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.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
director, producer, actress, educator
Birth Details
July 5, 1946
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • 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
  • 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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