She was 20, dancing in the shows which accompanied the movies at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, when a photographer, Harry Waxman, told her she should try to get into films.See tested for the Virgin in Ben-Hur (1925), but played a courtesan instead, and she was a chorus girl in Pretty Ladies - both for MGM - before signing a five-year contract with Warners.Irving Thalberg, MGM's 'boy wonder' producer, believed that she had star quality - and she spent 1932 in a variety of parts as they tried to decide in which way that might best be exploited: she was an Oriental baddie (for the last time) in Mask of Fu Manchu, Leslie Howard's vicious wife in The Animal Kingdom, John Barrymore's understanding mistress in Topaze and an English milady who falls in love with Ramon Novarro, after he has kidnapped and raped her, in The Barbarian.She gained a certain fame with Manhattan Melodrama (1934), when the gangster John Dillinger - who was a fan - was killed after leaving a showing of the film in Chicago.In this period Loy established herself as one of the most accomplished of the constellation of brilliant screen comediennes - which included Carole Lombard, Jean Arthur, Irene Dunne, Margaret Sullavan, Claudette Colbert, Barbara Stanwyck, Katharine Hepburn and Jean Harlow.She was the only one of them to have a regular partner: Loy and Powell's playing off each other was incisive but understated, crisp and cool, but also warm, even as each raised an eyebrow to the others' foibles.Along with collaborator Mindi Dickstein, Dan has written four shows for Theatreworks USA, received a Jonathan Larson Grant from the American Theatre Wing and been commissioned by Playwrights Horizons to write a new full-length musical (Trip). TV: “Sesame Street,” “Elmo’s World” and “The Electric Company.” Awards from the Kleban, Ebb, Rodgers and Larson foundations. Off- Broadway: Here Lies Love, The Fortress of Solitude, Coraline, Mother Courage and Her Children, The Immigrant and Songs From an Unmade Bed.Writer/director for Lovewell Institute, creating original musicals with young adults. Other collaborations include "My Life Is a Fairy Tale" and "Orphan of Zhao," both with music & lyrics by Stephin Merritt; Telaio: Desdemona by Susan Botti; and Jeanine Tesori’s The Lion, the Unicorn and Me for Washington National Opera.
Come be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection and sees possibility around every corner. Co-Founder of Broadway Asia, among the largest global production, management and distribution companies; 400 cities, 40 countries, five continents.
, Murder Ballad, Murder for Two, Fuerzabruta, Spongebob Squarepants Live, Ice Age Live, Madagascar Live, Neverland, the Peter Pan Immersive Theater a group of friends from Saltaire, Fire Island, which includes the De Leeuw Family, Matt Sirovich & Meredith Elson, Carol & Richie Hochman, Dori & Doug Howell, Judy & Steve Kunreuther, Aaron Malinsky, Bernard & Pat Mc Elhone, Steve Kaufman & Francine Oro, Jeremy Mindich & Amy a Toronto-based theatrical producer. In addition Mirvish Productions has presented over 800 touring productions in the city of Toronto.
Bandstand; Sunset Boulevard; Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; You Can’t Take It With You; Bonnie & Clyde; High; Race; Superior Donuts; Blithe Spirit; The Homecoming; ’night, Mother; Enchanted April; Falling; Shear the founder/principal songwriter of the band Hem, which began as a DIY project in 2001 (Rabbit Songs), and has gone on to worldwide acclaim over the course of six studio albums.
In these uncertain times, Amélie is someone to believe in. Select Broadway and international productions include An American in Paris, Anastasia, The Producers, Hairspray, The Sound of Music, Little Shop of Horrors, The King and I, Cinderella, Legally Blonde, West Side Story, Jay Chou’s The Secret, Smokey Joe’s Café, The Addams Family, Stomp, Cookin’/Nanta, China Goes Pop! Mirvish Productions has produced plays and musicals for these and other venues throughout Canada, on Broadway and in London’s West End.
So much love and thanks to Mama, Daddy, Oliver, grandparents, Mary Joy Nelson, Renae Baker, Donna Garner, Janine Molinari, David Doan/CESD and Kim Pedell/Zoom Talent! Recently: starring as Dehlia in Nickelodeon's animated pilot "The Thing about Babies," the star-studded Madonna video "Bitch I'm Madonna." She has numerous television, voiceover and commercial credits. Known for its core values of imagination and excellence, as well as its educated and adventurous audience, the nonprofit has provided a welcoming home for emerging and established artists since 1968of the nation’s preeminent arts and cultural organizations, is celebrating 50 years as Los Angeles’ leading nonprofit theatre company, programming at the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre.