Created and directed by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas.
STOMP original UK cast: Luke Cresswell, Nick Dwyer, Sarah Eddy, Theseus Gerard, Fraser Morrison, David Olrod, Carl Smith and Fiona Wilkes
Biographies for Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas & Loretta Sacco
Luke Cresswell (director) is a self-taught percussionist from Brighton. His session work as a drummer and rhythm programmer includes Beats International, Bette Midler, Elvis Costello and Bryan Ferry. After working for several years as a street musician and performer, he first created STOMP in 1991. He has directed, with Steve McNicholas, several award-winning commercials and short films. He received an Oscar nomination for the film BROOMS, an Emmy nomination for STOMP OUT LOUD and co-directed the award winning Imax movie, PULSE. He has also received a special achievement award from the Chicago Human Rhythm Project. More recently he and Steve McNicholas have created the Lost and Found Orchestra: Luke performs and conducts with the Orchestra.
Steve McNicholas (director), from Yorkshire, has worked as an actor/singer/musician/writer with various theatrical and musical groups, starting out with the Bradford Theatre Group in 1973. Through the eighties he worked with Cliff Hanger, Covent Garden Community Theatre and Pookiesnackenburger. Despite also being an original member of the accapella group, the Flying Pickets and a final appearance in Mr Bean, Steve no longer performs. He shares directorial credits with Luke Cresswell on STOMP-based films and commercials and their new show, The Lost and Found Orchestra. With Luke, he composed the soundtrack to the Showtime movie, RIOT, and shares the Oscar and Emmy nominations for his work on BROOMS and STOMP OUT LOUD and co directed the award winning IMAX movie, PULSE and Wild Ocean 3D.
Loretta Sacco manages all business and projects relating to Luke, Steve and Yes/No Productions, from their base in Brighton, UK. This includes all projects, beyond the performance of the full stage show, related to STOMP worldwide. Before this she was working for a production company in London as an agent for various UK comedians and actors, including Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones and Angus Deayton. Loretta co-produced STOMP's performances in both London and Paris, co-produced the film BROOMS and is the executive producer on the Lost and Found Orchestra.