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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, 2030]
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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]
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[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]
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Photos

Director Anna D. Shapiro and Playwright Tracy Letts  Photo

Director Anna D. Shapiro and Playwright Tracy Letts

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Playwright Tracy Letts and Director Anna D. Shapiro Photo

Playwright Tracy Letts and Director Anna D. Shapiro

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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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Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2030]
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[Broadway, 2022]
Director

[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]
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[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

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

See League of Chicago Theatres' Summer Theater Guide, Featuring Black Ensemble Theate Photo See League of Chicago Theatres' Summer Theater Guide, Featuring Black Ensemble Theater, Goodman Theatre & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

 Chicago will continue to produce some of the most exciting work in the country this summer. Offerings from the city’s more than 250 producing theatres include a wide variety of plays and musicals, as well as comedy, dance, and outdoor events.    

Cast Announced for World Premiere of 53% OF as Part of Second Stage's Uptown Series Photo Cast Announced for World Premiere of 53% OF as Part of Second Stage's Uptown Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced casting for the upcoming world premiere production of 53% OF. The production will feature ANNA CRIVELLI, EDEN MALYN, MARIANNA McCLELLAN, GRACE REX, CATHRYN WAKE, and AYANA WORKMAN.

THE MINUTES Raises $78K to Support Save the Children's Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund Photo THE MINUTES Raises $78K to Support Save the Children's Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

THE MINUTES on Broadway announced today that from a portion of tickets sales $78,830 has been raised thus far to support global humanitarian organization Save the Children’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund.

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022

The 88th Annual Drama League Awards will be presented in person at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 12:00PM. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY & KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead in Wins for 2022 Outer Critics Circle Award Photo THE LEHMAN TRILOGY & KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead in Wins for 2022 Outer Critics Circle Awards
by Nicole Rosky - May 17, 2022

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, is pleased to announce the winners of the 71st Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, honoring the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season.

Steep Theatre Returns with Two New Premieres for Summer
by Marissa Tomeo - May 8, 2022

Steep Theatre will make its much-anticipated return to stage this summer with two productions that continue the company’s tradition of introducing Chicago audiences to bold new plays from today’s most exciting playwrights.

Tickets On Sale For Beth Leavel, Taylor Iman Jones Led Pre-Broadway THE DEVIL WEARS P Photo Tickets On Sale For Beth Leavel, Taylor Iman Jones Led Pre-Broadway THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA In Chicago Tomorrow
by Alan Henry - Apr 27, 2022

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere will run for a limited five-week engagement, July 19 - August 21, 2022, at Broadway In Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre. 

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, HARMONY & KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead Outer Critics Circle Awards Nomina Photo THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, HARMONY & KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominations
by Team BWW - Apr 26, 2022

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, have just announced the nominees for the 71st Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, honoring the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season.

2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List! Photo 2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 25, 2022

The Drama League today announced the 2022 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Direction of a Play, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award.

Sunday Morning Michael Dale:  Witnessing History with All The Mournful Voices and Get Photo Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Witnessing History with All The Mournful Voices and Getting a History Lesson with Citizen Wong
by Michael Dale - Apr 24, 2022

Immersive All The Mournful Voices takes audience members to a time that tore the country apart just as it was beginning to heal and Citizen Wong celebrates a 19th Century activist for Chinese American rights.

Anna D. Shapiro Videos

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. 

VIDEO: Armie Hammer Talks Moonwalking, Learning Lines, And Being Out Of His Comfort Z VideoVIDEO: Armie Hammer Talks Moonwalking, Learning Lines, And Being Out Of His Comfort Zone In STRAIGHT WHITE MEN On LATE NIGHT
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2018

Armie Hammer talks about his terrifying Broadway debut in Straight White Men, why he moonwalks in the show and the very unique way he learns his lines

BWW TV: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN on the Great White Way! Inside Opening Night with Armie Ha VideoBWW TV: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN on the Great White Way! Inside Opening Night with Armie Hammer & Company
by TV - Opening Night Special - Jul 24, 2018

Straight White Men officially opened on Broadway last night, July 23, 2018. Young Jean Lee's dark comedy, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, stars Kate Bornstein, Josh Charles, Ty Defoe, Armie Hammer, Stephen Payne and Paul Schneider.


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.