TJ Shanoff (Director) has been with The Second City since 1997. Composer/lyricist credits include: Rod Blagojevich, Superstar, Rush Limbaugh: The Musical, Jewsical!, Barackstars, Sex & The Second City, and customized revues in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Atlanta. Directing credits include: Chicago Live!, The Second City’s 50th Anniversary tour, One if By Land, Late if By T, and many productions aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line. Musical Direction includes An Evening with Martin Short, Songs Of The Second City, The Chicago Emmy Awards, and The Roof Is On Fiddler (also co-writer/director). T.J. has hosted talk shows on Sporting News Radio and WCKG-FM, and performs customized musical entertainment and hosting for corporate events worldwide. A native Near-Northsider, T.J. attended the Latin School of Chicago, trained and taught at Harand Theater Camp, and graduated from Emerson College in Boston, MA.