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Marc Bruni

 
Birth Place:
United States
Bio:
Marc Bruni directed the Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award winning Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway, in the West End, US and UK Tours, and in Australia where he won the 2018 Helpmann Award and Green Room Award for Best Direction of a Musical. Bruni’s other directing credits include Hey, ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: United States

Bio:
Marc Bruni directed the Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award winning Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway, in the West End, US and UK Tours, and in Australia where he won the 2018 Helpmann Award and Green Room Award for Best Direction of a Musical. Bruni’s other directing credits include Hey, ... (read complete bio)

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Productions

 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2020] Cancelled
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[Off-Broadway, 2021]
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[Washington, DC (Regional), 2019]
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[St. Louis, MO (Regional), 2018]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[San Francisco (Regional), 2017]
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[US Tour, 2015]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Associate Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Associate Director
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Associate Director
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Associate Director
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Associate Director
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Associate Director
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Associate Director
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Assistant Director
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Assistant Director
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Assistant Director
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Assistant to the Director
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Rehearsal Assistant to Mr. Zaks
 
[Broadway, 0]
Director

Marc Bruni Biography

Marc Bruni directed the Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award winning Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway, in the West End, US and UK Tours, and in Australia where he won the 2018 Helpmann Award and Green Room Award for Best Direction of a Musical. Bruni’s other directing credits include Hey, Look Me Over!, Paint Your Wagon, Pipe Dream and Fanny for City Center Encores!, Roman Holiday (Golden Gate), The Explorers Club (Manhattan Theater Club), The Sound of Music (Chicago Lyric Opera), The Music Manand How to Succeed in Business... (Kennedy Center Broadway Center Stage), Old Jews Telling Jokes (Westside Theatre and Royal George in Chicago- Jeff Award nom for Direction), Trevor (Writers Theatre- Jeff nomination for Direction), Other People’s Money (Long Wharf- Connecticut Critics Circle nomination), I Hate Hamlet (Bucks County Playhouse), Presto Change-o (Barrington Stage), Ordinary Days (Roundabout Underground), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Paper Mill Playhouse), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Paper Mill Playhouse and Philadelphia Theatre Company), and and 8 shows for the St. Louis MUNY including Singin’ in the Rain, My Fair Lady, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Music Man and The Sound of Music (Two Kevin Kline Nominations for direction). He won the NYMF Award for Best Direction for his production of Such Good Friends. Additionally, he has been associated with Walter Bobbie, Kathleen Marshall, Jerry Mitchell, Casey Nicholaw, and Jerry Zaks on thirteen Broadway productions and tours including The Book of Mormon, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes, The Pajama Game, La Cage Aux Folles, Legally Blonde, Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town, Little Shop of Horrors and multiple others. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Dartmouth College and proud member of SDC.

Marc Bruni Awards and Nominations

 
Kevin Kline Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Director of Musical
Marc BruniThe Sound of Music
 
Kevin Kline Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Marc BruniThe Music Man

Marc Bruni News

Photos: Go Inside the 2022 Fred Ebb Award Ceremony Photo Photos: Go Inside the 2022 Fred Ebb Award Ceremony
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2022

See photos from the eighteenth annual Fred Ebb Award ceremony. Julia Riew was the recipient of the Fred Ebb Award. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, was presented by Beth Leavel on Monday November 28th from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater.

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Boston Awards; Company Theatre of Norwell' Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Boston Awards; Company Theatre of Norwell's HAIR Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Maine Awards; Waterville's TUCK EVERLASTIN Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Maine Awards; Waterville's TUCK EVERLASTING Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at Eisenhower Theatre At The Kennedy Center Photo Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at Eisenhower Theatre At The Kennedy Center
by Ken Kemp - Oct 13, 2022

Broadway Center Stage brings one of the greatest shows of the Golden Age of Musicals to the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theatre for a limited engagement.

Review Roundup: GUYS AND DOLLS Opens at the Kennedy Center Photo Review Roundup: GUYS AND DOLLS Opens at the Kennedy Center
by Review Roundups - Oct 11, 2022

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage production of Guys and Dolls, is running now through October 16. The cast features Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller, Steven Pasquale,and Tony Award nominee and Grammy Award winner Phillipa Soo. Read the reviews here!

