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Deborah R Lapidus

Academic Director; Associate Arts Professor

Biography

Most recently Deb appeared as The Maestro at the Berkshire Theatre Group’s production of “The Club” and was on set coach for NBC’s “Allegiance”

Other coaching credits include:

Film: (On-set)“Happythankyoumoreplease” (vocal coach to Kate Mara)“Evening” (Claire Danes) and “The Girl In the Park” (Sigourney Weaver). (Pre -production) “Behind the Candelabra”(Michael Douglas), “When I Live My Life Over Again (Amber Heard)

Broadway: “Trip to Bountiful” (singing consultant to Cicely Tyson), “33 Variations” (Jane Fonda),“After The Fall” (Carla Gugino) and assoc. musical director for “Waiting in the Wings”.

Musical directing credits include “Better When It’s Banned” (Guild Hall), “Misia” (Ravinia Festival), “Camelot” and “My Fair Lady” (Berkshire Theatre Festival),“ and “A Little Night Music”, “1776”, A Funny Thing...” and “Marat/Sade”. (Williamstown Theatre Festival) Also seven seasons directing their acclaimed cabaret. Has musical directed shows at the Denver Theatre Center, The Long Wharf, and the Musical Theatre Conference at the Eugene O’ Neill Center.

Other credits: Carnegie Hall: Vocal coach for “Bernstein: The Best of All Possible Worlds” (also seen on PBS Great Performances). Spent two seasons as an on camera master teacher on “Triple Sensation” for the CBC in Canada. Directed “The Lerner and Loewe Revue” at Rainbow and Stars, and  “Chris Durang and Dawne” (Caroline’s, Triad, The Criterion Center). Has directed for Opera Omaha, Chautauqua Opera, and Texas Opera Theatre.

Deb has been a guest lecturer for the Arts Educational Schools in London and was a guest on National Public Radio’s “Sound Check”.