Marc Bruni – Theatre Director
Marc Bruni recently made his Broadway directorial debut with Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, currently playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre and also this Spring directed The Sound of Music for the Chicago Lyric Opera. Bruni’s directing credits include well received revivals of Pipe Dream and Fanny for the NY City Center Encores! series, The Explorers Club (Manhattan Theater Club)
Old Jews Telling Jokes (Westside Theatre and Royal George in Chicago), Ordinary Days (Roundabout Underground), Nerds (NC Theatre), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Paper Mill Playhouse), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Paper Mill Playhouse and Philadelphia Theatre Company), and 6 shows for the St. Louis MUNY including The Music Man and The Sound of Music (Kevin Kline Nominations). He has been associate director on numerous Broadway productions and tours including Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes, The Pajama Game, La Cage Aux Folles, Legally Blonde and many others, most recently The Book of Mormon.
Education Dartmouth College B.A. Magna Cum Laude; High Honors in Drama; David Birney and Lazarus Awards for Excellence in the Arts.
Works – Broadway
Beautiful The Carole King Musical – Director – Jan 12, 2014 –
Nice Work If You Can Get It – Associate Director – Apr 24, 2012 – Jun 15, 2013
Anything Goes – Associate Director – Apr 07, 2011 – Jul 08, 2012
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas – Associate Director – Nov 22, 2009 – Jan 03, 2010
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas – Associate Director – Nov 23, 2008 – Jan 04, 2009
Grease – Associate Director – Aug 19, 2007 – Jan 04, 2009
Legally Blonde – Associate Director – Apr 29, 2007 – Oct 19, 2008
High Fidelity – Associate Director – Dec 07, 2006 – Dec 17, 2006
The Pajama Game – Associate Director – Feb 23, 2006 – Jun 17, 2006
Sweet Charity – Associate Director – May 04, 2005 – Dec 31, 2005
La Cage aux Folles – Associate Director – Dec 09, 2004 – Jun 26, 2005
Wonderful Town – Assistant Director – Nov 23, 2003 – Jan 30, 2005
Little Shop of Horrors – Assistant Director – Oct 02, 2003 – Aug 22, 2004
45 Seconds From Broadway – Assistant Director – Nov 11, 2001 – Jan 13, 2002
The Man Who Came to Dinner – Assistant to the Director – Jul 27, 2000 – Oct 08, 2000
Swing! – Rehearsal Assistant – Dec 09, 1999 – Jan 14, 2001
Off Broadway & Regional
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Stephen Sondheim Theatre (NY) and Aldwych Theatre (London)
The Explorers Club MTC
Old Jews Telling Jokes Westside Theatre and Royal George Theatre Chicago (*Jeff Award nomination- Direction)
Paint Your Wagon City Center Encores! (March 2015)
Fanny City Center Encores!
Pipe Dream City Center Encores!
Ordinary Days Roundabout Underground
Such Good Friends (*NYMF Award, Excellence in Direction) NYMF
Glimpses of the Moon Algonquin Hotel
High Spirits York Musicals in Mufti
The Girl in the Frame NAMT
Alarms LCT Director’s Lab
The Sound of Music Chicago Lyric Opera
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Paper Mill Playhouse/Philadelphia Theatre Co.
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Paper Mill Playhouse
Nerds North Carolina Theatre
In The Mood Berkshire Theatre Festival
Thoroughly Modern Millie St. Louis MUNY
The Sound of Music (*Kevin Kline Award Nom for Direction) St. Louis MUNY
The Music Man (*Kevin Kline Award Nom for Direction) St. Louis MUNY
Legally Blonde Ogunquit, St. Louis MUNY
My One and Only St. Louis MUNY
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers St. Louis MUNY
Pillow Talk/ Best Half Foot Forward Williamstown
The Real Thing Johns Hopkins University
He won the NYMF Award for Best Direction for his production of Such Good Friends (Julia Miles Theatre, NYC.) Additionally, he has been associate or assistant director on thirteen Broadway productions and tours.