Gerald H. Bailey
Gerald H. Bailey is the Artistic Director of Genesis Theatrical Productions. Mr. Bailey is a long-time veteran of the Midwest theatre scene, working as an actor, director, musical director, composer and educator.
As an actor he has worked with Orson Bean, Sandy Duncan, and Jane Withers in Bye Bye Birdie, Jane Powel in Brigadoon, and Leonard Nimoy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. He has also had leading roles in Sweet Charity, the Midwest premiere of It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman, Twigs, Camelot, and 70, Girls, 70. One of his favorite roles is that of L.M., the piano playing grease-monkey in Pump Boys and Dinettes starring Steve McNaughton.
Directing credits include The Collage Project at Victory Gardens Studio Theatre, The Member of the Wedding for the Delaney Theatre Company, and Home Ain't Nothin' But a Word for Hidden Stages Productions. Mr. Bailey was the director and musical director for the Chicago Premiere of Meshuggah-Nuns! at Chicago Jewish Theatre. He is also the recipient of a "Best Director" award from the Academy of Theatre Artists and Friends for a production of Annie.
As an educator, Mr. Bailey has taught a graduate course on Musical Theatre at VanderCook College of Music. He has also conducted master classes on Public Relations and Musical Theatre for Bradley University and was a Guest Artist Instructor at College of DuPage. Mr. Bailey currently tours all over the United States in Molly Picon's Return Engagement with local Chicagoland favorite Renée Matthews, and is composing music for a new musical which incorporates the fabric and back-story of the infamous Eastland Disaster of 1915.