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Peter Hall

 
Peter Hall Headshot
Date of Birth: November 22, 1930 (91)

Birth Place: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1999]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Director
 
[West End, 1993]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1992]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1989]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1989]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1986]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1980]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1980]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1979]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1976]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1972]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1971]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1957]
Director

Writing

Bookwriter

Photos

Rebecca Frecknall, winner of the Sir Peter Hall Award for Best Director on the Green  Photo

Rebecca Frecknall, winner of the Sir Peter Hall Award for Best Director on the Green Carpet. Photo Credits: Gareth Cattermole for Getty.

From: 
Date:
04/11/2022

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 1999]
Director

[Broadway, 1996]
Director

[West End, 1993]
Director

[Broadway, 1992]
Director

[Broadway, 1989]
Director

[Broadway, 1989]
Director

[Broadway, 1986]
Director

[Broadway, 1980]
Director

[Broadway, 1980]
Director

[Broadway, 1979]
Director

[Broadway, 1976]
Director

[Broadway, 1972]
Director

[Broadway, 1971]
Director

[Broadway, 1957]
Director

Writing
Bookwriter

Peter Hall Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Peter Hal, Amadeus
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Direction of a Play
Peter Hall , An Ideal Husband
 
Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Direction of a Play
Peter Hall, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun
 
Tony Awards - 1990 - Best Direction of a Play
Peter Hall, The Merchant of Venice
 
Tony Awards - 1990 - Best Revival
Peter Hall, The Merchant of Venice
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1981 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Peter Hall, Amadeus
 
Tony Awards - 1981 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Peter Hall, Amadeus
 
Olivier Awards - 1980 - Director of the Year
Peter HallAmadeus
 
Tony Awards - 1980 - Best Direction of a Play
Peter Hall, Betrayal
 
Tony Awards - 1979 - Best Direction of a Play
Peter Hall, Bedroom Farce
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1972 - Outstanding Director Gold Star
Peter Hall, Old Times
 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Peter Hall, Old Times
 
Tony Awards - 1967 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Peter Hall, The Homecoming
 
Tony Awards - 1958 - Best Direction
Peter Hall , The Rope Dancers

Peter Hall News

Kiln Theatre Announces Full Cast For The World Première Of Zodwa Nyoni's THE DARKEST Photo Kiln Theatre Announces Full Cast For The World Première Of Zodwa Nyoni's THE DARKEST PART OF THE NIGHT
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022

With Marina Carr's Girl on an Altar about to begin previews, Kiln Theatre announces the full cast for the world première of Zodwa Nyoni's The Darkest Part of the Night. Nancy Medina directs Brianna Douglas, Andrew French, James Clyde, Hannah Morrish, Lee Phillips and Nadia Williams.

Tickets on Sale for Christiane Noll & Nathan R. Matthews Led Riverside Opera Ensemble Photo Tickets on Sale for Christiane Noll & Nathan R. Matthews Led Riverside Opera Ensemble Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Tickets are still available for the concert presented by The Riverside Opera Ensemble at Merkin Hall featuring Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) and Nathan R. Matthews who is producing as well as performing in the show. 

Audible Theater Announces World Premiere of Jade Anouka's HEART Photo Audible Theater Announces World Premiere of Jade Anouka's HEART
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

Audible Inc. has announced the world premiere of HEART, written by and starring British performer and poet Jade Anouka, directed by Ola Ince.

A VICIOUS CIRCLE Will Have an Industry Reading Next Week Photo A VICIOUS CIRCLE Will Have an Industry Reading Next Week
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022

A new play about the decades-long, tempestuous friendship between Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley will receive an industry reading on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Denzel Westley-Sanderson Will Direct THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Photo Denzel Westley-Sanderson Will Direct THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2022

It was announced yesterday at a special Royal Theatrical Support Trust (RTST) ceremony that the winner of the RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award 2021, Denzel Westley-Sanderson, will direct a new production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest ‚Äď in a co-production between English Touring Theatre (ETT), Leeds Playhouse and Rose Theatre.

BLOODY DIFFICULT WOMEN Announces Edinburgh Festival Run Photo BLOODY DIFFICULT WOMEN Announces Edinburgh Festival Run
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

Wind of Change, in association with Cahoots Theatre Company, today announce the run of Tim Walker's Bloody Difficult Women at the Assembly Rooms for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022. Bloody Difficult Women will be running at the Ballroom at the Assembly Rooms from 3 to 28 August 2022, following an extended run at Riverside Studios this Spring.

Kate Miller to Return to HIGHTOWN on STARZ Photo Kate Miller to Return to HIGHTOWN on STARZ
by Michael Major - Apr 18, 2022

Actress Kate Miller will be reprising her role as D.A. Amanda Shaw in S3 of HIGHTOWN in a more heavily recurring storyline. Kate, also known for her stage work, appeared on Broadway with Carol Burnett in the comedy-farce Moon Over Buffalo & Sir Peter Hall's revival of Amadeus with Michael Sheen.

A Noise Within Releases Full Lineup for 2022-2023 Season Photo A Noise Within Releases Full Lineup for 2022-2023 Season
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 13, 2022

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classic theatre company, is thrilled to announce its 2022-2023 Season with the theme DARING TO LOVE. A Noise Within’s current season subscribers, donors, and patrons were invited to hear the news first in an exclusive online announcement last night. Season pass holders and new subscribers now have the opportunity to access priority seating. Single tickets will go on sale to the public on July 6, 2022.

