Paul Daigneault

Professor of Theater
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I bring my experience as a working artist to the classroom to prepare students for the challenges, expectations, and opportunities present in the theater profession by creating a safe environment for creative exploration, challenge, and growth.

Paul Daigneault joined the Conservatory in 2002 and teaches Junior Musical Theater.

Daigneault is the founder and artistic director of SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston, where he has produced more than 125 Boston premieres. His SpeakEasy directing highlights include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime; The Scottsboro Boys; Violet; Mothers & Sons; Big Fish; The Color Purple; In the Heights; Xanadu; Next to Normal; Nine; Body Awareness; The Great American Trailer Park Musical; [title of show]; The Savannah Disputation; Jerry Springer—The Opera; The New Century; Some Men; Zanna, Don’t!; Parade (2008 Elliot Norton Award—Outstanding Director, Midsize Company); Almost, Maine; Caroline, or Change; Take Me Out; Company; A Man of No Importance (co-production Súgán); Bat Boy: The Musical (2003 Elliot Norton Award—Outstanding Director, Small Company); Passion; A New Brain; Violet (2000); Songs for a New WorldFloyd Collins; Love! Valour! Compassion!; and Jeffrey

Regional credits include Grand Hotel and Nine (Boston Conservatory and Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music); Rent, City of Angels, Sunday in the Park with George, and Merrily We Roll Along (Boston Conservatory); and Into the Woods, Urinetown, and Blue Window (Boston College).

Outside the theater, Daigneault serves on the board of the Intensive Care Unit Patient and Family Advisory Council at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Professional Awards and Recognitions

  • Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence (Boston Theater Critics Association, 2014)
  • Rev. J. Donald Monan, S. J., Professorship in Theatre Arts (Boston College, 2011-2012)
  • Alumni Award for Distinguished Achievement (Boston College Arts Council, 2007)