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Album Credits

Music, lyrics, and orchestration by
Michelle S. Ackerman.

Music supervision by Dominick Amendum.

Recorded and mixed by Derik Lee
at Terminus Studio, NYC.

Original instrumental programming,
recording and mixing by Michelle Ackerman.

Design & illustration by Catherine Archer-Wills.

© 2019. Sleepy Hollow, A Legendary Musical; Sleepy Hollow Productions

Demo Selections

01 - Sleepy Hollow Overture

Orchestration

02 - Dance With The Devil

Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones

03 - If I Know You

Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones

04 - Out Of The Shadows

Ichabod Crane

05 - In The Night

Katrina Van Tassel

06 - The Horseman

Brom Bones

07 - The Hollow

Orchestrated Narration

Ichabod Crane
Bryce Rhyness
Legally Blonde Broadway, Hair, Leap of Faith
Katrina Van Tassel
Vicki Noon
Wicked Broadway/National Tour, Mama Mia, First Date
Brom Bones
Bradley Dean
Phantom of the Opera Broadway, Dear Evan Hansen, The Last Ship

Characters

Ichabod Crane

A curious stranger who fortuitously arrives in Sleepy Hollow to apply for the newly vacant bookkeeping position. The town council is apprehensive, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

Katrina Van Tassel

The only living child of the widower, Baltus Van Tassel. Katrina is intelligent, beautiful and fiercely determined to prove herself as an independent and self- sufficient young woman, worthy of her mothers heritage.

Brom Bones

The dashingly handsome and charismatic hero of Sleepy Hollow. He revels in good-natured mischief, and shares a special relationship with Katrina Van Tassel. He is determined to rise above the shadows of his dark legacy.

Meet The Team

Michelle Ackerman

Book/Music/Lyrics

Michelle Ackerman
MICHELLE ACKERMAN is a BA graduate from Brigham Young University majoring in Composite Dance, a degree that incorporates various genres of dance and performance art. An active member of the BYU Ballroom Dance team, she also immersed herself in the creative aspects of music and dramaturgy. Michelle became a dance faculty member at Utah Valley State College where she fused her unique skills to found, direct and choreograph the 24 time World Champion Dance Team "Fire & Ice". This team performed and competed nationwide, was featured in print, film and television programs, and was honored to perform at the 2002 Winter Olympics. In 2001 Michelle was awarded the UCWDC World Title for Best Choreographer. Since then, she has choreographed professionally for a wide range of clients including musical theater, ballet companies and cabaret routines. She has also coached many competitive ballroom/swing couples to world titles.

Michelle began creating the world of Sleepy Hollow while on tour in 2004. Since that time, she has directed and produced Sleepy Hollow through two full New York City AEA workshops and staged readings. (Emerging Artist Theater: "Notes On A Page" & TheYork Theater: NYC Developmental Reading Series.) In 2015, Michelle ran a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising funds to create Sleepy Hollow's professional demo CD. The CD was produced in collaboration with Musical Director, Dominick Amendum. Fall 2017, Sleepy Hollow was selected to compete in the New York New Works Theater festival from a pool of 450 applicants. Sleepy Hollow competed in two rounds against the other 55 other participants, and was selected as a runner up in the final competitive round.

Ms. Ackerman is the mother of four beautiful, talented children - her proudest accomplishment. www.MichelleAckerman.com

Dominick Amendum

Musical Supervisor

Dominick Amendum
DOMINICK AMENDUM served for nearly a decade as Associate Music Supervisor of the International Mega-Hit Musical Wicked, also having Conducted and Music Directed Wicked on Broadway, in Los Angeles, and in cities across the U.S. on the First National Tour. Additionally, Dominick was the Arranger and Music Supervisor for the Broadway musical First Date (starring Zachary Levi). Other favorite credits include: Heathers (Off Broadway- New World Stages); Gigantic (Off Broadway- The Vineyard); Moonshine (Dallas Theatre Center); LMNOP (Houston TUTS); The Blue Flower (Off Broadway- SecondStage); Elf (Paper Mill Playhouse); Secondhand Lions (Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre); The Kid (Off Broadway- The New Group); Born To Dance (for Princess Cruise Lines); Cabaret (National Tour); Oliver! (National Tour); The Romance Of Magno Rubio (Off Broadway- DR2 Theatre).

Dominick is the Arranger and Music Supervisor of the upcoming Prince Of Egypt, based on the DreamWorks animated feature film and written by Stephen Schwartz. Prince Of Egypt has been developed at Frederecia Teater in Denmark and TheatreWorks in California, and will soon open in London on the West End.

