CHICAGO - Lake Worth Playhouse
Director's Reel
WINNER
New Hampshire Theatre Awards

2007​
Best Director of a Musical
Best Musical
Best Original Production
for
SLOW DANCE WITH A HOT PICK-UP
by John Pielmeier and Matty Selman
THE BARNSTORMERS THEATRE

2016
​Best Director of a Musical
Best Production of a Musical
for
CABARET
WINNIPESAUKEE PLAYHOUSE


             WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID

 "He is a talented director ... I hope whoever reads this takes him seriously.  I do". -
   Harold Prince, Director / Producer

Reviews for THE PRODUCERS - Arizona Broadway Theatre
"Clayton Phillips succeeds in every possible way, making the humorous moments pop and the actors shine.  He has added many original comical bits ... and well-choreographed scene changes that incorparate the ensemble cast to swiftly move the action along in creative ways" TalkinBroadway.com

"Clayton Phillips ... truly understands the mind and message of Mel Brooks and has honored him by serving up a well-executed and thoruroughly delightful must-see production."  Broadwayworld.com

Reviews for CURTAINS - The Wick Theatre
"Phillips, and the entire cast, are in their element acting as our surrogates in the secret wish fulfillment of theatre lovers who dream of - and never will be - on the professional stage."  Bill Hirschman - Florida Theatre Onstage

"Director, Clayton Phillips, gets across-the-boards sharp work from this large cast, particularly in the leading roles." Christine Dolan, The Sun Sentinel

Review for My Fair Lady - Jefferson Performing Arts Center
"Phillips keep the show moving at a steady pace and his cast keeps if from lagging.  The physical production moves smoothly with easy transitions.  Phillips has a keen eye for creating expressive tableaux"  
Doug MacCash - The Times Picayune
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And there is more ....

"Clayton Phillips is a wonderful Director! He directed my 2 year national tour of ShowBoat! He's really brilliant"
Phillip Boykin; Actor and Tony Nominee for Porgy and Bess.

"The dream of every writer is to find a director sent from the gods - that director is Clayton Phillips.  His sense of dramaturgy is keen - he clearly understands what makes a play tick and what stops it from ticking - but most importantly he understands how to work with a writer to re-think and explore and enhance.  His people skills are extraordinary and, in addition he's a lovely human being". 
John Pielmeier, Author of Agnes of God and Slow Dance With A Hot Pick-Up

"Clayton is wonderfully creative and imaginative.  He pays extreme attention to detail, continuity and to significantly honoring the material for which he serves".  Ken Gentry, Producer, NETWorks

"Clayton's professional work ethic and his thorough preparation make the rehearsal and technical process work smoothly.  At the same time he manages to keep a positive and artistically encouraging approach throughout the process".  Jon Kimbell, Producer, North Shore Music Theatre

"A passionate director.  An intensely creative mind.  A lifelong understanding of theatre and drama.  And really nice guy".   George Cleveland, President of the Board, The Barnstormers Theatre

"He is, aside from being a gifted and talented director, someone who leads and listens - that rare combination of intellect and heart".  Matty Selman, Chair Script Development, New Harmony Project, Author & Composer.
NOMINEE
2014 Broadway World.Com Award
Best Direction of a Musical / Professional
THE PRODUCERS
Arizona Broadway Theatre







WINNER
2013  Broadway World.Com Award
Best Production of a Play / Professional
SLEUTH
Surflight Theatre, NJ
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