GIGANTIC Review Quotes
“SEE IT! ‘GIGANTIC’ IS HILARIOUS! This feisty show will please fans. Matthew Berger and Randy Blair’s score is a bubbly throwback to ’80s pop and rock, and a demented performance by Leslie Kritzer as the camp’s hyper director is the cherry on this deliciously silly sundae.” – Elisabeth Vincentelli, NY Post “’GIGANTIC’ IS REBELLIOUS AND […]
“SEE IT! ‘GIGANTIC’ IS HILARIOUS!
This feisty show will please fans. Matthew Berger and Randy Blair’s score is a bubbly throwback to ’80s pop and rock, and a demented performance by Leslie Kritzer as the camp’s hyper director is the cherry on this deliciously silly sundae.”
– Elisabeth Vincentelli, NY Post
“’GIGANTIC’ IS REBELLIOUS AND AFFIRMING! DEFIANTLY FEEL-GOOD!”
-Laura Collins-Hughes, The New York Times
“‘GIGANTIC’ IS A MUSICAL COMEDY WITH A PLUS-SIZE HEART!
It’s hard not to applaud the gutsy performers under Scott Schwartz’s direction, particularly Ryann Redmond, as the sweetie-pie Taylor, and Max Wilcox, as the rebellious Robert. Andrew Durand glories in his role as a meathead junior counselor.”
– Alexis Soloski, The New Yorker
“GREAT FUN! IRREVERENT AND PEPPY!
This is a feel-good musical. The entire cast creates individual, often poignant personalities. Leslie Kritzer is impish perfection as too-perky Camp Overton co-owner Sandy. Andrew Durand is scene-stealingly nasty.”
– Jennifer Farrar, Associated Press
“PERKY, UPBEAT, QUICK AND CLEVER!”
-Marilyn Stasio, Variety
“THERE’S A GIGANTIC HEART INSIDE ‘GIGANTIC’. SHEER GENIUS!
What a bunch it is! Leslie Kritzer is delightful. Max Wilcox is truly charismatic.
Ryann Redmond is sensational. Bonnie Milligan is excellent. Larry Owens is appealing.
Andrew Durand is delicious. Katie Ladner is hilarious. The faux-rock score is delightfully tuneful!”
– Brian Scott Lipton, Cititour
“A FEEL-GOOD MUSICAL!
Wilcox has genuine charisma in the lead, while Redmond makes for an assertive counterpart. Leslie Kritzer gleefully plays up her supporting role as an eccentric, jumpsuit-wearing camp counselor.”
– Matt Windman, AM New York
“A BARREL OF FUN!
The generously proportioned campers bring gigantic voices to Matthew roi Berger’s pop-rock score.”
– Elyse Sommer, CurtainUp
“‘GIGANTIC’ TUGS AT THE HEART!
Scott Schwartz has directed ‘Gigantic’ so that it bounds along energetically and fluidly. Ryann Redmond has a smile that can simultaneously break and warm a heart.
She finds the delicate inner core of this character, and even when Taylor’s goofily working on a “bad girl” image to attract the guy she likes, Redmond’s performance shines. Max Wilcox has the ability to reveal sensitivity that lies underneath his character’s bravado.”
– Andy Propst, American Theatre Web
I made a fool of myself laughing and smiling through the whole thing. The music by Matthew roi Berger is ‘foot-tapping’ and ‘head-nodding.’ The performances are sterling. The insanely talented Leslie Kritzer is a show-stealer who, unlike all the other scenery-chewers out there in the industry today, who deserves every moment she gets and uses every moment with a precision that will having you screaming in laughter. Ryann Redmond plays with precision and pipes of gold. She is delightful and a star in her own right. And the emerging Katie Ladner is a divine stage presence who has a new, fresh, and insanely interesting take on comedy.”
– Daniel Dunlow, Front Row Center
“THE CAST IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!
Director Scott Schwartz guides them to distinct, over-the-top performances that still manage to feel emotionally grounded. Wilcox makes for an appealing, big-voiced leading man, while Redmond delivers a sweetly vulnerable, star-making performance as Taylor. Owens is a hoot, perfectly matched with Bonnie Milligan as Daphne, the voluptuous and sassy object of his affection.”
– David Gordon, TheaterMania
“THIS SHOW IS AN IMPORTANT PIECE!
