WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST
JAMES SCHULTZ (Grinch) is ecstatic to be playing the furry green icon himself in this show that is dear to him. All love to my family and friends for their support. For Dad, Always. Learn more about James on his website (www.jamesschultz.net) or follow on Instagram @jamesdschultz.
W. SCOTT STEWART (Old Max) lives with dogs, Rufus & RC, near Nashville on a farm that’s been in his family over 200 years. Favorite roles include "Sam the Snowman" - National Tour of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer along with "Tevye," "Caiaphas" and "Edna Turnblad."
XAVIER MCKNIGHT (Young Max) is psyched to be back in Whoville this winter! National Tours: How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, Cat’s Pajamas Vocal Band. Regional: Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear), Bring It On: The Musical (Twig). Much love to my family, friends and the man upstairs! Insta: @xaviermcknight
CHRISTINE AZIZ (Grandma Who) is thrilled to be back on stage after touring with the Grinch in 2019. Recent credits: virtual shows with Live in Theater NYC, Chucky 2021 (SyFy), and The Homemade Sketch Show (TubiTV). www.christineaziz.com
ASHLEY MARGARET MORTON (Mama Who) is thrilled to return to Whoville this year! Regional: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania), The 39 Steps (Woman). Big love to her family and pals who rock so hard!
JOHN ANTHONY LOPEZ (Grandpa Who, u/s Old Max) is an actor, director, artist and educator working out of the NYC area. Regional appearances Tevye (Fiddler), Jean Valjean (Les Mis), Deuteronomy (CATS), Dan (Next to Normal), Fagin (Oliver!) and King Arthur (Spamalot). Find him at johnanthonylopez.com.
EDUARDO URIBE (Papa Who) is excited to return to Whoville! other national tours: Legally Blonde (Nikos), Jesus Christ Superstar (Swing), Sweet Charity (Vittorio). Regional credits: A Chorus Line (Paul), She Loves Me (Kudaly), La Cage (Cagelle), Kinky Boots (Angel). Familia, los amo. insta: eduardouribe92
SOFIE NESANELIS (Cindy Lou Who) is happy to be part of How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Regional Theatre: The Sound of Music (Gretl) and Annie (Molly). Thanks to my team: Leorah Haberfield, Stewart Talent, Amelia Demayo, Ethan Haberfield, Kelli Gautreau. Love to my family! @sofienesanelis
QUINN TITCOMB (Cindy Lou Who), age 9, is thrilled to be a Who! Previous Broadway Tours include Les Miserables, Sound of Music and Waitress too. This wouldn’t be possible without family and friends everlasting. Special thanks to Melissa Hahl, Connecting Talent, Innovative Artists and Binder Casting.
SADIE MAE O’SULLIVAN (Annie Who, u/s Cindy Lou Who) is thrilled to be making her national tour debut! Credits: Law and Order SVU, Siwas Dance Pop Revolution. Special thanks to CP Talent, Amelia DeMayo, Mom&Dad, Nanny&Poppy, Libby and all of my family, friends and teachers for making this dream come true! Insta: @sadiemaeosullivan
MEREDITH ALEIGHA WELLS (Punky). (they/them) National tour debut! Favorite Credits: Dysfunctioning Just Fine (Underdog Project Theatre, Triskelion Arts, Purple Skies Playwright Award), Shrek (Beck Center), Luminous Festival (Beijing, China), CounterBalance, Rec Room Arts, Cleveland Public Theatre. UMass Amherst alum. @meredithaleighawells, www.meredithaleighawells.com
SIA ARVINGER (Betty Who) is an up and coming performer, her most recent live show being Kinky Boots with 3D Theatricals. She has also been featured in a few new virtual musicals for the Hollywood Fringe Festival and virtual cabarets with the Cabaret Corner. Instagram: @siamichal
SAMM CARROLL (Trixie Who u/s Mama Who) is ecstatic to be returning to the Grinch tour this year! Credits: Violet (Violet), Gypsy (Louise), South Pacific (Nellie). Love to my family, Jeremy, & Stanley.
JOEY DONOIAN (Buzz Who, u/s Grinch, u/s Grandpa Who) is thrilled to be returning to Whoville! Regional: Hair (Margaret Mead/Tribe - Dallas Theater Center), Buyer & Cellar (Alex More - Uptown Theater). “Love to my family & friends!” joeydonoian.com @joeydonoian
MARIELA DORADO (Boo Who) is originally from Bayamon, Puerto Rico and a graduate of Rutgers University. Favorite credits include: Evita (Fulton Theatre), Sueños: Our American Musical (NYTB), A Christmas Carol (Crossroads Theater Company), and West Side Story (20th Century Fox). Much love to Jamie and her family. Sí se puede!
