Broadway and Hollywood Producer BT McNicholl Announced as M.C. for Darien’s Got Talent

posted May 2, 2016, 9:05 AM by Darien Arts Center   [ updated May 2, 2016, 9:06 AM by Julie Johnston ]
Darien native and DHS graduate BT McNicholl has been announced as Master of Ceremonies for Darien’s Got Talent, the Darien Arts Center’s talent competition taking place on June 25. 

A Broadway and Hollywood director, producer and writer,  BT McNicholl was acting in his early days at Middlesex Middle School and continued on to pursue his love for the stage in Theatre 308 at Darien High. He is celebrating his 25th year in an entertainment career that spans Broadway and Hollywood as well as international productions, regional theatres, and family-themed shows as a director, producer and writer. Member of the creative team for a dozen Broadway shows, including the Tony-winning hits Cabaret, Spamalot, and Billy Elliot, McNicholl has been the Associate Director for master mentors including Mike Nichols, Sam Mendes, Rob Marshall, James Lapine and Jerry Zaks. He has worked as an acting coach on Oscar-nominated films and staged record-breaking runs of American musicals in Paris, Madrid, Seoul and Sydney. A published playwright and BMI-award winning lyricist, his musicals have been seen at Madison Square Garden and all across the country. He won the Australian "Tony" award (the Helpmann) as "Best Director" and staged celebrated productions for The Goodspeed Opera House and Walnut St. Theatre, among others. A former Development Consultant for MGM's theatrical division, McNicholl spent three years at the Shubert Organization and two summers at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center. In addition to creating family-themed shows for Disney and Busch Gardens, he is the former Producing Artistic Director for the Stamford's Palace Theatre. 

BT shared his excitement about his upcoming role in his hometown, "Darien has always been supportive of its talent... and there is plenty of it! We can't wait to bring these talented artists together for an unforgettable evening."