Directing & Producing
Lawrence produced and choreographed the hit show, Boobs The Musical, which opened at The Triad Theatre, May 20th, 2003 to rave reviews. Lawrence received New York's 2004 MAC Award Best Musical nomination & won the New Orleans 2005 Big Easy Award and the Ambie Award for his work. Lawrence recently returned to the Triad Theatre, Oct.3, 2012, directing and producing Welcome Back Kotter's "Ron Palillo Tribute Celebration," hosted by Tyne Daly.
Lawrence Leritz began his producing & directing career at age 25 when he launched his dance company, Dance Celebration, which gained international success. Lawrence enjoyed producing and directing several editions of the musical revue, Broadway Showstoppers, at Broadway theaters and on national tours.
Leritz co-produced and production supervised the 50th Anniversary Gala of the American Guild Of Musical Artists, at the New York State Theatre at Lincoln Center. The Gala's hosts, New York City Opera's Beverly Sills and New York City Ballet's Peter Martins provided the show's highlight, dancing together in a new restaged opening of Balanchine's "Vienna Waltzes." The gala featured over 300 luminary artists from dance, opera and concert stage from around the country.
For television, Leritz has directed & co-produced numerous projects for MTV and Goodtimes Video. Under Lawrence's direction for three years, Day Of Compassion, became the largest one day event in television history with over 200 shows on the air. Time Magazine named Lawrence as their Local Hero in June 1996 for his contribution.
Leritz is currently producing the New York production of Ron Palillo's play, THE LOST BOY.