paul stancato

Director / Choreographer Resume

Curriculum Vitae

Paul Stancato is a creative show director and choreographer who works in theatre, film and television.

Recent credits include Urinetown, Into the Woods, Disney's The Little Mermaid and Aida (BroadwayWorld nomination, Best Director & Best Choreographer) Paul directed and choreographed the Off-Broadway hit, Friends the Musical Parody, Off- Broadway (NYC), Las Vegas (The D Hotel) and now will going on tour throughout the world in 2020.

He directed and choreographed the 2015-'16 National Tour of
Flashdance the Musical, & the 2014-'15 National Tour of Jekyll and Hyde.

From 2012-2014, he served as the Artistic Director for Franco Dragone's The House of Dancing Water in Macau, China.

He was the Resident Director for the National Tour of Disney's The Lion King, 2006-2010 (2008 Helen Hayes nomination for Best Touring Musical).

He directed the First National Tour of The Wedding Singer and was also Assistant Choreographer for the Broadway production (Tony nomination for Best Musical and Best Choreography).

Select directing/choreographing credits include: Long Days Journey Into Night, Collected Stories, On Golden Pond (Palm Beach Drama Works, FL), Powerhouse (Ohio Theatre, NYC), Plaid Tidings (Flatrock Playhouse), Jekyll & Hyde, Hairspray and Sound of Music (John W. Engeman Theater, NY), Trav'lin the Musical (Seven Angels, CT.- IRNE Award-Best Ensemble nomination) The Cobalteans (NYMF-which earned 7 Nominations for the 2015 New York Musical Theater Festival including Best Direction.

ICON (NYMF starring Donna McKechnie & Tony Sheldon), Einstein's Dreams (Best Direction Award New York Fringe Festival), Greenwood (NYMF starring Andrea McArdle).

He conceived and co-wrote ROCKSHOW, an interactive performance piece, which ran Off-Broadway at Club El Flamingo.

He has developed new works with The Public (Joe's Pub), Drama League, Ars Nova, 5th Avenue, The Zipper Theater, and Universal Studios.

Performance credits include Blue Man Group (Blue Man) and De La
(original New York cast member/Captain).

Awards/Fellowships: Mike Okrent Fellow (nominee), Society of Directors Observer Fellow (award), University of Florida Outstanding Alumnus Award, Drama League member, and a Lincoln Center Director's Lab member.

Paul is the Artistic Director for Timber Lake Playhouse in Mt Carroll, IL.