NICK CORLEY (Director/Writer/Actor)
This January Nick will make his West End directing debut with Woody Sez at London’s Arts Theatre. He directed The History Of War for the New York Musical Theatre Festival this fall and recently spent a year as the artistic director of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma where he directed Sweeney Todd (starring Jeff McCarthy and Emily Skinner) The Music Man, The Who’s Tommy, Woody Sez (also co-author), and Steel Magnolias. Nick has directed many world premieres including Woody Sez for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and European Festival tour; the off-Broadway productions of Tall Grass, Flight (Callaway Award Nomination), and Fables In Slang; and the NY productions of Tim and Scrooge (NYMF and Queens Theatre in the Park), The Overcoat (Fringe Festival), and Tallboy Walkin’. His regional premieres include The Civil War (co-directed with Gregory Boyd at Houston’s Alley Theatre), A Young Lady of Fashion (Fulton Opera House - also co-author) and Eliot Ness... in Cleveland (Denver Theatre Centre - also a co-author). Other directing credits include The Bomb-itty of Errors (Adirondack Theater Festival and St. Louis Rep.), Mother Russia (Carnegie Hall), The Little Foxes (Fulton Opera House), and The Robber Bridegroom, Man of La Mancha, Bat Boy, and Lucky Stiff all for The Commons Group in Vermont. Workshop presentations include The Ghost Brothers of Darkland Country by Stephen King and John Mellencamp. He has directed over 100 workshops and readings, many of them for NYU’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program. Nick’s appearances as a performer include Broadway (Mary Poppins, A Christmas Carol, She Loves Me), off-Broadway, regional theatre, film (Kissing Jessica Stein), recordings, and television.

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