MARCIA MILGROM DODGE (Director and Choreographer) is a Tony Award & Drama Desk Award-nominated director & choreographer for her Broadway/Kennedy Center revival of Ragtime. She also won the Helen Hayes Award for Best Director. Her reimagined revivals have been received with great acclaim at Drury Lane: Mary Poppins, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Smokey Joe’s Café (Jeff Award.) On television, Marcia appears as herself in Kristen Bell’s new musical series Encore! for the Disney+ Network in S1: Ep1 (Annie) and Ep12 (Ragtime). New York/National Tours: Cookin’ (Minetta Lane); Venus Flytrap (Active Theater), Radio Girls (Houseman), Maltby & Shire’s Closer Than Ever (original production); and William Finn’s Romance In Hard Times (Public Theatre); Curious George, Seussical (Theatreworks USA); Ragtime (Phoenix Entertainment.) Regional: Cincinnati Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, TUTS, Olney Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, The MUNY, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Pioneer Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Center Stage, St. Louis Rep, Denver Center, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Glimmerglass Festival, Bay Street Theatre, Music Circus, Goodman Theater, Goodspeed, Huntington Theatre, and Arena Stage. Abroad: De Tres Musketeres (Fredericia Teater, Denmark), Goosebumps: Live on Stage (Wintergardens Theatre, Blackpool, England), The Music Man (Royal Opera House, Oman). Dodge is also a wife, a mother, a teacher, a proud member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, and a published and produced playwright. For Tony, Natasha, CJ, P, MMB, Mom & Dad. Follow Marcia here: Instagram: @mmdny / Twitter: @MMDdirector
JO ANN DAUGHERTY
JO ANN DAUGHERTY (Music Director) always loves making music at Drury Lane! Past adventures include: Conductor, Jersey Boys national tour; Interim Assoc. Conductor, Motown: The Musical tour; Music Director for two PBS concert specials with Under the Streetlamp; Music Supervisor/Pianist for To the Ends of the Earth, a PBS wildlife documentary narrated by Jane Goodall. Pianist/keys for West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar (Lyric Opera); Jersey Boys, Dream Girls (Broadway in Chicago); Mamma Mia, Saturday Night Fever (Drury Lane). Performances throughout the US & abroad, most recently Havana Jazz Festival 2020. Her 2017 jazz album Bring Joy earned 4 stars from Downbeat Magazine. www.joanndaugherty.com
MICHAEL BAXTER (Associate Choreographer) has had a varied career as a producer, performer, director and choreographer, having worked in theaters all across the country. He is happy to return to the Drury Lane Theatre after collaborating with Marcia Milgrom Dodge on the theatre’s thrilling production of Smokey Joe’s Café. His work has been seen Off-Broadway, on national tour, and at acclaimed regional theatres such as The Muny, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, La Mirada Theatre (McCoy Rigby Entertainment), Riverside Theatre and the Bucks County Playhouse. Michael Baxter is the Artistic Associate of The Muny. The theatre is in its 102nd year of producing exceptional musical theatre in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds a BFA from The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University where he is also an adjunct faculty member and guest artist. Love and gratitude to MMD!
JENNIFER REESE (Scenic Design) Bio coming soon!
RYAN PARK (Costume Design) Joseph…(Lincoln Center), Ariadne (Cincinnati Opera), Little Shop (ACT & The Cape Playhouse), Cabaret (Boston Conservatory), LatinXOXO (Joe’s Pub), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Drury Lane), Altar Boyz (The Cape Playhouse), The Geranium on the Windowsill…(Flint Youth Theater), Joseph... (Drury Lane), A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! (Gershwin Entertainment), and Simon Dawes (Time Shared Productions). Ryan has been the associate/assistant designer on twenty Broadway productions including My Fair Lady, Warpaint, The King and I (Lincoln Center Theatre); Fiddler on the Roof, Gigi, and The Bridges of Madison County; as well as operas at The Chicago Lyric, The English National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, The Metropolitan Opera. TV and short film: “Are You Joking?” (The Battery Co.), “Sign” (Iris Prize), NBC Upfronts, and “The Sound of Music Live” and “Peter Pan Live!” www.RyanParkDesign.com
YAEL LUBETZKY (Lighting Designer) Bio coming soon!
RAY NARDELLI (Sound Designer) Previous Drury Lane credits include: An American in Paris, Mary Poppins, Color Purple, And Then There Were None, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, Mamma Mia!, 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 (Props Designer and Rentals 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 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, and Hazel. 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 in Lincolnshire, Theatre Wit, Theatre at the Center, Light Opera 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 support.”
EMILY YOUNG (Hair & Wig Design) is thrilled to be working with Drury Lane Theatre again after designing wigs for An American In Paris. Although she is a native Texan, she has made Chicago home for the past three years where she has been working as a wig and makeup artist and designer for the Chicago's local theatres, operas, and films as well as making medical wigs for cancer and alopecia patients. You can see her work currently onstage at the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Madame Butterfly and Queen of Spades.
KATE CUELLAR (Dramaturg) is a freelance dramaturg currently based in Chicago. She received her BA in Theatre from Trinity University in San Antonio in 2015 and moved to Kentucky to pursue professional development in dramaturgy at Actors Theatre of Louisville. While there, she worked on over a dozen plays, including three Humana Festival world premieres. Notable dramaturgy credits since moving to Chicago include Herland (Redtwist Theatre), Haymarket, Wife Material (Underscore Theatre) Through the Elevated Line (Silk Road Rising), and numerous development workshops with Commission Theatre and Greenhouse Theatre Center. Kate is thrilled to be working with Drury Lane for the first time.