TAYLOR ANNE DRUMWRIGHT (Female Swing) is thrilled to be celebrating her 5th year on tour with her loving Grinch family! Credits: Chuggington Live! (Wilson-National Tour), Smurfs Live (Host-National Tour), Next to Normal (Natalie-Gov School) and Mamma Mia (Dance Captain/Associate Choreographer-VMT). Love you Mom and Dad!
RILEY FISHER (Danny Who). National Tour debut! Previous credits: Tobias, Sweeney Todd and LeFou, Beauty and the Beast. UNCO Alumni. Thank you to Baker Entertainment and Colten Blair. Special thank you to Mom, Dad, Jake, the Reddy’s, and everyone who helped get Riley to this moment. www.rileyfisherofficial.com
CALEB FUNK (Timey Who, u/s Grinch, u/s Old Max) is filled with holiday cheer to be back in Whoville. Selected credits: Disney Cruise Line, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Forestburgh Playhouse, much more. Much love to his mom and Opa! @funkc1 calebfunk.com
JUSTINE HORIHATA RAPPAPORT (Scallops Who) is thrilled to be celebrating the holiday season with How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. Justine is a Los Angeles native turned New Yorker with a B.F.A from Syracuse University. Previous credits include: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (tour), Instinct (TV).
HINANO HANNAH LEA KUZUKAWA (Annie Who) is honored and thrilled to make her Broadway National Tour debut! Hinano was born in Hawaii and now lives in New York City. Recently she was part of two new musical readings New Mother and When Zaydeh Danced on Eldritch Street and was part of the We’re Gonna Come Back music video celebrating Broadway coming back 2021. Special thanks to Carson Adler, Connecting Talent Company, Badiene Magaziner, Janine Molinari, Allen Fawcett, Minda Larsen, and her family and friends. @hinano_kuzukawa
ETHAN JAMES LYNCH (Palm Spring, U/S Papa Who) is thrilled to be back in Whoville! Audiobook narrator, commercial and voiceover artist. Favorite roles include: Leaf Coneybear (25th Annual... Spelling Bee), Waiter (She Loves Me), Freddy (My Fair Lady), Courier (1776). My thanks are plentiful! Theater lives! ethanjameslynch.com
KATIE MCCONAUGHY (Reno/Phyllis) is so grateful to be back on stage and in Whoville! Credits: My Crazy Ex (Lifetime), Hairspray (Brenda), My Fair Lady (Anchorage Concert Association), Legally Blonde (Elle Woods), Les Miserablés (MTW). @katiekay224
JONATHAN NADOLNY (Male Swing, u/s Young Max) is thrilled to be returning for his 7th tour in Whoville. You can catch Jonathan as George Pig in the upcoming National Tour of Peppa Pig’s Big Adventure in 2022! Thanks for coming back to support live theatre!
ELLEN PETERSON (Auntie Who, u/s Grandma Who) is thrilled to be spreading Christmas cheer with The Grinch Tour! Based in Boston/MA, she has worked with North Shore Music Theatre, the Huntington Theatre, Reagle MusicTheatre, Speakeasy Stage and RI’s Theatre By the Sea to name a few. Merry Christmas!
NEELY SCOTT (Bugsy) is overjoyed to be returning to Whoville. Credits: Scooby-Doo Live! (Velma - Saudi Arabian Nat’l Tour), Annie (Duffy/Child Wrangler - Fireside Theatre), Alice Between (Alice-Alliance Theatre), Chicago (Hunyak-Nashville Reperatory). Peace & love to all. @neelyescott
DR. SEUSS (Writer) was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising. Dr. Seuss’s first children’s book, "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street," hit the market in 1937, changing the world of children’s literature forever. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, two Emmy awards and three Academy awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 books, many of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials and videos. His books include "The Cat in the Hat," which infused 236 simple words with rhythm, rhyme and humor, and "Green Eggs and Ham" which used only 50 words. Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the world’s best-selling author of children’s books.
