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Nicholas Hytner

 
Bio:
Nicholas Hytner has been Director of the National Theatre since 2003, and heads a team that produces around 20 new shows each year. Since 1989 he has directed 28 productions at the National, including The Madness of George III, Henry V, His Dark Materials, The History Boys, Stuff Happens, Henry ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Nicholas Hytner has been Director of the National Theatre since 2003, and heads a team that produces around 20 new shows each year. Since 1989 he has directed 28 productions at the National, including The Madness of George III, Henry V, His Dark Materials, The History Boys, Stuff Happens, Henry ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Co-Director
 
[West End, 2022]
Director
 
[West End, 2022]
Director
 
[West End, 2021]
Director
 
[West End, 2018]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[West End, 2011]
Director
 
[West End, 2011]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Associate Director
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Director
 
[US Tour, 1996]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Director
 
[West End, 1992]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1991]
Director
 
[West End, 1989]
Director

Photos

Alan Bennett, Nicholas Hytner Photo

Alan Bennett, Nicholas Hytner

From: 
Date:
06/12/2018
Tracy Letts, Carrie Coon, Amy Morton, Nicholas Hytner, Madison Dirks Photo

Tracy Letts, Carrie Coon, Amy Morton, Nicholas Hytner, Madison Dirks

From: 
Date:
02/10/2013
Nicholas Hytner Opening Night of "Sweet Smell of Success" Martin Beck Theater, NYC 3/ Photo

Nicholas Hytner Opening Night of "Sweet Smell of Success" Martin Beck Theater, NYC 3/14/2002

From: 
Date:
05/06/2012

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Co-Director

[West End, 2022]
Director

[West End, 2022]
Director

[West End, 2021]
Director

[West End, 2018]
Director

[Broadway, 2012]
Director

[West End, 2011]
Director

[West End, 2011]
Director

[Broadway, 2011]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Associate Director

[Broadway, 2006]
Director

[Broadway, 2002]
Director

[Broadway, 1998]
Director

[US Tour, 1996]
Director

[Broadway, 1994]
Director

[West End, 1992]
Director

[Broadway, 1991]
Director

[West End, 1989]
Director

Nicholas Hytner Biography

Nicholas Hytner has been Director of the National Theatre since 2003, and heads a team that produces around 20 new shows each year.

Since 1989 he has directed 28 productions at the National, including The Madness of George III, Henry V, His Dark Materials, The History Boys, Stuff Happens, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Much Ado About Nothing, England People Very Nice, Phedre, The Habit of Art, London Assurance, Hamlet and Collaborators.

On Broadway he has directed The History Boys, Sweet Smell of Success and Miss Saigon; and at Lincoln Center Theater Carousel and Twelfth Night.

He has directed opera at the Royal Opera House, the Metropolitan Opera (Don Carlo, 2010) and the Paris Opera.

Films: The Madness of King George, The Crucible, The Object of My Affection, The History Boys.

He has won two Tony awards for directing Carousel and The History Boys, and one as producer of War Horse.

Nicholas Hytner Awards and Nominations

 
Evening Standard Awards - 2013 - Best Director
Nicholas HytnerOthello
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2012 - Best Director Gold Star
Nicholas Hytner TImon of Athens
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2012 - Lebedev Special Award Gold Star
Nicholas Hytner
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Nicholas Hytner, One Man, Two Guvnors
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Direction of a Play
Nicholas Hytner, One Man, Two Guvnors
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Play Gold Star
Nicholas Hytner, War Horse
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Nicholas Hytner, The History Boys
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Nicholas Hytner, The History Boys
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Nicholas Hytner, The History Boys
 
Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best Director Gold Star
Nicholas HytnerHistory Boys
 
Olivier Awards - 2001 - Best Director
Nicholas HytnerOrpheus Descending
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Director - Musical
Nicholas Hytner, Carousel
 
Tony Awards - 1994 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Nicholas Hytner, Carousel
 
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Director of a Musical Gold Star
Nicholas Hytner, Carousel
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1991 - Best Director
Nicholas Hytner , Miss Saigon
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Direction of a Musical
Nicholas Hytner, Miss Saigon
 
Olivier Awards - 1990 - Director of the Year
Nicholas HytnerGhetto
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1989 - Best Director Gold Star
Nicholas HytnerGhetto

Nicholas Hytner News

Photos: First Look at JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Bridge Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Bridge Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2022

John Gabriel Borkman had its first performance at the Bridge Theatre on 24 September 2022, with opening night on 29 September 2022 and the final performance will take place on 26 November 2022. Check out photos here!

Simon Russell Beale and Eben Figueiredo Will Return to the Bridge Theatre in A CHRIST Photo Simon Russell Beale and Eben Figueiredo Will Return to the Bridge Theatre in A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2022

Simon Russell Beale and Eben Figueiredo will return to the Bridge Theatre in Nicholas Hytner's production of A Christmas Carol for four weeks only this December.

Royal Shakespeare Company Appoints Daniel Evans And Tamara Harvey As Co-Artistic Dire Photo Royal Shakespeare Company Appoints Daniel Evans And Tamara Harvey As Co-Artistic Directors
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2022

The RSC has announced that Daniel Evans and Tamara Harvey, will be the Co-Artistic Directors of the Royal Shakespeare Company taking up the post from June 2023. 

Greek National Opera to Open 2022/23 Season with Trypani's ANDREI in September Photo Greek National Opera to Open 2022/23 Season with Trypani's ANDREI in September
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 3, 2022

The Greek National Opera’s 2022-23 season curated by Artistic Director Giorgos Koumendakis will open with a newly commissioned opera, Andrei, by Greek composer Dimitra Trypani. Andrei will premiere in Stavros Niarchos Hall at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens.

Greek National Opera to Present World Premiere of ANDREI by Dimitra Trypani Honoring  Photo Greek National Opera to Present World Premiere of ANDREI by Dimitra Trypani Honoring Andrei Tarkovsky
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2022

The Greek National Opera‚Äôs 2022-23 season curated by Artistic Director Giorgos Koumendakis will open with a newly commissioned opera, Andrei, by Greek composer Dimitra Trypani. Trypani describes the work as a ‚Äúsound performance‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúsonic storytelling,‚ÄĚ unfolding over eight scenes to create a contemporary funeral liturgy for Andrei Tarkovsky.

Hammer Theatre Center to Screen National Theatre Live's STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY Starring  Photo Hammer Theatre Center to Screen National Theatre Live's STRAIGHT LINE CRAZY Starring Ralph Fiennes
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2022

The excitement of the West End comes across the pond to Silicon Valley when the Hammer Theatre Center presents the National Theatre Live screening of Straight Line Crazy. The NT Live screenings of Straight Line Crazy, will be presented at 7:00pm, Thursday, September 15 and 2:00pm, Sunday, September 18 at the Hammer Theatre Center.

Cast Announced For UK and Ireland Tour of MY FAIR LADY Photo Cast Announced For UK and Ireland Tour of MY FAIR LADY
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2022

Casting has been announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Bartlett Sher's critically acclaimed and multi award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's much loved MY FAIR LADY, which comes to Birmingham Hippodrome from Wednesday 8 March ‚Äď Sunday 26 March 2023.

English National Ballet Announces Aaron S. Watkin as New Artistic Director
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2022

English National Ballet has announced that Aaron S. Watkin has been appointed as its new Artistic Director. He will take up the position in August 2023.

Casting Announced Joining Simon Russell Beale in JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Bridge T Photo Casting Announced Joining Simon Russell Beale in JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Bridge Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2022

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčJoining Simon Russell Beale in the title role, Clare Higgins as Gunhild Borkman and Lia Williams as Ella Rentheim, are Sebastian De Souza as Erhart Borkman, Daisy Ou as Frida Foldal, Laila Rouass as Fanny Wilton and Michael Simkins as Wilhelm Foldal who complete the cast for Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman, in a new version by Lucinda Coxon at the Bridge Theatre.

Wake Up With BWW 6/28: JIMMY AWARDS, First Look at LEMPICKA, MOCKINGBIRD Tour, and Mo Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/28: JIMMY AWARDS, First Look at LEMPICKA, MOCKINGBIRD Tour, and More!
by - Jun 28, 2022

Today's top stories include an inside look at the 2022 Jimmy Awards, photos from Lempicka, To Kill a Mockingbird, and more! Plus, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Antonio Banderas have announced the creation of a new joint venture, Amigos Para Siempre.

Nicholas Hytner Videos

VIDEO: Helen Mirren Accepts the Life Achievement Award at the SAG Awards VideoVIDEO: Helen Mirren Accepts the Life Achievement Award at the SAG Awards
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2022

The Screen Actors Guild Awards were held last night, Sunday, Feb. 27 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, and aired on TNT and TBS. Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett presented Helen Mirren with the 57th Life Achievement Award, which was preceded by a montage of some of her most iconic screen performances.