Scott Schwartz direction is energetic and fun. What creates this show is it’s youthful driven cast. Standouts are the leads Ms. Redmond, Mr. Wilcox, along with Larry Owens, Jared Loftin and Bonnie Milligan. Leslie Kritzer shines in the supporting role as a camp counselor who has been engaged for 15 years. She brings her winning voice and gleeful talent to this over the top role. ‘Gigantic’ will appeal to a lot of people, especially teens that are struggling with who they are.”
– Suzanna Bowling, Times Square Chronicles
“DELIGHTFUL, CLEVER, FUNNY AND FAST-MOVING!
One can’t help but be impressed with the talented, energetic cast.”
– John Clum, Clum Theatre
(Props Master) Vineyard Theatre: HARRY CLARKE, GIGANTIC, GLORIA. Andrew is a Brooklyn-based set and props designer. He has previously worked with Walt Disney Entertainment, Roundabout Theatre Company, MCC Theatre, The Flea, Signature Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Carnegie Hall, Classic Stage Company, Primary Stages, The Public, Theatre for a New Audience, Cherry Lane Theater, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, among others. BFA: University of Arizona School of Theater Arts.
(Stunt Consultant) Fight-Direction (UnkleDave’s Fight-House) – UDFH is a team of fight-directors founded by Dave Anzuelo. Core members of the team are Jesse Geguzis, Gerry Rodriguez, and Sean Griffin. Broadway: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (Palace), DISGRACED (Lyceum). Off-Broadway: KILL FLOOR (LCT3), MERCURY FUR (New Group), LIQUID PLAIN (Signature), TO THE BONE (Cherry Lane), THE PATRON SAINT OF SEA MONSTERS (Playwrights Horizons), ADORATION OF THE OLD WOMAN (Intar), THE MUSCLES IN OUR TOES (Labyrinth), THE HILL TOWN PLAYS (Rattlestick). Regional: DISGRACED (Goodman), 7 GUITARS (Two River Theater), THE MOTHER F**KER WITH THE HAT (Kitchen Theater), WHIPPING MAN (Dorset Theater). Film: Poor Behavior, Big Al, Emoticon.
Michael Cassara, CSA
(Casting Director) FORBIDDEN BROADWAY (last two editions/cast albums), I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE (2014-15 Equity national tour), THE 12 (Denver Center/world premiere). Film credits include The Hyperglot (Artios nomination for excellence in casting, dir. Michael Urie), Paper Dreams, Contest, and Grantham & Rose (dir. Kristin Hanggi, starring Marla Gibbs and Jake T. Austin). Regional theatre credits include productions for Gulfshore Playhouse, Denver Center, The Old Globe, Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival and many more. Resident Casting Director for the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) since 2007 and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) since 2013. Michael is a native Clevelander and a member of the Casting Society of America. BFA, Otterbein University. MichaelCassara.net/@michaelcassara
(Assistant Stage Manager) Broadway: HAND TO GOD, MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, AWAKE AND SING!, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, BLONDE IN THE THUNDERBIRD, SLY FOX. Off-Broadway: CITY OF CONVERSATION (LCT), LADY DAY (Little Shubert), GOLDEN AGE (MTC), FALLING (Minetta Lane), THE FANTASTICKS (Snapple Theater), OUR HOUSE (Playwrights Horizons), SPEECH & DEBATE (RTC), SIDES, THE FEAR IS REAL (Culture Project), TOUCH and ANTIGONE PROJECT (WPP) and National Actors Theatre productions of RIGHT YOU ARE, PERSIANS and THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI.
(Production Stage Manager) Productions include: Radio City Music Hall: CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR. Broadway: JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG, SHE LOVES ME. Off-Broadway: ATOMIC, LOVE AND INFORMATION, NOTHING TO HIDE, I FORGIVE YOU RONALD REAGAN, THE REVISIONIST, BULLET FOR ADOLF, IN MASKS OUTRAGEOUS AND AUSTERE, TEA AT FIVE, THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI, NAKED BOYS SINGING.
(Associate Director) has worked with Scott Schwartz on many projects including GOLDA’S BALCONY (Broadway), SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (Paper Mill) and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (The Alley), to name a few. Her directing credits include DEATH: THE MUSICAL (Village Theatre’s 2015 Festival of New Musicals), MY DAD’S CRAZIER THAN YOUR DAD and THE BOY IN THE BASEMENT (Outstanding Director award) at the NY International Fringe Festival, HEARTBREAK HOUSE and THE HALLOWEEN PLAYS for Brave New World Repertory in Brooklyn. She serves as Associate Director on DADDY LONG LEGS which is currently running Off-Broadway at the Davenport Theatre. Nell is also a singer-songwriter and her songs can be heard on
Leah J. Loukas
(Hair & Makeup Design) Broadway: THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, ON THE TOWN, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, AMERICAN IDIOT, IRENA’S VOW.
