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STAGE TUBE: A Mike Nichols Retrospective: Remembering the Entertainment Icon

As reported earlier this morning, famed EGOT winner Mike Nichols died yesterday, Wednesday, November 19th at the age of 83. In honor of Nichols and his lasting legacy, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at his career, from the 2003 Kennedy Center Honors, to his beloved sketches with Elaine May.

Nichols is survived by his wife, ABC News Anchor Diane Sawyer, children Daisy, Max and Jenny, and four grandchildren.

Click here to read reactions of the sudden news from stars of stage and screen.

Nichols is in that small circle of artists to have won the Oscar, the Tony, the Emmy and the Grammy. Among his many celebrated credits, he has directed the films WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, THE GRADUATE, CATCH 22, CARNAL KNOWLEDGE, SILKWOOD, HEARTBURN, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, WORKING GIRL, CLOSER, THE BIRDCAGE, and CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR.

His television directing credits include WIT and HBO's ANGELS IN AMERICA.

His Broadway directing credits include the recent revival of DEATH OF A SALESMAN, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, LUV, THE ODD COUPLE, PLAZA SUITE, THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE, THE REAL THING AND SPAMALOT, for all of which he was awarded the Tony for Best Direction. Other Broadway directing credits include, 1968's THE LITTLE FOXES and 1967's THE APPLE TREE.

His performance partnership with Elaine May was one of the most influential collaborations in the history of American comedy, and culminated in a nine-month Broadway run at the Golden Theatre in 1960-61.

Most recently he was collaborating with HBO to adapt Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning play MASTER CLASS, to the small screen. The project, which is to star Nichols' frequent collaborator Meryl Streep in the role of opera legend Maria Callas, was set to begin production in January.



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