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Michael Ritchie

 

Birth Place: Worcester, MA, USA

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2017]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Producer
 
[Los Angeles, 2006]
Producer
 
[Williamstown, MA (Regional), 2004]
Producer
 
[Williamstown, MA (Regional), 1999]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Production Stage Manager
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Production Stage Manager
 
[Broadway, 1993]
Production Stage Manager
 
[Broadway, 1982]
Production Stage Manager
 
[Broadway, 1982]
Production Stage Manager

Photos

From left, Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, Kate Burton and th Photo

From left, Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, Kate Burton and their son Morgan Ritchie pose before the opening night performance of ?A Christmas Carol? at Center Theatre Group/Ahm

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Date:
12/02/2021
From left, Center Theatre Group Board Member Richard Weitz, Center Theatre Group Mana Photo

From left, Center Theatre Group Board Member Richard Weitz, Center Theatre Group Managing Director/CEO Meghan Pressman and Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie pose before the openin

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Date:
12/02/2021
Michael Ritchie and Ruben Santiago-Hudson Photo

Michael Ritchie and Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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Date:
11/25/2019
Center Theatre Group Managing Director/CEO Meghan Pressman, creator/performer Bill Ir Photo

Center Theatre Group Managing Director/CEO Meghan Pressman, creator/performer Bill Irwin and Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie

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Date:
09/19/2019
Douglas C. Baker, John Leguizamo, Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritc Photo

Douglas C. Baker, John Leguizamo, Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, Board President Kiki Ramos Gindler and Center Theatre Group Managing Director/CEO Meghan Pressman

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09/09/2019

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2017]
Producer

[Broadway, 2016]
Producer

[Broadway, 2016]
Producer

[Broadway, 2013]
Producer

[Los Angeles, 2006]
Producer

[Williamstown, MA (Regional), 2004]
Producer

[Williamstown, MA (Regional), 1999]
Producer

[Broadway, 1994]
Production Stage Manager

[Broadway, 1994]
Production Stage Manager

[Broadway, 1993]
Production Stage Manager

[Broadway, 1982]
Production Stage Manager

[Broadway, 1982]
Production Stage Manager


Michael Ritchie Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Musical
Michael RitchieShuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Michael Ritchie News

World Premiere of A TRANSPARENT MUSICAL, 1776 National Tour & More Announced for Cent Photo World Premiere of A TRANSPARENT MUSICAL, 1776 National Tour & More Announced for Center Theatre Group 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

Programming has been announced for the 2022/2023 season at the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum. Find out all of the shows in the season, how to get tickets & more. 

BWW Interview: Glenn Davis High Scoring with KING JAMES Photo BWW Interview: Glenn Davis High Scoring with KING JAMES
by Gil Kaan - Jun 2, 2022

The next show at the Mark Taper Forum, Rajiv Joseph’s King James world premieres June 8, 2022 (with previews starting June 1st). Kenny Leon directs this co-production of Center Theatre Group and Steppenwolf Theatre Company starring Glenn Davis and Chris Perfetti. Glenn took some time to answer a few of my queries on King James, being co-artistic director at Steppenwolf Theatre and working with a one-of-a-kind co-star.

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022

Find out this year's nominees and winners for Drama League Awards. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

Joel Grey Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chita Rivera Awards Photo Joel Grey Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the Chita Rivera Awards
by Stephi Wild - May 4, 2022

Legendary Broadway performer and Tony, Academy, and Golden Globe Award winner Joel Grey (Cabaret, Wicked, Anything Goes) will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards.

Cast Announced For Rajiv Joseph's KING JAMES at Center Theatre Group Photo Cast Announced For Rajiv Joseph's KING JAMES at Center Theatre Group
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 29, 2022

Casting has been announced for the World premiere production of Rajiv Joseph's new work ‚ÄúKing James,‚ÄĚ coming to Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum June 1 through July 3, 2022. Tony and Obie Award-winning director Kenny Leon will direct this new play from the Pulitzer Prize-short lister¬†co-commissioned by Center Theatre Group and Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List! Photo 2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 25, 2022

The Drama League today announced the 2022 Drama League Awards Nominees and we've got all the nominations for for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Direction of a Play, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award.

Playwrights Horizons Postpones TAMBO & BONES by One Week, Adds Booster Shot Requireme Photo Playwrights Horizons Postpones TAMBO & BONES by One Week, Adds Booster Shot Requirement
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 6, 2022

Playwrights Horizons, responding to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in New York City, has announced a one-week delay of the start of Dave Harris’ Tambo & Bones, from January 12 to January 19, and a requirement that all audience members receive booster shots in advance of attending.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of A CHRISTMAS CAROL At Center Theatre Group Photo Photos: Inside Opening Night of A CHRISTMAS CAROL At Center Theatre Group
by Robert Diamond - Dec 2, 2021

Performances of five-time Tony Award-winning production of 'A Christmas Carol' began this week at the Ahmanson Theatre. Get a look inside the show's star-studded opening night!

