Will Nunziata is a New York City based director of theatre, film, and television. He is the 2019 recipient of BroadwayWorld's Best Director Award.
Recently, Will directed the first revival of the 1974 Tony-winning musical “Over Here.” The production starred Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte and Broadway’s Jessica Hendy, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, and Haley Swindal.
Will directed the revival of the Kander and Ebb musical "The Act" starring Broadway stars Julia Murney, Randy Graff, Cady Huffman, Mamie Parris, Stacie Bono, Karen Mason, and Veep's Anna Chlumsky. He also directed the first NYC reading of the new play "Chasing the River" with Tony Award winner Cady Huffman, Tony Award nominees Carolee Carmello and Marc Kudisch, and Broad City's Arturo Castro.
Will conceived and directed a number of original theatre projects including the critically-acclaimed off-Broadway revue “Our Guy, Cy: The Songs of Cy Coleman.” The revue starred four Tony Award winners — Lillias White, Cady Huffman, Randy Graff, and Judy Kaye — who all worked with the late-great composer Cy Coleman.
Collaborating with the late-great singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour on an original musical was the thrill of a lifetime. Will conceived and directed "Game of Love: The Songs of Charles Aznavour" with Award-winning performers Clint Holmes, Ariana Savalas, Nicole Henry, and Lindsay Roginski.
Co-conceived with and starring Tony Award winner Cady Huffman, he 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.
Will is currently the Creative Director for numerous artists, including Broadway star Haley Swindal, Gospel Legend Duranice Pace, and Platinum recording artist Jackie Evancho.
2020-2021 upcoming projects (with more specifics to be announced soon) include two animation features, a situational comedy, a Netflix concert special starring a gospel legend, an original musical about a 1990's pop culture icon, and an original dance-play about the life and times of a famous artist - all created or co-created by Will with him set to direct.
A professional performer since he was 10 years old, Will has performed in major venues across the country and around the world including with dozens of symphony orchestras, at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and as a headliner at Carnegie Hall (to name a few).
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).