Book, Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Additional Songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Directed by Keith Glover
September 19 - November 8, 2009
Old Globe Theatre

One of the greatest entertainers of all time, Sammy Davis Jr. defined an era. The ultimate triple-threat – singer, actor and dancer, Sammy could do it all. With a cast of sixteen of Broadway’s best singers and dancers, this world premiere musical, written by two-time Academy Award® and Grammy Award®-winner Leslie Bricusse, takes us from Sammy’s days as a child working in vaudeville through his time with Dean and Frank as a member of the Rat Pack. Featuring the unmistakable classics that helped to make Sammy an icon — from hits like “The Candy Man,” “Mr. Bojangles” and “What Kind of Fool Am I” to new songs written just for this musical — Sammy shows us the struggles and triumphs of the man who was adored by millions. Sammy is the history of American entertainment, as seen through the eyes of the first real “American Idol.”

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Obba Babatundé as Sammy Davis, Jr. with Jenelle Engleson and Sarah Strimel in the world premiere of Sammy, a new musical by Leslie Bricusse at The Old Globe, September 19 - Nov. 8, 2009. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
(front, l. to. r) Lance Roberts as Will Mastin, Obba Babatundé as Sammy Davis, Jr. and Ted Louis Levy as Sammy Davis, Sr. and the cast of Sammy, the world premiere of a new musical by Leslie Bricusse at The Old Globe, September 19 - Nov. 8, 2009. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
Obba Babatundé as Sammy Davis, Jr. in the world premiere of Sammy, a new musical by Leslie Bricusse at The Old Globe, September 19 - Nov. 8, 2009. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
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(front, l. to r.) Lance Roberts as Will Mastin, Ann Duquesnay as Rosa Davis and Ted Louis Levy as Sammy Davis, Sr. in the world premiere of Sammy, a new musical by Leslie Bricusse at The Old Globe, September 19 - Nov. 8, 2009. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
(l. to r.) Troy Britton Johnson as Dean Martin, Obba Babatundé as Sammy Davis, Jr. and Adam James as Frank Sinatra in the world premiere of Sammy, a new musical by Leslie Bricusse at The Old Globe, September 19 - Nov. 8, 2009. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
Obba Babatundé as Sammy Davis, Jr. (center) with Ted Louis Levy as Sammy Davis, Sr. (left) and Lance Roberts as Will Mastin (right) in the world premiere of Sammy, a new musical by Leslie Bricusse at The Old Globe, September 19 - Nov. 8, 2009. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
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Obba Babatundé as Sammy Davis, Jr. in the world premiere of Sammy, a new musical by Leslie Bricusse at The Old Globe, September 19 - Nov. 8, 2009. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
Obba Babatundé as Sammy Davis, Jr. and Heather Ayers as May Britt in the world premiere of Sammy, a new musical by Leslie Bricusse at The Old Globe, September 19 - Nov. 8, 2009. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
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Obba Babatundé stars as Sammy Davis, Jr. in the world premiere of Sammy, a new musical by Oscar and Grammy-winning composer Leslie Bricusse, at The Old Globe Sept. 19 – Nov. 8, 2009. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
Obba Babatundé stars as Sammy Davis, Jr. in the world premiere of Sammy, a new musical by Oscar and Grammy-winning composer Leslie Bricusse, at The Old Globe Sept. 19 – Nov. 8, 2009. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
Obba Babatundé stars as Sammy Davis, Jr. in the world premiere of Sammy, a new musical by Oscar and Grammy-winning composer Leslie Bricusse, at The Old Globe Sept. 19 – Nov. 8, 2009. Photo by Craig Schwartz.
Sammy with Evie and Leslie Bricusse at Evie's 1989 birthday party in Beverly Hills. Photo courtesy of Leslie Bricusse.
(l. to r.) Anthony Newley, Henry Mancini, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Leslie Bricusse. Photo courtesy of Leslie Bricusse.
(l. to r.) Joan Collins, Anthony Newley, Leslie and Evie Bricusse and Sammy Davis, Jr. Photo courtesy of Leslie Bricusse.
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Executive Producer Lou Spisto and Leslie Bricusse at the Sammy media presentation on Sept. 11, 2009 at The Old Globe. Photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.
Obba Babatundé, Heather Ayers and the cast of Sammy perform "Livin' Large" at the media presentation at The Old Globe on Sept. 11, 2009. Photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.
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Obba Babatundé is "Livin' Large" with the cast of Sammy at the Sept. 11, 2009 media presentation at The Old Globe. Photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.
