Hair – The Musicians

Terry D. AlfordTERRY D. ALFORD (Musical Director) is a Distinguished Lecturer in Theatre and teaches Musical Theatre Performance and Honor’s Introduction to the Theatre and Acting. Prior to joining the UT faculty Mr. Alford held the positions of Director of Musical Theatre at The University of Tulsa, and Director of Musical Theatre at The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point. He has worked professionally as a performer, director, musical director, and composer at theaters across the country, including the California Theatre Center, Madison Repertory, Omaha Playhouse, Augusta Barn, Fireside Theatre, Light Opera of Oklahoma, and the Clarence Brown Theatre. Terry has directed or musically directed numerous productions and has created the scores for four original musicals and a variety of chamber and vocal music pieces. He is a member of the Clarence Brown Professional Company and regularly directs and musically directs for the Clarence Brown Theatre. Terry is the director of the CBT Summer Acting Workshop and serves as co-facilitator of Outreach and Education hosting Theatre Tours and Talk Backs.

STEWART COX (Trumpet) has a Bachelors in Music Education and Jazz Studies from Indiana University, and a Masters degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Tennessee. He has been tutoring in trumpet and jazz improvisation in Tennessee since 1996. In Chicago and elsewhere since 1974. He has played and arranged music for Lee Greenwood; was lead trumpet and arranger for Shoji Tabuchi in Branson Missouri, lead trumpet for the Temptations, the Four Tops, Franki Valli, the Coasters, Mickey Dolenz (of the Monkees); with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Pops regularly playing lead, split lead and soloist for the highly acclaimed Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, with whom he toured Europe and recently completed recording their 4th CD. Toured for several years with Mr. Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band, spent a year playing shows on the Mississippi Queen, and toured Spain with Chicago’s Jazz Members Big Band. He also played lead or section for Wayne Newton, Johnny Mathis, Liberace, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons, Pia Zadora, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé, the Four Freshmen, Mel Tormé, Tito Puente Jr., Michael W. Smith, Arthur Duncan, Shields and Yarnell, Rich Madison, Steve Lippia, Larry Elgart, Buddy Morrow, Volaré, Fred Travalena, The Lettermen Louise Mandrell, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, the Knoxville Wind Symphony, the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, The Symphony of the Mountains and numerous recording sessions and theater shows.

TOM FOX (Trumpet) Coming from two award winning Anderson county TN band programs to a UT band scholarship under the late W.J. Julian to playing celebrity shows from Boots Randolph to Charo and everything in between. A member of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra for 20 years and 15 years as musician, conductor and musicians manager for Princess Cruises worldwide. I’m very excited to return to CBT to play their production of Hair!

Barry BARRY “PO” HANNAH (Guitar) Po Hannah performs and teaches guitar in multiple styles in the Knoxville area. Previous Clarence Brown shows include Violet and Always…Patsy Cline. Po holds a master of music degree from the University of Tennessee.


Greg HorneGREG HORNE (Guitar) is a multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter, teacher and music instruction author living in Knoxville. He has released three solo albums, and has performed and recorded with many regional bands and artists for over 25 years. Greg played pedal steel in the CBT 2022 production of Always…Patsy Cline. He is excited to return to the band as a guitarist for one of his long-time favorite shows, Hair. His website is

Sheryl Lawrence HowardSHERYL LAWRENCE HOWARD (Reeds), originally a Jersey girl (exit 38A), has set up roots in Tennessee. Mrs. Howard has been Music Directing in East Tennessee since the 1980’s. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee in multiple woodwind performance with a double major in Flute and Oboe and a double minor in Clarinet and Saxophone. She is often found either in the pit or occasionally on stage and is honored to be playing at the Clarence Brown Theatre. She has played principle oboe for Oak Ridge Symphony, Kingsport Symphony and Brevard Chamber Orchestra. She has subbed on oboe and English horn with the Knoxville Symphony and plays tenor sax with the Swing Time Ensemble, but her favorite music to play will always be music of the theater.

Vince IlaganVINCE ILGAN (Bass) is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, and a graduate of The University of TN’s College of Music. A musician with 20+ years of experience, he has performed with Scott Miller & The Commonwealth, Justin Townes Earle, Larkin Poe, Jill Andrews, The Tennessee Sheiks, WDVX’s Tennessee Shines House Band, The Lonetones, The Oak Ridge Symphony, Symphony of the Mountains, Circus No. 9, and many others. National performance highlights include appearances at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Hardly-Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Suwanee Springfest, Pagosa Springs Bluegrass Festival, The Cayamo Song-to-Sea Cruise, The Ryman Auditorium, and an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. He has performed internationally in Europe, Scandinavia, The Dominican Republic, Australia, and New Zealand. From 2012-2016, he was the bassist / arranger / music librarian for the Smoky Mountain Opry. Despite his travels, some of his favorite musical experiences have been in the orchestra pit playing for theatrical productions. He’s also played bass for CBT’s productions of Tommy, A Year with Frog & Toad, Big River, and Fiddler on the Roof, in addition to local community productions of Oklahoma! and Little Women. Vince endorses Gallien-Krueger Amplifiers and D’Addario Strings. He lives in Oak Ridge, TN with his wife, Bryn, and their two children.

Don LordoDON LORDO (Percussion) is delighted to be playing Hair with the Clarence Brown Theatre. Most recently, he’s worked in the pit for The Tennessee Valley Players’ production of Something Rotten and The Cumberland County Playhouse’s production of Escape from Margaritaville. In addition, Don is a Percussion Instructor for Music Arts in Oak Ridge, builds and repairs percussion instruments, holds down the drum set chair for the Ensemble Swing Time Big Band, is the Principal Percussionist with Scruffy City Orchestra, and performs with a host of others. Don lives in Oak Ridge with his wife Beth and three children.

DAN MAXWELL (Trombone) Although not a Knoxville native, Dan has lived here with his wife and family for quite a few years now. Dan is a lifelong brass player and stays very active in the local music community. He enjoys playing in several groups and ensembles as well as his church orchestra and for many military functions and presentations. However, Dans real passion is playing for musical theater, He routinely plays for many area high school productions as well as community and regional theater productions. Dan is very happy to be back at the Clarence Brown Theatre making music with friends for this production of Hair!!  Enjoy the show ~

J MILLER (Drums) got his start in musical theatre at the Oak Ridge Playhouse in the mid-1980’s. A versatile musician, he has played drum set, percussion, and bass in countless shows with Flying Anvil Theatre, the Wordplayers, and the beloved Clarence Brown Theatre, amongst many others. Some of his favorite CBT shows have been Tommy(!!), Spamalot, Ain’t Misbehavin, and of course the role of Jim Bob in Always…Patsy Cline. Additionally, he has played with just about every type of band imaginable- originals, covers, rock, jazz, country, electronic, middle eastern, jug, etc. J is thrilled and honored to be back at CBT gettin the groove on for Hair!

DAVE PEEPLES (Bass) David has been playing double bass and/or bass guitar in CBT musicals for more than 20 years, and loves working with the creative and talented folks who put these special shows together. Favorite CBT musical credits include: Cabaret, Always… Patsy Cline, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Big River, Man of La Mancha, A Year With Frog and Toad, Cinderella, Oliver and Oklahoma!