STEPHANIE CLUGGISH (Costume Designer) Recent projects include Winter (Rivendell), Betrayal (Raven), How We Got On (Haven), Phillip Glass' In The Penal Colony (Chicago Fringe Opera), Posh (Steep), Good For Otto (The Gift), The Marriage of Figaro (Wolf Trap Opera), and Melancholy Play (Piven Theatre Workshop). She was also the Assistant Costume Designer with Mara Blumenfeld on One Man, Two Guvnors and The Secret Garden (Court Theatre), East of Eden (Steppenwolf), Out of Shadowland (Disney Tokyo, Japan) and the new production of Rusalka at the Metropolitan Opera, directed by Mary Zimmerman. See more at stephanie-cluggish.com.
KEEGAN BRADAC (Sound Design) is a Chicago-based sound designer and engineer. Most recently, he designed Porchlight Music Theatre’s productions of The Scottsboro Boys and Little Me. Porchlight Sound Engineer credits include Ain’t Misbehavin’, Far from Heaven, Dreamgirls, In the Heights, Applause, Chess, and The Rink. Other Sound Engineer credits include Thrones! The Musical Parody at the Apollo Theater and It’s a Wonderful Life (2016) at American Blues Theater.
MEALAH HEIDENREICH (Properties Designer) has been propping in the Chicagoland area for 9 years and is thrilled to back for her seventh production at Porchlight Music Theatre. Some of her previous designs include Caged Dames and Miracle! with Hell in a Handbag Productions, In The Heights and Dreamgirls with Porchlight Music Theatre, The House That Will Not Stand with Victory Gardens and Chalk and Mai Dang Lao with Sideshow Theater Company. Mealah sends big thanks to everyone who helped her lift the heavy things, she could not have done it without them. Really, she would have been crushed.
ASHLEE RUTH WISEMAN (Stage Manager) is thrilled to return to Porchlight Music Theatre after being an assistant stage manager for In the Heights. Other Chicago credits include three productions of New Faces Sing Broadway (Porchlight Music Theatre), Dead Man Walking (Piven Theatre Workshop), and All the World’s a Stage (Quest Theatre Ensemble). Regional credits include The Lion King in Las Vegas, numerous productions at SeaWorld in San Antonio, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and A Christmas Carol (Nevada Conservatory Theatre). To her love, William Dale - I can't wait for our next big adventure!
ALEX RHYAN (Production Manager) is excited to continue to work with Porchlight Music Theatre! He recently was the production manager for the acclaimed production of End of the Rainbow. He also is the Production Manager at Windy City Playhouse where his credits include: Things you shouldn't say past Midnight, Chapter Two, Explorers Club, This and Apartment 3A. Technical Director credits include: Men on Boats (American Theater Company); Chops (Dashlight Production); Wastwater and The Few (Steep Theater); Barefoot in the Park (Step Up Productions). He holds a BA in technical theater from Columbia College Chicago.
MICHAEL WEBER (Artistic Director) most recently directed End of the Rainbow for Porchlight as well as the Porchlight Revisits productions of Chess, Mack & Mabel, Bells Are Ringing and Fade Out – Fade In. His productions of Side Show, Sweeney Todd, Pal Joey and Assassins at Porchlight Music Theatre, Grand Hotel at Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place and She Loves Me at Theatre at the Center were each nominated for the Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Production-Musical. Other directing credits include Living the History-125 Years of the Auditorium Theatre starring Patti Lupone, John Mahoney and stars of Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and others, Fifth of July and Talley’s Folly at the Oak Park Festival Theatre, The Petrified Forest at Theatre at the Center, Beauty and the Beast at Marriott Theatre, Over the River and Through the Woods at The Mercury Theater and Cirque du Symphony at Sears Center Arena. The recipient of two Joseph Jefferson Awards, he has written and directed the past nine Joseph Jefferson Awards ceremonies. Weber’s regional acting credits include The Merry Widow and The Sound of Music at Lyric Opera, 42nd Street at Paramount, Annie Get Your Gun and Gypsy (both starring Patti LuPone) at Ravinia, Disney’s My Son Pinocchio at First Stage Milwaukee, Around the World in 80 Days at Cleveland Playhouse, The Winter’s Tale and Henry V at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Angel Street at First Folio Shakespeare, and The Gifts of the Magi at Indiana Repertory. Having served previously as artistic director of Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower Place (now The Broadway Playhouse) and Theatre at the Center, Michael is proud to serve as a pledge host on WTTW, Channel 11, and is author of the play, WAR of the WELLeS.
JEANNIE LUKOW (Executive Director) is a founding member of Porchlight Music Theatre’s board of directors and served for six years as its president. She was thrilled to join the staff in September 2014 as the company’s first Executive Director. Prior to taking the helm at Porchlight, Jeannie ran Bespoke Cuisine, one of Chicago's leading cooking party venues, which she co-founded/owned for 12 years. Before the hospitality/food business, Jeannie built a 15-year career in marketing communications, much of it spent in association management. Her most recent position was as Managing Director of Marketing Communications for the National Association of Realtors, one of the nation’s largest trade associations. She is a native Michigander and graduate of Michigan State University.