Randall Gary Craig has appeared as Sheriff Marty Holt in the horror film "Carnivore" and on Chicago stages as the Mayor in The Government Inspector, Bruce in Beyond Therapy, Rev. Toop in
See How They Run, Major Powell in Corpse!, with the long form improv troupe The Free Associates in Cast on a Hot Tin Roof, BS, Blithering Heights, The Greatest Story Never Told, The Real Darren Stephens, toured nationally with Call To Action, tours the midwest with Novel Ideas Children's Theatre, and has as assisted in the development of, as well as cast, written, and performed all across the country , in the Virtual Reality Theatre for Ham On Rye Technologies. Randy also is an accomplished guitarist, songwriter, and has occasionally acted as Musical Director for MUSICAL! the musical. He is a graduate from The Second City Training Center, Players Workshop, and has a BA in Music Theory from Trinity College (Trinity International University).

 

 

GEORGE GOETSCHEL musician

 

 

Mike Shreeman has been performing with Musical! the musical since its inception late last century at the Royal George Theater. As a SAG and AFTRA member for the last 15 years, he has performed in many different venues and thinks Mtm might be the perfect vehicle for his artistic aspirations. Mr. Shreeman started his career in his hometown of Detroit. There he got to hone his craft with mentors that ranged from Michael Shurtleff to Ronald McDonald. Really. He also discovered a passion he has for improvisation which inspired him to move to Chicago. Here he completed the training programs at Second City and ImprovOlympic and now tries to improvise as much as his schedule and creditors will allow. Mike also created Novel Ideas, an educational theater troupe that has improvised at schools across the Midwest for more than 10 years. In addition to Mtm, some other improvisational credits Mike is proud of include Brave New Workshop (Disney Cruise Line), Frank Booth (ImprovOlympic) and The Paisano Brothers (Carlucci Restaurant Group Spokesmen).He has also enjoyed playing "Corey" in Roasting Chestnuts (Noble Fool Theater), "Counselor Fred Gayley" in Miracle on 34th Street (national tour), "spokesman" for the Düsseldorf tourism bureau, a contented "shopper" in a Walgreens campaign and PGA West. Enjoy the show!

 

Marshall Stern Marshall Stern produced, directed, and performed in the Music City production of MUSICAL! the musical in Nashville, where he was also the Artistic Director of One Hand Clapping, an award winning improvisation troupe. A recent émigré to Chicago, Marshall has already distinguished himself as a teacher for Players Workshop and is soon to be named to an administrative position as well. In addition, he performed in the innovative "Awake In The Night" - the country’s first two-act improvised dramatic play which ran at the Playground in the fall of 2002. Marshall has also achieved critical acclaim in legitimate theater in such diverse roles as Madame Pernelle in Tartuffe and Sgt. Toomey in Biloxi Blues. As a talented songwriter/musician, many of Marshall’s songs appear on albums on albums by major recording artists.

 

Nancy Howland Walker (Creator/Producer/Director) has been performing, teaching, and directing improv since 1989. She was the artistic director of ImprovBoston (New England's longest running comedy troupe), The Next ImprovBoston, Picture This! and TheatreSports of Massachusetts. In Chicago, she has performed with The Free Associates in the heralded improv shows Cast on a Hot Tin Roof, As We Like It, Pick-a-Dick, BS, Divamatic, and The Greatest Story Never Told. Nancy was head of The Free Associates improv school, and currently teaches for Players Workshop, at festivals and for groups all across the country. She writes and performs nationally with Chicago Comedy Company and writes, performs, and casts virtual reality theaters internationally for Ham On Rye Technologies. Nancy is proud to have been one of six Americans sent to France for the last World Cup playoffs of the international Improvisational Theatre League, and one of eight improvisers representing the United States for the 2000 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. She knows Mickey Mouse personally, after having performed improv on a Disney Cruise ship for an entire winter. Nancy is the creator, producer, director, and a performer in MUSICAL! the musical, which has also enjoyed successful separate runs in Boston and Nashville.

 

Lisa Webb (Musical Director) resides in Nashville as a professional singer/ songwriter/pianist. She has had songs cut in the U.S., Canada and Europe, and is also involved in the production of artists and special projects in Nashville, Chicago, and Miami. Originally from St. Louis, Lisa studied music in Missouri and Texas, receiving her Master’s degree in Composition from North Texas State in 1985. She spent four years writing and performing in Los Angeles, including membership in the LA Jazz Choir ~ a group which has performed and recorded with Rosemary Clooney, Steve Allen, Bob Hope and Linda Ronstadt among others. Lisa was the original Music Director for the Music City production of MUSICAL! the musical in Nashville, TN.

 

Sara Wolfson is wicked excited to be performing in MUSICAL! the musical. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago with a BA in Sociology and recently graduated from the conservatory at The Second City. Favorite roles include Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Chorus in the Jeff-nominated musical The Mandrake, and Mortimer in The Fantastiks. She has also been seen in the ABC Afterschool Special Only Rock and Roll and appears in Navy Pier's comedy troupe A-Piering Daily (get it?).

 

 

 

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