Bob Durkin ‘s professional career as both Director and Choreographer spans over four decades. Bob has directed and/or choreographed international and national touring show companies, as well as regional theatre, summer theatre, and dinner theatre productions throughout the United States. He has directed and/or choreographed well over 200 productions including musicals, plays, revues, and concert appearances.
He has directed and/or choreographed national and international touring companies of CRAZY FOR YOU, HELLO DOLLY, BIG RIVER, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, DREAMGIRLS, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, ONE MO’ TIME, THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG, COPACBANA, PURLIE, ANYTHING GOES, UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, and THE NAT KING COLE STORY. Internationally, Bob's work has been seen by audiences in Singapore, Malaysia, Spain, Portugal, Amsterdam, Canada, Austria, Finland, and Sweden.
Bob has been a Guest Artist in fine theatre programs at prominent schools, colleges and universities such as Oklahoma City University, Marymount Manhattan College NYC, The University of Vermont, The University of Alabama Birmingham, Wagner College NY, and West Virginia University. In 1980, Bob was a Guest Artist at West Point USMA when he was chosen to assist with the then 145 year old tradition of The 100th NIGHT SHOW that included the first graduating class of women as well as with a production of GODSPELL featuring the West Point Choir.
In addition to his work as a Director and Choreographer, he has also worked as a Production Manager, Stage Manager, Company Manager and Associate Producer. Bob has served on the board of directors of The Gateway Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County for the past 6 years. The last 3 of which were as Chair.
Bob attended the Boston Conservatory of Music where he studied musical theatre and dance. He has been a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers NYC since 1978. A lifelong New Yorker and citizen of the United States, Bob now resides in Canada where he enjoys Canadian citizenship splitting his time between his homes in Toronto and Thunder Bay, Ontario.