Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin
Thomas Meehan won the 2003 Tony Award® winner for co-writing the book for Hairspray after having won the 2001 Tony Award for co-writing the book of The Producers. He received his first Tony Award in 1977 for writing the book of Annie, which was his first Broadway show, and he has written books for the musicals I Remember Mama, Ain’t Broadway Grand, Annie Warbucks and the American version of Bombay Dreams. His work includes Annie, Chaplin, Elf the Musical, Young Frankenstein, for which he co-wrote the book with Mel Brooks, and Cry-Baby, co-written with Mark O’Donnell.
Bob Martin has been working as a writer, performer, and producer in television, film, and theatre in Canada and the US for more than three decades. Bob is co-creator of the musicals The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf the Musical, and The Prom, which are beloved by critics and audiences alike. The Prom was adapted into a Netflix film with an all-star cast. Recent theatre projects include Hey Look Me Over! (Encores!), Half Time (Chicago, Paper Mill), The Sting (Paper Mill). His theatrical endeavors in development include Night at the Museum, The Princess Bride, Smash, and a sequel to The Drowsy Chaperone. Mr. Martin was the co-creator of Slings & Arrows, which multiple publications continue to name as one of the best television shows of all time. His television projects also include Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays (CBC), Michael: Everyday (CBC), and Sensitive Skin (HBO), with more in development.
Music by Matthew Sklar
Two-time Tony, Emmy Award-nominated composer of The Prom (Tony nom. for Best Original Score, winner of the Dramatists Guild Frederick Loewe Award), Elf the Musical, and The Wedding Singer (Tony nom. for Best Original Score). Film/TV: The Prom (Golden Globe nom. for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy), Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas (Emmy nom. for Outstanding Music Direction), Sesame Street, Wonder Pets! and PBS’s American Masters. Honors also include the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, the Gilman/ Gonzalez-Falla Theatre Award, and the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation.
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Chad Beguelin is a six-time Tony Award-nominee whose works include Disney’s Aladdin (Tony noms. for Best Book and Best Original Score, Drama Desk noms. for Outstanding Lyrics and Best Book), The Prom (Tony noms. For Best Book and Best Original Score and Drama Desk noms. for Best Book and Outstanding Lyrics), and The Wedding Singer (Tony noms. for Best Book and Best Original Score, Drama Desk nom for Outstanding Lyrics). He also wrote the lyrics for Elf the Musical. Chad is the recipient of the Edward Kleban Award for Outstanding Lyric Writing, the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award, the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Musical Theater Award, and the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award. Chad is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Dramatic Writing Program. Much love to his husband Tom.
Directed by Sam Scalamoni
Sam Scalamoni is proud of the critically acclaimed Elf the Musical which has toured the U.S. since 2012 with successful runs at The Kennedy Center and The Theatre at Madison Square Garden! In 2022 he directed the world premiere of the award-winning musical A Thousand Faces, based on the life of film legend Lon Chaney. In development he has; Unbelievable, based on baseball legend Jackie Mitchell and a miniseries based on the same story titled Lookout. Sam developed and directed the new musical, The Elf on the Shelf; A Christmas Musical, the premiere of the holiday musical Noel with book by best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, Eoin Colfer and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast for the Ogunquit Playhouse and North Carolina Theatre. Sam is the Associate Director of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast which he also supervised on Broadway and mounted multiple companies worldwide, most recently in Tokyo. He directed Les Misérables winning the SALT Award for Best Director of a Musical and Best Musical of the Year and Agatha Christie’s An Unexpected Guest, winning the Broadway World Award for Best Director of a Play both at Cortland Repertory Theatre. His Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live! broke box office records at Radio City Music Hall. For Tricia, Spencer and Mia.
Choreography by Connor Gallagher
Broadway: Beetlejuice, The Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout Theatre Company, Astaire Award, Calloway nominee). Connor most recently directed a reimagined Beauty and the Beast for Disney Creative Entertainment (Brass Ring Award). Recent works include Found (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Elf the Musical (Kennedy Center), The Twelve (The Denver Center), Tangled (world premiere); and productions at The Public Theater, Shakespeare Theatre Company, American Conservatory Theater, Two River Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse, The Goodspeed Opera House, TheatreWorks, and Northern Stage. Spent a year on Broadway as a dancing rug. connorgallagher.com
Scenic Design by Christine Peters
Credits: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tour, Tootsie tour, Elf the Musical tour, 1st Date, Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Magic. Broadway (associate designer): King Kong Alive on Broadway, Miss Saigon, 1984, Paramour, Les Misérables, Testament of Mary, Jekyll & Hyde, The Book of Mormon, Newsies The Musical, The Addams Family, Elf the Musical, Bonnie and Clyde, The House of Blue Leaves, Elling, Enron, Mary Stuart, The American Plan, Cyrano de Bergerac, Chita Rivera. National tours (associate designer): Newsies, Dirty Dancing, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Wizard of Oz, The Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll and Hyde, Mary Poppins, Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast.
