Karen Azenberg Biography

Karen Azenberg,  Artistic Director of Pioneer Theatre Company

On July 1, 2012, Ms. Azenberg succeeded Charles Morey, who stepped down at the end of the 2011-2012 season after a twenty-eight year tenure as PTC’s Artistic Director.

Azenberg is a New York-based freelance director and choreographer who currently serves as the Executive Board President of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). She has directed and/or choreographed a number of shows at PTC, including most recently, “Something’s Afoot,” “A Few Good Men,” “Sweet Charity,” “Next to Normal,” “Rent,” “Miss Saigon,” and the musical staging for “Les Miserables.” She is well-known in national theatre circles through her leadership of SDC, the national union for professional directors and choreographers, and as a Board member of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, a preeminent launching pad for new musicals. She is also a voter for the Tony Awards, and has directed over 60 musicals and plays at theatres across the country.