This site introduces the work of Gary John La Rosa, a professional (SDC) theatrical director/choreographer. As you navigate around, you will find a host of information including a bio, resume, references, excerpts from reference letters, reviews and a gallery of production shots.
Gary John is equally a director and choreographer and happily works as either or both. His endeavors have taken him to four continents where he has worked in all types of venues, from indoor to outdoor, including proscenium, thrust, and in the round. His training took place in numerous NYC studios and he earned a degree in theatre and dance from UCLA. He brings over 25 years of professional work experience to the table.
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“La Rosa has delivered one excellent show after another in the last several seasons.”
Bill Van Sant – Essex Journal
RAISING THE ROOF
A Gala Evening of Celebration!
June 9, 2014 – Town Hall, NYC
Gary John, Chita Rivera and Erik Liberman
(Photo Credit: Jessica Fallon Gordon)
Topol, two-time Golden Globe-winner and Tony- and Oscar-nominated star and Grammy Award-winner Joshua Bell, one of the world's most celebrated violinists joined the LARGEST-EVER reunion of original Broadway, revival, and film stars to honor Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winner Sheldon Harnick on his 90th Birthday and The National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene's Centennial year! Gary John co-directed and conceived this historic evening which included special appearances by Karen Ziemba, Andrea Martin, Jerry Zaks, Pia Zadora and Jackie Hoffman.
Anatevka Alums Make a Joyful Noise for Fiddler at 50
June 10, 2014
WINNER! BroadwayWorld.com Regional Awards
January 2013 – Gary John won not one – but two awards! His production of Fiddler on the Roof at Barrington Stage Company (starring Brad Oscar) was nominated in five categories and Gary John won both Best Direction – Large Theatre and Best Choreography – Large Theatre.
WINNER! 2012 Ostrander Awards
August 2012 – Gary John won the Ostrander Award for Best Direction of a Musical for his production of next to normal at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN.
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