Broadway Cast Creative Team

Music, Lyrics & Book by

Anaïs Mitchell

is a singer-songwriter whose recordings include the original studio album of Hadestown (2010, featuring Justin Vernon and Ani Difranco) and Young Man in America (2012). Reinterpretations of traditional music include Child Ballads (2013, with Jefferson Hamer) and Bonny Light Horseman (2019, as Bonny Light Horseman). She has headlined worldwide and supported tours for Bon Iver, Josh Ritter and Punch Brothers. Awards include BBC Radio2 Folk Award and Folk Alliance International Spirit of Folk Award. Year-end best lists: NPR, Wall Street Journal, MOJO, Uncut, Guardian, Sunday Times, Observer. Hadestown is Anaïs’s first musical.

Developed with & Directed by

Rachel Chavkin

is a director, writer and artistic director of the TEAM. Hadestown (NYTW, National Theatre, London) has been one of her greatest joys. Tony and Lortel nominations and Drama Desk Award for Dave Malloy’s Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Broadway, Ars Nova, A.R.T.). London: Mission Drift (National Theatre), American Clock (Old Vic). Select New York and regional: Marco Ramirez’s The Royale (LCT; Obie Award, Drama Desk and Lortel noms.), Malloy’s Preludes (LCT3), Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds (Ars Nova and national tour), Carson Kreitzer and Matt Gould’s Lempicka (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Royal Family (Guthrie Theatre) and multiple collaborations with Taylor Mac. Her first film, Remind Me, was an official selection of the Venice and Beverly Hills Film Festivals. 2017 Smithsonian Award for Ingenuity. Upcoming: Wohl’s Continuity (MTC), Malloy’s Moby Dick (A.R.T.). Proud NYTW Usual Suspect and Member SDC. For Dad, Mom and Jake.


David Neumann

Film: I Am Legend (Will Smith), Marriage Story (Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver). Choreography: An Octoroon and Futurity (Soho Rep), Underground Railroad Game (Ars Nova), Hagoromo (Wendy Whelan, Jock Soto) and Home (BAM), The Antipodes (Signature Theatre). Collaborator and performer: Laurie Anderson, Big Dance Theater, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Doug Elkins. Director: The Object Lesson (NYTW, BAM). Artistic director, Advanced Beginner Group (P.S.122, NY Live Arts, The Kitchen, Symphony Space, Abrons Art Center, The Chocolate Factory, The Whitney, Walker Art Center, MASS MoCA, among others). Recipient of three Bessie Awards for dance/performance, nominee for two Lucille Lortel and one Helen Hayes Award for choreography.

Scenic Designer

Rachel Hauck

Broadway: What the Constitution Means to Me, Latin History for Morons. Recent work: Hadestown (National Theater; Citadel; NYTW); Hurricane Diane (NYTW); Othello, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in the Park); The Lucky Ones (Ars Nova); You’ll Still Call Me By Name (Sonya Tayeh/Jacob’s Pillow); Tiny Beautiful Things, Dry Powder (The Public); Amy and the Orphans, On the Exhale (Roundabout Theatre Company); Antlia Pneumatica, Grand Concourse (Playwrights Horizons). Princess Grace, Lilly awards; Drama Desk, Lortel nominations; Obie Award for Sustained Excellence.

Costume Designer

Michael Krass

Broadway: Tony nominations for Noises Off, Machinal and The Constant Wife; plus Charlie Brown, Twelve Angry Men, Heisenberg, new plays by Joe diPietro, Stephen Belber, Nicky Silver and Elaine May; and the current What the Constitution Means to Me. Off-Broadway: Premieres by Edward Albee, Christopher Durang, John Guare, Teresa Rebeck, Sarah Treem, John Kander/Greg Pierce, Will Eno, Lauren Yee, Lisa Loomer, Donald Marguilies, and many more. He teaches in the graduate program at Brown University.

