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Michael Baron

 
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[Chester, CT (Regional), 2006]
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Michael Baron Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical Gold Star
Michael BaronA Year With Frog and Toad

Michael Baron News

Covid Forces Olney Theatre To Push Back Press Opening For THE MUSIC MAN Photo Covid Forces Olney Theatre To Push Back Press Opening For THE MUSIC MAN
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2022

Olney Theatre Center's revolutionary production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man featuring an ensemble and creative team of Deaf, hearing, and hard-of-hearing artists, faces another pandemic delay, and has pushed the official opening to the 8:00 pm performance on Wednesday, June 29.

New Cheryl L. West Musical SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! & More Announced for Ford's Theatre 2 Photo New Cheryl L. West Musical SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! & More Announced for Ford's Theatre 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Ford’s Theatre has announced the Ford’s Theatre 2022-2023 season will include Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful, directed by Michael Wilson and featuring Nancy Robinette, Tom Story and Kimberly Gilbert; the return of the music-filled full stage production of A Christmas Carol with Craig Wallace reprising the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, and more.

Deaf Actor James Caverly to Star as Harold Hill in Olney Theatre Center's THE MUSIC M Photo Deaf Actor James Caverly to Star as Harold Hill in Olney Theatre Center's THE MUSIC MAN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

Olney Theatre Center is presenting a revolutionary production of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man that casts a Deaf actor, James Caverly in the lead role of Harold Hill.

Lyric Named Official Theatre of Oklahoma Photo Lyric Named Official Theatre of Oklahoma
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

Lyric Theatre has been named the Official Theatre of the State of Oklahoma. Gov. Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 1385, authored by Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd and House Majority Leader Jon Echols, bestowing the honor for the flagship theatre founded in 1963.

HEAD OVER HEELS is Now Playing at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma Photo HEAD OVER HEELS is Now Playing at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2022

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma returns to indoor performances at the Plaza Theatre, after a nearly two-year COVID forced shutdown, with the Oklahoma premiere of Head Over Heels. Lyric's production runs April 13-30, and tickets are now available.

BWW Review: Lyric Theatre's got the beat with HEAD OVER HEELS Photo BWW Review: Lyric Theatre's got the beat with HEAD OVER HEELS
by Adrienne Proctor - Apr 19, 2022

Lyric Theatre returns to indoor performances! Back at The Paula Stover Stage in the Plaza district, Head Over Heels is a welcome home celebration for theatre patrons. Decked out in vibrant colors, the cast of eight performs music of The Go-Gos to the story loosely based on Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney.

Lyric Returns To Plaza With HEAD OVER HEELS Photo Lyric Returns To Plaza With HEAD OVER HEELS
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 29, 2022

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma returns to indoor performances at the Plaza Theatre, after a nearly two-year COVID forced shutdown, with the Oklahoma premiere of Head Over Heels. Lyric's production runs April 13-30, and tickets are now available.

BWW Review: Pride and Culture are on display with Lyric's DISTANT THUNDER Photo BWW Review: Pride and Culture are on display with Lyric's DISTANT THUNDER
by Adrienne Proctor - Mar 29, 2022

Lyric Theatre's latest New Work is the Native musical DISTANT THUNDER. Distant Thunder tells the story of Darrell Waters. The young lawyer returns home to a community he doesn't remember and re-learns about his heritage, regaining new friendships and relationships along the way. Native culture is alive and on full display in this beautiful musical.

Native American Musical DISTANT THUNDER to Have World Premiere This Spring Photo Native American Musical DISTANT THUNDER to Have World Premiere This Spring
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 1, 2022

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma will open its 2022 season this spring with the world premiere Native American Musical Distant Thunder.

Lyric Theatre Receives Grant From National Endowment For The Arts Photo Lyric Theatre Receives Grant From National Endowment For The Arts
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 28, 2022

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma has been approved to receive an American Rescue Plan grant totaling $150,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help the arts and cultural sector recover from the pandemic. 

Michael Baron Videos

VIDEO: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Ford's Theatre For The Holiday Season VideoVIDEO: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Ford's Theatre For The Holiday Season
by Alan Henry - Nov 26, 2018

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault announced that acclaimed Washington actor Craig Wallace will return to Ford's to perform the role of Ebenezer Scrooge for the company's holiday production of A Christmas Carol. Performances of the classic Charles Dickens story begin November 15 and continue for a six-and-a-half-week engagement through December 30, 2018. This 'musically high-spirited' and 'infectiously jolly' (The Washington Post) production is adapted by Michael Wilson and directed by Michael Baron.

STAGE TUBE: Get in the Holiday Spirit with a Sneak Peek at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ford's Theatre
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society presents its 35th-annual production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, now through December 31, 2016. This 'musically high-spirited' and 'infectiously jolly' (The Washington Post) production is adapted by Michael Wilson, directed by Michael Baronand features Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge. Click below to watch a trailer with footage from the show!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's BERNICE BOBS HER HAIR
by Stage Tube - Oct 13, 2015

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma continues its new works initiative this fall with BERNICE BOBS HER HAIR, a world premiere musical that will take its first bows at Lyric's Plaza Theatre. The show, written by the lauded pair of Adam Gwon and Julia Jordan, runs October 7 through 25. Based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story of the same name, the show tells the story of 18 year old Bernice Harvey's journey from socially awkward to the belle of the country club- and back again.  Check out a first look at highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ford's Theatre
by Stage Tube - Nov 23, 2012

The Ford's Theatre 2012-2013 season continues with "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens and adapted by Michael Wilson, now running through December 30, 2012. Check out the preview video below!

STAGE TUBE: Michael Baron and Ashley Wells Announce 2013 Season at the Lyric Theatre
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2012

Michael Baron, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's artistic director, and Ashley Wells, associate artistic director announce the productions in Lyric's 2013 season. Check out the video below! For tickets and more information, call (405) 524-9312 or visit LyricTheatreOKC.com.

STAGE TUBE: Chita Rivera Talks Creating BYE BYE BIRDIE's 'Rosie'
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2012

Two-Time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career in her own concert Chita Rivera: MY BROADWAY presented by Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, August 7-11 at the Civic Center Musical Hall. Below, the actress talks with the the theatre's artistic director, Michael Baron, on origination role of 'Rosie' in the now oft-performed hit BYE BYE BIRDIE.

STAGE TUBE: Video Teaser of LYRIC THEATRE'S CALL ME MADAM, Opening Tonight
by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2012

The rousing musical Irving Berlin's CALL ME MADAM will play the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, July 24-28. Starring Broadway darling Beth Leavel (Mrs. Sally Adams), this golden age treasure is inspired by Oklahoma City's own international socialite and ambassador Perle Mesta. BroadwayWorld has a teaser of the show below.


Michael Baron Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Michael Baron been nominated for?
Outstanding Director, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for A Year With Frog and Toad .

What awards has Michael Baron won?
Outstanding Director, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for A Year With Frog and Toad.