundance Theatre Lab); Frank Wildhorn's Havana and Armistead Maupin's Tales Of The Clty ('The O'Neill). Film/TV: "Hitch" (Ross) and "Sex and the City" (Damian). Recordings: The King And I and Flower Drum Song recordings; Adam Guettel's "Myths and Hymns" and his self-titled solo album under the VIVA Philippines label. www.josellana.com. For Roser and Veronica.
Sasha Sloan (God/She)
Theatre: Ragtime (The Kennedy Center; Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Director), Beehive (Alabama Shakespeare Festival). Off-Broadway: What's That Smell? The Music of Jacob Sterling (New World Stages). Television: "One Life to Live,""Laughfiend" (webisodes, series regular). BFA: Howard University.
Stephanie Umoh (Eve (8/3 - 8/8))
is thrilled to be making her York debut as Eve! She was most recently seen playing the role of Sarah in the Broadway revival of Ragtime.Other credits include: Daisy in the musical Johnny Baseball at A.R.T. (directed by Diane Paulus); Sheila in Hair at C.R.T. (directed by Gabe Barre); Freddie/Treemonisha in Roundabout Theatre Company's workshop of Tin Pan Alley Rag. Thank you Nicolosi & Co. for being awesome! Thank you friends and family — love you guys! So honored to be a part of this company.
Buist Bickley (Props Master)
Broadway: Rock of Ages (Assistant Scenic Designer), Sondheim on Sondheim (Props Supervisor). Off-Broadway: Rock of Ages, Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Other New York credits include: New York Philharmonic, Pearl, Keen Company, Red Bull Theatre Company, Clubbed Thumb and New Georges. Buist was the Props Master in Residence at The Westport Country Playhouse from 2007 to 2010.
Brian Blythe (Associate Artistic Director)
began working at the York as a volunteer in June 2004. At York: LingoLand (Assistant Director); Asylum (Additional Staging); Greenwillow (Musicals in Mufti, Assistant Director); Breakthrough, A Musical Epiphany (Developmental Reading, Co-Director, Co-Author); six incarnations of 4@15: Four New Fifteen Minute Musicals (Director). Other New York: Crack'd (Ensemble StudioTheatre, Featured Playwright); SDCF Professional Observership Fellowship of the Bells Are Ringing Broadway revival; Directing Department Interning fo Broadway's The Lion King. Master Teacher for the University of California, Irvine's NewYork Satellite Program. Love to DTRS&R and JPK.
Beowulf Borritt (Scenic Designer)
Broadway: Sondheim on Sondheim, Spelling Bee, Lovemusik, Rock of Ages, The Two and Only. Off Broadway: More than 50 shows including: The Scottsboro Boys, The Toxic Avenger, The Last Five Years, Tin Pan Alley Rag, Other Side, Sleepwalk with Me, Saint Lucy's Eyes, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Miss Julie, Public, MTC, 2nd Stage, MCC, New Group, Pearl, American Place, Keen Company. Other Designs: 137th and 138th Ringling Brothers Circus. Awards: OBIE for Sustained Excellence, AUDELCO, Barrymore, 2 Lucille Lortel nominations, 3 Drama Desk nominations.
Michael Cassara (Casting Director)
regularly casts for many of the nation's top theatres including The Old Globe, Great Lakes, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Gulfshore Playhouse, the Olney and many more. As the resident casting director for the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Michael hascast over 40 new musicals since the festival's inception in 2004. He also serves as the resident casting director for The Peccadillo Theatre Company, dedicated to producing revivals of "well-made" American plays. Feature film casting credits include "Clear Blue Tuesday" and the upcoming "Nor'easter." Upcoming Broadway projects include Fat Camp slated to open in 2011. Michael is a native Clevelander and a member of the Casting Society of America. Please visit www.michaelcassara.net
Scott Dela Cruz (Production Manager )
has worked with the York for almost 10 years and is happy to still be a part of the company. Currently the head of production for Martian Entertainment. Off-Broadway and NY Credits include: Newsical (47th Street Theater), Naked Boys Singing, (New World Stages), , Rooms rock romance (New World Stages), Bash'd (Zipper), Mother Load (NY & Natl Tour), Enter Laughing, The Musical (York), A Broadway Diva Christmas (Julia Miles), None of the Above (Lion) and many more. NY companies: Toy Box Theatre Company, Tiffany Mills Dance Company, INTAR, Aulis Collective, Family OperaInitiative, Soho Rep. TV: "The Brini Maxwell Show" (Style Network). Film: Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. Industrials: Hasbro.
