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Cheryl Mintz celebrated 30 seasons at McCarter Theatre Center, 25 as McCarter Theatre’s Resident Production Stage Manager, has Production Stage Managed 106 productions and 100+ workshops, 698 performances of A Christmas Carol and has collaborated with America’s finest directors, playwrights, designers and actors. 2022 marked Cheryl’s 37th production with Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emeritus, Emily Mann. Cheryl’s world premiere productions include Christopher Durang’s Tony winning Best Play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and Turning Off the Morning News, Marina Carr’s Phaedra Backwards, John Guare’s Are You There, McPhee?, Edward Albee’s Me, Myself & I, Stephen Wadsworth’s The Figaro Plays, and Ken Ludwig’s Murder on the Orient Express. Past highlight’s include Production Stage Manager for the McCarter and Broadway run of Nilo Cruz's, Anna in the Tropics, the McCarter and Kennedy Center world premiere run of Emily Mann’s, Mrs. Packard, the world premiere of The Brother/Sister Plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney and the American premiere of the musical Take Flight by John Weidman, music and lyrics by David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr.

Theater directors that Cheryl has collaborated with include Athol Fugard, Tina Landau, Robert O’Hara, Rebecca Taichman,
Nicholas Martin, Liesl Tommy, Stephen Wadsworth, John Kani, Jade King Carroll, Sam Buntrock, Roger Rees, David Leveaux, Mary Zimmerman, Gary Griffin, Jill Harrison, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Mark Lamos, Loretta Greco, Lisa Peterson, Regina Taylor,
Jo Bonney, Walter Dallas, Daniel Fish, Kent Gash, Shirley Jo Finney, Noah Brody, Ben Steinfeld, Scott Zigler, Susan Schulman, Julianne Boyd, Scott Ellis, Michael Unger, Loretta Greco, Adam Immerwahr, Julio Monge, Simon Gray, C Ryanne Domingues, David Lynch, David Bell, David Gordon, John Driver, Susan Stroman, Mike Ockrent, and Jerome Robbins.

Cheryl is currently the Production Stage Manager for American Repertory Ballet under the Artistic Direction of Ethan Stiefel. With over 60 Operas and a dozen major dance and music events to her credit, Cheryl has enjoyed thirteen collaborations with Maestro Gian Carlo Menotti and the Spoleto Festivals in USA and Italy most notably as the Direzione di scena Teatro Caio Melisso and the Direttore di scena and Associate Director for Maestro Menotti’s final productions of Amahl & the Night Visitors, The Singing Child, Maria Golovin, The Telephone and The Medium. Cheryl spent five seasons at Lincoln Center with the New York City Opera where she has Stage Managed 40 operas and musicals, three tours and three PBS telecasts. Other companies include: Opera New Jersey, Opera Festival of New Jersey, Baltimore Opera Company, National Grand Opera, NJPAC, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Intar, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Kitchen, New York Theatre Workshop, George Street Playhouse, Passage Theatre, Lewis Center for the Arts, and Yale Repertory Theatre.

Adjunct Professor at New York University/Tisch School of the Arts and Montclair State University. Guest Lecturer in Theatre for: Yale School of Drama, The Juilliard School, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Rutgers University - Mason Gross School of the Arts, Pace University, Muhlenberg College, University of Iowa, NYU, Syracuse University, Rider University, Carnegie Mellon, Webster University, Lindenwood University, SUNY Stony Brook, Princeton Day School, is a USITT Portfolio Reviewer, Yale School of Drama Thesis Advisor, and has mentored hundreds of young theater professionals. Cheryl has written for the Yale School of Drama Alumni Magazine, The New York Times, and is a contributor to the 4th edition of Sound and Music for the Theatre: The Art & Technique of Design. Publications: Acting Editions of Athol Fugard’s The Road to Mecca and A Place with the Pigs.

Cheryl has six Broadway shows to her credit, received her MFA from the Yale School of Drama, Management Development Certificate from Princeton University, BA from SUNY Stony Brook, and named a SUNY Notable Alumni in the Arts. For the Stage Managers’ Association Cheryl has been an Executive Board Member for 18 years, returning as a current Director-at-Large, the current Del Hughes Award and Event Chairperson, and a Financial Oversight Committee member. Cheryl is a recipient of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Applause Award. Cheryl salutes Year of the Stage Manager 2020/21, Actors' Equity Association's Centennial, and is proud to be featured as part of The Narrative Project and Performance of the Century, 100 Years of Actors' Equity Association and the Rise of Professional American Theater.

Cheryl is a founder and partner of princetonVIRTUAL, which through creative virtual and live events brings your community together. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting suspension of production activity at theaters around the country, Cheryl pivoted to independent virtual theatrical projects which span Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional companies. Recent projects during the theatrical pause include Emily Mann: A Celebration of 30 Years, Theater J’s 2020 Benefit,
Edlavitch DCJCC Spring Gala 2021 featuring AvevA, Stage Managers’ Association Del Hughes Award Event, 20 non-profit events, A Virtual Christmas Carol for NewArts, Babel for Passage Theatre, along with The Night of the Iguana for La Femme Theatre Productions, and The Pianist Broadway developmental workshops, both directed by Emily Mann.

Cheryl is a recipient of the Award of Excellence at the 2020 New Jersey Theatre Alliance Curtain Call.

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[Regional (US), 2017]
Production Stage Manager
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Production Stage Manager
 
[Broadway, 1990]
Stage Manager
 
[Broadway, 1986] [Replacement]
Assistant Stage Manager[Replacement]

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Photos: The Stage Managers' Association Hosts 2023 Del Hughes Awards For Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management

On Monday, November 6th 2023, the Stage Managers’ Association presented its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management at the National Opera Center Marc A. Scorca Hall in NYC. Check out photos here!

