Hello Again! The Songs of Allan Sherman
Who's Who

Janet Miller

Director/Choreographer

Janet Miller is an award-winning producer, director, choreographer and educator. Ms. Miller recently received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle 2015 Joel Hirschhorn Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre and has worked on both coasts on such shows as Side By Side By Sondheim, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Kiss Me Kate, Jesus Christ Superstar, Anything Goes, Baby, The Fantasticks, Annie Get Your Gun, Dames At Sea, Charlie Brown, Urinetown, Bat Boy, The Musical, The Odd Couple, The Nerd, The Man Who Came To Dinner, The Rimers of Eldritch, and Taming of the Shrew to name a few. Her original choreography has been showcased Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre in The Marvelous Wonderettes. She received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Choreographer for this production. Janet garnered an LA Stage Alliance Ovation nomination for her work on TMW, a BackStage West Garland, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Choreography, a BroadwayWorld LA Award nomination for Best Choreography and was part of the team that won the Ovation Award for Best Intimate Musical in 2007. She also received a Garland and a LADCC choreography award for Winter Wonderettes. Janet serves as Producing Artistic Director of the multi-award-winning Good People Theatre Company in Los Angeles. She was one of the founding members of Golden State Theatre, the Family Theatre of La Mirada, for eighteen years, directing and choreographing over 50 original productions, and Resident Director for Phantom Projects Theatre Group. JM holds a B.A. in musical theatre from CSUN, and an M.A. in theatre from CSULA. She is adjunct faculty at CSUN, CSULA and Cerritos College. Ms. Miller is a proud member of SDC.

Marjorie Poe

Musical Director/Arranger/Accompanist

Marjorie Poe is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and has taught music at several schools and colleges. Ms. Poe served as an award-winning musical director for dozens of Equity waiver theatre productions in LA and spent a handful of years on tour with Broadway road companies (Cats, Wizard of Oz, Sunset Boulevard and Meet Me in St. Louis). She has worked with Debbie Reynolds, Robert Morse, Debby Boone, Mary Jo Catlett, Jo Anne Worley, Mickey Rooney, Pat Boone and an assorted mix of large animals, as she was also an arranger/keyboardist with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, traveling with the "Greatest Show on Earth." She composed an original score for the West Coast premiere of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby produced at the LACC Theatre Academy, and is a noted arranger and orchestrator.

Linden Waddell

Performer/Concept/Producer

Linden Waddell has graced the stages of the Shubert Theatre (CATS), the Ahmanson Theatre (The Pirates of Penzance), the Colony Theatre (LA Stage Alliance Ovation nom - Working / Drama-Logue Award - The Matchmaker); the Long Beach Center Theatre (A…My Name is Alice – Robby Award nom); the Matrix (Stages - original cast album); the Cast (Captain Fabulous – west coast premiere); Hidden Valley Music Theatre (RLS: Recollections - world premiere); Arizona’s Herberger Theatre (Heartbeats) and Actor’s Lab (Six Women With Brain Death – Zony Award winner), among many others. Producer, writer, actress, singer, mom, she is wife to Paul Tzanetopoulos, an internationally recognized artist who provides the kinetic light installation for the LAX pylons.

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Allan Sherman

Lyricist

Allan Sherman b. November 30, 1924 -
d. November 20, 1973 was an American comedy writer and television producer who became famous as a song parodist in the early 1960's. His first album, "My Son, the Folk Singer" (1962) became the fastest-selling record album up to that time. His biggest hit single was "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh," a comic novelty song in which a boy describes his summer camp experiences to the tune of Ponchielli's "Dance of the Hours." Sherman shot to fame with 3 Number One albums: "My Son, the Folk Singer," "My Son, the Celebrity," and "My Son, the Nut" (Grammy-Award winner) and performed at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, headlined in Las Vegas, sang on TV variety shows and guest-hosted The Tonight Show for a week. He recorded many more albums, wrote an autobiography, discovered and produced albums for Bill Cosby, and penned lyrics for an original Broadway musical.

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