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Leigh Silverman

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
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[Off-Broadway, 2022]
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Director[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
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[Regional (US), 2021]
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[Off-Broadway, 2020]
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[Broadway, 2020]
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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[Los Angeles, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Broadway, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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[Off-Broadway, 2015]
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[Off-Broadway, 2015]
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[St. Paul, MN (Regional), 2014]
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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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[Broadway, 2014]
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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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[Off-Broadway, 2013]
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[Off-Broadway, 2013]
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[Off-Broadway, 2013]
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[Off-Broadway, 2012]
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[Off-Broadway, 2011]
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[Broadway, 2011]
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[Off-Broadway, 2011]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2007]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[New York, 2005]
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[Off-Broadway, 2005]
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[Off-Broadway, 2004]
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[Off-Broadway, 2004]
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[Broadway, 2003]
Associate Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
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[Off-Broadway, 0] Cancelled
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Photos

From left, actor Lily Tomlin, director Leigh Silverman and cast member Cecily Strong Photo

From left, actor Lily Tomlin, director Leigh Silverman and cast member Cecily Strong

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Date:
09/30/2022
From left, actor Lily Tomlin, director Leigh Silverman and Center Theatre Group Manag Photo

From left, actor Lily Tomlin, director Leigh Silverman and Center Theatre Group Managing Director/CEO Meghan Pressman

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Date:
09/30/2022
From left, actor Lily Tomlin and director Leigh Silverman  Photo

From left, actor Lily Tomlin and director Leigh Silverman

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Date:
09/30/2022
From left, cast member Cecily Strong and director Leigh Silverman Photo

From left, cast member Cecily Strong and director Leigh Silverman

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Date:
09/30/2022
From left, Center Theatre Group Managing Director/CEO Meghan Pressman, cast member Ce Photo

From left, Center Theatre Group Managing Director/CEO Meghan Pressman, cast member Cecily Strong and director Leigh Silverman

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Date:
09/30/2022

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Director

Director[Replacement]

[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Director

[Regional (US), 2021]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2020]
Director

[Broadway, 2020]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director

[Los Angeles, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Broadway, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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[Off-Broadway, 2015]
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[Off-Broadway, 2015]
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[St. Paul, MN (Regional), 2014]
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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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[Broadway, 2014]
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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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[Off-Broadway, 2013]
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[Off-Broadway, 2013]
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[Off-Broadway, 2013]
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[Off-Broadway, 2012]
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[Off-Broadway, 2011]
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[Broadway, 2011]
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[Off-Broadway, 2011]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2007]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[New York, 2005]
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[Off-Broadway, 2005]
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[Off-Broadway, 2004]
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[Off-Broadway, 2004]
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[Broadway, 2003]
Associate Director

[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 0] Cancelled
Director


Leigh Silverman Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Direction of a Musical
Leigh Silverman, SUFFS
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Leigh Silverman, Soft Power
 
The Lortels - 2018 - Outstanding Director
Leigh Silverman, Harry Clarke
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Direction of a Musical
Leigh Silverman, Violet
 
Obie Awards - 2011 - Directing Gold Star
Leigh Silverman, In The Wake
 
Obie Awards - 2011 - Directing Gold Star
Leigh Silverman, Go Back To Where You Are
 
The Lortels - 2011 - Outstanding Director
Leigh Silverman, In the Wake
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Leigh Silverman, From Up Here

Leigh Silverman News

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's The Ground Floor to Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Upco Photo Berkeley Repertory Theatre's The Ground Floor to Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Upcoming Residency Lab
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer and Director of the Ground Floor Madeleine Oldham announced the Residency Lab participants and the return to full capacity of the Residency Lab portion of The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work.

Directors and Choreographers Will Take the Stage in TRY IT LIKE THIS Fundraiser Photo Directors and Choreographers Will Take the Stage in TRY IT LIKE THIS Fundraiser
by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2022

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces the initial lineup of artists for Try It Like This: Directors and Choreographers Take the Stage, an evening of performances on Monday, October 17 at 54 Below in New York City. 

