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Price, Lonny

Lonny Price has appeared in a variety of plays and musicals on and off Broadway, including CLASS ENEMY (Theatre World Award), THE SURVIVOR, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS, THE IMMIGRANT (Obie Award), BURN THIS, RAGS, and FALSETTOLAND. He toured the country starring in the musical DURANTE (Drama Logue Award) and played the title role in two different musical adaptations of THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ. His most memorable film performance was as Neil, the hotel owner's nerdy son, in Dirty Dancing. Mr. Price made his directing debut with the Off Broadway revival of THE EDUCATION OF H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N, followed by THE ROTHSCHILDS and JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, both of which received Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Revival. Other New York directing credits include the Broadway comedy SALLY MARR AND HER ESCORTS, which he co-authored with Joan Rivers and Erin Sanders; VISITING MR. GREEN starring Eli Wallach; Jules Feiffer's GROWN UPS; the Encores! PAL JOEY and the Lincoln Center ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, both of which starred Patti LuPone and Peter Gallagher. In 2000, he staged the New York Philharmonic's gala SWEENEY TODD staring Ms. LuPone, George Hearn and Audra McDonald. He was a staff director for ABC's One Life to Live, for which he received an Emmy nomination. He is currently resident director at Musical Theatre Works in New York City, the only non-for-profit theatre solely dedicated to the development of new musicals.

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      In 2001 A CLASS ACT closed on Broadway after a run of 105 performances and five Tony nominations, including Best Musical, Book, and Original Score.
      In 2001, A CLASS ACT, the musical memorializing the life and work of songwriter Edward Kleban, had its Broadway premiere at the Ambassador Theatre where it ran for 105 performances.
      The birthday of Lonny Price, book writer and director of the musical A CLASS ACT. Price has also directed stage concerts of PAL JOEY for Encores, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at Lincoln Center Theatre, and SWEENEY TODD starring George Hearn and Patti LuPone with the New York Philharmonic.