#162 LONNY PRICE, Director

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Lonny Price is one of the industry’s most respected directors of both stage and screen. As an actor, he appeared in such shows as Merrily We Roll Along, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Dirty Dancing, Burn This, and so many more. But it is as a director Lonny is best known to audiences, having brought to life such musicals as A Class Act, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Urban Cowboy, Sunset Boulevard, plus countless musicals at Encores and the Ravinia Festival and the incomparable Live from Lincoln Center musicals including Candide, Company, Sweeney Todd, Camelot, and the brilliant Sondheim: The Birthday Concert.

 

Lonny pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how his bar mitzvah led to his first Broadway job, what it was like creating Merrily We Roll Along, and why Elaine Stritch always wore a hat.

 

Also, Lonny shines the spotlight on George Abbott, Stephen Sondheim, and Patti LuPone!

 

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