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Ethan McSweeny

 
Bio:
Ethan McSweeny's work as a theatre director includes the Broadway premiere of John Grisham's A Time to Kill and the 2000 revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Awards); the New York premieres of John Logan's Never the Sinner (Drama Desk & Outer ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Ethan McSweeny's work as a theatre director includes the Broadway premiere of John Grisham's A Time to Kill and the 2000 revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Awards); the New York premieres of John Logan's Never the Sinner (Drama Desk & Outer ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2004]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director

Photos

David Hyde Pierce, Victoria Traube, Jack O√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘBrien and Ethan McSweeny Photo

David Hyde Pierce, Victoria Traube, Jack O√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘBrien and Ethan McSweeny

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Date:
03/26/2019
Nancy Anderson, Ethan McSweeny Photo

Nancy Anderson, Ethan McSweeny

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10/14/2016

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director

[Broadway, 2013]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director

[Regional (US), 2004]
Director

[Broadway, 2003]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Director

[Broadway, 2000]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director

Ethan McSweeny Biography

Ethan McSweeny's work as a theatre director includes the Broadway premiere of John Grisham's A Time to Kill and the 2000 revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Awards); the New York premieres of John Logan's Never the Sinner (Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Awards), Kate Fodor's Rx at Primary Stages, her 100 Saints You Should Know at Playwrights Horizons, and Jason Grote's time-bending 1001 for Page 73 (both named "Top Ten" in TimeOut and Entertainment Weekly magazines), as well as Willy Holtzman's Sabina at Primary Stages, and a landmark revival of Aeschylus' The Persians in a new translation by Ellen McLaughlin for Tony Randall's National Actors Theatre.

His work has been recognized with multiple Helen Hayes, Jefferson, Barrymore, San Diego Critics Circle, Ovation, OCIE, Star-Tribune, and "Best Of" nominations and citations. From 2004-2011, McSweeny was the co-artistic director of the Chautauqua Theatre Company, a summer theatre on the grounds of the renowned Chautauqua Institution that under his leadership built a national reputation for the cultivation of the finest emerging theatre artists in the country and the development of exciting and relevant new work for the stage. Originally from Washington, DC, McSweeny received the first degree in Theatre and Dramatic Arts ever conferred by Columbia University. He is an Affiliated Artist at The Shakespeare Theatre, a member of the Wingspace Design Collective, Resident Director at Chautauqua Theatre Company, and serves as Treasurer on the Executive Board of SDC, the national labor union representing stage directors and choreographers.

Ethan McSweeny Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Director, Resident Play
Ethan McSweenyA Midsummer Night's Dream
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Director, Resident Play
Ethan McSweenyMajor Barbara
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Director, Resident Play
Ethan McSweenyNever the Sinner
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Director - Play
Ethan McSweeny, Never the Sinner

Ethan McSweeny News

American Shakespeare Center Artistic Director, Ethan McSweeny, Resigns Photo American Shakespeare Center Artistic Director, Ethan McSweeny, Resigns
by Stephi Wild - Feb 22, 2021

American Shakespeare Center's artistic director since 2018, Ethan McSweeny, has resigned, effective February 11.

Amy Wratchford Departs the American Shakespeare Center
by Stephi Wild - Oct 9, 2020

Amy Wratchford, Managing Director of the American Shakespeare Center (ASC), announced her departure effective December 31, 2020. Wratchford has served as the Managing Director of the American Shakespeare Center since May 2010.

American Shakespeare Center Goes Global With OTHELLO On Marquee TV This Week Photo American Shakespeare Center Goes Global With OTHELLO On Marquee TV This Week
by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2020

On Friday, August 28, ASC will continue to share its SafeStart Season globally when the BlkFrs LIVE broadcast of the captivating masterpiece Othello debuts on Marquee TV at 7:15 PM (EDT).

American Shakespeare Center Announces Live Stream Performances Via Marquee TV Photo American Shakespeare Center Announces Live Stream Performances Via Marquee TV
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 14, 2020

American Shakespeare Center today announced that their Summer 2020 SafeStart Season will be available for online viewing in partnership with Marquee TV. Dubbed 'BlkFrs LIVE,' live performances of Shakespeare's hilarious romp Twelfth Night and his tragic masterpiece Othello will be available for synchronous streaming.

