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You Are Here Cast and Creative Team

You Are Here Cast and Creative Team


Patti CohenourPATTI COHENOUR* (Diana) was the standby for the role of Elizabeth Arden in War Paint and originated the following Broadway roles: Signora Naccarelli/Margaret (Alternate) in LCT’s The Light in the Piazza, Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music revival, Christine in Phantom of the Opera (also Canada), Rosabud in Drood (also London, UK; Clarence Derwent Award, Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Mary Jane in Big River (Theatre World Award, Drama Desk nomination). Additional credits: Adeline in Sweet Adeline for NYC Encores, Magnolia in Hal Prince’s Show Boat, Mimi in La Bohème (Theatre World Award) and Isabel/Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance for the New York Shakespeare Festival, Florence Foster Jenkins in Souvenir, and Edith/Little Edie in Grey Gardens (Gregory Award) for Seattle’s ACT Theatre. Patti resides with her husband of thirty four years on the Pacific Northwest’s Olympic Peninsula and is very honored to participate in the development of this original musical.
Stacia FernandezSTACIA FERNANDEZ* (Voice 2) is excited to be back at The Terris, where she also appeared as Jeannie Jeanine in Lucky Guy and as the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet. Broadway credits include Mamma Mia - Tanya, The Drowsy Chaperone - standby for Drowsy herself, Swing, Tom Sawyer, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Beauty and the Beast. Regional Theatre: Night of the Iguana, 9 to 5, Next to Normal, Guys and Dolls, Cats, Annie, and more. TV/Film/Soundtracks: Homeland, Frozen short, Enchanted, and more. Stacia is also a playwright with several projects in the world: The Loop, Smalltowne Christmas, Middle (St)age (webseries) Thanks to everyone involved with You Are Here, my Joe, and to John. @Fernandezstacia StaciaFernandez.com
Andrea FriersonANDREA FRIERSON* (Voice 1) A Two-time Helen Hayes Award nominee, Andrea is pleased to return to Goodspeed. Broadway: The Lion King, Once on This Island (Erzulie Goddess of Love, Original Broadway cast), Marie Christine and Juan Darien: A Carnival Mass (Lincoln Center Theater), Bring in ‘Da Noise/Funk, For Colored Girls…. Regional Theatre: Show Boat (Goodspeed Musicals), Falsettos (Hartford Stage), Beehive! (Arena Stage), Cymbeline (Utah Shakespeare Festival), A New Brain (Studio Theatre). Writing credits include Lady Be Good (workshop, Lincoln Center Theatre), Soon of a Mornin’ (NYMF Festival), and Me & Ella (York Theatre, Summer 2017). Television: Allegra’s Window (Nickelodeon), Quantico (ABC), Elementary (CBS), and the new Ryan Murphy TV series POSE (FX). www.andreafrierson.com
Dan RosalesDAN ROSALES* (Voice 3) is so happy to be back at Goodspeed after appearing in the Festival of New Musicals staged reading of Come From Away. Dan was most recently seen as the star of the smash Off-Broadway parody Spamilton, portraying Lin-Manuel Miranda; the New York Times Critics' Pick ran for over 500 performances at the Triad Theatre and the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre. Selected credits include the titular role in the National Tour of Peter Pan 360 and in Wringer at New York City Center. Dan is a proud graduate of the Boston Conservatory. Thanks to this magical team and the Goodspeed family.


Brian HillBRIAN HILL (Book) For Goodspeed Musicals, Brian was the bookwriter for The Theory of Relativity and The Story of My Life, which went on to premiere on Broadway in 2009, earning four Drama Desk Award nominations (Outstanding Musical, Music, Lyrics, and Book). Both are now licensed through Music Theatre International. Additional projects with composer/lyricist Neil Bartram are Something Wicked This Way Comes (Delaware Theatre Company) and The Adventures of Pinocchio (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Current Bartram and Hill projects include Bethune and Senza Luce (CMTP), Belles Soeurs and Bedknobs and Broomsticks (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Brian wrote the new book for the Old Globe's production of October Sky and the revised book for the Goodman Theatre's acclaimed production of Brigadoon. For the Stratford Festival, he directed Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience and was Associate Director of Man of La Mancha and Fiddler on the Roof. He was Associate Director for the US National Tours of Sunset Boulevard and The Sound of Music. He was the Developmental Director of Come From Away (CMTP, Goodspeed Musicals, NAMT). For Disney Theatrical Productions, he was Resident Director of the Toronto and Broadway companies of The Lion King and Associate Director of Broadway’s The Little Mermaid.

Neil BartramNEIL BARTRAM (Music & Lyrics) Neil is the composer and lyricist of Broadway’s The Story of My Life with book writer Brian Hill, which received four Drama Desk Award nominations, including two for Neil for Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics. His adaptation of The Adventures of Pinocchio was commissioned by Chicago Shakespeare Theater and is now licensed through the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. His musical The Theory of Relativity, commissioned by Sheridan College’s Canadian Music Theatre Project, had its US premiere at Goodspeed Musicals in 2015, with its London premiere in the same year. It is now licensed worldwide by Music Theatre International. Recently, Neil wrote the score for Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s and Asolo Rep’s productions of Shakespeare in Love. Current projects include Senza Luce and Bethune (both commissioned by Michael Rubinoff and the CMTP), a musical adaptation of Michel Tremblay's play Les Belles-Soeurs, a musical based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Something Wicked This Way Comes, and the stage adaptation of Disney’s beloved film Bedknobs and Broomsticks, all with book writer Brian Hill. Neil’s awards include the ASCAP Foundation’s Yellen Award, a Jonathan Larson Foundation Award, and a Dramatists Guild Fellowship. Cast albums include The Story of My Life and The Theory of Relativity (both on PS Classics).
Sarna LapineSARNA LAPINE (Director) is a New York-based director and developer of new work. Recent productions include the Japan premiere of Anna Ziegler’s Photograph 51 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre and the critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford. Upcoming productions include Frost/Nixon at Bay Street Theater and the new Kate Hamill adaptation of Little Women produced by Primary Stages. Sarna has directed concerts for the L.A. Philharmonic at The Hollywood Bowl, the Boston Pops at Tanglewood, New York City Center, Umeda Arts Theater in Tokyo and Osaka, The Café Carlyle, 54 Below, and the 92nd Street Y. In addition to productions at regional theaters around the country and in Canada, she directed the National Tour of Dirty Dancing, was the Associate Director of The National Theatre’s War Horse tour of North America and Japan, and directed the 2nd National Tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s South Pacific.  Sarna began her career in New York assisting Bartlett Sher on The Light in the Piazza and was Assistant and Associate Director for Mr. Sher on three subsequent Broadway productions.  She holds an MFA from Columbia University.
PATRICK McCOLLUM (Choreographer) Credits include The Band’s Visit (Broadway and Atlantic Theater Company); Oh, Hello! (Broadway and Cherry Lane Theatre); Man From Nebraska (Second Stage); The Lightning Thief (TheatreWorks); Blueprint Specials (Public Theater Under the Radar Festival onboard the Intrepid); Rain (Old Globe); Unknown Soldier (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Wilderness (Abrons Arts Center); The Legend of Georgia McBride (Dorset). As Associate Choreographer on Broadway: Angels in America, The Last Ship, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Rocky; Wicked (Dance Supervisor); Off-Broadway: Murder Ballad (Manhattan Theatre Club, Associate Choreographer); Permission (MCC, Movement Consultant).
DAVID HOLCENBERG (Music Director) is happy to be back at Goodspeed after working on the premiere of The Story of My Life. Broadway: Groundhog Day, Matilda, Rocky, Ghost, Mamma Mia!, The Story of My Life, Bye Bye Birdie, Good Vibrations, Seussical, Titanic, and Show Boat. David music directed the US premiere of Ragtime (LA Drama Critics Award- Distinguished Achievement in Music Direction), as well as the world premiere of Newsies at Paper Mill Playhouse. His show Bingo! The Winning Musical, written with Michael Heitzman and Ilene Reid, is represented by Samuel French and currently playing worldwide.
MIKIKO SUZUKI MACADAMS (Scenic Design) Mikiko’s work has been seen Off-Broadway at Epic Theater Ensemble, INTAR, EST, Working Theater, and NAATCO, and Regionally at Cleveland Playhouse, Berkeley Rep,Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Arena Stage, the Old Globe, Seattle Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Long Wharf, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Yale Rep, among others. National Tour: Dirty Dancing and South Pacific.  Internationally: Aichi Triennale, Kanagawa Prefectural Hall, Nissei Theatre, Nikikai Opera, and more. As an Associate Scenic Designer, her Broadway musical credits include My Fair LadyFiddler on the RoofThe King and IThe Bridges of Madison County, and Women on The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.