Lighting Designer

Bradley King

Collaborations with Rachel Chavkin include The Great Comet, Lempicka, Preludes and three previous incarnations of Hadestown. Broadway: Bernhardt/Hamlet, The Great Comet (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critic’s award winner). Off-Broadway: Shows for MCC Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, Atlantic Theater Company, New York Theatre Workshop, Signature Theatre and many others. Numerous regional theatre and opera productions across the U.S. and worldwide. MFA, NYU. On the web at

Sound Designers

Nevin Steinberg
Jessica Paz

NEVIN STEINBERG: Broadway: Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, The Cher Show, Bandstand, Bright Star, It Shoulda Been You, Mothers and Sons, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Tony nomination), The Performers, Magic/Bird. Off-Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, The Landing, Far From Heaven. Over 30 Broadway productions with Acme Sound Partners and five additional Tony nominations: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Fences, Hair, In the Heights. JESSICA PAZ: Twelfth Night, Othello, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Miss You Like Hell (The Public Theater); Welcome to Fear City (KC Rep); Burn All Night (A.R.T); A Sucker Emcee (Labyrinth Theater Company); Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout Theatre Company); The Muscles in Our Toes (Labyrinth Theater Company); Becoming Dr. Ruth (Westside Theatre); Looking for the Pony (Vital Theater Co.); Women Beware Women (Red Bull Theater); Stretch—A Fantasia (New Georges). Associate designer of Bandstand (Broadway), Dear Evan Hansen (Broadway and international), Fela! (Broadway and international).

Musical Director and Vocal Arrangements

Liam Robinson

Broadway: War Horse (Songman, original cast); music director and vocal arranger for Hadestown Off-Broadway at New York Theater Workshop (cast member), Canada’s Citadel Theatre and London’s National Theatre; orchestrator/co-producer National Anthem: Arise! Arise!

Orchestrations / Arrangements

Michael Chorney
Todd Sickafoose

MICHAEL CHORNEY is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and orchestrator. He has produced over 30 records for other artists as well as 15 recordings of original works. Michael has been involved with Hadestown, his first work for the stage, since its inception. He lives and works in Lincoln, Vermont, and is music director for dance at Middlebury College. TODD SICKAFOOSE is a composer, producer, arranger, orchestrator, bandleader and double bassist. He produced, co-arranged and performed on the original Hadestown album, co-produced the Off-Broadway Hadestown Live Original Cast Recording and produced and arranged Anaïs Mitchell’s album Young Man in America. Since 2004, Sickafoose has performed internationally with Ani DiFranco. Writing for his band Tiny Resistors, he recently created Bear Proof, a chamber jazz hybrid commissioned by the Doris Duke Foundation.


Ken Cerniglia

Broadway: Aladdin, Peter and the Starcatcher, Newsies, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan. Regional/touring: Freaky Friday, The Hunchback of Notre DameHigh School Musical, The Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Signature Theatre, Fisher Ensemble, Arena Stage. Hadestown at NYTW, Citadel, National Theatre London. Book writer for the new musical Atlantis, premiere April 2019 Virginia Repertory Theatre. Education: UC San Diego. Catholic University, University of Washington. Past president, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.

Tour Hair Designer

Jennifer Mullins

Predominantly a WigMaker for feature films and episodic television and after over a decade of being in the industry, Jennifer is now designing in the theatrical world. Beginning her career at 15 years old as a licensed hairdresser, then studying under some of the best and oldest WigMakers in the business, she achieved a strong eye for design and craft. Jennifer's goal is to help productions have a visionary experience that brings people together, ignites their imaginations, and assists in creating a world of inclusiveness with diversity of hair on stage and in film.