(Dance Arrangements) Music director of Encores! at New York City Center. Broadway music directing credits include DAMES AT SEA, WHITE CHRISTMAS, FINIAN’S RAINBOW, THE PAJAMA GAME, WONDERFUL TOWN and the upcoming shows TUCK EVERLASTING and BRIGHT STAR by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Emmy Award winner for The Kennedy Center Honors.
(Music Director) Received both a Master of Music in Conducting and a Bachelor of Music in Music Theatre Accompanying from Shenandoah University. Broadway credits: AMAZING GRACE (conductor), FINDING NEVERLAND, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, GIGI, SIDE SHOW, KINKY BOOTS, FIRST DATE, ANNIE. Off-Broadway credits: MAD LIBS LIVE! (Music Supervisor), HEATHERS, AVENUE Q. Other credits: RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center. Thanks to Dom, Scott, Chase, his wife Amy and their newest addition, baby Sam!
(Music Supervision, Arrangements, Orchestrations) Selected Credits as MD/Arranger/Orchestrator include: Broadway: WICKED (also Associate Music Supervisor for 8 years), FIRST DATE. National Tour: WICKED, OLIVER!, CABARET. Off-Broadway: HEATHERS (New World Stages), THE KID (The New Group), THE BLUE FLOWER (Second Stage). Regional: MOONSHINE (Dallas Theater Center), LMNOP (Houston TUTS), ELF (Paper Mill Playhouse), SECONDHAND LIONS (Seattle 5th Avenue Theatre). Dominick has produced multiple recordings with the likes of Rupert Holmes, Dolly Parton, Andrew Lippa, Stephen Schwartz, and Marvin Hamlisch, and he is the Drane-Tillman Distinguished Professor of Music Theatre at his alma-mater, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Thanks and love to the amazing Vicki, and brand-new baby son Marco!
(Sound Designer) Broadway: HOLLER IF YOU HEAR ME, SOUL DOCTOR. Tours: FLASHDANCE, MAMMA MIA!, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Broadway Associate: KINKY BOOTS, HUGH JACKMAN, LEAP OF FAITH, BONNIE & CLYDE, SISTER ACT, COME FLY AWAY, 9 TO 5, THE LITTLE MERMAID, MAMMA MIA!, TARZAN, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, IN MY LIFE. Regional: HARMONY, THE NUTTY PROFESSOR, EMMA, ROBIN AND THE 7 HOODS, SAMMY, ACE, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, SWEENEY TODD, MISS SAIGON. David is a recipient of the Kevin Kline Award for Best Sound Design for ACE together with John Shivers, and is fortunate to be able to continue his long-time collaboration with John on this project.
(Sound Designer) Recent credits include, MOONSHINE DTC, KINKY BOOTS (London and Toronto), MUNY 2015 season. Broadway credits include: KINKY BOOTS (2013 Tony Award recipient), HOLLER IF YOU HEAR ME, HUGH JACKMAN, SISTER ACT, 9 TO 5, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, THE LITTLE MERMAID, TARZAN and Billy Crystal’s 700 SUNDAYS. Regional credits include: THE NUTTY PROFESSOR, TALES OF THE CITY, EMMA, ROBIN AND THE 7 HOODS. Additional credits include: Worldwide productions of THE LION KING, MARY POPPINS, THE PRODUCERS, HAIRSPRAY, AIDA, TITANIC, HOW TO SUCCEED…’95, BIG, TOMMY, GUYS AND DOLLS, and THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. Other credits: Savion Glover, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Gregory Hines and engineering at Electric Lady Studios. John has a “gem” of a daughter, Ruby.
