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John Tillinger

 
Birth Place:
IRAN
Bio:
Broadway: Absurd Person Singular with Paxton Whitehead and Deborah Rush; Say Goodnight, Gracie with Frank Gorshin; Judgment at Nuremburg with Maximilian Schell, Martha Keller and George Grizzard; Night Must Fall with Matthew Broderick; The Sunshine Boys with Jack Klugman and Tony Randall; Inherit ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 28, 1939 (83)

Birth Place: IRAN

Bio:
Broadway: Absurd Person Singular with Paxton Whitehead and Deborah Rush; Say Goodnight, Gracie with Frank Gorshin; Judgment at Nuremburg with Maximilian Schell, Martha Keller and George Grizzard; Night Must Fall with Matthew Broderick; The Sunshine Boys with Jack Klugman and Tony Randall; Inherit ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Off-Broadway Premiere, 2018
Hugh
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1985
Freddie
  [Broadway]
1973
Colin Jagger
  [Broadway]
1970
Sandy Tyrell
  [Broadway]
1970
Roderigo
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1968
Freddie (Standby)
  [Broadway]
1967
Performer
  [Broadway]
1966
Performer
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1964
George

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2004] Cancelled
Director
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1993]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1992]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1989]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1989]
Production Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 1988]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1986]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1986]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1984]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1982]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Director

Writing

Conceiver

Photos

Talene Monahon, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Stockard Channing, Hugh Dancy and John Tillinger Photo

Talene Monahon, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Stockard Channing, Hugh Dancy and John Tillinger

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John Tillinger

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John Tillinger

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Hugh Dancy, Stockard Channing, Megalyn Echikunwoke and John Tillinger Photo

Hugh Dancy, Stockard Channing, Megalyn Echikunwoke and John Tillinger

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Megalyn Echikunwoke and John Tillinger

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Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Roundabout Theatre Company Off-Broadway Premiere, 2018
Hugh

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1985
Freddie

  [Broadway]
1973
Colin Jagger

  [Broadway]
1970
Sandy Tyrell

  [Broadway]
1970
Roderigo

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1968
Freddie (Standby)

  [Broadway]
1967
Performer

  [Broadway]
1966
Performer

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1964
George

Productions

[Broadway, 2012]
Director

[Broadway, 2005]
Director

[Broadway, 2004] Cancelled
Director

[Broadway, 2002]
Director

[Broadway, 2001]
Director

[Broadway, 1999]
Director

[Broadway, 1998]
Director

[Broadway, 1997]
Director

[Broadway, 1996]
Director

[Broadway, 1994]
Director

[Broadway, 1993]
Director

[Broadway, 1992]
Director

[Broadway, 1989]
Director

[Broadway, 1989]
Production Supervisor

[Broadway, 1988]
Director

[Broadway, 1986]
Director

[Broadway, 1986]
Director

[Broadway, 1984]
Director

[Broadway, 1982]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Director

Writing
Conceiver

John Tillinger Biography

Broadway: Absurd Person Singular with Paxton Whitehead and Deborah Rush; Say Goodnight, Gracie with Frank Gorshin; Judgment at Nuremburg with Maximilian Schell, Martha Keller and George Grizzard; Night Must Fall with Matthew Broderick; The Sunshine Boys with Jack Klugman and Tony Randall; Inherit the Wind with Charles Durning and George C. Scott (Tony Award nomination, OCC Award); Arthur Miller’s Broken Glass; The Price with Eli Wallach (Tony Award nomination); Sweet Sue with Mary Tyler Moore and Lynn Redgrave; Loot! with Joseph Maher (Tony Award nomination, OCC Award); Corpse! with Milo O’Shea; The Golden Age with Stockard Channing, Irene Worth and Jeff Daniels; Solomon’s Child. Off-Broadway: Tea at Five with Kate Mulgrew; A Picasso; House and Garden; Comic Potential with Janie Dee; The Exact Center; Dealer’s Choice; Sylvia with Sarah Jessica Parker; A Perfect Ganesh with Zoe Caldwell and Francis Sternhagen; The Last Yankee; Lips Together Teeth Apart with Nathan Lane, Christine Baranski and Swoosie Kurtz ; Prin with Dame Eileen Atkins; What the Butler Saw; Urban Blight; It’s Only a Play with Christine Baranski, James Coco and Joanna Gleason; (all at Manhattan Theatre Club); After the Fall with Frank Langella and Dianne Wiest; Breaking Legs with Vincent Gardenia and Philip Bosco; The Lisbon Traviata with Nathan Lane (Lortel Award); Love Letters with many stars including Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst (Lortel Award); The Film Society; Little Murders with Christine Lahti; The Perfect Party (OCC Award); Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Drama Desk Award). Regional: Don’t Dress for Dinner at the Royal George (Chicago); Eleanor with Jean Stapleton (Arena Stage); and many seasons at Long Wharf Theatre: Arsenic and Old Lace with Joanne Woodward; As You Like It; The Road to Mecca with Julie Harris; Betrayal; The Lover; The Ruffian on the Stair; A Flea in Her Ear; Another Country with Peter Gallagher and Peter McNichol; This Story of Yours; A Christmas Garland. Westport Country Playhouse: Children, How the Other Half Loves, The Drawer Boy, Relatively Speaking, Time of My Life.

