Gordon Greenberg - Director
Gordon Greenberg is a director and writer living in New York and, occasionally, Los Angeles.
He directed the Drama Desk Award winning New York revival of Studs Terkel'sWorking at 59 E 59, developed and revised with Stephen Schwartz and Lin Manuel Miranda. It had an extended engagement at the Broadway Playhouse for Broadway in Chicago (Jeff Award nom, Best Adaptation), after productions at The Old Globe in San Diego and the Asolo Theatre. He directed the acclaimed New York revival of Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well…(Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Award noms).
Current projects include directing the 60th Anniversary UK revival of Guys & Dolls(Chichester Festival Theatre), writing Scramble Band, an original movie for the Disney Channel, The Single Girls Guide - Book Writer, Dallas Theatre Center, adapting and directing Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn and The Secret of My Success for Universal Pictures, directing the stage adaptation of Tangled for Disney, a new musical with the band Fun. for producer Jeffrey Seller, and creating a new music theatre program for The New Group.
Recent credits include Johnny Baseball for Williamstown Theatre Festival, Rags for Roundabout Theatre Company (workshop), Stars of David for Daryl Roth Productions,Pirates! Or Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder’d (created with Nell Benjamin, Huntington Theatre in Boston, Goodspeed Musicals, Paper Mill Playhouse), the new production ofYentl (score by Jill Sobule, Asolo Repertory Theatre), the new national tour of Guys & Dolls, West Side Story at the St. Louis MUNY, and Band Geeks! (recipient of NEA and NAMT grants for production at Goodspeed Musicals), which he co-wrote and directed.
He directed Disney’s Believe (created with Kirsten Childs – Disney Creative Entertainment) and the Disney Fantasy Christening (with Neil Patrick Harris & Jerry Seinfeld), The Baker's Wife (revised and reworked with Joe Stein and Stephen Schwartz for Goodspeed Musicals and Paper Mill Playhouse), It’s A Wonderful Life(Bucks County Playhouse), 1776 (Paper Mill Playhouse), the Lortel nominated best Off-Broadway musical 2010 We The People (Theatreworks USA, Lortel Theatre), 33 Variations (Capital Repertory Theatre), Floyd Collins (Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA), Happy Days, a new musical (First National Tour, Bob Boyett Theatricals; Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Musicals), Arts & Crafts with Sandra Bernhart and Justin Vivian Bond at Joe’s Pub, Vanities, a new musical (Theatreworks Palo Alto - winner, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Award for Best Musical Production), Theory of Three (by Alexandra Cunningham, NY Stage & Film), Citizens Band: The Panic Is On (Spiegeltent, NY), O. Henry’s Lovers (Goodspeed Musicals), Cam Jansen (by Larry O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin, Lambs Theatre), the National Tour of Peter Pan (Big League), The Broadway Festival at the New Amsterdam Theatre, The Broadway Divas tours of the U.S., Canada and Brazil and numerous television commercials.
Born in Texas and raised in New York, Greenberg performed in his first Broadway show at age 12. He attended Stanford University and NYU Film School before joining J. Walter Thompson Worldwide for a stint as a producer/director of commercials. He then moved back into theatre -- first performing on Broadway and on television and soon directing and writing. He was a curator for Ars Nova and Artistic Producer at Musical Theatre Works, where he created the writers development program and the new voices workshop series. He is also deeply involved in arts education and is Co-Director of The Broadway Teaching Group, Broadway’s largest education program, comprised ofBroadway Teachers Workshop, Broadway Student Summit and the Broadway Online Learning Center - all in conjunction with Music Theatre International.
He is a member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, The Writers Guild of America and the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab.