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Michael Mayer

 
Bio:
Recent work includes: Chess (Kennedy Center), WarholCapote (ART), Michael Moore's The Terms of My Surrender (Belasco), and the world premiere of Nico Muhly's opera Marnie at London's ENO. Broadway Credits include: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony Award, best musical revival, also National Tour), ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Recent work includes: Chess (Kennedy Center), WarholCapote (ART), Michael Moore's The Terms of My Surrender (Belasco), and the world premiere of Nico Muhly's opera Marnie at London's ENO. Broadway Credits include: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony Award, best musical revival, also National Tour), ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2022]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Director [Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2021]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2020]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Director
 
[San Francisco (Regional), 2018]
Director
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2018]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2017]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director
 
[US Tour, 0]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director
 
[West End, 2016]
Director
 
[West End, 2015]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Co-Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director, Book
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2012]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2011]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2010]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2009]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Director
 
[New York, 2005]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Director
 
[West End, 2003]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2003]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Director
 
[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2000]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Director
 
[New York, 1999]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1996]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1995]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1995]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1993]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1992]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1991]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1990]
Director
 
[New York, 2001]
Director

Writing

Bookwriter
Bookwriter

Michael Mayer Biography

Recent work includes: Chess (Kennedy Center), WarholCapote (ART), Michael Moore's The Terms of My Surrender (Belasco), and the world premiere of Nico Muhly's opera Marnie at London's ENO. Broadway Credits include: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony Award, best musical revival, also National Tour), Spring Awakening (Tony Award/Best Musical and Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Director; also London, National Tour, Vienna, Tokyo, and Seoul productions); American Idiot (also co-author, Drama Desk Award for Best Director; also US, UK and Asia tours); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award/Best Musical also London and National Tour), Side Man (Tony Award/Best Play also London and Kennedy Center Productions), A View from the Bridge (Tony Award/Best Revival), Everyday Rapture, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Triumph of Love. Off-Broadway credits include: Love, Love, Love (Roundabout), Brooklynite (Also co-author, Vineyard), Whorl Inside A Loop (with Dick Scanlan, Second Stage), 10 Million Miles (Atlantic). National Tour: Angels in America. London: a record-breaking West End run of Funny Girl and UK tour. Tokyo: As You Like It (Toho Theatre). Film: The Seagull, A Home at the End of the World, and Flicka. Television: Smash (Director/Producer, Season One) and two seasons of Alpha House for Amazon. Opera: a celebrated production of Rigoletto (Met). He serves on the Board of New York Stage and Film. @MichaelMayerDIR. This one is for Beatrice Terry.

Michael Mayer Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Direction of a Musical
Michael Mayer, Funny Girl
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Michael Mayer, Little Shop of Horrors
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Direction of a Musical
Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2010 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Michael Mayer, American Idiot
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Michael Mayer, American Idiot
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2007 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Michael Mayer, Spring Awakening
 
Drama League Awards - 2007 - Founders Award for Excellence in Directing Gold Star
Michael Mayer
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Michael Mayer, Spring Awakening
 
The Lortels - 2007 - Outstanding Director
Michael Mayer, Spring Awakening
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Michael Mayer, Spring Awakening
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Michael Mayer, Spring Awakening
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Michael Mayer, Thoroughly Modern Millie
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Direction of a Musical
Michael Mayer, Thoroughly Modern Millie
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Director - Play Gold Star
Michael Mayer, Uncle Vanya
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Director - Play Gold Star
Michael Mayer, A View from the Bridge
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Michael Mayer, You're a Good Man
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Direction of a Musical
Michael Mayer, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Director - Play Gold Star
Michael Mayer, A View from the Bridge / Side Man
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Direction of a Play
Michael Mayer, A View From the Bridge
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Director - Play Gold Star
Michael Mayer, A View from the Bridge
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Director - Musical
Michael Mayer, America Dreaming

Michael Mayer News

After More Than 240 Performances, Sonja Frisell's Staging Of Verdi's AIDA Has Its Fin Photo After More Than 240 Performances, Sonja Frisell's Staging Of Verdi's AIDA Has Its Final Met Run, Beginning December 2
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2022

Verdi's epic opera Aida returns to the Metropolitan Opera stage for fifteen performances, from December 2, 2022, to April 27, 2023. The monumental production by Sonja Frisell makes its last appearance since premiering in 1988 at the Met, where it has played 240 times.

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Ray of Light's KINKY Photo First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards; Ray of Light's KINKY BOOTS Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

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

Album Review: FUNNY GIRL THE NEW BROADWAY CAST RECORDING Is Fanny-Tastic Photo Album Review: FUNNY GIRL THE NEW BROADWAY CAST RECORDING Is Fanny-Tastic
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 20, 2022

The revival of Funny Girl on Broadway has led to a new album for a new generation of fans, and it goes beautifully hand-in-hand with the 1964 original recording.

