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  • Dame Josephine Barstow CBE, DBE

    Dame Josephine Barstow CBE, DBE is recognized as one of the world’s leading singing actresses. During a long career she has performed in most of the world’s major opera houses and with many of the great conductors, singing a varied repertoire of Verdi‚ Richard Strauss‚ Puccini, and Janáček, among others. She has performed on stages around the world, across Europe, Asia, and Australia, including a historic trip in 1986 to the Soviet Union singing Tosca and Lady Macbeth. Herbert von Karajan invited her to sing the title role in Tosca with Pavarotti‚ and Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera with Plácido Domingo. Recent and forthcoming engagements include Bernstein’s Symphony No. 3 with Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Roma; Heidi Schiller, Follies (National Theatre)‚ Countess, Queen of Spades (The Grange Festival), and Mme Armfeldt in A Little Night Music (Opera North), among many others. Josephine Barstow was awarded the CBE in 1985, promoted to DBE in 1995.

  • Ted Chapin

    Ted Chapin was chosen by the Rodgers and Hammerstein families to run their office.  He expanded it into the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, which is responsible for management of the copyrights created by Richard Rodgers and/or Oscar Hammerstein II. He was the co-founder of the Encores! series at City Center and was for two seasons the producer of the 92nd Street Y’s Lyrics and Lyricists series with programs saluting Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Irving Berlin, among others. In addition to his chairmanship of the Kurt Weill Foundation, Ted serves on several other boards including the American Theater Wing where his is co-chairman, New York City Center, and Goodspeed Musicals. His book Everything Was Possible: The Birth of the Musical ‘Follies,’ based on his experience as the production assistant on the original Broadway production, won both an ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award and a Special Jury Prize for Distinguished Achievement by the Theatre Library Association.

  • James Holmes

    James Holmes is a British musical director, editor and arranger. A former staff conductor at English National Opera and Head of Music at Opera North, his long-time interest in classic American musical theater has seen him play a significant role in its emergence as a staple in the repertoire of those houses. While at ENO, he conducted the first production by a British opera company of a work by Stephen Sondheim, Pacific Overtures, the recording of which earned a Grammy nomination. James has conducted as wide a range of Kurt Weill’s work as anyone in the world, including multiple productions of Street Scene, as well as Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, One Touch of Venus, Arms and the Cow (Der Kuhhandel), Lady in the Dark, and The Seven Deadly Sins. In recognition of his service to the composer, the Kurt Weill Foundation honored him with their seventh Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

  • Kyle Scatliffe

    Kyle Scatliffe currently appears in the Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson role in the Broadway production of Hamilton. His theatrical credits include Enjolras in the recent Broadway revival of Les Miserables, Haywood Patterson in the London premiere production of The Scottsboro Boys (Olivier Award Nomination), Coalhouse in Ragtime (Zach Theatre), Jud Fry in Oklahoma (5th Avenue Theatre), Marley in A Christmas Carol: The Concert (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra/PBS) and Mitch Mahoney in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Alabama Shakespeare Festival). He has appeared in television roles on “Bull” (CBS) and “Chicago P.D.” (NBC). Kyle is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York.

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