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Dale Wasserman
Book
Wasserman wrote for theater, television and film for more than 50 years and is best known for the musical Man of La Mancha, a multiple Tony Award winner. He also wrote the stage play One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, based on Ken Kesey’s novel, which has won several Tony Awards. Both shows continue to be produced nationally and internationally, with an estimated 300 productions per year. In January 1979, Dale met Martha Nelly Garza, who became his wife, loyal partner and loving companion. More than once, Dale commented that Martha Nelly was the best thing that ever happened to him (aside from his work on Man of La Mancha) and that it was their 30-year partnership that had been the greatest contribution to extending his life and his talents to age 94. Together, they worked on numerous musicals and several new plays, including the autobiographical Burning In The Night. On December 21, 2008, Dale Wasserman, with his loving wife at his side, passed away peacefully of natural causes at his home in Paradise Valley. Martha N. Wasserman is now the sole Owner/Licensor of Dale’s intellectual properties and spends her life promoting his works all over the world.

Mitch Leigh
Music
Leigh composed Man of La Mancha, which originally opened on Broadway in 1965 and went on to win five Tony Awards including Best Musical. Man of La Mancha ran for 2,328 performances on Broadway, making it one of the greatest musicals of all time, spawning numerous national and international productions. His other Broadway scores include Cry For Us All, Sarava, Chu Chem, and Ain’t Broadway Grand. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the NY Drama Critics Circle Award and the Contemporary Classics Awards from the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame for “The Impossible Dream,” and he is the first composer to receive the Yale Arts Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Composition. He has been honored as the only living composer whose work was included in the Metropolitan Opera’s Centennial Celebration. Mr. Leigh produced and directed Yul Brynner’s farewell tour of The King And I. In 2001 the Music School at Yale University was named Leigh Hall.

Joe Darion
Lyrics
Darion has worked in every field in which words are put to music, from popular songs to works for the concert stage. His opera based on Don Marquis’ immortal characters Archy and Mehitabel, was turned into the Broadway musical Shinbone Alley, for which Mr. Darion supplied book and lyrics. Popular songs for which he has supplied the lyrics include “Ricochet,” “Changing Partners,” and “Midnight Rain,” selling in the tens of millions. One of the most popular has been “The Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha, which won Darion the Tony Award for Best Lyrics. He also supplied the lyrics for the Broadway musical Illya Darling, adapted from the film Never on Sunday. In addition to the Tony Award, he has the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Gabriel Award, the Ohio State Award, and the International Broadcasting Award.  

Mark Lamos
Director/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.
 

Wilson Chin

Set Design
Westport Country Playhouse: I Do! I Do!, Tartuffe. World premieres include Next Fall (Broadway), Pass Over (LCT3/Spike Lee film/Steppenwolf), Pulitzer Prize winner Cost of Living (MTC/Williamstown), Teenage Dick (Ma-Yi/Public), The Thanksgiving Play (Playwrights Horizons), Wild Goose Dreams (Public/La Jolla), Sakina’s Restaurant (Audible/Minetta Lane), The Jammer (Atlantic), My Mañana Comes (Playwrights Realm), By The Water (MTC/Ars Nova), Too Much, Too Much, Too Many (Roundabout). Opera designs include Lucia di Lammermoor (Lyric Opera of Chicago), A Florentine Tragedy/Gianni Schicchi (Canadian Opera, Dora Award winner) and The Ghosts of Versailles (Wolf Trap Opera). www.wilsonchin.com


Fabian Fidel Aguilar

Costume Design
Fabian attended Yale University and Boston University to pursue theatrical costume design. Most recently, he assisted Emily Rebholz on The Low Road (The Public). Design credits include ¡Bienvenidos Blancos! or Welcome White People! (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.   

Alan Edwards
Lighting Design
Westport Country Playhouse: Sex With Strangers. New York: The First Noel, Macbeth (Classical Theatre of Harlem), Kill Move Paradise, Carnaval, Dutchman (National Black Theatre). Regional: Detroit '67 (Chautauqua Theatre Co.); The Tempest (Public Works); Stagger Lee (Dallas Theatre Center); We Are Proud To Present… (The Guthrie); Twisted Melodies (Centerstage Baltimore); Henry 4 pt. 2, Fingersmith (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); A Delicate Balance; The Piano Lesson (Yale Rep); The Mountaintop (Cleveland Play House); Constellations, Deathtrap (Berkshire Theatre Group); The Black Iris, Madiba (Jeremy McQueen); Maria de Buenos Aires (Mill City Opera); Carmen (Tri-Cities Opera). He received the 2016 Audelco Award for Best Lighting Design for Macbeth. Faculty at the Yale School of Drama. www.alancedwards.com

Domonic Sack
Sound Designer
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Marcos Santana

Choreographer

Born and raised in Puerto Rico. Broadway (Assoc.): On Your Feet (Tony® nomination, Marquis Theater); Rocky (Tony nomination, Winter Garden Theater); Guys & Dolls (Nederlander Theater). Others: Evita (Bay Street Theatre); In The Heights, director/choreographer (Olney Theater, Helen Hayes Award, Broadway World Award); Newsies, director (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); 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 (Playlist Productions); 88 Keys (Playlist Productions); Fortress Of Solitude, Assoc. (The Public Theater/Dallas Theater Center). Film: Chasing Papi, Across The Universe, The Producers, Annie, Diva Las Vegas. TV: “The Nikki Cox Show,” “Pop Stars,” “Tony Awards,” “Stephen Robert Show,” “Good Morning America,” among others. Love to my beautiful wife, Nova.

Michael Rossmy
Fight Director & Intimacy Coach
Westport Country Playhouse: The Understudy, A Flea In Her Ear, Flyin’ West, Romeo and Juliet, Appropriate, Lettice and Lovage, Camelot, The Invisible Hand, Art, Red, Broken Glass, The Liar, Nora, Room Service, Harbor, Loot, A Raisin in the Sun, Tartuffe, Into the Woods. Broadway:  A Tale of Two Cities. Regional: The Public Theatre, Asolo REP, Yale Repertory Theatre, The Old Globe, Geffen Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Primary Stages, Delaware REP, SoHo Repertory Theatre, The MUNY, Baltimore’s Center Stage, Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, Rattlestick Theater, Pace University, Cherry Lane Theatre, Smith Street Stage, and others. He was nominated for a 2016 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Fight Direction. Michael is a faculty member at the Yale School of Drama where he teaches Stage Combat, and the Stage Combat Supervisor for all undergraduate productions at Yale College. He is also the Creator/Coach of the physical training program, "The Actor as Athlete.”

Andrew David Sotomayor

Music Director
Andrew is thrilled to be making his Westport Country Playhouse debut with Man of La Mancha. Previous music directing credits include the Off-Broadway premiere of Curvy WidowNewsies (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), The Will Rogers Follies (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), Cutman: A Boxing Musical (Goodspeed), Little Shop of HorrorsThe Drowsy ChaperoneLucky StiffI Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, and Bingo: The Winning Musical. He served as Music Supervisor and Arranger for the new musical South Street at Pasadena Playhouse and has had the pleasure of providing arrangements for Rockers On Broadway. Most recently, he was Music Supervisor for the Paper Mill Playhouse August Intensive. As a composer, he has provided music and lyrics for the original musicals 50 Shades of F***d UpCommitted, and Third Party Ruling, as well as scores for the short films Cuba 1961: A Love Story and Timeless, and the independent feature film, BX3M. He is a proud graduate of Stetson University, Florida.

Wayne Barker
Music Supervisor
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Samantha Shoffner

Props Supervisor
Broadway: Children of a Lesser God, Time...ConwaysThe PriceFalsettos, China Doll, Noises Off, Living on Love (Associate). Props Artisan/Swing Coordinator: Bernhardt/HamletPretty Woman, Fiddler...An American In Paris (+tour), On Your Feet (+tour), The King and I, Realistic Joneses, Nice Work...Get It, Streetcar... Projections: The Mountaintop. West End: Hairspray (Maintenance). Off Broadway: The Stonewitch, Is God Is (Soho Rep), Stuffed (West Side Theatre), Kid Victory (Vineyard), Alligator (New Georges), The End of Longing, Ride the Cyclone (MCC), AntigoneMacbeth, Three Musketeers (CTH) A Better Place (The Duke), Familiar (Playwrights Horizons), SojournersSongbird (59e59), Travels...Aunt  (KEEN), Seawife, Life of the Party (LaGuardia Arts)Regional: A Music Box Christmas (Hersheypark), Macbeth, As You Like It (Hudson Valley Shakespeare), Company, On Golden Pond, 25th...Spelling Bee (Bucks County). Corporate: Excedrin/Elite Daily ad, Grammy Awards 2018 (painter/sculptor), Samsung Marcel Ad. Google Facilities designer, Vince Camuto, Under Armour, H&M Coachella (Design).  Immersive Events: Ryot, Human's Best Friend. Holiday: Burlington, Jack Spade, Cole Haan, Macy's 2010 (Artisan).  Film: Production Design: NBC Universal "Cold Cuts with Al Roker", "True Love" Disney's Frozen Music Video, "Common Ground" (DNAinfo), Greg Holden "Boys in the Street." City College of Technology Professor, Props & Paint.  Penn State University Alum. www.smartsetsbysam.com

