Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Jay Scheib

 
Birth Place:
Shenandoah, IA
Bio:
Jay Scheib. A 2011/12 Guggenheim Fellow, and 2012 OBIE Winner for best Direction, Scheib is a director, designer and author of plays, operas and live art events. Internationally known for works of daring physicality, genre-defying performances and deep integration of new (and used) technologies, ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Shenandoah, IA

Bio:
Jay Scheib. A 2011/12 Guggenheim Fellow, and 2012 OBIE Winner for best Direction, Scheib is a director, designer and author of plays, operas and live art events. Internationally known for works of daring physicality, genre-defying performances and deep integration of new (and used) technologies, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2018] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2018]
Director
 
[West End, 2017] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

Photos

Lena Hall and director Jay Scheib Photo

Lena Hall and director Jay Scheib

From: 
Date:
08/01/2019
Andre Polec, Christina Bennington, Bradley Dean, Lena Hall, Avoince Hoyles, Danielle  Photo

Andre Polec, Christina Bennington, Bradley Dean, Lena Hall, Avoince Hoyles, Danielle Steers, Tyrick Wiltez Jones, Jay Scheib, Xena Gusthart and the cast

From: 
Date:
07/31/2019
Andre Polec, Christina Bennington, Bradley Dean, Lena Hall, Avoince Hoyles, Danielle  Photo

Andre Polec, Christina Bennington, Bradley Dean, Lena Hall, Avoince Hoyles, Danielle Steers, Tyrick Wiltez Jones, Jay Scheib, Xena Gusthart and the cast

From: 
Date:
07/31/2019

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director

[US Tour, 2018] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

[West End, 2018]
Director

[West End, 2017] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

Jay Scheib Biography

Jay Scheib. A 2011/12 Guggenheim Fellow, and 2012 OBIE Winner for best Direction, Scheib is a director, designer and author of plays, operas and live art events. Internationally known for works of daring physicality, genre-defying performances and deep integration of new (and used) technologies, Scheib’s productions include the season opener for New York City Opera of Thomas Adès’ “Powder her Face” which played to great acclaim at Brooklyn Academy of Music in February 2013 followed by performances as part of the Festival d’opéra de Québec in Canada. Other recent works for the stage have included a new contemporary ballet collaboration with choreographer Yin Mei and the Hong Kong Dance Company titled “Seven Sages,” which premiered in March 2012; a new staging of Fassbinder’s controversial play “Garbage, the City and Death” with the Norwegian Theater Academy in Oslo, Norway; and Scheib’s own original Fassbinder adaptation “World of Wires” which premiered at The Kitchen in New York City for which Scheib was awarded a 2012 OBIE Award for Best Direction. Subsequent performances of “World of Wires” included presentations in Krakow Poland as part of the KRT Festival, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Lieu Unique in Nantes, and Festival d’Automne in Paris at the Maison des Arts Cretéil (MAC), France. Also having premiered at The Kitchen followed by tour dates in France and Boston was Scheib’s adaptation of Samuel R. Delany’s novel “Dhalgren,” titled “Bellona, Destroyer of Cities.” A frequent director and librettist of operas and works for music theater Scheib staged Evan Ziporyn’s “A House in Bali,” as part of BAM’s Next Wave Festival 2010; Beethoven’s “Fidelio” at the Saarländisches Staatstheater; and an original collaboration with punk band World Inferno titled “Addicted to Bad Ideas,” and toured eight cities internationally.

Named Best New York Theater Director by Time Out New York in 2009, and one of the 25 theater artists who will shape the next 25 years of American theater, by American Theater Magazine, Scheib is a recipient of the MIT Edgerton Award, The Richard Sherwood Award, a National Endowment for the Arts/TCG fellowship and the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.

Upcoming productions include a new live cinema performance at the Kitchen titled "Platonov, or the Disinherited." Each night, "Platonov" is shot, mixed, and broadcast live to BAM Rose Cinema and AMC Empire in Times Square. Following "Platonov" is a new adaptation of Wedekind's Lulu in Florence Italy, followed by a new adaptation of the Chinese classical opera, “Farewell my Concubine” premiering next summer at the National Theater Ningbo, China. Scheib is Professor for Music and Theater Arts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he directs the Program in Theater Arts.