Darren Criss, Lena Hall, Ramin Karimloo & Solea Pfeiffer to Star in CHESS Benefit Con Photo Darren Criss, Lena Hall, Ramin Karimloo & Solea Pfeiffer to Star in CHESS Benefit Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2022

The Entertainment Community Fund, formerly The Actors Fund, will present a one-night-only benefit concert of the legendary musical¬†Chess.¬†It will star¬†Darren Criss¬†as ‚ÄúFreddie Trumper‚ÄĚ,¬†Lena Hall¬†as ‚ÄúFlorence Vassey‚ÄĚ,¬†Ramin Karimloo¬†as ‚ÄúAnatoly Sergievsky‚ÄĚ and¬†Solea Pfeiffer¬†as ‚ÄúSvetlana Sergievsky‚ÄĚ.

Listen: FUNNY GIRL New Broadway Cast Recording is Available Now! Photo Listen: FUNNY GIRL New Broadway Cast Recording is Available Now!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 18, 2022

The New Broadway Cast Recording of Funny Girl has been officially released digitally, November 18, 2022, on streaming platforms. Listen to the full album here!

FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording Will Be Released Tomorrow; Watch Lea Michele Sing 'Don't Ra Photo FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording Will Be Released Tomorrow; Watch Lea Michele Sing 'Don't Rain on My Parade'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 17, 2022

The New Broadway Cast Recording of Funny Girl will be released digitally tomorrow, Friday, November 18, 2022 at 12:01AM ET. Plus check out a teaser video, featuring Lea Michele singing Don't Rain on My Parade!

Lea Michele Announces FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording At Tonight's Curtain Call Photo Lea Michele Announces FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording At Tonight's Curtain Call
by Team BWW - Nov 16, 2022

Lea Michele announced tonight on Instagram Live during the curtain call for Funny Girl that the production will release a Broadway Revival Cast Recording, with more information to be revealed on the Today Show tomorrow.

SDC Announces Executive Board Election Results Photo SDC Announces Executive Board Election Results
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2022

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) announced the results of its 2022 Executive Board election at its Annual Membership Meeting on Monday night, November 14. Evan Yionoulis was elected to serve a second term as Executive Board President.

Photos: First Look at Will Swenson & More in A BEAUTIFUL NOISE on Broadway Photo Photos: First Look at Will Swenson & More in A BEAUTIFUL NOISE on Broadway
by Show Highlights - Nov 15, 2022

Check out new photos of the cast of A Beautiful Noise, which is set to celebrate opening night on December 4, 2022 at the Broadhurst Theatre. The cast is led by Tony Award nominee Will Swenson as Neil Diamond - Then, Mark Jacoby as Neil Diamond - Now, Robyn Hurder as Marcia, and Linda Powell as Doctor.

Broadway Buying Guide: November 14, 2022 Photo Broadway Buying Guide: November 14, 2022
by Team BWW - Nov 14, 2022

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, November 7, 2022.

Michael Mayer Videos

FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording Will Be Released Tomorrow; Watch Lea Michele Sing 'Don't Ra Videoplay
FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording Will Be Released Tomorrow; Watch Lea Michele Sing 'Don't Rain on My Parade'

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 17, 2022

The New Broadway Cast Recording of Funny Girl will be released digitally tomorrow, Friday, November 18, 2022 at 12:01AM ET. Plus check out a teaser video, featuring Lea Michele singing Don't Rain on My Parade!

Video: Watch Rob McClure, Lena Hall & Company Perform 'Skid Row (Downtown)' in LITTLE Videoplay
Video: Watch Rob McClure, Lena Hall & Company Perform 'Skid Row (Downtown)' in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

by Show Highlights - Nov 10, 2022

In an exclusive video, watch Tony Award nominee Rob McClure as Seymour, Tony Award-winning actress Lena Hall as Audrey, and the cast of Little Shop of Horrors perform  'Skid Row (Downtown)'! Check out the clip here!

VIDEO: Watch Lea Michele Perform 'Don't Rain On My Parade' From FUNNY GIRL on GOOD MO Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Lea Michele Perform 'Don't Rain On My Parade' From FUNNY GIRL on GOOD MORNING AMERICA

by Michael Major - Oct 7, 2022

Watch a new video of Lea Michele singing 'Don't Rain On My Parade' from Funny Girl on Good Morning America! Michele stars in the revival as Fanny Brice alongside Ramin Karimloo, Jared Grimes, and Tovah Feldshuh. Michele also sat down for an interview before the performance, discussing mid-show standing ovations and being back on Broadway.

