JL Rey (Director ) is an actor, singer, and director based in New York City and he is thrilled to direct THE LADY FROM HAVANA, the latest entry in the Stageworks Hispanic Initiative. After the year we’ve all experienced, it is a thrill to be working in a comedy.
Previously at Stageworks: CABARIETY (Featured Soloist), THE FANTASTIKS (Huckleby), THE LARAMIE PROJECT (Co director & various roles), WAITING FOR GODOT (Potzo), 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE (Co director), IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES/EN EL TIEMPO DE LAS MARIPOSAS (Co director).
NY directing credits: SHEPARD–an evening of scenes from Sam Shepard plays, MUSE, an original play about the relationship between a male prostitute and one of his clients, and SANITY IS SUBJECTIVE, an original play exploring the concept of sanity.
Regional directing credits include: IN THE HEIGHTS, GODSPELL, 9 PARTS OF DESIRE, BOY GETS GIRL, THE MERRY WIDOW, WEST SIDE STORY, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, THE LARAMIE PROJECT, RED HOT & COLE, PARTY, EVITA, JEKYLL & HYDE THE MUSICAL, AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS, MAN OF LA MANCHA, CAMELOT, OKLAHOMA and THE YELLOW BOAT.
NY acting credits: YBOR CITY THE MUSICAL, THE DISAPPEARING MAN, THE BOY COMMETH TO THE MOUNTAIN, CORPUS, THE LIFE OFJUANITA CASTRO, KITCHENETTE, GHOSTDANCER, 167 TONGUES, DANIEL, ALICE – A NEW MUSICAL,TRANSUBSTANTIATION,THE SHADOW BOX. Regional acting credits include IN THE HEIGHTS, LEND ME A TENOR, THE FOXON THE FAIRWAY, THE FROGS, EVITA, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, ANNA IN THE TROPICS, MAN OF LA MANCHA, WAITING FOR GODOT, HAMLET, LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, LEND ME A TENOR and ROMEO AND JULIET. Television: 30ROCK, BILLIONS, FBI, THE FIRST WIVES CLUB, THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION.