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George Fulginiti-Shakar

 
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Bio:
George Fulginiti-Shakar is one of the area’s most respected music directors, conductors, pianists, and teachers. He has received Helen Hayes Awards for his music direction of Oklahoma and Cabaret at Arena Stage, and in addition has received seven Helen Hayes Award nominations for his work on such ... (read complete bio)
 
George Fulginiti-Shakar Headshot

Bio:
George Fulginiti-Shakar is one of the area’s most respected music directors, conductors, pianists, and teachers. He has received Helen Hayes Awards for his music direction of Oklahoma and Cabaret at Arena Stage, and in addition has received seven Helen Hayes Award nominations for his work on such ... (read complete bio)

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[Regional (US), 2003]
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George Fulginiti-Shakar Biography

George Fulginiti-Shakar is one of the area’s most respected music directors, conductors, pianists, and teachers. He has received Helen Hayes Awards for his music direction of Oklahoma and Cabaret at Arena Stage, and in addition has received seven Helen Hayes Award nominations for his work on such shows as Camelot and South Pacific at Arena Stage and The Oedipus Plays at the Shakespeare Theatre. He was invited to the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center's National Music Theatre Conference as music director, and has performed extensively as music director and pianist for cabaret artists here and in New York. Mr. Fulginiti-Shakar is also on the board of the DC Cabaret Network, is a cofounder of the Alliance for New Music Theatre, and is on the faculty of the Studio Acting Conservatory. He received the Who’s Who Award from Cabaret Ville Magazine for being a Pioneer of Cabaret in the United States.

George Fulginiti-Shakar Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production Gold Star
George Fulginiti-ShakarOklahoma
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production Gold Star
George Fulginiti-ShakarCabaret
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production
George Fulginiti-ShakarDamn Yankees
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production
George Fulginiti-ShakarCamelot
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production
George Fulginiti-ShakarSouth Pacific
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production
George Fulginiti-ShakarThe Oedipus Plays
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production
George Fulginiti-ShakarMad About the Bard
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Sound Design, Resident Production
George Fulginiti-ShakarComedy of Errors

George Fulginiti-Shakar News

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Otis Cortez Ramsey-Zöe Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Otis Cortez Ramsey-Zöe
by Elliot Lanes - Aug 27, 2020

On September 16th, Arena Stage will unveil it's latest socially relevant docudrama. The 51st State will feature the work of several playwrights including today's subject Otis Cortez Ramsey-Zöe.

BWW Video: Remembering George Fulginiti-Shakar DC's Very Own Gentle Musical Giant Photo BWW Video: Remembering George Fulginiti-Shakar DC's Very Own Gentle Musical Giant
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 14, 2020

On June 21st the DC theatre community took a punch in the gut as our incredibly talented Musical Director, Pianist, Orchestra Contractor, Educator, and friend George Fulginiti-Shakar passed away after a long illness at age 73.

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! to Bring Books to Life at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will present Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!, based on Mo Willems' award-winning and beloved book series beginning September 13.

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! to Bring Books to Life at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will present Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!, based on Mo Willems' award-winning and beloved book series beginning September 13.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 23, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the winners of the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees and winners!

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WEST SIDE STORY and More Among 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the nominees for the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees!

The Kennedy Center's ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! Heads Out on Tour in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

The Kennedy Center production of ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! launches its first national tour January 11, 2016 as part of the Center's Theater for Young Audiences on Tour series for young people and their families.

Kennedy Center to Present ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY!
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 29, 2015

The Kennedy Center presents the return of Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play! in the Family Theater from November 25, 2015 to January 3, 2016. 

Adventure Theatre MTC to Open 2014 Season with MISS NELSON IS MISSING, 1/17-3/9
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 20, 2013

Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) opens 2014 with Miss Nelson is Missing, its third production of its 62nd Professional Season. Based on one of the most memorable books its time by Harry Allard and James Marshall, Miss Nelson is Missing is written by nationally-renowned, local playwright, Joan Cushing, who is the most produced playwright in children's theatre according to TYA Today Magazine. This children's favorite directed byJennifer Nelson (2011's Mirandy and Brother Wind and former Producing Artistic Director of the African Continuum Theatre) and music directed by Helen Hayes Award Recipient and 8-time nominee, George Fulginiti-Shakar, will run January 17- March 9, 2014. Miss Nelson is Missing stars Helen Hayes Award Nominee Jessica Lauren Ball (Olney's Cinderella, Toby's Legally Blonde) as Miss Nelson, the well-natured and long-suffering teacher of the disobedient Room 207, who is suddenly replaced by the petrifying substitute, Miss Viola Swamp. Tickets are $19 each and can be purchased online atwww.adventuretheatre-mtc.org or by calling 301.634.2270.

Kennedy Center Presents ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY!, Now thru 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2013

The Kennedy Center presents the world premiere production of Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play! in the Family Theater from today, November 23 to December 31, 2013.

George Fulginiti-Shakar Videos

STAGE TUBE: Arena's OKLAHOMA! in Performance!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 17, 2010

Arena Stage begins a new life in its renovated home at the Mead Center for American Theater in Southwest D.C., opening its inaugural season with a classic American musical that similarly embraces life on a new frontier. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! is the first production at the Mead Center and features an all-star cast under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! runs October 22-December 26, 2010 in the Fichandler Stage. There is already buzz of a Broadway transfer surrounding the show. Click below to see Oklahoma! onstage at Arena.

STAGE TUBE: Molly Smith Talks OKLAHOMA! at Arena Stage!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 10, 2010

Arena Stage begins a new life in its renovated home at the Mead Center for American Theater in Southwest D.C., opening its inaugural season with a classic American musical that similarly embraces life on a new frontier. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! is the first production at the Mead Center and features an all-star cast under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! runs October 22-December 26, 2010 in the Fichandler Stage. See below for a look at the production!


George Fulginiti-Shakar Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has George Fulginiti-Shakar been nominated for?
Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Oklahoma , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Cabaret , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Damn Yankees , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Camelot , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for South Pacific , Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Oedipus Plays Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Mad About the Bard and Outstanding Sound Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Comedy of Errors .

What awards has George Fulginiti-Shakar won?
Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Oklahomaand Outstanding Musical Direction, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Cabaret.