Julianne Boyd is the founder (1995) and Artistic Director of the Barrington Stage Company (BSC) in the Berkshires (MA) where she has directed many productions. This past season she directed two world premieres: Christopher Demos-Brown’s American Son, which won the Laurents-Hatcher Award for Best New Play of 2016 by an emerging playwright, and the musical Broadway Bounty Hunter by Joe Iconis, Jason SweetTooth Williams and Lance Rubin. Other productions she has directed include the world premieres of Mark St. Germain’s Dancing Lessons and Dr. Ruth, All The Way as well as the critically acclaimed revival of Goldman and Sondheim’s Follies. She has also produced the world premieres of William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Mark St Germain’s Freud’s Last Session as well as the recent Broadway revival of On The Town.
In 2006, Boyd and William Finn created the Musical Theatre Lab where 17 new musicals have been developed since its inception.
Boyd conceived and directed the Broadway musical Eubie!, a show based on the music of Eubie Blake which starred Gregory Hines and garnered 3 Tony nominations. She also co-conceived and directed (with Joan Micklin Silver) the award-winning Off-Broadway musical revue A…My Name Is Alice (Outer Critics’ Award) and its sequel A…My Name Is Still Alice. Over the past thirty-five years she has worked extensively in New York and regional theatres.
In 2007 she served on Governor Deval Patrick’s transition team and was his advisor on the arts for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
From 1992 to 1998 Ms. Boyd served as President of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, the national labor union representing professional directors and choreographers in the U.S. She holds a Ph.D. in Theatre History and Criticism from CUNY Graduate Center.
She and her husband Norman have three grown children.