CAST & CREATIVE

CAST

KENNETH MOSLEY (Berry Gordy)

Kenneth is thrilled to be a part of the Motown family! Theatre: CMT: Sister Act (TJ), The Little Mermaid (Sebastian U/S) & Children of Eden (Lead Storyteller), MTW: Memphis (Gator). Television: "Grace & Frankie", "Ten Days in the Valley", "Black-ish", "Pitch", "Game Shakers", "Crazy Love". New web comedy, "NTB"+music, "Destiny Fufilled" in October. Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism: SMU. KennethMosley.com @KenMos

TRENYCE (Diana Ross)

Grammy nominated Singer/actress from American Idol Season 2 who's career includes shows such as Ain’t Misbehavin’, Vagina MonologuesLove in the Nick of Tyme w/ Morris Chestnut, Thriller Live West End, “Taboo China”, and “Marvel’s Kick Ass 2.” Follow on Instagram & Twitter @trenyce1/@trenyce

JUSTIN REYNOLDS (Smokey Robinson)

Justin was recently seen headlining in Vegas! The Show on the LV Strip. He has toured 85 countries while performing on Silversea, Princess Cruises and The Young Americans. Many thanks to Mr. Gordy, Wojcik|Seay Casting, and WLP for making his SMOKEY dream come true in his National Tour debut with Motown!

MATT MANUEL (Marvin Gaye)

is a Singer/Actor/model from the Detroit area. In 2013, he was a contestant on American Idol. He was the male vocalist for the Simone Vitale Band. In 2016, he played the role of Benjamin in the short film "Akoma".

CHASE PHILLIPS (Young Berry Gordy/Young Stevie Wonder/Young Michael Jackson)

is excited about his first national tour! As a native of Louisville, KY he's had roles performing with Lincoln Performing Arts School, Actors Theatre and the Youth Theatre Troupe of Louisville. Chase feels blessed to have the support of his family, church and friends.

KAI CALHOUN (Young Berry Gordy/Young Stevie Wonder/Young Michael Jackson)

is excited about his first appearance with Motown. He is in 7th grade and can usually be found making videos for his YouTube channel. Kai is grateful for his Mom, his older brothers, his Papa and family. He is very grateful for Mrs. Frost and Vincent for encouraging his love of acting.

NICK ABBOTT (Swing)

is thrilled to be making his national tour debut! Recent credits: Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Guys & Dolls (Sky), Grease (Kenickie). Love to family and friends! BFA/Ball State University.

TRACY BYRD (Ensemble)

is originally from N.C. but now resides in N.Y.C. He is so grateful to join this cast to tell the wonderful story of Motown!

ARIELLE CROSBY (Ensemble)

Native of Motown itself. Praise be to God. BA in Music from KSU. Regional: Aida (Aida), Dreamgirls (Lorrell Robinson), In The Heights (Vanessa), Murder Ballad (Narrator), Memphis (Ensemble). ariellecrosby.com

DEVIN HOLLOWAY (Ensemble)

Tours: 42nd Street, Hair (Margaret Mead), Sesame Street LIVE. Regional: Cafe Variations (Siti Company), Carousel (Enoch). Much Love to his family and friends for their support. www.devinholloway.net

QUIANA HOLMES (Ensemble)

is blessed to join the amazing company of Motown! Berklee Alum. Regional: Dancing in the Streets (Diana Ross), The Wiz (Dorothy), Dreamgirls (Deena), RENT (Mimi). Shoutout to God, family & GBM!!

KAYLA JENERSON (Ensemble)

National tour debut! Regional: West Side Story, JC Superstar, White Christmas, A Chorus Line, Violet. Proud UW-Madison graduate. All my love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Jacki, and Cul!

MATTHEW KEATON (Swing)

is thrilled to be making his National Tour debut in Motown the Musical after relocating to NYC from Memphis. Graduate of the University of Tennessee- Chattanooga. Thanks to family, friends, Open Jar for continuous love and support! God gets the Glory!

EJ KING (Ensemble)

Professional credits include: Smokey Joe's Café (Victor), The Little Mermaid (Sebastian), Sister Act (TJ), Rock of Ages (Ja'Keith). Thanks to ACCD, Hurrah Players, Nick-Nack, Family and God

BRETT MICHAEL LOCKLEY (Ensemble)

A Baltimore, MD native and University of the Arts graduate who is thrilled to be joining the Motown family! Regional: LaCage Aux Folles (NSMT) INTL: Tokyo Disney, Universal Studios Japan.

