Meet the VHRP LIVE! Production Team

vhrp-live-artistic-director-alyce-mottAlyce Mott (Librettist, Artistic Director), founder of VHRP Live!

Alyce Mott is proud to have assembled this talented roster and showcase the exquisite music of Victor Herbert. She became a Herbert librettist in 1995 with Babes In Toyland and now has more than a dozen new librettos to her credit. Mott became a Herbert director with the composer’s Fortune Teller in 1998 for the Little Orchestra Society and a Herbert publisher (on-line digital original performance materials) in 2008 with the founding of VHSource, LLC. She enjoyed a fifteen year Herbert collaboration with the talented conductor, the late Dino Anagnost. The launch of VHRP LIVE!, she officially moves into the world of producing. A member of the Dramatist Guild, Society of Directors and Choreographers, Actors Equity Association, and the Screen Actors Guild, Ms. Mott holds degrees from Bowling Green State University, Siena Heights University (MI) and the University of Michigan.

vhrp-live-music-director-michael-thomasMichael Thomas (Music Director/Pianist)

Michael Thomas is a founding member of VHRP Live!, has conducted Eileen and Sweethearts for the Light Opera of New York, Other credits include work with Light Opera of Manhattan, National Musical Theatre Network, Jekyll Island Musical Comedy Festival, the Clarence Brown Company, as well as extensive experience with the Village Light Opera Group where he has served in many capacities ranging from pianist to music director to principal roles. Accompanying experience has taken him to Merkin Concert Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Great Hall of the Cooper Union and cabaret engagements at the Laurie Beechman Theater and Don’t Tell Mama. Mr. Thomas received his BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Tennessee.

Megan- 083[2]Megan Cooper

Megan Cooper is a director, actor and singer who has worked in NYC, regionally and the UK. She curates a seasonal arts salon in DUMBO. She is excited to work with this great company helping to promote the fantastic music of Victor Herbert. Thanks to Alyce, David and Colleen for inviting me into the fold.

Leah VogelLeah R. Vogel (Stage Manager)

Leah Vogel is proud to be a part of VHRP LIVE!s inaugural production. Her previous credits include work for two Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s summer seasons and education tours, as well as numerous productions for both Fargo-Moorhead Opera, and The Juilliard School (NYC)