(Music & Lyrics)
|Ruth is a veteran of ten comedy albums, which sold worldwide for over two decades. She traveled extensively, as an international star doing her own songs and appeared in top supper clubs in Las Vegas, Miami and was a sensation and sell out on her tours of Australia, London and New Zealand. In the sixties, her albums enjoyed great success & were released on her own Wallis Originals label. "The Dinghy Song” sold more than 250,000 copies. She has also turned her vast talents to creating several scripts for the musical comedy stage.|
|Lawrence made his debut in the children's chorus of the World Stage Premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "State Fair" at the St. Louis Muny, choreographed by Tommy Tune. Leritz appeared on Broadway in the Jerome Robbins revival of "Fiddler On The Roof" and Sir Frederick Ashton's "Fonteyn & Nureyev On Broadway" at the Gershwin Theatre. Leritz was nominated for the 2004 MAC AWARD & the 2005 BIG EASY AWARD for his work on Boobs! The Musical. Lawrence's dance career encompasses Balanchine's New York City Ballet, Paris Opera, Chicago Ballet, Placido Domingo's Los Angeles Music Center Opera, Germany's Hamburg Ballet & Israel's Bat Dor Dance Company. Lawrence first became a producer at the age of 25, with his internationally acclaimed dance company, Dance Celebration. Lawrence has produced, directed and or choreographed such events as the "50th Anniversary Gala of the American Guild of Musical Artists" starring Beverly Sills at Lincoln Center's New York State Theatre, the musical revue "Broadway Showstoppers" on Broadway and National Tours, the feature film musical Tri-Star's "The Last Dragon," "Shields & Yarnell" and produced TV's "Day Of Compassion," for which Time Magazine honored him as their Local Hero 1996. Video: Total Stretch! With Lawrence Leritz. Recording: Top 10 dance hit, "Crank It Up!" www.lawrenceleritz.com|
|Steve Mackes has had plays produced in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and New York. He has composed music and lyrics for theatrical and live corporate events. He has worked as a screenwriter for Brainstorm Ink, and has had two of his screenplays optioned. In addition to Boobs!, Steve co-wrote a new book for Cole Porter’s Nymph Errant, which was workshopped at Seattle’s Village Theatre; produced at the Chichester Festival Theatre in England and published by Samuel French. Steve also wrote the book and co-wrote lyrics for the rock n’ roll musical, "Wild Women Of Planet Wongo" which has been optioned for an Off Broadway production.|
|First teamed with Steve Mackes to write "Nymph Errant." He began his career as a chorus performer in such shows as "My Fair Lady," "Guy And Dolls," "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," toured for two years as an opera singing chicken in "Disney On Parade," the Sahara Tahoe with Phyllis Diller and worked with such legends as Ethel Merman, Betty Grable, Mickey Rooney, Juliet Prowse, Gene Kelly and Jane Powell. Michael has directed and produced shows across the United States, including "Kismet" for the State Theater of Georgia " & the Off-Off Broadway musical "The Man With The Ragtime Blues" based on the life of Scott Joplin.|
|Directing credits include-
Town Hall: Romance In The Dark (concert
with Jennifer Holliday). Off
Christmas With The Crawfords, Splendora, Downhearted Blues starring Jennifer
Drake began her career as a singer-dancer, making her Broadway debut with
the original production of "A Chorus Line."
Broadway credits include “Sophisticated
Ladies”, “Woman of the Year”,
“The Wind in the Willows”,
“5678…Dance”, “It’s So Nice to Be Civilized”, and the original production of
“The 1940’s Radio Hour”.
