2017 Dazzle Awards Production Team

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Trad A. Burns

Lighting Designer 
TRAD BURNS' career has spanned theater, dance, amusement parks, as well as architectural and retail lighting. His work has been displayed at well-known institutions such as Walt Disney World, at world premieres for choreographers like Trey McIntyre, at New York City Ballet, and so much more.

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Joel Mercier

Music Director
JOEL MERCIER is a New England based director, music director, and composer. No stranger to Cleveland, Mercier has been the music director for the Great Lakes Theater’s past musicals The Secret Garden and Les Misérables, which won the Cleveland Critics and Broadway World Cleveland Award for Best Music Director.

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Maryann Morris

Stage Manager
MARYANN MORRIS is a proud Cleveland native who most recently stage managed for Paige Hernandez’s new work, Havana Hop, at Playhouse Square. Other recent collaborations include My Mother Has Four Noses and A Christmas Story with Cleveland Play House, Defending the Caveman with Theater Mogul, and May 4th Voices presented by The Maltz Museum of Jewish History and Kent State University's Democracy Symposium.

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Rommy Sandhu

Director/Choreographer
ROMMY SANDHU has been directing, choreographing and performing across the country for 20+ years, including serving as Dance Captain to Tony Award-winning director/choreographers Susan Stroman, Kathleen Marshall and Matthew Bourne. In New York City, Rommy has directed and/or choreographed Make Mine Manhattan (Connelly Theater), How Now Dow Jones (Minetta Lane), Platinum (Lucille Lortel), The Adventures of Jack Price (The Corrican Theater), opening numbers for the Gypsy of The Year and Easter Bonnet benefits, and the finale of Something Good: A Broadway Salute to Richard Rodgers on His 100th Birthday (Gershwin Theatre). Additionally, he was Associate Choreographer for Broadway’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (starring Kristen Bell), the pre-Broadway workshops of Thoroughly Modern Millie and The Billy Joel Songbook, as well as City Center’s productions of Bells are Ringing and Applause, and Associate Director on Little Shop of Horrors (starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen Greene). Selected as a Dancebreak “Choreographer to Watch,” Rommy’s regional directing and choreography credits include the US regional premieres of Mary Poppins and Sister Act, additionally Ragtime, The Pajama Game, Singing in the Rain, Denver Center Theater Company’s Unsinkable Molly Brown (Associate Director/Choreographer to Kathleen Marshall), Delaware Theater Company’s production of Barry Levinson and Sheryl Crow’s DINER the Musical (Associate Director/Choreographer to Kathleen Marshall) and the world premieres of Gershwin’s Fascinatin’ Rhythm (Hartford Stage) and Maury Yeston’s Hans Christian Anderson.

As a performer, his extensive Broadway credits include Mary Poppins, Bombay Dreams, Oklahoma!, On The Town, The Life, Sweet Charity in Concert, A Christmas Carol, Sondheim 75, Annie Get Your Gun (w/Bernadette Peters and Reba McEntyre), and the national tours of Carousel, Kiss Me Kate, Evita, and Dreamgirls (starring Jennifer Holliday). On television he has appeared on SMASH, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, The View, and numerous Tony Awards shows, to name a few. He is currently on the Musical Theatre faculty at Marymount Manhattan College as well as ONSTAGE New York. Rommy’s knowledge and passion for the American Musical art form, combined with his extensive training and experience, gives him a unique perspective on how the worlds of dance and theater combine. He lives in New York with his wife, Ellery, and their three children.

For more information, visit RommySandhu.com

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Daryl Getman

Associate Choreographer
DARYL GETMAN just finished dancing with the original cast of Trip of Love at Stage 42 in NYC.  Creative credits include: Associate Director for An American Christmas Carol at Carnegie Hall, Hunchback of Notre Dame (Assoc. Choreographer/Tuacahn), Disney’s When You Wish (Asst. Director/Choreographer), PBS’s Buttons w/ Dick Van Dyke (Choreographer/Assoc. Director), Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice a Musical world premiere (Asst. Choreographer), A Christmas Rose at Carnegie Hall (Asst. Director), ABC’s Cougar Town (Choreographer) and Buddy Holly Story (Choreographer).  Performance credits include Trip of Love (NYC and Japan), Jimmy Kimmel Live, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, National Tours and more: darylgetman.com

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Julie Wagner

Assistant Stage Manager
In 2011, JULIE WAGNER received her Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre degree from Siena Heights University in Adrian, MI. Favorite roles include Hannah in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, Nancy D in A New Brain and Lavinia in the two-part production of Mourning Becomes Electra. She has been seen on the Croswell Opera House stage in multiple productions, including A Chorus Line (u/s Kristine, Connie) and Titanic. In addition to performing on stage, Julie loves being behind the scenes and has worked on productions such as The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Stage Manager, Francoeur Theatre); You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (lights, Croswell Opera House); Macbeth (set design/build); Hocus Pocus (sound); and has most recently stage managed for the Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share performances here at Playhouse Square. She is currently employed full-time for the Community Engagement & Education Department at Playhouse Square, but is thrilled for the opportunity to return backstage as ASM for the 2017 Dazzle Awards.