(Scenic Designer) Broadway: THE ELEPHANT MAN (starring Bradley Cooper), MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH (dir. Spike Lee). West End: THE ELEPHANT MAN. Off-Broadway: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, IMPORTANT HATS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (MTC), GUARDS AT THE TAJ, OUR NEW GIRL (Atlantic), LUCE (Lincoln Center Theatre), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (The Public). Regional: Center Stage Baltimore, Dallas Theatre Center, Cleveland Playhouse, Yale Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, Denver Center, ACT San Francisco, Ford’s Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Geva Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, The Old Globe, Studio Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Dance: Doug Varone & Dancers, Cedar Lake Dance. TV: “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo,” “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” “Gotham,” “Smash,” “The Today Show.” Education: North Carolina School of the Arts, Yale School of Drama. timothymackabeedesign.com
(Choreographer) Recent choreography: Broadway’s PICNIC and SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, Michael John LaChiusa’s FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE (Public Theater), Sara Bareilles’s WAITRESS (American Repertory Theater), Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz’s THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (La Jolla Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse), Joe Iconis’s BE MORE CHILL (Two River Theater), Marisa Michelson’s TAMAR OF THE RIVER (Prospect Theatre, Callaway Award finalist) and SONG OF SONG OF SONGS (Judson Church), THE BLUE FLOWER (Second Stage, Lortel Award nomination), two episodes of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO), “Dance on Broadway” (Nintendo Wii, PlayStation Move) and THE SONG THAT I SING; OR, MEOW SO PRETTY (La MaMa Moves!) and SPLENDOR WE ONLY PARTIALLY IMAGINED (Hudson Valley Dance Festival) for Brooklyn-based dance company The Chase Brock Experience. chasebrock.com
(Robert Grisetti) A 2014 graduate of Circle In The Square Theatre School, Max is excited to make his Off-Broadway debut with this amazing cast and production. Favorite credits include: James Wilson/1776 (Cape Playhouse), Robert Grisetti/FAT CAMP (Workshop), Thorn/THE CALICO BUFFALO (NYMF), Dr.Parker/BAT BOY (Circle In The Square). Television: Warbler/”Glee” (FOX, recurring).
(Marlie) is psyched to join these incredibly talented ranks in her Off-Broadway debut! Past credits: Off-Off Broadway DEVIL AND THE DEEP Theatre East (Annie); NATURAL LIFE T. Schreiber Studios (Young Claire/Ensemble); ROMEO + JULIET Weber State University (Juliet); THE THIRD CROSSING Plan-B Theater Company (Sally Hemmings); HAIR Egyptian Theater Company (Tribe); …SPELLING BEE Weber State University (Marcy Park). TV/Film: “Blue Bloods: Unsung Heroes” (Rachel); “The Times” Tribeca Digital Studios (Leticia).
(Vanessa Williams) A native of Cleveland, OH and a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University, Nyla Watson is making her Vineyard debut. Most recently Nyla was seen in Lincoln Center’s televised production of SHOWBOAT.
(Lydia, Dance Captain) is so excited to be making her Off-Broadway debut! Some of her favorite credits include: GREASE (Jan), ON THE TOWN (Hildy Esterhazy), THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Miss Flannery), BIG LOVE (Bella/Eleanor), LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA (Ensemble/Dance Captain), and SMILE (Ensemble).
(Taylor) Broadway: IF/THEN, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL. National Tour: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL. Regional: HAIRSPRAY (MUNY); TV: “Younger” (TVLand).
(Tank) is ecstatic to be making his Off-Broadway debut in GIGANTIC! Eternal, torrential gratitude to John Shea and all the stars at Frontier Booking Intl.; without them I’d still be an exotic dancer with a heart of gold. Thanks to the Boston Conservatory for giving me an ample skill set, and Brian, Shelba, and James for helping me find my voice. All the love in my heart to my family who keeps me smart and my friends who keep me sane. TV credit: “Manhattan Love Story.”
(Darnell) Vineyard debut! Off-Broadway: FAT CAMP (American Theatre of Actors and NYMF). Regional: GREASE (MUNY St. Louis), DREAMGIRLS (Portland Center Stage), FAT CAMP (Cleveland Playhouse). Developmental: A STRANGE LOOP (Musical Theatre Factory), EIGHTY-SIXED (Second Stage). Larry is a recent graduate of The School at Steppenwolf, where his instructors included Amy Morton and K. Todd Freeman.
(Mike) Broadway: GUYS AND DOLLS, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Drama Desk nomination, Theatre World award) also L.A. and London cast, FROGS, KISS ME KATE. LIL’ ABNER and DU BARRY WAS A LADY at Encores! MOST HAPPY FELLA at NY City Opera. Recent regional work: UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN (Denver Center), HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (Old Globe), THE UNDERPANTS (Long Wharf), CITY OF ANGELS (Goodspeed Opera House), JOHNNY BASEBALL (American Repertory Theatre), SOUND OF MUSIC (Toronto). Mr. Moses is also the author of “Stanislavski Never Wore Tap Shoes (Musical Theatre Acting Craft).”