Broadway Rewind: James Corden Returns to Broadway in ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS VideoBroadway Rewind: James Corden Returns to Broadway in ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 31, 2020

Today we rewind to 2012, when One Man, Two Guvnors opened on Broadway. The play opened on April 18 at the Music Box Theatre, where it ran for 159 performances.

VIDEO: Learn More About the History of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL VideoVIDEO: Learn More About the History of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2020

Rodgers and Hammerstein's YouTube channel has uploaded a video on the history of Carousel!

VIDEO: Helen Mirren Talks About Her Tattoo on TODAY SHOW VideoVIDEO: Helen Mirren Talks About Her Tattoo on TODAY SHOW
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2019

Dame Helen Mirren joins TODAY's Savannah Guthrie to talk about her new thriller a?oeThe Good Liar,a?? which she says a?oetakes amazing twists and turns.a?? She also talks about playing a?oeCatherine the Greata?? in a new HBO miniseries a?' and about her tattoo!

VIDEO: Allison Janney Talks About Pranking Nicholas Hytner on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH VideoVIDEO: Allison Janney Talks About Pranking Nicholas Hytner on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN
by Stage Tube - Oct 3, 2019

James Corden asks Allison Janney about a photo he saw of her wearing a beard and mustache and learns it was part of a prank on director Sir Nicholas Hytner while they was making 'Object of My Affection.' And James confirms Sir Nicholas refers to the prank as his greatest day on a film set. Watch the clip below!

VIDEO: On This Day, July 26- Happy Birthday, Helen Mirren! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, July 26- Happy Birthday, Helen Mirren!
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 26, 2018

Today we're celebrating the life and work of decorated star of stage and screen, Helen Mirren!

STAGE TUBE: Stephen Wight and More at Press Night of MCQUEEN
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2015

Award-winning actor Stephen Wight takes on the title role of Lee McQueen and Dianna Agron will play Dahlia in the world premiere of James Phillips's play McQUEEN directed by John Caird, which will run at St. James Theatre from 12 May to 27 June, with press nights on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 May.  The play will also star Tracy-Ann Oberman as Isabella Blow, Laura Rees as Arabella, and David Shaw-Parker as John Hitchcock, along with Sophie Apollonia, Amber Doyle, George Hill, Eloise Hymas, Jordan Kennedy, Rachel Louisa Maybank, James Revell and Carrie Willis.  Check out behind the scenes interviews and more!

VIDEO: New Trailer for J.K. Rowling's THE CASUAL VACANCY on HBO
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

HBO has released a new trailer for the TV miniseries adaptation of THE CASUAL VACANCY, based on 'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling's global bestseller, which will consist of three one-hour parts, airing in the U.S. on April 29 and 30. Watch below!

VIDEO: First Look at JK Rowling's THE CAUAL VACANCY Mini-Series
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 2, 2015

BBC One has released the first teaser trailer for their miniseries, THE CASUAL VACANCY, based on "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling?'s global bestseller, which will consist of three one-hour parts, airing in the UK February 15.

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of West End's GREAT BRITAIN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 30, 2014

Richard Bean's new play Great Britain opened in the West End on September 26,following a sell-out run at the National Theatre. With a cast led by Lucy Punch andRobert Glenister, Nicholas Hytner's production now continues at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in a strictly limited season to 10 January 2015. Designs are by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. Go inside opening night in the video below!


Nicholas Hytner Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Nicholas Hytner been nominated for?
Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Othello , Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for TImon of Athens , Lebedev Special Award (Evening Standard Awards) , Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for One Man, Two Guvnors , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for One Man, Two Guvnors , Best Play (Tony Awards) for War Horse , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The History Boys , Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The History Boys , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The History Boys , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for History Boys , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Orpheus Descending , Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Carousel , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Carousel , Best Director of a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Carousel , Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Miss Saigon , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Miss Saigon Director of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Ghetto and Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Ghetto .

What awards has Nicholas Hytner won?
Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for TImon of Athens, Lebedev Special Award (Evening Standard Awards), Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for One Man, Two Guvnors , Best Play (Tony Awards) for War Horse, Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The History Boys, Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The History Boys, Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The History Boys, Best Director (Olivier Awards) for History Boys, Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Carousel Best Director of a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Carouseland Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Ghetto.