Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ensemble Member, Michael LoPorto returns to Park Playhouse...

July 19 – August 14, 2011 – Tuesday through Sunday at 8:00pm
in Albany’s Washington Park
Premium, Reserved Tickets are now on sale and going fast!

About The Show: Outrageous, hilarious, a teeny bit offensive, off the wall, and the winner of a record 12 Tony Awards are just a few things that THE PRODUCERS is. But it is never boring and you will find yourself holding your sides with laughter as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom sing and dance their way through the greatest show biz scam that there ever was!

The Producers contains material and language which parents may deem inappropriate for children under 13

The Production Team:

Director: Michael LoPorto
Choreographer: Geoffrey Doig-Marx
Musical Director: Justin P. Cowan
Production Dramaturg: Russell M. Dembin
Scenic Designer: William Davis
Lighting Designer: Vincent Vigilante
Costume Designer: Olga Mill
Sound Designer: David Gordon
Technical Director: Timothy Bornt
Production Stage Manager: Michelle Hines
Assistant Musical Director: Andy Roninson
Assistant Choreographer: Ashley Simone Kirchner
Assistant Stage Manager: Elizabeth Ellis
Scenery by Upstate Scenic

Michael LoPorto

Selected directing credits: One Night Only: A Benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS featuring Lea Delaria (The Loews Theatre, New Jersey), the off-Broadway production of CJ Thom's Eightballs: A Cocaine Comedy (The Lafayette Theatre), the world premier of six of the nine plays that make up Israel Horovitz's New Shortsfeaturing Lynn Cohen (The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row Theatres), Fiddler On The Roofin 2004, South Pacific in 2005, Grease in 2007, and Annie Get Your Gun in 2010 (all at Park Playhouse in Albany, NY), Birds In Church & Dirty Talk by Joe Pintauro (The Pantheon Theatre), Tongues by Sam Shepard (BRIC Studio), the 35th anniversary production of The Indian Wants The Bronx by Israel Horovitz (Gloucester Stage Company), Behind The Fence by Richard Stremme (Theater for the New City), the first New York revival of Does A Tiger Wear A Necktie? by Don Peterson (The Looking Glass Theatre), and the world premier of Complete Control (DUMBO Theatre eXchange), a workshop production of Next (The American Theatre of Actors), a production of an abridged version of The Hunger Arts (The 92nd Street Y), a staged reading ofMohammad's Radio (Bleecker Street Theatre), a book trailer for Jennifer L. Pozner'sReality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV entitled "Reality Rehab with Dr. Jenn" (, and the world premier of Next (HERE Arts Center) - all written by Stephen Gracia.

Michael is also a musician who has appeared on numerous independent releases and has toured most of the east coast as a drummer in several bands, at such notable venues as CBGB, The Continental, The Knitting Factory, The Pipeline, Don Hills, Coney Island High, The Charleston, The Trash Bar, The Midway Cafe, The Safari Lounge, Café Nine, The Living Room, L'amour, and The Tune Inn.

BFA in Acting from Brooklyn College, 2004.

Michael is a founding member of Barefoot Theatre Company and an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

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