DR. SEUSS ENTERPRISES, L.P. is a leading children’s entertainment company focused on protecting Theodor Seuss Geisel’s (Dr. Seuss) legacy and thereby ensuring that each generation can experience the genius of Dr. Seuss. The company was established in 1993 and is based in San Diego, CA. Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ global endeavors complement Dr. Seuss’s iconic books and include films, TV shows, stage productions, exhibitions, digital media, licensed merchandise, and other strategic partnerships. Ted Geisel once said he never wanted to license his characters to anyone who would “round out the edges” – a guiding principle at Dr. Seuss Enterprises. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, visit seussville.com and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
JACK O’BRIEN (Original Director) Broadway: The Hard Problem; Carousel; The Front Page; It’s Only A Play; Macbeth; The Nance; Dead Accounts; Catch Me If You Can; Impressionism; The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award®); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nominations); Henry IV (Tony Award®); Hairspray (Tony Award® and Drama Desk Award); Imaginary Friends; The Invention of Love (Tony nomination; Drama Desk Award); The Full Monty (Tony nomination); More to Love; Getting Away With Murder; Pride’s Crossing; The Little Foxes; Hapgood (Lucille Lortel Award); Damn Yankees (Tony nomination); Two Shakespearean Actors (Tony nomination); Porgy and Bess (Tony Award®, Most Innovative Revival); St. Louis Woman; The Most Happy Fella. For the Metropolitan Opera, Il Trittico. London: Love Never Dies, March 2010; Hairspray (Olivier Award); His Girl Friday (National Theatre). Artistic Director of the Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, from 1981-2007. Six productions for PBS’s “American Playhouse.” Actor (film): “Sex and the City.” Awards: Artserve Michigan 2008 International Achievement Award; 2008 Theatre Hall of Fame Inductee; 2005 John Houseman Award; 2007 and 2001 Joan Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity, 2004 Thomas Degaetani Award (USITT), 2002 “Mr. Abbott” Award (SDCF); 2001 Joe A. Callaway Award (SDCF). Member, College of Fellows of the American Theatre; Honorary Doctorate, University of San Diego; Honorary Doctorate, University of Michigan. Author: "Jack Be Nimble" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
TIMOTHY MASON (Book & Lyrics) Broadway: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical (2006 & 2007). Off-Broadway: Levitation, Only You, Babylon Gardens (with Timothy Hutton and Mary-Louise Parker) and The Fiery Furnace (with Julie Harris), all produced by Circle Rep. Regional: the Old Globe, San Diego; Actors Theatre of Louisville; South Coast Rep; Seattle Rep; Victory Gardens, Chicago; the Jungle Theatre and the Guthrie Theatre Lab, Minneapolis; and the Royal National Theatre, London. Tim’s historical thriller, “The Darwin Affair”, is now available from booksellers everywhere.
MEL MARVIN (Composer) Bway; Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Cymbeline, A History of the American Film, Tintypes (Tony Award® nom.), Yentl, Fascinating Rhythm. Innumerable scores for productions of plays, from Shakespeare (Lincoln Center Theater, Guthrie, A.R.T., Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, McCarter, etc.) to Kushner (Angels in America, Mark Taper Forum), Musicals for young audiences: Little Miss Hollywood, Madeline’s Rescue, Strega Nona Meets Her Match, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, A Cricket in Times Square, Gold. Opera: Guest From the Future, premiered at Bard Summerscape in 2004, and Buwalsky, Opera Spanga, Holland, Yale, the Skirball Center, NYC (2004) Recently: Elmer Gantry at D.C.’s Signature Theatre, Truth and Reconciliation at the O’Neill Theater Center, workshops of Perfect 36. Head Faculty Composer and Director of Production, Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.
ALBERT HAGUE (Original Composer of “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas”) His music for the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas, especially the songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” are instantly recognized worldwide by young and old alike. His Broadway career includes the standard “Young and Foolish” from the hit show Plain and Fancy as well as Redhead, for which he won the Tony in 1959. His film and TV career started when he was in his late 50s with the role of Professor Shorofsky in the movie Fame and the “Fame” TV series, and continued with many small roles in movies such as Space Jam and The Story of Us. Born in 1920 in Berlin, he escaped the Nazis via music scholarships in Rome and Cincinnati and settled in NY. The music from The Grinch is his most enduring achievement.