(Daphne) National Tour: Pat in KINKY BOOTS (1st Nat’l Tour). Off-Broadway: Beatrix et al in JASPER IN DEADLAND (Prospect Theater); Kate et al in CUFF ME! (Entertainment Events). Other Credits: Pamela in HEAD OVER HEELS, Singer in THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (The Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Nurse in THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES (Drama Desk nominee for Best Direction/play), Hoyden in RESTORATION COMEDY (Drama Desk nomination for Best Direction/play), Koren in A CAUTIONARY TALE (The Flea Theatre); Charwoman in SCROOGE, Ethel in THE MUSIC MAN (Village Light Opera Group); Thelma in HINT (FringeNYC). Training: The Ohio State University; Elena McGhee, Ian Hersey, UCB.
(Ashley Penrod) Television: “Orange Is The New Black,” NBC’s “Peter Pan Live” (Wendy). Taylor attended the University of Michigan before originating the role of Campbell Davis (Fred Astaire Award nominee) in the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production and National Tour of BRING IT ON: The Musical. Regional credits include GREASE (Sandy) at Papermill Playhouse and The St. Louis MUNY, FOOTLOOSE (Ariel) Kansas City Starlight, and HAIRSPRAY (Amber) MUNY.
(Anshel) New York credits include: SATURDAY NIGHT (York Theatre), GARY GOLDFARB: MASTER ESCAPIST (NYMF, Outstanding Individual Performance Award), THE VELVETEEN RABBIT (DR2 Theatre). Regional credits include: PETER PAN (Smee), ALL SHOOK UP (Dennis), FAME (Joe), and JOSEPH… (Issachar/Baker) at Artpark. BFA in Music Theatre from Elon University.
(Britta) Off-Broadway: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL (Martha, OCR). Regional: BE MORE CHILL (Jenna Rolan, OCR), …SPELLING BEE (Logainne), HAIRSPRAY (Tracy). TV: Nickelodeon’s “See Dad Run.” Workshops: Fat Camp (Britta), Disney’s “Freaky Friday” (Gretchen). She hails from the great state of Mississippi; BFA Musical Theatre from Belmont University.
(Sandy) Broadway: Originated the roles of Serena in LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL (Clarence Derwent Award), Jayne Hurly in A CATERED AFFAIR (Drama Desk nomination) and Woman 1 in SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM. Other Broadway credits include: HAIRSPRAY and Jovie in ELF. Off-Broadway: Original casts of GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL (Drama Desk nomination), ROOMS A ROCK ROMANCE (Outer Critics Circle nomination), PIECE OF MY HEART, NOBODY LOVES YOU, MEMORY SHOW. Tour: URINETOWN (Little Becky). Solo shows: Beautiful Disaster (Joe’s Pub) and Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches (TimeOut NY Award). Currently playing Ray Romano’s wife, Moira Yankowitz, on the HBO series “Vinyl.”
(Aspen) Past credits: International Tour: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL (Nautica), Regional: Young Groupie in ROCK OF AGES (Gateway Playhouse, Regional Premiere), MY FAIR LADY (The Cape Playhouse), Maria Huerta in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (Gateway Playhouse and Ogunquit Playhouse).
(Book) Tim Drucker, with Randy Blair, has written the books to PEREZ HILTON SAVES THE UNIVERSE (Best Musical FringeNYC), FAT CAMP (NYMF Best of Fest), and SPIDERMUSICAL. Other works include HAUTE MESS (Ars Nova, The Other Baldwins) and RUFF (#serials at The Flea). Directing work includes the Off-Broadway productions of SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN…, SPIDERMUSICAL, and STINKYKIDS! (Vital Theater, Off-Broadway Alliance Award Best Family Musical).
(Book and Lyrics) Randy Blair is the conceiver and co-creator of the musicals PEREZ HILTON SAVES THE UNIVERSE (Best Musical FringeNYC), FAT CAMP (NYMF Best of Fest), and SPIDERMUSICAL. Other works include HAUTE MESS and THE OTHER BARRYMORES (Ars Nova), RUFF (#serials at The Flea), and Leslie Kritzer’s BEAUTIFUL DISASTER (Joe’s Pub). He is also a contributing writer for TV’s “Billy on the Street.” As an actor, Randy most recently appeared in the critically acclaimed musical adaptation of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep.
Matthew roi Berger
(Music) Matthew roi Berger is a New York City-based songwriter and the composer for films and stage works, including New York Musical Theatre Festival’s Best of Fest Award-winning FAT CAMP, the indie cult fav SPIDERMUSICAL, and New York Neo-Classical Ensemble’s TWELFTH NIGHT. He has written music for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Old Vic’s Arden Project and UC Santa Barbara, among others. Matt is the guitarist and songwriter for Teen Girl Scientist Monthly, and a graduate of NYU Tisch’s Experimental Theater Wing.
