STAFF BIOS

Felicia M. Lopes

CEO/Executive Producer

Over 20 Years of Experience in the Theatre Industry in NYC

General Manager of The Drama Desk Awards for over 10 years

Broadway Shows: Angels The Musical, Judah Ben Hur, A Tale of Two Cities, The Lion King, Chicago: The Musical

Off Broadway Shows: Magis Theatre Company’s CS Lewis The Great Divorce, King David, Shades of Harlem: The Cotton Club Musical, The Luigi Board, Me & Jezebel, Fan’s Mat, Earl Wilson Jr.’s You’re It! Othello, Waiting for Godot

Hollywood Films: Midnight Reckoning, Squatter

UK Tour: Temptations & Betrayals, Sacrifice

Writer of over 85 Actors Equity Association contracts Off Broadway

Co-Producer of Major National Events:

  • The 40,000 Person March on Washington in 2006 – SAVE DARFUR

  • The Celebrity Studded Hollywood Event @ The Key Club – SAVE DARFUR

  • The American Diabetes Association’s LIVE THE GOOD LIFE Gala

MFA in Theatrical Producing and General Management, Columbia University’s School of the Arts in NYC

 

Broadway Clients: Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Pow Wow at Lincoln Center

Performing Arts Gala Event: Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Over 21 years of experience consulting to C-Class Officers and Project Directors  Professional Sports Association: NFL, US Open, Wimbledon, New York City Marathon

Corporate Clients: Giuliani Partners, World Impact Awards Honoring Nelson Mandela, The Waldorf Astoria

Foundation Events: Emmit & Pat Smith Foundation, The Wounded Warrior Project

Celebrity Clients: George W. Bush (Inaugural Dinner and Party), Nelson Mandela, Tim Tebow,

She has won several national awards for her work: Special Events Magazine National Gala, National ISES, Houston ISES, Dallas ISES

Elizabth Bashara

Head of Events

 

Sheryl Glenn

Head of Marketing & PR

Proven track record in the business, arts and entertainment industries with for-profit, non-profit and start-up companies/organizations.

Worked with SG Consulting and Media Group Clientele, Texas Ballet Theater and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
From concept to completion and beyond, brand identity/development, packaging, unexpected experiential promotions, CRM inspired consumer loyalty programs, co-op partnerships, pop-up stores/boutiques, special events and direct and online sales campaigns. 

Known for increasing product visibility revenue acquisition and market-share through strong project and revenue management abilities. 
Successful multi-year strategies include the engagement of new audiences and the increase of brand awareness for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Texas Ballet Theater, Meyerson Symphony Center, Bass Performance Hall, and the AT&T Performance Center’s Winspear Opera House and Wyly Theater

In addition, she has secured partnerships and sponsorships with the world-class brands of Ferrari, Maserati, Hublot Watches and LL Cool J’s DJ Cut Creator.

 

Critically acclaimed Off-Broadway director, Misti Wills is the Resident Director for Shakespeare’s Sister Company, an all female Shakespeare company in NYC. She is also a freelance theater director, actor, and teacher working in Manhattan.

Her directing credits include:

Off-Broadway: Twilight the Musical (Assistant Director) and In Search of Euphoria at New World Stage, Afterlight, The Pearl Merchant, Songs for a New World, Thistleblossoms, A Thing of Beauty, a national tour of The Imaginary Invalid, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Sister Co), The Importance of Being Earnest, The Heidi Chronicles and The Princess and the Goblin.

Regional: Sister Act (5-Star Productions/LA - Ovation Award Nominee), Hunchback of Notre Dame

Film (Acting): Sex and the City the Movie

As an actress, she has trained with David Mamet and HB Studios and worked in film, stage, and voiceover.

Director Training Mentors: Anne Bogart, Michael Mayer, and Kristin Linklater.

