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the NATRA Award. Mr. Bradford passed away at the height of his career in early 1978 and his work is being continued by his wife, noted actress-singer Alberta Bradford.

MICKI GRANT (Music and Lyrics) As the composer and author of the Broadway musical Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope she received an Obie Award, Grammy Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critic's Circle Award, three Tony nominations, the Mademoiselle Achievement Award, the NAACP's Image Award, and for this musical, a Grammy nomination. She collaborated with Vinnette Carroll on Bury the Dead, The Ups and Downs of Theophilus Maitland [[/italics]] and Croesus and the Witch. She is the composer and author of the Broadway musical, It's So Nice to be Civilized. She is collaborating on Take Care, a musical revue commissioned by Local 1199's Bread and Roses Project which toured the country 1980-81. She is also completing the score for the Broadway-bound Carver, a musical based on the life of George Washington Carver. An actress and singer, she has performed on and Off-Broadway and in regional theatre, and appeared as Peggy Nolan on "Another World." Her Tony nominated Broadway musical, Working, has been seen on Showtime.

TALLEY BEATTY (Choreographer) received a Tony nomination for this musical. His creations have been lauded the world over and performed by many famous companies including the Royal Theatre of Sweden and the Sadlers Wells Opera Company. His ballet, Phoebe Snow, has become a classic and is performed by leading dance companies. For the Urban Arts Corps, he created dances for Bury the Dead, Croesus and the Witch, Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, and this show.

WILLIAM SCHRODER (Set and Costume Designer) designed the sets and costumes for Your Arms Too Short to Box With God from its inception at the Spoleto Festival in Italy to its premiere on Broadway. He designed for the Australian, Boston and San Francisco tours of the hit musical, Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope. Off-Broadway, he has designed for La Mama and CSC Repertory. His regional theater credits include Syracuse Stage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Stage West, and Alaska Rep and set designer for the Light Opera of Manhattan and costume designer for the Mummers Theatre in Oklahoma City where he designed over twenty-five productions. He also writes and illustrates children's books, including Pea Soup and Sea Serpents.

RICHARD WINKLER (Lighting Designer) created the lighting for the recent Broadway revival of Your Arms Too Short to Box With God. He created the lighting for Broadway's Something Afoot, Best Friend, and The Play's the Thing. He supervised the lighting for The Concert starring Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Count Basie, as well as the Broadway concert of Shirley MacLaine, George Benson, and Ashford and Simpson. His opera credits include the Dallas Civic Opera, and the Miami Opera Guild. Among his regional theatre credits are Westchester Regional Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Company and the Folger Theatre. He designed the lighting for Vinnette Carroll's  When Hell Freezes Over, I'll Skate in Los Angeles.

MICHAEL POWELL (Musical Director) is a musician, arranger and composer. He made his Broadway debut as conductor with the 1980 production of this show. He recorded with gospel singer Isaac Douglas, poetess Nikki Giovanni, the New York Community Choir and Patti LaBelle. He is director of the Michael Powell Ensemble, which has appeared on Broadway with Josephine Baker and with Bette Midler, He is currently Musical Director for Warner Brothers recording artist Mark Sundance.

JERRY R. MOORE (Associate Producer) has been a key force in the continuing success of this musical since 1978. Mr. Moore produced the first recording of Dreamgirls star, Jennifer Holliday in


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1980 singing "I Love You So Much Jesus" and the duet "Too Close" (with Sheila Ellis). He supervised and wrote the copy for the acclaimed television commercial for Bob Fosse's Dancin'. He co-produced the Los Angeles production of Vinnette Carroll's When Hell Freezes Over, I'll Skate, the concert debut of Mary Stuart, star of "Search for Tomorrow," and a 2-year national tour of Godspell which starred Scott Holmes and Mary Gordon Murray.

ANITA MacSHANE (Co-Producer) has been the Managing Director of Vinnette Carroll's Urban Arts Theatre for the past five years. She was Associate Producer with Mike Nichols and Lewis Allen for Alice, and co-producer with Bob Larimer for But Never Jam Today. Ms. MacShane is currently involved in the new Urban Arts Theatre production of When Hell Freezes Over, I'll Skate. She has an extensive business background and is the owner of a hotel complex in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

URBAN ARTS THEATRE (Co-Producer) had its most success in [[italics]] When Hell Freezes Over, I'll Skate, produced at the Urban Arts Theatre, transferred to Lincoln Center's "Black Festival" and made into a television special for "Great Performances" on PBS. The Urban Arts Theatre was founded in 1976 by Vinnette Carroll as a pilot for the New York State Council on the Arts. Its most successful productions include: Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, Your Arms Too Short to Box with God, Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, The Ups & Downs of Theophilus Maitland, Play Mas, and I'm Laughing but I Ain't Tickled.

STEPHANIE S. HUGHLEY (Company Manager) has been involved with Bubbling Brown Sugar, For Colored Girls..., Ain't Misbehavin', A Lesson from Aloes, and The Apollo (It was Just Like Magic). She is happily married to Young T. Hughley Jr. and wants to give all the glory and praise for all she is and all she has to her Heavenly Father....


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