Directors

Patrick Cassidy- Is currently the resident director at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, where he oversees Steve Wynn's SHOWSTOPPERS. He has also worked as acting consultant for the show LE RE'VE at the Wynn Hotel. He is on the board at Point Park University in Pittsburgh where he has directed OKLAHOMA and
taught various master classes in acting. 
Patrick produced and starred with his mother Shirley Jones in THE MUSIC MAN, which traveled on tour all throughout the mid-west in 2014. He wrote all the additional material for the show. He has directed Michael Monge in his cabaret act at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas. THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the High-street Theatre in Moorpark and has an Acting Company in Agoura California where lives and works with his wife and choreographer Melissa Hurley Cassidy. Most recently, Patrick has conceived a new show for his Mother, entitled ME AND MISS PITTSBURGH. It is an autobiographical musical on the life of his mother Shirley Jones.
Paul Warner directs and writes multi-disciplinary film and theatre which explore socio-politically driven themes, drawing upon international cultural perspectives. He most recent project is a new dance theatre opera, Women: The War Within by Du Yun (composer), Matthew Maguire (librettist), and Warner, which was first developed at The Baryshnikov Arts Center where he was awarded a 2013 Princess Grace Foundation Works-In-Process residency fellowship. The production will premiere at La Mama Theatre. Additionally, Warner has directed over fifty theatre and film productions, including the award-winning short In the Name of The Father, (a Sundance Film Festival selection) followed by his first feature Fall Time (Lionsgate), starring Mickey Rourke and David Arquette, which premiered in competition at The Sundance Film Festival. In 2013, he produced
and co-wrote the award-winning short, The Puritans, by Sean Robinson, which has garnered numerous festival accolades world-wide and Indieflix distribution. Next will direct Reclaiming Eden from his screenplay co-written with Robinson and begin work on a new project about Frida Kahlo. 

In 2014, The LGBTQ Academy of Recording Arts commissioned Warner to direct the 25th anniversary of the OUTmusic Awards in New York City, hosted by Lea Delaria, and subsequent documentary, For Which We Stand (featuring Melissa Etheridge, Dolly Parton, and Chely Wright), celebrating the impact of groundbreaking recording artists in the LGBTQ equality movement. His passion for interdisciplinary collaborative projects, inspired him to direct the actors and serve as Creative Consultant for visual artist David Michalek's Portraits In Dramatic Time—a series of slow motion shorts, featuring international artists from across all performance mediums, including: Holly Hunter, Patti Lupone, Alan Rickman, William H. Macy, and Wendy Whelan, amongst others—which premiered in The 2012 Lincoln Center Festival. Warner is grateful for ongoing support from the Princess Grace Foundation, beginning with an Artistic Associate fellowship at New York’s 2nd Stage Theatre, followed by a Statue Award, and subsequently, the BAC Works-in-Process grant. He is an alumnus of the Drama League Directors Project as a Fall Directing Fellow and the recipient of a Cite-Read grant to collaborate with screenwriter Mauricio Zacharias (Love is Strange) on a new translation of Nelson Rodrigues’ Wedding Dress--Warner’s Los Angeles production garnered seven Drama-Logue Awards, including best direction. 

He is equally passionate about collaborating with playwrights and composers in the development of new plays, including the world premiere of Mercury by Gary Sunshine, produced by Eve Ensler (HERE), Katie Ford’s Out In America (Westbeth) as well as music and movement driven interpretations of classics, such as his and composer Peter Melnick’s rendition of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and their original chamber opera, Chinese Cabaret (Peter Sellars’ Los Angeles Theatre Festival). Warner has assisted a range of notable mentors including Robert Wilson (the CIVIL warS), Daniel Melnick (President of Columbia), and Ed Zwick (Glory/The Siege). He is a graduate of The American Film Institute with an M.F.A in filmmaking and the Ashley Amulis Fellowship for directing, Harvard University (B.A.) and The Phillips Exeter Academy. Warner has served as an adjunct directing and acting professor at New York University, The School of Visual Arts, SUNY Purchase, and The New York Film Academy.

SELECTED FILM
IMDB: https://pro-labs.imdb.com/name/nm0912557 and
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Fall Time: https://vimeo.com/74114091
In The Name of the Father: https://vimeo.com/74115415
The Puritans: https://indieflix.com/indie-films/the-puritans-37032/
For Which We Stand: https://vimeo.com/89843849

SELECTED THEATRE
Women: The War Within: https://vimeo.com/75124416
Wedding Dress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xjiGsp8wdk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJx6cQME00c&bpctr=1444615501
‘Night Mother: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTtp16ygusM
Heather Tom- Five-time Emmy® Award winning actress Heather Tom currently stars as “Katie Logan” on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful.
Prior to joining The Bold and the Beautiful, Heather spent three years starring as “Kelly Cramer Buchanan” on ABC’s One Life to Live, and 13 years starring as the tempestuous “Victoria Newman” on CBS’s The Young and the Restless.
In 2012, Heather Tom set a record as the only actor in television history to win an Emmy® in all three Performer categories: Younger, Supporting and Lead Actress, according to the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Heather also holds the record for being the most Emmy® Award Nominated Actress under the age of 40.
In 2016 Heather made his Network TV directing premier with Episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful.

In addition to her extensive television work since 1996, Heather stars as “Mary” in J. Cast Productions’ national tour of the long-running off-Broadway smash hit comedy, Vanities, performing throughout the USA and Canada to rave reviews and sold-out houses. Now touring for the 18th year, she currently performs with co-stars Sonia Satra (Guiding Light and One Life to Live) and her sister, Nicholle Tom (The Nanny, Beethoven films, and Masters of Sex) whenever her shooting schedule allows. 

In 2004, Heather made her Broadway debut in the Mark Medoff (Children of a Lesser God) play, Prymate, playing “Allison”, a role for which she became fluent in sign language. In the Los Angeles production, she received a Robbie Theatre LA Award Nomination for Best Actress. Other New York theatre credits include: “Jenn” in Happy Hour; “Chrysothemis” in Electra with Marissa Tomei, Kathleen Chalfont, David Strathairn and Laila Robins, “Barbara Northrup”/”Marjorie Cameron” in Moonchild, and “Polyxen” in Hecuba. 

Regional and west coast credits include “Catherine” in The Heiress, with Richard Chamberlain and Julia Duffy at Pasadena Playhouse, “Marilyn Monroe” in The Secret Letters of Jackie and Marilyn, “Betsy” in Lemonade, co-starring with Maxwell Caulfield, “Laura” in The Glass Menagerie, with Barbara Babcock, The Class of 1990, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Out of Gas On Lovers Leap with Chad Allen, Women and Wallace, “Juliet” in Romeo and Juliet, and The Greatest Christmas.
In 1996, Heather began producing theatre with Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman’s Chad Allen. They successfully produced a revival of Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues, with Heather appearing in the role of “Daisy”, alternating the role with her sister, Nicholle Tom. The revival won five Dramalogue Awards; an accomplishment for a first time producer. In the summer of 2003, she produced Talking With, starring eleven women from daytime television, with all proceeds benefiting Planned Parenthood.
John Tartaglia earned a Tony Award nomination for his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical, Avenue Q, in which he originated the roles of Princeton and Rod. To parents, he might be best known as executive producer, creator and star of the 8-time Emmy nominated Johnny and the Sprites, now airing worldwide, receiving an Emmy Award nomination himself for Outstanding Performance in a Children's Series. Other Broadway roles include starring as Lumiere in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and the role of Pinocchio in Shrek The Musical, now available on DVD. His directing credits include Claudio Quest (NYMF, Alice Griffin Theater- winner: Best of NYMF direction award), Lord Tom (York Theater), Tarzan (MUNY), Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train Live! (National Tour), Shrek the Musical (MUNY), Jim Henson's Sid the Science Kid Live (National Tour), Elmo the Musical Live! (Sesame Place), Theatre World Awards (2013), The Musical Worlds of Jim Henson (Carnegie Hall), Because of Winn Dixie (Arkansas Rep) and writer and director of Towel Animal Theater now playing on 22 Carnival Cruise ships . Recent theatrical performances include Big the Musical (Josh, York Theater), Buyer and Cellar (George Street Playhouse), Seussical (as The Cat in the Hat at the MUNY), The Temperamentals (Blank Theatre Company, LA) and Aladdin (The Genie at the MUNY).

A 15 year veteran of Sesame Street, John is one of the youngest puppeteers ever to perform on the show, starting at the age of 16. Other television includes Jim Henson's Word Party (Netflix), Ugly Betty, Hollywood Squares, Disney Channel's Bear in the Big Blue House and JoJo's Circus and Discovery Channel's Animal Jam as well as several voice over characters and appearances in commercials. He is a past host of the New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts, and has hosted or been a featured vocalist for several live concerts for the New York Pops and with The Little Orchestra Society at Carnegie Hall. John is co-owner of Gables Grove Productions, a production company dedicated to creating new, immersive and multi-media family entertainment and currently produces the live theatre tours of ImaginOcean, Jim Henson's Sid the Science Kid and Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train. ImaginOcean, an original show John wrote that ran at Off Broadway's New World Stages, played on six Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships and toured for three seasons, is currently in development as a television series with The Jim Henson Company expected to premiere on television soon. Splash premiers in 2016