Kevin Connors
Executive Artistic Director & Co-Founder

Jim Schilling
Managing Director & Co-Founder 

Alex Mongillo
Administrative Manager/Box Office Manager

RJ Romeo
Production Manager & Resident Lighting Designer

Jessie Lizotte
Resident Scenic Designer

Diane Vanderkroef
Resident Costume Designer

Merrie Deitch
Resident Props Master/Designer

Will Atkin
Resident Sound Designer

Joe Landry
Marketing & PR Consultant


Kevin Connors
Elissa Demaria
Deborah Levy
Tracey Marble
Alex Mongillo
Katie Romeo
Jim Schilling
Erin Williams

Board of Directors

Dan Aron
Greg Cole
Kevin Connors
Mark Corpron
John Hamlin
Amy Lang
Barbara McAree
Peter McClung
Paulette Oliva
Henry C. Rapp III
Jim Schilling
Rob Sciglimpaglia


Meet the Co-Founders . . .

Kevin Connors 
(Executive Artistic Director & Co-Founder) has been a professional musical theatre composer and director for more than 35 years. Off-Broadway: Play Like a Winner (NYMF 2016 and 2017), Prime Time Prophet, Jukebox Saturday Night, The Abandoned Loves of Frederick R., Life Anonymous, Lover: The Valentino Musical, Babes Off Broadway, Saloon and Suzy Q. Selected regional productions: The Fantasticks, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Babes in Toyland, A Christmas Carol and Baby; with such stars as Joan Rivers, James Naughton, Skitch Henderson, and Johnny Mathis. In 1987 he co-founded Music Theatre of Connecticut where he still serves as Executive Artistic Director. He has directed over fifty Equity MainStage productions including Next to Normal, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Little Shop of Horrors, Evita, Doubt, Master Class, Gypsy, (all Connecticut Critics’ Circle Award Nominations/Winners), and It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Moss Hart Award Winner). As a composer he has penned the score for numerous musicals including It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play and A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play (both published by Playscripts, Inc.). He is a seven time Connecticut Critics’ Circle Best Director nominee, the recipient of the Tom Killen Award for Outstanding Contribution to Connecticut Professional Theatre, and served on the faculties of The Hartt School of Music/University of Hartford, Sacred Heart University, the University of Bridgeport and Musical Theatre Works in NYC.

Jim Schilling
co-founded MTC in 1987 and has served as teaching artist, Artist in Residence, director, general manager, actor, producer and currently as Director of the School of Performing Arts and MTC’s Managing Director. Acting credits include John Guare’s A Day for Surprises, Upper Broadway (Westport Country Playhouse), Hamlet (with Tony Roberts), South Pacific (with Jamie Farr), The Fantasicks (Rich Forum) and on MTC’s MainStage in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well..., Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down, Yours, Anne, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Doubt, Almost, Maine, God of Carnage, The Fantasticks, A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play and last season’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Film credits include Bullets Over Broadway, Cadillac Man, Soapdish and as Sean Penn’s double in Dead Man Walking. Jim holds a BFA degree in Musical Theatre from Otterbein College and was also trained at the Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Playwright’s Horizons in New York City and Improv Asylum in Boston. Jim, a graduate of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts’ AMICI Arts Management Program, continues as a Blue Ribbon Panelist for the Daytime Emmy Awards, and is on the voting committee for the SAG awards, and a member of “Who’s Who in the American Theatre” from 1991-present. Jim is a proud member of Actors Equity Association since 1980. Member AEA, SAG, AFTRA.