Behind the Scenes with Lion King Jr. Director

Liz Boyer Hunnicutt,  actor & director (left in photo), is no stranger to theater at Cockpit in Court. She’s been in many shows since 1987 when she played Eva Peron in Evita. Liz began directing for the Court Jesters in 2011 with Camp Rock. Since then she’s directed Seussical Jr. , Annie Jr., The Little Mermaid Jr., Mulan Jr., Madagascar Jr., and this season’s The Lion King Jr.

Liz also enjoys the other side of the stage and is currently in rehearsal for this seasons Come Back to the Five & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean which is in Cockpit’s Upstairs Cabaret Theatre opening July 21.

Before her acting and directing career took off, she studied at CCBC Essex after high school and then graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Returning to Maryland, she’s performed in more than 100 shows throughout the area, some of her favorite roles include Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Mrs. Johnstone in Blood Brothers and of course Eva in Evita.

When she’s not studying lines and/or directing a show, Liz works full time for Calvert Education. And when she’s not working, she is the extremely proud Resident Director for The Children’s Playhouse of MD,in residence at CCBC Essex. Liz has been with CPM since 2001.

If her name sounds familiar, she is happily married to James Hunnicutt, Cockpit in Court’s Artistic Managing Director.

  • Gennifer Morgereth

    Liz is a fantastic director. The kids love her and she really works with the kids to make it fun yet get them to work professionally. PS. That mask looks familiar.

  • Chris Fritze

    Love Liz! Ever since Evita!

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