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April 14 - May 6, 2018 , Allen Theatre

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss

Run time: 2 hours, including intermission
Advisory: Some language and material may be inappropriate for children.

Six middle school misfits are thrown into a cutthroat, high-stakes competition, and P-A-N-D-E-M-O-N-I-U-M takes first place. Welcome to the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, where eccentric adolescents (all played by adults!) get their chance to shine as they vie to prove they are worthy of a shot at “Nationals.” A touching and irreverent coming-of-age comedy with a high-spirited, improvised spelling bee, this Tony Award-winning musical is a laugh-out-loud winner.

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Cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Garfield Hammonds (Mitch Mahoney), Chad Burris (William Barfee), Kirsten Wyatt (Rona Lisa Perretti), and Ali Stroker (Olive Ostrovsky). Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: John Scherer (Vice Principal Douglas Panch), Mariah Burks (Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere), Garfield Hammonds (Mitch Mahoney). Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Chad Burris (William Barfee), Kay Trinidad Karns (Marcy Park), Mariah Burks (Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere), and Ali Stroker (Olive Ostrovsky). Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

Front: Chad Burris (William Barfee) and Ali Stroker (Olive Ostrovsky) Back: Cast of Spelling Bee. Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

Andres Quintero (Chip Tolentino) and the cast of Spelling Bee. Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

Front: Garfield Hammonds (Mitch Mahoney), and the cast of Spelling Bee. Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

Cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

Left to right: Kay Trinidad Karns (Marcy Park), and Kirsten Wyatt (Rona Lisa Perretti). Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

Front: Chad Burris (William Barfee), and the cast of Spelling Bee. Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

Lee Slobotkin as Leaf Coneybear. Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

Cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

From left: John Scherer (Vice Principal Douglas Panch) and Kirsten Wyatt (Rona Lisa Perretti). Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

Mariah Burks (standing) as Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere, with the cast of Spelling Bee. Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

Andres Quintero as Chip Tolentino. Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Andres Quintero (Chip Tolentino), Kay Trinidad Karns (Marcy Park), Chad Burris (William Barfee), Mariah Burks (Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere), Ali Stroker (Olive Ostrovsky), and Lee Slobotkin (Leaf Coneybear). Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

Ali Stroker as Olive Ostrovsky. Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

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Lee  Slobotkin

Lee Slobotkin

(Leaf Coneybear) recently made his Broadway debut as Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon, standing by for the role at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre as well as on the national tour. He is stoked to return to Putnam County after receiving a 2016 New York Innovative Theatre award nomination more(Leaf Coneybear) recently made his Broadway debut as Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon, standing by for the role at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre as well as on the national tour. He is stoked to return to Putnam County after receiving a 2016 New York Innovative Theatre award nomination for his work as Leaf. Prior to the Bee, Lee toured the continent as Boq in Wicked, performed in concert with the Cincinnati Pops, the Philadelphia Orchestra, at Feinstein’s/54Below, and at the Kimmel Center with Broadway Dreams. Regional credits include Alex More in Buyer & Cellar; Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors; Mary Sunshine in Chicago; Eugene in Life Could Be A Dream; Barnaby in Hello, Dolly!; and the title role in Peter Pan. A Philadelphia native, Lee holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. LeeSlobotkin.com Instagram:@leeslo

Mariah Burks

Mariah Burks

(Logainne Schwartzangrubenniere) is overjoyed to be stepping back onto the CPH stage. She was last seen at CPH as Logainne Schwartzandgrubienerre in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Other CPH credits include: the understudy for Sister Rosetta Tharpe/Marie Knight in Marie and Rosetta, Shakespeare in Love, and the New more(Logainne Schwartzangrubenniere) is overjoyed to be stepping back onto the CPH stage. She was last seen at CPH as Logainne Schwartzandgrubienerre in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Other CPH credits include: the understudy for Sister Rosetta Tharpe/Marie Knight in Marie and Rosetta, Shakespeare in Love, and the New Ground Theatre Festival concert reading of The Nolan Williams Project. Mariah is a member of the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program class of 2018 where credits include Macbeth, Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, Clybourne Park, and She Stoops to Conquer. Mariah is an alumna of Bowling Green State University with a BAC in Musical Theatre. Credits include: Spring Awakening, Legally Blonde, Book of Days, Urinetown: The Musical, and CHICAGO: The Musical. Recipient of the 2015 National Irene Ryan Scholarship Acting Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Washington, DC. Other regional theatre work includes Caroline, or Change at Tantrum Theatre. Shout out to her mother for being a Wonder Woman! Enjoy the show!

