Nancy (Elizabeth) Rhodes Biography (1946-)

Full name, Nancy Elizabeth Rhodes; born July 5, 1946, in Chambersburg, PA; daughter of Harry Merriweather (an aviation cost estimator) and Alice Leidig (apreschool director and puppeteer; maiden name, Ryder) Rhodes; married RogerJeff Cunningham, December 20, 1971 (separated, 1986). Career: Director, producer, actress, and teacher. Roundabout Theatre, New York City, directorand casting director, 1971-73; Pratt Institute, New York City, teacher, 1976-81; Musikdram Ensemble, Stockholm, Sweden, director, 1983-84; InternationalTheatre Institute, New York City, American representative, 1983-87; ManhattanSchool of Music, New York City, professor, beginning in 1984; New York OperaRepertory Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, artistic director (with others), 1985-86; Academy Theatre, Atlanta, GA, director and adaptor, 1986-87.Member: Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (member of the executive board, 1982-83), American Directors Institute (member of the advisory board, 1986-), American Guild of Musical Artists, National Music Theatre Network, League of Professional Theatre Women (New York). Awards, Honors: Soho Weekly News Award, excellence in the creative arts, 1977, for The Mother of Us All. Addresses: Office: Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Ave., New York, NY 10027.

director, producer, actress, educator
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July 5, 1946
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, United States

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