Jeff Calhoun

Director

Jeff Calhoun is an International, Tony Award Nominated Director, Choreographer, and Producer. He currently resides in New York City with his husband, Michael. In addition to the performing arts, Jeff is proud to be an Associate Artist at the Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Covenant House International, a non-for-profit helping homeless youth in thirty-one cities across six countries.

Theatre includes: Jekyll and Hyde (Marquis Theatre, Broadway and US National Tour); Disney’s Newsies: The Musical (Paper Mill Playhouse and Nederlander Theater, Broadway); High School Musical: On Stage (US National Tour, UK Tour, Europe, Australia); Disney’s High School Musical 2: On Stage (UK Tour); 9 to 5: The Musical (US National Tour, UK Tour); Bonnie and Clyde (La Jolla Playhouse, Asolo Repertory Theatre, and Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, Broadway); Grey Gardens (Walter Kerr Theatre, Broadway); Brooklyn: The Musical (Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, Broadway); Big River (American Airlines Theatre, Broadway); Bells Are Ringing (Plymouth Theatre, Broadway); Annie Get Your Gun (Marquis Theatre, Broadway); Grease (Eugene O’Neill Theatre, Broadway); The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public (Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, Broadway); Tommy Tune Tonite! (Gershwin Theatre, Broadway); The Will Rogers Follies (Palace Theatre, Broadway) Emma (The Old Globe); Sleeping Beauty Wakes (Deaf West Theatre) and Oliver! (Deaf West Theatre).

Awards include: Tony Honor Award for Excellence in Theatre, Ovation and L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards for Direction and Choreography, Los Angeles Weekly Theatre Award for Best Director of a Musical, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Director, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Choreographer and Backstage West Garland Award for Best Director all for Big River (American Airlines Theatre, Broadway); San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Director of a Musical, San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Musical all for Bonnie & Clyde (Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, Broadway); Ovation Award for World Premiere Musical for Sleeping Beauty Wakes (Kirk Douglas Theatre) as well as the Ovation Award for Best Director of a Musical and Ovation Award for Best Musical for Oliver! (Deaf West Theatre).

Nominations include: Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical, Tony Award for Best Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical and Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Musical all for Disney’s Newsies: The Musical (Nederlander Theatre); Drama League Award for Distinguished Production of a Musical and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical both for Bonnie & Clyde (Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre); Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical, Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Director, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical all for Big River (American Airlines Theatre); Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Musical for Bonnie and Clyde (Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre); Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Direction of a Musical for Emma (Old Globe) and Tony Award for Best Choreography for Grease (Eugene O’Neill Theatre).

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