Returns to the Bourbon Room in the role which earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor, and a Drama League Award nomination. He made his Broadway debut in the Tony-nominated production of The Wedding Singer and most recently starred in the dual title role of the 2013 Broadway revival and National Tour of Jekyll & Hyde, for which he received a second Drama League Award nomination. Additional theater credits include Roger in the national tour of RENT, the acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, and the title role in The Toxic Avenger at The Alley in Houston. Finalist on the fourth season of “American Idol” (FOX) and series regular on the daytime drama The Bold and The Beautiful (CBS), which featured original songs from his debut album “Constantine,” released on his own label, Sixth Place Records. Other TV includes: “Unforgettable,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Tonight Show,” “America’s Got Talent,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “Conan,” “Ellen,” “Regis & Kelly,” and more. Between theater and TV appearances, Constantine continues to hit the studio to record new music on his label and tours as a guest star with the popular band Jessie’s Girl, playing sold-out concerts across the northeast. Graduate of the Boston Conservatory, and apprenticed at The Williamstown Theatre Festival. ~ For Malena. @constantinem / www.constantinemaroulis.com
Off-Broadway: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Sonya/Natasha u/s). Vegas: Surf, The Musical (Brooke). Tours: Wicked (Glinda u/s), Grease (Sandy), Legally Blonde (Elle u/s). Regional: Muny’s Legally Blonde (Elle). Readings: Flashdance, Catch Me If You Can. TV: MTV’s “Search for Elle Woods”. Love to SMS, Ben, my family, Josie, Kristin and Mitch.
CHESTER SEE (Stacee Jaxx) Broadway debut! His self-titled YouTube channel has over 161 million views and 1.5 million subscribers. Chester earned a record 6 Streamy Award nominations, making him the most nominated YouTube artist ever, winning the most coveted award for Best Original Song in 2014 (“Whistle While I Work It” featuring Wayne Brady and Toby Turner) Acting credits: Camp Takota, “Side Effects”. UCLA Theatre Arts grad. @chestersee
Genson is totally stoked be in this kick ass crew here at RoA. B’way and New York: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific at LCT (Original Cast); Mask The Musical directed by Richard Maltby Jr; Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas directed by Christopher Gattelli. Nat’l Tours: South Pacific (Stewpot), A Chorus Line (Al Deluca), Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Michael), Grease (Teen Angel), Footloose (Chuck Cranston). Regional theatres include: La Jolla, Casa Mañana, Arkansas Rep. Genson would just like to thank everyone at Telsey and, as always, his entire family. None of this would be possible without the love and support of his beautiful wife Jacqueline. I heart Mush.
Broadway: Cymbeline, The Coast of Utopia, Proof, Twelfth Night, The Tempest. National Tour of Contact (Ovation Award Nomination). Off-Broadway: Henry V, Henry VIII, The Tempest, Macbeth (All with NYSF, Public Theater); The Arabian Nights (BAM), The Blues Are Running (MTC). Regional: Awake and Sing! (Arena Stage), Safe In Hell (Yale Rep.), The Provok’d Wife (ART), Beast On The Moon (Portland Stage). Film: Down to Earth, A Price Above Rubies. TV: "The Good Wife", “Damages, “Law And Order”, “Brotherhood”, “Third Watch”, “Law And Order: CI”, “Sex and the City”, “Mad About You”. MFA: NYU. Love to Mom, Dad and Lia. For Jen, Callum and Flynn.
Frankie J. Grande returns to Broadway in the role of Franz, a dream role for the accomplished actor, singer and social media powerhouse. Grande previously appeared in Mamma Mia!, produced Hamlet and Born Yesterday on Broadway, and won audiences over on the hit CBS reality series “Big Brother.” @FrankieJGrande
Josephine is an Otterbein College graduate from Cambridge, Ohio and is so excited to rock out with New York!! Broadway: How The Grinch Stole Christmas. National Tours: Rock of Ages Toronto (Regina), Cats 25th Anniversary (Rumpleteazer), How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Regional: Utah Shakespeare Festival. TV: PBS Kids! "The Electric Company" (Lottie). Also, Susan in the Broadway Reading Going Hollywood with Jerry Mitchell. So much love and thanks to Telsey + Co., Stewart Talent and her wonderful family and friends. “Let’s do this!”