Chad Burris

Chad Burris

(William Barfee) National Tour: The Book of Mormon (Elder Cunningham) Regional: Cape Playhouse, Arkansas Repertory. He can be seen on the series Bonding, on Blackpills. more(William Barfee) National Tour: The Book of Mormon (Elder Cunningham) Regional: Cape Playhouse, Arkansas Repertory. He can be seen on the series Bonding, on Blackpills.

Garfield Hammonds

Garfield Hammonds

(Mitch Mahoney) was recently seen at Cleveland Play House in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Mitch Mahoney). Broadway/National Tours: Motown The Musical; Kiss Me, Kate. Select Regional: Ragtime (Coalhouse), Big River (Jim), Smokey Joe’s Café, and A Christmas Carol (Jacob Marley). Hammonds holds a master’s degree from University more(Mitch Mahoney) was recently seen at Cleveland Play House in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Mitch Mahoney). Broadway/National Tours: Motown The Musical; Kiss Me, Kate. Select Regional: Ragtime (Coalhouse), Big River (Jim), Smokey Joe’s Café, and A Christmas Carol (Jacob Marley). Hammonds holds a master’s degree from University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he was awarded the Liberace Scholarship for music and academic achievement. A regional winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council competition, Hammonds’ Operatic credits include La Traviata, L’Elisir d’Amor, Così Fan Tutte, La Cenerentola, and Porgy & Bess.

Kay Trinidad Karns

Kay Trinidad Karns

(Marcy Park) was in the Original Broadway Cast of Disney's The Little Mermaid. Her Off-Broadway credits include Diane in the Original New York cast of bare: A Pop Opera, Roar of the Greasepaint (York Theatre). Regionally, Kay has performed in Spelling Bee as Marcy Park (Cape Playhouse), Little Shop Of more(Marcy Park) was in the Original Broadway Cast of Disney's The Little Mermaid. Her Off-Broadway credits include Diane in the Original New York cast of bare: A Pop Opera, Roar of the Greasepaint (York Theatre). Regionally, Kay has performed in Spelling Bee as Marcy Park (Cape Playhouse), Little Shop Of Horrors as Ronette (Berkshire Theatre Group), Beauty and the Beast as a Silly Girl (The MUNY), Waterfall (The 5th Avenue Theatre and Pasadena Playhouse), the World Premiere of Allegiance as Wendy (The Old Globe), Bye Bye Birdie as Alice (Casa Mañana), The Children of Eden Concert as Aysha (The Kennedy Center), The King And I as Tuptim (Maltz Jupiter Theatre and Music Theatre of Wichita), Seussical on tour as Bird Girl, and in The Addams Family (The MUNY). kaytrinidad.com

Andres Quintero

Andres Quintero

(Chip Tolentino) is very excited to play this dream role. National tours: Altar Boyz. International: Thriller Live (European tour). Regional/NY Theatre: Independence (La Jolla Playhouse), Giant (Signature Theatre, VA), Altar Boyz (Sacramento Music Circus), Temple of the Souls (Theatre for the New City), Greenwood Tree (NYMF). Film/TV: Law and Order more(Chip Tolentino) is very excited to play this dream role. National tours: Altar Boyz. International: Thriller Live (European tour). Regional/NY Theatre: Independence (La Jolla Playhouse), Giant (Signature Theatre, VA), Altar Boyz (Sacramento Music Circus), Temple of the Souls (Theatre for the New City), Greenwood Tree (NYMF). Film/TV: Law and Order SVU, Madam Secretary, Odd Mom Out, Gaymers, Romance and the Digital Age. Andres is a singer songwriter and a member of the Indie pop group Citizen Alien. Love to the familia and peluche. andresquinteroactor.com Insta: Andresquin21.

