COLIN QUINN (Author/Performer) A native of Brooklyn, Colin Quinn began his stand-up career in New York as a regular on the comedy club circuit. He made his television debut as co-host of MTV’s popular game show “Remote Control”. In 1995, Quinn landed a spot on the legendary late-night show “Saturday Night Live”, where he entertained audiences for five seasons with his writing and unforgettable characters before stepping in as anchor for “SNL”’s popular Weekend Update segment. After “SNL”, Quinn tackled societal issues on Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn”, in which he served as the show’s host, creator and executive producer, from 2002 – 2004. In addition to his television work, Colin also wrote the screenplay for the movie Celtic Pride and has appeared in many films, including A Night at the Roxbury, Comedian, and Adam Sandler’s Grown Ups. Colin’s first one-man show, Sanctifying Grace, began off-Broadway in 1994 and was later produced as Colin Quinn—An Irish Wake and played at the Helen Hayes Theatre. In 2010, he returned to the Helen Hayes Theatre and starred in the hit Broadway show Colin Quinn LongStory Short. Directed by Jerry Seinfeld, the show was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and was nominated for an Emmy as an HBO special in 2011. Currently touring Long Story Short across the country, Colin is working on his book chronicling history from a satirical perspective, titled Yesterday’s News (Grand Central Publishing). In June 2012, he can be seen in Sony’s Donny’s Boy opposite Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg.
JERRY SEINFELD (Director) is a comedian who resides in New York City with his wife and three children.
DAVID GALLO (Scenic and Projection Design). Selected Broadway: Memphis; A Catered Affair; Xanadu; Radio Golf (Tony nom.); Company; The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards); Gem of the Ocean (Tony nom.); Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Dance of the Vampires; Thoroughly Modern Millie (also London); King Hedley II; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; A View From the Bridge; Jackie: An American Life (also London); and Hughie. Off-Broadway: Reasons to Be Pretty, Evil Dead, Shout!, The Wild Party, Jitney (also London), Wonder of the World, A New Brain, Bunny Bunny,Machinal and Blue Man Group. Drama Desk, American Theatre Wing, Lucille Lortel, Hewes Design, Outer Critics Circle, Ovation, FANY, NAACP, AUDELCO, Barrymore and Eddy Awards. Represented American set design at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial. Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Set Design. National archive at the Smithsonian Institute.
HOWELL BINKLEY (Lighting Design). B’way works include Lombardi, Million Dollar Quartet, Memphis, West Side Story (2009 Tony nomination), Gypsy starring Patti LuPone, In the Heights (2008 Tony nomination), Jersey Boys (Tony Award winner), Avenue Q, The Full Monty, Parade,Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony nomination/Olivier winner), How to Succeed…. Also the Joffrey Ballet’s Billboards and designs for more than 60 pieces for Parsons Dance, which he cofounded with David Parsons. Six musicals in rep for the Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Celebration.
CHRISTOPHER “KIT” BOND (Sound Design). His work consists of more than 30 regional theatre productions and 45 top New York and national touring productions, including Fame on 42nd Street, Some Like It Hot starring Tony Curtis, Guys and Dolls, Camelot with Richard Harris, South Pacific with Robert Goulet, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular with Susan Anton and Maurice Hines, Forever Plaid, Dixie’s Tupperware Party and All Shook Up. He is in his eighth season as the audio designer with Theatre Under the Stars.
SCOTT ELMEGREEN (Originial Composition). Composition/sound design: Colin Quinn Long Story Short (Bleecker Street), ‘S Wonderful (national tour), What I Took in My Hand (Ontological-Hysteric, Brick), Daguerreotype (Abingdon), Tone Clusters (Fringe Report Award, Best Play). Writing: COLLEGE: The Musical (NYMF 2008; pub. Dramatic Publishing), Vote for Me: A Musical Debate (NYMF 2010), Awesome Allie, First Kid Astronaut (Vital), Thucydides (pub. Samuel French).
DANIEL J. KELLS (Production Stage Manager). Broadway: Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking (Roundabout Theatre/Studio 54). Tours: Wishful Drinking, Kiki & Herb: Alive From Broadway, Jigu! Thunder Drums of China, Irving Berlin’s I Love a Piano, Puppetry of the Penis. As Boston based theatre producer: Twelfth Night for Commonwealth Shakespeare (Elliot Norton Award for Best Large Production); Sing Me to Sleep for Coyote Theatre (Norton Award for Best Small Production).
HAL BROOKS (Creative Consultant) directed the Pulitzer finalist Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno as well as the Obie Award-winning No Child… by Nilaja Sun, which has played across the country and internationally. He is the associate artistic director of the Ojai Playwrights Conference and is a lecturer at Yale University.
CESA ENTERTAINMENT/JAMIE CESA (General Manager). Broadway producing credits: Lombardi (currently at Circle in the Square), Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking (Studio 54), Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway (Tony Award nomination for Best Special Theatrical Event). West End: Hair. Off-Broadway: Los Big Names (Drama Desk nomination); The Women of Lockerbie; 21 Dog Years; Naked Boys Singing!; Love, Janis. General management: Celia: The Life & Music of Celia Cruz, Love Child, Criss Angel Mindfreak, Matt & Ben and many more.
EVA PRICE (Producer). Broadway credits: A Life in the Theatre, The Merchant of Venice, The Addams Family, Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Off-Broadway: Circumcise Me, Marga Gomez’s Los Big Names (Drama Desk nomination), The J.A.P Show and Joy. Past and current touring: Ella, a bio-musical about the life and music of Ella Fitzgerald; Irving Berlin’s I Love a Piano; The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Eva Price is executive producer and executive vice president of Maximum Entertainment, a producing, developing and general management company located in New York City. For five years Eva worked as an assignment editor and coordinating producer for special projects at ABC News, spending her last year producing and reporting on stories relating to Broadway for ABCNEWS.COM.
RICHARD MARTINI (Producer) has been involved as producer or general manager of more than 70 shows in the last 30 years that have toured throughout the world. Recent productions include Xanadu, All Shook Up, Some Like It Hot starring Tony Curtis, Fame the Musical, Guys and Dolls, Dirty Blonde, Fully Committed, The Vagina Monologues, A Chorus Line and Forever Plaid.