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Bartlett Sher    

Tony Award-Winning Stage Director; Best Known for "South Pacific" and "Oslo"

Sher served as associate artistic director at Hartford Stage (Hartford, Connecticut) and company director at the Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis, Minnesota) where he worked with Garland Wright, who was a mentor as was Robert Woodruff. Sher has directed, taught and led workshops across the country and internationally. He was artistic director at Intiman Theatre in Seattle and in 2008 was named resident director at Lincoln Center Theater in New York City.

Past shows include: LCT: Oslo, The King and I, Golden Boy, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Awake and Sing!, The Light in the Piazza (Tony nominations); South Pacific (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle awards; also London, Australia); Blood and Gifts; Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (also London).

Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof (Broadway Theatre), The Bridges of Madison County (Schoenfeld).

Off-Broadway: Prayer for My Enemy (Playwrights Horizons), Waste (Best Play Obie Award), Cymbeline (Callaway Award, also Royal Shakespeare Company), Don Juan, Pericles (TFANA, BAM).

Opera: Faust (Baden Baden); Two Boys (ENO, Metropolitan Opera); Otello, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Le Comte Ory, L’Elisir d’Amore (Metropolitan Opera); Roméo et Juliette (Salzburg, Milan, Chicago, Metropolitan Opera); Mourning Becomes Electra (Seattle Opera, New York City Opera).

In 2017 he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Play for "Oslo".


Review: 'Oslo' Fills a Large Canvas in a Thrilling Production - The ...

Bartlett Sher's masterly production of J.T. Rogers's drama about the Oslo Accords is reborn as the colossus it was always meant to be.

'Oslo' and the Drama in Diplomacy - The New York Times

In early 2012, as my play “Blood and Gifts” was finishing its run at Lincoln Center Theater, my director, Bartlett Sher, arranged for me to have a drink with a friend ...

'Oslo' Movie: Marc Platt Boards Film Adaptation of Political ...

Tony-winner Bartlett Sher will direct from J.T. Rogers' script, charting the secret negotiations that led to the historic White House handshake between Israeli and  ...

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