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.

Eric Schaeffer Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Director of a Musical, HAYES Production
Eric SchaefferBeaches
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Eric SchaefferHello, Dolly!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Eric Schaeffer, Follies
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Eric SchaefferHairspray
Eric SchaefferChess
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Eric SchaefferLes Misérables
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Eric SchaefferAce: The New Musical Adventure
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Eric SchaefferKiss of the Spider Woman
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Eric SchaefferMeet John Doe
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Eric Schaeffer The Witches of Eastwick
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Eric SchaefferPacific Overtures
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Eric SchaefferAllegro
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Eric Schaeffer11 in the Shade
Eric SchaefferFollies
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Eric Schaefferhe Gospel According to Fishman
Eric SchaefferSunday in the Park with George
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Eric SchaefferPutting It Together
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Eric SchaefferThe Rhythm Club
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Eric SchaefferSweeney Todd
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Eric SchaefferThe Fix
Eric SchaefferSunday in the Park with George
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Eric SchaefferPassion
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Eric SchaefferThe Rink
Eric SchaefferCabaret
Eric SchaefferInto the Woods
Eric SchaefferWings
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Director, Resident Production
Eric SchaefferUnidentified Human Remains and the 1 Nature of Love
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Eric SchaefferAssasins
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Director, Resident Production
Eric SchaefferSweeny Todd

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