I had the pleasure of being Miles Phillips’ assistant as he directed the wonderful production of 1776 at Palikū Theatre in 2016. At the time, other Hawaii theatres were executing exciting musicals, which had been on the roster for months – 1776 was a last minute decision for Palikū. Most actor/singers were involved in those other shows, but Miles was able to find a cast, some performers with very little experience, and evoke lovely performances out of them. His knowledge of music and every word in the song and book is like watching a Shakespearean scholar dissect great literature. Miles has an outstanding sense of theatricality, something that is missing in so much theatre these days, which I really appreciate. He is deeply professional, humble, funny, and loves his actors, musicians and staff. He's a damn great actor as well. I can’t recommend anyone more!
Lisa Barnes – Actor/Teacher/Writer/Director