Julio Agustin (Director-Choreographer) has staged and/or choreographed productions at Theatre Under the Stars, Geva Theatre, Hangar Theatre, North Carolina Theatre, and others. He is a nationally recognized director-choreographer and librettist with a Broadway background. He specializes in Radical Inclusivity (Re-envisioning the Classics with Contemporary Practices).
Award recognitions include an Audelco nomination for Best Director (La Dulce Caridad, a Latina adaptation of Sweet Charity @ New Haarlem Arts Theatre, NYC) where he also served as Associate Artistic Director; a Best Choreographer nomination by the Houston Press Theatre Awards (Guys and Dolls @ Theatre Under the Stars, TX); and a Syracuse Area Live Theatre nomination for Best Choreographer (In the Heights @ Hangar Theatre). He has also been recognized for his advocacy for disability access and inclusion as well as received diversity research grants.
Recent Projects: Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, Colorado Springs, CO (ENT Center for the Arts), Sister Act, Rochester, NY (Geva Theatre), and On Your Feet!, Raleigh, NC (North Carolina Theatre).
Julio has performed on Broadway in the original companies of Fosse, Steel Pier, Never Gonna Dance, Bells Are Ringing revival (“Carl”), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (“Ambite”), and was featured opposite Bebe Neuwirth in Chicago, the musical.
He conceived and wrote the book to Movin’ On, with music and lyrics by John Franceschina. The musical picks up where A Chorus Line left off and had its world premiere at Pennsylvania Centre Stage with a cast of Broadway veterans (available for rental).
Finally, Julio is the author of The Professional Actor’s Handbook: From Casting Call to Curtain Call (Rowman & Littlefield, 2nd edition). He runs an audition studio in New York City as well as conducts workshops at university theatre programs across the country where he shares his Seventeen Success Strategies for transitioning from student to professional.
Julio Agustin is a New York-based artist currently living in Terre Haute, Indiana. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing from Pennsylvania State University.