Kathleen Marshall 2012

DEBRA L. CAPLAN is currently serving as an Executive-in-Residence at The Forbes Funds, where she advises nonprofits in governance and leadership. During her longstanding career as a leader in healthcare at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Allegheny Health Network (AHN), and more recently as Interim CEO of Partner4Work, Ms. Caplan has been a steadfast advocate for community health and workforce development and advancing women's leadership. This passion continues through her many nonprofit board affiliations, including currently chairing the JewishHealthcare Foundation Board and previously serving as WQED Board Chair and President of the Pittsburgh International Women's Forum. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Harvard Kennedy School, she has received numerous honors, including the YWCA Tribute to Women and the Pittsburgh Women of Influence Award.

Kathleen  Marshall

Kathleen Marshall has received wide acclaim as a successful Broadway director and choreographer. Her extraordinary creativity and talent have been recognized by the coveted Drama Desk and Tony Awards for her musicals Nice Work if You Can Get It, Anything Goes, The Pajama Game, Wonderful Town and Kiss Me Kate.

Raised in Pittsburgh since the age of two, Kathleen graduated from Smith College and began her professional career in Pittsburgh regional theater. In a highly-competitive profession dominated by men, she went on to choreograph and direct some of America’s best-loved Broadway musicals.

Admired by her peers and loved by audiences, Kathleen Marshall is known for her extraordinary musicality, her ability to elicit fresh performances from seasoned veterans and her skill in making all aspects of the production and its personalities coalesce.

From her early days in the chorus at the Pittsburgh Light Opera and the Pittsburgh Playhouse to the present, Kathleen Marshall has demonstrated an incredible talent that has been appreciated by audiences far and wide.

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