John Tillinger Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Director of a Play
John Tillinger, Judgment at Nuremberg
 
The Lortels - 1991 - Outstanding Director Gold Star
John TillingerThe Lisbon Traviata
 
The Lortels - 1989 - Outstanding Director Gold Star
John Tillinger, Love Letters
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1986 - Best Director Gold Star
John Tillinger, Loot
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1986 - Best Director Gold Star
John Tillinger, The Perfect Party
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1986 - Best Director Gold Star
John Tillinger, Corpse!
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Direction of a Play
John Tillinger , Loot
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1982 - Outstanding Director of a Play
John Tillinger, Entertaining Mr. Sloane

John Tillinger News

JoBeth Williams and Harris Yulin to Star in WE HAVE TO HURRY Livestream Production Photo JoBeth Williams and Harris Yulin to Star in WE HAVE TO HURRY Livestream Production
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021

Oscar, Emmy  and  Golden Globe nominated actress JoBeth Williams and Award winning Broadway, film and television actor Harris Yulin are set to star in the next monthly digital presentation of the new play  We Have To Hurry, streaming live via Broadway on Demand for two performances only, Saturday, July 10th at 8pm and Sunday, July 11th at 3pm.

WE HAVE TO HURRY Hosts Virtual Stage Door With Performance Photo WE HAVE TO HURRY Hosts Virtual Stage Door With Performance
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2021

We Have to Hurry , by a new work by acclaimed playwright, actor, and director Dorothy Lyman starring Kathleen Chalfant and Elliott Gould will host a Virtual Stage Door.

PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: AFTER THE FALL by Arthur Miller Photo PLAY OF THE DAY! Today's Play: AFTER THE FALL by Arthur Miller
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 10, 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 Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Arthur Miller. Today's play, After the Fall!

Nathan Lane Pays Tribute After Terrence McNally's Death Photo Nathan Lane Pays Tribute After Terrence McNally's Death
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2020

Last week, BroadwayWorld was saddened to report that legendary playwright, Terrence McNally had passed away. He was 81 years old. Nathan Lane knew McNally for 30 years, and has written a touching tribute to his friend for Time.

BWW Interview: Actress Roslyn Cohn Shares High Points In Her Theatrical Career Thus F Photo BWW Interview: Actress Roslyn Cohn Shares High Points In Her Theatrical Career Thus Far
by Don Grigware - Dec 12, 2019

Actress Roslyn Cohn is remarkably versatile. She is nominated for a BWW Award this year for The Sound of Murder at Theatre 40. In our converrsation she tells our readers about her work and who and what she admires in the acting profession. Tell us about your BWW nomination for The Sound of Murder at Theatre 40. What kind of character did you play? RC: I was excited to get a nomination for this show as we didn't get the amount of reviews we should have

A Celebration Of E. Katherine Kerr Announced At Playwrights Horizons Photo A Celebration Of E. Katherine Kerr Announced At Playwrights Horizons
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 4, 2019

Friends, colleagues, and students of the highly regarded and much loved actor, teacher, writer, and director E. Katherine Kerr will gather on Monday, September 30, 2019, at 6:00 P.M. at Playwrights Horizons Peter Jay Sharp Theater to celebrate her life.

Breaking: Faye Dunaway Parts Ways with Broadway-Bound TEA AT FIVE Photo Breaking: Faye Dunaway Parts Ways with Broadway-Bound TEA AT FIVE
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 24, 2019

According to the New York Post, Faye Dunaway, who just wrapped up her run in the Broadway-bound play Tea at Five, has been fired from the production. 

BWW Review: TEA AT FIVE: Light Repast Photo BWW Review: TEA AT FIVE: Light Repast
by Nancy Grossman - Jul 2, 2019

Playwright Matthew Lombardo revisits his 2002 play as a one-act solo vehicle for Faye Dunaway, now receiving a pre-Broadway premiere at the Huntington Avenue Theatre in Boston. Attractive design elements evoke the Old Saybrook, Connecticut world of Katharine Hepburn, but neither the script nor the star can conjure her spirit and engage us in the story.

Review Roundup: Pre-Broadway TEA AT FIVE at the Huntington Avenue Theatre; What Did T Photo Review Roundup: Pre-Broadway TEA AT FIVE at the Huntington Avenue Theatre; What Did The Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Jul 1, 2019

Tea at Five with Faye Dunaway is now open at Huntington Avenue Theatre! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!

Global Roundup 6/28 - Dove Cameron THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Broadway-Bound TEA AT FIV Photo Global Roundup 6/28 - Dove Cameron THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Broadway-Bound TEA AT FIVE, Andrew Keenan-Bolger LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and More!
by BWW Special - Jun 28, 2019

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Dove Cameron THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, Broadway-Bound TEA AT FIVE, Andrew Keenan-Bolger LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and More!

