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David Cromer

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [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)

Productions

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

Photos

David Cromer Photo

David Cromer

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Date:
05/02/2022
Katrina Lenk and David Cromer Photo

Katrina Lenk and David Cromer

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Date:
04/18/2022
David Cromer Photo

David Cromer

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Date:
04/18/2022
 (l-r backrow) â€" David Cromer, Pierre Epstein, Jeff Seymour, Molly Ranson, Betsy Ai Photo

(l-r backrow) â€" David Cromer, Pierre Epstein, Jeff Seymour, Molly Ranson, Betsy Aidem, Frances Benhamou, Kenneth Tigar, Richard Topol, Nancy Robinette, Joshua Harmon (l-r front row) - Peyton Lusk, Yair Ben-Dor, Ari Brand

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02/03/2022
Joshua Harmon, Lynne Meadow, David Cromer Photo

Joshua Harmon, Lynne Meadow, David Cromer

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02/03/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [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)

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

[Broadway, 2019]
Director

[Williamstown, MA (Regional), 2018]
Director

[Broadway, 2017]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2016] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director

[Broadway, 2011]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Director

[Broadway, 2009] Cancelled
Director

[Broadway, 2009]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Director

Director

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director

David Cromer Biography

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.

David Cromer Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
David Cromer, The Sound Inside
 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Direction of a Play
David Cromer, The Sound Inside
 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
David Cromer, The Band's Visit
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
David Cromer, The Band's Visit
 
Obie Awards - 2017 - Directing Gold Star
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
 
The Lortels - 2010 - Outstanding Director Gold Star
David Cromer, When the Rain Stops Falling
 
Obie Awards - 2009 - Directing Gold Star
David Cromer, Our Town
 
The Lortels - 2009 - Outstanding Director Gold Star
David Cromer, Our Town
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
David Cromer, Adding Machine
 
Obie Awards - 2008 - Direction Gold Star
David Cromer, Adding Machine
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
David Cromer, Adding Machine
 
The Lortels - 2008 - Outstanding Director Gold Star
David Cromer, Adding Machine

David Cromer News

Photos: Go Inside the 2022 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards Ceremony! Photo Photos: Go Inside the 2022 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards Ceremony!
by Bruce Glikas - May 23, 2022

The winners of the 2022 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards were announced during a private ceremony on Friday, May 20 at Feinstein's/54 Below. The stars turned out for the exclusive event including Victoria Clark, LaChanze, Jeanine Tesori, David Lindsay-Abaire, Alli Mauzey, and more!

THE BAND'S VISIT to Begin Performances in D.C. in July Photo THE BAND'S VISIT to Begin Performances in D.C. in July
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced that THE BAND’S VISIT, featuring music and lyrics by Tony® and Drama Desk Award®-winner David Yazbek, will be returning to Washington, D.C. from July 5–17, 2022.

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022

The 88th Annual Drama League Awards will be presented in person at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 12:00PM. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD & KIMBERLY AKIMBO & Win New York Drama Critics' Circl Photo A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD & KIMBERLY AKIMBO & Win New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

The New York Drama Critics' Circle today named Samuel D. Hunter’s A Case for the Existence of God best play of the 2021-22 season. The award for best musical went to David Lindsay-Abaire’s and Jeanine Tesori’s Kimberly Akimbo. The selections were made at the organization’s 86th annual voting meeting.

A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Extends Again at Signature Theatre Photo A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Extends Again at Signature Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

Signature Theatre has extended the world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s A Case for the Existence of God, directed by David Cromer (Tony Award-winner, The Band’s Visit) to May 29. The production, which opened on May 2, is running on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St).

A VICIOUS CIRCLE Will Have an Industry Reading Next Week Photo A VICIOUS CIRCLE Will Have an Industry Reading Next Week
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

A new play about the decades-long, tempestuous friendship between Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley will receive an industry reading on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

BWW Review: A Visually Stunning THE BAND'S VISIT Makes a Stop at Straz Center For The Photo BWW Review: A Visually Stunning THE BAND'S VISIT Makes a Stop at Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Drew Eberhard - May 6, 2022

The Band’s Visit is a musical with music and lyrics by David Yazbek and a book by Itamar Moses. The new musical opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in 2017 following its off-Broadway premiere at the Atlantic Theatre in 2016. Winning Best Musical at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, The Band’s Visit became one of four musicals in Broadway’s history to win what is considered “The Big Six” at the Tony’s. Those six are Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical, and Best Direction of a Musical. The Broadway production was directed by David Cromer. After the closing of the Broadway production in 2019, The Band’s Visit transferred to its First National Tour beginning with a stop in Providence, Rhode Island in June of 2019.

Review Roundup: A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Opens at Signature Theatre Photo Review Roundup: A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Opens at Signature Theatre
by Review Roundups - May 4, 2022

Signature Theatre's world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's A Case for the Existence of God, directed by David Cromer (Tony Award-winner, The Band's Visit) opened on May 2 on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St).

World Premiere of A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Extended at Signature Theatre Photo World Premiere of A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD Extended at Signature Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

Signature Theatre has extended the world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s A Case for the Existence of God, directed by David Cromer (Tony Award-winner, The Band’s Visit) to May 22. The production, which opened on May 2, is running on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St).

Photos: On the Red Carpet at the 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at the 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 2, 2022

The 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway was presented on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at NYU Skirball.

