DOUGLAS MCGRATH (Book) is a filmmaker, playwright, and essayist. His
films include Emma, Nicholas Nickleby, Company Man, and Infamous. He was
nominated for an Oscar for the screenplay of Bullets Over Broadway. He has made two documentaries for HBO: His Way, about the legendary music promoter and movie producer Jerry Weintraub, and Becoming Mike Nichols, for which he received an Emmy nomination. His book for Beautiful was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Awards. His other plays include his adaptation of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence and Checkers. His essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Air Mail.
GERRY GOFFIN (Words and Music) Born in Brooklyn in 1939, Gerry Goffin met Carole King at Queens College, and their musical collaboration began almost immediately. They married in 1959, and that same year wrote their first hit song “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” (The Shirelles). The duo penned more than 50 Top-40 hits including “The Locomotion,” “Natural Woman,” and “Up on the Roof.” In 1987, Goffin and King were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. Goffin has left an indelible mark on American music.
CAROLE KING (Words and Music) Pop music would be very different without
the contributions of Carole King, who at age 17 wrote her first No. 1 hit with Gerry Goffin, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” for The Shirelles. The dozens of chart hits Goffin and King wrote during this period became legendary, but it was 1971’s Tapestry that took King to the pinnacle, speaking personally to her contemporaries and providing a spiritual musical backdrop to the decade. More than 400 of her compositions have been recorded by over 1,000 artists, resulting in 100 hit singles and six Grammys.
BARRY MANN (Words and Music) has written the melodies of some of the most influential pop songs in musical history. In addition to “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” the most-played song of the last century, and the songs heard in Beautiful, he composed later standards like “Somewhere Out There” (winner of two Grammys), “Here You Come Again,” “Sometimes When We Touch,” “Just Once,” and “Don’t Know Much.” Together, he and Cynthia Weil have amassed an incredible 112 pop, country, and R&B awards from Broadcast Music Inc. for significant radio air play. He has been inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
CYNTHIA WEIL (Words and Music) is known as the lyricist of classic songs such as “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” the most-played song of the 20th century. In addition to the songs heard in Beautiful, she set the words to later standards including “Somewhere Out There,” “Here You Come Again,” “He’s So Shy,” “Just Once,” and “Don’t Know Much,” to name just a few. Weil has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in addition to being honored with multiple Grammy nominations and two Grammy awards for “Somewhere Out There” as the Motion Picture Song of the Year and Song of the Year.
MARC BRUNI (Director) Beautiful on Broadway, West End, US and UK tours, and Australia (Helpmann Award for Direction), Trevor (Stage 42, Writers Theatre-Jeff Nom), The Explorers Club (MTC), Old Jews Telling Jokes (NY and Chicago-Jeff Nom), The Sound of Music (Chicago Lyric), How to Succeed…, and The Music Man (The Kennedy Center), Ordinary Days (Roundabout), 4 shows – Encores!, and eight shows – MUNY (two Kline nominations).
JOSH PRINCE (Choreographer) Prince’s choreography has been seen on and off Broadway, in London’s West End, and throughout the world. He is the proud founder of Dance Lab New York (DLNY), the only independent organization dedicated to promoting and advancing the art form of choreography by gifting vital resources to a diverse range of dancemakers. Find out more about Prince by visiting www.dancelabny.org.
DEREK MCLANE (Scenic Design) Broadway designs include Moulin Rouge! (Tony Award), A Soldier’s Play, The Price, Parisian Woman, The Heiress, Nice Work…, The Best Man, Follies, Anything Goes, How to Succeed in Business, Bengal Tiger…, Million Dollar Quartet, Ragtime, 33 Variations (Tony Award), Little Women, The Pajama Game, I Am My Own Wife, The Women. Off-Broadway: The Last Five Years, Ruined, Lie of the Mind, Hurlyburly, Abigail’s Party. He designed the Academy Awards for six years and is the winner of two Obie Awards, three Lucille Lortel Awards, two Drama Desk Awards, two Emmy Awards, and two Tony Awards.
ALEJO VIETTI (Costume Design) An Argentine native, he immigrated to the US in the late 1990s. He has designed for Broadway (Beautiful, Allegiance, Holiday Inn) and Off-Broadway, as well as for Roundabout Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Radio City Rockettes, NYC Center Encores!, Atlantic Theatre Company, NYC Opera, Primary Stages, The Irish Rep, MCC, and Ensemble Studio Theatre, among other New York companies. He has also extensively designed for regional theaters across the US, commercial projects, operas, ballets, and for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He is an Olivier and Drama Desk nominee and the recipient of the 2010 TDF Irene Sharaff Young Master Award.
