Gender
Male
Born
Jun 20, 1930
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Died
Jan 11, 1998
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Director Producer Performer Writer Artistic Director
Relations
Husband of
Rosemary Harris (December 4, 1959 - 1967) divorced
The Loves of Anatol (Mar 06, 1985 - Apr 14, 1985)
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
  • Book adapted by Ellis Rabb
PlayOriginal
You Can't Take It With You (Apr 04, 1983 - Jan 01, 1984)
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
  • Performer: Ellis Rabb
    • Boris Kolenkhov - Replacement
PlayComedy FarceRevival
The Philadelphia Story (Nov 14, 1980 - Jan 04, 1981)
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
PlayComedyRevival
The Man Who Came to Dinner (Jun 26, 1980 - Sep 07, 1980)
  • Starring: Ellis Rabb [Sheridan Whiteside]
PlayComedyRevival
Caesar and Cleopatra (Feb 24, 1977 - Mar 05, 1977)
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
PlayComedyRevival
The Royal Family (Dec 30, 1975 - Jul 18, 1976)
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
  • Performer: Ellis Rabb
    • Tony Cavendish - Replacement (Jan 12, 1976 - ?)
PlayComedyRevival
Edward II (Oct 21, 1975 - Oct 25, 1975)
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
PlayRevival
Who's Who in Hell (Dec 09, 1974 - Dec 14, 1974)
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
PlayComedyOriginal
Veronica's Room (Oct 25, 1973 - Dec 29, 1973)
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
PlayThrillerOriginal
A Streetcar Named Desire (Apr 26, 1973 - Jul 29, 1973)
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
PlayDramaRevival
The Merchant of Venice (Mar 01, 1973 - Apr 07, 1973)
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
PlayComedyRevival
Enemies (Nov 09, 1972 - Dec 16, 1972)
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
PlayOriginal
Twelfth Night (Mar 02, 1972 - Apr 08, 1972)
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
PlayComedyRevival
The Grass Harp (Nov 02, 1971 - Nov 06, 1971)
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
MusicalComedyOriginal
Private Lives (Dec 04, 1969 - May 30, 1970)
  • Originally produced by APA (Ellis Rabb, Artistic Director)
PlayComedy Romantic ComedyRevival
Hamlet (Mar 03, 1969 - Apr 26, 1969)
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
  • Produced by APA-Phoenix Repertory Company
  • Performer: Ellis Rabb [Hamlet]
PlayTragedyRevival
Cock-A-Doodle Dandy (Jan 20, 1969 - Apr 26, 1969)
  • Produced by APA-Phoenix Repertory Company
  • Performer: Ellis Rabb [Shanaar]
PlayRevival
The Misanthrope (Oct 09, 1968 - Apr 26, 1969)
  • Produced by APA-Phoenix Repertory Company
PlayRevival
The Cocktail Party (Oct 07, 1968 - Apr 26, 1969)
  • Produced by APA-Phoenix Repertory Company
PlayDramaRevival
The Show Off (Sep 13, 1968 - Sep 28, 1968)
  • Produced by APA-Phoenix Repertory Company
PlayComedyRevival
Pantagleize (Sep 03, 1968 - Sep 12, 1968)
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
  • Produced by APA-Phoenix Repertory Company
  • Performer: Ellis Rabb [Pantagleize]
PlayComedyOriginal
The Cherry Orchard (Mar 19, 1968 - Jun 22, 1968)
  • Produced by APA-Phoenix Repertory Company
PlayComedyRevival
Exit the King (Jan 09, 1968 - Jun 22, 1968)
  • Produced by Ellis Rabb
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
  • Produced by APA-Phoenix Repertory Company
PlayOriginal
The Show Off (Dec 05, 1967 - Jun 22, 1968)
  • Produced by APA-Phoenix Repertory Company
  • Artistic Director: Ellis Rabb
PlayComedyRevival
Pantagleize (Nov 30, 1967 - Jun 22, 1968)
  • Produced by Ellis Rabb
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
  • Produced by APA-Phoenix Repertory Company
  • Performer: Ellis Rabb [Pantagleize]
  • Artistic Director: Ellis Rabb
PlayComedyOriginal
War and Peace (Mar 21, 1967 - Jun 17, 1967)
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
  • Produced by APA-Phoenix Repertory Company
PlayOriginal
You Can't Take It With You (Feb 10, 1967 - Feb 1967)
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
  • Produced by APA-Phoenix Repertory Company
  • Performer: Ellis Rabb [Boris Kolenkhov]
PlayComedy FarceRevival
The Wild Duck (Jan 11, 1967 - Jun 17, 1967)
  • Produced by APA-Phoenix Repertory Company
  • Performer: Ellis Rabb [Gregers Werle]
PlayRevival
We, Comrades Three (Dec 20, 1966 - Dec 1966)
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
  • Produced by APA-Phoenix Repertory Company
PlayOriginal
Right You Are If You Think You Are (Nov 22, 1966 - Dec 1966)
  • Produced by APA-Phoenix Repertory Company
  • Performer: Ellis Rabb [Governor]
PlayRevival
The School for Scandal (Nov 21, 1966 - Jan 1967)
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
  • Produced by APA-Phoenix Repertory Company
  • Performer: Ellis Rabb [Joseph Surface]
PlayComedyRevival
You Can't Take It With You (Nov 23, 1965 - Jun 18, 1966)
  • Directed by Ellis Rabb
  • Originally produced by APA (Ellis Rabb, Artistic Director)
PlayComedy FarceRevival
Jolly's Progress (Dec 05, 1959 - Dec 12, 1959)
  • Understudy: Ellis Rabb [David Adams]
  • Also Starring: Ellis Rabb [Reverend Furze]
PlayOriginal
The Great God Brown (Oct 06, 1959 - Nov 01, 1959)
  • Produced by Association of Producing Artists (Ellis Rabb, Artistic Director)
PlayRevival
Look After Lulu (Mar 03, 1959 - Apr 04, 1959)
  • Performer: Ellis Rabb [General Koschnadieff]
PlayComedyOriginal
Mary Stuart (Oct 08, 1957 - Nov 24, 1957)
  • Performer: Ellis Rabb [Sir WiIliam Davison]
PlayRevival
The Duchess of Malfi (Mar 19, 1957 - Apr 07, 1957)
  • Performer: Ellis Rabb [Doctor]
PlayTragedyRevival
The Taming of the Shrew (Feb 20, 1957 - Mar 10, 1957)
  • Performer: Ellis Rabb [A Pedant]
PlayComedyRevival
Measure for Measure (Jan 22, 1957 - Feb 17, 1957)
  • Performer: Ellis Rabb [Froth]
PlayComedyOriginal

Tony Award®

Best Direction of a Play

1976 | Winner  | The Royal Family
Directed by Ellis Rabb

Special Award

1968 | Recipient
APA-Phoenix Repertory Company
 

Best Direction of a Play

1966 | Nominee  | You Can't Take It With You
Directed by Ellis Rabb

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Director of a Play

1976 | Winner  | The Royal Family
Directed by Ellis Rabb

Vernon Rice Award

1962 | Winner
Association of Producing Artists (Ellis Rabb, Artistic Director) (for its entire repertory season)

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