Kerry Butler received rave reviews, acclaim and a Tony Nomination for her role as the lead of Clio/Kira in the hit Broadway musical Xanadu. She also appeared in the original cast of Broadway's Hairspray and the 2003 Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors. In television, she had a recurring role in the NBC series "Lipstick Jungle" with Brooke Shields.
Born one of eleven children in San Leandro, California, Alice Ripley received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kent State University. Before moving to New York, Ripley sang and wrote songs for several years in Nashville.
Adam Guettel (pronounced "Gettle"; b. 1965), son of Mary Rodgers and grandson of legendary composer Richard Rodgers, is an American musical theater composer and lyricist best known for 2005's The Light in the Piazza, for which he won a Tony Award.