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CONTACT: Craig Cipollini
October 13, 2014
John Moran to direct “Rockin’ The Holidays” for the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC
Washington, D.C. — The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) announced today that John Moran will return to direct their 2014 holiday concert, Rockin’ The Holidays. The concert will be presented at the Lincoln Theatre, located at 1215 U Street NW on December 6, 2014 at 8:00pm, December 13, 2014 at 3:00pm and 8:00pm and December 14, 2014 at 3:00pm. The 3:00pm performance on December 14, 2014 will be ASL interpreted. Tickets are $25-$59 and can be purchased by calling 1-877-435-9849 or visiting www.GMCW.org.
John Moran has produced and directed cabaret and theater premieres and revivals, worked on a number of Presidential Inaugural events, as well as countless other ceremonies, awards programs, conferences and shows around the country.
He had the honor to produce and direct “Time of Remembrance”, a National Mall event, for the families of the Fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan, featuring the Joint Chiefs, the Military bands, George Stephanopoulous, Kevin Bacon. The ceremonies conferred the Medal of Remembrance on the Children of the Fallen.
He designed and continues to produce/direct the annual Kennedy Center Gala for Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards with Hillary Clinton and international celebrities (Sally Field, Angelina Jolie, Ben Affleck, Nicholas Kristof, Muhammad Yunis, Judy Collins, Brian Williams, Melanne Verveer, Norah O’Donnell, Joe Biden and many more).
Annually he produces and directs the National Arts Awards for Americans for the Arts in New York City (Julie Andrews, Robert Redford, Angela Lansbury, Hal Prince, Frank Gehry, Jeff Koons, Beverly Sills, Renee Fleming, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Tommy Tune, Anna Deavere Smith, Robert Downey Jr. , Jake Gyllenhall, Dakota Fanning etc.)
With Marvin Hamlisch, he directed a “Tribute to Tibet” featuring Harrison Ford and Elie Wiesel honoring the Dalai Lama.
GMCW audiences will remember he directed the sold-out productions of “Grease”, “Pink Nutcracker” and the cabaret “Everything’s Coming Up Sondheim” along with several other chorus concerts. He also emceed the very first bi-coastal gay chorus concert with the Seattle Men’s Chorus, Los Angeles Gay Men’s Chorus and hosted by GMCW at Lisner Auditorium.
John’s production of “In Gay Company” was named one of the most important events of the 1980’s by the Washington Blade. He directed the GLAAD nominated revival of “The Boys in the Band” and the Washington area premiere of Jerry Herman’s “Dear World” for the American Century Theater.
A big band revue, “In The Mood” has toured the world after being rewritten and directed by John.
In 2007, he was selected for the Wakefield High School Hall of Fame.
Interview opportunities are available with John Moran and GMCW Artistic Director Thea Kano. If you are interested in arranging an interview or if you have any questions, please contact Director of Marketing Craig Cipollini at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-293-1548.