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Ted Pappas
TED PAPPAS celebrates his 11th season as artistic director of Pittsburgh Public Theater and his 18th year of close association with the company as a director. He has staged 34 productions for The Public encompassing an extraordinary range of styles and periods, including Euripides' Medea and Sophocles' Oedipus the King, Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Tempest, Schiller's Mary Stuart, Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, the American premiere of Ayckbourn's RolePlay, the world premiere of Zellers and Collier's The Chief, three Gilbert & Sullivan operettas, Kander & Ebb's Cabaret, Peter Shaffer's Amadeus, and Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. He has enjoyed a distinguished career as a director and choreographer for some of North America's great companies including Joseph Papp Public Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Canadian Opera Company, Toronto's Royal Alexandra, Goodspeed Musicals, and New York City Opera under the leadership of Beverly Sills. He has worked on and off Broadway, at the Cannes Film Festival, in Las Vegas, and on television, where he served as choreographer for NBC's Saturday Night Live. For the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, he staged the acclaimed concert, The Music of Fred Rogers, featuring Tommy Tune and John Lithgow. A graduate of Northwestern University and Manhattan's Hunter College, he is the past president of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, the national labor union.

Photo: Duane Rieder

Bio as of October, 2010.



American Theatre Wing programs, interviews and/or credits include:

SDCF Masters of the Stage (audio)
Choreographers - October, 1986 - Listen Now.