Travis Greisler is a New York City-based director and teacher who began his career as a professional actor at the age of nine appearing on Broadway in The Who’s Tommy, Radio City Music Hall’s Xmas Spectacular and the National Tours of Les Miz and Big.
After graduating from Northwestern University he began working as an associate director on many projects including Tales of the City (score by the Scissor Sisters) at the American Conservatory Theatre alongside Jason Moore, whom he also assisted on the original workshops of The Book of Mormon, and contributed musical staging for Yeast Nation by the writing team behind Urinetown at the NY Fringe. He worked as an assistant director for Michael Greif, David H. Bell, Mark Hoebee, and Dominic Missimi among others at theaters like Chicago Shakespeare, Paper Mill Playhouse and the Marriott Lincolnshire.
He has directed and taught at major universities and theatre programs including last year’s production of Into the Woods at Cap21, The Rocky Horror Show at Yale, The Wild Party and Company at Fordham University, a musical showcase for the class of 2013 at ACT and an immersive musical piece at Princeton University. He created and directed The Orion Experience - an immersive rock concert which had it’s Off-Broadway debut in the summer of 2013 and continues to teach through his company The Other Side of the Table. Other favorite directing credits include: Rated RSO (NYMF, Joe's Pub, The Court LA), Hey You Know What Movie Would Make a Good Musical?, Into the Woods (NU), Lippa's Wild Party, Edges, jon and jen and multiple productions at Stagedoor Manor.
Travis will be the associate director on the Broadway bound The Cher Show about the iconic performer which premieres in Chicago June 2018 and then on Broadway fall 2018 with an incredible creative team of Tony nominees and winners. He was the assistant director on Fully Committed starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson in 2016 and directed the one night only concert version of Tales of the City the musical based on the classic book series at the Music Box Theatre in April 2017.
He also continues to teach throughout Manhattan and coach privately.