Shari Upbin

Producer/Director) Shari has been a theatre professional since the age of 13 when she became a member of Actors Equity. Her father was a writer for Jack Benny and she was raised in a house of 'one-liners'. She has been a professional tap dancer and choreographer and is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Shari has produced and directed over 50 productions in New York and around the country. Directing credits include VINCENT THE PASSIONS OF THE ARTIST VAN GOGH, the original DANNY AND SYLVIA at the Forum Theatre in New Jersey, LIFE WITH FATHER, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, CABARET, THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT, JACQUES BREL, and won best director for her production of SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM. Shari Upbin and Sandi Durell have been long time partners in HOLLYWOOD LIVE and BROADWAY LIVE and the Mac Award Nominated TIMELESS DIVAS! Series, with hosts Tony Randall, Kathie Lee Gifford and Ben Vereen, among other luminaries. [+]