Christopher Ashley

Christopher Ashley has served as La Jolla Playhouse’s Artistic Director since October 2007. He has directed the Broadway productions of Memphis (Tony nomination direction), Leap of FaithXanadu (Drama Desk nomination direction), All Shook Up and The Rocky Horror Show (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), as well as the Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration productions of Sweeney Todd and Merrily We Roll Along. Other New York credits include: Blown Sideways Through LifeJeffrey (Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards), The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Valhalla, Regrets Only, Wonder of the World, Communicating Doors, Das Barbecu. Bunny Bunny, The Night Hank Williams Died, Fires in the Mirror (Lucille Lortel Award), among others. At La Jolla Playhouse he has directed A Dram of Drummhicit, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Restoration, Xanadu and Memphis. Other regional theaters include CTG, ART, Longwharf, Philadelphia Theater Company, Center Stage, Bay Street, Williamstown, Berkshire Theater Festival, and Intiman. He also directed the feature film Jeffrey and the American Playhouse production of Blown Sideways Through Life for PBS. He is the recipient of the Princess Grace Award, the Drama League Director Fellowship and an NEA/TCG Director Fellowship.