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Michael Fontaine

Stage Director

Michael is pleased to have the opportunity to work on the premiere production of MorningStar. His regional theater directing credits include the musical productions of Candide, Man of La Mancha, Sweeney Todd, The Fantasticks, Hair, Tintypes, Cinderella, I Do! I Do!, Predators, Tomfoolery, Jacques Brel, Through Roses, and Good for companies including Cinnabar Opera, Actors Theater, Pacific Alliance Theater Company and Summer Repertory Theatre.

His opera directing credits include the Sonoma City Opera productions of Donizetti’s Elixir of Love and Daughter of the Regiment, as well as Mozart’s Abduction from the Seralgio.

His non-musical regional directing credits include Blithe Spirit, Bedroom Farce, How the Other Half Loves, Mother Courage, Ghosts, The Glass Menagerie, The Importance of Being Earnest, Tongue of a Bird, The Road to Mecca, I Hate Hamlet, A Perfect Ganesh, The Matchmaker, and many others for professional, community and educational theater organizations.

While Artistic Director for The First Stage Company – in residence at the Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma – he additionally directed productions including Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Candida, We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!, The Winter’s Tale, The Country Wife, Hedda Gabler and others.

Michael has received American College Theatre Festival recognition in acting and directing categories for productions including three premieres by Emmy winning playwright Carol Flint.  He has, in addition: performed in dozens of productions as a singer and actor; received a Dean Goodman Bay Area Theatre Award for acting; and recently served as stage director for a dance production at Lao American College in Vientiane, Laos. Upcoming directing assignments include Donizetti’s Don Pasquale for Sonoma City Opera.







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