Shonn Wiley (Actor)

Shonn made his Broadway debut in the original cast of the Tony Award winning revival, 42ND ST. He understudied the coveted role of “Billy Lawlor”, and shortly after opening, performed the role, catching the attention of producers and theatergoers alike. After completing his run on Broadway, Shonn was asked to star as “Billy Lawlor” in the groundbreaking Moscow production of 42ND ST. Receiving rave reviews for his performance, Shonn became the first Broadway leading man to perform an American musical in Russia.

Last fall Shonn originated the role of “Dr. Jack Seward” on Broadway in Frank Wildhorn's highly anticipated musical DRACULA at the Belasco Theater. Shonn recently played "Younger Brother" in the successful production of RAGTIME at the Papermill Playhouse. Directed by Stafford Arima, this was a reconcieved version of the Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical. RAGTIME was an amazing experience for Shonn as well as a critical success.
Shonn made his television debut on CBS's GUIDING LIGHT in a recurring role as “Young Josh Lewis”. He also starred in an international commercial for YES Satellite Television in the fall of 2003. He was choreographed to dance through puddles and pouring rain in this MGM “Singing in the Rain” satire spot. Filmed in Bucharest, Romania, Shonn spent 16 hours in a soaking wet wool suit honoring his childhood idol Gene Kelly.
Shonn graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in Acting from the School of Drama. He is the recipient of The Thomas Auclair Memorial Scholarship and The Adelyne Roth Levine Memorial Award in Acting.
www.shonnwiley.com

Elizabeth Lucas (Director)
Elizabeth Lucas has developed new musicals for the theatre at every stage. Among her many theatre credits, her Midwest premiere of HELLO AGAIN won two After Dark Awards and was recommended for a Jefferson Award. Her productions of FOOTLOOSE and JEKYLL & HYDE were recently seen at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City. She has directed readings and workshops at Makor, The York Theatre, The Directors Company, Musical Writers Playground and others, all with Broadway-level talent. Favorite stage directing credits include NINE, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN and the Marta Kauffman/David Crane/Michael Skloff-written RAPUNZEL.
Elizabeth has assistant directed over 30 musicals, plays and operas with Tony-Winning director Walter Bobbie, international opera director Rhoda Levine, multi-award winning author, actor and director Simon Callow, Paper Mill Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Mark Hoebee and many others. Her AD work has given her the opportunity to work with celebrities such as Bebe Neuwirth, Hank Azaria, John Ritter, Calista Flockhart, Nathan Lane, Natasha Lyonne, Jennifer Ehle, Rosemary Harris, Julie Kavner, Christine Ebersole, Eugene Levy, Debra Monk, Bronson Pinchot, Ron Rifkin and Tony Roberts.
In acknowledgement of the unique nature of Elizabeth's first movie musical, ISABELLA RICO, the Santa Monica Film Festival created a Musical Short category and granted her a Special Achievement Award. Elizabeth produced, directed, and adapted the screenplay for the original fifteen-minute musical film, which won a Director Award from the Zoie Film Festival. The film has played twenty-six festivals since September 2002, including the Hamptons International Film Festival, the Palm Beach Film Festival, the Raindance International Film Festival in London and the San Diego Latino Film Festival. Other media projects include the DV shorts TIL BIRTH DO US PART for Raw Impressions Movie Musicals, FANTASY IN DUTCH for the Vail Film Fest/Gershwin Foundation Contest, and THE AUDITION, starring Sue Lawless, a documentary on the musical development process for The Musical Writers' Playground and a dance short for the award winning Howard Fishman Quartet.
As a producer, Elizabeth is one of the founders of the New York Music Theatre Festival, for which she spearheaded the Movie Musical Screening Series. She also founded the Door County Opera and the Chicago Directors' Forum and assistant produced the concert musical Galas for two seasons of the Chicago Humanities Festival. She has also been a featured writer for SPUNK Magazine, GREAT LAKES STAGES and STAGE DIRECTIONS magazines.
Elizabeth is a member of the 2004 Berlin Film Festival Talent Campus, the 2004 Commercial Theatre Institute 14-Week Program, the League of American Theatres Producer Development Program and the 1998 Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab, all exclusive programs for emerging producers & directors. She received her Bachelor of Music in Lyric Theatre from Northwestern University and a Film Certificate from New York University.
www.elizabethlucas.com


Timothy Huang (Composer/Lyricist/Bookwriter)

Timothy Huang has performed in theatre, film and TV in and around the New York area since getting his BFA in acting from NYU/Tisch and CAP21 in 1997.

