Arianna Bergamaschi

Starting her career in the ‘90s as Disney’s endorser, Arianna becomes famous internationally featuring with Pitbull, Shaggy, Flo Rida and will I am. In 2016 she sings with Michael Bolton during Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. She played as main character in many musical theatre productions such as The Beauty and the Beast.

Lorella Cuccarini

Dancer, singer, actress and presenter: in 36 years of career she has conducted more than 50 capitalize tv shows and she has won 25 awards. In 1997 she debuted in theatre with the musical. Her most famous roles are: Sandy in Grease, Charity in Sweet Charity – Bob Fosse.

Whoopi Goldberg

American actor, comedian, author, and television personality. A recipient of numerous accolades, Goldberg is one of sixteen entertainers to have won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award.

Patti LuPone

American actress and singer, best known for her work in stage musicals. Two-time Grammy Award winner, two-time Tony Award winner (Gypsy, Evita), and the first American to receive London’s Olivier Award. 2006 American Theater Hall of Fame inductee.

Bernadette Peters

Bernadette Peters is an award winning American actress, singer/dancer and New York Times Best Selling Childrens book author.  Over the course of her long career, she is regarded as one of the most critically acclaimed performers in show business, having garnered 3 Tony Awards, 3 Drama Desk Awards, a Golden Globe as well as multiple Emmy and Grammy award nominations.

Lea Salonga

Lea Salonga is a Filipina singer and actress, best known for her roles in musical theatre and for supplying the singing voices of two Disney Princesses (Jasmine and Mulan). At age 18, she originated the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon, winning the Olivier and Theatre World Awards, and becoming the first Asian woman to win a Tony Award.

Ben Vereen

Ben Vereen is an American actor, dancer and singer who gained prominence for his performances in the original Broadway productions of the musicals Jesus Christ Superstar, for which he received a Tony Award nomination, and Pippin, for which he won the 1973 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Ben universally is best known for his iconic Emmy winning role as Chicken George in Alex Haley’s Roots.

Theatre Professionals

Steve Baruch

Steve Baruch has been a producing partner with Tom Viertel, Richard Frankel and Marc Routh for the last 35 years. In addition to his theatrical activities Mr. Baruch had more than 50 years experience in the development, ownership and management of commercial real estate.

Joshua Bergasse

Emmy Award-winning and Tony-nominated choreographer, known for NBC’s Smash, and for his work on and off-Broadway including On The Town, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Gigi, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, and Sweet Charity.

Ken Billington

Ken works in all forms of theatrical lighting including opera, dance, concerts and spectaculars. He has been honored with seven Tony award nominations (Sunday in the Park with George, The Drowsy Chaperone, End of the World, Foxfire, Sweeney Todd, Working, The Visit) and received the 1997 Tony Award for his work on Chicago.

Julie Boardman

Julie Boardman is a four-time Tony nominated Broadway Producer for shows such as Company, The Inheritance, Indecent, An American in Paris and Head Over Heels. She is also the Co-Founder of the upcoming Museum of Broadway, is on the Theatre Committee for the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and is a member of The Broadway League.

John Breglio

John Breglio is currently a theatre and film producer and writer. He also practiced entertainment law for decades where he represented actors, producers, and writers including Stephen Sondheim, August Wilson as well as producers of Broadway plays and musicals.

Nica Burns

Nica Burns is a London theatre producer and co-owner with her business partner Max Weitzenhoffer of the Nimax Theatres group, comprising six West End theatres: the Palace, Lyric, Apollo, Garrick, Vaudeville and Duchess.

Warren Carlyle

Choreographer for The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster to open in 2022 and won a 2014 Tony Award for his choreography for After Midnight, for which he also received a direction nomination for as well.

Theodore S. Chapin

President of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization and a 3 time Tony Award winning Producer for The King and I, Carousel and Oklahoma!

