MARCUS TERRELL SMITH
BOOK, LYRICS & ARRANGEMENTS
Marcus Terrell Smith (Book/Lyrics) graduated from the University of Arizona, where he received a BA in Linguistics and BFA in Musical Theatre. The following year he was accepted into the Actors Studio Drama School (ASDS) at Pace University in New York City, where he received an MFA in Acting. After graduating, he joined the national tour of Broadway’s The Book Of Mormon. His latest theater role was as Coalhouse in Serenbe Playhouse’s production of Ragtime.
Smith then moved to Los Angeles, where he diversified his talents as an actor on TV/Film (NCIS: LOS ANGELES, MARLON, BROOKLYN 99, GREY’S ANATOMY and Netflix’s LITTLE EVIL, amongst others). He is also a prolific storyteller. He currently writes narrative lore for League of Legends (Riot Games) and Magic: The Gathering; has self-published the riveting five-part fantasy novel series, CRY THE FABLES; and has written several TV pilots.
music & ARRANGEMENTS
Robin Schäfer (Composer) is a songwriter, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who resides in Cologne, Germany. He had considered himself only a semi-professional musician, while pursuing a career in business administration, until 2018, when he decided to do music full time. Currently, he plays with several bands, creating original music in various genres, including his own singer/songwriter project, ROBIN SHEPHERD, playing bass with the Indie-Rock band, TOM ALLAN & THE STRANGEST, playing lead guitar with the hard-rock band, BLACK SHERIFF, and the newly founded Synth-Rock project, NEON MEGADRIVE.
Schäfer also works as a studio musician, guitar teacher and a guitarist in several commercial entertainment bands, e.g. WOODWIND & STEEL (Irish Folk) and ABBA THE TRIBUTE DINNER SHOW (Pop).
christopher c. sargenT
ORCHESTRATION & ARRANGEMENTS
Chris Sargent (Orchestration & Arrangements) has been an active member of the Chicago music scene for more than fifteen (15) years as an arranger, musical director, and conductor.
Credits include “Mamma Mia!” (2nd National, associate Conductor), “Dirty Dancing” (1st National Tour, Associate Conductor), “The Book of Mormon” (2nd National), “Beauty and the Beast” (Drury Lane Theatre - Oakbrook, IL, Musical Director), “Mary Poppins” (Drury Lane Theatre, conductor). In 2016, he MD’ed, sang, and rapped in a revue of 80’s pop music, “Reunion ’85”, at the Lone Tree Arts Center in Colorado. He was most recently Musical Director of Drury Lane’s “An American in Paris” (winner of four 2020 Jeff Awards).
Anthony Zediker is a musical director, composer, orchestrator and pianist in Los Angeles. Recent project highlights include - Musical Director of The Producers and Cabaret at The Celebration Theatre winning a LADCC award for best musical direction for the former, Musical Director/Conductor/Pianist of Spitfire Grill at The Garry Marshall Theater, Showtime's Kidding (hand double for Jim Carrey), HBO's Big Little Lies (pianist/actor), CMT's Nashville (orchestrations).