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Michael Blakemore

 
Date of Birth: June 18, 1928 (94)

Birth Place: Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2017]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2007]
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[Broadway, 2007]
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[Broadway, 2004]
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[West End, 2001]
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[Broadway, 2000]
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[Broadway, 1999]
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[Broadway, 1997]
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[Off-Broadway, 1995]
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[West End, 1993]
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[Broadway, 1990]
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[Broadway, 1989]
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[Off-Broadway, 1987]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1985]
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[Broadway, 1983]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1978]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1968]
Director

Writing

Additional Material

Photos

Michael Blakemore (director) Photo

Michael Blakemore (director)

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Charlotte Parry, Charles Edwards, Angela Lansbury, Simon Jones, Michael Blakemore, Sandra Shipley Jemima Rooper

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Charles Edwards, Michael Blakemore

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Michael Blakemore

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Stage

Productions

[West End, 2017]
Director

[Broadway, 2009]
Director

[Broadway, 2007]
Director

[Broadway, 2007]
Director

[Broadway, 2004]
Director

[West End, 2001]
Director

[Broadway, 2000]
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[Broadway, 1999]
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[Broadway, 1997]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1995]
Director

[West End, 1993]
Director

[Broadway, 1990]
Director

[Broadway, 1989]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1987]
Director

[Broadway, 1985]
Director

[Broadway, 1983]
Director

[Broadway, 1978]
Director

[Broadway, 1968]
Director

Writing
Additional Material

Michael Blakemore Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Michael Blakemore, Blithe Spirit
 
Olivier Awards - 2002 - Best Director
Michael Blakemore, Kiss Me, Kate
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Director - Play Gold Star
Michael Blakemore, Copenhagen
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Michael Blakemore, Kiss Me Kate
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Michael Blakemore, Copenhagen
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Michael Blakemore , Kiss Me, Kate
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Michael Blakemore, Copenhagen
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Director - Musical Gold Star
Michael Blakemore, Kiss Me, Kate
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Director - Musical
Michael Blakemore, The Life
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1997 - Best Director - Musical
Michael Blakemore, The Life
 
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Direction of a Musical
Michael Blakemore, The Life
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Director Gold Star
Michael Blakemore, City of Angels
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Director Gold Star
Michael Blakemore, City of Angels
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Director Gold Star
Michael Blakemore, Lettice and Lovage
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Director Gold Star
Michael Blakemore, City of Angels
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Director
Michael Blakemore Lettice & Lovage
 
Tony Awards - 1990 - Best Direction of a Play
Michael Blakemore, Lettice and Lovage
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Director - Musical
Michael Blakemore, City of Angels
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Michael Blakemore, Noises Off
 
Olivier Awards - 1984 - Director of the Year
Michael BlakemoreBenefactors
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1984 - Best Director Gold Star
Michael Blakemore, Noises Off
 
Tony Awards - 1984 - Best Direction of a Play
Michael Blakemore, Noises Off
 
Olivier Awards - 1977 - Director of the Year
Michael BlakemorePrivates On Parade
 
Tony Awards - 1968 - Best Direction of a Play
Michael Blakemore, Joe Egg

Michael Blakemore News

Pitlochry Festival Theatre Will Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Michael Frayn's NOI Photo Pitlochry Festival Theatre Will Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Michael Frayn's NOISES OFF in May
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2022

Get ready for a riotous night out this summer as Pitlochry Festival Theatre celebrates the 40th anniversary of Michael Frayn's irresistible farce within a farce from 27 May-1 October.

10 curiosidades sobre los Premios Tony Photo 10 curiosidades sobre los Premios Tony
by Elena Díaz-Guerra - Apr 6, 2022

¬ŅQuieres saber todo sobre los premios m√°s conocidos de Broadway? Entra en este art√≠culo.

