MATTHEW SKLAR (Music) received a Tony® Award nomination (Best Original Score) and a Drama Desk nomination (Outstanding Music) for his work on The Wedding Singer. He co-produced the show’s original Broadway cast recording for Sony/BMG Masterworks Broadway. Matthew is a recipient of the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Musical Theater Award, the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation and the ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award. In addition to his work as a composer, Matthew has been a pianist, conductor and/or arranger for more than a dozen Broadway productions including Shrek; Caroline, or Change; Nine; 42nd Street; Titanic; Miss Saigon and Les Misérables. He has also contributed original music to the hit Nickelodeon television series “Wonder Pets.”
CHAD BEGUELIN (Lyrics) wrote the lyrics and co-book for The Wedding Singer (Tony® Award nomination for Best Book and Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Lyrics). He also wrote the book and lyrics for Judas & Me (NYMF Award for Excellence in Lyric Writing), the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award, the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Musical Theater Award and the ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award. Much love to Tom.
SAM SCALAMONI (Director) is proud to be returning to Elf The Musical after a successful U.S. National Tour in 2012. He has directed musicals, plays, and special events in New York, across the country, and around the world and is also a founding member of the Skyline Theatre Company and currently serves as Artistic Director. His direction of musicals includes the national tour of Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live! for Broadway Across America, two workshops of Alan Menken’s Leap of Faith, the premiere of the new musical Sense and Sensibilities at Playwrights Horizons and the Berkshire Musical Theatre Workshop, and the premiere of Mulan Jr. for Disney Theatrical. He also directed the national tour of The Gazillion Bubble Show for Jon Platt and Martian Entertainment. On Broadway, Mr. Scalamoni was the Associate Director for Elton John’s Broadway musical Lestat and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. He also supervised the U.S. national tour, the U.K. international tour and companies in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Seoul, Korea of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and serves as the Associate Director of the current National Tour. His other NYC and regional credits include At the Back of the North Wind at the Players Theatre and the National Arts Club, The New Picasso and Fidelity Futurestage at New World Stages, and Treaty 321! at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Mr. Scalamoni held the position of Artistic/Producing Director of The Hackmatack Playhouse in Maine and Artistic Director of The Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts in Orange County New York.
CONNOR GALLAGHER (Choreographer). Recent: The Fabulous Lipitones (Goodspeed Musicals), Charles Busch’s Bunnicula (DR2), Into the Woods (Public Theatre in Central Park, Assistant Director/Choreographer), The Robber Bridegroom (The Roundabout Theatre Company), Fat Camp (NYMF & Cleveland, Best Choreography Award), Spidermusical (The Mint), Perez Hilton… (FringeNYC, Bleecker, Barrow, Joe’s Pub), Duck for President & Junie B. Jones (Theatreworks), the current Beauty and the Beast tour (Associate), Babes in Toyland (Lincoln Center), The York Theatre, The Riverside Theatre, La Comedia, Revision Theatre, Broadway Cares, The Gay Games, and five productions with Northern Stage. Connor has created choreography for Glidden Paint, Luxxotica Eyewear, and Hanky Panky underwear. He served as choreographer for “The Battery’s Down,” a musical webseries, as well as the new pilot “The Devil’s Bitch.” Connor is a graduate of The Cincinnati Conservatory and made his Broadway debut as a performer in Beauty and the Beast. www.connorgallagher.com
CHRISTINE PETERS (Scenic Design). Design credits: 2012 Elf tour. Broadway (Associate Designer): The Testament of Mary, Jekyll & Hyde, The Book of Mormon, Newsies, The Addams Family, Elf, Bonnie & Clyde, The House of Blue Leaves, Elling, Enron, Mary Stuart, The American Plan, Cyrano de Bergerac, Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life. National tours (Associate Designer): Jekyll & Hyde, Mary Poppins, Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast. Regional theatre (Designer): Legally Blonde, Cinderella, Cats (Zoni Award, Set Design), Miss Saigon, The Man of La Mancha, My Fair Lady (Zoni Award), The Music Man. Midtown International Theater Festival (Designer): Tallish Tales: A Cautionary Fable for Children and Adults (MITF Award, Set Design).
GREGG BARNES (Costume Design). Broadway: Kinky Boots (2013 Tony® nomination), Follies (2012 Tony® Award, Drama Desk Award), Elf, Legally Blonde (2007 Tony® nomination), The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony® Award, Drama Desk Award), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Flower Drum Song (2003 Tony® nomination), Side Show, Bye Bye Birdie. New York: The Wizard of Oz, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Merry Widow (NYC Opera), Pageant (NY and London, Olivier Nomination), The Kathy and Mo Show. Regional: Robin and the Seven Hoods, Mame, Allegro (Helen Hayes Award). TDF Young Master Award.
PAUL MILLER (Lighting Design). Broadway: Legally Blonde (also West End, Australia & Vienna), Freshly Squeezed, Laughing Room Only as well as Where’s Charley, Lost in the Star, Of Thee I Sing and Music in the Air (Encores). Off-Broadway: Lucky Guy, Vanities – the Musical, Waiting for Godot (50th Anniversary Production), Nunsense, Addicted and Balancing Act. Also on Broadway as Associate Designer: Macbeth, Three Days of Rain, Company, Sweeney Todd, Little Women, Hairspray, The Producers, Life x3, The Music Man, The Price, Saturday Night Fever, The Civil War, On The Town, The Sound of Music and Titanic. Regional: Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland Playhouse, Asolo Rep, Riverside Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Baystreet Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Goodspeed Playhouse and Paper Mill Playhouse among others. International: South Africa, China, Philippines, Canada, Italy, UK. National Tours: Shrek, Story Time Live, Wizard of Oz, Legally Blonde, Sweeney Todd, Hairspray, The Producers, Nunsense 20th Anniversary, Scooby Doo in Stage Fright, The Sound of Music. For Television: Camelot (Live from Lincoln Center), concert appearances by Lady Gaga, Justin Beiber, Cindy Lauper and others. Clairol on Broadway (A&E) as well as many special events including Lighting Director for the internationally televised “New Year’s Eve Celebration” in Times Square for the last 14 years.
SHANNON SLATON (Sound Design) has designed many national tours including: Shrek, Hairspray, The Producers, Noise/Funk, The Full Monty, Contact, Tap Dogs, Sweeney Todd, Drowsy Chaperone, and Wedding Singer. He has also mixed many shows on Broadway including: Man of La Mancha, Bombay Dreams, Sweet Charity, Jersey Boys, Spring Awakening, Fela!, Anything Goes, Annie, and Legally Blonde. He was also the Production Sound for Wicked on Broadway and The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and the U.S. National tour.
BERNIE ARDIA (Hair and Wig Design) has enjoyed a 30-year career, starting in television. Mr .Ardia has designed over 75 productions including the currently running Canadian Company of Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables, as well as NETworks’ tour of Billy Elliot. A few past highlights include Ragtime at The Kennedy Center, Kiss of the Spider Woman with Chita Rivera, Starlight Express at The Las Vegas Hilton, Cinderella with Eartha Kitt and Debbie Gibson. It has been a thrill working with so many talented performers throughout his career including, Jeanne Cooper, Toni Tennille, Anita Gilette, Mary Wilson, Makenzie Phillips, Melody Thomas Scott and even Judge Judy! He is excited to be a part of this second year of NETworks’ production of ELF The Musical as Christmas time is his favorite time of year! Mr. Ardia is also the author of Barbra Streisand in New York City.
JOHN MEZZIO (Music Supervisor/ Coordinator) has conducted several national tours including State Fair starring John Davidson, Victor Victoria starring Toni Tennille, Seussical The Musical starring Cathy Rigby, Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt and Deborah Gibson, the Royal National Theatre’s revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! and The Wedding Singer. Additionally, Mr. Mezzio was Associate Conductor for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express at the Las Vegas Hilton. John was Musical Coordinator for several national tours including Sweet Charity starring Molly Ringwald, Annie starring John Schuck and Mackenzie Phillips, Hairspray, The Producers, and Shrek the Musical. He is currently the Musical Coordinator for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Memphis.
NANCY RENÉE BRAUN (Associate Choreographer) is thrilled to return to the Elf team! Favorite associate credits with Connor Gallagher: Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout Theatre workshop), Fat Camp (NYMF Choreography Award). Her own choreo credits: Fantasy Football: The Musical? (NYMF Best of Fest Runner-Up), Broadway’s Godspell Flash Mob (100,000 YouTube hits!), Berenstain Bears: Live! (Off-Broadway/National Tour), Altar Boyz (TriArts Playhouse). Broadway acting credits: Gypsy, Fat Camp. Northwestern University.
TRINITY WHEELER (Executive Producer) Broadway: Les Misérables (Production Stage Manager). National Tours: Bullets Over Broadway (Executive Producer), Elf (Executive Producer), Beauty and the Beast (Executive Producer), The Phantom of the Opera (Supervisory Production Stage Manager), Les Misérables (Production Stage Manager) Mary Poppins (Production Stage Manager), Young Frankenstein starring Roger Bart and Rent starring Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp. Trinity currently works on the national tours of Finding Neverland, Dirty Dancing and The Sound of Music. @trinitywheeler