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Artistic Director DES McANUFF
is a two-time Tony Award-winning director and writer. He served as Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse from its 1983 rebirth through 1994, during which time he directed 21 productions. Under his leadership, the Playhouse won over 200 theatre awards, including the 1993 Tony Award® as America’s Outstanding Regional Theatre. McAnuff returned as Artistic Director of the Playhouse in 2001. Productions directed by McAnuff during his first tenure at the Playhouse include How to Succeed in Business ... (Playhouse 1994, Broadway 1995), The Who’s Tommy (director as well as co-author with Pete Townshend; Playhouse 1992, Broadway 1993, Tony Award Best Director of a Musical, London Olivier Award Best Director 1994), A Walk in the Woods (Playhouse 1987, Broadway 1988, Moscow and Lithuania 1989-90) and Big River (Playhouse 1984, Broadway 1985, seven Tony Awards including Best Director of a Musical and Best Musical). Recent productions directed at the Playhouse include Zhivago, Palm Beach (2005), Private Fittings (2005), Jersey Boys (2004), Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays (2004; Broadway 2004, Tony Award for Special Theatrical Event), Tom Donaghy’s Eden Lane (2003), Molière’s Tartuffe (2002), Dracula, The Musical (2001;Broadway 2004), and Michael Ondaatje’s The Collected Works of Billy the Kid (2001), for which he also composed the original score. In 2003, McAnuff directed the multi-media extravaganza Sinatra: His Voice. His World. His Way. at Radio City Music Hall. His First feature film was 1998’s Cousin Bette, starring Jessica Lange. In 1999, he produced the widely acclaimed Warner Bros. film Iron Giant, which went on to win nine 1999 “Annie” Awards from the International Animation Society and a 1999 BAFTA Award from the British Academy. In 2001, McAnuff directed The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, starring Robert DeNiro, Jason Alexander and Rene Russo. He also served as Executive Producer for Quills, which was named Best Picture by the National Board of Review. His production of Jersey Boys opens on Broadway this fall.
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