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Sheldon Epps

 

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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

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

BLUES NIGHT IN THE MEADOW Comes to Meadow Brook Theatre This Month Photo BLUES NIGHT IN THE MEADOW Comes to Meadow Brook Theatre This Month
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2023

Three different women and one man who does them wrong create the perfect opportunity for Blues in the Night, the latest musical to run at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, MI.

Sheryl Lee Ralph to be Honored at Amas Musical Theatre 54th Annual Gala Benefit Conce Photo Sheryl Lee Ralph to be Honored at Amas Musical Theatre 54th Annual Gala Benefit Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2023

Amas Musical Theatre will celebrate its 54th Anniversary at its annual Gala Benefit Concert, presenting the 2023 ‚ÄúRosie‚ÄĚ Award to Honoree Award-winning actress¬†Sheryl Lee Ralph. See how to purchase tickets!

Tickets On Sale Now for PERSONALITY: THE LLOYD PRICE MUSICAL in Chicago Photo Tickets On Sale Now for PERSONALITY: THE LLOYD PRICE MUSICAL in Chicago
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2023

Tickets are now on sale for the Chicago premiere of Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical. See who is starring in the production, and how to purchase tickets!

Ford's Theatre Legacy Commissions to Include Works By Cleage, Taylor and Hinds; Readi Photo Ford's Theatre Legacy Commissions to Include Works By Cleage, Taylor and Hinds; Readings Set for Next Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 14, 2023

Ford's Theatre Society has announced its lineup and directors of new works to receive premiere readings in February 2023 as a ‚ÄúFirst Look‚ÄĚ of the Lincoln Legacy Commissions.

Photos: First Look at BLUES IN THE NIGHT at North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at BLUES IN THE NIGHT at North Coast Repertory Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2023

Get a first look at Blues In The Night, which begins previews on Wednesday, January 11 at North Coast Repertory Theatre. Opening Night on Saturday, January 14, at 8pm.

BLUES IN THE NIGHT Announced At North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo BLUES IN THE NIGHT Announced At North Coast Repertory Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 20, 2022

According to the legendary Billie Holliday, ‚ÄúBlues is to jazz what yeast is to¬† bread.‚ÄĚ With 26 glorious, hot, torchy songs fueling BLUES IN THE NIGHT, a powerful cast of¬† singers plumb the innermost reaches of their hearts, sharing the heartbreak and humor of life¬† and the indomitable will to do more than survive.

BLUES IN THE NIGHT to be Presented at North Coast Repertory Theatre in January Photo BLUES IN THE NIGHT to be Presented at North Coast Repertory Theatre in January
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2022

BLUES IN THE NIGHT previews begin Wednesday, January 11 at North Coast Repertory Theatre. This rich musical experience promises to thrill and delight both novice and die-hard jazz fans alike, so reserve your seats now.

Donald Byrd to be Presented With Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Gordon Photo Donald Byrd to be Presented With Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Gordon Davidson Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2022

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation has named choreographer Donald Byrd as the recipient of its annual Gordon Davidson Award.

Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for CLYDE'S at Berkeley Repertory Theatre Photo Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for CLYDE'S at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s Tony Award-nominated play, Clyde’s, performing at Berkeley Rep’s Peet’s Theatre beginning Friday, January 20 and continuing through Sunday, February 26, 2023.

BLUES IN THE NIGHT Comes to North Coast Repertory Theatre in January Photo BLUES IN THE NIGHT Comes to North Coast Repertory Theatre in January
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2022

According to the legendary Billie Holliday, ‚ÄúBlues is to jazz what yeast is to bread.‚ÄĚ With 26 glorious, hot, torchy songs fueling BLUES IN THE NIGHT, a powerful cast of singers plumb the innermost reaches of their hearts, sharing the heartbreak and humor of life and the indomitable will to do more than survive.

Sheldon Epps Videos

VIDEO: Meet The Women Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT At Porchlight Music Theatre Videoplay
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.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek of BLUES IN THE NIGHT at Ebony Reptertory Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: 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! Videoplay
BWW 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 Videoplay
VIDEO: 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! Videoplay
BWW 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 .