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Rob Ruggiero
Director
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Hartford, CT



www.robruggiero.com
Agent: Penny Luedtke
The Luedtke Agency
1674 Broadway, Suite 7A
New York, NY 10019
212.765.9564
 
 
Broadway
  HIGH (with Kathleen Turner) Booth Theater
  LOOPED (with Valerie Harper in a Tony nominated performance.) Lyceum Theater
     
Off-Broadway
  MAKE ME A SONG (London Production)
The Music of William Finn
Conceived by Rob Ruggiero
New Players Theater
  MAKE ME A SONG
The Music of William Finn
Conceived and Directed by Rob Ruggiero
(Drama Desk Award Nominee for "Outstanding Revue" and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee for "Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical")
New World Stages
  ALL UNDER HEAVEN
(with Valerie Harper)
Century Theater
   
   
Tours
  LOOPED (staring Stephanie Powers) First National Tour
  HIGH (with Kathleen Turner) First National Tour
  ELLA First National Tour
  ALL UNDER HEAVEN
(with Valerie Harper)
Florida Theaters
The Ivar, LA
Queens Theater in the Park
Helen Hayes Theatre
White Plains Performing Arts Center
  ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS (National) TheatreworksUSA
   
Regional Plays
  I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI World Premiere at TheaterWorks, Hartford; George St. Playhouse; Asolo Repertory Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
  THE OTHER PLACE Repertory Theater of St. Louis; TheaterWorks, Hartford
  CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS (World Premiere) TheaterWorks, Hartford
  TIME STANDS STILL TheaterWorks, Hartford
  OTHER DESERT CITIES Pittsburgh Public Theater
  THE MOUNTAIN TOP TheaterWorks, Hartford
  THE SANTALAND DIARIES TheaterWorks, Hartford
  VENUS IN FUR TheaterWorks, Hartford
  I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI World Premiere at TheaterWorks, Hartford
  TIGERS BE STILL Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
  THE UNDERSTUDY Theaterworks, Hartford
  HIGH (with Kathleen Turner, World Premiere) TheaterWorks, Hartford
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Repertory Theater of St. Louis
  SHAKESPEARE'S R&J TheaterWorks, Hartford
  LOOPED (with Valerie Harper and Jay Goede) Arena Stage
  LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
  DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE TheaterWorks, Hartford
  LOOPED (with Valerie Harper and Chad Allen) Cuillo Center for the Arts
  THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED (with Chad Allen) (Winner of 5 Kevin Kline Awards, including "Outstanding Director" of a Play and "Outstanding Production of a Play") Repertory Theater of St. Louis
  NO CHILD... TheaterWorks, Hartford
  LOOPED (with Valerie Harper and Chad Allen) World Premiere at Pasadena Playhouse
  RABBIT HOLE TheaterWorks, Hartford
  RABBIT HOLE Pittsburgh Public Theater
  THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED (with Chad Allen) TheaterWorks, Hartford
  DRIVING MISS DAISY (with Rosemary Prinz) TheaterWorks, Hartford
  TAKE ME OUT TheaterWorks, Hartford
  TAKE ME OUT
(*Winner of 4 2005 KEVIN KLINE AWARDS, including “Best Play” and “Best Director of a Play”)
Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
  THE EXONERATED
(*Winner of Connecticut Critics Award “Best Ensemble”)
TheaterWorks, Hartford
  KIMBERLY AKIMBO
(with Rosemary Prinz)
TheaterWorks, Hartford
  ANNA IN THE TROPICS Pittsburgh Public Theater
  WONDER OF THE WORLD Barrington Stage Company
  TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE TheaterWorks, Hartford
  THE GOAT TheaterWorks, Hartford
  THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES Pittsburgh Public Theater
  THE DAZZLE TheaterWorks, Hartford
  LOBBY HERO TheaterWorks, Hartford
Barrington Stage Company
Pittsburgh Public Theater
  FOUR
(*Hartford Courant's "Best Shows of the Decade.")
TheaterWorks, Hartford
  DINNER WITH FRIENDS TheaterWorks, Hartford
  THE CREDEAUX CANVAS TheaterWorks, Hartford
  THREE DAYS OF RAIN TheaterWorks, Hartford
  THE LARAMIE PROJECT
(*Winner of two Connecticut Critics Circle Awards “Best Director of a Play” and “Best Ensemble”; Hartford Courant's "Best Shows of the Decade.")
TheaterWorks, Hartford
  THE LONESOME WEST TheaterWorks, Hartford
  SNAKEBIT TheaterWorks, Hartford
  THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE TheaterWorks, Hartford
  HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE TheaterWorks, Hartford
  THREE TALL WOMEN TheaterWorks, Hartford
  FULL GALLOP
(with Tovah Feldshuh)
TheaterWorks, Hartford
  ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION Barrington Stage Company
  LOVE LETTERS TheaterWorks, Hartford
  CLOUD TECTONICS TheaterWorks, Hartford
  MOLLY SWEENEY TheaterWorks, Hartford
  THE DRAGON & THE PEARL
(with Valerie Harper)
TheaterWorks, Hartford
Hasty Pudding, Cambridge
  VALLEY SONG TheaterWorks, Hartford
Barrington Stage Company
Emelin Theater
  THE GOLDEN AGE
(with Elizabeth Franz)
TheaterWorks, Hartford
  THREE VIEWINGS
(with Rosemary Prinz and John Fiedler)
TheaterWorks, Hartford
Barrington Stage Company
The Orpheum
  A PERFRECT GANESH
(with Rosemary Prinz and Dolores Sutton)
TheaterWorks, Hartford
  'NIGHT, MOTHER TheaterWorks, Hartford
  FOUR DOGS AND A BONE TheaterWorks, Hartford
  A CHRISTMAS CAROL Great Lakes Theater Festival
  THE SWAN TheaterWorks, Hartford
  THE LAST YANKEE Great Lakes Theater Festival
  PATIENT A TheaterWorks, Hartford
  FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIRE de LUNE TheaterWorks, Hartford
  IMAGINING BRAD TheaterWorks, Hartford
     
Regional Musicals / Musical Plays
  SOUTH PACIFIC Asolo Repertory Theater (Fall 2014)
  FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Goodspeed Musicals (Summer 2014)
  HELLO DOLLY The Muny (Summer 2014)
  SOUTH PACIFIC Paper Mill Playhouse
  THE MOST HAPPY FELLA Goodspeed Musicals
  SOUTH PACIFIC The MUNY
  THE KING & I The MUNY
  CAROUSEL Goodspeed Musicals
  SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
 

SHOW BOAT
(Named as "Best Musical Revival" nationwide in 2011, Wall Street Journal)
(Best Musical and Directing Award, Connecticut Critics Circle Award, 2011-12)

Goodspeed Musicals; Asolo Repertory Theater
  ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Goodspeed Musicals
  CAMELOT Goodspeed Musicals
  BIG RIVER Goodspeed Musicals
  1776 (*Winner of four Connecticut Critic Circle Awards including "Best Director of a Musical") Goodspeed Musicals
  ELLA
Book by Jeffrey Hatcher Conceived by Rob Ruggiero and Dyke Garrison
(*Winner of three Joseph Jefferson Awards including "Outstanding Director - Revue"; Winner of 3 Kevin Kline Awards, including "Outstanding Director of a Musical")

Actors Theater of Louisville
Arena Stage
Arizona Theatre Company
Asolo Repertory Theatre
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Cleveland Playhouse
Dallas Theater Center
Florida Stage
Geva Theater
Guthrie Theater
Hartford Stage
Laguna Playhouse
Long Wharf Theater
Northlight Theater
Pittsburgh Public Theater
Repertory Theater of St. Louis
Riverside Theater
San Diego Repertory Theater
San Jose Repertory Theatre
Virginia Stage

  URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL
(*Winner of seven 2006 Kevin Kline Awards, including “Best Musical” and “Best Director of a Musical”)
Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
 

MAKE ME A SONG: THE MUSIC OF WILLIAM FINN
(World Premiere)
Conceived and Directed by Rob Ruggiero
(*Winner, 2007 Connecticut Critics Circle Award, "Best Director of a Musical")

TheaterWorks, Hartford
  ELLA-OFF THE RECORD
(World Premiere)
TheaterWorks, Hartford
  ELEGIES
Barrington Stage Company
  THE MUSIC MAN The MUNY
  SWEET CHARITY Barrington Stage Company
  THE LAST 5 YEARS TheaterWorks, Hartford
  FALSETTOS Barrington Stage Company
  NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY Barrington Stage Company
TheaterWorks, Hartford
  WHEN PIG'S FLY
(Boston Premiere)
Lyric Stage
  SPUNK Barrington Stage Company
  GODSPELL The Orpheum
  GOBLIN MARKET TheaterWorks, Hartford
The Orpheum
  LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL TheaterWorks,Hartford
Barrington Stage Company
The Orpheum
National Black Arts Festival
Merrimack Rep Theater
Peterborough Players
American Stage Festival
Stoneham Theatre
     
Concert Drama
  SISTER MENDELSSOHN
(with Tovah Felshuh)
Chamber Music Plus
DAUGHTER SCHUMANN
(with Sharon Gless)
Chamber Music Plus
MESMERIC MOZART
(with Ron Liebman and Jessica Walter)
Chamber Music Plus
CONFIDENTIALLY CHAIKOVSKI
(with Harvey Fierstein and Rosemary Prinz)
Chamber Music Plus
COPLAND AND ME
(with Philip Bosco)
Chamber Music Plus
SISTER MOZART
(with Hayley Mills)
Chamber Music Plus
   
Guest Directing at Universities
  A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE North Carolina School of the Arts
CRAZY FOR YOU Hartt School, Univ. of Hartford
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Hartt School, Univ. of Hartford
THE LARAMIE PROJECT Hartt School, Univ. of Hartford
RAGTIME Hartt School, Univ. of Hartford
WEST SIDE STORY Hartt School, Univ. of Hartford
VANITIES North Carolina School of the Arts
WORKING North Carolina School of the Arts
GOOD North Carolina School of the Arts
Shaw's MAN OF DESTINY North Carolina School of the Arts
BLOOD RELATIONS Cleveland State University
 
 
   
 
 
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