José Luis Sixto.

Director & Stage Director

José Luis Sixto (Madrid, 1978) has specialized in creative and artistic direction, casting direction (Hoy no me puedo levantarHigh School Musical, or Beauty and the Beast), and theatre production (Jesus Christ SuperstarLos productoresAdulterios, or Circolombia). He is a current member of the Academy of Performing Arts, and professor in several schools and colleges devoted to performing arts.

Acknowledged Best Director of the Musical Theater Awards, Sixto was awarded for Best Artistic Direction at the BroadwayWorld 2015 Audience Awards for the musical thriller nominated at the Max Awards Excítame (El crimen de Leopold y Loeb). Among his works as director, Ricky Gervais’ Animals, Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter (co-directed by Tamzin Townsend), or Como un guante, a brave work about appearances, identity, and gender boundaries.

Sixto has worked as a resident director in musicals such as El último jinete40 El musical, or Victor/Victoria, and successful TV shows such as The Hole and The Hole 2. As assistant director, he has participated in important plays such as BabelDefendiendo al CavernícolaLa venganza de Don Mendo, and more recently The Hole Zero, or the musical Contaminatio.