Show Title
The Producers

Creative Team

Cast


LORI BARBER RAMIREZ
(Ensemble/Showgirl) Lori was a Radio City Music Hall Rockette for the past 12 years. She was a principle dancer in the national and Japanese tours of Swing! and has appeared on Oprah, Live with Kelly Ripa, The Today Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Fashions Night Out, Broadway Under the Stars, A Capitol Fourth, and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Lori was the choreographer for the film Breakup at a Wedding, The Hudson Swing Affair, and the musical Trails. She served as associate choreographer on Julie and Julia, The View, Miss America’s Homecoming, Broadway Cares, Camille, Rosie O’Donnell’s Theater Kids, and Sweet Charity at Cape Playhouse. She has also worked on pre-production for the Broadway shows 9 to 5, Apple Tree, and Burleigh Grime$. Lori currently resides in West Palm Beach and is proud to be making her Maltz Jupiter Theatre debut in The Producers.

SHAYLA BENOIT
(Ensemble/Shirley Markowitz) Shayla is elated to return to The Maltz Jupiter Theatre after appearing in Kiss Me, Kate (Lois/ Bianca), The Music Man, and Hello, Dolly! Shayla is a graduate of FSU’s BFA Musical Theatre Program, Dreyfoos School of the Arts, and Artstage. She currently resides in New York City. Selected credits include Smash (NBC), Shine On (Radio City Music Hall), The Marvelous Wonderettes, A Chorus Line, and she is a back-up vocalist for Justin Guarini at venues across the country. Shayla is also the President and Creative Director of Shady Theatrics, an innovative film production company that has produced works for The Tony Awards, Clear Channel, New York Fashion Week, and City Furniture. Additionally, Shayla is the Actors’ Equity Foundation Red Carpet Correspondent for The Tony Awards. Love and thanks to God, family, friends, this incredible company and creative team, and my Maltz Jupiter Theatre family! www.shaylabenoit.com, www.shadytheatrics.com. Mahalo!

COURTNEY BRADY
(Ensemble/Showgirl) Courtney is grateful to be kicking off the New Year with this amazing team and show at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre! The Producers has taken hold of a special place in her heart, as her credits include the most recent national tour of the show, as well as a run of the show last fall at the Paper Mill Playhouse. Other regional credits include Funny Girl at North Shore Music Theatre, Crazy For You at Riverside Theatre, and The Wizard of Oz at Fireside Theatre. Courtney feels very fortunate to have traveled the world performing on Holland America Line cruise ships as well as Regent Seven Seas Cruises. She is also a proud member of the USO Show Troupe. Thank you to the Price Group Talent Agency and Bob Cline. Deepest thanks to my family, and to God for His unending grace.

MICHAEL BUCHANAN
(Ensemble/Mr. Marks/Kevin/Jason Green/Sergeant) Michael’s Broadway credits include The Addams Family and Cry-Baby. Off Broadway credits include Fat Camp and Play It Cool. Michael appeared in the national tours of The Book Of Mormon and The Addams Family. Other credits include White Noise (Chicago), The Addams Family (Chicago), Hair (Woof, Arizona Theatre Company), Urinetown (Bobby, 2006 Joseph Jefferson Award Winner for Best Actor in a Musical), Mame (Kennedy Center), The Pirates of Penzance (Guthrie Theater), West Side Story (Tony), and The Fantasticks (Matt). www.michaelbuchanan.com

ELYSE COLLIER
(Ulla) Elyse is making her Maltz Jupiter Theatre debut! Most recently, Elyse performed in the world premiere of Josephine at the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, FL and is so happy to be back in the Sunshine State! A proud graduate of the Boston Conservatory, Elyse joined the first national tour of Nice Work If You Can Get It following graduation and went on to play the role of Jeannie Muldoon in the first regional productions of Nice Work If You Can Get It at the Ogunquit Playhouse and Gateway Playhouse. Other regional credits include the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Olney Theatre Center, and Central Square Theatre. Elyse is still in shock she gets to “Flaunt It”. THANK YOU Mark, Shea, Andrew, and Bob for making this dream come true! She would also like to thank God, her FABULOUS family, her fiancé Peter, Henderson Hogan Agency, and the insanely talented cast and crew. www.ElyseCollier.com

BRIAN DIRITO
(Ensemble) Brian is incredibly thrilled to be performing at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre once again. He was recently seen here in the ensemble of Me and My Girl and as a Footman in The Audience. Other South Florida and favorite credits include Man of La Mancha, Oklahoma!, Peter Pan, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Wick Theatre), Gypsy (Broward Stage Door), West Side Story (Actor’s Playhouse), A Chorus Line, and Tommy Tune’s Fifty*Four*Forever. He extends many thanks to God, his unfathomably supportive and loving family, and everyone else that got him to this point today. He is a graduate of the University of Miami BFA Musical Theatre program. C-A-N-E-S CANES!

