Studio Tenn Announces Patrick Cassidy as New Artistic Director

Patrick Cassidy

Studio Tenn announces Patrick Cassidy as the theatre company’s new Artistic Director. Cassidy, son of Shirley Jones and the late Jack Cassidy, and brother to Shaun, Ryan and the late David Cassidy, is a legend in the performing arts community, and his incredible career spans Broadway, film and television.

For the past two seasons, Patrick has served as artistic director of 5-Star Theatricals, the resident musical production company at one of the largest venues between Los Angeles and San Francisco: the Bank of America Performing Arts Center in Thousand Oaks, California.

Patrick and his wife, choreographer/dance teacher Melissa Hurley Cassidy, have been married 25 years and have two sons: Cole, a mechanical engineer/guitarist in Irvine, Calif., and Jack, a singer-songwriter (and Franklin, Tenn. resident) who is signed to Warner/Chappell Music and Fair Trade Services in Nashville.

In September 2018, Studio Tenn announced the sudden departure of former Artistic Director Matt Logan. The theatre company stated Logan left for pursuit of new creative opportunities. Logan founded Studio Tenn in 2009 with two-time Emmy Award-winning producer Philip Hall and Broadway actress Marguerite Hall.

Since 2018, Managing Director, Todd Morgan, and Associate Producer, Benjamin Kern, continued to oversee the artistic leadership of the company. Kern transitioned to serve as interim Artistic Director for the company.

STUDIO TENN is a professional regional theatre company and a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Franklin, Tenn. Its programming centers around innovative, custom-designed presentations of classic plays and musicals as well as an original “Legacy” series of theatrical concerts celebrating the work of time-honored musicians. Learn more at