Lenny Leibowitz, Associate Professor, Theatre & Dance

Lenny Leibowitz

Phone
614-823-1097

Email
lleibowitz@otterbein.edu

Office
Cowan Hall

Since Lenny’s arrival in Westerville, Lenny has directed Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, Into the Woods, Clybourne Park, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Top Girls, Fiddler on the Roof, and Adding Machine: A Musical. As founding artistic director of Marvell Rep, OffBroadway, Lenny directed 11 productions, including The Threepenny Opera, which received a Drama Desk nomination for Best Revival of a Musical. Other New York directing credits include the world premiere of Brian Yorkey’s Making Tracks, which ran Off-Broadway at Rockefeller Center’s Taipei Theater. Lenny has directed at some of the nation’s leading regional theatres including the Olney Theatre, the National Players, the Huntington Theatre’s Breaking Ground Festival, and the New Harmony Theatre, where he was artistic director for four years, staging Amadeus, The School for Scandal, Guys and Dolls, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Crucible, and Much Ado About Nothing, among others. A Philadelphia native, he made his professional debut as a piano soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. As an AEA actor, Lenny performed in HarveyMuch Ado About NothingHamlet and Uncle Vanya. He received his B.A. from Columbia University and his M.F.A. from Boston University. Member, SDC

Education

  • M.F.A., Directing, Boston University; Dean's Scholar
  • B.A., in English, Columbia University; cum laude

Research, Creative, & Professional Work

  • Directing
  • Acting
  • Theatre History
  • Dramatic Literature, with special interests in Shakespeare and early twentieth century drama

Publications

Please see vitae for full list of productions

Affiliations & Awards

  • Drama Desk nomination
  • Member SDC