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 Anthony King is the Artistic Director of the UCB Theatre in New York City.

He co-wrote the Off-Broadway show, GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL!, which also enjoyed a run in Off-West End in London and is now being performed all over the world. The show received Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle & Drama Desk Award Nominations, and won a NYMF Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre Writing (Book).

Stage performance credits include Anthony's solo shows, CHOSEN (NYC International Fringe Festival) and DAY 8: TAKE COMPLETE CONTROL (UCBT), as well as the original cast of GUTENBERG!

On the TV, Anthony has been featured on MTV's Human Giant, Late Night w/Conan O'Brien, Late Night w/Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central's Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn, and many commercials. He's also been featured on the web in videos from UCBComedy, College Humor, Comedy Central and The Onion, and you can see him for a few moments in the feature film Mystery Team.

He is a member of the UCBT Touring Company and tours from time to time with "Horatio Sanz and The Kings of Improv."

Anthony's regional and NYC directing credits include: 1940s RADIO HOUR, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, MISTER (starring Anthony Rapp), A CHORUS LINE and many others. UCB Theatre directing credits include KILLGORE: THE RESURRECTION, THE PATRIOTS (HBO Aspen Comedy Festival), AZIZ ANSARI PUNCHED A WALL, WHO'S YOUR DADDY (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), GOD'S POTTERY (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, "Best Newcomers"), LISTEN KID (NY Music Theatre Festival), and many more. He was also the Assistant Director of the Off-Broadway shows SUMMER OF '42 and THE WILD PARTY (Lippa). Anthony is a member of the Lincoln Center Director's Lab and a proud recipient of the Jonathan Alper Directing Fellowship at Manhattan Theatre Club.

Anthony has developed television shows for CBS and A&E. He's written articles for GQ and Entertainment Weekly. And he co-created the "Songs In The Key of Craigslist" series for He also regularly collaborates with Improv Everywhere.

Anthony is a member of the UCBT House Team REUBEN WILLIAMS, which performs on Saturday nights at 10:30pm and can also be seen regularly at UCBT in GRAVID WATER and LET'S HAVE A BALL.
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC


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