NEXT TO NORMAL
Music by Tom Kitt, Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Winner of 3 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama
Winner of BroadwayWorld Award Austria for Best Off-Production 2019
Brook is happy to be back with the Next to Normal cast and team. Originally from the US, his regional performing stage credits include Crazy For You (National tour), Great Expectations, Will Roger’s Follies, Hello Dolly, Singing in the Rain, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Peter Pan, Showboat, Othello, The Rainmaker, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and many more. An invitation to direct at an Asian arts festival led to extensive work in Taiwan where he directed/choreographed Anything Goes, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, and the Chinese-Language premiere of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Collaborations with the government led to choreographing and directing pop star concert tours, the Taiwan Olympic games, and several feature films, commercials and events.
He founded and ran the only English-Language regional theatre and academy in Taipei, directing more than 20 shows. Favorite directing credits include Tuesdays With Morrie, The Diary of Anne Frank, Tape and Wait Until Dark. In Film, he has collaborated with Ang Lee, Richard Linklater, Luc Besson and Martin Scorsese.
He is an acting and dance faculty member at the Vienna’s English Theatre Academy and regularly works in Asia. Next summer, he will conduct a Chinese workshop at the Royal Academy of Dance in London. www.tiny.cc/brookhall