OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION
“THE WRONG MAN is a master class in storytelling. By the end, each song’s refrain weaves around each other in a true display of songwriting prowess. Just brilliant.”
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THE WRONG MAN is a new musical by multi-platinum singer-songwriter ROSS GOLAN that reunites HAMILTON’s Tony award winning director THOMAS KAIL & three-time Tony award winning orchestrator ALEX LACAMOIRE.
The wrong man meets the wrong woman in the wrong place at the wrong time. Set in Reno, Nevada, THE WRONG MAN is the story of Duran, a man just scraping by who is framed for a murder he didn’t commit, told through poetic lyrics and haunting melodies.
ROSS GOLAN’s concept album of THE WRONG MAN will be released in Summer 2019. A multi-platinum songwriter, artist, podcast host, and advocate, Ross has written hits for artists spanning multiple genres including ARIANA GRANDE, JUSTIN BIEBER, MAROON 5, CHARLIE PUTH, FLO RIDA, LADY ANTEBELLUM, SELENA GOMEZ, PINK, MICHAEL BUBLÉ, IDINA MENZEL and more.
The Newman Mills Theater at
THE ROBERT W. WILSON
MCC THEATER SPACE
511 W 52 ST
NY, NY 10019
BOX OFFICE HOURS
MON-SUN 12PM – Curtain
Run Time 90 min / NO INTERMISSION
NO LATE SEATING / NO RE-ENTRY
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Originally from Madison, WI, Tilly began her training at the Kehl’s School of Dance under the direction of Jenny Hiltbrand. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in dance from Wright State University. This past winter she had the pleasure of performing in Fox’s “RENT LIVE” and most recently wrapped up filming for In The Heights. Professional Dance companies include; Sonya Tayeh Inc., Chuthis., Camille A. Brown and Dancers, BODYTRAFFIC, Spectrum Dance Theater, and Dayton
Contemporary Dance Company. Theater credits include; Working: A Musical, The
Lucky Ones, and Company XIV’s Nutcracker Rouge directed and created by Austin
McCormick. She is thrilled to be making her MCC theater debut.
Joshua Henry was most recently seen on Broadway as the iconic ‘Billy Bigelow’ in the revival of Carousel for which he received a coveted Tony and Grammy nomination. Prior to that Joshua closed his run as ‘Aaron Burr’ in the cultural phenomenon, Hamilton, in Los Angeles. This Fall, Joshua will be starring opposite Jason Mamoa in “See” for Apple TV . Joshua can also be seen in the action flick Renegades starring opposite Oscar winner JK Simmons and Sullivan Stapleton. Joshua has also starred on Broadway as ‘Noble Sissle’ in George C. Wolfe’s Tony-nominated musical Shuffle Along. Prior to Shuffle Along, Joshua was Tony nominated for his star turn as ‘Flick’ in the musical Violet. He received Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominations for his thrilling, show-stopping performance. He was previously nominated for a Tony Award for his starring role in Susan Stroman’s The Scottsboro Boys. Other Broadway credits include leading roles in Diane Paulus’ revival of Porgy & Bess and Green Day’s American Idiot.
Malik is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. Theater: Original cast of the Chicago company of Hamilton: An American Musical (ensemble, u/s John Laurens and Phillip Hamilton); TV: Original and lead cast member of MTV’s “Taking The Stage” (Season 1); Off-Broadway: Working: a Musical (NYCC Encores!), Company XIV’s Nutcracker Rouge, Cinderella, and Snow White; Other work: Elisa Monte Dance, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Angel Haze. An alumnus and three-time artistic merit scholarship recipient of The Ailey School. Glory to God through whom all things are possible. Love to my family and Adam for their unwavering support. Thanks to my agents at MSA. Gratitude to Telsey+Co and the team at The Wrong Man for this opportunity. IG @malikshabazzkitchen
Libby Lloyd is overjoyed to make her Off-Broadway debut in The Wrong Man. Favorite regional credits: The Prince of Egypt, Matilda,Cinderella u/s Ella (Tuacahn), Seven Brides, Thoroughly Modern Millie u/s Millie, Hairspray (MTWichita), and Oklahoma(Broadway by the Bay). TV: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” BFA, BYU and three-time National Dance Champion with the BYU Cougarettes. Endless gratitude to God, Telsey + Co, and Bloc. So much love to my gracious husband Dallas, and my incredible family and friends! @libby.lloyd
Amber Pickens is super excited to be making her MCC debut! A graduate of The Juilliard School, she made her Broadway debut in Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour. Amber was recently seen onstage in American Repertory Theater’s The Black Clown during Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival and Savion Glover’s acclaimed production of Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope at NY City Center. An artist of many talents, she has modeled for international fashion houses. Amber has been featured recently in billboards for Desigual in Paris and Dior’s Jerome Gautier’s book Dior: New Looks. Amber received her first television credits in roles on “Bronx SIU” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and has been featured in commercials for Maybelline and BlackPeopleMeet.com. She hosts an online talk show, Kickback & Chat with Amber Pickens, where she chats with established and emerging entertainment professionals. Check out episodes from The Muny’s The Wiz and with producer/choreographer Chase Brock, producer/director Spike Lee, actor Corey Hawkins and more at kickbackchat.com.
