JENNIFER R. MANOCHERIAN Bookwriter
Jennifer has been a theatre producer for over thirty years. This is her first outing as bookwriter of a musical. She has written numerous screenplays. Her film “Family Blues," formerly titled “Hudson River Blues,” co-written with her son John Manocherian, is currently streaming online. She teaches introductory screenwriting at the Sarah Lawrence Writing Institute and is on the Board of Directors of New York Stage & Film and The Peace Studio.
MICHAEL BIELLO Lyrics
DAN MARTIN Music
Michael Biello (Lyricist) and Dan Martin (Composer) are award-winning songwriters, longtime collaborators, and life-partners. In addition to Marry Harry their musicals include In My Body – produced at The Harold Prince Theatre (Philadelphia, 2016), The Cousins Grimm – presented at NYMF, the O’Neill Theatre Center, and in London (Aria Entertainment, 2015), and Breathe – produced in Chicago (1999 After Dark Award) and in many other US cities.
Their online memoir – Michael & Dan’s Amazing Queer Songbook – weaves together short musical films, words, and images to tell their unique 44 year story of collaboration & love. http://amazingqueersongbook.com/ Biello and Martin’s songs have been performed from LaMama to Lincoln Center by a wide range of vocalists including Broadway stars Annie Golden, Ann Harada, Javier Muñoz, Karen Ziemba and many others. Film/Video projects include: A Circle of Diamonds – featuring marriage activist Edie Windsor, Clones in Love (Best Short, San Francisco LGBT Video Festival), and The Dance – in the permanent collection of MoMA. Biello and Martin’s early career dance/theatre projects include a series of innovative performance-art musicals – Two Men Dancing, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, X- Posed, Homo Love Song, Human Being and Claire, among others. Their performance works have been presented nationally and at a variety of New York venues including PS 122, American Opera Projects, New Dramatists, HERE, and BAX. Biello & Martin are longtime members of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and the Dramatists Guild. http://biellomartin.com/musical-theater/
BILL CASTELLINO Director & Choreographer
Bill Castellino most recently directed HAMLET THE ROCK MUSICAL (a contemporary revival of Cliff Jones’ 1976 Broadway Musical ROCKABYE HAMLET) in LA to launch a World Tour. He has directed these World Premieres: CAGNEY, PASSION NATION, SOULMATES, THE GREAT DIVORCE, GRUMPY OLD MEN, CHRISTMAS IN HELL, JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN, DR. RADIO, LIZZIE BORDEN, CRASH CLUB, HEARTBEATS, BREATHE, A HOUSE DIVIDED, FISHWRAP, I SPY A SPY, PRESIDENTS, A HOLIDAY FOR HOPE, WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE, and others.
Additionally, he has directed: DESPERATE MEASURES, STORYVILLE, IONESCOPADE, NIGHTCLUB CANTATA, TARZAN, RENT, GYPSY, ROCKY HORROR, CAROUSEL, THE SLAB BOYS, MIKLAT, GODSPELL, MUSIC MAN, WEST SIDE, JOSEPH, TOMMY, LITTLE SHOP, EVITA, HAIR, FAME, CHESS, and many others. His touring projects include: CHESS, JOLSON, ESTHER, LES MISERABLES, FAME, and THE PRESIDENTS. His work has been seen on ABC, HBO, SHO, & Cinemax.
Bill has written eleven musicals, many revues, and dozens of cabarets & concerts. He has directed, choreographed, and produced theatrical & special events in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, nationally and internationally.
Awards: NY Outer Critics, Jefferson, Telly, 4 LA Weekly, 11 Drama-Logue; nominations include 2 Lortels, Audelco, Carbonelle, LA Theatre Critics, many others. Many of Castellino’s productions have won awards regionally and in NYC. He is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
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