Scott Ellis, 1776
Mr. Ellis received Tony nominations for She Loves Me and Steel Pier and won Drama Desk Awards for The World Goes 'Round and A Little Night Music at the NYCOpera. Among his other NY credits are Picnic, A Month in the Country and Company. Mr. Ellis won an Olivier Award for the London production of She Loves Me. Frank Galati, Ragtime
Mr.Galati won two 1990 Tony Awards for his direction and adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath. The winner of nine Joseph Jefferson Awards for his theatre work in Chicago, he has also staged numerous operas. He received an Academy Award nomination for the screenplay of The Accidental Tourist. Mr. Galati is Associate Director of Chicago's Goodman Theatre.
Sam Mendes with Rob Marshall, Cabaret
Mr. Mendes is the Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse in London. His productions there and at other London theatres have earned him three Olivier Awards, four Critics Circle Awards and an Evening Standard Award. Mr. Marshall directed the Encores! production of Promises, Promises; the Long Beach, CA. production of Chicago, which earned him a Drama-Logue Award; and many regional theatre productions.
Julie Taymor, The Lion King
Ms. Taymor received a Tony nomination for her direction of Juan Darien. She has directed such productions for theatre and opera as The Green Bird, The Transposed Heads, The King Stag, The Tempest, The Magic Flute, Salome and The Flying Dutchman. Ms. Taymor possesses more than eight awards and fellowships.