Photos: First Look at Phillipa Soo, Steven Pasquale, Jessie Mueller, and James Monroe Photo Photos: First Look at Phillipa Soo, Steven Pasquale, Jessie Mueller, and James Monroe Iglehart in GUYS AND DOLLS
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 9, 2022

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has released production photos for its star-studded Broadway Center Stage production of Guys and Dolls, running now through October 16. Check out the photos here!

Wake Up With BWW 9/30: HOCUS POCUS Musical in the Works, MERRILY Casting, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 9/30: HOCUS POCUS Musical in the Works, MERRILY Casting, and More!
by - Sep 30, 2022

Top stories include full casting for Merrily We Roll Along at New York Theatre Workshop, plus a musical adaptation of Hocus Pocus in the works, a clip of Idina Menzel embracing her Elphaba roots, and more!

Video: Watch a Sneak Peek of Kennedy Center's GUYS AND DOLLS, Starring James Monroe I Photo Video: Watch a Sneak Peek of Kennedy Center's GUYS AND DOLLS, Starring James Monroe Iglehart, Jessie Mueller, Phillipa Soo & Steven Pasquale
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 29, 2022

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will soon present its Broadway Center Stage production of Guys and Dolls. Helmed by Marc Bruni, the all-star cast will be led by Tony Award¬ģ winner James Monroe Iglehart as Nathan Detroit, Tony Award¬ģ winner Jessie Mueller as Miss Adelaide, Steven Pasquale as Sky Masterson, and Tony Award¬ģ nominee and Grammy Award¬ģ winner Phillipa Soo as Sarah Brown. Watch video highlights of the cast in rehearsals!

Kevin Chamberlin, Rachel Dratch, Fred Applegate, and More Join GUYS AND DOLLS at the  Photo Kevin Chamberlin, Rachel Dratch, Fred Applegate, and More Join GUYS AND DOLLS at the Kennedy Center
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022

Complete casting has been announced for the Kennedy Center's Broadway Center Stage production of Guys and Dolls.

Sarah Bockel Will Lead Regional Premiere of BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical; Full  Photo Sarah Bockel Will Lead Regional Premiere of BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical; Full Cast Announced
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2022

Ogunquit Playhouse has announced casting for the Regional Premiere of¬†Beautiful: The Carole King Musical¬†(September 15‚ÄďOctober 30, 2022).

Marc Bruni Videos

Video: Watch a Sneak Peek of Kennedy Center's GUYS AND DOLLS, Starring James Monroe I Videoplay
Video: Watch a Sneak Peek of Kennedy Center's GUYS AND DOLLS, Starring James Monroe Iglehart, Jessie Mueller, Phillipa Soo & Steven Pasquale

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 29, 2022

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will soon present its Broadway Center Stage production of Guys and Dolls. Helmed by Marc Bruni, the all-star cast will be led by Tony Award¬ģ winner James Monroe Iglehart as Nathan Detroit, Tony Award¬ģ winner Jessie Mueller as Miss Adelaide, Steven Pasquale as Sky Masterson, and Tony Award¬ģ nominee and Grammy Award¬ģ winner Phillipa Soo as Sarah Brown. Watch video highlights of the cast in rehearsals!

VIDEO: Get a First Look at TREVOR: THE MUSICAL Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a First Look at TREVOR: THE MUSICAL

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 8, 2021

Trevor: The Musical opens this Wednesday, November 10, at Stage 42 (422 West 42nd Street, near 9th Avenue) Get a first look at the production in the video!

VIDEO: Meet the 13 Year-Old Star of TREVOR, Holden Hagelberger, on Backstage with Ric Videoplay
VIDEO: Meet the 13 Year-Old Star of TREVOR, Holden Hagelberger, on Backstage with Richard Ridge

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 6, 2021

'I'm so excited. And I'm still pinching myself every day trying to figure out if this is actually happening or if it's all just a dream!' It's not just a dream for 13 year-old Holden William Hagelberger, who this fall, makes his New York stage debut as the titular character in Trevor: The Musical.