work has received an Emmy nomination, Drama Desk nomination and a Theatre
|Eric has been living and working theatre, dance, television and film in New York for the past twelve years. He was the Art Director for ABC’s Daytime Drama Series “All My Children,” and won the 1999-2000 Daytime Emmy Award for Art Direction, Set Design and Set Decoration. Eric also won a second Emmy for the work on the ABC Drama, "The City" in 1995-96. Eric has worked on other shows including “Mad About You,” “Cosby,” “Loving” and “Good Morning America.” Eric has also worked with world renowned designers on projects as diverse as “My Fair Lady,” “The Marriage of Bette and Boo,” “Oh Kay,” “A Christmas Carol,” and with Oliver Smith, on the Shubert Theatre Restoration.|
(Costume Design & Associate Producer)
|Following college, Robert moved to Las Vegas to work with the Golddiggers and Dean Martin. Robert's career has taken him around the world for major film and stage productions in Japan, Hawaii and Italy. While working in Japan, Robert was honored by the government of Japan for his development of children's summer programs in art and theater. For the past twenty years, his focus is expanding to include directing, producing and designing for stage and screen. He has designed for Shirley McClaine, Chita Rivera, Cyd Charisse and Debbie Reynolds. Robert's career has also included styling and touring with rock stars Elton John, Grace Jones, The Pet Shop Boys, Boy George and The Backstreet Boys and assisted Trevor Nunn on Broadway with "Not About Nightingales."|
|J. Kevin Draves
|Kevin has designed for film, television, theater and dance for more than 20 years. Some of his most memorable career highlights were working with Christine Baranski on "Welcome to NY", Mikhail Baryshnikov with the "White Oaks Dance Theater Project", Bronson Pinchot on a new pilot called "Straight, No Chaser", and supervising the wardrobe department for Patricia Field on "Sex and the City". Topping his list are the annual benefits he has helped design including "Broadway Bares", a rewarding cause benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. He is currently working with Robert on developing and writing a new sitcom called "The Garden Party. He would like to thank Ken for being so supportive, especially during crunch times.|
Bobby's been working in opera, dance and theatre for over 15 years. Productions include "Reading Hebron","Dis-Connections", (New York), "Spin" (London) "Deep Down" (Off-Broadway and Philadelphia) "Straight as a Line" (SoHo Rep), The Meadows Award for Angela Landsbury, "A Lie of the Mind", "Steel Magnolias", "Henry IV", "Forbidden Broadway" (Dallas) "Magic Flute", "La Giaconda", "Rigoletto" (Ft. Worth Opera); "Barber of Seville", "Merry Widow" (Lake George Opera Festival) and multiple national tours for the Bolshoi Ballet and the Moscow Ballet. Additionally Bobby was the Associate/Assistant designer for “Vincent in Brixton”, "Medea" with Fiona Shaw, "Private Lives" w/ Alan Rickman, Jackie Mason's "Politically Incorrect", "By Jeeves" (Los Angeles),"The Iceman Cometh" with Kevin Spacey, "The Wild Party" and "Jane Eyre - The Musical".
|Stephen has worked as Musical Director, Arranger, cabaret pianist and coach in New York City for the past 25 years. His musical credits include "Always Patsy Cline" with Rainie Cole (New York City, Chicago and Portland companies), "When Pigs Fly" (Off-Broadway), "Unfinished Song" (Boston), and performing around the country for Target Stores. Stephen recently finished working on two CDs as producer/arranger. When he is not cheering on the New York Mets, Stephen performs at Regent's. Stephen would like to thank Lawrence for the opportunity to work on Boobs. It's great to be working with him again!|
|Corvette learned the art of making wigs from the Legendary Queens of New York City. Designed wigs for the "Sex In The City'" costume designer Patricia Field in 2000 and for Madonna's Drowned World Tour in 2001.|
|Clyde Alves||Clyde has performed throughout North America and Europe in film, television and theater. He originated the role of Tommy Djilas in the Broadway revival of Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man” for which he won the 2000 Astaire Award, and went on to reprise his role in Diney’s ABC Movie, “The Music Man”, starring Matthew Broderick. Other credits include: Broadway revival of “Oklahoma!” (Jess), the North American tour of “Fame The Musical”, “Beauty and the Beast”(Toronto and Vienna Companies), “West Side Story”, (Action) Stratford Festival, “The Scarlet Pimpernel” (Armand) MSMT, “Grease!”(Sonny) Paper Mill Playhouse,“Guys and Dolls” (The Greek) MSMT. Clyde is a passionate guitar player and songwriter. He feels blessed to be living and working in New York with his friend’s and family’s support and inspiration.|
||Tim is excited to be joining the company of "BOOBS! The Musical." He played Sparky in two National Tours and several regional productions of "Forever Plaid." Tim also played Annas in the European tour of "Jesus Christ Superstar" and Sancho in "Man Of La Mancha." In New York, he was last sen as Fezziwig in Sourceworks Theatre's update of "A Christmas Carol," Mark in the new comedy "Let It Go" and various roles in "The Durang Project." Film: Principal role in "The Strawberry Girl," directed by Academy Award nominee Gian Polidaro, and roles in two indepents, "Long Story Short" and "Happy Ever After" (Long Island Film Festival). Numerous commercials and "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." Thanks to Robert and David for making this happen.|
Leslie Ann is thrilled to be making her Off-Broadway debut in Boobs! The Musical! She was most recently seen in New York as The Kid in The Roar of the Greasepaint with Musicals Tonight! She has toured nationally with Bloodbrothers, alongside David Cassidy and Petula Clark, and as Diana Morales in A Chorus Line. She has played Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Maria in The Sound of Music at Utah Festival Opera. Other regional credits include A Little Night Music (Petra) at the Houston Grand Opera, Mirette at Godspeed Opera House, Jacques Brel at Florida Studio Theater, and Fiddler on the Roof at the North Carolina Theater. Love to my sweetie, Paul.
Katie is thrilled to be making her New York debut in “Boobs! The Musical”. She most recently played Shelby in “The Spitfire Grill” at the Human Race Theatre Company in Dayton Ohio. Katie has performed her own one-woman cabaret show “Katie Pees All Over You” at Danny’s Sky Light Room. Her favorite roles include Polly in “Crazy for You”, Little Red in “Into the Woods”, and Adelaide in “Guys and Dolls”. She sends her love and thanks to Chris, Mamma Rose, Ward, and her Pooks!
is thrilled to be joining the cast of Boobs! Benjie hails from El
Segundo California where he discovered his love for theatre at age 6.
Community theatre and some formal training soon led to professional work
at age 14. After a few years with a boy band, Benjie left home to attend
college at the Boston Conservatory. Benjie was most recently seen as Roger
in Grease! at the Paper Mill Playhouse, in Kiss Me Kate as
Hortensio, and Jamie in My Fair Lady at Dallas Summer Musicals.
Benjie thanks his parents for believing in his dreams. This, and every
performance is dedicated to the memory of Michael Adair-Lynch.
Alena is pleased to be making
her Off-Broadway debut in Boobs! She received her BA in musical theatre
with a minor in acting from the University of Northern Colorado. She was
most recently a part of the Denver premiere of “Brooklyn”, a
new musical, directed by Jeff
Calhoun, musically supervised by John McDaniel. Thanks to my fabulous
family and friends for all of your endless love and support. Sass
(Production Stage Manager)
D. C. Rosenberg has stage managed over one hundred productions. Some recent credits include Yentl (Folksbeine Theatre), A Naughty Knight (Duke on 42nd St. Theatre), Old Wicked Songs (Promenade Theatre), The Gathering with Theodore Bikel (Playhouse 91), The Lost Colony (outdoor drama on Roanoke Island, NC), That’s Life (Theatre East), BAFO (Best and Final Offer) (American Place Theatre), The Shattering (Players Theatre), Pets! (Theater East), Shmulnik’s Waltz (Houseman Theatre), Yiddle With A Fiddle with Emily Loesser in New York, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale, among others.
|ORIGINAL CAST:||Kristy Cates, Robert Hunt, Max Perlman, J. Brandon Savage, Jenny-Lynn Suckling & Rebecca Young.|
|The 2000 Workshop also included J. Robert Spencer.|
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