Former Artistic Director Spiro Veloudos, winner of the 1996 Boston Theatre Awards Best Director award, served for 17 years as the Artistic Director of The Publick Theatre Inc. During the 1995 Season, Spiro directed Anything Goes (cited for excellence on The Boston Phoenix's 1995 Year in Review) and Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (cited for excellence by both The Boston Herald and The Improper Bostonian.
Other directing credits include: Kiss Me Kate, The Pirates of Penzance, As You Like it, The Miser, The Three Musketeers, The Taming of the Shrew, The Voice of The Prairie, The Mikado, Twelfth Night, Guys & Dolls, Much Ado About Nothing and The Tempest. His production of A Midsummer Night's Dream (1986) received 5 Boston Critics Circle awards including Outstanding Production and Direction.
Spiro also directed the musical Quilters, which had its New England première at The Publick Theatre and was awarded the New England Theatre Conference Moss Hart Award (Professional Division). At The Lyric Stage he has directed The Substance of Fire, An American Buffalo, Misalliance, and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof; four plays by Simon Gray: Butley, Otherwise Engaged, The Common Pursuit, and Quartermaine's Terms; and the Boston premi¸res of A Shayna Maidel and Not About Heroes. He has also directed To Kill A Mockingbird, Cabaret, Phantom!, Romeo and Juliet, Amadeus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Cyrano de Bergerac, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof , A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (for the Seacoast Repertory Theatre), The Hobbit (for the Boston Children's Theatre), and the 1987 Nickerson Theatre production of A Christmas Carol.
Spiro's acting credits include Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on tlie Way to the Forum, Cyrano in Cyrano de Bergerac, Prospero in The Tempest, Benedict in Much Ado About Nothing, and Tevye in A Fiddler on the Roof.
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