Bartlett Sher Biography

Birth Place: San Francisco, CA, USA
Gender: Male

LCT: Oslo, The King and I, Golden Boy, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Awake and Sing!, The Light in the Piazza (Tony nominations); South Pacific (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle awards; also London, Australia); Blood and Gifts; Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (also London). Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof (Broadway Theatre), The Bridges of Madison County (Schoenfeld). Off-Broadway: Prayer for My Enemy (Playwrights Horizons), Waste (Best Play Obie Award), Cymbeline (Callaway Award, also Royal Shakespeare Company), Don Juan, Pericles (TFANA, BAM). Artistic director of Seattle's Intiman Theatre (2000–2009). Previously company director for the Guthrie Theater and associate artistic director at Hartford Stage. Opera: Faust (Baden Baden); Two Boys (ENO, Metropolitan Opera); Otello, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Le Comte Ory, L'Elisir d'Amore (Metropolitan Opera); Romeo et Juliette (Salzburg, Milan, Chicago, Metropolitan Opera); Mourning Becomes Electra (Seattle Opera, New York City Opera). Upcoming productions include Adam Guettel's new musical Millions and My Fair Lady for LCT.

Bartlett Sher Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
The Lortels - 2017 - Outstanding Director
Bartlett Sher, Oslo
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Bartlett Sher, Fiddler on the Roof
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Direction of a Musical
Bartlett Sher, The King and I
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Bartlett Sher, The Bridges of Madison County
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Direction of a Play
Bartlett Sher, Golden Boy
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Bartlett Sher, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Direction of a Play
Bartlett Sher, Joe Turner's Come and Gone
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Bartlett Sher, South Pacific
 
Drama League Awards - 2008 - Founders Award for Excellence in Directing
Bartlett Sher
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Bartlett Sher , South Pacific
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Direction of a Musical
Bartlett Sher, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Bartlett Sher, Awake and Sing !
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Direction of a Play
Bartlett Sher, Awake and Sing!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Bartlett Sher, The Light in the Piazza
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Direction of a Musical
Bartlett Sher, The Light in the Piazza
 
The Lortels - 2002 - Outstanding Director
Bartlett Sher, Cymbeline