About Me

Neal Kowalsky’s theatrical career has spanned more than a decade originating from Stage Management, then moving into Directing and Assistant Directing. Mr. Kowalsky has worked Off-Broadway, Regionally and at Universities across the United States. He is a critically acclaimed director whose credits include: SPAMALOT (Berkshire Critics Pick “Favorite Director” and “Favorite Musical”, BroadwayWorld Nominated “Best Director of a Musical” and “Best Musical”), SOUTH PACIFIC (BroadwayWorld Nominated “Best Director of a Musical”), THIEVES (The Public Theater), MY PEOPLE (A One-Man Show written and performed by Buddy Crutchfield), THE GOD-SHAPED HOLE (World Premiere at OC-Centric New Play Festival), AVENUE Q, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, and YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN. Associate and Assistant Directing credits include: CLONED! (NY Times Critics Pick and NYMF Best of Fest Winner), SOUTH PACIFIC (Drury Lane Theatre), NEXT TO NORMAL (Regional Premiere at Pioneer Theatre Company), The Signature Theatre, Lark Play Development Center, NYMF, Second Stage and ABC/Disney. Neal is a proud and active Associate Member with The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), including volunteering annually with the Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids (BC/EFA) Flea Market. Neal is also a photographer! He specializes in portraits, live performances and theatrical photography. Click here for his photography work.

Director

[UPCOMING] Spectacle: The Musical | Ashley Griffin & Evan Jay Newman | The Triad

I'll Be Okay [w/ Ilana Becker] | Mimi Hayes | Edinburgh Fringe Festival

A Year With Frog and Toad | Robert & Willie Reale | Millbrook Playhouse

Spamalot | Eric Idle & John Du Prez | Mac-Haydn Theatre

Five Time Berkshire on Stage Critics' Pick (including Favorite Musical and Director)

Broadway World Nominations for Best Director and Best Musical

 

South Pacific | Rodgers & Hammerstein | Mac-Haydn Theatre

Broadway World Nomination for Best Director

 

Avenue Q | Lopez, Marx & Whitty | Stevens Institute of Technology

Songs for a New World | Jason Robert Brown | Porchlight Productions

My People | Buddy Crutchfield | Various Theatres in New York and Texas

Thieves [w/ Steve Elm] | William Yellowrobe Jr. | The Public Theater

The God-Shaped Hole | Abbe Levine | OC-Centric New Play Festival / Chapman University

You're A Good Man Charlie Brown | Clark Gesner & John Gordon | St. Johns University

Peter PAN(tomime) [w/ Buddy Crutchfield] | Buddy & Gail Crutchfield | Kay Playhouse / Shuffles NYC

The Trials of  Alice in Wonderland | Brooke, Rockwell & Bogart | Mac-Haydn Theatre

Hansel and Gretel | Vera Morris & Bill Franvoeur | Mac-Haydn Theatre

Associate/Assistant Director

South Pacific | Victor Malana Maog | Rodgers & Hammerstein | Drury Lane Theatre

Jeff Award Winner - Best Supporting Actor

Jeff Awards Recommended Show

 

Cloned! | Tom Wojtunik | Wolpow & Spiegel | NYMF / Signature Theatre

2014 New York Musical Festival (NYMF) Awards - Best of Fest

New York Times Critics' Pick

The Producers | John Saunders | Mel Brooks | Mac-Haydn Theatre

ABC Network Talent Showcase | Victor Malana Maog | various writers | ABC Network / New World Stages

Galois | Victor Malana Maog | Aaron Jones & Sung Rno | Second Stage / New Ohio

Next to Normal | Karen Azenberg | Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey | Pioneer Theatre Company

Punks' Carnival | Victor Malana Maog | Meng Junghui | Signature Theatre / Lark Theatre

The Groove Factory | Tom Wojtunik | David James Boyd | NYMF / Theatre at St. Clements

Related Work

Mac-Haydn Theatre | Artistic Associate & Director of Marketing | May 2016 - January 2018

Shuffles NYC Tap & Musical Theatre School | Associate Production Director | September 2014 - May 2017

2g Second Generation | Company Manager | June 2014 - June 2016

Freckleface Strawberry (Off-Broadway) | Production Stage Manager | September 2011 - July 2012

Paper Mill Theatre | Artistic Director of the TYA Program | 2008 Summer Season

Training &
Workshops

James Madison University | Bachelor of Arts | Theatre

Steven Snyder Scholarship for Creative Work in Theatre

Alpha Psi Omega Honors

 

Einhorn School of the Performing Arts | Primary Stages | New York

Advanced Directing | Jen Wineman

Directing Fight Choreography | Jen Wineman

Directing Physical Danger | Moritz von Stuelpnagel

Mastering the Production Process | May Adrales