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Artistic Director

Eric Schaeffer


Eric Schaeffer (Artistic Director) SIGNATURE: Co-founder and artistic director; The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Hairspray, Sunset Boulevard, Chess, Sweeney Todd, Show Boat, First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb, 21/24: The Hollow, Les Misérables, ACE, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Glory Days, The Witches of Eastwick, Saving Aimee, Into the Woods, My Fair Lady, Nevermore, The Highest Yellow, One Red Flower, Allegro, Twentieth Century, 110 in the Shade, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Gospel According to Fishman, Grand Hotel, The Rhythm Club, Over & Over, The Fix, Working, The Rink, Cabaret, First Lady Suite, Wings, Poor Superman, Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, and Sondheim musicals Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George (Arena Stage coproduction), Passion, Into the Woods, Company, Assassins, Sweeney Todd, Follies, and Pacific Overtures. BROADWAY: Follies, Million Dollar Quartet, Glory Days, Putting It Together. NATIONAL TOURS: Million Dollar Quartet, big, BarbieLive in Fairytopia™. OFF-BROADWAY: Sweet Adeline (City Center Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert), Under the Bridge. LONDON: Noel Coward Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet; Royal Drury Lane & Prince of Wales Theatres: The Witches of Eastwick. DC AREA: Ford’s Theatre: Meet John Doe; Kennedy Center: First You Dream, Follies starring Bernadette Peters, Mame starring Christine Baranski, Sondheim Celebration (artistic director), Passion, Sunday in the Park with George. NEW YORK: Avery Fisher Hall: Sondheim Concert. REGIONAL: Goodman: Million Dollar Quartet; Apollo Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet; Mark Taper Forum: Putting It Together (w/ Carol Burnett); Chicago: Elmer Gantry; Los Angeles: Disney’s Snow White. TRAINING: Honorary Doctorate/Humane Letters, BFA – Kutztown University; extended studies, Crewe and Alsager College of Visual Arts, Crewe, England. AWARDS: 2002 Washingtonian of the Year, six Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Direction, six Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Musical, 2007 Arts Founder Award.