Walter Bobbie Biography

Date of Birth: November 18, 1945 (70)
Birth Place: Scranton, PA, USA
Gender: Male

Walter Bobbie won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards as director of the international hit Chicago which and has become the longest-running revival in Broadway history. Recent directing includes David Ives's New Jerusalem, Venus in Fur, and The School for Lies, all at Classic Stage Company, Ives' The Other Woman at EST, as well as Jeff Talbott's The Submission at MCC, Evan Smith's The Savannah Disputation at Playwrights Horizons, Christopher Durang's The Marriage of Bette & Boo at the Roundabout, and Terrence McNally's Golden Age at the Kennedy Center. Broadway credits include White Christmas, High Fidelity, Sweet Charity, Twentieth Century, Footloose, and A Grand Night for Singing. Bobbie is also an actor who appeared in a range of plays and musicals from the original cast of Grease to Shaw's Getting Married at Circle in the Square, Assassins at Playwrights Horizons, I Love My Wife, Going Up, A History of the American Film, Driving Miss Daisy, Café Crown, and Lincoln Center's Anything Goes, among others. He received a Drama Desk nomination for his performance as Nicely-Nicely in 1992 revival of Guys and Dolls, and Drama Desk, Outer Critics' Circle and Lucille Lortel Award nominations for his performance in David Ives's Polish Joke at Manhattan Theatre Club. Bobbie was Artistic Director for City Center's acclaimed Encores!, and serves on the Executive Board of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.


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