Center REPertory Company Staff

Michael Butler (Center REP Artistic Director)

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Now in his 12th Season as Center REP’s artistic director, Michael was recently honored by Theatre Bay Area as one of 40 individuals who have made unparalleled contributions to the region’s theatre sector.  His many directing credits at Center REP include The Liar, Women in Jeopardy, Baskerville, Art, Anything Goes, Clybourne Park, and the world premiere of the REP/DRAA-commissioned Real Housewives of Walnut Creek: the Musical, as well as the Shellie and BATCC Award-winning productions of Around the World in 80 Days, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Enchanted April, and Witness For The Prosecution.  Nationally, his directing work has also been seen at San Jose Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, Seattle Rep, Laguna Playhouse, ACT in Seattle, Marin Theatre Company, Aurora Theatre Company, San Jose Stage, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and two productions at The Juilliard School, of which he is also a graduate.  As an actor, Michael was in the Broadway productions of Two Shakespearean Actors with Brian Bedford and Victor Garber and Macbeth with Christopher Plummer and Glenda Jackson, as well as many Off Broadway productions (New York’s Roundabout Theatre Company, the Public Theatre), regional theatres (The Guthrie, Long Wharf, the Alley, Arena Stage) film and television, and most recently REP’s productions of Mirandolina!, The Mousetrap, Noises Off and Rumors.  He is a published songwriter and the co-writer and composer of numerous music-theatre pieces, which he has performed in NY, LA, and at festivals in India and Morocco. In his career as a performer he has also danced with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, portrayed the villainous Pierre LeChance on “The Guiding Light”, and played guitar and harmonica in many rock, blues, and country western bands at all the notable dives in NYC.  Proud member of Actors Equity Association, the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, and The Dramatists Guild.

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Managing Director: Scott Denison

Education Directors: Kerri Shawn & Jeffrey Draper

Technical Director: Joshua Lipps

Casting Director: Jennifer Perry

Production Stage Manager: Jeff Collister

Assistant Stage Manager: Joe Coe

Asst. to the Managing Director: Gail Pfeifer