Staff

MikeMiller

Mike Miller

Managing Partner / Marketing and Operations
Mike was born and raised here in Cleveland, and graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1973. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, he started his career at Leo Burnett Advertising in Chicago, one of the world’s largest agencies. He is an experienced entrepreneur and senior-level executive with deep family roots in Cleveland. Prior to working at the Music Box, he worked for the Entrepreneurs EDGE, an economic development non-profit based in Cleveland. Mike has tremendous long-term connections in Greater Cleveland: His grandfather was mayor of Cleveland in the early 1930s, and was instrumental in founding the Cleveland Browns, was past minority owner of Cleveland’s major league baseball team, and owned one of its most historic radio stations, WERE-AM.


CollenMiller

Colleen Miller

Managing Partner / Concert Programming
Colleen got her start as a concert promoter back in 1990, booking the venerable (and smoky!) Chicago nightclub, Biddy Mulligan’s. From there, she went on to serve as Concert Director for the Old Town School of Folk Music, Program Director for City Winery Chicago, and founded and directed the Chicago Folk & Roots Festival. Over the decades, she has had the honor of booking the gamut of legendary musicians, from Bill Monroe to Townes Van Zandt to Odetta to Tito Puente. Colleen has launched four new venues over her career, and founded many nifty festivals, large and small.
 


RichardWolf

Richard Wolf

Executive Chef
A native of the Midwest Great lakes region, Chef Richard brings a lifelong passion for food to the Music Box. After graduating from culinary school, Chef Richard moved to Charleston, South Carolina. After eight and a half years, Richard moved back to the great lakes area and has settled in Ohio, calling Cleveland home for the past eleven years. He brings an eclectic ensemble of experience to the Music Box and currently oversees all culinary aspects of our weddings, events, and concerts.
 


ChrisBagnell

Chris Bagnell

Executive Sous Chef
Chef Chris spent his teenage years in southern California where he cut his teeth in the restaurant industry. After quickly rising through the Houlihan’s Restaurant ranks, from prep cook to corporate trainer to Executive Sous Chef, Chris returned to his hometown of Cleveland. He has worked in prestigious establishments such as Massimo di Milano’s, Cleveland Zoo + Rainforest, and Blossom Music Center, and currently oversees the culinary aspects of our weddings, events, and concerts.
 


JayHarris

Jay Harris

Executive Sous Chef
After graduating from the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute with a Bachelor’s in Culinary Studies, and from Hocking College with a Bachelor’s in Hotel Management, Chef Jay relocated to Cleveland in 2018. He’s proudly worked 40 years in the industry and has become an essential part of the Music Box leadership. Guests can always look forward to the culinary delights that showcase his talents and dedication to his craft.
 


Jeff Shadle

Jeff Shadle

General Manager
Jeff started his career in the restaurant industry after graduating from the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts in ’98 with a degree in Hospitality Management. Since then, Jeff has worked in many different facets of the restaurant business all over Greater Cleveland. He takes pride in his extensive experience in both front and back of house operations. Jeff was part of the Music Box’s opening team back in 2014 and he is excited to be back and contribute to the continued success of Music Box Supper Club.
 


LaurenMilroy

Lauren Milroy

Private & Corporate Events Manager
After graduating from Tri-C with an Event Planning degree, Lauren has worked in top-rated event venues all over Northeast Ohio since 2014. She joined the Music Box team in April of 2021, bringing her passion, professionalism, and organization to hundreds of corporate and private events. She loves the feeling of making a client’s dreams for events come to fruition.
 
 


RickyBenninger

Ricky Benninger

Wedding Events Manager
Ricky joined the Music Box team in 2018 after studying Event Management at the University of South Carolina. He is a driven young professional with a passion for weddings, good times, and rock & roll — adding fun and positivity to wedding plans. Ricky’s favorite quote, “all space is space to create” reflects his enthusiasm for envisioning and transforming the Music Box into the ideal wedding space.
 
 


MelissaBeckman

Melissa Beckman

Events Manager
Melissa’s extensive experience in the food and beverage industry began in 1997, and soon shifted to a focus on event sales, planning and management. Having planned and managed events ranging from smaller dinner parties to weddings with over 500 guests, Melissa takes a personal approach to each event and always strives to bring each client’s vision to life.
 
 


Vicki Denis

Vicki Denis

Events Manager
Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Vicki attended North Olmsted High School then graduated from Cuyahoga Community College. She has more than 20 years in the music and hospitality business. Her experiences range from large catering events to the night club scene, to fine-dining management, corporate events, and weddings. The Music Box Supper Club is where Vicki can do it all!
 
 


LexiSzilvas

Lexi Szilvas

Events Manager
Lexi oversees a variety of projects and private events. After graduating from the University of Dayton (Go Flyers!), this Cleveland native decided to return home. With prior experience working for Live Nation Entertainment, Lexi is a real go getter and works to exceed client expectations on all events.
 
 
 


TravisCruse

Travis Cruse

Events Manager
After graduating from the University of Cincinnati, Travis began her career in event management. For the last 7 years, she has worked with hotels and in catering, executing all types of events at over 20 venues. Travis is excited to continue her career at Music Box, as an Event Manager. She has a passion for designing weddings, great food, and even better service.
 
 


ShannonHutton

Shannon Hutton

Host Manager/VIP Coordinator
Shannon has been with the Music Box since opening day, joining the company in July of 2014. Much of her experience comes from her background in the service industry as a busser, server, trainer and head of waitstaff. Her people skills, communication skills, and ability to react and organize quickly are key to the nightly success of Music Box. Shannon is… the hostess with the mostess.
 
 


JakeStephens

Jake Stephens

Production Manager
Jake has lived in Cleveland since 2015. In that time he has studied sound and production at Tri-C College and worked at venues all over town. He enjoys the rigidness and speed of live events, problem-solving, and putting on a great show. Jake’s experiences in live sound, studio mixing, live streaming, stage setup, and overall production all add up to make the incredible shows at Music Box possible.
 
 


TocaEdwards

Toca Edwards

Front of House Manager
Having been with Music Box since 2015, Toca is an experienced and highly valued member of the team. Toca attended Kent State University and has over 20 years in the service and hospitality industry. She takes great pride in her commitment to ensuring that all guests have an unforgettable experience no matter the occasion.
 
 
 
 


TerryHarris

Terry Harris

Accounting Manager
Terry joined the team in November 2016. She possesses a strong background in restaurant accounting, inventory, and payroll. She continues to grow in knowledge of all the various components that make the Music Box tick. Terry is a key behind-the-scenes player who ensures the Music Box continues to run smoothly.

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