JILL SANTORIELLO

JILL SANTORIELLO

Jill Santoriello (Music / Lyrics / Book) is the award-winning author of the Broadway musical “A Tale of Two Cities” which received a 2008 Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Best Actor.  "A Tale of Two Cities" also earned 3 Drama Desk Nominations and a Drama League nomination.  Prior to Broadway, the world premiere production enjoyed a sold-out run at Florida's  historic Asolo Repertory Theatre, winning numerous awards including Best Musical of the season. Jill is one of only two women in history to write book, music and lyrics for a Broadway musical. 

Following Broadway, Jill adapted the musical and served as Executive Producer for the PBS special "A Tale of Two Cities - in Concert". The program was narrated by veteran actor Michael York, was filmed in the history Theatre Royale in Brighton, England and featured many of the stars of the Original Broadway Cast. A DVD of the concert and accompanying CD are available at Amazon.com.  "A Tale of Two Cities" has been produced in Seoul, South Korea (three times) and in Tokyo, Japan as well as Germany, Canada, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England and the United States.    The show continues to win awards and acclaim around the world with two NODA Awards for Best Musical for productions in Solihull, England and Tredegar, Wales and numerous nominations.  The professional, stock & amateur rights  to perform "A Tale of Two Cities" are available for license through Samuel French.   Publications include the Samuel French Acting Edition of the Broadway script as well as Vocal Selections by Alfred Publishing. 

Most recently Jill recently collaborated with Pulitzer Prize and Oscar winning writer John Patrick Shanley to write a song for “Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project”.  Jill is proud to have joined Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Tom Kitt, Charles Strouse and many others in contributing material to the 17-song collection of lullabies to benefit breast cancer research. The song, “Riding A White Horse” with lyrics by Shanley and music by Santoriello is featured on the double CD and also the E-Book, both available on Amazon, I tunes and from the website: overthemoonbroadway.com.  Jill also wrote music and lyrics for the song “As Long As I Have You” which premiered at the American Cancer Society Hope Gala in Honolulu sung by her friend and cancer survivor Rebecca Robbins.

Jill is a self-taught musician who began composing music in her early teens - an outgrowth of having played piano by ear from the age of six.   She wrote the first notes of music for “A Tale of Two Cities” when she was fifteen  – more than twenty-five years before the world premiere – and pursued the dream of production while working full-time for thirteen years in original programming at Showtime Networks. She has a BS in Journalism from Ohio University, is a 6-time Ascap Plus Award winner and an alumna of the distinguished BMI and ASCAP Musical Theater Workshops.  Jill could not be happier that Jeremiah James came to her with this oddly romantic and wonderful true story idea for a new musical.  Other future projects include a musical version of the New York Times Best Seller “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon. Visit Jill’s website at www.jillsantoriello.com.

JASON HUZA

JASON HUZA

Jason Huza (Book / Additional Lyrics) As a writer, Jason has worked on numerous projects in various mediums. Along with his brother and creative partner, Brendan Huza, he wrote and co-produced an eight-episode web-series, "King of the List". Has had staged readings of his play "Wrapped in Pink" directed by Adam Fitzgerald for KEF Theatrical Productions, "Cicisbeo" directed by Josh Walden (artistic director of the 2009 "Ragtime" revival), and a production of "The Phychiatryst" directed by Stuart Richards for Moses Mogilee Productions. In addition, along with Josh Walden, wrote both the short film, " I Love You, Anna" – featured in the New York Independent Film Festival – and a feature-lengh, "Discovering Henry", now in post-production, both for Walza Productions. Jason is currently working with his literary agency, Langton International, to find his first novel, "Just Lets Go", a home.               

Jason has a number of future projects in the works, including a pilot for both an animated comedy, and period-piece drama, follow-up novels, an iOS/Android adventure game, and screenplay based on his web-series. Jason lives in Manhattan with his wife and three sons, Charles, Marek, and Marlowe.

JEREMIAH JAMES

Jeremiah James (Book, Conceived and Produced by) As a Producer/Director, Mr. James has developed and produced various theatrical productions, one-person shows, and staged readings in New York, LA and as far across the world as Africa.  Mr. James’ first venture into the world of producing was the international recording group “TEATRO” (of which he is a member), their first full two-hour show. Jeremiah not only produced the show but also was the Director and Choreographer. He also Produced/Wrote/Directed as well and starred in his one man concert “TUPELO” based off his Yellowsound Label debut solo album of the same name, launching in LA and later bringing the concert NY.

