Team

Kevin Saunders Hayes

Creator / Composer / Producer
Kevin is an award-winning composer, songwriter, director, producer and the creator of Vox Lumiere. His extensive volume of work includes the scores for 45 feature films, as well as considerable musical contributions to a wide variety of television, animation, recording artists, video games, new media, theme parks and national brands. Kevin is also the author of book, music and lyrics for 15 stage musicals, and since it’s creation, Kevin has produced all of Vox Lumiere’s 300+ productions in six countries, as well as its critically-acclaimed PBS Television special. https://voxlumiere.com

Victoria Levy

Producer
Victoria is a singer, songwriter, and producer with more than 25 years experience in all aspects of live event, live theatre, audio recording and television production. Highlights include Holland in Canada, The Mariposa Folk Festival, The Canadian Campus Music Program, The Canadian Recording Conference and the prestigious Juno Awards, (Canada’s Grammys). In addition to being an accomplished singer and voice-over artist on feature films such as Tomorrowland (Walt Disney Pictures), Real Steel (Dreamworks), and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (20th Century Fox), Victoria has produced all of Vox Lumiere’s 300+ productions in six countries, as well as its critically-acclaimed PBS Television special. Victoria is also the singing voice of Barbie. https://voxlumiere.com

Tom Smedes

Producer / General Manager
Tom is a Tony Award-winning producer and general manager with more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of theatre. Tom is a Co-Producer of Farinelli and The King, currently on Broadway. He was most recently the lead producer of the Tony Award winning Bandstand. Tom has also produced Kander and Ebb’s The Visit starring Chita Rivera, Terrence McNally’s box-office hit It’s Only A Play, Mothers and Sons, the Tony Award-winning Peter and the Starcatcher, the Tony Award-winning Pippin, as well as the Tony nominated play Next Fall, and [title of show]. Tom is a US Board Member of Shakespeare’s Globe London and served as General Manager for the Off-Broadway premiere of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. http://tomsmedes.com

Heather Shields

Associate General Manager
As a producer, Heather was most recently represented on Broadway with Bandstand. She is also a producer on the sold-out Off-Broadway hit Puffs at New World Stages. Heather general manages the long-running, downtown sensation BATSU! NYC and recently opened the critically acclaimed BATSU! Chicago. Other recent projects include The Crack in the Ceiling (Best Overall Production of a Musical, FringeNYC 2015), Cloned! (“Best in Fest” NYMF 2014; NY Times Critic’s Pick), along with dozens of staged readings, concerts, fundraising events, and theatre day camps. Heather received her Bachelor’s degrees in Music and American Studies from the University of Richmond and her Masters in Arts Administration from Columbia University.

Wendy Laister

Vox Lumiere Management
Wendy started her career working for Richard Branson, where she was head of Press and Public Relations for the Virgin Group, before starting her own PR company, whose client list included The Rolling Stones, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Paul McCartney, Janet Jackson, Greenpeace, INXS, the Three Tenors and Tina Turner. She coordinated global press and publicity campaigns for many of the world’s largest televised music events, including Woodstock, Rock in Rio, two Nelson Mandela tributes, and the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary concert from Madison Square Garden. In 1993 Laister moved from PR into personal management, where for many years she was the exclusive, worldwide manager for the iconic band Aerosmith. During this time, Wendy spearheaded successful campaigns around three multiplatinum #1 albums, their first #1 US single, a NY Times best selling autobiography, two record-breaking world tours, and the launch of an Aerosmith Disney theme park ride. Currently her artist management roster spans a range of clients from legends such as Duran Duran and The Streets to up and coming talent including Angelica Garcia and Olivia Chaney.http://magusentertainment.com

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