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John Leonard

John Leonard

Professor of Musical Theatre

School of Theatre Arts and Dance
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

(970) 351-2638
Frasier 101A

Professional/Academic Experience

John Leonard has been the Professor of Musical Theatre at The University of Northern
Colorado since 1998. A native of St. Louis, John was the recipient of the 1984 Regional
Director's Award. John received his MFA from the University of California, Davis, and
went on to direct/choreograph many musical productions in the San Francisco and Bay
area including, The Fantasticks, The Sound of Music, A Chorus Line, Side by Side by
Sondheim, Little Shop of Horrors, Cabaret, Anything Goes, and A Grand Night for
Singing (for which he received two 1997 Bay area "Arty Awards" for 'Best Director' and
'Best Musical'). While at UNC and Little Theatre of the Rockies, John has
directed/choreographed over 50 productions including: Titanic, The Best of Broadway,
Baby, The Drowsy Chaperone, Gypsy, Next To Normal, Blood Brothers, Into the
Woods, Anything Goes, Little Shop of Horrors, Legally Blonde, Guys and Dolls,
Falsettos, Always...Patsy Cline, The Secret Garden, My Fair Lady, No No Nanette, The
Sound of Music, My Way… A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, 42nd Street, A Grand
Night for Singing, Grease, Cabaret, Side Show, Grand Hotel, 1940's Radio Hour, The
Boyfriend, Chicago, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Fiddler on the
Roof, West Side Story, Annie, and Damn Yankees. John also directed/choreographed
Musical Productions at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and Bucks County
Playhouse in Pennsylvania.