Gender
Male
Born
Sep 04, 1958
San Francisco, California, USA
Died
Aug 02, 2016
New York, New York, USA
Producer
Relations
Husband of
Joyce O'Connor
Comments
Founder of the Signature Theatre; served as Artistic Director from 1991-2016.
  • CREDITS
    The Young Man from Atlanta (Mar 27, 1997 - Jun 08, 1997)
    • World premiere originally produced by The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Thomas C. Proehl, Managing Director)
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  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

    Regional Theatre Award

    2014 | Recipient
    The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director)

    Drama Desk Award

     

    Outstanding Play

    2016 | Nominee
    The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) (for "John")
     

    Outstanding Revival of a Play

    2015 | Nominee
    The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) (for "The Wayside Motor Inn")

    Outstanding Musical Revue

    2013 | Winner
    The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) (for "Old Hats")
     

    Outstanding Revival of a Play

    2013 | Nominee
    The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) (for "The Piano Lesson")
     

    Outstanding Revival of a Play

    2012 | Nominee
    The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) (for "The Lady from Dubuque")

    Special Award

    2010 | Recipient
    The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) (Saluting "the breadth of vision, which inspired the exceptional direction, performances, sets, lighting, costumes, music and sound that made ["The Orphans' Home Cycle"] the theatrical event of the season.")
     

    Outstanding Revival of a Play

    2006 | Nominee
    The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Kathryn M. Lipuma, Executive Director) (for "The Trip to Bountiful")
     

    Outstanding New Play

    2002 | Nominee
    The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Bruce E. Whitacre, Managing Director) (for "Thief River")
     

    Outstanding Revival of a Play

    1999 | Nominee
    The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Bruce E. Whitacre, Managing Director) (for "Bosoms and Neglect")
     

    Outstanding Direction of a Play

    1998 | Nominee
    James Houghton (for "The American Clock")
     

    Outstanding Revival of a Play

    1998 | Nominee
    The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Thomas C. Proehl, Managing Director) (for "The American Clock")

    Honorary Award

    1996 | Recipient
    The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Thomas C. Proehl, Managing Director) (for concept of annually serving one playwright)

    Theater Hall of Fame

    Inductee

    2018 | Recipient
    James Houghton
The Young Man from Atlanta (Mar 27, 1997 - Jun 08, 1997)
  • World premiere originally produced by The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Thomas C. Proehl, Managing Director)
PlayOriginal

Tony Award®

Regional Theatre Award

2014 | Recipient
The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director)

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Play

2016 | Nominee
The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) (for "John")
 

Outstanding Revival of a Play

2015 | Nominee
The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) (for "The Wayside Motor Inn")

Outstanding Musical Revue

2013 | Winner
The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) (for "Old Hats")
 

Outstanding Revival of a Play

2013 | Nominee
The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) (for "The Piano Lesson")
 

Outstanding Revival of a Play

2012 | Nominee
The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) (for "The Lady from Dubuque")

Special Award

2010 | Recipient
The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) (Saluting "the breadth of vision, which inspired the exceptional direction, performances, sets, lighting, costumes, music and sound that made ["The Orphans' Home Cycle"] the theatrical event of the season.")
 

Outstanding Revival of a Play

2006 | Nominee
The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Kathryn M. Lipuma, Executive Director) (for "The Trip to Bountiful")
 

Outstanding New Play

2002 | Nominee
The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Bruce E. Whitacre, Managing Director) (for "Thief River")
 

Outstanding Revival of a Play

1999 | Nominee
The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Bruce E. Whitacre, Managing Director) (for "Bosoms and Neglect")
 

Outstanding Direction of a Play

1998 | Nominee
James Houghton (for "The American Clock")
 

Outstanding Revival of a Play

1998 | Nominee
The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Thomas C. Proehl, Managing Director) (for "The American Clock")

Honorary Award

1996 | Recipient
The Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Artistic Director; Thomas C. Proehl, Managing Director) (for concept of annually serving one playwright)

Theater Hall of Fame

Inductee

2018 | Recipient
James Houghton

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