Debbie Bisno Biography

Gender: Female

Broadway: Hughie, starring Forest Whitaker; Terrence McNally’s Mothers & Sons (Tony Nom); Craig Wright’s Grace, starring Paul Rudd & Michael Shannon; Annie (Tony Nom); War Horse (Tony Award); Merchant of Venice w/Al Pacino (Tony Award;) David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre; Colin Quinn/Jerry Seinfeld’s Long Story Short; HAIR (Tony Award.) London/West End: Peter Nichols' Passion Play and Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along (Olivier Award.) Off B’way: US premiere of Ingmar Bergman’s Through a Glass Darkly starring Carey Mulligan in assoc. w/Atlantic Theater. Upcoming/Current: Eugene O’Neill’s HUGHIE on B’way starring Forest Whitaker; The Story of Jan Karski w/David Strathairn. Bisno was Co-Founder & Producing Director of Chicago’s Roadworks Productions founded by Northwestern Univ. graduates. The company held residencies at Steppenwolf & Victory Gardens theaters, producing over 20 Midwest & World Premieres incl.: Jim Cartwright’s Road; Ken Lonergan's This is Our Youth; Phyllis Nagy’s Disappeared; Patrick Marber's Dealer's Choice; Eric Bogosian's subUrbia; Chuck Mee’s Orestes/the Rock Musical; Howard Korder’s The Lights and Mike Leigh's Ecstasy. Board Member/Volunteer: Yale Summer Cabaret, Yale Institute for Music Theatre, and FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.)

Debbie Bisno Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Play
Debbie Bisno, Mothers and Sons
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Revival of a Musical
Debbie Bisno, Annie