Enda Walsh (Playwright)
Enda Walsh is an Irish playwright living in London. He is the winner of numerous international awards, (including a Tony Award for his work on Once), and his plays have been translated and produced worldwide: Recent plays: Misterman (Landmark and The Galway Arts Festival, Ireland); Penelope, The New Electric Ballroom, The Walworth Farce (All Druid Theatre, Ireland). Other plays: Chatroom, The Small Things, Bedbound, Disco Pigs. Shorter Plays: How These Desperate Men Talk, Lynndie’s Gotta Gun, Gentrification, My Friend Duplicity, Room 303. Film: Hunger.
Glen Hansard (Music and Lyrics)
Film: The Commitments, Once. Albums: Strict Joy, the soundtrack of Once (Academy Award®, Best Original Song, “Falling Slowly”), The Swell Season, The Cost, Burn the Maps, Set List: Live in Dublin, For the Birds, Dance the Devil, Fitzcarraldo, Another Love Song.
Markéta Irglová (Music and Lyrics)
Film: Once. Albums: The Swell Season, the soundtrack of Once (Academy Award®, Best Original Song “Falling Slowly”), Strict Joy, Anar.
John Carney (Writer and Director of the Film, Once)
John Carney is a Dublin-based writer director who came to the world’s attention following the box office hit and critically acclaimed musical feature film Once, which garnered multiple Independent Spirit, Sundance and Raindance awards. Previously, John was a bassist in the Irish rock band the Frames, where he met Glen Hansard. These musical roots continue to be evident in John’s work with his latest production, Can a Song Save Your Life?, heading into production in NYC in 2012. Other upcoming projects include Dogs of Babel for David Heyman and Nathan Kahane starring Steve Carell and a feature adaptation of M.R. James’s Casting the Runes for Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.
John Tiffany (Director)
John Tiffany won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle Awards for his work on Once. The Ambassador (BAM / UNC); Hope, The Pass (Royal Court); The Glass Menagerie (A.R.T. / Broadway); Let The Right One In (also Royal Court and West End), Macbeth (also Broadway), The Missing, Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae, Black Watch (Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director, Critics' Circle Award for Best Director), Elizabeth Gordon Quinn, Home: Glasgow (National Theatre of Scotland); Jerusalem (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Las Chicas del Tres y Media Floppies (Granero Theatre, Mexico City; Edinburgh Festival Fringe); If Destroyed True, Mercury Fur, The Straits (Paines Plough); Gagarin Way, Abandonment, Among Unbroken Hearts, Perfect Days, Passing Places (Traverse, Edinburgh). Education: University of Glasgow (Master's in theatre and classics). John is currently Associate director of the Royal Court Theatre, and was a founding Associate Director of the National Theatre of Scotland. In the 2010-2011 academic year, he was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University.
Steven Hoggett (Movement)
For his work on Once, Steven has been Tony nominated and won the Lortel Award. As choreographer: Broadway: The Last Ship, Rocky The Musical, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (also West End and National Theatre), American Idiot. International: Black Watch (Olivier Award, Best Choreographer; National Theatre Scotland); The Full Monty (Sheffield Lyceum / West End); Dr. Dee (Manchester International Festival); Dido Queen of Carthage (Royal National Theatre); Peter and the Starcatcher (NYTW - Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Choreography); Hunter, 365, The Bacchae (National Theatre Scotland). As director/ choreographer: Lovesong; Beautiful Burnout; Othello (TMA Award, Best Director); Stockholm, pool (no water), Dirty Wonderland (Frantic Assembly). Frantic Assembly (founding member, artistic director). As Director: What’s It All About? (NYTW). His film credits include How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Dreamworks). With Scott Graham, Steven co-wrote The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre.
