Selections of Shows


Book by Tommy Newman & Devanand Janki

Music & Lyrics by Tommy Newman

Based on the play by Darrin Hagen

Directed & Choreographed by Devanand Janki

"With Bells On is the rare holiday show that manages to combine a true holiday spirit with storytelling that’s as funny and human as it gets."

Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald


Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff

Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend

Directed and Choreographed by Devanand Janki

Starring George Salazar, Janet Dacal and Mauricio Martinez


By Jason Robert Brown

Directed and Choreographed by Devanand Janki


Written & Conceived by Laiona Michelle

Music & Various Quotes Inspired by Nina Simone

Additional Materials by Devanand Janki

Directed by Devanand Janki

Music Directed by Mark Fifer


Book by Dale Wasserman

Music by Mitch Leigh, and lyrics by Joe Darion

Directed by Peter Flynn

Choreographed by Devanand Janki,


Score by Jaime Lozano and Tommy Newman

Directed by Devanand Janki and choreographed by Janki and Robert Tatad

Dev's Bio

Devanand Janki stands as an illustrious Director-Choreographer in New York City, heralding from Canada, renowned for his award-winning productions and unwavering commitment to championing diversity in the arts. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Live & In Color, dedicated to cultivating groundbreaking plays and musicals that boldly celebrate diversity and foster inclusivity.

His prolific New York credits include the hit Off-Broadway show Zanna, Don’t!, a triumphant recipient of the Lortel, Callaway, and GLAAD Media Awards. The new musical Little Girl Blue, which garnered Audelco and Lortel Award nominations, John Patrick Shanley’s Romantic Poetry for the Manhattan Theatre Club, The Yellow Brick Road (Callaway nomination), Junie B. Jones (Lortel nomination), Cupid & Psyche, Henry & Mudge (Lortel nomination), Skippyjon Jones (Lortel nomination), Shine! The Horatio Alger Musical (NYMF), Buddy’s Tavern (York Theater - Lab) and This One Girl’s Story (Abingdon Theatre, GLAAD Media Award nomination) stand out among his extensive body of work.

His other notable credits include: With Bells On! The Musical (Theatre Network), where he also served as Co-book writer, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Babes in Toyland, Anything Goes in concert (associate) all for Lincoln Center. The Wings of Ikarus Jackson and Barrio Grrrl! (Helen Hayes nomination, Kennedy Center); Little Girl Blue - The Nina Simone Musical (George Street Playhouse & Goodspeed Musicals); The Rocky Horror Show, Xanadu, the regional premiere of Rent (Hangar Theatre, SALT Award); How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back?, and Disney's Aladdin (Chicago Shakespeare); Andrew Lippa's Asphalt Beach (AMTP); Man of La Mancha (Maltz Jupiter Theatre); The Full Monty (Foothills Theatre); Songs For A New World (Village Theatre); The Who’s Tommy - In Concert (Flint Rep); The Scarlet Pimpernel (Gateway Playhouse); the workshop of Lily (Huntington Theatre). TYA Tours: Martha Speaks, If You Give a Pig A Pancake, Fly Guy & Other Stories, Nate The Great, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical, and The Jack Sprat Low Fat World Tour.

Beyond New York, Janki’s influence extends globally, having directed productions in Canada, Taiwan, Tokyo, and Korea, including the Korean Premiere of Zanna, Don't! and concerts for Japan's leading boy band, Shonentai. He has also lent his creative vision to numerous corporate live events for renowned brands like Coca-Cola, Disney, MAC Cosmetics, Dove, and Carnival Cruise Lines, further showcasing his versatility and innovative spirit across various platforms.

His dedication to philanthropy is evident through his contributions to concerts such as: Hair with an all-star cast featuring Jennifer Hudson (Grammy nomination), Funny Girl featuring 16 Fanny Brices, including Whoopi Goldberg, Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth; Dreamgirls with Lillias White, Audra McDonald, Heather Headley and Billy Porter and Seth Rudetsky's Broadway 101, all for the Actors’ Fund, the entertainment industry’s largest charitable organization. He has also dedicated nine years as an Artistic Associate for Broadway Bares, one of the largest fundraisers for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

As a performer, Devanand Janki's Broadway career includes appearances in iconic productions such as Miss Saigon, Cats, Side Show and The King & I, as well as national tours of A Chorus Line and West Side Story. His multifaceted talent has also graced international stages, including Canada's Edmonton Opera and Alberta Ballet, The Staatsoper in Berlin, Germany, and Sweden's Malmö Musikteater and Gothenburg Opera, showcasing his diverse skill set and enriching the global theater landscape with his remarkable performances.

Educationally, Janki has left an indelible mark as Director of the Musical Theatre Division at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting and as a guest faculty member for prestigious institutions such as Yale University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Montclair State, Manhattan School of Music, and Marymount Manhattan among others. His commitment to fostering the next generation of artists is mirrored in his nationwide master classes and workshops, advocating for diversity and inclusion in the arts.

With an impressive body of work spanning directing, choreography, performance, education, and philanthropy, Devanand Janki continues to be a driving force in the theater world, enriching audiences with his unparalleled creativity, dedication to social impact, and commitment to celebrating diversity through the arts.

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LIVE & IN COLOR - Artistic Director & Founder - 10 years


ZANNA, DON’T!                                              Director/Choreographer Off-B’way                     John Houseman Theatre

                                                                                                                                                           *Winner of Lucille Lortel,

                                                                                                                                                            Callaway & GLAAD Awards

LITTLE GIRL BLUE                                          Director & Additional Materials                            New World Stages

                                                                                                                                                   *        Lucille Lortel & Audelco Nominations

THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD                           Director/Choreographer                                      Lucille Lortel Theatre

                                                                                                                                                            Callaway Award Nomination

JUNIE B. JONES                                              Choreographer Lucille                                           Lortel Theatre - Dir. Peter Flynn

                                                                                                                                                           "Lucille Lortel Nomination -

                                                                                                                                                            Outstanding Choreographer

HENRY AND MUDGE                                      Choreographer                                                      Off-B’way - Lucille Lortel Theatre

                                                                                                                                                            *Lucille Lortel Nomination -

                                                                                                                                                             Outstanding Choreographer

SKIPPYJON JONES                                         Choreographer                                                        Lucille Lortel Theatre

                                                                                                                                                             *Lortel Nomination – Best Musical

THIS ONE GIRL’S STORY                                Director/Choreographer                                        Abingdon Theatre – Gayfest

                                                                                                                                                              GLAAD Media Award Nom.

BYE, BYE BIG GUY                                          Director/Choreographer                                        NY Fringe Festival – Lucille Lortel Theatre

SEPTEMBER 11, 1999                                      Director                                                                      Wonderland Play Festival - Theater Row

(World Premiere) 

AMAHL & THE NIGHT VISITORS                   Choreographer                                                        Lincoln Center – Maestro D. Anagnost

BABES IN TOYLAND                                       Choreographer                                                        LOS - Avery Fisher Hall – Dir. Peter Flynn

(100th Anniversary)

CUPID & PSYCHE                                            Choreographer                                                        John Houseman Studio Theater

ROMANTIC POETRY                                       Musical Staging                                                       Manhattan Theater Club – Dir. John Patrick Shanley

THE BERENSTAIN BEARS                             Director/Choreographer                                        Off-Broadway

LOVE & REAL ESTATE                                    Director                                                                     Summer Shorts Festival

(World Premiere)

SHINE! The Horatio Alger Musical                Choreographer                                                        NY Musical Theatre Festival

ST. BETTE’S                                                     Director                                                                     Stella Adler Studio Theatre

(World Premiere)   

JUDY SPEAKS                                                Choreographer                                                         ARS Nova Theatre


HAIR (in Concert)                                                   Co-Director/Choreographer                                    New Amsterdam Theatre

     *                                                                                                                                                                 Grammy Nomination – Best Show Album

FUNY GIRL (in Concert)                                         Choreographer                                                           New Amsterdam Theatre - Dir. Peter Flynn

DREAMGIRLS                                                         Associate Choreographer                                         Ford Center

(20th Anniversary Concert)

SETH RUDETSKY’S BROADWAY 101                  Choreographer                                                           New World Stages

ANYTHING GOES (in Concert)                             Choreo. Assistant                                                       Vivien Beaumont Theatre -

                                                                                                                                                                      Dir. Robert Longbottom

BROADWAY BARES (9 years)                              Choreo./Artistic Associate                                        Dir. Jerry Mitchell

ALL MY CHILDREN - 35th Anniversary              Director/Choreographer                                          Towne Hall

EASTER BONNET 2005                                       Director                                                                        Starring original Ziegfeld showgirl - Doris E. Travis

GYPSY OF THE YEAR 2000 (Opening #)            Director                                                                       Tribute to “A Chorus Line”-

                                                                                                                                                                      25th Anniversary Reunion

2G CONCERT OF EXCELLENCE                          Director                                                                        New York State Theatre – Lincoln Center

NOTHING LIKE A DAME 2002                             Choreographer                                                           Starring Chita Rivera -

                                                                                                                                                                      St. James Theatre - Dir. K. Marshall

GYPSY OF THE YEAR 2013                                   Director/Choreographer                                          Opening Number

                                                                                                                                                                      with Klea Blackhurst, Tyne Daly &

                                                                                                                                                                      Jonathan Hadary

ANNIE: THE CONCERT                                         Director                                                                       R Family Cruise –

                                                                                                                                                                      Starring Rosie O’Donnell & Andrea McArdle

CHICAGO (in Concert)                                          Director                                                                       R Family Cruise –

                                                                                                                                                                      Starring Brenda Braxton & Lillias White

WE THREE LIZAS in Concert                               Director                                                                       Joe’s Pub


THE WHO’S TOMMY                                             Director/Choreographer                                          Flint Repertory Theatre

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD                               Director Choreographer                                           Village Theatre

WITH BELLS ON! THE MUSICAL                        Director & Co-Book writer                                        Theatre Network

LITTLE GIRL BLUE                                                Director & Additional Materials                                George Street Playhouse

The Nina Simone Musical 

LITTLE GIRL BLUE                                                Director & Additional Materials                                Goodspeed Musicals

THE WINGS OF IKARUS JACKSON                    Director Choreographer                                           The Kennedy Center

RENT                                                                       Director/Choreographer                                         Hangar Theatre

                                                                                                                                                                     *SALT Award Winner – Best Summer Musical

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW                              Director/Choreographer                                         Hangar Theatre

XANADU                                                                  Director/Choreographer                                        Hangar Theatre

THE FULL MONTY                                                 Director/Choreographer                                        Foothills Theatre Company

Disney’s ALADDIN                                                  Director/Choreographer                                       Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

FUNNY GIRL                                                           Director/Choreographer                                        Wharton Center – Michigan State Theatre

BARRIO GRRRL!                                                     Choreographer                                                        The Kennedy Center

                                                                                                                                                                    Helen Hayes Nomination -

                                                                                                                                                                    Outstanding Production, TYA

ASPHALT BEACH                                                  Choreographer                                                         American Musical Theatre Project -

                                                                                                                                                                    Dir. Amanda Dehnert

THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL                                 Choreographer                                                         Gateway Playhouse – Dir. Peter Flynn

MAN OF LA MANCHA                                          Choreographer                                                         Maltz Jupiter Theatre – Dir. Peter Flynn

                                                                                                                                                                    Winner of Carbonell Award – Best Musical

MAN OF LA MANCHA                                          Choreographer                                                         White Plains Performing Arts Center –

                                                                                                                                                                    Starring Robert Cuciolli

MAN OF LA MANCHA                                          Choreographer                                                         The Hangar Theatre

MAN OF LA MANCHA                                          Choreographer                                                         John Engeman Theatre

HOW CAN YOU RUN WITH A SHELL…?           Choreographer                                                         Chicago Shakespeare Theater – Dir. Peter Flynn


MARTHA SPEAKS!                                                 Director/Choreographer                                         National TWUSA Tour

JACK SPRAT LOW FAT WORLD TOUR               Director/Choreographer                                         Wharton Center – East Lansing, MI

