The lead singer of U2, Bono was born Paul David Hewson in Dublin. He met The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton at school, and in 1978 U2 was formed. Acknowledged as innovators, U2 as a live act has always pushed the parameters of what was theatrically possible to communicate with their audience; they have toured the globe countless times, released 14 studio albums, sold over 170 million albums and won numerous awards, including 22 Grammys.® Bono and The Edge have also received 4 Golden Globe® nominations including a win for "The Hands that Built America" from Gangs of New York, which was also nominated for an Academy Award, Best Original Song. Bono is a long-time activist in the fight against AIDS and extreme poverty in Africa. He is the cofounder of ONE, an advocacy and campaigning organization dedicated to fighting extreme poverty and preventable disease; as well as Product (RED) which has an ongoing relationship with global brands that sell (RED) products to create a sustainable income stream directly for The Global Fund. Bono has received a number of awards, including the Legion D'Honneur in 2003, Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 2005, and an honorary British knighthood in 2007. Bono lives in Dublin with his wife and children. Special thanks to Ali, Jordan, Eve, Eli and John, and also to Lucy.
Guitarist with U2, The Edge was born David Howell Evans in east London. A year later, he and his family moved to Malahide, Co. Dublin, where he attended Mount Temple School and met Larry Mullen, Bono, and Adam Clayton. In 1978 U2 was formed. Described as one of the most influential guitar players of his generation, Edge's crystalline minimalist guitar playing is the hallmark of U2's music, and one of the most original and distinctive guitar styles in rock and roll history. Acknowledged as one of the best live acts in the world, U2 have toured the globe countless times, have released 14 studio albums and won numerous awards, including 22 Grammys®. One of the principle songwriters of U2, The Edge has also written extensively for other projects, often in collaboration with Bono, including music for movies (Captive, Gangs of New York and GoldenEye); for animation (The “Batman” TV series); and for the stage (A Clockwork Orange by the Royal Shakespeare Company). Marked out by their politics from the beginning, U2 were awarded Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award in 2006. In 2005, The Edge co-founded Music Rising, a charity initiative which provides musical instruments for the musicians, schools and churches of the Gulf Region. The Edge lives in Dublin with his wife and children. Special thanks to Morleigh, Hollie, Arran, Blue, Sian, Levi, and also to Sammy and Ofelia.
Philip Wm. McKinley directed the five-time Tony-nominated Broadway musical The Boy From Oz. His recent work includes conceiving/directing the multi-million dollar circus-spectacular Voyage de la Vie in Singapore and collaborating with Police drummer, Stewart Copeland, on the operatic sports-spectacular Ben Hur Live. McKinley directed the critically acclaimed Barnum’s Kaleidescape and conceived and directed the 128th-133rd and 135th editions of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s The Greatest Show on Earth, earning him the recognition of creating more editions of this American icon than any other living person. Currently McKinley is developing the original movie musical State of Affairs with producer Dean Zanuck.
In 1998, Julie Taymor became the first woman to win the Tony® Award for Best Direction of a Musical, and won a Tony® for Best Costumes, for her production of The Lion King. The musical has gone on to become Broadway's all-time highest grossing show and the fifth longest-running show in Broadway history. Her 1996 Broadway debut, Juan Darién: A Carnival Mass, earned five Tony® nominations. Other theatre credits include The Green Bird, Titus Andronicus, The Tempest,The Taming of the Shrew, The Transposed Heads and Liberty's Taken. Taymor is currently preparing for the stage a new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which will premiere in fall 2013 as the inaugural production at Theatre for a New Audience’s permanent new home in downtown Brooklyn, New York. Taymor's feature films includeTitus, starring Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange and Alan Cumming; the biographical filmFrida, starring Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina, which earned six Academy Award® nominations, winning two; the Beatles-inspiredAcross the Universe, nominated for a Golden Globe® for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy; and her Helen Mirren- starring adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, which had its North American premiere at the New York Film Festival following a world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival. Beyond the theatre and screen, Taymor has directed five operas internationally, including Oedipus Rex with Jessye Norman, for which she earned the International Classical Music Award for Best Opera Production and an Emmy® for a subsequent film version; as well as Salomé,The Flying Dutchman, Die Zauberflöte (in repertory at The Met), The Magic Flute (the abridged English version, which inaugurated a PBS series entitled “Great Performances at The Met”) and Elliot Goldenthal's Grendel. Taymor is a 1991 recipient of the MacArthur "genius" Fellowship.