Photos: Brooklyn Diner Honors Joel Grey with Re-Named Matzo Ball Soup to Benefit BC/E Photo Photos: Brooklyn Diner Honors Joel Grey with Re-Named Matzo Ball Soup to Benefit BC/EFA
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 24, 2021

Broadway legend Joel Grey was honored this week by The Brooklyn Diner with a re-naming of their famous Matzo Ball soup!

Center Theatre Group Launches CTG Leadership Circle Photo Center Theatre Group Launches CTG Leadership Circle
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2021

Center Theatre Group has launched the CTG Leadership Circle, a program intended to uplift, celebrate and support early- and mid- career staff members at Los Angeles’ largest theatre company. The focus of CTG Leadership Circle is on employees who identify as BIPOC, as well as individuals from intersectional and marginalized identities.

Michael Ritchie Videos

BWW TV: Jennifer Hudson Wows at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration in LA!
by Michael Sterling - May 31, 2017

The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the west coast's renowned Center Theatre Group was a thrilling evening of performances top lined by Academy Award winner and Platinum recording artist Jennifer Hudson at the Ahmanson Theatre Sunday, May 20th in Los Angeles. Fresh off her acclaimed performance in NBC's "Hairspray Live!," Hudson sang the evening's closing number. BWW TV's own Michael Sterling covered the red carpet for the much anticipated event.

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of Echo Theater's DRY LAND, Part of CTG's Block Party
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Center Theatre Group's Block Party continues with the opening of The Echo Theater Company production of 'Dry Land' this Sunday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Written by Ruby Rae Spiegel and directed by Alana Dietze, 'Dry Land' will begin previews May 12 and continue for 11 performances only through May 21, 2017. Go behind-the-scenes in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: CTG's Artistic Director Michael Ritchie on OTHER DESERT CITIES, Beginning in Nov 2012
by Stage Tube - Oct 3, 2012

Center Theatre Group's Robert Egan will direct Jon Robin Baitz's "Other Desert Cities" at the Mark Taper Forum. The play that received a 2012 Tony nomination for Best Play will be presented in its West Coast premiere at the Taper and will close out the Taper's 45th season at the Los Angeles Music Center. The presentation of "Other Desert Cities" runs November 28, 2012, through January 6, 2013, with the opening set for December 9. In the video below, watch CTG's Artistic Director Michael Ritchie discuss 'Other Desert Cities'!

STAGE TUBE: Center Theatre Group's Michael Ritchie Talks the Power of RED; Opens at Mark Taper Forum Aug. 1
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2012

As previously announced, Broadway veteran and GLEE star Jonathan Groff will star opposite original cast member Alfred Molina in the Los Angeles premiere of RED at the Mark Taper Forum. Groff will play Ken (orignally played by Tony winner Eddie Redmayne) in the play, alongside Molina who reprises his Tony-nominated role as Mark Rothko. The production will run August 1- September 9. Michael Grandage directs.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Joel Grey / A New York Life Exhibition Virtual Tour Here!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 13, 2011

The Museum of the City of New York (MCNY), presented the special exhibition Joel Grey / A New York Life, examining the enduring impact that legendary actor Joel Grey and his adopted city have made on each other from April 12 - August 7, 2011. Through rare artifacts from his stage and screen career, objects from his personal collection, and his own photography, MCNY offered a unique look at New York through Grey's eyes as well as a visual retrospective of his career. Miss the show? Now you can catch the display in its entirely in the just released virtual tour below!

STAGE TUBE: Center Theatre Group's Upcoming Season Teaser!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2011

'There is an immense amount of talent behind the productions we are presenting at the Ahmanson next year,' said Michael Ritchie, CTG Artistic Director. 'With fresh, bold choices these directors, playwrights, composers, lyricists, choreographers and designers are refining and redefining theatre, and are making the Ahmanson's new season the strong season that it is. View a preview of the upcoming season, packed with huge hits and classics, below!

STAGE TUBE: GOD OF CARNAGE Original Cast Reunites On LA Stage
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 13, 2011

The original Broadway cast of the smash hit comedy GOD OF CARNAGE comes to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles for six weeks only! Hear what Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden have to say about the play, which took New York by storm last year.

STAGE TUBE: GLASS MENAGERIE at CTGLA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 8, 2010

Judith Ivey, Gordon Edelstein and Michael Ritchie all share their thoughts on the classic play by Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie. See the breathtaking new production on stage now at The Mark Taper Forum, starring Patch Darragh, Judith Ivey, Keira Keeley and Ben McKenzie. Directed by Gordon Edelstein.

STAGE TUBE: Kirk Douglas Talks 'BEFORE I FORGET' To CNN
by Eddie Varley - Apr 9, 2009

Kirk Douglas' new one-man show 'Before I Forget,' directed by Jeff Kanew, recently ended a run at DouglasPlus, the new programming space for the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre. Douglas invited CNN to his home in Beverly Hills to discuss his show and what he's learned about himself over the course of a life that began in 1916.


Michael Ritchie Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Michael Ritchie been nominated for?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed .