DuBois won for his direction of Measure for Pleasure at the Public Theater, and Jones won for his choreography of Spring Awakening, which played the Atlantic Theater Company in the spring and is now on Broadway, set to open Dec. 10. The other finalists were the directors Mark Lamos (Indian Blood, Primary Stages), Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, Atlantic Theater Company), Wilson Milam (The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Atlantic Theater Company) and Dan Sullivan (Stuff Happens, Public Theater) and the choreographer Graciela Daniele (Bernarda Alba, Lincoln Center Theater at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater).
DuBois is an associate producer at the Public Theater, where his other directing credits include Richard III and Biro. His upcoming projects include Bob Glaudini's play Jack Goes Boating, featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman, for the LAByrinth Theater Company. He was previously the artistic director of Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska, and before that he lived and directed in the Czech Republic, where he co-founded the theatre company Asylum. His other regional credits include Trinity Rep and California Shakespeare Theater.
Jones, the famed co-founder and artistic director-choreographer of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, is making his Broadway debut with Spring Awakening. He has won many awards and honors, including a 1994 MacArthur Fellowship.
Previous Callaway Award winners include Daniele, Joe Mantello, George C. Wolfe, Susan Stroman, Scott Elliott, Frank Galati, Julie Taymor, Moisés Kaufman, Jack O'Brien, Gabriel Barre, Devanand Janki, Daniel Sullivan, Christopher Gattelli and Doug Hughes.
The awards committee was composed of members of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.