What A Pair!

Creative Team 2005 - Los Angeles

LONNY PRICE (Director)

Lonny Price most recently directed Patti LuPone, in Cole Porter's Can Can for Encores in New York. Earlier this summer Lonny directed Athol Fugard's Master Harold...and the boys on Broadway starring Danny Glover.  He directed and co-authored the Ed Kleban musical A Class Act, first on Broadway (where it was nominated for five Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical) and later in Los Angeles and Tokyo. Shortly after returning from Japan, he won a 2002 Emmy Award for his film of Sweeney Todd, which aired on PBS. Previously on Broadway, he directed Joan Rivers in her Tony-nominated turn as Lenny Bruce's mother in Sally Marr...and her Escorts (which he co-authored with Ms. Rivers and Erin Sanders) and the musical Urban Cowboy. Off-Broadway, he directed Eli Wallach in Jeff Baron's Visiting Mr. Green, Jules Feiffer's Grown Ups, the revivals of The Rothschilds and Juno and also supervised the remounting of Athol Fugard's Valley Song at the Manhattan Theatre Club, as well as the original cast reunion performances of Falsettos that opened Playwrights Horizons' new complex on Theatre Row. He has worked with Patti LuPone on a series of staged concert versions of musicals, including Pal Joey (at Encores! Also starring Peter Gallagher), Annie Get Your Gun (at Lincoln Center, again with Mr. Gallagher), Sweeney Todd (at Lincoln Center, with George Hearn), A Little Night Music (at the Ravinia Festival, with Mr. Hearn and Zoe Caldwell) and last summer Passion (with Audra MacDonald and Michael Cerveris). He was a staff director of ABC's "One Life to Live", (Emmy Nomination) and is the former artistic director of Musical Theatre Works, where he is currently the Resident Director.  As an actor, he has appeared on and off Broadway in a variety of plays and musicals including A Class Act, Merrily We Roll Along, "Master Harold"...and the boys, The Immigrant and Burn This, for which he received Obie, Theatre World, and Drama-Logue Awards. On film, he is best remembered as Neil, the hotel owner's nerdy grandson, in Dirty Dancing.

GORDON HUNT (Director)

Gordon Hunt was nominated twice for the Directors Guild of America Award and won the award for "The Alan Brady Show" episode of "Mad About You".  He has directed more than 50 episodes of other TV shows including "Frasier" and "Suddenly Susan".  In the theater he directed last summer's L.A. Philharmonic production of Leonard Bernstein's MASS at the Hollywood Bowl.  Also at the Bowl he has directed My Fair Lady, The Music Man, and Mame.  He directed The Great American Songbook starring Michael Feinstein at the Mark Taper Forum as part of its annual Salon Series, and he has directed twelve of the Salon events also featuring Michael Feinstein and guest stars.  Also at the Taper he created and directed an adaptation of Studs Turkel's The Good War.  For Reprise he has staged 1776, She Loves Me, and Pippin.  In New York he directed the All Star Centennial Salute To Noel Coward at Carnegie Hall, a workshop of the musical version of Harold and Maude, the off Broadway play Shmulnik's Waltz (with music by David Shire), Black Water, an opera with libretto by Joyce Carol Oates, and a number of plays at the Williamstown Theater Festival.  He is the author of the best selling theater book HOW TO AUDITION, and as a lyricist he won the MACC award for best new song of the year for "Errol Flynn" which he wrote with Amanda McBroom.

Thomas Griep
THOMAS GRIEP (Musical Director)

Thomas Griep has worked with some of the most talented singers in the business including Carol Channing, Nathan Lane, Rita Moreno, Cher, Tommy Tune, David Hyde-Pierce, Bobby Vinton, Paul Anka and Olivia Newton-John as a conductor and/or pianist.

Tom has worked in Los Angeles' best theatres as conductor or assistant, including: Mamma Mia - Shubert Theatre, Ten Commandments - Kodak Theatre, Will Rogers Follies - South Bay Civic Light, Big River - Mark Taper Forum, The Dead - Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Annie Get Your Gun - Orange County Performing Arts Center and Camelot - Hollywood Bowl.

Tom is currently the primary keyboardist for "American Girl Review" at The Grove / Farmer's Market.  He was also pianist for Lorna Luft (daughter of Judy Garland) with the Orlando Symphony.  Tom is music director for Rain Pryor (daughter or Richard Pryor) in a one-woman show called Fried Chicken and Latkas, headed for Broadway.  He is active as an orchestrator and composer.  His orchestrations have been recorded by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and New York Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestras.  

His favorite "pair" are his lovely wife, Evelyn Halus and their 3 year old daughter, Oliviana.  

For more information, check out Tom's very popular web site for singers called AuditionTrax.com.

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