Past Shows

Who's Who

JIM DALE (Written & Performed by). Roundabout plays, “Privates On Parade,” ”Joe Egg,” “The Threepenny Opera”  and, “The Road to Mecca.”After six years of dance training Jim started his professional career as a seventeen year old comedian playing the Music Halls of  Britain. He became a pop singing star during the early Rock’nRoll days.  He appeared in fourteen of the legendary “Carry On” films for the British cinema. Other films include, “The National Health,”“Pete’s Dragon,””Lock Up Your Daughters,”“Joseph Andrews,”“The Winter’s Tale,” “The American Clock,””Huckleberry Finn,”and ”Hot Lead Cold Feet.” He won a British Academy Award Nomination for his leading role as Spike Milligan in, “Adolph Hitler – My Part in His Downfall.” At the request of  Laurence Olivier he joined the British National Theatre as a leading actor in, “The National Health,” “The Good Natured Man,” “Love’s Labors Lost,”“The Merchant of Venice,” “The Captain of Kopenick” and a two hander play with Anthony Hopkins, “The Architect and the Emperor of  Assyria.” He starred in the first Musical by Cameron Mackintosh, “The Card,” and most recently played Fagin in “Oliver!” at the London Palladium.  He first appeared on the American stage in 1973. In the category, ‘Best Actor’ Jim has won a Tony Award, “Barnum,”  five Tony Nominations, four Drama Desk Awards and four New York Critics Circle Awards. “Joe Egg,” “Candide,” “The Threepenny Opera,” and “Scapino.” He narrated all seven audio books in the Harry Potter series winning a record ten Audie Awards, the Oscars of the narrating world, two Grammy Awards and seven Grammy Nominations including, “Narrator of the Year” 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2008 and, “Audiobook Book of the Year 2004,” He holds three Guinness World Records. One for creating 134 different character voices for, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” A second one for breaking his own record with 147 different voices for, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” and his third for occupying the first six places in the, “Top Ten Audio books of America and Canada.” He was the first inductee into the American Audio Hall of Fame, and has recently been inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. As a lyricist he won an American Academy Award Nomination for the title song of the film,“Georgy Girl.”Queen Elizabeth II awarded him the *MBE for his work in promoting British children’s literature. *Member of the Order of the British Empire.
 
RICHARD MALTBY JR. (Director). 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); and Ring of Fire, The Johnny Cash Musical Show, (2006). With composer David Shire, director/lyricist: Baby, (1983, book by Sybille Pearson; seven Tony Award nominations); lyricist: Big, (1996, book by John Weidman; Tony nomination: Best Score); lyricist/conceiver, Take Flight (book by John Weidman), world premiere 2007 at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London, also produced in Japan 2007, American premiere in 2010 at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey. With Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, co-lyricist: Miss Saigon (Evening Standard Award 1990; Tony nomination: Best Score, 1991); co-bookwriter/lyricist: The Pirate Queen (2007). Director, The Story of my Life (2009). Director/co-lyricist: American version of 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), both written with composer David Shire. REGIONAL: director, A Most Dangerous Woman (2013 Shakespeare Theatre of NJ)’ director, The Story of my Life (2008, Goodspeed Opera House); director, Mask (2008, Pasadena Playhouse); director, The 60’s Project (2006, Goodspeed). FILM: Screenplay, Miss Potter, (2007) about Beatrix Potter, starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor (Christopher Award, best screenplay.). Thirty year association with The Manhattan Theatre Club. Contributes devilish crossword puzzles to Harpers Magazine. Son of well-known orchestra leader; Five children: Nicholas, David, Jordan, Emily and Charlotte.    
 