Joe DiPietro (Book)
recently won two Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score (with David Bryan) for Memphis, which also won the 2010 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical. In addition, Joe wrote the book and lyrics for I Love You,You're Perfect, Now Change (the longest running musical revue in Off-Broadway history), The Toxic Avenger and The Thing About Men (both Outer Critics Circle Award winners for Best Off-Broadway Musical), All Shook Up (Broadway & National Tour), The Art of Murder (2000 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play) and the much-produced comedy Over the River and Through the Woods. His new drama Creating Claire recently debuted at George Street Playhouse. His play The Last Romance will play The Old Globe this summer. His plays and musicals have been produced thousands of times throughout the country and around the world.
Randy Donaldson (Associate Producer)
Current projects: Pee Wee Herman on Broadway. As a performer, Randy has appeared in 11 Broadway/National tours including: "Tommy Keeler" in Annie Get Your Gun, "Banzai" in The Lion King, Wonderful Town and "Richie" in A Chorus Line. Randy would like to thank Steven for this wonderful new opportunity.
Herrick Goldman (Lighting Designer)
has been designing lighting since 1991- Herrick's Off-Broadway credits include Rooms, 666, Godspell, Loaded, Latin Heat, Flamingo Court, All is Love, Shafrika, Serenade, The Fearless, and Streakin' thru the 70s. He owns HG Lighting Design Inc. and received the 2009 Big Apple Award for Best Lighting Design for an Event. He was also honored with the first-ever Redden Award for Excellence in Lighting Design at the 2009 Lighting Design International Conference. He is a 2009 Hewes Award (American Theater Wing) Nominee and recipient of the 2010 Live Design Excellence Award. Recent work: Tick, Tick, Boom at the Westport Country Playhouse, Broadway's benefit concerts: the15th anniversary of The Who's Tommy, Best Little Whorehouse In Texas and many regional productions. Member of USA/IATSE 829. Love to Stazh. www.HGLightingDesign.com
Jessica Gordon (Assistant to the Director)
is thrilled to be working on her first show in New York! She recently graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in Theatre and a BSBA In Marketing. Love and thanks to the family and Larry for the opportunity and encouragement. Go Gators!
David Howard (Lyrics, Playwright of source material ...)
While his most visible credit is DreamWorks' major feature film "Galaxy Quest" (Story and Screenplay credit), David has also worked in television and live theatre. Credits include "The Carver Brothers" (series pilot, with Robert DeNiro'sTribeca Films for CBS; co-written with M.F. McDowell) and "Dead and Breakfast" (pilot for the WB with Ron Howard's Imagine Television). He has had plays produced by such theatres as Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Moving Arts Theatre and the TimescapeArts Group. His play Electric Roses has been published in anthologies by Samuel French Books and Smith and Kraus Publishers. Falling for Eve is his first venture as a lyricist.
Elisa Spencer Kaplin (Managing Director)
joined the York as General Manager in 2007 and became Managing Director in 2009. She was previously Managing Director of Chicago's Shattered Globe Theatre where, under her leadership, the company doubled in size and mounted some of its most successful shows, including award-winning revivals of Dealer's Choice, The Price, and Come Back, Little Sheba (dir. David Cromer). Elisa also served as Managing Director of the Yale Cabaret, producing a 20-show season that included world premieres by Tarell McCraney, Victor Kaufold and Yana Ross. Sh ehas also worked with Yale Rep, Second Stage and Skylark Opera. Elisa was the Guthrie Theater's 2001-2002 Rea Management Fellow. She serves on the TDF Young Patrons' Committee and is a past board member of the League of Chicago Theatres. Elisa holds a M.F.A. in theater management from Yale School of Drama and a B.A. from Carleton College. Love to RMK.
HHC Marketing (Marketing Consultant )
Current: Falling For Eve, Felai, Jersey Boys,Lombardi, The 39 Steps, The My Big Gay Italian Wedding, Flying Karamazov Brothers,Tales from theTunnel, Spaghetti and Matzo Balls, John Tartaglia's Imaginocean, My Trip Down the Pink Carpet and street teams for a number of shows on Broadway. HHC Marketing also represents BroadwayBox.com, Lunchtix.com, TicketsThisWeek.com, BroadwayInsider.com and TheMenEvent.com.