Martin Lowe (Musical Supervisor, Orchestrations, and Additional Material)
Martin Lowe was awarded the Tony, Drama Desk and Obie for his work on Once. Theatre: Once (NYTW); War Horse; Caroline, or Change; Jerry Springer: The Opera; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Nation (National Theatre); An Appointment With the Wicker Man; The Wolves in the Walls (National Theatre of Scotland/Improbable); Mamma Mia! (London, Tokyo, Seoul, international tour, Stockholm, Shanghai); The Full Monty; Once on This Island; Cats; Les Misérables (West End). Recordings: Once, Mamma Mia! (original London cast and movie soundtrack), Jerry Springer: The Opera, Once on This Island. Martin was musical director for Mamma Mia! the movie (Universal).
Bob Crowley (Scenic and Costume Design)
Theatre includes The History Boys (National Theatre; Broadway, Tony Award), Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Plantagenets (RSC, Olivier Award), Don Carlos (Met), Pavane and Anastasia (Royal Ballet), La Traviata (ROH), Alice in Wonderland (ROH, Canada). Broadway: The Coast of Utopia (Tony), Carousel (Tony), Disney's Aida (Tony), Tarzan, Mary Poppins (Tony), The Year of Magical Thinking. Crowley won a Tony Award for his work on Once. Recipient of the Royal Designer for Industry Award and the Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design.
Natasha Katz (Lighting Design)
Natasha Katz has designed extensively for theatre, opera and dance. Broadway credits: Once (Tony Award), Follies, Sister Act, Elf, The Addams Family, The Coast of Utopia: Salvage (Tony Award), A Chorus Line (revival), Spelling Bee, Tarzan, Aida (Tony Award), Sweet Smell of Success, Twelfth Night, Beauty and the Beast and Gypsy. Other designs: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Royal Ballet), Buried Child (National Theatre, London), Cyrano (the Met), Carnival of the Animals (NYCB), Don Quixote (ABT); concert acts for Shirley MacLaine, Ann-Margret and Tommy Tune.
Clive Goodwin (Sound Design)
Broadway: Once (Tony Award, Best Sound Design of a Musical). Off Broadway: Once (Lortel nomination for Outstanding Sound Design). American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.), Cambridge, MA: Once; Prometheus Bound, with Diane Paulus, Stephen Sater, Serj Tankian; The Blue Flower (IRNE and Elliot Norton Awards for Best Sound Design of A Musical); Cabaret, with Amanda Palmer. Worldwide: Sound designer/engineer for Radiohead, Underworld, Pulp. Film/Television: Greetings from Tim Buckley, "Dancing with the Stars" (BBC), "Later with Jools Holland" (BBC), "The Sound of Musicals" (BBC).
Barbara Broccoli (Producer)
Barbara Broccoli has been part of the James Bond world all of her life. The daughter of Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli, who turned 007 into the longest-running series in movie history, Barbara began working on the Bond films at the age of 17. With Michael G. Wilson, she produced the past six Bond films and is currently producing the 23rd, Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig. Theatre includes Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London, Broadway), A Steady Rain starring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman.
John N. Hart Jr. (Producer)
Current theatre: Seminar, a David Greig adaptation of Anouilh’s Becket and the Kid Stays in the Picture. Mr. Hart began his producing career with Eubie! (1978). He has since produced more than 16 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, including the Nathan Lane revival of Guys and Dolls; The Who’s Tommy; Hamlet with Ralph Fiennes; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, starring Matthew Broderick; Annie Get Your Gun; and the record-breaking revival of Chicago. Mr. Hart’s productions have been nominated for seven Best Production Tonys, winning three. He has also produced 17 feature films including Boys Don’t Cry, You Can Count on Me, Proof, Revolutionary Road.
Patrick Milling Smith (Producer)
Patrick Milling Smith co-founded, with Brian Carmody, the bicoastal and international production house Smuggler Inc., an industry leader in music videos, film and commercials. This year Smuggler was awarded the Cannes Lions Palme d’Or along with Clio and British Arrows awards for Production Company of the Year. Patrick served on the Board of Trustees of the NY Theatre Workshop and was among this year’s six honorees of the Made in NY Awards presented by Mayor Bloomberg. Patrick most recently produced the upcoming film Greetings From Tim Buckley and the current Broadway production of Seminar featuring Alan Rickman.
