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Deaf West Theatre

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2015]
Producer
 
[US Tour, 2004]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1985]
Producer

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2015]
Producer

[US Tour, 2004]
Producer

[Broadway, 1985]
Producer


Deaf West Theatre Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Unique Contribution to the Theatre Gold Star
Deaf West Theatre
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Revival of a Musical
Deaf West TheatreSpring Awakening
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Revival of a Musical
Deaf West Theatre, Big River

Deaf West Theatre News

Cast and Creative Team Announced For MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Chicago Shakespeare Theat Photo Cast and Creative Team Announced For MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022

​​​​​​​Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast and creative team for the upcoming production of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, staged by celebrated director Henry Godinez in the Courtyard Theater, October 21–November 27, 2022.

Review: Worlds and Tragedy Collide In Bilingual OEDIPUS TYRANNUS at Getty Villa Photo Review: Worlds and Tragedy Collide In Bilingual OEDIPUS TYRANNUS at Getty Villa
by Evan Henerson - Sep 15, 2022

Koons' moody production at the Fleishman is trying to tap into a noirish whodunnit vibe in which the story’s professed detective is the one person in the building (or in this case, the amphitheatre) who doesn’t realize that he is himself is also the murderer.

Jefferson Mays Will Play 50+ Roles in A CHRISTMAS CAROL on Broadway Photo Jefferson Mays Will Play 50+ Roles in A CHRISTMAS CAROL on Broadway
by Team BWW - Sep 7, 2022

Producers Hunter Arnold and Kayla Greenspan announced that Jefferson Mays’ universally celebrated, one man virtuoso, tour-de-force performance in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will be coming to Broadway this holiday season for a strictly limited 66-performance engagement at the Nederlander Theatre. Mr. Mays, who is currently performing as Mayor Shinn ten blocks north in The Music Man, will depart that role on October 23rd.

Deaf West Theatre's OEDIPUS Starring Russell Harvard & More Begins Performances Tonig Photo Deaf West Theatre's OEDIPUS Starring Russell Harvard & More Begins Performances Tonight at the Getty Villa
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2022

Performances of Getty Museum and Los Angeles’s Tony Award-winning Deaf West Theatre’s thrilling fresh take on Sophocles’ Oedipus begin Thursday, September 1st at 8:00pm PT, featuring a bilingual production in American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English.

Fiasco Theater Announces 2022-2023 Season Photo Fiasco Theater Announces 2022-2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2022

Fiasco Theater has announced its 2022-2023 season! Check out the full lineup here!

Erika Henningsen Will Lead World Premiere of New Musical JOY Opening in December at G Photo Erika Henningsen Will Lead World Premiere of New Musical JOY Opening in December at George Street Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2022

Erika Henningsen will lead the world premiere of new musical Joy the Musical at George Street Playhouse, directed by Casey Hushion (Broadway: Aladdin, The Prom), with choreography by Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Joshua Bergasse. 

Russell Harvard to Star in ASL and Spoken English Production of OEDIPUS Presented by  Photo Russell Harvard to Star in ASL and Spoken English Production of OEDIPUS Presented by Deaf West Theatre & Getty Museum
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

Getty Museum and Los Angeles’s Tony Award-winning Deaf West Theatre will present a thrilling fresh take on Sophocles’ Oedipus this fall featuring a bilingual production in American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English.

Calum Scott Releases Sophomore Album 'Bridges' Photo Calum Scott Releases Sophomore Album 'Bridges'
by Michael Major - Jun 17, 2022

In an evolution of his debut album Only Human — a 2018 release that landed at No. 1 on the Apple Music album chart in over 20 countries across the globe — Bridges finds Calum working with A-list producers. Listen to the album and see Scott's upcoming tour dates. .

Calum Scott Premieres New Single 'Boys in the Street' Photo Calum Scott Premieres New Single 'Boys in the Street'
by Michael Major - Jun 1, 2022

Directed by Jackson Ducasse (Ellie Goulding, James Bay), the stark yet stunning video for “Boys in the Street” breathes new life into that storytelling, following Calum through empty city streets as he sings directly to the camera and fully embodies the song’s outpouring of emotion. Plus, check out upcoming tour dates!

Actor Troy Kotsur to Keynote Commencement Address at UCLA School of Theater, Film, an Photo Actor Troy Kotsur to Keynote Commencement Address at UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022

Brian Kite, interim dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, announced today that Academy Award-winning actor Troy Kotsur (CODA, Spring Awakening) will deliver the keynote address at the school’s 75th annual commencement ceremony. Writer-director-producer Amy Aniobi will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award. Dean Kite will preside over the event to be held on Friday, June 10, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at UCLA’s Royce Hall. 

