|Jamibeth Margolis is an accomplished
stage director based in NYC. She has close to twenty years of professional
experience working in theater and opera. During that time, she has worked
consistently at some of the most prestigious theaters and opera companies
around the US. Recent directing credits include Tosca and Pirates of Penzance
for Boheme Opera NJ. She has directed a number of new chamber operas
by Martin Halpern in NYC inlcuding The Lock Of Hair and The Inseperables
and most recently What The Babe Said. She was the recipient of
the competitive SDCF Directing Observership on Mark Lamos' production of
Tosca at New York City Opera and served as Assistant Stage Director for La
Traviata at Opera NJ. Prior to that she assisted with the casting for The
Merry Widow at the Metropolitan Opera starring Placido Domingo. At Ithaca
College, she served as stage director for Dance of Death (Distler) as guest
director in the school of music and also worked on a production of The Tender
Land. As casting director for Johnson-Liff Associates, Jamibeth was in charge
of the casting for all of the US companies of The Phantom of the Opera (Lloyd
Webber) for five years. She toured the US scouting the best up and coming
and established classical singers.
Currently Jamibeth serves as Artistic Director For Musicals at the Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) where she fosters new writing talent and looks to bring a dozen new musicals and operas to life each summer. MITF directing credits include staged readings of the following new works: Eddie And The Palaceades (Winner MITF Award For best Director Of A Musical), Naked In Encino, Becoming Kinky, 1812: The Musical, and Family Dinner (a new play). Jamibeth also teaches musical theater and audition technique in NYC.
Recent theatrical directing credits include The Whole Megillah (54 Below) and The Count Of Monte Cristo at the Bleeker Street Theatre. Other theater: Do I Hear a Waltz? and Jekyll and Hyde at the Arvada Center Theater in Denver. Jamibeth served as assistant director to Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks on the recent Broadway revival of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial and also on Jules Feiffer's A Bad Friend at Lincoln Center Theatre. She has also helmed developmental productions of the following new musical works: Owl Creek, Far From the Madding Crowd, Plane Crazy, Great Googley Moo, and Warsaw.
Jamibeth is a proud member of The Stage Directors And Choreographers Society, Actors' Equity Association, and the Casting Society of America. She served as Tony Awards Voter for three Broadway seasons. She holds a B.A. from Ithaca College in Drama and Directing with a minor in music.
Upcoming: Lucia Di Lammermoor (Boheme Opera).