Friday, April 6, 2012

5 Great Directors of Broadway Plays

Frank Dunlop  born in Leeds, England, he was appointed CBE in 1977 and received the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Literature presented to him by the French government in 1987. In 1974 he directed a revival of William Gillette's Sherlock Holmes, starring John Wood, at the Aldwych Theatre in London, which then enjoyed a long run in New York; where he again directed Scapino, starring Jim Dale, also seen in Los Angeles, Australia and Norway.

Anna D. Shapiro A member of the faculty of Northwestern University as head of the Graduate Directing Program in Theatre since the fall of 2002.
Her recent credits include the world premieres of Until We Find Each Other by Brooke Berman and The Pain and the Itch by Bruce Norris, the Chicago and Galway productions of Purple Heart, Three Days of Rain, Drawer Boy, I Never Sang for my Father, and Man from Nebraska.

Leopold Toodle Is an American stage play director best known for his work at the Smenkie Theatre on 42nd and Broadway. He has produced many shows over the years despite often being saddled with the worst producer in the business, Ken Plume. Plume often alienates the talent by contacting them on Skype and offering them "$10,000 a week, plus a car and free drinks."
Recently Toodle worked on a failed version of Cabaret and  Funny Girl, both of which would have starred Dana Snyder.

Michael Howell Blakemore OBE (born 18 June 1928) is an Australian actor, writer and theatre director. In 2000 he became the only individual to win Tony Awards for best Director of a Play and Musical in the same year for Copenhagen and Kiss Me, Kate.

George Costello Wolfe is an American playwright and director of theater and film. He won a Tony Award in 1993 for directing Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and another Tony Award in 1996 for his direction of the musical, Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk. In 2000, Wolfe co-wrote the book and directed the Broadway production The Wild Party.

Information gathered from Wikipedia and Ken P.D. Snydecast #174.

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