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Sheldon Epps (Creative Consultant) is Senior Artistic Advisor at Ford's Theatre. Previously, he was Artistic Director of the renowned Pasadena Playhouse for 20 years (1997–2017) and now serves the theatre as Artistic Director Emeritus. Before beginning his tenure at the Playhouse, he served as Associate Artistic Director of the Old Globe Theatre for four years. He was also a co-founder of the Off-Broadway theater The Production Company.
Epps has directed both plays and musicals at many of the country’s major theaters including the Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, the Guthrie, Playwrights Horizons, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage and the Goodman Theatre. He conceived the highly acclaimed musicals PLAY ON! and BLUES IN THE NIGHT, which both received Tony Award nominations. He directed productions of both of those shows on Broadway, in London and at theatres throughout the world. He co-directed the Broadway production of BABY IT'S YOU!, which had its world premiere at The Pasadena Playhouse. He also has had a busy career as a television director helming episodes of shows such as Frasier, Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, Girlfriends and many others.
Epps received the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award for his efforts and accomplishments at the Pasadena Playhouse. He served for many years on the SDC Executive Board and was previously also the Chair of the SDCF Board of Trustees.
(PHOTO CREDIT: Jim Cox)