Nanette Gingery

Writer / Lyricist / Music

Nanette fell in love with musical theater at a young age. Her first acting role was as a small princess in The King and I in community theater. From that point on, she was hooked and played many roles such as Kim in “Bye-Bye Birdie”, Sara in “Guys and Dolls”, The Witch in “Into the Woods”. Nanette wrote, recorded, and produced her first CD in 1992. Nanette spent many years traveling and performing on stage while raising her family. She returned to school as a non-traditional student and earned a Masters degree in counseling. Nanette currently owns and operates Summit Care and Wellness Treatment and Counseling, an in-patient and out-patient treatment facility specializing in addiction treatment. Her passion is connecting with people and helping others grow and pursue their passions.




Edward Collins Lankas


Edward has been involved in drama and theatrics from a young age. Unfortunately, the drama played out in his life and not on the stage. The good news is, he has been clean and sober for 15+ years. The better news, is he is now helping others (along with his partner, Nanette) live lives in recovery. Edward serves as business manager and producer for this project. Much like recovery, Edward realizes that the experience and strength of the creative team has enabled him to grow in this new venture into musical theater.




Judy Hart


Judy Hart has been a theatre professional for the past 30+ years. Making new work is important to her and she has enjoyed the invitation to participate in creating REHAB A Musical Journey.

Judy’s Resume




Michael Trutna

Music Director / Orchestrations

Michael Trutna recently served as music director for Sunday in the Park with George, performed at Sheldon Art Gallery, and also founded Plymouth Cabaret, a musical revue fundraiser featuring the members of First Plymouth Choir in 2008. Michael is currently putting the finishing touches on Bloody Mary – Good Life, a play about a Nebraska woman and her struggle for independence and individuality. He also penned Carnival, a movement piece for Camille Saint-SaĆ«ns’s Carnival of the Animals, in collaboration with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra and the Lincoln Community Playhouse. Recent performances include: Seussical (Cat in the Hat), Godspell (Jesus), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear), A Chorus Line (Larry). He has also appeared on ABC Daytime’s All My Children.