Pre-Production

Pre-Production

Gathering The Pieces Casting. Auditions. Design.
Music. Stage Management.

Administrators

Tali Allen

Director Of Education

  • Artistic Director, Muny Kids and Muny Teens
  • Vocal Coach and Youth Theatre Director/Music Director
  • Adjunct Faculty, Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts

Mike Isaacson

Artistic Director / Executive Producer

  • Six-time Tony Award-winning Broadway producer
  • Produced 56 Muny shows to-date, 23 being premieres
  • Created and produced The Muny’s 2020 online season

James Prifti

Assistant Production Manager

  • Four years of experience as The Muny's assistant production manager
  • Nine years of stage manager experience in NYC
  • Has cultivated a talent for sourcing unusual props, such as horses and Ferris wheels

Tracy Utzmyers

Production Manager

  • Founding The Muny’s Technical Theatre Training Program (T3)
  • Overseeing Muny Second Century renovations
  • Serving as an adjuct professor for The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University

Performance Creatives

Sarah Azizo

Assistant Stage Manager

  • Paint Your Wagon (The Muny)
  • Million Dollar Quartet (Tuacahn Center for the Arts)
  • A Sign of the Times (LDK Productions)

Beth Crandall

Choreographer

  • Broadway's Gettin' the Band Back Together and West Side Story
  • Choreographer, Matilda and The Sound of Music, The Muny
  • Faculty, Joffrey Ballet School Jazz & Contemporary Program in NYC

Bruna D’Avila

Director

  • BFA, Theatre Directing, University of Michigan
  • Deputy stage manager for Rio 2016 Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Rio 2016 Paralympic Opening Ceremony
  • Director and Producer based in New York City

Marcia Milgrom Dodge

Director

  • Theatre Director on Disney+ Encore!
  • Tony Award-nominated Director of a Musical for Ragtime
  • Edgar Award-nominated playwright and proud wife, mother and teacher

Andrew Graham

Music Director

  • Music Director for the national tours of Avenue Q, Wicked and Book of Mormon
  • Upcoming MD for Moulin Rouge national tour

Michael Horsley

Music Director

  • Music Supervisor for The Muny/Professor of Applied Piano for Webster University
  • Musical Director for San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Musical Theatre Ensemble
  • Chicago National Tour Music Director

Matthew Kunkel

Director

  • Named one of Newsday’s Rising Stars of Tomorrow
  • Assistant Director of Trevor the Musical (Off-Broadway)
  • Associate Director on over 25 Muny productions, including The Muny’s 100th Anniversary Gala

Lizz Picini

Choreographer

  • Featured dancer, dance captain, associate choreographer to Rommy Sandhu, Singin’ in the Rain, The Muny
  • Cassie, A Chorus Line, Mill Mountain Theatre
  • Hunyak, u/s Roxie, dance captain, associate choreographer/assistant director to Denis Jones, Chicago, Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Cody Renard Richard

Lead Stage Manager

  • Broadway Stage Manager: Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Dear Evan Hansen
  • Television Stage Manager: Jesus Christ Superstar Live!, Tony Awards
  • Variety Magazine's 2020 Broadway Players to Watch

Robbie Roby

Choreographer

  • Hairspray on Broadway (Dance Captain)
  • Billy Elliot on Broadway (Dance Captain)
  • Disney’s The Little Mermaid first national tour (Associate Choreographer/Swing)

Gabi Stapula

Choreographer / Performer

  • Muny Kids Troupe Director/Choreographer
  • The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Choreographer
  • Dance Captain of Jerome Robbins Broadway

Sinai Tabak

Music Director

  • The Cher Show on Broadway (associate music director)
  • Paint Your Wagon at The Muny (music director)
  • The Sound of Music at Asolo Repertory Theatre (music supervisor and additional arrangements)

Josh Walden

Director / Choreographer

  • Associate Director/Associate Choreographer for the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Ragtime
  • Broadway performer: 42nd Street, La Cage aux Folles, A Chorus Line and Ragtime
  • Choreographer for Disney+ Encore!

Visual Creatives

Chontol Calvin

Sound Designer

  • Stage 1 Sound Engineer at the Manhattan Theatre Club
  • Engineer for the premiere of Harvey Fierstein’s Bella Bella and Richard Greenberg’s The Perplexed
  • A crew member at The Public Theatre

Leon Dobkowski

Costume Designer

  • Two-time St. Louis Theatre Circle Award winner for The Wiz and Seussical
  • Costume Designer for theatre and live events, including Disney Live and NBC Upfronts
  • MFA Yale School of Drama graduate

Michael Schweikardt

Scenic Designer

  • Designer, The Muny (2012-present) including Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Meet Me In St. Louis and Kinky Boots
  • Professor, The Pennsylvania State University School of Theatre
  • Phantom, EMK Productions (2015-present) Seoul, South Korea

Matthew Young

Lighting Designer

Performers

Drew Redington

Performer

  • Broadway credits include Mean Girls and The Prom
  • Elon University Alum
  • Muny Kid & Teen Alum

Gabi Stapula

Choreographer / Performer

  • Muny Kids Troupe Director/Choreographer
  • The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Choreographer
  • Dance Captain of Jerome Robbins Broadway

Karilyn Ashley Surratt

Performer

  • Cast, Choreographer, Gotham (Fox)
  • Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (national tour)
  • First Native American Radio City Rockette

Richard Riaz Yoder

Performer

  • Astaire Award, Best Male Dancer in a Broadway Show (On the Twentieth Century)
  • Conrad on Mom (CBS)
  • Worked onstage with Julie Andrews, Billy Porter, Audra McDonald, Bette Midler, Bernadette Peters, Brian Stokes Mitchell and more