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Michael Grief

 
Bio:
Michael has directed Dear Evan Hansen at the Arena Stage in DC in 2015, and Second Stage Theatre in 2016, and directs the upcoming Broadway production, which begins this fall at the Music Box Theatre. Most recently he directed War Paint at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Broadway: If/Then, Next to ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Michael has directed Dear Evan Hansen at the Arena Stage in DC in 2015, and Second Stage Theatre in 2016, and directs the upcoming Broadway production, which begins this fall at the Music Box Theatre. Most recently he directed War Paint at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Broadway: If/Then, Next to ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2019]
Stage Director
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2016]
Original Broadway Director

Photos

Reunited with Michael Grief! First day of "Rent:LIVE" rehearsal. He was the Associate Photo

Reunited with Michael Grief! First day of "Rent:LIVE" rehearsal. He was the Associate Director of Big River on Broadway. He, Ron Richardson and I worked together on Big River in Japan.

From: 
Date:
01/22/2019

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2019]
Stage Director

[Broadway, 2016]
Director

[US Tour, 2016]
Original Broadway Director

Michael Grief Biography

Michael has directed Dear Evan Hansen at the Arena Stage in DC in 2015, and Second Stage Theatre in 2016, and directs the upcoming Broadway production, which begins this fall at the Music Box Theatre. Most recently he directed War Paint at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Broadway: If/Then, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens, Rent (Tony Award nominations), and Never Gonna Dance. Delacorte: The Tempest, Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet. Off-Broadway: new plays, musicals, revivals at Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Class Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, NY Shakespeare Festival/Public, NYTW, Roundabout, Second Stage and Signature, including Katori Halls' Our Lady of Kibeho, the 2010 revival of Angels in America (Lortel Award), Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide...(Public), Guare's Landscape of the Body (Signature), and musical adaptations of Giant (Public) and Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons). He received Obie Awards for Machinal and Dogeaters (Public) and for Rent (NYTW). Regional: Williamstown (9 seasons) La Jolla Playhouse (Artistic Director 1995-99), Arena, Center Stage, Goodman, Guthrie, CTG/Taper, DTC, Trinity Rep. Education: Northwestern (BS),UCSD (MFA). He is very proud of his 2 kids, both seniors this year, one in high school and one in college.




Michael Grief News

Vineyard Theatre Cancels Weekend Performances of LESSONS IN SURVIVAL: 1971 Photo Vineyard Theatre Cancels Weekend Performances of LESSONS IN SURVIVAL: 1971
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022

Due to positive COVID test results within the company, Vineyard Theatre has cancelled performances of Lessons in Survival: 1971 through Sunday, June 12. Ticket holders for impacted performances (June 10-12) will be contacted by phone and email regarding rebooking and next steps.

Carl Clemons-Hopkins and Crystal Dickinson to Star in the World Premiere of LESSONS I Photo Carl Clemons-Hopkins and Crystal Dickinson to Star in the World Premiere of LESSONS IN SURVIVAL: 1971 at Vineyard Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

Vineyard Theatre has announced casting and design team for the upcoming World Premiere of Lessons in Survival: 1971 at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) now on-sale. Lessons In Survival: 1971 will begin previews at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) May 26, 2022 and play through June 30 with an opening night set for June 9.  

Review Roundup: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Relaunches; Read the Reviews! Photo Review Roundup: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Relaunches; Read the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Dec 22, 2021

The third year of the record-breaking North American Tour of Dear Evan Hansen relaunched on December 7, 2021 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The tour will stop by more than 30 cities across the US and Canada in the 2021/2022 season.

How Broadway Cares Is Giving Back This Holiday Season and How YOU Can Help This #Givi Photo How Broadway Cares Is Giving Back This Holiday Season and How YOU Can Help This #GivingTuesday
by Team BWW - Nov 29, 2021

This Giving Tuesday, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is giving back, with a goal of providing 80,000 healthy meals for people who do not have enough to eat this winter. You can help by making a donation tomorrow. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar by generous donors Jodi and Howard Tenenbaum and Elizabeth Armstrong, if $100,000 is raised by the end of the day.

