Julianne Boyd is the Founder (in 1995) and Artistic Director of the Barrington Stage Company in the Berkshires where William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin's THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE was developed and premiered. Ms. Boyd conceived and directed the Broadway musical EUBIE!, a show based on the music of Eubie Blake which starred Gregory Hines and garnered 3 Tony nominations. She also co-conceived and directed (with Joan Micklin Silver) the award-winning Off-Broadway musical revue A...MY NAME IS ALICE (Outer Critics' Award) and its sequel A...MY NAME IS STILL ALICE. Over the past twenty-five years she has worked extensively in New York and in regional theatres including the Old Globe, LaJolla Playhouse, the McCarter Theatre and the Coconut Grove Playhouse. From 1992 to 1998 Ms. Boyd served as President of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, for the national union representing professional directors and choreographers in the U.S.