Broadway: Sweet Charity (Vidal) Peter Pan (Hook-Filmed for A&E), Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere) Cyrano (Le Bret), Nine, Victor/Victoria, Sunday in the Park with George. Other NY credits include Encores!, Concerts at Town Hall, numerous Off-Broadway productions, National Tours, lead roles at many regional theatres and overseas, television and extensive commercial work. Aixa, Aidan y Ana…mi familia y mi vida.
Hey Suga! God has blessed me. I’ve been in great shows – Purlie, Into The Woods, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Dreamgirls – and even The Color Purple on Broadway. Now "Here I Go Again" with Rock of Ages…Woo Hoo! I’m so excited to rock with you! Love to God, my family, and my friends. You are my rock! Mommy, I couldn’t do this without your love and support… Thank you!
Broadway debut! Favorite credits: Rock of Ages Toronto, West Side Story (Consuela), Cabaret, Trojan Women, My One and Only (Stratford Shakespeare). Thanks to my family and friends for their love, support and car rides.
Cristy is thrilled to be joining this amazing cast! Broadway: Chicago (Annie), Wicked (OBC, album; mother, Nessarose), Aida. Off-B'way: Girlstown (Vida), various commercials and indie films. Endless gratitude to everyone at ROA. cristycandler.com
Broadway debut! Credits: Rock of Ages (Nat'l Tour), Joseph...Dreamcoat (Nat’l Tour), In The Heights (Walnut Street), Frog Kiss (Virginia Stage Co). Proud graduate of the Boston Conservatory. Endless love to my family, friends, and everyone at ROA!
Alyssa is beyond thrilled to be making her Broadway debut! National Tours: Rock of Ages, Grease (Sandy). Regional: High School Musical (Gabriella). Eternal thanks to the ROA cast/creative, family, friends and my husband Rob for their continued love and support! alyssaherrera.com
Original cast member, thrilled to return to the Bourbon Room! Broadway/Theater: 42nd Street, Flower Drum Song, The Lion King (Toronto), The Band Wagon (Encores!). TV: (NBC), Mozart In The Jungle (Amazon), Rescue Me (FX), The Music Man (ABC). Fitness Modeling for Asics, Jazzercise, Adidas.
Tony has performed all over the world in shows like The Boys in the Photograph, Joseph…, The Boy From Oz, Urinetown, Seussical and The Rocky Horror Show. He is thrilled to make his Broadway debut in Rock of Ages and dedicates his performance to his family and beautiful wife Natalie!!
Broadway: Les Misérables (Revival). 1st National Broadway Tour: Urinetown, Little Women. Regional: Urinetown (Bobby Strong), A.C.T. San Francisco; The Happy Time (Jacques), Signature Theatre; Phantom (Phantom), NC Theatre; Jekyll & Hyde (Jekyll), West VA Public.
Broadway: Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark. Other credits: Rock of Ages (1st Nat’l Tour); Mamma Mia! (Vegas); Chix 6 (Queens Theatre in the Park); Xanadu, Smokey Joe’s Cafe (MTW); Rent (Forestburgh). Thanks to Sarah and Mom, my rock stars!
Broadway: Xanadu, Saturday Night Fever, The Producers, The Apple Tree (Encores!). Tours: Pippin, Dreamgirls, Cinderella, Ragtime (Chicago). Regional: Kept (Palo Alto), Lucky Duck (Old Globe), Jelly’s Last Jam (Alliance), Elegies (Barrington). TV/Film: “Lipstick Jungle”, “Without A Trace”, Lifelines and Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center.
Broadway: MD, Grease, The Times They Are A-Changin', In My Life, Little Shop of Horrors, Rent, The Rocky Horror Show, and Starmites. Associate Conductor: Cry-Baby, Good Vibration, Parade, Saturday Night Fever, Mail and Prince of Central Park. Conductor: Tarzan and The Who's Tommy. Off-Broadway: MD, King Lear (Public Theater), Once Around The Sun, Three Guys Naked... Associate MD: Radio City Christmas Spectacular (NYC). AFM Local 802.
