Jeff Bouthiette has music directed for improv and sketch comedy extensively in the city of Chicago, including with the Second City National Tour and at sea, Comedysportz, The Comedy Shrine, Chicago Comedy Company, Gayco and others. As an improviser, he was a longtime member of the musical improv troupe Jazz Hands Across America, and currently performs with the Second City Training Center Music Improv House Ensemble, Infinite Sundaes. As an actor, Jeff has performed with Pegasus Players, Hell in a Handbag, Theatre Hikes, Brown Couch, Stage Two, Arts Lanes, One Theatre, and Chicago Kids Company. He played Montel/Jesus in Bailiwick Repertory's award-winning production of Jerry Springer: The Opera. As a theatrical musical director, Jeff has worked with Theatre Building Chicago, Lil' Buds Theatre, Stage Left, Victory Gardens Theatre, and Chicago Children's Theatre. In 2007, Jeff participated in the Johnny Mercer Songwriting Project as one of the nation's top young songwriters. Jeff is also Artistic Director of Bare Boned Theatre.