Gender
Male
Born
Jan 10, 1949
Mansfield, Ohio, USA
Director Writer
Relations
Uncle of
Sarna Lapine
  • CREDITS
    Flying Over Sunset (Never Officially Opened - )
    • Directed by James Lapine
    • Book by James Lapine
    MusicalOriginal
    Sunday in the Park with George (Feb 23, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017)
    • Book by James Lapine
    • Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
    MusicalRevival
    Falsettos (Oct 27, 2016 - Jan 08, 2017)
    • Directed by James Lapine
    • Book by James Lapine
    MusicalRevival
    Act One (Apr 17, 2014 - Jun 15, 2014)
    • Directed by James Lapine
    • Written by James Lapine
    PlayOriginal
    Annie (Nov 08, 2012 - Jan 05, 2014)
    • Directed by James Lapine
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Sondheim on Sondheim (Apr 22, 2010 - Jun 27, 2010)
    • Conceived and Directed by James Lapine
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Sunday in the Park with George (Feb 21, 2008 - Jun 29, 2008)
    • Book by James Lapine
    • Originally Directed on Broadway by: James Lapine
    MusicalRevival
    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (May 02, 2005 - Jan 20, 2008)
    • Directed by James Lapine
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Amour (Oct 20, 2002 - Nov 03, 2002)
    • Directed by James Lapine
    MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal
    Into the Woods (Apr 30, 2002 - Dec 29, 2002)
    • Directed by James Lapine
    • Book by James Lapine
    MusicalComedy DramaRevival
    Dirty Blonde (May 01, 2000 - Mar 04, 2001)
    • Directed by James Lapine
    • Conceived by James Lapine
    PlayComedy DramaOriginal
    Golden Child (Apr 02, 1998 - May 31, 1998)
    • Directed by James Lapine
    PlayDramaOriginal
    The Diary of Anne Frank (Dec 04, 1997 - Jun 14, 1998)
    • Directed by James Lapine
    PlayDramaRevival
    Passion (May 09, 1994 - Jan 07, 1995)
    • Directed by James Lapine
    • Book by James Lapine
    MusicalOriginal
    Falsettos (Apr 29, 1992 - Jun 27, 1993)
    • Directed by James Lapine
    • Book by James Lapine
    MusicalOriginal
    Into the Woods (Nov 05, 1987 - Sep 03, 1989)
    • Directed by James Lapine
    • Book by James Lapine
    MusicalComedy DramaOriginal
    Sunday in the Park with George (May 02, 1984 - Oct 13, 1985)
    • Directed by James Lapine
    • Book by James Lapine
    MusicalOriginal
    Falsettos (Feb 08, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019)
    • Directed by James Lapine
    • Book by James Lapine
    MusicalRevival
    Into the Woods (Nov 26, 2016 - May 28, 2017)
    • Book by James Lapine
    MusicalComedyDramaRevival
    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Sep 19, 2006 - Jun 01, 2008)
    • Directed by James Lapine
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Falsettos - Second National (Mar 13, 1993 - Jul 03, 1994)
    • Directed by James Lapine
    • Book by James Lapine
    MusicalOriginal
    Falsettos - First National (Dec 01, 1992 - Jan 24, 1993)
    • Directed by James Lapine
    • Book by James Lapine
    MusicalOriginal
    Into the Woods (Nov 22, 1988 - May 13, 1990)
    • Directed by James Lapine
    • Book by James Lapine
    MusicalComedy DramaOriginal
    Passion (Oct 20, 2004 - Oct 20, 2004)
    • Directed by James Lapine
    • Book by James Lapine
    SpecialBenefit ConcertRevival
    Into the Woods (Nov 09, 1997 - Nov 09, 1997)
    • Directed by James Lapine
    • Book by James Lapine
    SpecialBenefit Comedy ConcertRevival
    Sunday in the Park with George (May 15, 1994 - May 15, 1994)
    • