SELECTED CREDITS
RESUME

BROADWAY

 
RAISING THE ROOF – a gala celebrating the 50th Anniversary of “Fiddler on the Roof” with Topol, Joshua Bell, Andrea Martin, Sheldon Harnick, Chita Rivera, Karen Ziemba, Fyvush Finkel, Jackie Hoffman, Jerry Zaks, Austin Pendleton, Pia Zadora, Jeffrey Lyons, Hal Prince, more than two dozen members of the Original Broadway and the 1971 Motion Picture casts, and an ensemble of 50 additional Fiddler alumni.

NATIONAL TOURS

 
FOOTLOOSE – The 10th Anniversary Tour
BEEHIVE – THE 60’S MUSICAL!
CADDIE WOODLAWN
Prather Entertainment Group
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ArtsPower National Touring Theatre

OFF-BROADWAY

 
PINS AND NEEDLES (w/ Karen Mason & Jim Walton)
MARRY ME A LITTLE (w/ Sally Mayes & Brent Barrett)
ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE (MD: Phil Hall)
BLESSINGS OF THE DAY (“Fresh Ink” Series)
CARNIVAL
IN MY DREAM...
Jewish Repertory Theatre, NYC
Queens Theatre in the Park, NYC
Triad/Laurie Beechman/Zipper Theatres, NYC
Primary Stages, NYC
St. Bart’s Playhouse, NYC
Vortex Theatre Company, NYC

OPERA

 
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
opera a cappella (Ching; World Premiere)
Opera Memphis, TN

REGIONAL

 

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (w/ Brad Oscar)
ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE (5 prods.) (w/ Sally Struthers)
THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA (Eight Ostrander Award nominations including Outstanding Direction)
LES MISERABLES (Eleven Ostrander Award nominations including Outstanding Direction)
next to normal (Ostrander Award: Best Direction)
THE FULL MONTY (3 AriZoni Award nominations)
ROMANCE / ROMANCE
GREASE (2 prods.)
SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ (2 prods.)
I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE (3 prods.)
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
THE KING AND I  (5 prods.)
1940 SWING! (Robby Award nomination)

Barrington Stage Company, MA
Virginia Musical Theatre, VA
Playhouse on the Square, TN

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Phoenix Theatre, AZ
Fulton Opera House, Lancaster, PA
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Foothills Theatre, Worcester, MA
Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Portsmouth, NH
Albuquerque Civic Light Opera, NM
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CAST Theatre, Hollywood, CA

STOCK

 
THE SOUND OF MUSIC (w/ Rex Smith)
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (w/ Lewis J. Stadlen)
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PETER PAN (3 prods.)(w/ Robert Westenberg)
FOOTLOOSE (w/ John Herrera)
HAIRSPRAY (w/ Paul Vogt)
AIDA (w/ Adrian Zmed)
WEST SIDE STORY
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
ANNIE (3 prods.) (w/ Beth Leavel)
OLIVER! (2 prods.)
ANNIE WARBUCKS (4 prods.)
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (2 Perry Award noms)
DRIVING MISS DAISY
PRELUDE TO A KISS

Ogunquit Playhouse, ME
Kansas City Starlight/St. Louis MUNY
WV Public Theatre
Maine State Music Theatre, Brunswick, ME
The MUNY, St. Louis, MO
Sacramento Music Circus, Sacramento, CA
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Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven, NJ
Hampton Playhouse, Hampton, NH
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Bristol Valley Theater, Naples, NY
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DINNER THEATRE

 
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (3 prods.)
      (Connecticut Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Direction)
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (w/ Mike Burstyn)
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (w/ Tom Urich)
Downtown Cabaret Theatre, Bridgeport, CT

Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford, NY
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INDUSTRIALS

 
CHOICE HOTELS – “Momentum 2016” (w/ Matthew Morrison) – Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas; INTEL - “360” – Anaheim Convention Center; ALCON SURGICAL – Renaissance Orlando SeaWorld; EMD SERONO: “All In” - Hyatt Coconut Point, FL; CHOICE HOTELS: “Break Through - 2015” – Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas; CHOICE HOTELS: "The Power of Performance" (w/ Jay Leno & Ronan Tynan) – LA Convention Center, CA; SAM’S CLUB: "One Member at a Time" (w/ Martina McBride & Jerry Seinfeld) – KC Convention Center, MO; SAM’S CLUB: "Savings Made Simple" – (w/Charlie Daniels) Dallas Convention Center, TX; WAL~MART: Winter Meeting (w/ Blue Man Group) – KC Convention Center, MO; ABBOTT: "Accelerate to Win BIG!" – Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA; ALCON: "Once-A-Day, Pataday" – Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, AZ; BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO: "Strike Up The Brand" – Opryland Resort, TN; CANON: “The Power of an Image” – CES, Las Vegas Convention Center, NV; DUNKIN’ DONUTS: "The Power in Store" – New Orleans Convention Center, LA; GOODYEAR TIRES: 2010 Dealer Conference – Gaylord Palms Resort, Kissimmee, FL; GUINNESS USA: "Pour It On!" – Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX; SAMSUNG DIGITall: Everyone’s Invited – CES, Las Vegas Convention Center, NV; SILPADA 2012: "Keep the Party Going!" – KC Convention Center, MO; TGI FRIDAY’S: Annual Meeting – Palazzo, Las Vegas, NV; CHOICE HOTELS: "Ignite the Future" (w/ Jason Alexander) – Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas; NCR CENTURY POINT CLUB, Sorrento, Italy; ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES: Partner Conference – El Conquistador Resort, San Juan, PR; ESSILOR – “Improving Lives by Improving Sight” – The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO; SHAW FLOORS – “Connect 2017” - Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, FL; NCR – “Connected Experience” - Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center Transitions Academy – “My Light” - Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort, Orlando, FL; ABBOTT POC – “Unstoppable!” - Green Valley Ranch Resort, Las Vegas, NV; TRUE VALUE – Annual Meeting - Anaheim Convention Center, CA; CHOICE HOTELS – 2017 Annual Meeting - Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, NV

UNIVERSITY (as Guest Director / Multiple productions / Guest Speaker)

 
Adjunct Professor – Montclair State University, NJ; New York University; University of Pennsylvania; Hofstra University, NY; University of New Mexico; SUNY Buffalo, NY; Cerro Coso College, CA; University of Findlay, OH; California University of PA; University of Tulsa, OK; Coastal Carolina University, SC; University of Memphis, TN

TRAINING

 
DEGREE: BA Theatre/Dance – UCLA (Clifton Webb Award) ACTING: Michael Beckett, Edward Morehouse
MUSICAL COMEDY: Edward Greenberg CHOREOGRAPHY: Carol Scothorn
DANCE: Istvan Robovsky, Mia Slavenska, Peggy Ryan, Lynn Dally,
          Tanya Everett, Eddie Zawacki, Rich Rizzo, David Storey
 
   

AWARDS/NOMINATIONS

 

next to normal – Playhouse on the Square
(Ostrander Award: Best Direction of a Musical)

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
(Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Award)

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
(Eight Ostrander Award Nominations)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF – Maine State Music Theatre
(BroadwayWorld.com Award: Best Dance Performance)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF – Barrington Stage Company
(BroadwayWorld.com Award: Best Direction of a Musical – Large Theatre; Best Choreography of a Musical – Large Theatre)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF – The MUNY
(Kevin Kline Award nomination – Best Director; Judy Award: Best Production of a Musical)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF – Playhouse on the Square
(Ostrander Award nominations: Outstanding Direction / Outstanding Choreography / Outstanding Production of a Musical)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF – Stages St. Louis
(St. Louis Circle Award Nomination – Outstanding Choreographer)

THE FULL MONTY
(ariZoni Award nominations: Outstanding Direction / Outstanding Choreography / Outstanding Production of a Musical)

LES MISERABLES
(Eleven Ostrander Award nominations including Outstanding Direction)

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED… FORUM
(Perry Award nomination: Outstanding Direction)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
(Connecticut Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Direction; Connecticut Critics Circle Award nominations: Outstanding Choreography / Outstanding Musical Production)

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
(2 Perry Award nominations: Outstanding Direction; Outstanding Choreography / 3 Productions)

HELLO, DOLLY!
(Phoenix Award: Outstanding Choreographer)

MY FAIR LADY
(2 ACT Award nominations: Outstanding Direction; Outstanding Choreography)

1940 SWING!
(Robby Award nomination: Outstanding Choreography)

SEUSSICAL
(Ostrander Award nominations: Outstanding Direction / Outstanding Production of a Musical)

THE ANDREWS BROTHERS
(BroadwayWorld.com Awards nomination: Best Direction of a Musical)

SKILLS / OTHER

Extensive experience with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (productions nationally / internationally) recreating Jerome Robbins choreography.

Speak French; Teaching experience (acting and audition seminars and workshops / dance classes);
Work well with students and children; Valid passport and driver’s license. Though I no longer perform, I have nearly 15+ years of additional professional performing experience, including Broadway, National and International tours. Reviews, References, Video clips and Performance Resume available on request.

 

 

“Gary John La Rosa has staged this work with tender loving care and has turned choreography into sheer poetry.”

Michael Kaabe – atlanticville