music director, pianist, vocalist
George Fulginiti-Shakar is a music director, pianist, and vocal coach for major theatrical and cabaret performances in the Washington, DC area. He is delighted to lead the Music for Arena’s grand opening of the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theatre with their new production of Oklahoma. It was at Arena that George was awarded the prestigious Helen Hayes Award for Arena’s acclaimed production of Cabaret. Other Arena credits include The Fantasticks, Christmas Carol 1941, Damn Yankees, Camelot, South Pacific, Candide, and Animal Crackers. He has received 7 additional Award nominations for shows which include Grey Gardens and A Class Act at Studio Theatre, The Oedipus Plays at The Shakespeare Theatre, Alexander and the No Good Day at the Kennedy Center, and H.M.S. Pinafore at Center Stage. He was Music Director for the recent production of Peter and the Wolf at Imagination Stage, and Conducted Little Shop of Horrors at Ford’s Theatre. Regionally Mr. Fulginiti-Shakar has appeared at the Public Theatre in New York, the Huntington Theatre in Boston, the Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, AK, and the Athens Theatre Festival in Greece. George was also a guest Music Director at the Eugene O’Neill Music Theatre Conference as well as Choral Master for the last six international Army Soldier Show tours. He is on the teaching faculties of the Studio Acting Conservatory and the Theatre Lab, is Chairman of the Board of the DC Cabaret Network, and was a founding member of the Alliance for New Music-Theatre. Upcoming appearances feature the premier production of Liberty Smith at Ford’s Theatre this coming Spring.
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