Kristin is most known for directing and developing the international smash-hit “Rock of Ages” which was nominated for five Tony Nominations including Best Direction of a Musical for Kristin Hanggi. She has directed the productions on Broadway, the West End, Australia, Toronto, Las Vegas, and two National Tours.
Ms. Hanggi's other productions include acclaimed pop opera “bare” which was rated the #1 production in New York by Zagat audiences and ran to sold-out audiences in Los Angeles and off-Broadway, for which she received the Ovation Award Best Musical, LA Weekly Award Best Musical, Robby Award Best Director. “Bare” continues to be produced all over the world. Ms. Hanggi also directed initial production that launched the cat Dolls, “cat Dolls Live at the Roxy” with Christina Applegate, Carmen Electra and special guests Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera, Brittany Murphy, Nikka Costa and Charlize Theron. Other stage productions include: “Surf” at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas; “And the Curtain Rises” at the Signature Theater; the 2007 winner of the New York’s Fringe Festival, “Catch The Fish;” Brian Crano’s play “Twelfth Premise” (LA Times Critics Pick); the Los Angeles Premiere of Terrence McNally’s “Corpus Christi” (2001 Ticketholder Award, Best Production; 2001 Ticketholder Award, Best Director; 2001 Robby Award, Best Director of a Play); Crane, Mississippi (LA Times Critic’s Choice, Backstage West Critic’s Pick); the New York and Los Angeles productions of the underground cult-hit “Ann E.