American Shakespeare Center Announces Summer 2020 'SafeStart' Programming Photo American Shakespeare Center Announces Summer 2020 'SafeStart' Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 12, 2020

American Shakespeare Center today announced its Summer 2020 'SafeStart' programming - an integrated approach to live and digital theatre that will offer two productions performed under a carefully developed series of mitigation protocols designed to keep actors, staff, and audiences safe.

American Shakespeare Center Announces Virtual #SHXCamp Photo American Shakespeare Center Announces Virtual #SHXCamp
by Stephi Wild - Jun 5, 2020

American Shakespeare Center announced today that in response to COVID-19 it will move its celebrated ASC Theatre Camp into the virtual world. Called #SHXCamp, this new approach to summer learning is a socially-distant, three-week immersive intensive for teens conducted entirely online.

American Shakespeare Center Adjusts to the Health Crisis By Bringing Content Online a Photo American Shakespeare Center Adjusts to the Health Crisis By Bringing Content Online and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 24, 2020

The Washington post has reported that due to the fact that in person performances have been cancelled, the American Shakespeare center is adjusting to the new normal by bringing their content online and more.

American Shakespeare Center Extends Actors' Renaissance Season on BlkFrsTV and More Photo American Shakespeare Center Extends Actors' Renaissance Season on BlkFrsTV and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2020

American Shakespeare Center has announced that their celebrated Actors' Renaissance Season is extended through May 10 via the company's streaming service, BlkFrsTV.

American Shakespeare Center's STREAMING ACTORS' RENAISSANCE SEASON Will Come to a Clo Photo American Shakespeare Center's STREAMING ACTORS' RENAISSANCE SEASON Will Come to a Close
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2020

American Shakespeare Center's celebrated Actors' Renaissance Season, now streaming on the company's digital theatre platform BlkFrsTV, must end April 19 in accordance with broadcast agreements with the performers union, Actors' Equity Association.

American Shakespeare Center Adds National Tour Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREA Photo American Shakespeare Center Adds National Tour Production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Streaming Platform
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2020

American Shakespeare Center announced today the addition of Midsummer 90 to their newly established streaming platform, BlkFrsTV. The National Tour company's family-friendly, intermission-less adaptation of Shakespeare's most beloved comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream can now be streamed direct to a home or virtual classroom.

Ethan McSweeny Videos

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of A TIME TO KILL on Opening Night- Sebastian Arcelus, Patrick Page & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 21, 2013

The show opened last night, October 20, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there throughout the night to celebrate with the cast. Check out what the whole gang had to say below!

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet at A TIME TO KILL with Joan Rivers, Bobby Cannavale & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 21, 2013

The show opened last night, October 20, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red caret to chat with the guest, including Joan Rivers, Bobby Cannavale, Patrick Stewart and more. Check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Opening Tonight! Video Preview of A TIME TO KILL ON BROADWAY!
by Robert Diamond - Oct 20, 2013

It's the first ever John Grisham novel to be adapted for the stage and we're excited to present a first look at the explosive courtroom drama on Broadway, before the show opens on Sunday night, October 20.

BWW TV: Get an Explosive First Look at A TIME TO KILL ON BROADWAY!
by Robert Diamond - Oct 18, 2013

It's the first ever John Grisham novel to be adapted for the stage and we're excited to present a first look at the explosive courtroom drama on Broadway, before the show opens on Sunday night, October 20.

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet A TIME TO KILL's 'Gwen Hailey'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 7, 2013

Below, we bring you an exclusive first look at 'Gwen Hailey', played by Tonya Pinkins.

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet A TIME TO KILL's 'Lucien Willbanks'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 6, 2013

Below, we bring you an exclusive first look at 'Lucien Willbanks', played by Tom Skerritt.

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet A TIME TO KILL's 'Rufus Buckley'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 8, 2013

Below, we bring you an exclusive first look at 'Rufus Buckley', played by Patrick Page.

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet A TIME TO KILL's 'Ellen Roark'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 4, 2013

Below, we bring you an exclusive first look at 'Ellen Roark', played by Ashley Williams.

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet A TIME TO KILL's 'Carl Lee Hailey'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 5, 2013

Below, we bring you an exclusive first look at 'Carl Lee Hailey', played by John Douglas Thompson.

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet A TIME TO KILL's 'Judge Noose'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 3, 2013

Below, we bring you an exclusive first look at 'Judge Noose', played by Fred Dalton Thompson.


Ethan McSweeny Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Ethan McSweeny been nominated for?
Outstanding Director, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for A Midsummer Night's Dream , Outstanding Director, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Major Barbara Outstanding Director, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Never the Sinner and Best Director - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Never the Sinner .