Alan is highly regarded for his re-imagined versions of classic musicals. His 10-person Oliver was commissioned by Stage Entertainment and had its inaugural production at the Human Race Theatre Company, with choreography by Spencer Liff. He worked in conjunction with the Lerner Estate on his post-modern and highly celebrated Camelot for the Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago, where he also mounted a provocative, madcap, Vegas-themed Joseph….Dreamcoat and a rather progressive and highly stylized take on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
Alan has also directed plays and musicals for Laguna Playhouse, Olney Theatre, Arkansas Repertory, Walnut Street Theatre, The New Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Virginia Musical Theatre, 3D Theatricals, Texas Shakespeare Festival, and the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport, among others. He has directed many world-premieres, including The Little Hours (based on the short stories of Dorothy Parker), Exposure Time, and Multiple Family Dwelling for NJ Repertory and, most recently, Mourning the Living at the Abingdon Theatre in NYC. He was nominated for the 2008 Carbonell Award and has received multiple Edgerton Foundation Grants for new works.
Alan has directed original benefit performances on Broadway, for both the Actors Fund of America and the Christopher Reeve Foundation. He is a frequent Guest Artist at University Drama Programs throughout the country and is a Director and Teaching Artist for the Broadway Dreams Foundation.
Based in NYC, he is a member of SDC and a Taurus.