Lillian was born in New Orleans, grew up in New Orleans and New York City and attended New York University and Columbia. Her career as a playwright began in 1934 with The Children’s Hour, the first of several plays that would bring her international attention and praise, among them The Little Foxes, Watch on the Rhine, Another Part of the Forest, The Autumn Garden and Toys in the Attic. Hellman was twice the recipient of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for the best play of the year (for Watch on the Rhine and Toys in the Attic). She was also awarded the Gold Medal for Drama from the National Institute of Arts and Letters. In 1972 a definitive edition of all her work for the theatre was published as The Collected Plays. Hellman received the National Book Award for An Unfinished Woman in 1969. She subsequently wrote two additional volumes of autobiography, Pentimento and Scoundrel Time. In the decades before her death in 1984, Hellman divided her time between New York and Martha’s Vineyard.
MTC directorial credits include The Country House, The Snow Geese, The Columnist, Lost Lake, Accent on Youth, Good People, Time Stands Still, Rabbit Hole, After the Night and the Music, Brooklyn Boy, Sight Unseen, Psycopathia Sexualis, and Proof. He has directed over 30 Broadway productions and at least as many Off-Broadway, including ten for The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park. He served as Artistic Director of Seattle Repertory Theatre from 1981 – 97. He is the Swanlund Professor of Theatre at University of Illinois, Champaign -Urbana.
MTC includes The Father, Incognito, Airline Highway, Casa Valentina, Blackbird. Selected Broadway: Oh, Hello!, Blackbird, The Book of Mormon (Tony Award), Waitress, Something Rotten!, The Visit, An Act of God, It’s Only a Play, The Pillowman (Tony Award), Pippin (Tony nom.), I’ll Eat You Last…, Hair, Pal Joey (Tony nom.), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Tony nom.), The Coast of Utopia (Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards), The House of Blue Leaves, A Behanding in Spokane, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Take Me Out, Nine, and Urinetown. Also Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna.
Originally from Liverpool, England, Ms. Greenwood was educated at the Central School of Arts. She has designed over 125 Broadway productions since Ballad of the Sad Café in 1963. Recent credits: The Assembled Parties, The Sound of Music national tour, You Can’t Take It With You, Act One, Harvey and Driving Miss Daisy. Awards include the Irene Sharaff Award, 19 Tony nominations and a Lifetime Achievement Tony. She is in the Theater Hall of Fame. Professor of Design at the Yale School of Drama since 1976.
Broadway: American Psycho, The Humans, Fool for Love, Casa Valentina, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Other Place, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Off- Broadway: Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, Here Lies Love (The Public); Vietgone (MTC); Ten out of Twelve (Soho Rep); Pretty Filthy (Civilians); Mr. Burns, a post-electric play (Playwrights Horizons). Henry Hewes, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Sustained Excellence Obie Lighting Design. Assistant Professor, Brooklyn College.
Broadway: Present Laughter, The Humans, Blackbird, It’s Only a Play, An Act of God, Airline Highway (MTC), The Other Place (MTC), I’ll Eat You Last…, Outside Mullingar (MTC), Casa Valentina (MTC), Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound. Off-Broadway: Yen, Napoli, Brooklyn, Prodigal Son (MTC). 2010 Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk awards for When the Rain Stops Falling (LCT) and 2016 Drama Desk for The Humans. He is the founding editor of Chance magazine, a serialized art book on theatre and design.
Tom is head of the wig and makeup department at the Metropolitan Opera. He has designed wigs for more than 80 Broadway productions. Current and recent Broadway include Wicked, Rock of Ages, How to Succeed…, The Addams Family, Annie, Act One, You Can’t Take it With You, The King and I (LCT & tour), The Sound of Music national tour, Dames at Sea, Thérèse Raquin, Fiddler on the Roof, Bright Star, Long Day’s Journey into Night and Falsettos.
Recent Broadway makeup designs include In Transit, The King and I national tour and Long Day’s Journey into Night, in addition to Bright Star, Fiddler on the Roof and Thérèse Raquin. Associate Hair Design: associate to Tom Watson, credits include The King and I (national tour & Broadway), Falsettos, Bright Star, Fiddler on the Roof, Dames at Sea and The Sound of Music (2016 national tour).
Over 70 Broadway shows: Jitney, The Present, The Front Page, The Crucible, Blackbird, The Color Purple, The King and I, War Horse, Of Mice and Men, Romeo and Juliet, Death of a Salesman, Venus in Fur, A View From the Bridge. He has worked extensively at Lincoln Center (Disgraced, Blood and Gifts), The Public Theater (Hamlet, King Lear, Mother Courage), MTC (Ruined, Murder Ballad), New York Theatre Workshop (Red Speedo, Othello).
Broadway: War Paint, Groundhog Day, Fool for Love, The King and I, Living on Love, A Delicate Balance, Act One, Venus in Fur, Driving Miss Daisy, God of Carnage, Exit the King, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, South Pacific, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Carousel, Angels in America, numerous others. Off-Broadway: LCT3, Signature, Playwrights Horizons, The Public, MTC, others. Regional includes Williamstown, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep. England: National, RSC. Film/TV: numerous. Faculty: Juilliard.
Current Broadway: Jitney, The Glass Menagerie, and A Doll’s House, Part 2. Select Broadway/Off-Broadway: The Front Page, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Blackbird, The Father, Fish in the Dark, It’s Only a Play, Airline Highway, Disgraced, Casa Valentina, The Trip to Bountiful, Fences. Also: Atlantic, LCT3, Ars Nova, Old Globe, Goodman, Arena and others. Film/TV: “American Odyssey” (NBC), “How to Get Away With Murder” pilot (ABC), “Ironside” pilot (NBC), “Steel Magnolias” (Sony for Lifetime).
Roy has stage managed 24 shows on Broadway, 14 of which were directed by Daniel Sullivan, including Good People, Morning’s at Seven and The Heidi Chronicles. Fifteen shows for Lincoln Center Theater including Ah, Wilderness!, The Clean House, and Dying City. Others at Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, Vineyard and Playwrights Horizons. Author of five books. Proud grandfather of Addi, Amelia, Annie and Win.
Credits include Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, A Delicate Balance, Time Stands Still, The Homecoming, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Redwood Curtain and As Is, Ripcord, Good People (MTC), The Babylon Line, Morning’s at Seven (LCT), Major Barbara (Roundabout), Long Day’s Journey into Night (ATC), The Baltimore Waltz (Circle Rep, company member), and Grey Gardens (Bay Street and Ahmanson theatres).