Lee Martino (Musical Staging)
is the resident choreographer for Reprise Theatre Company (Artistic Director, Jason Alexander) where she has choreographed On The Town, On Your Toes, Damn Yankees and more. Highlights: A Grand Night For Dancing (Richard Rodgers tribute), Life Could Be A Dream, Hudson Theatre, TUTS Hobby Center's Inaugural Gala (honoring Jerry Herman), Musical Theatre West, Rubicon Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Disney International's A Dream is A Wish, Disney's El Capitan. TV/Film: "Step It Up & Dance," Jenny Craig "I'm Baring It All" dance commercial, "What I Like About You," "The King and I" (animated film) and "Alpha Omega" (upcoming). Concerts/arena events: Harley-Davidson, grand opening Detroit Lions' Ford Field and The Hollywood Bowl. Awards include: three Ovation Awards, three LosAngeles Drama Critics Circle Awards and two Garland Awards. Upcoming: NBC's "Shall We Dance on Ice." Member of SDC.
James McRgan (Producing Artistic Director)
has been associated with York for over 36 years, the last 13 as Producing Artistic Director. He has built on the legacy of his mentor and friend, Janet Hayes Walker, to make the York Theatre Company a place "where musicals come to life." As a scenic designer, he has designed over 300 productions in theatres around the country, on Broadway and Off, including Sweeney Todd (B'way Drama Desk nomination); Anna Karenina (Theatre Wing Design nom); No Way to Treat A Lady (Drama Desk nom), Pacific Overtures, Jolson & Company, The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, The Musical of Musicals (TheMusical!) and some 100 productions at York. Recent designs: Aristocrats, Ernest in Love (lrish Rep); My Vaudeville Man! and Enter Laughing (York). Current: Grey Gardens(Cane Playhouse). Directing credits include Sylvia, Falsettoland (Carbonell Award, Best Director/BestMusical), Oh, Coward!, As Bees in Honey Drown and The Grass Harp, as well as suchYork premieres as Taking A Chance on Love,a celebration of lyricist John Latouche; the Australian musical Prodigal; Porterphiles: Unpublished Songs of ColePorter; Clark Gesner's The Jello is Always Red and more recently, LingoLand, featuring the work of wordsmith Kenward Elmslie.
Susan Nicholson (Associate Lighting Designer)
has been illuminating productions in New York since 2004. Favorite places to work include: Cape Rep, CCSU, Stamford Theatre Works, Forestburgh Playhouse and Medicine Show Theatre. She is the resident designer at AADA. She is also a part of HGLighting Design working on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. She has worked on numerous NYMF shows garnering an honorable mention in design for River's Endwith Herrick Goldman. Other honors: Barbizon Region 3 winner, National level Runner-Up, Nominated for an Ostrander in Lighting in Memphis. She holds a BA from Purdue University and a MFA from the University of Memphis. www.susanmnicholsondesign.com
Paul O'Toole (Assistant Stage Manager )
most recently worked on Yank! the musical here at the York. Past credits include Family Dinner, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, The Sunshine Boys (w/ Dick Van Patten), All Shook Up (w/ Sally Struthers) and many, many more. He would like to thank all his friends and family for their love and support. Proud member of Actors Equity.
Bobby Pearce (Costume Design)
was nominated for a Tony Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Broadway's Taboo. Design highlights include: The Marvelous Wonderettes (NK, Albany, Cincinnati, Aspen, Long Beach, San Jose and Sacramento); Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Las Vegas); The Syringa Tree (New York, London); The Red Dog Howls (El Portal/LA); L'Incoronazione de Poppea (Wolf Trap Opera/DC); Liza Minnelli for "Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Celebration;" "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (Halloween 1999-2001); Let It Snow (starring Bernadette Peters); Chita Rivera's tour, Chita & All That Jazz; Behind the Beat (starring Vicki Sue Robinson) and "The Big Gay Sketch Show" for LOGO. He has designed costumes for numerous celebrities including Bea Arthur, Bebe Neuwirth, Faith Prince, Larry Gatlin,Madeline Kahn, Elizabeth Ashley, Cyd Charisse, Glenn Close, Leslie Uggams, Laurie Beechman, Tracy Ullman, Maria Maples,Gwen Verdon and International Ice Dance Champions Maia and Alex Shibutani. www.bobbypearce.com
Larry Raben (Director)
Workshop reading of Falling For Eve (then Paradise Tossed) at The York. Ovation Award winner Best Direction for Singin' In The Rain, (Cabrillo) The Producers (Gatway Playhouse); The Velveteen Rabbit (Promenade Theatre for Theatreworks/USA); Off-Broadway's Forever Plaid (Sleve McGraw's) and Catch Me If I Fall (Promendade Theatre) both as assistant director. Best Director Ace nominee for Sweet Charity in Buenos Aires. With choreographer Lee Martino in Los Angeles: Bark! (lE Award best direction) and the post-Broadway premiere of Never Gonna Dance (with Tony winner Harriet Harris) at Musical Theatre West. Others: The Thing About Men(UW); Greater Tuna (Coyote StageWorks); Always Patsy Cline (Wk); I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (h\W); numerous regional and international stagings of Forever Plaid. Directed and co-authored Rodgers & (Reprise), Hollywood's Heyday (Welk) and Motown At The Twillght (Canadian Tour). Member of SDC.
