"The Secret Garden occupies a special place in the minds of musical theater buffs: It’s smart and sensitive, a fable with a cranky hunchback uncle and a misfit little girl that steadfastly avoids cartoonishness and the bludgeoning approach of so many antsy, eager-to-please Broadway shows. Lucy Simon’s score has a yearning, magical pulse, and book writer-lyricist Marsha Norman’s adaptation of the beloved 1911 children’s novel has always been blessedly grown up, even as it welcomes audiences of nearly all ages."
-The Washington Post

When 10-year-old Mary Lennox loses her parents to a cholera epidemic in the British Raj of India, she travels to England to stay with Archibald Craven, her remote and morose uncle, still grieving the death of his wife ten years ago. Terrified of every nook and cranny of the haunted Craven Manor on the Yorkshire Moors, Mary seeks refuge in her late aunt’s mysterious walled garden, where she discovers amazing secrets.

Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon’s Drama Desk and Tony Award®-winning musical based on the beloved children’s book, The Secret Garden is a story of hardship turned into hope, of beauty discovered in unlikely places, the power of the child’s imagination and the wisdom that accompanies growing up.

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The Performers
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  • Mary Lennox
    Anya Rothman

    NATIONAL TOURS: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! REGIONAL: Delaware Theatre Company: Because of Winn-Dixie; Millbrook Playhouse: The Sound of Music; Ash Lawn Opera: Fiddler on the Roof. TELEVISION: Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips. AWARDS: Junior Theater Festival All-Star; Virginia Film Festival Best of the Young Filmmakers Academy.

  • Colin Craven
    Henry Baratz

    REGIONAL: Signature Theatre: Elmer Gantry; Olney Theatre Center: Carousel; Ford’s Theatre: Ragtime (reading). OPERA: Washington National Opera: Carmen. FILM: The Sultan and the Saint. TELEVISION: PBS Kids: Dinosaur Train (commercial). OTHER: MTI iTheatrics/Disney Theatrics Choreography DVD; Adventure Theatre MTC: Legally Blonde, Jr. TRAINING: ATMTC Academy, Linda Townsend Management.

  • Archibald Craven
    Michael Xavier

    INTERNATIONAL: West End: Love Story (Oliver, Laurence Olivier Award Nomination: Best Actor in a Musical), Sunset Boulevard (Joe Gillis, opposite Glenn Close), My Fair Lady (Freddy), The Phantom of the Opera (Raoul), The Pajama Game (Sid Sorokin), Spamalot (Sir Galahad); London: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre: Into the Woods (Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince, Laurence Olivier Award Nomination: Best Supporting Performance in a Musical) and The Sound of Music (Captain von Trapp); Assassins (John Wilkes Booth); Sweet Charity (Charlie/Oscar/Vittorio); Shakespeare's The Wars Of The Roses, King Henry VI, Edward IV, Richard III (Suffolk/George of Clarence). U.K.: Chichester Festival Theatre: Love Story (Oliver), Oklahoma (Curly); Sheffield Crucible: Show Boat (Gaylord Ravenal), Leicester Curve (Cornelius). TOURS: Mamma Mia (Sky), Wonderful Town (Bob Baker), Rock (Rock Hudson), The Mikado (Nankipoo), Miss Saigon. OTHER: Olivier Awards 2013-2015 (Host); U.K. Theatre Awards 2013-2015 (Host); Royal Shakespeare Company 50th Anniversary Concert; John Spedan Lewis in John Lewis 150th Birthday Celebration. FILM: Never Let Go (Tom). WEB: MichaelXavier.co.uk; @michaelxavieruk.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Lily Craven
    Lizzie Klemperer

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Bright Star (by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Tony® nomination—Best Musical); Off-Broadway: Madison Square Garden: A Christmas Story; City Center Encores: The Most Happy Fella. NATIONAL TOURS: The Addams Family, Little House on the Prairie. REGIONAL: Kennedy Center: Bright Star; Pioneer Theatre Company: The Music Man (Marian); North Shore Music Theater: Les Misérables (Eponine); Sacramento Music Circus: Hair (Crissy); Big River (Mary Jane). TRAINING: University of Michigan: BFA in Musical Theatre.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Dr. Neville Craven
    Josh Young

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Amazing Grace (John Newton, Original Cast), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas, Tony Award® Nomination & Theatre World Award). NATIONAL TOURS: Les Misérables (Marius), West Side Story (Tony, 50th Anniversary International Tour). INTERNATIONAL: Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Canada): 2 seasons including Evita (Che, Broadway World Award), Grapes of Wrath (Connie Rivers, Broadway World Award). OTHER: Solo albums available on iTunes and at the STC gift shop. TRAINING: Syracuse University: BFA. WEB: Josh-Young.com; @joshpaulyoung.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Martha
    Daisy Eagan

    NEW YORK: Broadway: The Secret Garden (Tony Award®, nominations for Drama Desk and Outer Critic’s Circle Awards), Les Misérables (original Broadway production), James Joyce’s The Dead; Off-Broadway: Playwright’s Horizons: James Joyce’s The Dead. REGIONAL: North Carolina Theatre: Wit; Pasadena Playhouse: Stoneface; Blank Theater Company: The Wild Party (L.A. Weekly Award: Best Featured Actress, Musical); La Jolla Playhouse, TheatreWorks: Be Aggressive (Garland Award Honorable Mention); South Coast Repertory: On the Mountain, A View From The Bridge. FILM: Ripe, Losing Isaiah, Judgment. TELEVISION: Girls, The Mentalist, Without a Trace, Ghost Whisperer, Numbers, The Unit. OTHER: Proud member of 30 Minute Musicals Theater Company in Los Angeles. Daisy is a published, award-winning writer. WEB: DaisyEagan.com.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Mrs. Medlock
    Catherine Flye

