Writer, Director, and Choreographer in New York, NY
Warren Adams is a South African born Artist living in New York City. He is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the Black Theatre Coalition.
The New Group in NYC recently commissioned him to Write and Direct a new work entitled THE DINNER for their upcoming season.
He is the Writer/Director of TRIAL, a new musical which will be workshopped Spring 2021 with Music and Lyrics by Michael Ogborn.
He is the Choreographer of the Bebe Winans Broadway bound musical BORN FOR THIS.
Adams is the Writer/Director of the new hip hop musical THE MEASURE OF A MAN in collaboration with Composer/Lyricist Ronve O'Daniel which will receive its first reading Fall 2020.
In 2019 he was appointed to the Tony Nominating Committee. Other notable awards include the Tony Award for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Co-Producer). He won the NAACP and the Fred Astaire Award's for his choreographic work on Motown. He was selected as the first MANDELA SAINSBURY SCHOLAR (South Africa to London) and the first RUDOLF NUREYEV AWARD winner in Europe.
Past Projects include: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL (Broadway, US Tours, West End) He recently Directed BRANDON VICTOR DIXON’S AMERICAN SONG BOOK at LINCOLN CENTER. Adams Directed the film AFRICA STRAIGHT UP, and choreographed the Off-Broadway plays ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, OROONOKO AND RUINED.
Other notable credits include the opera MAGDALENA in Paris at the Theatre Du Chatelet, Disney’s TOY STORY THE MUSICAL and Nora Ephron’s last film JULIE AND JULIA.
He co-founded the production company WalkRunFly with Brandon Victor Dixon and they co-produced HEDWIG and OF MICE AND MEN on Broadway. They are currently adapting Terry McMillan's New York Times Bestseller WAITING TO EXHALE for the stage and Leah Henderson’s children’s book THE MAGIC OF CHANGING YOUR STARS for screen and stage
Adams has served as an Adjunct Professor at both Princeton University and NYU in the drama departments.
He co-founded VisaPaq with Sharona D'Ornella's, a portfolio company that has successfully obtained over 300 working visas for international immigrant artists wanting to work in the USA.
Adams is represented by Jamie Kaye-Phillips at (UTA) United Talent Agency