Recap the 2020 Tony Awards Acceptance Speeches Photo Recap the 2020 Tony Awards Acceptance Speeches
by Team BWW - Sep 26, 2021

As part of BroadwayWorld's expansive coverage of the 74th Annual Tony Awards, we're bringing you the full text of all of the acceptance speeches; from the emotional to the humorous, and everything in between. Keep up with all of the winners' speeches with our list below.

National Sawdust Presents WHAT BECOMES OF LOVE? Ft. Sonya Tayeh, Rhye, and Members of Photo National Sawdust Presents WHAT BECOMES OF LOVE? Ft. Sonya Tayeh, Rhye, and Members of American Ballet Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 9, 2021

In her first collaboration with Rhye, Tony Award-nominated choreographer Sonya Tayeh will premiere What Becomes of Love? with dance commissioned by American Ballet Theatre (ABT) and a film co-commissioned by National Sawdust; the piece features music by the Canadian musician Mike Milosh.

Texas Performing Arts to Offer LIVE FROM THE WEST SIDE: WOMEN OF BROADWAY Photo Texas Performing Arts to Offer LIVE FROM THE WEST SIDE: WOMEN OF BROADWAY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2020

Texas Performing Arts announced today that it will present Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway featuring two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone on October 24, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti on November 14, and critically acclaimed actress and singer Vanessa Williams on December 5.

Marcus Performing Arts Center To Offer Virtual Concert Series LIVE FROM THE WEST SID Photo Marcus Performing Arts Center To Offer Virtual Concert Series LIVE FROM THE WEST SIDE: WOMEN OF BROADWAY
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 5, 2020

Marcus Performing Arts Center announced today that it is one of a select group of nonprofit arts organizations participating in a three-part virtual concert series, Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway featuring two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone on October 24, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti on November 14, and critically acclaimed actress and singer Vanessa Williams on December 5. Tickets go on sale October 7 at Noon.

Playhouse Square to Offer Streaming Concert Series: LIVE FROM THE WEST SIDE ‚Ä" WOMEN Photo Playhouse Square to Offer Streaming Concert Series: LIVE FROM THE WEST SIDE ‚Ä" WOMEN OF BROADWAY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 5, 2020

Playhouse Square announced today that it is one of a select group of nonprofit arts organizations participating in a three-part streaming concert series, Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway featuring Patti LuPone on October 24, Laura Benanti on November 14, and Vanessa Williams on December 5.

Northlight Theatre to Offer WOMEN OF BROADWAY: Patti LuPone, Laura Benanti and Vaness Photo Northlight Theatre to Offer WOMEN OF BROADWAY: Patti LuPone, Laura Benanti and Vanessa Williams
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2020

Northlight Theatre will offer Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway featuring two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone on October 24, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti on November 14, and critically acclaimed actress and singer Vanessa Williams on December 5.

Michael Grief Videos

#TBT: Idina Menzel Returns to Broadway in IF/THEN! Video#TBT: Idina Menzel Returns to Broadway in IF/THEN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2019

Five years ago, Tony Award winner Idina Menzel made her long-awaited return to Broadway, teaming up with her Rent director Michael Grief for Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's original musical If/Then! To celebrate the occasion, we're throwing it back to the show's opening night at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Check out all the footage below!

VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 13: Viva La Vie Boheme!
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2017

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Tony Award Countdown: 30 Days of TONY, a loving look at some of the most memorable moments from Tony's history featuring today's nominees!

STAGE TUBE: Kelli O'Hara in Rehearsals For Williamstown's FAR FROM HEAVEN
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2012

FAR FROM HEAVEN began an engagement at the Williamstown Theatre Festival on the mainstage on July 19 and will run through July 29, 2012. Get a behind-the-scenes look (and listen) to the wonderful score and talented cast in rehearsals below!