Associate Professor of Theatre
Office: Lyman Center Hall B17
Phone: (203) 392-8820
About Larry Nye
Larry Nye is currently an Associate Professor of Children’s and Musical Theatre and Dance in the Department of Theatre at Southern Connecticut State University. While at SCSU he has directed and choreographed productions of Rent, Urinetown, Rocky Horror Show, Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie, Bat Boy, Cabaret, Pippin, Anything Goes, Chicago for which he received a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Meritorious Award for Outstanding Dance Ensemble and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying for which he received a KCACTF Meritorious Award for Dance Choreography. The department’s 2014 production of Godspell was one of five shows selected to perform at the 2015 KCACTF.
Larry has spent several seasons as the Director of Dance at Stagedoor Manor in New York where he directed and choreographed his 50th production, Nice Work If You Can Get It, the world premiere of Disney’s High School Musical and a recent production of big: the musical with Richard Maltby, Jr. He is honored to have choreographed the Emmy Award winning opening number, Join Our Parade, for the 85th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the finale, Santa by the Book, for the 2012 parade and Elves Raise the Roof in 2010. At the Barn Theatre in Michigan, Larry directed and choreographed the first regional release of The Producers and choreographed the Disney original Geppetto and Son. He also directed and choreographed the classic Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and choreographed Nunsense: The Mega Musical and an original production of Old Timer. In 2008 Larry directed and choreographed The Full Monty for the Ivoryton Playhouse in Connecticut. While in New Haven, he has choreographed for Hopkins School and the Connecticut Gay Men’s Chorus. He has been a member of Actor’s Equity Association since 1986 performing in productions of A Chorus Line, Evita, Showboat, Annie, Sugar Babies, Irma La Douce, South Pacific, The King and I and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Larry received his B.F.A. from the University of Arizona and his M.F.A. from the University of Oklahoma.