Darryl Reuben Hall, Founder /Executive Director of Stage Aurora and Stage Aurora NY. A native of Jacksonville, FL, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Florida. He is an alumnus of Lincoln Center Director's Lab, Creative Capital, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Fellow, Apples and Oranges Studios Theatre Accelerator, and serves on the Board of Directors at Amas Musical Theatre (Off-Broadway, NY). He is also a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, Theatre Communications Group, and has served as a Panelist for the New York State Council of the Arts (Bronx and Queens Council on the Arts), and Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs’ State Touring Roster, Professional Theatres, and Cultural Support Programs for Community Theatre. Mr. Hall is a member of the following professional acting unions: Actor’s Equity Association (Developing Theatre Committee and Committee for Equal Employment Opportunity), Screen Actor’s Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, American Guild of Variety Artists, and American Guild of Musical Artists.
Additionally, Mr. Hall has nearly eight years of teaching experience having taught the Gifted and Music programs and 4th- Grade for the New York Public Schools System, Broward Public Schools System, and the Orange County Public Schools.
PLAYWRIGHT THE DINNER, 16th Midtown International Theatre Festival (Manhattan, NY) Darryl Reuben Hall’s FRAT HOUSE, Atlanta Black Theatre Festival (Atlanta, GA) Darryl Reuben Hall's REALITY CHECK BROWN vs. THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Senior, Middle, and Elementary Schools)
CHILDREN'S WORKS FRIENDS: James, Mary, and George; SONG and DANCE; and FIELD TRIP: Safari.
EDUCATION University of Florida B. A. in Architecture 1990 William 'Bill' Esper Studios, NY Meisner Technique in Acting 2010 Florida Junior College A. A. 1986
AWARDS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Best Boss Award, ALCAM Community Motivator award, State of FL Division of Cultural Affairs Diversity and Inclusion Award, New York State Queens Council on the Arts Community Arts Grant, Recipient of National Fund award from National Alliance for Musical Theatre, Dramatist Guild Fund recipient, AEA's Rosetta LeNoire Diversity Award nominee, Featured in the Black Music Month issue of Onyx Magazine, Recipient of Arts Venture Grant, Winner of (2) FESTIVAL FAVORITE Awards for Darryl Reuben Hall's FRAT HOUSE presented at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival; Selected as a City of Jacksonville Black History Month Calendar Honoree, Selected as PEOPLE TO WATCH/ Florida Star; Theatre Fellowship recipient FL Division of Cultural Affairs, Artist Enhancement Fellowship recipient Division of Cultural Affairs, Helen Hayes Award Nomination/ The Civil War at the Ford's Theatre; Individual Arts Award recipient presented by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Onyx Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts and Music; (Stage Aurora) Best Theatre Group voted by Jax Hotlist; Carbonell Award Nominee, Best Actor in a Musical/ Violet; and Winner of the Judy Award: Best Actor in a Musical/ Kiss Me, Kate (Rep. at St. Louis).
A veteran of the stage, his favorite credits include: BROADWAY GODSPELL (Ken Davenport's People of Godspell); LINDA EDER: THE HOLIDAY CONCERT at The Palace, GERSHWIN’S PORGY AND BESS at Lincoln Center/ NYCO (PBS Live from Lincoln Center Telecast), CINDERELLA (Broadway National Tour), STREET CORNER SYMPHONY (pre-Broadway Workshop)
OFF-BROADWAY/NEW YORK 2000 Nickels: A Vietnam Legacy (Directed by Richard Sabellico, NYMF), THE LAST ADAM (Directed by Dennis Courtney), BLACK STARS OF THE GREAT WHITE WAY, STORMY WEATHER with Leslie Uggams (Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre), STORMY WEATHER with Phylicia Rashad (AMAS Musical Theatre), RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, CARNEGIE HALL with Linda Eder and the Broadway Gospel Choir, THREE MO’ TENORS (PBS Great Performances and original cast recording), HALLELUJAH, BABY! (York Theatre Company), THE IN- GATHERING (New Professional Theatre), CAFÉ SOCIETY (TRIBECA Performing Arts Center) and TRAV'LIN (York Theatre Company).
REGIONAL THEATRE SHOUT SISTER SHOUT (Seattle Rep), THE COLOR PURPLE (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre), The Wiz in THE WIZ (Alhambra Dinner Theatre), Clayton Toller in THE CIVIL WAR (Ford’s Theatre- Helen Hayes Award Nomination); John in MISS SAIGON (Actor's Playhouse); Paul in KISS ME, KATE (Rep of St. Louis (Judy Award Winner), Music Theatre of Wichita); No Moe in 5 GUYS NAMED MOE (Geva Theatre Center and Studio Arena), Man/Preacher in CROWNS (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), Flick in VIOLET (Best Actor- Carbonell Award Nomination) and Victor in SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ (Actor’s Playhouse), Jim in BIG RIVER (Lyceum Theatre), Gabey in ON THE TOWN (White- Willis Theatre), THE MIKADO (North Shore Music Theatre and Huntington Theater), HIGH SPIRITS (Berkshire Theatre Festival), DON’T BOTHER ME, I CAN’T COPE (Crossroads Theatre- Tony Award Winner/ Best Regional Theatre), Harry the Horse in GUYS AND DOLLS (Alhambra Dinner Theatre), AIN’T MISBEHAVIN (Riverside Theatre at Vero Beach); NO MOE IN FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE (Riverside Theatre); THE WIZ (American Stage).
CONCERTS Aretha Franklin in concert, Daryl Coley in Concert.
DANCE Orlando Opera Company and Corps de Ballet, Walt Disney World Entertainment with Tommy Tune, Rita Moreno, and John Davidson, Blackbirds of Broadway European Tour, and Sesame Street Live! National Tour.
FILM AND TELEVISION Law and Order, Down To Earth, Oz, Now And Again, Sex and the City, and The Cradle Will Rock directed by Tim Robbins.
COMMERCIALS Progresso Soup, Macy’s, American Express, Domino’s Pizza, Plavix, Webster Career College, Wet 'N Wild Water Park, Coca- Cola with SEAL, Dot.Com, and Phillip’s 66.