DANIEL PELZIG (Choreographer) returns to the Hollywood Bowl having choreographed last year’s production of Carousel. Mr. Pelzig directs and choreographs for theatre, opera, ballet and concert halls. He most recently choreographed a new musical, Newyorkers, at the Manhattan Theatre Club, for which he was nominated for a 2001 Lucille Lortel Award. Other recent credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Seattle Repertory Theatre and Mary Zimmerman’s production of Philip Glass’ Akhnaten in Chicago and Boston.
He served four years as resident choreographer and Associate Artist for the Boston Ballet, most recently choreographing a world premiere ballet, Resurrection, set to Samuel Barber’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra and played at its premiere by cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Other theatre credits include Privates on Parade at the Roundabout Theatre, The Woman Warrior at the Ahmanson Theatre and numerous plays and musicals for City Center Encores! , Sundance Theatre Lab, Huntington Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals and Paper Mill Playhouse.
Opera work includes three seasons as resident choreographer for the Santa Fe Opera, where he also directed Kalman’s Countess Maritza. He served as stage director for Messiah and Semele for Boston’s Handel & Haydn Society and staged the dances for the Los Angeles Opera productions of Samson and Dalila and Aida and the European premiere of Blitzstein’s Regina for the Scottish Opera, conducted by John Mauceri.
He has been the recipient of numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Pew Charitable Trusts. He was born in NYC and earned his degree in cellular biology from Columbia University.