Jay Scheib Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 2012 - Direction Gold Star
Jay ScheibWorld of Wires

Jay Scheib News

Video/Photos: BAT OUT OF HELL Lands In Las Vegas At Paris Hotel & Casino! Photo Video/Photos: BAT OUT OF HELL Lands In Las Vegas At Paris Hotel & Casino!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 26, 2022

Bat Out of Hell – The Musical is gearing up to make its highly anticipated debut tomorrow evening and final preparations are underway ahead of welcoming its first audience. See photos and video from the production!

BAT OUT OF HELL is Headed to Germany This Year Photo BAT OUT OF HELL is Headed to Germany This Year
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022

Jim Steinman's globally successful stage epic Bat Out of Hell – The Musical returns to Germany: The award-winning original from London's West End with the greatest hits of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf can be experienced for the first time in its original English version in this touring production from 20th December 2022 to 4th January 2023 only, at the Capitol Theater Düsseldorf.

Video: Travis Cormier Talks Starring as Strat in BAT OUT OF HELL in Las Vegas Photo Video: Travis Cormier Talks Starring as Strat in BAT OUT OF HELL in Las Vegas
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022

As BroadwayWorld previously announced, Travis Cormier will take on the role of Strat in the Las Vegas run of Bat Out of Hell - The Musical, the award-winning hit production set to Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf's greatest hits and one of history's best-selling albums.

Travis Cormier Will Play Strat in the Las Vegas Run of BAT OUT OF HELL Photo Travis Cormier Will Play Strat in the Las Vegas Run of BAT OUT OF HELL
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2022

Following an extensive audition process, it has been announced that Travis Cormier will take on the role of Strat in the Las Vegas run of Bat Out of Hell – The Musical, the award-winning hit production set to Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s greatest hits and one of history’s best-selling albums. Cormier will take the stage at Paris Las Vegas on September 27.

Travis Cloer and More Announced for BAT OUT OF HELL- THE MUSICAL Las Vegas Engagement Photo Travis Cloer and More Announced for BAT OUT OF HELL- THE MUSICAL Las Vegas Engagement
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 15, 2022

Bat Out of Hell – The Musical, the unrivalled hit production set to Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf's greatest hits and a few of history's best-selling albums, unveils juggernaut cast for the critically acclaimed musical headed to Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on Sept. 27.

IMMENSE JOY by Anna Kohler to be Presented at The Tank in September Photo IMMENSE JOY by Anna Kohler to be Presented at The Tank in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022

The Tank will present Immense Joy, a new work devised and directed by downtown luminary Anna Kohler in collaboration with performers Natalia de Campos, Justin Gordon, John Hagan, Fabio Tavares, and associate director Caleb Hammond. The performances run from September 8 through 18, 2022.

BAT OUT OF HELL Brings UK Tour to Milton Keynes Photo BAT OUT OF HELL Brings UK Tour to Milton Keynes
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2022

Bringing to life the legendary hits of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf, the critically acclaimed production Bat Out of Hell – The Musical heads to Milton Keynes for two weeks from 14 June.

BAT OUT OF HELL Returns To West End in February Photo BAT OUT OF HELL Returns To West End in February
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

The producers of Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell – The Musical, featuring Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf's greatest hits, have announced the musical's return to London in 2023. The show, which is currently touring the UK and Ireland, will play a limited season at the Peacock Theatre with performances from 17 February, ending on 1 April 2023.

Photos: Inside Gala Night For BAT OUT OF HELL The Musical Photo Photos: Inside Gala Night For BAT OUT OF HELL The Musical
by Stephi Wild - Jan 19, 2022

All new photos have been released from the Gala night of Jim Steinman's BAT OUT OF HELL - The Musical at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 18 January. Guests in attendance included Nina Wadia, Janie Dee, Amy Hart and Amy Anzel. 

