THE TEAM

SEAN MATTHEW WHITEFORD

Book, Music, Lyrics

Sean Matthew Whiteford has served as the president and artistic director of Castaway Productions, a theatrical production company based in the Hudson Valley for the past 15 years. He has also served as a voice and songwriting coach in Upstate New York for a decade.

 

As a performer, Sean has played the role of the narrator, "Lonny", in the musical, ROCK OF AGES on the Norwegian Breakaway (directed by Original Broadway Cast director, Kristin Hanggi), reprised the role at the El Dorado Showroom in Reno, NV and in the regional debut in Rhinebeck, NY.  Recently, Sean has performed the title roles in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, as well as the role of "Woof" in the 50th Anniversary Concert Production of HAIR, alongside Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis, and Alexis Michelle of RuPaul’s Drag Race. 

 

Sean often pops up as a vocalist with touring soul artist Remember Jones, NYC 80s tribute band Jessie’s Girl, as well as NYC’s Rock N Roll Debauchery. His latest creation, FATHER OF CUPS, a new pop/rock album in collaboration with fellow songwriter, Logan Callahan, will be released in June, 2020. 

 

Follow SMW Vocal Studios on Facebook & YouTube. Instagram: @seanmatthewwhiteford 

RACHEL KLEIN

Director

Rachel Klein is a NYC based director, of whose work The New York Times has praised: "What makes this show pop is the bracing vision of its director, Rachel Klein." Off-Broadway Direction: Red Roses, Green Gold (Minetta Lane Theatre/featuring the music of the Grateful Dead/Music Supervisor Jeff Chimenti of Dead and Company); Around the World in 80 Days (The Davenport Theatre); The Anthem (The Lynn Redgrave Theatre/starring Randy Jones, the Original Cowboy from the Village People); Gay Bride of Frankenstein (iStar Theatre Lab). Selected NYC Theatre: Tink! (New York Musical Festival); More Than All the World (adapted from Marlowe's Edward II); Symphony of Shadows (Jerome Robbins Foundation commission); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shrunken Shakespeare Co); Circus of Circus (The House of Yes); The Tragedy of Maria Macabre (Tides Foundation commission.) Selected Regional and Workshops: Hairspray (Jenny Wiley Amphitheater); Snow (Playwrights Horizons); Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera (Lucille Lortel Theatre); 54 The Musical (Starring Frankie Grande and Pose's MJ Rodriguez); Helen (A musical adapted from the Euripides play); Where Angels Fear to Tread (THML Theatre Co.) Ms. Klein directed the roast of Michael Musto which raised funds for the Callen Lorde Community Health Center, featuring Rosie O'Donnell, Bruce Vilanch, Bianca Del Rio and Jinkx Monsoon. For more info: http://www.rachelkleindirector.com/

BRYAN CAMPIONE

Producer

Bryan Campione has become a leader in Production, Experiential Marketing and Social Content Creation/Implementation with the creation of his company, Broadway Buzz, LLC - which actually began as a viral social media feed with over 24.5K followers and industry colleagues.  

 

In 2014, he expanded initiatives with social media influencing, event production, branding, press and marketing opportunities, including access as a third-party content provider on social media (Twitter, IG, FB) for partners in and around the theater industry.  In 2016 through 2017, Broadway_Buzz garnered the distinct honor of being deemed an “IBM Game Changer” in Social Media and had the unique pleasure of working with their team on their Tony Awards initiatives.  

Broadway_Buzz has affiliated partnerships with numerous venues, locales and companies including: 10glo, Nederlander Worldwide, Broadway Crew, Reel Artistry, BLEEP Magazine, Bond 45, Three Monkey's NYC, MadameX, The Cutting Room, Opry City Stage, Le Poisson Rouge, Feinstein’s/54 Below, West End Live and Lounge, The Center For The Performing Arts in Rhinebeck, MKTG, Custom Travel Incentives, Education Travel Services Inc., Broadway For All, Broadway Serves, The New York Pops, The University Settlement, The Quad School, Dance United, UpStaged Events, The NYC Department of Education (licensed vendor), The Long Island Musical Theatre Festival and numerous marketing/advertising companies throughout New York City. 

 

Current/past production and event work includes: Gilana's Fund, Unmaking Toulouse-Lautrec, NYMF, Rhinebeck’s American Idiot (BroadwayWorld “Best Musical” Award), Broadway Sings Concert Series, The Official NYC Grease LIVE Viewing Party, The Official NYC Hairspray LIVE Viewing Party, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, Rock-N-Roll Debauchery (Director), Soul & Substance, Jim Territo and Friends, Tracy McDowell: Is This Real Life?, Broadway The Hardway, Party Monster The Musical: In Concert, Dearly Beloved, Broadway Celebrates Pride Week at 54 Below, Broadway Impact’s: When Love Takes Over, and numerous additional concerts, shows and special events.

 

Current/former branding and marketing clients include: LIMTF, Brandon Magid (musical director), Laura Michelle Kelly (actress), Made in the USA (performance piece), Five Points: A New Musical, The Lindeman Restaurant and 42 West Event Space, Cyd Levin & Associates, as well as his company working with clients across the Broadway-boards.

 

Affiliated Organizations: The Roger Rees Awards (2020 Leadership Committee), Camp Broadway, The Entertainment Collective (2019-2020 Events Chair), Rock N’ Roll Debauchery, Dance United and his newest endeavor: Broadway Birthdays. 

 

Formerly from Buffalo, New York, Bryan has a B.A. from the University of Dayton (2006).  He is also a NYC Department of Education Certified Teaching Artist and works with students of all ages incorporating theater arts into their educations through the power of performance and collaboration. Find out more online at: Twitter @broadway_buzz  and on Facebook: BroadwayBuzzNYC

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