Co-Director, Book, Music, Lyrics
Trey wrote and directed his first feature film, Cannibal! The Musical, while attending the University of Colorado in Boulder. A few years later, he co-created the hit animated series South Park with Matt Stone (his college friend and Cannibal! producer). Debuting on Comedy Central in 1997 and currently in its 17th season, South Park has won four Emmy Awards as well as the coveted Peabody Award. The same year South Park debuted, Trey wrote, directed, and starred in the film Orgazmo. Two years later, Trey and Matt released the critically acclaimed feature film South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. The musical, which Trey directed and co-wrote, earned an Oscar nomination for Best Song and the first ever New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Animated Film. In 2004, the pair returned to movies with Team America: World Police, an action movie co-written and directed by Trey, starring a cast of marionettes. It was a long-time dream of Trey’s to write a musical for Broadway. Trey is originally from Conifer, Colorado.
Book, Music and Lyrics
Robert is the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy-winning co-creator of the smash hit musicals Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon. With wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, he co-wrote songs for Winnie the Pooh (Walt Disney Animation Studios, 2011) and Finding Nemo: The Musical (playing at Walt Disney World since 2006). They are currently writing the songs for the upcoming Disney animated feature Frozen, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, and a forthcoming original stage musical called Up Here. He shared two Emmy Awards for his music for The Wonder Pets and an Emmy nomination for the Scrubs musical episode. His work has been seen on South Park, The Simpsons and Phineas and Ferb. Member of the BMI Workshop, Dramatists Guild Council, WGA, AEA; Yale graduate, native New Yorker. Thanks Buzzetti, Mom, Dad, Billy, Katie, Annie, and especially Kristen for all the love and support.
Book, Music and Lyrics
Matt met Trey Parker at the University of Colorado, and together they made a short animated piece called The Spirit of Christmas. This launched their most recognised work, the critically acclaimed and award-winning television show South Park. The animated series is in its 17th season on Comedy Central and has won four Emmy Awards and the coveted Peabody Award. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, which he produced and co-wrote, earned the first New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Animated Film. In addition to South Park, Matt has partnered with Trey on the low-budget Cannibal: The Musical, the superhero comedy Orgazmo and the marionette action thriller Team America: World Police. Matt is originally from Littleton, Colorado.
Co-Director and Choreographer
Casey won 2011 Tony, Drama Desk, Who’s Who and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his work as co-director of The Book of Mormon. Other Broadway credits: Elf: The Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations) and Monty Python’s Spamalot directed by Mike Nichols (2005 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Choreography). Additional New York credits: for City Center Encores!, the highly acclaimed productions of Anyone Can Whistle and Follies (direction and choreography), Bye Bye Birdie (choreography) and Can-Can (musical staging); for NY Philharmonic: Candide; South Pacific at Carnegie Hall (also on PBS Great Performances); and Sinatra: His Voice, His World, His Way at Radio City Music Hall starring the world-famous Rockettes. He directed and choreographed the world premieres of Minsky’s at Center Theatre Group, Robin and the 7 Hoods at the Old Globe and Disney’s Aladdin at the 5th Avenue in Seattle. Upcoming projects: Tuck Everlasting (Broadway) and an episode of the hit NBC series Smash.
Selected Broadway: The Book of Mormon (Tony Award), The Pillowman (Tony Award), The House of Blue Leaves, A Steady Rain, A Behanding in Spokane, Promises, Promises, Hair, The Coast of Utopia (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Hewes Awards), Pal Joey (Tony Award nomination), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk Award), Nine, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Speed-the-Plow, November, Cry-Baby, Take Me Out, Martin Short..., The Vertical Hour, Sweet Charity and Urinetown. London: The Playboy of the Western World, The Country Girl, Love Song, On an Average Day (all West End), Tales from Hollywood (Donmar Warehouse), Bash (Almeida) and Albert Herring (Opera North). Also Peter Grimes (Metropolitan Opera) and Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna.
Theatre includes: Hurlyburly, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Singin’ in the Rain, Purlie, The Odd Couple and Waiting for Godot. Tony Award nominations: The Crucifer of Blood, The Royal Family, Present Laughter and The House of Blue Leaves. Film includes: Midnight Cowboy, Klute, The Day of the Locust (BAFTA), The Goodbye Girl, Coming Home, Hair, Working Girl, Sabrina, Silkwood, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Mambo Kings, The Birdcage, The English Patient (Oscar), The Talented Mr Ripley, The Hours, Cold Mountain, Angels in America, The Village and Closer.
Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award (2000).
