Part 1: This two-time Tony nominated writer and director is a recipient of Golden Globe, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and London Evening Standard Awards, as well as two OBIE and Lucile Lortel Awards.
His Broadway directing credits alone include Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Oh Hello! On Broadway, Rocky, Peter and the Starcatcher, and of course Beetlejuice which was recently nominated for 8 Tony Awards this past 2019 season. He is even a co-creator of the Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle which won the 2016 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series.
Growing up in New York City, he created his own public access sketch comedy show at age 12, he moved on to sell a video short to PBS by age 15 and directed his first show at age 19. He graduated manda cum laude from Yale (with a focus in Polish cinema!). This conversation covers his two currently running shows on Broadway, Beetlejuice and Moulin Rouge, the development process for both, how Baz Lurman approached HIM to do Moulin Rouge, how Beetlejuice was retooled after some mixed reviews in the DC out of town tryout, and oh so much more.
Interview content begins at [2:20].
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