Hunter Foster is an award winning Director, Actor, Writer and is currently the Artistic Director for the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA. His most recent directing credits include The Bridges of Madison County for the Axelrod Performing Arts Center starring Kate Baldwin and Aaron Lazar; the regional premier of Million Dollar Quartet Christmas at the Bucks County Playhouse; and Parade at The American Theatre Group.
In 2018, he directed The Other Josh Cohen off-Broadway at the West Side Theatre in NYC, and was named “Director of the Year” by the Wall Street Journal for his productions of 42nd Street at the Bucks County Playhouse, and The Drowsy Chaperone at the Goodspeed Opera House. He is also the creator, co-writer and original director of the play, Clue, which has become one of the most produced plays in the U.S.
He was the Artistic Director for the Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, NY where he directed: Rent, God of Carnage, A Syracuse Christmas Carol, It’s A Wonderful Life and the world premier of Waiting For the Host. He’s been an Artistic Associate for the Bucks County Playhouse since 2015 where he has directed: Clue, 42nd Street, Guys and Dolls, Company, Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Buddy Holly Story, National Pastime, The Rocky Horror, Summer of ’42, Million Dollar Quartet, Million Dollar Quartet Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life. He has also directed the world premieres of the musicals One Hit Wonder for the University of Michigan and A Connecticut Christmas Carol for Goodspeed Musicals.
Other directing credits include: Once, Cabaret, My Fair Lady, The Foreigner, Clue (Cape Playhouse); Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages, The Crossword Play, Our Town, Guys & Dolls, Give Em Hell Harry (Theatre Aspen); Clue (Utah Shakespeare theatre); Grease (North Carolina Theatre); Spamalot (Casa Manana); The Other Josh Cohen (Geva Theatre); Into the Woods, Beauty and the Beast (Western Carolina University); Elf (Northern Michigan University); and Into The Woods (Nazareth College); and he has directed over 25 productions around the country of Million Dollar Quartet for such esteemed theaters as Center Rep (Theatre Bay Award for Best Director), The Paper Mill Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Geva Theatre and St. Louis Rep. He has written the librettos for two off-Broadway musicals, Summer of ’42 (Outer Critic Circle Award nomination for Best musical) and Jasper in Deadland. Other writing credits include: Clue, The Circus in Winter (Goodspeed Musicals), Clyde and Bonnie: A Folktale (Aurora Theatre), Sleepy Hollow (Signature Theatre) and The Big Boom.
As an actor, he has appeared on Broadway in The Bridges of Madison County, Hands on a Hardbody, The Million Dollar Quartet, The Producers, Little Shop of Horrors (Tony Nomination), Urinetown, Footloose, Les Miserables, King David, Pump Boys & Dinettes and Grease. Hunter is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Musical Theatre program.