MICHAEL HARTMAN landed his first job in a theatrical public relations company in 1992, and in 1999 co-founded Barlow Hartman Public Relations, which represented more than 100 Broadway productions over ten years. A graduate of the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas and the University of Texas at Austin, Michael spent years on the acting path before discovering his passion as a press agent, fusing his interests and experience in theater with his status as a bona fide newshound. The Hartman Group was founded in June 2009 and Michael is in the most fulfilling season of his professional life to date.
NICOLE CAPATASTO is a Rutgers University graduate who joined The Hartman Group in June of 2009. Since then she has represented the Broadway productions of Hands On A Hardbody; War Horse; Bring It On: The Musical; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (starring Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette); Jekyll & Hyde; Frankie Valli: The One. The Only. The Original; Baby It's You and La Bête, as well as the Off-Broadway show Traces. She currently represents the Broadway play Ann (starring Holland Taylor) and the Off-Broadway production of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, as well as the upcoming Broadway productions of Romeo & Juliet (starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad) and Let It Be.
TOM D'AMBROSIO has been a theatre publicist for nineteen years. A graduate of Syracuse University, he previously worked with Kornberg & Associates, James LL Morrison & Associates, Bill Evans, Jeffrey Richards & Associates, and Circle Repertory Company.
WHITNEY HOLDEN GORE is thrilled to represent the current Broadway productions of Rock of Ages and Jekyll & Hyde, as well as the upcoming Romeo & Juliet starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad. Past Broadway shows she has represented include EVITA starring Ricky Martin, Elena Roger and Michael Cerveris; Bring It On: The Musical; and On A Clear Day You Can See Forever starring Harry Connick, Jr. Prior to joining The Hartman Group in 2011, Whitney was a publicist at Cohn Dutcher Associates, representing performing arts clients such as The New York Pops, Ravinia Festival, Savannah Music Festival and Caramoor Festival. A bona fide theatre-music-film-and-history buff, Whitney hails from Connecticut and has a BA in Public Relations from Miami University.
BETHANY LARSEN has worked as the business manager for Barlow Hartman and The Hartman Group since 2003. She is a proud board member of The Fordham Alumni Theatre Company and Solving Kids' Cancer (www.solvingkidscancer.org). She enjoys embroidery and general craftiness, writing plays and learning tap dance moves with her very brave husband.
EMILY MCGILL is delighted to be a publicist with The Hartman Group! A Pittsburgh native, she is pleased to represent Billy Elliot, Memphis, and the upcoming Ghost. Emily previously assisted Valerie Harper on Looped, worked with Fox Theatricals on Legally Blonde, and rocked out with the Rock of Ages company management team. During the run of Looped, and Ms. Harper's subsequent Tony Campaign, Emily served as the "virtual Valerie Harper" and was given notice in the Los Angeles Times for her use of social networking to promote the show. She has experience in various facets of the industry, including general management, casting, talent management, front of house, and internet marketing, but has found her true love in publicity.
COLGAN MCNEIL is a Hofstra University graduate who joined The Hartman Group in May 2012. He currently represents Ann starring Holland Taylor and the upcoming Big Fish.
LESLIE BADEN PAPA has been a publicist at The Hartman Group (formerly Barlow Hartman Public Relations) since 2004. She has worked on a variety of Broadway & Off-Broadway shows including Rock of Ages, Jekyll & Hyde, EVITA, Bring It On: The Musical, American Idiot, Catch Me If You Can, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Wintuk by Cirque Du Soleil, 13, Legally Blonde: The Musical (including the MTV Special, Reality Series and National Tour), Cyrano de Bergerac, Company, Movin' Out, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 700 Sundays, Sweeney Todd, Gem of the Ocean. Before that she was at Carol Fineman Publicity and worked on The Normal Heart, Modern Orthodox, The Exonerated and others. Leslie is currently on maternity leave and managing that wild campaign.
MATT ROSS has spent the past seven years working in the theatre industry as a publicist, representing the Broadway productions of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying; Promises, Promises; A Steady Rain; La Bête; In The Heights; The Seagull; Curtains; Rock 'n' Roll; The History Boys; The Country Girl; Mary Poppins; Tarzan; off-Broadway's Traces and many more. He has also represented New York's Signature Theatre Company and LAByrinth Theater Company and Washington DC's Signature Theatre. Before joining The Hartman Group, Matt worked as a press agent at Boneau/Bryan-Brown. He currently represents the Broadway productions of War Horse and Bring It On: The Musical, as well as the upcoming musicals Hands on a Hardbody and Tuck Everlasting.
FRANCES WHITE caught the theatre bug at the early age of 5 when her mother would spend hours in the kitchen cooking up a storm while listening to Sweeney Todd (clearly she didn't find the irony in that until years later). She is a graduate of Emerson College with a BFA in Musical Theatre and has used her talents to publicize the Broadway shows Billy Elliot, Elf, Memphis, and is currently working on Wicked, Sister Act, Lysistrata Jones and Second Stage Theatre. Sweeney Todd remains her favorite show, although these days she thinks twice before tasting her mother's pies.
WAYNE WOLFE is a graduate of Hofstra University and began his career at Shirley Herz Associates, going on to work in the New York office of Livent. Wayne joined Barlow Hartman public relations a few months after the company's inception and is now very pleased to be working at The Hartman Group.
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