PETER KACZOROWSKI (Lighting Design) Broadway: 60 plays and musicals including Choir Boy, American Son, The Parisian Woman, No Man’s Land/Waiting for Godot, Venus in Fur, Anything Goes, A View From the Bridge, Grey Gardens, The Producers, Contact, Steel Pier. Extensive Off-Broadway, resident, and regional credits. Opera: Met, San Francisco, Houston Grand, Santa Fe, St. Louis, Seattle. Abroad: Royal Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera/North, Maggio Florence, L’Arena di Verona, La Fenice, Bonn, Lisbon. Awards: Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Drama-Logue, Hewes.
BRIAN RONAN (Sound Design) Over 40 Broadway designs including Mrs. Doubtfire, Springsteen on Broadway, The Prom, Tootsie, Mean Girls, Escape to Margaritaville, Sting’s The Last Ship, Beautiful, The Book of Mormon, Anything Goes, American Idiot, Next to Normal, Spring Awakening, Grey Gardens, and Cabaret. He is the recipient of Obie, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Olivier, and Tony awards. He has had the opportunity to work with the most talented composers, directors, designers, actors, musicians, and stagehands in the world for which he is eternally grateful.
STEPHEN KOPEL, C.S.A. (Casting) serves as casting director for Roundabout Theatre Company. Broadway: Moulin Rouge!, Jagged Little Pill, Caroline, or Change, Kiss Me, Kate, The Play That Goes Wrong, She Loves Me, Amelie, Sunday in the Park…, The Glass Menagerie, Noises Off, Harvey, Once, Anything Goes, The Scottsboro Boys.
CHARLES G. LAPOINTE (Hair and Wig Design) is an award-winning designer who maintains a highly successful career on stages throughout the United States and abroad. Numerous Broadway, touring, regional theater, West End, and international productions including: Hamilton (Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylist Guild Award), Ain’t Too Proud, Beetlejuice, The Cher Show (Drama Desk Award), The Band’s Visit, Anastasia, SpongeBob SquarePants (Drama Desk Award), Jersey Boys, A Gentleman’s Guide…, In the Heights. Television: The Wiz Live! (Emmy Award Nomination); Jesus Christ Superstar Live! (Emmy Award Nomination and Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylist Guild Award).
JOE DULUDE II (Makeup Design) Broadway/West End: Wicked, Beautiful. Broadway: Beetlejuice, Torch Song, SpongeBob SquarePants, Summer, Sunday in the Park with George, Anastasia, Allegiance, If/Then, Follies, etc. Off-Broadway: Fly, Sweet Charity, Into the Woods, The Wild Party, Show Boat. Television: Jesus Christ Superstar Live (Emmy nomination), The Gilded Age, City on a Hill, Castle Rock. Film: Don’t Look Up, Shrine, Godmothered, The Discovery, Manhattan by the Sea, Ghostbusters. www.joe2design.com IG: @dulude2
DAVID RUTTURA (Associate Director) As associate director: Beautiful, Network, School of Rock, Spider-Man, Follies, Lombardi, Million Dollar Quartet, White Christmas, A Man for All Seasons (Broadway); Phantom, School of Rock (National Tour); regional projects with The Kennedy Center and La Jolla Playhouse. Directing Projects with Norwegian Cruise Line, Pittsburgh CLO, Ogunquit Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse, Araca Project, Ars Nova, and Chick Flick off-Broadway. @davidruttura
JOYCE CHITTICK (Associate Choreographer) has remounted Beautiful in Japan and Australia. Has directed and choreographed productions at The Cape Playhouse (A Chorus Line and South Pacific) and The Ivoryton Playhouse (My Way). Chittick is associate choreographer for the upcoming new musical, Bliss.
STEVE SIDWELL (Orchestrations, Vocal and Music Arrangements) Grammy Award-winner, Tony, Drama Desk, Emmy, and Olivier nominated arranger, composer, producer, conductor, and trumpeter; has featured on numerous albums, television shows, advertising campaigns, and films. BBC Special for VE Day 75 years, BBC Special for VJ Day 75 years, the London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony, George Michael, Robbie Williams. Musical orchestrations: We Will Rock You, Our House, Daddy Cool. Film orchestrations: Moulin Rouge, Romeo and Juliet, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Finding Nemo. Emmy nominated for his choir performance at the 79th Academy Awards and received numerous advertising/recording industry awards working with artists including Amy Winehouse, Oasis, Muse, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Sting, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger. www.stevesidwell.com
JASON HOWLAND (Music Supervision and Additional Music Arrangements) Broadway composer: Paradise Square, Little Women. International/Regional: Last Days of Summer, Ikiru, Tokyo Love Story, Captain Nemo, The Great Gatsby. Music supervisor/ conductor/arranger: Bonnie & Clyde, Wonderland, Jekyll & Hyde, Les Misérables, The Civil War, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Taboo, Spider-Man, Jekyll & Hyde revival, Flashdance, We Will Rock You. Tours: South Pacific (revival), Beauty and the Beast, La Cage aux Folles, Memphis, Elf, A Chorus Line, Shrek. Recording projects: Handel’s Messiah Rocks, Little Women, Taboo, Megumi Hamada’s Attitude, Ock Joo Hyun’s Gold, Jekyll & Hyde (OBC, revival), The Scarlet Pimpernel (OBC), The Civil War, Linda Eder’s Christmas Stays the Same, and It’s Time. Proud father of Noah and Nina.