Anna Reinersman (Associate Producer)
Previous credits include Bemice Bobs Her Mullet (for NYMF with Steven Ullman) and All Heart (a Heart coverband) at the Canal Room. As a harpist, Finian'sRainbow and The Producers. Co-director of the Carolina Chamber Music Festival, www.carolinachambermusic.org. Thanks, Steven!
Megan Schneid (Production Stage Manger)
recently completed the transfer of Paradise Found to the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. Broadway: A Tale of Two Cities, Love Musik, All Shook Up, Hairspray. Tours: Twelve Angry Men, Irving Berlin's White Christmas Off Broadway: Menopause the Musical, Ricahrd III (Public Theater), Over the River and Through the Woods (Houseman), Debbie Does Dallas (Jane Street), Manhattan Theater Club, Second Stage and Playwrights Horizons, Regional: Goodspeed Musicals; Syracuse Stage; Huntington Theater Company; Adirondack Theatre Festival. Proud AEA Member. Love to Mark.
Brett Simmons (Music)
has worked as composer/arranger for Disney Entertainment Productions, Walt Disney Records, NBC, Universal, Sony, EMI Music. Bret also served as Music Director for TV's "The Megan Mullally Show" and was composer of Lucky Star which had its world premiere at Phoenix Theatre in 2008. Bret is thrilled to be at theYork for his first New York production. This is for Linda and the girls.
Kim Douglas Steiner (Music Director)
was the Music Director/Supervisor of the original production of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Broadway: Nine, High Society, In My Life. Off-Broadway: The Fantasticks (Sullivan Street), Forbidden Broadway (2001, 20th Anniversary, SVU). International: Phantom of the Opera. Regional: Guys and Dolls (Leon Rabin Award nomination for Best Musical Direction), The Full Monty, Kiss of the Spider Woman, among many others. Kim has conducted/played for many talents such as Carol Channing, Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Melba Moore, Ashford and Simpson. He wants to thank Jodie, his wife, and Leah, his daughter for all their love and support.
Steven Ullman (Executive Producer, 1113 Productions, ...)
founded 1113 Productions, Inc. in 2005 with a dedication to developing new musicals and plays. His simple mission statement is "To provoke thought, evoke feeling and create community through inspired storytelling and creative entertainment." His credits include: Off Broadway: Bemice Bobs Her Mullet. LosAngeles: Hurlyburly starring Sean Penn, Danny Aiello and Mare Winningham; Nora Dunn's ("SNL") one-woman show Small Prey, Loose Lips direcled by Martin Charnin; Crazy For You (LA Ovation Award, Best Musical, 2002); Dreamgirls (LA Ovation Award, Best Musical, 2000); West Side Story (LA Ovation Award, Best Musical, 1999). San Francisco: Greater Tuna (6 year run); The Foreigner, starring Rene Auberjonois and Imogene Coca. Edinburgh: Produced and Directed The Stonewater Rapture by Doug Wright (1984 Fringe First Award). National Tour: Some Like It Cole! Producing Artistic Director of Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities (1996-2005).
Kerry Watterson (Director of Development and Communicat...)
joined the York in April 2010. Previous arts administration and development work include: The Barrow Group (General Manager), New Perspectives Theatre (Artistic Associate), TVI Actors Studio (Director of NY Workshops), Bodies... The Exhibition (Volunteer Coordinator) and the University of Texas at Arlington (Associate Director of Annual Giving). Kerry currently serves on the board of the New York Theatre Barn and on the continuing education faculty at Hunter College, and holds an M.F.A from the University of Arizona and a B.A. from Texas Wesleyan University.
Charlie Williams (Assistant to the Choreographer)
is currently making his Broadway debut in Memphis (also performed at La Jolla Playhouse/5th Avenue). Other credits include Radio City Christmas Spectacular (NYC) and the upcoming Broadway musical, Leap of Faith. Thanks to Lee, Larry and Joe. www.iamCharlieWilliams.com