Our Staff

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Ray Hogg (he/him)
Artistic Director

Ray Hogg is the Artistic Director of The Musical Stage Company in Toronto, Canada.

He is an award-winning Black theatre artist known for creating and presenting virtuosic, visually stunning, viscerally moving theatre and live performance. He has over 20 years of artistic, educational and leadership experience in the most celebrated opera, dance, and theatre companies around the world. His work as a dancer, actor, master teacher, producer, director, and choreographer has taken him across Europe, The United States, and Canada.  He has created for stages as diverse as Neptune Theatre in the east, The Arts Club Theatre Company in the west and many others in between. From 2012-2017 Ray served as Artistic Director of Rainbow Stage. In addition to his work at The Musical Stage Company, he is also an Associate Artistic Director at Halifax’s Neptune Theatre, and the founding Artistic Director of Prime Mover Theatre Company, which is dedicated to the advancement of marginalized artists and their work on Canada’s most prestigious stages from coast to coast.

His work as Director includes: CONTROLLED DAMAGE  (The Grand Theatre London),  DA KINK IN MY HAIR (Arts Club Theatre Co); THE TEMPEST (Company of Fools); CATS, THE PRODUCERS, SISTER ACT, SHREK, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Rainbow Stage); FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, DREAMGIRLS (Neptune Theatre), LOVE AND INFORMATION, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, DAMN YANKEES & CHICAGO (Sheridan College). He has choreographed for the Shaw Festival, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Neptune Theatre, the Segal Centre Montreal, and more.


Kate Supleve (she/her)
Co-Executive Director

Kate is a fundraiser and arts administrator who hails from Winnipeg, Manitoba and her career has taken her onstage, backstage and to the office. An Honours graduate of the University of Winnipeg’s Department of Theatre and Film, Kate has worked as Production Associate for Rainbow Stage, in both Audience and Fund Development for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and as Development Manager for the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. Additional work includes Assistant Director for Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, producer for Bravura Theatre, work with the Pantages Playhouse, and, like so many others, it all started with the Fringe.

Paul Beauchamp (he/him)
Co-Executive Director

Paul is a Toronto based arts leader and producer. A graduate from the Toronto Metropolitan University’s Performance Production program, he began his career stage managing with Mirvish Productions, Luminato, Tarragon Theatre, Soulpepper, and The Musical Stage Company for the 2012 production of Caroline, or Change. Paul also produced multiple award-winning international productions for the Luminato Festival over his 6 seasons with the organization. For five years, Paul acted as the inaugural General Manager for the barrier-free, arts-education organization, The Artists Mentoring Youth Project (The AMY Project). He currently serves as the Managing Producer for Vita Brevis Arts, the artistic engine behind the ambitious Fall On Your Knees theatrical adaptation that toured eastern Canada in early 2023. Paul also sits on the board for Prime Mover Theatre Company and Vita Brevis Arts.

Lauren Naus (she/her)
Director of Marketing and Communications

Lauren is an arts marketing professional with an extensive background in audience development, public relations, and devising high-impact marketing strategies. An honours graduate of Queen’s University and Humber College, Lauren was previously the Marketing & Audience Development Manager at Factory Theatre where she promoted productions such as: BANG BANG by Kat Sandler, Lady Sunrise by Marjorie Chan, acts of faith by David Yee, and The Waltz by Marie Beath Badian to name a few. She has also held positions with the University of Toronto Press, York University, and HarperCollins.

During her down time, you can usually find Lauren hanging out with her two fur babies, Leo and Myrtle.

Patricia Cerra (she/her)
Associate Artistic Director

Patricia Cerra is an award-winning artist with a multi-faceted national career where she has worked on over fifty productions with dozens of companies. She has been recognized with the Sterling Award for Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role, Comedy. 

Patricia also works as a director, dramaturg, as well as a consultant, facilitator and educator. As a director: Horizon Lab (Citadel Theatre), Here There Be Night (Theatre Network & Workshop West co-pro) Tune to A (Expanse Festival, Azimuth Theatre), The Entire Hamlet (Playwrights Lab, Alberta Theatre Projects). Patricia has the pleasure of world premiering new work as a producer, director & performer, and finds great joy in new work development. She has developed new work at: The Citadel Theatre, Alberta Playwrights Network, Alberta Theatre Projects, Shadow Theatre, Workshop West, Theatre Network, Neptune Theatre, Teatro la Quindicina, and the Banff Playwrights Lab, where she collaborated with national and international playwrights on over a dozen brand new pieces. She has taught residencies, completed 5 tours, and built summer drama camps structured around devised creation for young people. Patricia debuted her short children’s play as a part of the Sprouts Festival in 2021 with Concrete Theatre. 

Select performance credits include: The Fiancée, A Christmas Carol, The Silver Arrow: The Untold Story of Robin Hood (Citadel Theatre), Shakespeare in Love (Citadel/RMTC co-pro); Happy Birthday Baby J, Miss Teen (Shadow Theatre); Soliciting Temptation (Sage & Shadow co-pro); The Mountaintop (Rosebud Theatre); Silvia in Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Winter’s Tale (Freewill Shakespeare Festival); A Lesson in Brio, I Heard About Your Murder (Teatro La Quindicina); Gordon (Theatre Network). 

She was the Associate Producer for Vita Brevis Arts & the National Arts Centre on the two-part production of the critically acclaimed national best-selling novel Fall On Your Knees which opened at Canadian Stage (Toronto), and toured to Neptune Theatre (Halifax), The NAC (Ottawa) & The Grand Theatre (London). Patricia is on the Board of Directors at Theatre Alberta, and has served her communities locally, provincially and internationally on various committees and initiatives.

Chase Hiebert (he/him)
Sponsorship and Audience Development Associate

Chase (he/him) is a theatre practitioner with over a decade of experience across disciplines. Holding degrees in Theatre and Writing from the University of Victoria, he has worked as an administrator, producer, writer, director, and fundraiser for companies including Pacific Opera Victoria, Blue Bridge Theatre, Atomic Vaudeville, Intrepid Theatre and the Victoria Fringe Festival, Theatre SKAM, Impulse Theatre, and most recently, Buddies in Bad Times. His writing has been presented by the rEvolver Festival, Theatre SKAM, and Impulse Theatre. Like so many theatremakers, his love for the art form started with musicals. He is delighted to be building and maintaining partnerships that will facilitate the work of The Musical Stage Company as this team continues to provide the highest level of creative support for the luminous Canadian theatremakers whose stories and songs inspire, uplift, and transport. 

Gabby Noga (she/her)
Associate Producer

Gabby is an aspiring arts administrator and interdisciplinary artist from Edmonton who now calls Toronto home. She is a graduate of TMU (formerly Ryerson) with a BA in Creative Industries focused on theatre/dance and printing/publishing. She has previously worked for The School of Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre in Toronto, The Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, and The Citadel Theatre and Toy Guns Dance Theatre, both in Edmonton. Her interests include arts management and financial management for theatre, musical theatre and dance, as well as graphic design and choreography.

Natasha Ramondino (she/her)
Marketing Associate

Natasha Ramondino (she/her) is a queer, cis theatre artist and arts worker based in Tkaròn:to. She has an extensive background in administration, marketing, and communications. She graduated from the Theatre and Drama Studies program at Sheridan College and the University of Toronto, and is an alumni of Factory’s TEPS Acting Cohort, Nightwood Theatre’s Innovators Program, and most recently worked as the Marketing Associate at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. A few notable theatre companies she has performed with include: Pencil Kit Productions, Tarragon Theatre, Convergence Theatre, Shakespeare BASH’d, 4th Line Theatre, and fu-GEN Theatre.

Colette Richardson (she/her)
Development Associate

Colette Richardson (she/her) is a multi-hyphenate theatre artist originally from Vancouver, BC. She recently relocated to Toronto from New York City, and holds both a Bachelors in Arts Management from the University of Toronto and a Certificate in Musical Theatre Performance from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Colette has worked on theatrical projects all across North America, and virtually, including founding and managing a completely remote independent theatre company that operated during the pandemic and served audiences from Alaska to Indonesia. Her current independent producing venture is Shifting Ground Collective, focusing on spotlighting emerging musical theatre artists.

Colette is particularly interested in conversations about how new technologies, systems and ways of thinking have the power to revolutionize practices, and bring the theatrical conversation into the mainstream pop-culture zeitgeist. When she’s not making theatre (which, let’s be honest, isn’t very often), Colette loves experimenting with new recipes, getting increasingly competitive about strategic board games, and mapping out the best way to beat an Escape Room. She’s always in the mood for a geeky theatre chat – so don’t hesitate to say hello!

Robert McQueen ( / )
Artistic Associate

Robert McQueen ( / ) empty space. Possibility. without definition. Robert serves as an Artistic Associate for The Musical Stage Company, for whom he has directed Fun Home (2018 Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Outstanding Direction), The Wild Party, Falsettos, Caroline, Or Change and The Light In The Piazza. Additionally for Musical Stage, Robert has directed the premiere productions of Life After (2018 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Direction), ReFramed, a collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario and You Are Here (with 1000 Islands Playhouse).