MICHAEL BRIAN DUNN
(Roger Debris) Michael’s previous Maltz Jupiter Theatre appearances include Crazy For You (Zangler) and Amadeus (Joseph II). Broadway credits include Doctor Zhivago, Amazing Grace, The Life, Cats, Guys and Dolls, Big River, Baby, and Sweeney Todd. National tours include Amadeus, H.M.S. Pinafore, and If This Hat Could Talk. International tours include the Stratford Festival, Canada (H.M.S. Pinafore, Nina and the Twelve Months, and Tokyo (performed in Japanese) and the Singapore production of My Fair Lady. Off Broadway credits include Perfect Crime (Ensemble Studio Theater), Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, Love In Two Countries, The Gifts of the Magi, Kennedy’s Children, and Lenny and the Heartbreakers and Death of Von Richthofen as Witnessed from Earth both at New York Shakespeare Festival. Regional theatre credits include Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Syracuse Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, GEVA Theater Center, Baltimore Center Stage, Actors Theater of Louisville, Goodspeed Musicals, Walnut Street Theater Philadelphia, North Shore Music Theater, Repertory Theater of St. Louis, St. Louis MUNY, Pittsburgh CLO, Hartford Symphony, Cape Playhouse, and South Coast Repertory of California (Drama Logue Award). Television credits include Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Trial by Jury, Law & Order: SVU. Film credits include Julie and Julia (Ivan Cousins) starring Meryl Streep.

EMILY KB GOUGH
(Ensemble/Showgirl) Emily is a senior in Palm Beach Virtual School and is also enrolled in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Professional Training Program and a member of the Youth Touring Company. Conservatory credits include Anything Goes, Sweet Charity, Little Shop of Horrors, Cats, Footloose, Hairspray, Through the Looking Glass and Suessical. Maltz Jupiter Theatre regional credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Will Rogers Follies, Kiss Me, Kate, The Audience, and Me and My Girl. She would also like to thank Andrew, Shea, and Mark for this wonderful experience.

ALEX JORTH
(Ensemble/Judge) Alex is so excited to be back at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre having previously appeared in Billy Elliot, Fiddler on the Roof, and Annie. As a resident of South Florida, local credits include Palm Beach Dramaworks (110 in the Shade, A Little Night Music), The Wick Theatre (Sister Act, I Love A Piano, 42nd Street and others), and Slow Burn Theatre Company (Violet). He has also appeared in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and the national tour of Footloose, and at the McCarter Theatre Center, Gateway Playhouse, TheatreZone, Porthouse Theatre, The Little Theatre on the Square, and several others. Alex is a proud Millikin University graduate, Iowa native, and tennis fanatic.

GRAHAM KEEN
(Ensemble/Scott) Graham is delighted to be back at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre after previously appearing in Me and My Girl and The Will Rogers Follies. National tour credits include Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Young Frankenstein, and The Music Man. Other regional credits include Theatre Under the Stars, the MUNY, Goodspeed Musicals, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, Studio Tenn, Sharon Playhouse, and Surflight Theatre, among others. In New York, he has appeared with Musicals Tonight!, and FringeNYC. Many thanks to Andrew, Mark, and Shea! He sends love to his family, Greg, and Raina!

ELISE KINNON
(Associate Director/Choreographer/ Dance Captain/Usherette/Ensemble) Elise is thrilled to return to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre! The Producers is her fifth show with the Theatre, having been last seen playing Z’s Favorite in The Will Rogers Follies (also Associate Director). Previously, Elise was Associate Director/Choreographer/Fight Captain/Dance Captain and Factory Girl in Les Misérables and seen as Lily St. Regis in Annie and Patsy in Crazy for You. Some favorite credits include Tanya in Mamma Mia! (Theatre Aspen, also Associate Director/Choreographer/Dance Captain), Anytime Annie in 42nd St. (Goodspeed Opera House), Rita in White Christmas (Theatre Under the Stars and Ogunquit Playhouse), Brooke Wyndam in Legally Blonde (The Cape Playhouse) and The Great American Mousical directed by Dame Julie Andrews (Goodspeed Opera House). Elise gives her heartfelt love and thanks to Mark Martino, Shea Sullivan, Andrew Kato, Jay Johnson and agents at TKO. Love to J, Mum and the Killen Clan. This show is dedicated to her sister-in-law, Maria. For more info visit www.elisekinnon.com

