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Vincent J. Cardinal

 
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Vincent J. Cardinal [he/him] is a Professor of Musical Theatre Performance in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at the University of Michigan. Previously, he served as the Arthur and Martha Hearron endowed professor of Musical Theatre and Chair of Michigan’s Department of Musical ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Vincent J. Cardinal [he/him] is a Professor of Musical Theatre Performance in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at the University of Michigan. Previously, he served as the Arthur and Martha Hearron endowed professor of Musical Theatre and Chair of Michigan’s Department of Musical ... (read complete bio)

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Vincent J. Cardinal Biography

Vincent J. Cardinal [he/him] is a Professor of Musical Theatre Performance in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at the University of Michigan. Previously, he served as the Arthur and Martha Hearron endowed professor of Musical Theatre and Chair of Michigan’s Department of Musical Theatre.
Cardinal was the artistic director of Connecticut Repertory Theatre and Chair of the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut. He was identified as one of the top five directors in Connecticut by CBS-WFSB Connecticut. Cardinal was an associate artist with the Circle Repertory Company off-Broadway and director of the School of Theatre. He graduated in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama where he was honored with the ASCAP-Cole Porter Award for Best-Collected Work. His plays have been produced internationally.
One of Cardinal’s plays, The Colorado Catechism, premiered at Circle Repertory Company and has been produced internationally. The Los Angeles production of the play garnered actors Timothy Daly and Amy Van Nostrand Dramalogue Awards for “Best Performances.” Another play, King Dusyanta: A Tale from Kalidasa, premiered under his direction at the Oasis Theater Company. It starred Tony Award winner André DeShields.
Cardinal directed The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare, The Foreigner by Larry Shue and Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahue and at the Tony Award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. His production of Every Brilliant Thing was honored as “Production of the Decade” by Broadway World, Salt Lake City. Other directing highlights include Terrence Mann in My Fair Lady and Man of La Mancha; Pat Sajak in The Odd Couple and The Drowsy Chaperone; Steve Hayes in A Funny Thing Happened..., Jerry Adler and Richard Kline in The Sunshine Boys, and Leslie Uggams in Gypsy.
He directed Fred Grandy in How To Succeed...with Tina Fabrique and On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson - 2018 Syracuse Area Live Theatre Award (SALT) for Best Production - as well as Six Degrees of Separation, which won the 2017 Syracuse Area Live Theatre Award (SALT) for Best Production as well as Best Direction. Fred Grandy was joined by his Love Boat co-star Ted Lange to star in I’m Not Rappaport by Herb Gardner under Cardinal’s direction.
As producer he has led over 150 productions including Terrence Mann in Les Miserable, Andrea MacArdle and Ken Clark in Urinetown, Richard Kline in Spamalot, and Barret Foa and Courtney Balan in The Music Man. He served as director of The Curious Case of Phineas Cage with the Split Knuckle Theatre Company. It has been produced on tour and as part of the New York International Fringe Festival
Cardinal served as the Associate Dean of Performing Arts at Adelphi University. He was the chair of Theatre at the University of Miami and the Artistic Director of the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre where his musical theatre productions garnered international attention. He served as the director of the School of Theater and head of the MFA Playwriting Program at Ohio University.
He serves on the Board of Directors for Encore Musical Theatre Company in Dexter, Michigan where he recently directed Fun Home.





Vincent J. Cardinal News

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards; Utah Shakespeare's T Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards; Utah Shakespeare's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards; LES MISERABLES Leads Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards; LES MISERABLES Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Get to Know the Students of Next on Stage: RJ Higton Shares What Musical Theatre Mean Photo Get to Know the Students of Next on Stage: RJ Higton Shares What Musical Theatre Means to Him
by Team BWW - Aug 24, 2021

We're announcing our winners of season 2 of Next on Stage: Dance Edition this week! But before we do, we're chatting with the contestants in the finale. Contestant RJ Higton shares more about his charity, his experience in a production of A Chorus Line, and gives a shoutout to his 'village.'

BWW Review: FUN HOME at The Encore Musical Theatre Company is Home Sweet Fun Photo BWW Review: FUN HOME at The Encore Musical Theatre Company is Home Sweet Fun
by Julie Yolles - Sep 26, 2019

In the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home, cartoonist Alison Bechdel starts every scene by saying a?oeCaption,a?? followed by a description of what is about to happen. Fun Home was adapted into a musical by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori and is based on Bechdel's memoir of the same name and subtitled a?oeA Family Tragicomic.a?? So let's just say, Caption: Encore Theatre's production of Fun Home is not to be missed.

BWW Interview: Joshua Henry's Performing in Motown and Returning to the Stage in THE  Photo BWW Interview: Joshua Henry's Performing in Motown and Returning to the Stage in THE WRONG MAN
by Julie Yolles - Sep 12, 2019

Almost a year to the day of ending his Tony Award-nominated run as Billy Bigelow in the 2018 revival of Carousel, Joshua Henry is returning to the stage on Sept. 18. He'll star as the title character in multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ross Golan's new musical The Wrong Man, Off-Broadway, at the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space.

