Staff Directory

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You can reach us via phone at 301.208.2080.

Executive Staff

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Randall A. Buck

Chief Executive Officer

Has produced over 50 productions across the globe for TROIKA Entertainment. Before joining TROIKA in 1999, Mr. Buck was vice president and general manager for Livent in Toronto. While working for Livent, he managed productions such as Fosse, Ragtime, Show Boat, Music of the Night, and Kiss of the Spider Woman. Mr. Buck was a stage manager for more than 20 years, surviving a year with Mary Martin & Carol Channing in Jimmy Kirkwood's Legends!, a year in Japan with Siegfried & Roy, opening The Phantom of the Opera Music Box Company and opening Show Boat! on Broadway. Since beginning as an apprentice with The Kenley Players in the late 60s, he has had the privilege of working closely with visionaries such as Twyla Tharp, Susan Stroman, Hal Prince, Joe Layton & Josh Logan, plus hundreds of stars. Mr.Buck had the privilege of recently serving on the board for the National Alliance of Music Theater. Randy is currently living happily-ever-after in the Washington, DC area with his wife, Angela, and their daughter Sierra Ashley Buck.

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Michael J. Orsino

Chief Operating Officer

Has enjoyed over a decade working around the world with TROIKA Entertainment, touring several years as a stage manager and company manager before landing in the office.  A Philadelphia native and a graduate of DeSales University, Mr. Orsino is pleased to have settled down in Maryland with his wife Anissa, a fellow tour veteran and their sons Cameron and Carson.

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Michelle Jones

Chief Financial Officer

Joined TROIKA in 2017 as the company's CFO. In this role, she is responsible for the financial, administrative, and human resources aspects of the company. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from University of Baltimore and a joint M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services from Towson University and University of Baltimore. Ms. Jones is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a part-time adjunct professor at University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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General Management

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Jim Lanahan

General Manager

Has spent 20+ years managing and marketing Broadway tours. First national tours: FootlooseTitanicElton John & Tim Rice’s AIDAThe Lion KingWar Horse and Jersey Boys. Additional selected projects: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (3rd national), Les Miserables (25th Anniversary), Billy Elliot (2nd national) and the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. Most recently Jim served as marketing director for all domestic and international tours of Blue Man Group. Jim is from Round Lake, NY, currently lives in a suburb of Washington, DC, and runs half marathons so that he can enjoy carbohydrates.

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Karen Berry

General Manager

Most recently served as Project Manager for Christopher Wheeldon’s Nutcracker. She also acted as general manager for the Chicago Tribune’s 1400 seat Riverfront Theater. In addition, she produced and managed The Doyle and Debbie Show, both in Chicago where it was awarded the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Musical, as well as in Denver with Denver Center for the Performing Arts. She has managed many long-running Chicago productions including Old Jews Telling JokesWhite NoiseMillion Dollar QuartetDon’t Dress for DinnerBleacher BumsThe Last Night of BallyhooFrank McCourt’s The Irish...And How They Got That WayJackie Mason: Much Ado About EverythingEdgar Allan Poe...Once Upon A Midnight (John Astin), Driving Miss Daisy (Sada Thompson), Frankie and Johnnie in the Claire De Lune (Kathy Bates), I’m Not RappaportShirley Valentine (Ellen Burstyn), Steel Magnolias and Pump Boys and Dinettes. Before moving to Chicago, Broadway credits included CarrieQuiltersAsinamali and Showboat.

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Mark Johnson

General Manager

Has been managing Broadway, Off-Broadway, national tours and dance companies for over 30 years. Some productions include Cats, Song and Dance, Smile, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joseph…, Chicago, Rent, Buddy, Deathtrap, Lettice and Lovage, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Christmas Story, My Fair Lady, Hair, Guys and Dolls, Dreamgirls, Blast, Grease, Bring It On, The Producers, The Martha Graham Dance Company, Bill T. Jones Company. He has produced and managed many large-scale events in the US and abroad.  Mark has recently moved from NYC to Cape Cod where he enjoys the ocean, his dog, and long naps.  He is thrilled to continue his relationship with TROIKA Entertainment.

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Arnie VandeBrake

Assistant General Manager

Comes to TROIKA with over 10 years of experience in performing arts venues, including Broadway Across America at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville, NY and DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, MI. Originally from MI, she now lives in Baltimore, MD where the park benches accurately read “The Greatest City in America.” Arnie holds a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts from The Theatre School at DePaul University.

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Jay Krause

Assistant General Manager

Comes to TROIKA with over four years of experience in customer service and supervision in high profile Chicago music venues, including Space in Evanston and City Winery.  He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, where he also served as Box Office Supervisor for their 1200 seat theatre.  

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Production

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Laura Dieli

Senior Production Manager

Has spent 10+ years in commercial theatrical production management, at home and abroad. Most recent favorite projects from the ground up include The Sound of Music (first national), Dirty Dancing (first national), and the 2014 International tour of Disney's Beauty and the Beast for NETworks Presentations. Previously, Laura served as the Production Manager for Strategic Appearances for Blue Man Productions, where she oversaw production on televised engagements, live special appearances, and full production gigs in the US, Mexico, Canada, and Brazil. She is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and currently lives in Chicago with her husband and their highly opinionated cat.

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Anna E. Bate

Production Manager

Prior to joining TROIKA, Anna served as production manager at GALA Hispanic Theatre, and has worked at regional theaters such as Utah Shakespeare Festival and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. Anna holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Marquette University. Though missing the great state of Wisconsin and the mountains of Utah, Anna is loving her time on the East Coast with TROIKA.

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Ártemis López

Assistant Production Manager

Is excited to join TROIKA after several years working in D.C.’s theatre community. He most recently worked as production manager at GALA Hispanic Theatre in Columbia Heights, DC.

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Booking

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Doria Montfort

Booking Manager
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Marketing

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Amy Katz

Marketing Consultant

Has been a road press agent since 1995 and marketing consultant for TROIKA since 2010. Highlights: original tours of RENT, Billy Joel & Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out, Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away, Mike Tyson: Undisputed TruthPriscilla and more. Previous positions: assoc. director of press at Manhattan Theatre Club and asst. subscription manager at Arena Stage. Amy holds a BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon and an MFA in Theatre Management from Brooklyn College. Originally from DC, Amy now calls Pennsylvania home.

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Accounting & Administration

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George Lamberty

Budgeting and Forecasting Manager
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Lourdes Castillo

Senior Accountant
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Marite Espinoza

Accounting Clerk
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Electra Walker

Accounting Clerk
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James Carey

Operations Manager

Originally from Tacoma, WA, James graduated with a BFA from the School of Design and Production at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He joined TROIKA after working around the country with theatres such as Great River Shakespeare Festival, Triad Stage, Cincinnati Opera, and Paper Mill Playhouse as well as touring as a Stage Manager. His recent credits include Morning Star, The Wizard of Oz, Cheers Live on Stage and The Bodyguard.

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Shaquille Stewart

Office Assistant
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Costume Shop & Warehouse

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Alison M. Smith

Costume Shop Administrator
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Scott Garrish

Warehouse Manager
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