MORGAN SILLS is a Producer/Director with Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theatre credits. Most recently in New York, he produced the hilarious Irish comedy Party Face (starring Academy Award Winner Hayley Mills and directed by Amanda Bearse) at New York City Center Stage II. He was also one of the producers of the long-running New York production of Shear Madness. Opening at New World Stages in November 2015, Shear Madness concluded its run of over 600 performances at the Davenport Theatre in April, 2017.
On Broadway, Morgan was a producer of the Tony nominated 2014 revival of Of Mice And Men as a partner in Piedmont Productions (with fellow North Carolina producer Bruce Long). Of Mice and Men starred Oscar and Emmy nominee James Franco (Spider-Man), Chris O’Dowd, Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester, Tony winner Jim Norton and True Blood’s Jim Parrack. The show recouped its capitalization in the twelfth week of its eighteen week limited engagement, and was the first-ever Broadway show taped for broadcast by Britain’s National Theatre Live.
In 2013, Morgan was one of the lead producers of the first NYC revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Two-Character Play starring Tony & Emmy winner Amanda Plummer (Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Brad Dourif (Lord of the Rings). The show played an extended limited engagement at New World Stages, was a New York Times Critic’s Pick (Ben Brantley), and garnered over a dozen rave reviews.
Morgan is in his eighth season as Executive Producer of Judson Theatre Company in Pinehurst, NC, the recipient of NCTC's 2016 George A. Parides Professional Theatre Award for excellence in professional theatre in North Carolina. At JTC he has produced Love Letters starring Hollywood icon Tab Hunter and Joyce DeWitt (Three’s Company), which marked Mr. Hunter's return to the stage after a 30-year absence; Tuesdays with Morrie starring Jamie Farr (M*A*S*H), the American debut of Mr. Farr's performance as "Morrie"; Driving Miss Daisy starring four-time Emmy winner Michael Learned (The Waltons) and Lance E. Nichols (HBO’s Treme); Bell, Book and Candle starring Emmy nominee Mindy Cohn (The Facts of Life and Scooby Doo); Steel Magnolias starring Teresa Ganzel (The Toy, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Duck Factory opposite Jim Carrey); To Kill a Mockingbird starring Johnny Whitaker (Family Affair); Plaza Suite starring Eve Plumb (The Brady Bunch) and Rex Smith (As the World Turns, Solid Gold); Harvey with Emmy nominee Elinor Donahue in her "farewell" theatrical performance; On Golden Pond starring John Davidson (That's Incredible, Hollywood Squares); Twelve Angry Men starring two-time Emmy winner John Wesley Shipp (Dawson's Creek, The Flash); Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None starring Alison Arngrim (Little House on the Prairie); Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys starring Don Most (Happy Days, Glee) and Robert Wuhl (Arli$$, Bull Durham, Batman); William Gibson's beloved Tony-winning play The Miracle Worker with John James (Dynasty); Love, Loss, and What I Wore starring Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sally Struthers (All in the Family, Gilmore Girls), Kim Coles (Living Single), and Joyce Reehling; and Souvenir starring Liz McCartney and two-time Tony Award nominee Bob Stillman. JTC’s eighth season continues with Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution starring Tony Award nominee Alan Campbell (Sunset Boulevard, Jake and the Fatman). JTC ninth season will begin with The Odd Couple (Female Version) in March 2020. Buy tickets at JudsonTheatre.com. Judson Theatre Company is a member of both the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC) and the Southeast Theatre Conference (SETC).
While transitioning from acting to producing, under the banner of his first company Wildcat Theatricals (2002-10), Morgan produced New York revivals of the classic comedies My 3 Angels, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (Midtown International Theatre Festival Award-Best Revival, Director, Supporting Actor, plus 5 other nominations), and A Shot In The Dark (3 MITF Award nominations). He also presented the NY premiere reading of his friend Leonard Gershe’s Miss Pell Is Missing (MITF Award-Outstanding Reading). In Provincetown, he produced Fully Committed and the all-male Andrews Sisters tribute show he scripted, The Andrews Misters.
During his fifteen years as a professional actor, Morgan toured the country performing in multiple national companies of Forever Plaid (playing each of the four Plaids) and appeared in regional and stock productions of a myriad of plays and musicals. Television audiences enjoyed Morgan’s multiple appearances singing the “Top Ten List” as a Late Show Caroler on The Late Show with David Letterman. Morgan produced and performed three concert evenings that played New York and around the country: The Roger Edens Songbook (MAC Award nomination), The Johnny Mercer Songbook, and The Lyrics Of Oscar Hammerstein II. Also a writer and lover of theatre history, Morgan contributed to the Theatermania Guide To Musical Theatre Recordings and did archival print research for the documentary film Broadway: the Golden Age.
At Millbrook Playhouse, Morgan directed Dial 'M' for Murder (2015), Steel Magnolias (2016), Wait Until Dark (2017), and Sexy Laundry (2019). He has also directed multiple productions of Forever Plaid: in 2013 Forever Plaid and Plaid Tidings at Temple Theatre (NC) and Forever Plaid at Shawnee Playhouse (PA) in 2014. In October 2019 he will direct Forever Plaid at Artistree Music Theatre Festival. Driemeyer-Sills Productions has several scripts in development for future New York productions. Morgan currently divides his time between Manhattan and Southern Pines. He is a graduate of the Commercial Theatre Institute’s Advanced Producing Program and a member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and SAG-AFTRA.