Drew Cohen

Drew Cohen is the President and CEO of Music Theatre International (MTI), the global leader in theatrical licensing. MTI proudly represents the world’s most-performed musicals from Broadway, London’s West End, and beyond.

Michael Curry

3 time Emmy Award winner and 2 time Drama Desk Award winning Puppet Designer for Frozen and The Lion King. Michael is best known for his work with The Metropolitan Opera, Universal Studios, Disney, Cirque du Soleil, and the International Olympic Committee to create large-scale spectacles.

John Doyle

Tony Award winning director of Sweeney Todd and Drama Desk Award winner for both Sweeney Todd and The Color Purple. He has served as artistic director at several regional theatres in the United Kingdom.

Tan Dun

Tan Dun is a Chinese contemporary classical composer and conductor, known for his scores for the movies Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero, and for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He has won numerous awards for his works, including an Academy Award, a Grammy Award and a BAFTA award.

Wendy Federman

9-time Tony Award winning theatre and film producer. She has also received two Olivier Awards, ten Drama Desk Awards, eighteen Outer Critics Circle Awards, and sixteen Drama League Awards for many of her over 80 co-productions.

Sean Patrick Flahaven

Sean Patrick Flahaven is a Tony and Grammy winning theatre and music producer and Chief Theatricals Executive of Concord, the world’s most significant theatrical agency, comprising the catalogs of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark, The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection, and dozens of new signings each year. Concord Theatricals provides comprehensive services to creators and producers of plays and musicals, incl

Richard Frankel

Richard Frankel is a nine-time Tony-winning Theatrical Producer and General Manager who has been producing and managing on and off-Broadway since 1970. He has been working in partnership with Tom Viertel, Steve Baruch, and Marc Routh since 1985.

David Gallo

Scenic Designer of over 30 Broadway productions, including Memphis, The Drowsy Chaperone (Tony Award for Best Scenic Design), The Mountaintop, Reasons to Be Pretty, Xanadu, Company, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Other awards: Emmy, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Ovation, Obie, LA Drama Critics, Outer Critics Circle, NAACP.

Dan Hinde

Dan Hinde is the Group Content Director for at Stage Entertainment and the Producer of ANASTASIA. Previously, he was instrumental in the creation of the Broadway Entertainment Group which successfully opened up new touring markets around the world and prior to that General Manager at the Really Useful Theatre Company.

Rod Kaats

Rod Kaats is the Producing Artistic Director at the Ordway Center for the Arts in St. Paul, MN and a producer of the Broadway production of Girl From the North Country.

Sophy Kim

Sophy Kim is a distinguished international musical theatre producer. She is Vice President of EMK Musical Compay and represents EMK International and EMK Entertainment.

Stan Lai

Stan Lai is the most celebrated playwright-director in the Chinese speaking world. US-born Taiwan-Shanghai based Lai is head of Theatre Above in Shanghai and co-founder of the Wuzhen Theatre Festival.

Colin Law

Colin Law is the Producer and Event Manager at Ticket to the Moon Management, a dynamic entertainment and Talent Management company that specializes in producing and providing entertainment and event management services for live performances, corporate events and festivals with representation in South Africa, UAE and all GCC countries and South East Asia.

Tom Leonardis

For the past 23 years, Leonardis has been Whoopi Goldberg’s business partner and is president of Goldberg’s overall company, Whoop, Inc. Emmy nominated for Moms Mabley, I Got Somethin’ to Tell You and Tony nominated for Whoopi: The 20th Anniversary Show, Leonardis has produced shows around the world including Milano, Broadway and on the West End.

William Ivey Long

75 Broadway Costume Design credits in addition to his work in television, film, opera and ballet. 6 Tony Awards (Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray, The Producers, Crazy For You, Nine) with 17 nominations; inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.

