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James Macdonald

 
Bio:
For MTC: Top Girls. In New York: Escaped Alone (BAM); Cloud Nine (Atlantic); Love and Information (Minetta Lane/NYTW); Cock (Duke on 42nd/STP); King Lear, The Book of Grace, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? (The Public Theater); John Gabriel Borkman (BAM/Abbey Theatre); Dying City (Lincoln Center); A ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
For MTC: Top Girls. In New York: Escaped Alone (BAM); Cloud Nine (Atlantic); Love and Information (Minetta Lane/NYTW); Cock (Duke on 42nd/STP); King Lear, The Book of Grace, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? (The Public Theater); John Gabriel Borkman (BAM/Abbey Theatre); Dying City (Lincoln Center); A ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2019]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2018] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Director
 
[West End, 2017]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director
 
[West End, 2017]
Director
 
[West End, 2015]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Director
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Director

Photos

James Macdonald, Zainab Hasan and Cecilia Noble Photo

James Macdonald, Zainab Hasan and Cecilia Noble

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Date:
12/20/2019
James Macdonald, Paul Dano, Marylouise Burke, Ethan Hawke and Gary Williams Photo

James Macdonald, Paul Dano, Marylouise Burke, Ethan Hawke and Gary Williams

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01/24/2019
Paul Dano, James Macdonald and Ethan Hawke Photo

Paul Dano, James Macdonald and Ethan Hawke

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Date:
01/24/2019

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2019]
Director

[Broadway, 2018] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

[Broadway, 2017]
Director

[West End, 2017]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director

[West End, 2017]
Director

[West End, 2015]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Director

[Broadway, 2008]
Director

Director

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Director

James Macdonald Biography

For MTC: Top Girls. In New York: Escaped Alone (BAM); Cloud Nine (Atlantic); Love and Information (Minetta Lane/NYTW); Cock (Duke on 42nd/STP); King Lear, The Book of Grace, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? (The Public Theater); John Gabriel Borkman (BAM/Abbey Theatre); Dying City (Lincoln Center); A Number (NYTW); 4.48 Psychosis (St. Ann's Warehouse). Recently in London: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Father, Glengarry Glen Ross (West End); The Children, The Wolf From the Door, Circle Mirror Transformation, Love and Information, Cock (Royal Court); Bakkhai, A Delicate Balance, Judgment Day (Almeida); Wild, #aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei, And No More Shall We Part (Hampstead); Roots (Donmar); Dido Queen of Carthage, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Exiles (National Theatre). Film: A Number (HBO/BBC).

James Macdonald Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 2014 - Direction Gold Star
James MacDonald, Love and Information
 
The Lortels - 2013 - Outstanding Director
James Macdonald, Cock
 
Olivier Awards - 1977 - Musical of the Year
James MacDonald, Something's Afoot

James Macdonald News

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at the Donmar Warehouse Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsal For A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at the Donmar Warehouse
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022

All new rehearsal photos have been released for A Doll’s House, Part 2 which opens next month at the Donmar Warehouse. James Macdonald directs Noma Dumezweni (Nora), Patricia Allison (Emmy), Brían F. O'Byrne (Torvald), and June Watson (Anne Marie).

WHAT IF IF ONLY US Premiere & AIR World Premiere to be Presented by Burning Coal Thea Photo WHAT IF IF ONLY US Premiere & AIR World Premiere to be Presented by Burning Coal Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2022

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present its production of What If If Only (US premiere) and Air (world premiere) by Caryl Churchill, directed by Ana Radulescu, June 9 - 26, 2022.  This production, directed by Burning Coal’s Associate Artistic Director, will be performed at Burning Coal’s home, the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604. 

Full Cast Announced For the UK Premiere of Lucas Hnath's A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at Do Photo Full Cast Announced For the UK Premiere of Lucas Hnath's A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at Donmar Warehouse
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2022

Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch today announce the full cast for the UK première of Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House, Part 2. Joining Noma Dumezweni as Nora are Patricia Allison (Emmy), Brían F. O'Byrne (Torvald), and June Watson (Anne Marie). James Macdonald's production, in a reconfigured Donmar in the round, opens on 16 June, with previews from 10 June, and runs until 6 August.

THE BAND'S VISIT and More Announced For Donmar Warehouse's 2022 Lineup Photo THE BAND'S VISIT and More Announced For Donmar Warehouse's 2022 Lineup
by Stephi Wild - Mar 21, 2022

Ahead of the UK première in April of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Marys Seacole, directed by Nadia Latif, Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch today announce further programming for the Donmar Warehouse's 2022 season.

BWW Review: WHAT IF IF ONLY, Royal Court Photo BWW Review: WHAT IF IF ONLY, Royal Court
by Katie Kirkpatrick - Oct 1, 2021

What If If Only, the prolific Caryl Churchill's latest short play, explores incredibly complex issues of grief and time in its very short 20-minute run time. Premiering at the Royal Court, James Macdonald's production finds the humour and humanity in the text, which is brought to life with imagination.

