Lyric’s arts education branch, the Thelma Gaylord Academy, was established in 2001 to nurture young artistic talent and is committed to providing a safe, fun and educational environment focused on cultivating the young musical theatre performers of tomorrow, as well as creating a love for theatre in all students that will last their entire lives. The Academy offers professional training in all areas of musical theatre performance for students ages 4-18, including dance, acting and music classes as well as private voice lessons. The Academy also offers production classes that culminate in a full production at the end of each semester, complete with sets, costumes, props and a live band.
At Lyric, Michael Baron has directed MANN...AND WIFE, DREAMGIRLS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, AN INSPECTOR CALLS, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, LES MISERABLES, TRIANGLE, BIG RIVER, TARZAN, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, CALL ME MADAM, SPRING AWAKENING, RAGTIME, OLIVER!, ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE & the annual production of LYRIC’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL (also adapted). He has directed 80+ productions at theaters across the country including the current production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC. Other regional directing highlights include Zach Theatre: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; Signature Theatre: THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD (starring Alice Ripley, Brian D’Arcy James, Titus Burgess, Laura Griffith); Adventure Theatre: world premiere musical BIG NATE, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, STUART LITTLE; Goodspeed Musicals: MEET JOHN DOE; Ford’s Theatre: THE CIVIL WAR (Associate Director); Washington Savoyards: THE MUSIC MAN; Lincoln Theatre: JULIA NIXON: LIVE IN CONCERT; Trinity Repertory: THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL; NYC: NICE JEWISH GIRLS GONE BAD; La Mama: THE WHORE OF SHERIDAN SQUARE (wrote/directed, published in anthology Plays and Playwrights 2006). NEA: 2010-2014 Poetry Out Loud National Competition Finals (hosts John Leguizamo, Kerry Washington, Anna Deavere Smith). Teaching: American University, Brown University, Holy Cross College, Rhode Island College. He received a 2003-2005 NEA/TCG Directing grant & has been a theatre grant panelist for the NEA, the Massachusetts Council on the Arts. Training: B.A. in Theatre Arts, Wake Forest University; MFA in Directing, Trinity Repertory Conservatory. He served as the Associate Director of Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA (winner of the 2009 Regional Theatre TONY Award). He received the 2012 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Direction of a Resident Musical and most recently the 2016 Oklahoma Governor's Arts Award for Community Service. He is currently on the board of directors for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre.
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