Tara Rubin Casting
Casting
Sixth Season at Westport Country Playhouse.  Selected Broadway: King Kong (upcoming), 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, Les Misérables, The Heiress, The Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Spamalot, …Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys  Off-Broadway: Smokey Joe’s Café, Jersey Boys, Here Lies Love.  Selected Regional: Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Asolo Rep.   www.tararubincasting.com

Tara Rubin Casting
Tara Rubin, CSA; Laura Schutzel, CSA; Eric Woodall, CSA; Merri Sugarman, CSA; Kaitlin Shaw, CSA; Lindsay Levine, CSA; Claire Burke,CSA; Felicia Rudolph, CSA; Xavier Rubiano

Ryan Gohsman
Production Stage Manager
Westport Country Playhouse debut. Off-Broadway: A Letter to Harvey Milk (Theatre Row); Hundred Days, Mary Jane (NYTW); The Light Years, Antlia PneumaticaDetroitMaple and Vine (Playwrights Horizons); The Death of the Last Black Man…Chéri (Signature); Here Lies Love (The Public, also consultant for the National Theatre, London production); Pretty Filthy (Civilians); DreamWorks Theatricals; Atlantic Theatre Company; Cherry Lane; Clubbed Thumb; Target Margin; Rattlestick; HERE. Regional: two seasons at Barrington Stage Co.  Opera: The Last Hotel (Edinburgh International Festival, London’s Royal Opera House, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Sky Arts TV), Ouroboros Trilogy (Beth Morrison Projects), anatomy theater, Thumbprint (also LA Opera), Sumeida’s Song (PROTOTYPE). 

Michelle Lauren Tuite

Assistant Stage Manager
Westport Country Playhouse: The Understudy, Grounded. Off Broadway/NYC: A Letter to Harvey Milk (LDK Productions), CAUGHT (The Play Company), Charlotte’s Web (TheatreworksUSA), Too Heavy For Your Pocket (Roundabout Theatre Underground), Jericho (Abingdon Theatre Company). Regional: Beautiful Star (Triad Stage); Fireflies, Disgraced, and Our Town (Long Wharf Theatre); Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical, Calendar Girls, South Pacific, Memphis, and La Cage Aux Folles (Ivoryton Playhouse).

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. He is a member of the inaugural class of artEquity diversity, equity and inclusion facilitators. 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 Playhouse creates this relationship with the community and provides this experience in multiple ways by offering: Live theater experiences of the highest quality, under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos, from May through November; educational and community engagement events and opportunities to further explore issues presented by the work on stage; the New Works Circle, 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 throughout the year to deepen relationships with audiences and artists alike; the renowned Woodward Internship Program during the summer months for aspiring theater professionals; Family Festivities presentations from November through April to delight young and old alike and to promote reading through live theater; and the beautiful and historic Playhouse campus open for enjoyment and community events year-round. In 2017, The Playhouse proudly named the Broadway Method Academy as its resident conservatory program, training hundreds of young performers annually.  The value of the Westport Country Playhouse to all it touches is immeasurable.

For This Production

Assistant Set Designers: Joo Kim, Anton Volovsek
Assistant Costume Designer: Asa Benally
Assistant Lighting Designer: Breana McGlockling
Sound Board Mixer: Emery Roth
Production Assistants: Page Tazewell, Katie Cecil Cairns, and Elisabeth Barnes-Flint
Props Assistants: Gabby Giacomo, Sean Sanford
Props Interns: Jennifer DiDonado, Claire Brady
Fight Captain: Ceasar F. Barajas
Dance Captain: Jermaine Rowe

Man of La Mancha rehearsed at Chelsea Studios at TheatreWorks USA


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