Gender
Male
Born
Jun 18, 1939
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
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All My Sons (Apr 22, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayDramaRevival
Carousel (Apr 12, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
MusicalDramaRevival
John Lithgow: Stories By Heart (Jan 11, 2018 - Mar 04, 2018)
  • Originally directed by Jack O'Brien
PlaySoloOriginal
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Apr 23, 2017 - Jan 14, 2018)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
MusicalOriginal
The Front Page (Oct 20, 2016 - Jan 29, 2017)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayComedyRevival
It's Only a Play (Oct 09, 2014 - Jun 07, 2015)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayComedyOriginal
Macbeth (Nov 21, 2013 - Jan 12, 2014)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayTragedyRevival
The Nance (Apr 15, 2013 - Aug 11, 2013)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayDramaOriginal
Dead Accounts (Nov 29, 2012 - Jan 06, 2013)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayComedyOriginal
Catch Me If You Can (Apr 10, 2011 - Sep 04, 2011)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
MusicalComedyOriginal
Impressionism (Mar 24, 2009 - May 10, 2009)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayDramaOriginal
A Catered Affair (Apr 17, 2008 - Jul 27, 2008)
  • World Premiere at the Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Louis G. Spisto, Executive Director)
MusicalOriginal
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Nov 09, 2007 - Jan 06, 2008)
  • Based on the production produced at Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Louis G. Spisto, Executive Director)
  • Original Production Conceived and Directed by Jack O'Brien
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Coast of Utopia [Part 3 - Salvage] (Feb 18, 2007 - May 13, 2007)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayOriginal
The Coast of Utopia [Part 2 - Shipwreck] (Dec 21, 2006 - May 12, 2007)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayOriginal
The Coast of Utopia [Part 1 - Voyage] (Nov 27, 2006 - May 12, 2007)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayOriginal
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Nov 08, 2006 - Jan 07, 2007)
  • Production Created and Supervised by Jack O'Brien
  • Based on the production produced at the Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Louis G. Spisto, Executive Director)
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Times They Are A-Changin' (Oct 26, 2006 - Nov 19, 2006)
  • World Premiere at Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Louis G. Spisto, Executive Director)
MusicalDanceOriginal
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Mar 03, 2005 - Sep 03, 2006)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
  • World Premiere at the Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Louis G. Spisto, Executive Director)
MusicalComedyOriginal
Henry IV (Nov 20, 2003 - Jan 18, 2004)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayHistoryRevival
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (Nov 17, 2003 - Nov 17, 2003)
  • Originally produced by Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Louis G. Spisto, Executive Director)
PlaySoloOriginal
Imaginary Friends (Dec 12, 2002 - Feb 16, 2003)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
  • Originally produced by The Globe Theatres (Jack O'Brien: Artistic Director; Louis G. Spisto: Executive Director)
PlayPlay with musicOriginal
Hairspray (Aug 15, 2002 - Jan 04, 2009)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Invention of Love (Mar 29, 2001 - Jun 30, 2001)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayDramaOriginal
The Full Monty (Oct 26, 2000 - Sep 01, 2002)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
  • World premiere at Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Douglas C. Evans, Managing Director; Craig Noel, Executive Director)
MusicalComedyOriginal
Getting and Spending (Oct 25, 1998 - Nov 29, 1998)
  • World Premiere at Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Thomas Hall, Managing Director)
PlayOriginal
More to Love (Oct 15, 1998 - Oct 17, 1998)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayComedyOriginal
The Little Foxes (Apr 27, 1997 - Jun 15, 1997)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayDramaRevival
Play On! (Mar 20, 1997 - May 11, 1997)
  • Originally produced by Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Thomas Hall, Managing Director)
MusicalOriginal
Getting Away With Murder (Mar 17, 1996 - Mar 31, 1996)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
  • World premiere at Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Thomas Hall, Managing Director)
PlayComedy ThrillerOriginal
Damn Yankees (Mar 03, 1994 - Aug 06, 1995)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
  • Originally produced by Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Thomas Hall, Managing Director)
  • Book revisions by Jack O'Brien
MusicalComedyRevival
Redwood Curtain (Mar 30, 1993 - May 02, 1993)
  • Also presented by Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Thomas Hall, Managing Director)
PlayDramaOriginal
Two Trains Running (Apr 13, 1992 - Aug 30, 1992)
  • Produced in association with Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Thomas Hall, Managing Director)
PlayOriginal
