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Julie Taymor

 
Bio:
Taymor is an American director and writer of theater, opera and film. Her stage adaptation of The Lion King debuted in 1997, and received eleven Tony Award nominations, with Taymor receiving Tony Awards for Best Director and Costume Designer. Her film Frida, about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, was ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Taymor is an American director and writer of theater, opera and film. Her stage adaptation of The Lion King debuted in 1997, and received eleven Tony Award nominations, with Taymor receiving Tony Awards for Best Director and Costume Designer. Her film Frida, about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, was ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2021]
Director
Costume Designer
Puppet Designer
Mask Designer
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Director
Mask Designer
 
[New York, 2007]
Director
Scenery/Costumes
 
[New York, 2005]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2002]
Mask Co-Designer
Puppet Co-Designer
Lyricist
Costume Designer
Director
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Puppets/Masks
Director
Puppet Designer
Mask Designer
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Costume Designer
Director
Mask Designer
Puppet Designer
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Puppet Designer
Costume Designer
Mask Designer
Director
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1996]
Designer
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1989]
Costume Designer
Scenic Designer
Puppet and Mask Designer
Director
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1986]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1986]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1986]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1986]
Puppet and Mask Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1986]
Puppets/Masks
 
[Off-Broadway, 1986]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1984]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1982]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1981]
Costume Designer
Scenic Designer
Puppet and Mask Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1981]
Scenic Designer
Puppet Designer
Mask Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1980]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1979]
Scenery/Costumes/Puppets/Masks
 
[Off-Broadway, 1980]
Puppet and Mask Designer
Costume Designer

Writing

Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Conceiver
Bookwriter
Composer
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Bookwriter

Julie Taymor Biography

Taymor is an American director and writer of theater, opera and film. Her stage adaptation of The Lion King debuted in 1997, and received eleven Tony Award nominations, with Taymor receiving Tony Awards for Best Director and Costume Designer. Her film Frida, about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, was nominated for five Academy Awards, including a Best Original Song nomination for Taymor's composition "Burn It Blue". She also directed the jukebox musical Across the Universe.

Julie Taymor Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Julie Taymor, A Midsummer Night's Dream
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Julie Taymor, A Midsummer Night's Dream
 
Olivier Awards - 2000 - Best Costume Designer Gold Star
Julie Taymor, The Lion King
 
Olivier Awards - 2000 - Best Director
Julie Taymor, The Lion King
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Costume Design Gold Star
Julie Taymor, The Lion King
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Director - Musical Gold Star
Julie Taymor, The Lion King
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Puppet Design Gold Star
Julie Taymor, The Lion King
 
Drama League Awards - 1998 - Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Gold Star
Julie Taymor
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Costume Design Gold Star
Julie Taymor, The Lion King
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Director - Musical Gold Star
Julie Taymor, The Lion King
 
The Hewes Awards - 1998 - Costume Design Gold Star
Julie Taymor, The Lion King
 
The Hewes Awards - 1998 - Noteworthy/Unusual Effects Design Gold Star
Julie Taymor, The Lion King
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Costume Design Gold Star
Julie Taymor, The Lion King
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Julie Taymor, The Lion King
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Julie Taymor, The Lion King
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Costume Design Gold Star
Julie Taymor, The Lion King
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Costume Design
Julie TaymorJuan Darient: A Carnival Mass
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Director - Musical Gold Star
Julie Taymor, The Lion King
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Puppet Design Gold Star
Julie Taymor, The Lion King
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Set Design - Musical
Julie TaymorJuan Darient: A Carnival Mass
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Direction of a Musical
Julie Taymor, Juan Darien
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Scenic Design
Julie Taymor, Juan Darien
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Costume Design
Julie Taymor, The Tempest
 
Tony Awards - 1989 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Scott Wentworth, Welcome to the Club
 
Obie Awards - 1988 - Direction Gold Star
Julie TaymorJuan Darien
 
The Hewes Awards - 1988 - Concept Pupperty and Masks Gold Star
Julie Taymor, Juan Darien
 
Obie Awards - 1985 - Special Citations Gold Star
Julie Taymor
 
The Hewes Awards - 1980 - Scenic, Costume and Puppet Design Gold Star
Julie Taymor, The Haggadah

Julie Taymor News

BALD SISTERS & More Lead Chicago's Holiday Top Picks Photo BALD SISTERS & More Lead Chicago's Holiday Top Picks
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

Chicago is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Check out our top Holiday picks for the 2022 holiday season!

Photos: First Look at THE SPIDER QUEEN, Opening Tonight as Part of New York Theater F Photo Photos: First Look at THE SPIDER QUEEN, Opening Tonight as Part of New York Theater Festival's WinterFest
by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2022

The award winning production of The Spider Queen, based on the behind the scenes tale of the greatest flop in Broadway history, opens in New York tonight as part of the New York Theater Festival’s WinterFest.

