Founder and Producing Artistic Director
Marcia Seligson was the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of REPRISE! BROADWAY’S BEST, the fourteen year, nationally acclaimed regional theatre company in Los Angeles that presented revivals of classic American musicals. While in charge of REPRISE for ten years, from 1995-2005, she produced over forty shows, staged readings, concerts, benefits and many other musical theatre events.
She left REPRISE! in order to create and become Co-Executive Producer of THE FESTIVAL OF NEW AMERICAN MUSICALS, which was inaugurated in 2008, Now known as THE FOUNDATION FOR NEW AMERICAN MUSICALS, it is committed to bringing musical theatre creation into high schools and colleges nationally and well as developing new musicals on their long road to success.
Marcia studied classical piano with Danish virtuoso Gunnar Johanssen at the University of Wisconsin, graduating Columbia University with a major in music. She performed for ten years with the renowned Collegiate Chorale in New York.
While enjoying a long career as an award-winning journalist and author, Marcia wrote eight published books, and articles for virtually every major magazine in America .
Marcia was co-producer, with Rodger Hess and EntPro Plays, Inc., of Six Dances Lessons in Six Weeks by Richard Alfieri which ran on Broadway in the Fall of 2003, after a long run at the Geffen Playhouse in L.A. and opened in London’s West End in November of 2006. The film, starring Gena Rowlands, Cheyenne Jackson, Ann Margaret and Rita Moreno opened in December 2014.
Marcia was co-producer of “Not that Jewish”, developed by the Jewish Women’s Theatre in Los Angeles and presented at the New World Stages off Broadway in 2017.
Marcia Seligson lives on the beach in Marina del Rey, California with her husband Tom Drucker and their rescue princess pup, Roxie.
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Michael is the recipient of 7 Artios awards, given by the Casting Society of America for Outstanding Achievement in casting. Michael has cast shows produced at the Ahmanson Theatre, the Hollywood Bowl, Pasadena Playhouse, the Kirk Douglas Theatre, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Geffen Playhouse, International City Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, the Getty Villa, the Ricardo Montalban Theatre, the Falcon Theatre, the Colony Theatre, the Theatre @ Boston Court, the 24th St. Theatre, Ebony Repertory Theatre, Ensemble Theatre of Santa Barbara, San Francisco Symphony, Arizona Theatre Company, the Palazzo Theatre in Las Vegas, Arkansas Rep, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Rep, Totem Pole Playhouse, and the Alliance Theatre. Michael’s credits also include numerous films, over 1,000 commercials, and multiple TV series. Michael, who also teaches at UCLA, serves on the Board of Directors for both the Foundation for New American Musicals, and Camp Bravo. Michael is the co-producer for MARILYN! THE NEW MUSICAL at the Paris in Las Vegas.
(Producer & Performer) Kevin is a Los Angeles based producer and performer with his company MB Artists, founded in 1992 with partner James J. Mellon. Recent Producing Credentials include: God Looked Away, Starring Al Pacino and Judith Light; I’m Not Lying! Starring Jaston Williams; and the new musical Rose Marie, about Rose Marie Kennedy. Kevin is the Executive Producer for the play Ann, starring Holland Taylor, which he spearheaded from the play’s inception. Ann played at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater and garnered a Tony Nomination for Ms.Taylor as “Best Actress.” MB Artists produced and represented the four highly successful plays in the Greater Tuna cycle and continues to represent and produce the solo works of performer/playwright Jaston Williams. In their Twenty-six-year history, MB Artists has created and produced over 50 theatrical productions, three films and dozens of industrials. As a performer, Kevin Starred on Broadway and Los Angeles in The Lion King and in Annie Get Your Gun, with Bernadette Peters. He has toured the country extensively performing with multiple productions of The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Fantasticks, The Foreigner, and many more. In Los Angeles and San Diego, his favorite roles include: the title role in Jekyll & Hyde, The Engineer in Miss Saigon, and The Grinch in The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Mr. Bailey resides in Los Angeles with his husband of 30 years, James Mellon, and twins, William and Nora.
Arthur Allan Seidelman
Arthur Allan Seidelman (executive producer) has directed some of REPRISE’s most successful shows. These include: HAIR, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA, THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE, OF THEE I SING, MACK & MABEL, FOLLIES, and KISMET. Arthur’s Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include: Richard Alfieri’s SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS, in Los Angeles, Broadway, and London’s West End, BILLY, HAMP, THE CEREMONY OF INNOCENCE, AWAKE AND SING, and Tennessee Williams’ VIEUX CARRÉ. He directed THE MOST HAPPY FELLA for the New York City Opera at Lincoln Center. Features include SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS with Gena Rowlands, CHILDREN OF RAGE and THE SISTERS starring Maria Bello. His long list of prestigious films for television includes the Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens musical A CHRISTMAS CAROL, LIKE MOTHER LIKE SON starring Mary Tyler Moore, POKER ALICE starring Elizabeth Taylor and THE KID WHO LOVED CHRISTMAS starring Sammy Davis, Jr. He is the recipient of 5 Emmy Award nominations, 2 Emmys, the Western Heritage Award, The Peabody Award, The Writers Guild Award, and numerous accolades from international film festivals.
Matthew Herrmann (general manager) was previously the general manager for the Al Dubin musical I Only Have Eyes for You produced by Corky Hale. Other producing credits include Peaches Christ’s hit parodies SHEETLEJUICE starring Bianca Del Rio and Drag Becomes Her starring Jinx Monsoon and Bendelacreme, the LA and SF runs of GaGa Gardens, the Little House on the Prairie musical spoof Prairie-oke!, the JFK musical JACK with the York Theatre Company, NINE and Sweeney Todd with Princeton University and the upcoming 50th Anniversary production of HAiR with original producer Michael Butler. Matthew has also directed over 35 productions for the beloved French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts as well as directing locally with the youth theater program Acting Up. On stage he has appeared in over 100 productions including original casts of the underground hits Are You There God? It’s Me, Karen Carpenter and I Totally Know What You Did Last Donna Summer. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, his work has been seen in 5 museums and several galleries. He is grateful for the support of his family and is very proud of this team and thanks you for supporting local Los Angeles theater.
With over two decades of theatrical and live entertainment experience, Patty Onagan has provided her expertise in marketing, public relations, producing and special events to her clients. She currently serves as an associate producer and marketing director for Lythgoe Family Panto, in which she was responsible for launching and branding LFP’s Panto at Pasadena Playhouse, State Theater of California and overseeing their recent expansion at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Other clients include: Ebony Repertory Theatre, Greenway Arts Alliance, Southern California Women’s Conference (Co-Chaired by the Hon. Kathryn Barger), the upcoming 2018 L.A. production of Rock of Ages, and Women in Leadership – Vital Voices.
Past clients include: Geffen Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Canon Theatre, Theater League Touring Productions at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Pussycat Dolls Live! at the Roxy, Hedwig and the Angry Inch produced by David Bowie (Los Angeles Premiere), Cinemax Outdoor Film Festival, Disney Records, Warner Bros., Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles’ TwentyWonder annual fundraiser, among countless others.
She has had the pleasure of working with artists including Al Pacino, Taraji P. Henson, Judith Light, Ariana Grande, Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Jane Kaczmarek, Sabrina Carpenter, Val Kilmer, Alan Menken, Julie Taymor, Lorna Luft, Valerie Harper, Ed Asner, David Zippel, John Cameron Mitchell, Tori Spelling, Wayne Brady, Jason George, and others.
In Los Angeles, Patty produced the world premiere of bare: a pop opera, which received the Ovation Award for Best Musical; the LA Premiere of Terrence McNally‘s Corpus Christi; and concerts at the Ahmanson Theatre and Pasadena Playhouse to benefit the Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic, Clinton Bush Haiti Relief Fund, Save the Children, UNICEF and American Red Cross.
On Broadway, Patty created and oversaw world premiere public relations campaigns for Disney’s Broadway productions including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aida, and King David, along with the reopening of Disney’s New Amsterdam Theatre.
Patty has been a guest speaker on theatre at CalArts and Emerson University. She and her husband live with their two children in Los Angeles.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
L Eliot Seal President of the Board
Tom Drucker Secretary and Treasurer
Charles B. Hensley
Trinka Stotsky Soloway