DeMone Seraphin is a Helen Hayes Award nominee for his direction of Avant Bard’s production of TOPDOG UNDERDOG. His most recent ABT production includes the critically acclaimed HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED. Other directing credits include the Off-Broadway revivals of SPLIT SECOND and THE EXONERATED, the world premiere musical ONCE UPONZI TIME: A Tale of An American Scheme at the McCarter Theatre, Off-Broadway premieres of YOURS TRULY, ELLA! A Celebration of The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook and THE KING; THE FINAL HOURS an Elvis Presley musical. International productions include the German premiere of August Wilson’s JITNEY, BARNUM and the musical RUNAWAYS. As an actor DeMone has appeared on Broadway, nationally and internationally in MISS SAIGON, RENT, RAGTIME, J.C. SUPERSTAR, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN, and MAN OF LA MANCHA. DeMone was the Founding Artistic Director of The New American Theatre Co. NY. and is a proud Producing Partner for Avant Bard Theatre in Arlington, Va.