ALAN J. PLADO (Music Director) is ecstatic to return to the Beautiful family. Broadway national tours (conductor): Jersey Boys, Dirty Dancing, Legally Blonde, Elf The Musical, Memphis, Beauty and the Beast. Off-Broadway/NYC: We’re Still Hot, Just a Matter of Time, The Last Word, Shooting Star (NYMF). Many regional theaters including Ogunquit Playhouse, Alabama Shakespeare, Laguna Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep, Phoenix Theater, Geva Theater. Plado serves as the Music Supervisor for Menopause The Musical, and internationally, was the music director/arranger for the show on the West End (Shaw Theater) and in Dublin, Ireland. For my Dad.
JOHN MILLER (Music Coordinator). More than 140 Broadway shows, including MJ, Mrs. Doubtfire, Tina, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations, Waitress, Oklahoma, Jersey Boys, Newsies, Rock of Ages. Musician (bass): Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, Carly Simon. www.johnmillerbass.com
JUNIPER STREET PRODUCTIONS (Production Manager) is Hillary Blanken, Christopher Batstone, Guy Kwan, Ana Rose Greene, Victoria Bullard, Ross Leonard, Sadie Alisa, and Hannah Wilson. Over the last 23 years, JSP has helped create over 100 Broadway, Off-Broadway, and touring productions. Current and selected shows include: Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Diana, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, MJ The Musical, Moulin Rouge, Thoughts of a Colored Man, Tina, Waitress, The Bands’ Visit, Fun Home, King Kong, The Producers, and Spider-Man. www.juniperstreet.com
SHERRY KONDOR (Executive Producer) Her early career included background and studio singing. She found her way into music management in 2003, launching the career of singer Jesse McCartney. In 2011, she took on management of Carole King’s career. She is proud to help bring her parents’, Gerry Goffin and Carole King, story to the stage.
CHRISTINE RUSSELL (Executive Producer) is a partner at the leading talent agency for composers, Evolution Music Partners, and co-founder/COO of Score Revolution, an online licensing platform for film music. She began as a recording artist at Rondor Music and transitioned from artist to agent when she began managing lyricist Gerry Goffin, whom she has represented for 19 years.
BROADWAY BOOKING OFFICE NYC (Tour Booking, Engagement Management, Press and Marketing) is a leading theatrical tour booking, marketing, and press company representing award-winning musicals and plays. Currently: Jersey Boys, Les Misérables, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Hairspray, To Kill a Mockingbird, Potted Potter, and the new Broadway-bound musicals That’s Broadway! and Little Dancer. bbonyc.com
ERIC SPROSTY (Production Stage Manager) Broadway: Jekyll and Hyde, Movin’ Out, Fosse. National Tours: The Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll & Hyde, West Side Story, Spring Awakening, The Drowsy Chaperone, Movin’ Out, Contact. Selected Regional: 10 seasons at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, three seasons at Paper Mill Playhouse including PBS filming of Crazy for You.
RACHEL HEINE (Stage Manager) National Tours: Rock of Ages 10th Anniversary Tour, The Illusionists, 42nd Street, Once. Off- Broadway: Primary Stages. Regional: Alley Theatre (Houston, TX), Contemporary American Theatre Company (Columbus, OH). Education: Otterbein University. Proud member of AEA.
KIMBERLY DAWN NEUMANN (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be back with this Beautiful show! Broadway: A Chorus Line–revival (Cassie/Sheila–standby), Urban Cowboy, Annie Get Your Gun, Ragtime. Off-Bdwy: Finian’s Rainbow (Susan), New Girl in Town. National Tours: Annie (Lily), Kiss Me Kate (Lois/Bianca- u/s), Joseph…, A Chorus Line (Val). Multi-published magazine/book writer; fitness professional. Instagram: @dancerscribe www.KDNeumann.com
NEURO TOUR (Physical Therapy) Global leaders in film, live entertainment, and performing arts medicine. We are grateful to be back providing backstage physical therapy and injury prevention techniques to our brilliant artistic athletes! Intermission is over! Welcome back!