    STC: Design for Living, Major Barbara, Camino Real, A Woman of No Importance, Volpone, Richard III, Mary Stuart, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night. REGIONAL: Cape Playhouse: My Fair Lady; Arena Stage: Shirley Valentine, My Fair Lady, Oliver!; Folger Theatre: Henry V, Comedy of Errors, School for Scandal, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Clandestine Marriage, All’s Well That Ends Well, She Stoops to Conquer, The Dresser, Lettice and Lovage, Private Lives; Round House Theatre: Pride and Prejudice, Wintertime, Woman in Mind, Absurd Person Singular, Emerald City; Studio Theatre: Moonlight, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie; Kennedy Center; Ford’s Theatre; MetroStage; Washington Stage Guild; Olney Theatre Center. INTERNATIONAL: Jermyn Street Theatre (London): Joyce Grenfell, Ivor Novello; Happy and Glorious! (written and performed for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations). AWARDS: 13 Helen Hayes Award nominations for acting and directing. OTHER: Artistic Director of Interact Theatre Company. TRAINING: Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Dickon
    Charlie Franklin

    NEW YORK: Broadway: The Book of Mormon, The Bridges of Madison County. REGIONAL: Denver Center for the Performing Arts: Lord of the Flies; Virginia Stage Company: SCKBSTD. OTHER: Manhattan Concert Productions at Lincoln Center: Parade. TRAINING: Pace University Musical Theatre Program: BFA. WEB: CharlieFranklin.net; @chazafranklin.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Ben Weatherstaff
    Seán G. Griffin

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Dancing at Lughnasa, Ned and Jack (dir. Colleen Dewhurst), The National Health, Ah! Wilderness, Poor Murderer, The Queen and the Rebels. FILM: The Book of Stars, The Dark Horse, The Secret Files of J. Edgar Hoover, Sleep Tight, November. TELEVISION: Ally McBeal, ER, Malcolm in the Middle, Titus, Grounded for Life, Girlfriends, Fired Up, Northern Exposure, Murder She Wrote. OTHER: Seán has worked at most regional theatres in his 55-year career, including The 5th Avenue in Seattle, and was a company member at Long Wharf Theatre and Seattle Rep’s Acting Company. Proud member of Equity since 1968.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Rose
    Brittany Baratz

    NATIONAL TOURS: Knuffle Bunny, Chasing George Washington. REGIONAL: Kennedy Center: Elephant and Piggie, Snow White, Rose Red & Fred, Broadway Today!; Inspire Theatre: Man of La Mancha; Palm Beach Dramaworks: A Little Night Music; Olney Theatre Center: 1776; Kentucky Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet; Inscape Chamber Orchestra: Trouble in Tahiti; Capitol Hill Arts Workshop: Alice Adams; Stonington Opera House: Burt Dow: Deep Water Man; Brooklyn Academy of Music: Four Saints in Three Acts; Gloria Maddox Theatre: The Dining Room; Carnegie Hall: Some Enchanted Evening. INTERNATIONAL: Knuffle Bunny. TELEVISION: Who the [Bleep] Did I Marry?. TRAINING: University of Maryland, T. Schreiber Acting Conservatory. WEB: BrittanyBaratz.com.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Captain Albert Lennox
    Jason Forbach

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Les Misérables (Tony® nomination—Best Revival); Off-Broadway: New Group: The Music Teacher; 59e59: A.W.O.L.; McGinn/Cazale: As You Like It. NATIONAL TOURS: Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Tour; The Phantom of the Opera (Las Vegas). REGIONAL: Sacramento Music Circus; Paper Mill Playhouse; North Shore Music Theater Opera/Symphonic; Carnegie Hall; Boston Lyric Opera; Opera Boston; Central City Opera; Fresno Grand Opera; Omaha Symphony; Las Vegas Philharmonic; New Jersey Festival Orchestra. TELEVISION: America’s Got Talent, 68th Annual Tony Awards®. OTHER: Recordings: The Music Teacher (Bridge Rec.), An American Victory (Broadway Rec.), Solomon’s Song (Broadway Rec.), A New Leading Man, Remembering to Dream and Revolutionary. TRAINING: New England Conservatory: MM in Opera Performance. WEB: JasonForbach.com; @jtforbach.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Alice
    Billie Wildrick

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Scandalous; Off-Off-Broadway: Bless You All. REGIONAL: 5th Avenue Theatre: Pajama Game (Babe, upcoming), Carousel, Pirates of Penzance, Sunday in the Park…, Candide, Wonderful Town, Into the Woods, Hair, Company; ACT Theatre: Vanities, First Date, Das Barbecü; Village Theatre: Cabaret, Lizzie Borden, Hello, Dolly!, Man of La Mancha; Ordway Theater: A Christmas Story, Guys and Dolls. AWARDS: Seattle: 3 nominations and a Gregory Award; 3 Footlight Awards. OTHER: Original Cast Recordings: Scandalous, A Christmas Story; Directing: Sidecountry Theatre: Murder Ballad (West Coast premiere); Showtunes: The Unsinkable Molly Brown (upcoming). WEB: BillieWildrick.com.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Lieutenant Wright
    Jared Michael Brown