BWW Review: BAT OUT OF HELL, New Wimbledon Theatre Photo BWW Review: BAT OUT OF HELL, New Wimbledon Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jan 19, 2022

The songs of Meat Loaf and J.M Barrie’s story of Peter Pan are not an immediately obvious combination, but Bat Out Of Hell attempts to fuse these elements with hints of West Side Story, Rock Of Ages and Wagner-esque unrestrained theatricality.

Jay Scheib Videos

Video/Photos: BAT OUT OF HELL Lands In Las Vegas At Paris Hotel & Casino! VideoVideo/Photos: BAT OUT OF HELL Lands In Las Vegas At Paris Hotel & Casino!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 26, 2022

Bat Out of Hell – The Musical is gearing up to make its highly anticipated debut tomorrow evening and final preparations are underway ahead of welcoming its first audience. See photos and video from the production!

VIDEO: Meatloaf Joins the Cast of BAT OUT OF HELL in Performance VideoVIDEO: Meatloaf Joins the Cast of BAT OUT OF HELL in Performance
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2019

Audiences at Bat Out of Hell got quite the thrill when Meatloaf himself joined the cast on stage for a curtain call performance. Jam along to the video!

VIDEO: Stars on BAT OUT OF HELL Perform 'I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do Tha VideoVIDEO: Stars on BAT OUT OF HELL Perform 'I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)' on TODAY
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2019

On Monday morning's episode of TODAY, Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington, two stars of a?oeBat Out of Hell: The Musicala?? on Broadway, take the stage to perform Meat Loaf's classic rock ballad, a?oeI'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That).a??

BWW TV: What Won't the BAT OUT OF HELL Cast Do for Love? VideoBWW TV: What Won't the BAT OUT OF HELL Cast Do for Love?
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 3, 2019

We just met with the company and they told us that they'd do just about anything for love, but they won't do that! Find out where they draw the line below!

BWW TV: Catch a Sneak Peek of BAT OUT OF HELL Off-Broadway! VideoBWW TV: Catch a Sneak Peek of BAT OUT OF HELL Off-Broadway!
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 31, 2019

Like a bat out of hell, Bat Out of Hell is flying to New York City Center, where the Jim Steinman musical officially it begins its run tomorrow, August 1, 2019. The musical is set to open on August 8, and will play a six-week engagement through September 8, 2019.

VIDEO: German Production of BAT OUT OF HELL Conducts a Flash Mob at the Mall VideoVIDEO: German Production of BAT OUT OF HELL Conducts a Flash Mob at the Mall
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2019

Bat Out of Hell's German production had a lot to live up to, after the upcoming New York production plastered its billboards all over Times Square earlier this week. To generate the same level of hype, the cast took to the local shopping mall at Centro Oberhausen to create a flash mob!

VIDEO: The Cast of BAT OUT OF HELL Takes Final Bow in Toronto VideoVIDEO: The Cast of BAT OUT OF HELL Takes Final Bow in Toronto
by Stage Tube - Nov 4, 2018

The cast of Bat Out Of Hell took their final bow in Toronto last night, November 3.

VIDEO: BAT OUT OF HELL's Christina Bennington Performs at The Crazy Coqs' New Musical VideoVIDEO: BAT OUT OF HELL's Christina Bennington Performs at The Crazy Coqs' New Musical Theatre Showcase
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2018

Christina Bennington, currently starring as Raven in Bat Out Of Hell, performed at Crazy Coqs' New Musical Theatre Showcase recently.

VIDEO: The Cast of BAT OUT OF HELL Finds Love on This Morning VideoVIDEO: The Cast of BAT OUT OF HELL Finds Love on This Morning
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2018

Bat Out of Hell has sailed into the Dominion Theatre where it is playing an extended run through 27 October 2018. Check out the cast performing the number Dead Ringer for Love below!

VIDEO: Get a 360 Degree Look at Rehearsals for BAT OUT OF HELL VideoVIDEO: Get a 360 Degree Look at Rehearsals for BAT OUT OF HELL
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2018

Bat Out of Hell just released a video that allows you to go inside their rehearsals with a 360 degree view! Check it out below.


Jay Scheib Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Jay Scheib been nominated for?
Direction (Obie Awards) for World of Wires .

What awards has Jay Scheib won?
Direction (Obie Awards) for World of Wires.