John Scherer

John Scherer

(Vice Principal Douglas Panch) has appeared at CPH in Vonya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and Company. He starred in the Broadway and film versions of Andrew Lloyd Webber's By Jeeves, written and directed by Sir Alan Ayckbourn. Other Broadway credits include Sunset Boulevard and Lovemusik, directed by Harold more(Vice Principal Douglas Panch) has appeared at CPH in Vonya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and Company. He starred in the Broadway and film versions of Andrew Lloyd Webber's By Jeeves, written and directed by Sir Alan Ayckbourn. Other Broadway credits include Sunset Boulevard and Lovemusik, directed by Harold Prince. He also worked with Mr. Prince in the premiere of 3hree at the Ahmanson Theatre. His Off Broadway credits include Dames At Sea, Olympus On My Mind and Preppies. Other New York credits include The Most Happy Fella (NYC Opera) and Out of this World (City Center). He has toured nationally in 42nd Street, White Christmas, Cats and Mame. He won the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for his performance as George M at the Goodspeed Opera House, He most recently played Bobby Kennedy in The Great Society at the Arena Stage. Other regional credits include the Kennedy Center, Goodman Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse and many others. Film and television credits include Spinniing Into Butter, The Shield, Crossing Jordan, Law and Order (all three series) and Titus. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

Ali Stroker

Ali Stroker

(Olive Ostrovsky) made her Broadway debut playing the role of Anna in Deaf West Theatre’s revival of Spring Awakening, making history as the first actor in a wheelchair to appear on the Broadway stage. Ali was a finalist on season two of The Glee Project, going on to play Artie's more(Olive Ostrovsky) made her Broadway debut playing the role of Anna in Deaf West Theatre’s revival of Spring Awakening, making history as the first actor in a wheelchair to appear on the Broadway stage. Ali was a finalist on season two of The Glee Project, going on to play Artie's love interest on the hit television series, GLEE. This year, Ali has guest starred on television’s Ten Day’s in the Valley (ABC), Lethal Weapon (FX), Drunk History (Comedy Central), and Instinct (CBS). In 2005, Ali became the first student in a wheelchair admitted to NYU’s Tisch’s drama program, earning her degree in 2009. Alongside her partner David Perlow, Ali co-founded the NYC-based company, ATTENTIONTheatre, committed to creating opportunities for artists with disabilities. Make your limitations your opportunities! Love to her home team, and to David! Follow @alistroker and visit alistroker.com & ATTENTIONTheatre.com

Kirsten Wyatt

Kirsten Wyatt

(Rona Lisa Perretti) is happy to return to Cleveland where she was last seen as Miss Adelaide in Great Lakes Theater Festival’s production of Guys and Dolls. Broadway shows include Annie (Lily St. Regis); A Christmas Story the Musical (Crusty Elf/Mrs. Schwartz); Elf (Santa's Elf); Shrek (Shoemaker's Elf); Grease more(Rona Lisa Perretti) is happy to return to Cleveland where she was last seen as Miss Adelaide in Great Lakes Theater Festival’s production of Guys and Dolls. Broadway shows include Annie (Lily St. Regis); A Christmas Story the Musical (Crusty Elf/Mrs. Schwartz); Elf (Santa's Elf); Shrek (Shoemaker's Elf); Grease (Frenchy, 2007 revival); High Fidelity (Anna); The Pajama Game (Poopsie); Urinetown (Little Becky Two Shoes); and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Lucy/Sally standby). Other favorite shows include Born for This (Tammy Faye Bakker), Gypsy (Tessie Tura), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Mame (Agnes Gooch), Sweet Charity (Charity), Legally Blonde (Paulette), and Peter Pan (Peter). You can also see her on DVD with the San Francisco Opera in Showboat as Ellie Mae. Kirsten's TV credits include Blue Bloods, Naked Brothers Band, As the World Turns, and All My Children. Proud member of Actors Equity Association and graduate of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Gail Baldoni

