Tor is a Grammy®-nominated producer and songwriter with over 20 years of experience in the music industry—from writing and performing his own material to producing world-class recording artists ( Lou Rawls, Isaac Hayes, Debbie Harry, Perry Farrell, Adam Pascal, Joan Osborne, Rachel York, Vivian Campbell and Edwin McCain) and composing dozens of scores for both film and television.
Though his roots are in musical theater, his professional debut came with the premiere of Greenwood at the 2011 New York Musical Theater Festival, which he co-authored and produced. For his second effort, Tor composed the music and co-authored Stealing Time with Lisa Rothauser and produced the debut at NYMF 2012. Additionally, Tor has co-founded and currently produces Kidzapalooza and Austin Kiddie Limits, the two largest, live family music festivals in the country. Tor has also written and produced several television shows, including productions for Endemol USA, FOX and Warner.
Lisa Rothauser is a composer, writer and performer. She has appeared in the Broadway and 2nd National Touring companies of The Producers as Hold Me Touch Me and Lick Me Bite Me. Lisa originated the roles of Marie Tovesky and Rachel/Hagar in the world premiere productions of O Pioneers! (The Producers' Club) and Songs of Paradise (Caldwell Theater). She starred in Mock Your World at The Zipper Theatre and The Laurie Beechman in New York City and produced and starred in a one-woman show, Bye Bye Lisa, at The Studio in New York City.
Most recently, she wrote, produced and starred opposite Jeremy Kushnier in Stealing Time. In addition to appearing in numerous television commercials, Lisa also wrote, produced and starred in Mommy Needs a Timeout, an original series for Nickmom.com. Regional credits include Guys and Dolls (Sarah), Chicago (Velma), Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel), Once on This Island (Erzulie), Phantom (Christine), Swinging on a Star, The Mikado (The Huntington Theatre), Lend Me a Tenor (American Stage Festival) and Master Class (opposite Lucie Arnaz). Lisa has a Masters in vocal performance from Boston University.
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