(Direction and Musical Staging) is the adaptor/director ofSHAKESPEARE’S R&J, which ran for a year Off-Broadway, becoming the longest running version of Romeo and Juliet in New York history, and earning him a Lortel Award. He also directed the play’s award-winning premieres in Chicago, DC, London and Tokyo. He’s previously worked with THE BURNT PART BOYS writers Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen directing their song cycle FUGITIVE SONGS (Drama Desk nomination, Best Musical Revue). Additional New York credits include FLOYD AND CLEA UNDER THE WESTERN SKY (Playwrights Horizons), BOY(Primary Stages), …IN THE ABSENCE OF SPRING…(Second Stage), BURY THE DEAD (Transport Group) and SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL. He’s earned four Helen Hayes Awards for Best Director (ASSASSINS, URINETOWN, NIJINSKY’S LAST DANCE and SIDE SHOW, all at Signature Theatre).