Yoni (joʊni, \ˈyō-nē\) Weiss is a New York-based director and preserver of musical theatre history. He is a Co-Artistic Director and Literary Manager of Doghouse Ensemble Theatre.
He currently attends Pace University’s School of Performing Arts for a Bachelor of Arts in Directing as part of the International Performance Ensemble.
Raised in the suburbs of Detroit, he attended a litany of Jewish day schools before moving away from home to attend Interlochen Arts Academy. At Interlochen, he received the Upstart Crow Award and a Fine Arts Award for Excellence in Theatre. Yoni continues to work with Interlochen as a New York Alumni Ambassador.
New York: Hester Street (Manhattan Theatre Club, dir. Sarna Lapine, starring Tovah Feldshuh, Adam Kantor); Right Before I Go (The Town Hall, dir. Michael Wilson, starring Vanessa Williams, Lois Smith, Judith Light, Ellen Burstyn, Elizabeth Ashley); Safer Than Home (Theatre Row, dir. Ianthe Demos). Feinstein’s/54 Below: Kander & Ebb’s The Happy Time: 50th Anniversary Concert (dir. Michael Rupert, starring Debbie Gravitte, Karen Ziemba, Jim Walton); 54 Sings Jane Eyre; 54 Sings Alice in Wonderland; Matthew McCollum: Songs for the Dead. Doghouse Ensemble Theatre: The Nina Variations; Elegies: A Song Cycle; Mass Cycle. Pace University: City of Angels (dir. Sara Brians); A Little Night Music. Pace University International Performance Ensemble Directing class of 2020, alumnus of Interlochen Arts Academy.
He is most proud of hijacking his brother’s 1st birthday party to put on his own one-man production of Annie, for which he forced his parents to help him make posters and playbills at age 6.