Lonny Price

The New York Philharmonic

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Lonny Price

On Broadway, Lonny Price has directed Glenn Close in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill and N. Richard Nash’s 110 in the Shade, Danny Glover in “Master Harold” ... and the Boys, Joan Rivers in Sally Marr and Her Escorts (which he co-wrote with Ms. Rivers and Erin Sanders), Jenn Colella in Jeff Blumenkrantz and Jason Robert Brown’s Urban Cowboy, and himself in Edward Kleban’s A Class Act, for which he also co-wrote the book with Linda Kline and was nominated for a Tony Award. His West End credits include Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, Sunset Boulevard, and Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, all for English National Opera. At the New York Philharmonic, Mr. Price directed Sweeney Todd twice: in March 2014, starring Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel, which aired on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center, and in May 2000, starring Patti LuPone and George Hearn. Also for the Philharmonic he directed Sondheim’s Company starring Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, and Patti LuPone, which aired on Great Performances and played in more than 700 movie theaters nationwide; Sondheim: The Birthday Concert!, which aired on Great Performances, earning Mr. Price an Emmy Award; Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot starring Gabriel Byrne, which aired on Live From Lincoln Center; and Bernstein’s Candide starring Kristin Chenoweth. He also directed Lincoln Center’s Emmy Award–winning production of Sondheim’s Passion starring Ms. LuPone, Audra McDonald, and Michael Cerveris, which aired on Live From Lincoln Center. For his first feature film, “Master Harold” ... and the Boys, starring Freddie Highmore and Ving Rhames, Lonny Price received a Best Director Award from the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. His documentary, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, premiered at the New York Film Festival and was named one of The New York Times’s Top 10 Films of 2016.

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