Jeremy is a native Floridian who recently came home to South Florida after living and working in and around NYC for 22 years. Before leaving New York, he was the Producing Artistic Director of White Plains Performing Arts Center (2011-2016), a 410-seat Equity regional theatre just 40 minutes north of NYC. During his tenure at WPPAC, notable producing/directing credits included: Les Miserables (NY Regional Premiere), The Color Purple (NY Regional Premiere), August: Osage County (NY Regional Premiere), Heathers (NY Regional Premiere), Spring Awakening (NY Regional Premiere), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (NY Regional Premiere), Rent, Legally Blonde, Sweeney Todd (Outstanding Professional Production Nominee - OnStage Critics Circle), The Rocky Horror Show, Cats, Lend Me a Tenor and Tarzan.
He has acted in or directed over 300 theatrical productions including, but not limited to; Off & Off-Off Broadway, three National Tours and numerous regional productions. In June of 2017, Jeremy had the significant honor of directing the 73rd Annual Theatre World Awards at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway. He had been the Associate Director of the TWA’s since 2007. Mr. Quinn recently directed the National Touring production of Old Jews Telling Jokes and Emergency (winner of the Ken Davenport Inner Circle Grant) for the NY Theatre Festival as well as a production of Young Frankenstein at The Willow Theater in Boca Raton and Noises Off at Delray Beach Playhouse. Recent acting credits include “Myles Connor Jr.” in Art Heist at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts & Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and “Albert/Bessie” in Casa Valentina at Empire Stage in Ft. Lauderdale.
Jeremy has also been very fortunate to appear on screen in such films as: Delivering Milo, Celebrity, Highs & Lows, A Silent Crowd, La Florida, River of Stone; on television in B.L. Stryker, The Sopranos, Now and Again and Dellaventura plus many commercials and voiceovers including cartoons (Mean Planet - USA/SyFy).
Over the course of his professional career, in addition to acting, directing and producing; Mr. Quinn has also worked in theatrical education as a teacher, youth theatre producer, director and administrator. He has taught in public and private schools as well as universities and was the Director of Education at both White Plains Performing Arts Center and Westchester Broadway Theater.
From his programs, he has had students accepted to and attend: Julliard, Yale, NYU, University of Michigan, University of Cincinnati (CCM), UCLA, Emerson College, Ithaca College, Rider University, Pace University, Syracuse University among several others. Several of his students have gone on to appear in various Broadway productions including: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Dracula, Spring Awakening, Finian’s Rainbow, Mary Poppins, Les Miserables, Next To Normal, Bye Bye Birdie, Dr. Zhivago, Waitress, Chicago and Hamilton.
Jeremy also served as the Director of Performing Arts at the DeSisto School; a residential treatment program in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, working with students ranging in age from 13 to 23 who were emotionally challenged, had histories of substance abuse, physical/emotional abuse and for whom there was no suitable place in today’s educational system.
No stranger to corporate training, Jeremy led an adjunct training division for Citibank Business Services at Citibank headquarters in New York City for two years; rolling out and delivering 14 ongoing classes in professional development to 675 students from the tri-state area.
Mr. Quinn is a member of the prestigious Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab (2008), was an Associate Producer for Broadway for a New America, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of the Island City Theatre Project, Founder and President of The NY Actors’ Alliance and a member of the Board of Directors for the New York Youth Theatre. Jeremy is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the South Florida Shakespeare Troupe, a Judge for the South Florida Carbonell Awards and Founder/CEO/President of South Florida Theatremakers, a NEW South Florida Theatre Company that utilizes the power of theatre to make a notable difference in the lives of those who face challenging circumstances. In 2023-2024, SFT will be rolling out a one-of-a-kind Accessibility Theatre Initiative for neurodivergent individuals with intellectual, developmental or physical disabilities.
He has a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Miami and is a Professional Program graduate of the NY Conservatory for Dramatic Arts School for Film and Television.
Integrity is far more than moral uprightness and steadfastness. It has to do with authenticity - being true to oneself - and is the foundation for power and effectiveness.
An assurance that an individual will be evaluated on their performance or behavior related to something for which they are responsible.
The fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association. Acquaintance with or understanding of a science, art, or technique.
The act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action. A promise to do something or act in a particular way.
A strong liking or devotion to some activity, object, or concept - an intense desire or enthusiasm for something. I have oft been cited as having an overwhelming passion for what I do.
Not always achievable - we’re human after all, but the effort speaks volumes. And when all else fails; KINDNESS, CONSIDERATION, COURTESY and RESPECT go a long way.