Frank Anzalone serves as adjunct assistant professor in the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts where he teaches Advanced Stage Management & Fundamentals of Stage Management. Frank is also an adjunct faculty member in the Theater department at Drexel University, where he has been since 2009.
Frank started at the University of the Arts in the fall of 2006. In January 2008, Frank directed the first student-faculty production, the musical “1776 in Concert.” In April 2008 he directed Neil Simon’s “The Dinner Party” in the SOTA Studio Series. In January 2009, Frank served as event co-coordinator for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, hosted by the University. In the Spring of 2009 Frank served as Production Manager for the UArts Theater-Dance-Muisc intra-departmental production of Sonia Sanchez’s “Does Your House Have Lions.” In October 2009, Frank directed the student-faculty production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies in Concert.” In February 2012, he directed Tony nominee and faculty member Forrest McClendon in the student-faculty production of “Big River in Concert.”
For 23 years, Frank served as production stage manager at the Walnut Street Theatre, where he directed “1776,” “Anything Goes” and “Hello Dolly” on the Mainstage, and “Vanities,” “Marigolds,” “I Do I Do” and “Visiting Mr. Green” in the Studio. In 1997, Frank’s production of “1776” was nominated for four Barrymore Awards including Best Musical and Best Director. His 1996 production of “Marigolds” was nominated for three Barrymore Awards, including Best Play. In the cast of “Marigolds” was UArts alumna Ana Ortiz, seen as Hilda Suarez on TV’s “Ugly Betty.”
In 2003, the Philadelphia chapter of the Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) honored Frank for Lifetime Achievement in Stage Management. In March 2009, Frank served on a Stage Managers Symposium panel at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre sponsored by SMA that included three Broadway Production Stage Managers.
Frank’s career highlights include directing more than 100 productions that span theaters from Washington, D.C., to Maine and Rhode Island, and across the ocean to Exeter, England. Frank has directed another UArts alumna, Kate Flannery, currently seen as Meredith on NBC TV’s “The Office.”
Frank holds a master’s degree in Directing from Catholic University, where Susan Sarandon was a classmate. Frank graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a BA degree from St. Lawrence University in Canton New York.
Frank is a member of AEA and SSDC.
Class Schedule, Spring 2014
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