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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]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
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[Off-Broadway, 2011]
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[US Tour, 2010]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
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[Off-Broadway, 2010]
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[Broadway, 2009]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2009]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Director
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
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[Broadway, 2006]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Director
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]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Director/Choreographer
Director
 
[West End, 1998]
Director
 
[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]
Director

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

New Musical HELL'S KITCHEN, Based on the Life of Alicia Keys, Is in the Works Photo New Musical HELL'S KITCHEN, Based on the Life of Alicia Keys, Is in the Works
by Stephi Wild - Feb 7, 2023

A new musical is in the works based on the life of singer/songwriter Alicia Keys! According to an Equity casting notice, the production is set to premiere off-Broadway as part of the New York Shakespeare Festival in May or June.

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Alex Brightman, and More Join Kleban Prize For Musical Theatre Photo Brian Stokes Mitchell, Alex Brightman, and More Join Kleban Prize For Musical Theatre Presentation
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2023

The Kleban Foundation will present the 33rd annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre on Monday, February 6 at 5PM in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at BMI's New York City headquarters (7 World Trade Center).

Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Orpheum Theatre Photo Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Orpheum Theatre
by Steve Murray - Jan 28, 2023

What did our critic think of DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Orpheum Theatre?

DEAR EVAN HANSEN National Tour to End its Run This Summer Photo DEAR EVAN HANSEN National Tour to End its Run This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2023

The North American Tour of Dear Evan Hansen, which first launched at the Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado in October 2018, will end its run on July 2nd, 2023 at the Koger Center in Columbia, South Carolina. See how to purchase tickes!

Photos: Anthony Rapp & Friends Celebrate Opening Night of WITHOUT YOU Photo Photos: Anthony Rapp & Friends Celebrate Opening Night of WITHOUT YOU
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 26, 2023

Without You, written and performed by Anthony Rapp, directed by Steven Maler with musical direction by Daniel A. Weiss opened just last night, January 25, 2023 at New World Stages. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos below!

Kelley Curran, Ben Horner, Elizabeth Stahlmann & More to Star in THE MISANTHROPE Read Photo Kelley Curran, Ben Horner, Elizabeth Stahlmann & More to Star in THE MISANTHROPE Reading at The Acting Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2023

The Acting Company has announced the cast for their reading of The Misanthrope. Molière's classic play is translated by Neil Bartlett and directed by The Acting Company's Producing Director Devin Brain.

Kelli O'Hara & Brian d'Arcy James to Lead DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES World Premiere Music Photo Kelli O'Hara & Brian d'Arcy James to Lead DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES World Premiere Musical
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2023

Atlantic Theater Company will present the world premiere musical Days of Wine and Roses, adapted from the 1962 film and original 1958 teleplay. See who is starring the production, performance dates, and how to purchase tickets!

2023 Kleban Prize For Musical Theatre Will Be Presented To Ryan Scott Oliver and Etha Photo 2023 Kleban Prize For Musical Theatre Will Be Presented To Ryan Scott Oliver and Ethan Lipton
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2023

The Kleban Foundation has announced the recipients of the 33rd annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre. The 2023 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Ryan Scott Oliver.

Theatre Communications Group Raises $300,000 at Gala Honoring Samuel L. Jackson & LaT Photo Theatre Communications Group Raises $300,000 at Gala Honoring Samuel L. Jackson & LaTanya Richardson Jackson
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2023

At Monday night’s 2023 TCG Gala: Our Stories, Theatre Communications Group raised over $300,000. The Gala honored Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson, with an award presented by Vanessa Williams.

Porchlight Announces The New Faces In NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1951, January 23 And 24 Photo Porchlight Announces The New Faces In NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1951, January 23 And 24
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 6, 2023

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the cast of New Faces for its latest offering in its 2022 - 2023 season, New Faces Sing Broadway 1951, hosted by multi-award winner and Broadway veteran David Girolmo, directed by David Fiorello with music direction and arrangements by Dr. Michael McBride.

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.