The Encore Musical Theatre Company Presents The Tony Award-Winning Musical FUN HOME Photo The Encore Musical Theatre Company Presents The Tony Award-Winning Musical FUN HOME
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 28, 2019

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Fun Home opens The Encore Musical Theatre Company's 12th season and will run Sept. 12-Oct. 13, 2019. Described as 'A Family Tragicomic,' Fun Home was written by cartoonist Alison Bechdel, best known for her long-running comic strip 'Dykes to Watch Out For.' Named the Best Book of 2006 by Time magazine, Fun Home was adapted into a musical by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori (Shrek, Violet, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and opened on Broadway in 2015 after a sold-out Off-Broadway run at the Public Theater in 2013.

BWW Review: I'M NOT RAPPAPORT Charms at the Redhouse Arts Center Photo BWW Review: I'M NOT RAPPAPORT Charms at the Redhouse Arts Center
by Natasha Ashley - Mar 16, 2019

The Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, New York is now delighting audiences with their entertaining and engaging production of Herb Gardner's play I'm Not Rappaport. Impressively directed by Vincent J. Cardinal, the production marks the reunion of Fred Grandy and Ted Lange, castmates of the beloved television series The Love Boat.

Where Do You Belong? Stats from the Most Represented Schools on Broadway Part 1 Photo Where Do You Belong? Stats from the Most Represented Schools on Broadway Part 1
by Julie Musbach - Feb 16, 2019

We're rounding up some of the most heavily represented schools on Broadway to give students some stats to consider when getting ready to apply or even transfer.

Former Cazenovia Resident To Premiere One Man Show At The New Redhouse Photo Former Cazenovia Resident To Premiere One Man Show At The New Redhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

TADEUSZ VON MOLTKE (NBC's THE BLACKLIST; DJ Khaled/Jay Z's video 'I Got the Keys' (EPIC RECORDS); DIXON PLACE 2018 QT: RAINBOWS ACROSS THE DIASPORA) will be the principal featured actor in: THEA MUSGRAVE: A 90th BIRTHDAY CONCERT IN NEW YORK CITY.

BWW Interview: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN'S Vincent J. Cardinal Takes 2018 UM Musical The Photo BWW Interview: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN'S Vincent J. Cardinal Takes 2018 UM Musical Theatre Graduating Class to Audition in NYC
by Julie Yolles - May 10, 2018

Mother's Day could be extra-special this year for the moms of the University of Michigan Department of Musical Theatre (UMSMTD) 2018 graduating class.  Most likely, many of them will accompany their just-graduated seniors to New York City and celebrate Mother's Day on the Great White Way.  Then, on Monday, May 14, 19 of the 20 UMSMTD grads will be having their first professional auditions in their chosen career of theatre.

Vincent J. Cardinal Videos

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Clips of GYPSY - Leslie Uggams, Michael James Leslie & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2014

Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams is Rose, in GYPSY: A MUSICAL FABLE at Connecticut Repertory Theatre onstage July 10-20 at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. Tickets and information at 860-486-2113. Check out a first look at highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of CRT's GYPSY with Michael James Leslie and Leslie Uggams
by Stage Tube - Jul 9, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre's GYPSY, starring Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams as 'Rose', runs July 10-20 at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. Click below to watch a behind-the-scenes interview with Michael James Leslie (Broadway's The Wiz and Little Shop of Horrors), who plays 'Pop', along with scenes from the show!

STAGE TUBE: Inside Rehearsal for CT Rep's GYPSY with Leslie Uggams, Director Vincent J. Cardinal & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 7, 2014

Below, check out a behind the scenes look inside rehearsal for GYPSY, starring Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams as Rose, at Connecticut Repertory Theatre! The production runs July 10-20 at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113.

STAGE TUBE: Tony Winner Leslie Uggams on Joining Show Business, Leading Connecticut Rep's GYPSY & More
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2014

In April 2014, Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal announced that Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Leslie Uggamswould be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) production of GYPSY: A Musical Fable, running July 10-20. Uggams, who will be the first African American actress to play the iconic role, recently visited local news station WFSB, and opened up about joining show business at a young age, the production, and more. Check out her interview below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Pat Sajak and Joe Moore in CRT's THE ODD COUPLE
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2012

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) presents a revival of Neil Simon's 1965 comedy classic THE ODD COUPLE starring Wheel of Fortune's Pat Sajak and veteran TV news anchorman Joe Moore -- real life friends since their tour of duty in Vietnam. Performances began June 21 at The Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, directed by Vincent J. Cardinal. The show runs through July 7. Watch a video with highlights from the show below!


Vincent J. Cardinal Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Vincent J. Cardinal written?
Vincent J. Cardinal has written 1 shows including The Colorado Catechism (Playwright).