NMTC Artistic Director


Alexander_Gemignani__Headshot.jpgAlexander Gemignani is an actor, musical director, composer/lyricist, and educator and is thrilled to add artistic director of the NMTC to his resume. He is currently in the Chicago company of Hamilton (King George III). His Broadway acting credits include: Violet (Father), Chicago (Billy), Les Misérables (Valjean, Drama League nomination), Sweeney Todd (Beadle, Drama Desk nomination), Assassins (Hinckley, Theatre World Award), The People In The Picture (Moishe), Sunday in the Park With George (Boatman/ Dennis). Off-Broadway: Road Show at the Public (Addison Mizner, Drama League nomination), Headstrong at EST (Nick) and Avenue Q at the Vineyard Theatre (Brian). Favorite Regional: The Three Sisters at Cincinnati Playhouse (Andrei), Oklahoma! at THE MUNY (Jud Fry), The Boys From Syracuse at The Shakespeare Theatre of D.C. (Sergeant) and the title character in the world premiere musical Saint-Ex at The Weston Playhouse. Concerts: Encores! 1776 at New York City Center (Rutledge), the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall, The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl, and Lincoln Center’s American Songbook.  He has premiered solo shows at the Kennedy Center (Barbara Cook’s Spotlight), The Sheen Center, Birdland, and Feinstein’s. TV/Film: Empire (recurring), Homeland (recurring), Chicago Fire, The Good Wife, Empire State (pilot), and the film The Producers. As a composer/lyricist, he is currently developing four new musicals and has composed the incidental music for several plays. As a musical director, he is currently in development for productions with The Public Theatre and Roundabout Theatre Company. He has served on the faculty of the National Theater Institute and NYU. Alexander is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and a proud graduate of the University of Michigan. His greatest joys are his incredible wife, Erin Ortman and their amazing daughter, Olive.