Michael Greif Biography

Michael Greif directed the world premiere of The Intelligent Homosexualís Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures at The Guthrie Theater last April. He directed The Winterís Tale for The Public Theaterís Shakespeare in the Park last summer as well as Angels in America for Signature Theatre. His other Public Theater credits include the 2007 Shakespeare in the Park revival of Romeo and Juliet, Diana Sonís Satellites, the launch performance of Suzan-Lori Parksís 365 Days / 365 Plays, Fucking A, Dogeaters (Obie), Marisol, Pericles, Casanova, A Bright Room Called Day, and Machinal (Obie). For Signature Theatre Company, he directed John Guareís A Few Stout Individuals and Landscape of the Body. Greifís Broadway credits include Jonathan Larsonís Rent (Obie Award, Tony nom.), Grey Gardens (Tony nomination) and Next to Normal (Tony nomination). He is an Artistic Associate at New York Theatre Workshop, where his credits include Cavedweller, Bright Lights, Big City, and Rent. His other Off-Broadway credits include Boyís Life (Second Stage), Neil LaButeís The Distance from Here and A Very Common Procedure (MCC), Neal Bellís Spatter Pattern (Playwrights Horizons), Beauty of the Father (MTC), Mr. Marmalade (Roundabout), Betty Rules (Zipper), and Bellís Monster (CSC). Greif has a longstanding association with the Williamstown Theatre Festival where his credits include Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, The Seagull, Street Scene, Tonight At 8:30 and Once in a Lifetime. He was Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse from 1995-1999 where he directed Our Town, Sweet Bird of Youth, Diana Sonís Boy, Randy Newmanís Faust (also Goodman), Kushnerís Slavs (also Taper), and ThťrŤse Raquin.

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