TAMARA JENKINS (FOUNDER and EXECUTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR)

Ms. Jenkins spent the last 25 years as a professional actress before founding HLTC in 2010. Her acting credits include: BROADWAY/TOURS ‘June’ & ‘Velma’ in Chicago, ‘Cosette’ in Les Miserables, ‘Demeter’ in Cats and ‘Eliza’ cover in the Richard Chamberlain revival of My Fair Lady.  OFF-BROADWAY: Brel Returns at The Zipper Theater. Her many regional credits include: ‘Fiona’ in Brigadoon with Dick Van Patton, ‘Hodel’ in Fiddler on the Roof with Theo Bikel, ‘Guenevere’ in Camelot with Noel Harrison, ‘Glinda’ in Wizard of Oz with Bob Keeshan, etc.

 TV: Convictions, Another World, Guiding Light. Ms. Jenkins has appeared as featured vocalist with jazz greats Wayne Shorter, Buster Williams, Larry Coryell and Nestor Torres.  As a librettist, her first script was a finalist for the prestigious Richard Rogers Award.  She was mentored as a producer under Alan Delynn,  former producing partner to legendary Broadway producer David Merrick and is a graduate of multiple Commercial Theater Institute courses. Ms. Jenkins produced and directed a reading of her show Steps In Time at The Henry Miller Theater, starring Milo O’Shea and Helen Gallagher and helped produce a concert at Carnegie Hall celebrating 50 Years of UNICEF starring Herbie Hancock and Art Garfunkle. She made her Harbor Lights directing debut in the acclaimed 2011 production of Amahl And The Night Visitors.  Ms Jenkins is proud to have been awarded three times for her activities for Peace through Culture from UN affiliated organizations.

 
 
JAY MONTGOMERY (FOUNDER and CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR)

Broadway debut as ‘Whizzer’ in the Tony Award-winning  Falsettos, opposite Mandy Patinkin and Randy Graff.  ‘Whizzer’ in National and LA productions of Falsettos.  He toured the USA in Heart Strings, the landmark AIDS benefit, with Christopher Reeve, Sandy Duncan, Tommy Tune, Lou Gossett, Jr. and Nell Carter.  

Regionally, Mr. Montgomery has appeared in over seventy productions, among them ‘Antony’ in Sweeney Todd, starring George Hearn and Judy Kaye,’ the ‘Gentleman Caller’ in The Glass Menagerie, starring Kathleen Nolan and ‘Robert’ in Company. Mr. Montgomery has played ‘Che’ in Evita a half dozen times (Atlanta’s Post and Alley Award for Best Actor), and ‘Curly’ in Oklahoma! five times. Other favorites include ‘Rutledge’ in 1776, ‘Billy’ in Anything Goes, ‘Anatoly’ in Chess,  ‘Valentin’ in Kiss Of The Spider Woman, ‘Sky’ in Guys & Dolls,  ‘Dan’’ in Snapshots (by Stephen Schwartz) and ‘Alan/Fred’ in the world premiere of Charles Strauss’s You Never Know. Off-Broadway: Brel Returns. Mr. Montgomery has worked at some of the nation’s finest theaters, among them Alabama Shakespeare, Trinity Rep, The Pioneer, Walnut Street, the Pittsburgh Public, Casa Manana, Kansas City Rep, and The Papermill Playhouse.  His Harbor Lights directing credit include: The Empress, An O. Henry Christmas and  My Way.

artspool logo  ARTSPOOL – (BUSINESS MANAGEMENT)

ArtsPool offers a next-generation management framework that organizes and provides skilled labor and a hyper-efficient, shared system embedded with the tools, policies,     best practices, and knowledge to deliver core administration services. Governed by the organizations it serves, ArtsPool handles key infrastructure services in finance,       workforce administration, and compliance.

 

Beth Gittleman – (Associate Producer Emeritus)

Beth was instrumental in launching Harbor Lights in its early years and has now moved onto a career in Real Estate.