The Royal Theatrical Support Trust and Nottingham Playhouse Invite Entries For The RT Photo The Royal Theatrical Support Trust and Nottingham Playhouse Invite Entries For The RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award 2022
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022

The Royal Theatrical Support Trust (RTST) and Nottingham Playhouse have announced that the 2022 RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award Scheme is now open for entries.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Celebrates Shakespeare's 458th Birthday On April 23 Photo Chicago Shakespeare Theater Celebrates Shakespeare's 458th Birthday On April 23
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022

As literary events converge with National Poetry Month in April and World Book Day and William Shakespeare's Birthday on April 23, Chicago Shakespeare Theater is celebrating with productions and programs onstage, online, and in classrooms across the country.

Peter Hall Videos

VIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe and Miriam Margolyes Talk HARRY POTTER on THE GRAHAM NORTON S VideoVIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe and Miriam Margolyes Talk HARRY POTTER on THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2020

On an episode of The Graham Norton Show earlier this month, Daniel Radcliffe and Miriam Margolyes chatted about their fond memories of filming Harry Potter.

VIDEO: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY At The Guthrie VideoVIDEO: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY At The Guthrie
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2018

The Guthrie Theater presents West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org.

VIDEO: Preview WEST SIDE STORY At The Guthrie With Marc Koeck VideoVIDEO: Preview WEST SIDE STORY At The Guthrie With Marc Koeck
by Alan Henry - Jun 29, 2018

The Guthrie Theater presents West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org.

VIDEO: Olivier Awards Updates In Memoriam to Include Sir Peter Hall VideoVIDEO: Olivier Awards Updates In Memoriam to Include Sir Peter Hall
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2018

The Society of London has recognized a mistake made in their In Memoriam tribute at the 2018 Olivier awards. Watch the updated segment below.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Andrea Burns in BORN YESTERDAY in Florida VideoVIDEO: Watch Highlights of Andrea Burns in BORN YESTERDAY in Florida
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 2, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Andrea Burns led production of Born Yesterday, on stage October 29 November 12 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Florida.

BWW TV: New Trailer for WAITING FOR GODOT's West End Homecoming Has Arrived! VideoBWW TV: New Trailer for WAITING FOR GODOT's West End Homecoming Has Arrived!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 14, 2017

ABA International Touring UK and The Arts Theatre present the definitive homecoming of Samuel Beckett's existential masterpiece Waiting For Godot, presented by AC Productions, as it returns to the home of the original production after more than 60 years when it shocked, and delighted audiences alike (now through 23 September 2017). Check out a brand-new trailer for the show below!

VIDEO: Filmmaker Rick McKay Captures a Legendary West End Backstage Meeting in Memory VideoVIDEO: Filmmaker Rick McKay Captures a Legendary West End Backstage Meeting in Memory of Peter Hall
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2017

In this rare footage, Dame JUDI DENCH introduces screen legend (King Kong) FAY WRAY (1907-2004) to Sir PETER HALL (1930-2017) backstage in her dressing room in London when Dame Judi was performing in the play FILUMENA in the West End in November, 1998. The legendary director, Sir Peter Hall passed away on September 11th, 2017.

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at UK Tour of NIGHT MUST FALL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 6, 2016

The Original Theatre Company and Salisbury Playhouse in association with Eastbourne Theatres will present the national tour of Emlyn Williams's psychological thriller, NIGHT MUST FALL, directed by Luke Sheppard and starring Gwen Taylor as Mrs Bramson, Daragh O'Malley as Inspector Belsize, Niamh McGrady as Olivia and Will Featherstone as Dan.  The tour will begin at Devonshire Park Theatre in Eastbourne on 19 August, with a National press night on Wednesday 7 September at Salisbury Playhouse.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the teaser video below!

VIDEO: First Look - Dan Stevens Stars in New Thriller THE GUEST
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 26, 2014

Picturehouse has debuted a teaser trailer for director Adam Wingard's THE GUEST, starring Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Leland Orser, Lance Reddick, Chase Williamson and Brendan Meyer.

STAGE TUBE: Christopher Plummer, Des McAnuff Talk CTG's A WORD OR TWO on Opening Night
by Stage Tube - Jan 27, 2014

Academy Award, Tony Award and Emmy Award winner Christopher Plummer takes the stage for 16 performances only in a Center Theatre Group special event, "A Word or Two," which opened at the CTG/Ahmanson Theatre on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Written and arranged by Plummer and directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, "A Word or Two" is presented in association with the Stratford Festival of Canada and continues through February 9, 2014. Click below to watch interviews with Plummer and McAnuff on opening night!


Peter Hall Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Peter Hall written?
Peter Hall has written 1 shows including Animal Farm (Bookwriter).

What awards has Peter Hall been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Amadeus , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for An Ideal Husband , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Four Baboons Adoring the Sun , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Merchant of Venice , Best Revival (Tony Awards) for The Merchant of Venice , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Amadeus , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Amadeus , Director of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Amadeus , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Betrayal , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Bedroom Farce , Outstanding Director (Drama Desk Awards) for Old Times , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Old Times Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Homecoming and Best Direction (Tony Awards) for The Rope Dancers .

What awards has Peter Hall won?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Amadeus, Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Amadeus, Outstanding Director (Drama Desk Awards) for Old Times Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Old Timesand Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Homecoming.