Creative Team Bios
Perfect Harmony was written by Andrew Grosso and developed with a group of actors who became known as The Essentials.
Andrew Grosso (Author) is the Artistic Director of The Essentials, where he wrote and directed Perfect Harmony (Acorn Theatre, Stoneham Theatre (MA), Clurman Theatre, FringeNYC, FringeEncores, and NYU Grad Acting’s Studio Tisch). Credits include: Mother with Holland Taylor and Buck Henry (The Wild Project), Wrong Way Up! with the rock band, The Niagaras (The Belt Theatre), the NY Premier of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying (The Ohio Theater, Chashama) which he adapted for the stage, Taming of the Shrew (Roundtable Ensemble), and Waiting for Godot (FringeNYC/East River Amphitheater). Work with new writers includes plays by Roberto-Aguirre Sacasa, David Weiner, Jason Grote and over a dozen plays for for Ensemble Studio Theater’s Obie Award Winning Youngbloods. He has taught or guest directed for the NYU Dramatic Writing Program, Fordham University, the 52nd Street Project, The Dalton School, and The Shakespeare Theater. He has produced over 40 Off or Off-Off Broadway shows and was the Artistic Producer of The Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab residency at HERE. An alum of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and Duke University, he was a recipient of the SDC Traube Fellowship, and is a member of SDC and The Dramatist Guild. Most importantly, thanks to Perfect Harmony he was made an honorary member of the Beachside Express, his high school a cappella group.
The Essentials for Perfect Harmony were David Barlow, Jeffrey Binder, Drew Cortese, Meg DeFoe, Autumn Dornfeld, Alec Duffy, Cameron Folmar, Santino Fontana, Jordan Gelber, Scott Janes, Nicole Lowrance, Vayu O’Donnell, Thomas Piper, Maria Elena Ramirez, Jeanine Serralles, Margie Stokley, Marina Squerciati, Noah Weisberg, Margot White, Blake Whyte, and Marshall York.
Adam Wachter (Vocal Arrangements) is a composer, music director, arranger, and orchestrator based in New York City. New York credits include: The Addams Family, Peter Pan, Yank!, Carrie, Old Jews Telling Jokes, Perfect Harmony, Silence!, and In Transit, as well as concerts at Avery Fisher Hall, the Minskoff Theater, Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, Le Poisson Rouge, Feinstein’s, and the Hammerstein Ballroom. Regional credits include work at Barrington Stage Company, Northern Stage, North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre-by-the-Sea, Sea World, The O’Neill, Weston Playhouse, and the Diversionary Theater. Other work includes “Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy” on PBS, opening numbers for the Writers’ Guild Awards (East) and the Streamy Awards (L.A.), and web series “Submissions Only” and “The Battery’s Down.” BTA University of Michigan. Visit www.adamwachter.com for more info.
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