The Top 20 New London Shows Opening In 2021 Photo The Top 20 New London Shows Opening In 2021
by Marianka Swain - Sep 3, 2021

As theatre comes roaring back, this autumn and winter see plenty of exciting new productions, including big West End musicals and intriguing plays. Here are the shows that we’re most looking forward to seeing.

Casting Announcement For WHAT IF IF ONLY at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstair Photo Casting Announcement For WHAT IF IF ONLY at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2021

Linda Bassett and John Heffernan have been cast in Caryl Churchill's new play What If If Only, which will be directed by James Macdonald. With set design by Miriam Buether, lighting design by Prema Mehta, sound design by Christopher Shutt and assistant direction from Grace Duggan.

PROUD REVENGEFUL AMBITIOUS With Vella Lovell, the Reunion of C*CK & More Available to Photo PROUD REVENGEFUL AMBITIOUS With Vella Lovell, the Reunion of C*CK & More Available to Stream in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2020

Play-PerView has announced programming and casting for upcoming events through December 19th and concludes its 2020 season of online productions. On Saturday December 12th at 7:00pm EST, Play-PerView will live stream Cock by Mike Bartlett (King Charles III).

Hampstead Theatre's Associate Company, The Mono Box, Launches 'The Monologue Library' Photo Hampstead Theatre's Associate Company, The Mono Box, Launches 'The Monologue Library'
by Stephi Wild - May 1, 2020

Hampstead Theatre's Associate Company, The Mono Box, has announced the launch of The Monologue Library, audio recordings of renowned artists performing their favourite theatrical speeches.

VIDEO: Watch Hampstead Theatre's Full Production of #AIWW: THE ARREST OF AI WEIWEI Photo VIDEO: Watch Hampstead Theatre's Full Production of #AIWW: THE ARREST OF AI WEIWEI
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2020

#AIWW: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei (2013) is now available to watch on demand from Monday 27 April, 10am - Sunday 3 May, 10pm (BST). 

James Macdonald Videos

VIDEO: Watch Hampstead Theatre's Full Production of #AIWW: THE ARREST OF AI WEIWEI VideoVIDEO: Watch Hampstead Theatre's Full Production of #AIWW: THE ARREST OF AI WEIWEI
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2020

#AIWW: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei (2013) is now available to watch on demand from Monday 27 April, 10am - Sunday 3 May, 10pm (BST). 

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Ethan Hawke & Paul Dano in TRUE WEST on Broadway VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Ethan Hawke & Paul Dano in TRUE WEST on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 29, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald (The Children), opened last week at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street), for a limited engagement through March 17, 2019.

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of TRUE WEST with Ethan Hawke, Paul Dano & More! VideoBWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of TRUE WEST with Ethan Hawke, Paul Dano & More!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Jan 26, 2019

The American Airlines Theatre was the place to be last night as Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald (The Children), celebrated its opening night!

BWW TV: Ethan Hawke & Paul Dano Gear Up for Broadway Return in TRUE WEST! VideoBWW TV: Ethan Hawke & Paul Dano Gear Up for Broadway Return in TRUE WEST!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 5, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present a new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald (The Children).

VIDEO: Watch All New Promo for TRUE WEST, with Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano! VideoVIDEO: Watch All New Promo for TRUE WEST, with Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano!
by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present a new Broadway production of Sam Shepard's Tony & Pulitzer Prize-nominated drama True West, directed by James Macdonald (The Children).

BWW TV: Hangin' with the Company of THE CHILDREN on Opening Night! VideoBWW TV: Hangin' with the Company of THE CHILDREN on Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Dec 13, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, the new play by Olivier Award winner Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica), directed by James MacDonald (Top Girls at MTC), opened just last night, December 12, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from THE CHILDREN on Broadway! VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights from THE CHILDREN on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 12, 2017

The Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, opens tonight, Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

BWW TV: What's THE CHILDREN All About? The Broadway-Bound Company Explains! VideoBWW TV: What's THE CHILDREN All About? The Broadway-Bound Company Explains!
by TV - Press Previews - Nov 7, 2017

Direct from an acclaimed run in London, the powerful Royal Court Theatreproduction of Lucy Kirkwood's astonishing new play, The Children, will make its American debut at MTC with the heralded original cast.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Traiter in the Midst on Next MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 2, 2014

On the next episode of ABC's 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., titled 'Turn, Turn, Turn', Coulson and his team find themselves without anyone they can trust, only to discover that they are trapped with a traitor in their midst.

VIDEO: Trailer - TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D, In Theaters Today
by Movies News Desk - Jan 4, 2013

Lionsgate's TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D continues the legendary story of the homicidal Sawyer family, picking up where Tobe Hooper's 1974 horror classic left off in Newt, Texas, where for decades people went missing without a trace. TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D hits theaters today, January 4th. Watch the latest trailer for the movie below!


James Macdonald Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has James Macdonald been nominated for?
Direction (Obie Awards) for Love and Information Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Cock and Musical of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Something's Afoot .

What awards has James Macdonald won?
Direction (Obie Awards) for Love and Information.