Nathaniel Shaw is thrilled to be returning to the Phoenix Theatre Company, having recently choreographed Cinderella, alongside Artistic Director Michael Barnard. He is the Artistic Director of The New Theatre (www.thenewtheatrerva.org) and the Firehouse Theatre (www.firehousetheatre.org) which are merging this spring. He is the former Artistic Director of Virginia Repertory Theatre, where he directed Peter and the Starcatcher the World Premiere of The End of War, the World Premiere of River Ditty, In the Heights starring Arielle Jacobs, with Choreography by Karla Garcia, West Side Story, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, The 39 Steps, and Once (Co-Produced with The Fulton Theatre).
He was an Associate Choreographer for Once, supervising both the Broadway production and the First National Tour. He was the founder and Artistic Director of The Active Theater (NYC). He served as the New Play Development Director for Glass Half Full Productions, Tony and Olivier Award Winning Producers of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and Betrayal.
New York Directing credits include Touch with Libra Theatre Company at 59e59 starring Tony Award Winner Katrina Lenk and the first New York City revival of The Violet Hour . Regional directing credits include Miracle on South Division Street, West Side Story, Spelling Bee, and A Chorus Line. Director/Choreographer credits include South Pacific starring Jessica Lee Goldyn, Hair, Hairpsray, Legally Blonde, Damn Yankees, and Grease. Choreography includes The Wizard of Oz ), Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, Annie, Babes in Toyland, and The Tenement, as well as the film Perception by Daedalus Productions.
On-stage highlights include iconic roles such as Curly in Oklahoma!, Zach in A Chorus Line, Pale in Burn This, Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees, Lt. Cable in South Pacific, Riff in West Side Story, Will Parker in Oklahoma! (alongside Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase), and Adam in Two Days of Grace at Middleham by Toni Press-Coffman at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Nathaniel also performed for three seasons as a featured dancer with The Paul Taylor Dance Company.