Will Nunziata is a New York City based director and creator of theatre, film, and television. He is the 2019 recipient of BroadwayWorld's Best Director Award.
Recently, Will directed the first NYC revival of the Tony-winning musical “Over Here” starring Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte and Broadway stars Haley Swindal, Jessica Hendy, and Nikka Graff Lanzarone; the first NYC revival of the Kander and Ebb musical "The Act" starring Tony Award winners Randy Graff and Cady Huffman, Broadway's Julia Murney, Karen Mason, Mamie Parris, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, “Veep”'s Anna Chlumsky; and conceived and directed the critically-acclaimed off-Broadway revue “Our Guy, Cy: The Songs of Cy Coleman” starring four Tony Award winners — Lillias White, Cady Huffman, Randy Graff, and Judy Kaye — all of whom worked with the late-great composer Cy Coleman.
Co-conceived with and starring Tony Award winner Cady Huffman, Will co-conceived, wrote, and directed the critically-acclaimed off-Broadway run of “Miss Peggy Lee: In Her Own Words and Music" for which he won the 2019 BroadwayWorld Award for Best Director for his work on the show.
Upcoming theatre projects include:
“Sensation: A New Musical” (Director)
“Little Black Book: A New Musical” (Co-Conceiver, Director)
“Van Gogh: A New Musical” (Co-Conceiver, Director)
“Poupelle of Chimney Town: The Musical” (Director)
“White Rose: The Musical” (Director)
“The Light Effect: A New Musical” (Developer, Director)
“Figaro: A New Musical” (Co-creator, Director)
As a concert director, he has written and directed concerts for Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award winning artists including Lillias White, Jackie Evancho, Clint Holmes, and Nicole Henry (to name a few).
Will is also developing three television situational comedies, and recently released his first short film titled “The Old Guitarist” starring his friend, the legendary actor of “Sopranos” fame, Dominic Chianese. It has already garnered Will accolades including "Best 1st Time Director" by the New York Best Actor & Best Director Awards.
Will began his career in show business at 10 years old singing jingle commercials with his twin brother, Anthony (an acclaimed singer-songwriter). He went on to perform for 25 years after that with Anthony across the country and around the world with dozens of symphony orchestras eventually headlining Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops.
Will graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).
For more, please visit https://www.WillNunziata.com