Donna Drake (Co-Director) Broadway: The original production of A Chorus Line, Sophisticated Ladies, Woman of the Year, The Wind in the Willows, 5678-Dance, It’s so nice to be Civilized and the original production of The 1940s Radio Hour.
She directed 4 Broadway Concerts of Nothing Like A Dame for BC/EFA, and the highly acclaimed musical concert on Broadway starring Jennifer Holliday called Romance in the Dark. She was the director and co-writer for the singing string quartet, WELL-STRUNG, having debuted at London’s West End, NYC and currently on National Tour.
Awards: Two Emmy nominations, 4 Drama Desk Nominations, A Mac Award Nomination, A Theatre World Award, an Off Broadway Alliance Nomination and Broadway World’s Best Director/Choreographer 2016.
She choreographed Catherine Zeta Jones for the American Film Institute Awards, 2009 and The AFI 2011 honoring Morgan Freeman and starring Betty White.
She directed/choreographed: John Tartaglia’s Imaginocean- Off Broadway, National & International tours.
TV credits:Julie’s Greenhouse, starring Julie Andrews, Disney’s Johnny and the Sprites, Monica’s Mixing Bowl, The New Fangled Variety Show, AFI Awards 09,11, ABC TV’s Dear Alex & Annie, One life to live and The Edge of Night
. Regional credits: The Wizard of Oz, All the world is a Stage at Carnegie Hall. A Chorus Line national tour, AIDA, Cats, Chicago, Hairspray, Rent, Tommy, Damn Yankees, NEWSicle, Annie, Love Always, Patsy Cline, Smokey Joes Cafe! , Sweet Charity, Honk!, Lucky Guy,, Beauty & the Beast, Anything Goes and Chess, BOOBS! The musical, Christmas with the Crawfords, Andrew Sisters Stage door Canteen, Snail Road, Across the Pond, The Wiz, Little Shop of Horrors, The Buddy Holly Story, Mary Poppins, The Full Monty, Sister Act, The Medium, and John Tartaglia at 54 Below, NYC.
She has written and published a new book for children called “Willow Whispers”. She will co-create and direct a new “Cirque” version of Godspell for Arkansas Rep Theatre 2017 season.
Miss Drake is currently teaching Acting at PACE UNIVERSITY, New York City WEBSITE: donnadrakedirector.com