CHRIS LEBEAU
(Ensemble/Sabu/Donald Dinsmore) Chris is delighted to make his debut at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre with The Producers! He has a special fondness for this show, having traveled around the country with the national tour in the ensemble and understudying Leo Bloom. He has been around the world more recently with the tour of Chicago (Doctor, Judge, Amos u/s). Some favorite regional credits are Cabaret (Hermann) at Cape Playhouse, Chicago (Doctor, Judge) at Pittsburgh CLO, Guys and Dolls (Angie-the-Ox) at Barrington Stage Company, Man of La Mancha (José) at Arvada Center for the Arts, and 42nd Street (Ensemble) at Westchester Broadway Theatre. He sends special thanks to his family, friends, and buhb.

PAUL LOUIS LESSARD
(Ensemble/Lead Tenor/Bryan) Paul is thrilled to return to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in The Producers after being seen previously in La Cage Aux Folles. This spring, Paul created the role of Albert De Morcerf in the US Premiere of Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy’s The Count Of Monte Cristo at Pioneer Theatre Company. Other regional highlights include Fiddler On The Roof (Maine State Music Theatre), Disney's The Little Mermaid (North Shore Music Theatre), Sunset Boulevard (Portland Center Stage), Sweeney Todd (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), Les Misérables (Music Theatre Of Wichita), and Chicago (Northern Stage). Paul is a recipient of the Outstanding Individual Performance Award for his work in the New York Musical Festival. Film credits include Easter Mysteries. Paul received his BFA from the University of Michigan and trained at the London Dramatic Academy. He dedicates his performance to his unparalleled family, friends, and mentors. Follow his adventures at www.paullouislessard.com

CARA McMORROW
(Ensemble/Showgirl) Cara is thrilled to return to Maltz Jupiter Theatre where last season she performed in The Will Rogers Follies! Regional credits include Curtains (Bambi, Performance Riverside), A Chorus Line (Judy, Broward Stage Door Theatre), Hairspray (Lou Ann, Moonlight Stage Productions), Promises, Promises (Ensemble/Broward Stage Door Theatre). Other professional credits include Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort, Mattel, and L’Oreal Paris. From Southern California, Cara is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. In addition to musical theatre, she is currently a South Florida FlyBarre instructor at Flywheel Sports. Love to her new husband, Josh, family and friends. Big thanks to Andrew, Mark, and Shea for another amazing opportunity and show!

DENNIS O’BANNION
(Associate Choreographer/Ensemble/Indian/Jack Lapidus/Prison Guard) Dennis is thrilled to be back at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre again! Here at the Theatre he has been seen in Crazy For You, Joseph, The Will Rogers Follies and The Music Man where he received a Carbonell nomination for best supporting actor for his performance as Marcellus Washburn. He was on Broadway in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at the Marquis Theatre. Most recently Dennis finished Forum at the Geva Theatre Center and was touring around the country in the new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid. Some of his favorite credits include Big River (Young Fool) at Sacramento Music Circus and Paper Mill Playhouse’s Hello, Dolly! choreographed by Mia Michaels. Thank you to Andrew, Mark and Shea for all these wonderful experiences. Thanks to Bloc and special thanks to my amazing family and friends. For Tita Lena.

MARK PRICE
(Leo Bloom) Mark is thrilled to be making his debut at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Past Broadway credits include the original companies of Mary Poppins (Robertson Aye), Wonderful Town, All Shook Up (Dennis), The Rocky Horror Show (Riff Raff), Mamma Mia! (Pepper), Dance of the Vampires (Boris), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Snoopy u/s), and Paul Simon’s The Capeman (Anthony Krzesinski). Other Broadway companies include Chicago and Beauty and the Beast (Lefou). Regional credits include The Producers (Carmen, Paper Mill Playhouse), Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit, Goodspeed Musicals), Can Can (Paper Mill Playhouse), Sherlock Holmes (Alley Theatre), Lend Me a Tenor (Paper Mill Playhouse), Assassins (Guiteau, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre), The 39 Steps (George Street Playhouse), Into The Woods (Baker, Alliance Theater), Sondheim Celebration (Lincoln Center), Sweeney Todd (Tobias, Kennedy Center, Helen Hayes Award nominee), and 70, Girls, 70 (City Center Encores). Mark’s film and TV credits include The Good Wife, Law & Order, Broadway’s Finest, and The Tony Awards. www.aboutmarkprice.com

