THE 2018 NYMF TEAM

Keith Harrison

Book, Music, Lyrics, Orchestrations

Keith has served as composer/music supervisor for the Emmy Awards, was an original Chicago cast member of the Broadway hit Million Dollar Quartet, and has collaborated with diverse and acclaimed talents such as Ariana Grande, Martin Sheen, Heather Headley, Keith David, Ana Gasteyer, and Jessie Mueller. He has been musical arranger for American Idol, house pianist for Access Hollywood, and has contributed to productions for most major Hollywood studios including Netflix, Disney, NBCUniversal, 20th Century Fox, Sony, Lifetime and more. Keith has performed and music directed at Broadway in Chicago, Goodman Theatre, Center Theatre Group, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Geffen Playhouse, Children’s Theatre Company and many others. He works frequently as a creative consultant and performance coach on a wide variety of theatrical endeavors. holds a B.M. in Music Direction & Conducting and a Certificate in Musical Theatre from Northwestern University, and has taught at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and Theatre of Arts in Hollywood. www.keithharrison.tv.

LAURA NICOLE Harrison

Book, Music, Lyrics

Laura got her AEA card at age 12, playing Little Girl in Frank Galati’s Ragtime at Chicago's Oriental Theatre. Since then she’s been seen in world premieres and revivals on notable stages across the country, including Geffen Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Long Wharf, Goodspeed, Manhattan Theater Club, Court Theatre, Victory Gardens, and Sacred Fools. Her TV/Film credits include Showtime's Masters of SexWeeds, YouTube Originals' Sing It!, and multiple award-winning indie films. Some notable collaborators include Jason Alexander, Bob Odenkirk, Chazz Palminteri, NOFX, Mary Zimmerman and Donald Margulies. She co-created and starred in the improvised web series Crystal’s Balls for Funny Or Die, for which she received an LA WebFest “Outstanding Lead Actress” nomination. Laura is a Northwestern University graduate. Learn more at www.lauranicoleharrison.com and follow her @thelillaura.

Thomas Caruso

Director

Directing credits include: Southern Comfort (The Public Theatre; Lucille Lortel Award & Outer Critics Circle nominations: Best New Musical), Dynamo: Seeing Is Believing (West End, U.K. tour, Australian tour); Brave New World by Bill Russell & John McDaniel (NC Stage); Academia Nuts (NYMF awards for Best Direction & Best Musical); Matthew McConaughey vs. The Devil (NYMF nominations for Best Direction & Best Musical); Syncopation (Penguin Rep); Southern Comfort (Barrington Stage & Cap21 – Jonathan Larson & Glaad Awards – Best New Musical). Broadway National Tours:  Matilda, Ghost, Master Class. David Blaine: Real or Magic (Asia tour); Barefoot in the Park (Surflight Theatre), Shipwrecked (Penguin Rep), Don’t Talk To The Actors (Penguin Rep), The Chalks (Bay Street Theatre), Greetings (Penguin Rep), Around The World In 80 Days (Penguin Rep); Over The Tavern by Tom Dudzick (Penguin Rep).  Zombie by Bill Connington & Joyce Carol Oates (Off-Broadway), Don’t Talk To The Actors by Tom Dudzick, starring Denny Dillon, Richard Kline and Lewis J. Stadlen (Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo – Cornell Award, Best Play), Diagnosis (The Play Company), The Eternal Anniversary (59E59), Mimi Le Duck, starring Eartha Kitt (New World Stages); The Butcherhouse Chronicles by Michael Hidalgo (SPF); The Middle East – In Pieces (Cherry Lane Theatre); Bingo (Off-Broadway); Jack Heifner’s Earth To Bucky (Bay Street Theatre) and the premiere of Terrence McNally and Israel Horovitz’s Off Season (Gloucester Stage).  China Dolls (Ensemble Studio Theatre); James Edwin Parker’s Two Boys (Rattlestick); Clive Barker’s Subtle Bodies (Off-Broadway); Ibsen’s Enemy of the People (Century Center); Cowboy Mouth by Sam Shepard (Williamstown Theatre Festival); The Next Marilyn (Florida Studio Theatre); Master Class (TheatreWorks); New World Rhapsody (NY Stage & Film – Emerging Writers Workshop), The Girl In The Frame (Adirondack Theatre Festival). Broadway Associate Director credits:  Groundhog Day, Matilda, Ghost, Mamma Mia!,Bombay Dreams, Follies & Master Class.He is a member of SDC – Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Thomas’ 20 minute debut short film, Zombie won Best Director at the California Film Awards and was an Official Selection at several film festivals, including the Cleveland International Film Festival, Boston International Film Festival, New York Downtown Short Film Festival, and Washington D.C. Independent Film Festival, where it won Best Short Film.

