An award-winning New York City-based director, choreographer, and dance instructor is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre and The School at Jacob's Pillow. He currently serves as a Resident Choreographer for Norwegian Creative Studios on multiple shows. Andrew is the Choreographer of the recent Off-Broadway premier of Mike and Mindy's Wild Weekend Jam.
Most notably, he worked as Assistant Director on the A Chorus Line premier in China and Assistant Choreographer on the International Tour. In addition, he has assisted TONY winners Bob Avian (original co-choreographer; revival) and Baayork Lee (original cast member; revival) on numerous other companies and events - including New York City Center, U.S. National Tour, Japan Tour, The Apollo Theatre and The Public Theatre. Andrew re-staged A Chorus Line at Algonquin Arts Theatre, nominated for multiple BWW Regional Awards.
Original and associate work has been seen at Capital Productions (NJ Perry Award/ BWW Regional Award - Best Choreography), RWS Entertainment, Feinstein's/ 54 Below, The Greenroom 42, New York Theatre Barn, National Asian Artists Project, New Bedford Festival Theatre, Theatre Workshop Nantucket, Algonquin Arts, CAP21/ Molloy College, Hunter College, The Boston Conservatory, Boston Youth Moves, Boston Children's Theatre, and multiple workshops and readings.
JOSHUA GREGG FRIED
Orchestrator/ Arranger/ Music Director
Joshua is a New York City-based music director, arranger, pianist, and copyist. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a B.F.A in Music Composition. Joshua has worked as a music assistant at Pittsburgh CLO and as a music intern at Paper Mill Playhouse. He served as the Associate Music Director/Conductor for Carnegie Mellon University’s production of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. Joshua has done music assistant/copyist work for artists such as Rona Siddiqui, Grace McLean, Rick Edinger, and James Cunningham.
Trained at Goldsmith's College, University of London, gaining an honours degree in music. He was chosen by Sir Cameron Mackintosh to study with Stephen Sondheim during Sondheim’s tenure at Oxford University as the Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre.
Subsequently, Stephen composed the music for Maddie (book and lyrics by regular writing partner Shaun McKenna with Steven Dexter), which was workshopped at the Royal National Theatre Studio before receiving its first full production at the Salisbury Playhouse. The production then transferred to the Lyric Theatre, London produced by Kenny Wax. The critically acclaimed two disc 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition London Cast Album was released in October 2016 by Stage Door Records.
He was the co-composer, along with Laurence O'Keefe, for La Cava (book by Dana Broccoli, lyrics by John Claflin and Shaun McKenna), which transferred from the Churchill Theatre, Bromley to the Victoria Palace Theatre, London later moving to the Piccadilly Theatre.
Stephen and Shaun McKenna were also commissioned to write a musical sequel to Peter Pan, The Return of Peter Pan, which will have its world premiere in Germany 2023.
Shaun has written the Book and original lyrics for the forthcoming Being Jack Cole, collaborating with Guy Kitchenn and Broadway legend Chet Walker. Shaun worked with Chet on the Glenn Miller musical Feelin' In The Mood, which is also heading for production. He co-wrote the Book (with Thom Southerland) for She Loves Me, with songs by Lennon & McCartney, which opened in Scandinavia.
Are You As Nervous As I Am? (Lyrics by Shaun, Music by Leighton James House, Book by Simon Spencer) which opened in Greenwich. He has also written lyrics for Celtic Warrior, collaborating with Marti Pellow, Jack Bradley and Grant Mitchell, currently in development with Bill Kenwright Productions.
Shaun’s four West End musicals to date include the multi-award-winning stage version of The Lord of the Rings for which he wrote Book and Lyrics (with Matthew Warchus). Earlier West End musicals include Maddie (Book & Lyrics), Lautrec (Book, Music by Charles Aznavour) and La Cava (Additional Lyrics). He wrote the Book for Last Dance, a disco musical based on the songs of Paul Jabara, (New York, 2012). He wrote Book and Lyrics for the hugely successful Heidi musical in Switzerland and Germany and produced two sequels, all with music by Stephen Keeling. Shaun also wrote Book and Lyrics for two 5-star Edinburgh Festival hits, Murder Mystery Musical (with Alister Cameron and Richard Brown) and Terry Pratchett's Only You Can Save Mankind (with Leighton James House).
He directed the world premiere and 2007 revival of the Olivier Award winning musical Honk! at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury. In Derby he directed the world premiere of The Pros, The Cons and a Screw in 2009. Also in 2009, he directed the world premiere of a new musical, Loserville: The Musical for Youth Music Theatre UK, written by James Bourne and Elliot Davis.
In 2003 he directed both Peter Pan and The Pirates of Penzance, playing in repertoire at the Savoy Theatre, London. His production of La Cava (book by Dana Broccoli, lyrics by John Claflin and Shaun McKenna, music by Laurence O'Keefe and Stephen Keeling) transferred from the Churchill Theatre, Bromley to the Victoria Palace Theatre, London, in 2000, transferring to the Piccadilly Theatre in 2001.
As a book writer, he co-wrote Maddie, (with Shaun McKenna, music by Stephen Keeling), produced by Kenny Wax Productions, which transferred to the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue in 1997 and he directed Romance! Romance!, which transferred to the Gielgud Theatre, London, in the same year.