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Michael Longhurst

 
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Michael became Artistic Director of the Donmar in 2019. He launched his tenure with a revival of David Greig’s visionary early play Europe and staged the UK premiere of Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick. Prior to becoming Artistic Director Michael’s previous work for the Donmar included the UK premiere ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Michael became Artistic Director of the Donmar in 2019. He launched his tenure with a revival of David Greig’s visionary early play Europe and staged the UK premiere of Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick. Prior to becoming Artistic Director Michael’s previous work for the Donmar included the UK premiere ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2021]
Director
 
[West End, 2021] [Replacement]
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[West End, 2019]
Director
 
[West End, 2019]
Director
 
[West End, 2018]
Director
 
[West End, 2017]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Director
 
[West End, 2012]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director

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Michael Longhurst, Sharon D Clark and Susie McKenna  Photo

Michael Longhurst, Sharon D Clark and Susie McKenna

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05/09/2022
Michael Longhurst, Sharon D Clarke Photo

Michael Longhurst, Sharon D Clarke

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10/28/2021
Nigel Lilley, Ann Yee, Michael Longhurst, Joseph Joubert Photo

Nigel Lilley, Ann Yee, Michael Longhurst, Joseph Joubert

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Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2021]
Director

[West End, 2021] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

[West End, 2019]
Director

[West End, 2019]
Director

[West End, 2018]
Director

[West End, 2017]
Director

[Broadway, 2014]
Director

[West End, 2012]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Director

Michael Longhurst Biography

Michael became Artistic Director of the Donmar in 2019. He launched his tenure with a revival of David Greig’s visionary early play Europe and staged the UK premiere of Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick. Prior to becoming Artistic Director Michael’s previous work for the Donmar included the UK premiere of Amy Herzog’s Belleville, starring James Norton and Imogen Poots, in December 2017. His acclaimed production of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus at the National Theatre returned for its second run in the Olivier in early 2018. He also directed the celebrated Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Caroline, or Change by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori which transferred to Hampstead Theatre and then to the West End, and is nominated for three Olivier Awards. His production transfers to New York’s Studio 54 with the Roundabout Theatre Company 2020, with Sharon D. Clarke reprising her Olivier Award-winning performance.



Michael’s Royal Court production of Nick Payne’s Constellations starring Sally Hawkins and Rafe Spall transferred to the West End, winning the 2012 Evening Standard Award for Best Play and receiving four Olivier Award nominations. The production also ran on Broadway starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson, who was Tony-nominated. He also directed Gyllenhaal in his American stage debut at the Roundabout Theatre, New York in Nick Payne’s If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet.



Other theatre includes The Son (Kiln), Gloria (Hampstead Theatre), Bad Jews (West End, Theatre Royal Bath & UK tour), They Drink It In The Congo and Carmen Disruption (Almeida Theatre), ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore and The Winter’s Tale (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe), Linda, The Art of Dying, Remembrance Day (Royal Court), A Number (Nuffield & Young Vic), Cannibals (Royal Exchange, Manchester), The History Boys (Sheffield Crucible), Dealer’s Choice (Royal & Derngate), The World Of Extreme Happiness (NT Shed), Stovepipe (site-specific promenade with the National Theatre, HighTide & Bush Theatre, Sunday Times’ Top Ten Theatre Events of the Decade), Midnight Your Time (HighTide), On The Beach (Bush Theatre), On The Record and Gaudeamus (Arcola), dirty butterfly (Young Vic, winner of the Jerwood Directors Award), Guardians (Pleasance & Theatre503, Fringe First Award).



Michael trained in directing at Mountview after reading Philosophy at Nottingham University.





Michael Longhurst News

Cast Announced For The World Premiere Of SILENCE at Tara Theatre and The Donmar Wareh Photo Cast Announced For The World Premiere Of SILENCE at Tara Theatre and The Donmar Warehouse
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2022

Tara Theatre and The Donmar Warehouse have announced casting for the world premiere of Silence, a new play adapted from the testimonies and stories of people who lived through partition from Kavita Puri's acclaimed book Partition Voices: Untold British Stories written by Sonali Bhattacharyya, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Ishy Din and Alexandra Wood.

Donmar Warehouse Announces Four New Members On The Board Of Trustees Photo Donmar Warehouse Announces Four New Members On The Board Of Trustees
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2022

Donmar Warehouse Chair Adam Kenwright has announced four new members joining the Board of Trustees. Professor Hannah Thompson, Jonathan Kanagasooriam, Neil Blair and Sarah Carson join Adam Kenwright, Antonia Romeo, Gerard Lemos CMG, Jonathan Smith, June Sarpong OBE, Lucian Msamati, Susan Boster, Tessa Ross CBE, Tiina Lee and William Eccleshare on the Donmar's Board.

Review: BAD JEWS, Arts Theatre Photo Review: BAD JEWS, Arts Theatre
by Alexander Cohen - Jul 27, 2022

Strong performances carry this cringe-inducing family feud.

Hightide Announces Clare Slater As New Artistic Director Photo Hightide Announces Clare Slater As New Artistic Director
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2022

The trustees of HighTide announced that they have appointed Clare Slater, currently Head of New Work at the Donmar Warehouse as the next Artistic Director of HighTide. She will lead the company alongside Executive Director Rowan Rutter as joint Chief Executives. Clare takes over from Suba Das, former Artistic Director and Chief Executive of HighTide.