JASMINE MASLANOVA-BROWN (Ensemble)

is thrilled to be back again with the cast of Motown on her second tour :) All thanks to her family and friends for their love and support!

ROB McCAFFREY (Ensemble)

Regional: Happy Days: The Musical, South Pacific, (Gateway Playhouse), Hairspray (Engeman Theater), The Full Monty (Riverside Theater). Thanks to Danny at Hudson Artists, and Family. Ask about his Long Island accent.

TREY McCOY (Ensemble)

is thrilled to be making his National Tour debut with Motown the Musical! He is a Louisiana native and recent graduate from Montclair State University. Special thanks to Mom, Torin, family, friends, and the creative team. For Dad!

ALIA MUNSCH (Ensemble)

New York Theatre: Spandex the Musical (Off-Broadway), Dragon Slayer, Akhenaten the Musical. Education: Barnard College, BA Dance. NYU Steinhardt, MM Vocal Performance. www.aliamunsch.com

ERICK PATRICK (Ensemble)

For as long as he could remember, Erick knew he wanted to entertain and inspire people. He gets everything he needs from the energy/ buzz of an anxious audience.

ERIC PETERS (Ensemble)

Professional debut. Originally from Minneapolis, Eric recently graduated from Northwestern University where he studied Musical Theatre and Mathematics. Many thanks to the family, the friends, and About Artists. erictpeters.com

ISAAC SAUNDERS JR. (Swing)

is overjoyed to be joining the Family of Motown National Tour with a group of talented cast members. He would like to thank his family, friends, Mom and God.

ERAN SCOGGINS (Ensemble)

Credits include: Dreamgirls (Int'l Tour), Memphis (Bobby), Oklahoma, and Once On This Island. Big thanks to his family, friends, and agency (FSE) for their support. Enjoy! @eranscoggins.

AYLA STACKHOUSE (Swing)

is thrilled to be making her professional theatre debut with Motown! The Detroit native Singer/Songwriter and AMDA Alum thanks her family and friends for their support.

NATE SUMMERS (Swing)

Making his national touring debut this Cleveland native is ecstatic and beyond grateful to join the talented cast of Motown! Let’s go!

NYA TRYSHA (Ensemble)

is pleased to perform in Motown Tour. She recently played Alice’s daughter in Big River, at the Unquwoa Repertory & was ensemble in Ragtime at Ogunquit Playhouse. She thanks God for her success and support.

CARTREZE TUCKER (Ensemble)

HAIR (Nat’l/Intl Tour), Raisin (Joseph Asagai), Tarzan (Terk), Sister Act (Eddie Souther), The Little Mermaid (Sebastian), Rent (Tom Collins), Hairspray (Seaweed), & Miss Saigon (John). Love you mom! AMDAGrad. @CrtrzTckr CartrezeTucker.com

DRE’ WOODS (Ensemble)

is thrilled to be making his professional debut! He is a native of Louisiana where he attended Louisiana State University to earn a BM in Vocal Performance.

JAMARI JOHNSON WILLIAMS (Ensemble)

Blessed and highly flavored to be touring the country again. Favorite credits include Memphis (National Tour), Mamma Mia! (Northern Stage), South Pacific (VA Rep) and Saturday Night Fever (ABT).@jamaridabeast13

NAZARRIA WORKMAN (Swing)

started performing with National Dance Institute at a young age. Apart of the 2014-15 cast of In the Heights at LaGuardia Arts as Yolanda/ ensemble. Broadway Rising Star 2017.

CREATIVE

BERRY GORDY (Book, Producer)

is the founder of Motown, the hit-making enterprise that reached out across a racially divided, politically and socially charged country to trans- form popular music. He is also a songwriter, producer, director, innovative entrepreneur, teacher and visionary. Actively involved in the Civil Rights movement, he released the recorded speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His films include Lady Sings the Blues (five Academy Award nominations) and Mahogany. Gordy has received four honorary doctorates in philosophy (Occidental College), the humanities (Morehouse College, Michigan State University) and music (Eastern Michigan University). Other awards include the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award, the Gordon Grand Fellow from Yale University, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, the Rainbow Coalition’s Man of the Millennium Award, the Rhythm and Blues Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the T.J. Martell Foundation’s Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award and the Grammy Salute to Industry Icons President’s Merit Award. In 2011, President Obama honored him with a Salute to Motown evening at the White House. He is also the recipient of the 2013 Marian Anderson Award, BET’s Visionary Award, Ebony’s first Lifetime Achievement Award, and Major League Baseball’s 2014 Beacon of Change Award and The NAACP 2016 Theatre Award for Best Playwright.  In a White House ceremony this September, President Barack Obama presented Gordy with the 2015 National Medal of Arts for a lifetime of achievement that “transformed music and American life and still reverberates today. Berry Gordy’s unparalleled contribution to popular culture is chronicled in his autobiography, To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown.

SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING

Sony/ATV Music Publishing, established in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony and Michael Jackson, is the world’s leading music publisher. Together with EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV owns or administers more than two million copyrights, including those from such iconic music catalogs like Leiber Stoller, Mijac Music, Motown and Famous Music. Sony/ATV also controls many of the best-known songs ever written, such as “New York, New York,” “All You Need Is Love,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Moon River,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “The Mission Impossible Theme,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Over the Rainbow,” “Stand By Me,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and “Singin’ in the Rain.” In addition, Sony/ATV represents the copyrights of such legendary artists as the Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Kraftwerk, Joni Mitchell, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Queen, the Rolling Stones, Richie Sambora, Sting, the Supremes, Wyclef Jean, Hank Williams and Stevie Wonder, among others. Its ever growing list of chart-topping artists, writers and producers includes Akon, Fall Out Boy, Jessie J, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Pink, RedOne, Shakira, Ed Sheeran, Stargate, Taylor Swift and Kanye West.

CHARLES RANDOLPH-WRIGHT (Director)

Theater directing credits include Motown The Musical (Broadway, the National Tour, and London), the new musical Born for This (co-written with Bebe Winans), the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined and the musical Sophisticated Ladies (starring Maurice Hines) at Arena Stage, Love/Life at Lincoln Center (with Brian Stokes Mitchell), the 75th anni­versary international tour of Porgy and Bess, the 50th anniversary national tour of Guys and Dolls, and They’re Playing Our Song (in Brasil in Portuguese). Randolph-Wright wrote the plays Blue (starring Phylicia Rashad and Diahann Carroll), The Night Is a Child (starring JoBeth Williams), Cuttin’ Up, the new play Love in Afghanistan, and co-wrote Just Between Friends—Bea Arthur on Broadway. Charles directed the award-winning film Preaching to the Choir, and has written screenplays for HBO, Showtime, Disney and Fox. Television credits include directing the series “Step Up Highwater,” “Greenleaf,”, “Lincoln Heights,” “South of Nowhere,” the music special “America America,” the “Freestyle” football commercial for Nike, and producing and writing the Showtime series “Linc’s.” www.Randolph-Wright.com

PATRICIA WILCOX (Choreographer)

Broadway: Motown The Musical (Astaire Award and NAACP Awards) and A Night with Janis Joplin. Off-Broadway/national tours: Little Shop of Horrors (Encore/City Center starring Jake Gyllenhaal), Children’s Letters to God, Bowfire (and PBS televi­sion special), Blues in the Night (NAACP nomina­tion) and Seussical. West End: Motown The Musical. Selected regional: The Kennedy Center, American Conservatory Theatre, Denver Theatre Center, Pasadena Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company, Pioneer Theatre Company, The Alley Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, and Paper Mill Playhouse. She has staged original works for the Houston Symphony, Minnesota Pops, Phoenix Symphony, Norwegian Cruise Line, and she has also created numbers for ice skating gold medalists Viktor Petrenko, Ilia Kulik, Katya Gordeeva, Miki Ando and ice dancing teams for the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.

WARREN ADAMS (Choreographer)

Motown: Broadway, U.S. tours, West End (Fred Astaire Award, NAACP Theatre Award); Born for This (Alliance, Arena & Broad ). Adams is an award winning producer director, choreographer and an adjunct professor at NYU and Princeton University in the theater department. He recently directed the film documentary Africa Straight Up and also choreo­graphed the Pulitzer Prize-winning Off-Broadway plays How I Learned to Drive and Ruined. Other notable credits include the opera Magdalena at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, Toy Story the Musical for Disney and Nora Ephron’s last film Julie & Julia starring Meryl Streep. His theatrical work has been presented at New York City Center, the Joyce, Second Stage, South Coast Rep, Teatro du Municipal Sao Paulo, Theatre for a New Audience, the Intiman, the Geffen and several dance compa­nies. Upcoming works include directing Michael Ogborn’s Trial of the Century and Gilbert Bailey’s ’Bout to Blow. Born and raised in South Africa, he won the Nelson Mandela/Sainsbury Scholarship to study at the Rambert Ballet in London. He is a grad­uate of Brunel University in England and winner of the Rudolf Nureyev Award. warrenadams.me.

