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John Tartaglia (Director of “Mamma Mia!”) Directing credits include: Stephen Schwartz’s The Secret Silk on Princess Cruises (creator and writer), The Wizard of Oz, Tarzan, Shrek the Musical, Annie and Matilda (St Louis MUNY), national tours of Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live! and Sid the Science Kid Live!, Claudio Quest (NYMF- Winning 6 awards including “Best in Fest” and Best Director), Lord Tom (York Theater), Shrek The Halls (Dreamworks Theatricals), Because of Winn Dixie (Arkansas Rep), Jim Henson’s Musical World (Carnegie Hall). As an actor- Broadway-Avenue Q (Original Broadway cast-Tony Nomination), Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), Shrek the Musical (Original Pinocchio). John wrote the acclaimed, Drama Desk honored Off-Broadway musical ImaginOcean. TV highlights: “Jim Henson’s Splash and Bubbles” (Creator and Co-Executive Producer, Emmy Nominee for Outstanding Performer), “Johnny and the Sprites,” (Disney Junior- 8 Emmy award nominations including John as “Outstanding Performance in a Children’s Series,”) “Sesame Street” (PBS-13 seasons), “Ugly Betty” (ABC), “Kip” on “Jim Henson’s Word Party” and “Hank” on “Julie’s Greenroom” (starring Dame Julie Andrews) both on Netflix. John can be heard every Sunday on Sirius XM On Broadway on his show “Sunday Funday with John Tartaglia.”

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