Jim Corti biography
Corti’s most recent work includes Cabaret at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, which was preceded there by Sweet Charity (Joseph Jefferson Award for Outstanding Director), Meet Me in St. Louis, The Fully Monty (the inaugural production at Drury Lane Water Tower), Bye Bye Birdie, Damn Yankees, Company and Singin’ in the Rain (Joseph Jefferson Award for Outstanding Choreography). Other Joseph Jefferson Awards were received for his direction of Northlight Theatre’s Blues in the Night and his performance in Grand Hotel at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. Corti has served on productions at Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Second City, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and revues of Irving Berlin, Frank Loessor and George Gershwin and The National Jewish Theatre. At the Cleveland Playhouse he directed A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine, Canterbury Tales, A…My Name is Alice. He directed Steven Dietz’s Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure starring Greg Vinkler for Peninsula Players where he also directed Crazy for You and Nunsense starring E. Faye Butler. Other projects include The Snow Queen and The Lost Boys of Sudan at The Biograph for Victory Gardens Theater. As a Broadway actor, he has appeared in the original New York casts or in the national tours of Urinetown, Ragtime, Cabaret, A Chorus Line, Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ and Candide. He is a member of the directors and Choreographers Society.
[Bio as of November 2009]