The History of War


About the Work:

The History Of War is spun from the imagination of a 12 year old boy - a megalomaniac in training. As he struggles with homework assignments and peculiar visions, he conjures up seven of the most famous tyrants of all time. They did horrible things. He wants to do horrible things. His parents are worried. ...and everybody sings! ... well, almost everybody. Reality and pathology neatly converge in this terrifyingly subversive new musical.


My Role:

I played Adolph Hitler. Yes, that Adolph Hitler.


Our Team:

Deborah Abramson, composer

Amanda Yesnowitz, lyricist

Chip Zien, book writer

Nick Corley, director

Darren Lee, choreographer

Brian Usifer, music director

Michael D'Addario, Manfred

Sophie HaydenPhyllis

Paul Kandel, Caesar

Jason Kravits, Napolean

William MichalsOsama bin Laden

Andrew PandaleonAlpha

Eric Poindexter, Idi Amin

Herman Sebek, Genghis Khan

Robbie Tann, Beta

Max von EssenAlexander the Great

Jim Walton, Benson

Gail Baldoni, costume designer

Jeff Croiterlighting designer

James Maloof, set/props designer

Brandon Wolcott, sound designer

Diane Glazer / DiStar Productions, line producer/general manager

Melissa Heller / DiStar Productions, associate producer

Justin Huebener / DiStar Productions, associate producer

Benjamin Otto / DiStar Productions, assistant producer

Donald Butchko, stage manager

James Weinman, production manager

Ilana Becker, assistant director

Chase Cooper, assistant music director 

Katie Rosin, publicist

Brenden Rogers, marketing associate