Jerry Zaks Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
September 07, 1946 (73)
Birth Place:
Stuttgart, GERMANY
Bio:
Jerry won four Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, two Outer Critics Circle Awards and an Obie Award. Mr. Zaks directed many Broadway shows including Sister Act, Guys and Dolls, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me a Tenor, House of Blue Leaves, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Anything Goes, La Cage aux Folles, ... (read more)
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Date of Birth: September 07, 1946 (73)

Birth Place: Stuttgart, GERMANY

Bio:
Jerry won four Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, two Outer Critics Circle Awards and an Obie Award. Mr. Zaks directed many Broadway shows including Sister Act, Guys and Dolls, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me a Tenor, House of Blue Leaves, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Anything Goes, La Cage aux Folles, ... (read more)

Jerry won four Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, two Outer Critics Circle Awards and an Obie Award. Mr. Zaks directed many Broadway shows including Sister Act, Guys and Dolls, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me a Tenor, House of Blue Leaves, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Anything Goes, La Cage aux Folles, Little Shop of Horrors and more. Mr. Zaks received SDC's Mr. Abbott Award for lifetime achievement and an honorary doctorate of fine arts from his alma mater, Dartmouth College. Mr. Zaks is a 2013 inductee to the Theater Hall of Fame.

Jerry Zaks Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly!
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Direction of a Musical
Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Jerry Zaks, Sister Act
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Jerry Zaks , The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Jerry Zaks , The Civil War
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1996 - Best Director - Musical Gold Star
Jerry Zaks, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Direction of a Musical
Jerry Zaks , A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Direction of a Musical
Jerry Zaks, Smokey Joe's Cafe
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Play or Musical
Jerry ZaksGuys and Dolls
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Play or Musical
Jerry ZaksSix Degrees of Separation
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Director - Musical
Jerry Zaks, Guys and Dolls
 
Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Jerry Zaks, Guys and Dolls
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1991 - Best Director
Jerry Zaks , Six Degrees of Separation
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Jerry Zaks , Six Degrees of Separation
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Direction of a Play
Jerry Zaks , Six Degrees of Separation
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Director - Musical
Jerry Zaks , Assassins
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Director - Play
Jerry Zaks , Six Degrees of Separation
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Director - Play Gold Star
Jerry Zaks, Lend Me a Tenor
 
Olivier Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production
Jerry ZaksWenceslas Square
 
Tony Awards - 1989 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Jerry Zaks, Lend Me a Tenor
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1988 - Best Director Gold Star
Jerry Zaks, Anything Goes
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1988 - Best Director Gold Star
Jerry Zaks, Wenceslas Square
 
Tony Awards - 1988 - Best Direction of a Musical
Jerry Zaks , Anything Goes
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1987 - Outstanding Director - Musical Gold Star
Jerry Zaks, Anything Goes
 
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Direction of a Play Gold Star
Jerry Zaks , The House of Blue Leaves
 
Obie Awards - 1985 - Direction Gold Star
Jerry Zaks, The Foreigner
 
Obie Awards - 1985 - Direction Gold Star
Jerry Zaks, The Marriage of Bette and Boo
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1980 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Jerry Zaks, Tintypes