Broadway actor joins Playhouse as associate artistic director

Michael Berresse joins WPTC as its first associate artistic director.

Michael Berresse joins WPTC as its first associate artistic director.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company has appointed actor/director Michael Berresse to the Weston staff. Berresse, who has worked with the company for more than five seasons, will become its first associate artistic director in January.

The Tony and Olivier-nominated actor and OBIE award-winning director has numerous Broadway acting credits to his name including A Chorus Line, The Light in the Piazza and Kiss Me, Kate. His directing credits include (title of show) on and off Broadway, Now. Here. This. for New York’s Vineyard Theatre and The Last Five Years for ACT in San Francisco.

For Weston, Berresse has directed such diverse and celebrated productions as Next To Normal, the world premiere of Paul Gordon’s Analog and Vinyl, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Alan Ayckbourn’s Round and Round the Garden. He will open the company’s 2017 season as director/choreographer for the Vermont premiere of the Tony-winning musical Once.

Berresse will assist Producing Artistic Director Steve Stettler in designing new programs and building relationships with artists, theaters and producers as Weston prepares to open a new year-round studio theater in the fall of 2017, while maintaining his own active career.

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