UNLV theatre professor Glenn Casale recently won the 2009 Nevada System of Higher Education Regents’ Award for Creative Activity.
This award recognizes significant accomplishments that bring recognition, as well as national and international stature, to the Nevada System of Higher Education.
The honoree receives a $5,000 stipend and a medal.
Casale, who leads the department’s graduate-level directing program, joined UNLV in 2003. He has directed a variety of UNLV plays, as well as several major New York and Los Angeles productions. He directed the 1999 Tony Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Peter Pan, starring Cathy Rigby. He also recently directed a new production of Dragapella, which was nominated for Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards for best production.
For Reprise he has directed The Threepenny Opera, starring Patrick Cassidy and Theodore Bikel; Anything Goes, starring Rachel York and Brent Barrett; and Fiorella! with Tony Danza. His first L.A. production was Wrestlers with George Clooney and Mark Harmon.
Casale has mounted revivals of The Queen of the Stardust Ballroom with Tyne Daly and Charles Durning and Company with Patrick Cassidy and Carol Burnett. He has also directed a number of television shows, such as The Wayans Brothers show for Warner Brothers TV and The Faculty, starring Meredith Baxter for ABC. Casale received his master’s degree from UNLV.