Meet the Board...
TOM LYNCH, President
TOM LYNCH worked with Theatre World/Screen World founder John Willis for more than fifteen years (starting in 1988), as the Associate Editor of the annual Theatre World volumes, as a contributor to Screen World, and as Mr. Willis’ assistant. Tom is one of the founders of the non-profit Theatre World Awards Inc., an organization whose mission is to ensure that the discovery and encouragement of promising talent, in an often challenging business, continues through the Theatre World Awards. He is proud to work with the other members of the Board of Directors to secure the legacy of the Theatre World Awards. Tom is also an educator in the Woodbridge, NJ school district, and has been stage struck since he entered the Palace Theatre at age 6 to see Sweet Charity.
DALE BADWAY, Vice-President
DALE BADWAY is a Professional Actor, Singer, and Producer and the Executive Producer and Creative Director of Badway on Broadway Productions. His Broadway Producer credits include The Gershwins’© PORGY AND BESS© the Broadway Musical and Bonnie & Clyde A New Musical on Broadway.
As an Actor, Dale has starred in shows in New York and around the country. His acting roles include Curly in Oklahoma!, Harold Hill in The Music Man, Joe/Josephine in Sugar, Lover/Hawker in The Who’s Tommy, Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Nick Arnstein in Funny Girl, Billy Bigelow in Carousel, Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Richard Henry Lee in 1776, and Conrad Birdie in the National Tour of Bye, Bye Birdie, which played in 26 states. Dale is a graduate of NYC’s famed Neighborhood Playhouse School of Acting, and appeared on ABC’s Loving and The City, as well as in such feature films as Passenger 57, Lethal Weapon III, Cop and a Half, and Matinee.
Dale has launched various Premiere Performance Venues in NYC including: The Dreamstreet Cabaret with Ken Lundie (Radio City Music Hall) at historical Sam's Theatre Bar, The Broadway Cabaret, and most recently, BACKSTAGE dopo teatro where he produced the Broadway concert "Broadway Unleashed" featuring Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Beth Leavel, Judy McLane, and several top Broadway performers to benefit the Sean Casey Animal Rescue. Dale also produces concerts for various Tony Award winning performers and musicians and will be presenting the "Badway on Broadway" Broadway Concert Series at the "World Famous" COPACABANA, Times Square.
Dale is currently in development as Creator/ Host for the TV Show - Fame-Wall, featuring the artwork of Grammy Award winning, world renowned artist Jim Warren. Fame-Wall celebrates those who have made a significant impact in the world of Entertainment and the Arts and who have inspired others through their craft, by presenting them with a custom Fine Art Portrait by Jim Warren. Fame-Wall Art Galleries are located in NYC and Hollywood. www.Fame-Wall.com.
Dale is also well known as The official “Voice of God” / MC for many Entertainment and high profile Corporate Events and has hosted events with such entertainment icons as: Whoopi Goldberg, Hugh Jackman, John Stamos, Brooke Shields, The Beach Boys, Kool & The Gang, Kelsey Grammar, Antonio Banderas, and Bernadette Peters.
TABITHA FALCONE, Treasurer
TABITHA FALCONE became the Treasurer of the Theatre World Awards in 2011. She has worked as a Controller at Galbraith & Company, Inc. since the Fall of 2006 and as the Finance Director at Checks & Balances Payroll, Inc. since the Spring of 2011. Attending college in NYC kept her close to Broadway and was ideal for encouraging her desire to pursue a career in theatre. She has worked on a long list of clients including The Color Purple, Frost/Nixon, Legally Blonde, Avenue Q and Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway.
She began her Broadway accounting career with SFX Theatrical Group/Clear Channel Entertainment working on multiple shows including Fosse and The Producers and has earned two degrees from New York University. Tabitha currently lives "down the shore" with her husband, Steve DellaPietra, who works in event production.
ALDEN FULCOMER, Secretary
ALDEN FULCOMER has served on the stage management team for the Theatre World Awards since 2009 and is proud to sit on this board with such dedicated professionals. Spanning a 20 year career in the arts, he has filled the roles of actor, designer, stage manager, educator, technical director and production manager. Out of college, Alden served on the faculty of McCarter Theatre’s education department. He was co-director of the Masters School’s summer performing arts program and Director of Operations for the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Primarily an actor, he’s shared the stage or screen with the likes of Bea Arthur, Robert Cuccioli, Neil Patrick Harris, June Havoc, George S. Irving, Kevin Kline, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Walter Matthau, Frankie Muniz, Donna McKechnie, and Charlotte Rae. Alden is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association.
MARY K. BOTOSAN
MARY K. BOTOSAN produced the 2010-2013 Theatre World Awards, served as Production Manager for the 2007-2009 TWAs and joined the Board in 2009. Over her career in Production Management and Stage Management (member Actors’ Equity Association), Mary has worked with The Cleveland Play House, Berkshire Theatre Festival, San Jose Repertory Theatre, American Players Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Lincoln Center Theatre, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes, DreamWorks SKG, Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays on Broadway, Production Arts, Production Resource Group and Design & Production Inc. She is a founding partner of 2HB Productions.
Currently, Mary leads a life split between a home in Costa Rica, where she and her husband are actively involved in private conservation and reforestation projects, and a NYC freelance career in production and project management of theatre and theatrical installations. Most recent projects include technical supervision for a new permanent installation at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in DC. Currently, Mary is working with Road Concierge, a travel company specializing in production touring for Broadway.
