Michael Wilson Biography

Broadway: Dividing the Estate, Old Acquaintance (Roundabout Theatre Co.), Enchanted April (Outer Critics Circle nom.). Off-Broadway: Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Direction of a Play for his premiere production of Horton Foote's three part, nine hour The Orphans' Home Cycle. Other premieres by Horton Foote: The Carpetbagger's Children (LCT), Dividing the Estate and The Day Emily Married (Primary Stages), and The Death of Papa (Hartford Stage); Christopher Shinn's What Didn't Happen (Playwrights Horizons), Tina Howe's Chasing Manet, Eve Ensler's Necessary Targets, Jane Anderson's Defying Gravity and the New York premiere of Tennessee Williams' The Red Devil Battery Sign. Resident: Alley Theatre (Associate Director 1990-98), American Repertory Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Co., Long Wharf Theatre and Hartford Stage, where in 12 seasons as Artistic Director, he has directed plays by Ludlam, O'Neill and Shakespeare as well as premieres by David Grimm, Jeremy Sams, and Tennessee Williams. International: Tony Kushner's Angels in America, Parts I and II (Venice Biennale). Awards: Princess Grace Foundation-USA Statue, Elliot Norton and Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Awards. Education: Morehead-Cain Scholar, UNC-Chapel Hill.

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