Gary Griffin

Gary Griffin headshotGary Griffin (Director/Associate Artistic Director) in his tenure at Chicago Shakespeare Theater has directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Follies, As You Like It, Private Lives, Amadeus, Passion, A Flea in Her Ear, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George (Upstairs Theater), Pacific Overtures, The Herbal Bed, Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet. Broadway directing credits include The Color Purple and The Apple Tree. Off Broadway credits include: The Sound of Music (Carnegie Hall); Lost in the Stars, The Apple Tree, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Pardon My English, The New Moon (Encores!); and Beautiful Thing (Cherry Lane Theatre). Tour credits include the national tour of The Color Purple. London credits include Pacific Overtures at the Donmar Warehouse (Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production and Olivier nomination for Best Director). Regional credits include work with: The Old Globe, McCarter Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Signature Theatre and Hartford Stage. His Chicago credits with Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Apple Tree Theatre, Writers’ Theatre, Marriott Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Famous Door Theatre and Pegasus Players have earned him eight Joseph Jefferson Awards for directing. Mr. Griffin’s directing credits include: West Side Story, Evita, Camelot and 42nd Street (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); and The Merry Widow and Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado (Lyric Opera of Chicago). Mr. Griffin will direct Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in May 2013.

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