Creative Team


Noah Himmelstein is a theatre and opera director based in New York. Most recently he directed the 2013 Dramatists Guild Fund Gala featuring Stephen Sondheim, Adam Guettel, Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lippa, and George C. Wolfe with performances from Bernadette Peters, Kelli O'Hara, Ben Vereen, Norbert Leo Butz, and Tonya Pinkins.

World premieres he has directed include Andrew Lippa's I Am Harvey Milk starring Andrew Lippa and Laura Benanti at the Nourse Theatre with the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, Michael Korie and Conrad Cummings' opera: Positions 1956 (Urban Arias, DC), Zach Redler and Sara Cooper's musical: Loving Leo (Weston Playhouse, VT) and Windows (American Opera Projects), Sara Cooper's Things I Left on Long Island (Dixon Place and Theatre for the New City, NY). Additional directing credits: Michael John LaChiusa's Little Fish (New England Premiere, Boston) and Hansel and Gretel (Virginia Opera, Cover Cast).

Associate/Assistant Director: Little Miss Sunshine with James Lapine (Second Stage), Golden Boy with Bartlett Sher (Lincoln Center Theater), The Bridges of Madison County with Bartlett Sher (2012 & 2013 Workshops), It's a's a's Superman with John Rando (City Center Encores!), The Grapes of Wrath with Eric Simonson (Carnegie Hall). 

SDC Fellow; Guest Artist: Columbia University, NYU (Steinhardt & Tisch), Center Stage.

AUGUST ERIKSMOEN (Orchestrations) 

August Eriksmoen - Recent orchestrations and/or dance arrangements include: First Date (Broadway July 2013), Bare (Off-Broadway), Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway (Broadway), Addams Family (Broadway), Memphis (Broadway), Romantic Poetry (M.T.C.), All Shook Up (1st National Tour, conductor), Walmartopia (cast recording), Imperfect Chemistry (cast recording), Always...Patsy Cline, Honky Tonk Angels. Other Broadway/Tours: Ring of Fire (Assoc. M.D., cast recording), Rent (Assoc. Conductor), The Full Monty (conductor, 1st national).

ANDREW LAZAROW (Video & Projection Design) 

Andrew Lazarow is a projections and interactive designer based in New York. Most recently he designed Benjamin Britten's Owen Wingrave with Opera Philadelphia and Curtis Institute of Music (dir. Daniel Fish).  Recent NYC designs include House for Sale (dir. Daniel Fish), Possibility Junkies (dir. Gretchen Cryer), Lyre (dir. Mary Birnbaum), Uncle Vanya (dir. Mallory Catlett), and Obskena (dir. Tina Shepard).  Regional Credits: Titus (Washington Ensemble Theater), I Love You Because (Penfold Theater), and Sunday in the Park with George (Newstage Collective, CEA Award).  Andrew has also deigned events for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and is currently designing interactive displays for retailers in the US and United Kingdom. He holds a BA in Performance Studies from Williams Collage, a Masters in Interactive Design from NYU Tisch, has contributed to books on the Suzuki training method, and has been recognized by Apple for Outstanding Achievement in Film.