ROLAND RUSINEK
(Franz Liebkind) Roland is thrilled to return to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Last season he was seen as Mr. Paravicini in The Mousetrap. Other credits include The Phantom of the Opera (Broadway and Toronto), A Christmas Carol (Madison Square Garden), Sweeney Todd (New York City Opera at Lincoln Center), Jerry Springer: The Opera (Carnegie Hall), Kismet (Encores at New York’s City Center), and The Prince and The Pauper (The Lambs in New York). National tours include The Addams Family and Kiss Me, Kate. Regional appearances include Tartuffe (American Stage Theatre Company), Living On Love (Asolo Repertory Theatre), Lend Me a Tenor (Bay Street Theatre), Casa Valentina (GableStage), First Date (Actor’s Playhouse), among others. Film and TV credits include Jack ”A Wand’ring Minstrel I” Lapidus in The Producers , Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, among others. He is a graduate of L.A. County High School for the Arts and PCPA’s Actor’s training program. www.rolandrusinek.com

TARA TAGLIAFERRO
(Ensemble/Hold-Me-Touch-Me) Tara is delighted to be making her Maltz Jupiter Theatre debut! Tara has performed in Grease as Jan, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as Miss Krumholtz, and Sister Act at the Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach. Additional credits include the national and international tours of Sister Act as Mary-Martin-of-Tours and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas as Mama Who. Recent regional credits include the Walnut Street Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars, and North Shore Music Theatre. Tara graduated from Montclair State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. So much love to her fiancé Patrick, family, friends, students, and Gypsyhood community and endless gratitude to the cast, Andrew, Mark, Shea, and everyone at Maltz Jupiter Theatre, the Mine, and Maddie D. @taratagtickles, taratag.com, taratagthecoach.com

SETH TUCKER
(Carmen Ghia) Seth is making his Maltz Jupiter Theatre debut! Seth was most recently seen as Miss West Coast in Pageant at Arizona Broadway Theatre, which he also directed/choreographed. Seth originated the off Broadway role in Pageant and can be heard on the cast album. Favorite credits include David in The Santaland Diaries, Rod/Bad Idea Bear in Avenue Q (Mixed Blood Theatre), Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Encore Award, ariZoni Award), Leo Frank in Parade (ariZoni Award nominee) and Hunter in [title of show]. Writing credits include Our Kiki: A Gay Farce (NY International Fringe Festival), You’re It! (upcoming production in Spring), Chester Pringle, and Acting Up (web series). Seth is also the host and creator of Tucker Talks, a ridiculous interview series with Broadway stars. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Seth is a Arizona State University graduate with degrees in Marketing and Music Theatre. Thanks to Shea, ME management, and Sime for all your love and support! www.sethatucker.com

KATE WESLER
(Ensemble/Usherette) Kate is thrilled to return to the world of Mel Brooks in The Producers after recently performing as an Usherette at Paper Mill Playhouse (Millburn, NJ). Kate has performed across the country in the Broadway national tour of Pippin (Fastrada) and around the world in the international tour of Pippin (u/s Fastrada, Swing, Acro Cover). In NYC, she performed as Mary Jane Gumm in the pre-Broadway workshop of Chasing Rainbows. Regionally, she was a company member at Music Theatre Wichita for two seasons, where she performed 42nd Street (Phyllis Dale and u/s Peggy Sawyer) among nine other productions. Kate graduated with a BFA from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH, and is currently living her Broadway dreams in New York City. She is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association. She would like to thank Andrew, Mark, Shea, Mrs. Patty, her MSA fam, and her wonderful family in Birmingham, AL. www.katewesler.com

LENNY WOLPE
(Max Bialystock) Lenny’s Broadway credits include Bullets Over Broadway, Wicked (the Wizard, a role he created in the original workshops), The Drowsy Chaperone, The Sound of Music, Mayor, Into The Light, Onward Victoria, and Copperfield. His off Broadway credits include Old Jews Telling Jokes, and Company. He appeared in the national tours of Wicked, Little Shop of Horrors, South Pacific, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Guys and Dolls. Last season, Lenny starred along with Derek Hough, Laura Benanti, and The Rockettes in the Radio City Spring Spectacular. Recent credits include Diary of Anne Frank (Kansas City Repertory Theatre), Presto Chango (Barrington Stage Company), Cabaret (Cape Playhouse), and the American premiere of The War of the Roses (Delaware Theatre Company). Regional credits include the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, (The Comedy of Errors), Paper Mill Playhouse (Gypsy, The Baker’s Wife, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife), Goodspeed (Show Boat), Pasadena Playhouse, La Mirada Theatre, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, McCarter Theatre, The MUNY, Pioneer Theatre Company, Westport Country Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO (16 productions), Sacramento Theatre Company (15 productions), Reprise Theatre Company, Theatre Under the Stars, and Hollywood Bowl. Lenny appeared as a TV series regular on Baby Talk and You’re The One. He has nearly 100 guest spots ranging from L.A. Law, Ally McBeal, ER, Six Feet Under, And the Band Played On to Roseanne, The Golden Girls, and Chapelle’s Show.

MARK MARTINO
(Director) Mark is beyond thrilled to be back at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre for his tenth season. In past seasons, Jupiter audiences have seen Mark’s productions of The Boy Friend, Beehive, La Cage Aux Folles, Crazy for You (2011 Carbonell Award Best Musical), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Music Man (2012 Carbonell Award Best Musical), Annie, Les Misérables (2014 Carbonell Award Best Musical), and last season’s celebration of an American icon, The Will Rogers Follies. When not lucky enough to be spending some of his wintertime on the beautiful treasure coast, Mark is busy directing and choreographing at many of the nation’s leading regional theatres. Among them are Boston’s North Shore Music Theatre (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Chorus Line, Footloose, Guys and Dolls, Grease), Detroit’s Gem Theatre (Plaid Tidings), Cape Cod’s historic Cape Playhouse (Hairspray, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Smokey Joe’s Café, No, No, Nanette, Leader of the Pack, Forever Plaid, Legally Blonde, Kiss Me, Kate, Sweet Charity, Hello, Dolly!), Theatre Aspen in Aspen, CO (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Little Shop Of Horrors, Avenue Q, The Full Monty, Cabaret, Peter and the Starcatcher), Maine State Music Theatre (Mamma Mia!), Music Theatre of Louisville (Hello, Dolly!, West Side Story), Maine’s Arundel Barn Playhouse (Pete ‘N’ Keely), the Cleveland Playhouse and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (Plaid Tidings), and NYC’s Steinbach Theatre (A Chorus Line). Mark’s direction and choreography has been featured in film and television shows, ranging from the Miss America Pageant to the nationally syndicated PBS Christmas special Count Your Blessings. As always, Mark wants to express his sincerest gratitude to Andrew Kato and the entire staff, crew, and board at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre for welcoming him into this very special family of theatre artists. Andrew’s passionate, visionary leadership, combined with the dedication, drive, and talent of every member of this organization, along with your continued audience support have created a thriving, fulfilling, and always exciting place to be a theatre director. I feel lucky indeed to have spent the last decade at the ever-growing Maltz Jupiter Theatre!

SHEA SULLIVAN
(Choreographer) Shea’s credits include Pageant (Off Broadway Drama Desk Award nominee, Joe A. Callaway Award finalist), I’ll Say She Is (Off Broadway Connelly Theater), A Christmas Carol (Ford’s Theatre), White Christmas (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), The Drowsy Chaperone, Sweet Charity, Legally Blonde, Crazy For You, Kiss, Me Kate (Cape Playhouse), The Will Rogers Follies (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), The Music Man (Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Carbonell Award), Crazy For You (Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Carbonell Award), Southern Comfort (Cap 21 and Barrington Stage Company), Grease (Surflight Theatre), Ragtime (Lyric Theatre), Fingers and Toes (Urban Stages), Dames at Sea (Bay Street Theatre). She also appeared in DanceBreak 2008. TV credits include Pan Am (ABC). Film credits include The Big Gay Musical and Go Go Crazy. She has appeared in more than 18 original numbers for Broadway Cares/Equality Fights AIDS. She is a proud member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Special thanks to Andrew Kato, Mark Martino, Elise Kinnion and Dennis O’Bannion. www.sheasullivan.com