Ciara was recently seen on “The Big Bang Theory’s” final season and recurring on Facebook’s original series “Strangers.” She has also appeared on Netflix’s “Master of None” and was previously a series regular on CW’s “Legends of Tomorrow.” A talented singer, Ciara originated the role of ‘The Witch’ in Big Fish and appeared in Pippin on Broadway and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Kyle Robinson is a Juilliard Alumnus. Company work: Hell’s Kitchen Dance with Mikhail Baryshnikov; Aszure Barton; Lar Lubovitch; and Shaping Sound Dance Company where he is a co-founder and owner. NBC “Parks and Recreation” as Abe Lincoln; Diesel and Riff u/s 1st Nat’l Tour of West Side Story. Jerry Mulligan in 1st Nat’l Tour of An American in Paris. Teacher at Dance Makers Inc.
DEBBIE CHRISTINE TJONG
DEBBIE CHRISTINE TJONG
Debbie Christine Tjong is excited to be a part of this amazing show! Debbie is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and actress. Alumni of Berklee College of Music. Off-Broadway: Rags Parkland (Ars Nova), Red Roses, Green Gold (Minetta Lane Theater), Missed Connections: A Craigslist Musical (New Ohio Theater). International: A Labor of Love (p.L.a.Y Prod.), Les Misérables (Victoria Theater). Others: Cowboy Bob (New York Stage and Film), Agent 355 (LPR/MTF), Bran Castle (Signature Theater), Time Bomb (Lenfest Center @ Columbia University), Eastbound (MTF). Currently lead singer and bassist of Imperial Cities at Haswell Green’s. Thank you to my husband Nate, my agents at Professional Artists and the whole team behind The Wrong Man! Instagram: @debbietjongmusic
MCC debut! Ryan comes from the Broadway cast of Hamilton: An American Musical, where he has the distinct honor of being the first and only actor to portray the roles of Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, George Washington, Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, and Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson. Broadway: Hamilton, Waitress (Original Broadway Cast), Wicked. TV/Film: “The Good Fight” (CBS), “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO), “The Code” (CBS). NY Workshops include The Outsiders (dir. Liesl Tommy), Only Gold (dir. Andy Blankenbuehler), and Dogfight at Second Stage Theater. Ryan’s single, “Pray,” is available on all platforms. Proud University of Michigan graduate. ryanvasqueznyc.com
Hailing from Columbia, Missouri, Julius Williams is excited to make his Off Broadway debut with The Wrong Man at MCC. Julius attended Howard University for Musical Theater and has traveled the world performing on multiple Norwegian Cruise Line vessels. Julius’ accomplishments include opening new shows at Universal Studios Orlando and Busch Gardens Williamsburg. He has also recently performed in Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Footloose, Crazy For You, Mamma Mia, Passing Strange, Finian’s Rainbow, Rock of Ages, and many other productions around the nation. He would like to thank God, family, and friends for the support and believing in everything he does. @howardboi21
book, music and lyrics
book, music and lyrics
Ross is a multi-platinum songwriter, artist, podcast host, and advocate. He studied music at the University of Southern California and has since released songs with artists including Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Lady Antebellum, Michael Bublé, Selena Gomez, Keith Urban, Ariana Grande, Flo Rida, One Direction, Idina Menzel, Nelly, Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Cee Lo Green, 5 Seconds of Summer, Snoop Dogg, Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Caillat, Andy Grammer, James Blunt, Big Sean, Travis Barker, Lukas Graham and Skylar Grey amongst many others. He was awarded 2016 BMI Songwriter Of The Year. As an artist, his concept album The Wrong Man is being released on Interscope Records. His podcast, “And The Writer Is… with Ross Golan,” has approximately 1.5 million downloads and has become the perennial songwriting podcast. Each episode is a conversation between Ross and a venerable songwriter discussing their journey in the music industry. As an advocate, he coauthored the proposal to get songwriters added to the Album of the Year award at The Grammys®. He has also been a leading voice in passing the Music Modernization Act alongside NSAI, SONA, NMPA, and RIAA.