Robert has directed the New York premiere of Forest Boy, a new work by the Scottish writing team of Claire McKenzie and Scott Gilmor; The Magic Flute for Vancouver Opera; La Boheme for The Canadian Opera Company; Where Elephants Weep at the Chenla Theatre Phnom Penh; Carousel for the Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo; The Immigrant for The Harold Green Theatre and Man of La Mancha for the Stratford Festival.

Robert has worked on the development of new musicals and opera in both Canada and the US for companies that include Yonge Street Theatricals, Sheridan University, The Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver Opera, The Canadian Opera Company, CAP21, NY, and The O’Neill Centre, Connecticut.

Kevin Wong (he/him)
Artistic Associate

Kevin is a composer/lyricist, musician, arts worker, and lawyer.

Prior to this position, Kevin undertook an internship with the Musical Stage Company in Artistic Direction with the generous support of the Metcalf Foundation. Kevin also previously served as General Manager on Musical Works: A Festival Celebrating New Musical Theatre (Musical Works in Concert/Theatre20). As a musical theatre writer, his works include Recurring John: A New Song CycleSTAR!(ving): A Collection of Songs, The Preposterous Posthumous Predicament of Paulie Peel (book: Julie Tepperman, Reframed, The Musical Stage Company/Art Gallery of Ontario in partnership with Yonge St. Theatricals, Dora Nomination), MISPRINT (book: Lauren Toffan), and Drama 101 (co-written with Steven Gallagher).

Training/Education: NoteWorthy (Acting Up Stage Company), Composium (Theatre20 Academy), Violin/Theory (Royal Conservatory of Music). University of Windsor (LL.B.), University of Western Ontario (B.Sc.).

Kevin is a member of the Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective (CMTWC), Dramatists Guild of America, and Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC). He is also one third of Asian Riffing Trio.

Mitchell Marcus (he/him)

A recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, Mitchell is a cultural entrepreneur and creative city builder based in Toronto.

Mitchell was the Founding Artistic Director and CEO of The Musical Stage Company – Canada’s leading not-for-profit musical theatre company. Over eighteen years, he grew the company from a start-up into an internationally respected arts institution and one of the largest independent not-for-profit theatre companies in the history of Canadian theatre. Under his leadership, the company transformed the Canadian musical theatre landscape, attracted over 30,000 patrons per year, established national and international partnerships, and received 105 Dora Award nominations, 23 Dora Awards and 19 Toronto Theatre Critics’ Awards.

Outside of The Musical Stage Company, Mitchell was the Associate Producer for the inaugural six years of Luminato, producing over 100 productions and events for one of the preeminent international arts festivals in North America. Mitchell has been the Creative Producer for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize, the producer of the Dora Awards and a principal organizer of four years of the star-studded It’s Always Something Variety Show for Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto.

Mitchell has held teaching positions in the arts management departments at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University. As a volunteer, he has served on committees for the Philip Akin Black Shoulders Legacy Award, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs, Paul Penna DJDS, Sheridan College, Centennial College, the Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective, the Metcalf Foundation, and the Laidlaw Foundation.

Mitchell is the recipient of The Leonard McHardy and John Harvey Award for Outstanding Leadership in Administration, a Harold Award, and was a finalist for the Roy Thomson Hall Award from the Toronto Arts Foundation recognizing his contribution to Toronto’s musical life.

David Daniels
Executive Producer

David’s activities include entertainment and real estate. Producer or Executive Producer credits include The Odyssey Theatre (Los Angeles),  Showtime Networks (Los Angeles), CBC, Cineplex, Metaphor Productions, VisionTV, Chesler/Perlmutter Productions, The Musical Stage Company and Dreamers Renegades Visionaries (all Toronto). Palais RoyaleA Promise KeptThe FantodThe Mystery of Irma VepCaroline, or ChangeThe Light in the Piazza, among others, have been nominated and/or won Gemini, Genie, Dramalogue, American Video and Dora Mavor Moore awards. He is an advisor to  Shakespearience, The Actor’s Fund , Crow’s Theatre and Solar Ship Inc. He is also a principal in Daniels Capital Group and Sustainable.TO Architecture + Building. In 2010, he received the inaugural Gilda’s Award from Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto. David lives in Toronto with his wife Kate, kids Maddie and Jasper, a dog and a fox. The fox lives in the backyard.