creators

Mcgovern & castellino

Bill Castellino (Book/Director/Choreographer) World Premieres: Reflections, Some Kind of Wonderful, Cagney, Dorian Gray, Lizzie Borden, Heartbeats, Miklat, Fishwrap, Holiday For Hope, House Divided, Singing Weatherman, Happy Holidays, The Presidents, Crash Club, Beautiful Dreamer, Rhythm Rox, Another Summer, Breathe.  Other:  Rent, Spelling Bee, Carousel, Drood, Godspell, La Cage, Music Man, West Side Story, Chicago, Joseph, Tommy, Little Shop, Beehive, Evita, Slab Boys, Oliver, Cabaret, Abyssinia, Rap Master Ronnie, Last Five Years, Spitfire Grill, Smokey Joe, Hair, etc.  Tours: Jolson, Chess, Fame, Nightclub Cantata, Tomfoolery, Esther, Les Miserables.  Awards:  Jefferson, 4 LA Weekly, 10 Dramalogue, Silver Palm, and many nominations. Member: SDC, AEA, DG.

Christopher McGovern (Music/Lyrics/Musical Director) Writing credits include libretto and score for Lizzie Borden (Goodspeed – starring Christiane Noll, American Stage – starring two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser, and Stoneham Theatre/Boston), Crash Club (w/Castellino & Whitefield), Backwards In High Heels (WP at Florida Stage as well as productions at Blowing Rock, American Heartland Theatre, FCLO, ICT in LA and productions this year at the Asolo, Arizona Theatre Company, San Jose Rep and the Cleveland Playhouse directed by Scott Schwartz & Choreographed by Patti Colombo), A Visit To Roswell, Music and Lyrics for Cagney (Florida Stage, Carbonell: "Best New Work," Silver Palm Award; Drayton Theatre Festival, Riverside Theatre), The Ugly Duck (Promenade Theatre NYC and national tour), six childrens musicals for Stages Of Imagination (two National Parents Choice Awards.) His songs have been featured on solo CDs he produced, arranged and conducted for Tony nominees Rebecca Luker (Leaving Home), Susan Egan (Coffee House, Winter Tracks and Live), and Alison Fraser (Men In My Life).  Off-Broadway credits as Musical Director/Arranger/Pianist include: That’s Life (Outer Critics Circle nomination “Best Off Broadway Musical”), The Jazz Singer, Sheba, Identical Twins, Breathe (American Opera Projects) and The Fishkin Touch (starring MikeBurstyn.) Favorite regional credits: Cagney (composer/lyricist), Sisters Of Swing, Dream A Little Dream (Carbonell nominations), I Love A Piano, The Last Five Years, Spitfire Grill, Some Kind Of Wonderful! (Co-Creator, Silver Palm Award winner), Hair and Pajama Game at Arizona Theatre Company (both MAC Award winners: "Best Musical"), Beehive (Riverside Theatre), Joseph (starring William Katt), Another Summer (World Premiere starring Marni Nixon), World Goes Round, Little Shop, Tommy, Godspell, {title of show} and many others. Mr. McGovern is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Temple University and lives in New York City.

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