Nat zegree (music/lyrics)

Nat has been playing piano since he was 3 years old. A proud native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Nat performs one man shows and concerts across the country. Nat is also a writer/composer and recording artist. He has written music and original material for CBS’ “The Good Fight” and his original album ‘Fly More Than You Fall’ (not the musical) is available on iTunes! He has written 3 original musicals with writing partner Eric Holmes, including FMTYF. Their other Musical “The Kings Critique” was produced at Indiana University in 2016. He’s played ‘Jerry Lee Lewis’ in the Broadway hit “Million Dollar Quartet” for over 400 performances at theatres such as Papermill Playhouse, and Ogunquit Playhouse (2015, 2016) for which he received a Broadway- world award for best performance. He played Mozart in a live music production of “Amadeus” at Flat Rock Playhouse (2017) and his voice has been heard as a virtual singer for the Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen. Nat would like to thank Momma, Ella, E and E and all loved ones who continue to support him. Dedicated to Steve Zegree. Always for you, Dad. Follow Nat on Facebook and Instagram at @natzegree.

ERIC HOLMES (BOOK/lyrics)

Eric’s credits include TV/Film: “The Good Fight” (CBS All Access) “Evil” (CBS) “BrainDead” (CBS) “Smash” (NBC); Production Coordinator of the film “The Good Catholic.” Co-Producer of Theresa Rebeck’s first feature film “Poor Behavior.” Eric’s musical The Kings Critique that he wrote with Nat Zegree, debuted at Indiana University in 2016. His play Black Friday was nominated for Otis Guernsey New Voices Playwriting award in 2013. His farce, Nearly Departed, won him the David S. Hawes Scholarship in 2004. He participated in the LARK’S Writer’s Retreat for two summers and was a writer-in-residence at The New Harmony Project. From 2012-2014, he produced The Lilly Awards. For Mom and Ryan.

JEFF WHITING (DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER)

Acclaimed as a ‘director with a joyous touch’ by the New York Times, Jeff Whiting is a director and choreographer with work on Broadway, Television, Special Events and Concerts around the world. BROADWAY (Associate): Bullets Over Broadway, The Scottsboro Boys, Hair, Wicked, Young Frankenstein, Big Fish. UPCOMING: Love Affair, Crazy For You, Little Dancer, The Baker’s Wife, In The Light, Loch Lomond, Cookies, It Happened In Key West, Fly More Than You Fall, Troy, Joan Crawford in Flesh and Blood. NATIONAL TOUR: Bullets Over Broadway, Hairspray, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, The Rockin’ Road to Dublin, Louis and Ella. OFF-BROADWAY & OTHER: Cookies (NYMF), Single Wide (NYMF), Chasing Rainbows (World Premiere), Gypsy (Capital). SPECIAL EVENTS/CONCERTS: James Taylor Live at Carnegie Hall (with Bette Midler, Sting, Tony Bennett), The New Victory Arts Awards (with Sarah Jessica Parker, John Lithgow), Disney’s Magical Moments (Brazil). Jeff is also the creator and founder of Stage Write Software, the standard method for documenting choreography, the Founding Artistic Director of The Open Jar Institute, a premiere music theatre training program, and was featured in a TED Talk sharing his philosophy of “Open Jar Thinking.”

PRODUCTION TEAM

produced by

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Tony Award-Winning producers Sue Gilad and Larry Rogowsky (IN FINE COMPANY) Stephen Pullen (UVU) and Christopher Meek (pro bono); CREATIVE PRODUCER Xan Johnson; GENERAL MANAGERS Ben Simpson and Joseph Longthorne (SL Theatricals); ADMINISTRATION Linda Moore (UVU); DEVELOPMENT Jim Demary and Kevin Goertzen (UVU); ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER Jennifer Tingey; PRODUCTION MANAGERS Bryant Cyr (Evan Bernard Productions) Aja Vogelman (UVU); OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Cristian Bell (UVU); PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Lindsi Neilson; ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER Kelsi Jeffrey (UVU); ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Courtney McKinnon (UVU); SOUND DESIGNER Jackie Barett; SCENIC DESIGNER Ann Beyersdorfer; ASSOCIATE SCENIC DESIGNER Madeline Barlow; SCENIC SHOP HEAD Nat Reed; PROPERTY MASTER Taylor Ballard; LIGHTING DESIGNER Keith A. Truax; LIGHTING SUPERVISOR Peter Leonard (UVU); COSTUME DESIGNER Heather McDevitt Barton; ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER Tabitha Allen; FLIGHT CHOREOGRAPHY/SAFETY Harry Christensen, James Hansen, and Patty Powers (Fly by Foy); TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Todd Meyers; COSTUME SHOP SUPERVISOR Janae Lafleur; AUDIO SUPERVISOR Joe Anderson (UVU); DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY August Miller (UVU); DIRECTOR OF FILM OPERATIONS Will McKinnon (UVU); GRAPHIC DESIGN Emily Weaver and Emily Shaw (UVU); MUSIC DIRECTOR Nat Zegree; ORCHESTRATIONS Andy Peterson; COPYIST Kimberly Memmott (UVU); KEYS 2 Jose Cabrera (UVU); DRUMS Justin Lord (UVU); GUITAR Zach Boorman (UVU); VIOLIN Susannah Hofheins; CELLO Natalie Browning.