Grammy and Emmy Award-winning musical director, conductor and arranger John McDaniel was named the artistic director of the conference in late 2012 – the upcoming summer session marks the first under his leadership.
Running for two weeks in August, the conference will feature Tony winner Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) on staff alongside Wesla Whitfield and Mike Greensill. Brad Simmons (Lysistrata Jones) runs the Junior Fellows Program for school-age performers.
The Cabaret & Performance Conference offers "hands-on artistic guidance and instruction to a select group of participants chosen by application and invitation." The application deadline is May 1. To apply, click here.
Tune (Nine, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Grand Hotel) will also perform his solo show, Taps, Tunes, and Tall Tales, Aug. 9 as part of the conference.
Numerous performers, including Penny Fuller, Barry Kleinbort, Joel Silberman, Leslie Uggams, Amanda McBroom, Lillias White, Marilyn Maye and Jonathan Brielle, have showcased work during the Cabaret and Performance Conference. Among the works developed there are [title of show], The Story of My Life and Now. Here. This. For more information, visit www.theoneill.org.
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center was founded in 1964 and is based in Waterford, CT. Programs at the Center include the Puppetry Conference, Playwrights Conference, Critics Institute, Music Theater Conference and the National Theater Institute. The Monte Cristo Cottage, O'Neill's childhood home, is also owned and operated by the group.