Stephen Nachamie

Guest Faculty

Stephen is an award winning New York based director exploring the worlds of both plays and musicals.  He is currently developing several new pieces and adaptions for the stage and screen.   Broadway: SHE LOVES ME (2016 Revival - Roundabout Theatre Company) - Associate Director to Scott Ellis. Film/TV: MACY’S SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE (2017 - Macy’s Thanksgivingday Parade - Macy’s/ NBC), SHE LOVES ME (Associate Stage Director - Broadway HD/ PBS Great Performances), JERSEY CHRISTMAS (Award Winning Music Video - Ben Rauch), WINNING NEW YORK (Screenplay/Lyrics: Christine Toy Johnson, Music: Bobby Cronin)  BANG! BOOM! POW!  (in Post-Production.  Screenplay/Co-Lyrics DJ Salisbury, Music/Co-Lyrics Daniel Lincoln) with Broadway’s Stephanie Pope, Nicholas Barasch and Broadway and TV’s John Wesley Shipp.


New York Directing credits: Phil Geoffrey Bond’s SMALL TOWN CONFESSIONS (with Alice Ripley, Daisy Eagan, Sally Mayes, Sharon McNight and Kelli Rabke), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Off-Broadway, Broadway and Beyond! (with Robby Merkin and Alan Menken - at 54 BELOW), BUYER AND CELLAR (Penguin Rep), ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER (Hudson Stage Co.), BECOMING DR. RUTH, MY NAME IS ASHER LEV (Penguin Rep),MR. CONFIDENTIAL (World Premiere, NYMF/Alice Griffin Theatre), WEST SIDE STORY, DRIVING MISS DAISY (with Larry Marshall and Joy Franz), FOREVERMAN - (World Premiere at NYMF- Winner New World Stages Development Award), NAUGHTY/NICE (Producer’s Circle Co - Carolines NYC), RAGS AND IRON (with Richard Masur), PREPARE FOR IMPACT (with John Wesley Shipp), IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE- A Radio Play, I HATE HAMLET (Harbor Lights Theatre Co), ROUNDING THIRD (Penguin Rep), FARAWAY BAYOU (with Nikki M. James and Sharon Wilkins), Waldrop and Ross’ LUCK! (with Faith Prince),  INTO THE WOODS – Cap21/NYU, The 25th Anniversary Production of Harvey Fierstein’s TORCH SONG TRILOGY (starring Sirius Radios’ Seth Rudetsky), LIKE YOU LIKE IT(NAMT, NYMF) Assistant director: Broadway Concerts of FUNNY GIRL (with Peter Gallagher and Whoopi Goldberg) and CHESS (starring Josh Groban)


Regional: SEX WITH STRANGERS, 4000 MILES (Capital Repertory Theatre), LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL (Wellfleet Harbor Actors’ Theatre and Capital City Theatre), THE WHIPPING MAN,  THE JUDY GARLAND SONGBOOK (Omaha Symphony), AN EVENING WITH DANNY KAYE (El Portal Theatre, American Century Theatre), A CHORUS LINE (Winner- 2014 Helen Hayes Award - Outstanding Resident Musical), YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN (Helen Hayes Awards Recommended- Olney Theatre Center), HELLO OUT THERE (Goodspeed Musicals), CAMELOT (Olney Theatre Center- Critics Pick in The Washington Post), OLIVER! (John W. Engeman Theatre), GUTENBERG! The Musical (Boston Area Premiere- New Rep, MA), 1776(Olney Theatre Center), DREAMGIRLS (WV Public Theatre), SEVEN BRIDES and THE KING AND I (Gretna Theatre), BUDDY (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre) THE FANTASTICKS (Emelin Theatre). THE MUSIC MAN (TriArts)  MISS SAIGON and THE FULL MONTY (Maine State), tick, tick…BOOM! (New Repertory Theatre), ROUTE 66 (World Premiere), HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION (Depot Theatre) DRIVING MISS DAISY, THE SUNSHINE BOYS, URINETOWN (Barnstormers Theatre) GREASE (Granbury Opera House and Courtyard Playhouse, TX), AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ and HEDWIG (Capital Playhouse), JOSEPH..., JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR ( WV Public Theatre), CABARET (TriArts), CHICAGO (Seacoast Rep), A CHORUS LINE (Two National Tours and Several Regional Productions), WEST SIDE STORY (Italian Tour, NC Theatre, Gateway Playhouse), … CHARLIE BROWN (Emelin and Cherry County Playhouse),  EVITA (Pittsburgh Musical Theatre, Gateway Playhouse), as well as many industrials and new works in development.  


A New York native, Stephen began working in NY theatre as a production assistant (while still in High School) on such Off-Broadway shows as LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, BLUES IN THE NIGHT and STARMITES.  Studying at NYU- Circle in the Square and Musical Theatre works he has been at home in both the worlds of plays and musicals.  He is currently co-bookwriter for FOREVERMAN (with Brett Boles). He has developed new works with BMI, NAMT, NYMF, The York Theatre, Emerging Artists Theatre, Musical Theatre Works. His production of A CHORUS LINE at the Olney Theatre received the 2014 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Resident Musical.  He has also received the NC Triangle award in 2003 for WEST SIDE STORY, the 2004 NH Spotlight Award for Best Musical Production - CHICAGO and the 2010 Olympian Award for Best Musical Production - RENT.

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