I am honored, thrilled and humbled to have such amazing creative collaborators for this show. I feel like I decided to do a parade in the backyard with the dogs, and all these amazing, award-winning people came along with me.

For further inquiries or bookings please contact Matthew Shelley (matthew@scottishfestivalspr.org)

Lori Hamilton

Writer, Director, Performer

It’s Lori’s show. Indeed, it’s autobiographical. Full of humour and song, North Star is about charting a way through life’s tragedies, calamities and pratfalls to eventual happiness.  Lori is a New York comedian, actor and singer (Eddie’s Attic comedy club…

Sean Daniels

Director

Sean Daniels is honored to be the Artistic Director at ATC (Arizona Theatre Company), where he first fell in love with theatre.  Sean Daniels is an internationally known theater director, writer and Artistic Director, known for new work and innovative…

Dr. Jan Eric Douglas

Music Director, Voice Teacher, Recording Coach

Jan has taught singing and musical theatre classes at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute since 1988. He has also held positions on the faculties of Teachers College of Columbia University, New York University, Hunter College and Long Island…

Maya Orchin

Movement Director

Maya Orchin has shown her work at Festival Quartier Danses (Montreal, Canada), The Olga Sawicka International Dance Festival (Ladek Zdroj, Poland), The Moscow Theater Art School (Moscow, Russia), Dance Italia (Lucca, Italy), Dock 11 (Berlin, Germany), and all over the…

Brett Parnell

Musical Direction, Guitar

Multi-instrumentalist Brett Parnell’s many musical interests have led him to don multiple hats. He’s equally at home in a Broadway pit or doing backing folk and country singers. After receiving his masters’ degree from Yale School of Music he worked…

John Bennett

Producer, Musical direction

A Manhattan-based artist, John loves nothing more than to help bring new musical ideas to life. As a singer, songwriter, musician, vocal coach, and producer, John enjoys working with artists of all types and abilities.

Dan Furman

Musical Arrangements for Original Compositions

Dan hails from Old Hickory, Tennessee (near Nashville). After moving to New York in 2003 to play jazz, he began writing for music theatre as well. He spent four years in the BMI Lehman Engels Musical Theater Workshop. Furman is director…

Keith Burton

Piano

As Head Accompanist and Music Director for the Boys Choir of Harlem, Keith has performed before Presidents and the Pope, and made more than a thousand appearances in major venues throughout the world. He is currently the Music Director of…

Leah Coloff

Cello

Leah is a cellist, singer and creator described by The New York Times as “a combination of artful angularity and a rock-inflected assertiveness.” Raised in the Pacific Northwest, her classical roots collide with 70s rock and a pioneer spirit creating…

Domenica Fossati

Flutist

Domenica Fossati is a Latin Grammy winning flutist, recording artist, and educator currently living in Brooklyn, NY. Influenced by a wide range of musical styles including jazz, rock and hip-hop, her work oscillates gracefully between art, music and pop. She…

Sarah Goldfeather

Violin

A composer-performer who writes and performs music with two new-music ensembles: Cipher and Exceptet. Her band, Goldfeather,  has released three albums of her compositions that evolve from bluegrass to electronic art-rock and performs regularly in NYC, and she was the…

Josh Henderson

Violin, Viola

As a classical musician Josh has performed as soloist with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, China Performing Arts Broadcasting Troupe and many others. He also has a reputation for high-energy electric violin performances in genres such as Rock, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and…

Nathan Koci

Brass, Accordion

A performer, conductor and composer across multiple media including folk music, contemporary classical music, dance, and experimental theatre. Nathan recently served as the Music Director and Vocal Arranger for the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Oklahoma!. He performs and records on…

Eileen Mack

Clarinet

Clarinetist Eileen Mack grew up in Australia and is now based in New York. She is a member of post-minimalist band Victoire and amplified ensemble Newspeak (which she also co-directs), and has performed with many other New York new music…

Evan Mitchell

Drummer

Evan Mitchell is a drummer from Florida where he played in a number of touring bands (Oh No and the Tiger Pit!, Morningbell, The Green Hand) befoe relocating to Brooklyn, NY in 2007. In addition to coninuing to play with…

Adrian Morejon

Bassoon

Bassoonist Adrian Morejon is a member of the Dorian Wind Quintet, Talea Ensemble, Radius Ensemble, and co-principal bassoonist of the IRIS Orchestra. As a soloist, Morejon has appeared throughout the US and Europe with the Talea Ensemble, IRIS Orchestra, Boston…

Eleonore Oppenheim

Bass

A genre surfing musical polyglot, her current projects include Big Dog Little Dog (a duo with composer/violinist Jessie Montgomery), an acoustic trio with art-pop auteur Glasser and multi-instrumentalist Robbie Lee, and the avant folk-jazz supergroup the Hands Free (with James…

Arthur Sato

Oboist

Oboist and English Hornist Arthur Sato enjoys a diverse musical career based in New York City. He has performed with an array of celebrated ensembles including Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New Jersey Symphony, Knights Chamber Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Malaysian…

Various & Sundry

Contributors

Dirty Sugar is a NYC-based boutique creative studio that has been making friends in the neighborhood since 2005. Originally formed as a photography team, Dirty Sugar now offers a variety of services including digital media production, editing, styling, creative consulting and ideation, studio…

Lori’s Cats

Cat Workers

We work hard. And we’re very misunderstood. Behind every creative type are cats who do everything.

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