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Creative Team

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Music and Lyrics

Lin-Manuel Miranda is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer, as well as a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient. Broadway: Composer/Lyricist/Alexander Hamilton of Hamilton (eleven Tony Awards, Pulitzer Prize, Grammy Award, Drama League Awards for Distinguished Performance and Outstanding Production of a Musical), Composer/Lyricist/Usnavi of In the Heights (four Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score, Grammy Award, Pulitzer Prize finalist), Bring It On: The Musical (co-composer/co-lyricist, Tony nomination for Best Musical), West Side Story (2009 revival, Spanish translations). Off-Broadway: Hamilton (ten Lortel Awards, eight Drama Desk Awards, among others). With Tom Kitt, Lin-Manuel received an Emmy Award for “Bigger” from “The 67th Annual Tony Awards.” TV/film: “Freestyle Love Supreme,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Smash,” “Do No Harm,” “Modern Family,” “House,” “The Electric Company,” “Sesame Street,” “The Sopranos,” The Odd Life of Timothy Green, 200 Cartas and Disney’s 
Moana (2017 Academy Award nomination for Best Song, “How Far I’ll Go.”)

Quira Alegría Hudes

Quiara Alegría Hudes is a playwright, professor of writing and theater at Wesleyan University, and native of West Philly, U.S.A. Hailed for her work’s exuberance, intellectual rigor, and rich imagination, her plays and musicals have been performed around the world. They are 
Water By the Spoonful, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; In the Heights, winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Pulitzer finalist; Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, another Pulitzer finalist; Daphne’s DiveThe Good PeachesMiss You Like Hell; and The Happiest Song Plays Last. Hudes is a playwright in residence at New York's Signature Theater and a proud alum of Philadelphia Young Playwrights.

Marcos Santana
Director & Choreographer

Westport Country Playhouse:
Man of La Mancha. Marcos is honored to be back at the Playhouse with a show that is very dear to his heart. Born and raised in Puerto Rico. Broadway: On Your Feet! (Assoc.) Tony® nomination, Marquis Theater; Rocky (Assoc.) Tony® nomination, Winter Garden Theater; Guys & Dolls (Assoc.) Nederlander Theater. Others: Singing In The Rain (Olney Theatre Centre); Passing Through (Goodspeed); West Side Story (Maltz Jupiter Theater); Evita (Bay Street Theatre), In the Heights (Olney Theater, Hellen Hayes Award, Broadway World Award); Newsies (Maltz Jupiter, Carbonell Award Nominee); Iggy, Ada, Rosie (Theaterworks USA); Man of La Mancha (Shakespeare Theater Company); Randy Newman’s Faust (City Center Encores); The Pirates of Penzance (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); White Noise (Royal George Theatre); My Fair Lady (J. Engeman Theater); Kiss Me, Kate (Maltz Jupiter); Brazil Brazil (New Victory Theater); Guys & Dolls (J. Engeman Theater); Paul Simon’s Capeman (Assoc.) Delacorte Theater; Amor Cubano, 88 Keys (Playlist Productions); Fortress of Solitude (Assoc.) The Public Theater/Dallas Theater Center. Film: Chasing Papi, Across The Universe, The Producers, Annie. TV: “Diva Las Vegas,” “The Nikki Cox Show,” “Pop Stars,” “Tony awards,” “Stephen Colbert Show,” “Good Morning America,” among others. This is for Nova and Nahuel, my HOME.

Adam Koch
Set Designer

International credits include
Dreamgirls (Seoul, Korea). United States credits include Signature Theatre (Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Helen Hayes Award nomination), Serenbe Playhouse (outdoor Titanic production), Ford’s Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Paper Mill Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Tuacahn Amphitheater, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Music Theatre of Wichita, Cincinnati Playhouse, Geva Theatre Center, Fulton Theatre, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Ogunquit Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, and Portland Stage. Adam would like to dedicate this show to William and Mary Koch. See more at and on Instagram @instadamkoch.

Fabian Fidel Aguilar
Costume Designer

Westport Country Playhouse:
Man of La Mancha, Romeo and Juliet. Fabian attended Yale University and Boston University to pursue theatrical costume design. Most recently designed Recent Alien Abductions (Play Co.) and assisted Cathy Zuber on Socrates (The Public) and Porgy and Bess (The MET). Design credits include Winnie the Pooh (Alliance Theater, Atlanta); ¡Bienvenidos Blancos! or Welcome White People! (Team Sunshine, Philadelphia); A View from the Bridge; Seven Spots on the Sun; set and costume for The War Boys (East coast premiere); Sotto Voce (Portland Stage); Midsummer; The Moors (Yale Repertory Theater world premier); The Master and Margarita (Yale School of Drama); He Left Quietly (SummerWorks Performance Festival, Toronto); Knives in Hens; Quartet, Zero Scenario; A New Saint for a New World (Yale Cabaret). While in Boston he worked for various theatres, conservatories, and universities including: American Repertory Theater, Boston Ballet, Moscow Ballet, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, and others. In his spare time he likes to paint watercolors or urban sketch.

