(Left to Right - Susan H. Schulman, Wes Drummond, Phillip Fazio)
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.
On January 20, 2020 The Duluth Playhouse and its Board of Directors announced that Phillip Fazio will become the new Artistic Director at The NorShor Theatre. The Duluth Playhouse is one of the country’s oldest theatre organizations. With a rich history dating back to 1914, the company is comprised of three stages: the NorShor Theatre, the Playhouse Family Theatre, and The Underground. The Duluth Playhouse produces year-round theatrical and musical performances as well as provides education opportunities of the highest quality for both youth and adults.
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.
Phillip recently earned a MFA in Directing from Pennsylvania State University. This highly competitive program only accepts two students every other year. While at Penn State, Phillip was mentored by Tony Award nominated director Susan H. Schulman. At Penn State, Phillip directed productions of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, MARRY ME A LITTLE, CAROLINE OR CHANGE, and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER.
Contact Phillip at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
(Left to Right - Jeff Calhoun, Coy Middlebrook, Phillip Fazio)
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
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.
ARTICLES ABOUT PHILLIP'S WORK
(List includes my production of Next to Normal)
(List includes my production of Follies)