Angel Gil Orrios

Angel Gil Orrios is the Artistic/Executive Director of Thalia Spanish Theatre since 2000, and has been honored with the New York 2009 MAYOR’S AWARD FOR ARTS & CULTURE. He has just received the 2010 ACE Special Award for Artistic Achievement from the Association of Critics of Entertainment of New York, and the First Hispanic Leadership Award from New York City Councilmember James Van Bramer, Chairman of the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations.

In 34 years he has produced, designed and directed more than 120 productions in Spain, the U.S., and France, which have met with international acclaim and have won him numerous awards, among them: the Silver Medal of the French Academie des Arts-Sciences-Lettres in Paris in 1987; the ACE (Association of Critics of Entertainment) Award for Best Director in 1989, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2008 and 2011 in New York; the HOLA (Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors) Award for Best Director & Producer in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010 in New York; and the Prince Ferdinand award in Zaragoza in 1975.

Mr. Gil Orrios directed and designed his innovative Flamenco-inspired production of Bizet’s Carmen for the prestigious Knoxville Opera at The Historic Tennessee Theatre in 2007, and in 2010 designed the set & lighting for Solorzano’s Los Fantoches at the National Theatre of Guatemala, where he is a Guest Director/Designer since 2009.