Freeman, who has served on the board of directors of the Gallery Players and most recently staged their production of Thoroughly Modern Millie, joins artistic director Heather Curran in leading the company.
"I'm thrilled that Neal is going to step into this important leadership role to help to stabilize our future and continue to develop as a company. With his fantastic organizational and artistic instincts he will allow us to continue on good financial footing in addition to great programming," Curran said in a statement.
Prior to working with the Gallery Players, Freeman worked for Baltimore CenterStage, as well as the Ensemble Studio Theatre, FringeNYC and the Broadway League.
The Gallery Players currently present William Inge's Bus Stop through March 29. Following will be the rock musical The Who's Tommy, May 2-24; and the final seasonal offering, the Black Box New Play Festival, running June 6-21.
For further information visit www.galleryplayers.com The Gallery Players is located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, at 199 14th Street. Those in Manhattan can reach the theatre by taking the F train to 4th Avenue or the R train to 9th Street.
The Gallery Players boasts numerous Broadway folk among its alumni, including Harvey Fierstein (A Catered Affair, Hairspray, Torch Song Trilogy), Jennifer Barnhart (Avenue Q), Manoel Felciano (Sweeney Todd), Diedre Goodwin (A Chorus Line, Chicago), Seth Rudetsky (Seth’s Broadway Chatterbox), Garrett Long (The Spitfire Grill) and John Rando (director of Broadway's Urinetown and The Wedding Singer).