Kent Nicholson's directing credits include shows for South Coast Repertory, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, New York Musical Theatre Festival, Weston Playhouse, Theatre Under the Stars, TheatreWorks, Prospect Theatre Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre and Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival. He has directed critically acclaimed productions of Death of a Salesman, Once, Amadeus, The Light in the Piazza, All My Sons, Vincent In Brixton, Lizzie, Saint Ex, Grey Gardens, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Long Story Short, 9 Circles, Small Tragedy, Satellites, Five Flights and Swimming in the Shallows. A developer of both new plays and musicals, Nicholson has worked as a director and producer on world premieres of works by artists such as Liz Duffy Adams, Adam Bock, Sheila Callaghan, Dave Eggers, Richard Greenberg, Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen and Stephen Schwartz to name a few. From 2001-08, he created and ran the New Works Initiative at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto. He currently serves as the director of musical theatre at Playwrights Horizons in New York and co-created of The Uncharted Writers Group at Ars Nova.