(Costume Designer) is a Manhattan-based Costume Designer. NYC credits include My Fair Lady starring Kelsey Grammar and Kelli O’Hara, Wonderful Town at The New York City Opera and an Emmy nomination for NBC’s Another World. Film work includes Mermaids, starring Cher and The Boy in the Bathtub. Regional more(Costume Designer) is a Manhattan-based Costume Designer. NYC credits include My Fair Lady starring Kelsey Grammar and Kelli O’Hara, Wonderful Town at The New York City Opera and an Emmy nomination for NBC’s Another World. Film work includes Mermaids, starring Cher and The Boy in the Bathtub. Regional design work represented by Papermill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera, The Ahmanson Theater, North Shore Music Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, The Boston Ballet, The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, and Riverside Theatre. 13 Off-Broadway shows and other favorite projects include The Rockette’s Christmas Show, Disney on Ice, and The Ringling Bros. Circus. Gail is currently on tour with Barry Manilow.

David Bullard

(Sound Designer) is a New York based Sound Designer. Recent projects include the world premiere of War of the Worlds created by Annie Gosfield and Yuval Sharon, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and The Industry; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at St. Louis Rep and more(Sound Designer) is a New York based Sound Designer. Recent projects include the world premiere of War of the Worlds created by Annie Gosfield and Yuval Sharon, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and The Industry; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at St. Louis Rep and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Ainadamar at the Frost School of Music; and The Secret Garden at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Baltimore Center Stage. Additional works include Three Tales by Steve Reich at Carnegie Hall and Disney Hall and the international tour of One Night Only: An Evening with Al Pacino. Past associate work for the North American tours of The Phantom of the Opera and Warhorse. Live and Studio work for the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, Steve Reich and Meredith Monk.

Jordan Cooper

(Music Director/Conductor) is thrilled to be back at Cleveland Play House. Jordan’s love of theatre and passion for the arts began at a young age and has flourished into a thriving theatre career. He is an accomplished director, conductor, music director and pianist who has had the pleasure of working more(Music Director/Conductor) is thrilled to be back at Cleveland Play House. Jordan’s love of theatre and passion for the arts began at a young age and has flourished into a thriving theatre career. He is an accomplished director, conductor, music director and pianist who has had the pleasure of working at Dobama Theatre, Playhouse Square, Lakeland Civic Theatre, Cain Park, and the list goes on. He is also the artistic director for Shining Star CLE, a scholarship competition for high school students in NEO! Favorite music direction credits include: Next To Normal, The Light In the Piazza, Violet, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County, Merrily We Roll Along (Lakeland); Rock of Ages, The Toxic Avenger, Godspell, The Frogs (Cain Park); A Civil War Christmas, Peter & The Starcatcher (Dobama). Upcoming credits include: Memphis (Cain Park) and Next To Normal (Tantrum Theater). A huge thanks goes out to his supportive family and friends.

John Godbout

(Stage Manager) was Cleveland Play House’s resident stage manager from 2001 to 2008 and returned to CPH in the fall of 2011. This past summer, he returned for season two of Tantrum Theater in Dublin, Ohio, to stage manage Caroline, or Change. John has also stage-managed at North Shore Music more(Stage Manager) was Cleveland Play House’s resident stage manager from 2001 to 2008 and returned to CPH in the fall of 2011. This past summer, he returned for season two of Tantrum Theater in Dublin, Ohio, to stage manage Caroline, or Change. John has also stage-managed at North Shore Music Theatre, Capital Repertory Theatre, The Weston Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Northern Stage, and Seaside Music Theatre.