ETHAN POPP (Music Supervision, Orchestrations, Arrangements)

Awards: 2016 NAACP Theatre Award (Motown The Musical)2014 Grammy Award Nomination (Motown The Musical Original Cast Recording, Music Producer), 2013 Tony Award Nomination (Motown The Musical, Best Orchestrations). Theater: Jay Chou’s The Secret (Beijing; Orchestrator), School Of Rock (Broadway; Music Supervisor), Hedwig And The Angry Inch (2014 Tony Award Winner, Best Revival of a Musical Broadway; Music Supervisor), Motown The Musical (Broadway, U.S. Tour, London; Music Supervisor, Arranger, Orchestrator), Rock Of Ages (2009 Tony Award Nomination, Best Musical; Broadway, U.S. Tour, London, Australia; Music Supervisor, Arranger, Orchestrator), Disney’s Tarzan (Broadway), We Will Rock You (German Premiere), Disney’s Aida (European Premiere), Mamma Mia! (German Premiere) among others. Film: “The Greatest Showman” starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya (20th Century Fox, Music Director). Television: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO; Music Director, Composer, Arranger), “Smash” (NBC/Universal; Music Producer, Arranger, Orchestrator), “A Capitol Fourth” (PBS; Arranger, Orchestrator), “The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards” (FOX; Conductor), “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (NBC; Music Director, Arranger, Orchestrator), “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” (NBC; Music Director, Arranger, Orchestrator). Love to Vanessa and Aldrin! www.ethanpopp.com

DAVID KORINS (Scenic Design)

Broadway: Dear Evan HansenHamilton(Tony Nom.), Bandstand, War Paint(Tony Nom.), Misery, Motown, Vanya and Sonia…, Annie, Bring It On, Magic/Bird, An Evening with Patti Lupone and Mandy Patinkin, ChinglishThe Pee-wee Herman Show, Lombardi, Passing Strange & Bridge and Tunnel. TV: Grease: Live! (Emmy Award)Concert: Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Sia, Mariah Carey, Andrea Boccelli. Extensive off-Broadway/Regional theater, hospitality, event & experience design. Dad: Stella & Vivian. @davidkorins

EMILIO SOSA (Costume Design)

Radio City Spectacular (2015- 2016). Broadway: On Your Feet!Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & GrillMotown: The Musical (West End, 1st National Tour, NAACP Theater Award); Porgy and Bess (Tony nomination, NAACP Theatre Award), Topdog/Underdog. Off-Broadway:By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Lucille Lortell Award, NAACP Theatre Award), Invisible Thread,Sex With StrangersCrownsThe Invisible HandSunset BabyDetroit ‘67The Misanthrope. Regional: Twist (L.A. Ovation Award), Immediate FamilyMarleyAmerican Night: The Ballad of Juan JoséRuinedCutting UpSeñor Discretion Himself (Helen Hayes nomination), Witness Uganda, Fences, Turandot: The Rumble for the Ring, Pippin, Ain’t Misbehavin,’ Sense & Sensibility The Musical. Project Runway finalist; Trustees, American Theatre Wing.

NATASHA KATZ (Lighting Design)

has designed extensively for theatre, opera, and dance around the world. She is a six-time Tony Award winner whose Broadway credits include: Frozen; Hello, Dolly! (starring Bette Midler); Cats; Long Day’s Journey Into Night; School of Rock; An American in Paris; Aladdin; Skylight; The Glass Menagerie (Olivier nomination 2017); Once; Follies; The Coast of Utopia: Salvage and Aida. Opera/dance/other include: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Royal Ballet), Cinderella (Dutch National Ballet), Buried Child (National Theatre, London), Cyrano (the Met), Carnival of the Animals (NYCB), Swan Lake (Edinburgh Festival). Concert acts: Shirley MacLaine, Ann-Margret, and Tommy Tune. Permanent lighting installations: Niketown NYC and London and the Big Bang at the Museum of Natural History in NYC.

