Alan Paul is a director of theater and opera. He is currently the Associate Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC (Recipient of the 2012 Regional Theater Tony Award). Alan is also the recipient of the 2014 Helen Hayes Award for Best Director of a Musical for his production of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.
Shakespeare Theatre Company credits include The Comedy of Errors (Helen Hayes Nomination, Best Director) , Camelot, Romeo and Juliet, Kiss Me Kate, Man of La Mancha with Anthony Warlow (Helen Hayes Nomination, Best Director), A Funny Thing…Forum (Helen Hayes Award Winner, Best Director), The Boys From Syracuse, The Winter's Tale, and Twelfth Night.
In 2013, Alan was the only American finalist for the European Opera Directing Prize in Vienna, Austria. Opera highlights include The Pirates of Penzance (Palm Beach Opera, starring Stephanie Blythe), Man of La Mancha (Portland Opera), and Penny (Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center). Other opera credits include Photo-Op, Before Breakfast, The Filthy Habit, Bastianello, and Lucrezia at Urban Arias; Dido and Aeneas and El Amor Brujo for The In Series; and Butterfly / Saigon at Strathmore Concert Hall.
Alan has collaborated extensively with The National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, and with conductors Edward Gardner, Juraj Valcuha, and Gianadrea Noseda. Alan has taught scene study at the University of Maryland’s Opera Studio and acting for the Washington National Opera’s Young Artist Program.