Dori Berinstein

Director
Dramatic Forces

Dori is a four-time Tony-winning Broadway producer and an Emmy-award-winning director, producer and writer of film and television. Dori’s Broadway shows include: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Tony Award); Legally Blonde: The Musical (Olivier Award), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award), The Crucible, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Tony Award), Fool Moon (Special Tony Award), Flower Drum Song, Enchanted April and Golden Child. Dori’s next Broadway musical The Prom, directed by Casey Nicholaw (Book of Mormon, Mean Girls) opens on Broadway fall 2018. Dori’s is also producing Half Time, directed by Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), inspired by Dori’s award-winning documentary Gotta Dance, chronicling the first-ever, senior citizen hip-hop dance team for the New Jersey Nets Basketball Team from auditions through to center court stardom.

As an award-winning Documentary Filmmaker, Dori directed, wrote and produced: Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love (Emmy Award / American Masters); Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (Showtime); Gotta Dance (Upcoming Broadway Musical); Some Assembly Required (SXSW!); ShowBusiness: The Road To Broadway (Showtime) and the documentary short The Last Blintz.

For Television, Dori Co-Created, Executive-Produced and Directed Eavesdropping with Alan Cumming (Oxygen) and The Isaac Mizrahi Show (Oxygen).

Dori produced or supervised over 50 feature, special f/x and/or animated productions, including Isaac Mizrahi’s documentary Unzipped, Dirty Dancing and Jim Henson’s MuppetVision 3-D. She has executive produced websites for Oprah and President Clinton. Dori has worked as a Producer and Executive for DreamWorks Theatricals, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, NBC, MTV, Sesame Workshop, Oxygen Media, Vestron Pictures, and Walt Disney Imagineering. Dori began her professional career as an Investment Banker in Mergers & Acquisitions for Morgan Stanley.

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