Meet The Team
Rachel Klein is a NYC based director, whose work The New York Times has praised: "What makes this show pop is the bracing vision of its director, Rachel Klein." Off-Broadway Direction: Red Roses, Green Gold (Minetta Lane Theatre/featuring the music of the Grateful Dead, Music Supervisor: Jeff Chimenti of Dead and Company); Around the World in 80 Days (The Davenport Theatre); The Anthem (The Lynn Redgrave Theatre, starring Randy Jones, the original cowboy from the Village People); Gay Bride of Frankenstein (iStar Theatre Lab). Selected NYC Theatre: Tink! (New York Musical Festival); More Than All the World (adapted from Marlowe's Edward II); Symphony of Shadows (Jerome Robbins Foundation commission for Dixon Place); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shrunken Shakespeare); Circus of Circus (The House of Yes); The Tragedy of Maria Macabre (La MaMa/The Kitchen/DUMBO Dance Festival, Tides Foundation commission.) Selected Regional: The Suffragist (World Premier starring Nancy Opel at the Gallagher Bluedorn Theatre); Dead Certain (Composer: Air Supply’s Graham Russell); Hairspray (Jenny Wiley Theatre); 54 the Musical (House of Independents, starring MJ Rodriguez and Frankie Grande). Ms. Klein is a founding member of Iconoclast Theatre Collective, has served as Artistic Director of Belle Reve Productions, and directed the charity roast of Michael Musto which raised funds for the Callen Lorde Community Health Center, featuring Rosie O'Donnell, Bruce Vilanch, Bianca Del Rio and Jinkx Monsoon. For more info: http://www.rachelkleindirector.com/
Composer/ Orchestrator/ Keyboards/ Orchestral Sequencing/
Andy Peterson is an award-winning New York based composer, musical director, arranger and orchestrator originally hailing from the Land Down Under. He holds a Bachelor of Music (Composition) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Andy was a co-creator on the hit musical audio series THE WORLD TO COME for which he wrote over 50 original songs and over 3 hours of musical scoring. He also wrote the music for the critically acclaimed two person musical RAZORHURST which played successful runs in Sydney and New Jersey and STALKER: THE MUSICAL which played runs in New York, Chicago and Sydney as well as the film musical MAKE AMERICA SAFE which won Best Score 2019 at the World X Short Film Festival in Rome. As a musical director, Andy set up a selection of live shows for the opening of UNIVERSAL STUDIOS BEIJING . He also has served on Broadway as the Associate Conductor and Keyboard 1 for TOOTSIE (starring Santino Fontana and Lilli Cooper at the Marquis Theatre) and the rehearsal pianist for Roundabout’s concert of MY ONE AND ONLY (starring Sutton Foster and Gavin Creel at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre). Other selected New York theatre: RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD (Musical Director/ Arrangements/ Orchestrations at Minetta Lane Theatre with Music Supervision from Jeff Chimenti of Dead and Company), ATOMIC (Musical Direction/ Arrangements/ Orchestrations at Theatre Row). NIGHT TIDE (Musical Direction / Arrangements / Orchestrations at Playwrights Horizons), More Than All The World (Musical Direction / Arrangements / Orchestrations at Theatre for the New City), Shaken, Not Stirred (Musical Direction / Arrangements / Orchestrations at The Django and The Cutting Room), BABY FAT (Musical Direction / Arrangements / Orchestrations at La Mama). INTERNATIONAL: Sinbad: The Musical (Arranger/Orchestrator for the Malaysian Tour), Kiss Me, Kate (Conductor for the Chinese Tour). FILM: Happy Yummy Chicken [starring Taryn Manning from Orange Is The New Black].