In addition to Rock of Ages, Joel plays guitar for Night Ranger and Trans Siberian Orchestra. He recently had the pleasure of filling in for Mick Jones of Foreigner. Throught various projects Joel has also played with: Dee Snider, Jeff Scott Soto, Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Tommy Shaw (Styx), Kevin Cronin (REO), Rik Emmett (Triumph), Alan Parsons and many more. Look for Joel's cameo in the Rock of Ages movie! www.joelhoekstra.com
Tommy is excited to make his Broadway debut with Rock of Ages. He plays guitar for Rock 'N Roll Hall of Famers Blondie and performs with the Blue Man Group. He has also performed with Tommy Shaw (Styx), Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon) and Robin McAuley (Survivor). Check out www.tommykessler.com for way too much information about Tommy.
Winston Roye rocks! He's also a drummer, singer and mutli-instrumentalist. Winston performs and records with a variety of artists and writes, produces and records for film and TV. For more info about him, please visit www.winstonroye.com.
Credits include Rock of Ages (Off-B'way), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Original NYC run) and Love, Janis (NYC). He also spends his time recording and touring with various artists including The Orion Experience, The Drew Blood and Jonny Lives!, to name a few.
Chris D'Arienzo wrote and directed the feature film Barry Munday (Spotlight Premiere Film at the 2010 South By Southwest Film Festival and winner of the Outstanding Filmmaking Award at the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival). Go ahead and rent it on Netflix or Amazon. It’s actually not bad. Chris was also one of a handful of writers of the motion picture adaptation of Rock of Ages, but I swear I had nothing to do with the wisecracking monkey sidekick, or Dennis and Lonny singing into a hairbrush and making out with each other. Writing bios makes me sleepy, so please sit back, grab an adult beverage, and enjoy this show! I am so glad you are here!
Kristin Hanggi was nominated for a 2009 Tony for Best Direction of a Musical for Rock of Ages. She helmed the Toronto, Off-Broadway, Australia, national tour and developmental productions. Other New York: the hit musical bare, Ann E. Wrecksick, Catch the Fish (New York Fringe Best Play). Regional: And the Curtain Rises (Signature Theatre). Los Angeles: bare (Ovation, L.A. Weekly Award); Pussycat Dolls Live at the Roxy with Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera and Charlize Theron; the L.A. premiere of Corpus Christi (Ticketholder Award); 12th Premise; 40 Days; Crane, Mississippi; Greystone; Wayside. As a film director, Hanggi is preparing Dear Dumb Diary for Zucker Productions, and Naomi + Ely’s No Kiss List with Hayden Panettiere. She just finished production on her debut feature film, Grantham & Rose. MA from USC and BA from UCLA. Love to Matt and her beautiful family. She won’t stop believin’…
Kelly Divine is an internationally recognized choreographer whose work spans the media of film, television and live performance. Broadway: Rock of Ages; Rock of Ages 1st National Tour, London, Australia (Green Room Award, Helpman Award), Toronto (Dora Award nom.); Jersey Boys (Assoc. Choreographer) and Memphis (Assoc. Choreographer). Opera: Faust at the Metropolitan Opera House/London Coliseum. Off-Broadway: Rock of Ages; Frankenstein; Ann E. Wrecksick. La Jolla Playhouse: Peter and the Starcatcher (in association with Disney Theatricals); Fat Camp, Off-Broadway, American Theater of Actors; Zhivago (Australia; Helpman Nomination); and Private Fittings. Stratford Shakespeare Festival: Cabaret; Romeo & Juliet. Regional: Toxic Avenger (The Alley Theater); A Christmas Story (Kansas City Rep. and 5th Avenue Theatre); Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; Sneaux (L.A. Weekly Theater Award for Best Choreography); Wozzeck (San Diego Opera); The Wiz (Assoc. Choreographer). Film/Television: Happy Texas; Zombie Prom; So Little Time; Two of a Kind; and Passport to Paris. Commercials: Cingular Wireless; American Idol Promo; Oldsmobile. Upcoming on Broadway: Toxic Avenger and Rocky.