Theatre credits include the world premiere of SHANGHAI LIL'S at Pan Asian Rep, the rock musical MAKING TRACKS with Second Generation, NAATCO/Ma-Yi's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and FORBIDDEN CITY BLUES at Stamford Theatre Works. He also originated the role of Moxa in THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF PRINCE JEN for which he earned the coveted title: ASIAN ANSWER TO JOHN CLEESE, and Kaji in last years BURNING BOTTICELLI at the Fringe.

Screen credits include appearances on LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN, SNL, Yongsoo Park's FREE COUNTRY (Jason Kim), THE ACCIDENT (with Amy Acker and Sarah Clarke) and HBO's THE SOPRANO'S. Timothy is also a voice behind the Chiclets campaign: Five Words That Sound Dirty But Aren't, and the Snapple WHITE TEA farmer.

As a writer, Timothy has written book and lyrics for the one act musical AND THEN THERE WERE TWO with composer Carl Fernstrum (NYU/GMTWP), and music for the one acts BREATHING MARS with playwright Liz Duffy Adams (WARNING: NOT FOR BROADWAY OR THE MET EITHER) and KISSING NICK with playwright Catherine Ward (Raw Impressions Musical Theatre Workshop). His first full-length, SO FAR SO GOOD, for which he wrote music and lyrics, prompted him to go to NYU a second time for his MFA in musical theatre writing. His second full length and graduate thesis, AND THE EARTH MOVED was a finalist for the National Music Theatre Network's New Voices Prize in 2004 and one of the top five audience favorites in the 2004 New York Musical Theatre Festival, which hosted its premiere production.

www.timothyhuangarts.com


David Epstein (Musical Director)

In 2000, David graduated NYU with a degree in Jazz Performance, earning the Jazz Student Of The Year Award. His first major gig – a weekly duo hit at the world-famous Birdland jazz club, lasting four and a half years – led the way for other performances there, including opening for a Lee Morgan tribute and sharing the New Year's Eve stage with Little Jimmy Scott.

Through contacts made at SUNY Purchase, where he received a Masters with highest honors in May 2004, David has gone on to perform with Ray Vega and Jon Faddis, with Ray at his weekly gig at Kavehaz and with Jon, most recently, at the IAJE conference in NY.

David was the pianist at the National Arts Club's presentation of its Medal of Honor to Dave Brubeck in 2003. He has also performed abroad in Switzerland, Israel, Italy, and Greece .


Meredith Patterson (Cast Album Producer)

Meredith made her theatrical producing debut as Associate Producer on the NYMF production of THE VIEW FROM HERE. She recently produced, composed, and recorded her debut album 'MerieNYC' (due in October). She continues to be very successful acting in such notable projects as the films BROKEN FLOWERS w/Bill Murray and Disney's THE PRINCESS DIARIES II. She has starred in Steve Martin's play THE UNDERPANTS (Geffen Playhouse), Julie Andrews directorial debut as Polly in THE BOYFRIEND (Bay Street Theater), and Peggy in recent Broadway revival of 42ND ST. Meredith just played Katie Brown in the reading of CALAMITY JANE and will be reprising her role as Judy Haynes in WHITE CHRISTMAS in LA.

www.meredithpatterson.com

Tim Byrnes (Trumpet)

Tim Byrnes (Trumpet) has been a trumpeter and composer in New York City since 1998. He has played and written for various bands, including Candiria, Budd Dwyer, Romance, and Friendly Bears. He currently resides in Washington Heights.