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Neil Pepe

 
Bio:
Neil Pepe is an acclaimed director and has been the Artistic Director of Atlantic Theater Company since 1992. Neil has been a master teacher at the Atlantic Acting School at New York University Tisch School of the Arts and an associate adjunct professor of directing at Columbia University Graduate ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Neil Pepe is an acclaimed director and has been the Artistic Director of Atlantic Theater Company since 1992. Neil has been a master teacher at the Atlantic Acting School at New York University Tisch School of the Arts and an associate adjunct professor of directing at Columbia University Graduate ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

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1997
Performer
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1996
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1994
Brian
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1993
Young Waiter/Foreman
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1992
Captain
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1992
Ben(Wonderful Party)
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1991
Andre

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2022]
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[Off-Broadway, 2021]
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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2013]
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[Off-Broadway, 2011]
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[Broadway, 2010]
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[Off-Broadway, 2010]
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[Off-Broadway, 2009]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2007]
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[Off-Broadway, 1998]
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[Off-Broadway, 1997]
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[Off-Broadway, 1996]
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[Off-Broadway, 1995]
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[Off-Broadway, 1995]
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[Off-Broadway, 1994]
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[Off-Broadway, 1994]
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[Off-Broadway, 1992]
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[Off-Broadway, 1992]
Director

Neil Pepe Biography

Neil Pepe is an acclaimed director and has been the Artistic Director of Atlantic Theater Company since 1992. Neil has been a master teacher at the Atlantic Acting School at New York University Tisch School of the Arts and an associate adjunct professor of directing at Columbia University Graduate Film Division. He has been a guest at The O’Neill Playwrights Conference as well as the American Theatre Wing. Neil holds an Honorary Doctorate as well as a BA from Kenyon College in Ohio. He has served on the Board of ART/NY as well as the Selection Committee for Harold and Mimi Steinberg Playwriting Award as well as the Pew Charitable Trust in Philadelphia.

As a director, Neil’s Broadway credits include Doug Wright, Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green’s musical Hands on a Hardbody, the acclaimed revival of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow, as well as Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre. At the Atlantic, Neil has most recently directed John Guare’s 3 Kinds of Exile, Moira Buffini’s Dying For It, Jez Butterworth’s Parlour Song, Mojo and The Night Heron. Other Off-Broadway and Regional credits include: Ethan Coen’s Happy Hour, Offices and Almost an Evening; Harold Pinter’s Celebration and The Room; Adam Rapp’s Dreams of Flying, Dreams of Falling; David Mamet’s American Buffalo (Donmar Warehouse, Atlantic); Romance, Keep Your Pantheon/School (Center Theatre Group, Atlantic); Zinnie Harris’ Further than the Furthest Thing (Manhattan Theater Club); Jessica Goldberg’s Refuge (Playwrights Horizons); Frank Gilroy’s The Subject Was Roses with Martin Sheen (CTG) and Eric Bogosian’s Red Angel (Williamstown Theater Festival).

Neil Pepe Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Direction of a Play
Neil Pepe, American Buffalo

Neil Pepe News

Cast Announced For Atlantic Theater Company's THE FAR COUNTRY Photo Cast Announced For Atlantic Theater Company's THE FAR COUNTRY
by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2022

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the world premiere production of The Far Country, an Atlantic commissioned play by Guggenheim fellow Lloyd Suh, directed by Obie Award winner Eric Ting.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of I'M REVOLTING at Atlantic Theater Company Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of I'M REVOLTING at Atlantic Theater Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2022

Atlantic Theater Company celebrated the opening night of Gracie Gardner’s I’m Revolting. The world premiere production is directed by Knud Adams and now playing a limited engagement through Sunday, October 16th, 2022 Off-Broadway at the Linda Gross Theater. See opening night photos here!

