CREATIVE

Jeremy Dobrish

(Writer)

Jeremy wrote the original stage adaptation for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and Clifford The Big Red Dog for Mills Entertainment. His adaptation of Curious George, and his productions of The Teacher from the Black Lagoon, Virtually Me and Paul Revere tour the country with Theatreworks USA. He is a seven-time published playwright, and has directed across the country at some of the top regional theatres, as well as all over NYC where his productions have received several Lortel and Drama Desk nominations, He founded adobe theatre company, and is the co-founder of Midtown Direct Rep, in Maplewood, NJ. He has taught theatre at several schools including NYU, and is a Creative Director with Proscenium.

Voodoo Highway Music & Post

(Music Composer)

A full-service audio post-production house, composing music and designing audio for animation, films, video games, advertising, and a number of live-action television series for some of North America’s largest networks. Founded in 1999, Voodoo Highway Music & Post is a collective of composers based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with additional studios in Seattle, Washington and Hollywood, California. The writing team consists of Gemini-nominated composers, Brian Pickett, Graeme Cornies, David Kelly, and James Chapple. What began as strictly a music-house, eventually expanded to include a whole team of audio-post professionals.

Puppet Kitchen Productions

(Puppet Designer)

Designing, building, performing, directing, and teaching puppetry since 2008.

Recent Projects: The Little Mermaid (MUNY), The San Diego Zoo’s Centennial Celebration, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show (AUS, NYC, UK) The King and I and The Wiz (Maltz Jupiter Theater), and Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (TWUSA). PKP also has workshops for the public, and creates original programming for all ages.

Geppetto Studios

(Original Puppet Designer)

Select Film Credits: Fabricated costumes, puppets, and props for Warner Brothers, Columbia Pictures, Universal Studios, Dreamworks SKG, Greg Stump Films, Heaven with Diane Keaton, the kangaroo in Big Daddy co-starring Adam Sandler.

Television: “Moonman” costume rocked the white carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards Show, Comedy Central, The View, Nickelodeon, HBO, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, SONY Music, Celebrity Apprentice, and MTV’s Wonder Showzen.

Stage: Geppetto is endlessly thankful to Gregg Barnes, Tony Award Winning Costume Designer, for pulling them in on several projects including touring productions of Dora the Explorer and Mattel’s Barbie Fairytopia. 

Geppetto’s highly skilled artisans crafted many costumes for Pokémon Live, Beauty and The Beast (Baci Entertainment), Nickelodeon/Broadway Across America’s Storytime Live!, Cirque du Soleil’s Zarkana and Broadway’s Porgy and Bess. 

David Miller

(Original Scenic Designer)

Tours: Tyler Oakley’s Slumber Party, Cake Boss: Bakin’ with the Boss Tour, Cake Boss Homemade for the Holidays Tour, Clifford the Big Red Dog Live!, Last Comic Standing Live.

Awards Shows: Fox Reality Awards, Movie Guide Awards for seven straight years; Assistant to Set Designer Keith Gonzales on Jane Eyre, Broadway.

Regional: An Infinite Ache, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia.

John E. D. Bass

(Lighting Designer)

Toured as a lighting designer and stage manager with Diavolo Architecture in Motion and most recently for Mills Entertainment with Youtube’s Lilly Singh’s A Trip to Unicorn Island. Previous national tours designs include Peter Pan and Camelot for McCoy Rigby Entertainment as Tom Ruzika’s associate.  Past design highlights include The Soze Project at the The Apollo NYC and Azure – an underwater fantasy show at the Silverton Las Vegas.  Architectural credits include design team for the Eastern Columbia building in downtown Los Angeles and Spring, a Claes Oldenburg sculpture in Seoul, Korea.  John is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television.

Daniel Lundberg

(Sound Designer)

Design Credits: Fireface (The Brick), Freaks: A Legend About Growing Up (FringeNYC), and The Ballad of Beckett Kruszynski (Kraine Theatre).

Assistant Design Credits: Amazing Grace (Broadway), The Tallest Tree in the Forest (BAM Harvey), On the Twentieth Century (Broadway), and You Can’t Take It With You (Broadway).

Daniel has consulted on sound systems for Cirque du Soleil, Franco Dragone Entertainment Group, and Universal Studios, among others, and toured the US as head of audio with An American in Paris and 42nd Street. BFA Carnegie Mellon. It’s grr-ific to be here!

Isabel Rubio

(Costume Designer)

A Mexican Costume Designer who resides in Brooklyn NY. Isabel is honored to be part of the FRC & Mills Entertainment Families.

Mills Credits: Clifford The Big Red Dog National Tour and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood National tour.  

Theatre Credits: King Stag, Syracuse University. Theatre includes Superior Donuts, director Mark Fleisher; Peer Gynt, director Andrei Serban; Filming O’Keefe, directed by Martha Banta; Tick Tick Boom and Love Song, both directed by Gabriel Barre. Ballet Designs for Prima Ballerina Diana Vishneva, The Kirov Ballet as well as The Bolshoi Ballet.

Film Designs: Mattie Fresno; Mexican Ariel Nominated Film NOMADAS with Lucy Liu. TV credits: Madam Secretary; Law & Order; Late Night With David Letterman as an Assistant Designer. Isabel teaches Costume Design at SUNY FIT.

Honors: juried exhibitor Prague Scenofest Quadrennial / USA National Exhibit 2007 and the recipient Virginia Museum Costume Design Fellowship.

Thanks as always to my sons Alex and David.

Nathan Crosby

(Prop Designer)

Nathan is a scenic and properties designer from Portland, Oregon. He has designed for several companies including Portland Center Stage, Theatre Vertigo, Nesting House, Broadway Rose Theater, and Portland Actors Conservatory which also happens to be his Alma Mater. Nathan is excited to be joining the Daniel Tiger Tour!

Wojcik Seay Casting

(Casting Director)

WSL is the partnership of Scott Wojcik & Gayle Seay, and with Holly Buczek they cast all mediums.  

National & International Tours: RENT, Kinky Boots, Motown, Vocalosity, Flashdance, Dreamgirls, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Jekyll & Hyde, Joseph….Dreamcoat, A Chorus Line and Odd Squad, Live with Mills Entertainment.

Off Broadway Credits: Othello: The Remix, Church & State, The Portal, Tennessee Williams’ The Two Character Play, Handle With Care, Triassic Parq and more! Regional: Multiple seasons/ shows for Riverside Theatre-FL, The Engeman Theatre – NY, Theatre Raleigh-NC, Stages St Louis-MO, Theatre Aspen-CO, Gretna Theatre-PA, The Arvada Center-CO and Tuacahn PAC-UT.

Tom Helm

(Music Director)

On Broadway, Tom has music directed/conducted Souvenir (Florence Foster Jenkins), Les Miserables, Me and My Girl, Cats and Brigadoon (revival), and national tours of Cats and Me and My Girl.  He has been the resident musical director of Pittsburgh CLO for 21 seasons (@65 productions) and the Paper Mill Playhouse for 17 seasons (@55 productions).  He has musically supervised various national tour productions of Dora the Explorer, Diego, Rugrats and Madagascar, and was music director of the PBS production of Crazy For You, and the Showtime presentation of Mornings at Seven.

Natalie Malotke

(Director)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, (Choreography Assistant/Joshua Bergasse), Little Dancer (NYC Workshop with Susan Stroman), and Assistant Director on Really Rosie at City Center (dir. Leigh Silverman).

Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Music Theatre Wichita, Pioneer Theatre Company, TexARTS, Wagon Wheel, and Jenny Wiley. TV: PBS’ A Capitol Fourth (Assistant Choreographer). Industrial creative projects for Target, The Robin Hood Foundation and Nickelodeon on board NCL. Natalie is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center and is on the Artist Board of Off-Center at City Center. Proud graduate: The University of Michigan.

Jenn Rapp

(Originating Director)

Jenn is the current associate for The Illusionists with runs on Broadway for the past three years. Director/Choreographer for Norwegian Cruise Line’s Le Cirque Bijou and Prison Dancer at NYMF. She choreographed Community Works and Song for a Future Generation at Williamstown Theatre Festival. As an associate director to Stafford Arima, she worked on the MCP Lincoln Center concert productions of The Secret Garden and Ragtime.

Off-Broadway credits include Bare, Lucky Guy, Carrie and Indian Ink.

For companies such as Dreamworks, Nickelodeon and Disney Creative, she has traveled to numerous countries, directing original musicals from many popular cartoons.

Ryan Amstad

(Producer)

Selected Mills Credits: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live, Odd Squad Live, Let’s Play Live, #IMOMSOHARD Moms Night Out, Camp17, Kian & JC’s Don’t Try This At Home World Tour, Mel Brooks: Back in the Saddle Again!, Ricky & Trevor’s Gold Alive Tour, The Dolan Twins 4OU World Tour.

Silent House Productions Credits: Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour, Britney Spears’ Piece of Me Las Vegas Residency, American Idol XIII, Katy Perry 56th Grammy Awards and BRIT Awards, P!nk 56th Grammy Awards.

Proud Graduate of Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London.

Simone Gianfrancesco

(Executive Producer)

A Producer and Development Executive with Mills Entertainment.

Select Mills Credits: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live, Clifford the Big Red Dog Live, Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train, Tyler Oakley’s Slumber Party, Lilly Singh’s A Trip to Unicorn Island World Tour, John Cleese & Eric Idle Together Again At Last…For the Very First Time, Lifetime’s Bring It! Live, and SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody.

Select LA and Chicago Credits: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Universal Studios, About Face Theatre.

Proud graduate of Smith College.

“There are three ways to ultimate success: the first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.” – Fred Rogers

Mills Entertainment

(Producer)

The leading producer and promoter of branded live entertainment in the United States. Mills brings a wide variety of entertainment to live audiences, from top stars of television and film, to children’s theatricals, and beyond.

Select Current Tours: Mel Brooks Back in the Saddle Again!, TLC’s Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo: The Live Experience, John Cleese and Eric Idle: Together Again At Last…For the Very First Time, Jungle Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live, Cesar Millan Live, and Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood from ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?”