Teaching: Acting faculty of the New York Film Academy

Member of SSDC (Stage Directors and Choreographers Society)

Education: Master of Arts degree in Theater Education from Emerson College

Misti Wills

Head of Production

 

Ed Kessell

Head of Music Direction

Drama Desk Award Nominee for Outstanding Orchestrations: “A Tale Of Two Cities” on Broadway. Premiered August, 2008.

Producer/Orchestrator/Music Producer: PBS Television, International Concert of A Tale Of Two Cities.

Composed & Produced the Score & Sound Design for Norwegian Cruise Line’s #1 rated show: “The Illusionarium”.

Award winning Composer/Producer, Edward B. Kessel, founded Sound Imagination, a music, audio and video production company in 1986. Ed has composed, arranged and produced Top 40 Songs, Music for Broadway, Orchestral and Chamber Music, Film Scores, TV Soundtracks, Jingles and Commercial Scores. His credits include projects for Tony Bennett, Billy Gilman, A Tale Of Two Cities (Broadway), the 2004 Olympics, SeaWorld, AT&T, Macy's, Six Flags and Norwegian Cruise Line.

Composed & Produced 8 songs for the movie “Standing Ovation”. Executive Producers: James Brolin/Barbara Streisand. Released July, 2010

Composed the Single “Southern Star” for multi- platinum selling country music star, Billy Gilman.

 

Chief Choreographer / Founder of Dance Revolution

Founder of The Epicenter for the Arts in Southlake, TX

She has over 15 years in the professional performing arts

Through her work, she has been seen on New York City’s theatrical stags, and on Star Search.

Choreography clients include Disney, Universal Studios, and several Global Cruise Lines

Performed domestically at major conventions, theatrical venues and stadiums through the United States her playwriting & choreography credits include:

  • ABLAZE

  • The Gate, Marked

  • The Ring

  • The Tree

  • A.R.K

  • Red

  • White, and

  • The Visitation

Michelle Brogan

Head of Choreography

 

Julia Gibson

Social Media & Advertising Strategy

Over 20 years of experience as a marketing specialist

Former Clients include: The Neiman Marcus Group, 711, ClubCorp, Becket Media and the Integer Group

Areas of specialization include:

Web-centric marketing and promotions

Advertising strategy, creative & implementation

Events/tradeshow strategy, management, on-site coordination, follow up continuity campaigns

Concept, art direction and production supervision of international retail catalogs

Supervise photographers, stylists, writers, scheduling and support staff

Public Relations - web-centric outreach

Start-up business strategy/consultation

 

Liquid Classic Theatre Collective | Hollywood

LCTC is a collective of emerging and seasoned theater artists, producers, educators, and creative activists devoted to developing and producing fresh, transformative, original MUSICALS bound for BROADWAY inspired by CLASSIC CINEMA & STORIES. Each musical will feature a companion EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM & HUMANITY CAMPAIGN. The development of each classic musical, educational program, & campaign will be funded via donations made through the certified 501(c)(3), Artists for Community Transformation.

Elkin Antoniou

Creative Development | LCTC

 

Robert R. Blume

New York/Broadway Theatre

Producer/Manager for over 25 years and 2018 marked his 20th year as the Executive Producer of the annual DRAMA DESK AWARDS ("the Golden Globes of the theatre”), now in partnership with TheaterMania.com.

His current productions:

  • ON KENTUCKY AVENUE

  • SKITSO!

Broadway productionsLimited engagements

  • MANNY,

  • The Edward G. Robinson Story

  • MARLOWE, the Rock Musical, and

  • the development of the musical Milton & Me (life of comedian Milton Berle)

Off-Broadway productions which he has produced include:

  • ME AND JEZEBEL

  • SUE MATHYS SINGS BROADWAY & PIAF

  • MINDGAME starting Oscar and Tony winner Keith Carradine.

Mr. Blume is proud to have been a 23-year Tony voter as a member of The Broadway League; is a current Drama Desk voter and Advisory Board Member of the DUKE ELLINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS.

He is the Owner of Talent Management firm STEP FORWARD ENTERTAINMENT in New York City.

 

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