Mr. Summers has worked extensively as a director, choreographer, teacher, and performer regionally and throughout New York. He received his BFA in Drama at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where he graduated with honors and was presented with two outstanding achievement awards, one from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and the other, the Seidman Award for his work as a performer and a scholar.
As a director and choreographer, his work has been seen Off-Broadway in New York (most recently as writer and director of the new musical Growing Up '70s, starring TV's "Greg Brady," Barry Williams) and in countless regional and college theaters throughout the country. His productions have been favorably reviewed in many national publications, including The New York Times. In addition, his work as a coach for the Iona Prep Forensics Team has brought the school numerous nationally-ranked finalists, including two national champions.
Mr. Summers is also the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Hope for Change Foundation, a Westchester-based not-for-profit organization that raises money for breast cancer research through theatrical programming. He has been a member of Actors' Equity Association since 2002 and a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers since 2005.