Smokey Joe’s Café is beautifully directed and choreographed by Gerry McIntyre. Gerry won widespread acclaim during the pandemic for choreographing Godspell, the first equity-approved show, at the Berkshire Theatre Group.
McIntyre was born in Grenada, West Indies. After graduating from Montclair University in 1984, he moved to NYC and got his Actor’ Equity Association card in the same week. After being the dance captain for Once on This Island on Broadway, he began directing.
His most challenging role-to-date is “Grinch” at The Old Globe in San Diego, CA. “It was physically exhausting.”
The director/choreographer is inspired daily, just by waking up. He carried this inspiration into our rehearsal and tech process. “The first run–through makes me so happy!” His favorite song is “On Broadway” because the gentleman pulled together and made it a showstopper.
One fun fact about him? “I was offered the understudy of the Smokey Joe’s Cafe Broadway company and turned it down because it was too hard.”
Stay in touch with Gerry on Instagram @mayorgerrymac or his website gerrymcintyre.net.
We hope you get the chance to see Gerry’s work in Smokey Joe’s Cafe before it closes on Sunday, November 7. Get your tickets here: https://buff.ly/3gIezX2.