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(E) Tony Stimac
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  05/30/2002 | People | Unrated
(E) Tony Stimac

TONY ŠTIMAC

Tony Štimac
Executive Producer

Founder/ExecutiveProducer
Helen HayesTheatre Company  

 


          

          1 Tappan Zee Terrace           

Nyack,NY 10960

(845)-353-7595 

tony@hhtco.org

6/02-6/95

Producedthe first 7 seasons at the HHTC. Responsible for supervising all aspects of a$3.2 million nonprofit theatre company, including play selection, fundraising,budget, and staffing. In its first 7 years, the HHTC produced 46 mainstageproductions, and presented 450 special events, concerts, dance events,children’s shows and Youth Theatre events. Artists who appeared at the theatreinclude: Julie Harris, Elaine Stritch, Bea Arthur, Gwen Verdon, Jean Stapleton,Pat Carroll, Jackie Mason, Marvin Hamlisch, Charles Strouse, Jason Robert Brown,Rupert Holmes, Kathie Lee Gifford to name just a few.

Founder/Executive Director

Musical Theatre Works

5/95-1/83

Musicaltheatre Works was devoted exclusively to developing new musicals and new writersfor the musical theatre. Responsible for supervising all aspects of a $1.4million nonprofit theatre company, including play selection, fundraising,budget, and staffing.  In addition,MTW operated the largest rehearsal facility in Manhattan and was one of NYU’sStudios for 5 years.

Producedand developed 51 productions and 275 staged readings of new musicals. Produced work by John Kander, Fred Ebb, Terrence McNally, Sheldon Harnick,Charles Strouse, Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt, and George Abbott, as well as a hostof new writers. 

Oneof MTW’s development efforts went on to Broadway (Starmites), three to off-Broadway including Ruthless (the winner of the 92/93 Outer Critics Circle Award forBest off-Broadway Musical), and twelveto regional theatres across the country, including Sisterella which went on to the Pasadena Playhouse, and Europe.

ProducingDirector

John Drew Theatre East Hampton

9/82-7/76

Producedand presented over 700 events in six years with some of the foremost artists inthe American Theatre, including Gwen Verdon, Geraldine Page, James Coco, CliffRobertson, Chita Rivera, Eartha Kitt, Ann Reinking, Irene Worth, Eli Wallach,and Anne Jackson. In addition to theatre events, responsibilities includedpresenting concerts, dance events, film series and film festivals, children’stheatre, chamber music and benefits. (List Available on request)

Writer/Director

Off-Broadway

9/75-7/72

Wrotethe book for, and directed, four musicals which appeared off-Broadway, two ofwhich are published by Samuel French. Twice nominated for Drama Desk Awards forBest Director and in 1993 won the Outer Critics Circle Award for BestOff-Broadway Musical.

Director

4/72-9/66

Directedover 125 productions at theatres such as the McCarter Theatre, CincinnatiPlayhouse in the Park, the Manhattan Theatre Club, the Roundabout, CSC, theAlliance Theatre, the Coconut Grove Playhouse, the Goodspeed Opera House, andthe Meadow Brook Repertory Co.  (Listavailable on request)

OTHERAFFILIATIONS

FoundingBoard Member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre and, for the Alliance,founded the Festival of New Musicals that is held annually in New York City on42nd Street.  Served onthe Challenge Panel for the Opera/Musical Theatre Program at the NationalEndowment for the Arts and regularly serves as an On-Site visitor. Member of SSD&C since 1966.

EDUCATION

TheRoyal Academy of Dramatic Arts

-Fulltwo-year program, graduated in 1966

MarquetteUniversity

-B.A.Awarded May 1964

Tonyis married with three children and lives in Nyack NY.

TonyStimac                                                                                    1 Tappan Zee Terrace

845-353-7595                                                                                        Nyack,NY 10960

 

Teaching andEducational Experience

5/95-5/94

PasadenaPlayhouse (The State Theatre of California)

Deviseda concept for a professional theatre training school with campuses on twocoasts. The Pasadena Playhouse with a long history of theatre training in their Conservatoryof Theatre Arts approached MTW to duplicate our success with NYU and torevive their dormant Conservatory. We negotiated a contract, wrote a curriculum,engaged teachers and marketed the program.

5/94-6/89

Founded Musical Theatre Works Studio - New York University’s MusicalTheatre Studio

MTWcreated a studio to teach the musical theatre arts to performers. The programthat began in the summer of 1989 quickly came to the attention of NYU. Theyinvited MTW to become one of their Studios. At its peak, the MTW Studio wastraining 100 NYU students per semester three days per week. In 1994 they tookthe program in-house and renamed it Collaborative Arts Project 21. While at MTW,I supervised planning the curriculum, hiring the teachers, and theadministrative staff of the program.

August 2001

Wroteand Directed an original musical with students from the Edwin Gould Academy.

TheEdwin Gould Academy is a residential high school program for at-risk inner citystudents. They have for various reasons been court ordered out of their homes. Iapproached the school with the idea to work with the students to tell theirstories in an original musical much as A Chorus Line was created. The result wasextraordinary for the students and audience alike. 

Throughoutmy career as a director I was often called on to teach. Usually this took theform of directing in an academic situation and teaching Master Classes.

DirectedProductions at:

  • Eugene O’Neil Theatre Center’s National Theatre Institute
  • University of Washington
  • Princeton University
  • Harvard University

TeachingWorkshopsat:

  • New York University Master Classes at the MTW Studio
  • Musical Theatre Works taught a Librettist’s Workshop - other teachers in the program were: Tom Jones, Joseph Stein, Hugh Wheeler, Peter Stone, and James Kirkwood.

Forthree years I taught private classes in New York which emphasized the kind ofclassical training I received at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. 

 

TONY STIMAC

Director

(845) 353-7595

 

Off-Broadway

*FASHION (M)                                                         McAlpin Theatre

*SEE AMERICA FIRST                                           Jimmy's

*THE   CONTRAST (M)                                                                    Eastside Playhouse

*PAPERS                                                                      Provincetown Theatre

*SHE WOULD BE A SOLDIER (M)                                           Cherry Lane Theatre

BERKELEY SQUARE                                                   Manhattan Theatre Club

THE REHEARSAL                                                        Roundabout Theatre

*T. DIAMOND, SUPERSPY (M)                                           The Wonderhorse Theatre

*KISS ME QUICK BEFORE THE LAVA REACHES

THE VILLAGE (M)                                                       Theatre St. Peter's Church

 

Off-Off Broadway

THE NEW YORKERS (M)                                            Town Hall

HAMLET                                                                       Classical Stage Company

SENOR DISCRETION (M)                                           Musical Theatre Works

BACHELOR'S WIFE                                                     Musical Theatre Works

*CRADLE SONG (M)                                                    Musical Theatre Works

 

Regional

*TOPPER (M)                                           Helen Hayes Theatre Co.

SCHOOL FOR WIVES                                           Helen Hayes Theatre Co.

CHRISTMAS CAROL                                           Helen Hayes Theatre Co.

THE NEW YORKERS (M)                                           Lincolnshire Marriott

*INTERNAL COMBUSTION (M)                                           Papermill Playhouse

DRACULA                                           Coconut Grove Playhouse

45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY (M)                                           Goodspeed Opera House

*GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY                                           P.A.F. Playhouse

*KISS ME QUICK…(M)                                           North Shore Music Theater

*THE CASTAWAYS (M)                                           Cohoes Music Hall

ONCE IN A LIFETIME                                           McCarter Theatre

AGAMEMNON                                           McCarter Theatre

THE TEMPEST                                           McCarter Theatre

THE AMERICAN DREAM                                           Meadow Brook Theatre

THE NIGHT THOREAU SPENT IN JAIL                                           Alliance Theatre

*THE  FOLLIES  OF  IT  ALL (Revue)                                           Alliance Theatre

*THIS WAY TO THE ROSE GARDEN (M)                                           Alliance Theatre

*BROWN PELICAN                                           Alliance Theatre

*SOMETHING'S AFOOT (M)                                           Alliance Theatre

*ANTHONY BURNS                                           Alliance Theatre

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE                                           Cincinnati Playhouse

  *FASHION (M)                                                Pasadena Playhouse    London

SCHOOL FOR WIVES                                            VanBrough Theatre

JULIUS CAESAR                                           Unity Theatre

*POP FASHION (M)                                           J Corchrane Theatre

THE FANTASTICKS (M)                                           LAMDA Theatre Club Stock

*THE  MYTHS OF AMERICA SMITH (M)                                           John Drew Theatre

CLARI OR THE MAID OF MILAN (M)                                           John Drew Theatre

*VS THE IRS                                           John Drew Theatre

*THERE  MUST BE A PONY                                           John Drew Theatre

*THE CASTAWAYS (M)                                           John Drew Theatre


    Other Stock Theatres

PLAYIT AGAIN SAM

CACTUSFLOWER

AGIRL COULD GET LUCKY

ANYWEDNESDAY

TUNNELOF LOVE

BUSSTOP

MRROBERTS

BAREFOOTIN THE PARK

STARSPANGLED GIRL

CATCHME IF YOU CAN

THETAVERN

JULIUSCAESAR

University

THEMAASTRICHT EASTER PLAY Princeton

JB- Princeton

*FUTURESCHLOCK - Princeton

STREETSCENE University of Washington

ACZAR IS BORN

HastyPudding Club - Harvard

 

*Original Play

(M)Musical

*GOODBYE TOMORROW (M)

THEMUSIC MAN (M)

DEARLIAR

THETAMING OF THE SHREW

*FLIGHTINTO CHINA

THEMISER (M)

HATFULOF RAIN

MRAND MRS

MEAND THEE

ANGELSTREET

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