Violinist Antoine Silverman is currently playing in the orchestra of Bullets over Broadway. He was music coordinator and concertmaster for Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark and concertmaster of Shrek: The Musical, Legally Blonde, Urban Cowboy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, High Fidelity and others. He has worked with artists as diverse as Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks, Moby, Rod Stewart, Sheryl Crow, Lou Reed and Audra McDonald. He has been soloist with the Boston Pops, and he portrayed Einstein in the 2012 world tour of the Philip Glass opera, Einstein on the Beach. Antoine has released two solo records—Gypsy Swing and Blue Moods—and he has written two educational books on the violin. His website is antoinesilverman.com.
Woodwinds player Todd Groves can be heard in the orchestra of Broadway’s Aladdin. His previous Broadway credits include Motown: The Musical, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Follies, The Snow Geese and Ragtime. He has also performed for The Radio City Christmas Spectacular and New York City Center Encores! He has played with such artists and ensembles as Audra McDonald, Michael Feinstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Michael Crawford, Natalie Cole and Aretha Franklin; the American, New Jersey and Trenton symphonies; and the New Jersey Saxophone Quartet. Todd has recorded with HEM, Boyz II Men, R Kelly and Josh Young, and on many cast albums. He serves on the faculty of the University of Delaware. His website is toddgrovesmusic.com.
Kevin Kuhn is currently guitarist for Aladdin. His other Broadway credits include The Lion King, The Coast of Utopia (Part 1—Voyage), The Who’s Tommy, The Secret Garden and Chess. He has performed with such artists as Sutton Foster, Jane Krakowski, Sarah Brightman, Rita Coolidge, Elton John and Quincy Jones, as well as most of the resident companies of Lincoln Center. His discography includes Audra McDonald’s 2013 release, Go Back Home; recent CDs of Phillip Chaffin, Lucie Arnaz, Rebecca Luker, Liz Callaway and Malcolm Gets; and the soundtracks of Who Cares about Kelsey, The Informant and Gangs of New York. As a composer, Kevin has been on the staff at Score Productions, Big Wave Music and Shelly Palmer Productions.
Pete Donovan has been the bass player for Broadway’s Mary Poppins, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma!, On the Town, High Society and The Producers, as well as the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. He has worked with a diverse array of artists, including Sting, Bono, Quincy Jones, Joshua Bell, Plácido Domingo, Marvin Hamlisch, Jane Krakowski and Patti LuPone. He has also performed with such leading orchestras and companies as the New York Philharmonic, Boston Pops, National Symphony and The Metropolitan Opera. He can be heard on numerous cast recordings, including The Light in the Piazza, Floyd Collins and South Pacific, and on the soundtrack of such films as Across the Universe and You’ve Got Mail. His website is petedonovanmusic.com.
Drummer Dave Ratajczak has played for many Tony Award–winning shows, including Mary Poppins, The Music Man, City of Angels and Titanic. One of his career highlights was re-creating the role of Gene Krupa in a Carnegie Hall celebration of the 50th anniversary of Benny Goodman’s concert there. Dave has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists, including Gerry Mulligan, Milt Hinton, Rosemary Clooney, Bebe Neuwirth, Christine Ebersole, Lea Salonga, the New York Philharmonic and The Boston Pops. He has performed on the sound tracks of several major films, such as The Informant, Dead Man Walking, The Pelican Brief and Biloxi Blues. Dave also stars in the title role of the award-winning short film The Drummer; its website is thedrummershort.com.
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