What A Pair!

Creative Team 2002 - Los Angeles


Daniel Henning is the Artistic Director/Producer of The Blank Theatre Company here in Los Angeles. His credits include: Precious Sons with Nora Dunn (Garland Award), The Why with Noah Wyle, James Marsters (Ovation nom.), Starr Struck (Ovation nom.), Hello Again with Susan Egan, Marcia Strassman (Ovation Award), Breaking The Code with Dennis Christopher, Jeremy Sisto (LADCC Award), Chess with Marcia Mitzman-Gaven, Douglas Sills (2 Ovation Awards, 2 LADCC Awards), The Cradle Will Rock (LA Weekly Award). He is currently in rehearsals for Michael John LaChiusa's First Lady Suite. Tonight is for Laura Hunter.

MICHAEL ROTH (Music Director, Arranger)

Michael Roth is a composer whose work encompasses theatre, film, dance, and chamber music. Recent projects include, as a resident artist and composer at both the La Jolla Playhouse and South Coast Repertory, over 75 productions and premieres including Dan Sullivan's production of Donald Margulies' Pulitzer prize-winning Dinner With Friends, also seen off-Broadway and at the Geffen, the Culture Clash musical adaptation of The Birds, and Lee Blessing's A Walk In the Woods, also seen on Broadway and PBS. Michael's many collaborations with Randy Newman include co-conceiving and music directing The Education of Randy Newman, orchestrating his Faust, and editing two anthologies for Warner Brothers. Other recent projects: working with Garry Marshall on Happy Days, The Musical; collaborating with Tom Stoppard on the American premieres of Indian Ink and The Invention of Love; many collaborations with Mac Wellman, including their music/theatre piece, The Allegory of Whiteness (2001 Humana Festival); and scores for the independent features Holy Days and Des McAnuff's Bad Dates. The CD of Michael's chamber opera Their Thought and Back Again is available through e-mail at Rothmusik@aol.com

GARY STELLA (Production Stage Manager)

Gary Stella has directed, written, composed and/or performed in theater and cabaret since his Thespian debut as Joseph in the Christmas Pageant at Kenosha's Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  His career manifestations oscillate between mainstream TV and independent feature film production, mostly as a DGA First Assistant Director. He dedicates his work on this project to Aunt Myrtle, Chrisanne, and Linda.

JILL PROCTOR (Event Lighting Designer)

Jill Proctor studied theater lighting design at Purchase, New York and worked with Beverly Emmons at Lincoln Center and BAM.  From there she worked for Coventry Architectural Lighting in Washington, D.C. Returning to New York she met cinematographer Giselle Chamma and became her gaffer. Los Angeles introduced her to television lighting. Jill continues lighting for the theater as well as landscape lighting for her company Luminous Gardens. Happily contributing her energy to this benefit.

DAVID MANN (Assistant Musical Director)

David Mann studied Music Composition at the University of California San Diego. He later pursued Advanced Studies in Film Scoring at USC, a program which has probably put more successful film and T.V. composers on the map than any other single academic curriculum. He is currently writing music for film and television on a freelance basis in Los Angeles.

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