Starring: Union Army—Michael Lanning (Captain Emmett Lochran), Rod Weber (Sergeant Patrick Anderson), Royal Reed (Sergeant Byron Richardson), Gilles Chiasson (Corporal William McEwen), Ron Sharpe (Private Conrad Bock), Bart Shatto (Private Elmore Hotchkiss), John Sawyer (Private Nathaniel Taylor); Confederate Army—Gene Miller (Captain Billy Pierce), Dave Clemmons (Sergeant Virgil Franklin), Mike Eldred (Corporal John Beauregard), David M. Lutken (Corporal Henry Stewart), Anthony Galde (Private Darius Barksdale), Jim Price (Private Cyrus Stevens), Matt Bogart (Private Sam Taylor); Others: Keith Byron Kirk (Frederick Douglass), Michel Bell (Clayton Toler), Cheryl Freeman (Bessie Toler), Lawrence Clayton (Benjamin Reynolds), Wayne W. Pretlow (Exter Thomas), Capathia Jenkins (Harriet Jackson), Cassandra White (Liza Hughes), Leo Burmester (Autolycus Fell), Dave Clemmons (Auctioneer’s Assistant), Irene Molloy (Sarah McEwen), Hope Harris (Violet, Nurse), Beth Leavel (Mabel, Mrs. Bixby), David M. Lutken (Voice of President Lincoln); Pit Singers: David Michael Felty, Hope Harris, Monique Midgette and Raun Ruffin
Swings: David Michael Felty, Monique Midgette, Chris Roberts and Raun Ruffin,
Understudies: Mike Eldred (Corporal William McEwen, Captain Billy Pierce), Kristine Fraelich (Sarah McEwen, Mabel, Violet, Mrs. Bixby), Hope Harris (Sarah McEwen, Mrs. Bixby), Capathia Jenkins (Bessie Toler), David M. Lutken (Captain Emmett Lochran, Autolycus Fell), Monique Midgette (Bessie Toler, Harriet Jackson), Wayne W. Pretlow (Frederick Douglass, Clayton Toler, Benjamin Reynolds), Jim Price (Captain Emmett Lochran, Autolycus Fell), Royal Reed (Captain Billy Pierce, Private Sam Taylor), Raun Ruffin (Frederick Douglass, Clayton Toler, Benjamin Reynolds), Ron Sharpe (Corporal William McEwen, Private Sam Taylor) and Cassandra White (Harriet Jackson)
Associate Director: B.T. McNicholl; Assistant Choreographer: Maria Calabrese; Associate Scenic Design: Chad Owens; Assistant Scenic Design: Randall K. Richards & Craig Edelblut; Associate Costume Design: Wallace G. Lane,Jr.; Assistant Costume Design: Jennifer Arnold & Patrick Chevillot; Assistant to the Costume Designer: Kyle O’Connor; Associate Lighting Design: Philip Rosenberg; Associate Automatic Light Programmer: Paul J. Sonnleitner; Assistant Lighting Design: Paul Miller, Daniel Ordower & Jeff Nellis; Assistant to the Lighting Designer: Mickey Smith; Associate Sound Design: Cynthia J. Hawkins; Associate Projection Design: Chelsea Pennebaker & Michael Clark and Projection Programmer: Paul Vershbow
General Manager: 101 Productions, Ltd. / Wendy Orshan & Jeffrey M. Wilson; Associate General Manager & Company Manager: David Auster; Associate Company Manager: Elie Landau.
Production Supervisor: Bonnie Panson; Production Manager: Peter Fulbright; Stage Manager: Rick Steiger; Assistant Stage Manager: Jason Brouillard; Technical Supervision: Tech Production Services,Inc. and Elliot Bertoni
Musical Supervisor: Jason Howland; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Jeff Lams; Associate Conductor: John Korba; Piano: Jeff Lams; Keyboard: John Korba; Guitar: Scott Kuney, Jon Herington, and Gordon Titcomb; Bass: Bill Holcomb; Drums: Warren Odze; Harmonica: Michael Rubin; Trombone: Birch Johnson; Trumpet: Wayne J. du Maine; Woodwinds: Charlie Pillow; Violin: Carol Sharar; Cello: Laura Bontrager; Percussion: Roger Squitero
Casting: Dave Clemmons; Marketing & Press Representative: Echo NY / Norman Zagier; Online Marketing by Toby Simkin / BuyBroadway Inc.; Promotions by The Richards Group; Battles by David Leong; Historical Consultant: Professor Eric Foner; Dance Captain: Anthony Galde and Fight Captain: Matt Bogart.
As Founder and CEO of Theatre.com and BuyBroadway.com. The pioneer in moving the Broadway industry onto the internet. The theatre press branded me as “Toby is the man pushing theatre, kicking and screaming, into cyberspace.” What started in 1989 as a Broadway industry service called ShowCall via dialup BBS for members of the League of American Theatre Producers evolved onto the world wide web in the early 90’s, and shortly after this, the vast majority of Broadway shows (starting with my production of Victor/Victoria) and theatrical organizations followed. The “Super site of Broadway” became a publicly traded company, prior to my re-branding it as Theatre.com at the Minskoff Theatre.
Described by Variety Magazine as a “marketing powerhouse“, it was the single largest theatre community in the world with over 180,000 active members (in the 1990’s this was massive). From buying official Broadway tickets and souvenirs, providing detailed global show listings, interactive show study & educational guides, live streaming shows and events (including many Opening Nights live broadcasts), industry news from major theatre journalists, pictures and videos, games, messaging directly to Broadway cast’s backstage or even licensing a musical, theatre.com offered it all in a single, easy-to-use interface to theatregoers globally.
NOTE: A national touring version produced by Ken Gentry, NETworks Presentations, LLC, Directed by Stephen Rayne with Musical Staging by Ken Roberson, Scenic Design by Douglas W. Schmidt, Costume Design by Christine Hanak, Lighting Design by Howell Binkley, Sound Design by Duncan Edwards; Projection Design by Wendall K. Harrington; Production Supervisor: Seth Wenig and Production Stage Manager: Daniel L. Bello starred Larry Gatlin.
Centers on the American Civil War, portraying the war through Union, Confederate, and slave viewpoints.