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Helen HayesTheatre Company
1 Tappan Zee Terrace
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.
Musical Theatre Works
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.
John Drew Theatre East Hampton
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)
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.
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)
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.
TheRoyal Academy of Dramatic Arts
-Fulltwo-year program, graduated in 1966
-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
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.
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.
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.
- Eugene O’Neil Theatre Center’s National Theatre Institute
- University of Washington
- Princeton University
- Harvard University
- 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.
*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
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
*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
SCHOOL FOR WIVES VanBrough Theatre
JULIUS CAESAR Unity Theatre
*POP FASHION (M) J Corchrane Theatre
THE FANTASTICKS (M) LAMDA Theatre Club
*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
AGIRL COULD GET LUCKY
BAREFOOTIN THE PARK
CATCHME IF YOU CAN
THEMAASTRICHT EASTER PLAY Princeton
*FUTURESCHLOCK - Princeton
STREETSCENE University of Washington
ACZAR IS BORN
HastyPudding Club - Harvard
*GOODBYE TOMORROW (M)
THEMUSIC MAN (M)
THETAMING OF THE SHREW