BENJAMIN ENDSLEY KLEIN (Director) lives in New York City. As Associate/ Assistant Director credits include the West End Premiere of Hairspray (winner of 4 Olivier Awards), Lincoln Center Theater's The Coast of Utopia (winner of a record setting 7 Tony Awards), Broadway, 1st National Tour, and Regional productions of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and The Old Globe Theatre's Compleat Female Stage Beauty. As Director credits include Notes to MariAnne at the Eugene O'Neill Musical Theatre Conference, and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas at The Old Globe. In 2006 he was awarded the Mike Ockrent Fellowship by the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, in 2007 the Paul Green Foundation Award by the National Theatre Conference, and in 2009 he will be receiving the Emerging Artist Award from his alma mater the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Benjamin originally hails from Charlotte, NC. He would sincerely like to thank Zayd and Phyllis for this opportunity, and Jack, Stephanie, and his family for their support and love.

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