Michael Halberstam

LCT: debut. Off-Broadway: Crime and Punishment (Writers' Theatre/59E59). Other theater credits: Artistic Director and co-founder of Writers' Theatre on Chicago's North Shore where he has directed Private Lives, Look Back in Anger, Candida, Benefactors, The Doctor's Dilemma, Seagull, The Duchess of Malfi, Othello, The Savannah Disputation (world premiere), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and She Loves Me. Elsewhere he directed The Gamester (Northlight Theatre); Hamlet (Illinois Shakespeare Festival); Ten Little Indians (Drury Lane Oakbrook); Enchanted April, State of the Union (Milwaukee Repertory Theater); The Rape of Lucretia (Chicago Opera Theater); Francesca da Ramini, Le Freyschutz North American premiere (Ravinia Festival). He has received awards for excellence in theater management and artistic achievement from The Chicago Drama League, The Arts & Business Council and The Chicago Lawyers for the Creative Arts and the 2010 Zelda Fichandler Award from the SDC.