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Trevor Nunn

 
Bio:
Trevor Nunn was educated at Downing College, Cambridge, and in 1962 he won an ABC Director’s Scholarship to the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, where, as resident director, his productions included The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Peer Gynt and a musical version of Around the World in Eighty Days. He ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Trevor Nunn was educated at Downing College, Cambridge, and in 1962 he won an ABC Director’s Scholarship to the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, where, as resident director, his productions included The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Peer Gynt and a musical version of Around the World in Eighty Days. He ... (read complete bio)

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[West End, 2021]
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[West End, 2019]
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[West End, 2019]
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[West End, 2019]
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[West End, 2018]
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[West End, 2017]
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[West End, 2017]
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[West End, 2017]
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[Broadway, 2016]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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[West End, 2014]
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[West End, 2014]
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[West End, 2014]
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[Broadway, 2014]
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[Off-Broadway, 2013]
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[West End, 2012]
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[West End, 2012]
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[West End, 2011]
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[West End, 2011]
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[Broadway, 2009]
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[West End, 2008]
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[Broadway, 2007]
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[Broadway, 2006]
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[West End, 2006]
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[Broadway, 2005]
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[UK Tour, 2005]
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[London Fringe, 2005]
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[West End, 2004]
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[Regional (UK), 2003]
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[West End, 2002]
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[Broadway, 2002]
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[West End, 2001]
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[West End, 2001]
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[Broadway, 1999]
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[US Tour, 1998]
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[West End, 1998]
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[US Tour, 1996]
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[Canada, 1995]
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[Broadway, 1995]
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[Broadway, 1994]
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[Regional (US), 1993]
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[West End, 1993]
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[Broadway, 1990]
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[West End, 1989]
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[West End, 1989]
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[Broadway, 1988]
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[Broadway, 1987]
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[Broadway, 1987]
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[Broadway, 1986]
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[West End, 1986]
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[West End, 1985]
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[West End, 1984]
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[Broadway, 1983]
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[Broadway, 1982]
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[Broadway, 1981]
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[West End, 1981]
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Lyricist

Trevor Nunn Movies

Twelfth Night
 
[1996]
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Les Misérables
 
[2012]
director
Cats
 
[2019]
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Trevor Nunn Biography

Trevor Nunn was educated at Downing College, Cambridge, and in 1962 he won an ABC Director’s Scholarship to the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, where, as resident director, his productions included The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Peer Gynt and a musical version of Around the World in Eighty Days.
He recently returned to the Belgrade to direct a production of Scenes from a Marriage.

In 1964, Trevor joined the RSC, and was made the company’s youngest-ever artistic director in 1968. He was responsible for running the RSC until he retired from his post in 1986. Productions for the RSC included: The Revenger’s Tragedy, The Relapse, The Alchemist, Henry V, The Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, Henry VIII, Hamlet, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, Titus Andronicus, Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, All’s Well That Ends Well, Once in a Lifetime, Three Sisters, Juno and the Paycock, Othello (the final production at The Other Place Theatre) and The Blue Angel and Measure for Measure (the first two productions in the new Other Place Theatre).

With his colleague John Caird, he co-directed Nicholas Nickleby (winner of five Tony Awards), J M Barrie’s Peter Pan and Les Misérables which won eight Tony Awards and has become the most performed musical in the world. In 1982, he opened the RSC’s new London home, the Barbican Theatre, with his production of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Parts I and II.
1986 saw the opening of the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon which he conceived and for which he directed one of the first productions, The Fair Maid of the West. In 2007, he returned to the RSC to direct King Lear and The Seagull.

From 1997 to 2003 he was director of the NT, where his productions included: Enemy of the People, Not About Nightingales, Oklahoma!, Betrayal, Troilus and Cressida, The Merchant of Venice, Summerfolk, Albert Speer, The Cherry Orchard, My Fair Lady, The Relapse, South Pacific, A Streetcar Named Desire, Anything Goes and Love’s Labour’s Lost.

He directed the Tony Award-winning Cats, Starlight Express, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard and The Woman in White for Andrew Lloyd Webber, and the world premieres of The Coast of Utopia and Rock ’n’ Roll for Tom Stoppard.

Other theatre includes: Chess, The Baker‚Äôs Wife, Timon of Athens, Heartbreak House, The Lady from the Sea (Almeida), Skellig (Young Vic), Acorn Antiques ‚Äď The Musical!, Hamlet and Richard II (Old Vic), a new musical version of Porgy and Bess (Savoy), Gone with the Wind (New London) and A Little Night Music (Menier, Garrick).

Glyndebourne: Idomeneo, Porgy and Bess, Cos√¨ fan Tutte and Peter Grimes. Royal Opera House: Porgy and Bess (revival), Katya Kabanova and Sophie‚Äôs Choice. Television includes: Antony and Cleopatra (BAFTA Award), The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, Three Sisters, Nicholas Nickleby (Emmy Award), Othello, Porgy and Bess, Oklahoma! (Emmy Award) and The Merchant of Venice. He has directed three films ‚Äď Hedda, Lady Jane and Twelfth Night.
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Trevor Nunn Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best Director Gold Star
Trevor NunnSummerfolk
 
Olivier Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Achievement Award Gold Star
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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Trevor Nunn, Oklahoma!
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Direction of a Musical
Trevor Nunn, Oklahoma!
 
Olivier Awards - 2001 - Best Director
Trevor NunnThe Cherry Orchard
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1999 - Best Director Gold Star
Trevor NunnThe Merchant of Venice
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1999 - Best Director Gold Star
Trevor NunnSummerfolk
 
Olivier Awards - 1999 - Best Director
Trevor Nunn, Oklahoma!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Trevor Nunn, Not About Nightingales
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Direction of a Play
Trevor Nunn, Not About Nightingales
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Director - Musical
Trevor Nunn, Sunset Boulevard
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Director - Musical
Trevor Nunn, Sunset Boulevard
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Direction of a Musical
Trevor Nunn, Sunset Boulevard
 
Olivier Awards - 1994 - Best Director of a Play
Trevor NunnArcadia
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1991 - Best Director Gold Star
Trevor NunnTimon of Athens
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1991 - Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production
Trevor NunnLes Miserables
 
Olivier Awards - 1990 - Director of the Year
Trevor NunnOthello
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1987 - Best Director Gold Star
Trevor Nunn, Les Miserables
 
Tony Awards - 1987 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Trevor Nunn, Les Misérables
 
Tony Awards - 1987 - Best Direction of a Musical
Trevor Nunn , Starlight Express
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Trevor Nunn, All's Well That Ends Well
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Trevor Nunn, Cats
 
Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Direction of a Play
Trevor Nunn , All's Well That Ends Well
 
Tony Awards - 1982 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Trevor Nunn, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1980 - Best Director Gold Star
Trevor NunnThe Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
 
Olivier Awards - 1980 - Director of the Year Gold Star
Trevor Nunn and John CairdNicholas Nickleby
 
Evening Standard Awards - 1979 - Best Director Gold Star
Trevor NunnOnce in a Lifetime
 
Olivier Awards - 1979 - Director of the Year
Trevor NunnOnce In A Lifetime
 
Olivier Awards - 1977 - Director of the Year
Trevor NunnMacbeth

Trevor Nunn News

Interview: Cynthia Clarey of BRIDGE OVER MUDDIED WATERS at Laurie Beechman Photo Interview: Cynthia Clarey of BRIDGE OVER MUDDIED WATERS at Laurie Beechman
by Michael Walters - Jan 29, 2023

The opera star takes over the cabaret world with a show that speaks (and sings) to today's headlines.

Theatre For A New Audience Presents EXPERIMENTAL WORKSHOPS/EXPLORING THE HISTORIES Be Photo Theatre For A New Audience Presents EXPERIMENTAL WORKSHOPS/EXPLORING THE HISTORIES Beginning This Week
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2023

Theatre for a New Audience  presents EXPERIMENTAL WORKSHOPS/EXPLORING THE HISTORIES.  Performances run January 26-February 5, 2023.

