DANNY IKTOMI BEVINS  Photo

DANNY IKTOMI BEVINS Jesse Bland

APRIL ORTIZ Photo

APRIL ORTIZMohawk-Grandmother/ Hazel/Speakeasy Chanteuse

JESSICA RANVILLE Photo

JESSICA RANVILLESylvie Lee

KAITLYN DAVIDSON Photo

KAITLYN DAVIDSONFrances Belle “Wally” Wolodsky

PAUL SALVATORIELLO  Photo

PAUL SALVATORIELLO Al Smith

HOWARD KAYE Photo

HOWARD KAYEJohn J. Raskob/Abe Klayman

ALBERT GUERZON  Photo

ALBERT GUERZON Charles Kinney

JOEL DOUGLAS Photo

JOEL DOUGLASBilly Betts

DEVIN CORTEZ Photo

DEVIN CORTEZJoe Pakulski/Mayor Walker

ETHAN SAVIET Photo

ETHAN SAVIETPaolo de Caprio

ROBBIE SERRANO  Photo

ROBBIE SERRANO Matteo Menzo

J SAVAGE Photo

J SAVAGEEthan O’Dowd

MORGAN COWLING Photo

MORGAN COWLINGEmily O’Dowd/ Lois

ALEXANDRA FROHLINGER Photo

ALEXANDRA FROHLINGERGoodie Goodheart/Mrs. Janet Arthur

KIANA KABEARY Photo

KIANA KABEARYRudy Shaw/Rayne

JOSEPH FIERBERG Photo

JOSEPH FIERBERGEnsemble

KENNEDY PEREZ Photo

KENNEDY PEREZEnsemble

MATT GIBSON Photo

MATT GIBSONUnderstudy

JULIA LOUISE HOSACK Photo

JULIA LOUISE HOSACKUnderstudy

T.J. NEWTON Photo

T.J. NEWTONSwing

DANNY IKTOMI BEVINS  Photo

DANNY IKTOMI BEVINS Jesse Bland

Danny is thrilled to share our epic story, and represent authentic indigenous heritage on stage. Regional includes Paper Mill, PCLO, Bucks County, MTWichita, Muny, Barrington, Goodspeed and City Springs Theatre. Film: Paramedic Joe in Reptile (Netflix). Danny’s music is on all streaming platforms. Thank you Monica, DGRW and the entire Empire team! @dannybevinsbruh

APRIL ORTIZ Photo

APRIL ORTIZMohawk-Grandmother/ Hazel/Speakeasy Chanteuse

Broadway and national tours: In the Heights, Cats, La Cage Aux Folles. Regional: Between 2 Knees, Distant Thunder, Sunsets and Margaritas, Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella. Off-Broadway: Tio Pepe/Somewhere, The View Upstairs. Film and TV: Father of the Bride I & II, The Majestic, “Uncoupled,” “Fosse/Verdon,” “The Golden Girls,” “Elementary,” “Instinct,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” Down and Out in Beverly Hills, “Coach,” “Empty Nest,” “Mad About You.”

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JESSICA RANVILLESylvie Lee

Off- Broadway: Between Two Knees (u/s) (PACNYC), Manahatta (u/s) (The Public Theater), Stupid F*cking Bird (u/s) (The Pearl Theater). Regional: Where We Belong (Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Portland Center Stage), Men on Boats (Baltimore Center Stage). Jessica is Red River Métis and a Citizen of the Manitoba Métis Federation. MFA, The New School for Drama. @jessicaranville

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KAITLYN DAVIDSONFrances Belle “Wally” Wolodsky

Broadway: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Nice Work If You Can Get It. Tour: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Judy Haynes), R+H’s Cinderella (Ella), Bright Star (Lucy Grant), Cats (Jellylorum). TV: Lizzie Stabler on “Law & Order: Organized Crime.” CCM graduate. Special thanks to Cady, Margaret and this fine Empire team! @kaitlyndavidsonofficial

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PAUL SALVATORIELLO Al Smith

Broadway: A Bronx Tale (OBC). National tour: A Bronx Tale (Sonny u/s), Chicago (Billy Flynn). Off-Broadway: Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding. TV: “New Amsterdam,” “Ray Donovan,” “Iron Fist.” Favorite roles in regional productions include Max Bialystock in The Producers, El Gallo in The Fantasticks, Sweeney in Sweeney Todd and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew. All my love to Mark and my family. @paulsalvatoriello

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HOWARD KAYEJohn J. Raskob/Abe Klayman

Broadway: Miss Saigon, Skittles on Broadway, The Visit (concert). Off- Broadway: Silence!, Pip’s Island. Regional: Alabama Shakes, Olney, Goodspeed, Alliance, Ogunquit, Pioneer, Gulfshore Playhouse, The Signature, Actors Theater of Louisville, Westport Playhouse, Merrimack, Long Wharf, St. Louis Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Baltimore Centerstage, Pittsburgh Public, Florida Studio. Graduated: CCM, Juilliard Drama Division. Excelsior!

ALBERT GUERZON  Photo

ALBERT GUERZON Charles Kinney

Broadway: Mamma Mia!, Ghost, Honeymoon in Vegas, Escape to Margaritaville, Into the Woods. Off-Broadway: Oliver (NYCC), Into the Woods (NYCC), The Life directed by Billy Porter (NYCC), The Visitor. Other favs: The Wiz (LJP), Yoshimi… (LJP), Twyla Tharp’s The Times They Are A-Changin’, Smokey Joes Cafe. LOVE YOU ES!

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JOEL DOUGLASBilly Betts

Off- Broadway debut! Credits: Muny, North Carolina Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Group,Theatre by the Sea, Reagle Music Theatre, New Bedford Theatre Festival. TV: “Growing Up” on Disney+. Boston Conservatory and LINK graduate. Joel is excited to be working with such a wonderful company! Love and appreciation to his family, friends and mentors. @jdouglasbreeden

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DEVIN CORTEZJoe Pakulski/Mayor Walker

So-Cal native! Off-Broadway: ¡Americano! (New World Stages). NY: Legacy with Maria Friedman (Broadway), Vicky & Frank, Pippin (Symphony Space). Regional: Beauty and the Beast (Muny), West Side Story (Muny), Hair (Two River), Evita (Bucks County), [title of show] (Play- house Stage), On Your Feet! (Moonlight Amphitheater), Cabaret (Edinburgh Fringe). TV/film: I Love You, Man (Paramount); “Cougartown” (ABC). BFA, Emerson College. Thanks to family, Joe and HAA! @devin.cortez

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ETHAN SAVIETPaolo de Caprio

Touring: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Dolokhov), Cats (Skimbleshanks). Regional: Asolo Repertory Theatre, PCLO, Syracuse Stage. TV: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Thank you to family, friends, DGRW and the entire Empire team! @ethansaviet

ROBBIE SERRANO  Photo

ROBBIE SERRANO Matteo Menzo

Off-Broadway: ¡Americano! (New World Stages). Tour: West Side Story (Tokyo). TV/ film: “Deadline Crime” (NBC), “A Christmas Cowboy” (Lifetime), “Castrol Oil” (2015). Select regional: A Chorus Line (Stages St. Louis), Grease (The Rev), Grease (The Engeman), Mamma Mia! (Northern Stage), Grease (Royal Caribbean). AMDA alum. GBM. Love to Mom, Dad, Brother, Dallas. @iam.robbie

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J SAVAGEEthan O’Dowd

Broadway: Bad Cinderella (Gawain). Off-Broadway: A Sign of the Times (Daniel), Seesaw (David). His critically acclaimed one-man show (54 Below and GR42) chronicles his pandemic van life journey as a preschool teacher in Yellowstone. PSU alum. Major thanks to the entire Empire team, DGRW, his family and his love, Jared. @jasavage5

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MORGAN COWLINGEmily O’Dowd/ Lois

National tour: The Phantom of the Opera (Meg Giry). Off-Broadway: Marry Harry (York Theatre). Regional: Grease (Rizzo, Stages St. Louis), Oklahoma! (Good- speed Musicals), Hello, Dolly! (Ford’s Theatre). Australia: A Chorus Line (Cassie), The Addams Family (Grandma Addams), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Diva). Love to family, friends, the Empire team and BRS/Gage. @morgan.marlene and @allswell_sisters

