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Anna D. Shapiro

 
Bio:
Anna D. Shapiro joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble in 2005 and became Artistic Director in 2015. She was awarded the 2008 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for August: Osage County (Steppenwolf, Broadway, London), and was nominated in 2011 in the same category for The Motherf**ker ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Anna D. Shapiro joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble in 2005 and became Artistic Director in 2015. She was awarded the 2008 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for August: Osage County (Steppenwolf, Broadway, London), and was nominated in 2011 in the same category for The Motherf**ker ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2023]
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[Broadway, 2022]
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[Chicago, 2021]
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[Broadway, 2018]
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[Chicago, 2017]
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[Chicago, 2016]
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[Broadway, 2015]
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[Broadway, 2014]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2014]
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[Broadway, 2011]
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[Broadway, 2007]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2003]
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[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Director

Photos

Director Anna D. Shapiro and Playwright Tracy Letts  Photo

Director Anna D. Shapiro and Playwright Tracy Letts

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03/10/2022
Playwright Tracy Letts and Director Anna D. Shapiro Photo

Playwright Tracy Letts and Director Anna D. Shapiro

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03/10/2022
Director Anna D. Shapiro and Playwright Tracy Letts  Photo

Director Anna D. Shapiro and Playwright Tracy Letts

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03/10/2022
Eric Simonson, Terry Kinney and Tarell Alvin McCraney next to Helen Zell, Anna D. Sha Photo

Eric Simonson, Terry Kinney and Tarell Alvin McCraney next to Helen Zell, Anna D. Shapiro, Liz Lefkofsky, Namir Smallwood, Eric Lefkofsky, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, First Lady Amy Eshleman, Kristen Das and Joelle Reiter

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11/05/2021
Helen Zell, Anna D. Shapiro, Liz Lefkofsky, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, First Lady Eshle Photo

Helen Zell, Anna D. Shapiro, Liz Lefkofsky, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, First Lady Eshleman and Kristen Das

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11/05/2021

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2023]
Director

[Broadway, 2022]
Director

[Chicago, 2021]
Director

[Broadway, 2018]
Director

[Chicago, 2017]
Director

[Chicago, 2016]
Director

[Broadway, 2015]
Director

[Broadway, 2014]
Director

[Broadway, 2014]
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[Broadway, 2011]
Director

[Broadway, 2007]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Director

Anna D. Shapiro Biography

Anna D. Shapiro joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble in 2005 and became Artistic Director in 2015. She was awarded the 2008 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for August: Osage County (Steppenwolf, Broadway, London), and was nominated in 2011 in the same category for The Motherf**ker with the Hat (Public Theatre, Labyrinth Theater). Other directing credits at Steppenwolf include Visiting Edna, Mary Page Marlowe, Three Sisters, A Parallelogram, Up, The Crucible, The Unmentionables (also at Yale Repertory Theatre), The Pain and the Itch (also in New York), I Never Sang for My Father, Man from Nebraska, Purple Heart (also in Galway, Ireland), The Drawer Boy, Side Man (also in Ireland, Australia and Vail, Colorado), Three Days of Rain, The Infidel and This is Our Youth (which transferred to Broadway). Other Broadway credits include Of Mice and Men (with James Franco) and Fish in the Dark (with Larry David). Off-Broadway credits include Domesticated (Lincoln Center). Shapiro is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Columbia. She is a full professor in Northwestern University's Department of Theatre.

Anna D. Shapiro Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Anna D. Shapiro, The Minutes
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Anna D. Shapiro, Domesticated
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Anna D. Shapiro, Motherf**cker With the Hat
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Direction of a Play
Anna D. Shapiro, The Motherf**ker with the Hat
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Anna D. Shapiro, August: Osage County
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Anna D. Shapiro, August: Osage County
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Anna D. Shapiro, Osage County

Anna D. Shapiro News

Review: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA at Nederlander Theatre Photo Review: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA at Nederlander Theatre
by Misha Davenport - Aug 8, 2022

What did our critic think of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA at Nederlander Theatre? Haute mess. Fashion weak. Prêt-à-poor taste. I could go on with the fashion puns all day, but suffice to say THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, the new musical which opened Sunday in not quite ready for the runway in its current state.

Photos:  The Cast of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Takes Their Opening Night Bows Photo Photos: The Cast of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Takes Their Opening Night Bows
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2022

The pre-Broadway run of The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical officially opened last night, August 7 in Chicago. Check out photos of the cast taking their opening bows here!

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night Of Broadway-Bound THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA In Chicago Photo VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night Of Broadway-Bound THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA In Chicago
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 7, 2022

The world premiere production of The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical has officially opened in Chicago! The production began performances on July 19th, and celebrated opening night tonight, August 7th. The production runs through August 21st at Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre. Watch the opening night curtain speeches from producer Kevin McCollum and director Anna D. Shapiro.

Photos/Video: First Look at Broadway-Bound THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA in Chicago Photo Photos/Video: First Look at Broadway-Bound THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA in Chicago
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 5, 2022

The world premiere production of¬†The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical has officially arrived in Chicago! Check out a first look at Tony Award winner¬†Beth Leavel¬†as Miranda Priestly,¬†Taylor Iman Jones¬†as Andy Sachs,¬†Javier Mu√Īoz¬†as Nigel Owens, and more!

Photos: Elton John Visits THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA in Chicago Photo Photos: Elton John Visits THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA in Chicago
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2022

On August 3rd, Elton John attended a performance of The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical at Broadway in Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre. Check out the photos here!

