Brett Sullivan

Book, Music and Lyrics

Brett Sullivan is a London based film director. He directs music videos, commercials, documentaries and concert films for some of the world’s biggest artists as well as theatrical productions in London’s West End and Broadway. He produced the live films of "Les Misérable" 25th, "Phantom of the Opera" at Royal Albert Hall, "Jesus Christ Superstar" Arena, and directed the films of "Love Never Dies", "Billy Elliot Live", and "Miss Saigon". His PBS pinball documentary "Special When Lit", kicked off an interest in the world of Scrabble, in turn becoming his first musical - "The Last Word". Brett lives in south London with his wife and four kids and is thrilled to have his musical debut at The New York Musical Festival.www.steammotionandsound.com



Directing: "What Do Critics Know?" (NYMF, winner of 2 Best of Fest Awards, highest grossing show of the 2015 Festival), "We Are The Tigers", "Hello Again" (IRNE noms: Best Musical, Best Director), "Next to Normal" (NYIT nom: Outstanding Musical), Ryan Scott Oliver’s "Darling: A New Musical", "Spears: The Gospel According to Britney" (featured in over 50 major media outlets including New York Magazine, Time Magazine, MTV, VH1, and Buzzfeed), and multiple concerts at the Berkshire Theater Festival, among others. Assisting: "Doctor Zhivago" (Broadway Theater, dir. Des McAnuff), "Fly By Night" (Dallas Theater Center, TheaterWorks, dir. Bill Fennelly), "A Little More Alive" (Kansas City Rep, dir. Sheryl Kaller), "Candide" (Huntington, dir. Mary Zimmerman), among others. Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. B.F.A. Emerson College. www.MichaelBello.com

Nick Kenkel


On Broadway, Nick is co-choreographer with Jerry Mitchell on Gotta Dance. He was the Assistant Choreographer on "Legally Blonde", Associate Choreographer on "Catch Me If You Can". Nick was the Associate Director and Co-Choreographer for "PEEPSHOW" in Las Vegas which ran for a successful four and a half years at Planet Hollywood Casino & Resort. Nick has directed/choreographed his own versions of "Dreamgirls", "Chicago", and "Legally Blonde" at North Shore Music Theatre, one of New England’s finest regional theatres, receiving numerous IRNE Award Nominations including Best Director and Best Choreographer. Nick has directed the last three annual instalments of Broadway Bares in New York City. Nick choreographed and restaged the 1st National Tour of "Catch Me If You Can". His work can currently be seen at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn as he is a regular choreographer for the Brooklynettes, NBA pro dance team.



Credits as Musical Director/Supervisor and Arranger include "Dirty Dancing" (Hamburg, 2006-2008), London (2006-2011 and 2013), Toronto, Utrecht, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Berlin, Oberhausen, Stockholm, German National Tour, Milan, Paris and the current US National Tour, "The Australian Outback Spectacular" (2006-2010) for Warner Village Theme Parks, "The Full Monty" (2003 Australia), "Singin’ in the Rain" (2001 Australia and Asia), "The Man from Snowy River" (2001/2002 Australia), "Jolson" (1999/2000 Australia), "Me and My Girl" (1994-1996 Australia and New Zealand), "The New Rocky Horror Show" (1992 Australia and Asia), "Blues in the Night" (1991 Australia), "Nine" (1987-1988 Australia), "Me and My Girl" (1986 Australia), "Songbook" (Australia), "As You Like It" (Melbourne Theatre Company 1984).

Awards - ARIA awards as best cast albums for "Nine" (1989) and "The Man from Snowy River" (2003), Green Room Award as Best Musical Director ("The Man from Snowy River").

Ryan Cunningham

Additional Lyrics

Jonathan Larson Award-winning lyricist and bookwriter, and a Drama Desk and MAC Award nominee. His Off-Broadway musical, "I Love You Because", was in the NAMT Festival of New Musicals and went on to be produced all over the world in five languages. His musical, "Next Thing You Know", has been produced at CAP 21 in New York, across America and in Europe, and was called “Rent for this generation,” by The New York Times. He is a graduate of the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program and is a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild. He lives in Chicago with his wife and son.

Adam Longworth


Adam has been telling stories since word go. His career began in Hong Kong in the early nineties as the first VJ on Star TV Asia, before studying writing and directing here in NYC at the School of Visual Arts. His West End debut was playing the larger than life Leigh Bowery in "Taboo", before an eight season run of his improv show "Probe" at the Soho Theatre. Adam wrote and starred in character sketch show "It's Adam and Shelley" for the BBC and is one of the UK's most in demand voice artists with thousands of credits to his name, from kids cartoons to the BBC World Service. Scrabble was always a part of Adam's life growing up, as his Nan was a demon player. He never beat her once, not even close.



Sharon is an independent Theatre Producer, General Manager and Consultant. Her consulting practice, Practical Producing, specializes in bridging the gap between art and business. She works with early career and emerging producers to help them create productions that are both financially viable and artistically satisfying.

Broadway: "Beautiful" (Broadway, London & National Tour) and the Broadway bound "Gotta Dance". NYMF: "Oprahfication" (2014) and "Pope! An Epic Musical" (2015). She is the Executive Producer of "The Bench - a Journey into Love", a new theatrical dance musical being developed in conjunction with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.

Adam Crinson


Adam Crinson is a Scenic Designer from Detroit, MI currently based in NYC. Recent designs include "Galileo Galilei" with Des Moines Metro Opera, "Cosi Fan Tutti" with Land of Enchantment Opera, and "Florencia en al Amazonas" with Tulsa Opera. Upcoming projects include "The Rakes Progress", "The Nutcracker", and "Gypsy".

Isabella Byrd


Isabella Byrd is a Brooklyn based Lighting Designer working in theatre, opera, and experimental installation. Selected: "We Remain Prepared" (ARTBARN/Satori), "For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday" (Berkeley Rep/Humana Fest), "The Flick" (The National Theatre, London), "Pirates of Penzance" (Amarillo Opera), "Queen for a Day" (St. Clements).

Josh Liebert


Selected Designs: "Rocky Horror" (Buck’s County), "Central Avenue Breakdown" (NYMF/South Korea), "Ain’t Misbehavin’" (European Tour), "The Last Confession" (Toronto); "The Story of My Life", "South Pacific", (Delaware Theatre Co.), "King John", "Taming of the Shrew", (Shakespeare & Co.), Off-Broadway: "The Other Josh Cohen", "Son of A Gun".



Selected credits: "Bright Star" (Kennedy Center); "Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End", "The City of Conversation" (Arena Stage); "Up Here", "Ether Dome", "Peer Gynt" (La Jolla Playhouse); "Rich Girl" (The Old Globe); "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" (Stage773). Founding member: Ubuntu Theater Project. MFA: UCSD. BFA: Michigan. Proud AEA member.