Beowulf Boritt has designed Rock of Ages on Broadway, the West End, in Toronto, Australia, and for the North American Tour. Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys (Tony Nomination), Chaplin, Grace, Sondheim On Sondheim, …Spelling Bee, LoveMusik, The Two And Only. Off-Broadway: More than 50 shows including The Last Five Years, The Toxic Avenger, If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, and Miss Julie. Other Designs: The Seven Deadly Sins (New York City Ballet) Paradise Found (London), Reel to Real (Beijing) and 2 editions of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Gregory Gale received a Tony Award nomination and a Henry Hewes Design Award nomination for his work on Rock of Ages. Broadway: Cyrano de Bergerac (Tony nomination, Henry Hewes Design Award nomination), also seen on PBS “Great Performances”; Arcadia; The Wedding Singer (Drama Desk nomination); Urinetown (Lucille Lortel nomination); Band in Berlin. Off-Broadway: The Voysey Inheritance, Lucille Lortel Award, Henry Hewes nomination (Atlantic); The Milliner, Lucille Lortel nomination (CSC); Rock of Ages; The Third Story (MCC); Country Club, Drama Desk nomination; The Torch Bearers; Uncle Tom’s Cabin; As Thousands Cheer (Drama Dept.); Mary Stuart; The Infernal Machine; Night of the Tribades (Jean Cocteau). Regional: Rich and Famous (A.C.T.); A Flea in Her Ear, Williamstown; High Button Shoes, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and The Pajama Game (Goodspeed). Opera: Camelot (Virginia Opera); The Magic Flute (Chicago Opera Theater); Bitter Sweet (Bard Summerscape), Special Events: Papal visit to New York City Opening Ceremony; FIFA Conference Opening Ceremony 2010; New York Chocolate Fashion Show including appearance on Food Network “Will Work For Food” Irene Sharaff Young Master Award. www.gregorygale.com
Broadway: The Threepenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, Good Vibrations. Recent: Bring It On: The Musical, White Noise (Chicago), Uncle Vanya (CSC), Brokeology (LCT), Clay (LCT3), Scarcity (Atlantic), Vigils (Goodman), Evil Dead the Musical (NYC and Toronto), Sive and The Field (Irish Rep), Once Around the Sun, Kiki & Herb: Coup de Theatre. The New Group: Marie & Bruce, Blood From a Stone, Mourning Becomes Electra, Rafta Rafta, Two Thousand Years, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Abigail’s Party, Hurlyburly, Aunt Dan and Lemon, Comedians. Faculty: Purchase College.
Grammy, Tony and Olivier award nominated. Selected Broadway designs include: Shrek the Musical (New York, US Tour, London), Rock of Ages (New York, London, Toronto, Australia, US Tour), The Scottsboro Boys, Lend Me A Tenor, Elf, Wonderland, Cry Baby, The Times They Are A-Changin’, The Wedding Singer, Sweet Charity, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Little Women, Brooklyn. Other credits: Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas, Ragtime (London) Rocky (Hamburg), How To Train Your Dragon, Walking with Dinosaurs, Mame, Opening Doors, Annie. Peter is also a producer and engineer for film, album and television projects. He holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.
Recent Broadway: Evita, Elf, Lombardi (Drama Desk nom.), Rock of Ages (also National Tour, London, Australia), To Be or Not to Be, A Catered Affair (Drama Desk nom.) and Xanadu (also National Tour, Japan). Additional: Ann (Chicago, DC), Limelight (La Jolla Playhouse), The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, Peepshow (Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas) and Voyage de la Vie (Resorts World International, Sentosa, Singapore). Favorite 80’s song: "Owner of a Lonely Heart". Zachary is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. Visit borovay.com
Tom Watson is head of the wig department at the Metropolitan Opera. He has designed wigs for more than 30 Broadway productions. Current and recent Broadway designs include Wicked, The American Plan Impressionism, South Pacific, A Man for All Seasons, Cry Baby, Sunday in the Park with George, Cyrano de Bergerac and A Tale of Two Cities.
Broadway credits include Rock of Ages; Edwin Drood; Chaplin; The Anarchist; Scandalous; Golden Boy; An Enemy of the People; Nice Work If You Can Get It; Wit; Venus in Fur; Good People; Master Class; Leap of Faith; Anything Goes; The Importance of Being Earnest; The Addams Family; The Little Mermaid; Guys and Dolls; West Side Story; 33 Variations; Young Frankenstein; Gypsy, Curtains; The Color Purple; Sunday in the Park with George; Sweeney Todd; Company; Grey Gardens; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; The Light in the Piazza.
Peter has managed more than 80 Broadway, international and touring productions with long-time associate Mary Duffe and new team member Shaminda Amarakoon. Currently on Broadway: Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Dead Accounts, The Heiress. Favorites included: Seminar, The Normal Heart, Hairspray, Curtains, Bombay Dreams, 42nd Street, Urinetown, Into the Woods, Dance of the Vampires, Blast!, Aspects of Love, The Rocky Horror Show, The Sound of Music, …Forum, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Crazy for You, Guys and Dolls, Joseph…, The Secret Garden, Starlight Express, Singin’ in the Rain and Foxfire.
2013 "Best Orchestrations" Tony Award Nomination for Motown The Musical and 2014 Grammy Nomination as producer of the Original Cast Recording of Motown The Musical. Television: "Smash" (music supervisor, music producer, arranger, orchestrator, "A Capitol Fourth" (PBS), "The 2013 Tony Awards" (CBS), "The 64rd Primetime Emmy Awards" (FOX), "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" (NBC), "The 2009 Tony Awards" (CBS), "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" (NBC). Broadway/theatre: Upcoming: Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Neil Patrick Harris. Rock of Ages (Broadway, U.S. Tour, Toronto, Australia, and London productions as msuic supervisor, arranger, and orchestrator), Disney's Tarzan (Broadway), Glory Days (Broadway), We Will Rock You (German premiere), Disney's Aida (German Premiere/European Tour), Mamma Mia! (German premiere), Disney's The Lion King (German premiere), Forever Plaid (U.S. Tour), The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Mexico City), Fame! (U.S. Tour), amongst countless others. He has also orchestrated for the National Symphony Orchestra. Much love to his wife Vanessa and his entire family for their endless support.
David Gibbs served as the music director and arranger for the original Los Angeles run of Rock of Ages. He has written music for film and TV including Josie and the Pussycats, That Thing You Do, Dumb and Dumber and many others. His screenplay Freeloaders, produced by Broken Lizard (Super Troopers), has just finished filming, and he is a member of Tom Morello’s touring band.
Recent Broadway: Jersey Boys, Hairspray, Young Frankenstein, The Producers, Xanadu, The Drowsy Chaperone, Grey Gardens, Movin' Out, Les Miserables, Lennon. Musician (Bass): Madonna, Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, Aerosmith, Jimmy Page, Cheap Trick, Smashing Pumpkins. His album Stage Door Johnny -- John Miller: Takes On Broadway is available on PS Classics Records. www.johnmillerbass.com
Broadway: Book of Mormon, In the Heights, Annie, American Idiot, La Cage aux Folles, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Bring It On, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Peter and the Starcatcher, Bonnie and Clyde, Lysistrata Jones, Godspell, Follies, Everyday Rapture, South Pacific, Grease, Gypsy, Cry-Baby, 13, Finian's Rainbow, Women on the Verge, Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business, West Side Story, Pal Joey, Sondheim on Sondheim, People in the Picture, Wonderland, 9 to 5, Young Frankenstein, Elf, Glory Days, Company, Grey Gardens. Keyboardist/Accordionist for "Sesame Street" on PBS.
Broadway/Tours: Motown, Kinky Boots, Jekyll & Hyde, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Hands on a Hardbody, The Anarchist, Elf, Glengarry Glen Ross, Annie, Chaplin, Bring It On, Evita, Newsies, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, Wicked, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Sister Act, Memphis, Million Dollar Quartet, The Addams Family. Off-Broadway: bare, Atlantic, MCC, Signature. Regional: La Jolla, Paper Mill. Film: The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Friends with Kids, Joyful Noise, Margin Call, Sex and the City 1 & 2, I Love You Phillip Morris, Rachel Getting Married, Dan in Real Life, Across the Universe. TV: “Smash,” “The Big C.” www.telseyandco.com
Rock of Ages (Broadway, Nationall tour, Toronto, Australia); La Cage aux Folles (Broadway); Junie B. Jones (Off-Broadway); Kismet (Encores!); Anything Goes (LCT); Dreamgirls (National tour). Broadway performance credits: Miss Saigon, Flower Drum Song.
