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Gene Saks

 
Gene Saks Headshot
Date of Birth: November 08, 1921 (100)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1962
Leo Herman
  [Broadway]
1961
Morestan
  [Broadway]
1960
Norman Yarrow
  [Broadway]
1959
Rabbi
  [Broadway]
1958
Professor
  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1955
Professor
  [Broadway]
1950
Second Discusser
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1949
Professor [Replacement]

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1997]
Director
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 1996]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1992]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1991]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1988]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1987]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1986]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1986]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1985]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1985]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1983]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1982]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1981]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1979]
Director
 
[West End, 1977]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1977]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1976]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1975]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1971]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1970]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1968]
Director
 
[US Tour, 1968]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1966]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1965]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1965]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1963]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1963]
Director

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1962
Leo Herman

  [Broadway]
1961
Morestan

  [Broadway]
1960
Norman Yarrow

  [Broadway]
1959
Rabbi

  [Broadway]
1958
Professor

  [Broadway]
Unknown, 1955
Professor

  [Broadway]
1950
Second Discusser

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1949
Professor [Replacement]

Productions

[Broadway, 1997]
Director

[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 1996]
Director

[Broadway, 1992]
Director

[Broadway, 1991]
Director

[Broadway, 1988]
Director

[Broadway, 1987]
Director

[Broadway, 1986]
Director

[Broadway, 1986]
Director

[Broadway, 1985]
Director

[Broadway, 1985]
Director

[Broadway, 1983]
Director

[Broadway, 1982]
Director

[Broadway, 1981]
Director

[Broadway, 1979]
Director

[West End, 1977]
Director

[Broadway, 1977]
Director

[Broadway, 1976]
Director

[Broadway, 1975]
Director

[Broadway, 1971]
Director

[Broadway, 1970]
Director

[Broadway, 1968]
Director

[US Tour, 1968]
Director

[Broadway, 1966]
Director

[Broadway, 1965]
Director

[Broadway, 1965]
Director

[Broadway, 1963]
Director

[Broadway, 1963]
Director


Gene Saks Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production
Gene SaksLost In Yonkers
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1991 - Best Director Gold Star
Gene Saks, Lost in Yonkers
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Direction of a Play
Gene Saks , Lost in Yonkers
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1985 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Gene Saks, Biloxi Blues
 
Tony Awards - 1985 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Gene Saks , Biloxi Blues
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Gene Saks, Brighton Beach Memoirs
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Director - Musical
Gene Saks, I Love My Wife
 
Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Gene Saks , I Love My Wife
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1975 - Outstanding Director - Play
Gene Saks, Same Time, Next Year
 
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Direction of a Play
Gene Saks, Same Time, Next Year
 
Tony Awards - 1966 - Best Direction of a Musical
Gene Saks, Mame
 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Direction of a Musical
Gene Saks, Half a Sixpence

Gene Saks News

Interview: Jason Alexander Never FORGETs His Tradition, His Friends Or His Fellow Art Photo Interview: Jason Alexander Never FORGETs His Tradition, His Friends Or His Fellow Artists
by Gil Kaan - Jul 18, 2022

Next up at the Fountain Theatre, the L.A. premiere of Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson’s If I Forget beginning July 23, 2022 (with previews starting July 20th). Jason Alexander (also a Tony Award-winner) directs the cast of Síle Bermingham, Caribay Franke, Matt Gottlieb, Samantha Klein, Leo Marks, Valerie Perri, Jerry Weil and Jacob Zelonky. I had the opportune occasion to throw out a few queries to Jason, the well-known TV actor and respected L.A. Theatre community denizen.

THE ILENE GRAFF HOLIDAY SHOW is Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in December Photo THE ILENE GRAFF HOLIDAY SHOW is Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2021

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Ilene Graff in THE ILENE GRAFF HOLIDAY SHOW on Friday, December 17th at 9:45 PM. Ilene and her very special guests will perform a host of holiday favorites inspired by the iconic Holiday specials of the ’60’s and ’70’s that were always a highlight of the season.

BYE BYE BIRDIE Film Starring Jason Alexander and Vanessa Williams is Now Available to Photo BYE BYE BIRDIE Film Starring Jason Alexander and Vanessa Williams is Now Available to Stream
by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2021

Bye Bye Birdie is a 1995 musical comedy television film directed by Gene Saks with a screenplay by Michael Stewart based on his book of the 1960 stage musical of the same name. It features music and lyrics by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams respectively.

