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Rob Ruggiero

 

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Stage Credits

Productions

 
[East Haddam, CT (Regional), 2018]
Director
 
[St. Louis, MO (Regional), 2018]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2018]
Adapter
 
[East Haddam, CT (Regional), 2017]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2016]
Director
 
[St. Louis, MO (Regional), 2015]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2013]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Director

Writing

Conceiver


Rob Ruggiero Awards and Nominations

 
Kevin Kline Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Rob RuggieroHigh
 
Kevin Kline Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Rob RuggieroElla
 
Kevin Kline Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Rob RuggieroThe Little Dog Laughed
 
Kevin Kline Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Rob RuggieroUrinetown, the Musical
 
Kevin Kline Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Rob RuggieroTake Me Out

Rob Ruggiero News

TheaterWorks Hartford Announces Recent Board Elections Photo TheaterWorks Hartford Announces Recent Board Elections
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2022

TheaterWorks Hartford, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero and Board President Dina Plapler announced the recent election of board directors Fernando Ferro, Christopher Hayes, Stephanie Johnson and Christopher White.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Merrimack Repertory Theatre Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2022

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor. Those words from Charles Dickens ring as true today as when they were written. Dickens' A Christmas Carol will be presented by the Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) for all audiences.

Interview: Julianne Boyd of Barrington Stage Company Bids Farewell Photo Interview: Julianne Boyd of Barrington Stage Company Bids Farewell
by Marc Savitt - Oct 31, 2022

After 28 Seasons Julianne Boyd, co-founder and Artistic Director at Barrington Stage Company, passed a brightly burning torch and retired at the end of the 2022 season. Marc Savitt, sat down with Boyd to gather some information and insight into Boyd, her experiences, and her undeniable impact on the state of the arts in the region.

Review: FUN HOME at TheaterWorks Hartford Photo Review: FUN HOME at TheaterWorks Hartford
by Brooks Appelbaum - Oct 19, 2022

What did our critic think of FUN HOME at TheaterWorks Hartford? The musical FUN HOME, based on Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir ('a family tragicomic') won five Tony Awards in 2015, including Best Musical. And Jeanine Tesori (music) and Lisa Kron (book and lyrics) made history by being the first female duo to win a Tony. Oh, and by the way, the musical was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Presents William Shakespeare's MACBETH Photo Merrimack Repertory Theatre Presents William Shakespeare's MACBETH
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2022

Something wicked this way comes. Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) will present a unique take on William Shakespeare's Macbeth: the sinister tale will be told in its entirety through the eyes of the play's three powerful witches, directed by Rosa Joshi, from October 16 through November 6, according to Nancy L. Donahue Artistic Director Courtney Sale and Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas.

MerrimacK Repertory Theatre Opens 44th Season With THE 39 STEPS Photo MerrimacK Repertory Theatre Opens 44th Season With THE 39 STEPS
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 9, 2022

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) will open its 43rd Season with the hilarious whodunit, The 39 Steps ‚Äď a mix of Alfred Hitchcock's juicy spy flick with a dash of vintage Monty Python ‚Äď from September 14 to October 2, according to Nancy L. Donahue Artistic Director Courtney Sale and Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas.¬†

Aaron Lazar, Christiane Noll, Sarah Beth Pfeifer & More to Star in FUN HOME at Theate Photo Aaron Lazar, Christiane Noll, Sarah Beth Pfeifer & More to Star in FUN HOME at TheaterWorks Hartford
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

TheaterWorks Hartford will open its 2022-2023 season with Fun Home. The cast for Fun Home includes Broadway veterans Aaron Lazar as Bruce, Christiane Noll as Helen, and Sarah Beth Pfeifer.

FUN HOME opens TheaterWorks Hartford's 22/23 Season Photo FUN HOME opens TheaterWorks Hartford's 22/23 Season
by Grace Cutler - Aug 20, 2022

TheaterWorks Hartford, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero, has announced details for its upcoming 2022‚Äď2023 season which is filled with great music, captivating stories, and world-class writing.

Review: SECONDO at Theaterworks Hartford Photo Review: SECONDO at Theaterworks Hartford
by Ariana Straznicky-Packer - Aug 15, 2022

Featuring a picture frame with perfect timing and a judgmental Alexa, Secondo is a heartwarming and clever comedy not to be missed.

MRT Commissions Five Playwrights Photo MRT Commissions Five Playwrights
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2022

With an eye to the future, MRT announced today five new commissioned playwrights: Vichet Chum, Kevin Kling, Melinda Lopez, Dael Orlandersmith, and Kalean Ung.

