Director and Choreographer
Appointed Director and Choreographer of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in 2006, Linda Haberman began her affiliation with the Rockettes in 1990 as Director and Choreographer of the Spring Spectacular and as Assistant Choreographer for the Easter Extravaganza. Haberman moved on to direct the Branson, Missouri debut of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in 1994.
A native of Albuquerque, Haberman studied dance at the School of American Ballet in New York. Afterwards, Haberman found her way to Broadway as a cast member in Bob Fosse’s groundbreaking and innovative musical, Dancin’. After dancing in various Fosse productions, Haberman served as an assistant to Fosse for Big Deal and as the assistant choreographer for Guys and Dolls. Linda currently lives in New York with her husband.
Doug has written the book for three Broadway musicals: Hands on a Hardbody (Drama Desk nomination), Grey Gardens (Tony nomination) and The Little Mermaid for the Walt Disney Company. In 2004, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, a Tony Award for Best Play, and the Drama Desk Award for his play, I am My Own Wife.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Wright won an Obie Award for outstanding achievement in playwriting and the Kesselring Award for Best New American Play for Quills. He went on to write its screenplay adaptation, which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, and received the Paul Selvin Award from the Writer’s Guild of America. For career achievement, Mr. Wright was cited with an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Tolerance Prize from the KulturForum Europa. He lives in New York with his partner, singer/songwriter David Clement.
Arranger and Composer
Alex won a Tony and a Grammy as the music supervisor, co-orchestrator and cast album producer of In The Heights. In 2005, he served as the Music Director of Wicked on Broadway, for which he also contributed music arrangements.
Other credits as music director, arranger and/or orchestrator include Bring It On: The Musical, the current revival of Annie, and 9 To 5 (which received Drama Desk and Grammy nominations). Alex also worked on Legally Blonde, High Fidelity, Bat Boy: The Musical and the 2001 National Tour of Godspell. Alex recently began composing music for Sesame Street on PBS. He also sends his love to Mom, Dad, Little Sis and his wife, Ileana.
Gary Adler has been conducting the Radio City Christmas Spectacular since 2006. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he studied Music Composition with William Bolcom and Conducting with Patrick Gardner. On Broadway, he has conducted Urinetown, Next To Normal, and the entire six-year run of Avenue Q. Gary wrote both music and lyrics for the long running Off-Broadway hit Altar Boyz, and has also composed music for Disney Channel and LOGO.
David is currently the lighting designer of Heart and Lights, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and various touring editions of the show. Recent design projects include the landmark renovation of the Beacon Theatre in New York and the new Georgia Aquarium's 4D Theater in Atlanta.
Previously, David has designed lighting for various Broadway shows, major concert tours, and events such as Super Bowl halftime shows, Pope Benedict’s New York visit and Walt Disney World’s Nighttime Spectaculars. He is the recipient of two ACE awards for excellence.
The winner of the 2010 TDF/Irene Sharaff Young Master Award, Alejo Vietti quickly established a place among the next generation of talented costume designers. Recent projects include Old Jews Telling Jokes, Manipulation and 2014’s Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
Not limited to New York, where his credits include the NYC Opera’s Séance on a Wet Afternoon, Associate Designer for Lincoln Center’s Henry IV and a number of Broadway and off-Broadway shows, Alejo has many regional and international credits to his name. In 2011, Alejo was responsible for the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes Publicity Costumes. Alejo attended law school in his native Argentina before studying design.
Daniel J. Gerhard
Daniel Gerhard has designed and engineered many live telecast events, including the Tony Awards, the Grammy Awards, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Big Apple Circus. Daniel has also worked for the Today Show, X Factor, the Robert Klein Show, various Comedy Central series, HBO comedy specials, and has a Celebrity Apprentice finale under his belt.
Additionally, Daniel created studio designs for the Late Show with David Letterman, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Survivor, The View, and others. Around the world, he has designed theatrical and multimedia shows, such as Damn Yankees, Hello Dolly, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Pirates of Penzance, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and now Heart and Lights.
LED Video/Projection Mapping
A principal in batwin + robin productions, Linda received her degree in film from the University of Michigan. In a career spanning more than twenty years she has produced extensive and award winning work for every arena, from exhibits to theater to events. Her most recent projects include the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York, Radio City Christmas Spectacular and the 2009 CFDA show. She is currently overseeing production of the exhibit media for the Nature Research Center at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
LED Video/Projection Mapping
A principal in batwin + robin productions, Robin has more than 20 years of experience in media production for Fortune 500 companies, exhibitions and the Broadway stage. She is a graduate of Boston University with a B.S. in Communications. Robin produced Passport to the Universe, the inaugural 360-degree show at the American Museum of Natural History. Her most recent work includes the National Museum of the Marines Corps, an installation for the Library of Congress, more than 100 media programs for the Walt Disney Family Museum and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Patrick Fahey is President and principal designer for 8 Hands High Inc. — a NYC-based design firm that provides professional design services for both live and taped productions including theatre, televised events and exhibition. Patrick’s association with Radio City goes back to the beginning of the new millennium, when he worked on Radio City Christmas Across America 2001.
Patrick has worked on many televised events, including New Year’s Eve in Times Square (since 1997). Theatrical productions include: The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Blast 2 Mix and Visiting Mr. Green in addition to extensive regional credits. Prior to 8 Hands High, Patrick acted as the Associate Designer for numerous Broadway productions. Patrick is a graduate of SUNY Purchase with a fine arts degree in Theatre Arts/Scenic Design.