María-Cristina Fusté
Lighting Designer

Sweat by Lynn Nottage (People’s Light Theater, PA), Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz (Colorado Spring Fine Arts Center, CO), The Heath by Lauren Gunderson (Merrimack Repertory Theatre, MA), Mud and The Conduct of Life by María Irene Fornés (Boundless Theatre Company, NYC), In the Heights and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta GA). Opera: Cecilia Valdés (Teatro Colón, Bogotá Colombia), Tosca, Bluebeard’s Castle, Madama Butterfly, Don Pasquale, L’Elisir d’Amore (Ópera de Puerto Rico, San Juan PR). Training: MFA in Lighting Design from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Awards: Princess Grace Award recipient 2018 (MRT), Suzi Bass Award in 2016 and 2017 for Outstanding Lighting Design on a Musical (Atlanta, GA). She is also the founder and Executive Artistic Director of Boundless Theatre Company.

Domonic Sack
Sound Designer

Westport Country Playhouse:
Man of La Mancha; Love Letters; Camelot; I Do! I Do!; A Holiday Garland; Hot ‘n Cole; A Saint She Ain’t; For The Children; Ancestral Voices; James Naughton: Street of Dreams.  Designs and consults on Broadway musicals, opera, movie premieres, and concert reinforcement. Recent credits include Live at Lincoln Center series, Camelot, Sinatra, Sweeney Todd, and Carousel with the New York Philharmonic. Other credits include: Smokey Joe’s Café, Trip of Love,  A Tale of Two Cities, The Fantasticks, Three Mo' Tenors, Movin' Out, Ring of Fire, Little Shop of Horrors, The Rocky Horror Show.

Daniel Green
Music Director

Broadway playing/conducting credits:
In Transit (Associate MD), Rocky (Associate Conductor), An American In Paris, Big Fish, Matilda, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Addams Family, Wicked. Other credits: Ever After (Alliance), The Wild Party (Encores!), Theory of Relativity (Goodspeed), Between the Lines (Kansas City Rep). Composing credits: Full Frontal with Samantha Bee; The Museum of Broken Relationships, winner of the Holof Lyricist Award at the O’Neill National Music Theatre Conference; The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen, presented at the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop for Stephen Schwartz; Window Treatment, produced off-Broadway at TBG Theatre. Sigue, sigue!

Alison Mantilla
Props Master

Westport Country Playhouse:
The Understudy, Flyin’ West, Appropriate. Broadway: My Fair Lady, Once on this Island, Significant OtherSpring AwakeningGigi, Of Mice and Men. Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Theater, The Public Theater, Roundabout Theater Co., The Atlantic Theater Co., Second Stage Theatre. SUNY Purchase Alumni.

Tara Rubin Casting

Seventh Season at Westport Country Playhouse.
  Selected Broadway and National Tours: Ain’t Too Proud, King Kong, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, The Band’s Visit, Prince of Broadway, Indecent, Bandstand, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, A Bronx Tale, Cats, Falsettos, Disaster!, School of Rock, Bullets Over Broadway, Les Misérables, Big Fish, The Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Spamalot, …Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys  Off-Broadway: Gloria: A Life, Smokey Joe’s Café, Here Lies Love, Love, Loss, and What I Wore  Selected Regional: Yale Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Asolo Rep.

Jason Brouillard
Production Stage Manager

Big Fish, Spider-Man, The Best Man, Bonnie & Clyde, Baby It’s You, West Side Story, Jersey Boys, LoveMusik, Hairspray, Frog and Toad, Dance of The Vampires, The Civil War. Tours: An Evening with Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin, John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, Ragtime, Company, Chess. Off-Broadway: Sakina’s Restaurant, Trip of Love, Satchmo at the Waldorf, The Cocoanuts, If I Forget. Alliance Theatre: Ever After. Tennessee P.A.C.: Part of the Plan. Paper Mill Playhouse: Half Time. Ogunquit Playhouse: Bullets Over Broadway, Grumpy Old Men. Thrilled to be making my Westport Country Playhouse debut!

Megan Smith
Assistant Stage Manager

Westport Country Playhouse: 
Romeo and JulietGrounded, Lettice and LovageWhat the Butler SawThe Invisible Hand, Art, Red, Bedroom FarceThe LiarOf Mice and Men, David Copperfield, Finian’s Rainbow, and Script in Hand playreadings of Tricks of the Trade, The Cemetery ClubTuesdays with Morrie, Breaking Legs, Better LateSherlock Holmes, You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s RunningLunch HourThe Late Christopher Bean, The Cocktail Hour, Scotland Road, The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Recent credits include: Tiny Beautiful Things (Long Wharf Theatre) and Usual Girls (Roundabout Underground).  Proud AEA member since 1999.

