Miles Phillips


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While Miles is a very busy performer, he has managed to make a fine name for himself as a director as well. His directorial ventures range from regional companies to New York, from contemporary to classical theatre, from full scale musical to nightclub cabaret. He recently directed his first film and the New York workshops and development of the new musical Back Again.

He's served as Artistic Director for Musical Theatre Renegades in Chicago and The Hot Spot Theatre Company in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was lauded for his work as author and director in his marriage of Classical Theatre and Cabaret in the smash hit revue of Shakespeare in song Words Words Words & Music and has been nominated for multiple projects as Outstanding Director by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs. Most recently, Miles received a Po'okela Award from the Hawai'i State Theatre Council, for his direction of 1776 at Paliku Theatre.

Miles received his graduate training with the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and his Master of Fine Arts degree from the National Theatre Conservatory (ANTA).

Miles also serves as a private acting and audition coach. He coaches in groups, one on one, and remotely, via video chat. For information about his availability and services, please visit the contact page.


On The Boards

This season, Miles directed a glorious production of 1776 at Hawaii's Paliku Theatre. The cast featured some of the finest talent on the island, gathered from musical (and non musical) theatre, opera, dance, film, television and radio. Miles envisioned the action springing to vibrant, colorful life from a dust draped setting that was a cross between the actual Independence Hall, The Jefferson Memorial, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Miles wanted to provide glimpses into how the decisions made by the men in the history books touched the lives of the ordinary men and (notably) women outside the "room where it happens." The response from critics and audiences was unanimously enthusiastic. 1776 won seven Hawai'i State Theatre Council Po'okela Awards, including Outstanding Musical Production and Director of a Musical award for Miles! Here's a fairly comprehensive collection of photos, taken primarily by the incredible Chuck Babbitt, with additional beautiful photos by Anna Foster, Mo Radke, and Miles Phillips.


Working with Miles