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Chicago Creative Team.

Eric Schaeffer

Director Eric Schaeffer is the artistic director/co-founder of Signature Theatre, Washington DC, recipient of the 2009 Regional Theatre Tony Award and home to the American Musical Voices Project, the largest musical commission program in the country. Broadway: Follies, Million Dollar Quartet, Putting It Together, Glory Days. West End: The Witches of Eastwick, Million Dollar Quartet. Kennedy Center: artistic director, Sondheim Celebration, Sunday in the Park With George, Passion; Mame, Follies.

Colin Escott

Colin Escott is the co-author of the book to Million Dollar Quartet. Born in England, Colin Escott lives near Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of several books, including Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll, the first in-depth account of the Sun Records story. He co-produced “Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues” for PBS and BBC, and won a Grammy for The Complete Hank Williams on Mercury Records. He is a consultant to Time Life Music.

Floyd Mutrux

Floyd Mutrux is also the co-author of the book to Million Dollar Quartet, sharing writing credits with noted Grammy® Award-winning author and music historian Colin Escott.  Mutrux has written, directed or produced numerous films, including the classic biopic of early rock ’n’ roll American Hot Wax, Dick Tracy and Mulholland Falls.  Escott, the author of numerous books including Good Rockin’ Tonight – Sun Records and the Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll, was awarded a Grammy® for producing The Complete Hank Williams, and was nominated for a Grammy for producing B.B. King – King of the Blues.

Chuck Mead

Musical Director Chuck Mead, with multiple hit records, has stood at the forefront of the alternative country music explosion as founder and lead singer of BR549, the three-time Grammy® Award nominated country band.

Scott Weinstein, Associate Director

Relevant Theatrical

Relevant Theatricals (Producer) is a commercial production company headed by Gigi Pritzker and Ted Rawlins, dedicated to developing new work for the stage. Their latest project, Snapshots, a new musical with book by David Stern and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, creator of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell, recently concluded a very successful production at the nationally renowned Goodspeed Opera House and is currently preparing for a national tour next season. Relevant’s sister company, Odd Lot Entertainment, develops and produces outstanding new film properties. Current productions include the feature Rabbit Hole, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by David Lindsay-Abaire, starring Nicole Kidman and Dianne Wiest, and directed by John Cameron Mitchell. Relevant Theatricals is proud to be part of the producing team that developed Million Dollar Quartet.

John Cossette Productions

John Cossette Productions (Producer). John Cossette Productions was founded by John Cossette whose 30 year career in the music industry as an innovative producer of large scale events was legendary. John produced the Grammy's, the BET awards, the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and a star studded concert in Central Park. He was deeply involved with MusiCares and the EJ Jackson Foundation which helps to feed the homeless in Los Angeles. Under the direction of Rita Cossette the company will continue to develop and produce music related entertainment.