Disney's THE LION KING Opens Final Engagement With Middle East Debut Photo Disney's THE LION KING Opens Final Engagement With Middle East Debut
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022

The curtain has risen on THE LION KING's Middle East debut, as the landmark musical event takes to the stage at Etihad Arena, Yas Island, with performances running until December 10. 

Met Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE Comes To The Ridgefield Playhouse Next Month Photo Met Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE Comes To The Ridgefield Playhouse Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022

The Met Opera's abridged, English-language version of Mozart's musical fairy tale, The Magic Flute,¬†returns to the big screen for the holiday season ‚Äď with free tickets for children 18 and under!¬†

Wake Up With BWW 11/17: FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording, Jessica Chastain to Return to Broa Photo Wake Up With BWW 11/17: FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording, Jessica Chastain to Return to Broadway, and More!
by - Nov 17, 2022

Top stories include Jessica Chastain returning to Broadway in A Doll's House in 2023! Plus, Ruthie Henshall will open a drama school in London, Funny Girl will release a cast recording, and more!

VIDEO: Julie Taymor Brings THE LION KING to THE VIEW Photo VIDEO: Julie Taymor Brings THE LION KING to THE VIEW
by Michael Major - Nov 16, 2022

Julie Taymor appeared on The View to celebrate 25 years of The Lion King on Broadway. Taymor brought along performers from the Broadway production who demonstrated the puppets used in the show that she desgined, including The Lioness, The Bird Man, and The Cheetah. Watch Taymor discuss the puppets' designs and functions in the video now!

Video: Elton John Reflects on THE LION KING's Lasting Impact Photo Video: Elton John Reflects on THE LION KING's Lasting Impact
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

Watch Sir Elton John reflect on the enduring magic of THE LION KING in celebration of its 25th anniversary.

Red Bull Theater to Present RemarkaBULL Podversation: Bottom's Dream with Jacob Ming- Photo Red Bull Theater to Present RemarkaBULL Podversation: Bottom's Dream with Jacob Ming-Trent
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2022

RED BULL THEATER has announced that its online offerings will continue on Monday November 21st at 7:30 PM EST with a RemarkaBULL Podversation:  Bottom's Dream with Jacob Ming-Trent. 

VIDEO: Heather Headley Sings 'Shadowland' in Honor of THE LION KING's 25th Anniversar Photo VIDEO: Heather Headley Sings 'Shadowland' in Honor of THE LION KING's 25th Anniversary
by Team BWW - Nov 14, 2022

Heather Headley took to Instagram to share a video of her singing 'Shadowland' in honor of the 25th anniversary of The Lion King. Heather Headley originated the role of Nala in The Lion King, which celebrated their anniversary last night at the Minskoff Theatre.

Broadway Buying Guide: November 14, 2022 Photo Broadway Buying Guide: November 14, 2022
by Team BWW - Nov 14, 2022

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, November 7, 2022.

Julie Taymor Videos

VIDEO: Julie Taymor Brings THE LION KING to THE VIEW Videoplay
VIDEO: Julie Taymor Brings THE LION KING to THE VIEW

by Michael Major - Nov 16, 2022

Julie Taymor appeared on The View to celebrate 25 years of The Lion King on Broadway. Taymor brought along performers from the Broadway production who demonstrated the puppets used in the show that she desgined, including The Lioness, The Bird Man, and The Cheetah. Watch Taymor discuss the puppets' designs and functions in the video now!

Video: THE LION KING Celebrates 25 Years on Broadway Videoplay
Video: THE LION KING Celebrates 25 Years on Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2022

The Lion King celebrated its 25th anniversary last night, Sunday, November 13th. Check out video footage from the big night here, featuring a performance from Lebo M, plus the stars taking their bows, and walking the red carpet.

VIDEO: THE LION KING Cast Performs Tiny Desk Concert For 25th Anniversary Videoplay
VIDEO: THE LION KING Cast Performs Tiny Desk Concert For 25th Anniversary

by Michael Major - Nov 11, 2022

The cast of The Lion King on Broadway, including L. Steven Taylor, Tshidi Manye, Brandon A. McCall, Pearl Khwezi, Lindiwe Dlamini, Mduduzi Madela, and S'bu Ngema, performed “Circle of Life,' 'They Live in You,' 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight,' 'Hakuna Matata,' 'Endless Night / Shadowland,' and 'Circle of Life' (Reprise). Watch the video now!

Watch: THE LION KING on Broadway Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Short Film Highligh Videoplay
Watch: THE LION KING on Broadway Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Short Film Highlighting 'The Circle of Life'

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 10, 2022

Disney Theatrical Productions has partnered with ArtClass‚Äô Jamaal Parham and Bashan Aquart, also known as the Brooklyn-based directing duo, ‚ÄėJams x Bash,‚Äô to collaborate on a branded short film, Generations, the first of its kind for a Broadway production in celebration of The Lion King‚Äôs historic 25th Anniversary on Broadway. Watch the film here!

VIDEO: Elton John Sings 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' From THE LION KING on GOOD MO Videoplay
VIDEO: Elton John Sings 'Can You Feel The Love Tonight' From THE LION KING on GOOD MORNING AMERICA

by Michael Major - Nov 10, 2022

Sir Elton John honored The Lion King's 25th Anniversary on Broadway this morning by singing 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' on Good Morning America. Before the performance, John shared how he first became involved in the musical and how it went on to change his life. Watch a complete video performance now!

VIDEO: THE LION KING Performs 'The Circle of Life' on THE LATE SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: THE LION KING Performs 'The Circle of Life' on THE LATE SHOW

by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2022

Last night, The Late Show welcomed the cast of The Lion King for the first-ever late night television performance of their showstopping hit, 'The Circle of Life.' Check out the video here!

Video: Julie Taymor Talks THE LION KING 25th Anniversary and More! Videoplay
Video: Julie Taymor Talks THE LION KING 25th Anniversary and More!

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 24, 2022

The Lion King will celebrate its 25th Anniversary on Sunday, November 13th. Julie Taymor sat down with Richard Ridge to discuss the show's impact and more. Check out the full interview in the video here!

VIDEO: Kathryn Hunter Talks Playing The Witches in THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Videoplay
VIDEO: Kathryn Hunter Talks Playing The Witches in THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

by Michael Major - Jan 14, 2022

In the new film adaption of The Tragedy of Macbeth, Kathryn Hunter plays all three witches. BroadwayWorld caught up with Hunter to discuss playing all three witches, working with Joel Coen and Denzel Washington, and what it was like bringing the popular play to the big screen.

VIDEO: Broadway in Detroit Performs From THE LION KING on America's Thanksgiving Para Videoplay
VIDEO: Broadway in Detroit Performs From THE LION KING on America's Thanksgiving Parade

by Stephi Wild - Nov 26, 2021

Members of Broadway in Detroit, featuring the Detroit Youth Choir, performed a song from The Lion King during America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit.

VIDEO: West End THE LION KING Returns to Rehearsal With 'Circle of Life' Videoplay
VIDEO: West End THE LION KING Returns to Rehearsal With 'Circle of Life'

by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2021

Learn more about the production, watch the video, and find out how to purchase tickets when the show returns to the West End this week!


Julie Taymor Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Julie Taymor written?
Julie Taymor has written 6 shows including The Transposed Heads (Bookwriter), The Transposed Heads (Bookwriter), Juan Darien (Bookwriter), Juan Darién (Bookwriter), The Lion King (Composer), Spider-Man (Bookwriter).

What awards has Julie Taymor been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Midsummer Night's Dream , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Midsummer Night's Dream , Best Costume Designer (Olivier Awards) for The Lion King , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for The Lion King , Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King , Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King , Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King , Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards) , Best Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Lion King , Best Director - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Lion King , Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for The Lion King , Noteworthy/Unusual Effects Design (The Hewes Awards) for The Lion King , Best Costume Design (Tony Awards) for The Lion King , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Lion King , Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for The Lion King , Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King , Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Juan Darient: A Carnival Mass , Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King , Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King , Outstanding Set Design - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Juan Darient: A Carnival Mass , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Juan Darien , Best Scenic Design (Tony Awards) for Juan Darien , Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Tempest , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Welcome to the Club , Direction (Obie Awards) for Juan Darien , Concept Pupperty and Masks (The Hewes Awards) for Juan Darien Special Citations (Obie Awards) and Scenic, Costume and Puppet Design (The Hewes Awards) for The Haggadah .

What awards has Julie Taymor won?
Best Costume Designer (Olivier Awards) for The Lion King, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King, Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King, Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre (Drama League Awards), Best Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Lion King , Best Director - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Lion King , Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for The Lion King, Noteworthy/Unusual Effects Design (The Hewes Awards) for The Lion King, Best Costume Design (Tony Awards) for The Lion King, Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Lion King, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King , Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King, Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King, Direction (Obie Awards) for Juan Darien, Concept Pupperty and Masks (The Hewes Awards) for Juan Darien Special Citations (Obie Awards)and Scenic, Costume and Puppet Design (The Hewes Awards) for The Haggadah.