Board of Directors
Richard Winkler - President
Richard Winkler, after a 35-year international career as a theatrical lighting designer, has been producing since '05. Recently: Broadway: The Norman Conquests (Tony Award, Best Revival, '09), Memphis (Tony Award, Best Musical, '10), La Cage Aux Folles (Tony Award, Best Revival, '10), Catch Me If You Can, Nice Work If You Can Get It, A Little Night Music, All About Me. and Lend Me a Tenor. US tour and off-Broadway, The 39 Steps. London's West End: Driving Miss Daisy, The Children's Hour, Betrayal, Long Days Journey Into Night (transferring to Broadway). Over the course of his career as a lighting designer he has worked on Broadway, off-Broadway, in regional theatres, on national tours, and internationally in Tokyo, Moscow, and Berlin. Most recently-New York: 3 Mo' Tenors, The Property Known as Garland starring Adrienne Barbeau, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at the New York City Opera. National tours: Evita (25th anniversary tour), Fame. Regional: A Christmas Story. Kennedy Center Concerts (Vanessa Williams, Patti Lu Pone, Angela Lansbury) -Plays: Dirty Blonde, Nickel and Dimed, and Wit. Musicals: Dreamgirls, A Chorus Line, Jekyll and Hyde.
Jerry Mitchell made his Broadway and London debuts as Director of Legally Blonde, for which he also served as Choreographer and was nominated for both the Tony and Drama Desks Awards for his choreography and the Drama Desk Award for his direction. Jerry received the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics' Circle Awards for choreographing the 2005 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of La Cage Aux Folles, having also been nominated for the Tony as choreographer of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Previously, Jerry had received Tony, Drama Desk and Astaire Award nominations for choreographing Hairspray and The Full Monty. For Broadway, Jerry also choreographed Never Gonna Dance and the revivals of Gypsy (starring Bernadette Peters), The Rocky Horror Show and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. For television, Jerry was nominated for an Emmy Award for choreographing The Drew Carey Show and was featured as host of Step It Up And Dance and as Director/Choreographer of Legally Blonde-The Search for Elle Woods. Choreographed films include In & Out, Camp and Scent of a Woman. Jerry proudly conceived, directs and choreographs Broadway Bares, a comedy burlesque performed annually for the charity, Broadway Cares.
Charlie Scatamacchia - Vice President
Charlie Scatamacchia has worked for over 25 years in many aspects of the entertainment industry. For 13 years he worked at The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization in several capacities including Vice President, R&H Theatricals where he was an outspoken advocate for both professional and amateur musical theaters throughout the country. He recently founded WonDerFul Theatricals, a private theatrical consultant firm, which continues to advocate for and assist regional musical theaters. As a performer he toured in Zorba with Anthony Quinn and in Fiddler on the Roof with Herschel Bernardi and appeared in regional theaters including The Guthrie Theatre under the direction of Garland Wright and Liviu Ciulei.
Mark Sendroff has been practicing entertainment law in New York City happily for more than 35 years, currently partnered with Jason Baruch at Sendroff & Baruch, LLP. Included in his extraordinary client list are such stars as Frank Langella, Christine Ebersole, Fran Drescher, Jennifer Holliday, Lucie Arnaz, Linda Lavin, Sam Harris, Donna McKechnie, Ann Hampton Callaway, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Robby Benson, Polly Bergen, Lainie Kazan, Bruce Vilanch and Gregory Harrison, designer Bob Mackie, director/choreographers Jerry Mitchell, Casey Nicholaw, Kenny Ortega, Andy Blankenbuehler, Mark Stuart and Jeff Calhoun and composer/lyricists Marc Shaiman, Jason Robert Brown and Andrew Lippa. Mark also represents many other prominent directors, choreographers, designers, actors, music directors and talent agencies.
Michelle Rodriguez, MPT, OCS, CMPT is the founder and director of Manhattan Physio Group. She has over 13 years experience as a senior physical therapist working with elite dancers, athletes, performers, musicians, and actors. Michelle’s unique background in orthopedics and biomechanics began with her career as a young professional ballerina and scholarship student at The School of America Ballet. As a physical therapist she has maintained a close relationship with dancers. She was a senior physical therapist at Westside Dance Physical Therapy, and has worked with many leading dance companies in New York City, including Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey School and Company I & II, Cedar Lake Dance Ensemble, New York City Ballet, and Morphoses / The Wheeldon Company. Michelle’s work with the dance world has led to her involvement, both on-screen and off-screen, with two movies; Jock Soto’s documentary “Water Flowing Together”, and Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan”.
Stacy J. Kosko
Stacy J. Kosko has a Ph.D. in Public Policy with a concentration in international development and a special interest in human rights and international education policy. She currently serves on the executive board of the International Development Ethics Association and as the co-Coordinator of the HDCA Human Rights Thematic Group. Stacy is currently the Associate Director of the College Park Scholars Public Leadership program and has also recently worked with the World Bank and Ovidiu Rom, an education development organization in Bucharest, Romania. She came to the University of Maryland in 2007 from The Advocacy Project (AP), a DC-based human rights organization where she was Deputy Director. She also spent a summer working for AP at the Dzeno Association, AP's Roma partner in the Czech Republic. Before graduating from Georgetown University with an M.S. in Foreign Service with a concentration in International Conflict Management and a certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies, she graduated as Valedictorian from Syracuse University with BAs in Television/Radio/Film.
Tim Pinckney serves as Producer for The Actors Fund, presenting such memorable benefits as Valley of the Dolls with Martha Plimpton and Heidi Blickenstaff, the pre-Broadway reading of The Normal Heart with Joe Mantello and John Benjamin Hickey, Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway 101 and Kander and Ebb’s The Visit, starring Chita Rivera. Tim proudly serves on the advisory board of The Fred Ebb Foundation. He started writing plays after ten years as a working actor. His first play, Message to Michael, was produced by Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre in New York City and has enjoyed several subsequent regional productions. His play Ever So Humble had its premiere at The Hangar Theatre in 2011 starring Andréa Burns, Philip Hoffman and Eric T. Miller, directed by Peter Flynn. Other plays include A Perfect Blendship, First Refusal, and still at risk. Tim has adapted four classic musicals - Hair, On the Twentieth Century, Chess, and Funny Girl - for The Actors Fund’s concert series. In addition to writing benefits for The Actors Fund, Vineyard Theatre, Lincoln Center, WNYC and The Drama League, Tim has traveled all over the map as a contributing writer to Passport Magazine. He was asked by Fred Ebb to write the liner notes for the triple platinum Special Limited Edition CD/DVD soundtrack recording of the 2003 Oscar®-winning motion picture Chicago. Tim is a member of The Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Playwrights unit, Actors’ Equity as well as The Dramatists Guild.
Anne-Marie Kavulla worked as a dancer, choreographer, dance instructor and actor for 15+ years in the United States and abroad. She attended and graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy as a dance major and received her BFA in Choreography from SUNY Purchase . Anne-Marie has performed with Avila/Weeks Dance and Rosa Mei Dance Company as well as performed her own works at various festivals. She has also performed in regional musical theater productions at such theaters as Westchester Broadway Theatre and The Gateway Playhouse. She has taught dance for Steffi Nossen School of Dance in Westchester, NY as well as Peridance Center in NYC. Anne-Marie was also a national champion lindy hop dancer, winning the 1999 American Lindy Hop Championship in the Classic division. She has toured nationally with Swing Dance America and has competed and taught lindy hop throughout the country as well as performed on nationally broadcast programs such as The Today Show. Anne-Marie also served as the co-chair for the Harlem Jazz Dance Festival in New York which included coordinating and designing competitions, classes, lecture demonstrations and performances.