Credits include A Catered Affair, Company, Sweeney Todd, Little Shop of Horrors, Dinner at Eight, 42nd Street, Swing! Also, Gypsy at City Center with Patti LuPone and Road Show.
Matthew has been part of Rock of Ages since Off-Broadway in 2008. NYC: Broadway Backwards, The Happy Embalmer. Regional: Peter Pan, Smokey Joe's Cafe, The Full Monty, Little Shop of Horrors, etc. (Paper Mill Playhouse)
Broadway: God of Carnage, The American Plan, A Chorus Line, Rent, Times They Are A-Changin', Lennon, Pacific Overtures, Jumpers, Little Shop of Horrors, Nine. BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University. Babs.
Broadway: Everyday Rapture, All About Me, Wicked, Shining City, The Full Monty. Tours: Rock of Ages, Spamalot. Off-Broadway/regional: ...Trailer Park Musical, Bare, Delacorte, A.C.T., others. Favorite gig: mama to Lila Rose.
Chaplin, Fela!, The 39 Steps, The Little Dog Laughed, True West, Metamorphoses, A View From the Bridge (Tony Award), and the Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive, Wit, Three Tall Women.
Credits include The Heartbreak Kid, Pretty Persuasion and SurfWise and the upcoming films Barry Munday (Patrick Wilson, Judy Greer), Sympathy for Delicious (Mark Ruffalo, Orlando Bloom, Laura Linney), Hesher (Natalie Portman, John C. Reilly). Much love to Hillary, Chase, August, Mom, Dad, Mel, Howard, Emma, Hannah, Brock, Sebastian, Jack and the incredible corner store family.
Director with The Araca Group currently involved with a variety of Broadway and West End shows. Producer of Sundance hit film Pretty Persuasion and Executive Producer of upcoming Barry Munday. Recovering Morgan Stanley investment banker. Thanks to family and prospect for unwavering support of this show and who never stopped believin'
Producer: Rock of Ages, A Catered Affair. Associate Producer: The Drowsy Chaperone (London and U.S. National Tour), Is He Dead?, Chita Rivera On Broadway. Owner: Mambo City Music, Dreamland Music, Entourage Music, Mirror Image Media and Duplication, Evolution Graphics, Davis Partners, Vertical Computer.
Barry is a professional speaker, actor, executive film producer. He is often featured on CNBC, NBC, CNN and Fox Business television networks.
Broadway credits: Legally Blonde, Brooklyn the Musical, Bombay Dreams. Scott's film credits include Sympathy for Delicious (Mark Ruffalo, Orlando Bloom), Barry Munday (Patrick Wilson) and the upcoming Natalie Portman film, Hesher. Thank you Corner Stone family, Mom, Dad, and the LOML: Marnie, Cosie and Bradyn!
With over 40 years of experience in the music and entertainment industry, Cohl is credited with producing and promoting some of the world’s highest profile and most successful music and entertainment events, and is known for his creativity and innovation in the industry. A native of Toronto, Ontario, Cohl launched his career as a local concert promoter in 1969 quickly becoming the driving force on the Canadian music scene with the founding of Concert Productions International (CPI) in 1973. Through the years, Cohl has developed long-lasting business relationships, built on trust, with many of the world’s most recognized artists including The Rolling Stones, U2, Pink Floyd, Barbra Streisand, The Who, Genesis, Pete Seeger, and Crosby Stills Nash and Young. Michael Cohl’s career in the entertainment business also includes producing, television (including "Pete Seeger: Power of Song" - Emmy Award - "LENNONYC" – Peabody Award, Emmy Award, "Harry Belafonte: Sing Your Song"), film (including Live at the Max and Shine A Light), the children’s show Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! – 2010 Billboard Touring Award for Creative Content, and Broadway (including Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Rock of Ages, Spamalot – TONY Award – and others). Michael has won over 35 entertainment industry awards including a Tony; an Emmy; has been inducted into the Canadian Music Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; the Canadian Music Hall of Fame; received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame; TJ Martell Foundation Man of the Year; a Juno Award for Special Achievement and Billboard Magazine’s first ever Backstage Pass Legend of the Live Award. Cohl is the former Chairman of Live Nation. With a career spanning four decades Cohl continues at the forefront of film, stage, family entertainment, television, exhibits, live events, branded merchandise, sports and music events. He continues to deliver new entertainment properties through his company S2BN Entertainment Corporation of which he is both the founder and Chairman.