Obba Babatundé performs "Gonna Build a Mountain" with Jenelle Emgleson, Sarrah Strimel and Lauren Haughton at the Sammy media presentation on Sept. 11, 2009 at The Old Globe. Photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.
Director Keith Glover confers with Leslie Bricusse at the Sammy media presentation on Sept. 11, 2009 at The Old Globe. Photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.
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Choreographer Keith Young shares his thoughts about Sammy Davis, Jr. at the Sammy media presentation on Sept. 11, 2009 at The Old Globe. Photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.
Obba Babatundé and Leslie Bricusse steal a moment together after the Sammy media presentation on Sept. 11, 2009 at The Old Globe. Photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.
Music Supervisor Ian Fraser with rehearsal pianist Charlie Reuter at the Sammy media presentation on Sept. 11, 2009 at The Old Globe. Photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.
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Ted Louis Levy and Obba Babatundé perform "Once in a Lifetime" at the Sammy media presentation on Sept. 11, 2009 at The Old Globe. Photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.
Obba Babatundé as Sammy Davis, Jr. at the Sammy media presentation on Sept. 11, 2009 at The Old Globe. Photo by J. Katarzyna Woronowicz.

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Heather Ayers (May Britt/Ensemble)
The Old Globe: The Women, Ace. BROADWAY: Megan Mullally's understudy In Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. Off Broadway: Five Course Love; Sarah, Plain and Tall; Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back; four City Center Encores! productions. Regional: The Last Five Years (Cathy), Cincinnati Playhouse; Guys and Dolls (Sarah), Dallas Theatre Center; Cyrano (Roxane), Barrington Stage; Songs for a New World, George Street Playhouse, among others. Tv: “Lights Out,” “Z Rock.” Recordings: Young Frankenstein, Five Course Love, Face the Music.
Obba Babatundé (Sammy)
Like his mentor Sammy Davis, Jr., Mr. Babatundé has been entertaining audiences since he was a child. A skilled actor, singer and dancer, Davis once said of Babatundé that “I feel safe knowing that with cats like Obba, when I get out of this business I am leaving it in good hands.” Babatundé was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance as C.C. White in the original Broadway cast of Dreamgirls. His additional Broadway credits include the revival of Chicago, Grind, and Timbuktu! He also created the role of Jelly Roll Morton in Jelly’s Last Jam. On television, Babatundé delivered an Emmy and CableACE nominated performance in Miss Evers’ Boys, received a NAACP Image Award nomination for his performance as Harold Nicholas in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, and has appeared in 60 made-for-television movies and countless TV series. Some of his theatrical films include Philadelphia, That Thing You Do, After the Sunset, The Manchurian Candidate, The Notebook and the upcoming feature Moneyball opposite Brad Pitt.
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Ann Duquesnay (Rosa Davis)
Most recently Sheila's Day, Market Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa and Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ. BROADWAY: Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk (Tony Award, Drama League Recognition Award and Grammy nominee co-composer/lyricist), Hot Feet, It Ain't Nothin But the Blues, Jelly's Last Jam, revival of The Wiz, Blues in the Night. OFF BROADWAY: Our Leading Lady (AUDELCO Award nominee), Manhattan Theatre Club; Cookin at the Cookery (Drama Desk nominee and Drama League Recognition Award), Melting Pot Theatre; Spunk (AUDELCO Award), New York Shakespeare Festival. REGIONAL: Hallelujah Baby (Helen Hayes Award), Arena Stage Washington, DC; Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Denver Center Theatre; Lady Day (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award), Theatre on the Square; Porgy and Bess, Houston Grand Opera; Betsey Brown, McCarter Theatre. National Tours: The Civil War, Bubbling Brown Sugar, The Wiz. Narrator of Aretha Franklin's autobiography audiobook Aretha from These Roots; historical voices in Ken Burns TV documentries.
jenelle engleson
Jenelle Engleson (Ensemble)
NYC THEATER: Radio City Christmas Spectacular. REGIONAL: Thoroughly Modern Millie, North Shore Music Theater; Crazy for You, Ogunquit Playhouse; Grease, Kansas City Starlight; 42nd Street, Reagle Players. FILM: Little Manhattan.  EDUCATION: Currently attending Fordham University for degree in Communication and Public Relations.
stephanie girard
Stephanie Girard (Ensemble)
LA: Premiere of The Life (Mary). TOUR: Grease (Rizzo). REGIONAL: The Who's Tommy (Mrs. Walker), Berkshire Theater Festival & Media Theatre; Chicago, Foothills Theatre; Angels in America, Sweet Charity, West Side Story, Connecticut Repertory Theatre. FILM: Finding Sight, Saint Nick. TV: “As the World Turns,” “Nip/Tuck.” EDUCATION: Boston Conservatory, University of Connecticut.
