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Brad Alexander – Lead Composer

Brad is the composer of DOG MAN: THE MUSICAL (book and lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila), which premiered Off-Broadway and continues touring the U.S. in 2020. He wrote the music for SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS (book and lyrics by Adam Mathias), recipient of The Richard Rodgers Award, The BMI Foundation Jerry Bock Award, and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical. Brad scored five episodes of PBS’s Emmy Award-winning PEG + CAT and VH1’s “Celebreality” campaign, and he wrote the music for TheaterworksUSA shows CLICK, CLACK, MOO (Drama Desk, Lortel nom), JUST SO STORIES, MARTHA SPEAKS and songs for DUCK FOR PRESIDENT, FLY GUY and WE THE PEOPLE (Lortel nom). In development: a new musical called BREAD AND ROSES (book and lyrics by Jill Abramovitz), based on the film by Ken Loach and Paul Laverty. Brad is a member of NAMT, The Dramatists Guild and BMI Workshop. bradalexander.com

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Martin Erskine – Composer

Martin Erskine is a three-time Emmy Award-winning composer for Nickelodeon’s TV series, The Wonder Pets!, and has composed the scores for 3rd & Bird, currently airing on Disney Junior and the Disney Channel. He has also produced music for numerous Disney movies, including PocohontasEnchanted, and Cinderella, and live theme park background music for Disneyland, Disneyworld, Tokyo Disneyland, and Shanghai Disneyland, set to open in 2015. He was one of the composers for PBS Kid’s Peg + Cat and Amazon and PBS Kids’ Clifford the Big Red Dog.

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Zina Goldrich – Composer

Zina Goldrich won the 2009 Fred Ebb Award for excellence in songwriting with Marcy Heisler. She worked on the musical Ever After, directed by Kathleen Marshall. Goldrich and Heisler’s musical, The Great American Mousical, directed by Julie Andrews premiered at Goodspeed’s Chester Theatre in Connecticut. Their song, Baltimore was sung by Audra McDonald on Live at Lincoln Center. She composed music for Dear Edwina (Drama Desk Nomination) and Junie B. Jones (Lucille Lortel Nomination) which ran successfully Off-Broadway. Snow White, Rose Red (and Fred) (Helen Hayes Nomination) was commissioned by the Kennedy Center and is currently licensed by MTI. On television, she has composed for The Wonder Pets!Johnny and the SpritesPooh’s Learning Adventure and Peg + Cat on PBS. She is the recipient of the ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, a Larson grant and is a Seldes-Kanin Fellow. She has played keyboards on Broadway for Avenue QBombay DreamsOklahoma and Titanic, where she also conducted.   

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D. D. Jackson – Composer


Canadian-born, NYC-area-based D.D. Jackson is a two-time Emmy-winning composer for his work on Peg+Cat (5-times nominated) and has also written music for such shows as The Wonder Pets (Little Airplane/Nickelodeon), 3rd & Bird (Little Airplane/BBC), The Ocean Room (Sinking Ship), Esme & Roy (Sesame Workshop/HBO), Sunny Day (Nickelodeon), and more. He is also a producer and a Juno-winning jazz pianist/composer who has recorded 13 CD’s as leader or co-leader, and with diverse artists ranging from saxophonist David Murray to Questlove and The Roots.  As an award-winning professor, D.D. currently teaching courses (part-time) in the Global Jazz Masters program at Brooklyn College, and Media Scoring at their Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema. As a writer, he has penned articles for such publications as the Village Voice, and he wrote a popular column for DownBeat magazine entitled “Living Jazz” for 5 years. D.D. lives in Maplewood, NJ (just outside of New York City) with his wife Elizabeth, their 13-year old son Jarrett and 11-year old daughter Aria. His website is: ddjackson.com

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Allison Leyton-Brown – Composer

Allison Leyton-Brown is an award-winning composer, pianist, and Musical Director. She has composed countless original scores for theatre, dance, opera and film productions across the U.S. and Canada. Recent productions include Pete the Cat: The Musical (2015 premiere), and Pilgrimage to the Mouth (Skyline Theater/NJ Arts Collective). Upcoming, Allison is writing score and songs for a regional production of the absurdist play BOB.

Leyton-Brown composes regularly for various TV programs including 20/20The Good Wife, Primetime, What Would You Do?, and PBS Kids’ Peg+Cat. Recent film credits include dramatic shorts It Had Wings (Archipelago Cine), The Bicycle (NY Film Fest), documentaries Rainy Season and features Millions: A Lottery Story (nationwide screening) and Dog’s Life (Telluride Film Fest).

Leyton-Brown works regularly as a Musical Director, band-leader and recording pianist. Most recently, she musically directed and arranged music for the touring stage show and album of Tennessee Williams: Words and Music, and Bottle Shock: The Musical for the Napa Valley Film Festival and Fogg Theater in SF.

Allison can be seen performing around NYC with multiple groups including New Orleans jazzers Smith & 9th Ward.

Visit Allison’s website: www.allisonleytonbrown.com

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Dan Mennella – Audio Engineer

Dan has been a musician since the first day he beat a pair of pans with some wooden spoons in the kitchen of his parent’s house. In high school, he started to pursue music and engineering more seriously by joining bands and running the audio for the high school Musical Theater Department. From those experiences, Dan gained interest in the magic that was happening on the other side of the glass. Shortly after high school, he continued his education at The Institute of Audio Research, where he got interested in Audio Post Production. Upon his graduation from IAR, he continued on to become an Audio Engineer on The Wonder Pets! (Nick Jr.) and 3rd & Bird (BBC/Disney). Since then he has run countless VOs and music records with hundreds of people; most notably Idena Menzel (Rent), and Jim Breuer (SNL). During his time at Little Airplane Productions he earned a Daytime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing on The Wonder Pets! for Nick Jr. and worked as the Audio Engineer on several other Emmy Award-winning shows. Occasionally, Dan works as a live sound technician and stagehand. Mixing, building stages and setting up sound and lighting at places like the Meadowlands Fair, Giants Stadium and the Bethelwoods Performing Arts Center. In the live music world, Dan has been lucky enough to work on concerts for artists such as Brad Paisley, The Fray, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney, Lauren Allaina, Cousin Brucie, and Ronnie Spector. Dan was the Audio Engineer on Peg + Cat and now Clifford the Big Red Dog at 100 Chickens Productions .

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Michael Zodorozny – Key Designer

Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and animation from Philadelphia College of Art, UARTS. He has worked in the animation industry in many roles. Before joining 100 Chickens productions he worked as a digital designer for Nickelodeon’s The Wonder Pets! and Blues Clues.

Michael has worked on several animated projects as background color supervisor including: Disney’s DougDoug’s 1st MoviePB&J OtterDaria, and Nickelodeon’s Doug. He painted color backgrounds for the theatrical film Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. While working at MTV Animation he was the Animation Production Supervisor for the music video I Got You Babe starring Cher and Beavis and Butt-Head. Two of his abstract animated films are included in the absolute film series Synthetic Movements distributed by The American Federation of Arts. Michael is a member of the electronic musical group Crash Course in Science.

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