Meet The Team
Book, Music and Lyrics
Michele R. Hampton
Michele Hampton is a composer-lyricist and playwright. A native of Richmond, Virginia, she is a classically trained lyric soprano and has performed at NYC's Town Hall (a K. Gardella Production), Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park and in Argentina. In 2018, Michele co-created the internet musical, "Happy Landings", produced and released by New Musicals, Inc. In 2020, her musical, "The Black Count Of Monte Cristo", was selected to participate in the 2021 Broadway Bound Theatre Festival. Commonwealth Concert Opera will produce the show in concert form in November. Michele is a member of ASCAP, an associate member of the Dramatists Guild, a member of TRU and a founding member of the Expert's Theater Company.
Seth Weinstein has been a pianist and musical director in New York for more than 20 years. He was the composer of the Off-Broadway musical "How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes" (New World Stages, 2006) and "The Magic Fishbone" (developed at the Broadway Mentors Program in 2019). He has toured internationally with Fosse and Ivan Jacobs’s "The Phantom of the Opera" and in the USA with "Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver". He has been the musical director of "Black House" (Zagreb, Croatia), "Do I Hear a Waltz? "(Arvada Center), "Smokey Joe’s Cafe" (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), and "Ben, Virginia & Me" (Acorn Theatre, NYC) among other shows. Seth wrote and recorded “The Chagall Suite” (eight piano movements inspired by Marc Chagall’s artworks) and “Conversations” (a musical meeting between Chagall and Elvis Presley) and has performed them in France, Germany, and the USA. He is the pianist for the MAC and Bistro Award–winning Screen Gems: Songs of Old Hollywood (featuring Sarah Rice) and Operation Opera (featuring Adelmo Guidarelli). For more information, visit sethweinstein.com.
Rodrigo Sierra is an Argentinian orchestrator and composer. He worked in concerts and recording sessions with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (London), Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife (Spain) and Budapest Scoring Orchestra (Hungary). He was part of the music department of multi award winning productions LARPs (TV series) and Coming to Terms (short film). He started his musical theater experience working with GoMusicals (Night of the Living Dead! the Musical, Kevin Frei’s Post-Modern Hipster Musical, The Atomic Brain! the Musical, Oki-Doki! and others) and now his first Off-Broadway orchestration: The Black Count. Apart from his artistic production, he is involved in technological projects related to interactive music notation and adaptive music.
Debbi has been a costume designer for almost 20 years in theatre and film. She is a resident artist with the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble and prior theatre credits include: Off Broadway: “A Letter to Harvey Milk”, dir. Evan Pappas; “The Battles of Richmond Hill", dir Kathy Gail McGowan; “Luft Gangster” dir. Austin Pendleton; “Liberty! A Monumental New Musical” dir. Evan Pappas. Off Off Broadway: “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” dir. by Kevin Confoy; “Unmentionables” directed by Monserrat Mendez for which she won the 2015 NYIT Outstanding Costume Design award; “Tartuffe”, dir. Craig Smith for which she was nominated for the 2018NYIT Outstanding Costume design award. For more information visit www.debbihobson.com.
Greg's recent designs include: "Neat", "S’wonderful", "So Happy Together", Chappati (Bristol Valley Theater), "Lilly" (Thalia Spanish Theatre), BACK (Teatro SEA), "America is Hard to See" (Edinburgh Fringe), "The Wake", "Brick City "(Premiere Stages); Lighting Director for "Notes from the Field" (Royal Court); Associate Lighting Designer for "Plaza Suite", "The Lightning Thief", "Gary", "Torch Song", "Once On This Island" (Broadway). Training: SUNY Purchase. gregsolomonlighting.com
Kimberly S. O'Loughlin
Kimberly is a NYC metro area based Sound Designer and Composer and proud queer, trans woman! Recent selected credits include: Dazed: A New Musical – Averno; Hello Gorgeous: Funny Folx in Concert – Ahava Theater Co.; Matilda – Axelrod PAC; Till – American Theater Group; I Am My Own Wife – Long Wharf; Where Do We Live – Columbia University; Ogygia - The Tank; Oceanborn - RAVE Theater Festival; Leaving Eden and Overture – NYMF 2019, Camp Morning Wood - Playwrights Horizons (Sharp Theater); The Woman/The Man - Columbia University – Upcoming: The October Storm – Hudson Stage, While You Were Partying – Soho Rep. For more information visit Oloughlinsound.weebly.com