Mark Lamos
Artistic Director

Westport Country Playhouse: Artistic Director since 2009. Broadway:
Our Country's Good (Tony nomination); The Rivals, Cymbeline, Seascape (Tony nomination, best revival) for Lincoln Center Theater; The Deep Blue Sea; The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm. Off-Broadway: Tiny Alice, Measure for Measure (Lortel Awards for both); productions at Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, Signature Theatre, The Public Theater, Shakespeare in the Park (As You Like It). He was Artistic Director of Hartford Stage for 16 seasons (1989 Tony Award). Other theater: Kennedy Center, Canada's Stratford Festival, Guthrie Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre (Associate Artist), A.C.T., The Old Globe, Delaware Rep, Ford’s Theatre, D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and others. He was the first American to direct a company in the former Soviet Union (Desire Under the Elms at Moscow's Pushkin Theatre), and the first to act as dramaturge in the creation of a ballet, Alexei Ratmansky's The Tempest for American Ballet Theatre. His work in opera is extensive. For the Metropolitan Opera: New productions of I Lombardi with Luciano Pavarotti, and Wozzeck (both televised for “Great Performances”), as well as the world premiere of Harbison's The Great Gatsby, and Adriana Lecouvreur with Placido Domingo. He created many productions for NYC Opera, including televised productions of Paul Bunyan, Tosca, Central Park, and Madama Butterfly (Emmy Award). Other opera: Glimmerglass, Bergen National, Gothenberg, Munich Biennale, London's Barbican, L'Opera du Montreal, Chicago Lyric, Santa Fe, St. Louis, Dallas, San Francisco, and others. Lamos began his career in the theater as an actor on and Off-Broadway and in regional theater and made his film debut in Longtime Companion. He was awarded the Connecticut Medal for the Arts as well as honorary doctorates from Connecticut College, Trinity College, and the University of Hartford. In October 2016, he was the recipient of the John Houseman Award.

Michael Barker
Managing Director

Michael Barker joined Westport Country Playhouse in 2016 from Mill Valley, CA, where he was the
managing director of Marin Theatre Company.  Previously, Barker was general manager of Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach, CA, and managing director for the Los Angeles classical theater ensemble The Antaeus Company. Before moving to California, Barker was associate managing director at Yale Repertory Theatre and managing director of Yale Summer Cabaret, and produced the first annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays. He was Seattle Repertory Theatre’s 2008 Managing Director Fellow. Barker holds an MFA in theater management from Yale School of Drama and an MBA from Yale School of Management. At Yale, he was the recipient of the Daniel and Helene Sheehan Scholarship for theater management and a Kosciusko Scholarship for outstanding students of Polish descent. He served on the Yale School of Management Alumni Advisory Board, and is a current Association of Yale Alumni delegate. He is a member of the inaugural class of artEquity diversity, equity and inclusion facilitators. He is a member of the vestry at St. Timothy’s on the Hill Episcopal Church in Fairfield. Prior to graduate school, he was associate director of marketing for Court Theatre in Chicago, and also worked with Goodman Theatre, American Theater Company, Sansculottes Theater Company, and The Playground Theater.

Westport Country Playhouse
The mission of Westport Country Playhouse is to enrich, enlighten, and engage the community through the power of professionally produced theater worth talking about and the welcoming experience of the Playhouse campus. The not-for-profit Playhouse provides this experience in multiple ways by offering live theater experiences of the highest quality, under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos; educational and community engagement events to further explore the work on stage; the New Works Initiative, a program dedicated to the discovery, development, and production of new live theatrical works; special performances and programs for students and teachers with extensive curriculum support material; Script in Hand play readings to deepen relationships with audiences and artists; the renowned Woodward Internship Program during the summer months for aspiring theater professionals; Family Festivities presentations to delight young and old alike and to promote reading through live theater; youth performance training through Broadway Method Academy, Westport Country Playhouse’s resident conservatory program; and the beautiful and historic Playhouse campus open for enjoyment and community events year-round.

For This Production
Associate Scenic Designer: Steven Royal
Scenic Studio Assistant: Tyler Herald 
Assistant Costume Designer: Asa Benally
Assistant Lighting Designer: Mike Morin
Assistant Sound Designer: Josh Liebert
Sound Board Mixer: Stephen Henshaw
Production Assistants: Julianne Graffeo, Lauren Lambert
Lightboard Programmer: Paul Vailliancourt
Dance Captain: Alison Solomon

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