David Cromer Videos

VIDEO: First Look at the World Premiere of PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC VideoVIDEO: First Look at the World Premiere of PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 1, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of Prayer for the French Republic, written by Drama Desk Award winner Joshua Harmon and directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer, opens tonight, Tuesday, February 1, at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). 

VIDEO: Steppenwolf Theatre Company Presents Tracy Letts' BUG VideoVIDEO: Steppenwolf Theatre Company Presents Tracy Letts' BUG
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2020

Performances have begun for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Bug, the skin-crawling, mind-bending cult classic by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts, directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer. The cast of this highly anticipated Steppenwolf debut features ensemble members Randall Arney (Dr. Sweet), Carrie Coon (Agnes White) and Namir Smallwood (Peter Evans) along with Chicago favorites Jennifer Engstrom (R.C.) and Steve Key (Jerry Goss).

BWW TV: See Carrie Coon, Namir Smallwood in Rehearsal for Steppenwolf's Debut of Trac VideoBWW TV: See Carrie Coon, Namir Smallwood in Rehearsal for Steppenwolf's Debut of Tracy Letts' Play BUG
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 24, 2020

asdasdIn a seedy Oklahoma motel room, a lonely waitress begins an unexpected love affair with a young drifter. And then they see the first bugsa?? Tracy Letts's mind-bending cult classica?'a luridly funny tale of love, paranoia and government conspiracya?'roars back to Chicago for its Steppenwolf debut. 

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of THE SOUND INSIDE with Mary-Louise Parker, Will Hoc VideoBWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of THE SOUND INSIDE with Mary-Louise Parker, Will Hochman & More!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 18, 2019

The Sound Inside began performances, Saturday, September 14, and officially opened last night, October 17, on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Tony, Golden Globe, Emmy winner Mary-Louise Parker stars in the Broadway premiere of The Sound Inside, written by Adam Rapp (Red Light Winter), directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit). Will Hochman makes his Broadway debut reprising his role as 'Christopher.'

VIDEO: Mary-Louise Parker Says the Relationship in THE SOUND INSIDE 'Defies Descripti VideoVIDEO: Mary-Louise Parker Says the Relationship in THE SOUND INSIDE 'Defies Description'
by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2019

Mary-Louise Parker stopped by Live with Kelly and Ryan on Friday to talk about her Broadway show, 'The Sound Inside.' During the interview, Parker says the relationship between the two characters in the show 'defies description'.

BWW TV: Mary-Louise Parker & Will Hochman Explain What THE SOUND INSIDE is All About! VideoBWW TV: Mary-Louise Parker & Will Hochman Explain What THE SOUND INSIDE is All About!
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 24, 2019

Tony, Golden Globe, Emmy winner Mary-Louise Parker leads the Broadway premiere of The Sound Inside, written by Adam Rapp (Red Light Winter), directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit). Previews are already underway for the play, which is set to open on October 17, 2019 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street).

VIDEO: Mary-Louise Parker Talks Starring on Broadway in THE SOUND INSIDE VideoVIDEO: Mary-Louise Parker Talks Starring on Broadway in THE SOUND INSIDE
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2019

Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker joins the 3rd hour of TODAY to discuss her return to Broadway for the play a?oeThe Sound Inside.a?? In it, she plays a professor diagnosed with a potentially terminal cancer who strikes up a relationship with a student.

VIDEO: Watch Mary-Louise Parker in New Trailer for THE SOUND INSIDE VideoVIDEO: Watch Mary-Louise Parker in New Trailer for THE SOUND INSIDE
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 12, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony, Golden Globe, Emmy winner Mary-Louise Parker will star in the Broadway premiere of THE SOUND INSIDE, written by Adam Rapp (Red Light Winter), directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit). Check out a new trailer for the play, as debuted by the Hollywood Reporter, below!

Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: James Davis Whips Up  OKLAHOMA! Brown Butter Cornbre VideoBackstage Bite with Katie Lynch: James Davis Whips Up OKLAHOMA! Brown Butter Cornbread!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2019

In this episode, Katie is joined in the kitchen by the star of Oklahoma!, James Davis! Check out the recipe for Katie's Oklahoma! Brown Butter Cornbread below.

VIDEO: THE BAND'S VISIT Gives its Final Curtain Call on Broadway VideoVIDEO: THE BAND'S VISIT Gives its Final Curtain Call on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Apr 7, 2019

The 10-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical The Band's Visit played its final performance on Broadway tonight, April 7, 2019. The production played 589 regular and 36 preview performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 W 47th Street).


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?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Sound Inside , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Sound Inside , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Band's Visit , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Band's Visit , Directing (Obie Awards) for The Band's Visit , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Band's Visit , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Tribes , Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tribes , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Tribes , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for When the Rain Stops Falling , Directing (Obie Awards) for Our Town , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Our Town , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Adding Machine , Direction (Obie Awards) for Adding Machine Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Adding Machine and Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Adding Machine .

What awards has David Cromer won?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Sound Inside, Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Band's Visit, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Band's Visit, Directing (Obie Awards) for The Band's Visit, Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for When the Rain Stops Falling, Directing (Obie Awards) for Our Town, Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Our Town Direction (Obie Awards) for Adding Machineand Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Adding Machine.