MICHAEL LARSEN
(Music Director) Michael is excited to be back at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, where he played piano for The Will Rogers Follies and Seussical. Broadway credits include keyboard for original productions of Annie, Nine, 42nd Street, and Zach Braff’s vocal coach for Bullets Over Broadway. Off Broadway credits include Little Shop of Horrors (keyboards) and music direction for Perez Hilton Saves the Universe (or at least the greater Los Angeles area): the Musical!, Monsters the Musical, Lies My Father Told Me, and the original and revival productions of The Golden Land (Drama Desk Award nomination 2013). Regional credits include Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (Ogunquit Playhouse), Shlemiel The First (Geffen Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater), A New Brain (Carbonell Nomination 2003), and countless others. Michael is well known as the award-winning director of Menopause The Musical, which he staged in 24 cities from Las Vegas to London. He has conducted, and/or arranged for Theodore Bikel, Elaine Stritch, Judy Kaye, Bruce Adler, Claire Barry, Larry Kert, Gloria De Haven, and more.

PAUL TATE DEPOO III
(Scenic Designer) Paul’s Maltz Jupiter Theatre credits include Me and My Girl, The Will Rogers Follies, The Wiz, Les Misérables, Annie, The Music Man, and Hello, Dolly! Other theatre credits include Asolo Repertory Theatre (Josephine), Goodspeed Opera (Thoroughly Modern Millie, A Sign of the Times, Guys and Dolls), Signature Theatre (Titanic, Girlstar), MUNY (Jesus Christ Superstar, Young Frankenstein), Delaware Theatre Company (War of the Roses), Curtis Opera Theatre (Doctor Atomic), Bard Opera (Turandot), Yale School of Drama (The Rocky Horror Show), Capital Repertory Theatre (Blue Sky Boys, 4000 Miles, Other Desert Cities, A Christmas Carol, Smokey Joe’s Café). Off Broadway credits include Romance Language, Pageant, Sex of the Baby, and Look Upon Your Lowliness. Paul’s credits as a Broadway Associate Designer include Lincoln Center’s Sweeney Todd, Lady Day, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Follies, and Anything Goes. Paul is a member of Lincoln Center’s Directors Lab, United Scenic Artists, and was recently announced as Live Design Magazine’s Young Designer to Watch. www.pauldepoo.com

GAIL BALDONI
(Costume Designer) Some of Gail’s favorite costume design credits include the New York Philharmonic’s My Fair Lady, New York City Opera’s Wonderful Town, NBC’s Another World (Emmy nominated), and the film Mermaids, starring Cher. Gail spent twenty years designing for Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera, the Ahmanson Theater, North Shore Music Theatre, the Boston Ballet, and thirteen off Broadway shows. Her Maltz Jupiter Theatre design credits include Me and My Girl, The Will Rogers Follies, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Misérables, Annie, Hello, Dolly!, Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Mille, A Christmas Story, Same Time, Next Year, and Cabaret.

PAUL BLACK
(Lighting Designer) Paul is excited to be back working with the Maltz Jupiter Theater after previously designing Les Misérables, The Wiz, Doubt, A Chorus Line, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Will Rogers Follies, Frost/Nixon, and The Sound Of Music. In South Florida, Paul’s work can also be seen at Palm Beach Dramaworks where he has designed this seasons Night of the Iguana and Tru. He has also worked regionally at Theater Aspen, Walnut Street Theater (Philadelphia, PA), Fulton Theatre (Lancaster, PA), Arizona Theatre Company, Phoenix Theatre, Childsplay, Inc., Main State Music Theater, Music Theatre of Santa Barbara, American Stage Theatre Company, and Carousel Dinner Theatre. Paul is the resident lighting designer at Actors Theater of Phoenix. Paul is the recipient of ten ariZoni Awards, Colorado’s Henry Award, and has been nominated twice for the Philadelphia Area Barrymore Award, and twice for the Carbonell Award.

GERARD KELLY
(Wig Designer) Gerard’s Broadway credits include the national tour of Hair, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Hello, Dolly!, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and My Fair Lady. West End credits include Hair. In New York, Gerard has designed for the Public Theatre, the Mint Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, the York Theatre, the Pearl Theatre, and the Classic Stage Company. Regional credits include Westchester Broadway Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Maine State Music Theatre, Carousel Dinner Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Sierra Repertory Theatre, San Francisco TheatreWorks, Cape Playhouse, the Ahmanson Theatre, Sacramento Music Theatre, Downtown Cabaret, Westport Country Playhouse, and the George Street Playhouse. Shakespeare festivals include New York, Lake Tahoe, New Jersey, Idaho, and San Francisco. Film credits include The Conjuring, Transamerica, Girls Will Be Girls, Notorious, The Ten, The Savages, and The Other Women. TV credits include Law and Order: SVU, The Ru Paul Show, and Are We There Yet? Other credits include The B-52s, Ru Paul, Charles Busch, Varla Jean Merman, Lypsinka, Jennifer Holiday, Laura Linney, Felicity Huffman, Marlo Thomas, Whoopi Goldberg, Lesley Mann, and William Hurt.

