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David Cromer is director and actor originally from Chicago, currently based in New York. As a director, his New York credits include The Sound Inside (Broadway); The Band’s Visit (Atlantic Theater Company, Broadway & National Tour); the Broadway revivals of Brighton Beach Memoirs and The House of Blue Leaves; The Treasurer (Playwrights Horizons); Man from Nebraska (Second Stage Theatre); The Effect, Orson’s Shadow, and Tribes (Barrow Street Theatre); Women or Nothing (Atlantic Theater Company); Really Really (MCC Theater); When the Rain Stops Falling and Nikolai and the Others (Lincoln Center Theater); and Adding Machine (Minetta Lane Theatre). Other directing credits include BUG (Steppenwolf Theatre Company) Next to Normal (Writers Theatre); Come Back, Little Sheba (Huntington Theatre Company); The Sound Inside (Williamstown Theatre Festival); and Our Town in London, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston and Kansas City. As an actor, he recently appeared on Broadway as Howard Fine in the 2018 production of The Waverly Gallery. Prior to that, he appeared on Broadway as Karl Lindner in the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun, and Off-Broadway as the Stage Manager in Our Town, which he also directed, at the Barrow Street Theatre. He appeared in the HBO series “The Newsroom,” the Showtime series “Billions,” and in the motion picture The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected). Cromer has received a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, three Obie Awards, three Lucille Lortel Awards, a Joe A. Callaway Award, four Jeff Awards, and in 2010 was made a MacArthur Foundation Fellow.

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David Cromer STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Production, 2023
Vanya

[Off-Broadway]
Barrow Street Theatricals Off-Broadway Production, 2018
Guest Performer

[Broadway]
Broadway Premiere, 2018
Howard Fine

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Karl Lindner

[Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 2009
Stage Manager

Stage Manager [Replacement]

Stage Manager [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
1968
Waiter (Tea Party)

David Cromer Productions

 
[Broadway, 2025]
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[Off-Broadway, 2024]
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[Off-Broadway, 2024]
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[Broadway, 2024]
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[Off-Broadway, 2022]
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[Off-Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
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[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
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[Broadway, 2019]
Director
 
[Williamstown, MA (Regional), 2018]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016] [Replacement]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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[Off-Broadway, 2013]
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[Off-Broadway, 2012]
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[Broadway, 2011]
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[Off-Broadway, 2010]
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[Broadway, 2009] Cancelled
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[Broadway, 2009]
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[Off-Broadway, 2009]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2005]
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David Cromer Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2024 - Outstanding Direction of a Musical

David Cromer, Dead Outlaw

Drama League Awards - 2024 - Outstanding Direction of a Musical

David Cromer, Dead Outlaw

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2024 - Outstanding Direction of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway)

David Cromer, Dead Outlaw

The Lortels - 2024 - Outstanding Director

David Cromer, Dead Outlaw

The Lortels - 2023 - Outstanding Director

David Cromer, A Case for the Existence of God


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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Director of a Play

David Cromer, The Sound Inside

Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Direction of a Play

David Cromer, The Sound Inside


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Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Direction of a Musical

David Cromer, The Band's Visit


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Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Director of a Musical

David Cromer, The Band's Visit


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Obie Awards - 2017 - Directing

David Cromer, The Band's Visit

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Director of a Musical

David Cromer, The Band's Visit

Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Director of a Play

David Cromer, Tribes

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Director of a Play

David Cromer, Tribes

The Lortels - 2012 - Outstanding Director

David Cromer, Tribes


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The Lortels - 2010 - Outstanding Director

David Cromer, When the Rain Stops Falling


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Obie Awards - 2009 - Directing

David Cromer, Our Town


winner
The Lortels - 2009 - Outstanding Director

David Cromer, Our Town

Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Director of a Musical

David Cromer, Adding Machine


winner
Obie Awards - 2008 - Direction

David Cromer, Adding Machine

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Director of a Musical

David Cromer, Adding Machine


winner
The Lortels - 2008 - Outstanding Director

David Cromer, Adding Machine

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Video: Will Brill Talks Tony Win for STEREOPHONIC and Thanking His Therapist During Speech

