Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play

Best Direction of a PlayBest DirectorOutstanding DirectorTony AwardBest DirectionBest Director of a PlayDirectorDirector-PlayTony Award for Best DirectionBest Direction – Play
The Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play has been given since 1960.wikipedia
448 Related Articles

Tony Award for Best Director

Best DirectorDirectorTony Award for Best Directing
For pre-1960 direction awards please reference Tony Award for Best Director.
The award was presented until 1960 when it was split into two categories: Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play and Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical.

Joseph Anthony

Joseph Deuster
On five occasions he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Direction.

Mike Nichols

NicholsMike Nichol
He received a Tony Award for each of those plays.

Peter Brook

BrookPeter Stephen Paul Brook Peter Brook
It transferred to Broadway in 1965 and won the Tony Award for Best Play, and Brook was named Best Director.

Tómas Mac Anna

Thomas MacAnnaTómas MacAnna
He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play in 1970 for Borstal Boy.

Ulu Grosbard

GrosbardUlu Gosbard
After directing The Days and Nights of BeeBee Fenstermaker off-Broadway, he earned his first Broadway credit with The Subject Was Roses, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play in 1964.

The Homecoming

1964 playHome ComingLe Retour
For example, the 1967 New York production received four Tony Awards: the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play (Paul Rogers), the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play (Ian Holm), the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play (Peter Hall), and the Tony Award for Best Play (Alexander H. Cohen, prod.).

June Havoc

Baby JuneJuneJune Havoc Theater
Havoc was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play in 1964 for Marathon '33, which she wrote.

Trevor Nunn

Sir Trevor NunnTrevor Robert NunnTrevor
Nunn has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical, the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play, the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical, winning Tonys for Cats, Les Misérables, and Nicholas Nickleby and the Olivier Awards for productions of Summerfolk, The Merchant of Venice, Troilus and Cressida, and Nicholas Nickleby.

The Crucifer of Blood

The production was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Giovanni for Best Direction of a Play, and won the award for Roger Morgan's lighting design.

John Gielgud

Sir John GielgudGielgudJohn Geilgud
He directed the first London performance of Britten's opera A Midsummer Night's Dream (1961) at Covent Garden and Hugh Wheeler's Big Fish, Little Fish on Broadway, the latter winning him a Tony for Best Direction of a Play in 1961.

Jerry Zaks

He won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play and Drama Desk Award for directing The House of Blue Leaves, Lend Me a Tenor, and Six Degrees of Separation and the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical and Drama Desk Award for Guys and Dolls.

Marat/Sade

Die Verfolgung und Ermordung Jean Paul Marats dargestellt durch die Schauspielgruppe des Hospizes zu Charenton unter Anleitung des Herrn de SadeMarat SadeMarat.Sade
The play won the Tony Award for Best Play, and Brook was named Best Director.

Plaza Suite

play of the same title
Mike Nichols won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play.

Tiny Alice

The production was nominated for 1965 Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Actor in a Play (Gielgud), Best Actress in a Play (Worth), Best Direction of a Play (Alan Schneider), Best Producer of a Play (Theater 1965 - Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder), and Best Author (Play) (Albee).

London Assurance

Le Bel Air de Londres
The first show was June 23, 1970, and featured Donald Sinden as Sir Harcourt Courtly, Michael Williams as Charles, Judi Dench as Grace and Barrie Ingham as Dazzle which transferred to the Albery Theatre in London and toured to New York, where Eyre was nominated for a Broadway Tony Award for his directing and Sinden was the first recipient of the Broadway Drama Desk Special Award.

Marshall W. Mason

Marshall Mason
His Broadway debut was on February 24, 1976 with a production of Jules Feiffer's Knock Knock, for which he received his first Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play nomination.

You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running

Schneider was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play but lost to Mike Nichols for Plaza Suite.

Joseph Hardy (director)

Joseph HardyHardy
In 1967, he won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play in 1969 for Child's Play.

A. J. Antoon

A.J. Antoon
Antoon was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for both productions and won with That Championship Season.