CHARLOTTE WILCOX COMPANY (General Manager) has managed more than 70 productions. Upcoming: Shucked. Broadway: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Bandstand, On Your Feet, Allegiance, Jekyll & Hyde (2012-2013), Godspell, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Catch Me If You Can, Elf, West Side Story, Come Fly Away, Grease (all three Broadway productions), Cyrano, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Times Are-A-Changin’, The Wedding Singer, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, Jesus Christ Superstar.
PAUL BLAKE (Producer), along with his producing partner, Mike Bosner, produced Beautiful on Broadway, London’s West End, the US tour, and the UK tour. Together, they also produced the hit Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard, which starred Glenn Close. For 22 seasons Blake served as the Executive Producer of the St. Louis MUNY, where he produced and/or directed more than 150 shows. His Tony-nominated musical, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (co-writer and co-producer) has become the most requested holiday entertainment in theaters across the United States. With Bosner, he most recently presented the pre-Broadway tryout of their newest musical, Roman Holiday (co-writer and producer), featuring songs by Cole Porter.
SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING (Producer) established in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony and Michael Jackson, is the world’s leading music publisher. Sony/ATV owns or administers more than two million copyrights, including those from such iconic music catalogs as EMI Music Publishing, Leiber & Stoller, Mijac Music, Motown, and Famous Music. Sony/ATV controls many of the best-known songs ever written, including “New York, New York,” “All You Need Is Love,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Over the Rainbow,” and “Stand By Me.” In addition, Sony/ATV represents the copyrights of such legendary artists as The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Queen, The Rolling Stones, Sting, The Supremes, Hank Williams, and Stevie Wonder, among others. Its evergrowing list of charttopping artists and songwriters includes Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, P!nk, Shakira, Taylor Swift, and Kanye West.
JEFFREY A. SINE (Producer) is proud to be a part of a remarkable company that is bringing Carole King’s music and story to the stage. Sine lives in New York City and has produced more than 25 Broadway and West End productions over the past two decades. He has received six Tony nominations and three Tony awards. Love to Samira, Maya, Shailen, Roan, and Jon.
RICHARD A. SMITH (Producer) With Paul Blake, Smith has co-produced Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, the Guthrie production of Roman Holiday, Come Fly With Me, songs by the legendary Sammy Cahn, and a national tour of 42nd Street. Prior to working with Blake, Smith spent 25 years on Wall Street with Salomon Brothers and Morgan Stanley. Smith left Morgan Stanley in 1992 as a partner and member of the Management Committee after having built the International Equity Department into a worldwide organization.
MIKE BOSNER (Producer) is thrilled to be taking Beautiful back out on the road! Beautiful enjoyed a highly successful nearly six year run on Broadway, as well as productions in London’s West End, UK Tour, Australia, and Korea. Before Beautiful, he served as associate producer of the St. Louis MUNY for five seasons. At the MUNY, Bosner oversaw more than 35 productions alongside executive producer Paul Blake. He is truly honored to be working with this legendary material, inspiring group of collaborators, and his mentor and friend, Blake.
HARRIET N. LEVE/ELAINE KRAUSS (Producer) Credits include Nice Work If You Can Get It, Ann, War Horse, One Man, Two Guvnors, The Mountaintop, La Cage aux Folles, A Little Night Music, Superior Donuts, Burn the Floor, The 39 Steps,The Crucible, The Diary of Anne Frank, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Norman Conquests, The Good Body, Beebo Brinker, Shockheaded Peter, Stomp.
TERRY SCHNUCK (Producer) Credits include Clybourne Park (Tony); The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony); Bonnie & Clyde; High; Race; Superior Donuts; Burn the Floor; Hair (Tony); Blithe Spirit; The Homecoming; Spring Awakening (Tony); Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial; ’night, Mother; Enchanted April. OB: Falling, Silence! The Musical, Ministry of Progress.
ORIN WOLF (Producer) Broadway credits include Orphans (Tony nominated), Hands on a Hardbody, Once (Tony Award), That Championship Season, and A View From the Bridge (Tony nominated). Wolf is the first recipient and the director of the TFellowship for Creative Producing, which was founded by Hal Prince in conjunction with Columbia University. He is the president of NETworks Theatrical Productions.