    REGIONAL: Kennedy Center: Shakespeare in Washington: The Comedy of Errors (Antipholus of Syracuse); Ordway Center for the Performing Arts: Paint Your Wagon; Centerstage Theatre: Ring of Fire; 5th Avenue Theatre: Paint Your WagonThe Sound of Music, Jasper in Deadland, Oliver!, Secondhand Lions, Pirates of Penzance, Titanic: The Musical, Oklahoma!, Cinderella; Village Theatre: Around the World in 80 Days, The Mousetrap, Iron Curtain; Seattle Children’s Theatre: Dick Whittington & His Cat, James & the Giant Peach; Showtunes Theatre: Finian’s Rainbow, High Society, George M!; Stumptown Stages: It’s A Wonderful Life (George Bailey). INTERNATIONAL: Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Edinburgh): Return to the Forbidden Planet (Captain Tempest)OTHER: National Cast of Ragtime (Tateh). TRAINING: University of Evansville: BFA in Theatre Performance. WEB: JaredMichaelBrown.com.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Major Holmes
    Greg Stone

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Les Misérables, Oklahoma! (dir. Trevor Nunn), Urban Cowboy, The Pirate Queen; Off-Broadway: Of Thee I Sing, Juno, Summer of ’42, Under The Bridge; Carnegie Hall: Kristina: At Carnegie Hall. NATIONAL TOURS: Les Misérables (Jean Valjean), Miss Saigon (Chris), Whistle Down the Wind (Snake Preacher). REGIONAL: North Carolina Theatre: Oklahoma! (Curly); Musical Theatre Witchita: The Full Monty (Jerry);Village Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate), Billy Elliot (Big Davey); 5th Avenue Theatre: Pirates of Penzance (Samuel), Music Man (Ewart), Titanic in Concert (Thomas Andrews).

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Claire / Mrs. Winthrop
    Mary Jo Dugaw

    NEW YORK:  Off-Broadway: Cherry Lane:  Patience, The Red Mill. REGIONAL: 5th Avenue Theatre:  Most Happy Fella, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Candide, Music Man, Titanic (Concert); Village Theatre:  Mary Poppins, Les Misérables, Kiss Me, Kate (Times Footlight Award: Best Actress, Musical), My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof, Sound of Music, After the Fair, Cabaret. INTERNATIONAL: Dubrovnik Symphony: Soprano soloist. FILM: Gory, Gory, Hallelujah, A Legend in His Own Mind. TELEVISION:  Stephen King’s Rose Red. OTHER:  Seattle Symphony, Northwest Sinfonietta, Vancouver Symphony: Soprano soloist; Play On! Chamber Music Ensemble: founding member; Movie/Video Game Vocals: Ghost Rider, Millions, The Empty Mirror, Halo, World of Warcraft, Age of Empires. TEACHING:  Private Voice Studio; Vocal Consultant: Mary Poppins, Les Misérables. TRAINING:  University of Portland: BM in Vocal Performance; Cornish College of the Arts; Music Academy of the West; private voice study: Marni Nixon. WEB: MaryJoDuGaw.com.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Fakir
    Vishal Vaidya

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: City Center Encores: 1776; Public Theater: The Visitor (workshop, dir. Daniel Sullivan). REGIONAL: Ford's Theatre: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (William Barfée), A Christmas Carol; Adventure Theatre: A Year With Frog and Toad (Helen Hayes nomination); Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park/Baltimore Center Stage: The Secret Garden (dir. Marcia Milgrom Dodge); Olney Theatre Center: Cinderella, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Godspell, Big River; Kennedy Center/Children's Theater Company: Barrio Grrrl!; Toby's Dinner Theatre: Oklahoma!, RENT. OTHER: World Tenors Unleashed (workshop); B-Side Productions: A Man of No Importance; member of the Musical Theater Factory. TRAINING: American University. WEB: @TweetsByVish.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Ayah
    Maya Maniar

    REGIONAL: Front Porch Theatricals: In the Heights. FILM: Adam Bloom. TELEVISION: Late Night with Seth Meyers. OTHER: Cabaret: 54 Below, Pittsburgh CLO. TRAINING: Carnegie Mellon University: BFA in Music Theatre.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Soldier / Servant
    Alex Alferov

    REGIONAL: Ford’s Theatre: 110 in the Shade; Arena Stage: Fiddler on the Roof; Olney Theatre Center: The Diary of Anne Frank, Complete Works of Shakespeare [Abridged]; Signature Theatre: Kid Victory; Constellation Theatre Company: Avenue Q; Keegan Theatre: Spring Awakening; Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences: Cerulean Time Capsule; Imagination Stage: Lyle the Crocodile; Adventure Theatre: Big Nate; American Century Theater: Come Blow Your Horn. TELEVISION: I Was Possessed, Point of Honor. TRAINING: Catholic University of America: BM in Musical Theatre.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Major Shelly / Butler
    Ethan Watermeier

