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Eric Simonson

 

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
1990
Car Salesman
Hooper Ranch Bookkeeper
Connie Rivers (Understudy)

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2014]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1993]
Director

Writing

Playwright
Playwright
Playwright

Eric Simonson Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Direction of a Play
Eric Simonson , The Song of Jacob Zulu

Eric Simonson News

Cast Announced For FAMILY HOLIDAY At Three Brothers Theatre Photo Cast Announced For FAMILY HOLIDAY At Three Brothers Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

Three Brothers Theatre has announced the cast of Family Holiday by resident playwright DC Cathro (Reason For Return, The Book of Merman). The upcoming production will open Friday, December 2nd and run Fridays & Saturdays through December 17th.

BWW Review: SEAGULL at Steppenwolf Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: SEAGULL at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by Rachel Weinberg - May 9, 2022

Yasen Peyankov’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s SEAGULL proves a wry vehicle to showcase the talents of many of his fellow Steppenwolf ensemble members who haven’t graced the stage since before the COVID-19 pandemic. Peyankov’s adaptation is direct, self-aware, and rife with dry (extremely dry) humor. The ennui that pierces SEAGULL is deeply and obviously felt throughout this adaptation of the text. References to Chekhov’s native Russia abound in Peyankov’s script, but the language feels modern and direct.

Steppenwolf Theatre Opens SEAGULL in the New Ensemble Theater Through June 12 Photo Steppenwolf Theatre Opens SEAGULL in the New Ensemble Theater Through June 12
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation's premier ensemble theater company, opens its stunning new in-the-round Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell—the centerpiece of its recently unveiled Lefkofsky Arts and Education Center—with ensemble member Yasen Peyankov's extraordinarily funny and lyrical adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Seagull, now through June 12, 2022.

Video: Go Inside Rehearsals for SEAGULL at Steppenwolf Photo Video: Go Inside Rehearsals for SEAGULL at Steppenwolf
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation’s premier ensemble theater company, is opening its stunning new in-the-round Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell with ensemble member Yasen Peyankov’s extraordinarily funny and lyrical adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Seagull, April 28–June 12, 2022.

Portland Opera Announces 2022/23 Season Photo Portland Opera Announces 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

 Portland Opera’s 2022/23 season will feature the cultural touchstone Carmen; Thumbprint, a powerful new opera inspired by the story of Mukhtar Mai, a trailblazing Pakistani human rights activist; the company’s first production of the iconic and magical Dvořák opera Rusalka and more.

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for SEAGULL at Steppenwolf Photo Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for SEAGULL at Steppenwolf
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation’s premier ensemble theater company, is opening its stunning new in-the-round Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell with ensemble member Yasen Peyankov’s extraordinarily funny and lyrical adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Seagull, April 28–June 12, 2022.

The Lucille Lortel Awards to Make Live Return May 1; Honorees Announced Photo The Lucille Lortel Awards to Make Live Return May 1; Honorees Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2022

The Lucille Lortel Awards, the preeminent honor presented exclusively to recognize Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway, have confirmed their return to a LIVE in-person celebration on Sunday, May 1, 2022, at 7:00PM at NYU Skirball. All New York University.

West Coast Premiere of AGING MAGICIAN to Close San Diego Opera's 2021-2022 Season Photo West Coast Premiere of AGING MAGICIAN to Close San Diego Opera's 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022

San Diego Opera's 2021 2022 will close with the West Coast Premiere of Aging Magician a hybrid opera/theatre piece that combines singing, choral work, puppetry, and performance art to create an incredibly unique theatrical experience.

Lyric Opera Of Kansas City Announces 2022 - 2023 Season Photo Lyric Opera Of Kansas City Announces 2022 - 2023 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 14, 2022

The season includes four mainstage productions at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Carmen, La traviata, The Shining, and Sondheim on Sondheim in addition to live performances of the holiday classic, Amahl and the Night Visitors and the Kansas City premiere of Listen, Wilhelmina!, an imaginative children's opera at the Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building. All Kauffman Center performances will be accompanied by the Kansas City Symphony.

Steppenwolf to Open New Ensemble Theater With SEAGULL, Starring Jeff Perry Photo Steppenwolf to Open New Ensemble Theater With SEAGULL, Starring Jeff Perry
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is opening its stunning new in-the-round Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell—the centerpiece of its recently unveiled Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Arts and Education Center—with ensemble member Yasen Peyankov’s extraordinarily funny and lyrical adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Seagull, April 28–June 12, 2022 (opening May 8).

