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Michael Greif

 
Bio:
Michael Greif directed the world premiere of The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures at The Guthrie Theater last April. He directed The Winter’s Tale for The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park last summer as well as Angels in America ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Michael Greif directed the world premiere of The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures at The Guthrie Theater last April. He directed The Winter’s Tale for The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park last summer as well as Angels in America ... (read complete bio)

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Productions

 
[Chicago, 2022]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2021]
Director
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2020]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director
 
[Toronto, 2019]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Director
 
[Chicago, 2016]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[US Tour, 2015]
Director
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2015]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
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[Off-Broadway, 2011]
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[Off-Broadway, 2011]
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[US Tour, 2010]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
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[Off-Broadway, 2010]
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[Off-Broadway, 2010]
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[Broadway, 2009]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2009]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
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[Off-Broadway, 2007]
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[Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2005]
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[New York, 2005]
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[Off-Broadway, 2004]
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[Off-Broadway, 2004]
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[Broadway, 2003]
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[Off-Broadway, 2003]
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[Off-Broadway, 2003]
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[Off-Broadway, 2002]
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[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Artistic Associate
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
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[Off-Broadway, 2002]
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[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Director/Choreographer
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[West End, 1998]
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[Broadway, 1996]
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[Off-Broadway, 1996]
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[Off-Broadway, 1993]
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[Off-Broadway, 1992]
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[Off-Broadway, 1991]
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[Off-Broadway, 1990]
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[Off-Broadway, 1990]
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[Broadway, 1987]
Assistant Director
 
[US Tour, 2008]
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[West End, 2008]
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Michael Greif Biography

Michael Greif directed the world premiere of The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures at The Guthrie Theater last April. He directed The Winter’s Tale for The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park last summer as well as Angels in America for Signature Theatre. His other Public Theater credits include the 2007 Shakespeare in the Park revival of Romeo and Juliet, Diana Son’s Satellites, the launch performance of Suzan-Lori Parks’s 365 Days / 365 Plays, Fucking A, Dogeaters (Obie), Marisol, Pericles, Casanova, A Bright Room Called Day, and Machinal (Obie). For Signature Theatre Company, he directed John Guare’s A Few Stout Individuals and Landscape of the Body. Greif’s Broadway credits include Jonathan Larson’s Rent (Obie Award, Tony nom.), Grey Gardens (Tony nomination) and Next to Normal (Tony nomination). He is an Artistic Associate at New York Theatre Workshop, where his credits include Cavedweller, Bright Lights, Big City, and Rent. His other Off-Broadway credits include Boy’s Life (Second Stage), Neil LaBute’s The Distance from Here and A Very Common Procedure (MCC), Neal Bell’s Spatter Pattern (Playwrights Horizons), Beauty of the Father (MTC), Mr. Marmalade (Roundabout), Betty Rules (Zipper), and Bell’s Monster (CSC). Greif has a longstanding association with the Williamstown Theatre Festival where his credits include Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, The Seagull, Street Scene, Tonight At 8:30 and Once in a Lifetime. He was Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse from 1995-1999 where he directed Our Town, Sweet Bird of Youth, Diana Son’s Boy, Randy Newman’s Faust (also Goodman), Kushner’s Slavs (also Taper), and Thérèse Raquin.

Michael Greif Awards and Nominations

 
The Lortels - 2018 - Outstanding Director
Michael Greif, The Low Road
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2017 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Direction of a Musical
Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen
 
The Lortels - 2015 - Outstanding Director
Michael GreifOur Lady of Kibeho
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Direction of a Musical
Michael Greif, Next to Normal
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Direction of a Musical
Michael Greif, Grey Gardens
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Michael Greif , Grey Gardens
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Director - Play Gold Star
Michael Greif, Dogeaters
 
Obie Awards - 2001 - Direction Gold Star
Michael Greif, Dogeaters
 
The Lortels - 2001 - Outstanding Director
Michael Greif, Dogeaters
 
Obie Awards - 1996 - Special Citations Gold Star
Michael Greif, Rent
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Direction of a Musical
Michael Greif , Rent

Michael Greif News

BALD SISTERS & More Lead Chicago's Holiday Top Picks Photo BALD SISTERS & More Lead Chicago's Holiday Top Picks
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

Chicago is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Check out our top Holiday picks for the 2022 holiday season!

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; Little Theatre On The Squa Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; Little Theatre On The Square's ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

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

Photos: CAMP SIEGFRIED Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway Photo Photos: CAMP SIEGFRIED Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 16, 2022

See photos from opening night of The New York Premiere of CAMP SIEGFRIED, the new play from Tony Award-nominee Bess Wohl.

Barbara Warner Howard, Founding Member of New York Theatre Workshop, Passes Away Photo Barbara Warner Howard, Founding Member of New York Theatre Workshop, Passes Away
by Team BWW - Nov 15, 2022

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Barbara Leah Warner Howard died on November 9, 2022, peacefully at home while listening to Ella Fitzgerald, surrounded by family and friends. 

Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson to be Honored at Theatre Communicati Photo Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson to be Honored at Theatre Communications Group 2023 Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2022

Theatre Communications Group has announced that the 2023 TCG Gala: Our Stories will be held on Monday, January 9, 2023, at The Edison Ballroom in New York City. The Gala will honor Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson and will include festive performances, inspiring speakers, and a celebratory dinner.

Photos: YOU WILL GET SICK Company Celebrates Opening Night! Photo Photos: YOU WILL GET SICK Company Celebrates Opening Night!
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 8, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company's world premiere of You Will Get Sick, a new play by Noah Diaz directed by Tony Award nominee Sam Pinkleton, officially opened on November 6, 2022 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, December 11, 2022.

