What Others Are Saying About HMS Media

What Others Are Saying About HMS Media

“Your work is terrific.”

— Robert Greenblatt, CEO, HBO-MAX & Broadway Producer

“When people ask me how Second City works, I tell them: watch HMS’ Second To None.”

— Keegan-Michael Key, Key And Peele

“Congratulations and thank you… you did excellent work on (the Emmy-winning PBS special Steppenwolf Theatre Company: 25 Years on the Edge).”

— Gary Sinise, Co-founder, Steppenwolf Theatre Company

“Words don't describe how wonderful your team did in capturing the magic and theatricality of Peter And The Starcatcher. Thank you again for proving that HMS is really the strongest video team on Broadway."

— Eva Price, Broadway Producer

"Thanks for all the great detail work!"

Andy Blankenbuehler, Director/Choreographer, Bandstand and Choreographer, Hamilton

“Keep doing what you're doing with the same wonderful passion and craft with which you've been doing it!  Fabulous work!”

— Jordan Roth, President, Jujamcyn Theaters

"We are all thrilled with the footage!"

— Orin Wolf, Lead Producer, The Band's Visit

"Thank you for the gorgeous work (HMS) did this week for our show!!"

Stacey Mindich, Producer, Dear Evan Hansen

"Professional, great problem solvers and a whole lot of fun.  They are an integral member of our team.  I can’t imagine doing a show without them!"

— Laura Matalon, Chief Marketing Officer, Hamilton

“Thank you for the terrific job. It’s hard to believe you were able to capture so many of the subtleties of the performance with the financial and time constraints placed upon you. This is the beginning of a long and healthy relationship between The Second City and HMS.”

— Kelly Leonard, Producer, The Second City

“You are one of the best communicators I have ever encountered in any aspect of the entertainment business.  You're receptive and open and collaborative on the creative as well as the business side of things, and always do what you say you are going to do, and promptly at that.”

— Ron Fierstein, RF Entertainment/Co-producer, Kinky Boots, A Catered Affair

“Bravo, gentlemen! Shows are lucky to have you all there, with so much care and craft.”

— Rick Elice, Broadway Playwright (Jersey Boys, Peter And The Starcatcher) 

“Your artful work truly helps us solidify our reputation as a first class organization.”

— Rachel Kraft, Executive Director, Lookingglass Theatre Company

"It's a great honor and pleasure to work with you and your team."

Michael Greif, Director, Dear Evan Hansen

"Fantastic work as always."

— Kristin Caskey, Producer Fun Home

"(HMS) did a sensational job and I hope we get to work together again."

— Michael Mayer, Director, Head Over Heels

"This looks fantastic!  I'm thrilled to have this footage."

— Barbara Whitman, Producer, Fun Home

"The footage you guys shot looks beautiful.  Thank you for putting it together so quickly and for always being there for us!"

— Nina Lannan, Founding Partner, Bespoke Theatricals

“You guys are the best! More proof of Chicago Theatre excellence. Nobody does it better!”

— Gary Griffin, Director & Associate Artistic Director, Chicago Shakespeare Theater

“You go way above and beyond, but I am learning that’s YOUR way… We enjoy working with you guys so much… Looking forward to many more!”

— Chris Boneau, Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Broadway Press Representative

“Your work on the (Next To Normal) b-roll is astounding...takes my breath away.  Thanks again for all your great work and support.”

— Tom Kitt, Tony-Award winning composer

“HMS may very well possess the greatest gifts for filming dance of anyone around.”

— Chicago Sun-Times

“(HMS’ work is) beautiful, illuminating, insightful, uplifting, artful and stunning.”

— Chicago Tribune

“Your work is superb!”

— Dan Schmidt, President/CEO, WTTW11/PBS Chicago

 “Thank you so much for your work (and) for all that you do for us and for Broadway.”

— Eileen LaCario, Vice-President, Broadway in Chicago

“(Making Second To None) was a very, very good experience… HMS were extremely good about working around our needs and functions, and very sensitive at tense times.”

— Mick Napier, director, “Paradigm Lost,” subject of Second To None

“You are visionary.”

— Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director, Ballet Hispanico

“You're an inspiration, the talk of the town, and a blessing.”

— Molly Shanahan, Artistic Director, Mad Shak Dance Company

“HMS Media’s achievement of imagination and creativity has provided inspiration to the entire dance community.”

— Giordano Dance Chicago

“You and your team are the best!”

— Rachel Reiner, The Broadway League

“You deserved to take the whole stageful of Emmys home with you (for Getting There, HMS’ documentary about Jump Rhythm Jazz Project). Only that huge lapful of awardings can adequately honor you for the amount of not just craft but empathy and real love you brought to this project.”

— Billy Siegenfeld, Artistic Director, Jump Rhythm Jazz Project

“Your work is really first rate.  Beautifully shot.  Thanks so much for, yet again, a great job.”

— John Breglio, Producer, Dreamgirls

“Working with you is an enormous pleasure.  It is so rare to work with people that completely understand you and go out of their way to solve problems. Everything we have done together has turned out to be magnificent.”

— Dan McMahon & Donna Lynn Hilton, Goodspeed Musicals

“Your work has been exemplary and we look forward to continuing the association on future productions."

— Jeffrey Richards, Broadway Producer

“Absolutely every person that I have worked with at HMS has been beyond fabulous.  You all understand our tight deadlines and never once complain.”

— Heather Hess, NETworks Presentations

“You guys do brilliant work. I cannot even begin to thank you for your amazing work on my behalf. Your work both humbles and inspires me.”

— David Bell, Director/Choreographer/Writer

“WOW! (The Emmy-nominated PBS special Billy Sunday) was fantastic. The whole thing had me mesmerized from beginning to end!”

— Carmon DeLeone, Composer for BILLY SUNDAY, Conductor for The Cincinnati Ballet

“We have been viewing educational films about sexual assault for many years and have not, until Why Am I Hiding, found what we wanted: a film that was not victim blaming and would engage young adults.”

— Northwestern University

Why Am I Hiding has a novel and sensitive approach to sexual victimization.  The producers have generated a primer in the field, and a must for anyone who seeks to understand this type of violence and its impact on adult and child victims.”

— Mt. Sinai Hospital Medical Center