Stuart Ross, Writer-Director-Episode #263

Storybeat with Steve Cuden

03-10-2023 • 1 hr 7 mins

Stuart Ross wrote and directed the long running musical Forever Plaid, and its various offsprings: Plaid Tidings, The Sound of Plaid, and Forever Plaid: The Movie.

Other New York Credits include: Radiant Baby, Enter Laughing, The Musical, Standing on Ceremony, The Gondoliers, and Fun with Dick and Jane.

Stuart co-wrote with Jack Viertel The Secret Life of the American Musical and directed it. He also he directed Golden Rainbow in its workshop.

For the York he adapted and directed Subways Are for Sleeping, It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman, Minnie’s Boys, Silk Stockings, and Bajour.

On Broadway, Stuart co-wrote the book to Starmites, which received 6 Tony Nominations, and The Radio City Music Hall Easter Show.

For TV, he’s directed sitcoms like Frasier and Veronica’s Closet. He also created special material for PBS’s Great Performances, An Evening at the Pops starring Jason Alexander, and Diahann Carroll: Both Sides Now!

For ten seasons Stuart has worked as a Director/Dramaturg and/or writer at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center-National Music Theatre Center Conference. And for nine years he’s been a panelist for the ASCAP/Disney Musical Theatre Workshop.

Current Projects include: Industrial Strength, The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook, The Bay Street Theatre-Youth Workshops: Creating Theatre Magic, and Second Time Around workshops.

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