Two Shakespearean Actors (Jan 16, 1992 - Feb 09, 1992)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayOriginal
The Piano Lesson (Apr 16, 1990 - Jan 27, 1991)
  • Produced in association with Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Thomas Hall, Managing Director)
PlayOriginal
Rumors (Nov 17, 1988 - Feb 24, 1990)
  • Originally produced by the Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Thomas Hall, Managing Director)
PlayComedy FarceOriginal
Into the Woods (Nov 05, 1987 - Sep 03, 1989)
  • Originally produced by Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Thomas Hall, Managing Director)
MusicalComedy DramaOriginal
Porgy and Bess (Apr 07, 1983 - May 15, 1983)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
MusicalOperaRevival
The Most Happy Fella (Oct 11, 1979 - Nov 25, 1979)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
MusicalComedyRevival
Porgy and Bess (Sep 25, 1976 - Jan 09, 1977)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
MusicalOperaRevival
The Time of Your Life (Oct 28, 1975 - Nov 01, 1975)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayComedyRevival
The Selling of the President (Mar 22, 1972 - Mar 25, 1972)
  • Book by Jack O'Brien
  • Lyrics by Jack O'Brien
MusicalOriginal
Hamlet (Mar 03, 1969 - Apr 26, 1969)
  • Assistant Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayTragedyRevival
Cock-A-Doodle Dandy (Jan 20, 1969 - Apr 26, 1969)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayRevival
The Cocktail Party (Oct 07, 1968 - Apr 26, 1969)
  • Assistant Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayDramaRevival
Pantagleize (Sep 03, 1968 - Sep 12, 1968)
  • Assistant Directed by Jack O'Brien
  • Incidental lyrics by Jack O'Brien
PlayComedyOriginal
The Cherry Orchard (Mar 19, 1968 - Jun 22, 1968)
  • Assistant Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayComedyRevival
Pantagleize (Nov 30, 1967 - Jun 22, 1968)
  • Assistant Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayComedyOriginal
War and Peace (Mar 21, 1967 - Jun 17, 1967)
  • Assistant Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayOriginal
You Can't Take It With You (Feb 10, 1967 - Feb 1967)
  • Assistant Directed by Jack O'Brien
PlayComedy FarceRevival
You Can't Take It With You (Nov 23, 1965 - Jun 18, 1966)
  • Assistant to Mr. Rabb: Jack O'Brien
PlayComedy FarceRevival
Miracle in the Mountains (Apr 25, 1947 - Apr 26, 1947)
  • Performer: Jack O'Brien [Member of Elder Council]
PlayOriginal
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Nov 11, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018)
  • Based on the production produced by Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Louis G. Spisto, Executive Director)
  • Original Production Conceived and Directed by Jack O'Brien
MusicalComedyOriginal
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Sep 22, 2018 - Oct 13, 2019)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
MusicalOriginal
Into the Woods (Nov 26, 2016 - May 28, 2017)
  • Original Broadway Production originally produced by Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Thomas Hall, Managing Director)
MusicalComedyDramaRevival
The Sound of Music (Sep 14, 2015 - Jul 23, 2017)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
MusicalDramaRevival
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Nov 14, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014)
  • Based on the production produced by Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Louis G. Spisto, Executive Director)
  • Original Production Conceived and Directed by Jack O'Brien
MusicalComedyOriginal
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Nov 23, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012)
  • Original Production Conceived and Directed by Jack O'Brien
MusicalComedyOriginal
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Nov 11, 2008 - Dec 28, 2008)
  • Based on the production produced at Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Louis G. Spisto, Executive Director)
  • Original Production Conceived and Directed by Jack O'Brien
MusicalComedyOriginal
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Aug 04, 2006 - Aug 19, 2007)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
  • World Premiere at the Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Louis G. Spisto, Executive Director)
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hairspray (Sep 09, 2003 - Jun 25, 2006)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Full Monty (Apr 16, 2002 - Dec 14, 2003)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
MusicalComedyOriginal
Stones in His Pockets (Feb 03, 2002 - Mar 16, 2003)
  • Produced by special arrangement with Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Louis G. Spisto, Executive Director)
PlayComedyOriginal
The Full Monty (May 22, 2001 - Oct 27, 2001)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
  • World Premiere at the Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Douglas C. Evans, Managing Director; Craig Noel, Executive Director)
MusicalComedyOriginal
Damn Yankees (Sep 22, 1995 - May 04, 1997)
  • Directed by Jack O'Brien
  • Originally produced by Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Thomas Hall, Managing Director)
  • Book revisions by Jack O'Brien
MusicalComedyRevival
Into the Woods (Nov 22, 1988 - May 13, 1990)
  • Originally produced by the Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Thomas Hall, Managing Director)
MusicalComedy DramaOriginal

