Eric Schaeffer Biography

Gender: Male

Eric Schaeffer is the artistic director/co-founder of Signature Theatre, Washington DC, recipient of the 2009 Regional Theatre Tony Award and home to the American Musical Voices Project, the largest musical commission program in the country. Broadway: Putting It Together, Glory Days. West End: The Witches of Eastwick. Kennedy Center: artistic director, Sondheim Celebration; Sunday in the Park with George, Passion, Mame, Follies. Regional: Mark Taper Forum, Goodman Theatre, Ford's Theatre and Arena Stage. Signature: world premieres of The Hollow, First You Dream, Saving Aimee, Nevermore; the American premieres of The Fix and The Witches of Eastwick; as well as Les Misérables, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods among others. Six Helen Hayes Awards for Direction.