Music Coordinator

David Lai

My Fair Lady, King Kong, Come From Away, Cats, Fiddler on the Roof, The King and I, Evita, Mary Poppins, South Pacific. Currently MD/conductor for Phantom of the Opera. Producer (multiple Grammy and Emmy winner, eight-time Grammy nominee): Hadestown; West Side Story; Come From Away; Promises, Promises; Joshua Bell; Plácido Domingo; Lang Lang; Eldar; Josh Groban; Renée Fleming; Itzhak Perlman; Kristin Chenoweth. Founder ParkAvenueArtists. Management: Bell, Perlman, Fleming, YEBBA, Jordan Donica, 2CELLOS. Consultant producer of PBS specials: “Seasons of Cuba,” “Láng Lang,” “Fleming,” “Perlman,” “Time For Three.”

Tour Music Director

Eric Kang

NY based pianist and music director. National tours: CATS, Love Never Dies, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. NY: Love and Real Estate (59E59), Bunnicula (DR2). Regional: The Cher Show (Ogunquit), Into the Woods (Annapolis Opera, Holy City Arts & Lyric Opera), Sharon Playhouse. NYU and Williams College. Support arts education in public schools!



Benton Whitley CSA & Micah Johnson-Levy. Current Broadway/NY: Hadestown (Artios Award). Previous Bway/NY: Life of Pi, Chicago the Musical, Paradise Square, Rock of Ages, Lightning Thief, Great Comet of 1812, Elf, On the Town, Pippin, La Cage aux Folles, Radio City Christmas Spectacular. TV/Film: Netflix, 20th Century Fox, NBC, Lionsgate, Disney Channel. West End/UK: Hadestown, Thriller Live, Menier Chocolate Factory. US Tours: Hadestown, Hairspray, Waitress, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland, Into the Woods, We Will Rock You. Regional: American Rep, Berkeley Rep, Alley, Shakespeare Theatre Co, Bay Street, For The Record, TUTS, Hollywood Bowl, McCarter, Signature. Follow: @whitleytheatrical and

Tour Booking Agency


The Booking Group has represented 26 Tony Award-winning Best Musicals and Plays. Current tours: Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Come From Away, The Book of Mormon, To Kill a Mockingbird, Mean Girls, My Fair Lady, Pretty Woman, Tootsie, Anastasia, Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, Rent, Waitress. Future tours: 1776, MJ, Six, Tina, West Side Story.

Tour Marketing & Press


Allied Global Marketing is an integrated marketing agency working with the world's largest entertainment, sports, consumer, and lifestyle brands, including 75+ Broadway shows over more than two decades. Current tours: Ain’t Too Proud, Beetlejuice, The Book of Mormon, Elf The Musical, HadestownThe Hip Hop NutcrackerMean Girls, Pretty Woman, Tootsie. Upcoming tours: Funny Girl, Into the Woods, Mrs. Doubtfire.










Diversity Marketing Consultant


REALEMN Productions specializes in the promotion of multicultural film, television and theater projects with emphasis on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) audiencesREALEMN intentionally promotes the arts and entertainment to multicultural communities and delivers engaging experiences that encourage audiences to secure their seats and tune in.

BROADWAY Technical Supervisor


Over 95 Broadway productions and tours. Recent: Frankie & Johnny…, Oklahoma!, Ain’t Too Proud, Be More Chill, The Cher Show, Hamilton, Aladdin. HTA is a member of Neil A. Mazzella’s Hudson family including Hudson Scenic Studio. Joining Neil on the HTA team are Sam Ellis, Brianne Stewart and Irene Wang.



22 Broadway shows and seven national tours including Amazing Grace, If/Then, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Shatner’s World, Bonnie & Clyde, Twelve Angry Men, High School Musical, Aida, Grease!, Will Rogers’ Follies. Five Carnegie Hall events including Sacred Ellington and Ask Your Mama. Numerous Off-Broadway and regional productions

Tour Production Management


Beetlejuice (Korea), The Book of Mormon, Company, Frozen (Australia, Germany, London, Japan, North American tour), Mean Girls (tour), Plaza Suite, Springsteen on Broadway, The Lehman Trilogy, The Music Man, To Kill a Mockingbird. Aurora has been providing technical supervision and production management to the entertainment industry since 1989.