Frederick Zollo (Producer)
New York productions include: That Championship Season; A Steady Rain; The Farnsworth Invention; Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; 'night, Mother; King Hedley II ; On Golden Pond; The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel; Death and the Maiden; Hurlyburly; Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika; Private Lives; Caroline, or Change; Frozen; The Goat; Our Country's Good; Butley; The Hairy Ape; Buried Child; Talk Radio; Marvin's Room; Oleanna; The Cryptogram; Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; A ven' U Boys. London productions include: Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Glengarry Glen Ross; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Breaking the Silence; Camille; The Cryptogram. Films include; Mississippi Burning; Quiz Show; The Paper; Ghosts of Mississippi; Naked in New York; The Music of Chance; Resurrecting the Champ; In the Gloaming; Lansky; and the just-completed Sweet Lorraine and Greetings from Tim Buckley. Mr. Zollo and Robert Cole are producing partners in Grey Matter Theatre Productions.
Brian Carmody (Producer)
An Irish native from Skibbereen, County Cork, Brian co-founded, with Patrick Milling Smith, the bi-coastal and international production house Smuggler Inc., an industry leader in film, theatre and commercials. This year Smuggler was awarded the Cannes Lions Palme d’Or along with Clio and British Arrows awards for Production Company of the Year. In 2011, Brian served as the chairman of AICP’s 20th annual award show. He also served on the jury of the Cannes Lions Festival and was among this year’s six honorees of the Made in NY Awards presented by Mayor Bloomberg. He’s presently producing the upcoming film Flatlake directed by Kevin Allen, which is set Ireland. Passions: his wife’s cooking, Liverpool football club, golf and being home in Ireland as often as possible.
Michael G. Wilson (Producer)
Michael G. Wilson began his producing career in 1976 working with Cubby Broccoli on The Spy Who Loved Me, and they co-produced the next six Bond films, five of which he co-wrote. He then went on to produce the hugely successful Golden Eye with his sister Barbara Broccoli, followed by the next five 007 releases. Together they are producing the 23rd Bond adventure, Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig. Michael was awarded the OBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in 2008. Theatre includes Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London, Broadway), A Steady Rain starring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman.
Orin Wolf Productions (Producer)
Broadway: That Championship Season and A View From the Bridge, both directed by Gregory Mosher. Off-Broadway: Groundswell directed by Scott Elliott, Robert Wuhl’s Assume the Position (Ars Nova), History of the Word (Vineyard). Producing partner Styles Four (John Styles and Dave Clemmons) credits on Broadway: Driving Miss Daisy, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Talk Radio, Spring Awakening (Tony Award). Orin is the recipient of the T-Fellowship for Creative Producing at Columbia University in conjunction with Hal Prince. Orin, with partners John Styles and David Schwartz, produced Judy Gold’s 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother and run OBB/Off Broadway Booking (www.obbbnyc.com).
Michael Rose (Producer)
Michael Rose and David Morgan formed their production company in 1987. Productions include: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Palladium & on Broadway, UK Tour, Dublin & Singapore. A Steady Rain at the Schoenfeld Theatre, Broadway: Footloose at the Novello Theatre, London: Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies at The Gielgud: Pam Gem’s Marlene at The Lyric, Sweet Charity at the Victoria Palace: Irving Berlin’s White ChristmasThe Musical at venues across the UK & Ireland. Productions 2012: Chariots of Fire On Stage at the Gielgud Theatre Irving Berlin’s White Christmas The Musical at the Lowry, Salford Quays and Aladdin starring Lily Savage by kind permission of Paul O’Grady at the purpose built Theatre at The O2.