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Nick Hrutkay is an award-winning director who creates work across all boundaries of theater. He currently serves as the Education Director and Assistant Artistic Director for the internationally acclaimed Stagedoor Manor, and devises projects as a Teaching Artist with Quantum Theatre.


His work has been seen at theaters across the country, including I Am My Own Wife, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Central Square Theater); The Birds, Little Shop of Horrors, Footloose (The Huron Playhouse); Twelfth Night (Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Park); Sweeney Todd, Jesus Christ Superstar, Next to Normal, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Bat Boy: The Musical, Evil Dead: The Musical, The Santaland Diaries, God of Carnage (Keystone Repertory Theater); The [Hamlet] Soliloquies (The Kennedy Center); Macbeth (Alchemical Studios); Sponges (The Brick Theater); Fish Story (Theatre Row); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Footlight Players NEXTGEN Shakespeare Tour); A Wrinkle in Time (Hippodrome Theatre); Legally Blonde, Jekyll & Hyde, Jesus Christ Superstar, Eurydice, Aida, Lizzie, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, Kill Shakespeare, Sondheim On Sondheim, A Little Night Music, Titanic (Stagedoor Manor).


Nick is the former Artistic Director of The Huron Playhouse, one the longest-running summer stock theaters in the United States. He previously worked as the Artistic Director of Keystone Repertory Theater and Producing Director of Footlight Players. As a Dramaturg for Dramafest at Stagedoor Manor, he oversaw the annual new work festival while mentoring students whose selected plays were published through Stephen Sondheim's Young Playwrights Inc. He has taught at Stagedoor Manor, Hippodrome Theatre, Quantum Theatre, The Huron Playhouse, Stagedoor Manor Studios, and Pittsburgh Musical Theater, where he was the Chair of the Acting Department for the PMT Conservatory.


Nick is the recipient of an ArtWorks Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts; a Broadway World Award for Best Director of a Musical; and the 2010 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival / Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Fellowship.

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