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Mark2015MARK S. HOEBEE (Producing Artistic Director) joined the artistic team at Paper Mill Playhouse in 2000. Under his leadership, Paper Mill was presented with the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award; launched the American premiere of the 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables in 2010, working alongside Cameron Mackintosh; was home to the world premieres of Newsies in 2011, in partnership with Disney Theatrical Productions, Honeymoon in Vegas in 2013, Ever After and Bandstand in 2015, and A Bronx Tale in 2016. Paper Mill also hosted the American premiere of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame and recently launched the national tour of The Bodyguard starring Deborah Cox. On Broadway, Mark directed the Actors Fund benefit of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas starring Jennifer Hudson. He has directed national tours of Victor/Victoria starring Toni Tennille, Dreamgirls, Company, and An Evening of Lerner and Loewe starring Diahann Carroll. Directing credits at Paper Mill include West Side Story; Dreamgirls; Hello, Dolly! starring Tovah Feldshuh; Harold and Maude: The Musical with Estelle Parsons; Meet Me in St. Louis; The King and I; Miss Saigon; Disney’s High School Musical; Peter Pan; Smokey Joe’s Cafe; Oliver!; Damn Yankees; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Curtains; and The Full Monty starring Elaine Stritch. He resides in Glen Ridge with his partner Larry Elardo, Coordinating Producer for the CBS Evening News, and their children, Stephen and Ashley.


  Todd2015TODD SCHMIDT (Managing Director) is proud to serve Paper Mill Playhouse for the past seven seasons that included the world premieres of Newsies, Honeymoon in Vegas, Ever After, Bandstand, and A Bronx Tale, and the US premieres of the 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Bodyguard. During this time Paper Mill has regained its status as America’s premier musical theater and one of New Jersey’s most celebrated cultural institutions. Todd previously was managing director of George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, and prior to that he was executive producer of Peninsula Players Theatre in Wisconsin, where he produced 70 plays and led the theater through a remarkable period of growth, culminating in the opening of a state-of-the-art performance space. In Chicago, Todd worked with Chicago Shakespeare, Goodman, and Apple Tree Theatre, and he directed and produced The Woman in Black (Jeff Award nomination for best production). He serves on the board of ArtPride New Jersey and is chairman of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance. He was named one of the 101 Most Influential People in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly magazine. Todd holds an MFA degree from DePaul University and a BA from Auburn University.



  • Producing Artistic Director - Mark S. Hoebee
  • Managing Director - Todd Schmidt
  • Associate Artistic Director - Patrick Parker
  • Managing Associate - Christopher Slavik


  • Director of External and Strategic Affairs - Bea Daggett
  • Director of Individual Giving - Linsey C. Short
  • Dir. of Foundation & Corp. Relations - Amy C. Rowland
  • Grants Manager - Elizabeth Johnson
  • Development Manager - Anita C. Bentz
  • Director of Special Events - Leigh Schaedel
  • Donor Relations Manager - John Anderson


  • Marketing Manager - Bridget Bross
  • Marketing Associate - Stephanie Rueda
  • Director of Press & Public Relations - Shayne A. Miller


  • Director of Finance and Administration - David Topchik
  • Human Resources Manager - Anne Pollock
  • Business Manager - Stephanie Carr
  • Accounts Payable - Barbara Kiley
  • Business Associate/Gift Shop Manager - Ty Jacobs
  • Office Coordinator - Angela Safko


  • Director of Education - Lisa E. Cooney
  • Senior Manager of Education Programs - Carrie Rubino
  • Theatre School Manager & Tour Director - Alexandra Yates
  • Education Associate - Jason Gillis
  • Education Administrative Coordinator - Michelle Tempkin


  • Ticketing Services Manager - Ethan Ubell
  • Subscription Manager - Samone Rowe
  • Ticketing Services & Access Coordinator - Derek Alfano
  • Ticketing Services & Outreach Coordinator -
  • Telemarketing Campaign Manager - Sean McGinity
  • Group Sales Manager - Carolyn Esman
  • Group Sales Coordinator - Katy Cockrell
  • Box Office Manager - Davyd Stepper
  • Assistant Box Office Manager - Kellen Belt
  • Shift Supervisor - Alex Kopec


  • Director of Information Technology - Ann Marie Heckmann


  • House Manager - William S. Fergus
  • Assistant House Manager -


  • Director of Production - Laura Green
  • Technical Director - Scott Rutkowski
  • Company Manager - Doug Landrum
  • Production Coordinator - T Hagar
  • Costume Shop Manager - Christine Szczepanski
  • Master Carpenter - Thomas Brennan
  • Head Electrician - Drew Kawczynski
  • Sound Engineer - Brett Moore
  • Wardrobe Supervisor - Jacky Riotto
  • Master Flyman - Mike Stas
  • Hair Supervisor - Sharon Stas
  • Production Properties - Heather Ugrina
  • Properties Master - Mike Usa


  • Maintenance Magna Maintenance
  • Facility Engineer - Fred Solomine