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Tina Landau

 
Bio:
Tina Landau is a writer, director and teacher whose work includes directing/conceiving SpongeBob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical, Tarell Alvin McCraney's Head of Passes (Steppenwolf, The Public and the Mark Taper Forum), WIG OUT! (Vineyard Theatre), and In the Red and Brown Water (The Public), ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Tina Landau is a writer, director and teacher whose work includes directing/conceiving SpongeBob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical, Tarell Alvin McCraney's Head of Passes (Steppenwolf, The Public and the Mark Taper Forum), WIG OUT! (Vineyard Theatre), and In the Red and Brown Water (The Public), ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2018]
Director
 
[Chicago, 2018]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Director
 
[Chester, CT (Regional), 2017]
Director
 
[Chicago, 2016]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2004]
Director
 
[New York, 2004]
Director
 
[New York, 2003]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Director
 
[Chicago, 2000]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1996]
Director

Writing

Bookwriter
Lyricist
Playwright
Co-Conceiver
Lyricist
Bookwriter

 

Stage

Productions

[Washington, DC (Regional), 2018]
Director

[Chicago, 2018]
Director

[Broadway, 2017]
Director

[Chester, CT (Regional), 2017]
Director

[Chicago, 2016]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2015] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

[Broadway, 2009]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director

[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2004]
Director

[New York, 2004]
Director

[New York, 2003]
Director

[Broadway, 2001]
Director

[Chicago, 2000]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1996]
Director

Writing
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Playwright
Co-Conceiver
Lyricist
Bookwriter

Tina Landau Biography

Tina Landau is a writer, director and teacher whose work includes directing/conceiving SpongeBob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical, Tarell Alvin McCraney's Head of Passes (Steppenwolf, The Public and the Mark Taper Forum), WIG OUT! (Vineyard Theatre), and In the Red and Brown Water (The Public), Bill Irwin/David Shiner's Old Hats, Chuck Mee's Big Love and Iphigenia 2.0 (all Signature Theatre), Paula Vogel's A Civil War Christmas (New York Theatre Workshop) and her musical Floyd Collins (also bookwriter/additional lyrics, Playwrights Horizons). On Broadway, Landau has also directed Tracy Letts's Superior Donuts and the revival of Bells are Ringing. At Steppenwolf, where she is an ensemble member, directing credits include The Wheel, Hot L Baltimore, The Brother/Sister Plays, The Tempest, The Time of Your Life (also Seattle Rep, ACT), The Diary of Anne Frank, The Cherry Orchard, The Ballad of Little Jo, Berlin Circle and her own play Space (also Mark Taper Forum, the Public). Landau has co-authored The Viewpoints Book with Anne Bogart and has taught regularly at such schools as Yale, Columbia, Harvard and Northwestern. Upcoming projects include a follow-up book with Bogart, Viewpoints on Viewpoints, and the premiere of the new musical Dave in spring 2018 at Arena Stage. Awards: USA Fellow, Princess Grace Award, TCG/NEA Director Fellowship, Pew, J. Alton Jones and Rockefeller Awards.

Tina Landau Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Tina Landau, SpongeBob SquarePants
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Tina Landau, SpongeBob SquarePants
 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Direction of a Musical
Tina Landau, SpongeBob SquarePants
 
The Lortels - 2013 - Outstanding Director
Tina LandauA Civil War Christmas

Tina Landau News

A VICIOUS CIRCLE Will Have an Industry Reading Next Week Photo A VICIOUS CIRCLE Will Have an Industry Reading Next Week
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

A new play about the decades-long, tempestuous friendship between Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley will receive an industry reading on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Cast Announced For THE AGITATORS At Playhouse On Park Photo Cast Announced For THE AGITATORS At Playhouse On Park
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

THE AGITATORS: The Story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass by Mat Smart will run at Playhouse on Park from May 25 - June 12, 2022. This production is part of Playhouse on Park's 13th Main Stage Season, and it will be directed by Kelly O'Donnell.

Fairfield Center Stage Presents THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in June Photo Fairfield Center Stage Presents THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in June
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

Fairfield Center Stage (FCS), a community theater group, will present a 2 weekend run of the hit Broadway show THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Fairfield this June. The show runs for two weekends, June 17-25 at Fairfield Ludlowe High School Auditorium.

Celebration Theatre Co. Presents Orlando Premiere Of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Photo Celebration Theatre Co. Presents Orlando Premiere Of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2022

Celebration Theatre Co. continues its 2022 Season with the Orlando premiere of The SpongeBob Musical, running May 6 - 15 in the Alexis and Jim Pugh Theatre at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets on Sale Now for THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR & More at The D Photo Tickets on Sale Now for THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR & More at The Dr. Phillips Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2022

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is on sale now with a diverse array of performances including Broadway, ballet, magic, comedy, opera and more. 

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL to Make SWFL Debut at Florida Rep Photo THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL to Make SWFL Debut at Florida Rep
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022

Florida Rep's Education Conservatory Program will present “The SpongeBob Musical,” based on Stephen Hillenburg's beloved Nickelodeon animated series, “SpongeBob SquarePants.” Performances will be held May 19 through 22, and May 25 through 28, in the Historic Arcade Theatre.

New Musical By Zack Zadek, Directed By Sammi Cannold To Start Discovering Broadway In Photo New Musical By Zack Zadek, Directed By Sammi Cannold To Start Discovering Broadway Inc.'s Second Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2022

The first Writers Retreat of 2022 will take place from May 12th through May 23rd. The new musical has book, lyrics, and music by Zack Zadek and is untitled. He will be joined by Forbes 30 Under 30 director Sammi Cannold, who is also a conceiver on the piece.