Glen Berger’s plays include Underneath the Lintel (more than 450 performances Off-Broadway, 150 productions worldwide), O Lovely Glowworm (Portland Drammy Best Script Award) and Great Men of Science, Nos. 21 & 22 (L.A. Weekly Best Play Award). Glen has also collaborated on two new musicals: On Words and Onwards and Loewe Award winner A Night in the Old Marketplace, with commissions from theatres including Berkley Rep and the Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis. In television, Glen has won two Emmys (12 nominations) and has written more than 200 episodes for children’s television seen on PBS, NBC and the BBC including “Arthur,” “Curious George” and “Peep.” He was the head writer for all five seasons of “Fetch with Ruff Ruffman.” He is a New Dramatists alumnus.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is an award-winning playwright, comic book and television writer. His plays, including Good Boys and True and Based on a Totally True Story, have been produced Off-Broadway (Manhattan Theatre Club, 2econd Stage) and regionally (Steppenwolf, South Coast Rep). For Marvel Comics, he has written The Fantastic Four, Nightcrawler and Spider-Man, and is currently adapting the Stephen King novel The Stand. Last year, his revision of the classic musical It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman! premiered at Dallas Theater Center. Additionally, he has written for the HBO series “Big Love.” Upcoming: American Psycho with Duncan Sheik, “Glee” on Fox.
Spider-Man marks Ezralow’s fourth collaboration with Julie Taymor (Across the Universe film, The Green Bird on Broadway, The Flying Dutchman opera). Theatre credits/tours include his new dance theatre show WHY, Mandala, Love (Cirque du Soleil), AEROS, Ezralow and Friends, Iso Dance, Salgari (Teatro Filharmonico, Verona), Tosca (Gran Teatro, Roma), Aida (Maggio Musicale). In television he conceived/created the dance specials “Windows” (Bravo), “Episodes” (PBS, Emmy Award) and “Josh Groban in Concert” (PBS) and choreographed “Israel’s 50th Anniversary” (CBS) and “The 70th Annual Academy Awards” (Emmy nomination). The recipient of two American Choreography Awards for innovative and outstanding choreography, Premio Positano (Italy) and an NEA Choreographic Fellowship, Ezralow has created original works for dance companies worldwide including Paris Opera Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Batsheva.
CHASE BROCK (Additional Choreography) Broadway: Picnic (Roundabout Theatre Company), Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Off-Broadway: Venice (Public Theater), The Cradle Will Rock (Encores! Off-Center), The Blue Flower (Second Stage, Lortel nomination – Outstanding Choreography), Lost in the Stars (Encores!). TV: "Late Show with David Letterman," "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade." Video games: Dance on Broadway (Nintendo Wii, PlayStation Move). Opera: Roméo et Juliette (Salzburger Festspiele). Dance: 25 dances for the Brooklyn-based dance company The Chase Brock Experience including American Sadness (music: Gabriel Kahane), Junk and Lies (music: David Yazbek), Mirror Mirror (music: Michael John LaChiusa) and Whoa, Nellie! (music: Nellie McKay). www.chasebrock.com
George Tsypin is a sculptor, architect and designer of opera, film and video. He won an International Competition of "New and Spontaneous Ideas for the Theater for Future Generations" some twenty years ago. Since then his opera designs have been seen all over the world, including the Salzburg Festival, Opera de Bastille in Paris, Covent Garden in London, La Scala in Milan and Metropolitan Opera in New York. The first private gallery show of his sculpture took place in 1991 at Twining Gallery in New York. George exhibited his work at Venice Biennale in 2002. He has worked with director Julie Taymor on many projects including Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), Grendel and Oedipus Rex. He designed The Little Mermaid on Broadway. His book George Tsypin Opera Factory: Building in the Black Void was published by Princeton Architectural Press in October of 2005 (Golden Pen Award).