MATT AUGUST (Director) is a theatre and film director whose productions have broken box-office records on Broadway (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), played off-Broadway, in many major Regional theatres, in festivals, on National Tours, at the Grand Ol’ Opry and three holiday seasons at Madison Square Garden. They have been featured on television, radio and been performed at the White House for President Bush and several Veteran organizations. He has directed World Premieres, American Premieres, Regional Premieres that have been recognized with nominations and awards from LA’s Ovation, Washington DC’s Helen Hayes, Arizona’s Mac, San Francisco’s Bay Area Critics, Broadway World, Utah’s Audience Choice and Australia’s Helpmann Awards. His work has appeared on Year End Top-Ten lists for the LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, Arizona Republic, Oakland Tribune, Tucson Sun, San Jose Mercury News and NPR/KQED. He has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Old Globe Theatre, Drama League, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Acting Company, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, the Juilliard School, and San Francisco’s Zen Center. In addition to theatre, he was awarded the Panavision New Filmmakers Grant and directed the Award Winning short family film “How to Get to Candybar” which has played at festivals around the world. He recently directed the American Regional Premiers of King Charles III and In the Heights; the world premiere of Discord-The Gospel According to Jefferson, Dickens and Tolstoy, Shakepeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, and Norris’ Clybourne Park. He was the Associate Director to Jack O’Brien on three Broadway shows and is currently in pre-production for both the feature film and play “LP/OP,” produced by Freestyle Picture Company.
JOHN DELUCA (Original Choreography) Currently producing the live-action feature The Little Mermaid. Old Globe: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. Film: Mary Poppins Returns, Into the Woods, Pirates of the Caribbean, On Stranger Tides, Nine, Memoirs of a Geisha, Chicago, The Terminal. TV: “Tony Bennett: An American Classic,” “75th Annual Academy Awards,” “Kennedy Center Honors.” Broadway/ New York theatre: Minnelli on Minnelli, Broadway Sings Elton John, Deborah Voight on Broadway, Sweet Adeline (City Center Encores!), Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Public Theater). National tour: The Boy Friend, Chita & All That Jazz, Music of the Night, Brigadoon. Two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe nominations, two AFI Top Ten Films, American Musical Theatre Award, Choreography Media Honors, two American Choreography Awards, Hamilton Behind the Camera Award, and the Chita Rivera Award.
BOB RICHARD (Choreographer) has worked on the Broadway and touring productions of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! for the past 14 years. Off-Broadway he directed and choreographed Inventing Mary Martin: The Revue of a Lifetime (Joe A. Callaway Award nomination) and The Road to Qatar. He has directed at North Shore Music Theatre, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, and Theatre By The Sea, including productions of Peter Pan, The Music Man, Beauty and the Beast, and Chicago. He just choreographed West Side Story at The 5th Avenue Theatre, Theatre Under The Stars, and Pioneer Theatre Company, and internationally in Shanghai, Beijing, and Singapore. Bob is a guest master instructor at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. He has received a Footlight Award, Gypsy Rose Lee Award, Ivey Award, Ernie Award, and San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award. Most recently his work has been seen in Tokyo, Japan and soon to open the new national tour of An American in Paris.
JOHN LEE BEATTY (Scenic Designer) His 115 Broadway productions include: Junk, Disgraced, Other Desert Cities, Venus in Fur, Chicago, Good People, Proof, Doubt, The Color Purple, The Sisters Rosensweig, A Delicate Balance, The Heiress, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Talley’s Folly, Burn This, Fifth of July, Rabbit Hole, Penn & Teller and more. Education: Brown, Yale School of Drama. Awards: Tony, Obie, Outer Critics, Drama Desk, Theater Hall of Fame.
ROBERT MORGAN (Costume Designer) Broadway: The Full Monty, Imaginary Friends, I’m Not Rappaport and Sherlock’s Last Case. Off-Broadway: Saturn Returns and Pride’s Crossing, Lincoln Center; The Loves of Anatol, Circle in the Square. 101 Dalmatians. Forty years of designing for regional theaters across the U.S.; founding Associate Artist, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego.
PAT COLLINS (Original Lighting Designer) Broadway: Doubt (Tony nomination), Proof, A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Heidi Chronicles, I’m Not Rappaport (Tony® Award), Execution of Justice (Drama Desk Award), Sherlock’s Last Case, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Baby, Steaming, Orphans, Good People. Lincoln Center: Dying City, An American Daughter, A Delicate Balance, The Sisters Rosensweig, Threepenny Opera (Tony nomination).
