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Playwright, screenwriter, librettist and lyricist, Sherman Yellen was nominated for a Tony Award for his book for The Rothschilds, with a score by Bock and Harnick. Recently revised as Rothschild & Sons it was performed at the York Theatre in NYC and in London. He is the author of the libretto for Rex, with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. His drama Strangerswas produced on Broadway and his comedy sketch Delicious Indignitieswas featured in the revue Oh Calcutta! Other theater work includes the off-Broadway drama December Fools, and the musical Treasure Island, winner of a Broadway World Best Regional Theater Award.
The Ensemble Theater in Houston is scheduled to perform Yellen’s musical Josephine Tonight! about the life of the young Josephine Baker. His other musicals have appeared at Goodspeed and The Berkshire Theater Festival. His screenplays have garnered two Emmy Awards for The Adams Chronicles, and for An Early Frost.
The New York Times called "Spotless" Yellen’s memories of his New York childhood "a charming memoir." Three of Yellen’s collected plays have been published as December Fools and Other Plays (Budapest, Gin Lane).
Marc Moritz (AEA, MFA) Marc originated the role of Talk Show Host in the original Broadway production of the Sondheim/Prince musical Merrily We Roll Along (www.bestworstthingmovie.com ) andmost recently appeared in Yentl at The Cleveland Playhouse and was a GLTF /IDAHO SHAKES Company Member - appearing in Into The Woods as well as The Crucible, Merry Wives of Windsor, You Can't Take It With You & All's Well That Ends Well. Theaters worked include: The Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Idaho Theatre Festival, Long Wharf, Goodman, New Harmony, Carousel Dinner Theatre , Riverside Shakespeare Festival , Cain Park, Dobama and many more.Marc appeared as Tateh in the acclaimed JCC production of Ragtime. Also: Ten Minutes From Cleveland ,Cat In The Hat - Seussical ,Argan - Imaginary Invalid , Gremio - Taming Of The Shrew, Uncle John -Grapes Of Wrath, Alan -Baby, Touchstone - AsYou Like It, Ed - You Can't Take It with You -among others. Marc was the Founder/Director of the Cleveland-based Giant Portions Improv Troupe. His improv training includes stints at ImprovOlympic and extensive workshops with Paul Sills, Del Close and Charna Halpern. Marcwas a Visiting Guest Artist at Cornell University ,where he coached students and performed in productions as a professional mentor. Marc has taught Acting and Improv at AMDA, CAP 21, and is the Midwest Affiliate for Mainstreet Musicals (www.mainstreetmusicals.org) Marc received his MFA in Acting at Kent State University.
Barbara Bellman, entrepreneur, businesswoman, author, playwright, lecturer, copywriter, consultant and marketing strategist, is currently Executive Director of Health Marketing Services for Pace Advertising, New York City. She is the author of two reference books on gender-specific marketing Reaching Women: The Way to Go in Marketing Health Services (1987) and Hitting the Right Nerve, (2002): as well as Flirting After Fifty: Lessons for Grown up Women on How to Find Love Again (2008). Additionally, Barbara is the founder of 3-Legged Stool – a strategic thinking company that facilitates workshops to help companies discover – or rediscover – those brand qualities that differentiate them from competitors.
Iis an actor, singer, director and musical theatre historian. He has played leading roles in the musicals Man of La Mancha, Guys & Dolls, Company, Damn Yankees, Godspell, and Little Mary Sunshine, and has performed extensively with symphonies across the country. Most recently, he has appeared in concert with cabaret luminary Steve Ross, and in the musicals Oh, Brother! and Mlle. Colombe at 54Below. He served as musicals editor/archivist for Samuel French play publishers, has composed “liner” notes for Broadway cast albums, and has written for Show Music and Where New York magazines, as well as for the Tony Awards program.
Wren Marie Harrington
Wren Marie Harrington is a singing actor who has enjoyed a lively professional career in opera and musical theater and now makes herself at home in jazz and world music. She is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and is deeply committed to promoting and developing new theatrical works, new artists and new audiences throughout the US and beyond. www.wrenmarieharrington.com
Sarah Melissa Rotker
Sarah Melissa Rotker is thrilled to be a part of the Mainstreet Musicals team. Company Management work includes Sistas at St Luke's, WikiMusical at NYMF, Unlock’d, at The Duke on 42nd St, Final Analysis at Signature Theatre, and Breakfast with Mugabe and Signature Theatre and Theatre Row. As a producer, she has worked at NYSEC (Jekyll & Hyde, Music Director/Executive Producer; Titanic, Executive Producer), NYMF (Main-Travelled Roads, Producer), and Studio 54 (Broadway Sings the Phone Book). She is an avid baker and CardioTapper.
Nancy Robillard is a director who is passionate about developing new works and has a number or world premieres to her credit including Honor and the River, Rosemary& I, Rosa Loses her Face, and two new musicals, Slow Dance with a Hot Pickup and National Pastime. Robillard received an MFA in directing from Illinois State University and has taught acting and directing at several colleges. She has worked with emerging writers in the M.F.A. dramatic writing program at New York University for over ten years. She is a member of the Society Directors and Choreographers and the Broadway Green Alliance.
Roger Ames, Pulitzer Prize nominated composer, author and artist-educator, has written operas, a musicals, and incidental music for Off-Broadway, London Fringe, and the Hartford Stage. He has had workshops at the Actors Studio, the O’Neill National Music Theater Center, and in Europe, and premieres in NYC, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Paris, Cologne, London, and at various universities. HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY, NO PARKING, and THE GREATEST GENERATION with his collaborator, Elizabeth Bassine, are his current projects awaiting production.