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
Birth Details
July 5, 1946
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Work
  • Director, Unless Otherwise Noted
  • An Evening of Russian Theatre, Roundabout Theatre, New York City,1971
  • American Gothics, Roundabout Theatre, 1972
  • The Lover, Roundabout Theatre, 1972
  • Box and Box, Roundabout Theatre, 1972
  • Middle of the Night, Kagan Theatre, NY, 1974
  • Common Garden Variety, Interart Theatre, New York City, 1974
  • Mine!, Interart Theatre, 1974
  • One Short Day at the Jamboree, Town Hall, New York City, 1974
  • Producing director, New Plays by Women Writers, Westbeth Playwrights Collective, New York City, 1974-75
  • The Mother of Us All, Encompass Music Theatre, New York City, 1976
  • The Yellow Wallpaper, Encompass Music Theatre, 1976
  • Scapin, GeVa Theatre, Rochester, NY, 1977
  • The Tender Land, Encompass Music Theatre, 1977
  • He Who Gets Slapped, Encompass Music Theatre, 1978
  • Hear Their Voices: Women Founders of the American Theatre, 1910-1946, Encompass Music Theatre,1978
  • Regina, Encompass Music Theatre, 1978
  • Fantasies Take Flight, Encompass Music Theatre, 1979
  • The Wise Woman, Encompass Music Theatre, 1979
  • Postcard from Morocco, Encompass Music Theatre, 1979
  • Elizabeth and Essex, Encompass Music Theatre, 1980
  • Der Vampyr, Encompass Music Theatre, 1980
  • Transatlantic, Trenton, NJ, 1981
  • The Abduction from the Seraglio, Lake George Opera Festival, GlensFalls, NY, 1981
  • The Adventures of Friar Tuck, Eugene O'Neill Composers Conference,Waterford, CT, 1981
  • Tartuffe, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco, CA, 1981
  • The Monkey Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1982
  • Death in Venice, Gota Lejon Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden, 1983-84
  • The Fantasticks, Hartt Opera Theatre, West Hartford, CT, 1985
  • And producer, Lord Byron, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1985
  • Desert of Roses, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York City, 1994
  • Only Heaven, Encompass Music Theatre, 1995
  • Stage Appearances
  • Kim Macafee, Bye Bye Birdie, Chambersburg Community Theatre, Chambersburg, PA, 1963
  • Stage Work
  • Major Tours
  • Director, Miss Jane's Parlour, Dutch cities, including Rotterdam,Den Haag, Utrecht, and Amsterdam, 1982
  • Writings for the Stage, Unless Otherwise Noted
  • Eccentricities, Outcasts, and Visionaries, 1982
  • Miss Jane's Parlour, Dutch cities, including Rotterdam, Den Haag,Utrecht, and Amsterdam, 1982
  • Translator and adaptor, The Imaginary Invalid, 1986

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