William Osetek (Director) Credits include: Chicago, Young Frankenstein, Spamalot, and Thoroughly Modern Millie (each Jeff nominated for Best Direction and Best Production) as well as Deathtrap, White Christmas, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Game’s Afoot, Sunset Boulevard, Gypsy, Funny Girl, Mame, The Mousetrap, Of Thee I Sing, The Pirates of Penzance, Camelot, Barefoot in the Park, The King & I, and A Christmas Carol. Mr. Osetek was the recipient of the 2014 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Director of a Musical for Next to Normal. Mr. Osetek has a BA in Theatre from Loyola University of Chicago and an MFA in directing from Illinois State University. Additionally, Mr. Osetek is an adjunct professor at Ball State University Department of Theatre and Dance.
Jane Lanier (Choreographer) is so happy to be back at Drury Lane! Last season she choreographed Chicago and received a Jeff Award nomination for her work. Other choreography credits include: Guys And Dolls (Associate Choreographer, Broadway 2009); Pirates of Penzance, Cabaret, and Hair (Dir/Choreo, CCPA); Pippin (Dir/Choreo, AMDA); No Way To Treat A Lady (Colony Theatre); Kiss Of The Spiderwoman (Musical Theatre Guild); Little Fish (The Blank Theatre Co); Wild Party (The Blank Theatre Co, LA Weekly and Beverly Garland Awards, Ovation and NAACP Award Nominations); Ring Of Fire (La Mirada, Fullerton, AR Rep, and Denver Center); Johnny Guitar (Off-Broadway at The Century Theatre and La Mirada); Smokey Joe’s Cafe and Pippin (Associate Choreographer, Fifth Ave Theatre Seattle); Kiss Me Kate (Musical Theatre West); Nightingale (Vineyard Theatre NYC); and the workshop of Big Rosemary, written and directed by Blake Edwards. Other credits include: choreographing and producing the short art film Spells, starring John Glover and John Lithgow, and Not Your Time, a short film she choreographed and co-produced starring Jason Alexander and Valarie Pettiford which won Best Short Film Awards at the Boston International Film Festival and New Media Film Festival LA. Jane is also the Head of Musical Theatre Dance Concentration program for CCPA at Roosevelt University.
Roberta Duchak (Music Director) Roberta returns to Drury Lane after musical directing Little Shop of Horrors and South Pacific. Drury Lane MD credits include: 42nd Street, Rock of Ages, Chicago, Saturday Night Fever, Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Jeff Nomination), Crazy for You, Hazel, Billy Elliot, Les Misérables (Jeff Nomination), West Side Story, White Christmas, Young Frankenstein, Hello, Dolly!, Oliver, The Sound of Music (Jeff Nomination), Sweeney Todd (Jeff Nomination), Ragtime (Jeff Award),Spamalot (Jeff nomination), Gypsy, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Miss Saigon (Jeff nomination). Chicago MD credits: Brigadoon (Goodman), The Story of My Life directed by Richard Maltby Jr. (Biograph); The Original Grease (ATC), The Little Mermaid (Chicago Shakespeare), and Rocky Horror (Mercury) and musical supervisor for A Little Night Music at Writers. Roberta has two busy vocal studios in the Chicago area. She was the vocal coach for Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman for the film Les Misérables. Acting credits: Broadway: Ragtime (Mother); National Tours: Ghost of Christmas Past in Scrooge, Magnolia and Ellie in Showboat and Rona Lisa Peretti in Spelling Bee (Chicago and national tour companies).
Jeffrey D. Kmiec
Jeffrey D. Kmiec (Scenic Designer) is an award-winning Chicago-based scenic designer. His designs have been seen at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Paramount Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre, Marriott Theatre, Timeline Theatre, American Players Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Porchlight, Raven Theatre, The Artistic Home, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Heritage Theatre Festival, and The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. He received three consecutive Equity Jeff Awards for his designs on The Little Mermaid at the Paramount Theatre (2017), Deathtrap at Drury Lane Theatre (2016), and Les Miserables at The Paramount Theatre (Co-Design with Kevin Depinet in 2015). Jeffrey received his MFA from the University of Virginia and is a member of USA 829.
Marianne Custer (Costume Designer) Marianne Custer’s design credits include Broadway; regional theatre; the Municipal Theatre of Istanbul; Theatre Les Halles in Avignon, France; and the National Theatres of Germany and Hungary. Her designs have been included in three Prague Quadrennial exhibits and the 2005 World Stage Design exhibit. Her designs for On the Razzle, Woyzeck, and Major Barbara have been selected in USITT’s juried exhibitions. Her designs for Salome earned her the Triangle Award for Outstanding Costume Design, and her costumes for Alice garnered the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Costume Design. She is delighted to be part of the team bringing Mamma Mia! to Drury Lane.
Lee Fiskness (Lighting Designer) Credits include: Joseph…, Chicago* Jeff Nominated, Hazel, White Christmas, Billy Elliot, Camelot*, Young Frankenstein (Drury Lane); Crucible, The Fundamentals (Steppenwolf); Spring Awakening (The Marriott Theatre); Yellow Moon (Writers Theatre); A Wonder in my Soul, Sucker Punch*, Gospel of Loving Kindness, L-Vis (Victory Gardens); In To America, Balm of Gilead, Burnt Part Boys, Port (Griffin Theatre); BootyCandy, Explorer’s Club (Windy City Playhouse); End Days* (Next Theatre); Nina Simone (Northlight Theatre); and Peter Pan (Lookingglass Theatre). Regional credits: Ghost Of Versailles (Manhattan School of Music); Murder for Two, Forever Plaid, Ring of Fire, Song Man Dance Man, Liberace, Soultime… (Milwaukee Rep); and Jacques Brel… (Two River Theatre). Lee was the Lighting Director at The Santa Fe Opera and worked there for 17 seasons. He received an MFA in Lighting Design from Northwestern University.
Ray Nardelli (Sound Designer) Previous Drury Lane credits include: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, South Pacific, Joseph, 42ndStreet, Rock of Ages, The Gin Game, Chicago, Saturday Night Fever, Crazy for You, Hazel, Bye Bye Birdie, White Christmas, Peter and the Starcatcher, West Side Story, Camelot, The Game’s Afoot, Spelling Bee, Les Misérables, Young Frankenstein, Hello, Dolly!, Next to Normal, Sunset Boulevard, Singin’ in the Rain, Xanadu, Hairspray, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Funny Girl, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Miss Saigon (Jeff Award), Meet Me in St. Louis, Buddy Holly, and The Full Monty (Sound Designer) and Oliver, Xanadu, Sweeny Todd, and Ragtime (Associate Sound Design). Regional theatres include The Goodman Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Milwaukee Rep Theater, The Court Theatre, Hartford Stage, Congo, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Northlight Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, and American Girl Theatre. Memberships include USA #829, ASCAP, and IATSE #2.
Claire Moores (Hair and Wig Designer) Ms. Moores is pleased to join Drury Lane for this production of Mamma Mia! Drury Lane designs include: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, South Pacific, Joseph, 42ndStreet, The Gin Game, Chicago, Crazy for You, and Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Ms. Moores is a wigmaker and makeup artist with over 35 years’ experience at Lyric Opera of Chicago. She has worked on touring shows including Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Titanic, Phantom of the Opera, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Showboat. Her film experience includes Public Enemies, Road to Perdition, High Fidelity, and Amityville Horror. She has designed wigs for Pine Mountain Music Festival and Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire and has served as wig master for American Players Theatre.