Greg Zerkle

Greg Zerkle trained “on-the-job” as a director during more than 20 years as a professional actor where he was fortunate to work with some of the very best; Hal Prince, Susan Stroman, Susan H. Schulman, James Lapine, Tommy Tune, John Caird, John Jory, A.J. ANTOON, John Bowab, RAY COONEY, Jeff Calhoun, Andrew Barnicle, Christopher Renshaw, Jason Alexander, Mike Ockrent and Garry Marshall.

He directed THE SECRET GARDEN for the CLO of South Bay Cities and Bakersfield Music Theatre, GOOD IDEAS, BAD INTENTIONS at The Colony, both URINETOWN  and the Menken/ahrens musical, A CHRISTMAS CAROL - for Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi, and lend me a tenor at the Morgan-Wixson in Santa Monica. He’s directed many new works including recent presentations of college rhythm a new musical featuring the 1930’s songs of gordon & revel and the glory road based on the real life story of rev. raymond jones and singer/songwriter sister fern jones whose music was recently featured in the Johnny cash biopic walk the line with Joaquin phoenix. Greg conceived and directed the PHANTOM VOICES benefit for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA national tour, created a one-whale show, THE WHALE AND JONAH, directed the Orange County regional premiere of URINETOWN winning the OC Weekly award for best musical, transported audiences back to 1974 at the actor’s co-op for his production of neil simon’s god’s favorite staged as a live television taping, and just directed a celebrity concert presentation at the orpheum THeatre called cats for cats - a re-imagining of CATS using songs from the musical and the poems and letters of T.S. Eliot to benefit a Los Angeles animal rescue.

He’s an alum of the BMI lehman engel Musical Theatre Workshop, a member of the Lincoln Center Theatre Director's Lab West, and serveD on the faculty of the LA branch of the 40 year old THEATRE conservatory amda - the american musical & dramatic academy - where he taught musical theatre performance.

On Broadway he went INTO THE WOODS with Bernadette Peters, stood by for Mandy Patinkin in THE SECRET GARDEN starred opposite Cyd Charisse in GRAND HOTEL, Tony Randall in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and John Rubinstein in the pre-Bwy KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMANTours: LES MIZ, PHANTOm of the opera, footloose and SHOW BOAT.

his acting doppelganger, Gregory North, appeared in the films IN GOOD COMPANY with Dennis Quaid and Topher Grace, channels for the elevate film festival,  ZOMBIE PROM with Ru Paul and Cameron Crowe’s ELIZABETHTOWN with Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst

on television:  ER, Frasier, The District, It's all Relative, Malcolm in the Middle, Ally McBeal, Judging Amy, Law & Order, the animated ASTROBOY and many national commercials including a recent soap-on-a-rope sniffing historian for KIA.

He’s been seen in over 100 shows at such regional theatres as: Actors Theatre of Louisville (Capt. Hook), The Kennedy Center, Buffalo Studio Arena, Fulton Opera House, North Shore Music Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus (Capt. VonTrapp), and Kansas City Starlight (the Phantom).

In Southern Ca: SOUND OF MUSIC and AMADEUS opposite Michael York & Neil Patrick Harris at the Hollywood Bowl; Sheldrake in the STAGE LA benefit of PROMISES, PROMISES; how the other half loves and CAUGHT IN THE NET for International City Theatre (Ovation Award); South Bay CLO (Mr. Snow in CAROUSEL); Ventura’s Rubicon Theatre - LIES & LEGENDS (Robby Award) and TINTYPES; the Malibu Stage Co. - LIGHT UP THE SKY; HAPPY DAYS, THE MUSICAL at the Falcon; and for REPRISE!: GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, ON THE 20TH CENTURY, CAROUSEL and Jason Alexander’s SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE.

greg holds an MFA from the University of Washington, seattle Professional Actor Training Program under Robert Hobbs and is married to actor Cynthia Marty.


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greg zerkle

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