Creative Team

Troy David, Creator/Producer

Photo by Dan Mckean

This is the fourth year that Troy has brought “Male Call” together. The show is inspired by the Times Square burlesque theaters that were a signature part of New York City scene when he arrived there in the 90s. This show represents that memory, but polished up to professional levels for modern audiences.

Troy David has been working in theater, film, and television for over 20 years.

Robert La Fosse, Director

Photo by Bobby Miller

Robert La Fosse danced for American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet as a Principal Dancer. Throughout his career, he performed in works by Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Bob Fosse and TwylaTharp. He also starred in the Broadway productions of Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ andJEROME ROBBINS’ BROADWAY, for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor.

As a choreographer, he has created over 75 works for ballet, opera, musical theater, film and television. For the musical theater, he has choreographed Carousel (Papermill Playhouse), Lady in the Dark (Prince Music Theater)-Barrymore Award nomination, Splendora (American Place Theater), Anyone Can Whistle (Carnegie Hall), A Child’s Garden (The Melting Pot), Positive Me!, (La MaMaE.T.C.), Pippin (Muhlenberg Collage), Dangerous Beauty (Northwestern University), The Wind Remains (Eos Orchestra-Lincoln Center)As a director he has directed Pippin, All The Dirt On You, A Tawny Valentine, The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me and Broadway’s Best in Drag.

He has collaborated with John Kelly and Company on “Light Shall Lift Them” for the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival.

For the Metropolitan Opera, he choreographed Adriana Lecouvreur, Die Fledermaus and The Great Gatsby. For film he has choreographed Central Park and Sex and a Girl.

Randy Bettis, Musical Director

For almost 20 years Randy Bettis has been working to perfect his craft as a DJ/Producer of dance music and theatrical productions. As a consummate musician from a musical family, Randy’s diverse love of music is evident. Proficient in creating & mixing musical journey’s from classic disco to big room progressive house Randy is all about telling a story.

Bettis and composer/arranger David Boyd form the artistic force behind BetBoyz, creating Billboard chart-topping remixes for premiere artists such as Taylor Dayne, Levi Kreis, Inaya Day, Jason Walker, Marty Thomas, Matt Zarley, Kim Sozzi, Jenn Cuneta, Ari Gold, Brian Kent, Jason Dottley, Joe Conti, Jason Antone, Andrea McCardle, Felicia Finley, Amber Dirks, Karen Jacobsen, Natalie Toro, Lina Bradford and more.

Randy & David have also produced music for their own musical’s (The Groovefactory – The Musical & Stepchild) as well as for other theater productions as well as for TV/Film (Theater: My Big Gay Italian Wedding, Zanna Don’t, Rainy Days & Monday’s | TV/Film: Bear City 2, Raid On The Rainbow Lounge, In The Dollhouse the Lina)

All of Randy’s dance compilations and BetBoyz productions are available on iTunes (search ‘Randy Bettis’ & ‘BetBoyz’)

Edward Sylvia, Costume Designer

BA 1990 Magna Cum Laude, Theatre Arts with Highest Honors, Brandeis University MFA-1992 in theatre Arts Design Technical, Brandeis University Past professional experience includes work for: Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Barbara Matera’s ,Ltd., Woody Shelp Theatrical Milliner, Santa Fe Opera Millinery and crafts Dept., Charlotte Shakespeare Festival, White River Junction Theatre Festival, Zeiterion Theatre , Chiswick Park Theatre, Musical Theatreworks NYC, Cortez & Co. Contemporary Ballet, American Ballet Theatre II,NBC for Leonard Bernstein’s New York, Comedy Central, MTV, Sands Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, MGM Grand Las Vegas, New York Saint-at-Large, Balinese-American Fusion Dance theatre(BALAM), OW! , Ltd PR CO. J. Crew, Matches Fashion, Bloomingdale’s 59th Street, The Box NYC, Shakespeare & Company

Kyle Froman, Photographer

Kyle Froman has made the extraordinary transformation from dancer for America’s premier ballet company to one of the country’s best-known dance photographers.

In the course of his years with the New York City Ballet, Froman began to photograph the inner workings of the company, from the daily rituals of morning class to the agonies of injured dancers being treated in the company’s physical therapy room. His work was recognized by John Wiley and Sons, which in 2007 published a book of his work. In the Wings: Behind the Scenes at the New York City Ballet, established him as a major photographer in the ballet world.

Froman has been profiled by both Vanity Fair and Elle. He has been frequently published in New York Magazine, The New York Times, Time Out/ New York and Playbill. He conceived and shot a photo book for the NYCB entitled “…the true foundation,” that Vanity Fair published in its entirety on its website. He’s also a regular contributor to Dance Magazine, Pointe Magazine and Dance Teacher Magazine.

Froman is also an established Broadway photographer. He’s photographed the marketing campaigns for Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera, After Midnight, Les Miserables, Billy Elliot: The Musical, Memphis, Mary Poppins, Diner, Flashdance: The Musical and Lincoln Center’s Preludes and How to Transcend a Happy Marriage.