CHARLIE MORRISON (Lighting Designer) National/international tours: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, A Christmas Story: The Musical, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical (NYC, Grand Ole Opry, U.S. Tour), A Chorus Line (U.S., Japan, and China), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Miss Saigon, Aida (U.S. and Asia), The Producers, Man of La Mancha, Guys and Dolls, Groovaloo (N.Y.C., L.A., U.S. Tour), Hello, Dolly!, My Fair Lady, The King and I (U.S. and Korea), Spelling Bee, Gypsy, 42nd Street (U.S. and Japan), Smokey Joe’s Café, The Who’s Tommy (Europe and Japan), Titanic, The Music Man and many others. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, Shakespeare Theatre Company (D.C.), Goodspeed Musicals, Seattle Repertory, Seattle 5th Avenue, Broadway Sacramento at Music Circus, Theatre Under the Stars, Dallas Summer Musicals, Kansas City Starlight, Pittsburgh CLO, George Street Playhouse, North Carolina Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory, Tulsa Opera and many others. Charlie is the recipient of two Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lighting Design. www.cmlighting.com.
JOSH DANIELS (Production Stage Manager) Tours: How The Grinch Stole Christmas The Musical, The Addams Family, Sesame Street Live. Cirque du Soleil: ZAIA, VIVA Elvis, Varekai. Show Operations Director for Cirque du Soleil at Sea. Other credits include: Disney Cruise Line and MSC Cruise Line. Josh holds a BA in Theatre from Morehead State University and MFA from University of Iowa. Josh would like to dedicate this season to his family for all of their love and support.
CHEYENNE SPLINTER (Assistant Stage Manager) is ecstatic to return to Grinch for her second year. Before Grinch, Cheyenne worked on both Princess and Carnival Cruise Lines as well at the La Jolla Playhouse. Cheyenne would like to thank her boyfriend for all his support.
MICHAEL ANTHONY GREMO (Company Manager) has over 20 years of music, theater, and dance management experience. Select credits: The Wizard of Oz, Hip Hop Nutcracker, Part of the Plan, Developmental Production, and the 10th Anniversary Tour of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical.
JOHN N. FORTUNATO (Assistant Company Manager) is ecstatic to join the Grinch family! Tours: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bat Out of Hell, Kinky Boots, The Color Purple, Disney’s The Lion King, The Office: A Musical Parody. Other Credits: Syracuse Opera, Nevada Ballet Theatre. Ithaca College Alum.
HEATHER CHOCKLEY (Production Management) joined the Troika team after having toured, both nationally and internationally, for 15 years. After that lifetime on the road she finds she likes not living out of a suitcase the whole time. Now based in the DC metro area, she also does a bit of political event work, and shares the crew member recruiting responsibilities at Troika.
JOSHUA REID (Additional Sound Design) is a dual sound and systems designer, based in New York City. He holds dual citizenship with the United States and Canada, and has worked extensively on Broadway, off-Broadway, national tours, international productions and sound system installations.  Recent design selections include The Louder We Get (Theatre Calgary), Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (Film & Geffen Playhouse, LA Ovation Award, LA Drama Critics Circle Award), The Color Purple (National Tour), Girlfriend (TheatreWorks Hartford, Connecticut Critics Circle Award), The Royal Family of Broadway (Barrington Stage), and Jerry Springer: The Opera (New Group/Signature). Broadway Associate Design credit selections include: Flying Over Sunset, The Ferryman, The Iceman Cometh, Falsettos, American Psycho, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, The Visit, Act One, and House of Blue Leaves. Joshua is also the faculty Instructor of Sound at Western Michigan University. A full credentials list, contact information and current projects can be found at www.ReidSoundDesign.com.
MICHAEL STAROBIN (Orchestrator) Once on This Island, Sunday in the Park with George, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, Freaky Friday, Kid Victory, Falsettos, First Daughter Suite, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, If/Then, Annie, Dogfight, Leap of Faith, Queen of the Mist, The People in the Picture, Sondheim on Sondheim, Next to Normal (Tony Award), The Glorious Ones, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Adrift in Macao, Bernarda Alba, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Assassins (Tony Award), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, A New Brain, A Christmas Carol, Hello Again, Guys and Dolls (1992), My Favorite Year, In Trousers, Closer Than Ever, Legs Diamond, Romance/Romance, Carrie, Birds of Paradise, Rags, Three Guys Naked, and Von Richthofen. His film credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Goofy Movie, Life with Mikey, Home on the Range, Tangled, Lucky Stiff, Beauty and the Beast (2017) and Mary Poppins Returns.