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Lauren Haughton (Ensemble)
BROADWAY: Wicked. OFF BROADWAY: Fools in Love. REGIONAL: Turn of the Century (Dir. Tommy Tune), The Goodman Theatre; Hans Christian Anderson (w/Maury Yeston), Maine State Music Theatre; Damn Yankees (Lola), Arizona Broadway Theatre; Cabaret (Texas), Stages St. Louis; La Cage Aux Folles (Bitelle), Merry-Go-Round Playhouse; Chicago (Annie), Forestburgh Playhouse; Amadeus (u/s Constanze) and West Side Story (Estella), Syracuse Stage. TV: “Guiding Light.” EDUCATION: BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University.
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Mary Ann Hermansen (Kim Novak/Ensemble)
BROADWAY: Carrie, Chicago. TOURS: Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Smokey Joe’s Café. FILM: Blast from the Past, That Thing You Do, Forrest Gump and Forget Paris. TV: “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “CSI: NY,” “Step It Up and Dance,” “Strong Medicine,” “General Hospital” and “Nip/Tuck.”  EDUCATION: UC Irvine and St. Mary’s University.
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Adam James (Frank Sinatra)
OFF BROADWAY: Our Sinatra. REGIONAL:The Rat Pack — Live from Las Vegas, Forever Swing, Eddie!, Sinatra... Remembered. GUEST ARTIST: Detroit Symphony, Atlanta Pops, Orchestra London, Kitchener Symphony, Victoria Symphony. FILM: Mambo Italiano. AWARDS: Genie nomination (best song), Jazz Report Awards (best vocalist with group). EDUCATION: BMus from McGill University. UPCOMING: Release of debut solo CD, Adam James. Performing in Vancouver during 2010 Winter Olympics.
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Troy Britton Johnson (Dean Martin/Cohn/ Jennings/Ensemble)
BROADWAY: Troy created the role of the tap dancing, blind-folded roller skating groom Robert Martin in The Drowsy Chaperone. Also, Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees directed by Jack O’Brien, Elvis in the short-lived sequel The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and the original company of The Will Rogers Follies, both directed by Tommy Tune. He originated the role of Corny Collins in the first national tour of Hairspray and played Teddy Slaughter in the national tour of The Full Monty, both directed by Jack O’Brien. OFF BROADWAY: Craig Prince in Charles Busch’s infamous Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. REGIONAL: Steven Kodaly in She Loves Me at both the Huntington Theater in Boston and the Williamstown Theatre Festival directed by Nicholas Martin; The Drowsy Chaperone, Ahmanson Theater; A House in the Woods, Goodspeed Opera House; A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine, Bristol Riverside Theater; Violet, Laguna Playhouse; Cinderella, Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera; South Pacific, Westbury Music Fair as well as productions of Strike Up the Band (Timothy Fletcher), and Bells Are Ringing (Blake Barton) for Los Angeles’ Reprise Theatre Company. FILM: Blood Night, Life in Flight, and Calling it Quits. TV: Disney’s “Geppetto,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “As the World Turns.” EDUCATION: Troy holds a BA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
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Ted Louis Levy (Sammy Davis, Sr.)
Emmy Award winner Ted Louis Levy’s profes-sional training began in Chicago with Finis Henderson II, Master Tap Dancer and former manager of Sammy Davis, Jr. Levy collaborated with George C. Wolfe and Gregory Hines on the choreography of Jelly's Last Jam, for which he received Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations, and the Outer Critics Circle Award. Levy also appeared on Broadway in Black and Blue and as Papa Jack in Susan Stroman and Harry Connick, Jr.'s Thou Shalt Not. He received a Helen Hayes Award for his portrayal of The Mikado in The Ford’s Theatre production of The Hot Mikado. Levy made his film debut in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X, appeared with Gregory Hines in Bojangles and received an Emmy Award for his television debut performance in the PBS Special “Precious Memories.” He is the recipient of the 2008 Gregory Hines Humanitarian Award. He offers his sincere gratitude to his trainers Shirley Hall Bass and Lois Simon.
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Keewa Nurullah (Lola Folana/Ensemble)
NATIONAL TOUR: On the Record (Disney Theatricals). REGIONAL: Monty Python’s Spamalot, Las Vegas; Peter Pan, The MUNY; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The MUNY and Kansas City Starlight Theatre. FILM: Save the Last Dance. TV: “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.”
