Hair – Production Team

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Julie Tomaino, Director and Choreographer*

Giustin MacLean, Music Supervisor

Jonathan Corkal, Music Director

Brandon Kleiman, Set Designer

Kathleen Black, Costume Designer

Kirsten Watt, Lighting Designer

Katie Fitz-Gerald, Stage Manager

Nate Bitton, Fight Director

Lois Kivesto, Dramaturge

Jennifer Jakob, Head of Wardrobe

Kelly Anderson, Head of Properties

Blake Arsenault, Head of Wigs

Maher Sinno, Assistant Director**

Nathan Sartore, Assistant Choreographer*

Jessie Glionna, Assistant Costume Designer

Hareem Haider, Assistant Stage Manager

Nikki Vigneault, Assistant Stage Manager

Janelle Stewart, Assistant Head of Wardrobe

Victoria Banjavcic, Assistant of Wigs

 

*The participation of this artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance/Opera/Theatre Policy (DOT).

**Supported by the Dr. David E. Gardner Apprentice Director Program


Julie Tomaino, Director and Choreographer

Julie TomainoFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Crazy For You, How To Succeed..,& Chess (Theatre Sheridan); The Buddy Holly Story (The Globe Theatre); The Rocky Horror ShowWe Will Rock You (Magnus Theatre); Once (Citadel);Marvelous Wonderettes (Cortland Rep); From Here To Eternity, Saturday Night Fever, On The Town & Cabaret (Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival); Mary Poppins (Western Canada Theatre & Persephone Theatre); Footloose & Grease (Chemainus); Dames At Sea (Papermill Theatre Company).

Upcoming: On The Town (Sheridan College), Billy Elliot (Theatre Calgary), Newsies (TUTS).

About: Former Radio City Rockette, Jessie Award winning choreographer, lover of travel, and young stroke survivor. www.julietomaino.com

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Jonathan Corkal, Music Director

Jonathan CorkalFor Hart House Theatre: The Penelopiad (Music Director), Heathers: The Musical (Assoc. Music Director/Conductor)

Selected Credits: Dr. Silver: A Celebration of Life (Musical Stage Co./Outside the March), Uncovered: Joni Mitchell and Carole King (Musical Stage Co.), Polly Peel (Toronto Fringe), Into the Woods, The Cradle Will Rock, and Crazy For You (Theatre Sheridan).

About: Jonathan Corkal is a Toronto-based music director, pianist, copyist, actor, and a proud recent graduate of Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Performance program. He is currently working as an RBC Apprentice Music Supervisor/Arranger through Musical Stage Co., and is on staff at George Brown College. When he’s not on stage, he can be found at his piano or guitar, trying to convert ideas into songs. He is incredibly thankful to Julie, Giustin, and the entire Hart House team for the opportunity to work on such a fantastic piece. 

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Brandon Kleiman, Set Designer

Brandon KleimanFor Hart House Theatre: Jerry Springer–The Opera, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, High Fidelity – The Musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Richard III, Cabaret, Romeo and Juliet, The Wedding Singer – The Musical, The Importance of Being Earnest, and most recently; Heathers: The Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, We The Family and Boeing Boeing.

Selected Credits: Life After, a new musical (Canadian Stage, Musical Stage Company and Young Street Theatricals – Dora nominated, outstanding set design); Undercover (Tarragon, Citadel and Virtigo, directed by Rebecca Northan); Our Town (Buddies In Bad Times and Theatre Rusticle); Shrek, The Musical (Globe Theatre).  

Upcoming: Next up in the city Brandon will be designing the set for Mule, a new play with Theatrefront and James and the Giant Peach the Musical with YES Theatre.

About: Brandon is a set and costume designer based in Toronto with work appearing on stages across Canada. Brandon was nominated for the 2017 Pauline McGibbon Award, the 2018 Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design, and is a recipient of an OAC Chalmers Development Grant. For more information and a portfolio please visit www.brandonkleimandesign.com

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Kirsten Watt, Lighting Designer

Kirsten WattFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Kirsten has designed lighting for the Shaw Festival, Drayton Entertainment, the Segal Centre, Centaur Theatre, Théâtre du Rideau Vert, Magnus Theatre, Sudbury Theatre Centre, Neptune Theatre, Gros Morne Theatre Festival, Watermark Theatre, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Lost&Found Theatre, Teesri Duniya, Carousel Players, Essential Collective Theatre, Lyndesfarne Theatre Projects, Concordia University, University of Waterloo, University of Windsor, Theatre Sheridan, and George Brown Theatre School.

Upcoming: The Penelopiad, God of Carnage, and Love & Information for University Players (Windsor); Here on the Flight Path for Sudbury Theatre Centre; The House of Martin Guerre for Theatre Sheridan (Oakville); and Boeing Boeing for Magnus Theatre (Thunder Bay).

About: Kirsten attained her Bachelor of Arts in Drama from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. She specialized in lighting design at the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal. Kirsten is a member of Associated Designers of Canada, and L’Association des Professionnels des Arts de la Scène du Québec. She resides in Kitchener, Ontario. You can see more at her website www.kirstenwatt.ca.

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Katie Fitz-Gerald, Stage Manager

Katie Fitz-GeraldFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Stage Manager for Crazy For You (Theatre Sheridan), Apprentice Stage Manager for Educating Rita (Lighthouse Festival Theatre), Apprentice Stage Manager for King Charles (Studio 180 & Mirvish Productions), Assistant Stage Manager for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Theatre Sheridan).

About: Katie Fitz-Gerald is a graduate of the Technical Production for Theatre and Live Events Program at Sheridan College. Enjoy Hair!
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Nathan Sartore, Assistant Choreographer

Nathan SartoreFor Hart House Theatre: Debut

Selected Credits: Cinderella: The Panto (Drayton Entertainment); Mingo in Crazy for You, Kiss Me, Kate, Milky White in Into the Woods, Footloose (Theatre Sheridan); Urinetown, Cinderella: A Rat-ical Retelling, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Joey in Blue Champagne (Stephenville Theatre Festival); Baby John in West Side Story (Rainbow Stage); Legally Blonde, Bye Bye Birdie (Theatre Under the Stars); Oklahoma!, Hello, Dolly! (Royal City Musical Theatre).

About: Recent graduate of the Music Theatre Performance program at Sheridan College. Incredibly grateful to be a part of Julie’s magic.

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Hareem Haider, Assistant Stage Manager

hareem haiderFor Hart House Theatre: ASM for The Penelopiad, RF tech for The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee

About: Hareem is a (future) engineer by day, theatre enthusiast by night. Raised in steeltown Hamilton, Ontario, she has worked primarily on the admin side of young-people’s theatre and looks forward to taking those skills backstage for Hair. She is currently plotting to permanently live in Hart House Theatre. 

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Nikki Vigneault, Assistant Stage Manager

Nikki VigneaultFor Hart House Theatre: Debut 

Selected Credits: Stage Manager for Disaster! The Musical and Oliver! (Brand Out Productions); Stage Manager for Free to Be…You and Me (University of New Brunswick); Stage Manager for A Herman Tale and Goodbye Marianne (Theatre New Brunswick’s Young Company Tour); Assistant Technical Director for Any Given Moment (Theatre New Brunswick & Ship’s Company Coproduction); Acting Assistant Technical Director for Finding Wolastoq Voice (Theatre New Brunswick); Production Manager for Calithumpians: Fredericton Outdoor Summer Theatre (2015 and 2016 seasons)

About: Nikki Vigneault graduated from York University in 2017 with an honours in Theatre Production and has spent the last year in New Brunswick working in theatre. She is very excited that her first show back in Toronto is Hair.

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