2002 Symposium: It's Not Where You Start
In June 2002, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation hosted a panel discussion on how Broadway directors and choreographers got their starts as part of its 3-day Musical Theatre Symposium. The panelists are Susan H. Schulman, Jeff Calhoun, David Warren, Scott Schwartz, Larry Fuller, Lynne Taylor-Corbett and Gabriel Barre. Some fell into their careers by accident while others had it planned all along, and their stories range from years of performing summer stock to meeting Tommy Tune. This conversation is filled with humorous and touching anecdotes featuring Richard Maltby, Carol Haney and Trevor Nunn, among others. The panelists impart valuable advice to emerging professionals, and the Pittsburgh dance class-to-Broadway stories of these successful directors and choreographers will inspire any theatre artist with hopes of the Great White Way.