(Director) Scott Schwartz directed the Broadway productions of GOLDA’S BALCONY and JANE EYRE (co-directed with John Caird). His Off-Broadway work includes MURDER FOR TWO, BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL (Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding Off Broadway Musical; Drama Desk Award nomination, Outstanding Director of a Musical), tick, tick…BOOM! (Outer Critics Circle, Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical; Drama Desk nomination, Outstanding Director of a Musical), THE FOREIGNER starring Matthew Broderick, ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE, KAFKA’S THE CASTLE (Outer Critics Circle nomination, Outstanding Director of a Play), and NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY. He also directed MURDER FOR TWO in its current US tour and GOLDA’S BALCONY on tour, in London, in Los Angeles at the Wadsworth Theatre and in San Francisco at American Conservatory Theatre. He directed the World Premiere of SÉANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON starring Lauren Flanigan at Opera Santa Barbara and subsequently at New York City Opera. Schwartz’s other recent credits include the US premiere of Disney’s THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at La Jolla Playhouse and Paper Mill Playhouse, the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s WHAT WE’RE UP AGAINST and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and OTHELLO at the Alley Theatre, the world premiere of SECONDHAND LIONS at the 5th Avenue, and the world premiere of CONVICTION at Bay Street Theater. Regional theaters include: Arizona Theatre Company, Asolo Rep, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Cleveland Playhouse, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Dallas Theatre Center, Denver Center, Geffen Playhouse, Goodspeed, La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, PCPA, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, Rubicon, Signature Theatre, Theatreworks, Virginia Stage Company, Westport Country Playhouse and others. Schwartz is the Artistic Director of Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY, and is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, an Associate Artist at the Alley Theatre and a graduate of Harvard University.
(Brent) Broadway: WAR HORSE, SPRING AWAKENING. West End: THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG. Off-Broadway: LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, THE WILD BRIDE, YANK, THE BURNT PART BOYS. TV: “Madam Secretary” guest star CBS. Andrew has toured the US and UK extensively doing multiple shows with Kneehigh Theater Co. to venues such as Berkeley Rep, Chicago Shakespeare, The Guthrie, St Ann’s Warehouse, Liverpool Everyman Playhouse, and The Bristol Old Vic.
(Lighting Designer) is very happy to be working with The Vineyard again. Broadway credits include SOMETHING ROTTEN, PENN AND TELLER, MOTHERS AND SONS, NEWSIES, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (Tony Award), A TIME TO KILL, SOUL DOCTOR, JEKYLL AND HYDE, THE ANARCHIST, THE PERFORMERS, THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW, NEXT FALL, and KIKI & HERB. Other New York: MERCURY FUR, PARADE, KING LEAR, COMEDY OF ERRORS, LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Shakespeare in the Park), FLY BY NIGHT, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES, LAST FIVE YEARS, LOVE LOSS AND WHAT I WORE, A LIE OF THE MIND, ORDINARY DAYS, ALMOST, MAINE, THE VOYSEY INHERITANCE, THE INTERNATIONALIST, and JENNIFER MULLER/THE WORKS. Jeff is a producer of “Submissions Only.”
(Costume Designer) Broadway: CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Tony Award nomination, Henry Hewes Design Award nomination; ROCK OF AGES (plus London, Las Vegas, US Tour, Toronto, Australia), Tony Award nomination, Henry Hewes Design Award nomination; ARCADIA; THE WEDDING SINGER, Drama Desk nomination; URINETOWN, Lucille Lortel nomination (also US Tour, Toronto); BAND IN BERLIN. Off-Broadway: World Premieres of Douglas Carter Beane’s ROBIN HOOD and FAIRYCAKES (AADA); THE VOYSEY INHERITANCE, Lucille Lortel Award, Henry Hewes Design Award nomination (Atlantic); THE MILLINER, Lucille Lortel nomination; COUNTRY CLUB, Drama Desk Nomination; THE TORCH-BEARERS (Drama Dept). Opera: LA RONDINE (Opera Theater of St. Louis); THE MAGIC FLUTE (Chicago Opera Theater). Upcoming: World Premiere of THE PRINCE OF PLAYERS for Houston Grand Opera and ROOF OF THE WORLD at Kansas City Rep. Irene Sharaff Young Master Award.