Gene Saks (Director) | Playbill

Gene Saks

Director

Gene Saks, who directed numerous works by Neil Simon, both on stage and on screen, winning Tony Awards for three of his efforts, died March 28 of pneumonia in East Hampton, NY. He was 93.

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  • Also Known As: Jean Michael Saks
  • Born: Nov 07, 1921 in New York, New York
  • Death: Mar 27, 2015 in East Hampton, NY

Roles (33)

Barrymore Playbill - Opening Night Barrymore
Opened March 25, 1997
  • Director
Barrymore Playbill - Opening Night
Jake's Women Playbill - Opening Night, March 1992 Jake's Women
Opened March 24, 1992
  • Director
Lost in Yonkers Playbill - Opening Night, Feb 1991 Lost in Yonkers
Opened February 21, 1991
  • Director
Rumors Playbill - Opening Night, Nov 1988 Rumors
Opened November 17, 1988
  • Director
A Month of Sundays Playbill - Opening Night, April 1987 A Month of Sundays
Opened April 16, 1987
  • Director
Broadway Bound Playbill - Opening Night, Dec 1986 Broadway Bound
Opened December 04, 1986
  • Director
Rags Playbill - Aug 1986 Rags
Opened August 21, 1986
  • Director
The Odd Couple Playbill - June 1985 The Odd Couple
Opened June 11, 1985
  • Director
Biloxi Blues Playbill - Opening Night, March 1985 Biloxi Blues
Opened March 28, 1985
  • Director
Brighton Beach Memoirs Playbill - Opening Night, March 1983 Brighton Beach Memoirs
Opened March 27, 1983
  • Director
Brighton Beach Memoirs Playbill - Opening Night, March 1983
Special Occasions Playbill - Feb 1982 Special Occasions
Opened February 07, 1982
  • Director
The Supporting Cast Playbill - Aug 1981 The Supporting Cast
Opened August 06, 1981
  • Director
The Supporting Cast Playbill - Aug 1981
I Love My Wife Playbill - April 1977 I Love My Wife
Opened April 17, 1977
  • Director
California Suite Playbill - Aug 1976 California Suite
Opened June 10, 1976
  • Director
California Suite Playbill - Aug 1976
Same Time, Next Year Playbill - April 1975 Same Time, Next Year
Opened March 14, 1975
  • Director
Same Time, Next Year Playbill - April 1975
How the Other Half Loves Playbill - March 1971 How the Other Half Loves
Opened March 29, 1971
  • Director
Mame Playbill - October 1966 Mame
Opened May 24, 1966
  • Director
Generation Playbill - Oct 1965 Generation
Opened October 06, 1965
  • Director
Half a Sixpence Playbill - April 1965 Half a Sixpence
Opened April 25, 1965
  • Director
Nobody Loves and Albatross Playbill - Feb 1964 Nobody Loves an Albatross
Opened December 19, 1963
  • Director
Enter Laughing Playbill - March 1963 Enter Laughing
Opened March 13, 1963
  • Director
A Thousand Clowns Playbill - April 1962 A Thousand Clowns
Opened April 05, 1962
  • as Leo Herman (Original)
A Thousand Clowns Playbill - April 1962
A Shot in the Dark Playbill - Oct 1961 A Shot in the Dark
Opened October 18, 1961
  • as Morestan (Original)
A Shot in the Dark Playbill - Oct 1961
Love and Libel Love and Libel
Opened December 07, 1960
  • as Norman Yarrow (Original)
The Tenth Man Playbill - Nov 1959 The Tenth Man
Opened November 05, 1959
  • as Rabbi (Original)
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 Howie
Opened September 17, 1958
  • as Professor (Original)
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 The Infernal Machine
Opened February 03, 1958
  • as The Captain of the Patrol (Original)
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 The Good Woman of Setzuan
Opened December 18, 1956
  • as First God (Original)
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 South Pacific
Opened May 04, 1955
  • as Professor (Original)
All You Need Is One Good Break Playbill - Feb 1950 All You Need Is One Good Break
Opened February 09, 1950
  • as Marty's Double (Original)
  • as Second Discusser (Original)
South Pacific Playbill - April 1949 South Pacific
Opened April 07, 1949
  • as Professor (Replacement)

Awards

Drama Desk Award
1987 Outstanding Director of a Play Nominee
1985 Outstanding Director of a Play Nominee
1977 Outstanding Director of a Musical Nominee
1975 Outstanding Director of a Play Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
1991 Outstanding Director Winner
Tony Award
1991 Best Direction of a Play Nominee
1985 Best Direction of a Play Winner
1983 Best Direction of a Play Winner
1977 Best Direction of a Musical Winner
1975 Best Direction of a Play Nominee
1966 Best Direction of a Musical Nominee
1965 Best Direction of a Musical Nominee
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