Philip Adelman has been a talent agent since 1979, co-managing the New York Office of The Gage Group since 1980, where he has represented Oscar, Tony and Emmy winners. He played a part in discovering and helping develop the early careers of Halle Berry, Woody Harrelson, Bill Pullman, Liev Schreiber, Bebe Neuwirth, Adam Sandler, among many others. Current clients include Sutton Foster, Gary Beach, Shirley Knight, Debra Monk, Walter Bobbie and Tovah Feldshuh. In prior varied lives as a director/composer/lyricist/writer, Mr. Adelman directed theater (including Raffi: A Family Concert on Broadway, on national tour, and for The Disney Channel), composed scores for theater and television, wrote, composed and directed extensively in cabaret, was a member of the Lehman Engel BMI workshop, developed and wrote for sitcoms, participated in the Warner Bros.Television Writer's Workshop, and served as writer/head writer for many network game shows, including The $25,000 Pyramid (for which he is most fondly remembered for having written "things that are purple."). Mr. Adelman served as president of The National Association Of Talent Agents from 1994-2005.