Paul Lazarus Biography (1954-)

Born October 25, 1954, in Philadelphia, PA; son of Steven (a business executive) and Arlene (a teacher; maiden name, Travin) Lazarus. Addresses: Agent: Kaplan-Stahler Agency, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 923, Beverly Hills, CA90211.

Birth Details
October 25, 1954
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Director
  • Scooter Thomas, Lincoln Center Institute, Juilliard School, New York City, 1982
  • The Baker's Wife, Woodstock Opera House, Woodstock, IL, 1983
  • You Never Know, American Stage Festival, Milford, NH, then Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA, 1984, later Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT, 1985
  • Follies in Concert, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Avery FisherHall, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1985
  • Personals, Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH, 1986
  • Blesse, Alliance Studio Theatre, Atlanta, GA, 1987
  • Let Freedom Sing!, Mandell Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, 1987
  • Cave Life, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • Johnny Pye and the Foolkiller, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, 1990
  • Camping with Henry and Tom, Berkshire Playhouse, Stockbridge, MA,1993, then Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1995
  • You Never Know, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1996
  • The People vs. Mona, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA, 2000
  • Director of Henry V and Henry IV, Parts I, II and III, allRoyal Shakespeare Company, London and Stratford-upon-Avon, England; Working, Dartmouth Summer Repertory, Hanover, NH; Escurial and Gray Spades, both Actors Studio, New York City; Harry Ruby's Songs My Mother Never Sang, Production Company and Manhattan Theatre Club, New YorkCity; Chinamen and Acceptance, both No Smoking Playhouse, New York City; Rearranging Deck Chairs, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City; A Stephen Sondheim Evening, Composer's Showcase, WhitneyMuseum, New York City; Barnum's Last Life, La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, New York City; An Evening with Stephen Sondheim and Friends, American Music Theatre Festival, Philadelphia; Rapunzel, PromenadeTheatre and Town Hall, New York City; A Marc Blitzstein Tribute, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City; The Emperor's New Clothes, Theaterworks USA and Town Hall, New York City; The Divine Orlando, Classic Stage Company, New York City; Hot L Baltimore, Dartmouth Summer Repertory.
  • Film Work
  • Producer and director, Seven Girlfriends, Castle Hill Productions,1999
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • Dream On, HBO, 1990
  • L.A. Law, NBC, between 1990-1991
  • "Castles in the Sand," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1992
  • Mad about You, NBC, 1992
  • Melrose Place, Fox, between 1992-1995
  • Jack's Place, ABC, 1993
  • Models Inc., Fox, 1994
  • Friends, NBC, 1994
  • Partners, Fox, 1995
  • Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995
  • "Wet 'n Wild," Baywatch (also known as Baywatch Hawai'i), 1995
  • Ned and Stacey, Fox, 1995
  • Everybody Loves Raymond (also known as Raymond), CBS, 1996
  • Getting Personal, Fox, 1998
  • 2gether: The Series, MTV, 2000
  • Also directed episodes of Buddies, Class of '96, and Teech.
  • Other Television Work
  • Director, Whispers from the White House, HBO, 1980
  • Creative consultant, Nightcap, ARTS, 1982
  • Radio Work
  • Series
  • Producer and host, Anything Goes, WBAI-FM, New York City and National Public Radio, beginning in 1978

Further Reference


  • The film Seven Girlfriends, released by Castle Hill Productions in 1999, is based on a story by Lazarus.

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