Welcome to www.ungerdirect.com – the website for New York-based free-lance theatre and opera director, Michael Unger.

Michael Unger in front of the opening set for "A Christmas Carol" at McCarter Theatre - designed by Ming Cho Lee - Photo by T. Charles Erickson
Michael Unger in front of the opening set for "A Christmas Carol" at McCarter Theatre - designed by Ming Cho Lee - Photo by T. Charles Erickson
FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook
FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook
SEUSSICAL The Musical in Newtown, CT for the 12.14 Foundation
SEUSSICAL The Musical in Newtown, CT for the 12.14 Foundation
"Two Point Oh" at 59E59 Theaters
"Two Point Oh" at 59E59 Theaters
THE CONSUL @ Opera NJ
THE CONSUL @ Opera NJ
GREASE @ The Paramount Theatre - Aurora, IL
GREASE @ The Paramount Theatre - Aurora, IL
THE CRUCIBLE @ Sarasoa Opera
THE CRUCIBLE @ Sarasoa Opera
THE DUCHESS OF CHICAGO @ The Sverdlovsk Academic Theatre of Musical Comedy in Yekaterinburg, Russia
THE DUCHESS OF CHICAGO @ The Sverdlovsk Academic Theatre of Musical Comedy in Yekaterinburg, Russia
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE @ Vertical Player Repertory
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE @ Vertical Player Repertory
HMS PINAFORE @ Opera New Jersey
HMS PINAFORE @ Opera New Jersey
LA RONDINE @ Sarasota Opera
LA RONDINE @ Sarasota Opera
OF MICE AND MEN @ Sarasota Opera
OF MICE AND MEN @ Sarasota Opera
THE RINK @ Cape Playhouse
THE RINK @ Cape Playhouse
THE HAPPY TIME @ Signature Theatre
THE HAPPY TIME @ Signature Theatre
MY SISTER IN THIS HOUSE @ Deaf West
MY SISTER IN THIS HOUSE @ Deaf West
HAVEN @ The University of Judiasm
HAVEN @ The University of Judiasm
L'AMICO FRITZ @ Sarasota Opera
L'AMICO FRITZ @ Sarasota Opera
DIE FLEDERMAUS @ Sarasota Opera
DIE FLEDERMAUS @ Sarasota Opera
David Greenstein, Hon. Mario Cuomo, Harold Holtzer, Richard Dreyfuss, Stephen Lang, Cathleen Chalfant, Andre DeShields, director Michael Unger, Senior VP Ronni Denes and The Cooper Union Chorus (with James Stovall) on the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's "Right Makes Might" speech at the Cooper Union
David Greenstein, Hon. Mario Cuomo, Harold Holtzer, Richard Dreyfuss, Stephen Lang, Cathleen Chalfant, Andre DeShields, director Michael Unger, Senior VP Ronni Denes and The Cooper Union Chorus (with James Stovall) on the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's "Right Makes Might" speech at the Cooper Union
CRIMES OF THE HEART @ Theatre Aspen
CRIMES OF THE HEART @ Theatre Aspen
CALIGULA @ NYMF
CALIGULA @ NYMF
TRIUMPH OF LOVE @ Weston Playhouse
TRIUMPH OF LOVE @ Weston Playhouse
STILL @ Prop Thtr
STILL @ Prop Thtr
LOVES FIRE @ The Asolo Conservatory
LOVES FIRE @ The Asolo Conservatory
TAMING OF THE SHREW @ The Complex Theatre
TAMING OF THE SHREW @ The Complex Theatre
SCHOOL FOR WIVES @ Weston Playhouse
SCHOOL FOR WIVES @ Weston Playhouse
RETRIBUTION @ The Lambs Theatre
RETRIBUTION @ The Lambs Theatre
FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook
FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook
NOISES OFF @ New Harmony Theatre
NOISES OFF @ New Harmony Theatre
MEET ME IN St. LOUIS @ St. Louis MUNY
MEET ME IN St. LOUIS @ St. Louis MUNY
LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES @ Studio Dramatique
LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES @ Studio Dramatique
LA RONDINE @ Sarasota Opera
LA RONDINE @ Sarasota Opera
KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY @ York Theatre - MUFTI
KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY @ York Theatre - MUFTI
IN PERPETUITY THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE @ Juilliard
IN PERPETUITY THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE @ Juilliard
CRIES FROM THE MAMMAL HOUSE @ Misfits Ensemble
CRIES FROM THE MAMMAL HOUSE @ Misfits Ensemble
CHANGES OF HEART @ Barrington Stage Company
CHANGES OF HEART @ Barrington Stage Company
THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE @ Barrington Stage Company
THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE @ Barrington Stage Company
LOADED @ Lion Theatre
LOADED @ Lion Theatre
DANCING AT LUGHNASA @ AADA
DANCING AT LUGHNASA @ AADA
LOVES LABOURS LOST @ AADA
LOVES LABOURS LOST @ AADA
BOY GETS GIRL @ AADA
BOY GETS GIRL @ AADA
ON THE RAZZE @ Babcock Theatre - University of Utah
ON THE RAZZE @ Babcock Theatre - University of Utah

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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A New Musical adaptation for Newtown, CT through the 12.14 Foundation.

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Period of Adjustment” at Wellfleet Harbor Actor’s Theatre and the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival.

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Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at McCarter Theatre – December, 2014

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RECENT UPDATES:

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Carlisle Floyd’s opera “Susannah“  – at St. Petersburg Opera

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A new play: “Two Point Oh” at 59 E 59 Theaters – WE ARE A NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS’ PICK!!!

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Ahrens and Flaherty’s Seussical the Musical – in Newtown, CT with 84 Newtown Kids and Broadway/TV star John Tartaglia as the Cat in the Hat!with 84 young performers from Newtown and starring John Tartaglia as “The Cat in the Hat). This was the inaugural production to benefit the 12.14 Foundation which is raising funds to build a performing arts center as a living remembrance of those who lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary. Performances were at the Newtown High School – August 9, 10 and 11, 2013

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FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook

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Reviews and photos from “Grease” at The Paramount Theatre – Aurora, IL

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Reviews VIDEO! and photos from “The Duchess of Chicago” at the Sverdlovsk Academic Theatre of Musical Comedy – Yekaterinburg, Russia

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Reviews and photos from “A Christmas Carol” at McCarter Theatre

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Reviews and photos from “Of Mice and Men” at Sarasota Opera

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Reviews and photos from “HMS Pinafore” at Opera New Jersey

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Reviews and photos from “The Consul” at Opera New Jersey

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Reviews and photos from “The Crucible” at Sarasota Opera

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