An award-winning director and choreographer, LARRY SOUSA’s work has been featured at theatres from coast to coast, including The Joyce Theatre in NYC, The Garry Marshall Theatre in Los Angeles, Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Goodspeed Musicals, The New York Fringe Festival, Musical Theatre West, North Coast Rep in San Diego, Wyoming Theatre Festival, Utah Musical Theatre, SpeakEasy Stage, Lyric Stage, The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, Boston Children’s Theatre, Gloucester Stage, Reagle Music Theatre, and many more. His work also appears in commercials and films.
In 2019, Harvard University welcomed Larry as the new director/choreographer of the legendary HASTY PUDDING SHOW. Hasty Pudding Theatricals is one of the oldest theatre companies in the world, and produces an all-new, full-scale original musical comedy every year.
He is the choreographer of the new Broadway-bound musical MERRY GO ROUND featuring an original score by the legendary Sherman Brothers. For Toronto-based entertainment company CREATIVIVA, Larry directed two original musicals which premiered in Turks and Caicos.
Larry is a recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, the L.A. Ovation Award, two Backstage Garland Awards, the OnStage Critics Award, and multiple IRNE Awards, to name a few. He is an NAACP Theatre Award and Los Angeles Weekly Theatre Award nominee, and a two- time winner of the American Dance Awards Choreographer of the Year prize.
Larry is on the theatre faculty at the prestigious Boston Conservatory at Berklee. His recent MainStage productions there include the Boston premiere of HEAD OVER HEELS, Sondheim's THE FROGS, ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE (developmental workshop), Leonard Bernstein’s MASS (co-direction with Neil Donohoe), SHREK (choreography), and DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (choreography). He is a frequent guest artist at many colleges including Emerson, Boston University, Boston College, Bridgewater State University, and more.
Larry also teaches periodically at Emerson College, Berklee, Bridgewater State University, and he is an alumnus and longtime faculty member of The Gold School/Project Moves Dance Company. He is a sought-after master class teacher at countless performing arts programs across the USA and Canada. He is a frequent contributor to DANCE STUDIO LIFE magazine, and served as a "Special Awards" judge at respected performing arts competitions for over 20 years.
Before pursuing directing and choreography full-time, Larry performed in numerous TV sitcoms, films, commercials, and several musicals on Broadway.
He holds a BFA in theatre from ITHACA COLLEGE, and pursued a unique interdisciplinary MFA in theatre at the UNIVERSITY of CALIFORNIA at IRVINE.