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT & More Lead Chicago's August Top Photo THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT & More Lead Chicago's August Top Picks
by BWW Staff - Aug 3, 2022

Chicago is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Top picks for August include The Devil Wears Prada, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, Urinetown, and more!

Second Stage Theater Promotes Laura DiLorenzo to Chief Marketing Officer Photo Second Stage Theater Promotes Laura DiLorenzo to Chief Marketing Officer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced that Laura DiLorenzo, who was serving as the organization’s Director of Marketing & Communications, has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer.

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA The Musical Pre-Broadway Engagement Begins Next Week Photo THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA The Musical Pre-Broadway Engagement Begins Next Week
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2022

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, THE MUSICAL begins performances this Tuesday, July 19 at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago. The Pre-Broadway World Premiere production will run for a limited five-week engagement, July 19 - August 21, 2022.

Photo/Video: Get A First Listen To The Songs Of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA; Cast Meets The Photo Photo/Video: Get A First Listen To The Songs Of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA; Cast Meets The Press In Chicgo
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2022

The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical hosted a welcome press event at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre ahead of the musical’s world premiere. Check out photos of the cast meeting the press, get a first look at the cast in rehearsal, and listen to Elton John preview songs from the show!

THE MINUTES Enters Its Final Two Weeks Of Broadway Performances Photo THE MINUTES Enters Its Final Two Weeks Of Broadway Performances
by Grace Cutler - Jul 12, 2022

THE MINUTES by Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts, directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro will conclude its limited Broadway engagement on Sunday, July 24. To date, the production has raised nearly $130,000 from a portion of tickets sales to support global humanitarian organization Save the Children’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund.

Anna D. Shapiro Videos

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night Of Broadway-Bound THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA In Chicago VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night Of Broadway-Bound THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA In Chicago
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 7, 2022

The world premiere production of The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical has officially opened in Chicago! The production began performances on July 19th, and celebrated opening night tonight, August 7th. The production runs through August 21st at Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre. Watch the opening night curtain speeches from producer Kevin McCollum and director Anna D. Shapiro.

Photo/Video: Get A First Listen To The Songs Of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA; Cast Meets The VideoPhoto/Video: Get A First Listen To The Songs Of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA; Cast Meets The Press In Chicgo
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2022

The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical hosted a welcome press event at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre ahead of the musical’s world premiere. Check out photos of the cast meeting the press, get a first look at the cast in rehearsal, and listen to Elton John preview songs from the show!

VIDEO: Watch a Clip From Second Stage's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, Starring Josh Charles, Ar VideoVIDEO: Watch a Clip From Second Stage's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, Starring Josh Charles, Armie Hammer, Stephen Payne, and Paul Schneider
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2020

Second Stage has released a flashback clip from its 2018 production of Straight White Men! 

VIDEO: Armie Hammer and Tracy Letts Talk Starring in THE MINUTES VideoVIDEO: Armie Hammer and Tracy Letts Talk Starring in THE MINUTES
by Stage Tube - Mar 9, 2020

On Monday, March 9, actors Armie Hammer and Tracy Letts joined the 3rd hour of TODAY to talk about their Broadway play, a?oeThe Minutes,a?? a dark comedy set in a city council meeting where tension runs high.

BWW TV: Hangin' with the Cast of THE MINUTES on Broadway! VideoBWW TV: Hangin' with the Cast of THE MINUTES on Broadway!
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 20, 2020

Performances for Steppenwolf's production of The Minutes by Tracy Letts, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, begin Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St) on Broadway, and officially opens on Sunday, March 15, 2020. This is a 16-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 14, 2020. What's the new play all about?

BWW TV: What's the Big Secret of THE MINUTES? The Cast Spills! VideoBWW TV: What's the Big Secret of THE MINUTES? The Cast Spills!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 22, 2020

In just a a matter of minutes... well, days... The Minutes will begin Broadway previews at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St), where it will officially open on Sunday, March 15, 2020. This is a 16-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 14, 2020.

BWW TV: Watch Just-Released Promo for THE MINUTES on Broadway! VideoBWW TV: Watch Just-Released Promo for THE MINUTES on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 23, 2020

In just a a matter of minutes... well, days... The Minutes will begin Broadway previews at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St), where it will officially open on Sunday, March 15, 2020. This is a 16-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 14, 2020.

BWW TV: Watch THE MINUTES Marquee Get Installed at the Cort Theatre! VideoBWW TV: Watch THE MINUTES Marquee Get Installed at the Cort Theatre!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 10, 2020

The box office of the Cort Theatre officially opens for The Minutes on Monday, January 27, and the Broadway marquee is in place. Watch below as it's installed at the Cort Theatre!

Video: Steppenwolf Breaks Ground Today On New Campus Expansion VideoVideo: Steppenwolf Breaks Ground Today On New Campus Expansion
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 5, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation's premier ensemble theatre, proudly breaks ground today on the next phase of its multi-year campus expansion on Halsted Street in Chicago's Lincoln Park. The company unveiled plans for its new state-of-the-art theater building, which will embody the distinct vision of Steppenwolf as a Chicago theatre that is home to America's ensemble.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 5- Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK Opens On Broadway VideoVIDEO: On This Day, March 5- Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 5, 2019

On this day in 2015, Fish In the Dark, a new comedy by Seinfeld creator Larry David, celebrated its opening night on Broadway. 


Anna D. Shapiro Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Anna D. Shapiro been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Minutes , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Domesticated , Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Motherf**cker With the Hat , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Motherf**ker with the Hat , Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for August: Osage County Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for August: Osage County and Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Osage County .

What awards has Anna D. Shapiro won?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for August: Osage County Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for August: Osage Countyand Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Osage County.