Eric Simonson Videos

Video: Go Inside Rehearsals for SEAGULL at Steppenwolf Videoplay
Video: Go Inside Rehearsals for SEAGULL at Steppenwolf

by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation’s premier ensemble theater company, is opening its stunning new in-the-round Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell with ensemble member Yasen Peyankov’s extraordinarily funny and lyrical adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Seagull, April 28–June 12, 2022.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE FIX at Minneapolis Opera Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE FIX at Minneapolis Opera

by Alan Henry - Mar 22, 2019

The Fix, a new opera by composer Joel Puckett and librettist Eric Simons on, premiered on Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Music Theater at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. The opera is based on the true story of the "Black Sox" scandal in which the Chicago White Sox were accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series. Check out video of the production below!

BWW TV: BRONX BOMBERS Opening Night Red Carpet With Eric Simonson, Kate Baldwin, Dee Snider, Karen Ziemba and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 10, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play by Eric Simonson, is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and directed by Eric Simonson. Bronx Bombers officially opened on February 6 at Circle in the Square Theatre, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with celebrities on the red carpet before the show, including Simonson, Kirmser and Ponturo, Broadway's Kate Baldwin and Graham Rowat, plus Dan Grimaldi, Dee Snider, Karen Ziemba, Natalie Roy and Rebecca Faulkenberry and Josh Segarra. Check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of BRONX BOMBERS on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 8, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play by Eric Simonson, began previews on January 10, 2014. The show is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and directed by Eric Simonson. Bronx Bombers officially opened last night, February 6, at Circle in the Square Theatre and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the company about the big night. Check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Highlights from Broadway's BRONX BOMBERS - Peter Scolari, Francois Battiste, John Wernke and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 29, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play by Eric Simonson, began previews on January 10, 2014. The show is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and directed by Eric Simonson. Bronx Bombers officially opens February 6, 2014 at Circle in the Square Theatre. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

BWW TV: Batter Up! New Commercial for Broadway's BRONX BOMBERS Released
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 26, 2013

Bronx Bombers, a new American play written and directed by Eric Simonson, will begin performances on Broadway starting January 10, 2014 at Circle in the Square Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at Telecharge.com. Check out a just-released commercial for the production below!

BWW TV: Yankees on Broadway! BRONX BOMBERS Cast Meets the Press
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 18, 2013

Bronx Bombers, a new American play written and directed by Eric Simonson, will begin performances on Broadway starting January 10, 2014 at Circle in the Square Theatre. Tickets are now on sale atTelecharge.com. The cast just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say about the new play below!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at Primary Stages' BRONX BOMBERS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 9, 2013

Primary Stages presents the World Premiere of Bronx Bombers, written and directed by Tony Award nominee Eric Simonson (Broadway's Lombardi). The production opened last night, Tuesday, October 8, and features Francois Battiste (Broadway's Magic/ Bird) as Reggie Jackson and Elston Howard,Chris Henry Coffey (Off-Broadway's Water by the Spoonful) as Joe DiMaggio,Bill Dawes(Broadway's Lombardi) as Mickey Mantle/Thurman Munson,Christopher Jackson(Broadway's In the Heights, Memphis) asDerek Jeter, Wendy Makkena (Broadway's Side Man) as Carmen Berra, Keith Nobbs (Broadway's Lombardi) as Billy Martin, Richard Topol (Broadway'sThe Normal Heart, The Merchant of Venice) as Yogi Berra, John Wernke (Broadway's The Lyons) as Lou Gehrig, and C.J. Wilson (Happy Now? at Primary Stages, Broadway's The Big Knife,Glengarry Glen Ross) as Babe Ruth. Bronx Bombers runs through October 19 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Opening Night of MAGIC/BIRD Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 13, 2012

MAGIC/BIRD opened at the Longacre Theatre on Wednesday, April 11. MAGIC/BIRD, directed by Tony Nominee Thomas Kail (Lombardi, In The Heights), reunites Lombardi playwright, Oscar Winner and Emmy Nominee, Eric Simonson on MAGIC/BIRD, a new American Play chronicling the intertwined life stories of two of the most influential figures in sports and pop culture of the past 25 years, basketball Hall of Famers Larry Bird and Earvin 'Magic' Johnson. Check out highlights from opening night below!

STAGE TUBE: Magic Johnson Talks MAGIC/BIRD on 'The View'
by Stage Tube - Apr 13, 2012

NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson appeared on ABC's 'The View' this week to talk about the storied basketball rivalry and unique friendship with fellow basketball player Larry Bird. Their relationship is chronicled in the new Broadway show MAGIC/BIRD which opened Wednesday night, April 11 at The Longacre Theatre.


Eric Simonson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Eric Simonson been in?
Eric Simonson has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Eric Simonson been in?
Eric Simonson has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Eric Simonson been nominated for?
Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Song of Jacob Zulu .

How many shows has Eric Simonson written?
Eric Simonson has written 3 shows including Lombardi (Playwright), Magic/Bird (Playwright), Bronx Bombers (Playwright).