Photos: On The Opening Night Red Carpet Of YOU WILL GET SICK Photo Photos: On The Opening Night Red Carpet Of YOU WILL GET SICK
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 7, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company's world premiere of You Will Get Sick, a new play by Noah Diaz directed by Tony Award nominee Sam Pinkleton, officially opened on November 6, 2022 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the red carpet here!

Christine Allado, George Blagden, Hannah Elless & More to Star in Workshops of New Mu Photo Christine Allado, George Blagden, Hannah Elless & More to Star in Workshops of New Musical BENNY & JOON
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 31, 2022

As it prepares for an expected UK premiere, two 75-minute first-look workshop performances of Benny & Joon will take place at 5pm on Monday 14 November and 3pm on Tuesday 15 November. Tickets go on sale today at The Other Palace with £10 seats available to the public.

Meet the Cast of & JULIET, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight! Photo Meet the Cast of & JULIET, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 28, 2022

& Juliet begins Broadway performances tonight, October 28. Meet the cast of & Juliet here!

Photos: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Takes Final Bows on the West End Photo Photos: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Takes Final Bows on the West End
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2022

¬†The critically acclaimed, Olivier Award-winning Best New Musical¬†Dear Evan Hansen¬†celebrated its final London performance at the No√ęl Coward Theatre on 22 October 2022, three years after its West End premiere on 29 October 2019 and a year after its return to the West End after the covid shutdown.¬† Check out photos from the final curtain call!

Michael Greif Videos

WATCH: Ingrid Michaelson Debuts 'If This Is Love' From THE NOTEBOOK World Premiere Mu Videoplay
WATCH: Ingrid Michaelson Debuts 'If This Is Love' From THE NOTEBOOK World Premiere Musical

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has debuted a first look music video of the song 'If This Is Love' from the world premiere of The Notebook, performed in-studio by Ingrid Michaelson, who is writing the production’s music and lyrics. Watch here!

VIDEO: Watch DEAR EVAN HANSEN Fans Flood the Streets on Reopening Night! Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch DEAR EVAN HANSEN Fans Flood the Streets on Reopening Night!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 12, 2021

The Tony, Grammy and Oliver Award-winning global sensation Dear Evan Hansen celebrated its long-awaited return to Broadway's Music Box Theatre last night, marking the final Broadway show to make its return this year.

VIDEO: Jose Llana Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! Videoplay
VIDEO: Jose Llana Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 3, 2021

Watch as Richard Ridge chats with Broadway favorite Jose Llana, who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for Seth's Concert Series, airing Sunday, December 5 at 8pm ET.

VIDEO: Jose Llana Sings from COMPANY in Rehearsal for The Seth Concert Series Videoplay
VIDEO: Jose Llana Sings from COMPANY in Rehearsal for The Seth Concert Series

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 2, 2021

Jose Llana is the next guest on The Seth Concert Series with Seth Rudetsky! Watch him perform 'Being Alive' from Company in rehearsal for this weekend's concert.

VIDEO: Watch Sneak Peek of NYTW's 25 YEARS OF RENT: MEASURED IN LOVE Videoplay
VIDEO: 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!

Broadway Rewind: WAR PAINT Arrives on Broadway with Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: WAR PAINT Arrives on Broadway with Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2020

Today we rewind to 2017, when War Paint opened at the Nederlander Theatre, where it ran for 236 performances. Led by Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, the musical featured a book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, lyrics by Michael Korie, choreography by Christopher Gattelli, and direction by Michael Greif. 

Broadway Rewind: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Begins Its First Year on Broadway Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Begins Its First Year on Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 4, 2020

Today we rewind to 2016, when Dear Evan Hansen arrived on Broadway. Dear Evan Hansen opened on December 6 at the Music Box Theatre, where it has played 1363 performances (as of March 16).

Broadway Rewind: Idina Menzel Returns to Broadway with IF/THEN Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Idina Menzel Returns to Broadway with IF/THEN

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 23, 2020

Today we rewind to 2014, when If/Then was getting ready to return to Broadway. By the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creators of Next to Normal (Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey and Michael Greif) and starring Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel, the musical opened March 30 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it played for 401 performances.

Broadway Rewind: NEXT TO NORMAL Brings Family Drama to Bryant Park in 2010 Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: NEXT TO NORMAL Brings Family Drama to Bryant Park in 2010

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 13, 2020

Today we flashback to 2010, when Next to Normal performed on the Bryant Park stage. Next to Normal opened on April 15, 2009 at the Booth Theatre, where it played for 733 performances. Directed by Michael Greif, the musical starred Alice Ripley, J. Robert Spencer, Adam Chanler-Berat, Jennifer Damiano, Aaron Tveit and Louis Hobson.

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Jordan Fisher Shares His Proposal Story Videoplay
VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Jordan Fisher Shares His Proposal Story

by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2020

Current star of Dear Evan Hansen Jordan Fisher stopped by E! Pop of the Morning to discuss his role on the Broadway show and his role in the recent Netflix film 'To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You.' During the interview, Fisher gushes over his fiancee Ellie Woods and talks about playing Evan Hansen!


Michael Greif Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Michael Greif been nominated for?
Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for The Low Road , Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Our Lady of Kibeho , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Next to Normal , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Grey Gardens , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Grey Gardens , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Dogeaters , Direction (Obie Awards) for Dogeaters , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Dogeaters Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Rent and Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Rent .

What awards has Michael Greif won?
Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Dear Evan Hansen, Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Dogeaters Direction (Obie Awards) for Dogeatersand Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Rent.