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.
Phillip earned a BFA in Musical Theatre with an emphasis in Directing from The Boston Conservatory in 2005.
Immediately after graduating, Phillip began a three year contract as an Artist in Residence at Phoenix Theatre. Now in its 100th season, The Phoenix Theatre Company is the oldest arts organization in the state of Arizona. His duties at Phoenix Theatre 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.
Phillip Fazio was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona.
He began performing at the age of six and his love affair with theatre hasn't stopped since.
Upon completion of his contract at Phoenix Theatre, Phillip moved to New York City and began working as a freelance theatre director.
As an assistant director, Phillip's credits include the Center Theatre Group/Deaf West revival of PIPPIN at the Mark Taper Forum (Directed by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun) and the 10 time Helen Hayes Award nominated production of WEST SIDE STORY at the Signature Theatre in Arlington (which Peter Marks of the Washington Post named one of the top ten productions of the year).
Contact Phillip at: PhillipFazio@gmail.com
(Left to Right - Jeff Calhoun, Coy Middlebrook, Phillip Fazio)
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, CAROLINE OR CHANGE, CABARET, RAGTIME, CITY OF ANGELS, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, SWEENEY TODD, SPRING AWAKENING, GREY GARDENS, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, and NEXT TO NORMAL.
Phillip is currently attending Pennsylvania State University, where he is earning a MFA in Directing. This highly competitive program only accepts two students every other year.
While at Penn State, Phillip is being mentored by Tony Award nominated director Susan H. Schulman.
Contact Phillip at: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Left to Right - Susan H. Schulman, Wes Drummond, Phillip Fazio)
ARTICLES ABOUT PHILLIP'S WORK
(List includes my production of Next to Normal)
(List includes my production of Follies)