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Perry Ojeda (Ensemble)
THE OLD GLOBE: Imaginary Friends. BROADWAY: On The Town, Blood Brothers, Imaginary Friends. WEST END: Dolly West's Kitchen. TV: “Desperate House-wives,” “Eli Stone,” “Guiding Light,” TNT's The Day Lincoln Was Shot, “All My Children,” “One Life To Live.” EDUCA-TION: BFA with honors from University of Michigan Musical Theater Program, Graduate - Interlochen Arts Academy. ONLINE: and

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Victoria Platt (Altovise Gore/Ensemble)
BROADWAY: Original Broadway production of Jelly's Last Jam directed by George C. Wolfe. Regional: Pippin, Mark Taper Forum; Atlanta, Geffen Playhouse; Asphalt, REDCAT; Smoke, Lilies and Jade, The Public Theater; All Night Strut, Fullerton Civic Light Opera; Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Black Dahlia Theatre; The Hot Mikado, Ford’s Theatre; Hope Runs Eternal (NAACP nomination), Nate Holden Performing Arts Center; Dreamgirls, Westchester Broadway Theatre; Women of Plums, The Kennedy Center; Matt Sax & Eric Rosen’s hip-hopsical Venice, Kirk Douglas Theatre. EUROPEAN TOUR: Hair. Film: Jonah Hex starring Josh Brolin (2010), My Girlfriend’s Back (2010), Cover, Flip the Script, Winchell (HBO), True Grits (Cannes Short Film Corner), 'Round Midnight. TV: “CSI: Miami,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Strong Medicine,” “Guiding Light,” “Barbershop” and “All My Children.”
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Anise Ritchie (Ensemble/understudy Rosa)
THE OLD GLOBE: Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (2007, 2008). NATIONAL TOUR: Ain't Misbehavin', Menopause The Musical. ELSEWHERE: Beehive, The 60's Musical, Sierra Repertory Theatre; Showboat, Townsend Opera Players; Once on this Island, TheatreWorks; A Grand Night for Singing, Smokey Joe’s Café, California Conservatory Theatre; Little Shop of Horrors, Portland Civic Theatre; Oregon Shakespeare Festival; The Dance on Widow’s Row, Blue, Eubie and Ain't Misbehavin', Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, San Francisco. Workshop: San Francisco's Aftershock. EUROPEAN TOUR: Emmitt Powell and the Gospel Elites (Lead Singer). EDUCATION/ TRAINING: International Performing Arts Academy, San Francisco; Academy of Arts, San Francisco.
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Lance Roberts (Will Mastin)
Originally from New York, Lance now makes his home in L.A. where he has appeared in almost 100 professional shows including the original L.A. casts of: Cats, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change, Forbidden Hollywood, The All Night Strut, Once on this Island and most recently Ain’t Misbehavin’ at the Music Center’s Ahmanson Theater. San Diego audiences have seen him at San Diego Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse, Moonlight, Welk and Gaslight Theatres. NEW YORK: Forbidden Hollywood (original casts), Radio City’s America and the revival of The Me Nobody Knows. TOURS: Ragtime, Dreamgirls, Five Guys Named Moe and many others. REGIONAL: Antony and Cleopatra, Driving Miss Daisy, I’m Not Rappaport and many other original works. TV: “Numb3rs,” “Related,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “Girlfriends” and “Zoey 101,” as well as DVD classics such as “Knots Landing,” “Dallas,” “The Colbys,” “My Two Dads” and more. He has been playing Jafar at Disney’s California Adventure since the beginning of its 7000 performance run in Aladdin, The Musical Spectacular.

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Alonzo Saunders (Murphy/Ensemble/understudy Sammy)
BROADWAY: Chicago, Showboat LONDON WEST END: The Rat Pack — Live From Las Vegas. . TOURS: The Rat Pack, Chicago, The Wizard of Oz. REGIONAL: Ragtime, Maine State Music Theatre; La Cage Aux Folles, Stages St. Louis; Oliver!, Paper Mill Playhouse; A Chorus Line, Theater By The Sea. FILM: My Father's Will. TV: “30 Rock.”
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Sarrah Strimel (Luella/Hedda/Ensemble)
BROADWAY: Young Franken-stein (Inga u/s), The Producers (Ulla u/s). Encore Theatre Company’s Stairway to Paradise. NATIONAL TOURS: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Jolene u/s), The Producers (1st and 2nd Nat.). REGIONAL: Minsky's (Mary u/s), Ahmanson Theatre; Lil Abner (Stupifyin' Jones), Goodspeed Opera House; Cats (Bombalurina), Houston Theater Under the Stars; 42nd St. (Anytime Annie), Atlanta Theater of the Stars and Wolf Trap; as well as many shows at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, St. Louis’ The Muny and Starlight Theatre (Kansas City).