Review: THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE at Mark Taper Forum Photo Review: THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE at Mark Taper Forum
by Harker Jones - Oct 2, 2022

Bridging the 1985 original with the contemporary leaves one with a sense of disconnection

World Premiere of MOSQUE4MOSQUE to be Presented by About Face Theatre in November Photo World Premiere of MOSQUE4MOSQUE to be Presented by About Face Theatre in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022

About Face Theatre will open its 2022-2023 season with the world premiere of¬†Omer Abbas Salem‚Äôs¬†new play¬†Mosque4Mosque, directed by¬†Sophiyaa Nayar.¬†Mosque4Mosque¬†will be presented¬†November 17 ‚Äď December 17, 2022¬†at The Den Theatre.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cec Photo Photos: Inside Opening Night of THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE Starring Cecily Strong
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2022

All new¬†opening night photos have been released from¬†‚ÄúThe Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe‚Ä̬†at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum.

New Musical SHOW ME ETERNITY by Sam Caps and Annie Dillon to be Presented at 54 Below Photo New Musical SHOW ME ETERNITY by Sam Caps and Annie Dillon to be Presented at 54 Below in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Show Me Eternity on November 9, 9:30 pm. Which love stories are allowed to be told? Show Me Eternity, a new musical about everlasting love and the erasure of queer identity, tells a story hidden for over a century: the romance between Emily Dickinson and Sue Gilbert.

Photos: THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE Starring Cecily Stro Photo Photos: THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE Starring Cecily Strong to Open in Los Angeles
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2022

Jane Wagner‚Äôs¬†one-woman show ‚ÄúThe Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe‚ÄĚ that features ‚ÄúSaturday Night Live‚ÄĚ star¬†Cecily Strong¬†is opening at Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum. Directed by¬†Leigh Silverman, ‚ÄúThe Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe‚ÄĚ runs through October 23, 2022. See photos here!

Jackalope Theatre Company Announces Season 15 Photo Jackalope Theatre Company Announces Season 15
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022

Jackalope Theatre Company has announced their return to in-person performances with their 2022/2023 season featuring the Among the Dead by Hansol Jung, directed by Jackalope Artistic Director Kaiser Ahmed*, and the world premiere of Pretty Shahid written by company member Omer Abbas Salem*, and directed by Sophiyaa Nayar.

Michael R. Jackson's WHITE GIRL IN DANGER to Premiere Off-Broadway in Spring 2023 Photo Michael R. Jackson's WHITE GIRL IN DANGER to Premiere Off-Broadway in Spring 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022

Michael R. Jackson's WHITE GIRL IN DANGER will begin previews on March 15, 2023 and will officially open on April 10, 2023 at Second Stage’s Off-Broadway home, the Tony Kiser Theater. The limited 8-week run will play through Sunday, May 21, 2023.

Steep Theatre to Present OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD This Fall Photo Steep Theatre to Present OUR DEAR DEAD DRUG LORD This Fall
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 11, 2022

This fall, Steep Theatre will return to the stage with the Midwest Premiere of Alexis Scheer’s Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, opening October 28. This production will mark Steep’s first from award-winning playwright Scheer and Sophiyaa Nayar’s Steep directorial debut.

Leigh Silverman Videos

VIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek of NYTW's 25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE VideoVIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek of NYTW's 25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE
by Stage Tube - Feb 26, 2021

A quarter century ago, Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking musical, RENT, opened at New York Theatre Workshop. From its humble beginnings at NYTW, this rock musical went on to shape a generation. What began in the East Village traveled to Broadway, across the nation and around the world. While we await showtime, check out a trailer for the big event!

BWW TV: Audra McDonald, Glenn Close, Billy Porter & More Call For You to Vote! VideoBWW TV: Audra McDonald, Glenn Close, Billy Porter & More Call For You to Vote!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 27, 2020

Broadway favorites Lonny Price and Leigh Silverman have come together with the best of Broadway to inspire you to get out there and VOTE. We all might be feeling a little down right now, but there is reason for hope as we  inch closer to the election! 