NATE THE GREAT                                                 Choreographer National                                         TWUSA Tour

IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE                          Choreographer                                                         National TWUSA Tour


MOTOR CITY                                                         Choreographer                                                         Playlist Productions Carnival Cruise Lines

THE BRITS!                                                            Choreographer Playlist                                            Productions Carnival Cruise Lines

STUDIO VIP                                                           Choreographer                                                         Playlist Productions Carnival Cruise Lines

BARBIE LOVES M.A.C.                                          Director/Choreographer                                        Starring Lypsinka – Beverly Hilton, CA

M.A.C. POPS UP                                                    Director/Choreographer                                         Beverly Hilton, CA

COCA-COLA INDUSTRIAL                                  Choreographer                                                         Annual Shareholders Meeting -

                                                                                                                                                                    Madison Square Garden

THE HUE AWARDS                                              Choreographer                                                          Benjamin Moore Paints Industrial -

                                                                                                                                                                     Fashion Show

DOVE INDUSTRIAL                                              Choreographer                                                          Most Beautiful Underarms Pageant -

                                                                                                                                                                     Grand Central Station

EXPERIENCE LINCOLN CENTER                       Choreographer                                                          Starring Megan Mulalay & Jon Stewart -

                                                                                                                                                                     Jazz at Lincoln Center - Rose Hall


ZANNA DON’T!                                                      Director/Choreographer                                          Korean Premiere

ONE MAN’S DREAM II – Japan                           Choreographer                                                          Tokyo Disney

PLAYZONE ‘05 – Shonentai 25th Annv.              Choreographer                                                          Aoyama Theatre - Tokyo, Japan

WELLY YANG in CONCERT                                 Director                                                                       Taipei, Taiwan


PRESENT PERFECT                                             Director                                                                         Live & In Color

THE FAMILY RESEMBLANCE                             Director                                                                         Live & In Color

PANGEA                                                                 Director                                                                         Live & In Color

WITHIN ELSEWHERE                                          Director                                                                         Live & In Color

NARROW DAYLIGHT                                            Director                                                                         Live & In Color

TWO NIGHTS & THREE DAYS                             Director                                                                         Leviathan Lab

SNOW (staged reading)                                       Director                                                                          ASCAP/Disney

LIZAN (staged reading)                                        Director                                                                          National Arts Club

CALL IT COURAGE (staged reading)                  Director                                                                         York Theatre & Live & In Color

BUDDY’S TAVERN (workshop)                             Choreographer                                                             York Theatre

LILY (workshop)                                                     Choreographer                                                             Huntington Theatre Company –     

                                                                                                                                                                        Dir. Peter Flynn

I’LL TAKE IT                                                           Director                                                                          AMAS

FOOLS FOR BROADWAY (workshop)               Choreo.                                                                           Perry-Mansfield - New Works Festival -

                                                                                                                                                                        Dir. Peter Flynn

BOMBS AWAY! (reading)                                    Choreographer                                                               Don’t Tell Mamas

BETWEEN TIME AND TIMBUKTU                   Choreographer                                                                Hangar Theatre

SEX! The Musical (reading)                                Director                                                                            AMAS - Houseman Theatre


STELLA ADLER STUDIO OF ACTING                                                                       Director of the Musical Theatre Division & Teacher (10 years)

YALE UNIVERSITY                                                                                                      Guest Teacher

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN                                                                                      Guest Director & Teacher

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY                                                                                Guest Director & Teacher

MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY                                                                            Guest Director & Teacher    

MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN                                                                                    Guest Director & Teacher

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY                                                                                           Graduate Musical Theatre Writing - Guest Director

BERKLEY NYC                                                                                                            Writing and Design for Musical Theatre - Guest Director

MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC                                                                          Guest Teacher

EMERSON COLLEGE                                                                                                 Guest Director & Teacher

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA                                                                                   Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre - Guest Teacher

INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF MUSICAL THEATRE                                           Guest Director & Teacher

MITCHELL COLLEGE                                                                                                Guest Lecturer

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE                                                                                       Guest Lecturer

AMDA COLLEGE                                                                                                        Commencement Speaker


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