    STC: Man of La Mancha (Ensemble, u/s Padre/Captain/ Duke/Dr. Carrasco); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (u/s Marcus Lycus/Miles Gloriosus); The Life of Galileo (multiple roles, staged reading). NATIONAL TOURS: Les Misérables (Javert, Factory Foreman/Combeferre). REGIONAL: Aspen Music Festival; Olney Theatre Center; Strathmore Music Center; Vital Theatre Company; Little Theatre on the Square; New London Barn Playhouse. OPERA: Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Glimmerglass Opera; Composition premieres by Mark Adamo, Tom Cipullo, Ricky Ian Gordon, Jake Heggie, John Musto and Rachel Portman. AWARDS: Winner of the Lotte Lenya International Competition. OTHER: Member of National Association of Teachers of Singing, VASTA, Musical Theatre Educators' Alliance, Artist Roster of Sing for Hope; Founding Panelist for podcast OperaNow. TEACHING: American University; University of Virginia; Catholic University of America; University of Maryland, College Park. TRAINING: Northwestern University: BM; The Manhattan School of Music: MM; University of Maryland, College Park: Doctoral Studies; STC Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University: MFA Candidate.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Housemaid
    Hayley Travers

    REGIONAL: Studio Theatre: Silence! The Musical; Imagination Stage: Jack and Phil Giant Slayers Inc.; Indianapolis Symphony: Yuletide Celebration!. OTHER: American Pops: Make Someone Happy; Fairfax Symphony: I'll Be Seeing You, An Enchanted Evening; National Broadway Chorus: founding member. TRAINING: American University: BA in Musical Theater. WEB: HayleyTravers.com.

  • Solider/Cook/Nurse
    Happy McPartlin

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Hands on a Hardbody (dir. Neil Pepe); Off-Broadway: Black & White Blues; Other NY: War Paint (dir. Michael Greif); Merchant of Venice; Love’s Labour’s Lost. NATIONAL TOURS: Memphis (dir. Christopher Ashley), Hairspray, The Full Monty. REGIONAL: Stages Repertory: Next To Normal (BATEH award, Best Actress); Ford's Theatre: Come From Away (dir. Christopher Ashley), 110 in the Shade (dir. Marcia Milgrom Dodge); Paper Mill Playhouse & TUTS: Curtains; Geva Theater: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Theatre by the Sea: The Drowsy Chaperone; Ogunquit: Les Misérables, Sunset Boulevard; Bucks County Playhouse: Urinetown, Into the Woods. TELEVISION: Hostages, Onion Sportsdome. TRAINING: NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Classical Studio. WEB: HappyMcPartlin.com.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

The Artistic Team
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  • Director/Choreographer
    David Armstrong

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Scandalous. REGIONAL: The 5th Avenue Theatre: Executive Producer and Artistic Director; Candide, Sweeney Todd, Hair, A Little Night Music, Company, Hello, Dolly!, Oliver!, Anything Goes, Jaques Brel…, A Room With A View, Yankee Doodle Dandy!, Scandalous, Paint Your Wagon (world premiere of a revised production). Under his leadership The 5th Avenue Theatre has established itself as one of the nation's leading musical theatre companies especially noted for its development and production of new works including the premieres of 17 new musicals since 2001; Paper Mill Playhouse; Kennedy Center; ACT Theatre; Ordway Center; Berkshire Theatre Festival; St. Louis Repertory; Cincinnati Playhouse; Ford's Theater. OTHER: Created the books for Yankee Doodle Dandy! and TheatreWorksUSA’s A Christmas Carol, which premiered at New York’s Lucille Lortel Theatre; devised and directed the musical revue Hot & Cole which has been produced by dozens of theaters across America and internationally.

  • Music Supervisor/Music Director/Additional Arrangements
    Rick Fox

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Doctor Zhivago, Jesus Christ Superstar (2012), Rent, Blood Brothers. REGIONAL: Goodspeed Musicals; La Jolla Playhouse; Chicago Shakespeare Theatre; Dallas Theatre Center; Arena Stage: Smokey Joe’s Café. INTERNATIONAL: Six years as Director of Music, Stratford Festival (Canada): Music Director: West Side Story, Evita, Cabaret, Tommy; Orchestrator: Cabaret, Jacques Brel, Evita, Kiss Me, Kate; Composer: Caesar and Cleopatra (with Christopher Plummer); Toronto: Music Director/Conductor: Canadian premieres of The Lion King, The Producers, Rent, The Who’s Tommy, Phantom of the Opera (with Colm Wilkinson). TELEVISION: Music Director: Colm Wilkinson and Patti Lupone in Concert (PBS). AWARDS: Four-time Dora Award winner, nine-time Dora Award nominee (Outstanding Musical Direction); Bob Tilles Music Chair (Chicago); BroadwayWorld.com Award (Music Direction, Jesus Christ Superstar). OTHER: Festivals: Williamstown Festival, NAMT Festival, Charlottetown Festival, New York Stage and Film Festival. WEB: RickFoxMusic.com.

  • Associate Music Director
    Brandon Adams

    REGIONAL: West Coast Premieres: The Last Five Years, It Shoulda Been You, Flower Drum Song (D. H. Hwang revision); Center Rep: Life Could Be a Dream (dir. Roger Bean), Blues in the Night, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Lucky Stiff, Xanadu; 42nd Street Moon: Fanny, Little Me, Oh, Kay!, Grass Harp, Sitting Pretty, Louisiana Purchase, Nymph Errant, Do I Hear a Waltz; Marin Theatre Company: Old Wicked Songs; Woodminster: Ragtime, Kind and I, Brigadoon; Theatre Under the Stars: Fiddler on the Roof. INTERNATIONAL: Tours with Grammy Award®-winning Pacific Boychoir Academy: Vietnam, China, Spain, Russia, Australia, Brazil (pianist). AWARDS: San Francisco/Bay Area: Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award: She Loves Me, The Musical of Musicals, the Musical!; Shellie Awards: She Loves Me, Les Misérables; Garland Award: Let’s Face It!; TBA Award nominations: Anything Goes, Life Could Be a Dream. OTHER: San Francisco: I’m Hip (Ana Gasteyer); SF Performing Arts Library and Museum: A Conversation with Mary Rodgers. TEACHING: Lecturer in Musical Theatre: San Francisco State University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, American University. TRAINING: Dartmouth College: BA in Music; Indiana University: MM in Choral Conducting. WEB: BrandonDavidAdams.weebly.com.