Tour Production Stage Manager

Joel Rosen

Tours: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Avenue Q, Billy Elliot, White Christmas, In the Heights, Shrek, Flashdance, Dirty Dancing, Cheers Live. Broadway: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Imaginary Friends. Off-Broadway: Reasons to be Happy, Fat Pig, The Exonerated. Regional: The Color Purple. Over 30 shows Old Globe Theatre, San Diego.



Recent Broadway: The Minutes, Ain’t Too Proud, Mike Birbiglia’s The New One, School of Rock, Something Rotten!, Mamma Mia!, The Color Purple (w/Fantasia), Urinetown!, Annie Get Your Gun (w/Reba McEntyre), CATS. Assoc Gen Mgr: Chicago (West End), Legally Blonde,  Gen Mgr for Dodger Stages.

Tour Company Manager


National tours: Anastasia, The Humans, Cabaret, Cinderella, Anything Goes, West Side Story, Grease, The Drowsy Chaperone, Sweet Charity, Little Women, Chicago, The Exonerated, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Fiddler on the Roof, A Chorus Line. For my parents whose love story rivals Persephone and Hades.



Productions include Jagged Little Pill, The Inheritance, Hadestown, Oklahoma!, The Sound Inside, Anastasia, American Son, Torch Song, Fiddler on the Roof, You Can’t Take It With You, All the Way, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Gershwins' Porgy and BessAugust: Osage County. Upcoming: The Minutes and American Buffalo.


Mara Isaacs

founded Octopus Theatricals in 2013 to foster compelling theatrical works for local, national and international audiences. Producer of 150-plus productions seen on Broadway (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Anna in the Tropics, Electra), Off-Broadway (Into the Woods, The Brother/Sister Plays, The Laramie Project) and theatres around the U.S./world. Current projects include Iphigenia by Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding, Somi’s Dreaming Zenzile and An Iliad starring Denis O’Hare. Director of Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals, artistic advisor to Fiasco Theater. She is proud to produce work of Theatre For One, Phantom Limb Company and more. Previously: producing director, McCarter Theatre Center; associate producer, Center Theatre Group.


Dale Franzen

has over 40 years of experience in the creative arts industry as an Opera Singer, Artistic Director, Producer, Consultant, and Educator. Her decision to develop Hadestown into a full musical started the day she was sent the concept album in 2011. Dale is an Executive Producer for an upcoming documentary One Person One Vote. For the 2022 Season, she is a Co-Producer on for colored girls on Broadway and supporting Prima Facie in the West End and Caroline or Change on Broadway. Previously, she built, conceived, and served as the Founding Artistic Director of the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, CA. Love always to Don, Ben and Tete, Ali and Zach, and Olivia.


Hunter Arnold

Select Broadway and West End: Once on This Island (Tony Award); Dear Evan Hansen (Tony Award); Kinky Boots (Tony Award, Olivier Award); The Inheritance; Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening (Tony nomination); The Visit (Tony nomination); Mothers and Sons (Tony nomination); Anastasia; The Jungle; The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?; Tina: The Musical; Disaster!; It’s Only a Play; Pretty Woman: The Musical; The Bridges of Madison County; Macbeth; Godspell; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune and Moulin Rouge!. Hunter is founder of the Broadway Strategic Return Fund, the first professionally managed, data-driven fund focused on the performing arts industry. 


Tom Kirdahy

produced Anastasia and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune on Broadway. 2018: produced The Inheritance and The Jungle in London's West End. 2017: produced Edward Albee’s The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? in the West End. He was lead producer of the 2015 Broadway hit It’s Only a Play and Kander and Ebb’s Tony nominated The Visit. Off-Broadway: White Rabbit Red Rabbit. Additional Tony nominations: Mothers and Sons, After Midnight, Ragtime, Master Class. He is chairperson, Broadway League Government Relations Committee and a founding trustee of the nonprofit Berwin Lee, which supports emerging playwrights.