Script Writer/ Lyricist/
Erik Ransom is an award-winning, internationally-produced playwright, composer, lyricist, performer, skáld and epicist. Erik wrote both music and libretto for his risqué opus “GRINDR The Opera”, which, after two sold-out runs in London, was the recipient of the coveted Offie Award for Best New Musical on the Off-West End. Other book/music/lyric credits include: “COMING: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions” which was produced at The Prince Music Theatre in Philadelphia & Theatre 80 in NYC, “More Than All the World” a romantic queer-themed medieval epic adapted from Marlowe’s “Edward II”, which played Theater for the New City, and “Gloriana” a musical depiction of the rise and reign of Queen Elizabeth I, which was workshopped with the Music Theatre Department at The University at Buffalo in 2021. As a lyricist, Erik penned verse for the Off-Broadway musical “Anthem” and “Shooting Star, A Revealing New Musical” which played the Hudson Theatres in L.A. and was nominated for Best Lyrics/Composition in an Original Musical in the Ovation Awards. Erik wrote songs for the musical mockumentary “Happy Yummy Chicken” (Peacock TV), which he also starred in alongside Taryn Manning (“Orange is the New Black”) and Diane Guerrero (Disney/Pixar’s “Encanto”). He also played the recurring role of François on the Emmy-nominated Amazon Prime/PopstarTV series “Tainted Dreams”. Erik has played various roles on the New York stage and voiced characters in several popular video games, including Rise of Kingdoms and World War Heroes. Additionally, he served as Head Comedy Writer for the Roast of Michael Musto, hosted by Bruce Vilanch and presented by Rosie O’Donnell.
With his first Off-Broadway credit at 19, and his first Broadway syndication at 20, David Treatman is widely heralded as one of the most successful independent producers of his generation. A Columbia University “Great Grad,” David has produced over 15 projects in 4 years on new and traditional platforms alike. Selected Broadway participation: A Christmas Carol, Angels in America, Be More Chill; Off-Broadway: Puffs, Be More Chill, Pop Punk High; Podcasts: Propaganda, The 180 with Eric Lockley, Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of The Future.
Audio Producer, Drums, Percussion, Bass
Mike Lunoe is a musician, producer, and sound artist. Broadway: CHICAGO. Tour: Randy Rainbow LIVE, CHICAGO. Off-Broadway: THE ANTHEM (Music Coordinator), GHOST LIGHT, THE GRAND PARADISE. Cabaret: Barb Jungr’s HARD RAIN (MAC Nominated), Marti Gould Cummings’ THE QUEEN IN CONCERT (BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award). Podcasts: Animal Fan Club (co-host, producer), The 180 with Eric Lockley (audio producer). Sound sculpture: LUNOE’S SUNFLOWERS (in collaboration with Paul Schuette and Mary Laube). MikeLunoe.com @Mike_Lunoe
Iconoclast Theatre Collective
ITC is an interdisciplinary theatrical company dedicated to building new works. Mission Statement: The Iconoclast Theatre Collective was created as a call to creative arms, a genre-defying bolt of lightning in the dark. We use theatricalized musical storytelling on and off the stage, breaking barriers and exploring new mediums in order to foster community and generate timely, resonant work. With urgent narratives, bracing pathos, and scathing wit, our work aims to be eye-poppingly unexpected and formally dazzling. Prizing proactive thinking, listening, and craftsmanship, it is ITC’s mission to create space for daring musical theatre storytelling––even if that physical space does not exist. We understand the rules. It’s time to break them. For more info: www.iconoclasttheatrecollective.com
Kitsch & Genre consultant
Sean Gill is a writer and underground filmmaker who won Michigan Quarterly Review‘s 2020 Lawrence Prize, Pleiades’ 2019 Gail B. Crump Prize, and The Cincinnati Review’s 2018 Robert and Adele Schiff Award. He has studied with Werner Herzog and Juan Luis Buñuel, was directed by Martin Scorsese (on HBO’s Vinyl), documented public defenders for National Geographic, and bounced concerts for Public Enemy, Isaac Hayes, and Jefferson Starship. He has video edited for Martha Stewart, Billboard Magazine, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and Netflix's Queer Eye. Recent prose has been published in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Iowa Review, ZYZZYVA, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Threepenny Review, and at Epiphany, where he writes the “Lurid Esoterica” column.
