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Marshall Pailet is a director and writer, and the proud owner of a wildly untrained, but ultimately well-meaning terrier-mix. He directed, composed, and co-wrote the off-Broadway musicals Who’s Your Baghdaddy, which was a two-time NY Times Critic’s Pick, and Triassic Parq, which went on to win the Ovation Award for Best Musical for its LA premiere. He’s written and directed for Dreamworks’ Shrek and Veggie Tales franchises, The Magic School Bus, Atlantic Theater Company, PBS, NYMF, NAMT, among others. Upcoming projects include Private Gomer Jones, A Girl and a Boy Dance, Loch Ness, Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat, and the film The Intervenors. Graduate Yale University.

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Marshall Pailet STAGE CREDITS

Original Broadway Production, 2001
Sid Sawyer

Broadway Revival, 1998
Kurt von Trapp [Replacement]

Marshall Pailet Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
[New York, 2005]



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Staged Reading of SUCH SMALL HANDS by Adam Szymkowicz to Close Out 2023 OTR New Works Series at Chance Theater

Chance Theater, Anaheim’s official resident theater company, will present a staged reading of a brand new play to close out our 2023 OTR New Works Series.

Deaf, Hearing and Hard-of-Hearing Actors to Star in PRIVATE JONES at Goodspeed Musicals

Goodspeed Musicals has revealed the cast for Private Jones, an exciting and innovative new musical inspired by the true story of a deaf Welsh sniper in World War I. See performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets!


What did our critic think of WHO’S YOUR BAGHDADDY? OR, HOW I STARTED THE IRAQ WAR at Music Theatre Of Madison?

THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS Comes to Westport Country Playhouse in June

Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities Series will present the new musical adventure, “The Magic School Bus™: Lost in the Solar System,” on Sunday, June 4, at 1 and 4 p.m.

PRIVATE JONES World Premiere, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY & More Set for Signature Theatre 2023/24 Season

Signature Theatre has announced its 34th season, featuring six musicals and one play in a season lineup that includes one world premiere and three DC premieres. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Dolly Parton Musical HERE YOU COME AGAIN & More to Open at Goodspeed Musicals' Terris Theatre

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals will present two shows The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. See how to purchase tickets!


Religion, identity, sex… and raptors! Triassic Parq is a raucous retelling of that famous dinosaur-themed film, this time seen from the dino’s point of view. Chaos is unleashed on their not-so-prehistoric world when one dinosaur in a clan of females spontaneously turns male! This show does contain Adult content! Consider it Rated R! Book, Music and Lyrics by Marshall Pailet. Book and Lyrics by Bryce Norbitz and Steve Wargo. Directed & Music Direction by Josh Kaplonski, Cast: Velociraptor of Innocence - Kam McCluer​, Velociraptor of Faith - Sonny Panzica, T-Rex 2 - Jennifer Zwaap, T-Rex 1 - Emily Church​, Velociraptor of Science - Carolyn Cutri, Mime-a-saurus - Taylor Ervin Performances are March 24, 25, 31, April 1, 7, 8, 7:30pm at Club Diversity, 863 South High St. Columbus OH. For tickets or more information, visit:

Donna McKechnie, Taylor Iman Jones, Henry Platt, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. 

Donna McKechnie, Taylor Iman Jones & More to Perform at 54 Below in March

Next month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Joriah Kwamé, Beth Malone & More to Join 11th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Grove at Goodspeed Musicals 

Now celebrating its 11th anniversary, Goodspeed Musicals has announced the participants for the annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Grove at Goodspeed Musicals which will be held January 31 - February 27 on the Goodspeed campus in East Haddam, Connecticut.

A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET is Now Available For Licensing Through Broadway Licensing

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, the first new musical to premiere in New York after the pandemic shutdown, has been acquired by the global leader in theatrical licensing and distribution, Broadway Licensing, and is available now for professional, stock, and amateur licensing. 

TheaterWorksUSA Announces 22-23 Season Featuring Touring Premiere of THE LIGHTNING THIEF: TYA EDITION & More

TheaterWorksUSA has announced their upcoming 2022 - 2023 season, including the national touring premieres of PETE THE CAT'S BIG HOLLYWOOD ADVENTURE, EL OTRO OZ, and THE LIGHTNING THIEF: TYA EDITION, along with returning favorites touring across the country.

Exclusive: Get an Inside Look Into the Recording of A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET Cast Album

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical will be released by Time–Life Records and is available on all major streaming services and digital music retailers Friday, August 19th. Take a look a behind the scenes video of the recording here!


Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, will present a workshop production of an original two-man folk musical parody as part of its 2022 OTR New Works Series.

Ferguson Center Announces 2022 New Musicals Lab For Emerging Musical Theatre Artists

The New Musicals Lab at Ferguson Center is returning for its fourth season! Continuing with the program's previous success, the New Musicals Lab grants new shows a safe and supportive space to workshop and further develop.

Goodspeed Musicals to Produce Workshop of New Musical PRIVATE GOMER JONES

Goodspeed Musicals will be producing a workshop of a new musical from Marshall Pailet, Private Gomer Jones, with industry readings scheduled to take place in New York on May 2, 2022.      

Stray Dog Theatre To Present TRIASSIC PARQ: THE MUSICAL

Stray Dog Theatre will present Triassic Parq: The Musical at the Tower Grove Abbey, opening on Thursday, April 14 and running through Saturday, April 30, 2022. Trisassic Parq features music by Marshall Pailet, with book and lyrics by Marshall Pailet, Bruce Norbitz and Steve Wargo and is intended for mature audiences.

JMF Writers Grove at Goodspeed Announces 30 Participants

Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Grove at Goodspeed Musicals will return to the Goodspeed campus January 31 - February 27, 2022 after being virtual in 2021.

Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Off/Off-Off Broadway Awards; First Standings Announced!

Voting is now open for the 2021 first ever, by popular demand, BroadwayWorld Off/Off-Off Broadway Awards - celebrating theatre all across NYC!

A COMMERCIAL JINGLE FOR REGINA COMET Will Present An ASL Interpreted Performance This Saturday Matinee

A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, the first new musical to premiere in New York since the pandemic began, will present an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted performance this Saturday, November 20th at 3:00pm at the DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street), in partnership with Broadway SIGNs!


Marshall Pailet has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Marshall Pailet has not appeared in the West End

Marshall Pailet has written 3 shows including Swimming Upstream (Bookwriter), Triassic Parq (Co-author), Baghdaddy (Author).

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