KIMOTHY CRUSE started his professional career as an actor at the age of nine and has worked since then as an actor, director, stage manager, writer and producer in theater, film and television. Some theater credits include - BROADWAY: All Over Town directed by Dustin Hoffman and The Little Foxes with Elizabeth Taylor. OFF-BROADWAY: YANK!, Señor Discretion, My Deah, Weird Romance, Portraits, The Threepenny Opera with Bea Arthur, Charlotte Rae, Robert Cuccioli and George S. Irving. REGIONAL: Come A Little Closer, Lend Me A Tenor, The Cocktail Hour, Bell, Book And Candle, Another Antigone, The Middle Ages, Accomplice, Levitation, Later Life, Wallenberg, The Full Monty, AIDA, Beauty & The Beast, South Pacific, Cabaret, Jekyll & Hyde, Love Letters, Far Out!, Come Back, Little Sheba with Donna McKechnie and Colette with Leslie Caron.
Kimothy has directed over 60 productions and is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association.
ERIN OESTREICH produced the 2007-2012 Theatre World Awards ceremonies having joined the Theatre World Awards Board of Directors in 2006. During her career in Theatrical Producing and Management, Erin has worked with Stage Entertainment, Dodger Stage Holding, Hello Entertainment and Edwards-Adams Theatricals. Her work with Stage Entertainment and Dodger Stage Holding covers over 50 productions in seven countries. These include the Broadway productions of Urinetown, 42nd Street, Titanic, Into the Woods, Blast! and The Music Man. International productions include The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Les Misérables, Chicago, 42nd Street, Elisabeth, Titanic, Aida, Fosse and The Phantom of the Opera.
Erin has had a long-term relationship developing and producing theatrical projects with the late Tony Adams. Projects include Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark (Director, Julie Taymor; Music and Lyrics, Bono and The Edge); Ghost the Musical (Director, Matthew Warchus; Music and Lyrics, Dave Steward and Glen Ballard); The Immigrant; Lullaby of Broadway: Opening Night on 42nd Street (a PBS television special); Dudley Moore: A Man for All Seasons (a final tribute to Dudley Moore at Carnegie Hall, hosted by Barbara Walters); My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs (a live concert hosted by Julie Andrews).
Erin began her career in theatre as a Stage Manager. She was formerly on the Board of Trustees of The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, one of the longest running Ensemble Theatres in the country. Currently, Erin is working with Road Concierge, a travel company specializing in production touring for Broadway.
LISA ROTHE has workshopped, developed and directed over one hundred new plays and musicals, working with award winning writers such as James Still, Ellen McLaughlin and Pulitzer nominated Rinde Eckert. Recent directing credits include: Interpreting William by James Still (Indiana Repertory); Eyepiece by Rinde Eckert (Hancher); Looking for the Pony by Andrea Lepcio (Synchronicity Performance Group @ Seven Stages in Atlanta); Penelope by Ellen McLaughlin and composer Sarah Kirkland Snider (Getty Villa, Gallatin School in NYC, Princeton University); My Ohio by Dana Yeaton and Andy Mitton (Vermont Stage Company); Couldn’t Say by Christopher Wall (MITF - Best Director Award) as well as productions for NYMF and SPF. Future productions: Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata (Epic Theatre Ensemble and Chautauqua Theatre); Penelope (Playmakers Repertory Theatre), and a workshop production of Ada by Kim Sherman and Margaret Vandenburg, an opera she conceived of about Ada Byron,with the Center for Contemporary Opera (CCO).
Lisa joined the Lark Play Development Center in January 2010 as the Director of Offsite Programs and Partnerships, where she deals with providing expanded opportunities for playwrights, and develops strategic multi-lateral partnerships aimed at advancing new work to production nationally and globally. She has taught and directed at many prestigious universities (NYU Graduate Acting, Juilliard and Yale School of Drama), is a Fox Fellow recipient, and alum of the Drama League and Women's Project Director's Lab. MFA: NYU Graduate Acting and NYU Grad Director’s Lab.
STEPHEN WILDE Received rave reviews from John Simon of Bloomberg News and Howard Kissel of The New York Daily News for his portrayal of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marc Connelly in the Peccadillo Theatre Company’s Off-Broadway hit Talk Of The Town in The Oak Room at The Algonquin Hotel. He was also seen as Shorty in The Peccadillo production of Eugene O’Neill’s All God’s Chillun’ Got Wings at NYU’s Skirball Center For The Arts. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a Master of Fine Arts in Acting and The Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia with a Graduate Degree in Acting.
Stephen performed for two years in the Broadway Tour of The Music Man, logging over 500 performances, and in concerts with the Chicago, Baltimore and Pittsburgh Symphony orchestras under the baton of Marvin Hamlisch. He has performed on the stage of the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia in the critically-acclaimed production of Shelter (based on Maxim Gorky’s The Lower Depths), garnering great reviews by the Moscow press, and in both The Bear and A Wedding, by Anton Chekhov. Prior to moving to NYC, Stephen earned the title of World Champion of the Barbershop Harmony Society, as high tenor of the quartet, Joker’s Wild.
Stephen is a voting member of The Recording Academy (The Grammys). He produced Julie Reyburn: Live At Feinstein’s, which won a Bistro Award for Outstanding Recording in 2010, and the acclaimed recording William Blake: Live From New York City, recorded at Birdland. Stephen can be seen on screen in the independent films Consequences, directed by Darren Malone, and A Life Without Pain, directed by Jonathan Castro, and most recently was on stage in the production of The Music Man at Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, NY, with John Bolton (Spamalot), Jennifer Smith (The Producers), and Cass Morgan (Memphis). Website: stephenwilde.tv, Facebook: facebook.com/stephenwilde.tv, Twitter: stephenwildenyc.