Ellen M. Lavaia

Production Stage Manager


Originally from San Francisco, Mrs. Lavaia now resides in New York City. SITI Company productions include Steel Hammer, Persians, Café Variations, Radio Macbeth, the theater is a blank page, Bob, and Chess Match No. 5. Broadway credits include The Lion King, Annie, Matilda, and Les Misérables. Additional New York Credits include Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with New York City Center Encores!; Macbeth and A Man’s a Man with Classic Stage Company; Shen Wei Dance Arts at the Park Avenue Armory. Mrs. Lavaia has toured internationally through China, Georgia, Hong Kong, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. She had the opportunity to work on The Sound of Music Live! and the 2013 Tony Awards. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Gonzaga University. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, Local 764, and SITI Company.

SITI Shows

War of the Worlds – The Radio Play
The Medium 
A Radio Christmas Carol 
The Bacchae
Chess Match No. 5
BOB (tour)
the theater is a blank page
Radio Macbeth (tour)
Café Variations
Steel Hammer
For more about Ellen, visit the SITI Digital Archive.