CATS Returns To Philadelphia By Popular Demand March 14 ‚Ä" 19 On The Kimmel Cultural Photo CATS Returns To Philadelphia By Popular Demand March 14 ‚Ä" 19 On The Kimmel Cultural Campus
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2023

One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Philadelphia March 14 through March 19, 2023, at the Miller Theater (formerly Merriam Theater), presented by the Kimmel Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization.

Cynthia Clarey Will Debut BRIDGE OVER MUDDIED WATERS at Laurie Beechman Theatre On Fe Photo Cynthia Clarey Will Debut BRIDGE OVER MUDDIED WATERS at Laurie Beechman Theatre On February 5th
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 25, 2023

The former opera star turned Chicago cabaret staple will make her Manhattan nightclub debut.

Rory Bremner Will Lead James Graham's QUIZ on UK Tour Photo Rory Bremner Will Lead James Graham's QUIZ on UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2023

Rory Bremner, Britain's top satirical impressionist and renowned comedian, stars as Chris Tarrant in James Graham's thrilling and provocative drama, Quiz. The production explores the real-life story of Charles Ingram, aka the Coughing Major, who conned the world's most popular TV quiz show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire out of £1,000,000. Or did he?

Review: CATS at National Theatre Photo Review: CATS at National Theatre
by Hannah Wing - Jan 18, 2023

So, should you attend the Jellicle Ball? Absolutely. Cats is one of those musicals that will stay with you, whether you see it for the first time or twentieth time. think of CATS at National Theatre?

Photos: LES MISERABLES West End Releases Brand-New Production Shots Photo Photos: LES MISERABLES West End Releases Brand-New Production Shots
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 17, 2023

Get a first look at brand-new production images of the long-running West End production of¬†LES MIS√ČRABLES¬†at the Sondheim Theatre.

2022 Year in Review: Cheryl Markosky's Best of 2022 - and Picks for 2023! Photo 2022 Year in Review: Cheryl Markosky's Best of 2022 - and Picks for 2023!
by Cheryl Markosky - Jan 1, 2023

One of my favourite theatrical moments of the year at Theatre Royal Bath was Into the Woods: a trippy version of Stephen Sondheim's musical, thanks to Terry Gilliam's surreal Monty Python-esque imagination. This mind-bending show deserves space in the West End soon.

LES MISERABLES Comes to the Eccles in June 2023 Photo LES MISERABLES Comes to the Eccles in June 2023
by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2022

Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh‚Äôs acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Sch√∂nberg‚Äôs Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MIS√ČRABLES, will go on sale Friday, December 16 at 10am for its engagement at Salt Lake City‚Äôs Eccles Theater, June 20 - July 2, 2023.

CATS On Sale At The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center This Friday Photo CATS On Sale At The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center This Friday
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 12, 2022

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has announced the on sale date for one of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS.

Trevor Nunn Videos

VIDEO: Lauren Louis Talks CATS National Tour at Denver Center for the Performing Arts Videoplay
VIDEO: Lauren Louis Talks CATS National Tour at Denver Center for the Performing Arts

by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

CATS is Lauren Louis' first national tour! She worked for Disneyland as a principal vocalist & dance swing while getting her Musical Theatre BFA from CSU Fullerton.

VIDEO: Watch All New Clips From LES MISERABLES at the Sondheim Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch All New Clips From LES MISERABLES at the Sondheim Theatre

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 5, 2022

New footage has been¬†released of¬†LES MIS√ČRABLES¬†at the Sondheim Theatre.¬†Check out the all new trailer here!

VIDEO: First Look at the National Tour of CATS in San Francisco Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at the National Tour of CATS in San Francisco

by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2022

CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America!

CATS Comes To South Bend Through December 5th Videoplay
CATS Comes To South Bend Through December 5th

by Alan Henry - Dec 3, 2021

CATS will perform in South Bend this weekend through Sunday, December 5th, 2021. Get a first look at the national tour cast in action!

