Michelle Polgar

Managing Director, Connecticut Repertory Theatre

Michelle Polgar, a producer, manager, director and educator, joined Connecticut Repertory Theatre as Managing Director in 2022 after more than 15 years as the Managing Director of Mary Moody Northen Theatre at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX. Michelle has served as the Artistic Director of the State Theatre, the Managing Director at the Public Domain Theatre and Executive Director of Austin Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts. She received a B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Production of the world premiere of Stephen Tomlinson’s American Fiesta, and the Austin Critics’ Table recognized her production of Cyrano de Bergeracwith their Award for Outstanding Direction. In 2012, St. Edward’s University inducted her into the Blue and Gold Society for Leadership, Service, and Sacrifice. She is a 2015 Leadership Austin graduate.

In 2015, Michelle was appointed by Mayor Steve Adler to the Austin Arts Commission, where she most recently served as Chair. She is currently serving as a member of the Austin Cultural Trust Advisory Council. Actors Equity Association honored Michelle with the Lucy B. Jordan Award in 2018.

Michelle earned a BA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and a graduate degree in Theatre History and Criticism from the University of Texas at Austin. She looks forward to welcoming her husband, an author and musician, and her three creative children to Connecticut and to this community.

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Phone(860) 486-4799