Sariva Goetz

(Music Supervisor) has been a music director, keyboardist, conductor, and orchestrator for over 30 years. She served as assistant conductor and keyboardist for the original Broadway production of Les Miserables. Other Broadway credits include Aladdin, Sister Act, Mamma Mia, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, more(Music Supervisor) has been a music director, keyboardist, conductor, and orchestrator for over 30 years. She served as assistant conductor and keyboardist for the original Broadway production of Les Miserables. Other Broadway credits include Aladdin, Sister Act, Mamma Mia, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Miss Saigon, City of Angels, Secret Garden, Once on This Island, and Sweeney Todd. She has worked at major regional venues across the country and coached hundreds of performers for auditions, shows, and cabaret. Sariva recently music directed the pre-Broadway production of Empire the Musical at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and she is a member of the musical theatre faculty at Emerson College in Boston. She holds an MA from NYU and a BMusic from the University of Arizona. SarivaGoetz.com

Tom Humes

(Assistant Stage Manager) returns to Cleveland Play House where previous stage management work includes These Mortal Hosts, Between Riverside and Crazy, The Mountaintop, The Little Foxes, and Grounded. Assistant stage management work at CPH includes Marie and Rosetta, Shakespeare in Love, How I Learned to Drive, All the Way, Steel more(Assistant Stage Manager) returns to Cleveland Play House where previous stage management work includes These Mortal Hosts, Between Riverside and Crazy, The Mountaintop, The Little Foxes, and Grounded. Assistant stage management work at CPH includes Marie and Rosetta, Shakespeare in Love, How I Learned to Drive, All the Way, Steel Magnolias, Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Thru Life, Clybourne Park, Breath and Imagination, A Christmas Story, Woody Sez, Lombardi, and A Night With Janis Joplin. Selected area stage management credits include Rock of Ages, Godspell, The Frogs, Smokey Joe's Café, Avenue Q, Pippin, and Oliver! (Cain Park); Le Nozze di Figaro and Cosi Fan Tutte (The Cleveland Orchestra); Tosca, La Boheme, and Lucia Di Lammermoor (Opera Cleveland); Caroline, or Change (Dobama Theatre and Karamu House); and History Boys (Beck Center for the Arts). He is a proud member of both Actors' Equity Association and International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a minor in Mathematics from Bowling Green State University.

Marcia Milgrom Dodge

(Director/Choreographer) Her celebrated work on revivals, new musicals, and plays has been seen throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, South Korea, Denmark, and the Middle East.? Broadway: The acclaimed Kennedy Center production of Ragtime?(2010 Tony®?Award nomination and winner of the Helen Hayes Award.) Her New York and more(Director/Choreographer) Her celebrated work on revivals, new musicals, and plays has been seen throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, South Korea, Denmark, and the Middle East.? Broadway: The acclaimed Kennedy Center production of Ragtime?(2010 Tony®?Award nomination and winner of the Helen Hayes Award.) Her New York and Tours include?Curious George and Seussical?(TheatreworksUSA),?Ragtime (Phoenix Ent.), Cookin’?(Minetta Lane),?Venus Flytrap?(Active Theater),?Radio Gals?(Houseman), Maltby & Shire’s?Closer Than Ever?(original production) and William Finn's?Romance In Hard Times?(The Public). Regional productions at Cleveland Play House (Ain’t Misbehavin’), The Muny, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Drury Lane, Pioneer Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Cincinnati Playhousein the Park, Center Stage, St. Louis Rep, Denver Center, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Glimmerglass Festival, Bay Street Theatre, Music Circus, Goodman Theatre, Lyric Stage, Goodspeed, Huntington Theatre, and Arena Stage. She’s directed abroad at The Nanta Theatre (Seoul, S. Korea); Fredericia Teater (Denmark); Royal Opera House (Muskat, Oman) and the Wintergardens Theatre (Blackpool, England).? Dodge's work has won the Daytime Emmy, Los Angeles Drama Critics, Carbonell, Backstage Garland, Dora Mavor, Outer Critics Circle Awards and she has been nominated for the Astaire, Drama Desk, Drama League, Barrymore, Helen Hayes, Lortel, and Edgar Awards.? She is also a teacher, a wife, a mother, a proud executive board member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, and a published and produced playwright. As always, for Tony, Natasha & CJ.