Lead Mixer, Sound Designer, Violin
Sean Hagerty is a sound designer, composer, and violinist known for his work with immersive theater company Third Rail Projects: Then She Fell (Bessie Award), Midsummer: A Banquet (Drama Desk Nomination), Ghost Light (Lincoln Center), The Grand Paradise, Ikaros (La Jolla), and Sweet and Lucky (DCPA). He has been collaborating with Rachel Klein since 2011, notably on Around the World in 80 Days (Davenport Theater), The Anthem (Lynn Redgrave), and Symphony of Shadows (Dixon Place). www.seanhagerty.com
Sound Apprentice/ Violin
Cadence Hiro is a versatile composer and sound designer who has worked on short films, video games, musicals, and advertisements. She studied at Berklee College of Music on scholarship with a Bachelor’s degree in film and video game scoring. Recently, she did post-production audio for the Webby-award winning Propaganda the Podcast Musical.
Doodles by Scott
DOODLES BY SCOTT™ is the signature graphic design style of artist/actor SCOTT M. LILLY, which is trademarked with the USPTO. From fine art to animation to personal branding & logo design, Lilly’s “doodles” are diverse and collaborative in nature. His body of work can be found featured in business establishments (check out THE PANDERING PIG in Washington Heights, NY!), podcasts (THE JOINING PLACE, RACE KIKI with JEANATHAN LEI), pitch decks (in collab w/ Fuacata Films, Nickelodeon, Mooseltoe Inc), theatrical productions (The Heights Players, Mexico Beyond Mariachi, Northport Performing Arts Center), and private collections across the United States. For more, follow him on Instagram & Facebook @DOODLESBYSCOTT, or visit scottmlilly.com/design.
Caroline is a senior at Boston University where she serves as Membership Vice President for BU on Broadway, BU’s premier musical theatre organization. Past theatre experiences include serving as a Research Intern at David Treatman Creative and as an Education Intern at Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre.
Dan Demello has coordinated press campaigns across the United States and abroad – in Canada, Mexico City, Dublin, London, and Berlin. Current NY clients include The Theater Center on 50th & Broadway, The Office! A Musical Parody, Friends! The Musical Parody, Swan Lake Rock Opera, Bruce Willis Presents "My Mother's Severed Head" and NYC's longest-running play Perfect Crime. Nationally, he represents the 9/11 non-profit First Responders Children's Foundation. Current international clients include London based comedian Ashley Blaker and Dublin based actress Laoisa Sexton. www.dandemello.com
Melissa has worked in production for film, television, and theater since 2012. Today, Melissa has emerged as a leader in social media management and strategy. Specializing in digital strategy for TV shows and A list talent, Melissa works with major television networks to develop and execute engaging talent-focused social media strategies and campaigns. Melissa has also produced several Off-Broadway shows, New York workshops and readings. Melissa has been with David Treatman Creative since 2017.
Lover of life, music, family, friends, coffee and his amazing wife Shelly. Privileged to have been a part of the Broadway production of Tootsie the Musical, The Team’s Mission Drift production at the National Theater London, Miss You Like Hell at the Public Theater, and The World to Come Musical. He can be heard on over 15 film scores, including Bliss by Wills Bates. He is the co-composer for an upcoming D&D live-streaming show. Studied Music Education at NYU. Teaching Artist for the St. Luke’s School. Currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. www.SpencerCohenMusic.com
The true definition of a gentleman, Mike Rosengarten knows how to play the accordion, but chooses not to. Mike was last seen on Broadway as the Associate Music Director as well as Guitar 2 / Keys 2 player for “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical,” and before that played Guitar 1 for the viral smash hit “Be More Chill.” He plays regularly with several bands and artists, both live as well as in the studio. You may also recognize him from his recurring TV appearances on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” A New York native, he now lives in Manhattan with his wife, daughter, dog, and a cat. He is allergic to the cat, but she is family now, so what can you do?
Wayne is a saxophonist and woodwind doubler, music teacher, music producer and orchestra contractor from Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a performing, recording and touring musician. Stage credits include artists such as Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis, Idina Menzel, “Weird Al” Yankovic and more. He contracts musicians for the Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, NC and Stephen Tanger Center for the Performing Arts in Greensboro, NC. www.wayneleechford.com