Dominick produced the recent First Date cast album, as well as recordings for Stephanie J. Block ("This Place I Know"); Carrie Manolakos ("Echo"), Will Van Dyke ("Chasing The Day") and Paul Loesel and Scott Burkell ("Sorta Love Songs"). In the studio, he has collaborated with the likes of Rupert Holmes, Dolly Parton, Andrew Lippa, Stephen Schwartz, and Marvin Hamlisch.

Dominick is the Smart-Tillman Artist in Residence in Musical Theatre at his alma-mater, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he studied Classical Piano Performance. He continues to work professionally around the globe developing new musicals.

Nicola Royston

Director

Nicola Royston
NICOLA ROYSTON is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University BFA in Drama. Her experience has been as an actor in Off-Broadway, National Tours and Regional Theatre. Her work as a director has been seen at Queens Theatre in the Park, The Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center, The White Plains Theater of Performing Arts and Pace University. In another lifetime she traveled the world as a professional competitive couples dancer, winning national and international championships. She is most proud of being a mom to two amazing kids!

Nicholas Connors

Music Director

Nicholas Connors
NICHOLAS CONNORS is an award-winning composer/lyricist, music director, and actor based in New York. Music Direction credits include Godspell (New London Barn Playhouse), Tarzan (Jenny Wiley Theatre) and Karen Olivo's solo cabaret at the Overture Center in Madison, WI. Nicholas has worked in the music departments for Prince of Egypt, Dear Evan Hansen, and as a music assistant to Stephen Schwartz, Alex Lacamoire and Dominick Amendum. His songs have been performed throughout the country. Original musicals include HERE, IN THE PARK (1st Prize - Festival of New American Musicals Showsearch) and SPACE VOYAGE: THE MUSICAL FRONTIER. Nicholas is a proud alumnus of the University of Wisconsin. @Nick_Connors / www.Nicholas-Connors.com

Corey Brunish

Creative Consultant

Corey Brunish
COREY BRUNISH is a two time Tony Award winning producer (Porgy and Bess/Pippin) and is producing the current Broadway sensation On the Town . He was also nominated for Peter and the Starcatcher, and won the Outer Critic's Circle, Broadway League and Drama Desk Awards. Corey served as producer on three other Broadway shows: Beautiful, A Night With Janis Joplin and Mothers and Sons by Pulitzer, Tony and Emmy winning playwright Terrence McNally. Additionally, Corey has served as an Assistant Director on Broadway and holds regional director credits on both coasts. His film "That's When It Hit Me" played the festival circuit internationally. His favorite directorial efforts include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Company and It's A Wonderful Life. Corey was also on the producing teams of If/Then (with Idina Menzel), Of Mice and Men (with James Franco), It's Only A Play (with Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane) and Hedwig and the Angry Inch (with Neil Patrick Harris), the latter won the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. He is currently at work writing a new Broadway musical called My Marcello. Corey was a producer on the Grammy nominated CD "Nice Work If You Can Get It" He appears as Utterson on the newest Jekyll & Hyde CD.

Lanola Kathleen Stone

Image & Branding Advisor

Lanola Kathleen Stone
LANOLA KATHLEEN STONE is a New York City-based professional photographer, artist, author, and educator. Her commercial clients seek her out to photograph interiors, portraits, and lifestyle, although she is mostly know for her aptitude with children and childhood imagery. She began creative directing to help clients establish their visual identity in 2006 and was on the top of the masthead as creative director of Organize Magazine in 2007.

In 2012, Focal Press published her first book, "Photographing Childhood: the Image & the Memory." With this, LaNola hopes to share inspiration and a bit of what she has learned from 20+ years of photographing and working with children and building ones own personal "identity" as a photographic artist

Catherine Archer‑Willis

Concept Sketch Artist

Catherine Archer-Willis
CATHERINE ARCHER-WILLS grew up in West Sussex, UK. The daughter of an illustrator and a garden designer, she formed the ambition of becoming an artist very early in life and still feels the same passion and excitement in her work that fired her imagination as a child. In 1999 she went to Cornwall and took an honors degree in Illustration, then moved to Devon after graduating, where she spent some years working as a freelance designer, doing everything from illustrating children�s books and working on theater productions to making jewelry.
She now lives in Somerset in the South West of England, with her partner, composer Jon Richards, where she finds the moorland, woods and historical villages a constant source of inspiration.

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