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John Doyle

John Doyle has been Artistic Director of four prestigious regional theaters in the UK. He now has an extensive freelance directing career in theatre, film and opera. His credits in the US include productions of Sweeney Todd (Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical); Company (Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical); The Visit (Tony nomination for Best Musical, Drama Desk nomination for Best Director); Mahagonny (Los Angeles Opera, 2 Grammy Awards); Passion (Classic Stage Company, Drama Desk nomination for Best Director of a Musical); Road Show (Public Theatre); Caucasian Chalk Circle (American Conservatory Theatre); and Kiss Me Kate (Stratford Festival Theatre).

As well as numerous credits in London’s West End, John has also directed at Sydney Opera House, the Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, La Fenice in Venice, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Second Stage Theatre, Princeton’s McCarter Theatre, and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. John’s work is presently represented on Broadway with his acclaimed production of The Color Purple. He has also recently become Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company.

Theatrical Reinvention
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Theatrical Reinvention

A Conversation with John Doyle

10 November 2016

Donald Sanborn talks with director John Doyle about the differences between musical theatre and opera, and the power of seeing actors play instruments on stage.