DAVID KRANE (Dance Music Arrangements) created the dance music and additional score for the Academy Award–winning Chicago and the film of Nine; created the musical score adaptation for Disney’s Into the Woods starring Meryl Streep; produced and arranged Michelle Williams’s vocals for My Week with Marilyn; and composed Aspire with Stephen Cole, the first American musical produced in the Middle East. Their musical comedy about that incredible experience, The Road to Qatar!, was produced in Dallas, New York City, and the Edinburgh Festival. It is licensed by josef-weinberger.com, and the album, produced by jayrecords.com, is available on iTunes. Mr. Krane’s many Broadway credits include Cabaret, On the Twentieth Century, and She Loves Me. His latest work is in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns and his own new original musical, Goin’ Hollywood (goinhollywood.com). davidkrane.com
PETER LEIGH-NILSEN (Musical Supervisor, Music Director) National/international tours: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (U.S.), My Fair Lady (China), The Producers (U.S.), Guys and Dolls (U.S.), Bring It On: The Musical (U.S./Tokyo), and Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida (Taiwan). Regional: Peter Pan (North Shore Music Theatre), She Loves Me (The Princeton Festival), Chicago (Theatre By The Sea). He recorded keyboards for the Original Broadway recording of How The Grinch… (Sony Masterworks), and teaches with The Broadway Experience (Tokyo/NYC) and The American Musical Theatre Dance Company. Love to Richard and Maggie.
ALISON FRANCK (Casting) has been a casting director in NYC for over 25 years. She started as an assistant for many Broadway Productions, then she worked in film/TV for several years. From 2000-2010, she was the Resident Casting Director at Paper Mill Playhouse. 2011-2014 she joined the team at Liz Lewis Casting Partners, where she cast commercials, voice overs, film/TV and theatre. Alison now runs her own company, Franck Casting, where she has currently cast several tours of well-known musicals including A Christmas Story, the Musical!, Dreamgirls and My Fair Lady. Upcoming tours of An American in Paris, South Pacific, Legally Blonde & A Chorus Line. Also casts the current tour of The Simon and Garfunkel Story and the upcoming The British Invasion Live.
BINDER CASTING (Casting) was founded by Jay Binder nearly 40 years ago and has been a part of RWS Entertainment Group since 2016. The office has cast 150+ Broadway, off-Broadway, and national touring productions, in addition to countless national and international projects spanning both stage and screen. Binder was featured prominently in the Broadway documentary, Every Little Step, and is a proud 12-time recipient of the Artios Award for Excellence in Casting. The office infuses its work with both a deep respect for their roots and a commitment to growth. www.bindercasting.com
BRIAN SCHRADER (General Manager) is beginning his 10th season with TROIKA Entertainment. GM Tour Credits: Tootsie, Cats, School of Rock, The Bodyguard, Escape to Margaritaville, Kinky Boots, The Color Purple, and Annie. Select Associate GM Credits: An American In Paris, 42nd Street, Annie (U.S., Jakarta, Singapore), Bring It On (U.S., Japan), Ghost, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, Priscilla, West Side Story, Catch Me If You Can. Graduate of Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in Theatre Arts.
TEGAN MEYER (Associate General Manager) is thrilled to join this production of Grinch and the Troika team. As Company Manager she toured with Elf, We Will Rock You and the first national tour of Memphis. On Broadway she was the Associate Company Manager for Bright Star, and the 2010 Tony Award winning production of Memphis. Additional credits include, off-Broadway: What’s That Smell, Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew, The Immigrant and Slut, Broadway: Guys & Dolls, Jackie Mason’s Laughing Room Only, and The Pirate Queen.
NEURO TOUR (Physical Therapy). Carolyn Lawson PT, founder and CEO of NEURO TOUR and Neurosport, leaders in performing arts medicine. We are honored to be part of Cats. Broadway: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Cher Show. Tours: On Your Feet!, Hamilton.