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For TREVOR: THE MUSICAL Videoplay
VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For TREVOR: THE MUSICAL

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 17, 2021

Previews of Trevor: The Musical begin Monday, October 25, 2021 at Stage 42 (442 West 42nd Street, near 9th Avenue). The official opening is Wednesday, November 10. Go inside rehearsals with this all new video!

VIDEO: Fran Drescher Chats About THE NANNY Broadway Musical on THE VIEW! Videoplay
VIDEO: Fran Drescher Chats About THE NANNY Broadway Musical on THE VIEW!

by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2021

The musical will feature a book co-written by Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee Drescher and Jacobson, with lyrics by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Rachel Bloom and music by Bloom and three-time Emmy winner and the late Tony Award nominee Adam Schlesinger.

BWW Exclusive: Meet TREVOR's Young Star, Hudson Loverro! Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Meet TREVOR's Young Star, Hudson Loverro!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 27, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Trevor, the new musical will make its New York premiere beginning Tuesday, April 7 ahead of a Tuesday, April 21 opening night at Stage 42 (442 West 42nd Street). 

BWW TV: Watch Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters, Betty Buckley & More Tribute Jerry He Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters, Betty Buckley & More Tribute Jerry Herman!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 4, 2020

Michael Feinstein produced a memorial event at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, featuring performances by: Feinstein ('I Won't Send Roses'), Kristin Chenoweth ('If He Walked Into My Life'), Sutton Foster ('I Don't Want to Know'), Kelli O'Hara ('Before the Parade Passes By'), Leslie Uggams ('I Am What I Am'), Bernadette Peters ('Time Heals Everything'), Betty Buckley ('Hello, Dolly!'), Klea Blackhurst and Tyne Daly ('Bosom Buddies'), John Bolton ('It Takes a Woman'), Lorna Luft ('Gooch's Song'), Ron Raines ('Mame'), Jason Graae ('You I Like'), Marilyn Maye ('It's Today'), Jeremy Jordan ('It Only Takes a Moment'), Lee Roy Reams ('The Best of Times'), and Debbie Gravitte ('Wherever He Ain't'), with Alice Borden, Jane Dorian, and Harvey Fierstein, and special video tributes from Angela Lansbury and Paul McCartney. Marc Bruni directed the event with Larry Blank serving as music director, and Don Pippin (guest conductor).

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of THE WHO'S TOMMY Perform 'Pinball Wizard' Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Cast of THE WHO'S TOMMY Perform 'Pinball Wizard'

by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Who's Tommy at the Kennedy Center! Check out the video of 'Pinball Wizard' below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller, and Rosie O'Donnell in THE MUS Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Norm Lewis, Jessie Mueller, and Rosie O'Donnell in THE MUSIC MAN

by Alan Henry - Feb 14, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man starring Tony Award¬ģ nominee Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill, Tony Award¬ģ-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful) as Marian Paroo, and Broadway, film, and television star Rosie O'Donnell as Mrs. Paroo. The semi-staged concert production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed...) with choreography by Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music direction by James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime).

BWW TV: We've Got Trouble in DC! Watch Jessie Mueller, Norm Lewis & More Give Sneak P Videoplay
BWW TV: We've Got Trouble in DC! Watch Jessie Mueller, Norm Lewis & More Give Sneak Peek of Kennedy Center's THE MUSIC MAN

by TV - On the Road - Jan 26, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will soon present the Broadway Center Stage production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man. It will star Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) as Harold Hill and Tony Award¬ģ-winning actress Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Carousel, Beautiful) as Marian Paroo in the starry semi-staged concert production directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful, Broadway Center Stage: How to Succeed...) with choreography by Chris Bailey (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The New Yorkers at Encores!) and music direction by James Moore (Miss Saigon, the Kennedy Center's Follies and Ragtime).


Marc Bruni Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Marc Bruni been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of Musical (Kevin Kline Awards) for The Sound of Music and Outstanding Director of a Musical (Kevin Kline Awards) for The Music Man .