TMTP Leadership

Artistic Director

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.
Phone: 216.529.9411
Email: Bill@MusicalTheaterProject.org

Executive Director

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.
Phone: 330.338.4267
Email: Heather@MusicalTheaterProject.org

Associate Director

JOANNA MAY HUNKINS joined TMTP in September 2014, and has worked in marketing and outreach positions for Cleveland arts organizations including Cain Park, Mercury Summer Stock and Beck Center. Joanna graduated from Baldwin-Wallace University with a B.A. in Theatre and earned her MA 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 director.
Email: Joanna@MusicalTheaterProject.org

2014-15 Board of Trustees

Officers
Paul Vincent, President
Howard Epstein, Chair
Janet Kramer, Treasurer
Jane Steger, Secretary
Kathy Coleman, At-Large
Janice Robinson

Members
Robert Conrad
Beverly Gans
Lainie Hadden
David Kanzeg
Bill Rudman
Dean Slejko
Linda Striefsky
Beth Sweeney
Lorraine Szabo
Margie Wheeler

Emeritus Trustees
Alec Pendleton
Roger Robinson
John Schubert
Steve Schultz
Dan Treadwell
Sylvia Yankey

2014-15 RESOURCE CIRCLE

TMTP PLANNING ENSEMBLE
Thomas Gustafson (Trustee)
Janet Kramer (Trustee)
Heather Meeker (Managing Director)
Bill Rudman (Trustee, Director)
Steven Schultz (Trustee)
Dean Slejko (Trustee)
Paul Vincent (Trustee)

‘RENDEZVOUS’ CONCIERGE COMMITTEE
Kathy Coleman (Trustee)
Carolyn Horn (Trustee)
Pamela Isquick (Trustee)
Linda Katz (Trustee)
Janet Kramer (Trustee)
Nancy McCormack (Comm./Cultural Leader)
Deborah Nash (Community/Cultural Leader)
Lorraine Szabo (Trustee)
Margie Wheeler (Trustee)

MARKETING TASK FORCE
Janet Herman Barlow (Director, Stocker Arts Center)
David Kanzeg (Trustee)
Jacqi Loewy (Professor of Theater, Notre Dame College)
Jane Neubauer (President, Maple Alley Market Research)
Robert Noll (Professor of Communications, John Carroll University)
Steven Schultz (Emeritus Trustee)
Dean Slejko (Trustee)
Jane Steger (Trustee)
Elizabeth Sweeney (Trustee)

KIDS LOVE MUSICALS! TASK FORCE
JoAnn Greiner (Trustee)
Daniel Hahn (Education Director, Great Lakes Theater Festival)
Liz Hoffman (Community/Cultural Leader)
Kristy Knechtges (Teacher, Lakeridge Academy)
Janice Robinson (Trustee)
Sheila Smith (Community/Cultural Leader)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCE CIRCLE MEMBERS
Anne DesRosiers (President, DesRosiers & Assoc.)
David Kanzeg (Dir. of Programming, WVIZ/WCPN)
Michael Peterman (Pres., North Pointe Realty)
Ray Sawyer (President, Sawyer LLC)
Evelyn Ward (Retired Head of Literature, Cleveland Public Library)

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