Marc Jacobs makes his directorial debut in OSJ’s 2012-13 production of Die Fledermaus. Mr. Jacobs has directed plays, musicals, and operas for the American Shakespeare Festival, the Magic Theatre, New York City Opera, Houston Opera Center, Madison Opera, Los Angeles Music Center Opera, Broadway By the Bay, and American Musical Theatre of San Jose (AMTSJ). He was Associate Artistic Director of AMTSJ for nine years, where he received two “Ginny” Awards for directing. He wrote the scripts for How to Make a Musical (published by Dramatic Publishing) and another original musical, All the More to Love, which premiered at the Phoenix Theatre (AZ) in 2009 with music by Craig Bohmler. He was named Best Director of a Musical by the San Francisco Bay Area Drama Critics Circle in 2008 for his production of Show Boat at Broadway By the Bay, and received a Meritorious Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for writing and directing his play The Iago Syndrome.
Mr. Jacob’s received his M.F.A. from California State University, Long Beach.