Eric Simonson

Writer & director for film, television, theatre, and opera

Eric Simonson is a writer and director for film, television, theatre and opera. Recent films include the documentary, "Studs Terkel: Listening to America," "A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin", and "On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom."

 

Recent and Upcoming Projects

Please visit the contact page for inquiries.

 
 
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Killing Reagan on National Geographic

Screenwriter
Premiered Sunday, October 16

The pic, based on the bestselling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard and produced by Scott Free Productions, stars Tim Matheson as Ronald Reagan and Cynthia Nixon as Nancy Reagan.

2016 Critics Choice Award Nominations for BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES and BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION

 
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The Shining Opera

Director, Minnesota Opera
Premiered May 7

Stephen King’s best-selling novel comes to life in this suspenseful new opera by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell (Silent Night and The Manchurian Candidate).

"The production Simonson and his team put together can only be called brilliant..." – Minneapolis Star Tribune

“...right on target, alternately tense and surprisingly funny …” – Denver Post

"Simonson kept the pacing swift and scary without skimping on the emotional resonance."  – Wall Street Journal

“Moravec proves to be a masterful musical dramatist.” – Opera News

 
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Silent Night

Director, Michigan Opera Theatre

Silent Night won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2012 and has been capturing the hearts of opera audiences around the world. Loosely based on events from World War I, Silent Night depicts a spontaneous cease-fire between French, Scottish and German soldiers on Christmas Eve, 1914. Sung in the multiple languages of its characters. This production is derived from the 2005 French film, Joyeux, Noel.

Opens November 12.

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