The Stage Managers' Association Reveals 2023 Del Hughes Awards

On Monday November 6th, 2023, the Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) will present its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management, at the National Opera Center’s Marc A. Scorca Hall in NYC. 

THE PIANIST A New Play With Music To Be Presented By George Street Playhouse, Beginning September 16

George Street Playhouse presents THE PIANIST, a play with music, based on the memoir “The Pianist” by Wladyslaw Szpilman and directed and adapted for the stage by Emily Mann (Broadway: A Streetcar Named Desire, Having Our Say, Anna and the Tropics). THE PIANIST begins previews on September 26, with an official opening night set for September 29. The play runs through October 22.

THE PIANIST, Directed and Adapted by Emily Mann, is Coming to George Street Playhouse

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of 'The Pianist' as it comes to life on stage at George Street Playhouse. Don't miss this limited engagement. Book your tickets now for an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Photos: Stage Managers' Association Presents Annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement

On Monday, October 24, 2022, the Stage Managers’ Association presented its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management in a ceremony, live from the National Opera Center’s Mark A. Scorca Hall in NYC. See photos here!

The Stage Managers' Association Announces 2022 Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management

On Monday October 24th, 2022, the Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) will present its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management, at the National Opera Center’s Marc A. Scorca Hall in NYC. 

Review: BIAPAS Enraptures Audiences at George Street Playhouse

Baipás is making its American English-language premiere at George Street Playhouse (GSP) located in the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC). This is a unique production that will captivate and intrigue its audience.

Photos: First Look at BAIPAS at George Street Playhouse

George Street Playhouse welcomes back audiences to the Arthur Laurents Theater at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center with the captivating new production of Baipás by Jacobo Morales, directed by Julio Monge, running March 1st – March, 20th, 2022.

George Street Playhouse to Present American-English Language Premiere of BAIPÁS by Jacobo Morales

George Street Playhouse will welcome back audiences to the Arthur Laurents Theater at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center with the captivating new production of Baipás by Jacobo Morales, directed by Julio Monge, opening March 1st – March, 20th, 2022.

The Stage Managers' Association Announces 2021 Del Hughes Awards

On Monday October 25th, 2021, the Stage Managers' Association will virtually present its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management, live from NYC and Las Vegas. 

Phylicia Rashad Joins Emily Mann and Jean Lichty to Kick Off Tennessee Williams' 110th Birthday Celebration

The event will begin March 25 at 7 PM with La Femme's executive director Jean Lichty, “In Conversation” with Tony-nominee and Theater Hall of Fame-inductee, director Emily Mann and five-time Emmy nominee and Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad. Iguana will stream through March 28, 2021.

Encore Screening of THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA Starring Dylan McDermott, Phylicia Rashad and More to Take Place in March

La Femme Theatre Productions' presentation of Tennessee Williams's The Night of the Iguana, directed by Emily Mann, was initially streamed this past December and raised nearly $17K for The Actors Fund. La Femme will present an Encore streaming of The Night of the Iguana in celebration of Tennessee Williams's 110th birthday on March 26, 2021.

The 1214 Foundation and NewArts Present A (VIRTUAL) CHRISTMAS CAROL

NewArts, a nonprofit organization based in Newtown, CT that was created in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy will present A (Virtual) Christmas Carol, streaming online from December 23-27.

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS'S NIGHT OF THE IGUANA Starring Dylan McDermott and Phylicia Rashad to Stream This Week

La Femme Theatre Productions will present Tennessee Williams’s The Night of the Iguana, directed by Emily Mann, as a benefit for the Actors Fund. The show will stream December 2-6, 2020. Tickets range from $10 - $250.

Phylicia Rashad, Dylan McDermott, Roberta Maxwell and More to Star in THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA

La Femme Theatre Productions will present Tennessee Williams's The Night of the Iguana, directed by Emily Mann, as a benefit for the Actors Fund. The show will stream December 2-6, 2020.

NJ Theatre Alliance Curtain Call Will Honor Stage Managers And Mills + Schnoering Architects

On November 16 at 7pm, New Jersey Theatre Alliance (“the Alliance”) takes its annual Curtain Call celebration virtual! A highly-anticipated annual gathering for theatre artists, administrators, supporters, and the general public, Curtain Call is a celebration of the people who make a big impact on theatre in the Garden State. 

The Stage Managers' Association Will Present the 2020 Del Hughes Awards For Lifetime Achievement In The Art Of Stage Management

On Monday, September 21, 2020, the Stage Managers' Association (SMA) will present its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management to two distinguished honourees, Philadelphia based stage manager Patreshettarlini (Pat) Adams and Chicago based stage manager Alden J. Vasquez.

Arena Stage Announces Online Spring/Summer Season, LOOKING FORWARD

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced the expansion of its online programs and events through August 2020. Arena Artistic Director Molly Smith has curated a diverse and engaging Spring/Summer Season, Looking Forward, connecting artists and audiences locally and nationally.

McCarter Presents Anthony Shaffer's SLEUTH

In a remote manor in the British countryside, a celebrated murder mystery writer drafts his next great detective novel. But when he invites his wife's lover to his home for a glass of scotch, it suddenly becomes unclear where the fictional plot ends and the real game begins. Sleuth will keep you on the edge of your seat with a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse filled with plotted murder, jealousy, and revenge. The production runs March 10 through March 29 in McCarter's Matthews Theatre. More about the production at mccarter.org.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Theater- A Treasured Show for the Holiday Season

The magic continues! 'A Christmas Carol' at McCarter Theater, is now on stage through December 29th. Adapted by David Thompson and directed by Adam Immerwahr, the production has marvelous acting, elaborate staging, and exciting new flourishes.

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