Broadway: South Pacific (2008 Tony Award®, Drama Desk nomination), Les Liasons Dangereuses, A Streetcar Named Desire, Gem of The Ocean, Movin’ Out, Juan Darien (all Tony®-nominated), The Lion King (Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Paris Moliere Award, London Olivier® nomination), Cyrano de Bergerac, Radio Golf, The Little Dog Laughed, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Little Shop of Horrors, Prelude to a Kiss, The Boy From Oz, many others. Off-Broadway: Yellowface, Romeo and Juliet (Delacorte), The Pain and The Itch, Almost an Evening, A Man of No Importance, Birdie Blue, Observe The Sons of Ulster …(Lortel Award), Jitney, Saturday Night, Three Days of Rain, many others. Opera: The Magic Flute (NY Metropolitan Opera), Grendel (Los Angeles Opera, Lincoln Center Festival, New York), both directed by Julie Taymor.
Jonathan Deans was born in England and has been living in America for the past 18 years. His work spans the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden through to The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil with over 100 productions in-between. His Broadway designs include Fosse, Young Frankenstein and Ragtime. Jonathan is known for his unique and immersive sound designs. It is his experience of standing in the midst of a ‘60 plus’ piece orchestra during live concerts and the many rehearsals that continually resonate inside him. This has a great influence on his design approach for the audience and the focus of the staged performance.
Emmy Award winner Kyle Cooper has directed and produced over 150 feature film title sequences, including SE7EN, all three Spider-Man movies, and the Marvel logo animation. Details magazine credits Cooper with "almost single-handedly revitalizing the main title sequence as an art form." Kyle has collaborated with Julie Taymor on innovative visual effects sequences for Titus Andronicus, Across the Universe and The Tempest. He has a master's degree from the Yale School of Art, and holds the title of Royal Designer for Industry from the Royal Society of Arts in London.
Judy Chin has designed makeup for film, television and theatre. Film credits include The Unbelievable Truth; Ghost Dog; Requiem for a Dream; Frida; House of Sand and Fog; Broken Flowers; The Fountain; Blood Diamond; Across the Universe; Synecdoche, New York; All Good Things; The Wrestler; Sex and the City 1 and 2; Black Swan; Dream House; and The Tempest among many others. Television: “Sex and the City.” Her theatre credits include Golden Child and God of Carnage.
Campbell Young, Luc Verschueren and their team Broadway: La Bête, Billy Elliot, Mary Stuart, Rock ’n’ Roll. London: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Love Never Dies, Oliver, Priscilla, Billy Elliot, Lord of the Rings. Opera: Der Freischütz (Baden-Baden), Tristun und Isolde (La Scala, Milan), From the House of the Dead (Vienna Festival), The Ring Cycle (Tokyo). Also ENO, WNO, Scottish Opera, Netherlands Opera. Exhibition: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York).
Scott Rogers comes to Broadway via Hollywood where he has been a stuntman, stunt coordinator and second unit director in more than 80 feature films and countless television productions. Most notably: Spiderman 2 and Spiderman 3 as well as The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum and Independence Day. Scott’s “aerial” experience, which has been born out of 20 years of performing, rigging and designing wire work for film, makes him uniquely qualified for Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark.
Jaque was born in the province of Quebec. He has been working in the entertainment industry for over 30 years, with the last 20 years dedicated to designing systems for hanging and flying performers and equipment. His design contribution to Cirque du Soleil helped create such masterpieces as "KÀ", "O", "Zumanity", and "Varekai", among others. A talented multidisciplinary artist, he is credited for having strong imagination and skills on both the artistic and technical aspects of his work. Having worked in theater, movies, television and live entertainment, his wide experience allows him to maximize the performance presented to an audience while always concentrating on the safety of the performers. In 2005 he was presented the CITT award for professional achievement for his contribution to the show industry and, more specifically, to the field of acrobatic rigging. He is regarded by his peers as a mentor and a leader of his trade.
Since 1982 Howard has created lighting and media designs for theatre, architectural installations, trade shows, special events and corporate shows throughout the world. On Broadway, Howard has been represented with Bye Bye Birdie, Dream, Lestat, The Pirate Queen and Say Goodnight Gracie as well as the current U.S. national tour of Dreamgirls. He is a principal of Lightswitch, a design consortium with five offices across the country. Lightswitch was founded in 1993. www.Lightswitch.net
For SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK, David Campbell created song arrangements, dance arrangements, underscoring, orchestrations (for 19 musicians) and vocal/choral arrangements. You may have heard his arrangements on any of 425 gold or platinum albums, from artists such as Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Radiohead, Elton John, Leonard Cohen, Beck, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Beyonce, Avril Lavigne, Metallica, The Mars Volta, Evanescence, Will Smith, Ricky Martin, Faith Hill, Manhattan Transfer, Macy Gray and Maroon 5. Some of the well-known songs include “Time of Your Life”(Green Day), “Iris”(Goo Goo Dolls), “Uninvited”(Alanis Morissette), “Because of You”(Kelly Clarkson), “A 100 Years”(Five for Fighting) and “The Rose”(Bette Midler). Film credits as arranger/conductor include the scores of Dream Girls, Rent, Brokeback Mountain(Oscar for Best Score), Tarzan (Oscar for Best Song), Spider-Man 2, Austin Powers, City of Angels, Dead Man Walking, and Cradle Will Rock. Campbell has composed music for Sony, IBM and Panasonic TV commercials and several feature films. He has guest conducted the LA Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic and the Dallas, Baltimore, Nashville and Melbourne Symphonies. Recent projects include Josh Groban, Adele, Adam Lambert and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. David is married to theatrical composer Raven Kane. More details at http://davidmusic.com.
Born and raised in Winterthur, Switzerland, Matthias Gohl studied at Berklee College in Boston, MA. Theater music/sound design credits include A.R.T.,Cambridge, MA, Trinity Repertory Theater, Providence, RI., and Theater For A New Audience, NYC. Film score production with Elliot Goldenthal includes: Interview With A Vampire, Michael Collins, Heat, two Batman features, Titus, Across the Universe, Iron Giant, Butcher Boy, Public Enemies and Oscar® winning scores for John Corigliano's The Red Violin and Julie Taymor's Frida. In addition to documentary film composition, jazz performance and opera/theater pit performance, Teese is proud of his collaborations with Carly Simon, Nana Vasconcelos and Dave Stewart.
Broadway: Aida (Grammy Award), Tarzan, Bombay Dreams (Tony nomination, Best Orchestrations), Sunset Boulevard, Aspects of Love, Chess, Les Misérables, Starlight Express. Feature film: Chicago (Grammy for Best Soundtrack), Nine, Dreamgirls, Across the Universe, Connie and Carla. Television musicals: “Cinderella,” “Annie” (Emmy Award), “South Pacific.” Feature animation: The Lion King, Tarzan, Mulan, The Emperor’s New Groove. Recordings: Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Sting, Phil Collins, Whitney Houston, Brandy, Jennifer Hudson. Concerts: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman, Francis Ford Coppola’s presentation of the silent film epic Napoleon with symphony orchestras throughout the world.
Broadway: Spring Awakening; The Light in the Piazza; Caroline, or Change; The Full Monty; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Twelfth Night (Jeanine Tesori). Off-Broadway: Coraline (Stephin Merritt), Mother Courage and Her Children, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Songs From an Unmade Bed, The Immigrant (Steven Alper), Radiant Baby (Debra Barsha), Twelfth Night (Duncan Sheik), Love’s Fire (Adam Guettel). Education: Southern Methodist University and Manhattan School of Music.
Music coordinator for films: The Tempest, Across the Universe, You Don’t Know Jack, Remember Me, The Beaver, Waitress, the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” and “Mildred Pierce.” As concertmaster on Broadway: The Green Bird, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Shrek, Legally Blonde. Recording coordinator/concertmaster: Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Lou Reed, Sheryl Crow, Shawn Colvin, Erasure, Kelly Clarkson and others.
Dublin-born Rori Coleman is a composer, arranger, producer and sound engineer. He studied classical guitar at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Composition credits include: music for the feature film Short Order with Emma de Caunes, Jack Dee, John Hurt, Vanessa Redgrave, and Rade Serbedzija; numerous short films the most recent being Sugarstick winner of best black comedy at the New York International Independent film and video festival 2009. Composition for many documentaries including the Global Nomad series, Decay, Nasc Greenland. Music for advertising, commissions include: Independent News and Media Group PLC, Lufthansa Airlines, European Environment Agency.
Arranging/Production/Engineering/Musician credits include: co-producer and guitarist on "Love's in need of love today" written by Stevie Wonder performed by Bono and Stevie Wonder for the documentary film Darfur now. Recording engineer on "I am the blues" from Johnny Hallyday's 2008 album Le Coeur d'un Homme. Producer and engineer on 'Invocation' the debut album by leading Irish classical guitarist Michael O'Toole. Co-producer and engineer on "Adolf Gebler, Clarinettist" by Roger Doyle from his 'Cool Steel Army' album 2008. String arrangement on "Should have been gone" for Preacher's Son from their 'Love, Life and Limb' album released October 2010. More details at www.roricoleman.com
Singer-songwriter/pianist Dawn Kenny holds a Masters in Contemporary Composition and released two albums with Sony. She has arranged and recorded for U2 and Johnny Hallyday. Dawn toured with Bob Geldof and Ron Sexsmith and has performed extensively throughout Europe and America. In Q Magazine in 2007, Bono called her "an exceptional musician."
Broadway: Sister Act, Catch Me…, Priscilla, Elf, Women on the Verge…, Life in the Theatre, Million Dollar Quartet, The Addams Family, Memphis, Next to Normal, Rock of Ages, In the Heights, Wicked. Film: Margin Call, Howl, Sex and the City x 2, Jonah Hex, Main Street, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, Rachel Getting Married, Dan in Real Life, Across the Universe, Rent, Pieces of April.
Reeve Carney stars as the young prince Ferdinand in Julie Taymor’s film adaptation of The Tempest and also starred in the film version of the acclaimed novel Snow Falling on Cedars. As the front man of up-and-coming rock band Carney, Reeve is accompanied by his brother Zane (guitar), Aiden Moore (bass) and Jon Epcar (drums). Carney’s debut album, Mr. Green Vol. 1, is out now on DAS Label/Interscope. www.CarneyTheBand.com.
Robert Cuccioli (Norman Osborn/Green Goblin). Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde (Tony nomination, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, FANY, Joseph Jefferson Awards), Les Miserables (Javert). Off-Broadway: Temporary Help, Enter The Guardsman, And The World Goes 'Round (Outer Critics Circle Award), The Rothschilds, Jacques Brel.... Regional Favorites: Iago, Salieri, Macbeth (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ), Claudius, Lorenzaccio (Shakespeare Theatre/Helen Hayes Nom.), Antony (Guthrie), Guido in Nine (WBT). TV/Film: "White Collar", "Sliders", "Baywatch", Celebrity, The Stranger. Debut album, The Look Of Love, October 2012. www.robertcuccioli.com.
Rebecca Faulkenberry (Mary Jane Watson) recently made her Broadway debut in Rock of Ages coming straight from the show’s national tour, reprising her role as Sherrie. West End credits include High School Musical, 2, Aunt Dan and Lemon. Other stage credits include The Shape of Things, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Royal Family, Slow Dance With a Hot Pickup, Smoke on the Mountain.TV/Film: “Doctors” (BBC1).
Christina DeCicco (Arachne) was last seen on Broadway starring as Eva Peron in Evita (all Wed Eve/Sat Mat). Other Broadway/National Tour: Glinda, Wicked (1st National); Sister Mary Robert u/s, Sister Act (Original Broadway Cast). Off-Broadway: Cindy Lou, The Marvelous Wonderettes. Other: Elmire, Tartuffe; Maria, West Side Story; Eponine, Les Misérables (Barrymore Winner); Betty Schaefer, Sunset Boulevard. BA, Wagner College. Thanks to Talent House, Telsey & Co, Mommy & Daddy. All my love to Anthony. www.christinadecicco.com
Tony nominee, Kiss Me, Kate. Broadway: Looped, The Farnsworth Invention, Deuce, La Cage, The Boy From Oz, Titanic, On the Waterfront. Film: Fool’s Gold, Invincible; films by Martin Scorcese and Woody Allen. TV: recurring roles, “Law & Order,” “Rescue Me” and “Royal Pains.” Guest star: “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “30 Rock,” “The West Wing,” all “Law & Orders” and all NY soaps. Love to Amanda, Conor and Fiona.
Broadway: Hairspray (Wilbur Turnblad), Spring Awakening, Rock ’n’ Roll, After the Fall, Mamma Mia! , Present Laughter , Dancing at Lughnasa. Off-Broadway: Our Town (Editor Webb), Stuff Happens, Orson’s Shadow. Leading roles at the Guthrie, Yale Rep, ACT. Film: Henry’s Crime, Step Up 3D, The Wackness. TV: several “Law & Orders,” “Life on Mars,” “Royal Pains.” For LEC.
Broadway: The Boy From Oz (Tony Award nom. , Drama Desk winner), Enchanted April, Hairspray. Off-Broadway: Primary Stages, Atlantic, EST. Regional: Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Williamstown, Studio (Helen Hayes Award), etc. Film: The Nanny Diaries, Life Before Her Eyes. TV: “3 lbs.,” “L&O: CI,” the Emmy-winning “Judy Garland: By Myself.”
Timothy Warmen (MJ’s Father, Danny, Ring Announcer, Stokes, Viper Executive, u/s Norman Osborn/Green Goblin, Uncle Ben)Broadway: Jesus Christ Superstar, Tommy, Wonderful Town, Jekyll & Hyde, Side Show, Steel Pier. Off-Broadway: Small Craft Warnings, .22 Caliber Mouth (Diane Paulus), Regional: Les Miserables (Jean Valjean), Aida, Kennedy Center's Mister Roberts. Film/TV: "Revolutionary Road," "Law and Order: CI."
Jake makes his Broadway debut in Spider-Man! Selected theater: American Idiot (Will, 1st National tour), Billy Elliot (Tony, Toronto), Spring Awakening (Melchior, 1st National tour). Selected film/TV: Degrassi: The Next Generation (Gemini Award), Charlie Bartlett, My Babysitter’s A Vampire. Graduate of The National Theatre School of Canada. Love to Shari and Joannie. Mom, Dad, and Gubs you’re with me every show.
Broadway debut! Enter Laughing-Wanda (Bay Street & York Theatres); Fiddler- u/s Tzeitel/Hodel (National Tour & PCLO); Tin Pan Alley Rag-u/s Dorothy (Roundabout), Nerds-Myrtle (PTC). Thanks Phil and The Mine. Great love to Jared, mom, dad, Claire and family!
Broadway: In the Heights (u/s Benny), Cry-Baby (Dupree), Tarzan (Terk), Urinetown (u/s Bobby Strong), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (u/s Adrian). NYC Opera: Porgy and Bess (Sportin’ Life). Regional: Rent (Collins); tick, tick…BOOM! (Michael). Film: Eat Pray Love (NYU student). This is for Jada & DJ.
Broadway Debut!! B.M. - James Madison University. Originated the role Davis in Really Really at Signature. Eternal thanks to God, Mommy and Daddy, Gary Epstein, Rachel and everyone at Telsey Casting, The Dibs Crib, and all my hilarious friends.
Broadway Debut! Off-Broadway: RENT. National Tour: RENT. Workshops: American Idiot, Dirty Hippie Jam Band Project. Regional: Civil War; tick,tick…BOOM!; JC Superstar. Acclaimed singer/songwriter: Twitter: @Aaron_LaVinay. Facebook.com/aaronlavignemusic. B.F.A. Northern Kentucky University. Thanks family, Sarah, & Rachel at Telsey.
Broadway Debut! National Tours: Chicago (Hunyak/u/s Roxie) Other: White Noise, Regional: Paper Mill, Casa Mañana, NCT. Ashley has also performed with Kanye West, Florence+the Machine, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Thanks to MSA, Marianne, Telsey, and my incredibly supportive and wonderful family.
Broadway debut! World champion martial artist. Member, Team Sideswipe. Bentley University graduate. Previous work: Power Rangers, Boston Celtics Dunk Team, 3.1 Phillip Lim. Love and thanks for continuous support from trickers, friends, family, Julia, Sensei, Hunter, and Craig! @daviddarmstrong
Thrilled to be in Spider-Man! Broadway: Wicked, Hot Feet. Film: Across the Universe, Old Dogs, Bolden. TV: Comedy Central, “The Today Show,” “DWTS.” Commercial: Truth antismoking. Print: DKNY. Director: Intrigue Dance Intensive. Always tackle your fears!
Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. Performed with Jennifer Lopez at her Mohegan Sun Concert, LL Cool J at Carnegie Hall, and recently, Chase Brock?s The Nutcracker. Gerald would like to thank his family and friends for their support.
Broadway debut!! Credits include - Company member with New Ballet Ensemble and Commonality Dance co. Dancer for Usher, Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, The Saturdays... Love and gratitude to the most supportive family in the world! “There is no spoon”
Thanks God for this opportunity & the inspiring talent in Spider-man. Credits include: LeReve at Wynn Las Vegas, Disney: Finding Nemo, Festival of the Lion King. Tours: Contact. BFA: Fordham/Alvin Ailey. Love and thanks to every single person who helped me get here!
Broadway Debut! Drew is thrilled to be joining such a dedicated cast. Favorite Credits: Movin' Out (Eddie), CBE, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, KHFD, PS3's “Dance on Broadway” video game. Thanks to Chase, Neurosport, my amazing family, the Blonski's and my beautiful wife, Karolina.
Dana Marie Ingraham received training under Bernice Johnson, LaGuardia HS of Performing Arts, the Ailey School; SMU (BFA dance, BA sociology). Companies: Armitage Gone! Dance, Philadanco. B’way: Hot Feet. Nat’l tours: The Lion King, The Color Purple (u/s Squeak). Awards: U.S. Presidential Scholar of the Arts. Jeremiah 29:11
Ari Loeb from Cirque du Soleil, Pilobolus and Momix; Ari assisted Daniel Ezralow in Italy on the television smash “Amici” and as choreographer of the 2010 Samremo Song Festival. He assisted the 2007 Academy Awards and choreographed commercially in various countries. He thanks his mother.
Credits include the first national tour of Wickedand Top 20 of "So You Think You Can Dance". Kourtni feels unbelievably blessed to call Spider-Man her Broadway debut! Thanks to God, my amazing family, friends, and MSA! Love & light.
Broadway: Inherit the Wind. Off- Broadway: Dust. National tours: 101 Dalmatians: The Musical. Regional: Seattle Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Television: “Law & Order: CI,” “The Practice,” “Frasier,” “X-Files.”
Credits: 1st national tour of A Chorus Line (Val); 42nd Street, Goodspeed (Peggy Sawyer); Dames at Sea, Bay Street Theatre (Ruby); Cats, national tour (Demeter); 42nd Street, Asia tour (Peggy Sawyer); Beauty and the Beast (Belle). Family love.