  • Book and Lyrics
    Marsha Norman

    NEW YORK: Broadway:  ‘night, Mother(1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Blackburn Prize, Hull-Warriner, and Drama Desk Awards), The Secret Garden (1991 Tony Award®—Best Book, Drama Desk Award), The Color Purple (2016 Tony Award®—Best Revival), The Bridges of Madison County (currently on national tour); other plays include Getting Out and The Master Butcher’s Singing Club. AWARDS: Peabody Award (HBO’s In Treatment), Margo Jones Award, Sidney Kingsley Award, William Inge Lifetime Achievement Award in Playwriting, Dramatists Guild Career Achievement Award, Theatre Hall of Fame, as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, among others. TEACHING: Co-chair, with Chris Durang, of the Playwriting Program at The Juilliard School for 20 years. She writes and lectures frequently on playwriting and the musical book, and holds 18 honorary degrees from American colleges and Universities. OTHER: Founder and President of The Lilly Awards Foundation; serves on the Dramatists Guild Steering Committee. WEB: MarshaNorman.com.

  • Music
    Lucy Simon

    NEW YORK: Broadway: The Secret Garden (Tony®, Drama Desk, Grammy nominations), Doctor Zhivago; Off-Broadway: A… My Name is Alice. NATIONAL TOURS: The Secret Garden, A… My Name is Alice. REGIONAL: The Secret Garden. INTERNATIONAL: The Secret Garden, Doctor Zhivago. OPERA: Malmo Opera (Sweden): Doctor Zhivago. FILM: A Secret Wish. TELEVISION: The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleading Murdering Mom (HBO, Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for writing/performances). AWARDS: Drama Loge Award: The Secret Garden; GRAMMY Award (Best Recording for Children): In Harmony, In Harmony 2. OTHER: Recordings: 3 albums as The Simon Sisters (Kapp Records), Lucy Simon, Stolen Time (RCA); Original Cast Albums: The Secret Garden (Broadway, London, Australia).

  • Original Orchestrations
    William David Brohn

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Current productions: Wicked, Miss Saigon (upcoming, spring of 2017). NATIONAL TOURS: Wicked. INTERNATIONAL: Wicked, Half a Sixpence (London), Mary Poppins, Miss Saigon. OPERA: Arrangements for Artist Concerts: Marilyn Horne, Renée Fleming, Frederica von Stade, Plàcido Domingo. FILM: Prokofiev Adapatations: Alexander Nevsky, Ivan the Terrible. AWARDS: Tony® (Best Orchestrations, Ragtime). OTHER: Collaborations: André Previn, John Williams, Keith Lockhart. Mentored by Arranger Robert Russell Bennett. TRAINING: Michigan State University, New England Conservatory.

  • New Orchestrations
    Christopher Jahnke

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Porgy and Bess (2012 Tony® Nomination for Best Orchestrations), Les Misérables (performed worldwide since 2006), Legally Blonde, Cry Baby, Grease (2007 Broadway Revival); Dessa Rose (Stephen Flaherty & Lisa Ahrens);Lincoln Center Theater: A Man of No Importance. INTERNATIONAL: UK: Tom the Musical (George Stiles & Paul Leigh), Just So (George Stiles & Anthony Drewe), Wind in the Willows (Stiles/Drewe), The Witches of Eastwick (additional orchestrations and dance arrangements). OTHER: Music Supervisor: Memphis, Escape to Margaritaville (arranging/supervising for Jimmy Buffett); collaborated with/contributed orchestrations and arrangements for Lady Gaga (The Sound of Music, 2015 Oscars), Darlene Love, Steven Van Zandt, Rufus Wainwright, Adam Schlesinger, the Radio City New York Spectacular, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular; frequent collaborator with 15-year-old child prodigy pianist and composer, Emily Bear; assisted legendary orchestrator William David Brohn on Broadway and/or London West End productions of Sweet Smell of Success, Ragtime, The Three Musketeers (Stiles/Leigh), The Witches of Eastwick, Mary Poppins, Wicked.