DON S. GILMORE (Technical Supervisor) has provided production management and technical services for over 300 entertainment projects in the U.S. and abroad. Notable projects include Broadway: An American in Paris, Pippin, Rocky. Broadway, 700 Sundays, Guys and Dolls, Grinch, The Pirate Queen, Dracula the Musical, Sinatra. Road: Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, A Christmas Story the Musical, Grinch, The Producers, Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, Phantom of the Opera, Tallest Tree in the Forest, Guys and Dolls, Hair. Las Vegas: Magic Mike Live, Puppet Up-Uncensored, Paul Zerdin-Mouthing Off, Frankie Moreno-Under the Influence, Mat Franco-Magic Reinvented Nightly. International: Magic Mike Live, London, Berlin and Australia. Other: The Laramie Project, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex, Times Square New Years Eve. Don lives in NYC with his wife, actress Rebecca Holt, and their three children: Luke, Max and Ruby.
RUNNING SUBWAY is a NYC based entertainment company founded by James Sanna with Joshua Rosenblum. Grinch: Broadway & all Tours. Other productions include Sinatra at the London Palladium, Peter Pan at Madison Square Garden (Cathy Rigby), Judy Garland In Concert. Projects include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC, Bodies- the Exhibition, as well as the venue Discovery Times Square which featured, “Star Wars”, “Vikings”, “The Hunger Games”, “Titanic”, “DaVinci”, “King Tut”, “Terra Cotta Warriors”, “Harry Potter the Exhibition,” “Spy”, “CSI”, “Pompeii” and “The Avengers.” Current exhibitions include Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience (New York City), Art of the Brick (Los Angeles, San Francisco), and touring productions of DaVinci’s Workshop and The Dead Sea Scrolls. Upcoming productions include the new circus/musical, Dr. Seuss’ Circus McGurkus and RISE NY opening in Times Square in December. RISE NY is a first of its kind attraction designed to connect audiences to New York City through an incredible multimedia journey. More information available at riseny.nyc.
THIS TIME OF YEAR COMPANY LP (Original Tour Producer) a partnership formed in 2007 to produce the national tour of Grinch. Comprising Running Subway, Shorenstein Hays Nederlander Theaters (SHN), EMI Music Publishing, Michael Speyer & Bernie Abrams, Dancap Productions, Janet Pailet, Spark Productions, and Eva Price/Maximum Entertainment.
THE OLD GLOBE (Original Producer) The Tony Award®–winning The Old Globe, now in its 85th year, is one of the country’s leading professional regional theatres and San Diego’s flagship performing arts institution. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 16 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works, including its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people annually attend Globe productions and participate in the theatre’s artistic and arts engagement initiatives, which provide an array of participatory programs that make theatre matter to more people in neighborhoods throughout the region. Numerous world premieres have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to successful runs on Broadway and across the country.
CHILDREN’S THEATRE COMPANY (Original Producer) Founded in 1965, the Children’s Theatre Company (Minneapolis) is one of the United States’ largest regional theatres and regarded as America’s flagship theatre for young people and families, setting standards of excellence in the quality of its productions, commitment to new work, rigorous theatre arts training programs and innovative education and community partnerships. CTC premiered the first stage version of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical in 1994. CTC is led by Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius and Managing Director Kimberly Motes. In 2003, CTC was honored with the Tony® Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.
L. GLENN POPPLETON (Exclusive Tour Direction) also represents the tours of A Christmas Story—The Musical; Mandy Patinkin in Concert; and An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin. Past tours include Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; and Monty Python’s Spamalot
BOND THEATRICAL (Marketing & Publicity Direction) is an independently-owned booking, marketing and publicity company for live entertainment productions. Current marketing and publicity shows include 1776, Anastasia, Dear Evan Hansen, Diana, Escape to Margaritaville, Fiddler on the Roof, Jagged Little Pill, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, The Band’s Visit, The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, The Prom and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. Current tour marketing and booking shows include 9 to 5: The Musical, A Soldier’s Play, An Officer and a Gentleman, Annie, Blue Man Group, CATS, Clue, Clueless, Company, Diana, Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Rockin’ On, Girl from the North Country, Jesus Christ Superstar, Kathleen Turner: Finding My Voice, Lempicka, Love Actually Live, The Lehman Trilogy, May We All, Spamilton, The Brat Pack and What the Constitution Means to Me.
TROIKA ENTERTAINMENT (Producer & Tour Management) has been an innovator in touring musical theater for over three decades. TROIKA Entertainment brings the Broadway experience to communities around the world; uniting, inspiring and celebrating our audiences, our employees, and our partners through the magic and energy of live theater. Current productions include Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Escape to Margaritaville, Tootsie, My Fair Lady, Annie, and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Please visit us at www.troika.com.