Leslie Bricusse

Leslie Bricusse (Author)
Double Oscar and Grammy winner Leslie Bricusse is a writer-composer-lyricist who has contributed to many musical films and plays during his career. He was born in London and educated at University College School and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. The late, great Beatrice Lillie plucked him out of the Footlights Revue at London’s Phoenix Theatre and made him her leading man in An Evening with Beatrice Lillie at the Globe Theatre, where he spent the first year of his professional life writing the musical, Boy on the Corner, and the screenplay and score of his first motion picture, Charley Moon, which won his first Ivor Novello Award, Britain’s premiere music award. That year he decided to drop the possibilities of directing and performing, and concentrate his career on becoming a full-time writer-composer-lyricist. His subsequent stage musicals include Stop the World—I Want to Get Off, The Roar of the Greasepaint—The Smell of the Crowd, Pickwick, Harvey, The Good Old Bad Old Days, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Henry’s Wives, Scrooge, One Shining Moment, Sherlock Holmes, Jekyll and Hyde and Victor/Victoria. He has written songs and/or screenplays for such films as Doctor Dolittle, Scrooge, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Superman, Victor/Victoria, Santa Claus – The Movie, Home Alone I & II, Hook, Tom & Jerry – The Movie,; and various Pink Panther films. Bricusse has written more than 40 musical shows and films, and over the years has had the good fortune to enjoy fruitful collaborations with an array of musical talents, including Anthony Newley, Henry Mancini, John Williams, John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith, Jule Styne, Quincy Jones, Andre Previn, Frank Wildhorn and Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky (whose Nutcracker Suite he adapted into a song score). His better-known songs include “What Kind of Fool Am I?,” “Once in a Lifetime,” “Gonna Build a Mountain,” “Who Can I Turn To?,” “The Joker,” “If I Ruled the World,” “My Kind of Girl,” “Talk to the Animals,” “You and I,” “Feeling Good,” “When I Look in Your Eyes,” “Goldfinger,” “Can You Read My Mind?” (the Love Theme from Superman), “You Only Live Twice,” “Le Jazz Hot!,” “On a Wonderful Day Like Today,” “Two for the Road,” “The Candy Man,” “This Is the Moment,” “Crazy World,” “Pure Imagination” and “Oompa-Loompa-Doompa-Dee-Doo.” He has been nominated for ten Academy Awards, nine Grammys and four Tonys, and has won two Oscars, a Grammy and eight Ivor Novello Awards. Hundreds of Bricusse’s songs have been recorded by major artists, including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Sammy Davis, Jr. (who recorded 60 Bricusse songs), Tony Bennett, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Petula Clark, Julie Andrews, Liza Minnelli, Elaine Paige, Anthony Newley, Michael Feinstein, Bette Midler, the Moody Blues, Nancy Sinatra, Lena Horne, Sergio Mendes, Nina Simone, Dionne Warwick, Ray Charles, Ethel Merman, Placido Domingo, Jennifer Holliday, Danny Kaye, Robbie Williams, Mariah Carey, Linda Eder, Maroon 5, Michael Bublé, and the Black Eyed Peas. In 1989 he received the Kennedy Award for consistent excellence in British songwriting, bestowed by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, and was inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame – only the fourth Englishman to be honored – after Noël Coward, John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Anthony Newley (Additional Songs)
Anthony Newley garnered three Tony Award nominations (Best Actor, Best Musical Author and Best Composer and Lyricist) for Stop the World—I Want to Get Off and two Tony Award nominations (Best Director and Best Composer and Lyricist) for The Roar of the Greasepaint—The Smell of the Crowd, both written with his longtime collaborator, Leslie Bricusse. After the worldwide success of these two hit musicals, Mr. Newley ventured into film with roles in Doctor Dolittle and Sweet November. Other film credits as director, actor or producer include Summertree, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, Mr. Quilp and Can Hieronymous Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? His collaborations with Mr. Bricusse also produced the score to the television production of Peter Pan which starred Danny Kaye and Mia Farrow, the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and the London stage production of the Good Old Bad Old Days. Together they created such standards as “What Kind of Fool Am I?,” “Who Can I Turn To?,” “Goldfinger,” “Once in a Lifetime” and Sammy Davis, Jr.’s international hit record “The Candy Man.” On television he played opposite Joan Collins in the “Tonight at Eight Thirty” series, “Red Peppers” and “Fumed Oak.” His final television appearances were in “Eastenders” and “The Lakes.” Mr. Newley devoted his time in later years to personal appearances in nightclubs and cabarets around the world performing his highly acclaimed one man show. During the last five years of his life he achieved enormous success in the musical version of Scrooge culminating in a record breaking season at London’s Dominion Theatre.

