Artistic Director- Tiffany Haas
Tiffany Haas is a Broadway performer, concert vocalist, passionate entrepreneur, and author. Throughout the years her evolving career has spanned Broadway, Symphony concerts, regional theaters, pageants, and sharing her many talents with others through teaching.
A Virginia native, Tiffany moved to Ohio to study at the Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Opera and Musical Theater. It was during this time that Tiffany won the title of Miss Ohio, and went on to compete in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, fulfilling a lifelong dream.
Determined to pursue her passion for musical theater, Tiffany soon landed the role-of-a-lifetime as “Glinda” in the Broadway and National Tour production of Wicked. In addition to her impressive 10-year career on Broadway, she also toured as the dance captain for the Tony Award-winning Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. Tiffany performs regularly with symphony orchestras and regional theaters all over the country. Tiffany's book "WAITING IN THE WINGS: How To Launch Your Performing Career On Broadway and Beyond" is available on Amazon and Barnes and Nobles.
Tiffanys Personal Story
Music Director- Adam Souza
Adam Souza is currently the musical director for Goodspeed Musicals. Before this, he conducted the Broadway company and the National Tour of WICKED and was the musical director on the National Tour of Kinky Boots.
Adam began his career at age 17 as the music intern at Goodspeed Musicals. Adam attended the
Boston Conservatory, majoring in Musical Theatre with a concentration in acting and conducting. He
spent his summers training at Goodspeed, both as a performer and Associate Musical Director. After
4 seasons and over 15 shows with Goodspeed Adam began touring with the Broadway National Tour of Les Misérables for nearly two years. Continuing his touring career, Adam began work as Associate Conductor for the National Tour of Monty Python’s Spamalot, later taking over as Music Director/Conductor. Adam conducted the Broadway production of Wicked, then began his third tour, acting as Music Director/Conductor for the National Tour of Wicked. He has also set the Brazilian production of Wicked!
Associate Music Director- Sonny Willis
Sonny Willis is a musical director and conductor from Greensboro, North Carolina. He has over 20 years of experience training young people in vocal music and musical theatre. He was the conductor for the Young People’s Chorus of New York City for 6 years, where he trained students ages 8-18. As a private vocal coach, his students have performed Off-Broadway and for National Broadway Tours. Sonny has conducted performances in NYC concert halls, including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and many of his students have competed in choral performances internationally. He is currently the Musical Director and Choral Conductor for Greensboro Day School, an independent Prek-12 school in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is thrilled to be back for his 12th year at Destination Broadway as a Vocal Coach and Music Associate.
Choreographer- Parker Esse
After performing on Broadway, in national tours, and regionally, Parker Esse followed his passion to the other side of the creative table as director/choreographer. He is a multiple Helen Hayes and CT Critics Circle nominee, and the 2010 Helen Hayes Winner for Best Choreography for Arena Stage’s Oklahoma!
Mr. Esse has served as director/choreographer for Crazy for You and West Side Story at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, and choreographer for Sondheim and Marsalis’ A Bed and a Chair: A New York Love Affair directed by John Doyle at New York City Center Encores! and Jazz at Lincoln Center; Rags, A Wonderful Life, Fiddler on the Roof, The Most Happy Fella, and Carousel at Goodspeed Opera House; The Pajama Game, Carousel, Oliver!, Fiddler on the Roof, Smokey Joe's Café, The Music Man, and The Light in the Piazza at Arena Stage; West Side Story at Signature Theatre; Little Shop Of Horrors and Bells Are Ringing at Berkshire Musical Theatre Festival; Me and My Girl, Sweet Charity and Guys and Dolls at Canada’s Shaw Festival.
He served as associate choreographer for Broadway’s Finian’s Rainbow and A Tale of Two Cities; five New York City Center Encores! productions; Off-Broadway’s Rated P for Parenthood; Pre-Broadway/National Tours of Hazel The Musical, Bull Durham, Follies, Lucky Guy, Dancing in the Dark, 101 Dalmatians - The Musical, and Mame.
Additional Broadway Faculty
Performers/ Casting Directors
Donna Vivino is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She most recently played Grizabella in the National Tour of Cats The Musical. Donna performed as Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway, previously seen starring in the role on the 1st National Tour. As a child actress, she was the original Young Cosette in Les Miserables on Broadway and on the cast recording. She starred on Broadway in "Fame Becomes
Me" with Martin Short and was also on Broadway in "Hairspray" and "Saturday Night Fever." She plays Serena Maxwell in the BroadwayWorld web series "Submissions Only." In addition to performing, Donna loves to teach acting classes.