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Robert O'Hara

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[Williamstown, MA (Regional), 2020]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Writer and Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1996]
Director

Writing

Playwright
Writer
Writer
Playwright

Photos

Ariel Shafir, Carla Gugino, Audra McDonald, and Robert O'Hara in rehearsal Photo

Ariel Shafir, Carla Gugino, Audra McDonald, and Robert O'Hara in rehearsal

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Date:
12/03/2020
Robert O'Hara, Carla Gudino and Bobby Cannavale Photo

Robert O'Hara, Carla Gudino and Bobby Cannavale

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Date:
02/10/2020
Robert O'Hara, Andre De Shields Photo

Robert O'Hara, Andre De Shields

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Date:
10/07/2019
Robert O'Hara, Andre De Shields Photo

Robert O'Hara, Andre De Shields

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Date:
10/07/2019

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

[Williamstown, MA (Regional), 2020]
Director

[Broadway, 2019]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Writer and Director

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1996]
Director

Writing
Playwright
Writer
Writer
Playwright

Robert O'Hara Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Direction of a Play
Robert O'Hara, Slave Play
 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Robert O'Hara, Bootycandy
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Director, Resident Play
Robert O'HaraThe Mountaintop
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2010 - The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical Gold Star
Robert O'HaraAntebellum

Robert O'Hara News

Blackfriars & Bronze Collective Team Up On BARBECUE Photo Blackfriars & Bronze Collective Team Up On BARBECUE
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2022

This October, join Blackfriars Theatre (795 East Main Street, Rochester) for a raucous and slightly twisted new comedy that demolishes the typical view of the American family. 

Black Theatre Troupe Presents BARBECUE Next Month Photo Black Theatre Troupe Presents BARBECUE Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2022

A knock-out cast of the Valley's top actors come to Black Theatre Troupe for the comedy BARBECUE. Written by Robert O'Hara, BARBECUE tells the story of the O'Mallery family with one twist: the first act is portrayed by White characters, yet for the second act, the characters are changed to Black. 

Photos: See Tonya Pinkins, Francois Battiste & More in Rehearsals for A RAISIN IN THE Photo Photos: See Tonya Pinkins, Francois Battiste & More in Rehearsals for A RAISIN IN THE SUN at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022

A Raisin in the Sun, featuring Tonya Pinkins as Lena Younger, Francois Battiste as Walter Lee Younger, and more will begin performances in the Newman Theater with a Joseph Papp Free Performance on Tuesday, September 27 and will run through Sunday, November 6. See rehearsal photos here!

Francois Battiste, Tonya Pinkins & More to Star in A RAISIN IN THE SUN at The Public  Photo Francois Battiste, Tonya Pinkins & More to Star in A RAISIN IN THE SUN at The Public Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2022

The Public Theater has announced casting for the upcoming revival of A RAISIN IN THE SUN written by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Tony Award nominee Robert O’Hara. The cast of A RAISIN IN THE SUN will include Francois Battiste (Walter Lee Younger), Tonya Pinkins (Lena Younger), and more.

Review Roundup: RICHARD III Opens at Free Shakespeare in the Park - What Did the Crit Photo Review Roundup: RICHARD III Opens at Free Shakespeare in the Park - What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Jul 11, 2022

The Public Theater celebrated opening night of Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The shows marks Robert O'Hara's Free Shakespeare in the Park debut and welcomes Danai Gurira back to The Delacorte after 11 years in the title role. Read all of the reviews for Richard III here.

Chicago actor Jos N. Banks joins the cast of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's hit play C Photo Chicago actor Jos N. Banks joins the cast of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's hit play CHOIR BOY
by Grace Cutler - Jul 2, 2022

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will welcome Chicago actor Jos N. Banks (He/They) to the cast of its hit play CHOIR BOY, written by Oscar-winning ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight).

Photos: First Look at Danai Gurira, Daniel J. Watts & More in Rehearsal for RICHARD I Photo Photos: First Look at Danai Gurira, Daniel J. Watts & More in Rehearsal for RICHARD III at Free Shakespeare in the Park
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

The Public Theater will begin performances on Tuesday, June 21 for the upcoming Free Shakespeare in the Park production of RICHARD III at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The cast includes Danai Gurira (Richard III), Daniel J. Watts (Catesby Ratcliffe), Ali Stroker (Anne) and more. Check out rehearsal photos here!

American Guild of Musical Artists and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Anno Photo American Guild of Musical Artists and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Announce New Partnership
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

Today, the American Guild of Musical Artists, AFL-CIO (AGMA) and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) have announced a reciprocal agreement that will build on and strengthen the existing partnership between the two national labor unions.

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL & More Announced for Blackfriars Thea Photo MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL & More Announced for Blackfriars Theatre 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

Blackfriars Theatre has announced its 2022-2023 Season. In the years leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, Blackfriars made a point of raising the bar and the community's expectations of what local theater can look like.

Michigan Premiere of BOOTYCANDY Postponed at The Ringwald Theatre Photo Michigan Premiere of BOOTYCANDY Postponed at The Ringwald Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

The Ringwald Theatre is postponing its production of Bootycandy. 'Plans to bring this beautiful story to the stage at a later date are in development and we will announce new dates as soon as that information is available.'

Robert O'Hara Videos

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from Audible Theater's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT VideoVIDEO: Watch Highlights from Audible Theater's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 31, 2022

Audible Theater’s new production of Eugene O’Neill epic Long Day’s Journey Into Night, directed by Tony Award nominee Robert O’Hara, is now in performances at the Minetta Lane Theatre through February 20 only.

