Rob Mulholland (Director) has directed and designed dozens of productions nationally and internationally in New York, London’s West End, and the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, where he holds the record for most Fringe First Awards. In London, multiple award-winning productions include directing Imelda Staunton and David Thewliss in The Lady & The Clarinet by Pulitzer-Prize winner Michael Cristofer, Steve Guttenberg in The Boys Next Door, as well as George Takei in Undertow. He has worked with actors and singers from The Royal National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Broadway, The Metropolitan Opera, and Hollywood. For Mississippi Opera, his credits include, among others, directing Denyce Graves in Carmen. Rob also served as Production Manager for Placido Domingo in Concert and Ray Charles in Concert. His production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance was the inaugural presentation of FestivalSouth in Hattiesburg in 2010, and that same year he won a New Orleans Award as Director of the Year for Mel Brooks The Producers. He is the author of Best of the Mississippi Blues (starring Vasti Jackson), a two-time featured presentation of FestivalSouth and A Signature Event at last year’s Natchez Festival of Music. He is also author of the highly successful A Christmas Carol: The Musical.