At the 77th Annual Tony Awards earlier this month, Will Brill won a Tony Award for his performance as Reg in the play Stereophonic. On Tuesday morning, Brill stopped by Good Morning America to talk about receiving the award and his long journey with the project. Watch the interview!
Roundabout Theatre Company's 2024-25 Season Now On Sale

Single tickets are now on sale for Roundabout Theatre Company's 2024-2025 season on Broadway and Off-Broadway. Learn more about the season how to purchase
Video: Will Brill Celebrates Tony Win for Best Featured Actor in a Play

Just last night at the 77th Annual Tony Awards, Will Brill took home a Tony Award for 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Feature Role in a Play' for his outstanding work in Stereophonic. Watch what happened afterwards in this video!
Video: Will Brill Accepts Tony Award For STEREOPHONIC

Tonight, Will Brill won the 2024 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for STEREOPHONIC. Watch his acceptance speech in the video here!
I'M ALMOST THERE Comes to the 2024 Edinburgh Fringe

I'm Almost There , written and performed by Todd Almond , directed by David Cromer, runs 1st - 26th August at Summerhall, Main Hall @ 14.45.
2024 Drama Desk Awards Winners- The Full List

The best of Broadway and off-Broadway came together for the 68th Annual Drama Desk Awards, which were held at The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
STEREOPHONIC's Will Brill Wins 2024 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Will Brill has won the 2024 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for STEREOPHONIC.
World Premiere of I'M ALMOST THERE Comes to Edinburgh Fringe

The world premiere of I’m Almost There is coming to Edinburgh Fringe in August. Written and performed by Todd Almond , and Directed by David Cromer, performances run 1st – 26th August at Summerhall, Main Hall @ 14.45.
Photos: Inside 2024 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards

The New York Drama Critics' Circle named David Adjmi’s Stereophonic best play of the 2023-24 season. The award for best musical went to Dead Outlaw, music and lyrics by David Yazbek and Erik Della Penna, book by Itamar Moses. Check out photos from inside the ceremony!
Bebe Neuwirth, Huey Lewis, Jeremy Jordan, Set for Broadway Teachers Workshop

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Photos: Inside Manhattan Theatre Club's 2024 Spring Gala

Manhattan Theatre Club just presented its annual Spring Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. The evening included performances by the casts of many of this Broadway season’s most acclaimed musicals, including Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club, Days of Wine and Roses, The Great Gatsby, The Notebook, The Outsiders, The Who’s Tommy, and Water For Elephants. Check out photos from the big night!
Jeanna de Waal, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and More Will Lead ANYTHING GOES at the Muny

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STEREOPHONIC and DEAD OUTLAW Take Top Prizes At New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards

The New York Drama Critics' Circle has named David Adjmi’s Stereophonic best play of the 2023-24 season. The award for best musical went to Dead Outlaw, music and lyrics by David Yazbek and Erik Della Penna, book by Itamar Moses. The selections were made at the organization’s 88th annual voting meeting.
George Clooney to Make Broadway Debut in GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK

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STEREOPHONIC, SUFFS & More Win Outer Critics Circle Awards

The Outer Critics Circle, the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, announced the winners of the 2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards. Check out the Full List of winners here!
(PRAY), THE COMEUPPANCE, and More Take Home 2024 Lucille Lortel Awards - Full List of Winners!

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David Cromer FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has David Cromer been in?

David Cromer has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has David Cromer been in?

David Cromer has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has David Cromer been nominated for?

David Cromer has been nominated for several awards for his outstanding direction in various productions. Some of his nominations include Outstanding Direction of a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards, Drama League Awards, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Dead Outlaw." He has also received nominations for Best Direction of a Play at the Tony Awards for "The Sound Inside" and for "Tribes." Additionally, Cromer has been recognized for his directing in productions like "The Band's Visit," "A Case for the Existence of God," "When the Rain Stops Falling," "Our Town," and "Adding Machine" across different prestigious award ceremonies such as The Lortels and Obie Awards.

What awards has David Cromer won?

David Cromer has won several awards for his outstanding directing work in various Broadway productions. These include the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Director of a Play for "The Sound Inside," the Tony Awards for Best Direction of a Musical for "The Band's Visit," the Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Director of a Musical for "The Band's Visit," the Obie Awards for Directing for "The Band's Visit" and "Our Town," and The Lortels for Outstanding Director for "When the Rain Stops Falling," "Our Town," and "Adding Machine."

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