Best Direction of a Play
John Caird, Stanley Mr. Caird won Tony Awards for his direction, with Trevor Nunn, of Nicholas Nickleby and Les Miserables. An Associate Director of the RSC, he directed more than 20 productions there. Some of Mr. Caird's recent credits include Stanley at the Royal National, the musical Jane Eyre in Toronto and both parts of Henry IV for BBC Television.
Richard Eyre, Skylight Mr. Eyre received a Tony nomination in 1975 for London Assurance. He has been the Director of London's National Theatre since 1988. Among the more than 20 plays he staged there were the award-winning Guys and Dolls, Futurists and Racing Demon. He has received eight awards for his television direction. Mr. Eyre received a knighthood in January, 1997.
Anthony Page, A Doll's House Mr. Page received an Olivier nomination for A Doll's House. He directed Heartbreak House and Inadmissible Evidence on Broadway. He was an assistant director and Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre for 15 years, directing premieres of some of the most important British plays of the period. Mr. Page has won many awards for his British and American television productions.
Charles Nelson Reilly, The Gin Game Mr. Reilly won , as an actor, a Tony Award for How to Succeed...and a Tony nomination for Hello, Dolly! His directorial credits include 11 plays with Julie Harris, including The Belle of Amherst which he conceived, and numerous world premieres of plays of American dramatists. Mr. Reilly is also an renowned teacher.