The Creative Team

Meet The Creative Team

Meet the creative team behind Nobody's Child The Musical. Discover the places they've been and what brought them here.

Alison Holman

Born in Layton, Utah, Alison Holman began classical piano lessons at the age of 6 on a cow farm in southern Idaho. Music has been her passion since a young age singing in every choir and theatre group she could and playing piano for many of the same including local orchestras. She wrote first drafts of her original musical, Nobody’s Child, before graduating high school. After graduating, she moved to Branson, Missouri there singing and dancing for theme parks and variety shows and choreographing, musical directing, writing and directing for local theatre. Her piano skills took her abroad aboard Carnival Cruise Lines for five years as a classical pianist and the place where she met not only her amazing husband Chris, but her creative partner Lawrence Neals. Relocating to New York City, she has worked as a pianist in many capacities from music directing for her other writing partner, Matthew Martin’s musical, ‘Ghostlight’, to accompanying Broadway artists around the city. She has played with Broadway Pops, Playbill, Lincoln Center Local, 54 Below, Birdland, The Growing Studio and The Stella Adler School. Her original musical, Nobody’s Child has had three successful staged readings in New York City and is now in development with Mills Theatrical. She’s also a skilled artist, sculptor and rescues all the cats in her Brooklyn neighborhood.

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Lawrence A. Neals, Jr.

Born, bred, and a proud resident of New York City. Lawrence is a Dramagraduate of the original “Fame” School of Performing Arts, and has performed around the world for over 30 years. Credits include: the title role in Julie Taymor’s (Dir. Broadway’s The Lion King) musical, Juan Darien; Smokey Joe’s Café, Rent, and most recently Motor City Live!, Freedom’s Song: A New Musical; Vocalist: New York Shakespeare Company, NY Philharmonic Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, soloist @NYC’s famous Duplex & Bound for Broadway Cabarets. With Carnival Entertainment: lead vocalist on 5 Inaugural ships and 11 original productions and one of the original 8 cast members for CCL’s Playlist Productions. Along with performing worldwide in his salute to Motown and classic soul,“Nightshift: A Legacy of Rock and Soul,” he is also the Founder/Creative Director of the GeekLifeRules: NY Cosplay
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Michael Mills - Producer

Michael Mills is an international award-winning filmmaker, producer/executive producer for theatre and film, published author, speaker, expert marketing strategist and heads up Mills Theatrical, LLC.

Mr. Mills is certainly not unfamiliar with being in front of and behind the scenes of both theatre and motion pictures. Developing a love of magic at a young age, he created his own show and was performing professionally as a teenager in well known venues throughout the region where he lived. His love of theatre led to performing in numerous plays/musicals regionally and pursuing an undergraduate degree in Musical Theatre and graduate studies in Theatre & Film.

Graduating from the university, Michael opened Imagic Entertainment, a Los Angeles based theatrical production and motion picture company launching a national touring magic/illusion show among other theatre development and film projects. He continued some acting, as a SAG actor, appearing in various roles on television series and movies of the week.

While Mr. Mills has enjoyed performing, and was cross trained for Broadway, his true love, talents and passion have always been producing. He has been involved in optioning and developing several shows for Broadway, including the acclaimed KC/ACTF honored musical comedy “Pirated”, and worked behind the scenes as producer/executive producer on numerous award-winning documentaries and feature film projects with such notables Angela Lansbury, Gladys Knight, Emilio Estafan, Patti Lapone, and more.

He is currently working with creative teams to develop shows for Broadway and has several film projects, both documentaries and narratives, in various stages of production as Executive Producer at TeleStory Pictures.

A beach lover, born and raised in San Diego, California, Michael has called New York City home for nearly 20 years.

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