VIDEO: Travis Turner Talks Chicago Theatre & More on the Latest Episode of 32 BAR CUT VideoVIDEO: Travis Turner Talks Chicago Theatre & More on the Latest Episode of 32 BAR CUT
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2021

Today's episode features one of Adrienne's closest friends, Travis Turner, sits down to chat about theatre in Chicago, studying at Northwestern, his agent offer stories and life as an actor in North America's second largest theater market, Chicago!

BWW TV: Ato Blankson-Wood and James Cusati-Moyer Look Back on the Importance of SLAVE VideoBWW TV: Ato Blankson-Wood and James Cusati-Moyer Look Back on the Importance of SLAVE PLAY
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 8, 2020

Provocative. Scalding. Explosive. Radical. Daring. These are just a few words that have used to describe Jeremy O. Harris's latest work- Slave Play, which just concluded its Broadway run at the Golden Theatre in January. The critically acclaimed play, brought to life onstage by director Robert O'Hara, rocked the world of audiences since it opened on October 6, and long before that, during its off-Broadway run at New York Theatre Workshop.

VIDEO: First Look at Solea Pfeiffer and Emmy Raver-Lampman in the New Trailer for GUN VideoVIDEO: First Look at Solea Pfeiffer and Emmy Raver-Lampman in the New Trailer for GUN & POWDER
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2020

Solea Pfeiffer (New York City Center's Evita, West Coast Premiere of Hamilton) and Emmy Raver-Lampman (Netflix's The Umbrella Academy, Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton) star as the Clarke sisters, Mary and Martha, in Signature Theatre's world premiere production of Gun & Powder with book and lyrics by Angelica Chéri and music by Ross Baum. Check out the new trailer below!

Video: Solea Pfeiffer and Emmy Raver-Lampman Perform 'Wide Open Plains' From GUN & PO VideoVideo: Solea Pfeiffer and Emmy Raver-Lampman Perform 'Wide Open Plains' From GUN & POWDER
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2020

Gun & Powder begins performances tonight, January 28, at Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. Watch the Pfeiffer and Raver-Lampman perform 'Wide Open Plains' in the new video!

VIDEO: Solea Pfeiffer and Emmy Raver-Lampman Sing 'Freedom' From GUN & POWDER VideoVIDEO: Solea Pfeiffer and Emmy Raver-Lampman Sing 'Freedom' From GUN & POWDER
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2020

Solea Pfeiffer and Emmy Raver-Lampman are set to star as the Clarke sisters, Mary and Martha, in Signature Theatre's world premiere production of Gun & Powder with book and lyrics by Angelica Chéri and music by Ross Baum. Gun & Powder will run from January 28 a?' February 23, 2020 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre and will be directed by Robert O'Hara (Broadway's Slave Play).

BWW TV: Joaquina Kalukango, James Cusati-Moyer & Paul Alexander Nolan Both Keep and T VideoBWW TV: Joaquina Kalukango, James Cusati-Moyer & Paul Alexander Nolan Both Keep and Tell the Secrets of SLAVE PLAY!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 15, 2019

Provocative. Scalding. Explosive. Radical. Daring. These are just a few words that have used to describe Jeremy O. Harris's latest work- Slave Play, which plays through January 19 at the Golden Theatre. The critically acclaimed play, brought to life onstage by director Robert O'Hara, has been rocking the world of audiences since it opened on October 6, and long before that, during its off-Broadway run at New York Theatre Workshop.

VIDEO: Jeremy O. Harris Talks SLAVE PLAY, Rihanna, and Making Theatre More Affordable VideoVIDEO: Jeremy O. Harris Talks SLAVE PLAY, Rihanna, and Making Theatre More Affordable on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Stage Tube - Oct 30, 2019

Jeremy O. Harris was a guest on Last Night with Seth Meyers to talk about his Broadway show, Slave Play. During the interview, Harris talks about his love for Rihanna, her music in Slave Play, and receiving texts from her during the show. Harris also talks to host Seth Meyers about how he wants to make Broadway more affordable and how he scams people to get free tickets to theater shows.

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of SLAVE PLAY on Broadway with Jeremy O. Harris & Mor VideoBWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of SLAVE PLAY on Broadway with Jeremy O. Harris & More!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 7, 2019

The best of Broadway gathered at the Golden Theatre last night, October 6, to celebrate the arrival of Slave Play, the acclaimed new play by Jeremy O. Harris, directed by Robert O'Hara, opens tonight, October 6, at Broadway's Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Broadway World was there for the big night and we're taking you inside the festivities below!

BWW TV: Meet the Company of MCC's BLKS! VideoBWW TV: Meet the Company of MCC's BLKS!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 29, 2019

MCC Theater will soon present the New York Premiere production of BLKS, written by Aziza Barnes, and directed by Robert O'Hara. The cast will feature Marie Botha, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy, Alfie Fuller, Paige Gilbert, Chris Myers and Coral Pe√Īa. The creative team for BLKS includes scenic design by Clint Ramos, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Alex Jainchill, sound design by Palmer Hefferan, and casting by Telsey + Company/Adam Caldwell,CSA, William Cantler, CSA, Karyn Casl, CSA. The Production Stage Manager is Brett Anders.


Robert O'Hara Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Robert O'Hara written?
Robert O'Hara has written 4 shows including Insurrection: Holding History (Playwright), Bootycandy (Writer), Barbecue (Writer), Mankind (Playwright).

What awards has Robert O'Hara been nominated for?
Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Slave Play , Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Bootycandy Outstanding Director, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Mountaintop and The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Antebellum .

What awards has Robert O'Hara won?
The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Antebellum.