Author, lyricist, and composer: Charlie Barnett
Charlie Barnett an award-winning composer and playwright in Washington, D.C. His concert music career includes dozens of works for orchestra and chamber ensembles; his film scoring career stretches back 40 years; and his work in jazz includes eleven albums with the swing-fusion band Chaise Lounge. Barnett’s plays include Twelveness, Him and Jim, and The Spectre of Death, all of which premiered in Pennsylvania. He wrote the score for 19: The Musical, which premiered in Washington, D.C., in 2019. He wrote both music and lyrics for When We Get There, performed as part of the Musicals in Mufti series at the York Theatre in New York City in 2023. Barnett wrote the book, score, and lyrics for True North, which received a staged reading in Washington, D.C., in 2023. His musical The Last Days of Cleopatra will be performed during a 29-hour reading in New York City in December, 2023.

Executive producer: Dan Markley
Dan Markley has been a theater producer, manager, owner, and investor for 30+ years in New York City. He served as Executive Director of the New York Musical Festival from 2013-2018. He was a principle in the development of 37 Arts, which housed three theatres and the Baryshnikov Arts Center, and managed the center for several years. On and Off-Broadway Markley co-produced Oleanna (original), Stomp (Obie & Drama Desk Awards), Damn Yankees (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), On the Waterfront, The Vagina Monologues, Lifegame, Shockheaded Peter, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, High Fidelity, Family Secrets (revival), and Something Rotten! (Tony and Drama Desk nominations). He also co-produced the Paul Rudnick feature film Jeffrey, and a feature length documentary about D-Day entitled Bedford: The Town They Left Behind, which was scored by Charlie Barnett. As an investor and investment manager he has participated in over forty commercial productions in New York, London, and tours including the Tony Award-winning musicals Rent, Avenue Q, and In the Heights, as well as Six, Wicked, Art, De La Guarda, Swan Lake, and The Beauty Queen of Leenane.

Director: Thomas Caruso
Thomas Caruso is a New York Outer Critics Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award nominee, who recently directed Madwomen Of The West by Sandra Tsing Loh (Off-Broadway), A Christmas Carol at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles starring Bradley Whitford, Kate Burton and Alex Newell, the Off-Broadway musical Emojiland (NY Times Critics Pick, 4 Drama Desk Award Nominations, and an Off-Broadway Alliance Award Nomination: Best Musical). He directed and co-conceived the musical Southern Comfort (The Public Theatre, NY Times Critics Pick, 3 Lucille Lortel Award and 2 OCC Award nominations including: Best New Musical). In London, he directed the West End and World Tour of Dynamo: Seeing Is Believing for the Illusionist Dynamo. He also directed the Asia Tour of David Blaine: Real or Magic for the world-renowned Illusionist David Blaine. Caruso’s Broadway Associate Director credits include: Matilda, Groundhog Day, A Christmas Carol, Ghost, Mamma Mia!, Bombay Dreams, Follies and Master Class. He directed the Broadway National Tours of Matilda, Ghost, Master Class, and Emojiland as well as many new works at Barrington Stage, Bay Street, NY Stage & Film, Rattlestick, EST, Play Co, Williamstown Theatre Festival, TheatreWorks Palo Alto, Penguin Rep, Studio Arena Theatre & Gloucester Stage.

Music director: Matthew Smedal
Matthew Smedal’s Broadway music direction credits include Mrs. Doubtfire (he was also the music director of Doubtfire’s Original Cast Album). Music Supervision: Annie National Tour. Assoc. Music Supervision: Mrs. Doubtfire First National. Music Direction, Off-Broadway: Clueless The Musical starring Dove Cameron. National Tours: The Bodyguard, Matilda First National, Ghost The Musical, and Catch Me If You Can. Toronto: Matilda (RSC + Mirvish Entertainment). Elsewhere: Anne of Green Gables (Goodspeed, World Premiere), The Bodyguard (Paper Mill Playhouse), Jesus Christ Superstar (North Shore Music Theatre). As a pianist: Opéra de Rennes’ presentation of Cole Porter’s La Revue des Ambassadeurs, and for Grammy-award nominee Deborah Cox at the US Open Women’s Singles Final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka.