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Barbara Andres was born-in-a-trunk to the musical comedy team, Masters and Rollins. She debuted on Broadway in the 1969 musical Jimmy followed by The Boy Friend, Rodgers and Hart, Rex, On Golden Pond, Doonesbury, Kiss of the Spider Woman, A Delicate Balance, and Cabaret.

 

Ms. Andres’ extensive television and film credits include Law and Order, all three productions, Gossip Girl, Damages, RescueMe, What About Bob?, After the Storm, Random Hearts, and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing. In 2014 she was a Drama Desk Best Actress Nominee for her performance in I Remember Mama.

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Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, having made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Her unique singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film.

 

She is best known for Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical Swing! and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series The Nanny. Ms. Callaway is a Platinum Award-winning writer whose songs are featured on seven of Barbra Streisand’s recent CDs. The only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, she has also written songs with Carole King, Rolf Lovland and Barbara Carroll, to name a few.

Barbara Andres

Ann Hampton Callaway
 

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Barbara Andres was born-in-a-trunk to the musical comedy team, Masters and Rollins. She debuted on Broadway in the 1969 musical Jimmy followed by The Boy Friend, Rodgers and Hart, Rex, On Golden Pond, Doonesbury, Kiss of the Spider Woman, A Delicate Balance, and Cabaret.

 

Ms. Andres’ extensive television and film credits include Law and Order, all three productions, Gossip Girl, Damages, RescueMe, What About Bob?, After the Storm, Random Hearts, and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing. In 2014 she was a Drama Desk Best Actress Nominee for her performance in I Remember Mama.

Tony Kushner’s plays include A Bright Room Called Day; Angels in America, Parts One and Two; Slavs!; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide To Capitalism And Socialism With A Key To The Scriptures.

 

Mr. Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award and an Oscar nomination, among other honors.

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Victoria Livengood’s multifaceted, powerhouse performances have led critics to hail her as “one of the leading singer-actresses of her generation.” Ms. Livengood made her critically acclaimed Met debut in 1991 in Luisa Miller under James Levine’s baton.

 

 

Since then she has become known for her dynamic portrayals in more than 100 Met performances, including the title role of Carmen opposite Placido Domingo. She has sung over 75 different roles with opera companies around the world.

Victoria Livengood

Tony Kushner

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Peter Mark is an international conductor, opera coach, and masterclass teacher. He was the founding general and artistic director of Virginia Opera (1975-2010) and of International Opera Alliance, as well as founding artistic director of the Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival and the new Lyric Opera Virginia.

 

 

 

Maestro Mark has conducted well over 100 opera productions on Virginia stages. He has conducted internationally from the Royal Opera House in London to the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires to the Pacific Opera Victoria in Canada.

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Julianne Moore is an internationally recognized actress, philanthropist and children’s book author. She has received many accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA, two Emmy Awards, two SAG awards, and two Golden Globes. Time magazine named Moore one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2015. In 2020, The New York Times ranked her #11 in its list of the 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century.

 

She is an ambassador for Save the Children’s U.S. programs and the founder of the organization’s Valentine’s Day program. She is active in Planned Parenthood and the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. Ms. Moore lives in New York City with her family.

Julianne Moore
 

Peter Mark
 

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Barbara Andres was born-in-a-trunk to the musical comedy team, Masters and Rollins. She debuted on Broadway in the 1969 musical Jimmy followed by The Boy Friend, Rodgers and Hart, Rex, On Golden Pond, Doonesbury, Kiss of the Spider Woman, A Delicate Balance, and Cabaret.

 

Ms. Andres’ extensive television and film credits include Law and Order, all three productions, Gossip Girl, Damages, RescueMe, What About Bob?, After the Storm, Random Hearts, and Thirteen Conversations About One Thing. In 2014 she was a Drama Desk Best Actress Nominee for her performance in I Remember Mama.

Rich and powerful musical language and a strong sense of drama have made Scottish-American composer Thea Musgrave one of the most respected and exciting contemporary composers in the Western world.

 

From time to time, she conducts her own work including the premiere performance of Mary, Queen of Scots at the 1977 Edinburgh International Festival and later with the San Francisco Spring Opera; her ballet Beauty and the Beast; and orchestral works with the BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and English Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Musgrave was awarded the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth in 2002.

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Jimmy Roberts composed the music for I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, the second longest-running Off Broadway musical ever, written with playwright Joe DiPietro.

 

He is noted for two other scores, The Thing About Men, voted Best Musical of 2003 by the New York Outer Critics Circle, and The Velveteen Rabbit, a children’s musical, which toured the U.S. for ten years. As a pianist (Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, Time Warner Center), he has been praised for the intriguing way he blends classical pieces with popular standards. He is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with noted pianist, Constance Keene.

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Thea Musgrave

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Patrick Vaccariello is a leading music director and conductor on Broadway, having supervised five consecutive Tony Awards telecasts, from 2014 to 2018. He has also conducted at the Kennedy Center Honors and Patti LuPone’s performance at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

He is currently supervising and conducting Hugh Jackman’s 2019 World Tour. He served as vocal coach for the feature film The Greatest Showman and has worked extensively with Mr. Jackman since 2003, serving as music director for The Boy from Oz on Broadway as well as the Australian concert arena tour, Hugh Jackman: Broadway to Oz.

Mr. Vaccariello’s many Broadway credits include On Your Feet, Cabaret (2014 and 1998 revivals), Annie, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, West Side Story, Come Fly Away, Lend Me a Tenor, Gypsy (with both Patti LuPone and Bernadette Peters), A Chorus Line, La Cage aux Folles, Dance of the Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar, Victor / Victoria, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats, and Take Me Along. He was also music director for the Radio City Spring Spectacular.

Internationally, Patrick Vaccariello has conducted The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber worldwide (including at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People), Cabaret at Paris’s Theatre Marigny, and A Chorus Line in London’s West End.

He was featured in the film Every Little Step: The Making of the Chorus Line Revival and has conducted numerous cast recordings, including the Grammy Award–winning West Side Story as well as Cabaret, A Chorus Line, Gypsy, and The Boy from Oz. A graduate of the Hartt School of Music, Patrick Vaccariello received the school’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010.

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