  • Scenic Designer
    Anna Louizos

    NEW YORK: Broadway: School of Rock (sets/costumes, also West End), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony® nomination), In the Heights (Tony® nomination), High Fidelity (Tony® nomination), Holiday Inn, Dames at Sea, Honeymoon in Vegas, It Shoulda Been You, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Avenue Q, The Performers, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Curtains, Baby It’s You, All About Me, To Be Or Not To Be, Steel Magnolias, Golda’s Balcony; Off-Broadway: Roundabout Theatre Company: Just Jim Dale, Sons of the Prophet, The Foreigner, Speech and Debate, Crimes of the Heart; Second Stage: The Substance of Fire, Vanities, the Musical, Birdie Blue; Primary Stages: The Tribute Artists, Olive and the Bitter Herbs, In Transit; New World Stages: Altar Boyz; Jane Street Theater: tick, tick…BOOM!. REGIONAL: 5th Avenue Theatre: Disney’s Aladdin; Goodspeed Musicals: Me and My Girl, Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas, Band Geeks, Radio Girl; Center Theatre Group: Minsky’s; Dallas Theater Center: Fly, Arsenic and Old Lace, Sarah Plain and Tall; Adventure Theatre MTC: Based on a Totally True Story. INTERNATIONAL: Stratford Festival (Canada): Pirates of Penzance. AWARDS: USITT 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award, NAACP 2011 Theatre Award (In the Heights). OTHER: Art Director: Sex and the City, Founder of Broadway Design Exchange: broadwaydesignexchange.com.

  • Costume Designer
    Ann Hould-Ward

    STC: Man of La Mancha, Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, Romeo and Juliet. NEW YORK: Select Broadway: The Color Purple, The Visit, The People in the Picture, A Free Man of Color (Drama Desk nomination), A Catered Affair (Drama Desk nomination), Beauty and the Beast (Tony Award®), Into the Woods (Tony®, Drama Desk nominations), Falsettos, Sunday in the Park With George (Tony®, Drama Desk nominations), Saint Joan, Little Me; Off-Broadway: Classic Stage Company: Dead Poets Society (upcoming), Passion. Second Stage: Notes from the Field (upcoming), Russian Transport, The Blue Flower, Road Show, Lobster Alice, Cymbeline. REGIONAL: over 100 regional theatre credits. INTERNATIONAL: Beauty and the Beast (over 35 international companies); Salzburg Festival (Austria): West Side Story; Mikhailovsky Theatre (Saint Petersburg, Russia): The Bronze Idol; West End (London): Dear World, Imagine This; Germany: Schuh des Mantu; Norwegian Ballet: Othello. AWARDS: Fashion Institute of Technology’s Patricia Zipprodt Award.

  • Lighting Designer
    Mike Baldassari

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Sam Mendes/Rob Marshall’s Cabaret (1998 & 2014), First Date, Holler If Ya Hear Me. NATIONAL TOURS: 12+ including Ragtime, Camelot, Spamalot, Ring of Fire, Man of La Mancha, Fame, Will Rogers Follies, Grease, Yeston’s Phantom. INTERNATIONAL: Beauty and the Beast in eight different languages; various productions in more than 25 countries. FILM: Ghostbusters (2016), Nine (dir. Rob Marshall), Rock of Ages, Joyful Noise, Sex and the City 2, Going the Distance, Neil Young Trunk Show (dir. Jonathan Demme). TELEVISION: The (RED) Concert/Broadcast from Times Square with U2, Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood and Kanye West; U2’s Top of The Rock performance for The Tonight Show; multiple episodes of Documentary Now!, many of Saturday Night Live’s Digital Shorts and Late Night with Seth Meyers pre-tapes; comedy specials for Dana Carvey, John Mulaney and Bridget Everett; televised concert highlights include Mary J. Blige, Tim McGraw, Sam Smith, Garth Brooks in Central Park; family entertainment: Yo Gabba Gabba. CONCERTS: Production Designer for many Alice in Chains tours; co-designed Neil Young’s Harvest Moon and Chrome Dreams Tours. AWARDS: Tony® and multiple Emmy Award nominations. WEB: Mike-o-matic.com.

  • Sound Designer
    Justin Stasiw

    STC: Kiss Me, Kate. NEW YORK: Broadway: Something Rotten (associate sound designer), Side Show (associate sound designer, Drama Desk nomination), It’s Only a Play (associate sound designer), Jekyll and Hyde (sound engineer), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (sound engineer, sub.). REGIONAL: 59e59: Songbird; 5th Avenue Theatre: Paint Your Wagon, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Jasper in Deadland, A Christmas Story; ACT Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors; Atlantis Manila: Jersey BoysGhost; Casa Mañana: Sweeney Todd. OTHER: Member of International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees and United Scenic Artists.

  • Casting Director
    Laura Stanczyk, CSA

    STC: Romeo & Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Othello, Kiss Me, Kate, Salomé, The Metromaniacs, The Tempest, Man of La Mancha, As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale, Strange Interlude, Old Times. NEW YORK: Broadway, Off- Broadway, National Tours: Side Show, After Midnight, A Night With Janis Joplin, Follies, Cotton Club Parade, Lombardi, Ragtime, Impressionism, The Seafarer, Radio Golf, Coram Boy, The Glorious Ones, Flight, Translations, Tryst, Dirty Dancing; Atlantic Theater Company: The Cripple of Inishmaan (also national tour); Encores! Summer Stars: Damn Yankees, Urinetown (also national tour); Lincoln Center Festival: Gate/Beckett. REGIONAL: Alliance Theatre: Bull Durham; Center Theatre Group: Harps and Angels; Alley Theatre: Gruesome Playground Injuries, The Monster at the Door; Kennedy Center: Side Show, The Guardsman, Follies, Master Class, The Lisbon Traviata, Ragtime, Broadway: Three Generations; Philadelphia Theatre Company: Golden Age; Royal George Theatre: Don’t Dress for Dinner; seven seasons of casting for McCarter Theatre Center. INTERNATIONAL: Druid Theatre Company: My Brilliant Divorce; Gaiety Theatre, Dublin/West End: The Shawshank Redemption; Druid Theatre Company/Dublin Theatre Festival: Long Day’s Journey into Night; Has consulted for the Lyric Theatre in Belfast, Rough MagicTheatre Company in Dublin, the Gate Theatre in Dublin, the Druid Theatre in Galway.