BWW Interview: So Now You Know With Katy Grenfell Photo BWW Interview: So Now You Know With Katy Grenfell
by Nicholas Adler - Mar 31, 2022

'A good anecdote should always be shared, because it's interesting!' said Sardi's Roundable Hostess and Producer Randie Levine-Miller. I read some really wonderful behind-the-sceens anecdotes on Broadway Actress Katy Grenfell's private Facebook page about a week ago where she lifted the curtain on her experiences in the 1997 Broadway show THE LIFE.

TROUBLE IN MIND Begins Previews on Broadway Tonight; Meet the Cast! Photo TROUBLE IN MIND Begins Previews on Broadway Tonight; Meet the Cast!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 29, 2021

Trouble In Mind officially begins previews tonight, October 29, at Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Learn more about the cast here!

BWW Interview: Lillias White of WE'RE BACK at The Green Room 42, August 12th Through  Photo BWW Interview: Lillias White of WE'RE BACK at The Green Room 42, August 12th Through 14th
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 11, 2021

Lillias White has an artistic home-away-from-home at The Green Room 42, and with a new album to celebrate, the club that calls her their Main Muse is the perfect place to party.

BWW Feature: We Saw Them First/The Actresses - Five Plays Whose Female Players Later  Photo BWW Feature: We Saw Them First/The Actresses - Five Plays Whose Female Players Later Became Stars
by Matt Wolf - Feb 8, 2021

Last week, we looked at the early stage work of a quintet of actors who have gone on to celebrated work, and a wider public, onscreen. But the same trajectory is every bit as true of Britain's dazzling array of actresses, five of whom are here remembered from their early stage work before one celluloid assignment or another cemented their fame.

Arthur P. Siccardi, Broadway Production Supervisor, Dies at 89 Photo Arthur P. Siccardi, Broadway Production Supervisor, Dies at 89
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 28, 2020

Beloved Broadway production supervisor Arthur P. Siccardi has passed away at 89. Arthur P., II was one of the best-loved figures in the American theater, with a distinguished career as a production supervisor that spanned five decades working with the biggest stars, directors and producers on some of the best-known shows in Broadway history.

BWW Flashback: Review the Stage Careers of the Cast of THE CROWN! Photo BWW Flashback: Review the Stage Careers of the Cast of THE CROWN!
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 28, 2020

The Crown has held as one of Netflix's top series since the release of Season 4 on November 15 perhaps partly due to the stellar performances from its cast. Did you know that many of the company members have extensive background onstage in London and around the world.

Richard Skipper Celebrates Anastasia Barzee Tonight Photo Richard Skipper Celebrates Anastasia Barzee Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2020

Tonight's episode of Richard Skipper Celebrates... will feature Anastasia Barzee! Hosted by Richard Skipper, the virtual event will stream live through Richard Skipper Celebrates on Facebook and YouTube. Tune in on August 31, 5 PM ET/2PM PT.

Richard Skipper Celebrates Anastasia Barzee Monday, August 31 Photo Richard Skipper Celebrates Anastasia Barzee Monday, August 31
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2020

This Monday, Richard Skipper Celebrates Anastasia Barzee! Streaming LIVE through Richard Skipper Celebrates on Facebook and Youtube. 

Michael Blakemore Videos

BWW Flashback: Celebrate Angela Lansbury's Birthday With a Look Back at BLITHE SPIRIT VideoBWW Flashback: Celebrate Angela Lansbury's Birthday With a Look Back at BLITHE SPIRIT's Opening!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 16, 2019

It's time to celebrate because today is the birthday of legendary stage and screen actress Angela Lansbury! In honor of the occasion, we're looking back at the opening night of her Tony-winning performance in Blithe Spirit on Broadway! Check out the video to see Lansbury alongside her co-stars Christine Ebersole, Rupert Everett, and more on this special night!

