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Sam Mendes

 
Birth Place:
ENGLAND
Bio:
Sam Mendes founded and ran the Donmar Warehouse in London for ten years. He was the founding director of The Bridge Project and Neal Street Productions. His work has been seen at the National Theatre, RSC, Royal Court, Old Vic, Young Vic, BAM, the West End and on Broadway. Films include American ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: August 01, 1965 (56)

Birth Place: ENGLAND

Bio:
Sam Mendes founded and ran the Donmar Warehouse in London for ten years. He was the founding director of The Bridge Project and Neal Street Productions. His work has been seen at the National Theatre, RSC, Royal Court, Old Vic, Young Vic, BAM, the West End and on Broadway. Films include American ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2021]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Director
 
[West End, 2018]
Director
 
[West End, 2017]
Director
 
[West End, 2017]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2016]
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[Broadway, 2014]
Director
 
[West End, 2013]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Director
 
[New York, 1999]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Director
 
[West End, 1997]
Director
 
[West End, 1995]
Director
 
[West End, 1994]
Director
 
[West End, 1993]
Director
 
[West End, 1992]
Director

Photos

Theatre Marquee unveiling for "The Lehman Trilogy" directed by Sam Mendes at the Nede Photo

Theatre Marquee unveiling for "The Lehman Trilogy" directed by Sam Mendes at the Nederlander Theatre on January 17, 2020 in New York City.

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01/17/2020
Theatre Marquee unveiling for "The Lehman Trilogy" directed by Sam Mendes at the Nede Photo

Theatre Marquee unveiling for "The Lehman Trilogy" directed by Sam Mendes at the Nederlander Theatre on January 17, 2020 in New York City.

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Date:
01/17/2020
Theatre Marquee unveiling for "The Lehman Trilogy" directed by Sam Mendes at the Nede Photo

Theatre Marquee unveiling for "The Lehman Trilogy" directed by Sam Mendes at the Nederlander Theatre on January 17, 2020 in New York City.

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Date:
01/17/2020
Theatre Marquee unveiling for "The Lehman Trilogy" directed by Sam Mendes at the Nede Photo

Theatre Marquee unveiling for "The Lehman Trilogy" directed by Sam Mendes at the Nederlander Theatre on January 17, 2020 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
01/17/2020
Theatre Marquee unveiling for "The Lehman Trilogy" directed by Sam Mendes at the Nede Photo

Theatre Marquee unveiling for "The Lehman Trilogy" directed by Sam Mendes at the Nederlander Theatre on January 17, 2020 in New York City.

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Date:
01/17/2020

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2021]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Director

[Broadway, 2018]
Director

[West End, 2018]
Director

[West End, 2017]
Director

[West End, 2017]
Director

[US Tour, 2016]
Director

[Broadway, 2014]
Director

[West End, 2013]
Director

[Broadway, 2006]
Director

[Broadway, 2003]
Director

[New York, 1999]
Director

[Broadway, 1998]
Director

[Broadway, 1998]
Director

[West End, 1997]
Director

[West End, 1995]
Director

[West End, 1994]
Director

[West End, 1993]
Director

[West End, 1992]
Director

Sam Mendes Biography

Sam Mendes founded and ran the Donmar Warehouse in London for ten years. He was the founding director of The Bridge Project and Neal Street Productions.

His work has been seen at the National Theatre, RSC, Royal Court, Old Vic, Young Vic, BAM, the West End and on Broadway. Films include American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Jarhead, Revolutionary Road, Away We Go, Skyfall, Spectre, and 1917.

Awards include Academy Award Best Director, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award Best Director, 2 Tony Awards, 5 Olivier Awards, the Olivier Special Award, 3 Evening Standard Awards, Empire Inspiration Award, Directors Guild of America Award and the Shakespeare Prize.
He has also won the Director's Guild Award for lifetime achievement. In addition to The Ferryman, his production of The Lehman Trilogy is currently running at the National Theatre in London.

Sam Mendes Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Direction of a Play
Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy
 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Direction of a Play
Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Sam Mendes, The Ferryman
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Sam Mendes, The Ferryman
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Sam Mendes, The Ferryman
 
Olivier Awards - 2018 - Best Director Gold Star
Sam Mendes , The Ferryman
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Sam MendesRichard III
 
Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best Musical Revival
Sam MendesLionel Bart’s Oliver!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Director - Play Gold Star
Sam Mendes, Uncle Vanya
 
Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best Director Gold Star
Sam MendesTwelfth Night
 
Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best Director Gold Star
Sam MendesUncle Vanya
 
