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Tony Speciale

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Assistant Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Assistant Director
 
[New York, 2006]
Director

Photos

Playwright Philip Dawkins, Daniel K. Isaac, Director Tony Speciale, Juan Francisco Vi Photo

Playwright Philip Dawkins, Daniel K. Isaac, Director Tony Speciale, Juan Francisco Villa

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Date:
05/11/2018
Daniel K. Isaac, Director Tony Speciale, Juan Francisco Villa Photo

Daniel K. Isaac, Director Tony Speciale, Juan Francisco Villa

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Date:
05/11/2018
Juan Francisco Villa, playwright Philip Dawkins, Daniel K. Isaac, director Tony Speci Photo

Juan Francisco Villa, playwright Philip Dawkins, Daniel K. Isaac, director Tony Speciale

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Date:
05/08/2018

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Assistant Director

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Assistant Director

[New York, 2006]
Director


Tony Speciale Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Tony Speciale, Unnatural Acts

Tony Speciale News

World Premiere of MISTER MISS AMERICA Starring Neil D'Astolfo to be Presented at Ratt Photo World Premiere of MISTER MISS AMERICA Starring Neil D'Astolfo to be Presented at Rattlestick Theater Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

All For One Theater has announced the world premiere of Mister Miss America, written and performed by Neil D'Astolfo and directed by Tony Speciale. Mister Miss America will play July 6-31, 2022 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place), with opening night set for Monday, July 11 at 7:00 pm.

Michael Urie, Mallory Portnoy & More Join Fault Line Theatre's IRONS IN THE FIRE Photo Michael Urie, Mallory Portnoy & More Join Fault Line Theatre's IRONS IN THE FIRE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2022

 Fault Line Theatre will continue the 2022 Season of Irons in the  Fire, the organization’s reading series of new plays in development, with God Save the Queer by Zackary Grady, directed by Portia Krieger and featuring Michael Urie (George), Mallory Portnoy (Charlotte), Keshav Moodliar (Tariq), Seth Clayton (Louis), and Mary McCann (Kate).

Diversionary Announces Online Stream Of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR Photo Diversionary Announces Online Stream Of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2020

Diversionary announces their online stream of their World Premiere hit production of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR

92Y to Present Limited Online Release of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY in Photo 92Y to Present Limited Online Release of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY in Honor of Pride Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 28, 2020

In honor of Pride Month, 92Y in association with Daryl Roth and Darren Bagert, will present a limited online release of the June 2016 performance of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, available from June 1 - June 30. The release is free to stream here.


by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 19, 2020

Broadway's Mallory Portnoy Launches New Series HUMAN INTEREST Photo Broadway's Mallory Portnoy Launches New Series HUMAN INTEREST
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 28, 2019

Mallory Portnoy (who plays Gertie Cummings in Daniel Fish's Tony Award © winning revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! at Circle in the Square) and actor-playwright Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Steppenwolf's The Doppelgänger, starring Rainn Wilson and directed by Tina Landau), have created Human Interest, a character-based dry comedy moc doc series inspired by real people, which lovingly turns the camera on the eccentric outliers of New York City and explores, loneliness, community, and our relationship to technology.  Written and directed by Erlbach, the short-form series introduces us to everyone from competitive whistlers and professional cuddlers to neo-luddites and sex robot romantics. The series, which recently won Best Digital ShortSeries at Series Fest, includes actors Michael Cyril Creighton (The Amateurs, High Maintenance, Spotlight), Max Jenkins (The Mysteries of Laura, High Maintenance, Dead to Me), Ryan Spahn (Gloria, Moscow Moscow Moscow…, He's Way More Famous Than You) and Deb Lapidus. It is produced by Erlbach, Portnoy, Anne Troup, Hannes Otto and Gabriel Long.

BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA at Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre Photo BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA at Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre
by Rob Levy - Sep 23, 2019

Angels In America is must-see event that is, in equal parts, a depiction, dialogue, response and conversation about the AIDS crisis. It also is underpinned by themes of race, life, death, faith and politics.

Michael Chekhov Festival Announces Upcoming Shows at the Ridgefield Theater Barn Photo Michael Chekhov Festival Announces Upcoming Shows at the Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2019

The Michael Chekhov Theatre Festival announces their three upcoming shows to be presented October 18th and 19th, 2019 at the Ridgefield Theater Barn.

The Rep Announces Its Director And Creative Team For ANGELS IN AMERICA Photo The Rep Announces Its Director And Creative Team For ANGELS IN AMERICA
by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2019

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has announced the creative team that will shape its epic production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America: Parts One and Two, running September 4 a?" October 6.

Casting Announced For Industry Reading Of MILF - THE MUSICAL Photo Casting Announced For Industry Reading Of MILF - THE MUSICAL
by Julie Musbach - Jun 18, 2019

The producers of MILF - THE MUSICAL, a new musical about a modern housewife and mother whose virtual life and real life collide when she discovers (via FacePage) that her husband is having an affair, have announced the cast that will be featured at a Thursday, June 20 industry reading  at 3PM at the Jerry Orbach Theater. The cast features Matt Caccamo, Paul Caliendo, Gabriel Garcia, Michael Meunchow, Gabe Wrobel, and Lindsey Zelli.

Tony Speciale Videos

VIDEO: Creators Chat New Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of The Boy Who Danced On Air, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. Directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Tony Speciale, The Boy Who Danced On Air plays four weeks only, May 15 through June 11, at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is Thursday, May 25 at 7PM. Below, check out an interview with the musical's creators Tim Rosser & Charlie Sohne!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Scenes from James Lecesne's THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at Abingdon
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents a world-premiere play from author James Lecesne (Trevor) and director Tony Speciale - the playwright and director of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey - in the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Off-Broadway performances run through February 26. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

VIDEO: Jason O'Connell Discusses THE DORK KNIGHT at Abingdon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Actor and writer Jason O'Connell (Belam's Sense & Sensibility) discusses The Dork Knight, his one-man show about one man's obsession with another man's obsession with dressing up like a rodent and punching people.

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY with James Lecesne & More!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Jul 29, 2015

Following a sold-out run at Dixon Place, the limited 12- week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new play The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey officially opened on July 27, 2015, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street). THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, the much talked-about new play written and performed by James Lecesne, will have scenic design by Jo Winiarski, lighting design by Matt Richards, sound design by Christian Frederickson, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, original animation & photography by Matthew Sandager, and costumes by Paul Marlow. 

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY with James Lecesne & More; Begins Previews Tonight!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 11, 2015

Performances begin tonight, July 11, 2015, for the limited 12-week engagement of the critically-acclaimed new play THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street). Below, BroadwayWorld has a look behind the scenes with writer and star James Lecesne, as well as composer Duncan Sheik, director Tony Speciale, and friend and colleague Ian McKellen!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from HARMONY - A NEW MUSICAL at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre!
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2013

ALLIANCE THEATRE presents HARMONY - A NEW MUSICAL, with music by Barry Manilow and book & lyrics by Bruce Sussman, now playing through October 6, 2013. Click below to watch highlights from the show!


Tony Speciale Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Tony Speciale been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Unnatural Acts .