BEST DIRECTION of a MUSICAL
Mr. Grief is the Artistic Director of the La Jolla Playhouse where he directed Randy Newman's Faust, Slavs!, Thérèse Raquin and What the Butler Saw. He served as the Artistic Associate at the New York Shakespeare Festival from 1989 to 1992, where he received an Obie Award for his direction of Machinal. Mr. Grief has directed in many regional theatres and has had a long association with New York Theatre Workshop. Christopher Renshaw, The King and I
Mr. Renshaw most recently directed the 1994 revival of Oklahoma! in England. In Australia, he has directed Hello, Dolly!, How to Succeed in Business... and South Pacific. Mr. Renshaw has directed for television, London West End productions of Dry Rot and Cafe Puccini and for opera companies all over the world.
George C. Wolfe Bring In 'Da Noise, Bring In 'Da Funk
Mr. Wolfe is the Producer of the Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival. He has directed The Tempest, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; Jelly's Last Jam and Angels in America on Broadway. He won a Tony and Drama Desk Award for Angels in America. Mr. Wolfe is the author of The Colored Museum, Jelly's Last Jam and Spunk.
Jerry Zaks, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Mr. Zaks has received Tony Awards for his direction of Guys and Dolls, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me a Tenor and The House of Blue Leaves. From 1986 to 1990, he served as Resident Director at Lincoln Center Theater and is a founding member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre. Mr. Zaks received the 1994 George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.