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Spiro Veloudos began his 15th season as Producing Artistic Director of The Lyric Stage by directing The Mikado. Last season he directed Big River, Superior Donuts, and Avenue Q. In previous seasons, he directed The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (five IRNE Awards including Best Director, Elliot Norton Award for Best Production and Best Director), Animal Crackers, Blithe Spirit, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, and Kiss Me, Kate. Spiro recently received the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award from Salem State College. He was the recipient of the 2006 Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence. During his tenure, The Lyric Stage has earned numerous awards and honors including Elliot Norton Awards for Outstanding Production (Nicholas Nickleby , Speech & Debate, Miss Witherspoon, The Old Settler), and Outstanding Musical Production (Sunday in the Park with George); Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Award for Outstanding Production (Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Settler, Glengarry Glen Ross), and Outstanding Musical Production (Grey Gardens, Urinetown: The Musical, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George). His numerous directing credits at The Lyric include A Little Night Music (IRNE Award for Direction), Glengarry Glen Ross (IRNE Award), Sunday in the Park with George (Best of the Year in Boston’s Globe, Herald, and Phoenix; Elliot Norton and IRNE Award for direction), Assassins (Best Production of 1998:The Boston Globe), Lost in Yonkers, and Never the Sinner: For The Leopold and Loeb Story (Elliot Norton Award, along with Assassins), and Speed-the-Plow (Elliot Norton for Outstanding Production). Mr. Veloudos received StageSource’s Theatre Hero Award (2003) and was named Best Artistic Director by Boston Magazine in 1999. He serves as the president for the Producers Association of New England Area Theatres, is on the Board of Directors of StageSource, and is adjunct faculty in Performing Arts at Emerson College.
Sara S. Glidden is a professional arts administrator with experience in public, private, and not-for-profit management and marketing. Prior to joining The Lyric Stage Company, she spent ten years at Emerson College as general manager and director of marketing for Emerson Stage and adjunct faculty in the Department of Performing Arts. She has worked with several Boston area theatre companies, including the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, The Boston Music Theatre Project at Suffolk University, The Publick Theatre, and Theater Works, and served as arts program manager for The Massachusetts Port Authority. She is a two time Jeopardy! winner and performs with The Spectrum Singers choral ensemble and has taught in the Professional Studies Program of Emerson College.
Matt Whiton is in his 6th year as Production Manager of the Lyric Stage, having joined the team in 2007. In addition to production management Matt is also a freelance scenic and lighting designer both at the Lyric and other theatres throughout New England. Matt holds a Master of Fine Arts in Design from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Arts in Technical Theatre from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. When not in the theater Matt is an avid cyclist, runner and gardener.
A. Nora Long is responsible for dramaturgy, casting, and working with the artistic director on season planning and artistic programs. She is an Artistic Director of New Exhibition Room, a Boston-area fringe company and member of the Boston Center for the Arts Emerging Theatre Company program. She has worked with several theatre companies in Boston as a writer, director, actor, dramaturg and translator including the American Repertory Theatre, Bad Habit Productions, Mill 6, Whistler in the Dark and Another Country Productions. She received her MFA in Dramaturgy from the American Repertory Theatre/ Moscow Art Theatre School Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University and her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in Theatre and Italian. She is the Fall 2012 recipient of the Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of Americas’ Dramaturg Driven Grant.
Christina joined The Lyric Stage Company of Boston in September 2012, after working as a Subscriptions Associate for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She has also worked at BosTix, Bank of America Pavilion, the Museum of Fine Arts, and Blue Man Group Boston. Christina earned a B.A. in Theatre and Mathematics from Northeastern University.
Peter A. Carey is proud to have been recently inducted into the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Hall of Fame for his contribution to the arts in Massachusetts. Peter is a professional actor, director, and performing arts educator. He is the recipient of the Connecticut Circle Award for best Actor in a Musical for his role as John Adams in 1776 at the Godspeed Opera House. He also won the IRNE award for Best Actor in a Musical as John Adams in 1776 at The Lyric Stage. Other Lyric Stage acting credits include Big River, ...Nicholas Nickleby, Follies (IRNE nomination), Arms and the Man, Urinetown: The Musical, Shakespeare in Hollywood, When Pigs Fly, The Lisbon Traviata, Side Show (IRNE nomination), Sunday in the Park with George, and Assasins. He has also performed with American Classics, the Hanover Theater, Speakeasy Stage Company, and New Repertory Theatre. Directing credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Wellesley Summer Theatre), The New Moon and The Merry Widow (New England Light Opera), Arsenic and Old Lace and Dirty Blonde (The Company Theatre), The World Goes Round (The Lyric Stage), Nine (The Publick Theatre), and The Taming of the Shrew and Coriolanus (Project Shakespeare).
Shanna Tedeschi joined The Lyric Stage Company of Boston in August of 2014. She became a Bostonian after 4 years with The Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia, PA, although this was not her first foray in the theatre. Shanna has been acting, singing, directing and stage managing since she was 11-years-old and has never lost her passion for the arts. Shanna heads Lyric Stage Company's social media campaigns across many platforms including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. She also manages Group Sales and the Lyric First Stage Program, along with many other hats that she wears as needed. Shanna received her M.Ed. from Widener University and B.A. in English and Theatre from Kent State University. When not tweeting or posting Shanna loves scary movies, writing and road trips.