Creative Team

SETH BISEN-HERSH (Composer/ Lyricist) is a prolific, versatile and award-winning composer/ lyricist and performer. In addition to Love Quirks, he has written the score for The Diamond as Big as the Ritz (2019 Finalist: Stiles & Drewe Best Song Award, Studio Cast Recording), Stanley’s Party (Manhattan Children’s Theatre, 2010), More to Love (2014 Winner: Best Lyrics, West Village Musical Theatre Festival), The Spickner Spin (2004 Fringe NYC Audience Favorite Award), and Meaningless Sex (2003 Fringe NYC Audience Favorite Award). He has also written and starred in 9 cabaret song cycles of his work: And Then She Dumped Me, The Gayest Straight Man Alive, Meaningful Sex, Neurotic Tendencies,Why Am I Not Famous Yet?, Writer’s Block: a cabaret that was hard to write, I’ll Relax When I’m Dead: a reluctantly prolific cabaret, If Adele Can Do It, So Can I: an evening of mostly sorrow and Not Your Grandma’s Cabaret (unless she’s really naughty). For 10 years, he produced two annual charity concerts of his work featuring Broadway performers (Broadway Meows and Broadway Can!); he wrote/starred in the 5 seasons of the web series “Every Day a Little Seth,” co-wrote/co-starred in the TV pilot version and has emceed, produced and accompanied over 580 musical theatre talent showcases at Don’t Tell Mama. In addition, he has published 3 books: a memoir, “Sleep. Write. Now. Emerging from a dark year of insomnia, anxiety and depression from loss” and two books of essays: “Every Page a Little Seth” and “Millennials are Ruining the World!”, the latter which he turned into an audiobook and podcast. Also, he was a winner of a 2019 ASCAP Plus Award. He has two Bachelors from MIT (Computer Science & Engineering and Music Composition) and a Masters in Music Technology from NYU. FB/Twitter/Instagram: @sethbhdotcom

MARK CHILDERS (Bookwriter) wrote the book for the musical The Kid from Brooklyn, The Danny Kaye Story which toured regionally for two years in NY, Chicago, NJ, FL and had a long run at the El Portel Theater in North Hollywood, CA. His play, The Rest of Us, has had several readings in New York and Boston, MA. As a writer/ filmmaker, some of his film credits include “Karma’s Choice” and “A Dinner Engagement”, which was highlighted by BET’s Beyond the Lens series. He also directed “The Waiting Room”, which was part of the Doorpost Film Project. He currently serves as Creative Director at Getfused, a Digital Marketing Agency located in Boston, MA. He currently serves as Creative Director at Getfused, a Creative Marketing Agency located in Boston, MA, writing commercials for TV and Radio marketing campaigns.

BRIAN CHILDERS (Director) DIRECTING: Fabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice and Technology, Breasts and Other World Issues. As an actor, he received the 2002 Helen Hayes Award for “Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical” and the Mary Goldwater Award for his performance as Danny Kaye in Danny and Sylvia: A Musical Love Story. His recent tour of his new one man show An Evening with Danny Kaye has received rave reviews and has been seen coast to coast including Los Angeles, New York, and Washington D.C. OFF-BROADWAY: Danny and Sylvia, The Danny Kaye Musical (Danny Kaye). National Tour: The Kid from Brooklyn (Danny Kaye—Original), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Tom Sawyer). NEW YORK: Lady in the Dark (Russel Paxton Cover) City Center; Recovery (Demon/Damien) Theater for the New City. My Wife in a Chador, Theater for the New City; Sophia (Jake Kelly) Write Act Repertory; Obama in Naples (Paolo) June Havoc Theatre; Freedom’s Song: A New Musical; Miracle on 34th St.: The Musical (Marvin Shellhammer) Theatrical Gems; Promenade (Prisoner 105) The Musicals of Off-Broadway; Scandalous Behavior (Joseph Surface) York Theatre; On the Town (Gabey) St. George Theatre; Meester Amerika (Joey). Regional Theater: 90 North (Ensemble) Kennedy Center; The Titans, Kennedy Center; Lucky Stiff (Harry Witherspoon) Forum Theatre; Becoming George (The Prince) Metrostage; The Boys in the Band (Emory); Hollywood Pinafore (Ralph Rackstraw); The Robber Bridegroom (Jamie Lockhart); The Second Man (Austin Lowe) The American Century Theatre; Man of La Mancha, Olney Theatre; Crack Between the Worlds, Studio Theatre; Soloist: Hollywood Bowl: A Ball at the Bowl with the L.A. Philharmonic, Dodger Stadium (Special Guest Entertainer); Lincoln Center (A Tribute to Danny Kaye); Kennedy Center (Not a Day Goes By). Brian just released his first solo album, “Life Unfurled”, on all platforms. Brian is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.

TOM D’ANGORA (Producer/General Manager) is a 3 time Drama Desk nominee and an Off-Broadway Alliance Award Winner. Lead Producer of NEWSical The Musical, which is the 3rd longest running musical revue in history and has been the recipient of an official Proclamation from the Mayor, the Senate, and the Speaker of the NY City Council. Other Off-Broadway Credits include: A Musical About Star Wars (produced/directed), The Marvelous Wonderettes (produced/directed), Naked Boys Singing (produced/directed), ICONS (produced/directed/conceived), Back in Pictures (produced/directed/conceived), A Broadway Diva Christmas (produced/directed/conceived), and the first family musical about disability and inclusion Addy & Uno. In 2003 D’Angora produced, wrote, and starred in his multi-award winning solo show “Divas I’ve Done” (which played sold out runs Off-Broadway, LA, Boston, and Provincetown). Film: Co-Producer “The Big Gay Musical”, Executive Producer “Mangus”. Recordings: A Musical About Star Wars: original cast recording, NEWSical Full Spin Ahead: original cast recording, Ellen Greene: In His Eyes. Most recently, Tom wrote and served as executive producer on the new series, “Mélange”, starring Morgan Fairchild. In 2015/2016, Tom served in the national Grassroots and LGBT outreach departments for Hillary Clinton’s historic presidential campaign.

AUSTIN NUCKOLS (Music Director) Off-Broadway: The Great Cat Massacre, Frankenstein, It Came From Beyond! Composer and bookwriter for The Scarlet Savior: A Comic Book Musical at St. Luke’s Theatre with Lily Dwoskin; other selected composer, lyricist, and bookwriter credits include: Hyena in Petticoats, Please Say You Love Me Too, #Adulting: A Millennial Opera, Allison Wonderland, After Ever After, Inside Cloud 9, Same Old Tune. MFA from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program

BRENT MICHAEL JONES (Stage Manager) recently graduated with a BA in Musical Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College. He spent the last 3 years performing and originating the role RJ in Addy & Uno. Off-Broadway SM credits include: A Musical About Star Wars, NEWSical The Musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes, & Naked Boys Singing!