Our Staff

George Harter

George Harter

Founder

GEORGE HARTER: founded MTH in 1998. He was producer & host of "A Night on the Town" heard on KXTR and Kansas Public Radio for 35 years, and in national syndication for 16 years. George has written a variety of original shows including: SONGS OF THE GREAT WAR, JACQUES BREL; THE MUSIC & TIMES OF A LEGEND, BERNSTEIN’S BROADWAY, WOULDN’T IT BE LOVERLY, and Richard Rodgers Centennial and In Memoriam for the KC Symphony. George also plans and guides theater trips to New York and London as well as art & music trips for other arts organizations including Quality Hill Playhouse, Ensemble Iberica, The Unicorn Theatre, The Kansas City Ballet and Kansas City Repertory Theatre. 


Chad Gerlt

Chad Gerlt

Executive Director

CHAD GERLT: oversees every aspect of The MTH Theater at Crown Center. From MTH's live musical productions, to independenatly produced shows, to theater rentals, to Fundraising, Chad is at the helm of all production and business operations for MTH. Chad attended JCCC, UMKC, and KU, studying Theater, Music Theory, Composition, Commercial Art, and Business. On a train car loading dock in 2003 he George Harter and Nathan Granner produced their very first MTH musical. Today MTH employs over 340 performers annually and entertaining over 25,000 people per year. Chad has also served as Entertainment Coordinator for WaterFire, a mega outdoor event on Brush Creek where over 100 performers entertained more than 20,000 people.


Sarah Crawford

Sarah Crawford

Producing Artistic Director, Book Musicals
SARAH CRAWFORD joined forces with MTH in mid-2007 to co-write an original revue celebrating composer Leonard Bernstein.  In 2008, BERNSTEIN’S BROADWAY became the company’s inaugural production at Crown Center and Sarah signed on as Artistic Director to develop their uniquely powerful, signature-theatre style.  Sarah has produced, directed and music-directed over 30 main-stage productions for MTH and is the recipient of multiple Best Of KC awards including Best Direction and Best Musical Direction.  In 2010, Sarah conceived and directed the 1st all-female production of 1776 garnering national acclaim.  She received an Artistic Advisory honor from Music Theatre International and proudly inspired a brand new licensing of the material.  After receiving a BFA in Theatre with a Musical Theatre emphasis from Drake University, Sarah moved home to KC to work as an Equity actor accruing more than 40 stage credits and over 100 voice-overs and jingles before crossing the boards to produce and direct her favorite art form.

Tim Scott

Tim Scott

Producer, Marketing Designer, Education Supervisor

TIM SCOTT has been working with MTH since 2005 and was in the 2nd musical MTH ever produced, on a loading dock, at the Belger Arts Center. Like all members of the MTH staff, Tim wears lots of different hats and dabbles in production, education, and marketing. Like all members of the MTH staff, Tim would be much less successful if it were not for the support, encouragement and collaboration of the entire MTH team. Tim has been a pretty successful actor and Emcee in Kansas City for a decent amount of time. He's happy and proud to be a part of the professional theater landscape in Kansas City and especially at Crown Center.


Jeremy Watson

Jeremy Watson

MTH Resident Music Director

JEREMY WATSON has worked professionally all over KC as well as playing the National touring productions of MISS SAIGON, ANYTHING GOES, CINDERELLA, and THE PRODUCERS at Starlight; and has also played for productions at New Theatre and Kansas City Repertory Theatre. He has also served as Musical Director or accompanist for The Coterie, Unicorn, Starlight, American Heartland, and Quality Hill Playhouse. He has played nearly every MTH production over the last five years and holds a degree in Music Composition from the UMKC Conservatory of Music.


Andrea Boswell-Burns

Andrea Boswell-Burns

Education Coordinator

ANDREA BOSWELL is a local Kansas City performer and Board Certified Music Therapist. She currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at UMKC in the Conservatory of Music & Dance and as the lead Music Therapist at The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City's Kids Summer Camp. Andrea earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2008 from UMKC's Conservatory of Music & Dance and her Masters of Arts in Music Therapy in 2016. She has taught private voice, piano and guitar lessons, as well as served as the Music Therapist in the Detroit Public School District and the University of Michigan's Center for Language & Literacy. Andrea is looking forward to a summer filled with creativity, confidence and fun with all of the MTH kiddos!