New Musical By Zack Zadek, Directed By Sammi Cannold To Start Discovering Broadway In Photo New Musical By Zack Zadek, Directed By Sammi Cannold To Start Discovering Broadway Inc.'s Second Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2022

The first Writers Retreat of 2022 will take place from May 12th through May 23rd. The new musical has book, lyrics, and music by Zack Zadek and is untitled. He will be joined by Forbes 30 Under 30 director Sammi Cannold, who is also a conceiver on the piece.

Discovering Broadway Inc. Programs New Musical by Zack Zadek, Directed By Sammi Canno Photo Discovering Broadway Inc. Programs New Musical by Zack Zadek, Directed By Sammi Cannold
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2022

The first Writers Retreat of 2022 will take place from May 12th to the 23rd. The untitled new musical has book, lyrics, and music by Zack Zadek. He will be joined by Forbes 30 Under 30 theatrical director Sammi Cannold.

Complete Casting Announced For TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD National Tour Photo Complete Casting Announced For TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD National Tour
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2022

The complete cast is announced today for the First National Tour of the history-making production of To Kill a Mockingbird, Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee's classic novel.

Tina Landau Videos

VIDEO: Jose Llana Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! VideoVIDEO: Jose Llana Visits Backstage with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 3, 2021

Watch as Richard Ridge chats with Broadway favorite Jose Llana, who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for Seth's Concert Series, airing Sunday, December 5 at 8pm ET.

VIDEO: Jose Llana Sings from COMPANY in Rehearsal for The Seth Concert Series VideoVIDEO: Jose Llana Sings from COMPANY in Rehearsal for The Seth Concert Series
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 2, 2021

Jose Llana is the next guest on The Seth Concert Series with Seth Rudetsky! Watch him perform 'Being Alive' from Company in rehearsal for this weekend's concert.

BWW Interview: Ethan Slater & Tom Kenny Chat About THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL on DVD VideoBWW Interview: Ethan Slater & Tom Kenny Chat About THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL on DVD
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 21, 2020

'The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!' is coming to DVD on November 3rd!

BWW TV: Broadway Sessions Goes Back to Bikini Bottom with  Ethan Slater and the Cast  VideoBWW TV: Broadway Sessions Goes Back to Bikini Bottom with Ethan Slater and the Cast of SPONGEBOB!
by Ben Cameron - Dec 10, 2019

This past Thursday at Broadway Sessions we took a trip down memory lane to Bikini Bottom at our Spongebob Cast Reunion Show! It was a joy to have the gang all back together as we all reminisced and naturally, hilarity ensued. Our wonderful lineup included Lauralyn McClelland, Kyle Matthew Hamilton, Danny Skinner & Ethan Slater, Robert Taylor Jr., Gavin Lee, Kelvin Moon Loh, Tina Landau, with special guests Marty Thomas, Finn Douglas, and Rising Star Catie Pires Fernandes. What a fun way to gear up for the HIGHLY anticipated Spongebob broadcast on Nickelodeon last week! 

BWW TV: Ethan Slater and Tina Landau Get Ready for Nickelodeon's Bikini Bottom Broadc VideoBWW TV: Ethan Slater and Tina Landau Get Ready for Nickelodeon's Bikini Bottom Broadcast!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 30, 2019

Tina Landau and Ethan Slater are going to have the best day ever on December 7. That's because, following a critically lauded run on Broadway, The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage!, will simulcast across Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicktoons.

VIDEO: Get a Peek Behind the Curtain With the Touring Cast of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL VideoVIDEO: Get a Peek Behind the Curtain With the Touring Cast of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2019

The cast of The Spongebob Musical is giving fans a peek behind the curtain in an all new video.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at the Touring Cast of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Action VideoVIDEO: Get a First Look at the Touring Cast of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL in Action
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2019

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is currently playing at The Bushnell in Hartford, CT, and will next travel to the Overture Center in Madison, WI prior to engagements in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and more. Get a first look at the cast in action in the all new video!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Tina Landau's MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT at Steppenwolf VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Tina Landau's MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT at Steppenwolf
by Alan Henry - Jun 6, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world premiere of MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT, co-written by ensemble members Tina Landau (SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical) and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, Academy Award). Conceived by Tina Landau, she also directs this true and little-known Chicago story that will star Tarell Alvin McCraney as Ms. Joan Jett Blakk. Joining McCraney in the cast are Patrick Andrews, Molly Brennan, Daniel Kyri, Jon Hudson Odom and Sawyer Smith.

VIDEO: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Performs Best Day Ever and the Theme Song on the Kids Ch VideoVIDEO: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Performs Best Day Ever and the Theme Song on the Kids Choice Awards
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2019

Last night, the cast of Spongebob Squarepants took the stage at the Kids Choice Awards!

VIDEO: On This Day, December 4- SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Brings Bikini Bottom to Broadwa VideoVIDEO: On This Day, December 4- SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Brings Bikini Bottom to Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 4, 2018

On this day in 2017, Bikini Bottom came to Broadway with the musical adaptation of the beloved cartoon Spongebob Squarepants!


Tina Landau Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Tina Landau written?
Tina Landau has written 4 shows including Dream True: My Life with Vernon Dixon (Bookwriter), Floyd Collins (Lyricist), Space (Playwright), The Spongebob Musical (Co-Conceiver).

What awards has Tina Landau been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants and Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for A Civil War Christmas .

What awards has Tina Landau won?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePantsand Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for SpongeBob SquarePants.