Keith Glover (Director)
The multitalented Keith Glover returns to The Old Globe having previously directed his own work, Thunder Knocking on the Door, winner of the American Theatre Critics Association’s Osborn Award. He authored a new adaptation of the Sammy Davis, Jr. vehicle, Golden Boy (based on the original by Clifford Odets and William Gibson) and has directed many of his own plays including In Walks Ed which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; Dancing on Moonlight, produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival; Coming of the Hurricane, a finalist for the American Theatre Critics Award for Best Play; The Rose of Corazon, Jazzland, Dark Paradise, The Clandestine Crossing and The Sword of Kazaran. As an actor, he has appeared on stage, television and film. Glover received an Outstanding Writing in a Feature Film/Television Movie Image Award nomination for Life is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story.

Keith Young (Choreographer and Musical Staging)
Crowns, Pasadena Playhouse; Thunder Knocking on the Door; Cheer, Theatre Workshop/Richard Frankel Productions. Film: Director Nancy Meyer’s upcoming feature It’s Complicated with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin, The Baster with Jennifer Aniston, Rent, Something’s Gotta Give with Jack Nicholson, What Women Want with Mel Gibson, Dark Streets, The Holiday, Rat Race, The Affair of the Necklace, The Parent Trap. TV: The Academy Awards, The Emmy Awards, The Grammy Awards, The NAACP Image Awards, “Pushing Daisies,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “The Drew Carey Show” (Emmy Award nominee), “Seinfeld,” “Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope” (American Choreography Award). MUSIC ARTISTS HIGHLIGHTS: Madonna, Baby Face, Bette Midler, Josh Groban, Outkast, Phil Collins, LL Cool J, Talking Heads, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Brian Boitano, Earth Wind & Fire.

Alexander Dodge (Scenic Design)
THE OLD GLOBE: The Pleasure of His Company, Bell, Book and Candle, The Sisters Rosensweig, Moonlight and Magnolias. Broadway: Old Acquaintance, Roundabout Theatre Company; Butley, Hedda Gabler with Kate Burton. Off Broadway: The Understudy, Roundabout Theatre Company; Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles?, Paris Commune, Measure for Pleasure, The Public Theater; Antony and Cleopatra, Theatre for a New Audience; The Water’s Edge, Second Stage Theatre; Observe the Sons of Ulster… (Lortel Award) and Chaucer in Rome, Lincoln Center Theater; Force Continuum and Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Atlantic Theater Company. Regional: Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, Centerstage, Huntington Theatre, The Gate Theatre (Dublin), Geffen Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Papermill Playhouse, The Shakespeare Theatre Company (D.C.), Stratford Festival of Canada, Triad Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Yale Repertory Theatre. Opera: Der Waffenschmeid (Munich); The Flying Dutchman (Würzburg); Lohengrin (Budapest); Il Trittico (Berlin). Mr. Dodge is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
Fabio Toblini (Costume Design)
THE OLD GLOBE: The Pleasure of His Company, The Two Gentlemen of Verona. OFF BROADWAY: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Batboy: The Musical, Intrigue with Faye. NATIONAL TOURS: Godspell, Fame, Jesus Christ Superstar. OPERA: Zar und Zimmermann, Tiroler Landestheater (Austria); Macbeth, Portland Opera; L’Opera Seria, Tales of Hoffmann, Nationale Reisopera Holland. DANCE: Romeo and Juliet, Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre; The Nutcracker, Ballet Arizona. REGIONAL: American Players Theatre, Alley Theatre, Guthrie Theater, The Shakespeare Theatre, Ford's Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis. ELSEWHERE: Creature from the Black Lagoon, Universal Studios Hollywood. EDUCATION: Istituto Marangoni, Milano; Parsons School of Design, NYC. AWARDS: 2008 Irene Sharaff Award, 2001 Lucille Lortel nomination for Batboy: The Musical.
