Dave's Decade

You'd be hard pressed to find a local director who has worked as hard for as long as Dave Steakley, and this list shows why.

Dave Steakley has been a busy man during the past 10 years. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find another local director who has worked as much for as long. But telling you that will never have the impact that seeing it for yourself will, so herewith are all the shows that Steakley has directed and the honors they've received lined up back to back. Since 1992, 47 productions, 29 of them new, 18 of them remounts; 22 musicals, 7 straight plays; 2 B. Iden Payne Awards for Outstanding Director of a Musical, 2 Austin Critics Table Awards for Outstanding Director of a Drama, 7 Critics Table Awards for Outstanding Director of a Musical (covering 12 shows in all).


1992

Beehive (Payne Awards: Outstanding Musical; Director, Musical; Choreography; Critics Table Awards: Outstanding Musical Revue; Director, Musical)


1993

Beehive Christmas Party* (Critics Table Award: Outstanding Musical Revue)


1994

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story

Beehive*

Soul Sisters

Forever Plaid (Critics Table Awards: Director, Musical; Outstanding Movement)

Rockin' Christmas Party*


1995

Dreamgirls (Payne Awards: Outstanding Musical; Director, Musical; Critics Table Awards: Outstanding Musical; Director, Musical; Outstanding Movement)

Beehive*

Avenue X (Critics Table Award: Outstanding Musical)

Rockin' Christmas Party*


1996

Soul Sisters

Beehive

The Gospel at Colonus (Payne Award: Outstanding Musical; Critics Table Awards: Outstanding Musical; Director, Musical)

Rockin' Christmas Party*


1997

Ruthless! The Musical (Critics Table Award: Director, Musical)

Dreamgirls* (Payne Award: Outstanding Musical)

The Taffetas

Forever Plaid

Rockin' Christmas Party*


1998

Blues in the Night

Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches (Critics Table Awards: Outstanding Drama; Director, Drama)

The Who's Tommy (Critics Table Awards: Director, Musical; Outstanding Movement)

Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika

The Santaland Diaries

Rockin' Christmas Party*


1999

Ain't Misbehavin'

Beehive

The Mystery of Irma Vep

The Rocky Horror Show (Critics Table Award: Outstanding Musical)

The Santaland Diaries

Rockin' Christmas Party*


2000

The America Play (Critics Table Award: Director, Drama)

Tapestry: The Music of Carole King

Evita (Critics Table Award: Director, Musical)

The Santaland Diaries

Rockin' Christmas Party*


2001

Jouét (Critics Table Awards: Outstanding Musical; Director, Musical)

Jelly's Last Jam (Critics Table Awards: Outstanding Musical; Director, Musical)

The World Goes Round (Critics Table Award: Director, Musical)

Little Shop of Horrors

The Santaland Diaries

Rockin' Christmas Party*


2002

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Critics Table Award: Director, Musical)

The Laramie Project (Critics Table Award: Outstanding Drama)

The Pavilion

Hair

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Dave Steakley, Zachary Scott Theatre Center, Austin Critics Table Awards, B. Iden Payne Awards, Beehive, Beehive Christmas Party, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Soul Sisters, Forever Plaid, Rockin' Christmas Party, Dreamgirls, Avenue X, The Gospel at Colonus, Ruthless!

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