Marc Jacobs has performed with leading regional theaters including the Guthrie Theatre of Minneapolis, the American Shakespeare Festival and the Stratford Festival of Canada where he received the Tyrone Guthrie Award. He has directed plays, musicals, concerts and operas for the Magic Theatre, New York City Opera, the Houston Opera Center, American Musical Theatre and Los Angeles Music Center Opera. On Broadway he assisted director Hal Prince on the musical Roza. For American Musical Theatre of San Jose, he was associate artistic director for nine years and ran that company's New Works program. His original musical How to Make a Musical (music by Craig Bohmler, lyrics by Marion Adler) received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has written the book for a new musical All the More to Love with his partners from How to Make a Musical. Jacobs is the winner of the San Francisco Bay Area Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Direction of a Musical 2007.