Lonny Price was most recently represented on Broadway with his direction for LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL starring Audra McDonald. Last season he directed Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel in the New York Philharmonic stage and television productions of SWEENEY TODD. Other Lincoln Center productions include Stephen Sondheim’s Company (starring Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Patti LuPone, etc.), which played in over seven hundred movie theaters internationally and across the country, Sondheim: The Birthday Concert, for which he received the 2011 Emmy Award, Candide, starring Kristin Chenoweth (Emmy nomination), and an earlier version of Sweeney Todd, starring Patti LuPone and George Hearn for which he won an Emmy. Mr. Price also directed the Emmy Award–winning production of Sondheim’s Passion, starring Ms. LuPone, Audra McDonald, and Michael Cerveris for Lincoln Center’s Songbook series.
His first feature film, ‘Master Harold’ … and the Boys, (starring Freddie Highmore and Ving Rhames), received the 2011 Best Drama Award at the New York International Film and Video Festival, as well as Lonny receiving a Best Director of a Drama award.
On Broadway he directed Audra McDonald in 110 in the Shade , Danny Glover in Athol Fugard’s ‘Master Harold’ … and the Boys; Joan Rivers in Sally Marr and Her Escorts (which he co- wrote with Ms. Rivers and Erin Sanders); Jenn Colella in Urban Cowboy; and himself in A Class Act, for which he also co-wrote the book (with Linda Kline) and was nominated for a Tony Award. Some of Lonny Price’s Off-Broadway directorial work includes Visiting Mr. Green, starring Eli Wallach; Beautiful Girls, starring Zoe Caldwell; Jules Feiffer’s Grown Ups, Athol Fugard’s Valley Song, and Mary Pat Gleason’s Stopping Traffic, for the Vineyard Theatre. He made his opera directing debut at the Houston Grand Opera directing Audra McDonald in Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine and Michael John LaChiusa’s Send.
As an actor, he appeared on and Off-Broadway in a variety of plays and musicals, including Athol Fugard’s MASTER HAROLD…and the boys, (starring James Earl Jones and Danny Glover), Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, and Lanford Wilson’s Burn This. On film he is best remembered for playing Neil Kellerman, the hotel owner’s grandson in Dirty Dancing. For his acting work, he has received Obie, Theatre World, Drama League, and Drama Logue awards.