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Jack O'Brien Biography

 
Bio:
Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Front Page, It's Only a Play, Macbeth, The Nance, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can, Impressionism, The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination), Henry IV (Tony), Hairspray (Tony), Imaginary Friends, The Invention of ... (read more)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Front Page, It's Only a Play, Macbeth, The Nance, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can, Impressionism, The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination), Henry IV (Tony), Hairspray (Tony), Imaginary Friends, The Invention of ... (read more)

Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Front Page, It's Only a Play, Macbeth, The Nance, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can, Impressionism, The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination), Henry IV (Tony), Hairspray (Tony), Imaginary Friends, The Invention of Love (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award), The Full Monty (Tony nomination), More to Love, Getting Away With Murder, Pride's Crossing, The Little Foxes, Damn Yankees, Two Shakespearean Actors (Tony nomination), Porgy and Bess (Tony nomination). Metropolitan Opera: Il Trittico. Carnegie Hall: Guys and Dolls. Central Park: Much Ado About Nothing. Off-Broadway: Hapgood (Lucille Lortel Award). London: Love Never Dies, Hairspray (Olivier Award nomination). National Theatre: His Girl Friday. He was the artistic director of The Old Globe Theatre from 1981-2007 and directed six movies for PBS's "American Playhouse." Book: Jack Be Nimble, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. O’Brien directed the critically acclaimed national tour of The Sound of Music and the world premiere of the Jake Heggie/Terrence McNally opera Great Scott for The Dallas Opera. Mr. O'Brien was nominated for an Emmy Award for his documentary "Becoming Mike Nichols" (HBO).

Jack O'Brien Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Jack O'Brien, All My Sons
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Jack O'Brien, Carousel
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Jack O'Brien, The Front Page
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Jack O'Brien, The Nance
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2007 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Jack O’Brien, The Coast of Utopia
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Jack O'Brien, The Coast of Utopia
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Jack O'Brien, The Coast of Utopia
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Jack O'Brien, The Coast of Utopia
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Jack O'Brien, The Coast of Utopia
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Jack O'Brien, The Coast of Utopia
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Jack O'Brien , Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Direction of a Musical
Jack O'Brien, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Jack O'Brien, Henry IV
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Jack O'Brien, Henry IV
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Director - Musical Gold Star
Jack O'Brien, Hairspray
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Director - Play Gold Star
Jack O'Brien, Henry IV (LCT)
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Jack O'Brien, Hairspray
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Jack O'Brien, Hairspray
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Director - Play Gold Star
Jack O'Brien, The Invention of Love
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Jack O'Brien, The Full Monty
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Director of a Play Gold Star
Jack O'Brien, The Invention of Love
 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Direction of a Musical
Jack O'Brien, The Full Monty
 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Direction of a Play
Jack O'Brien, The Invention of Love
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Director - Musical Gold Star
Jack O'Brien, The Full Monty
 
Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Direction of a Play
Jack O'Brien, Two Shakespearean Actors
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Director - Musical
Jack O'Brien, Porgy and Bess
 
Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Direction of a Musical
Jack O'Brien, Porgy and Bess