MARTY METS
(Sound Designer) Marty is elated to be returning for his sixth season as resident sound designer at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre after winning the best sound design Carbonell Award for Les Misérables last season! A native born Floridian, Marty graduated from Full Sail University all the way back in 1996. Ever since then he has been working on both sides of the recording studio glass wearing the various hats of producer, engineer, songwriter or musician, sometimes all at once. Other favorite design credits include 4.48 Psychosis (Carbonell Award for Best Sound Design, The Naked Stage) Dial M for Murder (Carbonell Nomination, Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Carbonell Nomination, Maltz Jupiter Theatre), The King and I (Carbonell Nomination, Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Cabaret, Hello, Dolly!, Other Desert Cities, Mousetrap, Chicago, Spamalot, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, 42nd Street, A Little Night Music, and The Glass Menagerie. www.martymets.com

VERNON WILLET
(Production Stage Manager) Vernon is proud to join the creative team for the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s production of The Producers. Vernon has had the privilege of working with the Laguna Playhouse, Theatre Aspen, McCoy Rigby Entertainment, Musical Theatre West, 3DTheatricals, and many other Southern California theatres. For the past 30 years, Vernon has volunteered his time working with Actors’ Equity Association, creating a working environment that is fair, plentiful, and profitable for Actors, Stage Managers, and Producing Entities across the US. Vernon shares his life with director/choreographer/champion ballroom dancer Cate Caplin and wants to THANK YOU for supporting live theatre!

T.J. KEARNEY
(Assistant Stage Manager) T.J. is excited to be joining the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Broadway credits include Spring Awakening. Off Broadway credits include You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. National tour credits include Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regional credits include My Fair Lady (Bay Street Theatre), Leap of Faith (Ahmanson Theatre), Girlfriend (Kirk Douglas Theatre), Merrily We Roll Along and Spring Awakening (The Wallis Annenberg), Thieves (El Portal Theatre), Spring Awakening (Deaf West Theatre), South Street, Twist! An American Musical, and Dangerous Beauty (Pasadena Playhouse), Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns, and This Wonderful Life (Laguna Playhouse). T.J.’s productions at the Mark Taper Forum include The Steward of Christendom, Humor Abuse, and Enter Laughing. He has spent five seasons at Sacramento Music Circus. BFA from California Institute of the Arts. Special thanks to family for all their love and support.

ANDREW KATO
(Producing Artistic Director/Chief Executive) Andrew Kato is celebrating his eleventh anniversary at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Last season, he was promoted by the board of directors to Producing Artistic Director/Chief Executive. During his tenure, he has produced over 65 productions and subscriptions have grown to over 7,600 patrons. Overall attendance has grown to nearly 100,000 guests annually. He has been the Creative Consultant/Coordinating Producer on the Tony Awards® for the last 13 years (which has received the Emmy Award eight times). He has produced many Broadway concerts, including Chess in Concert starring Josh Groban; the Twentieth Anniversary Concert Benefit of Dreamgirls (starring Audra McDonald); Funny Girl in Concert; the Original Broadway Cast Reunion Concert of Once On This Island; The Tenth Anniversary Concert Version of Into the Woods, among others. Andrew produced the 1999 through 2002 New York State Governor’s Arts Awards; and Experience Lincoln Center (hosted by Jon Stewart). He was the conceiver and Associate Producer of Madhattan at Las Vegas’ New York New York Hotel and Casino, Savion Glover and Friends at the Delacorte Theatre, and off Broadway’s the Bomb-itty of Errors. He was a Producing Associate on the Broadway productions of Jelly’s Last Jam, Angels in America and the off Broadway production of Cryptogram. Andrew received the 2012 Council’s Choice Muse Award from the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the 2013 Silver Palm Award from the South Florida Theatre League for Outstanding Contribution and was honored as being one of the 2014 Leaders of Distinction by Florida Weekly. He is a graduate of Florida State University.

MEL BROOKS
(Writer, Composer & Lyricist) Director, producer, writer and actor, Mel Brooks is the recipient of three 2001 Tony Awards (Best Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Musical) and two Grammy Awards (Best Musical Show Album and Best Long Form Music Video) for The Producers. Mr. Brooks began his distinguished career during television’s “Golden Age” as a writer for Sid Caesar on Your Show Of Shows in 1951. In 1955 and in 1957, Brooks received Emmy Award nominations (with others) for the best comedy writing for Caesar’s Hour, and in 1956 he was nominated (with others) for best writing for a variety or situation comedy. In 1952, Brooks wrote sketches for Leonard Sillman’s Broadway smash-hit revue, New Faces Of 1952, and in 1957, together with Joe Darion, he wrote the book for the Broadway musical Shinbone Alley, which starred Eartha Kitt. In 1962, he wrote the book for the Broadway musical All-American, starring Ray Bolger. In the’60s, Brooks teamed up with Carl Reiner to write and perform The 2000 Year Old Man albums, which became immediate bestsellers. In 1960 and 1961, Brooks and Reiner received Grammy Award nominations for the best spoken word comedy for 2000 Years and for best comedy performance for 2000 And One Years, respectively. In 1997, Brooks and Reiner teamed up again for The 2000 Year Old Man In The Year 2000. Both a book and a CD were released, the CD winning a Grammy Award in 1998 for the best spoken word album: comedy. Brooks wrote and narrated The Critic, a short satire on avant-garde art films, which received the Academy Award for best animated short subject in 1964. In 1965, he teamed up with buck Henry and created Get Smart, the long-running televisions show starring Don Adams as Agent 86. Brooks, along with others, received an Emmy Award for outstanding writing achievement in a comedy-variety in 1967 for The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special. In 1968, he wrote and directed his first feature film, The Producers, starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, which earned him an Academy Award for the best original screenplay written directly for the screen. He then went on to create a remarkable string of hit comedies: 1970, he wrote, directed and acted in The Twelve Chairs; 1974, co-wrote, directed and acted in Blazing Saddles, and was nominated, along with John Morris, for the best title song, “Blazing Saddles”; 1974, co-wrote and directed Young Frankenstein; 1976, co-wrote, directed and starred in Silent Movie; 1977, co-wrote, directed and starred in Silent Movie; 1977, co-wrote, directed, produced and starred in History Of The World, Part 1; 1983, produced and starred in To Be Or Not To Be; co-wrote, directed, produced and starred in the hit sci-fi spoof, Spaceballs; 1991, co-wrote, directed, produced and starred in Life Stinks; 1993, co-wrote, directed, produced and starred in Robin Hood: Men In Tights; 1995, co-wrote, directed, produced and starred in Dracula, Dead And Loving It. For three successive seasons, Brooks won the Emmy Award for his role as Uncle Phil on the hit comedy show, Mad About You. His visionary film company, Brooksfilms Limited, founded in 1980, has produced some of America’s most distinguished films, among them: David Lynch’s The Elephant Man, David Cronenberg’s The Fly, Frances, Richard Benjamin’s My Favorite Year and 84 Charing Cross Road, starring Anthony Hopkins and Mr. Brooks’ wife Anne Bancroft.

THOMAS MEEHAN
(Book) Thomas Meehan received the Tony Award for co-writing the book for The Producers in 2001 and in 2003 for co-writing the book for Hairspray. He received his first Tony Award in 1977 for writing the book of Annie, which was his first Broadway show, and has since written the books for the musicals I Remember Mama, Ain’t Broadway Grand and Annie Warbucks. In addition, he is a long-time contributor of humor to The New Yorker, and Emmy-Award winning writer of television comedy, and a collaborator on a number of screenplays, including Mel Brooks’ Spaceballs and To Be Or Not To Be. He and his wife, Carolyn, divide their time between a home in Nantucket and an apartment in Greenwich Village, near which, on Hudson Street, she owns and presides over the long-running and near-legendary children’s store Peanut Butter & Jane. Mr. Meehan is a member of the Council of the Dramatists Guild.



Creative Team

Librettist / Book Writer(s): Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan Lyricist(s): Mel Brooks Composer(s): Mel Brooks

  • Director: Mark Martino
  • Choreographer: Shea Sullivan
  • Music Director: Michael Larsen
  • Set Designer: Paul Tate DePoo III
  • Lighting Designer: Paul Black
  • Costume Designer: Gail Baldoni
  • Sound Designer: Marty Mets
  • Stage Managers: Vernon Willett, Julianne Menassian