Administration & staff

Anthony Freud, OBE
General Director, President & CEO
The Women's Board Endowed Chair

Enrique Mazzola
Music Director
John D. and Alexandra C. Nichols Endowed Chair

Renée Fleming
Special Projects Advisor

Drew Landmesser
Deputy General Director and Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth Hurley
Chief Advancement Officer

Roberta Lane
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Andreas Melinat
Vice President, Artistic Planning

Vincente F. Milianti
Vice President, Finance

Dan Novak
Vice President and Director, Ryan Opera Center
The Ryan Opera Center Board Endowed Chair

Patrick Nugent
Vice President for Development

Will Raj
Vice President, Information Technology

Kate Sheehan
Vice President for Principal Gifts

Michael Smallwood
Vice President and Technical Director
Allan and Elaine Muchin Endowed Chair

Office of the General Director

Office of the Deputy General Director

Artistic

Development

Finance

Human Resources

Information Technology

Lyric Unlimited

Marketing and Communications

Ticket Department/Audience Services

Music Administration

Presentations and Events

Production

Ryan Opera Center

Technical

 


 

Office of the General Director

Anthony Freud
General Director, President & CEO
The Women’s Board Endowed Chair

Linda Nguyen
Manager, Office of the General Director

Michelle Hoehne
Assistant, Office of the General Director

 

Office of the Deputy General Director

Drew Landmesser
Deputy General Director and Chief Operating Officer 

Michael Schoenig
Operations Finance Director

Tabitha Boorsma
Operations Associate

Ann Owens
Operations and Commissioning Consultant

 

Artistic

Andreas Melinat
Vice President, Artistic Planning

Cory Lippiello
Artistic Administrator

Evamaria Wieser
Casting Consultant

 

Development

Elizabeth Hurley
Chief Advancement Officer

 

Patrick Nugent
Vice President for Development

Mike Biver
Senior Director of Gift Planning

Anna Mattson
Senior Director of Leadership Giving and Stewardship

Scott Podraza
Director of the Fund for Lyric

Jonathan P. Siner
Senior Director of Gift Planning

Kristen Bigham
Philanthropy Officer

Kelly E. Cronin
Associate Director, Development Analytics

Angela DeStefano
Philanthropy Officer

Erin Johnson
Advancement Budget Analyst

Chelsea Lauing
Philanthropy Officer, Institutional Partnerships

Meghan Pioli
Associate Director of the Fund for Lyric

Claire Ryan, CFRE
Associate Director of Institutional Partnerships

Paul D. Sprecher
Philanthropy Officer

Meaghan Stainback
Philanthropy Officer

Nell Vandeveld
Gift Planning Associate

Kelli Dawson
Institutional Partnerships Assistant

Erik Dohner
Fund for Lyric Coordinator

Shelagh Haney
Development Services Coordinator

Brea Williams
Development Services Coordinator

 

Kate Sheehan
Vice President for Principal Gifts

Lawrence DelPilar
Senior Director of Development, Principal Gifts

Devin Bopp
Associate Director, Principal Gifts Communications

 

Deborah Hare
Senior Director of the Boards and Special Events

Marisa Lerman
Fundraising Events Manager

Nick Roman
Manager, Boards 

Claire French
Special Events Associate

Jonah Levi-Paesky
Coordinator, Boards (Guild Board, Chapters, and Lyric Young Professionals)

Lydia Spettel
Coordinator, Boards (Women’s Board and Ryan Opera Center Board)

 

 

Finance

Roberta Lane
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer 

Vincente F. Milianti
Vice President, Finance

Whitney Bercek
Controller

Nicky Chaybasarskaya
Senior Accountant

Ana Joyce
Senior Accountant

Nancy Ko
Accounting Manager

Tom Pels
Payroll Manager

Dan Seekman
Senior Staff Accountant

Idalia Andrade
Accounts Payable Associate

Zachary Kurzenberger
Financial Analyst

Shanell Reynolds
Payroll Associate

Scot Weidenaar
Payroll Associate

 

Human Resources

Ursulla McWhorter
Interim Director, Human Resources

Stephanie Strong
Director of Compensation, Benefits and HR Operations

Charity Franco
Human Resources Associate

Ericka Carmona-Vega
Talent Acquisition Consultant

 

Information Technology

Will Raj
Vice President, Information Technology

Eric Hayes
Director of IT Operations

Rita Parida
Director of Data Services 

Jessica Keener
Systems Analyst

Sean Lennon
Systems Administrator

Coleman Dieffenbach
Technology Support Associate

 

Lyric Unlimited — Learning & Creative Engagement

Drew Smith
Learning Programs Manager 

Angela Hamilton
Community Programs Coordinator

LaRob Payton
Coordinator, Lyric Unlimited 

 

Marketing and Communications

Tracy Galligher Young
Interim Head of Marketing and Communications

Brittany Gonzalez
Director of Group Sales

David Nutt
Director of Sales and Advertising

Jake Fruend
Graphic Design Specialist

Jessica Pedroza
Marketing Creative Project Associate

 

Holly H. Gilson
Senior Director, Communications

Mari Moroz
Public Relations Manager 

 

Samantha Berger
Digital Fundraising Manager

Valerie Bromann
Manager of Digital Content and Analysis

Michael Musick
E-Commerce Manager

Amanda Reitenbach
Manager of Social Media and Content

Andrew Cioffi
Digital Content Producer

 

Ticket Department/Audience Services

Susan Harrison Niemi
Director of Audience Services

Alex Chatziapostolou-Demas
Sales Manager

John Renfroe
Tessitura Manager 

Laura Waters
Customer Service and Call Center Manager

Leigh Folta
VIP Ticketing Associate

Jessica Reinhart
VIP Ticketing Coordinator

Achilles Bezanis
Emily Crisp
Ashlyn Elliot
Monet Felton
Kelly Figley
Erin Hogan
Madison Lawry
Danielle Vallandigham
Rosemary Walsh
Maria Wojtas
Ticket Staff

 

Music Administration

Stephanie Karr
Senior Director of Music Administration

Sarah Cohn
Manager, Chorus and Dancers

Kourtnea Stevenson
Manager, Orchestra and Assistant Conductors

Annika Donnen
Associate Librarian

 

Presentations and Events

Megan St. John
Director of Facility Operations

David Jaworski
Porter

 

Geri LaGiglio
Director of Front of House Operations

Sheila Matthews
Lena Reynolds-Sneed
Front of House Managers

Jason Thomas
Head Bartender

Cleveland Anderson
Gerard Arguello
Alana Clark
Jose Garcia Cisneros
Ivan Garcia Hernandez
Monica Govea
Kevin Jackson
Sydney Kading
Ashley Manley
Rachel Martinez
Anna Masciopinto
Judith Parker
Ramon Perez
Ronald Purnell
Jesus Rios
Juliet Smith
Jacqueline Trent
Felipe Valadez
Peter Wood
Bartenders/Barbacks and Baristas

Isaac Bearman
Clara Blakemore
Nina Charlotten
Chamberlon Clark
Lynn Dudley-Singleton
Sharon Gaston
Boris Powell
Coat Check Attendants

Francine Baker
Ronald Crawford
Frank Reckitt
Calvin Smith
Elevator Operators

Christina Adams
Lynn Dudley-Singleton
Jessica Manuel
OperaShop Sales Associates

Tiffany Kane
Restaurant Manager

Stefan Peters
Matre 'D

Alicia Dale
Patrick Tucker
Gloria Winston
Host/Hostesses

Patrick Dowling
Patron Services Manager

Emmanuel Stewart
Doorman

Vanessa Bahena
Ivonne Cruz
Brenda Cruz Galeno
Yesenia Elvir
Noemi Guerrero
Betty Johnson
Jocelyn Monrial
Security Bag Search 

David Jaworski
Freddie Monroe
Kevin Topp
Stage Door Staff

 

Paulette Alonzi
David Barcena
Patricia Bell
Dominic Bialecki
Summer Burk
Margaret Burke
Nadine Burruss
Daro Cook
Marlene Delemore
Dora Forte
Harmon Greenblatt
Stuart Hall
Ramona Hawkins
Barbara Hemminger
Aleisha Jiles-Gardner
Kristen Jamerson
Bertha Jones
Lorena Larios
Ellyn Levell
Marlyn Love
Keisha Matthews
Delfin Melchor
Thomas Mullaney
Donald Nyderek
Terrence O’Brien
Steven Pace
Carmella Powell
Eduard Pulst
Kevin Rooney
John Rosenthal
Gladys Sanford
Stevie Stevens
Mary Thomas
Gina Tovar
Julia Tsuchiya-Mayhew
Katwanya West
Rose Xiao
Janice Young
Jon Ziemba
Ushers

Gregg Brody
Box Office Manager

Joseph Dunn
John Thor Sandquist
Box Office Assistant Treasurers

Richard Diver
Keyana Marshall
Box Office Treasurers

 

Joe Minogue
Chief Engineer

Michael LaPorte
Lead Engineer

Anthony Fasano
Arthur Lehman
Brian Laurence McMahon
Bernard McNeela
Thomas Setina
Engineers

 

Production

Paul Horpedahl
Production and Operations Consultant

Katrina Bachus
Jordan Lee Braun
David Carl Toulson
Assistant Stage Directors

John W. Coleman
Production Stage Manager

Rachel A. Tobias
Stage Manager

Alaina Bartkowiak
Daniel Sokalski
Peggy Stenger
Amy C. Thompson
Rachel A. Tobias
Bill Walters
Sandra Zamora
Assistant Stage Managers

Ben Bell Bern
Rehearsal Department Manager

Kevin Krasinski
Artist Services Manager

 

Ryan Opera Center

Dan Novak
Vice President and Director, Ryan Opera Center
The Ryan Opera Center Board Endowed Chair

Craig Terry
Music Director
The Jannotta Family Endowed Chair

Julia Faulkner
Director of Vocal Studies
Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation

Emma Scherer
Manager

 

Technical

Michael Smallwood
Vice President and Technical Director
The Allan and Elaine Muchin Endowed Chair

April Busch
Technical Operations Director

Scott Marr
Wardrobe, Wigs, and Makeup Director

Scott Wolfson
Associate Technical Director

Maria DeFabo Akin
Properties and Scenic Design Director

Chris Maravich
Lighting Director
Mary-Louise and James S. Aargard Lighting Director Endowed Chair


Joe Dockweiler
Master Carpenter

Mike Reilly
Head Flyman/Automation

Jeffrey Streichhirsch
Automation Assistant

Chris Barker
Robert Hull, Jr.
Rigging/Automation Assistants

Mark Shanabrough
Head Shop Carpenter

Brian Grenda
Layout Carpenter

Drew Trusk
Head Shop Welder

Bruce Woodruff
Layout Welder

Richard “Doc” Wren
Warehouse Coordinator

Dan DiBennardi
Assistant Warehouse Coordinator

Dan Donahue
Justin Hull
Ryan McGovern
Assistant Carpenters

Anthony Bernardy
Connor Ingersoll
John Ingersoll
Aiden McGovern
Johnny Rivers
Chase Torringa
Carpenters



Anthony Coia
Master Electrician

Soren Ersbak
Board Operator

John Clarke, Jr.
Thomas Hull
Robert Reynolds
Assistant Electricians

Jason Combs
Thomas Fernandez
Gary Grenda
Brian Hobbs
Daniel Kuh
Asiel Simpson
Jose Villalpando
Electricians



Joe Schofield
Head Audio Technician
Nick Charlan
Matt Eble
Kelvin Ingram
Audio Technicians

 

Charles Reilly
Property Master

Michael McPartlin
Properties Crew Head

Phil Marcotte
Prop Carpenter

Bob Ladd
Armorer

Rachel Boultinghouse
Upholsterer

Robert Hartge
Michael O’Donnell, Jr.
Richard Tyriver
Assistant Properties

Michael Buerger
Joseph Collins
Adam Gorsky
Gordon Granger
Joe Mathesius
Kevin McPartlin
Luigi Trupiano
Properties



Brian Traynor
Charge Artist

Tim Morrison
Michael Murtaugh
Scenic Artists

Maureen Reilly
Costume Director
The Richard P. and Susan Kiphart Endowed Chair

Lucy Lindquist
Wardrobe Mistress

Kristine Anderson
Louie Barrios
Molly Herman
Kate Keefe
Cecylia Kinder
Krystina Lowe
Talia Newton
Kathy Rubel
Joanna Rzepka
Marguerite Scott
Rebecca Shouse
Ewa Szylak
Barbara Szyllo
Carolina Tuazon
Isaac Turner
Maggie Zabierowski
Wardrobe Staff

Samantha Holmes
Wardrobe Crew Head

Meriem Bahri
Scott Barker
Robert Berry
Lauren Crotty
Dawn Marie Hamilton
Robert Hilliard
David Hough
Charlie Junke
Kim Kostera
Wendy McCay
Moira O'Neil
Dulce Santillan
Lynn Sparber
Chris Valente
Roger Weir
Kristi Wood
Samantha Yonan
Dressers


Sarah Hatten
Wigmaster and Makeup Designer
The Marlys Beider Endowed Chair

Allison Burkholder
Department Coordinator

Lynn Koroulis
Robert Kuper
Claire Moores
Staff

Bridget Ryzmski
Wig Crew Head

Necole Bluhm
DeShawn Bowman
Martha Contreras
Brittany Crinson
Eric Daniels
Lillian Dion
June Gearon
David Grant
Chantelle Marie Johnson
Briette Madrid
Lana McKinnon
Megan Pirtle
Jada Richardson
Lela Rosenberg
Rick Salazar
Rachel Stiles
Kacy Tatus
Pat Tomlinson
Emily Young
Wig and Makeup Crew

Photo: Todd Rosenberg