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Niegel Smith

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Off-Broadway, 2020]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[West End, 2010]
Associate Director
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Associate Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Assistant Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Assistant Director
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Assistant to the Director

Photos

Bernice “Boom Boom” Brooks, Viva DeConcini, Peter Born, Nia Witherspoon,

Okwui O Photo

Bernice “Boom Boom” Brooks, Viva DeConcini, Peter Born, Nia Witherspoon, Okwui Okpokwasili, Diana Oh, Jack Fuller, Niegel Smith, Serena Ebony Miller. Not Pictured: Carrie Mae Weems. Photo by Natalie Anne Powers)

From: 
Date:
01/20/2022
Niegel Smith Photo

Niegel Smith

From: 
Date:
11/01/2018
Flea Theater Artistic Director Niegel Smith and choreographer Gabriel â€Ĺ"Kwikstep Photo

Flea Theater Artistic Director Niegel Smith and choreographer Gabriel â€Ĺ"Kwikstep” Dionisio attend NSangou Njikam’s World Premiere Syncing Ink on Opening Night, part of the Alley Theatre All New Play Festival. February 8, 2017. Photo by Kim Coffman.

From: 
Date:
02/19/2017

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Off-Broadway, 2020]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director

[West End, 2010]
Associate Director

[Broadway, 2009]
Associate Director

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Assistant Director

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Assistant Director

[Broadway, 2004]
Assistant to the Director


Niegel Smith Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Direction of a Musical
Niegel SmithThe Hang

Niegel Smith News

LaChanze & More to Join The Flea's 2nd Annual House Party BLOOMING: A FLEA SHINDIGGIT Photo LaChanze & More to Join The Flea's 2nd Annual House Party BLOOMING: A FLEA SHINDIGGITY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2022

The Flea Theater will present its 2nd Annual House Party entitled Blooming: A Flea Shindiggity, a coming out celebration, presenting to the world a new found vision for the future of experimental art created by Black, Brown and queer artists.

Lorraine Hansberry Statue 'To Sit A While' to Return to New York at Astor Place Durin Photo Lorraine Hansberry Statue 'To Sit A While' to Return to New York at Astor Place During A RAISIN IN THE SUN Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2022

During A RAISIN IN THE SUN’s preview performances through Opening Night, theatergoers will be able to visit To Sit A While, a statue of Lorraine Hansberry by sculptor Alison Saar, at Astor Place.

BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE Extends at The Public Through Late October Photo BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE Extends at The Public Through Late October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

The Public Theater and Elevator Repair Service will begin previews for the New York premiere production of BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE with a Joseph Papp Free Performance on Saturday, September 24 in the Anspacher Theater.

Suzan-Lori Parks, Leland Fowler, Lauren Molina & More to Star in PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE Photo Suzan-Lori Parks, Leland Fowler, Lauren Molina & More to Star in PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR World Premiere at The Public
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2022

The Public Theater has announced complete casting for the world premiere of PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR, written by and featuring Pulitzer Prize winner and Public Theater Writer-in-Residence Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Bessie Award winner Niegel Smith. 

Five Playwrights Receive Prestigious Helen Merrill Awards Photo Five Playwrights Receive Prestigious Helen Merrill Awards
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022

Five playwrights are the 2022 recipients of The New York Community Trust’s prestigious Helen Merrill Award for Playwriting.

New York Premiere of BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE to Kick Off Fall Season at The  Photo New York Premiere of BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE to Kick Off Fall Season at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022

The Public Theater and Elevator Repair Service will kick off The Public’s 55th anniversary season with the New York premiere production of BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE. BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE will begin performances in the Anspacher Theater with a Joseph Papp Free Performance on Saturday, September 24.

Francois Battiste, Tonya Pinkins & More to Star in A RAISIN IN THE SUN at The Public  Photo Francois Battiste, Tonya Pinkins & More to Star in A RAISIN IN THE SUN at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2022

The Public Theater has announced casting for the upcoming revival of A RAISIN IN THE SUN written by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Tony Award nominee Robert O’Hara. The cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN will include Francois Battiste (Walter Lee Younger), Tonya Pinkins (Lena Younger), and more.

The Hopkins Center for the Arts to Premiere Contemporary Opera that Grapples with Pol Photo The Hopkins Center for the Arts to Premiere Contemporary Opera that Grapples with Police Violence and Social Injustice
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2022

This September, the Hopkins Center for the Arts (the Hop) at Dartmouth will premiereThe Ritual of Breath Is the Rite to Resist, a chamber opera that responds to the murder of Eric Garner and the ongoing loss of Black life at the hands of police.

The Public Theater Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Five World Premieres & More Photo The Public Theater Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring Five World Premieres & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

The Public Theater announced the schedule today for The Public’s 2022-23 Season at the Public Theater. Learn all about the shows, schedule and how to get tickets.

The Flea to Present Second Annual Juneteenth Public Performances Photo The Flea to Present Second Annual Juneteenth Public Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

The Flea has commissioned Ebony Noelle Golden, James Scruggs, and Chanon Judson to devise and stage public performances in celebration of Juneteenth. These artists all have full autonomy over artistic vision and their budgets.

Niegel Smith Videos

VIDEO: Taylor Mac Performs 'People Have the Power' on Colbert VideoVIDEO: Taylor Mac Performs 'People Have the Power' on Colbert
by Stage Tube - Oct 30, 2018

Last night Taylor Mac performed a stirring rendition of Patti Smith's iconic "People Have the Power" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, with members of Stay Human, the Jon Batiste-fronted house band, and Mac's own ensemble. Taylor also chatted with Stephen about A 24-Deacde History of Popular Music among other topics.

STAGE TUBE: SPF 2008 Alum Lopez Returns For 2009 Festival
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 19, 2009

SPF 2008 Alum Matthew Lopez (Playwright, TIO PEPE) came back to check out SPF 2009, and shares his thoughts in this clip.

STAGE TUBE: Phelan, Johnson and SPF Playwright Snipes Discuss THE CHIMES At Closing Night Party
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 19, 2009

THE CHIMES was presented as part of this year's Festival. In this clip, Playwright Kevin Christopher Snipes interviews Andy Phelan and Brian C. Johnson from THE CHIMES at their closing night party.

STAGE TUBE: SPF Playwright Irvine Discusses Accents Used In DEPARTURE LOUNGE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 19, 2009

DEPARTURE LOUNGE is presented as part of this year's Festival. In this clip, Playwright Dougal Irvine talks about the accents in DEPARTURE LOUNGE.


Niegel Smith Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Niegel Smith been nominated for?
Outstanding Direction of a Musical (Drama League Awards) for The Hang .