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ALEXANDRA FROHLINGERGoodie Goodheart/Mrs. Janet Arthur

Broadway: Soul Doctor. Off-Broadway: Amerike: The Golden Land (Sadie). Tours: A Wonderful World, Hello Dolly!, R&H’s Cinderella, West Side Story (Anybody’s). Regional: Arena, Walnut Street, Sacramento. Film: Orphan:First Kill (Stunts), Blood (Stunts). BFA Boston Conservatory. Overwhelming gratitude for Empire team, Margaret Dunn, Dave Secor and my family. @alexfrohlinger

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KIANA KABEARYRudy Shaw/Rayne

Kiana Kabeary is a Native American actress from the Pueblo of Laguna and a 2023 graduate from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She is excited to be making her Off-Broadway debut this summer at New World Stages. Love to Mom, Dad and Abby Berger for all their support. Make more magic! @Kbearyyy

JOSEPH FIERBERG Photo

JOSEPH FIERBERGEnsemble

Off- Broadway debut! NY Theatre: A Chorus Line (NY City Center). Tours: Beauty and the Beast, Elf the Musical. Regional: Walnut Street Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, TUTS, Muny, Goodspeed, Ogunquit, Penn Shakes, Fulton, MSMT. TV: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “The Gilded Age,” “Dickinson,” “Law & Order.” BFA: Syracuse. Huge thanks to the entire creative team, CESD and my favorite empire, my family. @josephfierceberg

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KENNEDY PEREZEnsemble

Kennedy Perez is thrilled to be making her Off-Broadway debut with this beautiful story. Favorite credits include the world premiere of Summerstock, and the international tour of A Chorus Line. Much gratitude to the cast and crew and The Collective Talent!

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MATT GIBSONUnderstudy

Broadway: Gypsy. UK and Toronto: Joseph…Dreamcoat (Reuben, Pharaoh). London: My Favorite Things Concert (Theatre Royal Drury Lane, PBS). NYC: Help (The Shed), Austen’s Pride (Carnegie Hall), On a Clear Day, Finian’s Rainbow (Irish Rep), The Underclassman (Duke 42). Regional: over 30 AEA principal roles. Film:Wonka. mrmattgibson.com @mrmattgibson

JULIA LOUISE HOSACK Photo

JULIA LOUISE HOSACKUnderstudy

National tours: Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts) and Elf (Emily). Regional highlights: Billy Elliot, Phantom, Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Julia was a featured vocalist with Disney on Classic alongside the Orchestra of Japan. She originated the role and puppetry of Mrs. Potts for Beauty and the Beast aboard Disney Cruise Lines. @julialouisehosack

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T.J. NEWTONSwing

Off-Broadway debut! National tour: Forbidden Broadway’s Spamilton. Regional: Pittsburgh CLO, TUTS, Casa Mañana, Pioneer Theatre Co., Pittsburgh Musical Theatre, Riverside, Connecticut Repertory. He has interviewed over 145 artists on his web series “Kiki’s Closet” and is the co-host of “Generations” on Broadway Podcast Network. T.J. is partially deaf and is proudly performing today with the assistance of a BAHA. @tjnewtonnyc

CAROLINE SHERMAN & ROBERT HULLBook, Music & Lyrics

Empire, Hedy: Hollywood’s Secret Weapon, Goodney’s Ghost, Byzantium and Diggy Hoffen Pepper Zee & the Colors of the Rainbow. The duo has also played cello (Sherman) and piano (Hull) in a Hollywood rock band. Caroline’s analyzed and marketed stuff, swum and cycled far, hauled lobster pots, run a grocery store, taught skiing, piloted helicopters and navigated alligators in lazy rivers with Kim. Bob has licensed his original instrumental music for commercial use and is an attorney with a music licensing and estates and trusts background, as well as the proud father, with wife Jennifer Peterson-Hull, of a talented filmmaker daughter, and boys who are accomplished ballet dancers. Caroline and Bob have worked together for so long it’s difficult to tell them apart. Bob’s the taller one. If you need anything, just ask him.

CADY HUFFMANDirector

Throughout her more than 40 years as a performer, Tony- winning and Emmy-nominated actress Cady Huffman has also written, produced and directed for theatre, TV and film as well as mentoring young writers, directors and musicians. She has directed at colleges around the country as well as at regional theatres. She has worked closely with BC/EFA, the Drama League and other organizations as well as developing and directing new musicals and theatre pieces in NYC. Having had the privilege of working with such iconic directors as Blake Edwards, Bob Fosse, Mel Brooks, Stephen Frears, Tommy Tune, Susan Stroman, Jack O’Brian and many more, she has always loved looking at the big picture and finding the most compelling stories within. It has been her honor to add Empire, its collaborators, cast and crew to her global theatre community.

LORNA VENTURA Choreographer

Lorna Ventura is a director/ choreographer with a long list of credits from Broadway to film and television. Original Broadway productions include Wicked, Grease, All Shook Up, Harlem Song, Nice Work If You Can Get It and The Life, as an original cast member or associate choreographer. In addition, her collaborations and relationships with elite directors such as George C. Wolfe, Joe Mantello, Kathleen Marshall, Charles Randolph Wright, Ruben Santiago Hudson and Billy Porter have allowed her to hone her craft and transition with grace into the director/choreographer’s seat.

LENA GABRIELLEMusic Supervisor

Lena Gabrielle is a music director, arranger/ orchestrator, composer/ lyricist, educator and performer specializing in new theatre development. A dynamic force in the industry, she is committed to fostering collaboration, leading with compassion and engaging audiences through powerful storytelling. Her insights into music and people enable her to bring out the best in both. Selected Off-Broadway: Five: The Parody Musical, ¡Americano! (Drama Desk nomination), Emojiland (NYT Critic’s Pick). Selected regional/tour: SIX, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Full Monty, Sweeney Todd, Next to Normal. lenagabriellemusic.com

GILLIAN BERKOWITZMusic Director

Gillian Berkowitz has performed piano, keyboard, accordion and vocals in over 50 Broadway and Off- Broadway shows. Previously, Gillian was the pianist in The Lehman Trilogy (director Sam Mendes) on Broadway and London’s West End, onstage pump organist in the acclaimed Broadway play To Kill a Mockingbird, and associate music director of Avenue Q. She is currently playing in Wicked and Hamilton. Favorite past shows include Some Like It Hot, Billy Elliot, 9 to 5: The Musical, Boy From Oz (Hugh Jackman), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Daniel Radcliffe), Summer, Rocky, A Bronx Tale, Mamma Mia!, School of Rock and Jersey Boys. gillianberkowitz.com. IG @gillianberkowitz

WALT SPANGLER Scenic Design

Broadway: Tuck Everlasting, Desire Under the Elms, Escape to Margaritaville, Between Riverside and Crazy, Scandalous, Hollywood Arms. Recent/upcoming Off-Broadway: Stranger Sings!, Make Me Gorgeous, The Apiary, The Counter and Hold on to Me Darlin. waltspangler.com

TINA McCARTNEY Costume Design

Tina McCartney is a Trinidadian-American costume designer based in New York City. Tina’s theatrical designs include Las Borinqueñas (EST), Summer Stock (Goodspeed Opera House), Pru Payne (Arizona Theatre Co.), Joy (George Street Theatre), The Griswolds Broadway Vacation (Seattle 5th Avenue Theatre), Bruce (Seattle Rep). Tina is a proud member of the selection committee for the Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program and is a graduate of the Peter Sargent Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. You can see more of Tina’s work at tinamccartney.com.

JAMIE RODERICK Lighting Design

Off-Broadway: Stalker; Make Me Gorgeous; Small; ¡Americano!; Disney’s Winnie the Pooh; Emojiland; Stranger Sings; Midnight at the Never Get (Drama Desk nomination); Arms and the Man; Candida; Mrs. Warren’s Profession; Caesar & Cleopatra; Safeword.; Accidentally Brave; We Are the Tigers; Red Roses, Green Gold; The Woodsman; Afterglow; A Dog Story. London: It Happened in Key West. Regional: Super You, Denis DeYoung’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Bikinis!, Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, Midsummer, Macbeth, Hamlet. JamieRoderick.com

SHANNON SLATONSound Design

Shannon on Broadway has designed Melissa Etheridge: My Window and The Illusionists as well as being the associate designer for The Humans, Blackbird and several other shows. He has also designed more than 50 national tours including Shrek; The Producers; Kiss Me, Kate; Noise/Funk; The Full Monty; Contact; A Chorus Line; Tap Dogs; Aeros; Sweeney Todd; The Wizard of Oz; The Drowsy Chaperone; and The Wedding Singer. Shows he mixed on Broadway include Springsteen on Broadway, Cabaret, Annie, Anything Goes, Man of La Mancha, Bombay Dreams, A Christmas Carol, Sweet Charity, Jersey Boys, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Drowsy Chaperone, Spring Awakening, Fela!, Legally Blonde and Cabaret.

IAN JOSEPH Hair & Makeup Design

Ian Joseph studied musical theatre at Syracuse University and toured around the country performing in multiple musicals before transitioning into theatrical hairstyling in 2018. Ian continues to work on Broadway and TV/film today and is grateful to Tina for the opportunity to help tell this story. Extra thanks to Jennifer, Samantha and Justen for the time and talent. Follow for more @iandoeshair.

BRENDAN McCANNProduction Props

NYC credits include Stranger Sings! (Drama Desk nom), Scarlett Dreams, Opposite of Love, Five: The Parody Musical, Make Me Gorgeous, I Can Get It for You Wholesale, The Gospel According to Heather and more. For more: @bren_bash on Instagram.

TIMOTHY JOHNSONAssociate Director

His credits include an AUDELCO nomination, best director for On Strivers Row, Off-Off-Broadway; She’s Got Harlem on Her Mind, Metropolitan Playhouse; Destiny of Desire (associate), The Old Globe. He’s performed on stage opposite Mary Martin, Carol Channing and Larry Kert, and in productions directed by Wynn Handman and Robert Wilson.

DANIEL POWERSAssociate Choreographer

Select regional: Private Jones (assistant choreographer), She Loves Me, A Chorus Line, Billy Elliot (Signature Theatre); West Side Story (Muny); A Chorus Line (Paul), Cinderella (assistant choreographer) (Phoenix Theatre Company); West Side Story (Chino) (Flat Rock Playhouse); Fiddler on the Roof (assistant choreographer) (Olney Theatre Company). @daniel.powers_

TBD CASTING CO.Casting Director

(Margaret Dunn, Tanis Parenteau, Nia Smith, Stephanie Yankwitt, she/her). Select film/TV: In the Summers (Alessandra Lacorazza; Lexicon/Exile, 2024 Sundance Grand Jury Prize), Growing Up (Brie Larson/Culture House, Disney+). Select Broadway: Frankie and Johnny…. Current Off-Broadway: Here There Are Blueberries (Tectonic/NYTW; 2024 Pulitzer finalist), The Fires (Raja Feather Kelly/Soho Rep). Resident casting for Soho Rep, Tectonic Theater Project. @tbdcastingco

KAT WEST Production Stage Manager

A union stage manager for over 25 years in New York, regionally and internationally. For credits: linkedin.com/in/katwest/. Kat would prefer to use her limited space here to thank Makenna, Mark, Jaime and Rafael and to dedicate this production to her grandfather, Charles Wesolawski. A Pittsburgh steelworker at J&L Steel for over 45 years.

MAKENNA REMENARICAssistant Stage Manager

Select credits: Off-Broadway: Jersey Boys (New World Stages), Fiddler Afn Dakh (New World Stages). Out of town: The Nutty Professor (Ogunquit Theatre), Double Helix (Bay Street Theatre). Concerts: Austen’s Pride (Carnegie Hall). Love and thanks to Mom, Dad and Justin! In loving memory of her grandmother, Ruth L. Remenaric.

