CRAIG FAIR Craig is thrilled to join this team!! “Hamlet the Rock Musical” has been a 3 year journey for Craig and it is very exciting to see the evolution of this piece arrive here at the El Portal Theatre in L.A. Hailing from Toronto, Craig started his career as a triple threat performer. Before the age of 30 he switched to the creative side of the table to become a Music Director/Composer/Arranger/Orchestrator. After 20 plus years in different variations of this industry, some selected credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar, Anne of Green Gables TM, Mamma Mia!, Atlantic Blue, Ring of Fire, Legally Blonde, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Mary Poppins, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Footloose, The Full Monty, The Buddy Holly Story, Gypsy, The Great Adventure. Thank you to David, Bill, Doug and Cliff for your trust and support on this project. Rachael and Michael at T.H. Toronto, THANK YOU! And to my incredible parents, family and friends for your constant love and support.
Doug Oberhamer’s credits include: Cagney, Swing!, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Saturday Night Fever, We Will Rock You, Rocky, Crazy For You, The Man of La Mancha, Errol and Fidel, Frankenstein, Nunsense, What Do Critics Know?, Dracula, Reel to Real, My Vaudeville Man, Wanda’s World, Flight of the Lawnchair Man, I Got Fired, Women on the Verge, Seeing Stars, Rings, and Gemini. Best Orchestration Bistro Award winner for Little Death and Best Orchestration winner for Errol and Fidel at the New York Musical Festival. His album, The Oberhamer Brothers: Together Again is currently on the charts and on SiriusXM. Love to his wife Christine and daughters Scarlett and Natalie for their love and support.
Nick Iwaskow is a Canadian designer specializing in video, stage, interactive media and motion graphics design for film, T.V. and music. He has worked throughout Canada and internationally for the past 6 years, delivering bespoke visual experiences to a range of clientele – from touring acts, festivals, theatres and the hottest nightclubs. Nick provides the full service creative, technical and installation expertise in set, video and lighting design.
MYLETTE NORA (Costume Designer) NAACP Theatre Awards for best costumes, listed in the honors edition of The Cambridge Registry of Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women, works world wide consists of television, film, and stage, and was seen nightly on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno and now weekly on “Jay Leno’s Garage”. The famed artist Synthia St. James notedMylette as being the inspiration for her world renowned painting “Ensemble” which graced the cover of the best selling novel “Waiting To Exhale” by Terry McMillan. Mylette’s designer doggie wear, www.FromTheHeartDoggieWear.com, and heirloom dolls, “My Mind’s Eye”.
Leon Rothenberg (Co-Sound Designer) Recent Broadway: Hillary and Clinton, The Waverly Gallery, Mike Birbiglia’s The New One, The Boys In The Band, A Doll’s House Part 2. Recent Off Broadway: Classic Stage Company, 59E59, NYCC, Primary Stages, Second Stage, Manhattan Theatre Club, Public Theater. Regional: Arizona Theatre Company, Huntington Theater, Arena Stage. International: Cirque du Soleil, National Theatre of Cyprus, Dijon International Festival. Tony Award for Sound Design: The Nance. klaxson.net
JOSEPH HAYWARD – ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Director of theatre and live events. Recent: You Can’t Take It With You (Hudson Guild), The Ultimate View ing Experience (Cinépolis Chelsea), Canuck Downunder (Soho Playhouse), The Vampire’s Last Bite (Iati Theatre). Associate/Assistant: Cagney (Pioneer), Desperate Measures (New World Stages), U.S. OPEN Opening Ceremonies (ESPN). @jcwhayward
MICHAEL DONOVAN, CSA
The recipient of 8 Artios awards presented by the Casting Society of America for Outstanding Achievement in casting, Michael has cast shows produced at the Ahmanson Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum, the Hollywood Bowl, Pasadena Playhouse, the Kirk Douglas Theatre, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Laguna Playhouse, International City Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, the Getty Villa, the Ricardo Montalban Theatre, San Francisco Symphony, Arizona Theatre Company and more – as well as several national tours. Michae, who also has cast numerous films, TV series and commercials, teaches at UCLA, is the President of the Board for the Foundation for New American Musicals, and serves on the board for Camp Bravo.
RICHIE FERRIS Richie has been working with Michael Donovan for 8 years. Having been nominated 9 times in total, he has twice received an Artios award presented by the Casting Society of America for Outstanding Achievement in Casting (as an Associate). Over his 8 years, he has been a part of the casting process for over 300 projects, including TV shows, films, musicals, plays, and readings. Proud CSA member.
Jonathan A. Burke
JONATHAN A. BURKE is a Los Angeles base sound designer.
Recent designs include Two’s A Crowd at 59E59 and The Tempest at Disney Hall. Off Broadway: Lonesome Traveler, The Best is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman. Regional: Chasing Mem’ries, Outside Mullingar, The Seafarer, (Geffen Playhouse), Our Town (Pasadena Playhouse). My Fair Lady, Last Five Years, Daddy Long Legs (Rubicon Theatre Co.).
In addition to designing, Jonathan teaches Sound Design at UCLA School of Theater and runs Jabworks, LLC a sound design, consulting and rental company.
Off-Broadway: We Are The Tigers, The Video Games. Other credits include work with The Skylight Theater, Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival, University of La Verne, Antelope Valley College among others. Brandon teaches stage combat workshops for various high schools and colleges as well as performs stunts for film and television.
Off-Broadway: safeword., We Are The Tigers, Eco Village, The Video Games. Other credits include work with the Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, Marin Shakespeare Company, Four Clowns, and Skylight Theatre Company. Matt holds a BA in Drama/Speech from Clarke University in Dubuque, IA, and is a graduate of the International Stunt School in Seattle. Matt is also a Certified Instructor with Dueling Arts International, and currently teaches stage combat at AMDA College of the Performing Arts. www.MattFranta.com
JOHN A. GAROFALO (Lighting Design) Is a Los Angeles based designer with more than 30-years of experience working in theater, dance, and opera. His recent credits include the Projection Designer, Lighting Designer, and Associate Scenic Designer for Mozart’s The Magic Flute at Washington National Opera’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Lighting Design for Plaid Tidings directed by Stuart Ross at The Rubicon Theatre in Ventura, CA., Lighting Design for the West Coast Premier of the Pulitzer Prize winning play, The Cost of Living at Hollywood’s Fountain Theatre (Stage Raw and Ovation Award Nominations), I Dig Rock and Roll Music (Rubicon Theater and Laguna Playhouse), Twilight on the Pier 2018 and 2019(Santa Monica Pier Concert Series) The Promise (BODYTRAFFIC Dance and the LA Jewish Symphony), The Happiest Song Plays Last (Latino Theatre Company at LATC), The Tragedy of Carmen (San Diego Opera), Porgy and Bess (Ensemble Theater Company, Santa Barbara), The Conduct of Life (Hero Theatre), Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike (International City Theater, Long Beach), Launch (Hexagon Dance Collective), Naiveté Of Flowers (Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet), Twitter’s global developers’ conference, Twitter Flight, (San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium), and Associate Lighting Designer for A Christmas Carol (The Geffen Playhouse). Johnny was also a Creative Consultant/Associate Lighting Designer for Tarzan, Call of the Jungle for the Disney Shanghai Resort that opened in June, 2016. Johnny Currently teaches design and drafting at both Loyola Marymount University and at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television. (www.johnnygdesign.com)