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matleonardMAT LEONARD (Stefan) Regional: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Spike), Julius Caesar (Octavius, Shakespeare and Company). New York: Piece of Meat with Sherie Rene Scott (54 Below), The Austerity of Hope (Abingdon Theatre), May Violets Spring (Bridge Theatre) Tours: Of Mice and Men (Lennie) The Taming of the Shrew (National Players); Webseries: Revenue Stream (with Sherie Rene Scott), Back2Reality. Reading of (Temp)ORAL with Ensemble Studio Theatre. Training: Acting Minor, BA in Psychology from Boston University, Studies Voice with Shane-Ann Younts

MacDermott-Headshot1GRANT MACDERMOTT (Dan) Credits include: Lindstrom in Mister Roberts (New Rep Theater); Duke in The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Speakeasy Stage); Man #1 in Not Enough Air (Central Square Theater); Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (Stoneham Theater); Donalbain/Murderer in MacBeth (Shakespeare Now Co.); Mr.Pluck/Frank Cheeryble in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Lyric Stage Co.); Laertes in Hamlet (New Rep Theater); John/Jamison in Animal Crackers (Lyric Stage Co.), OkCupid Guy in Matchemaker, Matchmaker, I’m Willing To Settle (American Repertory Theater and NYMF), and The Man/Steve in RENT (New Rep Theater), Monkey in The Nutcracker (Stoneham Theater) and Messenger in Medea (Actors’ Shakespeare Project).  John Jr. in Now or Later (Huntington Theater Company, US Premiere) directed by Michael Wilson.  He holds a BFA in Acting from Emerson College. He is originally from New Jersey.

Ari-headshotARIELLE SIEGEL (Robyn) is thrilled to make her Off Broadway debut in Sex Tips! In addition to her work on screen and stage, she has voiced multiple video games and audiobooks, and will be starring in a new animated webseries produced by Above Average. She is also the narrator of the 1001 Nights Podcast, which features a newly adapted story based on the Arabian Nights every week. She is a founding member, and the current Director of Operations of Pipeline Theater Company. ( Much love to her family both here and home. Visit for the latest updates!


MATT MURPHY (Playwright/Producer) most recently produced the critically-acclaimed musical Side Show on Broadway; with other recent productions including Memphis (TONY Best Musical) Thurgood, starring Laurence Fishburne; Impressionism, starring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons; and the Off-Broadway hit Altar Boyz. Matt is also currently producing New York’s latest hit family musical The Berenstain Bears LIVE!, now in its third year Off-Broadway, and Virtually Me!, which was recently profiled on Fox News and My9 News for its efforts to educate students about the increasingly challenging issue of cyber-bullying.

SHAWN NIGHTINGALE (Producer) is a native of Cape Cod who grew up around theatre in Provincetown, MA. He has produced and worked with Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Rivers, John Waters, David Sedaris, Bruce Vilanch, and the Tony Award winning Elaine Stritch (At Liberty). Shawn co-produced the Broadway musical Side Show this past winter. In addition, to his work in live entertainment, Shawn has produced and starred in the short film The Appointment and P-Town the series. Shawn owns a consulting business and is on the board of directors for numerous non-profit companies as a business advisor.

TIM DRUCKER (Director).  Credits as a director include the Off-Broadway productions of Spidermusical (Mint Theater), Stinkykids! (Vital Theater, Off Bway Alliance Award Best Family Musical), The Brain that Wouldn't Die! (NYMF), Grace McLean Lives in Concert (Ars Nova).  As writer, the books to the musicals (with Randy Blair) Fat Camp (Off-Bway, NYMF 2009 Best of Fest), Perez Hilton Saves the Universe (Fringe Best Musical 2008) and Spidermusical.  Other work includes Haute Mess (Ars Nova, The Other Baldwins) and Ruff (#serials at the Flea).  BFA: NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

NANCY RENÉE BRAUN (Choreographer) Favorite credits include associate choreographer of the Broadway National Tour of Elf, NYMF’s Fat Camp (NYMF Choreography Award), Roundabout Theatre’s Robber Bridegroom workshop, and the associate director/choreographer of Off-Broadway’s The Berenstain Bears Live! with Matt Murphy Productions. Other choreography credits include NYMF’s Fantasy Football: The Musical (NYMF Best of Fest Runner-Up), Godspell’s Broadway Flash Mob (100,000 YouTube hits), Altar Boyz (Sharon Playhouse), Pippin (William Daniels Award for Best Choreography), and The Wild Party (Musical Hall of Chicago). Nancy has performed on Broadway in the original company of Gypsy and Off-Broadway’s Fat Camp, and is featured in the upcoming musical theatre film entitled Life of an Actress. Northwestern University graduate.

RANDY BLAIR (Projection/Sound Design).  Off-Broadway: Fat Camp (American Theatre of Actors), Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage (Davenport Productions), Beautiful Disaster (Joe's Pub), Walking in Soho (Signature Theatre), Spidermusical (Mint).  His viral video animation work has been featured everywhere from Perez Hilton to Howard Stern to the New York Magazine Approval Matrix. In his other life, he is a writer/director/actor, frequently collaborating with Sex Tip's director Tim Drucker.

LUKE CANTARELLA (Scenic Design).  Matt Murphy Productions: Berenstain Bears Live!NYC: Atlantic Theater Company, New World Stages, Chocolate Factory, Lucille Lortel, Synapse Productions, HERE, The Lambs, Sens Productions/Whitney Biennial.  Regional: American Repertory Theater, Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Milwaukee Rep, Yale Rep, Pittsburgh Public, Cleveland Playhouse, Northlight, Prince Music Theater, REDCAT, Berkshire Theater Festival, Adirondack Theater Festival, Barrington Stage, TheaterWorks, Prince Music Theater.  Opera: Curtis, Peabody/Baltimore Lyric Opera, Wolftrap.  Dance: Wooden Floor, Dance Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut Ballet.  Film/TV: Damages (Art Director).  International: Arts Theater (West End), Rozentheater (Amsterdam), AUC (Cairo).  Head of Scenic Design at Pace University. 

TILLY GRIMES (Costume Design). Recent Credits Include: Family Album (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Present Laughter (Two Rivers Theatre Company), Steadfast (Barrow Group), The Netflix Plays (Ars Nova), The How and the Why (Trinity Rep), Twelfth Night (Westport County Playhouse), Caligula (Project Theatre, Dublin). Awards: Balsamo Grant for Emerging Immigrant Artists, Irish Arts Design Award, Irish Times Theatre Award Nomination.  Tilly has been a guest artist and guest designer at The Juilliard School, New York University, Fordham University, PPAS in NYC and Trinity College in Dublin, and is co-artistic director of London/Parisian Theatre Company 'SavageCharm'.  She received her M.F.A from NYU Tisch and teaches at Brown University's directing MFA program.

BRIAN TOVAR (Lighting Design) Recent NYC: Tamar of The River (Prospect Theatre), Eager To Lose, Haute Mess, The Lapsburgh Layover, TRAVIS, Factory Girls (Ars Nova), Sleeping Rough (Page73), Rapture (The Play Company), Jesus Hopped the A Train (Atlantic Stage 2), Rio, Les Enfants De Paris, The Brain That Wouldn't Die, Street Lights (NYMF), Just Cause (Flea), Spidermusical (Mint), The Bikinis (QTIP), Accidentally Like a Martyr (The Wild Project), Veritas, Vote!, Perez Hilton Saves The Universe (NYC Fringe), The Wendy Complex (MITF), The Wendigo (Medicine Show), among others.  Broadway Assistant: HAIR, Passing Strange, 39 Steps. Regional: Goodspeed Musicals, Denver Center Theatre, Two River Theatre, Northern Stage, ReVision Theatre. Event Design credits include: Bravo, The Walking Dead, Microsoft, Porsche, Citibank, Financial Times, Monster, NYC Fashion Week, NYCLU, Broadway in South Africa, among others.

DAVID S. COHEN (Production Stage Manager) is happy to join the Sex Tips family. Broadway: The Addams Family, The Normal Heart, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Off B'way: Bike America. Other: Georgia Shakespeare, Holland America Cruise Lines, The Dalai Lama, Intel and World Science Festival. Remember: Up, Twist, Over, Down.

GEOFF JOSSELSON (Casting Director) is an independent casting director whose credits include productions for Arena Stage, Bay Street Theatre, Barrington Stage, Denver Center, North Shore Music Theatre, Kansas City Starlight Theatre, the York Theatre Company and the New York Musical Theatre Festival.  He is also responsible for casting many acclaimed New York productions, including Yank!, Enter Laughing, Southern Comfort, Altar Boyz, Septimus and Clarissa, Perfect Harmony, Glimpses of the Moon and The Jazz Age.  In addition to his independent casting office, Geoff teaches master classes around the country and is on faculty at CAP21.

MATT FRANZETTI (Company Manager) has worked as a stage manager at the Tropicana Resort and Casino, and in London with The Ambassador Theatre Group, The Wellcomme Collection, and the international tour of In the Night Garden Live.  Matt is the company manager for The Berenstain Bears LIVE! He has degrees in both Business and Theatre from Muhlenberg College and an MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy from the University of London.

PRODUCTION CORE (Production Supervisor) lends support and guidance to theatre companies that produce high quality theatrical performances and need direction/support on the collaboration, planning and execution of the production process.  The Production Core team is James E. Cleveland, Jared Goldstein, Adrian White, David Upton, Ron Grimshaw, Chasmin Hallyburton, Julie Shelton, Justin Hoffman, Lauren Libretti, Amber Mathis, Sarah Payson, Aaron Dayton, Esti Bernstein, and Jama McMahon.  Current projects include: Old Jews Telling Jokes at The Royal George Theater, Grasses of a Thousand Colors at The Public, Murder for Two at New World Stages, Becoming Dr. Ruth at The Westside Theatre, Stars of David at the DR2, Peter and The Starcatcher at New World Stages, and La Soiree at Union Square Theatre.

SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN (Source Material) was written by Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman. First published in 1997, the book instantly became a best-seller. Now a cult classic, it has also been published in Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil, the Netherlands, Australia and England, and will come out in France in spring 2014. And as you can see, the book also had a supporting role in sparking passionate romance between Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones in the movie Hope Springs.



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