Frank Anzalone, an adjunct Faculty member at Drexel Since Fall ’09, serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Ira Brind School of Theatre Arts at the University of the Arts where he teaches Advanced Stage Management & Fundamentals of Stage Management – and is now in his 5th year.
For 23 years, Frank served as Production Stage Manager at the Walnut Street Theatre, where he directed “1776,” “Anything Goes” and “Hello Dolly” on the Mainstage, and “Vanities,” “Marigolds,” “I Do I Do” and “Visiting Mr. Green” in the Studio. In 1997, Frank’s production of “1776” was nominated for four Barrymore Awards including Best Musical and Best Director. His 1996 production of “Marigolds” was nominated for three Barrymore Awards, including Best Play.
In 2003, the Philadelphia chapter of the Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) honored Frank for Lifetime Achievement in Stage Management.
Frank’s career highlights include directing more than 100 productions that span theaters from Washington, DC to Maine and Rhode Island, and from Western Pennsylvania across the ocean to Exeter, England.
Frank holds a Master’s degree in Directing from Catholic University, where Susan Sarandon was a classmate. Frank graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. degree from St. Lawrence University in Canton New York.
At UArts he has directed student-faculty productions of “1776” and Sondheim’s ‘Follies in Concert.” At Drexel he has mentored stage managers and taught the Directors’ Lab.
Frank is a proud member of AEA and SSDC.