Paul Stancato

Paul Stancato is a creative show director and choreographer who works in theatre, film and television.

He recently directed and choreographed the 2015-’16 National Tour of
Flashdance the Musical, as well as the world premier of The Cobalteans- which
earned 7 Nominations for the 2015 New York Musical Theater Festival including
Best Direction.

He directed and choreographed the 2014-’15 National Tour of Jekyll and Hyde.

From 2012-2014, Stancato served as the Artistic Director for Franco
Dragone’s, The House of Dancing Water in Macau, China.
He was the Resident Director for the National Tour of Disney’s The Lion King,
2006 -2010 (2008 Helen Hayes nomination for Best Touring Musical).
He directed the First National Tour of The Wedding Singer and was also
Assistant Choreographer for the Broadway production (Tony nomination for Best
Musical and Best Choreography).

Select directing/choreographing credits include: Long Days Journey Into Night
(Palm Beach Drama Works, FL), Powerhouse (Sinking Ship Productions,
NYC), Plaid Tidings (Flatrock Playhouse), Hairspray and Sound of Music (John
W. Engeman Theater, NY), Trav’lin the Musical (NYMF Festival Best Ensemble
Honorable Mention), Greenwood (NYMF starring Andrea McArdle), Crazy For
You, Godspell, Guys and Dolls, Heart Rising (World Premier), Einstein’s
Dreams (Best Direction Award New York Fringe Festival), Dystopia Gardens (NY
Fringe Festival). He conceived and co-wrote ROCKSHOW, an interactive
Performance piece which ran Off-Broadway.

Performance credits include, Blue Man Group (Blue Man) and De La
Guarda (original New York cast member/Captain).

Awards/ Fellowships: Mike Okrent Fellow (nominee), Society of Directors
Observer Fellow (award), University of Florida Outstanding Alumnus Award,
Drama League member and a Lincoln Center Director’s Lab member.

Paul is currently developing a new musical for Broadway based on the life and
times of 80′s art star, Jean Michel Basquiat as well as brand new spectacle show for Universal Studios Beijing, which will premier in 2020.