Olivier Awards - 2003 - The Society's Special Award Gold Star
Sam Mendes
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Sam Mendes, Gypsy
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Director - Play Gold Star
Sam Mendes, Twelfth Night
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2002 - Best Director Gold Star
Sam MendesUncle Vanya
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2002 - Best Director Gold Star
Sam MendesTwelfth Night
 
Olivier Awards - 1999 - Best Director
Sam MendesThe Blue Room
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Director - Musical Gold Star
Sam Mendes, Cabaret
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Director - Musical
Sam Mendes, Cabaret
 
Olivier Awards - 1998 - Best Director
Sam MendesOthello
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Director - Musical
Sam Mendes, Cabaret
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Direction of a Musical
Sam Mendes, Cabaret
 
Olivier Awards - 1996 - Best Director Gold Star
Sam MendesCompany
 
Olivier Awards - 1995 - Best Director of a Musical
Sam Mendes, Oliver!
 
Olivier Awards - 1994 - Best Director of a Musical
Sam Mendes, Cabaret
 
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Director of a Musical
Sam Mendes, Assassins
 
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Director of a Play
Sam MendesThe Rise And Fall Of Little Voice

Sam Mendes News

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

The 88th Annual Drama League Awards will be presented in person at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 12:00PM. 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.

Pasadena Playhouse Announces 2022/2023 Season Featuring Six-Month Sondheim Celebratio Photo Pasadena Playhouse Announces 2022/2023 Season Featuring Six-Month Sondheim Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director, Danny Feldman, has announced the 2022/2023 Season featuring a six-month-long celebration of the works and impact of Stephen Sondheim.  The State Theater of California’s Sondheim Celebration will begin in January 2023 and extend into June. 

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY & KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead in Wins for 2022 Outer Critics Circle Award Photo THE LEHMAN TRILOGY & KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead in Wins for 2022 Outer Critics Circle Awards
by Nicole Rosky - May 17, 2022

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, is pleased to announce the winners of the 71st Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, honoring the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season.

TFANA's Production of WEDDING BAND Starring Brittany Bradford, Thomas Sadoski & More  Photo TFANA's Production of WEDDING BAND Starring Brittany Bradford, Thomas Sadoski & More Has Been Extended
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

TFANA has extended¬†the run of¬†Alice Childress‚Äôs¬†Wedding Band, directed by¬†Awoye Timpo, to May 22. (The production, which began previews April 28‚ÄĒpostponed from an original date of April 23 due to two COVID-19 cases‚ÄĒwas formerly set to close May 15).

2022 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show! Photo 2022 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show!
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

The nominations are in! Below, check out how each show fared individually in BroadwayWorld's list of nominations by show.

2022 Tony Awards Nominations- Live Reactions from Hugh Jackman, Jared Grimes, Patti L Photo 2022 Tony Awards Nominations- Live Reactions from Hugh Jackman, Jared Grimes, Patti LuPone, Sharon D Clarke & More!
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

Tonys time is here at least! The nominations for the 75th Annual Tony Awards were announced this morning by Adrienne Warren and Joshua Henry. This year's nominees are checking in with BroadwayWorld to tell us all about how they got the news. Check back for live updates!

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, PARADISE SQUARE, MJ & More Lead The 2022 Tony Awards Nominat Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, PARADISE SQUARE, MJ & More Lead The 2022 Tony Awards Nominations
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

This year's Tony Awards nominations were announced this morning by Adrienne Warren and Joshua Henry and here they are, celebrating the best of the 2021-22 theatre season. The 2022 Tony Awards, hosted by Ariana DeBose, will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 12, 2022 (8:00 - 11:00 PM, LIVE ET/5:00 - 8:00 PM, LIVE PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming live and on demand on Paramount+.

Complete Cast Announced For Pre-Broadway A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL  Photo Complete Cast Announced For Pre-Broadway A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL Starring Will Swenson
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022

Complete casting has been announced for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical,  as rehearsals begin today in New York ahead of the musical's world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement this summer at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre.

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, HARMONY & KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead Outer Critics Circle Awards Nomina Photo THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, HARMONY & KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominations
by Team BWW - Apr 26, 2022

The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, have just announced the nominees for the 71st Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, honoring the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season.

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 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.

Sam Mendes Videos

VIDEO: Brian d'Arcy James Talks WEST SIDE STORY and More on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: Brian d'Arcy James Talks WEST SIDE STORY and More on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Stephi Wild - Dec 29, 2021

Brian d’Arcy James appeared as a guest on Good Morning America yesterday, Tuesday December 28. In the interview, the Broadway veteran talked about starring in West Side Story and on his upcoming projects.

VIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY on Broadway VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Opening Night of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY on Broadway
by Team BWW - Oct 15, 2021

Last night, the five-time Olivier Award¬ģ nominated epic play, The Lehman Trilogy, (finally) celebrated its triumphant Opening Night at the Nederlander Theatre. Starring Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Adrian Lester (in his Broadway debut), The Lehman Trilogy returns to Broadway after playing only three preview performances in March 2020.

VIDEO: The Stars of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Talk Broadway Return on MORNING JOE VideoVIDEO: The Stars of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Talk Broadway Return on MORNING JOE
by Michael Major - Oct 13, 2021

The Lehman Trilogy stars Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Adrian Lester appeared on The Morning Joe to discuss their return to Broadway, working with Sam Mendes, and more.

VIDEO: Bernadette Peters Returns to ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST VideoVIDEO: Bernadette Peters Returns to ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2021

The series stars Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Andrew Leeds, Alice Lee, Michael Thomas Grant, Kapil Talwalkar and Mary Steenburgen.

VIDEO: Adam Pascal Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! VideoVIDEO: Adam Pascal Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 18, 2020

Watch as he chats with the incomparable Adam Pascal. Adam will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, December 20 (8pm) and Monday, December 21 (3pm).

VIDEO: Michael C. Hall's Band Releases New Music Video For 'Come Talk to Me' VideoVIDEO: Michael C. Hall's Band Releases New Music Video For 'Come Talk to Me'
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2020

Stage and screen star Michael C. Hall is now fronting a band! The Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum are made up of Michael plus two musicians he met on the set of Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Peter Yanowitz and Matt Katz-Bohen.

VIDEO: Showtime Debuts Trailer for PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS VideoVIDEO: Showtime Debuts Trailer for PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS
by Stage Tube - Mar 6, 2020

SHOWTIME has released the official trailer for the eagerly anticipated drama¬†PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS,¬†premiering on Sunday, April 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series stars Tony¬ģ¬†and Emmy¬ģ¬†winner Nathan Lane, Natalie Dormer, Daniel Zovatto, Kerry Bish√©, Rory Kinnear, Adriana Barraza, Michael Gladis, Jessica Garza and Johnathan Nieves. Tony and Golden Globe¬ģ¬†winner and three-time Oscar¬ģ¬†nominee John Logan, the creator, writer and executive producer of the Emmy-nominated series¬†PENNY DREADFUL, continues in those same roles. Michael Aguilar (KIDDING) also serves as executive producer.

VIDEO: Watch a Behind-the-Scenes Featurette from Oscar-Nominated Film 1917! VideoVIDEO: Watch a Behind-the-Scenes Featurette from Oscar-Nominated Film 1917!
by Stage Tube - Jan 24, 2020

Sam Mendes, the Oscar¬ģ-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917.

VIDEO: Allison Janney Talks Carol Burnett, Turning 60 & THE WEST WING on JIMMY KIMMEL VideoVIDEO: Allison Janney Talks Carol Burnett, Turning 60 & THE WEST WING on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2020

Allison talks about loving Carol Burnett, wanting to work with her, recently turning 60, ‚ÄúThe West Wing,‚ÄĚ and her new Amazon Prime movie Troop Zero.

VIDEO: John Cho & Issa Rae Announce the 2020 ACADEMY AWARD Nominations VideoVIDEO: John Cho & Issa Rae Announce the 2020 ACADEMY AWARD Nominations
by Stage Tube - Jan 13, 2020

These are the contenders for the biggest awards at the 2020 Academy Awards, which will take place on Feb. 9.


Sam Mendes Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Sam Mendes been nominated for?
Outstanding Direction of a Play (Drama League Awards) for The Lehman Trilogy , Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Lehman Trilogy , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Lehman Trilogy , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Ferryman , Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Ferryman , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Ferryman , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for The Ferryman , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Richard III , Best Musical Revival (Olivier Awards) for Lionel Bart’s Oliver! , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Uncle Vanya , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Twelfth Night , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Uncle Vanya , The Society's Special Award (Olivier Awards) , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Gypsy , Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Twelfth Night , Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Uncle Vanya , Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Twelfth Night , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for The Blue Room , Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Cabaret , Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Cabaret , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Othello , Best Director - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Cabaret , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Cabaret , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Company , Best Director of a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Oliver! , Best Director of a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Cabaret Best Director of a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Assassins and Best Director of a Play (Olivier Awards) for The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice .

What awards has Sam Mendes won?
Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Ferryman, Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Ferryman, Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Ferryman, Best Director (Olivier Awards) for The Ferryman, Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Uncle Vanya, Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Twelfth Night, Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Uncle Vanya, The Society's Special Award (Olivier Awards), Outstanding Director - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Twelfth Night, Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Uncle Vanya, Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Twelfth Night Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Cabaretand Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Company .