Brendan J. Stackhouse is a New York City based Director, Choreographer, and Producer with a passion for reimagining classic stories and creating new musicals and plays. For 5 seasons, he served as the Resident Director for Hemlock Theatre Company on Staten Island, where he directed revamped productions of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Assassins, Big Fish, Dog Sees God, and Next to Normal. Additional recent credits include Summer of '42, Speech and Debate, Rocky, Dogfight, and Avenue Q. He has received Best Director awards for his work on The Wedding Singer and See What I Wanna See.
Brendan has worked on Broadway as the Assistant Choreographer to Danny Mefford on the 2015 Tony-Award winning production of Fun Home. Off-Broadway, he was the Assistant Director for the Transport Group revival of Once Upon a Mattress, directed by Jack Cummings III, starring Jackie Hoffman and John "Lypsyinka" Epperson. He was also the Associate Director for the 2016 revival of The Marvelous Wonderettes at Theatre Row. Currently, he is the Resident Director on the US National Tour of Les Miserables.
He has developed new plays and musicals at Dixon Place, NYTB Choreographers Lab, Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Hudson Guild Theatre, The Little Victory Theatre, and through student organizations at Wagner College. Brendan is attached to several new plays and musicals in development.