Mitch Sebastian (Director/Choreographer) Drury Lane debut. West End: The Rat Pack – Live from Las Vegas (Olivier Award, WhatsOnStage Award nomination), West End Men (Vaudeville Theatre), Playhouse Creatures (Old Vic Theatre), Romance/Romance (Gielgud Theatre), La Cava (Victoria Palace). Other London: Lucky Stiff (Bridewell Theatre), Pippin (Menier Chocolate Factory). International: Evita, Fame, Chicago. U.S. Tour: The Rat Pack – Live from the Sands. Former Artistic Director of Kilworth House Theatre where he directed/choreographed The Pirates of Penzance, South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Legally Blonde, Guys and Dolls, Crazy for You, and many more. Recently, Mamma Mia! (The Ordway) as choreographer. Television: The Rat Pack – Live from the Sands (PBS). www.mitchsebastian.com
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 Design) Jeffrey D. Kmiec 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.
Theresa Ham (Costume Design) Theresa Ham returns to Drury Lane where her previous designs include Rock of Ages and Hello Dolly! Ms. Ham is a Chicago Based costume designer. She is the recipient of two Joseph Jefferson Awards and the 2018 Barrymore Award for Outstanding Costume Design. Off-Broadway: Ride the Cyclone (MCC Theatre). Other recent Chicago Credits include: Ragtime and Mamma Mia! (Marriott Theatre), The Wizard of Oz (Paramount Theatre), Peter Pan (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Northlight Theatre), The Audience (Timeline Theatre). Other designs include works with Raven Theatre, Stage Left Theatre, Lyric Opera Chicago, and BoHo Theatre. Regional: Alliance Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare, Ogunquit Playhouse, Delaware Theatre Company, Fingerlakes Opera, ACT, 5th Ave Theatre, First Stage, and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. Upcoming: Darling Grenadine (Marriott Theatre) and The Wizard of Oz (Chicago Shakespeare).
Driscoll Otto(Lighting Design and Projection Design) Previously at Drury Lane, Driscoll was the Lighting Designer for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Recently, Driscoll designed Lighting and Projections for Iolanta at Chicago Opera Theatre, Lighting for Pioneer Theatre Company’s Lion in Winter, & Projections for The Flying Dutchman in Florence, Italy. Mr. Otto’s design work is seen frequently in NYC & regional Theatre and Opera. His credits include The Huntington Theatre Company, Utah Opera, Opera Omaha, Opera Philadelphia, Dallas Theater Center, Drury Lane Theatre, The Dallas Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Trinity Repertory Company, Hangar Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse, Lyric Opera Kansas City, and productions of Legally Blonde and Rock of Ages for Norwegian Cruise Lines. Highlights to his resume include projection design for Santa Fe Opera’s production of The Golden Cockerel and The Metropolitan Opera’s production of La Donna Del Lago. He received his MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His work can be seen at www.DriscollOtto.com
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.
Cassy Schillo (Properties Design) BIO COMING SOON!!
Miguel Armstrong(Wig Design) BIO COMING SOON!!
Kate DeVore (Dialect Coach) Kate DeVore is a voice, speech, and dialect trainer; voice therapist; and professional voice and presence coach. She is delighted to return to Drury Lane, where she has worked on Mamma Mia! and Beauty and the Beast. Other dialect/voice coaching credits include: At The Goodman Theatre: Sweat, A Christmas Carol, Support Group for Men, The Wolves, A View From the Bridge, Destiny of Desire, Uncle Vanya, Another Word For Beauty, Feathers and Teeth, The Jungle Book, Sweet Bird of Youth. At Steppenwolf Theatre Company: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, fml, how Caron McCullers saved my life. At A Red Orchid Theatre: Small Mouth Sounds, Evening at the Talk House, The Opponent, Butcher of Baraboo, Abigail’s Party. At Second City Chicago she has offered various voice and speech trainings. Kate also teaches Voice at the School at Steppenwolf and Accents and Dialects at Columbia College Chicago. She facilitates workshops across the country and coaches clients ranging from actors to executives through her business, Total Voice, Inc.
Lisa Donmall-Reeve Associate Director Lisa was born in the UK and has lived in London, New York, and now LA. She trained at The London Studio Centre (London), The Conservatoire de Paris (Matt Mattox), and Martha Graham (New York). Her favourite West End credits are: Velma Kelly in Chicago, 1 st U/S Ulla in The Producers (Original Co), Sweet Charity, Crazy For You (U/S Polly), My Fair Lady (Original Co), Once in a Lifetime (National Theatre). NYC/International Touring/Regional: A Chorus Line (U/S Cassie), The Rat Pack, Anything Goes, 42nd Street, The Opera Show, Crazy For You, Chicago, Sweet Charity, Pride and Prejudice, Mary Poppins, and Cats. She has choreographed and assisted numerous shows. Lisa is the founder, creative director, and producer of her production company LDR Creative. www.ldrcreativellc.com www.lisadonmallreeve.com
Bob Koch (Illusionist) is excited to be working on his first production with Drury Lane, designing and building magical effects for Matilda. He has been involved with magic most of his life, ever since his father showed him magic as a child. He designs and builds illusions for shows, including Penn & Teller’s show in Las Vegas. His business www.kochmagic.com provides custom designed magic props for magicians around the world.