Theatre includes: The Book of Mormon (Tony Award). Recent NYC: Death of a Salesman directed by Mike Nichols, The Mountaintop with Samuel L Jackson, Chinglish on Broadway and The Enchanted Island at the Metropolitan Opera. Last season he designed Le Compte Ory at the Metropolitan Opera. Dance: American Ballet Theatre, Tere O’Connor Dance, Merce Cunningham, Lar Lubovitch, Nancy Bannon et al. Director: Proof, Theatre Three. Awards: Five Tonys, Obie, Bessie, Outer Critics, Hewes, Drama Desk Awards et al. Member: Naked Angels. Faculty: University of Maryland. Father: Jake and Georgie.
Brian is honoured to return to the West End where his previous musical, Spring Awakening, won an Olivier Award. He has designed the sound for over 20 Broadway musicals and plays. Some recent designs include Annie, Bring It On, Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony Award nomination), The Book of Mormon (Tony Award), Anything Goes (Drama Desk Award), American Idiot, Promises, Promises, Next to Normal (Tony Award nomination), Grease, Curtains, Grey Gardens and The Pajama Game. Off-Broadway designs include Giant, Rent, Everyday Rapture, Saved, 10 Million Miles and Bug (Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards). His career has spanned 25 years, taken him across America, Europe and Asia and afforded him the opportunity to work with the most talented composers, directors, designers, actors, musicians and stagehands in the world, for which he is eternally grateful.
Music Supervision/Vocal Arranger/Co-Orchestrator
Broadway: Tony and Drama Desk Awards for co-orchestrating The Book of Mormon and Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. Worldwide music supervisor/arranger of Wicked, music supervisor/vocal arranger/orchestrator of Avenue Q, All Shook Up and 9 to 5 and co-producer with Dolly Parton of the Grammy-nominated 9 to 5 Broadway cast recording. Music supervisor/arranger of Kinky Boots. Other credits: music supervisor, vocal arranger and orchestrator of tick, tick…BOOM!, music director of Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, music director of Jerry Springer – The Opera (Carnegie Hall) and music director of Rufus Wainwright’s concerts at London’s Royal Opera House and his re-creation of Judy Garland’s legendary concert at Carnegie Hall.
Broadway/Off-Broadway: Dogfight, The Best Man, The Book of Mormon, Elf, The Drowsy Chaperone (and West End), To Be or Not to Be, Pig Farm, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Altar Boyz and Mamma Mia! USA West Coast: Aladdin, Robin and the 7 Hoods, Peep Show, Minsky’s and Vanities. Other NY: Show Boat at Carnegie Hall, No, No, Nanette and Follies at City Center’s Encores! and numerous productions at Juilliard. USA tours: The Drowsy Chaperone and Barbie Live! Television:
RANDY HOUSTON MERCER
Broadway designs include Kinky Boots, Crybaby, Hairspray, Fiddler on the Roof, La Bohème, Flower Drum Song, Cabaret, The Producers, Follies, Sunset Boulevard, Smokey Joe’s Café, Chicago, Guys and Dolls, Crazy for You, Christmas Carol, Titanic, Big and Major Barbara. Films: The Crazies, Little Children, Spiderman 2, Company Man, Runaway Bride, Meet Joe Black, Hearts in Atlantis and The Mirror Has Two Faces.
PIPPA AILION, CDG
Pippa has cast over 130 productions internationally. She was resident associate director casting three seasons of European classics for Jonathan Miller at the Old Vic between 1987 and 1991.
Current West End: Kiss Me Kate, Top Hat, Wicked, Billy Elliot, The Lion King (and UK tour), We Will Rock You (and world arena tour) and Let It Be.
West End/London includes: Sweeney Todd, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Ragtime, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Fairy Queen (Glyndebourne and New York), Fela! (NT and Broadway), Master Class, Legally Blonde, Million Dollar Quartet, Waiting for Godot, Britannicus, The Go Between, Decade, Lord of the Flies, Love Story, Into the Woods, Five Guys Named Moe, Spring Awakening, The Importance of Being Earnest, Marguerite, Chess in Concert, The Drowsy Chaperone, Porgy and Bess, Simply Heavenly, Acorn Antiques, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Blue Man Group (and global), Tonight’s the Night, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Japes, Wit, Rent, The Magistrate and Hair. Future: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Pajama Game, From Here to Eternity and The Sound of Music.
Associate Casting Director: Jim Arnold
CARRIE GARDNER, CSA
Carrie also serves as casting director for the Roundabout Theatre, New York. Broadway: Cyrano de Bergerac, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, American Idiot, Spring Awakening, Mrs. Warren’s Profession and Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Off-Broadway: Sons of the Prophet, Look Back in Anger, Suicide Incorporated, Dream of the Burning Boy, Tigers Be Still, Ordinary Days, The Understudy, The Language of Trees, Distracted, Speech & Debate and The Marriage of Bette & Boo.
