Michael Mayer serves as a director and consulting producer for NBC's new musical drama "Smash." He directed the first three episodes of the series, including the pilot.
Mayer was most recently represented on Broadway with "American Idiot" and this past season with "Everyday Rapture." He received the 2007 Tony Award, as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, for his production of "Spring Awakening," which also played in London, Vienna, Tokyo and Seoul.
His other Broadway credits include "Side Man" (Tony Award/Best Play, "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (Tony Award/Best Musical), "A View from the Bridge" (Tony Award/Best Revival), "Uncle Vanya," "'night, Mother," "After the Fall," "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," and "Triumph of Love."
In addition to "Spring Awakening" at the Atlantic Theater Company, Mayer's off-Broadway credits include "Everyday Rapture," "Our House," "10 Million Miles," "Antigone in New York," "Baby Anger," "The Credeaux Canvas," and "Stupid Kids." Mayer also directed the national tours of "Spring Awakening," "Thoroughly Modern Millie," and "Angels in America," which won the Jefferson and Carbonell Awards. His regional work includes plays at the Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, Center Stage, and Yale Rep.
Mayer also directed the feature films "A Home at the End of the World" and "Flicka." He will next direct "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" on Broadway.