Production Team

Zoë Hanson: Props Designer/Scenic Artist

Zoë Hanson graduated from The Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2000 and has worked for a variety of theatres in London and Wales, constructed costumes for the opening ceremony of the rugby world series in the UK as well as working for children's television. Zoë has also worked with a lot of puppetry and black light theatre. Zoë is very excited to be working for such a wonderful company.

Robert J. Lerich: Production Photographer

Robert J. Lerich is the production photographer for Broadway Training Center.

He is a commercial photographer with a diverse field of expertise that includes corporate work, theater, studio portraiture, travel, food, architecture and interiors. In addition to proudly working as production photographer for The Broadway Training Center, he also is head visiting photographer for The Ruben Dario National Theater in Managua, Nicaragua. His list of corporate clients in the New York metro area and worldwide is broad and diverse ranging from international magazines, hotels, major corporations and many more.

Rob shoots catalogue product, food and portraits in his studio in Bedford, New York. On location in the New York metro area and worldwide he photographs travel, corporate, food and architecture for a large group of clients that includes: Forbes Travel, AAA, Frommer’s Travel Guides, Berlitz Travel Series,, Anemomilo’s Hotel Santorini, Greece, Casa-Canada Resort Hotel Corn Island, Nicaragua, BBC Books, USI Holding Corporation, Coldwell Bankers, Radius Realty, Westchester Magazine, Four Seasons Realty, Aymara Tours South America, Places Online, U.S. Gov. Census Bureau, and many more.

His stock photo portfolio of over 5,000 images is represented and sold internationally by 9 agencies including Istockphoto, Dreamstime Photo, Shutterstock, Fotolia and others. He sells 15,000+ images annually.

While matriculating at The George Washington University for a B.S. in psychology, Rob coordinated a program studying filmmaking and photography at the Corcoran Gallery of Art School in Washington, D.C. Upon returning to the New York area he furthered his education studying under renowned professional photographers at the International Center of Photography in New York City.

Rob is very proud to be a part of the talented team at Broadway Training Center and enjoys working with Jason, Fiona, the crew and the extremely talented troupe of actors.

David Lovett: Production Designer

David Lovett trained at the Chelsea School of Art and Design, in London. He has had paintings and graphic work exhibited at the Festival Hall, The Serpentine Gallery, The Internationnal Students House and Art into Landscape in London. After working in a number of British repertory theatres he worked for the Almeida theatre in London in its formative years with Pierre Audi, with whom he later lit pieces by De Pablo and Berio at the Centro Dramatico Nacional, Madrid. He was a visiting lecturer at the Central School of Speech and Drama and at the Theatre Department of Croydon College in England. His work includes pieces for: Extemporary Dance, Dancers Anonymous, Scottish Opera, Garsington Opera, Newcastle Playhouse, Northern Symphonia, Electro-Acoustic Music Association of Great Britain (EMAS) and The Matrix Ensemble, and was a design associate on Alan Rickman’s Hamlet. Lovett worked on realizing John Cage's installation piece Essay in the Espai Poblenou, Barcelona and the tour of Cage's Europeras 3 & 4. For the Contemporary Opera Studio of English National Opera and the Aldeburgh Foundation he lit the world premiere of John Tavener's Mary of Egypt. Other credits include work with Ute Lemper, Steve Montague, Robert Wilson, Julia Bardsley & Andrew Poppy, New York’s Composers Collaborative, DiMauro Dance, Joyce Harrigan Dance.

Susan Rutkowski: Costume Designer

Susan Rutkowski has been engaged in costume design for over 15 years for community theatre, high schools, and off-off Broadway.  She is an honorary member of Thespian Troup 321 at Spring Valley High School.  She won the Helen Hayes Youth Theater Award for Kiss Me Kate.  She has designed for St. Joseph’s Regional High School productions of Les Miserables, Prince and the Pauper, Miss Saigon, Urinetown, and West Side Story.   She realized a life long dream when she created costumes for Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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Who We Are
Broadway Training Center of Westchester, under the artistic direction of Jason Brantman and Fiona Santos, was recently awarded Best Theatre Classes in Southern Westchester by Westchester Magazine.  This premier performing arts school, located in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, provides children, teens, and adults with Broadway oriented performing arts training focusing on the joy of accomplishment and the enrichment of personal expression through classroom and performance work. Broadway Training Center of Westchester is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.