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Paul Downs Colaizzo is a multi-talented artist who has made a name for himself in the world of theater, film, and television. Born in Washington, D.C., Colaizzo attended the University of Michigan where he studied theater and creative writing. After graduation, he moved to New York City to pursue a career in the arts.


In 2014, Colaizzo made his Broadway debut as the writer of the play "Really Really." The play, which starred Zosia Mamet, was a critical success and earned Colaizzo a nomination for the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. The play follows a group of college students who are forced to confront the consequences of their actions after a wild night of partying.
Following the success of "Really Really," Colaizzo continued to work in theater. He wrote and directed the play "Pride and Prejudice," which premiered at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in 2017. The play, which is an adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike.
In addition to his work in theater, Colaizzo has also made a name for himself in film. In 2019, he wrote and directed the film "Brittany Runs a Marathon." The film, which stars Jillian Bell, is based on Colaizzo's own experiences with running and weight loss. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was released in theaters later that year. It received positive reviews and was praised for its honest portrayal of weight loss and self-discovery.

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Helen Hayes Awards - 2013 - Outstanding New Play or Musical

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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - John Gassner Award

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MCC Theater Announces Creative Team For World Premiere of Douglas Lyons' TABLE 17

MCC Theater (Bernie Telsey and Will Cantler, Co-Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced the creative team for the World Premiere of Table 17 by Douglas Lyons (Chicken & Biscuits) and directed by Zhailon Levingston (Cats: The Jellicle Ball).
MCC Theater to Host ARTIVIST TOWN HALL Next Week

MCC Theater has announced a special one-night-only public engagement event, Artivist Town Hall, which will take place at MCC Theater.
MCC Theater Reveals #MCCMISCASTME Social Media Campaign For MISCAST24 - Submit Now!

Get the latest on MCC Theater's innovative campaign #MCCMISCASTME ahead of the much-anticipated MISCAST24. Stay updated with BroadwayWorld's comprehensive coverage.
Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of OH, MARY!

Check out photos from inside opening night of The world premiere of Oh, Mary!, which is now running at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
Join a Meet & Greet With Gavin Creel and More at WALK ON THROUGH Special Performance

MCC Theater will present a special performance of Walk on Through: Confessions of a Museum Novice on Saturday January 6 at 7:00PM.
Gavin Creel's WALK ON THROUGH: CONFESSIONS OF A MUSEUM NOVICE Adds Performances at MCC Theater

MCC Theater is presenting the World Premiere of Walk on Through: Confessions of a Museum Novice, written and performed by Tony Award® winner Gavin Creel. Performances have been added. Learn how to purchase tickets!
MCC Theater Reveals Final Extension For WALK ON THROUGH: CONFESSIONS OF A MUSEUM NOVICE

MCC Theater will present a final extension for the World Premiere of Walk on Through: Confessions of a Museum Novice due to popular demand.
Scott Bakula, Hannah Cruz, Ben Levi Ross & More to Star in World Premiere of THE CONNECTOR Featuring Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

Scott Bakula will star Off-Broadway in the world premiere musical The Connector, conceived and directed by Daisy Prince, featuring music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, and a book by Jonathan Marc Sherman.
Performances Added for World Premiere of WALK ON THROUGH: CONFESSIONS OF A MUSEUM NOVICE

MCC Theater will present additional performances for the World Premiere of Walk on Through: Confessions of a Museum Novice due to popular demand. Learn how to purchase tickets!
Sasha Allen, Madeline Benson & More to Star in Gavin Creel's WALK ON THROUGH: CONFESSIONS OF A MUSEUM NOVICE

MCC Theater has revealed the cast for the World Premiere of Walk on Through: Confessions of a Museum Novice, written and performed by Tony Award® winner Gavin Creel (Into the Woods). Learn how to purchase tickets!
New Musicals by Jason Robert Brown, Gavin Creel & More Set for MCC's 2023/24 Season

MCC Theater just announced their 2023-2024 season and we have all the details on their slate of world premiere musicals here!
John J. Caswell, Jr.'s WET BRAIN Extended at Playwrights Horizons

Playwrights Horizons and MCC Theater have revealed a one-week extension of the world premiere of John J. Caswell, Jr.’s Wet Brain, directed by Dustin Wills, to July 2. 
Quisqueya Celebration Honoring BEES & HONEY and VÁMONOS to be Held This Month

MCC Theater, in collaboration with The Sol Project, and INTAR Theatre will celebrate their productions this spring with a special street event on Saturday May 13, beginning at 1PM and running until 6PM in front of MCC Theater.
MCC Releases Recording of Joy Woods' 'I Could Have Danced All Night'

MCC Theater (Bernie Telsey and Will Cantler, Co-Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) have released a professional recording for the song “I Could Have Danced All Night” from the musical My Fair Lady, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, is available to stream now on all music platforms.
Playwrights Horizons and MCC Theater To Present the World Premiere Of John J. Caswell, Jr.'s WET BRAIN

Playwrights Horizons and MCC Theater will present the world premiere of John J. Caswell, Jr.'s Wet Brain, directed by Dustin Wills. A terrifyingly inventive look at addiction's ability to transform one's existence and relationships, Wet Brain offers an American family drama that is not only freed from realism, but also, perhaps unmoored from Earth itself.
Rachel Zegler, Jordan E. Cooper, Dylan Mulvaney & More Join Lineup for MCC Theater's MISCAST23

MCC Theater has announced additional performers for Miscast23, which will take place on Monday April 3 at the Hammerstein Ballroom. See who is starring!
Maribel Martinez & Xavier Pacheco to Star in BEES & HONEY at MCC Theater

MCC Theater, in collaboration with The Sol Project announced casting for Bees & Honey by Guadalís Del Carmen (Not For Sale) and directed by Melissa Crespo (Espejos: Clean).
WOLF PLAY to Extend for a Final Time Through Early April at MCC Theater

MCC Theater has announced a final, two-week extension due to popular demand of Soho Rep’s Wolf Play, in collaboration with Ma-Yi Theater Company.
MCC Theater & The Movement Theatre Company to Present PlayLab Staged Reading of QUICK SERVICE

MCC Theater and The Movement Theatre Company will present a PlayLab staged reading of Quick Service by May Treuhaft-Ali and directed by Cristina Angeles.
Josh Groban, Annaleigh Ashford, LaChanze, André De Shields & More to Perform at MISCAST23

MCC Theater has announced initial performers for Miscast23, which will take place on Monday April 3 at the Hammerstein Ballroom, including Josh Groban, Annaleigh Ashford, LaChanze, André De Shields and more. See how to purchase tickets!

Paul Downs Colaizzo FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Paul Downs Colaizzo written?

Paul Downs Colaizzo has written 1 shows including Really Really (Playwright).

What awards has Paul Downs Colaizzo been nominated for?

Paul Downs Colaizzo has been nominated for the Outstanding New Play or Musical at the Helen Hayes Awards for "Really Really" and the John Gassner Award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Really Really."

What awards has Paul Downs Colaizzo won?

Paul Downs Colaizzo has won the Outstanding New Play or Musical award at the Helen Hayes Awards for Really Really.

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