Broadway debut! North American premiere of Dirty Dancing, four seasons at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Cabaret, The Producers, the Oscar Award-winning movie Chicago, “So You Think You Can Dance” (asst. choreographer), Bollywood/Hollywood. Thanks to Telsey, Talent House and her family always.
is a native of Hampton, Virginia, born to Sgt Jerome & Donna McGee Sr. After graduating from Florin High School in Sacramento, California, she chose to further her education and earned her B.A. in theater arts from CSULA.
is thrilled to be joining the Web! Broadway: Memphis, Mamma Mia! Blessed for the support of family, friends, and teachers. Thanks to Talentworks, Telsey+company, and the Spider-Man creative team! Love and gratitude to Mumsy, Dad, Dede, Blake, and Preston.
PAUL McGILL (Swing) Pittsburgh native. Broadway: Memphis, A Chorus Line (Mark), La Cage, Scandalous (Asst Choreo). Film: "Fame," "Man On Wire," "House Hunting." TV: NBC's "Smash," Nickelodeon’s "Victorious." "Love to Family" and "Friends." With great power comes great responsibility.
Broadway: Maury Yeston’s Nine; Sondheim’s Follies (Buddy’s Sally), Roundabout Theatre. National tours: Sweet Charity (Ursula), Doctor Doolittle with Tommy Tune, Sunset Boulevard. NYC theatre: Encores!, Carnegie Hall, Radio City, Roseland. Chicago: Goodman Theatre’s Turn of the Century. Love to all supporters! www.JessicaLeighBrown.com
Elated “turning off the dark” for Broadway debut! Tours/sitdowns: Wicked (dance captain), Aida (u/s Amneris), West Side Story, We Will Rock You, Fame. For Grandma, Mom, Dad. Love to family, friends, mentors and God, from whom all blessings flow.
is delighted to be making his Broadway debut. A Coastal Carolina University graduate, he has worked with The Carolina Opry, Holland America Lines & USO over the years. Much thanks to God & family & friends who inspire me. Live out Loud!
Sean Samuels, a native New Yorker, is honored to be a part of the original cast of SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark. Broadway: Tarzan, Curtains. Regional: High School Musical at the Paper Mill Playhouse (Zeke). Don't be afraid to dream even bigger and in HD! God, family, friends.
Broadway: Ghost [Rosa Santiago], Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown [Cristina, Cast album], West Side Story [Rosalia, Cast Album]. OCU alumna. Love to my PGC. Many thanks to this stellar team for welcoming me to the web. www.JenSanchez.weebly.com
is thrilled to join this amazing cast of web-slingers. Favorite credits include, Broadway: Rock of Ages (Swing), Las Vegas: Mamma Mia! (Swing), National Tours: Rock of Ages (Swing), Regional: Xanadu (Sonny), and Rent (Roger). Thanks to Sarah and Mom for their love and support.
Broadway: Memphis, Grease. Tours/Regional: Grease, Hairspray, Saturday Night Fever, We Will Rock You, Altar Boyz. Recordings: Hairspray movie, Killer Queen- A Tribute to Queen. Check out his band at shubertalley.net Thanks to God, family, HH, Telsey and HMS.
Thrilled to be making her Broadway debut with Spider-Man! A Marymount Manhattan College graduate, she has been fortunate to travel the world performing with various companies. To THE family, my family and most of all Kristen and Mom, this is for you!
ORIGINALLY FROM CONNECTICUT, UNCSA GRADUATE, DANCED FOR MOMIX, CHASE BROCK AND JULIE TAYMOR’S THE MAGIC FLUTE AT THE MET. SHE HAS ACTED IN MULTIPLE FILMS, MUSIC VIDEOS AND WEB SERIES. SHE THANKS JOSH AND HER FAMILY FOR THEIR EVERLASTING SUPPORT.
Broadway debut! Brett is a senior musical theatre major at Pace University and is thrilled to be joining the Spider-Man crew! This one's for Nana and my incredibly strong friends and family.
Dance companies: Hubbard Street, Ballet Jazz du Montreal, Houston Ballet. Film: featured actor and dancer in Across the Universe. Stage: Dirty Dancing (Toronto), Moving Out (national tour). All his love and gratitude to his family.