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Paul Kreppel

Paul Kreppel’s theatre directing credits include Both Barrels in LA and at The Goodspeed Opera House which then moved to off-Broadway under the ill fated title A Good Swift Kick. Other theatre directing credits include Godspell, the West Coast premiere of Ashman and Menken’s  Kurt Vonnegut’s “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater.”, the world premieres of Quirks, Eli’s Birthday, In The Divine Light of a Walk-off Homerun, the West Coast premiere of “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh!” and the World premiere of the award winning Don’t Hug Me – a Minnesota Love Story with singin' and stuff.  He is currently developing and directing Zero Hour a one man show written and starring Jim Brochu about the life of Zero Mostel.

Paul's on and off-Broadway acting credits include Godspell, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh!" – the Allan Sherman musical, The Proposition and Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival Productions of The Comedy of Errors, Agamemnon and Alice in Concert, as well as starring in the national tour of Jerome Robbins' Broadway. He has appeared at The Berkshire Theatre Festival, the Lennox Art Festival and last summer at The Williamstown Theatre Festival in Tough Titty. Los Angeles appearances include Reprises' Promises, Promises, the Taper's Cabaret Verboten, The Big Bang and Both Barrels.

Of his hundreds of television appearances he is best remembered as Sonny Mann, the obnoxious but lovable piano player on the 80's comedy It's A Living, other appearances include ER and as Jackie’s Dad on That 70’s Show! Television directing credits include Dave's World, Brotherly Love, Simon and It's A Living.

Mr. Kreppel serves on the Board of Directors of Enrichment Works, an arts for education organization creating curriculum-based theatre to inspire learning. He would like to acknowledge his mentors Jack Burton, Al Corona, Elizabeth Swados and Jay Sandrich for their friendship, guidance and inspiration. Paul dedicates his work to his mother Adele, brother Neil, his incredible kids Will & Molly and his father Irv who continues to smile down on us all.