Phillip is a member of Lincoln Center Theatre’s Directors Lab and Actors’ Equity Association. He is an Associate Member of the Stage Director and Choreographers Society.
His favorite directing credits include: FOLLIES, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, PROOF, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, PARADE, CABARET, RAGTIME, CITY OF ANGELS, SWEENEY TODD, SPRING AWAKENING, GREY GARDENS, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, and NEXT TO NORMAL.
Contact Phillip at: PhillipFazio@gmail.com
Phillip Fazio was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona. His love affair with the arts began at the age of six when his Aunt took him to see his first play. From that moment, Phillip knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life working in theatre.
(Left to Right - Susan H. Schulman, Wes Drummond, Phillip Fazio)
Phillip earned a MFA in Directing from Pennsylvania State University. This highly competitive program accepts two students every other year. While at Penn State, Phillip was mentored by Tony Award nominated director Susan H. Schulman. Phillip directed Penn State productions of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, MARRY ME A LITTLE, CAROLINE OR CHANGE, and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. At graduation, Phillip received the Creative Achievement Award for his artistic contributions throughout his time at the university.
Phillip earned a BFA from The Boston Conservatory in 2005. Immediately after graduating, Phillip began a three year contract as an Artist in Residence at The Phoenix Theatre Company. Phoenix Theatre is the oldest arts organization in the state of Arizona. His duties included directing, acting, and teaching advanced acting and directing at Arizona School for the Arts. ASA is an award winning performing arts high school with a rigorous academic and arts curriculum.
(Left to Right - Jeff Calhoun, Coy Middlebrook, Phillip Fazio)
Upon completion of his contract at The Phoenix Theatre Company, Phillip moved to New York City and began working as a freelance theatre director. His assistant credits include DIANA on Broadway (Directed by Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley) and PIPPIN at Center Theatre Group (Directed by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun).
On January 20, 2020 Duluth Playhouse and its Board of Directors announced that Phillip Fazio would become the new Artistic Director at the historic NorShor Theatre. Duluth Playhouse is one of the country’s oldest theatre companies, with a rich history dating back to 1914. In less than a year, Phillip was promoted to Producing Artistic Director of Duluth Playhouse, placing him in charge of overseeing all artistic elements of the multifaceted organization.
In 2012, Phillip directed GAY CAMP at the New York International Fringe Festival. After a sold out and award winning run at FringeNYC, GAY CAMP transferred to the historic Players Theatre Off-Broadway for an encore extension. GAY CAMP transferred again to The Duplex Cabaret Theater in the West Village where it was extended three times, running a total
of 8 months. His staging of GAY CAMP has since been produced in Fire Island, Provincetown, Rhode Island, and Washington.
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ARTICLES ABOUT PHILLIP'S WORK
Duluth Playhouse Has Announced New NorShor Theatre Artistic Director
'Follies' features Broadway actress Kelli James
Company: The Return of “Tick-Tock” by Peter Filichia
Director Stages Iconic Musical’s Arizona Debut
Local ‘Osage’ star better than Streep, director insists
‘Next to Normal’ at Mesa Arts Center
The 10 Best Plays I Saw in Metro Phoenix in 2013
(List includes my production of Next to Normal)
The Best of the Phoenix Theater Season
(List includes my production of Follies)
Profile of Phillip on PhoenixTheaterHistory.com
Interview with Phillip about "Sunday in the Park With George"