Cast Announced for the World Premiere of Atlantic for Kids' HEART STRINGS Photo Cast Announced for the World Premiere of Atlantic for Kids' HEART STRINGS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2022

Atlantic for Kids has announced casting for the world premiere of Hearts Strings, written by Lee Cataluna and directed by Kat Yen. Performances will begin on Saturday, October 1st at Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater.

Photos: Gabby Beans, Bartley Booz & More to Star in I'M REVOLTING - Get a First Look  Photo Photos: Gabby Beans, Bartley Booz & More to Star in I'M REVOLTING - Get a First Look Inside Rehearsals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the world premiere production of I’m Revolting, written by Gracie Gardner, and directed by Knud Adams. I’m Revolting will feature Tony Award nominee Gabby Beans (The Skin of Our Teeth), Bartley Booz (Hamlet/Oresteia), and more. Get a first look inside rehearsals here!

Six New York City Theaters Join Together to Celebrate the Life of Judith Champion Photo Six New York City Theaters Join Together to Celebrate the Life of Judith Champion
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club, Atlantic Theater Company, Lincoln Center Theater, The Public Theater, Second Stage Theater, and Signature Theatre mourn the passing of Judith Champion on July 28, 2022 after a long battle with breast cancer.

Atlantic Theater Company to Present FIRST GEN MIXFEST Featuring Work by Ngozi Anyanwu Photo Atlantic Theater Company to Present FIRST GEN MIXFEST Featuring Work by Ngozi Anyanwu, Roger Q. Mason & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022

Atlantic Theater Company will present First Gen MixFest, a series of free readings co-produced by playwrights Ngozi Anyanwu and Sanaz Toossi, that will run at Atlantic’s Linda Gross Theater from Monday, August 8th through Wednesday, August 17th, 2022. 

Wake Up With BWW 7/22: New Queens Will Join SIX on Broadway, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/22: New Queens Will Join SIX on Broadway, and More!
by - Jul 22, 2022

Today's top stories include new casting for Six on Broadway! New queens joining the cast include Bre Jackson as Catherine of Aragon, Brennyn Lark as Catherine Parr, and two new Alternates, Ayla Ciccone-Burton and Holli' Conway. Keri René Fuller will also return as Jane Seymour.

World Premiere Musical CORNELIA STREET & Five World Premiere Plays Announced for Atla Photo World Premiere Musical CORNELIA STREET & Five World Premiere Plays Announced for Atlantic Theater Company 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

Atlantic Theater Company has announced productions for its 2022-2023 season. Atlantic’s 2022-2023 season will include the world premiere musical Cornelia Street, with a book by Tony Award winner Simon Stephens, music and lyrics by Mark Eitzel, directed by Tony Award nominee Neil Pepe and more.

3 Broadway Shows Take Final Bow Today Photo 3 Broadway Shows Take Final Bow Today
by Team BWW - Jul 10, 2022

On July 10, Broadway says goodbye to three Tony-nominated productions. Plaza Suite will conclude its run at the Hudson Theatre following 35 previews and 110 regular performances; American Buffalo wraps up at the Circle in the Square Theatre following 27 previews and 101 regular performances; and Macbeth finishes it's run at the Longacre Theatre after 19 previews and 80 regular performances.

Listen: Neil Pepe on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS Photo Listen: Neil Pepe on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jul 5, 2022

Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. Today's episode features Neil Pepe! Pepe talked about his career, including American Buffalo, which is currently running on Broadway. Listen to the full episode here.

Neil Pepe Videos

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: AMERICAN BUFFALO's Sam Rockwell Videoplay
Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: AMERICAN BUFFALO's Sam Rockwell

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2022

Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Sam Rockwell! 'This is a win for the whole play,' said Sam. 'We're up for Best Revival! It's already a win for Laurence [Fishburne] and Darren [Criss] and Neil [Pepe] and I.'

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: AMERICAN BUFFALO's Neil Pepe Videoplay
Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: AMERICAN BUFFALO's Neil Pepe

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2022

BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Neil Pepe, director of American Buffalo.

