October 4

November 13, 2011

in CST's Courtyard Theater

book by James Goldman
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
directed by Gary Griffin

Brad Haak

Music Director

Brad Haak returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where he served as music director for Follies (Jeff Award nomination). Recent Chicago credits include Les Misérables (Marriott Theatre) and music supervision and orchestrations for Daddy Long Legs (Northlight Theatre). Broadway credits include over 1,700 performances in six years as music director for Disney's Mary Poppins; music direction and arrangements for Elton John’s Lestat; conductor for Chance and Chemistry, A Centennial Celebration of Frank Loesser; and orchestrations for Children and Art: A 75th Birthday Sondheim Celebration. Mr. Haak recently conducted The King and I for The Muny in St. Louis. As music supervisor and orchestrator for composer and lyricist Paul Gordon, Mr. Haak’s credits include: Jane Eyre (Tokyo); Daddy Long Legs (more than a dozen US productions, Tokyo and in London's Off-West End); the Broadway-aimed Jane Austen’s Emma (The Old Globe and at Arizona Theater Company); and Little Miss Scrooge (premiering at The Rubicon Theatre this December) Mr. Haak has been three times nominated for Joseph Jefferson Awards for music direction. Native to Park Ridge, he is a graduate of Northwestern University.

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