Deaf West Theatre Videos

VIDEO: ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST Cast Members Chat at Paley Front Row 2020 VideoVIDEO: ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST Cast Members Chat at Paley Front Row 2020
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2020

Stars of NBC's Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Mary Steenburgen, Lauren Graham, and Peter Gallagher), along with creator Austin Winsberg and choreographer Mandy Moore, gathered at Paley Front Row 2020 to celebrate their show.

VIDEO: Watch the Performance of 'Fight Song' Featuring Deaf West Theatre Company on Z VideoVIDEO: Watch the Performance of 'Fight Song' Featuring Deaf West Theatre Company on ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2020

NBC has shared the video of the unique rendition of Rachel Platten's a?oeFight Song,a?? as performed through dance and American Sign Language on last week's episode of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist.

VIDEO: First Look at Deaf West's THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER VideoVIDEO: First Look at Deaf West's THE SOLID LIFE OF SUGAR WATER
by Paul Smith - Sep 24, 2019

Candid, uninhibited and visceral. A Deaf couple's relationship is revealed through their lovemaking in a startlingly intimate portrait of a marriage - made even more intense by Deaf West Theatre's signature performance style combining American Sign Language with spoken English. Deaf West Theatre presents the American premiere of The Solid Life of Sugar Water by Tony Award-winning playwright Jack Thorne(Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). Randee Trabitz directs for a Sept. 12 opening at Inner-City Arts in downtown L.A., where performances will continue through Oct 13. Previews take place Sept. 5 through Sept. 8.

VIDEO: On This Day, September 27- Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Opens on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, September 27- Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Opens on Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 27, 2018

Today we celebrate the breathtaking Deaf West revival of Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's adolescent rock musical, Spring Awakening, which opened on Broadway on this day in 2015.

VIDEO: Alex Boniello and Taylor Trensch Sing 'Disappear' From DEAR EVAN HANSEN VideoVIDEO: Alex Boniello and Taylor Trensch Sing 'Disappear' From DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2018

Alex Boniello has officially joined the cast of Dear Evan Hansen as Connor Murphy! In honor of his first performance last night, a video was released of himself and current Evan Hansen, Taylor Trensch, performing Disappear. Check out the video below!

VIDEO: On This Day, September 27- Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Opens on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, September 27- Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Opens on Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2017

Today we celebrate the breathtaking Deaf West revival of Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's adolescent rock musical, Spring Awakening, which opened on Broadway on this day in 2015.

STAGE TUBE: A Look Inside Michael Arden's New Production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by Stage Tube - Nov 15, 2016

Michael Arden, who brilliantly re-imagined The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre's production of Spring Awakening that received rave reviews on Broadway, directs this rarely staged Stephen Sondheim (Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, West Side Story) musical. Merrily We Roll Along travels backwards in time to navigate the bumpy history among three friends - Franklin, Charlie and Mary - who begin their in careers in show business together. The powerful and moving story, based on the Kaufman and Hart play, features some of Sondheim's most beautiful songs including 'Good Thing Going,' 'Our Time' and 'Not a Day Goes By'.

STAGE TUBE: Ingrid Michaelson Performs 'Hell No' with Deaf West Theatre Actors on TODAY
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2016

Singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson just released her new album IT DOESN'T HAVE TO MAKE SENSE, featuring the song 'Hell No.' Below, watch her perform the single with actors from Deaf West Theatre, the company behind Broadway's recent SPRING AWAKENING revival, on this morning's TODAY!

VIDEO: Cast of SPRING AWAKENING Reunite for Medley of Songs on the TONY AWARDS
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 12, 2016

The cast of SPRING AWAKENING reunited for an epic medley of 'Mama Who Bore Me' and 'Bitch of Living' on the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS. Watch the performance below!

STAGE TUBE: SPRING AWAKENING Cast Takes Final Broadway Bows!
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2016

Deaf West Theatre's acclaimed Broadway production of SPRING AWAKENING closed just yesterday, after 129 performances. The production will have life after Broadway, however, with a national tour scheduled to launch in 2017. Below, watch as the cast takes their final bows!


Deaf West Theatre Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Deaf West Theatre been nominated for?
Unique Contribution to the Theatre (Drama League Awards) Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Spring Awakening and Best Revival of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Big River .

What awards has Deaf West Theatre won?
Unique Contribution to the Theatre (Drama League Awards).