Joe Machota

Joe Machota is the Head of the Theatre department at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). He represents many of the world’s leading directors, actors, and musicians including Scarlett Johansson, Billy Porter, Neil Patrick Harris, Michael, Shannon, Ricky Martin, Jim Parsons, Ben Platt, Casey Nicholaw, Joe Mantello, George C. Wolfe, Kenny Leon, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul & Aaron Sorkin, among others.

Roy Ofer

A synergist of ideas, people and creative content, Roy is one of Israel’s most renowned producers. As an adventurous entrepreneur, Roy is responsible for the initiation of “Sama Sama” (with Cirque De Soleil), co-founded the Mayumana Group touring worldwide, and today is the CEO of the Solan Productions, leading Israel’s biggest commercial shows and selling over half a million tickets per year.

Jon B. Platt

Producer: Tony Award winning productions Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Angels in America: Perestroika, Copenhagen, God of Carnage, The Book of Mormon, Death of a Salesman, Clybourne Park, A Raisin in the Sun, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Skylight, The Humans, Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge, Wicked, Angels in America revival.

John Rando

Tony and Outer Critic’s Circle Award–winning director of Urinetown: The Musical. Other Broadway credits include. On The Town, Penn & Teller, A Christmas Story, The Wedding Singer, and Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party. International credits include: in China – Jay Chou’s The Secret and Jonathan Lee’s Spirit Of Life; in London – Back To The Future.

Evan Shapiro

Evan Shapiro is a Trustee of the American Theater Wing, Board Chair Emeritus of The Ghetto Film School and Co-Founder of One Day Immersion as well as an Emmy and Peabody Award winning producer of more than 150 television series, specials, documentaries and podcasts, including Portlandia, Comedy Bang Bang, and This Film Is Not Yet Rated. He is also a professor of Media at NYU and Fordham University.

Matthew Byam Shaw

Currently an executive producer of Netflix series The Crown and is the Director of Playful Productions. On Broadway, he’s produced shows such as The Audience, Red, and Frost/Nixon and is the upcoming producer of Get Up, Stand Up: The Bob Marley Musical opening in the West End October 2021. Other West End credits include Wolf Hall and Hangmen.

Edward Snape

Head of Fiery Angel, a theatrical production company that produces and manages drama, comedies, musicals and event theatre in the West End, and on tour throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. Current and upcoming productions include Touching The Void (West End), Hairspray (West End).

Olivier Sultan

Olivier Sultan is a literary agent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). He serves on the Advisory Council for the Theatre Leadership Project.

Victoria Traube

Victoria G. Traube is Executive Vice President/Business and Legal Affairs, Concord Theatricals. Previously she was Vice President, Head of New York Motion Picture and Theatre Business Affairs at International Creative Management. She is a member of the Honorary Advisory Committee of Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, a Trustee of Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation, and a Trustee of The God Bless America Fund. She received a special Mr. Abbott Award in 2019 from Stage Directors And Choreographers Foundation.

Sergio Trujillo

Director and Choreographer. Sergio has choreographed over 12 Broadways and earned a Tony Award in 2019 for Ain’t Too Proud, a Tony Nomination for On Your Feet (Outer Critics Circle/Astaire Awards), an Olivier Award for Memphis (OCC Award, Drama Desk/Astaire Award nominations), Jersey Boys (Drama Desk/OCC/Greenroom/Dora nominations).

Tom Viertel

Tom Viertel has produced a wide range of plays and musicals on and off Broadway, in London and on tour for over 30 years including HairsprayThe Producers, GypsyAngels in America, Sweeney ToddCompanyLittle Shop of Horrors, Smokey Joe’s Café, and many others. With his partners, Richard Frankel, Steve Baruch, and Marc Routh, he owns Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club.

Kumiko Yoshii

Kumiko Yoshii is a New York based producer and President of Gorgeous Entertainment as well as the EVP/ Head of International Business Development of John Gore Organization. Her recent credits include Prince of Broadway and Be More Chill on Broadway, and her upcoming projects include broadway-bound musicals Working Girl with Aged In Wood Productions and The Karate Kid.