Casting Announced For the UK Premiere of Dawn King's THE TRIALS at The Donmar Warehou Photo Casting Announced For the UK Premiere of Dawn King's THE TRIALS at The Donmar Warehouse
by Stephi Wild - Jun 29, 2022

Elise Alexandre, Francis Dourado, Jowana El-Daouk, Will Gao, Pelumi Ibiloye, Honor Kneafsey, Joe Locke, Rue Millwood, Charlie Reid, Meréana Tomlinson, Taya Tower and Jairaj Varsani will perform as the jury, and are joined by Nigel Lindsay and Sharon Small as defendants. 

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022

Find out this year's nominees and winners for Drama League Awards. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

Photos: Inside the Launch of WE. BLACK. WOMEN. at the Donmar Warehouse Photo Photos: Inside the Launch of WE. BLACK. WOMEN. at the Donmar Warehouse
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022

All new photos have been released from the launch of the WE. BLACK. WOMEN. exhibition at the Donmar Warehouse!

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 premiĂšre of Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House, Part 2. Joining Noma Dumezweni as Nora are Patricia Allison (Emmy), BrĂ­an 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.

CONSTELLATIONS Will Be Available To Watch Online For Four Weeks Only Photo CONSTELLATIONS Will Be Available To Watch Online For Four Weeks Only
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022

After winning two Olivier Awards - for Best Revival, and Best Actress in a Play for Sheila Atim, the Donmar Warehouse today announces that the on demand streaming of the critically acclaimed revival of Nick Payne's Constellations will be available for an additional four weeks until 25 May.

2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List! Photo 2022 Drama League Awards Nominations Announced- Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 25, 2022

The Drama League today announced the 2022 Drama League Awards Nominees and we've got all the nominations for for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Direction of a Play, Outstanding Direction of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award.

Michael Longhurst Videos

VIDEO: Watch Sharon D Clarke & Company in CAROLINE, OR CHANGE on Broadway VideoVIDEO: Watch Sharon D Clarke & Company in CAROLINE, OR CHANGE on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 27, 2021

Tonight, October 27, Roundabout Theatre Company’s new Broadway production of the Tony Award nominated and Olivier Award-winning musical Caroline, or Change officially opens on Broadway at Studio 54. Check out  footage of Clarke and company in action!

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Perform 'Salty Teardrops' on LATE NIGHT VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Perform 'Salty Teardrops' on LATE NIGHT
by Michael Major - Oct 27, 2021

Nya, Nasia Thomas, and Harper Miles performed on The Late Show with Seth Meyers as the 'Radio' from Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Caroline, or Change with a performance of 'Salty Teardrops'. Watch the full performance now!

VIDEO: Go Inside CAROLINE, OR CHANGE's First Night on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside CAROLINE, OR CHANGE's First Night on Broadway!
by Team BWW - Oct 9, 2021

The new Broadway production of the Tony Award nominated and Olivier Award-winning musical Caroline, or Change, began previews, last night at Studio 54. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer was in attendance to address the crowd and pay a visit backstage with the cast and creatives.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Sep 28, 2021

Nya, Nasia Thomas, and Harper Miles perform 'Salty Teardrops' as the Radio in Caroline, or Change. The production's lead, Sharon D. Clarke, introduced this morning's performance.

VIDEO: First Look at Peter Capaldi, Sheila Atim, Zoë Wanamaker, and More in the Trai VideoVIDEO: First Look at Peter Capaldi, Sheila Atim, Zoë Wanamaker, and More in the Trailer For CONSTELLATIONS
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2021

Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst will revive his acclaimed Royal Court, West End and Broadway production of Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS which will run at the West End's Vaudeville Theatre from 18 June - 12 September 2021.

BWW TV: Exclusive First Look at CAROLINE, OR CHANGE in the West End! VideoBWW TV: Exclusive First Look at CAROLINE, OR CHANGE in the West End!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 8, 2018

Caroline, or Change is headed to the West End's Playhouse Theatre, led by Olivier Award-winning actress Sharon D. Clarke in a critically acclaimed virtuoso performance. The full cast includes Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Keisha Amponsa Banson, Alastair Brookshaw, Me'sha Bryan, Angela Caesar, Dujonna Gift-Simms, Sue Kelvin, Teddy Kempner, Ako Mitchell, Abiona Omonua, Vincent Pirillo, Tanisha Spring and Lauren Wardwith Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong, Zalika Henry, Laura Medforth, Timothy Quinlan and Teddy Wills. Check out new footage of the cast in action below!

VIDEO: Watch Abiona Omonua Perform 'I Hate The Bus' From West End's CAROLINE, OR CHAN VideoVIDEO: Watch Abiona Omonua Perform 'I Hate The Bus' From West End's CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 24, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the West End's Caroline, Or Change, the celebrated musical written by Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America, with a soaring score from Tony Award-winning Jeanine Tesori, which will run at the West End's Playhouse Theatre from 20 November 2018 to 9 February 2019.

VIDEO: CONSTELLATIONS' Ruth Wilson on Performing 65 Scenes in 68 Minutes
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 20, 2015

Ruth Wilson stopped by last night's TONIGHT SHOW to talk to Jimmy about making her Broadway debut in Constellations, a play in which she performs 65 scenes in 68 minuites.

VIDEO: Ruth Wilson Chats Broadway's CONSTELLATIONS on 'Live'
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 30, 2015

'The Affair' star spoke about making her Broadway debut in the play Constellations opposite Jake Gyllenhaal.

VIDEO: CONSTELLATIONS Ruth Wilson Talks Finding Her Inner Clown on 'Late Night'
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 20, 2015

Ruth Wilson, currently making her Broadway debut in CONSTELLATIONS, stopped by last night's 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' to talk about finding her inner clown back in theater school.