Carbonell Award Winner 2018 - Best Director of a Musical

The Science of Leaving Omaha (World Premiere) 

by Carter W. Lewis

Palm Beach Dramaworks

​February 3-19, 2023

Into the Woods
by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine

FAU Festival Rep

June 30 - July 30, 2017

Photos coming soon

Once Upon a Mattress

by Mary Rodgers & Marshall Barer

FAU Festival Rep

July 9 - 31, 2016


"Bruce Linser has staged the show with intricate, well-chosen detail." Christine Dolen

"Director Bruce Linser ensures that the show is compassionate and fun." Jan Sjostrom

Named Best Musical by Florida Weekly 2019

The Spitfire Grill

Palm Beach Dramaworks

February 1-24, 2019

Due to popular demand, this production

was extended until March 3, 2019.

Man of La Mancha

MNM Theatre Company

September 13-29, 2019

"I remember our first rehearsal when Bruce told the cast: “I welcome all ideas - bring everything you have to the table”. I have heard that statement from many directors over the course of my 26 year career as an equity stage manager. They rarely mean it. Bruce Linser does."
-- Suzanne J.


by Mary Zimmerman

Dreyfoos School of the Arts

February 2012

Carbonell Award Nomination - Best Ensemble - 2015

Little Shop of Horrors
by Howard Ashman & Alan Menken

MNM Productions

December 1-17, 2017

Avenue Q

by Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx, & Jeff Whitty

MNM Theatre Company

May 25 - June 10, 2018

Bonnie & Clyde

by Frank Wildhorn & Don Black

FAU Festival Rep

July 5 - 27, 2014

The Submission

by Jeff Talbott

Florida Atlantic University

March 22-25, 2018

The World Goes 'Round
by John Kander & Fred Ebb

MNM Productions

August 4 - 21, 2016

Silver Palm Award Winner - Outstanding Direction - 2017-2018

Carbonell Award Winner - Best Ensemble - 2016


Bruce Linser is a freelance director of plays and musicals. He has an MFA in Directing from Florida Atlantic University and is an associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC).

La Cage Aux Folles

Broward Stage Door Theatre

September 1-23, 2018

Considering Matthew Shepard

The Master Chorale of South Florida

May 31 & June 1, 2024

by Stephen Sondheim & George Furth

MNM Productions

July 21 - August 6, 2017

The Love Talker

by Deborah Pryor

Florida Atlantic University

October 2009

Omnium Gatherum
by Theresa Rebeck & Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros

Florida Atlantic University

September 30 - October 9, 2016

Side by Side by Sondheim

by Stephen Sondheim

MNM Productions

July 30 - August 16, 2015


Florida Atlantic University

​November 11-20, 2022

108 Waverly

Book & Lyrics by Dan Clancey, Music by Lynn Portas

Plays of Wilton

​November 1 - December 10, 2023


MNM Theatre Company

November 1 - December 2, 2018

Woody Guthrie's American Song

Palm Beach Dramaworks

July 13 - August 5, 2018

Carbonell Award Nomination - Best Musical & Best Director of a Musical - 2019