Rob Ruggiero Videos

VIDEO: 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man' From A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING At Goodspeed Videoplay
VIDEO: 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man' From A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING At Goodspeed

by Stage Tube - Oct 12, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first look at rhearsals for A Grand Night for Singing: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein for the iconic Opera House stage at Goodspeed!

VIDEO: Goodspeed Presents A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING Featuring Mamie Parris, Mauricio  Videoplay
VIDEO: Goodspeed Presents A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING Featuring Mamie Parris, Mauricio Martínez, Diane Phelan & More

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 4, 2021

A Grand Night for Singing, a fresh and fun Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein, is now playing through November 28 at The Goodspeed. Featuring artful arrangements and clever interpretations, A Grand Night for Singing is a lively revue that seems tailor-made for Goodspeed.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING At Goodspeed Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING At Goodspeed

by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first look at rhearsals for A Grand Night for Singing: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein for the iconic Opera House stage at Goodspeed!

VIDEO: Goodspeed Musicals Talks 1776 on New Episode of GREATSPEED Videoplay
VIDEO: Goodspeed Musicals Talks 1776 on New Episode of GREATSPEED

by Stage Tube - Feb 12, 2021

Goodspeed Musicals has released its latest episode of the Greatspeed series, centered around 1776. This episode features two of the stars of Goodspeed's 2007 production of 1776, Ronn Carroll (Benjamin Franklin) and Peter A. Carey (John Adams), who will relive their favorite memories and share some clips from the show. Originally aired on April 28, 2020.

Video Flashback: James Snyder Sings 'Soliloquy' From CAROUSEL at Goodspeed Videoplay
Video Flashback: James Snyder Sings 'Soliloquy' From CAROUSEL at Goodspeed

by Stage Tube - Jun 15, 2020

Goodspeed has released a new video in its Staff Picks series, featuring James Snyder singing 'Soliloquy' in Carousel in 2012!

BWW Review: 1776 at The Muny Shows Scuffles and Snags to Independence Videoplay
BWW Review: 1776 at The Muny Shows Scuffles and Snags to Independence

by Tanya Seale - Jul 1, 2019

Three-time Tony Award-winning 1776 with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone is based on the events in Philadelphia leading up to the creation of the United States of America's Declaration of Independence, by making real people of historical giants like John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. It is with drama and comedy that this dialogue-heavy musical invites us to enter the chamber of the Second Continental Congress and sit for a while with our country's forefathers as they struggle to figure out how to give birth to a new...

VIDEO: Get A First Look at 1776 at The Muny! Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look at 1776 at The Muny!

by Alan Henry - Jun 28, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny's production of 1776, the third show of its second century - not on stage through July 3. Check out the video!

VIDEO: Curtain Up. Light the Lights. Check out a Sneak Peek of GYPSY at The Muny Videoplay
VIDEO: Curtain Up. Light the Lights. Check out a Sneak Peek of GYPSY at The Muny

by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2018

Tony Award-winning actress Beth Leavel stars as Rose in The Muny's 2018 production of Gypsy. The show opened last night and runs through August 2nd. The Muny's production of Gypsy is directed by Rob Ruggiero and choreographed by Ralph Perkins with music direction by James Moore.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals Of The Muny's Beth Leavel Led GYPSY Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals Of The Muny's Beth Leavel Led GYPSY

by Alan Henry - Jul 26, 2018

BroadwayWorld has learned that Beth Leavel will lead The Muny's production of GYPSY as Mama Rose! The production will feature direction by Rob Ruggiero, choreography by Ralph Perkins, and music direction by James Moore.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Goodspeed's OLIVER! Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Goodspeed's OLIVER!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 3, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Goodspeed's production of OLIVER! Check out video highlights from the production below!


Rob Ruggiero Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Rob Ruggiero written?
Rob Ruggiero has written 1 shows including Make Me a Song (Conceiver).

What awards has Rob Ruggiero been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Kevin Kline Awards) for High , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Kevin Kline Awards) for Ella , Outstanding Director of a Play (Kevin Kline Awards) for The Little Dog Laughed Outstanding Director of a Musical (Kevin Kline Awards) for Urinetown, the Musical and Outstanding Director of a Play (Kevin Kline Awards) for Take Me Out .

What awards has Rob Ruggiero won?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Kevin Kline Awards) for Ella, Outstanding Director of a Play (Kevin Kline Awards) for The Little Dog Laughed Outstanding Director of a Musical (Kevin Kline Awards) for Urinetown, the Musicaland Outstanding Director of a Play (Kevin Kline Awards) for Take Me Out.