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

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Theatre
A CHRISTMAS CAROL at McCarter Theatre
A ROCKIN' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at NewArts: Newtown Musicals
A ROCKIN' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at NewArts: Newtown Musicals
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Barrington Stage
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Barrington Stage
BIG at The York Theatre
BIG at The York Theatre
Susannah at St. Petersburg Opera
Susannah at St. Petersburg Opera
PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT at The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre
PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT at The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre
Grease at The Paramount Theatre
Grease at The Paramount Theatre
Noises Off at New Harmony Theatre
Noises Off at New Harmony Theatre
Of Mice and Men at Sarasota Opera
Of Mice and Men at Sarasota Opera
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MY SISTER IN THIS HOUSE at Deaf West
MY SISTER IN THIS HOUSE at Deaf West
The Rink at The Cape Playhouse
The Rink at The Cape Playhouse
The Consul at Opera NJ
The Consul at Opera NJ
SEUSSICAL at NewArts: Newtown Musicals
SEUSSICAL at NewArts: Newtown Musicals
FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook
FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook
The Crucible at Sarasota Opera
The Crucible at Sarasota Opera
A View From The Bridge at Vertical Player Repertory Company
A View From The Bridge at Vertical Player Repertory Company
Time Stands Still at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre
Time Stands Still at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre
DISNEY'S THE LION KING, JR. at NewArts: Newtown Musicals
DISNEY'S THE LION KING, JR. at NewArts: Newtown Musicals
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THE 101 DALMATIANS MUSICAL at NewArts: Newtown Musicals
THE 101 DALMATIANS MUSICAL at NewArts: Newtown Musicals
The Happy Time at Signature Theatre
The Happy Time at Signature Theatre
La Rondine at Sarasota Opera
La Rondine at Sarasota Opera
Meet Me In St. Louis at the St. Louis MUNY
Meet Me In St. Louis at the St. Louis MUNY
HMS Pinafore at Opera NJ
HMS Pinafore at Opera NJ
School for Wives at Weston Playhouse
School for Wives at Weston Playhouse
Triumph of Love at Weston Playhouse
Triumph of Love at Weston Playhouse
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
"Two Point Oh" at 59E59 Theaters
"Two Point Oh" at 59E59 Theaters
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
GREASE @ The Paramount Theatre - Aurora, IL
GREASE @ The Paramount Theatre - Aurora, IL
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
HMS PINAFORE @ Opera New Jersey
HMS PINAFORE @ Opera New Jersey
OF MICE AND MEN @ Sarasota Opera
OF MICE AND MEN @ Sarasota Opera
THE CONSUL @ Opera NJ
THE CONSUL @ Opera NJ
THE CRUCIBLE @ Sarasoa Opera
THE CRUCIBLE @ Sarasoa Opera
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
LOVES FIRE @ The Asolo Conservatory
LOVES FIRE @ The Asolo Conservatory
TRIUMPH OF LOVE @ Weston Playhouse
TRIUMPH OF LOVE @ Weston Playhouse
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
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
MY SISTER IN THIS HOUSE @ Deaf West
MY SISTER IN THIS HOUSE @ Deaf West
HAVEN @ The University of Judiasm
HAVEN @ The University of Judiasm
THE HAPPY TIME @ Signature Theatre
THE HAPPY TIME @ Signature Theatre
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE @ Vertical Player Repertory
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE @ Vertical Player Repertory
LA RONDINE @ Sarasota Opera
LA RONDINE @ Sarasota Opera
THE RINK @ Cape Playhouse
THE RINK @ Cape Playhouse
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
STILL @ Prop Thtr
STILL @ Prop Thtr

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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MIDSUMMER IN NEWTOWN” – A feature-length documentary film that features the NewArts production of “A ROCKIN’ Midsummer Night’s Dream” that I conceived and directed.  The film, by the Oscar-nominated Documentary Group, directed by Lloyd Kramer, has been selected for the Spotlight section of the Tribeca Film Festival – screening April 17, 19, 21 and 24.  Info and tickets here.

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You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” at The York Theatre

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The York Theatre – Associate Artistic Director

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NewArts: Newtown Musicals – Producing Artistic Director – School of Rock and The Wizard of Oz – August, 2016

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Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for NewArts: Newtown Musicals – December, 2016

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The development of an opera based on Richard Zimler’s novel “The Warsaw Anagrams”

RECENT UPDATES:

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Video, pictures and reviews of A ROCKIN’ Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Lion King, Jr. and Liberty Smith – for NewArts: Newtown Musicals, Newtown, CT

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Video, pictures and reviews of Big at the York Theatre – Musicals in Mufti Series

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Pictures and reviews of Time Stands Still at The Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre

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Pictures and reviews of Carlisle Floyd’s opera Susannah – at St. Petersburg Opera

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A new play: Two Point Oh at 59 E 59 Theaters – (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!

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FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook

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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