ELI GONDA was raised (professionally, that is) by David Leveaux and Jack O’Brien, Eli served as Associate/Resident Directing on numerous Broadway and West End productions including: Cyrano de Bergerac, Fiddler on the Roof, Nine, Sinatra, Henry IV, and Nora Ephron’s Imaginary Friends. His stage Directing credits include: The Kid starring Joey McIntyre (Denver Center for Performing Arts), Halley Feiffer’s I Didn’t Want a Mastodon for IAMA Fest 2015, Little Miss Fix-It (Roundabout Underground), The FIFA International World Congress- Opening Ceremony (Atlantis, Bahamas), The Catholic Girl’s Guide to Losing Your Virginity (Pico Playhouse, Ojai Playwrights), The 8 Minute Musicals, The Crow Mill by Andrew Unterberg (The Cherry Pit), Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me (Producer), and My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend (Creative Consultant).
Eli’s TV/FILM credits include: THE OUTFIELD (Fullscreen Films) starring Nash Grier and Cameron Dallas, “HUSBANDS” for CW Seed (nom. Best Director, IAWTV and ISA Awards), the award winning short, THE ROOSTER written by Danny Strong, and producing the award winning documentary, AMERICAN TEEN (Paramount Vantage).
Named one of LA Confidential’s “Artists to Watch,” Eli is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he received the Mitsy Dailey Award for Music. Eli is a proud member of the ABC|Disney Directing Program and the IAMA Theatre Company.