Broadway directing credits include: Hamilton (Tony Award®); In the Heights (Tony® Nom); Lombardi and Magic/Bird. Other directing credits include the world premiere of Hamilton, Dry Powder, Tiny Beautiful Things, and Kings at the Public Theater; the world premiere of In the Heights; Broke-ology and the world premiere of When I Come to Die at Lincoln Center Theater; the world premiere of Daphne’s Dive at the Signature Theater. He is the co-creator and director of the hip-hop improv group Freestyle Love Supreme. He is a recipient of a Kennedy Center Honors Award, in addition to the Drama Desk Award, an Obie, a Callaway Award, the Lucille Lortel Award and the Martin E. Segal Award from Lincoln Center. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University.
music supervision, vocal arrangements and orchestrations
music supervision, vocal arrangements and orchestrations
Alex has won three Tony Awards® and three Grammys® for his work on the Broadway musicals Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, and In The Heights. He won his fourth Grammy® producing the soundtrack for The Greatest Showman, and is the recipient of the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors Award for his work on Hamilton. As Music Director, Arranger and/or Orchestrator On/Off Broadway: Bring It On; Wicked; High Fidelity; Annie (2011 B’way revival); The People In The Picture; 9 to 5 (Drama Desk and Grammy® noms.); Legally Blonde, Bat Boy: The Musical. Film and television credits include FX’s “Fosse/Verdon” (Supervising Music Producer), The Greatest Showman (Executive Music Producer), Incredibles 2 (Arranger/Orchestrator), and “Sesame Street” (Emmy-nominated composer). Other credits: Godspell (2001 National Tour), orchestrations for The Rockettes and for the Oscars.
Travis Wall is the recipient of 8 consecutive Emmy nominations, which include 2 Emmy wins, for his work on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.” Wall was also the runner-up in the show’s 2nd Season. Additional television work includes “Dancing with the Stars,” The Academy Awards, The MTV VMAs, The American Music Awards, and “Pretty Little Liars.” Wall also produced and starred in Oxygen’s docu-reality series “All The Right Moves” profiling his dance company Shaping Sound. Travis has collaborated with artists including Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez, Sara Bareilles, Adele, Demi Lovato, Maddie Ziegler, and Florence Welsh. His work in film can be seen in Step Up: Revolution and The Wedding Ringer. Travis made his Broadway performance debut in the 2001 revival of The Music Man. His New York
choreography debut was the Off-Broadway production of BARE: A Rock Musical. Travis isthrilled to be working with Tommy Kail and the amazing team of The Wrong Man.
scenic design by RACHEL HAUCK
costume design by JENNIFER MOELLER & KRISTIN ISOLA
lighting design by BETSY ADAMS
sound design by NEVIN STEINBERG
hair & make-up design by TOMMY KURZMAN
music director TAYLOR PECKHAM
music coordinator MICHAEL AARONS
production stage manager JASON PACELLA
casting by TELSEY + COMPANY
RYAN VASQUEZ will be playing the role of DURAN and ANOOP DESAI will play the role of MAN IN BLACK, and JULIUS WILLIAMS will Swing in to the ENSEMBLE during the following performances:
SEP 22 at 7:30PM, SEP 29 at 7:30PM, OCT 6 at 3PM, OCT 13 at 3PM, OCT 20 at 3PM, OCT 23 at 8PM, and OCT 27 at 3PM
ROSS GOLAN on creating THE WRONG MAN
ROSS GOLAN on THE WRONG MAN album
ROSS GOLAN on the THE WRONG MAN musical
Multi-platinum songwriter has penned hits for Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX and more
The premiere of the musical is one in a series of significant events that will bring this exciting new work to life this year, including the release of a concept album on Interscope Records. An animated concept film, based on the album and directed by Golan and John Hwang, will have its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and an album of the same name will be released at a date TBA.
Ross Golan has written hit songs for artists spanning multiple genres, including Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Charlie Puth, Flo Rida, Lady Antebellum, Selena Gomez, Pink, Michael Buble, Idina Menzel and many more.
The concept album on which the musical will be released on a date TBA. Golan performed songs from the album live, to a sold-out crowd, at SXWS earlier year.
LET’S TALK SERIES
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