Marc Silverberg(Book, Music, and Lyrics)Marc Silverberg is currently a Doctoral Fellow at Five Towns College, where he directs two a cappella groups, and co-directs the Five Towns Chorus and Choir. He currently writes a blog on, which discusses the progressing education of contemporary a cappella music. His semi-professional a cappella group is currently a member of the Contemporary A cappella League, and he performs as a solo a cappella live looper. Recently, He's Not Himself was nominated for best musical in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Becoming a Next Link Project in the New York Music Theatre Festival is a true honor and he would like to thank everyone who has made this possible, especially his mother.


Michael Pantone(Director)Michael Pantone is the Producing Creative Director of TheatreWest97, the performing arts program at The Franciscan Community Center on Manhattan’s upper west-side.  He began his career as a performer working in theatre, film, television and dancing with several companies including Lee Theodore’s American Dance Machine.  Michael originated roles in new works at Manhattan Theatre Club, La Mama, The Public Theatre and Playwright’s Horizon working with distinguished artists such as Richard Adler, Bill Davies and Pat Birch to name a few.  He toured the country as Clarence; the bumbling Angel second-class in David Nehl’s It’s a Wonderful Life.  Michael has served as the director of the Drama Repertory Theatre at Usdan Center for the Performing Arts and with his partner Laurie Gamache, has directed main stage musicals at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and original musical sketch comedy shows at Caroline’s on Broadway. He received his theatre training from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and SUNY Empire State.


Laurie Gamache (Set Design/Costume Design/Prop Design)Laurie Gamache has been a professional actor for 25 years.  She is best known as Broadway’s last “Cassie” and has toured the world in her long association with A Chorus Line. Laurie has been teaching and directing with Theatre West 97th since 1992 and is the Theatre/Music teacher at Holy Name School.  In addition to directing and choreographing some traditional musicals, Laurie has produced some of her own writing.


Stephanie Wells(Music Director)Stephanie Wells has been in NYC for 7 years, via Chicago.  She has music directed for NYU, New School, Columbia College, played in several bands, and many other scenarios along the way.  As a teaching artist in NYC public schools for the past 6 years, she’s taught hundreds of kids about singing, piano, and musical theater.


Barbara Silverberg (Producer)Barbara Silverberg has had an avid interest in the theater for many years. For the past twelve years she has helped to produce musicals at a Long Island high school.  She formed Aron Lewis Productions, LLC and decided to take the full plunge into producing after being introduced to the creative team of this wonderful musical comedy.


Kevin Lambert(General Manager)Kevin Lambert served as Associate Producer for Chance McClain’s Kissless (NYMF 2011) and will serve in the same capacity and as Assistant Stage Director for the filming of that musical this summer in Borger, Texas. Most recently he directed the second staged reading of Laura Italiano’s new musical comedy PERP! The Criminal Musical as part of E.A.T.’s Notes From the Page series. He has produced and directed The Stand-In (Best Director Award) and Small World for The Secret Theatre’s One Act Factor. Other directing credits include: Abigail Taylor’s Fancy Meeting You HereGuinevere; and Coup de Safety Patrol; and Ryan Gajewski’s What’s a China Cabinet Used For?and George and Laura Bush Perform... Our Favorite Sitcom Episodes (Fringe Festival 2009). Kevin produced and directed Jonathan Ehrlich’s first play Weekend Method and is preparing a New York production of Jonathan’s new play Vacancies. A graduate of CTI’s 3-Day Intensive Producer’s Workshop, he holds a BFA in Musical Theatre/Directing from Emerson College. Kevin is represented on Broadway as one of the many “People of Godspell” now running at Circle in the Square.


Samia Fakih(Stage Manager)Samia Fakih started doing theater at the age of twelve and has been a part of numerous plays over the years such as Frankenstein 1930 (Berta), Li'l Abner (Daisy Mae), and The Good Doctor. She has also done the scenic art for productions such as Into the Woods. She was the stage manager for He's Not Himself when the show hit the Planet Connections Theater Festival in the summer of 2011. Currently, she is pursuing a visual arts degree and is the Music Administrator at St James Episcopal church.


Paul Siebold(Publicist)Paul Siebold is the managing director of OFF OFF PR, a firm dedicated to promoting developing theatrical productions through effective marketing communications.  He has been a marketing, promotions and public relations executive for over 15 years.  Paul’s work has helped to achieve significant pre-press, sold-out houses and post-production success for his clients. Among his many successes, Paul was the publicist for the 2008 and 2009 winners of the New York Innovative Theatre Award's "Outstanding Production of a Musical."  Paul works with performers, album releases, comedies,dramas, musicals, plays, dance and solo performances as part of festivals, theater company seasons,  independently produced productions, and more.  Member, AEA/AFTRA.