Todd Henry (Executive Director)
Todd is a graduate of the LSU Theatre Department and a rostered artist with the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. At LSU he studied under John Dennis, Walt Wilson (Shakespeare & Co), and Barry Kyle (RSC) and was seen on stage in productions including Inherit the Wind, Galileo, Summer and Smoke, Two Gents, Accidental Death of the Anarchist, The Rivals, and Merchant of Venice to name a few. After graduation he spent 7 years in Los Angeles where he worked with such theatre companies as The Evidence Room, Blank the Dog, and LA Connection Comedy Theatre and appeared in several commercial, music video, TV and film projects. He has been employed at Playmakers for the past 5 years where he has been seen in many productions including Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, How I Became a Pirate, Godspell, and the world premiere of Hallmark’s Live! From Club Dead. He has worked his way up from Artist in Residence, Tour Manager, Education Director, Managing Director, to finally Executive Director. Outside of Playmakers he serves as the Louisiana State Coordinator for the National Poetry Out Loud Initiative.
Anthony McMurray (Artistic Director)
Anthony is a recent graduate of the Masters of Fine Arts program at LSU. He spent 4 years living and working in New York City as an actor. After leaving NYC he moved to Colorado to finish his degree at the University of Northern Colorado, work for the Little Theatre of the Rockies, and meet his soon to be wife. Since moving to Louisiana in 2010 Anthony has fallen in love with the South. He has performed in over 15 Swine Palace shows in the last several years as well as Playmakers “Godspell” and “How Can You Run With A Shell On Your Back.” Anthony is thrilled to be taking on this new adventure with Playmakers, as seeing kids of all ages shine on stage makes it all worth it.
Danielle Adams (Education/Tour Director)
Danielle is a Baton Rouge native who graduated from The Runnels School. She attended the University of South Alabama for two years on the Laidlaw Performance Scholarship as well as the ABWA musical theatre scholarship. There she focused on theatre performance and voice. She performed in A Year with Frog and Toad, Buried Child, and Bargains and received a Best Actress of the Season department award. Deciding to return home, she pursued and completed a B.A. in Anthropology at LSU. She took special interest in Italian and Linguistics and also served as dramaturg for the studio production of Fat Pig. Danielle’s relationship with Playmakers has been a long one. She took classes as a child, performed onstage in high school, and did summer tour before landing such roles as Pinkalicious, Junie B. Jones, Pippi Longstocking, and Dorothy Gale. She is excited for the opportunity to assume this new role with this wonderful company.