Little Women the Musical

The Production Team

Susan H. Schulman, Director


Ms. Schulman’s Broadway credits include the Tony Award-winning THE SECRET GARDEN as well as its highly successful national tour; and the production of SWEENEY TODD at Circle in the Square, for which she and the production received a Tony Award nomination. She directed the U.S. and Australian national tours of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. The Broadway production, which Ms. Schulman also directed, was nominated for a Tony Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical. Ms. Schulman’s is currently working on the Broadway bound musical A LITTLE PRINCESS written by Brian Crawley and Andrew Lippa. She is also developing the musical HEARTLAND. Ms. Schulman just returned from Australia where she directed the currently running national tour of MAN OF LA MANCHA starring Anthony Warlow. Other recent directorial work includes the City Center Encores! production of A CONNECTICUT YANKEE and the Manhattan Theatre Club's TIME AND AGAIN, and a reading of THE GOOD COMPANIONS produced by The York Theatre Company. Ms. Schulman lit up the stage at the Stratford Festival where she directed the critically acclaimed new production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF with Brent Carver. Other recent credits include the National Tour of SUNSET BLVD. and critically acclaimed productions of MAN OF LA MANCHA for the Stratford Festival, THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE for the City Center ENCORES! series, and VIOLET for A.C.T. in Seattle. Ms. Schulman was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical for the premiere of VIOLET for Playwrights Horizons; the production won the Lucille Lortel award for Outstanding Musical and the NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. She received the 1995 Obie Award for directing Sondheim and Furth's musical MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the York Theatre Company, a production which also received the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival, as well as several Outer Critics and Drama Desk nominations. Ms. Schulman also directed ROYAL FAMILY at the McCarter Theatre; the premiere of JACK'S HOLIDAY for Playwrights Horizons (Outer Critics nomination); the Australian national tour of THE SECRET GARDEN; and served as a consultant on the North American tour of TAP DOGS. Other critically acclaimed productions include the national tour of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN; the world premiere of A SMALL DELEGATION in Philadelphia; ALLEGRO for the City Center ENCORES! series; COMPANY for the York Theatre; and CARNIVAL and A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC for the Equity Library Theatre. Ten of Ms. Schulman's productions have been taped for the Lincoln Center Library Theatre-on-Film Archives. Her regional credits include SUMMER AND SMOKE, MACBETH, THE MIRACLE WORKER, WIND IN THE WILLOWS, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, WHAT THE BUTLER SAW, TABLE MANNERS and THE INNOCENTS. She previously served as the resident director at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera for eight seasons, directing FOLLIES, 110 IN THE SHADE, FUNNY GIRL, 1776 and WEST SIDE STORY, among others. Her television credits include the Ace-nominated special SMITHSONIAN SALUTES DISNEY and ON STAGE for PBS. Ms. Schulman is a graduate of the NY High School for Performing Arts, Hofstra University, where she was recently awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, and the Yale University Drama School. She is on the Board of Directors of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Ms. Schulman is a native New Yorker.



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