This Fall marks the fiftieth anniversary of Jesus Christ’s Broadway debut. Here’s a link to a Religion News Service article on the topic, in which I am rather liberally quoted. And for extended discussion of Jesus Christ Superstar and other Biblical plays and musicals, check out my book Playing God.

My calendar for the coming academic year is starting to fill up with speaking engagements and other work-related adventures — some in-person and some virtual. Want me to visit your class, department, conference, or theatre festival? Look for the “Book Henry” button that appears in numerous places on this site.

My latest book, The Great North American Stage Directors, Vol. 4: George Abbott, Vinnette Carroll, Harold Prince has officially been published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

In which I help Emma Gray of the Huffington Post explain the phenomenon of Jewish representation in made-for-tv Christmas movies.


I just received the page proofs for The Great North American Stage Directors, Vol. 4 – which I am pleased to be co-editing with Chase Bringardner. 

I’m excited to be directing the University of Kansas Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of Paula Vogel’s play, “Indecent,” opening March 20 in the William Inge Memorial Theatre in Murphy Hall.

Not so long ago, a reporter from the Los Angeles Times called me for a story on the current crop of Jewish women characters on television (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Batwoman, etc). If you’re interested in reading the story, it’s here.