With nearly twenty years of professional experience in theater and opera, Jamibeth Margolis is a stage director based in New York City with credits at prestigious theaters and opera companies around the US.
Recent theatrical directing credits include: The Good Jew at the United Solo Festival in NYC, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s Broadway: A Jewish American Legacy gala event, The Whole Megillah at 54 Below and Here’s To Life!!! At the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in NYC. She also directed a semi-staged concert production of The Music Man for Pacific Symphony.
Other theatrical credits include Do I Hear a Waltz? and Jekyll and Hyde at the Arvada Center Theater in Denver. Ms. Margolis worked alongside Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks on the Broadway revival of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial and on A Bad Friend by Jules Feiffer at Lincoln Center Theatre. She also helmed developmental productions and staged readings of new musical works including Save The Palace, A Girl I Know, Owl Creek, Far from the Madding Crowd, Great Googly Moo, and Warsaw.
Jamibeth’s operatic directing credits include productions of Tosca, Pirates of Penzance, Amahl and the Night Visitors, La Traviata, The Merry Widow, Dance of Death, and The Tender Land. An advocate of developing new voices for the stage, she directed several new chamber operas by Martin Halpern including The Lock of Hair, The Inseparables and What the Babe Said. Jamibeth was the recipient of the competitive SDCF Directing Observership on Mark Lamos’ production of Tosca at New York City Opera and served as Assistant Stage Director for La Traviata and Lucia di Lammermoor at Opera New Jersey. In prior seasons, she assisted with the casting for The Merry Widow at the Metropolitan Opera starring Plácido Domingo.
Member: Actors’ Equity Association, the Casting Society of America, and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and ATPAM. She served as a Tony Awards Voter for three Broadway seasons. Member: Lincoln Center Directors Lab.
Education: BA from Ithaca College in Drama/Directing and MFA (In Progress) from the University Of Idaho in Directing.