  • Resident Casting Director
    Carter C. Wooddell

    STC: Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest (2016 Free For All),The Taming of the Shrew, 1984 (children), Othello, The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound, Kiss Me, Kate, Salomé, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Free For All), Tartuffe, Dunsinane (supernumerary), Man of La Mancha, The Metromaniacs (STC and The Old Globe), The Tempest, As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale (Free For All), The Merry Wives of Windsor, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, the ReDiscovery Reading Series. Other Casting Experience (McCorkle Casting, Ltd.): NEW YORK: Broadway: Belasco Theatre: End of the Rainbow (dir. Terry Johnson), Booth Theatre: High (dir. Rob Ruggiero); Off-Broadway (partial): Barrow Street Theatre: Tribes (dir. David Cromer), Our Town (dir. David Cromer), The Acting Company, Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater: Freud’s Last Session (dir. Tyler Marchant), Cherry Lane Theatre: A Perfect Future (dir. Wilson Milam), SoHo Playhouse: The Irish Curse (dir. Matt Lenz), Beckett Theatre: An Error of the Moon (dir. Kim Weild); NYC Other: Lincoln Center Institute: Hamlet, Fly, Sheila’s Day. NATIONAL TOURS: The Acting Company, Riverdance. REGIONAL: Alley Theatre, Center Stage, Barrington Stage Company, The Broad Stage, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Crossroads Theatre Company, George Street Playhouse, The Guthrie Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater, TheaterWorks Hartford. RADIO: BBC Radio: The Piano Lesson (dir. Claire Grove). TELEVISION: Sesame Workshop: The Electric Company,Pilot: 27 East. FILM: Columbia Pictures: Premium Rush (dir. David Koepp), Choice Films: Junction (dir. Tony Glazer). TEACHING: Guest Lecturer, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, BFA and MFA acting students.

  • Literary Manager/Dramaturg
    Drew Lichtenberg

    STC: Romeo & Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Othello, The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound, Kiss Me, Kate, Salomé, Tartuffe, Man of La Mancha, The Metromaniacs, The Tempest, As You Like It, Private Lives, Henry IV, Part 1 and 2, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Measure for Measure, Coriolanus, Wallenstein, Hughie, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Government Inspector, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Servant of Two Masters, Strange Interlude, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Much Ado About Nothing, The Heir Apparent. REGIONAL: STC/McCarter Theatre Center: The Winter’s Tale; Center Stage: Caroline, or Change, Cyrano, Around the World in 80 Days; Yale Repertory Theatre: Lulu (dir. Mark Lamos); Williamstown Theatre Festival: The Front Page, The Physicists, The Corn Is Green; New York Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth (dir. Moisés Kaufman). INTERNATIONAL: National Theatre: Les Blancs (dir. Yaël Farber). OTHER: Yale School of Drama: Tarell McCraney’s In the Red and Brown Water (U.S. premiere); TEACHING: Catholic University of America; Eugene Lang College at the New School. TRAINING: Yale School of Drama: MFA in Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism.

  • Voice & Text Coach/Dialect Coach
    Lisa Nathans

    REGIONAL: Signature Theatre: Freaky Friday (World Premiere, Bridgett Carpenter/Tom Kitt/Brian Yorkey); Guthrie Theater: A Christmas Carol; The Road Theatre Company: John Gabriel Borkman: An American Adaptation; Hollywood Fringe Festival: Wolfgirls (Best of Fringe Award). OTHER: Private Coaching for film, television, theatre, individuals, corporations: communication and presentation skills, accent modification, accent acquisition; Workshop Development: Guthrie Theater Company, Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum: Speaking on Stage; Member: Voice and Speech Trainers’ Association. TEACHING: University of Maryland: School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (Assistant Professor, Voice and Acting); CalArts; Stella Adler Academy Los Angeles; Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts; Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama; Royal Central School of Speech and Drama; University of Washington (PATP); University of Minnesota (Guthrie Theater BFA Program). TRAINING: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama: MFA (Voice Studies); Linklater Voice Designation; Certified Colaianni Speech Practitioner.

  • Assistant Director
    Craig Baldwin

    STC: The Tempest (2016 Free For All), The Taming of the Shrew, Othello, The Critic. The Real Inspector Hound, Tartuffe, The Metromaniacs, The Tempest. NEW YORK: 59E59: C.O.A.L. (Confessions of a Liar); New York International Fringe Festival: Magic Kingdom, The More Loving One (FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award: Best Overall Production/Play); Marymount Manhattan College: Columbinus; August Strindberg Rep Theatre: Mr. Bengt’s Wife; Atlantic Acting School: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; HERE Arts Center: Ingmar Bergman’s Persona; Classic Stage Company: MacB**h (workshop); Outhouse Theatre Co: Mercy Thieves (U.S. Premiere), The Boys (U.S. Premiere); Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab: MacB**h (workshop). REGIONAL: Opera House Arts: Antony and Cleopatra; SUNY Purchase College: The Miser. INTERNATIONAL: The Aliens by Annie Baker (Sydney Premiere); 4 Minutes, 12 Seconds (Australian Premiere). OTHER: Red Bull Theater (Associate Artistic Producer), Lincoln Center Theater Directors’ Lab (Member). TRAINING: The Julliard School. WEB: CraigBaldwin.net.