Broadway Rewind: Sutton Foster is On Her Way to Broadway in VIOLET! VideoBroadway Rewind: Sutton Foster is On Her Way to Broadway in VIOLET!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 27, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, for the Encores! Off-Center production of Violet. Violet, based on the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, has music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley.

VIDEO: Listen to a Clip of 'Election Night' From SOFT POWER VideoVIDEO: Listen to a Clip of 'Election Night' From SOFT POWER
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2020

The Original Cast Recording for Soft Power is now available on all digital and streaming services! The album is based on the new musical's recent New York premiere production at The Public Theater.

VIDEO: Listen to a Clip of 'Happy Enough' from SOFT POWER VideoVIDEO: Listen to a Clip of 'Happy Enough' from SOFT POWER
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2020

The Original Cast Recording for Soft Power is now available on all digital and streaming services! Listen to a clip from the song 'Happy Enough' in the video below!

VIDEO: James Cromwell Talks the 'Grey Divorce' in GRAND HORIZONS VideoVIDEO: James Cromwell Talks the 'Grey Divorce' in GRAND HORIZONS
by Stage Tube - Feb 6, 2020

James Cromwell was a guest on Thursday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about the new play he stars in, Grand Horizons. During the interview, host Kelly Ripa mentioned that the show is based on a 'Gray Divorce,' to with Cromwell replied, 'Evidentally there's an epidemic of divorces for people in their 80s, which in some ways I can understand, having been married three times.'

BWW TV: Jane Alexander, James Cromwell & More Celebrate Opening Night of GRAND HORIZO VideoBWW TV: Jane Alexander, James Cromwell & More Celebrate Opening Night of GRAND HORIZONS
by TV - Opening Night Special - Jan 24, 2020

The Hayes theatre was hoppin' last night as Grand Horizons officially opened on Broadway. Written by Bess Wohl and directed by Leigh Silverman, GRAND HORIZONS stars Jane Alexander (Nancy), James Cromwell (Bill), Priscilla Lopez (Carla), Ben McKenzie (Ben), Maulik Pancholy (Tommy), Ashley Park (Jess), and Michael Urie (Brian). Find out what happened after the curtain came down as BroadwayWorld takes you inside the opening night festivities with the company!

BWW TV: James Cromwell, Jane Alexander & More Explain What GRAND HORIZONS is All Abou VideoBWW TV: James Cromwell, Jane Alexander & More Explain What GRAND HORIZONS is All About!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 12, 2019

Coming up next at Broadway's Hayes Theatre is Second Stage's 10-week engagement of Bess Wohl's new play Grand Horizons. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the play will feature Jane Alexander (Nancy), James Cromwell (Bill), Ben McKenzie (Ben), Priscilla Lopez (Carla), Maulik Pancholy (Tommy), Ashley Park (Jess) and Michael Urie (Brian).

VIDEO: Take a Look At The Musical Number 'Election Night' from The Public Theater's p VideoVIDEO: Take a Look At The Musical Number 'Election Night' from The Public Theater's production of SOFT POWER
by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2019

Below is a link to a clip from the musical number a?oeElection Nighta?? from The Public Theater's production of SOFT POWER, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton, and direction by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman. SOFT POWER will run through Sunday, November 17.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Footage From SOFT POWER at the Public VideoVIDEO: Get a First Look at Footage From SOFT POWER at the Public
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2019

The Public Theater presents Soft Power, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton, and is directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman. Get a first look at footage from the production!


Leigh Silverman Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Leigh Silverman been nominated for?
Outstanding Direction of a Musical (Drama League Awards) for SUFFS , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Soft Power , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Harry Clarke , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Violet , Directing (Obie Awards) for In The Wake , Directing (Obie Awards) for Go Back To Where You Are Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for In the Wake and Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for From Up Here .

What awards has Leigh Silverman won?
Directing (Obie Awards) for In The Wakeand Directing (Obie Awards) for Go Back To Where You Are.