Bachelor, University Michigan, 1964. Master of Arts, Memphis State University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Georgia, 1983.
Director theatre Georgia State University, Atlanta, 1977-1981. Director, assistant professor University Kentucky, Lexington, 1981-1983. Chairman department theatre Beloit (Wisconsin) College, 1983-1986.
General manager Festival Theatre, Beloit, 1984-1985, New York City, since 1987. Theatre director Lincoln Center, Belmont Italian American Theatre, Westbeth Theatre. Actors Outlet, Civil Service Commission Rep, Village Gate, Mystery Cafe, Jewish Rep.
Artist-in-residence Atlantic Community College, Atlantic City, 1988. Educational director Theatre for a New Audience, New York City, 1988-1991. Artistic director New York Dinner Theatres, since 1997.
Theatre director Chatham Players, New Jersey, 1990, 93, 95, 96, Don-Mar Productions, New York City, since 1989, Albuquerque Civic Light Opera, 1997. Workshop director Kennedy Center, Washington, American Music Theater Festival, Pennsylvania, New York City, 1994. Adjudicator Association American Community Theatre, American College Theatre Festival, since 1978.
Screening committee National Music Theatre Network, New York City, since 1991. Artist-in-residence University Georgia/Cortona (Italy) Studies Abroad, 1985. Director, teacher American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
Conductor workshops, consultant in field.
Member Gay Men's Health Crisis, since 1989. Executive vice president Hadassah, Memphis. Volunteer Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, since 1987.
Member Society Stage Directors and Choreographers, Southeastern Theatre Conference (president 1976-1977), Dramatists Guild, East Central Theatre Conference, American Theatre Association (national secretary 1975-1976, Distinguished Woman 1977), Actors Fund, Theatre Communications Group, University Michigan Alumni Association, Zeta Phi Eta, Sigma Delta Tau, Omicron Delta Kappa.
Children: Lisa B. Lewis, Henry Burson Lewis.