An experienced, successful, dedicated theatrical Producer/Director/Artistic Director/Producing Artistic Director/Theatre Manager/Project Manager
with years of hands on varied experience. Passionate, enthusiastic, tireless, a true problem solver and able to lead. Greatly enjoy working with teams of artistic people in a collaborative atmosphere to achieve great success.
To continue my love and passion for theatre and to be an integral part of a producing or performing arts organization as a producing partner, Artistic Director, Director, manager or project manager.
Graduate of the New York Academy of Theatrical Arts
Attended on a theatrical scholarship. A 2 year intensive program located at the 5th Avenue Playhouse.
The Academy no longer exists and is now part of the New School.
Tony Award Nominee 2013
Drama Desk Award Nominee 2013
Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee 2013
Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Nominee 2013
Multiple Perry Awards for Direction and Best Production (play/musical)
Multiple Arthur Awards for Direction and Best Production (musical)
(Norwegian Cruise Line Entertainment)
Overseeing all aspects of the main stage productions on the new NCL Escape (NCL's newest and largest cruise ship), which debuted in November 2015. Main stage shows include:
"Million Dollar Quartet"
Directed by Eric Schaeffer, Associate Director Scott Weinstein,
Musical Director Charles (Chuck) Mead.
Directed by Warren Carlyle, Associate Director Jason Sparks.
Position required overseeing all aspects of shows including budgets
($2.5 Million+), bids, auditions, scenic, costumes, lighting, load-ins, tech, rehearsals, production and artistic teams and contracts, etc.
9 month project and directly involved with 6 weeks of pre-production and rehearsals at Tampa studio facility and 5 weeks on board NCL Escape during load-in, tech and rehearsals.
Worked closely with VP of Entertainment for Norwegian Cruise Lines
and Director of Entertainment for Norwegian Cruise Lines
Robert Dean Hertenstein.
NCL Star Project Manager overseeing creation and installation of 2 new shows and maintenance of 2 existing shows.
(Broadway and National Tours)
A Christmas Story-The Musical
2011 National Tour
2012 record breaking Broadway production, Lunt Fontanne Theatre
Multiple Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Tony Award nominations including “Best Musical”.
2013 Holiday Tour
Hartford, Boston, NYC
Red, Hot and Cole
The Goodbye Girl
The Will Rogers Follies
ARTISTIC ADVISOR TO THE BOARD
Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, NY.
PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Evergreen Dinner Playhouse
Neil’s New Yorker Dinner Theatre
Pocono Manor Playhouse
Fiesta Dinner Theatre
Ciniminson Dinner Theatre
The Castle Theatre
On Golden Pond - tour
Annie - tour
WTOP musical revue - Resort Hotel tour
Calliope musical revue - Resort Hotel tour
Award winning director of full scale musicals and plays at theatres throughout the northeast. Concentration on large scale musicals. Continued reputation of staying within or under budget while maintaining critical and financial success. Complete list of shows directed including reviews can be furnished upon request
ENTREPRENEURIAL - SALES
Northeast representative for The Original Lincoln Logs, Ltd Log and Panelized Home Manufacturer. 6 time Presidents Award winner for outstanding sales. Member of the Million Dollar Club.
Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
New Jersey Theatre Alliance