Keith Weirich

Artistic Director
Keith Weirich

Biography

Keith is a professional Equity actor from New York City, originally a native of Erie, PA. For over thirty years, Mr. Weirich has performed in professional and regional theatres across the United States, Canada and Europe. He has a B.F.A. in both Theatre and Music from Otterbein College, in Columbus, OH.

Broadway and National Tour credits include: My Fair Lady starring Richard Chamberlain, and Victor/Victoria. Regional Theatre credits include: Theatre Under The Stars (TX), The Fifth Avenue Theatre (WA), Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park (OH), The St. Louis Repertory (MO), The Orpheum (MA), The Fox Theatre (GA), The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PA), The Public Theatre (WV), The Tuacahn Amphitheatre (UT), the American Stage Festival (NH), and Stagecoach Productions (NH). Peacock Players Directing credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Addams Family, Spring Awakening, Disney’s Tarzan, Shrek-The Musical, Into the Woods, Rumors, Les Miserables, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Noises Off, The Dinosaur Musical, Seussical, A Christmas Carol, 13 the Musical, The Wedding Singer, Forbidden Broadway, A Night of a Thousand Stars, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Grease, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Little Shop of Horrors, Barnum, Peter Pan, Damn Yankees, The Wizard of Oz, Aida, The Wild Party, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Narnia, Oklahoma!, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

In addition to being a founding member of the Children’s Threatre Ensemble (PA), Keith has trained and worked with such prominent theatre organizations as the Pennsylvania Governor School for the Performing Arts (PA), the Chautauqua Theatre institute (NY), Stuart Howard Associates (NYC), National Artists Management Company (NYC), the Manhattan Theatre Project (NYC), the New Hampshire Theatre Project (NH), and the Music Hall in Portsmouth (NH), as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the NH Theatre Awards, and as an active adjudicator and guest director for the New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild.

Keith has produced over 85 Mainstage productions for Peacock Players, directing over 37 of them. Keith has been honored as a Top Three Finalist for Best Director at the New Hampshire Theatre Awards for the past ten consecutive years, and has received multiple New Hampshire Theatre Awards for Best Direction, Best Lighting Design, Best Scenic Design, and Best Original Playwright. In addition, Mr. Weirich was honored as the recipient of the Children’s & Youth Theatre Award for his continuing dedication and guidance in theatre education. Keith is extremely proud of all of his students, which have appeared on Broadway, National tours, and Regional an stock theatres across the country.

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