VIDEO: Sam Rockwell Talks AMERICAN BUFFALO Tony Nomination on LATE NIGHT Videoplay
VIDEO: Sam Rockwell Talks AMERICAN BUFFALO Tony Nomination on LATE NIGHT

by Michael Major - May 11, 2022

Sam Rockwell sat down with Seth Meyers on Late Night last night to discuss how he celebrated his recent Tony nomination for American Buffalo. Rockwell also discussed the extra pressure of performing with a Tony nomination, his theatrical background, and the recent audience disruptions at American Buffalo.

VIDEO: Sam Rockwell Talks Rehearsing AMERICAN BUFFALO Throughout the Pandemic on the  Videoplay
VIDEO: Sam Rockwell Talks Rehearsing AMERICAN BUFFALO Throughout the Pandemic on the TONIGHT SHOW

by Michael Major - Apr 19, 2022

Sam Rockwell appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to discuss his new role in American Buffalo on Broadway. Rockwell discussed growing his mustache for the role, performing in front of his famous friends in the audience, and how he and Laurence Fishburne rehearsed the play throughout the pandemic.

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of AMERICAN BUFFALO Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of AMERICAN BUFFALO

by Opening Night - Apr 15, 2022

Just last night, David Mamet's American Buffalo opened on Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W 50th Street), exactly two years after it was originally scheduled to open, starring Emmy & Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne, Academy Award & Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell and Emmy Award & Golden Globe winner Darren Criss.

VIDEO: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell & Darren Criss Talk AMERICAN BUFFALO Videoplay
VIDEO: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Rockwell & Darren Criss Talk AMERICAN BUFFALO

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 22, 2022

Emmy & Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne, Academy Award & Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell and Emmy Award & Golden Globe winner Darren Criss will star in the Broadway revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, directed by Neil Pepe (Speed-the-Plow, A Life in the Theatre). Performances for American Buffalo will begin today, March 22, 2022.

VIDEO: David Yazbek Discusses His Career, Process, and Inspiration With the Atlantic  Videoplay
VIDEO: David Yazbek Discusses His Career, Process, and Inspiration With the Atlantic Theater

by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2020

Multi-award-winning composer of The Band's Visit David Yazbek chats with Artistic Director Neil Pepe about his process and sources of inspiration, and plays three songs written over the course of his celebrated career.

BWW TV: Darren Criss, Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell Talk AMERICAN BUFFALO on Br Videoplay
BWW TV: Darren Criss, Laurence Fishburne and Sam Rockwell Talk AMERICAN BUFFALO on Broadway!

by TV - Press Previews - Feb 27, 2020

Rehearsals are underway for the Broadway revival of David Mamet's American Buffalo, which begins previews on March 24, 2020 with an official opening on April 14, 2020 at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W 50th Street). This is a 16-week limited engagement through July 12, 2020. 'It's a great play,' says star, Sam Rockwell. 'It's like a filet mignon. It's got no fat on it. It's lean and mean!'

VIDEO: On This Day, March 21- HANDS ON A HARDBODY Opens On Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, March 21- HANDS ON A HARDBODY Opens On Broadway

by A.A. Cristi - Mar 21, 2019

On this day in 2013, the new musical Hands On A Hardbody opened on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

#TBT: HANDS ON A HARDBODY Opens On Broadway! Videoplay
#TBT: HANDS ON A HARDBODY Opens On Broadway!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 21, 2019

Six years ago today, the uplifting musical Hands on a Hardbody, based on a documentary of the same name, opened on Broadway featuring Broadway favorites like Keala Settle, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and Alison Case! To celebrate the occasion, we're throwing it back to the show's opening night with the show's cast and their real life counterparts! Check out the footage below!


Neil Pepe Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Neil Pepe been nominated for?
Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for American Buffalo .