VALÉRIE THÉRÈSE BART (Costume Design) Selected credits include A Doll’s House, Part 2 (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Rocking Horse Winner/Vinkensport (Opera Saratoga); Listen, Wilhelmina! (Costumes/Sets, Wolf Trap); Rigoletto (Minnesota Opera); The Great Leap (Denver Center/Seattle Rep); The Invisible Hand (Cleveland Play House); Too Heavy For Your Pocket (Roundabout); Vanity Fair (Pearl Theatre); Butterfly (Heartbeat Opera); The Servant of Two Masters (TFANA, Seattle Rep, Guthrie, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Yale Rep); Twelfth Night and What You Will (Bedlam, Central Square Theatre); Macbeth (Acting Company); Tina Packer’s Women of Will (Costumes/Sets, Natiolal/International Tours); She, After (Costumes/Sets, Urban Arias); POP! (Sets, Yale Rep). MFA, Yale University School of Drama. valeriebart.com

KEN BILLINGTON (Lighting Design) Almost 100 Broadway shows to his credit, including such theatre milestones as Sweeney Todd and the longest-running American musical in history, Chicago. Current touring productions include Waitress, Dirty Dancing, Chicago (worldwide), and the annual tour of  Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Other projects include Disneyland’s Fantasmic!, Hugh Jackman in Concert, The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular from 1979 to 2006, and the architectural lighting for New York’s Tavern on the Green. Awards: Tony, NY Drama Desk, Outer Critics Awards, Ace Award for Television Lighting, and the Lumen for his architectural work. In 2015, he was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.
JAY HILTON (Sound Design) is pleased to continue his long association with Goodspeed Musicals and is thrilled to be working on another project with Brian Hill and Neil Bartram. Jay has designed countless productions at both The Terris Theatre and The Goodspeed in East Haddam. His work has also been heard on Broadway, National Tours, and at Regional Theatres from coast to coast. In addition to being Goodspeed’s Resident Sound Designer, Jay serves as their Audio Supervisor. He and his wife, Goodspeed Line Producer Donna Lynn Hilton, make their home (and garden) in Hadlyme, Connecticut.
JAY HILTON (Sound Design) is pleased to continue his long association with Goodspeed Musicals. Jay has designed countless productions at both The Goodspeed and The Terris Theatre in Chester. His work has also been heard on Broadway, National Tours, and at Regional Theatres from coast to coast. In addition to being Goodspeed’s Resident Sound Designer, Jay also serves as their Audio Supervisor. He and his wife, Goodspeed Line Producer Donna Lynn Hilton, make their home (and garden) in Hadlyme, Connecticut.
DAVID SHRUBSOLE (Orchestrator) is a graduate of Trinity College of Music, London. David has worked extensively as music director and arranger for Simon Green, and together they have played three seasons at New York’s 59E59, where he wrote the music and lyrics for Life is For Living (Drama Desk winner 2017). Other compositions include The Diary of Anne Frank, Traveling Light (59E59 – Drama Desk nomination), Troilus and Cressida (co-composed with George Stiles and nominated for a Chicago Jeff Award). Orchestrator/arranger: Hello, Dolly!; Annie; Annie Get Your Gun (National Tour). Musical Direction credits include American Psycho (Almeida, Broadway), Miss Saigon (National Tour), and Master Class with Patti LuPone.

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.