Allen Fitzpatrick is the founder and Artistic Director of the Icicle Creek Theatre Festival (ICTF), now in its 4th year. In association with ACT Theatre, ICTF presents new plays in Leavenworth (WA) and in Seattle. He founded the People's Theatre of Frankford in 1984; teaches acting regularly at the 5th Avenue Theatre, and coaches acting privately; he has also taught at the Walnut St. Theatre School in Philadelphia. In 2003, he directed the first NYC Off-Broadway revival of Sea Marks, and in 2007 he directed the first Seattle area production of The Exonerated. In 2008, he produced and directed a critically-acclaimed production of Vesta at CHAC in Seattle. In 2009, for ICTF, he directed the play Him, by acclaimed playwright Daisy Foote. Allen has 35 years of experience on Broadway and in professional theatre. Working alongside Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Trevor Hunn, Harold Prince and Stephen Sondheim, he was featured on Broadway in Les Miserables (as Thenardier), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Damn Yankees, The Boys From Syracuse, 42nd Street, and The Sweet Smell of Success (as standby for John Lithgow). Allen shared an Emmy Award for his contribution to Passion: Live From Lincoln Center, in which he appeared
opposite Patti Lupone. He starred opposite Petula Clark in Sunset Boulevard, opposite Keith Michell in Aspects of Love, and with Marlo Thomas in Six Degrees of Separation. He appears in seven feature films including Kissing Jessica Stein, and often on television's "Law and Order". He's played over 160 roles in regional theatres, as well as many Off-Broadway productions.
His Seattle appearances include five shows at the 5th Avenue Theatre: Sunday In The Park With George, Memphis, Cabaret, Into The Woods, and "Sweeney" in Sweeney Todd (receiving a Footlight Award for Stellar Performance). He appeared in The Clean House and (as Scrooge) in A Christmas Carol at ACT Theatre; Uncle Vanya and Richard III (Intiman); Proof (Tacoma Actors Guild); and Opus and Private Lives (Seattle Rep).