Costume Design by Gregg Barnes
Broadway: Some Like It Hot (Upcoming), Pretty Woman, Mean Girls (Tony nom.), Tuck Everlasting (Tony nom.), Something Rotten! (Tony nom.), Aladdin, Kinky Boots (Tony nom., Olivier Award), Follies (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award), Elf the Musical, Legally Blonde (Tony nom.), The Drowsy Chaperone (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Award, Olivier nom.), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Flower Drum Song (Tony nom.), Side Show. Other: Dreamgirls (Olivier nomination), Sinatra (Radio City), Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Pageant (Olivier Nomination), The Kathy and Mo Show. TDF Young Master Award.
Lighting Design by Paul Miller
Broadway: Ruben & Clay’s Christmas Show, Amazing Grace, The Illusionists, Legally Blonde, Freshly Squeezed, Laughing Room Only. National tours: The Illusionists, Elf the Musical, The Producers, Hairspray, Nunsense. Many commercial Off-Broadway productions and City Center Encores! Regional: The Old Globe, Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Ontario), DC Shakespeare, Chicago Shakespeare, Idaho Shakespeare, Great Lakes Theatre Co, Asolo Rep, American Conservatory Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, The Goodspeed Opera House, Pittsburgh CLO, and Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, among others. Ballet: The New Jersey Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet. Television: Live from Lincoln Center, Netflix, Showtime, Comedy Central. International: Productions WHO’S WHO in São Paulo, Toronto, London, Vienna, Milan (Teatro alla Scala), Manila, Johannesburg, Beijing, Slovenia, Canada, and Mexico. Paul has been the Lighting Director for the internationally televised New Year’s Eve Celebration from New York’s Times Square for the last 20 years. He is originally from Chicago and trained at The Theatre School at DePaul University.
Sound Design by Shannon Slaton
Shannon Slaton has designed many national tours including Shrek; Once on this Island; The Producers; Kiss Me, Kate; Noise/Funk; The Full Monty; Contact; A Chorus Line; Tap Dogs; Sweeney Todd; The Wizard of Oz; The Drowsy Chaperone; and The Wedding Singer. He was production sound for The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and national tour, and advance sound for Wicked. Shows he has mixed on Broadway include Springsteen on Broadway, Man of La Mancha, Bombay Dreams, A Christmas Carol, Sweet Charity, Jersey Boys, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Drowsy Chaperone, Spring Awakening, Fela!, Anything Goes, Annie, Legally Blonde, and Cabaret.
Hair Design by Bernie Ardia
Bernie Ardia is a California native with a 40-year career starting in print and television. He has designed for over 75 productions including: Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables and Oliver, Kiss of the Spider Woman with Chita Rivera, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express (Las Vegas), Cinderella with Eartha Kitt; and Hairspray (recreating Paul Huntley’s designs). He is also the author of Barbra Streisand in New York City, and presenting the upcoming At Sea with Patrick Dennis, My Madcap Mexican Adventure with the Author of Auntie Mame (pub. Ratteling Good Yarns).
Costume Coordination: Matthew C. Hampton
Matthew C. Hampton is a New York City based costume designer and proud USA 829 union member. Recent design and assistant design projects include: The Sound of Music (U.S. and Asian Tour), A Bronx Tale (U.S. Tour), Love Never Dies (U.S. Tour), Frozen (Broadway & U.S. Tour), Juliet (Toronto), Anastasia (U.S. Tour), Oklahoma! (U.S. Tour). @matthewc.hampton
Orchestrations by Doug Besterman
Three-time Tony Award-winner. Broadway: Anastasia, A Bronx Tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, It Shoulda Been You, Bullets Over Broadway (Tony nom.), Rocky, On a Clear Day..., Sister Act, How to Succeed... (Tony nom.), Elf the Musical, Young Frankenstein (Drama Desk nom.), Tarzan, Dracula, Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002 Tony/Drama Desk Awards), The Producers (2001 Tony/Drama Desk Awards), Seussical, The Music Man (Drama Desk/Tony noms.), Fosse (1999 Tony), Big (Drama Desk nom.), Damn Yankees (Drama Desk nom.). Off-Broadway: Carrie, Weird Romance. Regional: The Honeymooners, The Sting. TV/Film: Schmigadoon, Mary Poppins Returns, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Chicago, Mulan.
Music Supervisor: Nate Patten
Nate Patten was the music director for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway as well as music supervisor for the Australian company. Other Broadway: Company (with Patti LuPone), The Prom, Ain’t Too Proud, Be More Chill, Beautiful, School of Rock, Catch Me If You Can. Kennedy Center: Elf the Musical. Off Broadway: Silence! The Musical (also in L.A.), The Toxic Avenger. Tours: Flashdance, We Will Rock You, Beauty and the Beast, The Wedding Singer, The Wizard of Oz. Nate is also the host of a popular podcast called Patten Disregard featuring interviews with Broadway celebrities. @natepatten
Music Coordinator: John Mezzio
John Mezzio has conducted national tours including State Fair starring John Davidson, Victor Victoria starring Toni Tennille, and Cinderella starring Eartha Kitt and Deborah Gibson. Additionally, Mr. Mezzio was Associate Conductor for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express at the Las Vegas Hilton. National tours: Oklahoma!, The Producers, Spring Awakening, Memphis, Beauty and the Beast, and Elf the Musical.
