Annette Jolles

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Lect Music Dept
469 College St, New Haven, CT 06511-6609

Annette Jolles has created a diverse body of work as a director, writer and producer for stage and television.  She has developed and directed numerous new works including the Off-Broadway premieres of That Time of the Year and Little By Little (The York Theatre Company), Passion of the Hausfrau (Portland Stage Company), The Jerusalem Syndrome (NYMF), Suddenly Hope (Denver Civic Theater, Garfield Theater, & Rich Forum Theater), Manhattan Madcaps of 1924 (Symphony Space “Summer Stock on Broadway Series) and Big Red Sun (Theatreworks Palo Alto’s New Works Festival). As a founding partner of KTW Productions, she produced, co-wrote and directed Keeping the Word and The Handshake, which toured nationwide. Since 1992, she has been Resident Director/Choreographer for The Little Orchestra Society, staging their acclaimed Lolli-Pops Series for young children, as well as productions of Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Berezowsky’s Babar the Elephant, and a new adaptation of Peter and the Wolf, all at Lincoln Center. Theatrical concert credits include the 92nd Street Y’s Lyrics and Lyricists series, Grind (The York’s Musicals in Mufti), and New Voices Concerts at London’s Southbank Centre and Symphony Space, where she also staged Broadway and Beyond with host Rob Fisher, and the monumental Wall to Wall Sondheim tribute. As a producing partner in Bard Theatricals, she was represented on Broadway last season with Looped starring Tony nominated Valerie Harper. For 18 years, Ms. Jolles has produced, directed and associate directed for Bard Entertainment, a television production company specializing in live multi-camera events and entertainment specials. Her extensive work in television has earned her two Emmy Awards as producer of the 9/11 Memorial from Ground Zero and producer/writer for Mitzi Gaynor: Razzle Dazzle! (PBS), and six additional Emmy nominations. Highlights of broadcasts include Holiday in Bryant Park and Broadway Under the Stars (CBS), Egypt Week Live (Discovery), Homecoming (ESPN),The Dr. Joy Browne Show (Discovery Health), Camelot (PBS, Live from Lincoln Center), Romance/ Romance, Nunsense 1, 2 & 3, Stop the World… (PBS, A&E, TNN), and the world feed of the Times Square New Year’s Eve festivities. Ms. Jolles was recently named Artistic Director of the Mainstage Season at the White Plains Performing Arts Center.