BWW TV: T'Shan Williams and Sharon D. Clarke Duet on 'My Friend' from THE LIFE at Southwark Playhouse
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2017

The hit Broadway musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director, Michael Blakemore, at Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season now through 29 April 2017, with press night on 29 March. Watch  T'Shan Williams and Sharon D. Clarke perform 'My Friend' in the recording studio below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/11/15- CITY OF ANGELS
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2015

Today in 1989, City of Angels opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), where it ran for 879 performances. City of Angels is a musical comedy with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel, and book by Larry Gelbart. The musical weaves together two plots, the 'real' world of a writer trying to turn his book into a screenplay, and the 'reel' world of the fictional film. The musical is an homage to the film noir genre of motion pictures that rose to prominence in the 1940s. It was directed by Michael Blakemore with sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Florence Klotz.

STAGE TUBE: Donmar's CITY OF ANGELS Performs 'What You Don't Know About Women' at the Olivier Awards
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2015

Sunday night, April 12, Donmar Warehouse's CITY OF ANGELS won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. Rebecca Trehearn and Rosalie Craig performed What You Don't Know About Women on the live broadcast.

VIDEO: Watch Dame Angela Lansbury Accept Olivier Award for BLITHE SPIRIT!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 13, 2015

Dame Angela Lansbury won her first Olivier at the age of 89 at last night's Olivier Awards for best actress in a supporting role, as Madame Arcati in the West End's BLITHE SPIRIT at last night's Olivier Awards.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/11- CITY OF ANGELS
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2014

Today in 1989, City of Angels opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), where it ran for 879 performances. City of Angels is a musical comedy with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel, and book by Larry Gelbart. The musical weaves together two plots, the 'real' world of a writer trying to turn his book into a screenplay, and the 'reel' world of the fictional film. The musical is an homage to the film noir genre of motion pictures that rose to prominence in the 1940s. It was directed by Michael Blakemore with sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Florence Klotz.

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 TUBE: On This Day 12/11- CITY OF ANGELS
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2013

Today in 1989, City of Angels opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), where it ran for 879 performances. City of Angels is a musical comedy with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel, and book by Larry Gelbart. The musical weaves together two plots, the 'real' world of a writer trying to turn his book into a screenplay, and the 'reel' world of the fictional film. The musical is an homage to the film noir genre of motion pictures that rose to prominence in the 1940s. It was directed by Michael Blakemore with sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Florence Klotz.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/11- CITY OF ANGELS
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2012

Today in 1989, City of Angels opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), where it ran for 879 performances. City of Angels is a musical comedy with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by David Zippel, and book by Larry Gelbart. The musical weaves together two plots, the 'real' world of a writer trying to turn his book into a screenplay, and the 'reel' world of the fictional film. The musical is an homage to the film noir genre of motion pictures that rose to prominence in the 1940s. It was directed by Michael Blakemore with sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Florence Klotz.

STAGE TUBE: Watch REBECCA's Ryan Silverman's New 'Come On Down To My House' Music Video
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2012

Ryan Silverman, just announced for the role of Maxim de Winter in Broadway's upcoming production REBECCA, released a new music video today for 'Come on Down to My House.' Watch the video below!


Michael Blakemore Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Michael Blakemore written?
Michael Blakemore has written 1 shows including The Life (Additional Material).

What awards has Michael Blakemore been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Blithe Spirit , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Kiss Me, Kate , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Copenhagen , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kiss Me Kate , Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Copenhagen , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Kiss Me, Kate , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Copenhagen , Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Kiss Me, Kate , Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Life , Best Director - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Life , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Life , Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for City of Angels , Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for City of Angels , Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Lettice and Lovage , Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for City of Angels , Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Lettice & Lovage , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Lettice and Lovage , Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for City of Angels , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Noises Off , Director of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Benefactors , Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Noises Off , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Noises Off Director of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Privates On Parade and Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Joe Egg .

What awards has Michael Blakemore won?
Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Copenhagen, Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Kiss Me, Kate, Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Copenhagen, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Kiss Me, Kate, Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for City of Angels , Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for City of Angels , Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Lettice and Lovage, Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for City of Angels Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Noises Offand Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Noises Off.