#197 JERRY ZAKS, Director

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SHOWS: Hello, Dolly, Guys and Dolls, The Music Man

Today’s podcast is a master class in the art of direction and your instructor is none other than 4 time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, whose onstage credits include Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, Once in a Lifetime, and Tintypes, and most importantly, directing credits that include: The House of Blue Leaves, Anything Goes, Six Degrees of Separation, Guys and Dolls, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Lend Me A Tenor, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Sister Act, Hello, Dolly, and the upcoming Mrs. Doubtfire and The Music Man.

Jerry pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how a romantic date led to the wonderful world of musical theatre, what are his cardinal rules of directing, and why playing the positive is the greatest note a director can give.

Also, Jerry shines the spotlight on Nathan Lane, Neil Simon, and Zero Mostel! !

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