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Bartlett Sher
BARTLETT SHER is Artistic Director of Seattle's INTIMAN Theatre. He received a 2005 Tony Award nomination for his direction of The Light in the Piazza by playwright Craig Lucas and composer/lyricist Adam Guettel, based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer. The musical, which premiered at INTIMAN and Chicago's Goodman Theatre, received six Tony Awards and is currently in an extended Broadway run at Lincoln Center Theater. His recent INTIMAN credits include Chekhov's Three Sisters, in a new adaptation by Craig Lucas, and Thornton Wilder's Our Town, the first production of INTIMAN's five-year American Cycle series of classic American stories, public programs, civic dialogue and collaborative partnerships. Mr. Sher was honored with the 2002 Joe A. Callaway Award from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation for his production of Cymbeline in New York. That play marked his INTIMAN directing debut and, produced by Theatre for a New Audience, went on to become the first American Shakespeare production to be presented at the Royal Shakespeare Company. His productions at INTIMAN also include Nickel and Dimed, a commissioned world premiere by Joan Holden based on the book by Barbara Ehrenreich, which transferred to the Mark Taper Forum; the world premiere of Singing Forest by Craig Lucas, which he also directed at Long Wharf Theatre; Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul; Ingmar Bergman's Nora; Shaw's Arms and the Man; Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus; Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters; and The Dying Gaul by Craig Lucas. In New York, he has also directed the Theatre for a New Audience productions of Waste (American premiere, 2000 Obie for Best Play), Cymbeline, Don Juan and Pericles at Brooklyn Academy of Music. In 2003, Mr. Sher made his opera-directing debut with Mourning Becomes Electra for Seattle Opera and New York City Opera. He has directed, taught and led workshops across the country and internationally; he currently teaches at Freehold Studio/Theatre Lab and sits on the Board of Seattle's CityClub. Prior to coming to INTIMAN, Mr. Sher served as associate artistic director at Hartford Stage and company director at The Guthrie Theater under his mentor, Garland Wright.

Bio as of October, 2005.



American Theatre Wing programs, interviews and/or credits include:

Working in the Theatre (video)
Fluidity and Change: Directors 2009 - May, 2009 - Watch now.
Staging The Classics - November, 2005 - Watch now.

Downstage Center (audio)
Bartlett Sher - July, 2006 - Listen Now.

Internet Broadway Database Listing (IBDB.com)