PETER HYLENSKI (Sound Design)

Grammy, Olivier and four time Tony award nominated. Selected Designs include: Something Rotten, Rock of Ages, After Midnight, Motown, The Scottsboro Boys, Side Show, Rocky, Bullets Over Broadway, Shrek the Musical, On A Clear Day, Lend Me A Tenor, Elf, Wonderland, Cry Baby, The Times They Are A-Changin’, The Wedding SingerSweet Charity, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Little Women, Brooklyn.  Other credits: Le Reve and ShowStoppers at Wynn Las Vegas, Ragtime (London), Rocky Das Musical (Hamburg, Stuttgart), King Kong (Melbourne), Bull Durham, Mame, Gotta Dance, Anastasia.   International arena tours of How To Train Your Dragon and Walking with Dinosaurs.

DANIEL BRODIE (Projection Designer)

Designs include Basil Twist’s Behind the LidArias with a Twist and The Rite of Spring, as well as Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella and The Winter’s Tale. His designs for Broadway include Motown the MusicalJekyll & Hyde and Disney’s Aladdin. He has also created large-scale video designs for hip-hop artist Kanye West and for the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

CHARLES G. LAPOINTE (Hair & Wig Design)

Over 80 Broadway shows including: HamiltonBeautiful: The Carole King Musical; Anastasia; Amélie; The Band’s Visit; SpongeBob SquarePants (upcoming); On Your FeetAllegianceMotown the Musical; Color Purple (revival); Holiday InnViolet;  A Gentleman’s Guide…; After MidnightOf Mice and MenJulius CaesarFences; Clybourne Park; NewsiesThe Columnist; Magic/Bird; Bonnie & Clyde; The Mountaintop; Women on the Verge; The Merchant of Venice; Memphis; Henry IV; The Rivals; Cymbeline; Lombard; Looped; The Miracle Worker; Superior Donuts; 33 Variations; Guys and Dolls; In the Heights; Jersey Boys. Television: The Wiz Live! (Emmy Award Nomination); BluebloodsAmerican Crime, Maddoff and Hairspray.

BRYAN CROOK (Orchestrations, Additional Arrangements)

is a Tony-nominated orchestrator, producer, composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist for Broadway, TV and films. In addition to playing woodwinds for The Book of Mormon on Broadway, his work can be heard in Ice Age 4 (FOX), “Smash” (NBC), The 2011 Billboard Music Awards and the 2011 Emmy Awards. He has several projects in development, including Mighty Cindy Cypress, a children's show. His most important credits, however, are as a husband to Hilary and father to Liam, Ethan and Henry.

ZANE MARK (Dance Music Arrangements)

Broadway: Hollar If You Hear Me; Motown The MusicalPippinLeap of Faith;  All ShookUpDirty Rotten ScoundrelsNever Gonna Dance;  The Full MontyBring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk (Tony and Grammy nominations); Bubblin’ Brown Sugar;  The Wiz. Off-Broadway and regional: Smart People; Frog KissCrownsThe Brother/Sister PlaysRay Charles LiveImagine TapRadiant Baby, George Wolfe’s Harlem Song (AUDELCO Award),  Thunder Knocking on the DoorInsurrectionBetsy Brown.  Movies: Rosenwald; The Dancer ChroniclesLackawanna Blues, Frances Ford Coppola’s The Cotton Club.

MATTHEW CROFT (Musical Director, Conductor)

is very excited to be music directing the national tour of Motown The Musical! He recently made his Broadway debut conducting & playing keyboard for the record-breaking The Illusionists: Turn of the Century at the Palace Theatre. Touring: The ProducersGuys & Dolls (Associate Conductor/Keyboards). Regional: Forever Plaid, I Love a Piano, Altar Boyz - Music Director & Keyboard, Hair – Music Director & Keyboards, You Never Know, Lysistrata Jones – Keyboards. Thanks to Ethan, the cast & crew, and my “Motown” band. All my love to my fiancée, Aubrey – can’t wait to marry you! matthewcroftmusic.com.

