Director of the Stage Management program; Stage Management Faculty (2009)
Stage Management I, II, Senior Stage Management Seminar
Frank Lombardi is a graduate of Columbia University. Before joining the UNCSA faculty in 2010 as director of the stage management program, he enjoyed an extensive career on Broadway, national tours and regionally as a stage manager, director, assistant company manager and actor. On Broadway, he stage managed A Behanding in Spokane, Hamlet (with Jude Law in 2009 and with Ralph Fiennes in 1995), Spamalot, Disney’s Tarzan, Hairspray, The Sound of Music, Side Show, Steel Pier, Passion, The Phantom of the Opera, The Red Shoes, The Secret Garden. He was production stage manager for the world premieres of Catch Me If You Can at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre and Randy Newman’s Faust at the LaJolla Playhouse. He also worked on national tours of The Phantom of the Opera, Big, The Secret Garden, The Sound of Music, Can Can and Gigi. As a director, he has worked in regional theatres throughout the U.S., and received a 1996 L.A. Ovation Award nomination for his direction of Annie Get Your Gun with Cathy Rigby. He was also resident director for the L.A. production of The Lion King and assistant director for the 1990 Tony Award-nominated revival of Sweeney Todd.
Frank has taught graduate courses in stage management at the Yale School of Drama and Columbia University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, as well as high school English and drama in a public school in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is an active member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers.