Scrooge! Meet the Directing Team

Bill Daugherty (Director)

Bill is a recent addition to CNY by way of NYC, having appeared in theaters and concert halls worldwide including Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall and The Kennedy Center. Credits include: Nicely Nicely Johnson in the first European tour of Guys and Dolls, Side by Side by Sondheim, Man of LaMancha, Damn Yankees, Evita, The Little Foxes, A Funny Thing Happened…, My Fair Lady, The Pajama Game, Trial by Jury, The Fantasticks. Early in his career Bill was one-half of the musical comedy team Daugherty & Field. He most recently appeared with the Players as George in Moon Over Buffalo and Phil in Almost, Maine. Writer, director, recording artist and producer, he is the recipient of 4 MAC Awards, 3 Backstage Bistro Awards and was nominated for an OBIE. He directed three of his original works.  When the Lights Go on Again, Brother Can You Spare a Dime? And on The Record which had extended runs Off-Broadway and played to critical acclaim. Mr. Daugherty was an instructor in theater arts at NYU Tisch/CAP21 for nearly 20 years and was a founding member of BRAVO channel’s Camp Broadway and Stages for Learning (NYC). Bill has been with Nazareth College in Rochester for 3 years (dir: Titanic) and most recently began teaching at SUNY Cortland in the musical theater department as well. Mr. Daugherty directed our inaugural production of Scrooge – The Musical last season.

Kristan Sheppard (Music Director)

Kristan completed a Bachelors of Music Education in choral/general music as a piano major at SUNY Fredonia in 2003 and completed a Masters of Music Performance in Choral Conducting at George Mason University. As a teacher, she has taught all grade levels of music both as a public-school teacher as well as a private piano/voice/guitar teacher in Miami, FL, Fairfax, VA and Syracuse/Auburn, NY. Outside of the classroom, Kristan has served as Musical Director for multiple productions for school and community productions as well as summer camps

Jennifer Derbyshire (Assistant Director)

Jenn has performed for many productions for the Auburn Players.  She has a BA in Theatre with a concentration in production and performance from SUNY Albany. Past acting roles include Elsa VonGrosseneutin in Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Diane in Hair, Maryann Rowen in Kentucky Cycle and Mary Haines in The Women. She was Assistant Director for last year’s APCT production of Scrooge! The Musical, and Co-Director for the TANYS award winning production of Almost, Maine.

Scrooge!  The Musical

December 8 & 9 at 8 PM

December 10 at 2 PM

December 14, 15, 16 at 8 PM

Auburn Public Theater

Tickets available at

or by calling (315) 253-6669

Scrooge! The Musical is a 1992 stage musical with book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. Its score and book are closely adapted from the music and screenplay of the 1970 musical film Scrooge starring Albert Finney and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  Bricusse was nominated for an Academy Award for the song score he wrote for the film, and most of those songs were carried over to the musical. Scrooge! has enjoyed a hugely successful tour of England and a season at London’s Dominion Theatre starring the late Anthony Newly.