WOJCIK|SEAY CASTING (Casting)

Scott Wojcik and Gayle Seay along with Holly Buczek and Kevin Metzger-Timosn cast all mediums. Tours: RENT, Kinky Boots, Dreamgirls(Korean tour), Jekyll & Hyde (National and Korean), Nice Work If You Can Get It, Vocalosity, Flashdance, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Oklahoma! and A Chorus Line. Off-Broadway: Church & State, Othello: The Remix, The Portal, Tennessee Williams’ The Two Character Play with Amanda Plummer and Brad Dourif, Handle with Care with Carol Lawrence, Triassic Parq, National Pastime, 666 and more. Regional: multiple seasons & shows for Riverside Theatre-FL The Engeman Theatre-NY, Theatre Raleigh-NC, The Arvada Center-CO, Stages St. Louis-MO, Gretna Theatre-PA, Theatre Aspen-CO and Tuacahn PAC-UT. TV: The Hunt with John Walsh on HLN. Pilots: Upstate and Stand-In. Films: Best Man in the Dark, Tommy Battles the Silver Sea Dragon, My Prologue. Webseries: The Fuzz. Many commercials. . wscasting.com.

JARED JANAS (Makeup Design)

Broadway wig, hair, and makeup designs: Bandstand, Indecent, Sunset BoulevardThe VisitThe Real ThingLady Day at Emerson’s Bar and GrillMotownThe Gershwins’ Porgy and BessPeter and the StarcatcherAll About MeNext to Normal. Recent Off-Broadway designs: Bella, Venus, Yours Unfaithfully(Drama Desk Nomination), The LiarInvisible ThreadPerfect ArrangementPretty Filthy. Recent Regional designs: A Legendary RomanceTaking StepsDreamgirlsMarleyLes Miserables. TV/Films: “Inside Amy Schumer,” "Madam Secretary," "Mozart in the Jungle," “Six by Sondheim,” “30 Rock,” “Angelica.”

DAVID GOLDSMITH (Script Consultant)

Imagine This (lyrics, Theatre Royal Plymouth and New London Theatre West End, PBS catalogue); Having It All (book and lyrics, Los Angeles; Ovation nominee, Best Musical, Best Book); Invisible Thread (Story Consultant—Second Stage Theatre, Diane Paulus, dir.); Home Street Home (book, O’Neill Theatre Center). Thanks to BG, DM, DS, CB, BB, NNL, CRW, SW,  BHB and especially KM, NG & SG for keeping the dream alive.

DICK SCANLAN (Script Consultant)

has been involved with many acclaimed shows as a writer (Everyday RaptureThoroughly Modern Millie—2002 Tony Award, Best Musical) and director (Little Shop of Horrors at Encores! Off-Center, starring Jake Gyllenhaal). He has been a Motown fanatic since his mother bought him a Supremes record in 1967. Thanks, mom. Thanks, Berry Gordy.

ROD LEMMOND (Associate Scenic Designer)

has been the lead associate on more than 200 shows and projects. Broadway credits include Hamilton, War Paint, Misery, MotownAnnieChinglishThe Pee-wee Herman ShowLombardi, and Passing Strange. Rod has also worked Off-Broadway, regionally and in TV and film.

SCHELE WILLIAMS (Associate Director)

Brooklyn based director committed to cultivating new musicals, as well as directing/producing devised work. Broadway credits include: Associate director of Motown The Musical, and currently Director of the 2017 National Tour. Associate Choreographer for Rent on Broadway. Upcoming projects: Sweethearts of Swing, My Heart is the Drum and a devised Implicit Bias project with Kenji Yoshino and the NYU School of Law Center of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. Directed numerous Broadway benefits, including: Uprising of Love (starring Sting, Patti LuPone) for global equality, Defying Inequality (starring Liza Minnelli, Ben Vereen) a benefit for marriage equality (received a New York City proclamation), and From Broadway to Bourbon Street a benefit for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. (starring Bernadette Peters, David Hyde Pierce). Regional/Festival credits include: the Kennedy Center, MaYi Theatre, The Village Theatre, Theatreworks Palo Alto, Weston Theatre, The Ogunquit Playhouse, The Human Race Theatre, NAMT, NYMTF.Co-founder of Blink Twice productions with David Korins. Member of the Broadway Inspirational Voices (Chairperson of the Board). Adjunct professor at New Studio on Broadway NYU.