UN D√ćA COMO HOY: MAME se estrenaba en Broadway Photo UN D√ćA COMO HOY: MAME se estrenaba en Broadway
by Nuria Pedret - May 24, 2021

La obra se estrenó con Angela Lansbury y Bea Arthur en el Winter Garden Theatre en 1966

Broadway and West End Stars Share Their Theatre Memories in Celebration of World Thea Photo Broadway and West End Stars Share Their Theatre Memories in Celebration of World Theatre Day
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Mar 27, 2021

March 27 marks World Theatre Day! Although we can't be together to celebrate, we can still reminisce on the fun of theatre in our lives.

Gallery Players Presents Jana Robbins And Haley Swindal in WE JUST MOVE ON! Photo Gallery Players Presents Jana Robbins And Haley Swindal in WE JUST MOVE ON!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 15, 2021

Gallery Players and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus has announced their next virtual program on Saturday, March 6 beginning at 7:15PM. Performed and recorded in NYC just for their Columbus audience, WE JUST MOVE ON! Songs of Kander and Ebb is going to be a virtual event you won't want to miss!

Stratford Festival Mourns the Loss of Christopher Plummer Photo Stratford Festival Mourns the Loss of Christopher Plummer
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 5, 2021

The Stratford Festival was shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Christopher Plummer's death. The theatrical pioneer was a member of the Stratford acting company for 11 seasons between 1956 and 2012.

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: LOST IN YONKERS by Neil Simon Photo PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: LOST IN YONKERS by Neil Simon
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 8, 2020

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Neil Simon. Today's play, Lost in Yonkers!

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS by Neil Simon Photo PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS by Neil Simon
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2020

During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Neil Simon. Today's play, Brighton Beach Memoirs!

Neil Simon's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK Will Open at the Queens Theatre Photo Neil Simon's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK Will Open at the Queens Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2019

When Barefoot in the Park opens at the Queens Theatre on Saturday, November 15th, two fantastic actors will fill the iconic roles of newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter who are attempting to start their new life together. (See exclusive rehearsal photos at right. From top: Spencer Lackey, Carey Cox, and the couple with Mhari Sandoval.

Gene Saks Videos

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with the Cast and Creative Team of the WALKING WITH DINOSAURS Arena Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS is featured in USA Today, now on stands nationwide. Go behind the scenes with creative director Sonny Tilders, director Scott Faris, performer Daniel Fanning, and the dinosaurs themselves to learn more about the new national tour of the Arena Spectacular, launching this weekend at Brooklyn's Barclays Center (through July 20), next week at New Jersey's Prudential Center (July 23-27), and traveling to more than 20 cities across North America. Click below to watch the interview!

STAGE TRIBUTE: Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur Sing 'Bosom Buddies'
by Robert Diamond - Sep 14, 2009

On Monday, September 14, 2009, Five-time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury hosted a memorial for friends and family of Tony and Emmy Award-winning entertainment icon Beatrice Arthur at Broadway's Majestic Theatre (247 W. 44th St.). One of the highlights of the touching, humorous, tender and emotional afternoon was the video played of Angela and Bea singing 'Bosum Buddies' from MAME when the two reunited to sing it at the Tony Awards.

BWW TV Special Video: Walking With Dinosaurs Sneak Peek!
by Broadway Beat - May 22, 2008

Dinosaurs return to the earth in a live theatrical arena show, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - The Live Experience, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS - The Live Experience is now on tour in North America for two years and will perform 12 performances MADISON SQUARE GARDEN in New York City.


Gene Saks Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Gene Saks been in?
Gene Saks has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has Gene Saks been in?
Gene Saks has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Gene Saks been nominated for?
Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Lost In Yonkers , Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Lost in Yonkers , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Lost in Yonkers , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Biloxi Blues , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Biloxi Blues , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Brighton Beach Memoirs , Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for I Love My Wife , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for I Love My Wife , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Same Time, Next Year , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Same Time, Next Year Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Mame and Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Half a Sixpence .

What awards has Gene Saks won?
Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Lost in Yonkers , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Biloxi Blues Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Brighton Beach Memoirsand Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for I Love My Wife.