John Tillinger Videos

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of APOLOGIA with Stockard Channing, Hugh Dancy & More VideoBWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of APOLOGIA with Stockard Channing, Hugh Dancy & More!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 20, 2018

Direct from London, Alexi Kaye Campbell's biting play Apologia makes its New York debut with Stockard Channing in a powerhouse performance as a woman facing the repercussions of her past. Apologia is a passionate, human and humorous clash of generations and beliefs-a lively look at yesterday's rebels living in today's reality.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from APOLOGIA, with Stockard Channing, Hugh Dancy & More! VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights from APOLOGIA, with Stockard Channing, Hugh Dancy & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 16, 2018

Direct from London, Alexi Kaye Campbell's biting play makes its New York debut with Stockard Channing in a powerhouse performance as a woman facing the repercussions of her past. Apologia is a passionate, human and humorous clash of generations and beliefs-a lively look at yesterday's rebels living in today's reality.

VIDEO: First Look - Nathan Lane & More Featured in New Terrence McNally Documentary
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 15, 2017

The new documentary TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE follows¬†one of the world's most honored and risk-taking playwrights in an immersive exploration of how to ‚Äúmake the third act of life as interesting as the first two.‚ÄĚ

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from CTG's WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2014

Award-winning British playwright Joe Orton's riotous farce 'What the Butler Saw' opened last weekend on November 23 at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. 'What the Butler Saw' continues through December 21. Click below to watch a fun montage of scenes from the show!

BWW TV: DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER- Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Damian Arnold, presents the Broadway premiere of Marc Camoletti's classic farce Don't Dress For Dinner, starring Ben Daniels as 'Robert,' Patricia Kalember as 'Jacqueline,' Adam James as 'Bernard,' David Aron Damane as 'George' and Jennifer Tilly as 'Suzanne' with Spencer Kayden as 'Suzette.' Don't Dress For Dinner is adapted by Robin Hawdon and directed by John Tillinger. Don't Dress For Dinner will began previews on March 30 and opens officially tomorrow, April 26, 2012 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. This will be a limited engagement through June 17, 2012. BroadwayWorld brings you performance highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: Chatting with the Cast of DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Damian Arnold, will present the Broadway premiere of Marc Camoletti's classic farce Don't Dress For Dinner, starring Ben Daniels as 'Robert,' Patricia Kalember as 'Jacqueline,' Adam James as 'Bernard,' David Aron Damane as 'George' and Jennifer Tilly as 'Suzanne' with Spencer Kayden as 'Suzette.' Don't Dress For Dinner is adapted by Robin Hawdon and directed by John Tillinger. Check out interviews with the cast and creative team below!

BWW TV: DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER Cast Meets the Press!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 15, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Damian Arnold, will present the Broadway premiere of Marc Camoletti's classic farce Don't Dress For Dinner, starring Ben Daniels as 'Robert,' Patricia Kalember as 'Jacqueline,' Adam James as 'Bernard,' David Aron Damane as 'George' and Jennifer Tilly as 'Suzanne' with Spencer Kayden as 'Suzette.' Don't Dress For Dinner is adapted by Robin Hawdon and directed by John Tillinger. The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld was there for the big event. Check out interviews with the cast and creative team below!

STAGE TUBE: Talking DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER With the Creative Team
by Stage Tube - Jan 7, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company's Don't Dress For Dinner will begin previews on March 30 and open officially on April 26, 2012 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). This will be a limited engagement through June 17, 2012. Hear what the team behind the show had to say below!

STAGE TUBE: Get a Preview of Roundabout's 2011-2012 Season!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 14, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company's 2011-2012 season features Terence Rattigan's Man and Boy, starring Frank Langella, directed by Maria Aitken; Stephen Karam's Sons of the Prophet, directed by Peter DuBois; Andrew Hinderaker's Suicide, Incorporated, directed by Jonathan Berry; Athol Fugard's The Road To Mecca starring RoseMary Harris, Carla Gugino & Jim Dale, directed by Gordon Edelstein and John Osborne's Look Back in Anger, directed by Sam Gold; Marc Camoletti's Don't Dress For Dinner adapted by Robin Hawdon, directed by John Tillinger; Mary Chase's Harvey starring Jim Parsons, Jessica Hecht & Charles Kimbrough, directed by Scott Ellis. Roundabout's Tony Award winning production of Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, is currently playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Get a first look at the season below!

STAGE TUBE: Roundabout Reveals New Website Design!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 8, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company has just launched a brand new website design, and you can check out all of the new features by clicking below! Visit the improved site at: http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/


John Tillinger Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has John Tillinger been in?
John Tillinger has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has John Tillinger been in?
John Tillinger has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was John Tillinger's first West End show?
John Tillinger's first West End show was Robert and Elizabeth which opened in 1964

What awards has John Tillinger been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Judgment at Nuremberg , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for The Lisbon Traviata , Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Love Letters , Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Loot , Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Perfect Party , Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Corpse! Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Loot and Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Entertaining Mr. Sloane .

What awards has John Tillinger won?
Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for The Lisbon Traviata, Outstanding Director (The Lortels) for Love Letters, Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Loot Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Perfect Partyand Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Corpse!.

How many shows has John Tillinger written?
John Tillinger has written 1 shows including Urban Blight (Conceiver).