Diane Paulus is The Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University. Broadway: Jagged Little Pill, Waitress, Finding Neverland, and the Tony Award winning revivals of Pippin (Tony Award, Best Director), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, and HAIR. A.R.T.: Jagged Little Pill, In the Body of the World (also at MTC), The White Card by Claudia Rankine, Crossing (also at BAM), Finding Neverland, Witness Uganda, Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Prometheus Bound, Death and the Powers: The Robots’ Opera, Best of Both Worlds, Johnny Baseball, The Donkey Show. Other credits include Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna, currently on tour. Paulus is Professor of the Practice of Theater in Harvard University’s English Department and Department of Theater, Dance, and Media. She was selected for the 2014 Time 100, Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. She dedicates Finding Neverland to Katharine and Natalie.
TV: “So You Think You Can Dance” (three-time Emmy Award winner, five-time nominee), “SYTYCD Canada.” Film: Rock of Ages. Stage: New York Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes (director/choreographer), Finding Neverland (Broadway), Hello, Dolly! (Paper Mill), Cirque du Soleil’sDelirium, Celine Dion’s A New Day, Madonna, Prince. Dance: RAW (founder/artistic director/choreographer). Inspirational master teacher worldwide. Dedicated to my Mom and Dad in Neverland!
Broadway: Finding Neverland, Spring Awakening, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Drama Desk award nomination). Girl from the North Country (Public Theater, Old Vic – Olivier award nomination), Tootsie, Strictly Ballroom (West End), Romantics Anonymous (Shakespeare’s Globe). He has worked as arranger/orchestrator for George Benson, Björk, Sarah Chang, Ray Davies, Robin Gibb, Josh Groban, Jamiroquai, Lang Lang, George Michael, Oasis, Sade, Duncan Sheik, Simply Red and Sam Smith (Grammy nomination) for whom he orchestrated the Oscar/Golden Globe winning “Writing’s on the Wall” from Spectre. Simon won a BAFTA award for the soundtrack to the video game L.A.Noire. @simonhaleuk
Mia is thrilled to be joining APEX again after being the Tour Director on Pippin. Mia was the Associate Director on the 1st Nat’l Tour of Finding Neverland, and the Assistant Director on the Broadway production. Broadway credits include: Associate Director on Jagged Little Pill and Waitress; Assistant Director on Porgy and Bess and Pippin. Mia frequently directs at various Off-Broadway and regional theaters, and she is a Drama League Directing Fellow. B.A., Harvard University. www.miapwalker.com
Camden is thrilled to be returning to this truly magical production. A professional performer and choreographer based in New York City, Camden received his BFA in Dance from NYU, and in 2016 was one of 12 men selected internationally to study in the Musical Theater Dance Program at the School at Jacobs Pillow. Past credits include the national tour of Finding Neverland 2018-19 (Associate Choreographer), the national tour of Pippin (Dance Captain/Pippin understudy), A Chorus Line at the Heritage Theater Festival (Mike), and most recently Camden acted as the Assistant Choreographer for the remounting of the Broadway Revival of Pippin in Tokyo, Japan.
Broadway: Straight White Men, Waitress, Of Mice and Men; Off-Broadway: Hold on to Me Darling, Dying For It, Atlantic Theatre; The Killer (Set & Costumes), TFANA; Macbeth, Hartford Stage & LA Opera, w/ Darko Tresjnak; Selma ’65, LaMama; Frankenstein, Royal National Theatre w/ Danny Boyle; London 2012 Opening Ceremony (Emmy). Film: Gemini Man, Steve Jobs, 127 Hours (Production & Costume Design), Slumdog Millionaire; TV: “American Gods” & “Trust” (Production Design).
ANDREW R. COHEN (Scenic Coordinator) Off-Broadway: The Lincoln Center: Where Words Once Were; 59E59: Occupied Territories. Regional: Studio Theatre: Murder Ballad [Helen Hayes Award Nomination for Outstanding Set Design]; Folger Theatre: King John, Olney Theatre Center: The Crucible, Theatre J: The Jewish Queen Lear, Broken Glass; Mosaic Theater Company of DC: Satchmo at the Waldorf, Marie and Rosetta; Kennedy Center TYA: Earthrise, Darius & Twig; Imagination Stage: Charlotte’s Web, Anatole: Mouse Magnifique, A Year with Frog and Toad; Theater Alliance: Flood City, Still Life with Rocket; MFA in Scenic Design from University of Maryland. www.andrewcohendesigns.com
RUSSELL A. THOMPSON (Production Manager/Lighting Designer) Designs include the international and national tour of The Wizard of Oz, national tours of Pippin, Million Dollar Quartet, Memphis, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Hair, Fiddler on the Roof, All Shook Up, Footloose, The Wedding Singer and Beehive the 60’s Musical, the world premiere of Around the World in 80 Days and the regional premiere of The Civil War. Prather Productions designs include Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray, Rent, 9 to 5, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jekyll & Hyde, Yeston & Kopit’s Phantom, Swing, Ragtime, Peter Pan, Buddy, Legally Blonde and Cats. His designs for West Side Story, Aida and Miss Saigon have earned him three awards. Prior to joining Prather Productions, Russell lived in New York where his credits ranged from Club MTV to Manhattan School of Music.
DAVID TEMBY (Sound Design) is proud to design once again for APEX Touring. In addition to providing designs and management for high profile events and installations around the world, Mr. Temby is the Chief Operating Officer for Clearwing Productions. And, when not managing hundreds of employees, events, and production design responsibilities, his antics are lovingly tolerated by his awe-inspiring wife, Gretchen, his son, Truman, and his loyal sidekick, Gunther. More information about Mr. Temby and his credits can be found at clearwing.com.
Broadway: Finding Neverland, Chaplin. Ghost, Frost/Nixon, Brief Encounter. Off-Bway: Richard III (BAM). West End: Kate Bush: Before the Dawn, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Royal Ballet), The Phantom of the Opera (Royal Albert Hall), 3 Winters, King Lear. Recipient: Drama Desk, Obie, Olivier Awards.