BILL RUDMAN is an educator, a broadcaster, a producer and the founder of The Musical Theater Project. As TMTP’s Artistic Director, he has created more than 40 concerts and cabarets that celebrate and share musical theater as a uniquely American art form. His radio programs, “Footlight Parade” and “On the Aisle,” are heard across the country on public radio stations, Public Radio Exchange (prx.org) and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. In 1983, he and New York author Ken Bloom co-founded Harbinger Records, a label that has won critical praise for albums devoted to the American musical and the Great American Songbook. In 2000 he became the first recipient of the Robert Bergman Award for his work in arts education and community outreach.
HEATHER MEEKER has 15 years of experience as an administrator for arts, cultural and education nonprofits. She is the former Director of the Hiram Fund at Hiram College and Director of Development for Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio. In addition, she has served as the Director of Alumni Relations at Hiram and as a Development Officer at Inventure Place/The National Inventors Hall of Fame. She teaches courses on theater and nonprofit management at the college level.
JOANNA MAY HUNKINS joined TMTP in September 2014. She has worked in marketing and outreach positions for Cleveland arts organizations including Cain Park, Mercury Theatre Company and Beck Center for the Arts. Joanna graduated from Baldwin-Wallace University with a B.A. in Theatre and earned her M.A. in Arts Management from The University of Akron. She also attended The National Cabaret Conference at Yale University where she worked with multiple Broadway legends and Tony award nominees. Joanna is a local performer and co-producer of the popular concert series “Cleveland Stage Alliance presents…” and was recently named the artistic director of Cain Park.
Jamie Benjamin, Production Manager
Loretta Eichenberg, Administrative Assistant
Jodi Maile Kirk, Education Associate
Mark Logies, Media Supervisor Nancy Maier, Associate Artistic Director/Music Supervisor
2016-17 Board of Trustees
Jane Densmore Steger, President
Howard Epstein, Chair
Joe Warren, Treasurer
Paul Vincent, Secretary
Kathy Coleman, At-Large
Bonnie Kane Barenholtz
Michael Peterman Bill Rudman
Steve Schultz Dean Slejko
Linda Striefsky Dan Treadwell