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A Parade of 11 Jerry Zaks Directed Broadway Musicals To Celebrate His Birthday!

September 7th, 2021 by

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Four time Tony Award winning director Jerry Zaks celebrates a birthday on this September day!

Jerry Zaks has delighted Broadway with his incredible direction of over 24 Broadway plays and musicals ranging from dazzling revivals of Golden Age classics including Hello, Dolly! and Guys and Dolls to some incredible screen to stage adaptations like Sister Act and A Bronx Tale (the play AND the musical!).


The award-winning director made his own performing Broadway debut as a replacement in the original Broadway production of Grease! belting out "Greased Lightning" as Kenickie. In present day, Jerry has two new musicals highly anticipated musicals arriving this season: the screen to stage adaptation of Mrs. Doubtfire and the starry Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster led The Music Man.

Let's look back at the eleven Broadway musicals Jerry has directed on Broadway to celebrate this marvelous director's birthday!


Anything Goes (1987)


Guys and Dolls (1992)


Smokey Joe's Cafe (1995)


A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1996)


The Civil War (1999)


Swing! (1999)


Little Shop of Horrors (2003)


La Cage aux Folles (2004)


Sister Act (2011)


A Bronx Tale The Musical (2016)


Hello, Dolly! (2017)