Tony Award®

Best Direction of a Play

2007 | Winner  | The Coast of Utopia [Part 1 - Voyage]
Directed by Jack O'Brien

Best Direction of a Play

2007 | Winner  | The Coast of Utopia [Part 3 - Salvage]
Directed by Jack O'Brien

Best Direction of a Play

2007 | Winner  | The Coast of Utopia [Part 2 - Shipwreck]
Directed by Jack O'Brien
 

Best Direction of a Musical

2005 | Nominee  | Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Directed by Jack O'Brien

Best Direction of a Play

2004 | Winner  | Henry IV
Directed by Jack O'Brien

Best Direction of a Musical

2003 | Winner  | Hairspray
Directed by Jack O'Brien
 

Best Direction of a Musical

2001 | Nominee  | The Full Monty
Directed by Jack O'Brien
 

Best Direction of a Play

2001 | Nominee  | The Invention of Love
Directed by Jack O'Brien
 

Best Direction of a Play

1992 | Nominee  | Two Shakespearean Actors
Directed by Jack O'Brien
 

Best Play

1992 | Nominee  | Two Trains Running
Produced in association with Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Thomas Hall, Managing Director)
 

Best Play

1990 | Nominee  | The Piano Lesson
Produced in association with Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Thomas Hall, Managing Director)
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1977 | Nominee  | Porgy and Bess
Directed by Jack O'Brien

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Director of a Musical

2018 | Nominee  | Carousel
Directed by Jack O'Brien

Outstanding Director of a Play

2007 | Winner  | The Coast of Utopia [Part 1 - Voyage]
Directed by Jack O'Brien

Outstanding Director of a Play

2007 | Winner  | The Coast of Utopia [Part 3 - Salvage]
Directed by Jack O'Brien

Outstanding Director of a Play

2007 | Winner  | The Coast of Utopia [Part 2 - Shipwreck]
Directed by Jack O'Brien

Outstanding Director of a Play

2004 | Winner  | Henry IV
Directed by Jack O'Brien

Outstanding Director of a Musical

2003 | Winner  | Hairspray
Directed by Jack O'Brien
 

Outstanding Director of a Musical

2001 | Nominee  | The Full Monty
Directed by Jack O'Brien

Outstanding Director of a Play

2001 | Winner  | The Invention of Love
Directed by Jack O'Brien

Outstanding New Play

1990 | Winner  | The Piano Lesson
Produced in association with Old Globe Theatre (Jack O'Brien, Artistic Director; Thomas Hall, Managing Director)
 

Outstanding Director of a Play

1989 | Nominee
Jack O'Brien (for "The Cocktail Hour")
 

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1977 | Nominee  | Porgy and Bess
Directed by Jack O'Brien

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