About Paul Stancato!
September 23, 2010 § 1 Comment
An artist of many trades, Paul Stancato’s resume boasts a rare combination of directing, choreographing, performing, and teaching. Holding a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre, Paul Stancato is also a drummer, having performed in the Blue Man Group, De La Guarda, and Chicago rock band, Voodoo Buss.
In 1996, Paul Stancato co-founded the theatre company, Aporia Players, of which he served as the Artistic Director until 2003, bringing the company critical success. Paul Stancato has had the opportunity to collaborate and work with Julie Taymor, John Rando, and Rob Ashford, masters of directing and choreographing. Paul Stancato’s background includes directing and choreographing credits on the following productions: Crazy For You, Godspell, Guys and Dolls, Zombies from Beyond, and the world premier of Rockshow and Heart Rising. Moreover, Paul Stancato directed Einstein’s Dream, for which he was awarded the New York Fringe Festival’s Best Direction for its New York Premier. In 2007, Paul Stancato directed the First National Tour of The Wedding Singer and became one of the few choreographers for DanceBreak, a leading foundation dedicated to nurturing the finest Broadway choreographers.
Paul Stancato has taught acting and directing master classes at various American educational institutions, including SUNY Purchase NY, Vanderbilt University, Michigan State University, and his alma mater, the University of Florida. At present, Paul Stancato is gearing up to work on several new creative projects after dedicating four years to the First National Tour of Disney’s The Lion King, which garnered the Helen Hayes Award for Best Musical of 2008.