SETH BISEN-HERSH (Composer/ Lyricist) is a prolific, versatile and award-winning composer/ lyricist and performer. His musicals include The Diamond as Big as the Ritz (2019 Finalist: Stiles & Drewe Best Song Award, Studio Cast Recording), Love Quirks (successful limited run in NYC, September 2014), Stanley’s Party (Manhattan Children’s Theatre, 2010), More to Love (2014 Winner: Best Lyrics, West Village Musical Theatre Festival), The Spickner Spin (2004 Fringe NYC Audience Favorite Award), and Meaningless Sex (2003 Fringe NYC Audience Favorite Award). He has also written and starred in 9 cabaret song cycles of his work: And Then She Dumped Me, The Gayest Straight Man Alive, Meaningful Sex, Neurotic Tendencies,Why Am I Not Famous Yet?, Writer’s Block: a cabaret that was hard to write, I’ll Relax When I’m Dead: a reluctantly prolific cabaret, If Adele Can Do It, So Can I: an evening of mostly sorrow and Not Your Grandma’s Cabaret (unless she’s really naughty). For 10 years, he produced two annual charity concerts of his work featuring Broadway performers (Broadway Meows and Broadway Can!); he wrote/starred in the 5 seasons of the web series “Every Day a Little Seth,” co-wrote/co-starred in the TV pilot version and has emceed, produced and accompanied over 570 musical theatre talent showcases at Don’t Tell Mama. In addition, he has published 3 books: a memoir, “Sleep. Write. Now. Emerging from a dark year of insomnia, anxiety and depression from loss” and two books of essays: “Every Page a Little Seth” and “Millennials are Ruining the World!”, the latter which he turned into an audiobook and podcast. He has two Bachelors from MIT (Computer Science & Engineering and Music Composition) and a Masters in Music Technology from NYU. www.sethbh.com FB/Twitter/Instagram: @sethbhdotcom
MARK CHILDERS (Bookwriter) wrote the book for the musical The Kid from Brooklyn, The Danny Kaye Story which toured regionally for two years in NY, Chicago, NJ, FL and had a long run at the El Portel Theater in North Hollywood, CA. He currently serves as a Media Producer at Getfused, a Digital Marketing Agency located in Boston, MA. As a writer/ filmmaker, some of his film credits include Karma’s Choice and A Dinner Engagement, which was highlighted by BET’s Beyond the Lens series. He also directed The Waiting Room, which was part of the Doorpost Film Project.
BRIAN CHILDERS (Director) DIRECTING: Fabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice. As an actor, he received the 2002 Helen Hayes Award for “Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical” and the Mary Goldwater Award for his performance as Danny Kaye in Danny and Sylvia: A Musical Love Story. His recent tour of his new one man show An Evening with Danny Kaye has received rave reviews and has been seen coast to coast including Los Angeles, New York, and Washington D.C. OFF BROADWAY: Danny and Sylvia, The Danny Kaye Musical (Danny Kaye). NATiONAL TOUR: The Kid from Brooklyn (Danny Kaye—Original), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Tom Sawyer). NEW YORK: Sophia (Jake Kelly) Write Act Repertory;Obama in Naples (Paolo) June Havoc Theatre;Freedom’s Song: A New Musical; Miracle on 34th St.: The Musical (Marvin Shellhammer) Theatrical Gems;Promenade (Prisoner 105) Lecay; The Musicals of Off-Broadway; Scandalous Behavior (Joseph Surface) York Theatre; On the Town (Gabey) St. George Theatre; Meester Amerika (Joey). REGiONAL: 90 North (Ensemble) Kennedy Center; The Titans, Kennedy Center; Lucky Stiff (Harry Witherspoon) Forum Theatre; Becoming George (The Prince) Metrostage; The Boys in the Band (Emory);Hollywood Pinafore Ralph Rackstraw; The Robber Bridegroom (Jamie Lockhart); The Second Man(Austin Lowe) The American Century Theatre; Man of La Mancha, Olney Theatre; Crack Between the Worlds, Studio Theatre; SOLOiST: Hollywood Bowl: A Ball at the Bowl with the L.A. Philharmonic, Dodger Stadium (Special Guest Entertainer); Lincoln Center (A Tribute to Danny Kaye); Kennedy Center (Not a Day Goes By). In 2015, Brian will be starring as the title role in The Jazz Singer Off-Broadway. Brian is a proud member of Actor’s Equity. Visit: www.brianchilders.net and www.aneveningwithdannykaye.com