Best Direction of a Musical
Michael Blakemore, The Life
Mr. Blakemore received Tony nominations in 1990 for City of Angels and Lettice & Lovage. He also received Tony nominations for Joe Egg and Noises Off. He has won Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his work. Mr. Blakemore has written and directed films and is the author of the book Next Season.
Walter Bobbie, Chicago
Mr. Bobbie received a Tony nomination for Best Book for A Grand Night for Singing. As a performer he appeared in over 11 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including Guys and Dolls and Anything Goes. Since his debut as a director with A Grand Night..., he has directed five plays and musicals.
Scott Ellis, Steel Pier
Mr. Ellis received a Tony nomination for
She Loves Me. His other NY credits include Picnic, Company, A Month in the Country, And the World Goes 'Round (Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards) and A Little Night Music for NYC Opera (Drama Desk Award). Mr. Ellis received an Olivier Award for the London production of She Loves Me.
Julie Taymor, Juan Darien
Ms. Taymor has directed productions for theatre, opera and film. She co-adapted and directed The Transposed Heads which was performed at the American Music Theatre Festival and Lincoln Center. She directed four productions for Theatre for a New Audience, including The Green Bird.. Ms. Taymor has directed opera productions in Italy, Japan and Russia.