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Gerard Alessandrini
Gerard Alessandrini

Gerard Alessandrini

Gerard Alessandrini is the creator/ writer/ director of the international hit Spamilton, the acclaimed parody of Hamiton.

Spamilton enjoyed successful runs in New York, London, Chicago, Los Angeles and all around the world. Gerard is also well known for writing and directing all the editions of Forbidden Broadway and Forbidden Hollywood in New York, London, L.A. Tokyo etc. Gerard is from Needham, MA. and the Boston area, where he graduated from the Boston Conservatory of Music in 1977. In 1982, he created and wrote Forbidden Broadway, which has spawned 25 editions, 13 Cast Albums and a 38-year run in New York. Gerard was also a member of the original cast of Forbidden Broadway.

Television & recording credits include writing Comedy Specials for Bob Hope and Angela Lansbury on NBC, Carol Burnett on CBS, Special lyrics for Barbra Streisand’s album Duets Encore. For PBS he wrote and directed Masterpiece Tonight, a satirical revue saluting Masterpiece Theater’s 20th Anniversary.

As a performer, he can be heard on four of the thirteen Forbidden Broadway cast albums, on the soundtracks of Disney’s animated classics Aladdin and Pocahontas. The best selling cast album of Spamilton is currently available on DRG CDs and Vinyl.

Directing credits include a new production of Maury Yeston’s musical In the Beginning and, most recently, Anything Can Happen In The Theater, a new revue of the music & lyrics of Maury Yeston.

Off Broadway he re-wrote and co-directed a revival of Irving Berlin’s last musical Mr. President, which Gerard also updated and “politically corrected.” That same year he also directed an evening of his original theatrical songs entitled Tonight We Sing. For NYMPF he co-wrote and directed a musical version of Madame X. Other recent musicals include The Nutcracker Musical (George Street Playhouse) and the lyrics for a musical version of Paul Mazursky’s Moon Over Parador.

In May 2018 he presented and directed a reading of his latest musical Bla Bla Land at The Lincoln Center Library for The Performing Arts.

In 2019 Gerard directed The York Theatre’s Production of Maury Yeston’s Anything Can Happen In The Theater. In 2020 He wrote and directed a new and acclaimed version of Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation, which enjoyed a very successful run at The York Theater.

Currently Gerard is currently contributing numerous feature articles on classic films and musicals for the online movie site Cineluxe.

Gerard is the recipient of an Obie Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, two Lucille Lortel Awards and seven Drama Desk Awards for Forbidden Broadway, and a lifetime achievement award from the Drama League. In 2006 he received A Special Tony Award Honor for “Excellence In Theater.”

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