Ep. 8 - Featuring Kevin Connors
By Moonstone Connections
Kevin Connors has been a professional musical theatre composer and director for more than 40 years. Off-Broadway: PLAY LIKE A WINNER (NYMF award-winner 2016 and 2017), PRIME TIME PROPHET, JUKEBOX SATURDAY NIGHT, THE ABANDONED LOVES OF FREDERICK R., LIFE ANONYMOUS, LOVER: THE VALENTINO MUSICAL, BABES OFF BROADWAY, SALOON AND SUZY Q. Selected regional productions: THE FANTASTICKS, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY, BABES IN TOYLAND, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, BABY; with such stars as Joan Rivers, Joanna Gleason, James Naughton, Skitch Henderson, and Johnny Mathis. Co-founder Music Theatre of Connecticut in 1987 where he still serves as Executive Artistic Director. He has directed over 100 MTC Equity MainStage productions including NEXT TO NORMAL, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, JEKYLL & HYDE, CABARET, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, EVITA, DOUBT, MASTER CLASS, GYPSY, (all Connecticut Critics’ Circle Award Nominations/Winners), and IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY (Moss Hart Award Winner). 2019 BroadwayWorld Award Winner as Best Director for MTC’s CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF and 2020 Connecticut Critics’ Circle Award Winner Best Director for MTC’s RAGTIME. As a composer he has penned the score for numerous musicals including IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY and A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A LIVE RADIO PLAY (both published by Playscripts, Inc.). He is a ten-time Connecticut Critics’ Circle Best Director nominee/winner, the recipient of the Tom Killen Award for Outstanding Contribution to Connecticut Professional Theatre, and served on the faculties of The Hartt School of Music/University of Hartford, Sacred Heart University, the University of Bridgeport and Musical Theatre Works in NYC.