Milton Katselas

Tony Award nominee Milton Katselas, a respected director, acting teacher, author, painter and founder of the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school, died Oct. 24, 2008, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 75. Mr. Katselas' career as a director began in the 1960s with the original Off-Broadway production of Edward Albee's The Zoo Story, and he was nominated for a 1970 Tony Award for his direction of Butterflies Are Free. Katselas directed over 60 plays, as well as several feature films, including the film version of "Butterflies Are Free," as well as "Report to the Commissioner," "40 Carats," "When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?," "Rules of Marriage" and "Strangers: Story of a Mother and Daughter" starring Bette Davis.

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  • Born: Feb 22, 1933 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Death: Oct 24, 2008 in Los Angeles, California


Tony Award
1970 Direction of a Play Butterflies Are Free Nominee