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Michael Halberstam is a co-founder of the Writers Theatre in Glencoe, and he resigned from his position as artistic director in 2021. He has held this position since the theater's creation 30 years ago. Halberstam's resigning came after the theatre received complaints about his workplace comments ... (read complete bio)

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[Off-Broadway, 2011]
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[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director

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Michael Halberstam Biography

Michael Halberstam is a co-founder of the Writers Theatre in Glencoe, and he resigned from his position as artistic director in 2021. He has held this position since the theater's creation 30 years ago. Halberstam's resigning came after the theatre received complaints about his workplace comments and conduct.





Michael Halberstam News

DESCRIBE THE NIGHT Chicago Premiere to be Presented at Steppenwolf Theatre in March Photo DESCRIBE THE NIGHT Chicago Premiere to be Presented at Steppenwolf Theatre in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2023

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will continue its 47th season with ensemble member Rajiv Joseph’s Chicago premiere of Describe the Night, directed by ensemble member Austin Pendleton.

Cast Announced for DESCRIBE THE NIGHT Chicago Premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Photo Cast Announced for DESCRIBE THE NIGHT Chicago Premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will continue its 47th season with ensemble member Rajiv Joseph’s Chicago premiere of Describe the Night, directed by ensemble member Austin Pendleton. See who is starring in the production!

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) Is Accepting Nominations For The Photo Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) Is Accepting Nominations For The 2022 Zelda Fichandler Award
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announced today that nominations for the Zelda Fichandler Award, for a director or choreographer who is transforming theatre in the Central Region, are now being accepted through July 18, 2022. 

Steppenwolf Announces 2022/23 Season Featuring 4 World Premieres & More Photo Steppenwolf Announces 2022/23 Season Featuring 4 World Premieres & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company¬†has announced the¬†2022/23 Season¬†today. With six Steppenwolf Membership Series productions and two SYA productions, the 47th season is the storied company‚Äôs¬†first full season in its expanded home‚ÄĒwelcoming audiences back to experience the next chapter of Steppenwolf‚Äôs bold, visceral and muscular work.

Stage Directors And Choreographers Foundation Now Accepting Nominations For The 2021  Photo Stage Directors And Choreographers Foundation Now Accepting Nominations For The 2021 Zelda Fichandler Award
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 16, 2021

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, announced today that nominations for the Zelda Fichandler Award are now being accepted through August 1, 2021.

Michael Halberstam Resigns From the Writers' Theatre Following Complaints About Workp Photo Michael Halberstam Resigns From the Writers' Theatre Following Complaints About Workplace Conduct
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2021

Halberstam and Writers said in a statement that they have a 'desire to preserve the goodwill of the theater and to continue to ensure a respectful workplace for all.'

National Virtual Casting Call Announced For TREVOR: THE MUSICAL Photo National Virtual Casting Call Announced For TREVOR: THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2021

Learn more about how to submit your audition, or to purchase tickets for the upcoming production which begins in October!

New Musical TREVOR Will Begin Performances Off-Broadway at Stage 42 in October Photo New Musical TREVOR Will Begin Performances Off-Broadway at Stage 42 in October
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2021

Trevor is about 13-year-old Trevor, a force of nature with a vivid imagination. As he deals with becoming a teenager, Trevor struggles to navigate his own identity and determine how he fits in a challenging world.

Black Lives, Black Words International Project and Writers Theatre Announce the Filme Photo Black Lives, Black Words International Project and Writers Theatre Announce the Filmed Premiere of RIDE SHARE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2021

Black Lives, Black Words co-founders Reginald Edmund and Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway and Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma have announced Ride Share, a new filmed premiere available digitally to audiences, June 23 - July 25, 2021.

Writers Theatre Presents RIDE SHARE, June 9 Photo Writers Theatre Presents RIDE SHARE, June 9
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2021

Black Lives, Black Words is partnering with Writers Theatre to co-produce Ride Share, a timely story about an African-American living in corporate America that gets let go during the pandemic, becomes an Uber driver and struggles mentally with his sanity while trying to pay bills and keep up with life's obstacles during the pandemic.

Michael Halberstam Videos

BWW TV: Get A First Look At TREVOR The Musical in Chicago Videoplay
BWW TV: Get A First Look At TREVOR The Musical in Chicago

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 16, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. The production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway), with book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis, music direction by Matt Deitchman, orchestrations by Greg Pliska and choreography by Josh Prince, by special arrangement with U Rock Theatricals. TREVOR the musical runs August 9 - September 17, 2017 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Writers Theatre's DAYS LIKE TODAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, inspired by the plays of Charles L. Mee with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. Check out highlights of the show below!

BWW TV Sneak Peek: Kudisch, Fry & Steggert in A MINISTER'S WIFE
by Robert Diamond - May 9, 2011

Currently in previews, Lincoln Center Theater's production of A MINISTER'S WIFE, a new musical with book by Austin Pendleton, music by Joshua Schmidt and lyrics by Jan Levy Tranen, based on Candida by George Bernard Shaw, conceived and directed by Michael Halberstam, opens Sunday, May 8, at 6:45pm. The cast for A MINISTER'S WIFE features Liz Baltes, Kate Fry, Drew Gehling, Marc Kudisch and Bobby Steggert. Here's a first look at a montage from the production!


Michael Halberstam Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Michael Halberstam written?
Michael Halberstam has written 1 shows including A Minister's Wife (Conceiver).