Anthony J. Hamilton
Anthony is thrilled to join the Civic staff as Interim Artistic Director. He served as Guest Professor of Theatre at Western Michigan University in 2021-2022. There he directed and choreographed Into the Woods (2021). He currently serves as Visiting Professor of Theatre Arts at Kalamazoo College where he will direct and choreograph the spring musical, Next to Normal. He made his New York directorial debut with a production entitled Grandma's Quilt (Negro Ensemble Company) in 2020. Previous directing (and choreography) credits at the Civic include: Ain't Misbehavin' (2011), Once on this Island (2019), The 1940s Radio Hour (2021), The Piano Lesson (2022), Newsies (2022), and now, A Raisin in the Sun (2023). Hamilton received a B.A. from Western Michigan University and an M.F.A. from Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training.
"I'd like to thank the entire Civic staff for welcoming me back home. Special thanks to Tony Humrichouser and Laura Zervic. I dedicate this show to my amazing family (especially Great-Grandma Ann) and to the memory of Robert L. Smith."