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Christopher Burney

 
Bio:
Christopher Burney is the Artistic Director of New York Stage and Film. Previously he was Artistic Producer of Second Stage Theatre where he worked since 1996. Among the many notable productions at Second Stage, selected productions he has shepherded include Dear Evan Hansen (book by Steven ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Christopher Burney is the Artistic Director of New York Stage and Film. Previously he was Artistic Producer of Second Stage Theatre where he worked since 1996. Among the many notable productions at Second Stage, selected productions he has shepherded include Dear Evan Hansen (book by Steven ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2018]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Associate Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Associate Artistic Director

Christopher Burney Biography

Christopher Burney is the Artistic Director of New York Stage and Film. Previously he was Artistic Producer of Second Stage Theatre where he worked since 1996. Among the many notable productions at Second Stage, selected productions he has shepherded include Dear Evan Hansen (book by Steven Levenson, music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul); Bachelorette (Leslye Headland, playwright); Murder for Two (book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair); Animals Out of Paper (Rajiv Joseph, playwright); Lonely, I?m Not (Paul Weitz, playwright); the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal (music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey); Warrior Class (by Kenneth Lin); King Liz (by Fernanda Coppel); and Mala Hierba (Tanya Saracho, playwright). While at Second Stage he has worked with such writers as Anna Deavere Smith, Douglas Carter Beane, Gina Gionfriddo, Craig Lucas, Lanford Wilson, Theresa Rebeck, William Finn, Sam Shepard, David Ives, Kenneth Lonergan, Cheryl West, Martin Sherman, Jason Miller, Wendy Kesselman, August Wilson, Michael John LaChiusa, and Stephen Sondheim. He has worked with many leading directors such as Thomas Kail, Trip Cullman, Carolyn Cantor, Kenny Leon, Peter DuBois, Leigh Silverman, Mark Brokaw, Scott Ellis, Michael Greif, Garry Hynes, James Lapine, and Kathleen Marshall. As curator for 2ST Uptown, he has developed numerous emerging writers and directors including Rajiv Joseph, Bess Wohl, Erica Lipez, Marisa Wegrzyn, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Brooke Berman, Adam Bock, Carly Mensch, Michael Golamco, Trip Cullman, and Joe Calarco, among others. He has consulted for various organizations including the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative, the Kesselring Prize, the Kurt Weill Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Asian American Arts Alliance, and the Jerome Fellowship. He teaches creative producing and New York theatre history at Columbia University in the Graduate School of the Arts. He has lectured at Barnard College, the Einhorn School for the Performing Arts at Primary Stages, the Juilliard School, Bard College, the Boston School of Music, Marymount Manhattan College, and the New England Theatre Conference. He is on the artistic advisory board of the Detroit Public Theatre, the first professional theatre in a reborn Detroit. He is a graduate of Brandeis University, B.A., and Columbia University, M.F.A.





Christopher Burney News

Imani Uzuri Announced as Recipient of $35,000 Hermitage Major Theater Award Photo Imani Uzuri Announced as Recipient of $35,000 Hermitage Major Theater Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 15, 2022

Andy Sandberg, Artistic Director and CEO of the Hermitage Artist Retreat, announced that composer and theater artist Imani Uzuri has been selected as the third recipient of the Hermitage Major Theater Award.

2022 Horton Foote Prize Awarded to Christina Anderson for THE RIPPLE, THE WAVE THAT C Photo 2022 Horton Foote Prize Awarded to Christina Anderson for THE RIPPLE, THE WAVE THAT CARRIED ME HOME
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022

Mari Marchbanks (Founder and Executive Director) has announced that the 2022 Horton Foote Prize has been awarded to Christina Anderson for her play the ripple, the wave that carried me home.

Hermitage Artist Retreat Welcomes Sanford Biggers, Rajiv Joseph, Cathy Park Hong, Du  Photo Hermitage Artist Retreat Welcomes Sanford Biggers, Rajiv Joseph, Cathy Park Hong, Du Yun To National Curatorial Council
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2022

The Hermitage Artist Retreat recently announced its 2022-2023 Curatorial Council, comprised of distinguished national arts leaders spanning the fields of theater, music, visual art, literature, and arts education.

The Prince Fellowship Announces 2022 Fellows Photo The Prince Fellowship Announces 2022 Fellows
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022

The Prince Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announced that Jamila Ponton Bragg has been awarded The Prince Fellowship and Cynthia L. Dorsey has been awarded the Prince/TTLP Fellowship. 

Industry Editor Exclusive: Who Are the 2022 Tony Nominators? Photo Industry Editor Exclusive: Who Are the 2022 Tony Nominators?
by Cara Joy David - May 8, 2022

As we focus on the Tony nominations announcement on Monday, you may be wondering ‚Äď who does the nominating? This year over 50% of the announced nominators will not in fact be nominating anyone. There are now only 29 essential players in the Tony nominator pool.

Photos: On the Opening Night Purple Carpet for A STRANGE LOOP Photo Photos: On the Opening Night Purple Carpet for A STRANGE LOOP
by Bruce Glikas - May 4, 2022

A Strange Loop has arrived on Broadway at last and we've got photos of the stars on the opening night purple carpet. The Broadway production of Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, opened just last week at the Lyceum Theater.

Director NJ Agwuna to Receive 2022 Barbara Whitman Award Photo Director NJ Agwuna to Receive 2022 Barbara Whitman Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), today announced the recipient and four finalists for the 2022 Barbara Whitman Award.

The Prince Fellowship  Applications Are Now Open For 2022 Photo The Prince Fellowship Applications Are Now Open For 2022
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2022

The Prince Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announces that applications are now open for the 2022 Fellowship program.

The Prince Fellowship 2022 Applications Now Open Photo The Prince Fellowship 2022 Applications Now Open
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 18, 2022

The Prince Fellowship, in association with Columbia University School of the Arts, announces that  applications are now open for the 2022 Fellowship program.

The Hermitage Artist Retreat Introduces New Fall Programs Photo The Hermitage Artist Retreat Introduces New Fall Programs
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2021

The Hermitage Artist Retreat’s fall artist programs continue with Hermitage Fellows and artists-in-residence offering a variety of outdoor and virtual events on the Hermitage campus and at other venues throughout Sarasota County. All events are free with a $5 registration fee.

Christopher Burney Videos

BWW TV Exclusive: MURDER FOR TWO Takes on 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 25, 2013

The Murder For Two composing team Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair wrote a special show-themed "12 Days of Christmas, which was recently performed by cast members Brett Ryback and Jeff Blumenkrantz. BroadwayWorld is happy to exclusively bring you the hilarious video below!