Putting Together a Creative Team

Putting Together a Creative Team

Building The Team Director. Choreographer.
Designers. Stage Managers.

Meet our guest artists

Michael Baxter

Artistic Associate

  • Director, choreographer and performer
  • Oversees every aspect of Muny auditions and casting
  • Resident Choreographer for seven seasons

Bruna D’Avila


  • 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


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

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

Matthew Kunkel


  • 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

James Prifti

Company 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

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!