Jack O'Brien


Jack O'Brien directed the LCT productions of Tom Stoppard’s The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), The Invention of Love (Drama Desk Award), and Hapgood (Lucille Lortel Award)His other LCT productions include Macbeth, The NanceHenry IV (Tony Award), Pride’s CrossingThe Little Foxes, and Two Shakespearean Actors (Tony nomination). His Broadway credits include the current Carousel, Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryThe Front PageIt’s Only a PlayDead AccountsCatch Me If You Can, Impressionism, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hairspray (Tony Award), Imaginary Friends, The Full MontyMore to LoveGetting Away With Murder, Damn Yankees, and Porgy and Bess.  Metropolitan Opera: Il Trittico.  Carnegie Hall: Guys and Dolls.  Central Park: Much Ado About Nothing.  London: Love Never DiesHairsprayHis Girl Friday (National Theatre). He was the Artistic Director of The Old Globe Theatre from 1981-2007 and directed six movies for PBS’s “American Playhouse.” Book: Jack Be Nimble, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. O’Brien directed the critically acclaimed national tour of The Sound of Music and the world premiere of the Jake Heggie/Terrence McNally opera Great Scott for The Dallas Opera.  Mr. O’Brien was nominated for an Emmy Award for his documentary “Becoming Mike Nichols” (HBO).

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