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Jeffrey Ellis
Jeffrey Ellis

Jeffrey Ellis is a Nashville-based writer, editor and critic, who's been covering the performing arts in Tennessee for more than 35 years. In 1989, Ellis and his partner launched Dare, Tennessee's Lesbian and Gay Newsweekly which later became known as Query. Ellis is the recipient of the Tennessee Theatre Association's Distinguished Service Award for his coverage of theater in the Volunteer State and was the founding editor/publisher of Stages, the Tennessee Onstage Monthly.  He is a past fellow of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center and is the founder/executive producer of The First Night Honors - the history of which can be traced to 1989 and the first presentation of The First Night Awards - which honor outstanding theater artisans from Tennessee in recognition of their lifetime achievements and also includes The First Night Star Awards and the Most Promising Actors recognition. Midwinter's First Night honors outstanding productions and performances throughout the state. An accomplished director, Ellis helmed productions of La Cage Aux Folles, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and An American Daughter, all in their Nashville premieres, as well as award-winning productions of Damn Yankees, Company, Gypsy and The Rocky Horror Show. Ellis was recognized by The Tennessean as best director of a musical for both Company and Rocky Horror. Since 2015, Ellis has been increasingly in demand as a director by a variety of Tennessee theater companies and he has helmed productions of Picnic (Circle Players), The Last Five Years (VWA Theatricals), The Miss Firecracker Contest, Cabaret, My Fair Lady, Daddy's Dyin'...Who's Got the Will?, South Pacific, Winter Wonderettes and The Wizard of Oz (The Larry Keeton Theatre), The Little Foxes (ACT 1), The Boys in the Band (Jeffey Ellis Presents), Singin' in the Rain (Arts Center of Cannon County) and The Secret Garden (Center for the Arts, Murfreesboro) and, in 2020, the 70th anniversary season production of La Cage Aux Folles for Circle Players. Later this year, he will be directing Beautiful: The Carole King Musical for Center for the Arts.


FSSD Performing Arts Center (4/20 - 4/21) Tracker
To Kill a Mockingbird in Nashville To Kill a Mockingbird
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium (6/7 - 6/9)
Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles (Non-Equity) in Nashville Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles (Non-Equity)
SKyPAC (4/21 - 4/21)
Frozen in Nashville Frozen
Tennessee Performing Arts Center (5/7 - 5/18)
I Shot My Rich Aunt - A Stiff Upper Lip Comedy in Nashville I Shot My Rich Aunt - A Stiff Upper Lip Comedy
Hendersonville Performing Arts Company (5/10 - 5/25)
Only Hope: A Musical Tribute to A Walk To Remember in Nashville Only Hope: A Musical Tribute to A Walk To Remember
The Franklin Theatre (4/25 - 4/28)
Minnie Pearl's Chicken in Nashville Minnie Pearl's Chicken
Nashville Dinner Theater (4/18 - 4/19)
Hairspray in Nashville Hairspray
Tennessee Performing Arts Center (6/11 - 6/16)

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