  • Assistant Choreographer
    Trina Mills

    REGIONAL: The 5th Avenue Theatre: The Sound of Music, RSP Spamalot, RSP Carousel, assisted on various productions; ACT Theatre: ASSASSINS; ArtsWest: American Idiot. OTHER: Choreography: Seattle Sea Gals NFL cheerleaders. TRAINING: British Dancing Academy; Western Washington University: BA in acting with minor in dance performance, choreography and instruction.

  • Directorial Assistant
    Charlie Marie McGrath

    STC: Romeo & Juliet (Assistant Director), The Tempest (Directorial Assistant 2016 Free For All). BROADWAY: SDCF Observer, A Time to Kill (dir. Ethan McSweeny). REGIONAL: Assistant Director: Goodman Theatre: Smokefall (dir. Anne Kauffman); Court Theatre: A Long Day’s Journey Into Night (dir. David Auburn); Northlight Theatre: Mothers and Sons (dir. Steve Scott). OTHER: Director, Piccolo Theatre: Private Eyes; The Side Project: Lysistrata; AstonRep Theatre Company: Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Dead Writers Theatre Collective: Game of Love and Chance (Remount), House of Mirth; Open Door Repertory Company: Game of Love and Chance, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks; Proud Kate Theatre Project: The Ruby Sunrise, November, Dumb Waiter; G&S Opera Company: HMS Pinafore. TRAINING: Northwestern University. WEB: CharlieMarieMcGrath.com.

  • Production Stage Manager
    Joseph Smelser

    STC: The Taming of the Shrew, The Critic, The Real Inspector Hound (also at Guthrie Theater), Kiss Me, Kate, Tartuffe, Man of La Mancha, The Tempest (Mainstage, 2016 Free For All), A Winter’s Tale (2014 Free For All), Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 (in rep), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Measure for Measure, Wallenstein and Coriolanus (in rep), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mainstage, 2015 Free For All), The Government Inspector, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Strange Interlude, Much Ado About Nothing, The Heir Apparent, All’s Well That Ends Well. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Let Me Down Easy; Seattle Repertory Theatre: An Ideal Husband, A Doll’s House, Play On!, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Peter Brook’s The Tragedy of Hamlet, Golden Child, Don Juan, Purgatorio, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (with Lily Tomlin); American Conservatory Theater: The Rivals, The Circle, The Government Inspector, Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, Vigil; Berkeley Repertory Theatre: Journey to the West, An Almost Holy Picture, Having Our Say; Regional Tour: Let Me Down Easy and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (both with Anna Deavere Smith). TRAINING: Oberlin College: BA.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Assistant Stage Manager
    Elizabeth Clewley

    STC: Stage Manager: The Metromaniacs, The Importance of Being Earnest; Assistant Stage Manager: The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound, Salomé, Tartuffe, As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale (Mainstage and Free For All), Private Lives, Wallenstein, The Government Inspector, The Servant of Two Masters, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar (Free For All), Old Times, Cymbeline, Twelfth Night (Free For All), The Liar. REGIONAL: Hartford Stage: Stage Manager: Hartford Stage 50th Anniversary Gala; Assistant Stage Manager: Macbeth, La Dispute; Theater of the American South: Stage Manager: Driving Miss Daisy; Cape FearRegional Theatre: Stage Manager: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Tuesdays with Morrie. INTERNATIONAL: International Festival of Arts and Ideas; Kennedy Center - International VSA Festival. TRAINING: East Carolina University: BFA in Stage Management.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Assistant Stage Manager
    Kristy Matero

    STC: The Tempest. REGIONAL: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Women Laughing Alone with Salad, Marie Antoinette, Stupid Fucking Bird, Appropriate, The Convert, K of D, Full Circle, Antebellum, Boom, Maria/Stuart, How Theatre Failed America and If You See Something Say Something (with Mike Daisey), Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (with The Neofuturists); Signature Theatre: God Of Carnage, And The Curtain Rises;  Kennedy Center: Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Seven Guitars, Jitney, The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg; Pig Iron Theatre Company: Hell Meets Henry Halfway, Welcome to Yuba City; Milwaukee Repertory Theater: To Kill A Mockingbird, Lombardi; Scena Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest; Theatre Alliance: Ambition Facing West, White Rabbit Red Rabbit; Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival: Two Gentlemen of Verona. OPERA: Washington National Opera: The Ring Cycle, La Cenerentola, Dialogues of the Carmelites, The Magic Flute, Moby Dick, Anna Bolena; Opera Saratoga: Elisir d'amore; Spoleto Festival USA: Flora or Hob in The Well, Louise, Amistad, Faustus, The Last NightDon Giovanni. OTHER: Member of Actors’ Equity Association, American Guild of Musical Artists.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

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The Secret Garden

Nov 15 - Jan 08

Sidney Harman HallBook and lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon
Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Directed by David Armstrong
A co-production with The 5th Avenue Theatre, playing April 14 – May 6, 2017

Runtime: 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission

Musicals at the Shakespeare Theatre Company are made possible by the Beech Street Foundation.

The Secret Garden is sponsored by the HRH Foundation.

This production is dedicated to the memory of Ellie Merrill, former STC Trustee and beloved patron of the arts.

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