Chris Lee (Lighting Design)
THE OLD GLOBE: The Glass Menagerie. Broadway/West End: Fame Becomes Me, Linda Eder Live at the Gershwin, Shakespeare’s R&J (Tokyo & London). Off Broadway: Broadway Bares VI – XIV, Floyd And Clea Under The Western Sky, Saving Aimee!, The Mistress Cycle, Under The Bridge, Boy, The Mysteries Of Harris Burdick, The Violet Hour, … in the absence of spring…, Sarah, Plain And Tall, Skyscraper, Cloud Nine, Linda Eder Live at Carnegie Hall. Regional: Kiss Of The Spider Woman (2009 Helen Hayes Award), The Glass Menagerie, M. Butterfly (Barrymore nomination), Merrily We Roll Along, The Word Begins, The Witches Of Eastwick, Into the Woods, Assassins, Urinetown (Helen Hayes nomination), Elegies: A Song Cycle (Barrymore nomination), The Burnt Part Boys, The Last Five Years (Barrymore nomination), Follies (Helen Hayes nomination), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Helen Hayes nomination), Grand Hotel, Sideshow, I Am My Own Wife, Of Mice and Men, My Fair Lady, Four Dogs and a Bone, and Three Viewings. ELSEWHERE: The Pajama Game (National Tour), The Backyardigans (National Tour), Barbie Live In Fairytopia (National Tour), Jesus Christ Superstar (European Tour), Twice Charmed and Remember the Magic for Disney Creative Entertainment, Peep Show for Planet Hollywood Resort And Casino, and the feature film Camp. His studio, Lightworks, conceives and designs lighting for clients such as Coke, Ford Motor Company, Sony Ericsson, American Express, Bell Canada and Intel.
John H. Shivers (Sound Design)
Broadway sound design credits include: 9 to 5 (2009 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Sound Design), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, In My Life, Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays, Julia Sweeney's God Said 'Ha.’ He is also credited as the Associate Sound Designer for Broadway and worldwide productions of Mary Poppins, The Lion King, The Producers, Hairspray, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, Titanic, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Big, The Who's Tommy, Guys and Dolls and Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story. Other credits include work on various productions of Ace, Savion Glover, Dionne Warwick and Burt Bacharach and Gregory Hines. Mr. Shivers is married to singer/songwriter Catherine Porter with whom he has a gem of a daughter, Ruby.
David Patridge (Sound Design)
THE OLD GLOBE: Ace. Sound Designer: Singin’ In The Rain, Ordway Music Theatre; Ace, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis/ Cincinnati Playhouse; Sweeney Todd, Miss Saigon, 5th Avenue Theatre; Angels in America, Canadian Stage; Needfire as well as numerous concerts and special events, Mirvish Productions. Broadway (As Associate Sound Designer): 9 to 5 The Musical, The Little Mermaid, Mamma Mia! (also Toronto, USA Tours, Germany, the Netherlands and Mexico City), Tarzan (also Germany and the Netherlands), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and In My Life. ELSEWHERE: We Will Rock You, Las Vegas and Toronto; Pajama Game (also Toronto), London West End; Béatrice et Bénédict, Toronto, Canadian Opera Company. Broadway(As Mixer): Tarzan, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Buddy —The Buddy Holly Story. Toronto: Mamma Mia!, Rent, Beauty and the Beast, Crazy For You, Pajama Game, Jolson, Jane Eyre, Man of La Mancha and Oliver! Tours: Mamma Mia!, Guys and Dolls, Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story and Rent. Winner of 2007 Kevin Kline award for outstanding sound design for Ace.
Ian Fraser (Music Supervisor/Vocal Arrangments)
Ian Fraser came to New York from England in 1962 with Anthony Newley’s and Leslie Bricusse’s Stop the World—I Want to Get Off, for which he was Musical Director and Arranger of both the original London and Broadway productions. After conducting Pickwick on Broadway, he served as Vocal Supervisor for Doctor Dolittle, and was John Williams’ associate on Goodbye, Mr. Chips. For the musical film Scrooge, starring Albert Finney, both he and Mr. Bricusse received Academy Award nominations. He and Mr. Bricusse have now worked together for over fifty years. His association with Sammy Davis, Jr. began in 1961, when he wrote Mr. Davis’ first arrangement of “What Kind of Fool Am I?” and continued for many years on television specials, and Mr. Davis’ revival of Stop The World. In 1977, he received his first Emmy Award for the Musical Direction of “America Salutes Richard Rodgers,” beginning what was to become the longest run of individual Emmy nominations in the history of the Television Academy. In 2009, he received his thirtieth nomination, and was awarded his eleventh Emmy in 1993 for the 52nd Presidential Inaugural Gala. In December 2009, he will once again be the Musical Director for TNT’s 26th “Christmas in Washington,” which he has conducted every year since its inception in 1982, and for which he has received three of his Emmy Awards. His 2009 Emmy nomination was his tenth for this show. His film scores include Hopscotch, First Monday in October and Zorro the Gay Blade. He has been Julie Andrews’ musical director since 1973, returning to Broadway with her to conduct Victor/Victoria. His 1995 and 1997 Broadway albums with Ms. Andrews on Philips Classics were Grammy nominated. He is the past President of the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers, and recently completed his eighth two-year term as a Governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He and his wife Judith, a marriage and family therapist, writer and actress, reside in Los Angeles.
