Gorgeous Entertainment Inc.
is a New York–based theater, film, and special events production company founded in 1997 by Kumiko Yoshii and Michael Wolk. Theater credits include the Broadway revival of Pacific Overtures, directed by Amon Miyamoto (Roundabout Theater Company, four Tony Award nominations), The Temple of the Golden Pavilion and Pacific Overtures, directed by Amon Miyamoto (Lincoln Center Festival), Musashi and Modern Noh Plays, directed by Yukio Ninagawa (Lincoln Center Festival), A Class Act (Broadway and Tokyo), Macbeth, directed by Yukio Ninagawa (BAM), Up in the Air, directed by Amon Miyamoto (the Kennedy Center), Big River (North American National Tour and Tokyo), The Fantasticks, directed by Amon Miyamoto (London’s West End), The Producers (Tokyo), and The Sound of Music (Tokyo). Production coordination credits include I Got Merman, Urinetown, Scarlet Pimpernel, Anna Karenina, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Drowsy Chaperone. Film credits include the award-winning films You Think You Really Know Me: The Gary Wilson Story, and Yukie and Oriume. Special events include The Spirit of the East at the United Nations Gallery, an exhibition commemorating the U.N.’s 60th anniversary, the Asian Artists and Concerts’ orchestral performance at the U.N.’s General Assembly, Akiko Wada 40th Anniversary Concert “Power & Soul” at the Apollo Theater, “Hand in Hand” – First Concert at Jazz @ Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, and the annual Japan Day @ Central Park. This past May marked the 6th anniversary of Japan Day@ Central Park, an event designed by the Japanese community of New York to promote a deeper understanding of the Japanese culture.
Kumiko Yoshii is the President and Co-Founder of Gorgeous Entertainment, Inc. She also serves as Executive Vice President and Head of International Business Development of Key Brand Entertainment Inc., an investment company to develop opportunities in international stage show licensing, production and acquisition. Her theatre credits in association with Key Brand Entertainment include Xanadu (Tokyo), A Chorus Line (Tokyo), and Dreamgirls (Tokyo). Her upcoming projects include West Side Story and Million Dollar Quartet as the inaugural productions of Tokyu Theatre Orb, which will open in July 2012, and Shrek: The Musical in Shanghai. She has managed investment and licensing deals for Broadway and West End; recent shows include On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, War Horse, Million Dollar Quartet (Broadway, US tour, and UK), West Side Story (Broadway and US tour), Promises, Promises and Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Ms.Yoshii has a MFA in Performing Arts Management from The City University of New York. She is a member of The Broadway League and serves on the diversity committee of the League, and a member of New York Women in Film and Television. She also serves as the Board of Directors of The New Group. She is a recipient of 10th Anniversary Outstanding 50 Asian American in Business Award 2011.
Michael Wolk is a producer, writer, composer and director, and CEO of Gorgeous Entertainment. His writing credits include screenplays (Innocent Blood, Warner Bros., (directed by John Landis), mystery novels (The Beast ON Broadway, Signet), and plays (Femme Fatale (Broadway Play Publishing). He also wrote the book, music and lyrics for Deep Cover, which premiered at the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival. He has directed plays and films including the award-winning documentary You Think You Really Know Me: The Gary Wilson Story, which screened at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and is available on Plexifilm DVD. He is the Executive Director of the All For One Theater Festival (http://www.AFOfest.org/), a nonprofit organization dedicated to extraordinary solo performance, along with workshops and panels to enhance and advance the form. The Second Annual All For One Theatre Festival will take place off-Broadway in September 2012. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild.