Born and raised in San Francisco, Frank began performing and composing music at the age of twelve. At fifteen he had members of the San Francisco Symphony perform his music and was working locally with his own jazz big band. After graduating with a BM in Music Composition from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 1980, he accepted a teaching position at the school. In addition to numerous awards for composition he received a National Endowment Grant in 1980 to compose a 90 minute work for jazz orchestra. He moved back to the Bay Area in 1981 and spent his time performing and composing for a variety of ensembles, including his own band, which recorded and album in 1990 entitled “Frankie Maximum Goes Way-er Out West”. This album garnered much critical acclaim and was voted one of the top ten albums of the year by the Oakland Tribune. After spending much of 1991 performing and touring in Europe he made the big move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television music composition. To date he has orchestrated on such films as Halloween: H20, At First Sight, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Private Parts, The Relic, The Apt Pupil, Most Wanted, Snow White: A Tale of Terror, Incognito, Oliver Twist, Bastard Out of Carolina, Wild Bill and Double Team. His composing credits include Cold Case, Ed the Alien, Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders, The Invader, Longshot, America’s Funniest Videos, US Customs Classified and Panic In the Skies.
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Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Tracy moved to Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 10. After studying voice at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Tracy attended the University of Michigan and graduated in 1980 with an honors degree in English and Creative Writing. Pursuing her love of performing, Tracy then attended the Drama Studio London, graduating with honors. She then went to work as a professional singer and actress in the Bay Area, appearing in such shows as Party of One and The Dining Room. After touring abroad, Tracy moved to Los Angeles where she is a working actress and writer. She has worked in both television and film, having appeared on such shows as Ink and Timecop, and is featured in the upcoming film City of Angels. She is also featured in several independent films, such as The Next Tenant, Longshot, and Last Respects. Most recently Tracy appeared at the West Coast Ensemble in Sondheim’s Company. Her other Los Angeles theater credits include Camelot, Oklahoma, Hapgood and The Mousetrap. Tracy has also recently finished writing a feature film script entitled Nan.
Guy is the artist behind the scenes, creating all the wonderful images for Little Evil Things. He is currently the Executive Director of Creative Development for Film Roman, Inc., one of the largest independent animation houses in America. Before Film Roman, Guy was involved in the development of such projects as Oliver and Company, Beauty and the Beast and Cool World. His animated features include The Great Mouse Detective, The Black Cauldron, The Fox and the Hound, and Stay Tuned. His Primetime Television credits include Family Dog, Opus and Bill and Cool Like That. His television series include Bruno the Kid, The Blues Brothers, C-Bear and Jamaal, Julie Brown Mystery Chasers, Ed the Alien, and Mighty Max. In addition to his animation projects, Guy created the mascot “Izzy” for the 1996 Olympic Games held in Altanta as well as the “Big Foot” mascot for Pizza Hut. He is currently hard at work designing the creatures to inhabit Little Evil Things, Volume II.
Recently back from the East Coast where he performed at Yale Rep in Shaw’s Major Barbara, Jim McDonnell, Little Evil Things‘ illustrious and inimitable narrator, is an extremely talented and versatile performer in all mediums. Jim played Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew last season at Center Stage Baltimore. Other appearances at Center Stage include The Miser, Inherit the Wind, A Man for All Seasons, and the world premiere of On the Verge: or the Geography of Yearning in which he portrayed six male characters. Other regional theater credits include Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Hartford Stage, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare & Company, Tom in The Glass Menagerie at the Coconut Grove Playhouse, Conner in The Philadelphia Story at Alaska Rep and Glumer in Diary of a Scoundrel at the Huntington Theatre Company. Jim’s New York credits include several appearances at Playwrights Horizons, Fun at the Manhattan Punchline and his professional debut with the late Jose Ferrer in A Life in the Theatre. Jim has also appeared in such films as Night Driving and The Portrait in addition to many television appearances including, Chicago Hope, ER, Michael Hayes, Coach, Maloney, and The Client. We are happy to have Jim back as narrator for Little Evil Things, Volume II so be on the lookout.
Susan Hull is a professional actress and singer who has performed in such varied roles as Sybil in Private Lives, Amalia in She Loves Me, Polly Garter in Under Milkwood and Cinderella in Into the Woods. Other Los Angeles and regional credits include Rogers & Hart at the Pasadena Playhouse, Jacques Brel at the Cinegrill, Woody Guthrie’s American Song at Ford’s Theater, The Sound of Music at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, and Laurey in Oklahoma with Jean Stapleton. TV and film credits include One Life to Live, The Tonight Show, When Love Kills (MOW), and commercials. Susan is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University and is currently a member of Interact Theatre Company.