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Terry Johnson

 
Bio:
Eleven major British theatre awards including Olivier Award for La Cage Aux Folles (Tony Award). West End: Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice, La Cage Aux Folles, Rainman, Whipping It Up, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Hitchcock Blonde, Entertaining Mr Sloane, The ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Eleven major British theatre awards including Olivier Award for La Cage Aux Folles (Tony Award). West End: Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice, La Cage Aux Folles, Rainman, Whipping It Up, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Hitchcock Blonde, Entertaining Mr Sloane, The ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
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[West End, 2016]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2013]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2011]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Director

Writing

Playwright

Photos

Actress Alicia Witt, Director Terry Johnson and actress Siobhan Hewlett Photo

Actress Alicia Witt, Director Terry Johnson and actress Siobhan Hewlett

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Michael Cumpsty, Erik Heger, Peter Quilter, Tracie Bennett, Terry Johnson and Miles A Photo

Michael Cumpsty, Erik Heger, Peter Quilter, Tracie Bennett, Terry Johnson and Miles Anderson

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Terry Johnson and Michael Cumpsty
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Terry Johnson and Michael Cumpsty

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Terry Johnson, Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield Photo

Terry Johnson, Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caulfield

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03/21/2013

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
Author[Replacement]

Director[Replacement]

[West End, 2016]
Director

[US Tour, 2013]
Director

[Broadway, 2012]
Director

[US Tour, 2011]
Director

[Broadway, 2010]
Director

[Broadway, 2002]
Director

Writing
Playwright

Terry Johnson Biography

Eleven major British theatre awards including Olivier Award for La Cage Aux Folles (Tony Award). West End: Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice, La Cage Aux Folles, Rainman, Whipping It Up, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Hitchcock Blonde, Entertaining Mr Sloane, The Graduate, Dead Funny, Hysteria, Elton John’s Glasses and The Memory Of Water. Royal National Theatre; Cleo Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick, The London Cuckolds. Royal Court Theatre; Insignificance, Cries From The Mammal House, Hysteria, Hitchcock Blonde, Piano/Forte, Dumb Show. Steppenwolf Theatre; The Libertine, (five Jeff Award nominations, including Best Production). For television: The Man Who Lost His Head, Not Only But Always (Best Film at Banff, Best Actor Bafta for Rhys Ifans), Cor Blimey! The Bite, Way Upstream.

Terry Johnson Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Terry Johnson, La Cage Aux Folles
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Terry Johnson, La Cage aux Folles
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Terry Johnson, La Cage aux Folles
 
Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best Director
Terry Johnson, La Cage Aux Folles
 
Olivier Awards - 2004 - Best New Play
Terry JohnsonHitchcock Blonde
 
Olivier Awards - 1999 - Best New Comedy Gold Star
Terry JohnsonCleo, Camping, Emmanuelle And Dick
 
Olivier Awards - 1995 - Best Comedy
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Olivier Awards - 1994 - Best Comedy Gold Star
Terry JohnsonHysteria
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1982 - Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright Gold Star
Terry JohnsonInsignificance
 
Olivier Awards - 1982 - Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre
Terry JohnsonInsignificance
 
Olivier Awards - 1982 - Play of the Year
Terry JohnsonInsignificance

Terry Johnson News

New Works by Keenan Scott II, Anna Deavere Smith & More to be Featured in New York St Photo New Works by Keenan Scott II, Anna Deavere Smith & More to be Featured in New York Stage and Film Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

New York Stage and Film, will return July 9-August 7 for five weeks of in-person programming in Poughkeepsie for their 2022 Summer Season. 

New York Stage and Film Announces Summer Season Featuring Josh Radnor, Lily Houghton, Photo New York Stage and Film Announces Summer Season Featuring Josh Radnor, Lily Houghton, Anna Deavere Smith, and More
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

New York Stage and Film returns July 9-August 7 for five weeks of in-person programming in Poughkeepsie for their 2022 Summer Season.  For 38 years, NYSAF has operated as a vital incubator for artists and their work, a catalyst for stories that continue across the country and around the world.  All tickets are $25 and go on sale June 1.