Music Director/Conductor: Michael Gildin
Michael Gildin is a New York-based music director and pianist. A graduate of Columbia University, his recent credits include the national tours of Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He is a frequent research consultant for New York City Center’s Encores! Series, scouring archives around the world to reconstruct lost scores by the likes of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Richard Rodgers. Big thanks to Nate and the whole NETworks family!
Casting by Stewart/Whitley
Duncan Stewart CSA and Benton Whitley CSA. Broadway/NY: Hadestown (Artios Award), Chicago, Paradise Square, Rock of Ages, The Lightning Thief, ...the Great Comet of 1812, Elf the Musical, On the Town, Pippin, La Cage aux Folles, Radio City Christmas Spectacular. TV/Film: Netflix, 20th Century Fox, NBC, Lionsgate, Disney Channel. West End/UK: Hadestown, Thriller Live, Menier Chocolate Factory. Tours: Hadestown, Hairspray, Waitress, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland, Into the Woods, We Will Rock You. Regional: ART, Berkeley Rep, Alley, Bay Street, For the Record, TUTS, Hollywood Bowl, McCarter, Signature, RCCL. @stewartwhitley, stewartwhitley.com
Exclusive Tour Direction by RoadCo Entertainment
RoadCo Entertainment is a producing and distribution agency specializing in live entertainment experiences. A collaboration between Sony Music Entertainment and BSL Enterprises, RoadCo represents a broad roster of live events based on popular brands and pre-existing intellectual properties, as well as all-new immersive, interactive attractions for viewers of all ages.
Tour Marketing & Press: Allied Global Marketing
Allied Global Marketing is an integrated marketing agency working with the world’s largest entertainment, sports, consumer, and lifestyle brands, including 75+ Broadway shows over more than two decades. Current tours: Ain’t Too Proud, Beetlejuice, The Book of Mormon, Hadestown, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Mean Girls, Pretty Woman, Tootsie. Upcoming tours: Funny Girl, Mrs. Doubtfire.
Interactive Marketing: Andy Drachenberg
Production Stage Manager: Jess Levine
Jess Levine is thrilled to be joining Elf the Musical for her first national tour! Originally from Pittsburgh and a graduate of Penn State, regional credits include Plano and The Cherry Orchard (Quantum Theatre). Many thanks to all the family and friends that continue to support her.
Assistant Stage Manager: Kathleen Carragee
Kathleen Carragee is so excited to be spreading Christmas cheer with Elf the Musical this season! National tour: Hairspray and Fiddler on the Roof. Broadway: How I Learned to Drive, Skeleton Crew, and Lackawanna Blues. Off Broadway: Prayer for the French Republic. UNCSA, Pickles all the way! Love to Mom, Dad, Erin, and everyone who has helped me along the way.
Company Manager: Royce Matthews
Royce Matthews most recently completed the national tour of Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady as the Assistant Company Manager. Now he’s ready to sleigh this holiday season with Buddy the Elf!
Assistant Company Manager: Kate Friesen
Kate Friesen is feeling very jolly to have the opportunity to bring glittery Christmas cheer to theaters all over with her Elf the Musical family! National tour: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Thank you to Dad, all my friends and family, and my home theater, The Walton Arts Center, for constant support in this adventure. All the love to Ma for being my favorite theatre buddy and helping me realize my dreams!
Producer: Networks Presentations
Networks Presentations is an industry-leading producer of touring theatrical productions, committed to delivering quality entertainment to audiences worldwide for more than 25 years. Current and upcoming productions include 1776, Anastasia, Blue Man Group, Beetlejuice, The Book of Mormon, Elf the Musical, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, Les Misérables, Peter Pan, and To Kill a Mockingbird. networkstours.com
Executive Producer: Trinity Wheeler
Broadway: 1776 (dirs. Diane Paulus and Jeffrey Page), Les Misérables. National tours: The Sound of Music (dir. Jack O’Brien), Finding Neverland, Once on This Island, Waitress, The SpongeBob Musical, Chicago, Dirty Dancing, Elf the Musical, The Producers, The Wedding Singer, Oklahoma!, Funny Girl, The Wizard of Oz, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Phantom of the Opera, Mary Poppins, Young Frankenstein starring Roger Bart, and Rent starring Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp. Current projects: Les Misérables, Hairspray, 1776, Peter Pan (dir. Lonny Price). Host of Rhapsody Radio (Apple Podcasts, Spotify). Love to Alan, Colin, Richard, Sawyer, Huck, Curry and Alfie. @trinityonbroadway