Mr. James produced several staged readings of the Ed Dixon one-man play “Georgie” The Life and Death of George Rose in NY and NJ.  After being invited to attend the Eugene O’Neill Cabaret Conference, Jeremiah ventured into the world of producing, writing and directing one-person shows which include Jeremiah James “My Inner Superman” and “Choose Love”, and Forest VanDyke’s "Breaking Free” ( which he co-wrote ) as well as being a consultant on many others. 

Mr. James has recently finished his first book entitled “Only Me… Thanks a lot.” with his writing partner Dr.Stefanie Macaluso, which also has a Web-series attached to it currently in development. 

The television show connived by Mr. James and written by himself and Karen Moline, “The Theatre Re-Invention Project", is currently in its final stages of development for network television.

"It Happened in Key West” the chamber Broadway musical conceived for the stage and screen by Mr. James is about to begin its first readings in NYC this fall with a full production planned for the 2016-2017 season.

BRENDAN HUZA

Brendan Huza (Digital Artist, Animator)  Filmmaker turned animator, Brendan Huza is an award winning creative director currently based in Burbank, California - with 5 years experience working in both video and animation. He has quickly built an impressive resume - creating animated music videos for numerous artists, including Alanis Morisette, Bingo Players, Mike Candys, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and Aretha Franklin - earning him Genero's 2013 'Director of the Year' Award and having multiple projects accumulate well over a million views. As the sole creator of these animations - he saw the entire process through, from conception to completion, while working under fixed deadlines.

 

The process behind his animations is a fully devoted - hand’s on approach to the piece. He is truly passionate about his work - whether it be working alone or collaborating with others.

JAMIE RODERICK

JAMIE RODERICK (Technical Advisor) is known for lighting "The Bikinis! - A New Musical Beach Party" at many regional theatres around the country.  He is the Resident Lighting Designer for Broken Box Mime Theatre.  He has lit International Recording Artists Teatro at various venues around the USA.  Off-Broadway he lit Ken Davenport's "That Bachelorette Show".  For TriArts at the Sharon Playhouse, he has lit "Doubt", "13", "Next Thing You Know", "Tuesdays With Morrie", "Spring Awakening", and "Nine Wives". Other select credits from various theatres include Disney’s "On The Record", Disney’s "The Little Mermaid", "Bare: A Pop Opera", "Dogfight", "Much Ado About Nothing", and "The Girlfriend From Hell". He lit three seasons with Aglet Theatre Co., including productions of "Galatea" and "Madagascar". Jamie’s Broadway credits include Assistant Lighting Designer of "A Time to Kill" and Assistant To The Lighting Designer for Disney’s "Aladdin", "The Glass Menagerie", "Motown: The Musical" and "Bring it On: The Musical". 

ROBERT FELSTEIN

Robert Felstein (Orchestrator / Musical Director) A professional in the musical theater industry for over twenty years, Robert Felstein has established himself as a pianist, orchestrator, and conductor.  He has music directed over fifty professional productions at theaters around the country, conducted concerts with many of the leading singers of musical theater, played in Broadway pits, and for the past seven years has been musical director of the world’s longest-running musical, The Fantasticks. He is on the faculty of the Hartt School of the University of Hartford.

Rashad V. Chambers

Rashad V. Chambers
Rashad V. Chambers (Producer) is the Founder and President of Esquire Entertainment, a New York based talent manage- ment and production company. Esquire’s mission is to inspire and empower artists to create projects in the enter- tainment industry. Rashad manages a diverse roster of actors, writers and directors working in theatre, television and film.
As a producer, Rashad has developed and produced vari- ous theatrical productions and staged readings in New York. He is currently attached to Mr. Rickey Calls A Meeting (slated to open on Broadway in 2018). Rashad produced the world premiere of The Erlkings at the Beckett Theatre in New York. He also produced an independent romantic comedy entitled True to the Heart, which one five awards at the Long Island International Film Expo and was an official selection of the Big Apple Film Festival. In addition, his short film, Click, was an official selection at the Hollywood Black Film Festival and the Pan African Film Festival. Finally, Rashad has developed and produced concerts series at 54 Below, 42West, Ars Nova and the 92Y in Tribeca.

MARLOU ROTHFUSS

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Marylou Rothfuss (Associate Producer) is a theatre investor and producer. Her Broadway affiliations have Ben with; Deaf West's, "Spring Awakening, and "Dear Evan Hansen." She has a bachelor's degree of fine arts from, Marymount Manhattan College and studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. She is thrilled to be an associate producer and investor of, "It Happened In Key West.” Marylou resides in CT with her husband and children.