Photos: HYSTERIA, Terry Johnson's Olivier Award-winning Farce, Opens March 4th At The Photo Photos: HYSTERIA, Terry Johnson's Olivier Award-winning Farce, Opens March 4th At The Ensemble Company
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 4, 2022

The Ensemble Company, the theatre company in residence at Penguin Point Productions located in the Oviedo Mall, continues its 2022 season-its fourth--with Terry Johnson's Olivier Award-winning modern classic, Hysteria, opening March 4th.

Olivier-Winning Hit HYSTERIA To Open At The Ensemble Company Photo Olivier-Winning Hit HYSTERIA To Open At The Ensemble Company
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 7, 2022

The Ensemble Company, the theatre company in residence at Penguin Point Productions located in the Oviedo Mall, continues its 2022 season‚ÄĒits fourth--with Terry Johnson's Olivier Award-winning modern classic, Hysteria, opening March 4th.

Pulitzer Finalist THREE DAYS OF RAIN To Open Ensemble Company's 2022 Season Photo Pulitzer Finalist THREE DAYS OF RAIN To Open Ensemble Company's 2022 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 21, 2021

The Ensemble Company, the theatre company in residence at Penguin Point Productions located in the Oviedo Mall, opens its 2022 season‚ÄĒits fourth--with Richard Greenberg's Three Days of Rain, opening January 14th.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For PEGGY FOR YOU at Hampstead Theatre Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsal For PEGGY FOR YOU at Hampstead Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 26, 2021

Rehearsal images have been released for Hampstead Theatre’s production of Alan Plater’s Peggy For You, directed by Richard Wilson and starring Tamsin Greig in the title role, from 10 December until 29 January 2022.  

Hampstead Theatre Announces Full Cast and Creative Team For Alan Plater's PEGGY FOR Y Photo Hampstead Theatre Announces Full Cast and Creative Team For Alan Plater's PEGGY FOR YOU
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2021

Tamsin Greig will be joined in the cast by Josh Finan (The Responder, BBC One; Shook, Papatango Theatre Co - Southwark Playhouse/UK tour), Trevor Fox (My Brilliant Friend, National Theatre; The Jungle, New York/San Francisco/Playhouse Theatre/Young Vic), Danusia Samal (Maryland, Royal Court; The Great, Hula) and Jos Vantyler (King Lear, Old Vic; Love's Labour's Lost, Shakespeare's Globe).

BWW Review: THE DRESSER, Richmond Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE DRESSER, Richmond Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 27, 2021

In the right hands, Ronald Harwood’s Olivier award-nominated tragicomedy The Dresser is poignant, hilarious and also heart-breaking. Terry Johnson’s new touring version captures the undercurrent of deep sorrow of the play in a this rather meta production about a touring theatre company.

Final Casting Announced For the London Premiere of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIK Photo Final Casting Announced For the London Premiere of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2021

Final casting is announced for the London premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning Best Play comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Walter Bobbie.

Photos: Inside Rehearsals for 'NIGHT MOTHER Starring Stockard Channing and Rebecca Ni Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsals for 'NIGHT MOTHER Starring Stockard Channing and Rebecca Night
by Gigi Gervais - Oct 12, 2021

Rehearsal images have been released for Hampstead Theatre‚Äôs production of the astonishing Pulitzer Prize-winning play ‚Äėnight, Mother by Marsha Norman. Featuring Stockard Channing and Rebecca Night, with direction by the theatre‚Äôs Artistic Director, Roxana Silbert, ‚Äėnight, Mother will run from 22 October until 4 December 2021.¬†

Terry Johnson Videos

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of Hampstead Theatre's THE DUMB WAITER in New Trailer VideoVIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of Hampstead Theatre's THE DUMB WAITER in New Trailer
by Stage Tube - Nov 27, 2020

A behind-the-scenes trailer is released for Hampstead Theatre’s 60th anniversary production of The Dumb Waiter ahead of the theatre reopening on 3 December 2020.  The production will now run until 16 January 2021. 

VIDEO: Michael Rouse Sings 'You Got Me' from SUPERHERO at Southwark; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Michael Rouse stars in the world premiere of the one-man musical, SUPERHERO, which is the first musical to play in Southwark Playhouse's Little space. Below, watch Rouse sing 'You Got Me' from the show!

VIDEO: Michael Rouse Sings 'You Got Me' from SUPERHERO at Southwark; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Michael Rouse stars in the world premiere of the one-man musical, SUPERHERO, which is the first musical to play in Southwark Playhouse's Little space. Below, watch Rouse sing 'You Got Me' from the show!

VIDEO: Watch The DEAD FUNNY Cast Talk Favourite Comedians and Taking Your Kit Off
by Marianka Swain - Nov 17, 2016

Watch videos of the West End cast of DEAD FUNNY at Vaudeville Theatre

BWW TV: First Look at Dominic Cooper in THE LIBERTINE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2016

Dominic Cooper stars in Stephen Jeffreys' sexually charged masterpiece THE LIBERTINE this autumn. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, the play will have a limited run from 31 August to 17 September at Bath Theatre Royal as part of the theatre's 2016 summer season, prior to a West End engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September.

STAGE TUBE: Emma Williams Talks About Olivier Nod For MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS!
by Stage Tube - Mar 2, 2016

Emma Williams talks about her Olivier nomination as Best Supporting Actress in a Musical!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Tracie Bennett, Michael Cumpsty and More in Highlights of END OF THE RAINBOW
by Stage Tube - Mar 15, 2013

'End of the Rainbow' opens March 20 and performances run through April 21, 2013. 'End of the Rainbow', written by Peter Quilter and directed by Terry Johnson, features Tracie Bennett reprising her Tony Award-nominated performance as Judy Garland, Michael Cumpsty (also Tony Award-nominated for his role), Erik Heger and Miles Anderson. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the production below.

STAGE TUBE: Commercial - END OF THE RAINBOW, Starring Tracie Bennett, at the Ahmanson
by Stage Tube - Mar 9, 2013

'End of the Rainbow' begins previews March 12 at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre at the Los Angeles Music Center. Opening night is March 20 and performances run through April 21, 2013. 'End of the Rainbow', written by Peter Quilter and directed by Terry Johnson, features Tracie Bennett reprising her Tony Award-nominated performance as Judy Garland, Michael Cumpsty (also Tony Award-nominated for his role), Erik Heger and Miles Anderson. A commercial for the show has just been released - watch it below!

STAGE TUBE: George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber Talk LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Tour
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2012

In the season 4 finale of her local Colorado theatre show, Eden Lane visits with George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber, the stars of La Cage Aux Folles on tour. She also looks ahead to the Local Theater Company's production of Elijah: An Adventure by playwright Michael Mitnick. Watch the full epsiode below!

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of END OF THE RAINBOW!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 3, 2012

END OF THE RAINBOW made its Broadway premiere last night, April 2, at the Belasco Theatre. Two-time Oliver Award-winner Tracie Bennett shines in Peter Quilter's acclaimed play about the legendary Judy Garland, directed by the Tony¬ģ Award winning Terry Johnson. Bennett is joined onstage by Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey and Jay Russell. BroadwayWorld was on hand at the Plaza hotel to speak with Bennett and company at the celebratory after party and brings you full coverage below!


Terry Johnson Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Terry Johnson written?
Terry Johnson has written 1 shows including The Graduate (Playwright).

What awards has Terry Johnson been nominated for?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for La Cage Aux Folles , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for La Cage aux Folles , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for La Cage aux Folles , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for La Cage Aux Folles , Best New Play (Olivier Awards) for Hitchcock Blonde , Best New Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle And Dick , Best Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Dead Funny , Best Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Hysteria , Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright (Evening Standard Awards) for Insignificance Most Promising Newcomer of the Year in Theatre (Olivier Awards) for Insignificance and Play of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Insignificance .

What awards has Terry Johnson won?
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for La Cage aux Folles, Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for La Cage aux Folles, Best New Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle And Dick Best Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Hysteria and Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright (Evening Standard Awards) for Insignificance.