Creative Team

Mark Sonnenblick

Mark Sonnenblick (music/lyrics) is a composer, lyricist, and scriptwriter, although not always at the same time. Collaborations include Midnight at The Never Get (York Theatre Company 2018, Bistro Award, MAC Award Nominee "Show of the Year"), Independents ("Best Production" FringeNYC, "Critics' Pick" New York Times), Dragons Love Tacos (TheatreworksUSA), Twenty Minutes Or Less (Washington National Opera), Ship Show (Yale Institute for Music Theatre), Stompcat in Lawndale (Ars Nova), Wheel of Misfortune (Denver Center for the Performing Arts), and Bunkerville (Yale DRAMAT, BSU Discovery Festival winner). He has won a Jonathan Larson Grant and developed work at The Johnny Mercer Writers Colony (Goodspeed Musicals), UCross Foundation, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, The John Duffy Institute (Virginia Arts Festival), Composers and the Voice (American Opera Projects), and The Johnny Mercer Songwriting Project.

Jeff Whiting

Jeff Whiting (director/choreographer) Recently acclaimed as a ‘director with a joyous touch’ by the New York Times, Jeff Whiting is a director and choreographer with work on Broadway, Television, Special Events and Concerts around the world. BROADWAY(Associate): Bullets Over Broadway, The Scottsboro Boys, Hair, Wicked, Young Frankenstein, Big Fish. UPCOMING:Love Affair, Crazy For You, Little Dancer, The Baker’s Wife, In The Light, Loch Lomond, The Imaginary, Cookies, Fly More Than You Fall, Invincible, Fetching Water, Joan Crawford in Flesh and Blood. NATIONAL TOUR: Bullets Over Broadway, Hairspray, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, The Rockin’ Road to Dublin, Louis and Ella. OFF-BROADWAY & OTHER: Hairspray (NSMT), Cookies (NYMF), Single Wide (NYMF), Chasing Rainbows (World Premiere), Gypsy (Capital). SPECIAL EVENTS/CONCERTS: James Taylor Live at Carnegie Hall (with Bette Midler, Sting, Tony Bennett), The New Victory Arts Awards (with Sarah Jessica Parker, John Lithgow), Disney’s Magical Moments (Brazil). BUSINESS: Jeff is the creator and founder of Stage Write Software, the standard method for documenting choreography, the Founding Artistic Director of The Open Jar Institute, a premiere music theatre training program, and was featured in a TED Talk sharing his philosophy of “Open Jar Thinking”.

Sally Rosenberg

Sally Rosenberg (producer) is the author of the middle grade novel, Invincible (Imagination Stage Press 2006), upon which Invincible the musical is based. She is completing a sequel to the novel. Sally and Jill Lesser are the principals in Ladybug Productions LLC, a theatrical production company, which made its Broadway producing debut in 2018 as a co-producer of Gettin' The Band Back Together. Sally is Deputy General Counsel and a Partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP. She serves on the Board of KID Museum, an interactive STEM learning environment for school age children, and is President Emeritus of Imagination Stage, a non-profit children's performing arts center. Sally has a JD from Harvard Law School, cum laude (1986) and a BA from Yale University, summa cum laude (1983).

Jill Lesser

Jill Lesser (producer) is a business executive, non-profit leader and passionate theater enthusiast. Jill and Sally Rosenberg are the principals in Ladybug Productions LLC, a theatrical production company, which made its Broadway producing debut in 2018 as a co-producer of Gettin' The Band Back Together. Jill has spent many years as a policy expert, advocate and strategist for corporate and non-profit concerns, beginning her advocacy career at the First Amendment organization People For the American Way. She is currently President of WomenAgainstAlzheimer's. Jill holds a BA, with honors, from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and graduated cum laude from Boston University School of Law.