Ned Paul Ginsburg (Orchestrator)
BROADWAY: Liza’s at the Palace..., Beauty and the Beast, Gershwins’ Fascinatin’ Rhythm, Minnelli on Minnelli. REGIONAL/ OFF BROADWAY: Paper Moon, Casper, The Apple Tree, Inside Out, Sharon. CONCERT/ TV/FILM: Bernadette Peters, Diahann Carroll, Elaine Stritch, Kathie Lee Gifford, The Academy Awards, Radio City Music Hall, Faith Prince, Michael Collins (Elliot Goldenthal), Tony Danza, Marilyn Horne, The King’s Singers, The Broadway Kids, Wonder Pets. As a composer, his musical They Chose Me written with Michael Colby (on the subject of adoption) has its ninth production this fall, and he, Colby, and filmmaker/ bookwriter Susan Seidelman are developing a musical based on Seidelman's 2006 film Boynton Beach Club. AWARDS: National Endowment for the Arts, N.A.R.A.S, Jazz Educators, Downbeat magazine.
Rahn Coleman (Music Director/Conductor)
Mr. Coleman’s depth, passion and artistry are rarely matched in the areas of musical direction, piano and professional performance coaching. He has served as musical director, conductor and pianist for Play On, Purlie, Blues in the Night, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, The Wiz, Ain’t Misbehavin, and the world premiere of Ray Charles Live! at the Pasadena Playhouse, winning the professional musical theater award given by the NAACP for best musical direction. A product of extensive classical training having studied at Fisk University and under the renowned teacher Nadia Boulangier, Mr. Coleman has over 30 years of professional experience having performed, conducted coached and arranged for such notables as Aretha Franklin, Freda Payne, Nichelle Nichols, Michael Feinstein, Gladys Knight, Barry White, The Ojays, The Temptations, Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Sarah Vaughn, the Philadelphia Philharmonic and the Clinton Presidential Inaugural Orchestra. Mr. Coleman is the recipient of national and international critical acclaim and always in the running for top honors. Hailed as one of the most effective performance coaches around he is in great demand by directors and producers alike for his work with their lead singers. He also contributes his artistic gifts through service as Minister of Music at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Southern California. As producing director of “The Mystic Knight Recorder,” L.A’.s leading underground studio, new vistas for world class music and its performance are in constant creation.
Tara Rubin (Casting)
THE OLD GLOBE: The First Wives Club — A New Musical. Broadway/tours: Guys and Dolls, Billy Elliot (Adult Casting), Shrek, The Country Girl, Rock ‘n’ Roll (US casting), The Farnsworth Invention, Young Frankenstein, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, The Pirate Queen, Les Misérables, The History Boys (US Casting), Spamalot, Jersey Boys, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, The Phantom of the Opera, Good Vibrations, Bombay Dreams, Oklahoma!, Happiness, Flower Drum Song, Imaginary Friends, Metamorphoses, Frogs, Contact, Thou Shalt Not, A Man of No Importance. Yale Repertory Theatre.

David Sugarman (Stage Manager)
THE OLD GLOBE: The Times They Are A-Changin’. BROADWAY: South Pacific, (Lincoln Center Theater), Pygmalion, Journey’s End, The Times They Are A-Changin’, Amour, The Elephant Man, Dance of Death, Jane Eyre, Marlene, Little Me, 1776, Taking Sides, Indiscretions. NATIONAL TOURS: Hairspray, Fosse, West Side Story. REGIONAL: What is the Cause of Thunder?, Williamstown Theatre Festival; Pippin, Deaf West/Mark Taper Forum. OFF BROADWAY: Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage Theatre, City Center Encores, MCC Theatre and Theatre for a New Audience.

Jess Slocum (Assistant Stage Manager)
THE OLD GLOBE: Cornelia, Since Africa, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (’07, ’08), The Glass Menagerie. BROADWAY: In the Heights. REGIONAL: The Third Story, Memphis, Most Wanted, La Jolla Playhouse; Tranquility Woods, Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Romeo and Juliet, Nashville Opera Association. EDUCATION: BA’s in Theatre and Sociology from Vanderbilt University. Member Actors’ Equity Association. Love and thanks to Ross.