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THE TEAM

 

MICHAEL DAVID LEE (Author) is the creator and artist of the Mr Puppy brand. Lee designed a licensed apparel and accessories line featuring Mr Puppy, which evolved into a musical he created and authored. The musical was inspired by his work as an international photojournalist, and by memories of a childhood plush toy who was an adventurer, in Lee's imagination.

DR. DAVID L. TOLLEY (Composer) received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from The Ohio State University. Dr. Tolley is an Emmy and Grammy-nominated, internationally renowned pianist, composer, and producer. He has performed for four separate United States Presidents (Ford, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton), as well as a concert for Boris Yeltsin in Russia, and several performances on THE TONIGHT SHOW with Johnny Carson.  He has composed and produced music for all of the major TV Networks and several of the major Film studios, as well as a project for Steven Spielberg, and all of the original music for the DISNEYLAND theme park in Paris. He has also written nine complete musicals including one that ran off-Broadway and was nominated for 2 Grammy awards. Dr. Tolley has been a Full Professor of Music and Director of the Music Industry program at Delaware State University for the last 16 years.

JONATHAN S. CERULLO (Director) an award-winning director-choreographer and executive producer has maintained a career in professional entertainment which spans 40 years including Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, National Tours, International, Symphony Concerts and Cabaret, Film, Television, and the Circus Arts. Broadway/NYC: choreographic consultant: Say Goodnight, Gracie, assistant director and/or choreo: Band In Berlin, Anna Karenina (4 Tony Award nominations), The Three Musketeers, original cast: Legs Diamond (3 Tony Award nominations), choreographer, Big Apple Circus’ Carnivale! & Picturesque (Lincoln Center), produced/directed, With Love Now and Forever, CATS4COVID Relief Reunion Concert benefit for BC/EFA raising $25,000 (Streaming). Original cast CATS National 3 US Tour / Skimbleshanks. Off-Broadway: produced/directed, Legs Diamond Reunion Concert (Feinstein’s/54 Below & NYPL Lincoln Center), directed and/or choreo, The Flip Side and No Foolin’ (Amas Music Theatre), Fictitious (Theatre Now NY - 2016 Best Director), Windywoo (Amas Musical Theatre & NYMF), Pins and Needles (La Mama), Uta Hagen’s Tribute (Town Hall), Chance (Fresh Fruit Festival Multiple Fruity award-winner), choreographer; Under Fire (2009 Best of Fest NYMF).  TV/Film: created and directed; “Dear Mr. Gershwin” (CBC TV), choreo, “Evening At Pops”, assistant director, “Donny Osmond's, This Is The Moment”, “Natalie Cole’s Christmas Special” all for Great Performances. Film: “The First Wives Club”, “The Stepford Wives”, “The Cowboy Way”. Regional: Denver Center, Goodspeed, Arena Stage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Uta Hagen in Six Dance Lessons; Geffen Playhouse, RISE at The Blank Theatre, Los Angeles.  Member of Stage Directors & Choreographers Union (President’s Award 2023), AEA, Dramatist Guild, and former Callaway & Lortel Awards committees, Artistic Associate at Amas Music Theatre. As Executive Producer and President of JSCTheatricals Jonathan has produced special events, festivals, award shows, professional AEA showcases, and readings.  An alumnus of the Commercial Theatre Institute and the NY Foundation for the Arts Entrepreneurial program. Emerson College BFA Directing & MA. AFM. For more information please visit; www.jsctheatricals.com

CLINT HROMSCO (Stage Manager/Stage Directions) is an actor, director, and puppeteer having performed in five national tours and numerous regional & NYC productions. He has also been featured in several regional and international commercials and print ads.  TV credits include opposite Annabella Sciorra in “Before I Go” on Amazon Prime. Film: “Resilient” (Best Supporting Actor: NY International Film Festival & Vegas Movie Awards). 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award- Best Direction of a Musical (La Cage Aux Folles). Director/Choreographer: Frankenstein the Musical (Off-B'way, performed at 2019 Broadway in Bryant Park). Ithaca College BFA Acting, Dance minor. www.clinthromsco.com @chromsco

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