MARK YORK (Pianist/Co-Arranger) has been Mr. Dale’s personal pianist since 2006.  He’s the Executive Producer for The Ziegfeld Society, Music Coordinator for Jerry Herman and was Cy Coleman’s Music Assistant. New York credits: Sweet Charity starring Christina Applegate, Busker Alley starring Jim Dale/Glenn Close, director - Tony Walton, Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic of 2007, 2008 and 2010 starring Helen Gallagher, Jane Summerhays, Anita Gillette and Sarah Rice. Composer/lyricist: Galveston!-The Vegas Before Vegas, Rest In Peace directed/choreographed by Baayork Lee; A Midsummer Night, The Porker Sisters and 11 children’s musicals. Mark’s a native New Yorker from Oklahoma. www.markyorkmusic.com
 
AARON GANDY (Music Director, Co-Arranger) NYC credits include The Lion King, Urinetown, Dora the Explorer Live! at Radio City Music Hall and The Shaggs at Playwrights Horizons. Concert appearances include conducting The New York Tenors’ current international tour and producing A Band Called Honalee (www.abandcalledhonalee.com). He has concertized with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Library of Congress, Hollywood Bowl, Grant Park Music Festival.  Cast recordings include Fine & Dandy, Through the Years, Busker Alley, Life Begins at 8:40, and The Shaggs.  Mr. Gandy is a graduate of Florida State University’s School of Music.Visit www.aarongandy.com
 
ANNA LOUIZOS (Set Design) Roundabout: The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony nom.); Sons of the Prophet, Crimes of the Heart, The Foreigner, Speech and Debate. Broadway: R + H’s Cinderella; The Performers; In the Heights (Tony nom.); High Fidelity (Tony nom.); Avenue Q; White Christmas; Curtains; Baby It’s You; All About Me; Steel Magnolias; Golda’s Balcony; Off-Bway/Regional: Honeymoon in Vegas, The Tribute Artist (Primary Stages); The Substance of Fire (2nd Stage). Art Director: “Sex and the City” (HBO).
 
RUI RITA (Lighting Design) Recent Broadway: Velocity of Autumn, Trip to Bountiful, Dividing the Estate, Present Laughter. Premieres Off-Broadway: Second Stage: Happiest Song Plays Last, Signature: Old Friends, Orphan's Home Cycle (Hewes Award); MTC: Nightingale, Moonlight and Magnolias; Lincoln Center:  Carpetbagger's Children, Big Bill, Far East; TFANA: Engaged (Obie Award). Revivals Off-Broadway: Roundabout: Talley's Folly, Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore; Signature: Piano Lesson (Audelco Award); Regional: Alley, Arena, American Conservatory, CenterStage, Ford’s, Huntington, Mark Taper, Old Globe, Shakespeare, Williamstown.
 
CARL CASELLA (Sound Design). In a career that spans more than 30 years, Carl has worked as an audio designer, engineer and producer in some of New York’s busiest recording studios and live venues. His true passion, however, is designing original musicals. He is a member of Sound Associates, Inc. Carl’s Broadway and off- Broadway credits include A Night with Janis Joplin; Triassic Parq; Relatively Speaking; Baby It’s You!; The City Club; Silence! The Musical; The Story of My Life; Unchain My Heart: The Ray Charles Musical; American Buffalo; A Tale of Two Cities; Xanadu; A Moon for the Misbegotten; My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!; Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash; Sly Fox; Little Shop of Horrors; A Raisin in the Sun; Love to my Family.
 
CHARLES M. TURNER III (Production Stage Manager) ROUNDABOUT: Dinner with Friends, The Dream of the Burning Boy. BROADWAY: The Performers (Longacre), Golda’s Balcony (Helen Hayes) and Metamorphoses (Circle in the Square). OFF BROADWAY: Lincoln Center, Atlantic, Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Vineyard, Naked Angles, Actors Playhouse, CSC, Second Stage, Culture Project, MET, Cherry Lane, MTC and New York Theatre Workshop. REGIONAL: Long Wharf, Hartford Stage, Paper Mill, NYSAF, Wadsworth Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, A.C.T., Shakespeare Santa Cruz, City Theatre and Actors Theatre of Louisville.