PATTY BAKER/GOOD PRODUCTIONS (Producer) Broadway: All My Sons, Blithe Spirit, The Best Man, The Miracle Worker, Bonnie & Clyde, Memphis (Tony), …Virginia Woolf (Tony), Glengarry Glen Ross, Matilda. She’d like to thank Carole King for touching all of our lives, Jeffrey Richards for his unflagging optimism, and Jay for his unflagging love. Hunter College graduate.
ROGER FAXON (Producer), who currently leads A&R Investments, previously was CEO of the EMI Group, where he rejuvenated the business, culminating in its successful sale in 2012. He is proud to have been instrumental in bringing Carole and Gerry, Cynthia, and Barry together with Paul and Doug to create this great show.
LARRY MAGID (Producer) Two Tony awards, four nominations. Outer Critics Circle Award (Off-Broadway) and Helpmann Award (Australian Tony) for Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays. Also Clams on the Half Shell with Bette Midler, among many others. Latest shows include The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream, I’ll Eat You Last with Ms. Midler. International concert and tour producer.
KIT SEIDEL (Producer) Broadway: November, Speed-the-Plow, Blithe Spirit, Reasons To Be Pretty, Race, Enron, Hair (Tony winner), Priscilla Queen of the Desert, A Life in the Theatre, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Tony winner), Glengarry Glen Ross, and The Anarchist. Seidel is a member of the Art Student League of NYC.
LAWRENCE S. TOPPALL (Producer) is the owner of Mazel Musicals, Inc., the company that has presented and produced more than 100 productions for the audiences of south Florida. Broadway credits include The Gathering, the Tony-nominated Say Goodnight Gracie starring Frank Gorshin, Burn the Floor, and Looped.
FAKSTON PRODUCTIONS / MARY SOLOMON (Producer) Ken Fakler, Dan Stone, and Mary Solomon are thrilled to be on the producing team of Beautiful. Fackler and Stone’s recent Broadway productions include the Tony-nominated shows How to Succeed… and Catch Me…. Solomon is a partner in Star Thrower Entertainment.
WILLIAM COURT COHEN (Producer) As chairman of the theatrical general management/consulting firm, Theatre Now, he is privileged to be associated with more than 125 Broadway and touring productions, theatres, dance companies, and concert and cultural attractions.
BARLOR PRODUCTIONS (Producer) Barbara Freitag and Loraine Alterman Boyle both produced the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Memphis and Tony nominee Catch Me If You Can.
MATTHEW C. BLANK (Producer) is the Chairman of Showtime Networks Inc., where he served as CEO for over 20 years. A native New Yorker, he’s been involved in several Broadway and Off-Broadway productions in the past. He’s delighted to be a part of Beautiful.
TIM HOGUE (Producer) Founder and president of a private financial consulting firm. He grew up on Carole King’s music and is happy to be a part of Beautiful.
JOEL HYATT (Producer) Co-founder and CEO of Current TV. Previously, Hyatt was founder and CEO of Hyatt Legal Plans and on the faculty of Stanford Business School.
MARIANNE MILLS (Producer) Producing credits include Frozen, 33 Variations, Catch Me If You Can (Tony nominations), Burn the Floor, All My Sons, Lysistrata Jones. Board member MCC and Labyrinth theatres. Thanks to partner Sharon Fallon.
MICHAEL J. MORITZ, JR. (Producer) Broadway producer, record producer, music director, entertainment entrepreneur from Youngstown, Ohio. Broadway: Big Fish, A Night With Janis Joplin. National tour: Evita. michaelmoritz.com
STYLES FOUR PRODUCTIONS (Producer) StylesFour Productions: Broadway: Orphans, Once, Driving Miss Daisy, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Talk Radio, Spring Awakening. Off-Broadway: Judy Gold’s 25 Questions, Hand to God. London credits: Once.
BRUNISH & TRINCHERO (Producer) Six Tony Nominations, two Tony Awards: Pippin, Porgy and Bess; Mothers and Sons, Peter and the Starcatcher, On The Town, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Brunish: Come From Away, Fiddler on the Roof (Tony Nominations). Trinchero: Untold Stories of Broadway.
JEREMIAH J. HARRIS (Producer) is the founder and chairman/CEO of Production Resource Group, the world’s leading supplier of entertainment technology. Harris has been active in the theatre industry since 1970 and has provided production management services for more than 500 productions, including Beauty and the Beast, Starlight Express, and Dancing at Lughnasa. As the founder of Scenic Technologies, Harris revolutionized scenic automation with its patented Stage Command® motion control system, used on hundreds of shows, including The Phantom of the Opera and Wicked. Most recently, Harris co-produced with Michael Cohl the successful turnaround of the recordbreaking production of Broadway’s Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, regarded as the most technically complex production ever mounted on a Broadway stage.