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Meet The Creative Team of















ANGELA WEBER MILLER (Scenic Design) is a Chicago area designer who enjoys working in venues large and small. Her set for Steel Magnolias at Drury Lane last season was nominated for a Jeff Award and she looks forward to working on Ring of Fire immediately following The 39 Steps. Angie was an Artistic Associate at First Folio Theatre for sixteen years, where she designed dozens of productions and earned another nine Jeff nominations. She has also designed at Paramount, Porchlight Music Theatre, Peninsula Players, Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Mercury, Black Ensemble, Theater Wit, among others. She has been a guest artist at several colleges and universities. Angie began her career in design for corporate theatre with a range of “household name” clients. She has an MFA from Northwestern University and is a proud member of USA829


LEE FISKNESS (Lighting Designer) has designed a dozen shows at Drury Lane including: The 39 Steps, Holiday Inn, Forever Plaid, An American in Paris. Chicago credits: Steppenwolf, Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare, Lyric Opera, Marriott Theatre, Court Theatre, Writers Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, Lightscape at Chicago Botanical Gardens. Regionally: Kennedy Center, Manhattan Theatre Club, Mark Taper Forum, Cincinnati Playhouse, Emerson Colonial Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Milwaukee Rep. Opera: San Jose, Dallas, Colorado, Portland, Kentucky, Florentine Opera, Lyric Opera. International; The Jurassic World Exhibition (China), Le Nozze di Figaro (Japan), Movement Stories (Abu Dhabi). Lee was the Lighting Director at The Santa Fe Opera where he worked for 18 seasons. www.leefiskness.com


ANTHONY CHURCHILL (Projections Designer) collaborates on media for theatre, events, and installations. Selected collaborations include work with Drury Lane Theatre, Chicago Opera Theatre, Marriott Theatre, FeverUp Productions,Chicago Timeline Theatre, Music Theater Works, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, the U.S. State Department, Rivendell Theatre, The Cher Show, Q Brothers, and the Museum of Broadcast Communications.  Tony has been nominated for seven Jeff Awards for Projections, and awarded one. When not working on media, he enjoys sculpting tiny astronauts in peril, and exploring with his beautiful wife Sara, and rescue pitbulls Cheetoh and Douglass. www.artlabchicago.com


CASSY SCHILLO (Props Design Supervisor and Warehouse Manager) is thrilled to be with the Drury Lane family and honored to be a recipient of the 2019 Jeff award in Artistic Specialization for Properties design.  Drury Lane credits include Grease, A Chorus Line, Elf the Musical, Murder on the Orient Express, Steel Magnolias, R&H The King and I, Evita, Holiday Inn, Forever Plaid, An American in Paris, Mary Poppins, The Color Purple, And Then There Were None, Matilda, Mamma Mia!, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, South Pacific, Joseph…, 42nd Street, Rock of Ages, The Gin Game, Chicago, Saturday Night Fever, Crazy for You, & Smokey Joe’s Cafe.  Jeff Nominated for DL’s Deathtrap as well as First Folio’s Salvage and All Childish Things. Designs in the Midwest include: productions for Marriott Lincolnshire, Theatre Wit, Theatre at the Center, Music Theater Works, Theo Ubique, Griffin, BoHo, Stage Left, Porchlight, Northwestern Opera, Piccolo, Sideshow, Black Ensemble, and Mammals. BFA from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and training at Tisch School of the Arts.  Founding member of To the Point, a theatrical combat troupe that specializes in sword fighting & storytelling. Gratitude and love to Rodion and my family for their eternal.


RAY NARDELLI (Sound Designer) Previous Drury Lane credits include Grease, A Chorus Line, Elf the Musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I, An American in Paris, Mary Poppins, The Color Purple, And Then There Were None, Matilda The Musical, Mamma Mia!, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, South Pacific, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 42nd Street, Rock of Ages, The Gin Game, Chicago, Saturday Night Fever, Crazy for You, Hazel, Bye Bye Birdie, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Peter and the Starcatcher, West Side Story, Les Miserables, Young Frankenstein, Hello Dolly, Next to Normal, Sunset Boulevard, Hairspray, Spamalot, Funny Girl, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Miss Saigon (Jeff Award) Buddy, and The Full Monty.


LARRY BAKER (Assistant Stage Manager) Favorite summer theatre credits: Melody Top in Milwaukee: Babes In Arms, Two By Two, 1940’s Radio Hour, She Loves Me, Somethings Afoot, Wisconsin State Fair, Flintstones Show at Universal Studios, Hercules Forum Of Fun, Hunchback Of Notre Dame: Festival Of Fools at Disneyland, From The Top with Carol Burnett, Annie at Rockford College, Dogman’s Last Stand at Victory Gardens, Elaine Stritch At Liberty, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change in Reno, Me & My Girl in Lake Tahoe, Guys & Dolls in Atlantic City, Naked Boys Singing

in Provincetown, Same Time Next Year at Drury Lane South, 42nd Street in Vienna and Steel Magnolias at Drury Lane. Thanks to Ronald & Jasper.


JULI HROVAT-WALKER (Production Stage Manager) has been associated with Drury Lane since 1989. An avid equestrian, nature lover, and advocate for sustainable living she shares her home with 2 exuberant dogs and 1 sleepy cat. You may often find surplus organically raised veggies in the green room during the summer months from her garden. She is celebrating 50 years of work in the theatre industry. Welcome to Drury Lane!