Writer, Lyricist, Composer – Michael Ehrenreich.  Michael Ehrenreich is a practicing dermatologist living in South Orange, NJ. In addition to Medicine the Musical, he is also the writer, lyricisit and composer for The War, a new musical in development. Previous literary credits include the novels Bang Oblivion and Amaranth, and the one act plays Men and Other Primates, and What Happened to Bobby Blake. He is also inventor of the Zigo Leader Carrier Bike and designer of the board games StartUp and Election.

Director – Joey Murray.

Musical Director – Nick Wilders. Nick is a characteristically enthusiastic NYC-based music director, keyboardist, and producer. Recent/upcoming credits: Jersey Boys (2nd National Tour); Power Over POTUS, Misfits (Laurie Beechman Theatre); Footloose (Theatre Workshop of Nantucket); GirlfriendPeter and the Starcatcher (Kitchen Theatre Company); Mary PoppinsA Christmas Carol (Northern Stage); Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor (Norwegian Cruise Line); Theatre of Witness’ Sanctuary (Northern Irish Tour). After this show, maybe he’ll go to med school. Find more info at!

Choreographer – Josh Assor.

Orchestrations – Matthew DeMariaMatt is Long Island based musician.  He can be currently seen around the world as the music director for the Rent 20th Anniversary tour.  Before that he worked as a production assistant for the Tony nominated Come From Away. Other past music direction credits include regional productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, American Idiot, West Side Story, Spring Awakening, Sweeney Todd and many many more.

Arrangements – Andy Peterson.  Andy is a New York based composer, musical director, arranger and orchestrator.  As a composer, he contributed music and orchestrated songs for the film Happy Yummy Chicken. He composed the score for the original musical, Stalker. As an arranger/orchestrator, his credits include: Atomic (Off-Broadway, Sydney & Detroit), More Than All The World (Theater For The New City), Sinbad: The Musical (Malaysia), Wendy’s Shadow (NYMF), Orpheus and the Underworld (Sydney). Andy was the musical director and pianist for Luna Stage’s production of Thrill Me, as well as the bandleader and pianist for Infused Quirk’s productions of 35MM and Next Thing You Know. Internationally, he served as the musical director and conductor on the Chinese Tour of Kiss Me, Kate and, in Australia, he served as the musical director and conductor for shows such as Pippin, A Chorus Line, Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast and Bare.

Projection Design – Lisa Renkel. Lisa is a projection designer based in New York City. Her passion for collaborative design has allowed her the opportunities to work on a wide variety of productions ranging from theater to music festivals. Select designs: Learn to Speak Doll (Peppercorn Theatre), Broadway Bares 28: Game Night (Broadway Cares), Merrily We Roll Along (Cape Rep Theatre), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (5th Floor Theatre Company), Magic The Play (Theatre Row), Dutchman (Secret Theatre), She Persisted (Drama League), Boundless (Cape Rep Theatre), Outside Paducah (Poetic Theater Productions), Village Orpheus (Fresh Fruit Festival). Select associate and assistant designs: JUNK (Broadway), The Stone Witch (Off-Broadway), The Spoils (Off-Broadway), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Kennedy Center), A Perfect Harmony (Smithsonian – IlluminAsia). Lisa is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Check out her work and upcoming projects at:

Scenic Design – Colleen SheaColleen is delighted to be making her debut with Startup Productions. Recent credits include Camp Halfblood with Plato Learning, and The Brothers Kahn with the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival. Her work also includes Projections for Speaking As Then by Ruoxin Xu at Columbia University and  Lighting for Falsettos at Truman State University. While at Truman, she served as an adjunct teacher for scenic design and technical direction.  Colleen earned her MFA at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. 

Lighting Design – TBD

Sound Design – Ashton Michael Corey. Ashton Michael Corey is a New York City based audio designer and engineer. Recent NYC design credits include The Vanity (Theatre Row), Medicine The Musical (Daryl Roth Theatre), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Marymount Manhattan College), A Chorus Line (Marymount Manhattan College), Legally Blonde (Marymount Manhattan College. Other NYC audio credits include IEM Programmer for Ernest Shackleton Loves Me (Second Stage), Sound Supervisor/A1 for Tick, Tick… BOOM! (Keen Company), and A2 for The Wringer (New York City Children’s Theatre). Ashton is also on staff at Lincoln Center Education as an audio technician and engineer.

Stage Manager – TBD

Assistant Stage Manager – TBD

Production Manager – TBD

Costume Designer – TBD

Prop Master – TBD


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Lead Producer – Startup Productions

Additional Producers – Scott Nass, Ken Kurson, Rizwana Fareeduddin