reading production team

See our acknowledgements page for other contributers to Project Footlight 2009.

Michelle Feldman (Producer) is a Texas transplant who has dabbled in writing, singing, web development, and working for evil monopolists, Michelle co-wrote and produced The Merry Swinger Show (2004) and lovesick (2005), among other works. In 2004, she was the house manager and tech for the DP Veterans Series and the assistant curator of Warning: Not for Broadway,which she curated and produced in 2005 and 2006. She is currently the supervisor of this mess of busy-ness known as Abby.

James Jannucci (Producer) is a composer-lyricist, his projects include Perfume (All Seasons Theatre Company), The Merry Swinger Show (Dixon Place), lovesick (Dixon Place), and An Unordinary Mass. He studied composition at Columbia University and the Aaron Copland School of Music, CUNY, and has taught classes in musical theater writing to middle and high school students.

Emily Andres* (PSM) is thrilled to be a part of Project Footlight. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University where she focused on stage management and educational theatre. Since graduating she has worked as a production assistant and script supervisor on several readings, workshops, and full productions. Broadway: Billy Elliot, Young Frankenstein, and The Pirate Queen. Regional: Farnsworth Invention and Zhivago (La Jolla Playhouse).

David Steriti (ASM) is coming soon...

* Member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA)


David Hilder (Mei Yu) has written plays and musicals, including The Insidious Impact of Anton (Finalist, Lark Playwrights Week); Shake the Santa (GrooveMamaInk); Leave the Room (Finalist, Lark Playwrights Week and Abingdon’s Wolk Award); and many others. Read more about David on the writer's page.

Owen Robertson (Dead Man Blogging) musical Saving Anne (music by Jay Gaither) has been produced and workshopped in London, Ann Arbor and Chicago. His play Ticket to Ride (NY International Fringe Festival) was voted Best of Fest by NY Read more about Owen on the writer's page.

Noel Katz (Office Babe) wrote book, music and lyrics to Such Good Friends, which premiered in 2007’s New York Musical Theater Festival, winning three NYMF Awards and two Talkin' Broadway Citations, including Best Musical. He has written thirteen produced musicals in all. Read more about Noel on the writer's page.

musical direction

Tim Acito (Mei Yu) is coming soon...

Alan Cancelino (Dead Man Blogging) wrote Bingo City (NYMF 2005), The White Rose (The Public Theater in NYC, Wright State University in Ohio, and presented in concert form at NYMF 2004) and numerous other musicals and incidental music. Read more about Alan on the writer's page.

Jeff Smith (Office Babe) wrote music for Lightning Man (NYU Workshop), Lucila's Story (NY Fringe), and Science Fair (Prologue Children’s Theater Chicago). Jeff has also written numerous dance scores. Read more about Jeff on the writer's page.

Brad Howell Houghton (Office Babe) has written over a hundred songs for a variety of theatre projects. Selections from his musical Believe have been performed and recorded by a handful of Broadway talents. Brad has also written music for benefits and plays. Read more about Brad on the writer's page.

Adam Wiggins graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BA in music theory and composition and is happy to finally be back in New York City. His most recent project was Want the Change, a charity event with the broadway cast of Spring Awakening, which featured several of his arrangements of popular Beatles hits. He is currently teaching musical theatre at a private school in New Jersey and working on various projects in the city.