Reagan is the Cofounder of CommonWealth Opportunity Capital, a global macro hedge fund. He also founded and financed production companies such as Plum Pictures, whose film projects include, among others Trophy Wife starring Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear, Lonesome Jim starring Liv Tyler and Casey Affleck, and finally, an Oscar nominated film and Golden Globes winner The Kids are Alright starring Julianne Moore, Annette Benning and Mark Ruffalo.
S2BN Entertainment Corporation is a diversified international family show and event entertainment company specializing in the acquisition, development and production of high-caliber touring exhibitions, unique live music tours and events, theatrical performances as well as consumer and multimedia product offerings. S2BN Entertainment Corporation is an industry leader in identifying, producing and effectively marketing top quality live shows, projects and events. S2BN Entertainment’s management team executes activities across all types of global venues – from stadiums to theaters to customized exhibition and exhibit spaces – delivering solid profitability while providing extraordinary experiences for its clients and its customers. Current projects include Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Rock of Ages (NYC, Australia and USA Tour), Fuerza Bruta, Bodies: The Exhibition and the award winning children’s show Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: There’s a Party in My City! Past projects include concert tours for The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Pink Floyd and U2.
A next-generation studio engaged in multuple aspects of entertainment including film production, financing and distribution; telelvision; sports management and music publishing. Under the leadership of CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, who executive produced the hit film The Social Network, the studio has produced, distributed or structured financing for nearly 200 motion pictures, generating $22 billion in worldwide box office and 73 Oscar nominations. Recent films include Acts of Valor, Immortabls and The Fighter.
Janet Billig Rich is a music industry veteran whose current and past projects include Camp Lisa with Lisa Loeb, Life in the Fab Lane with Kimora Lee Simmons, Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution, Rocked with Gina Gershon and the notred rock band Nirvana. Her other production of note is her twins.
Hillary has produced 14 plays that have been nominated for numerous awards in seven years in Los Angeles. Notably: Pussycat Dolls Live at the Roxy with Christina Applegate, Carmen Electra and special guests Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera and Charlize Theron; Happy Birthday Wanda June directed by Emmy-winner Robert Weide; Margaret directed by Mark Ruffalo. I would like to thank my husband Matthew Weaver for the ride of my life and give it up to my girls, Chase and August -- this one's for you!
Toni is very proud to be producing her first Broadway musical alongside her husband Barry Habib. She is also featured in the upcoming film, Sympathy for Delicious.
Past Social Work Administrator at LIJMC, where she produced health videos. An avid amateur photographer, she is the Nassau Region Hadassah event photographer. Owner/Manager Kaminsky LLC Real Estate; member Drama League, Transport Group and Classic Stage Co. chair: Knickerbocker Cup Sailing Foundation.
Simon and Stegany are thrilled to be a part of Rock of Ages! Stefany's theatrical producing credits include Spring Awakening, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life and the National Tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Stefany and Simon reside in NYC and Sneden's Landing, NY. They have three children: Brianne, Alex and Mitchel.
Broadway: Spring Awakening (Tony Award), Legally Blonde, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, the upcoming Writing Arthur and I Love You Because (Off-Broadway). Emmy-award-winning producing team of As The World Turns ('99-'06). Thanks to Scott & Matt! Love to Ma, Dad, Tom, Nick, Nate, AK & Joe348.
Charles has arrived on Broadway via a previous life as a successful restaurateur and general businessman. First attempt at producing, but he feels this is "just the beginning!" He credits his interest in theatre to his son Alex, whom he has watcjed perform for more than a dozen years. Resides in NH with his wife Karen.
Susanne has been involved in Broadway, Off-Broadway and many community theatre productions. She is thrilled to be part of the Rock of Ages team. Thanks to Mark for his unconditional love and support and to Farah, Melanie and Brielle for being an inspiration.
