Assistant Professor - Musical Theatre, Choreographer
M.A. Dance Studies, New York University, Gallatin School, 2005
B.A. Dance, Empire State College, 2002
LIZA GENNARO choreographed the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of The Most Happy Fella directed by Gerald Gutierrez and the Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress starring Sarah Jessica Parker. She choreographed Roundabout Theater Company’s Tin Pan Alley Rag (2010 Outer Critics Circle Nomination, Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical) and has choreographed extensively in regional theaters across the country including: Hair at Actor’s Theatre Of Louisville, directed by Jon Jory, the world premiere of A...My Name is Still Alice at The Old Globe in California, and the world premiere of Martin Guerre at Hartford Stage, directed by Mark Lamos, Babes in Arms at Guthrie Theater, directed by Garland Wright, Kiss me Kate and The Most Happy Fella at The Goodspeed Opera House, Fiorello, Gypsy, My Fair Lady, Jesus Christ Superstar and The Secret Garden at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Gypsy, starring Betty Buckley, and Ragtime at the Paper Mill Playhouse and twelve consecutive seasons of musicals at The St. Louis “Muny” Opera. She collaborated with Stephen Flaherty and Frank Galati on their chamber musical Loving, Repeating: A Musical of Gertrude Stein for the About Face Theater in Chicago and choreographed the 30th Anniversary tour of Annie.
She directed and staged Noel and Cole in Love at the The Kaufman Center Concert Hall (NYC) and made her Carnegie Hall debut creating the choreography for The New York Pops production of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, narrated by Brian Stokes Mitchell with dancers from New York Theatre Ballet. Summer 2012 Liza choreographed Titanic: the Musical at the Hangar Theater in Ithaca, NY. In addition to her choreographic career Liza has taught at Barnard College, Princeton University, Yale University, Hofstra University and holds a master’s degree in Dance Studies from New York University. She is a member of the Tony Award Nominating Committee. Her essay,“Evolution of Dance in the Golden Era of the American 'Book Musical'” appears in The Oxford Handbook of the American Musical. Her essay “’Broken Dolls’: Representations of Dancing Women in the Broadway Musical” can be read in the online Journal Bodies of Work, http://www.bodiesofwork.info/Bob%20Fosse.html.