Ron Lagomarsino**

Ron Lagomarsino**



LOBBY HERO: Director

is a director and playwright whose Broadway productions include Alfred Uhry’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Tony Award Best Play, Pulitzer Prize finalist) and the Joseph Dougherty/Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty musical My Favorite Year at the Vivian Beaumont. His Off-Broadway credits include the world premieres of Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy (Pulitzer Prize, Drama Desk Award nomination, Director), Joseph Dougherty’s Digby (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, Director), Beth Henley’s Abundance, and John Patrick Shanley’s Women of Manhattan. He is the recipient of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Driving Miss Daisy, Christopher Durang’s Laughing Wild, and Timothy Mason’s Only You. Lagomarsino also directed the national tour of Daisy with Julie Harris and Brock Peters, as well as the West End production with Dame Wendy Hiller. His extensive regional credits include the world premiere of Joseph Dougherty’s Chester Bailey at the American Conservatory Theater, starring David Strathairn (several Bay Area Theater Awards, including Best Play and Production), the West Coast premiere of David Mamet’s November, Noises Off (Seattle Repertory Theatre), Hay Fever (Kenyon Festival Theater, with Joanne Woodward), the world premiere of Lisa Loomer’s Birds and the West Coast premiere of The Foreigner, both at South Coast Repertory, and Martin Sherman’s Passing By (Hartford Stage, where he served as Resident Director for two seasons). He has also directed the world premieres of Jane Anderson’s Looking for Normal at Geffen Playhouse, (Ovation Award Best Play; nomination, Director) and I Am Not Mark Twain by Mad TV/SNL writer/producer Steven Cragg (Aspen Comedy Festival, Best One-Person Play).

He has developed many new works at New York Stage and Film, Sundance Institute Theatre Lab (Stephen Lutvak and Robert Freedman’s Tony-winning Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder), The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference, and Ojai Playwrights Conference.

Most recently he directed Chester Bailey to great acclaim at Barrington Stage Company with Reed Birney and Ephraim Birney (New York Times Critic’s Pick). A NYC run is anticipated in the coming season.

Lagomarsino’s own play, Jerome, was selected as a Finalist for the National Playwrights Conference at the O’Neill Theater Center and workshopped twice at NY Stage & Film. Recently it was chosen for Florida Repertory’s PlayLab Festival. His play, Love the Sinner (dealing with race, religion and identity), received readings at Ensemble Studio Theater/LA’s WinterFest and Road Theatre’s Summer Playwrights Festival.

His latest writing project is MacTonic, a satiric look at the complete breakdown of truth in America, set five minutes in the future.

TELEVISION / FILM: Lagomarsino’s directorial credits include the pilots of David E. Kelley’s “Picket Fences” (two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series, Directors Guild of America Award, Long form Directing), “Homefront” (Emmy nomination, Series and Director), David Frankel’s “Grapevine,” “Four Corners,” and most recently the “Pretty Little Liars” spinoff “Ravenswood,” for which he also served as Co-Executive Producer. Episodic television includes “thirtysomething,” “My So-Called Life,” “Once and Again,” “Ally McBeal,” “The Unit,” “Shark,” “The Starter Wife,” “Love Monkey,” “Huge,” “Switched at Birth,” “The Fosters,” “Nashville,” and the hugely popular “Pretty Little Liars” (25 episodes). He has directed several movies for TV, including the CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame “My Sister’s Keeper,” starring Kathy Bates and Lynn Redgrave (National Association for Mental Illness Media Award for Direction). For producer Albert Ruddy he directed the political satire “Running Mates,” starring Laura Linney, Tom Selleck and Faye Dunaway. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Directing Fellowship, he is a graduate of Santa Clara University (valedictorian) and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (J.S. Seidman Award Graduate).

He is currently in development with several film and television projects: “Homegoing,” (director/co-writer); and “Fish Sticks,” (writer/director).

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