Jonathan Munby (Director) makes his Chicago Shakespeare Theater debut.US credits include: The Recommendation (The Old Globe); The Winter’s Tale (Guthrie Theater); Noises Off (Kreeger Theatre, Washington, DC) and The Dog in the Manger (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, DC) for which he was nominated for the Outstanding Director Helen Hayes Award. International credits includeRomeo and Juliet(Tokyo/Osaka, Japan) and A Number (Fugard Theatre, South Africa). Mr. Munby serves as creative associate for the English Touring Theatre. His many UK credits include:The Canterbury Tales, Madness in Valencia (Royal Shakespeare Company); The Prince of Homburg, Life Is a Dream (Donmar Warehouse); A Number, The Comedy of Errors, Bird Calls (Sheffield Crucible);Tis Pity She’s a Whore (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Serious Money (Birmingham Rep); A Number, The White Devil (Menier Chocolate Factory); 24 Hour Plays (Old Vic); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Globe); Henry V, Mirandolina (Manchester Royal Exchange); Nakamitsu (Gate Theatre); Journeys Among the Dead (Young Vic); Bed Show (Bristol Old Vic); The Anniversary (Garrick Theatre, West End); John Bull’s Other Island (Lyric Theatre Belfast); Tartuffe (Watermill Theatre/Tour); The Gentleman from Olmedo, The Venetian Twins, The Triumph of Love and Dancing at Lughnasa (Watermill Theatre). Opera credits include:Carmen (Opera Holland Park); Don Giovanni (English Touring Opera); and Sweetness and Badness(Welsh National Opera).
Alexander Dodge (Scenic Designer) returns to Chicago Shakespeare, where he previously designed King John. Broadway credits include: Present Laughter (Tony Award Nomination), Old Acquaintance, Butley and Hedda Gabler. Off Broadway credits include: Rapture Blister Burn, Maple and Vine (Playwright’s Horizons); Modern Terrorism, All New People, Trust, The Water’s Edge (Second Stage Theater); The Understudy (Roundabout Theatre Company); Paris Commune, Measure for Pleasure (Public Theatre); Observe the Sons of Ulster… (Lucille Lortel Award), Chaucer in Rome (Lincoln Center); Antony and Cleopatra (Theatre for a New Audience); and Force Continuum (Atlantic Theatre). Regional credits include:A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Hartford Stage and The Old Globe); Good People and Pygmalion (Huntington Theatre). International credits include All New People (London West End, Manchester and Glasgow). Opera credits include:Il Trittico (Deutsche Oper Berlin); Cosi Fan Tutte (Minnesota Opera); Der Waffenschmied (Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz Munich); Der fliegende Holländer (Würzburg); and Lohengrin (Budapest State Opera). Mr. Dodge is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
Ilona Somogyi (Costume Designer) makes her Chicago Shakespeare debut. Broadway credits include: Clybourne Park, My Name Is Asher Lev, and Regrets. Off Broadway credits include: Maple and Vine, A Small Fire (Playwrights Horizons); Jerry Springer: The Opera (Carnegie Hall); and the original New York production of Wit (MCC Theater). R egional credits include: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Guthrie Theater); Three Sisters (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); Good People (Huntington Theatre); Satchmo at the Waldorf (Long Wharf Theatre); The Catch (Denver Center Theatre); The Crucible, Gem of the Ocean, Noises Off, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hartford Stage); We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Passion Play (Yale Repertory Theatre); Tartuffe and Suddenly Last Summer (Westport Country Playhouse); as well as productions with Williamstown Theatre Festival, Arena Stage, South Coast Repertory and Mark Taper Forum. International credits include: Saturday Night Fever (Joop Van Den Ende Theater Productions, Holland) and Sanctuary (Norwegian National Ballet). Other credits include Disney on Ice: Princess Wishes. Ms. Somogyi attended Yale School of Drama where she now serves on the Faculty.
Philip S. Rosenberg (Lighting Designer) returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where his credits include: The School for Lies, Sunday in the Park with George, Beauty and the Beast, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Elizabeth Rex , The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, Edward II, Amadeus (Jeff Award nomination) and Cymbeline (Jeff Award nomination). Off Broadway credits include Cactus Flower. Regional credits include productions with: Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Ford's Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, The Old Globe, TheatreWorks, Huntington Theatre Company, Manhattan School of Music, Portland Stage Company, TACT, Barrington Stage Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Dorset Theatre Festival, Bay Street Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Hartford Stage, George Street Playhouse and Westport Country Playhouse. Over the past twelve years Mr. Rosenberg has served as associate lighting designer on over thirty-five Broadway plays and musicals.
Lindsay Jones (Composer and Sound Designer) has created music for and designed over twenty productions at CST, including: The School for Lies, Timon of Athens, Elizabeth Rex, Cymbeline and Henry IV Parts 1 and 2. Other Chicago credits include productions with: Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Northlight Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company. Regional credits include productions with: Guthrie Theater, South Coast Repertory, McCarter Theatre, Arena Stage, The Old Globe and Hartford Stage. Off Broadway credits include: Wild With Happy, The Brother/Sister Plays, Top Secret, Rx, 1001 and Beautiful Thing. International credits include productions with Royal Shakespeare Company (England), and Stratford Festival (Canada), as well as shows in Austria, Zimbabwe, Scotland and South Africa. He is the recipient of six Joseph Jefferson Awards, two Ovation Awards, two Drama Desk Award nominations and the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award. Recent film and television scoring credits include The Brass Teapot for Magnolia Pictures and A Note of Triumph (2006 Academy Award for Best Documentary, Short Subject) for HBO Films.
Melissa Veal (Wig and Make-up Designer) has designed wigs and makeup for over sixty-five productions at CST, including: The School for Lies, Sunday in the Park with George, Timon of Athens, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Elizabeth Rex (Jeff Award nomination), Follies, The Madness of George III (Jeff Award), As You Like It, Private Lives, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Amadeus, Funk It Up About Nothin’, The Comedy of Errors, Othello, Passion, Troilus and Cressida, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 (at CST and the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon), Much Ado About Nothing, A Little Night Music, Rose Rage: Henry VI Parts 1, 2 and 3 (at CST and The Duke on 42nd Street), and all seven CPS Shakespeare! productions. She worked for ten seasons with the Stratford Festival, where she received four Tyrone Guthrie Awards, including the Jack Hutt Humanitarian Award. Other Canadian credits include work with: Shaw Festival, Mirvish Productions and The Grand Theatre in London, Ontario. Ms. Veal received the 2007 Hurckes Award for Artisans and Technicians.
Matt Hawkins (Fight Choreographer) returns to Chicago Shakespeare, where he served as fight choreographer for Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet (2013), The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night and CPS! Hamlet, and fight choreographer/assistant director on Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Edward II and Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet (2008). Other Chicago credits include productions with: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Court Theatre, Redmoon, American Theater Company, and Chicago Children’s Theater. Regional credits include: The Kennedy Center, and The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. International Credits include Royal Shakespeare Company and Stratford Festival. Mr. Hawkins is a founding member of The House Theatre, and an artistic associate with Strawdog Theater Company and 500 Clown. He has received five Jeff Awards. Upcoming projects include The Three Musketeers (Lifeline Theater) and directing Big Love (Strawdog). He has taught at Loyola University, the Conservatory at Act One Studios, University of Chicago, Roosevelt University, University of Iowa and Northwestern University.