VIDEO: Lea Michele Performs 'People' from FUNNY GIRL on THE TONIGHT SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Lea Michele Performs 'People' from FUNNY GIRL on THE TONIGHT SHOW

by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 1, 2022

Watch Lea Michele perform 'People' from FUNNY GIRL on THE TONIGHT SHOW in this special video of her performance!

Video: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL Sets Cast Recording; Go Behind the Videoplay
Video: A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL Sets Cast Recording; Go Behind the Scenes

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 28, 2022

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will be released on all streaming platforms via UMe on November 2, 2022, and on CD and December 2, 2022, just ahead of the official opening night. The production released an exclusive behind-the-scenes music video of the cast, band, and creative team at New York’s famed Power Station studio recording Diamond’s classic song 'Cracklin’ Rosie'!

VIDEO: Lea Michele Discusses Relating to FUNNY GIRL on THE DREW BARRYMORE SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Lea Michele Discusses Relating to FUNNY GIRL on THE DREW BARRYMORE SHOW

by Michael Major - Sep 21, 2022

On the latest episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, Lea Michele sat down on the stage of the August Wilson Theatre with Barrymore to discuss her current Broadway run as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl. Michele spoke to Barrymore about her upbringing, relating to the role, landing her first Broadway show, and more. Watch videos from the interview now!

Video: Watch Highlights from Broadway-Bound A BEAUTIFUL NOISE Videoplay
Video: Watch Highlights from Broadway-Bound A BEAUTIFUL NOISE

by Show Highlights - Sep 9, 2022

A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will begin preview performances Wednesday, November 2 ahead of a Sunday, December 4 opening night at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre. Check out a first look video of the cast in action!

VIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer For The Met: Live in HD's 2022/2023 Season Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer For The Met: Live in HD's 2022/2023 Season

by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 2022

Tickets are on sale now for the Met‚Äôs 2022‚Äď23 Live in HD series of movie theater transmissions, which features ten spectacular productions, including exciting company premieres, new productions, and repertory favorites, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Watch an all new trailer and get a first look inside the productions and season!

VIDEO: Neil Diamond Attends First Preview of A BEAUTIFUL NOISE in Boston Videoplay
VIDEO: Neil Diamond Attends First Preview of A BEAUTIFUL NOISE in Boston

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 22, 2022

Neil Diamond was in attendance of the first preview of the world premiere of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical. Neil received a boisterous standing ovation upon arriving at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre and again at curtain call. Watch here!

Photos & Video: Neil Diamond & the Cast of A BEAUTIFUL NOISE Perform 'Sweet Caroline' Videoplay
Photos & Video: Neil Diamond & the Cast of A BEAUTIFUL NOISE Perform 'Sweet Caroline' at the Red Sox Game

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 19, 2022

In a rare public appearance, Neil Diamond joined Will Swenson and the cast of the A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical at a Red Sox game at Fenway Park in a rousing and joyous performance of his iconic song ‚ÄúSweet Caroline.‚ÄĚ Check out photos and video here!¬†


Michael Mayer Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Michael Mayer written?
Michael Mayer has written 2 shows including The Flamingo Kid (Bookwriter), American Idiot (Bookwriter).

What awards has Michael Mayer been nominated for?
Outstanding Direction of a Musical (Drama League Awards) for Funny Girl , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Little Shop of Horrors , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hedwig and the Angry Inch , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hedwig and the Angry Inch , Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for American Idiot , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for American Idiot , Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Spring Awakening , Founders Award for Excellence in Directing (Drama League Awards) , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Spring Awakening , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Spring Awakening , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Spring Awakening , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Spring Awakening , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Thoroughly Modern Millie , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Thoroughly Modern Millie , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Uncle Vanya , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A View from the Bridge , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for You're a Good Man , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown , Best Director - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A View from the Bridge / Side Man , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for A View From the Bridge Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A View from the Bridge and Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for America Dreaming .

What awards has Michael Mayer won?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Little Shop of Horrors, Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for American Idiot, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for American Idiot, Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Spring Awakening, Founders Award for Excellence in Directing (Drama League Awards), Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Spring Awakening, Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Spring Awakening, Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Spring Awakening, Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Uncle Vanya, Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A View from the Bridge Best Director - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A View from the Bridge / Side Manand Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A View from the Bridge.


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@MichaelMayerDIR - 1/7/20 05:21pm VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals With NYC Ballet's Sara Mearns in LA TRAVIATA at The Met https://t.co/w5yymNmUsu


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