KENNY INGRAM

Choreographer

Kenny Ingram is a Musical Theatre Veteran. He is currently in Disney “The Lion King” on Broadway as a Singer/ Swing and covers the roles of Banzai and Ed.  He also covers the South African Men specialty singing in Zulu. Mr. Ingram has Won two times for best production for the Easter Bonnet Competition "Hallelujah Harlem" which was his concept and music written by Peter Candela and most recently Won again for "Momentum. Kenny has won a Jeff Award for Best Featured Actor in My One and Only, a Jeff Award for Best Choreography for 42nd St and a Black Theater Alliance Award for his Choreography for Dreamgirls.  He belongs to the Stage Directors Choreographer Union. Kenny recently was an adjudicator for the American College Dance Festival and currently subs at New York Film Academy teaching Musical Theater Dance and Tap.

David Goldstein

Scenic Designer

Off Broadway: Church And State, That Golden Girls Show, Soul Doctor, The Portal, Stalking The Bogeyman, Very Hungry Caterpillar Show(also UK Tour/West End and US Tour). 15th NYMF Full Production since 2010!  Regional: Penguin Rep, Des Moines Playhouse, NCStage, WVPublic, Drake University. RLYcore4. Instagram: @davidgoldsteindesigns. 

JAMIE Roderick

Lighting Designer

Off-Broadway: Red Roses, Green Gold (Minetta Lane), The Woodsman (NWS & PBS), Afterglow, A Dog Story, F*ck M*rry K*ll, Ken Davenport's That Bachelorette Show. Other Recent credits: Romeo & Juliet (Boston Common), Hunchback (WPPAC), Hamlet, Macbeth, Midsummer (SOS), The Bikinis!, Kerrigan and Lowdermilk's The Bad Years, Midnight at the Never Get, More Than All The World. Resident LD: Broken Box Mime Theatre. JamieRoderick.com

Sarah Zinn

Costume Designer

Sarah is working towards her masters at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Previous design credits include The Virgin Woods, A Dream Play, and Faust at MGSA, Jubilee and Mein Kampf at Theatre for the New City, and Lost Adult: Answers to Any Name at The Brick.

Ken Goodwin

Sound Designer

Broadway: The Parisian Woman (Assistant), Groundhog Day (Associate) Hedwig and The Angry Inch (Assistant); On The Town (Assistant); Off-Broadway: The Band’s Visit ;The Total Bent (Assistant);The Wildness Sky-Pony’s Rock Fairy Tale (Associate-Ars Nova); He has also worked as a mixer and A2 on and off Broadway, Spoleto Festival USA, and other regional theatres.

LISA RENKEL

Projection Designer

Lisa is a projection designer based in New York City. Select designs: Pedro Pan (NYMF), Learn to Speak Doll (Peppercorn Theatre), Broadway Bares 28 (Broadway Cares), Merrily We Roll Along (Cape Rep Theatre), She Persisted (Drama League), Village Orpheus (Fresh Fruit Festival). Select associate designs: JUNK (Broadway), The Stone Witch (Off-Broadway), How To Succeed... (Kennedy Center). Check out her work at www.lisarenkel.com

Ethan Nienaber

Assistant Director

Ethan is a NYC based director and movement instructor. He has recently directed for the Higher Ground Festival and Lincoln Center Education, interned for NYMF in 2017 and taught at his alma mater, UNCSA. Thanks to Tom, Beth and his parents for their continued support. Find his original work at vimeo.com/enienaber

Heather Klein

Production Stage Manager

Heather is excited to be making her NYMF debut with Emojiland! Other NY Highlights: Theatre C’s immersive new musical Cotton Candy & Cocaine & Radiant Baby at Joe’s Pub; alloy theatre company’s The Mushroom Pickers; Vertical Player Repertory’s A View From the Bridge, an Opera. Regional: 14 Productions at Goodspeed Musicals (favorites: world premieres of Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter and Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn; Fiddler on the Roof, 42nd Street); Barrington Stage; Hartford Stage; Long Wharf Theatre; Resident Ensemble Players; Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Fusion Theatre; McCarter Theatre Center; Yale School of Drama; Berkshire Theatre Group. Training: BA Brandies University.