Elissa Myers Casting, Paul Fouquet, CSA

(Casting) credits include Poisoner’s Handbook, Becoming Helen Keller, and Mystery of Matter, PBS. Other PBS projects include The Abolitionists, Dolley Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John and Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin (Emmy Award), Liberty (Peabody Award), God in America, People vs. Leo Frank, Louisa May Alcott, Great Performances (Artios Award in Outstanding more(Casting) credits include Poisoner’s Handbook, Becoming Helen Keller, and Mystery of Matter, PBS. Other PBS projects include The Abolitionists, Dolley Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John and Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin (Emmy Award), Liberty (Peabody Award), God in America, People vs. Leo Frank, Louisa May Alcott, Great Performances (Artios Award in Outstanding Achievement in Casting), and Murder Of A President for American Experience. Feature films include Hank and Asha (Audience Award at Slamdance 2013) and The Union. Theatre credits include seven Broadway shows, including Tony nominated Having Our Say, as well as 26 Off-Broadway shows. Regional theatre casting in the past two years includes Denver Center, Geva Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Magic Theatre, Arena Stage, Alley Theatre, George Street Playhouse, and Arizona Theatre Company. The office has so far received 16 nominations and has won three Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting.

Matthew Richards

(Lighting Designer) designed Rich Girl, The Legacy of Light, and The Clean House at Cleveland Play House. On Broadway he designed Ann, starring Holland Taylor. Recent Off-Broadway credits include: Is God Is for Soho Rep, Measure for Measure at Theatre For a New Audience, and The Curvy Widow at West more(Lighting Designer) designed Rich Girl, The Legacy of Light, and The Clean House at Cleveland Play House. On Broadway he designed Ann, starring Holland Taylor. Recent Off-Broadway credits include: Is God Is for Soho Rep, Measure for Measure at Theatre For a New Audience, and The Curvy Widow at West Side Arts. Regional credits include productions for: Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage, Baltimore’s Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Dallas Theater Center, Ford’s Theatre, The Goodman, Hartford Stage, The Huntington, The Old Globe, Shakespeare Theatre, St. Louis Rep, Westport Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Yale Repertory Theatre. Mr. Richards is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, and the Yale School of Drama.

Michael Schweikardt

(Scenic Designer) Cleveland Play House credits include Luna Gale, The Devil’s Music, Lombardi, Ella, and Lost In Yonkers. Selected Off-Broadway productions include The Bus and the American Premier of Frank McGuinness’ Gates Of Gold at 59E59, and Bloodsong of Love at Ars Nova. Selected Regional Credits include productions at Portland more(Scenic Designer) Cleveland Play House credits include Luna Gale, The Devil’s Music, Lombardi, Ella, and Lost In Yonkers. Selected Off-Broadway productions include The Bus and the American Premier of Frank McGuinness’ Gates Of Gold at 59E59, and Bloodsong of Love at Ars Nova. Selected Regional Credits include productions at Portland Center Stage, Ford’s Theatre, The Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Saint Louis Rep, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Actors Theater of Louisville, Sarasota Opera, The MUNY, Papermill Playhouse, and multiple productions for Goodspeed Musicals including Rags, La Cage Aux Folles, Fiddler On The Roof, The Most Happy Fella, Carousel, Showboat, Annie Get Your Gun, 1776, Big River, and Camelot. Tours: James Taylor’s One Man Band; ELLA; Motherhood the Musical. Michael recently designed productions of Marie Antoinette, The Musical and Phantom for EMK International in Seoul, South Korea. msportfolio.com

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