GOLD MOUNTAIN

I will be directing Jason Ma's poignant musical for the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The show will run from November 5-20 2021. Excited that this special project will get its World Premiere Theatrical Run. 

For more info, visit goldmountainthemusical.com.



ELF

I have the honor of directing back to back shows in Salt Lake City. Right after Gold Mountain, I will begin rehearsals at Pioneer Theatre for the family holiday musical Elf, which will run from December 3-18 2021.

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SESAME STREET

As I enter my 24th year on this iconic show, I will once again have the honor of acting in and directing segments for the upcoming Season 53 of Sesame Street. So excited to be a part of this educational institution.

The episode I co-directed which introduces Nina's brother, his husband and their daughter. Click here to watch!



SESAME STREET IN COMMUNITIES: STANDING UP AGAINST RACISM

I also had the honor of directing and appearing in some upcoming segments for Sesame Street in Communities that help teach children and families how to stand up in the face of racism and bullying.
You can access them by clicking in the following sites:



FORESTBURGH PLAYHOUSE

I am now on the Advisory Board of the New Works Festival for the Forestburgh Playhouse, which is located in the Catskill Mountains of New York. I am heading up the Catskills Cabaret Collective, and will highlight 2 alumni of the Forestburgh Playhouse in the cabaret debuts.

For more info visit: www.fbplayhouse.org



HUMANS OF SESAME STREET

After a sold-out show at the Museum of the Moving Image in NYC, The Humans of Sesame Street is ready to visit your city or town! Perfect for theatres, museums, colleges, and other performance venues, this show pays tribute to the human cast of the iconic children's television series Sesame Street. Join cast members Bob McGrath (Bob), Sonia Manzano (Maria), Roscoe Orman (Gordon), Alan Muraoka (Alan), Emilio Delgado (Luis) and Allison Bartlett (Gina) as they share their unique stories. (Cast members may vary depending on availability)

Through classic clips, music photographs, and live performance, you will understand the humor and the heart that has made Sesame Street the world's most beloved and revered children's show. A beloved memory is priceless, and Sesame Street has been creating these memories for 46 years (and counting!). Click here for more information on booking.







SESAME STREET: THE POWER OF WE

I had the honor of co-directing this special about teaching children and families how to be "upstanders" against racism. Available on HBO Max and PBS. My co-director Chuck Vinson and I are nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing of a Television Movie or Special for our work on this very special show.



THE NICE LIST

During the Broadway Shutdown due to the pandemic I helped to develop and direct a virtual holiday musical that streamed for free and gave much needed work for some amazing Broadway talent. Written by Phoebe Kreutz with music by Gary Adler and lyrics by Phoebe Kreutz, this virtual content is now being reconceived for theatrical productions in the hopefully near future.

For more info visit: www.nicelistmusical.com



ZAC EFRON

I had the pleasure of directing scenes from a new Asian American comedy ZAC EFRON, written by David Rhee and Wai Yim and presented by the Token Theatre of Chicago. Presented in a virtual format, Zac Efron is an original play about the complexities, comedy and contradictions of the Asian American experience.

For more info visit: www.tokentheatre.net



ENCORE SHOWS OF
JENNIFER BARNART: IT'S ABOUT TIME!

Our show has been nominated for 2 Broadway World Cabaret Awards-One for Jennifer Barnhart for "Best Debut" and one for me as "Best Director"

Due to demand and 3 sold out houses, we'll be bringing back Avenue Q and Sesame Street's Jennifer Barnhart for another show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. The show will be on Sunday, November 24th @7:00PM at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, downstairs at the Westbank Cafe on 42nd Street. Jennifer will be accompanied by music director Gary Adler, bassist Mary Ann McSweeney, and percussionist Michael Croiter, all of whom were in the original Avenue Q orchestra. There will be special appearances by some other Avenue Q residents as well.

After years of playing well with others - whether singing backup for friends' shows, or crooning alongside a cast of puppet characters - Jennifer Barnhart finally steps into the spotlight in her first solo cabaret, fittingly titled, "It's About Time!" Alan Muraoka will direct two evenings of stories, silliness and song as Jennifer shares the journey that led her to two of the most famous streets in the world: Broadway and Sesame Street.

Click here for tickets!



ELIZABETH WARD LAND -
STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE: THE SONGS OF LINDA RONSTADT

I have the honor of directing Broadway veteran Elizabeth Ward Land (AMAZING GRACE, MEMPHIS, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL) in her tribute show STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE: THE SONGS OF LINDA RONSTADT at The Green Room 42. We have been asked to do a run, which will be January 16, 17 & 18th 2020 @ 7:00pm.

Tracing her life to the songs from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers vast catalogue, including YOU'RE NO GOOD, BLUE BAYOU, FRENESI, and LONG, LONG TIME, the evening promises something for every music lover. Featuring special guests Catherine Porter (NEXT TO NORMAL) and Joel Waggoner (BE MORE CHILL), music supervision and arrangements by Andrew David Sotomayor (CURVY WIDOW) and vocal arrangements by Joel Waggoner.



SESAME STREET SING-ALONG SHOW

SUNDAY AUGUST 11, 2019
THE PATCHOGUE THEATRE

Meet one of your favorite cast members from the beloved children's television series "Sesame Street." Alan Muraoka has played "Alan," the proprietor of Hooper's Store, for the past 21 years. Join him and Sesame Street Muppeteer Jennifer Barnhart and Leslie Cararra Rudolph in a high-energy show featuring some of your favorite Sesame Street songs. This interactive show is packed with songs that both parents and children will know and love.

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AVENUE Q

I had the honor of being the Resident Director of this Tony-winning show as it finished its run at New World Stages.



SESAME STREET MONSTER FOODIES

In 2017 we began this new segment on Sesame Street called Monster Foodies, pairing the beloved Cookie Monster with a Muppet named Gonger (from the British children's show Furchester Hotel) working in their own food truck and fielding orders from live children via video message. To complete their recipe, the monsters drive the truck to a specific location and learn about where certain foods originally come from. I had the honor of directing a few of these, and will be directing another batch of episodes this spring.

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