VIDEO: Jill Paice Talks MATILDA, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More on the Latest Episode of Videoplay
VIDEO: Jill Paice Talks MATILDA, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More on the Latest Episode of 32 BAR CUT

by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2021

On this week's episode of 32 Bar Cut: The Show, we are sitting down with a true Broadway star and leading lady, Jill Paice! You may have seen Jill on Broadway in The 39 Steps or An American in Paris, but our favorite role of Jill's is by far 'Miss Honey,' in the Broadway smash musical, Matilda!

VIDEO: Glenn Close Talks Creating Characters in Quarantine on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEP Videoplay
VIDEO: Glenn Close Talks Creating Characters in Quarantine on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

by Stage Tube - Nov 24, 2020

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Glenn Close has kept herself laughing during quarantine by dressing up as different characters, including a homegrown take on the villain Cruella de Vil. You can see Glenn Close in 'Hillbilly Elegy' on Netflix.

BWW Exclusive: Leading Ladies with Special Guest Janelle Robinson Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Leading Ladies with Special Guest Janelle Robinson

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 7, 2020

Today on Leading Ladies is special guest: Broadway veteran, Janelle Robinson. For the past ten years, Janelle Anne Robinson has enjoyed an ongoing professional career on the operatic and musical theater stage. She has performed in France and Japan, and also toured extensively within the United States. Janelle has also been honored with several awards, including The Richard Tucker Study Grant and the MacAllister Award. 

Broadway Rewind: Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate Living Legend, Chita Rivera! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate Living Legend, Chita Rivera!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 4, 2020

'This episode of Broadway Rewind is such a treat', says BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge, 'because it has CHITA!' We also visit with the cast of Tom Stoppard's play, Rock N' Roll which starred Brian Cox, Rufus Sewell, but we start things off ay the first day of rehearsal for Tracy Letts' groundbreaking play, August: Osage County, which came to Broadway following a sold-out run at Steppenwolf.

VIDEO: Go Inside the Newly Renovated Sondheim Theatre - Home of LES MISERABLES on the Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside the Newly Renovated Sondheim Theatre - Home of LES MISERABLES on the West End

by Stage Tube - Jan 12, 2020

The newly renovated Sondheim Theatre (formerly the Queen's Theatre) officially re-opened in December 2019. The theatre is home to Les Miserables.

VIDEO: LES MISERABLES Prepares For Its West End Return! Videoplay
VIDEO: LES MISERABLES Prepares For Its West End Return!

by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2019

Ahead of its first performance at the Sondheim Theatre tonight, get a look at rehearsals as a new chapter in Les Miserables history, as the cast prepares for its West End production.


Trevor Nunn Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Trevor Nunn written?
Trevor Nunn has written 1 shows including Cats (Lyricist).

What awards has Trevor Nunn been nominated for?
Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Summerfolk , Outstanding Achievement Award (Olivier Awards) , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Oklahoma! , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Oklahoma! , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for The Cherry Orchard , Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for The Merchant of Venice , Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Summerfolk , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Oklahoma! , Outstanding Director of a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Not About Nightingales , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for Not About Nightingales , Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Sunset Boulevard , Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Sunset Boulevard , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Sunset Boulevard , Best Director of a Play (Olivier Awards) for Arcadia , Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Timon of Athens , Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Les Miserables , Director of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Othello , Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Les Miserables , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Les Misérables , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Starlight Express , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for All's Well That Ends Well , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Cats , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for All's Well That Ends Well , Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby , Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby , Director of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Nicholas Nickleby , Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Once in a Lifetime Director of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Once In A Lifetime and Director of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Macbeth .

What awards has Trevor Nunn won?
Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Summerfolk , Outstanding Achievement Award (Olivier Awards), Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Summerfolk, Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for The Merchant of Venice, Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Timon of Athens, Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Les Miserables, Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Les Misérables, Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for All's Well That Ends Well, Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Cats, Best Direction of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Director of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Nicholas Nicklebyand Best Director (Evening Standard Awards) for Once in a Lifetime.