KERI SAFRANDialect Coach

Theatre (select): Harry Clarke; The Cake (Barrington Stage); 2.5 Minute Ride (Studio Theatre); Benjamin Pasek as Oliver! (City Center Encores); Adam Silver in Straight Line Crazy (Hudson Yards); City of Light (The Connelly Theatre). TV/film (select): characters on “Star Trek: Picard,” “Palm Royale,” “Fargo,” “1923,” “The Staircase,” Slotherhouse. @kerisafran kerisafran.com

PLANIT CONSULTING & COMMUNI­CATIONS, KAHNAWÀ:KE MOHAWK TERRITORY Cultural Consultants

is a small but busy, community-oriented team of proud Mohawk women who possess a diverse range of professional competencies. We love to plan, create, develop and implement special projects for our clients, while laying the foundation for trust and success. Owners: Charleen Schurman and Maris Jacobs. Lead consultant: Reaghan Tarbell. planitkahnawake.ca

VISCERAL ENTERTAINMENTGeneral Management

Founded by Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka, Visceral executive produced four consecutive NYT Critic’s Picks: Emojiland; Midnight at the Never Get; Life Sucks; and Happy Birthday, Wanda June. Visceral’s shows have received and been nominated for Lortel, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Off-Broadway Alliance, Bistro and MAC awards. Other highlights: Five: The Parody Musical, Make Me Gorgeous, The Perfect Game, His Story the Musical, Stranger Sings! The Parody Musical, ¡Americano! The Musical, Starcrossed (U.K. premiere), A Turtle on a Fence Post, Rescue Rue, Period Piece, Falling in Love With Mr. Dellamort, Money Talks, Endangered and the album of Disenchanted!

TINC PRODUCTIONSProduction Management

is a theatrical and event production management firm and trusted labor provider headquartered in NYC delivering top-tier technical production for shows and events across the US. Recent credits on Broadway: Paradise Square, Slava’s Snowshow. Off-Broadway: Dungeons & Dragons: The Twenty-Sided Tavern, Stalker, The Night of the Iguana, Mind Mangler. Visit tincproductions.com.

LEANNE SCHANZER PROMOTIONSAdvertising & Marketing

A full-service boutique marketing and advertising agency creating innovative strategic campaigns for 40-plus years. Specializing in ticket-selling initiatives, promotional partnerships, media placement across all platforms (including full and partial trade), grassroots outreaches and special events. LSP’s services have delivered maximum value, heightened brand awareness and effective sales-driven campaigns for 450-plus Broadway and Off- Broadway productions, theatre companies, entertainment venues and the hospitality industry. LeanneSchanzerPromotions.com

SUPER AWESOME FRIENDSDigital Advertising & Social Media

Super Awesome Friends is a full-service digital content and marketing agency dedicated to building strategic and meaningful social experiences that strengthen relationships with audiences. Current and recent highlights: Water for Elephants, Maybe Happy Ending, Our Town, N/A, Left on Tenth, The Tony Awards, Beaches the Musical, Mad Hatter the Musical, Annie national tour, Irving Berlin, Purlie Victorious, Spamalot, Company, Girl From the North Country, American Buffalo and many more.

JENNIFER DOWD Executive Producer

Jennifer Dowd is thrilled to bring her television experience and enthusiasm to the theatre with the Empire team! Credits include the MTV Super Bowl Halftime show, CMT Music Awards, MTV VMAs and MDA Show of Strength. Recently, executive in charge for Global Citizen (One World Together at Home, Global Citizen Festival: NYC). So grateful for Artie, my family, great friends and this opportunity. Seeing this amazing show unfold is a career highlight!

GAYLA MERLE FOSSETT & WILLIAM G. DEAN THEATRICALSSponsor

Kimberly Dean’s parents encouraged and sponsored her college and medical school. She returns the favor and honors them here. Gayla changed worlds in February. A proud Alabama native, Gayla appreciated the effort of those building their empires and would have loved running with the big dogs in NYC. La ti da.

YUGU PRODUCTIONSSponsor

YuGu, Chungcheongnam-do province, South Korea, is the hometown of the Hongju Lee clan. One of them, Young J. Lee, left for America in 1966 to build his “empire” dreams. He embodied what it took: vision, grit, courage and love. His spirit lives on through his children and grandchildren.

LYNNE WALDER, ESQ. Lead Producer

Lynne Walder, Esq. is honored to be part of the Empire team. Her 30-year legal career has served as the foundation for many projects including Empire the Musical. Lynne is full of gratitude to Caroline and Bobby for this opportunity and to Karen for unending love and support.

KATY KINNEY HARRISLead Producer

Kate is honored to produce this inspiring show. Katy is mayor of Yarrow Point Washington, a seasoned telecom marketing/engineering professional, a grateful mother of three empathic/ wise adults, a Kellogg JV. She instantly recognized the Sherman and Hull synergy, backing all Empire productions. Katy eagerly anticipates future Sherman and Hull creations!

J. JOANNA JUNGLead Producer

I’m thrilled to be part of the incredible Empire family. Thank you, Caroline and Bob, for taking me and EVERYONE UP with you. Peter and Sophia, you are my LoMyLi. Thank you EKJ, for enabling dreams. Seoby, sarang.

RUTH & LARRY SHERMAN Sponsors

Grateful to Suzanne and Peter Propp, Caroline and Kimberly Dean, Alex and Catherine Lewis, Russell and Lisa Weitzman, and the JAMSBORS+. Diane and Sam Salzman, Anne and Ken Sherman, Maggie and Don Sherman. And of course, Al and Rose, Rosamond and Sidney.

PAMELA & PAUL HULLSponsors

Grateful to Geri and Neal Sanderson, Bob and Jennifer Peterson-Hull, Josie, Peter and Evan, and Burt Brody. Hilda and Robert, Gertrude and Fred, Peter Robert Hull, Nansi, Sandy and Terry Peterson.

THE RIVET GANG

Thanks to all who’ve been with us brick-by-brick. This round’s crew: Andrea and Geoff; Alexandra and Alan; Andy P; Coleen the Great; Debbie W; Gay J.; Jessica and Richard; Joanna; Julia L; Katy; Kim; Lindsey P; Lynn L; Lynne; Magic Mutter; Rosa and Rich; Sumi and Craig. And our foundation: First-In-PAP-&- SAS; KimDAHuff; Cousin Lori; Sara Lou and Jeffie Too; Snidely; Rachel K-S; Pam and Kelly; ABCDe and Pete; Betsy and Rob; Susie and Jerry; Suzann and Tom; Alicia; Sue P; Peggy P; Julie C; Maggie and Andy; Jax and Bax; Chrissey and Ron; Joan; Boz and Jeanie; Stacy and Howie; Jessica and Carl; Yvette and David; John J; Janice and Stanley; Gabby and Michael; Lynly; Wendy and Howard; Cara and Bill; Suzanne and John; Catherine and Dick; Norine and Geoff; Lisa B and Gina V; Margaret B; Frank and Eileen; Lora and Shannon; Loral; Cassandra; Dr. Cheryl L; Mark and Verena; Patti and Robert; Alisyn and Tim; Cheryl and Sara; Christine and Dave; Kate and Jeff; Julie and Mary; Robin and Jane; Pam and Liz; Wendy and John D; Kathryn; Linda and Mike; Tyra and Dickie; Liza and Lenny; Ed G; Karen G; John H; Bob H; Barb; Janell; Ed H; Sarah and Don; EdKel; Jim K; Auntie Pam K; Jay!; Sarah and Jayson; Natalie and Steven; Alan and Frances; Jen and Cheri; Alexandra; Justin and Cheryl; Mindy and David; Kim and Ken; Beth and Heidi; Brenda and Lynda; Kim S; Rachelle and Andy; Ramy and Rob; Susan S; Ronnie and Earl; Judy/Jud; Jared; Abby; Mary; Roberta; Jude; Elana; Rachel and Jeff; Paul W; Fredda; Julie W; Anne and Kevin; Teresa; Joe; Valeria and Scott; Jean and Gordon; Sheila and Carl; Ed.

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