Known for his innovation and risk-taking in professional theater, Mr. Kimbell has received the Elliot Norton Award and the New England Theatre Conference Award for Outstanding Achievement in the American Theater, Salem State College’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Spotlight People’s Choice Award and the Moss Hart Award for his musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol in addition to several awards for his work promoting tolerance and diversity.
As Artistic Director for North Shore Music Theatre for 25 years, he led development of over 60 musicals, including Memphis, winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Kimbell produced Langston in Harlem, an original musical that opened Off-Broadway winning four 2010 Audelco Awards including Best Musical. Audelco Awards celebrate excellence in Black Theater.
Through his company Kish Productions, Mr. Kroeber, along with co-writer/director Aric Avelino, produced the feature film American Gun, distributed by IFC Films and Pathe International. Ted assembled a cast that included Academy Award Winners Marcia Gay Harden and Forest Whitaker, as well as the legendary Donald Sutherland. The film was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards, including a nomination for Kroeber for “Best Feature of 2006.” His next project was Four Sheets to the Wind, directed by Annenberg Fellow and NHK Finalist Sterlin Harjo, which debuted in the Dramatic Competition of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and garnered a Special Jury Prize for Acting. Kroeber will produce Harjo’s next feature, Before the Beast Returns, which won the 2006 Tribeca All Access Best Screenplay Prize.
Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Christopher has spent the last 35 years in the entertainment business as a Producer, Presenter, and Manager. His varied projects have taken him from being Touring Press Representative for Legends with Mary Martin and Carol Channing, to running the booking and directing operations at the O’Keefe Centre in Toronto. From managing the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, to overseeing the production of the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular in Mexico City and booking and producing numerous corporate and charity events throughout the United States.
A theater professional based in the Los Angeles area, Greg has achieved a wide range of accomplishments, most recently working for the Entertainment Department of the Walt Disney Company as the Creator/Writer/Director for their new “home of the future,” The Innoventions Dream Home. Greg has written and/or directed over 100 other productions and special events, ranging in scope from musicals to speeches for CEOs to the national and international touring shows to promote Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.