Director: Brandon Bill
Brandon considers himself fortunate to make the performing arts his career. As a director, music director, designer, and performer, Mr. Bill’s work can be seen all over the Denver area including the Arvada Center, Aurora Fox, and PACE Center to name a few. Brandon holds a performing arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado, and as a former professional educator, Brandon adores bringing the arts to people. Including working for the Walt Disney Company, other productions include: “Shrek the Musical” (Shrek), “Nevermore” (Music Director, regional premiere), “The Producers” (Max), “A Christmas Carol” (Director), “Steel Magnolias” (Director), “The Fantasticks” (Music Director), “Spamalot” (Sir Lancelot), “Mary Poppins” (George Banks), “A Year with Frog and Toad” (Frog), “The Wizard of Oz” (Lion), and others.
Music Director: April Alsup
April is foremost a composer, a pianist and a storyteller and has never considered herself a music director per se; however, the musical score for WYSIWYG was written for only a piano and no one plays it quite like her; amazingly, one night she performed the entire work from memory after forgetting to bring her iPad to the show. While Brandon took on much of the early vocal direction with the cast. April played the rehearsals and performances. She developed her passion for Broadway show tunes in college as the house pianist on the Becky Thatcher Riverboat. More recently, as a member of the Central City Opera board of directors, she helped steer the organization to have a greater emphasis on American Music Theater.
Stage Manager: Beki Pineda
Beki (Company/Stage Manager) is a fixture in the Denver theatre community as the Owner of All Propped Up, a prop rental house that supplies furniture, set dressing, and hand props to nearly every theatre in Denver. She has stage managed, run lights and sound, and ventured on stage occasionally. She is the recipient of a Special Henry Award for Props and Set Dressing and a True West Award as a Propmaster. She is happy to join the crew of WYSIWYG and bring this outstanding show to New York.