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. Throughout his three years in the program, Phillip directed productions of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, MARRY ME A LITTLE, CAROLINE OR CHANGE, and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Upon graduating from Penn State, Phillip received the prestigious Creative Achievement Award for his artistic contributions throughout his time at the University.
(Left to Right - Susan H. Schulman, Wes Drummond, Phillip Fazio)
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 Fazio was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona. His love affair with theatre began at the age of six when his Aunt took him to see a production of Peter Pan. From that moment on, Phillip knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life working in the performing arts.
ARTICLES ABOUT PHILLIP'S WORK
(List includes my production of Next to Normal)
(List includes my production of Follies)
Upon completion of his contract at The Phoenix Theatre Company, 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 Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA.
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. Now in its 100th season, The Phoenix Theatre Company is the oldest arts organization in the state of Arizona. His duties included directing, acting, assisting on fundraisers, 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
Contact Phillip at: email@example.com
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.
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.
(Left to Right - Jeff Calhoun, Coy Middlebrook, Phillip Fazio)