Tony Award for The Book of Mormon. Tony Award nominations: Fiddler on the Roof, A Class Act, Spamalot. Four Emmy Awards as composer of The Wonder Pets (Nickelodeon). Other Broadway includes: The Addams Family, The Scottsboro Boys, Jane Eyre. USA regional, Off-Broadway: 28 shows including The Visit (Kander and Ebb). Seventeen films include multiple Disney films and The Informant! (Marvin Hamlisch). Composer: Little Mermaid II (additional music), Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, In Memoriam (symphonic poem published by E B Marks). Recordings, concerts: Sir Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, Not the Messiah (Eric Idle), Mandy Patinkin, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Barry Manilow, Maury Yeston, Boston Pops, San Francisco Symphony.
Music supervisor and arranger for The Producers and Young Frankenstein. Other Broadway credits include: Death of a Salesman, The Scottsboro Boys, Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone, Beauty and the Beast, The Frogs, High Society, Steel Pier, Dance a Little Closer and A Christmas Carol. For NYCB, he arranged the music and co-wrote the libretto for Double Feature. Future projects: The Nance and Bullets Over Broadway.
Nick graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and has a postgraduate diploma in advanced instrumental studies (piano). Musical director for Jersey Boys, Avenue Q (Noël Coward), Victoria Wood’s musical Acorn Antiques (Theatre Royal, Haymarket), Tonight’s The Night (Victoria Palace), Tell Me on a Sunday (Gielgud), Rent (Shaftesbury), Stairway to Heaven (King’s Head), Kiss Me, Kate (Norwich Playhouse), Saturday Night with Johnny & Denise (BBC1) and the BAFTA-nominated film Tomorrow La Scala! Musical director for the workshop productions of Gone with the Wind, Urinetown and Zorro. Associate musical supervisor for Mamma Mia!, musical supervisor/arranger for Dancing Shadows (Seoul, South Korea).
UK Associate Director
Theatre includes: directing Singin’ in the Rain (UK tour), Spamalot (Melbourne, Australia and Cologne, Germany), English Heritage Awards (Palace Theatre), Spongebob Squarepants – The Musical (UK tour) and Chicago (Marrakech and Turkey). Directed and choreographed: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (five-year international tour), Snow White (Wycombe Swan and Churchill, Bromley), Peter Pan (Churchill, Bromley) and Robin Hood (Palace, Mansfield). Associate director: Love Never Dies (Adelphi), Spamalot (Palace), Chicago (Adelphi and Cambridge), My One and Only (Piccadilly), Rent (Prince of Wales and UK tour), Napoleon (Shaftesbury), Beauty and the Beast (Dominion and UK tour), Show Boat (Prince Edward), Tommy (Shaftesbury and UK tour) and Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Lyric). Assistant Director: The Rocky Horror Show (30th anniversary tour), The New Rocky Horror Show (Victoria Palace), The Rocky Horror Show (UK tour and European tour) and Barnum (UK tour). Choreography includes: EastEnders (three episodes, BBC1), High Spirits (Bridewell), After the Fair (King’s Head), Me and My Girl, Aspects of Love, Boyband and Carousel (Palace, Westcliff). Alison is married to director Jon Emmanuel and they have two children, Jack and Olivia.
UK Associate Choreographer
Training: Hylton Bromley Theatre School. Theatre includes: associate choreographer for The Bodyguard (Adelphi) and Sister Act (Broadway, Hamburg, UK tour), resident choreographer for Monty Python’s Spamalot (Palace), dance captain for Guys and Dolls (Donmar Warehouse production), Chicago (Adelphi) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium), swing in Starlight Express (Apollo, Victoria) and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Dominion) and ensemble in Candide (Kobe/Tokyo). Film includes: Jesus Christ Superstar – The Movie. Other work includes: mass movement co-ordinator for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
Matt left the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1989 and began working in stage management for the Cambridge Theatre Company, Manchester Royal Exchange and the RSC. He also stage managed tours including Tommy and Crazy for You before moving into production management. West End theatre includes: Quartermaine’s Terms (Wyndham’s), The Bodyguard (Adelphi), A Chorus of Disapproval (Harold Pinter Theatre), The Sunshine Boys (Savoy), Master Class (Vaudeville), Much Ado About Nothing (Wyndham’s), The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), Private Lives (Vaudeville), Legally Blonde (Savoy), La Bête (Comedy), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Palace), The Sound of Music, Kiss Me, Kate, Bombay Dreams, Acorn Antiques, Smaller, Tonight’s the Night and Movin’ Out. Other theatre includes: Troilus and Cressida, A Month in the Country, The Dispute and Tantalus (RSC) and tours of Grease, Cats, Saturday Night Fever, The King and I, Starlight Express, Fosse, Chicago and The Sound of Music. International theatre includes: Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Cats (São Paulo), Saturday Night Fever (Johannesburg), Mamma Mia! (South Africa and world tour), Starlight Express (New Zealand), Cats (Germany and Italy) and Batman Live (world arena tour).
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