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Sheldon Epps

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Los Angeles, 2015]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2005]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director
 
[Los Angeles, 2004]
Producer
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2003]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2000]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1988]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1987]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1982]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1981]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1980]
Director
Choreographer
Director

Writing

Conceiver
Conceiver

Photos

Victoria Traube, Jack O√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘBrien and Sheldon Epps  Photo

Victoria Traube, Jack O√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘBrien and Sheldon Epps

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Laura Penn and Sheldon Epps Photo

Laura Penn and Sheldon Epps

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03/26/2019
Laura Penn and Sheldon Epps  Photo

Laura Penn and Sheldon Epps

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03/26/2019
Laura Penn and Sheldon Epps Photo

Laura Penn and Sheldon Epps

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Sheldon Epps and Laura Penn Photo

Sheldon Epps and Laura Penn

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03/26/2019

 

Stage

Productions

[Los Angeles, 2015]
Director

[Broadway, 2011]
Director

[Regional (US), 2005]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director

[Los Angeles, 2004]
Producer

[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2003]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Director

[Regional (US), 2000]
Director

[Broadway, 1997]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1988]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1987]
Director

[Broadway, 1982]
Director

[Broadway, 1981]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1980]
Director

Choreographer

Director

Writing
Conceiver
Conceiver

Sheldon Epps Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Director, Resident Musical
Sheldon EppsPlay On!
 
Olivier Awards - 1987 - Musical of the Year
Sheldon Epps, Blues In The Night

Sheldon Epps News

20 Theater Books for Your Summer 2022 Reading (and Listening) List Photo 20 Theater Books for Your Summer 2022 Reading (and Listening) List
by Team BWW - Jun 21, 2022

Summer is here at last and there is no better time to have fun in the sun with a new read! You're in luck, because this year, Broadway's best have put pen to paper to turn out theatre page-turners of every kind.

Season 41 Announced at North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo Season 41 Announced at North Coast Repertory Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2022

North Coast Repertory Theatre launches Season 41 with a slate of two World Premieres, one West Coast Premiere, and one San Diego Premiere highlighting an engaging, eclectic 2022-2023 seven-play series.

A.D. Players at The George Theater Present MISS MAUDE This Fall
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022

A.D. Players at The George Theater announces Sheldon Epps as the Director of Miss Maude, whose pre-Broadway run will premiere on its stage this fall. 

The Wallis Announces Season of Theater, Dance, Music, Film, Cabaret, Conversation, an Photo The Wallis Announces Season of Theater, Dance, Music, Film, Cabaret, Conversation, and Family Entertainment
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts has announced a robust and distinctive range of performances, programs, and events for the 2022/2023 season, including two world premieres, one U.S. premiere, one West Coast Premiere, and one Los Angeles Premiere, featuring groundbreaking produced and presented works in theater, dance, music, film, cabaret, conversation, and family entertainment.

MEMPHIS Opens Moonlight's 41st Season Next Month Photo MEMPHIS Opens Moonlight's 41st Season Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022

This critically acclaimed musical won four Tony Awards in 2010 including Best Musical and Best Original Score, four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Music, and four Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Score.

Saint Aubyn Will Lead PERSONALITY: The Lloyd Price Musical; Full Casting Announced! Photo Saint Aubyn Will Lead PERSONALITY: The Lloyd Price Musical; Full Casting Announced!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2022

Casting has been announced for the People's Light World Premiere production of Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical, celebrating the life, career and unforgettable songs of trailblazing Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend, Lloyd Price (1933-2021). 

Photos: Porchlight Music Theatre's BLUES IN THE NIGHT Extended Through March 20 Photo Photos: Porchlight Music Theatre's BLUES IN THE NIGHT Extended Through March 20
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 23, 2022

Award-winning¬†Porchlight Music Theatre¬†has announced that its¬†latest mainstage production, the ‚ÄúBest Musical‚ÄĚ Tony Award-nominated¬†Blues in the Night,¬†conceived by¬†Sheldon Epps, with the music of¬†Bessie Smith,¬†Johnny Mercer,¬†Harold Arlen,¬†Vernon Duke,¬†Gordon Jenkins,¬†Alberta Hunter¬†and others,¬†is now extended through¬†March 20¬†at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts.

VIDEO: Meet The Women Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT At Porchlight Music Theatre Photo VIDEO: Meet The Women Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT At Porchlight Music Theatre
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2022

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre latest mainstage production the ‚ÄúBest Musical‚ÄĚ Tony Award-nominated Blues in the Night, conceived by Sheldon Epps, with the music of Bessie Smith, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Gordon Jenkins, Alberta Hunter and others, is now playing through March 13 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St.

People's Light Announces Cast of PERSONALITY: THE LLOYD PRICE MUSICAL Photo People's Light Announces Cast of PERSONALITY: THE LLOYD PRICE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 21, 2022

Before Rosa Parks refused to go to the back of the bus, before Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a movement, Lloyd Price‚Äôs music brought Black and white youth together. From his obscure beginnings to overnight teen sensation, from unsung trailblazer to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the story of Lloyd Price has never been told onstage ‚ÄĒ until now.

BWW Review:  BLUES IN THE NIGHT at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo BWW Review: BLUES IN THE NIGHT at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Feb 20, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre has staged a number of similar revues over the years, and I look back on those most fondly for the tremendous talent they have showcased. That could not be more true of director Kenny Ingram's production of Sheldon Epps's BLUES IN THE NIGHT.

Sheldon Epps Videos

VIDEO: Meet The Women Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT At Porchlight Music Theatre VideoVIDEO: Meet The Women Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT At Porchlight Music Theatre
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2022

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre latest mainstage production the ‚ÄúBest Musical‚ÄĚ Tony Award-nominated Blues in the Night, conceived by Sheldon Epps, with the music of Bessie Smith, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Gordon Jenkins, Alberta Hunter and others, is now playing through March 13 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek of BLUES IN THE NIGHT at Ebony Reptertory Theatre VideoVIDEO: Sneak Peek of BLUES IN THE NIGHT at Ebony Reptertory Theatre
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 20, 2021

Set in 1948 in a Chicago hotel that has seen better days, the interwoven stories of BLUES IN THE NIGHT evoke the misery and humor of life, love and the dogged determination to do more than just survive. The drama reveals itself through glorious songs by Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Alberta Hunter, Harold Arlen, Jimmy Cox, Ida Cox and more.

BWW TV: Watch Laura Osnes & More Perform at SDCF's Mr. Abbott Awards! VideoBWW TV: Watch Laura Osnes & More Perform at SDCF's Mr. Abbott Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 26, 2019

Last night Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the non-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), hosted the annual "Mr. Abbott" Award gala and celebrated the 60th anniversary of SDC.

VIDEO: In Conversation With The Cast Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT VideoVIDEO: In Conversation With The Cast Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT
by Alan Henry - May 4, 2018

The Wallis production of BLUES IN THE NIGHT, conceived and directed by Sheldon Epps, starts performances next week in the intimate Lovelace Theater! Artistic Director Paul Crewes snuck into rehearsal to chat with cast members Yvette Cason, Bryce Charles, Chester Gregory, and Paulette Ivory about this exciting new production.

BWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals for Lythgoe Family Panto BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! VideoBWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals for Lythgoe Family Panto BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!
by Michael Sterling - Dec 11, 2017

BroadwayWorld's Michael Sterling of BWW TV Los Angeles talks to the cast and creative team members during at rehearsal at the beautiful Pasadena Civic Auditorium for the world premiere of the Lythgoe Family Panto production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - A CHRISTMAS ROSE, produced in association with Pasadena Playhouse.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of DREAMGIRLS at TUTS
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2017

DREAMGIRLS is currently running through April 16 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts as part of TUTS' 2016-17 Season. Tickets for the show are currently available at TUTS.com or by contacting the TUTS Box Office at 713-558-TUTS (8887).

BWW Feature: DREAMGIRLS at TUTS
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Apr 3, 2017

Walking into the rehearsal studios at TUTS had a different energy on today. I thought I was at the New 42nd St. Rehearsal Studios in NYC, but I was here in H-Town awaiting the gorgeously talented cast of DREAMGIRLS. The energy was high and every press rep in the room had memories of their first introduction to this fabulous piece of American Musical Theatre. The day began with a brief introduction of the cast by TUTS Artistic Supervisor/ show director, Sheldon Epps.

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of Opening Night of PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS at Pasadena Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) and Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) opened Panto at the Playhouse PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS. The cast features Sabrina Carpenter as 'Wendy' ('Girl Meets World', Hollywood Records recording artist), Kevin Quinn as 'Peter Pan' ('Bunk'd,' Season 12 of 'American Idol', 'Adventures in Babysitting'), Nikki SooHoo as 'Tiger Lily' ('The Lovely Bones,' 'Bring It On: Fight to the Finish' and 'Stick It'), Corey Fogelmanis as 'John' ('Girl Meets World'), and August Maturo as 'Michael' ('Girl Meets World'). Check out a behind the scenes look at opening night in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: John O'Hurley, Sabrina Carpenter and Chrissie Fit Talk PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS on Local TV
by Stage Tube - Dec 8, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) and Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) announces John O'Hurley ('Seinfeld,' Broadway's Chicago, 'Dancing With The Stars,' National Tour and Vegas production of Spamalot) as Captain Hook, Chrissie Fit ('Pitch Perfect 2,' 'Teen Beach Movie') as Tinker Bell, and Parvesh Cheena(NBC's 'Outsourced', 'A to Z' and 'Transformer Rescue Bots.') as Smee in this year's Panto at the Playhouse PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS. In the videos below, John O'Hurley, Sabrina Carpenter and Chrissie Fit talk about the show on local TV.  Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS, at Pasadena Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Nov 11, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) and Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) announces John O'Hurley ('Seinfeld,' Broadway's Chicago, 'Dancing With The Stars,' National Tour and Vegas production of Spamalot) as Captain Hook, Chrissie Fit ('Pitch Perfect 2,' 'Teen Beach Movie') as Tinker Bell, and Parvesh Cheena(NBC's 'Outsourced', 'A to Z' and 'Transformer Rescue Bots.') as Smee in this year's Panto at the Playhouse PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS.  Check out a sneak peek below!


Sheldon Epps Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Sheldon Epps written?
Sheldon Epps has written 2 shows including Blues in the Night (Conceiver), Play On! (Conceiver).

What awards has Sheldon Epps been nominated for?
Outstanding Director, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Play On! and Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Blues In The Night .