BRIAN HARLAN BROOKS (Associate Choreographer)

Born in Pittsburgh, and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey. Training at the Dance Theater of Harlem, and The Ailey School. Performing with: Forces of Nature, Philadelphia Dance Company (Philidanco), Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre, Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre; the tour of Vinette Carole’s Your Arms Too Short Box with God, DonaldByrd/TheGroup,Williams/Henry Danse Theatre, Earl Moseley’s Diversity of Dance, and The Color Purple first National Tour (Dance Captain). TV and Film: Across the Universe, Lifted a Fox Searchlight Film, and HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Rehearsal director: Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (tour) and Donald Byrd/The Group, Ailey Camp Missouri Site Director, Associate Artistic Director Diversity of Dance. Acting training The William Esper Studio under Bruce McCarty and Suzanne Esper, and co-starring in The Metropolitan Playhouse’s 2011 production of One-third a Nation. Currently: Associate choreographer for Motown the Musical, Associate choreographer for Born For This, Choreographer for The First Noel at at the Apollo.

ARTHUR J. M. CALLAHAN (Company Manager)

is excited to make every town MOTOWN! Recent national/international tours: 20th Anniversary Tour of RENTRagtime, Peter and the Starcatcher, Rock of Ages, The Color Purple, Smokey Joe’s Café, and Grease with Frankie Avalon.  Special thanks to Mom, the Fam, and JCB for never-ending support. “Happiness is not out there; it’s in you.

J. ANDREW BLEVINS (Production Stage Manager)

National tours: Ragtime, Camelot, Sesame Street Live!, 50 Shades! The Musical, and Scooby Doo Live! Regional: Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Thanks to my family for all of their love and support! For SMO, who always keeps me moving forward and smiling!

NICK VOIGHT (Assistant Stage Manager)

is thrilled to be a part of the Motown family! Regional Credits Include: Wagon Wheel Theatre, Quintessence Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, Riverside Theatre (Vero Beach FL.) Much love and gratitude to my family.

KERRICK DOUGHERTY (Assistant Company Manager / Assistant Stage Manager)

is an Oklahoma native who graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BFA in Drama. He would like to thank everyone for their wisdom and support.

ALLIED TOURING (Tour Marketing & Press)

is a full-service engagement management agency representing Broadway tours and other live touring events across North America. Current tours: An American in ParisThe Book of MormonBright StarRogers & Hammerstein’s CinderellaElf the MusicalThe HumansKinky BootsMotown the MusicalRENTSchool of Rock, Something Rotten!, and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Upcoming tours: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Groundhog Day, and The Scenario.

WORK LIGHT PRODUCTIONS (Producer)

Dedicated to creating and producing live entertainment. Current productions: Something Rotten!, Rent 20th anniversary tour, Cinderella, Mamma Mia!, White Christmas. Currently developing Clue, a new stage play based on the Paramount movie. Upcoming: 2016 Olivier Award winning production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Produced Julie Andrews, The Gift of Music at The Hollywood Bowl and London’s O2 Arena. Other recent touring productions include the Tony Award-winners American Idiot, In the Heights and Avenue Q. WLP is led by founding partner and President Stephen Gabriel and Vice President Nancy Gabriel. www.worklightproductions.com

PORT CITY TECHNICAL (Production Management)

is a production management company based in Charleston, S.C. Current tours with Work Light Productions include Mamma Mia!, Rent, Cinderella and White Christmas. “We are thrilled to be working with them again on Motown and Something Rotten!

DOUG MORRIS (Producer)

is widely considered the most influential executive in the music industry. Currently Chairman of Sony Music Entertainment, he has worked with many of the most popular artists of the past four decades, including the Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, Pete Townshend, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Nicks, Bette Midler, Tori Amos, INXS, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder and U2. He is on the board of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and he has been recognized by numerous organizations for his outstanding contributions to music. Morris is also the founder of VEVO, the top music enter­tainment destination on the web, and previously spent 15 years as worldwide chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group. He began his career as a songwriter and producer, with credits including the Chiffons’ “Sweet Talkin’ Guy” and Brownsville Station’s “Smokin’ in the Boys Room.”

NANSCI NEIMAN-LEGETTE (Executive Producer)

After a noteworthy career as Executive Vice President and Publisher of Warner Books and West Coast Publisher of Penguin Putnam, Nansci became Berry Gordy’s Chief Operating Officer in 2004. She has helped shepherd the show from first pages to this production.

THE SOUND THAT INSPIRED A GENERATION.
THE MUSIC THAT MOVED THE WORLD.