Pittsburgh, PA. Owner: Cozz Enterprises (real estate development) and Pro Bikes (bicycle shops). Four children: Alex, Zach, Gabriella, Sienna. Passion for God, cycling, arts, sports.
Israel is a founder of Prolific, a bicoastal management/production company, and a member of WolfsonGroup, a family office that makes institutional investments in hedge funds. Films produced: Hesher, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Natalie Portman, Sympathy for Delicious, Beware the Gonzo, and upcoming Die in a Gunfight starring Zac Efron.
Sara is the chairman of Lincoln Center Theater's Young Angels and a trustee at the Tony-winning O'Neill Theater Center. Her favorite production is her daughter Hermione.
Jayson develops new musicals: Murder for Two, Nine Wives, Great Expectations, Love Makes the World Go 'Round (songs of Bob Merrill), Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory, Make Me A Song: The Music of William Finn, Being Alive.
Max produced and directed Raising the Heights distributed by Lionsgate Entertainment. Founder of MG Origins, Inc., a financing company active in film, TV and Broadway ventures and an investor in Corner Store Fund. Developing several film projects. Love and thanks to all who work so hard and to my parents Samuel and Eva.
Michael is also Associate Producer of the Toronto, 1st National tour and Australian productions of RoA. Other productions: Fat Camp; Theresa Rebeck's The Scene (Second Stage with Araca Group).
David Kaufman, once named a "Top 50 Entrepreneur" in the country, is currently president of Tour GCX Partners, Inc., the only country club gold access card. Prior, he was a founder of Cosi Sandwich Bar and of Varsity Entertainment. He resides in NYC with his wife, the comic/writer Lisa Perlman, and their son, Joshua.
After 20 years in the telecommunications industry, Jay has joined the corner store team to pursue his passion for the entertainment business. Jay is currently raising capital for the Corner Store Fund and is very excited to produce his first Broadway musical. Additionally, Jay also manages NYC band Oblivious, headlined by Mark Cooper. Love to Mom, Dad and a big shout out to MC. I can see the light...just hope it's not a train.
Mr. Wittlin partnered with actor Corbin Bernsen to begin his career. He quickly gained a reputation for producing diverse and entertaining films. Wittlin's projects attract top talent and directors. A visionary with a focus on results, his producing style is described as "hands on" and "patient."
Laura Smith, along with her husband Michael Smith, is very excited to be a part of the Rock of Ages family. This is their first Broadway musical production. Laura is also the Executive Assistant to General Partner, Barry Habib.
Bill Bodnar and his wife Anna are proud to be part of Rock of Ages. Bill, a part-time musician and 80s music lover, is President of Sales and Business Development at Mortgage Success Source.
Win is founder and co-CEO of Apex Systems, a top IT services company. He's also a Corner Store Fund partner and produced the film Hesher. Props to Scott, Matt and the Corner Store family!
Happy has produced over a dozen feature films and supervised music for over 60 films. A veteran of the music business, he founded Immortal Records (Korn, Incubus) and is currently COO of Relativity Media.
Michele, formerly of JPMorgan, is thrilled to be part of this production with her husband Adam Smith. She hopes her boys, Marco and Alec, will learn to love the '80s as much as she did.
Managing directors at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. The Canell Group was named to Research magazine's "Top-Ranked Advisor Teams in America" in 2008. In 2009 and 2010, they were honored as Top 35-ranked financial advisors in NY -- and Top 100-ranked in the U.S. -- by Barron's magazine. BA, Lehigh University.
Broadway: Minsky's, Drowsy Chaperone, In the Heights, West Side Story, Memphis, Ragtime, Rock N' Roll, Is He Dead?, Sunday in the Park with George, Talk Radio, Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life. North American tour: Rock of Ages, West Side Story, In the Heights, Drowsy Chaperone. Australia: Rock of Ages. London: Drowsy Chaperone, Make Me a Song, Marguerite. AFTG-TINGWOT!
Five Broadway shows including Jersey Boys (Tony Award, Best Musical) and August: Osage County (Tony Award, Best Play). He lives in Florida with Jennifer and their three children.
Founded in 1997 by partners Matthew Rego, Michael Rego and Hank Unger, the Araca Group produces and merchandises live entertainment and theatrical events on Broadway and around the world. For more information please visit www.araca.com.