Michael Bitterman wrote the music & lyrics for the off Broadway musical, FIVE AFTER EIGHT, which played at the Cubiculo Theatre in New York in 1979 breaking all existing house records for that theater. The cast album was released by Original Cast Records in 1980 and rereleased and mastered on CD in 1993. Michael wrote many musicals and revues which have been performed in regional theaters. His songs have been performed in many New York clubs including Ted Hooks ON STAGE, The Bottom Line, RENO SWEENEY & on a Gabe Kaplan ABC TV special.

He has written radio jingles, music for films & videos, worked as a rehearsal pianist for Alan Klein (Beatles' manager), was a staff songwriter for Albert Grossman (manager for Bob Dylan, THE BAND, Janis Joplin, etc) and has been published by Chappel. He had his own show on WBAI called Mike Bitterman's Musical Murders. His musical styles range from pop to dramatic musical theater. He tends to write melodic character driven songs.

Other musicals include: We're Not Who We Think We Are (music & lyrics) Kleinert Gallery (Woodstock, NY, SUNY New Paltz); Demigod of E.78th St (music) Woodstock Playhouse; Discovering Magenta (music): The Cellar (book,music/lyrics) and his most recent FORLORN HOPE:  The Donner Party Musical (music & lyrics). His current CD-The Theatre's Never Dark -released by Original Cast Records features songs from all his musicals

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A resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, Teri is a part-time writer, part-time professional Stage Manager for the Community College of Southern Nevada, Jade Productions and the Las Vegas Little Theatre, while holding down a full time job at a major hotel on the Strip. In her spare time, Teri reads plays and musicals, and tries to see at least one production per month. Her goal---working with Director Joe Hammond of the Alley Theatre, Houston in presenting new, different, and cutting- edge productions to the Las Vegas theatre audiences. "FORLORN HOPE" is Teri's first collaboration with Michael Bitterman.