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Paul Lazarus is an American director, producer and writer. He graduated from Dartmouth College, and apprenticed with the Royal Shakespeare Company in England.


Directing Credits

Theatre Credits

In the early 90s, he served as the Artistic Director of the historic Pasadena Playhouse. Lazarus has directed over eighty plays and musicals. His play, A Tale of Charles Dickens, co-written with Janet Jones, was produced and recorded for radio by Los Angeles Theater Works in association with the Antaeus Theater Company. Other credits include directing Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues, Personals (which was written by Marta Kauffman, David Crane, Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken), Kristin Chenoweth in her solo concert debut, The People vs. Mona, Mark St. Germain's Camping With Henry And Tom (starring Robert Prosky, Ronny Cox and John Cunningham) and The 24th Day (starring Noah Wyle and Peter Berg).

Lazarus produced and directed A Stephen Sondheim Evening, which starred Angela Lansbury, George Hearn and Sondheim. It was recorded by RCA Records and received a Grammy Award nomination. He produced and hosted Anything Goes, an award-winning radio series celebrating the American musical theater past, present and future for WBAI-FM.

Currently, Mr. Lazarus is directing an innovative staging of Steinbeck’s classic, “Of Mice and Men” at the Pasadena Playhouse, which premieres May 9, 2008. The production examines the original text through the lens of the Bracero Program, which brought over 4 million Mexican agricultural laborers to the Southwest United States between 1942 and 1964

Awards and nominations

  • Los Angeles Dramalogue Award: Best Director (The 24th Day) WON
  • Drama Desk Award: Best Director (Personals)

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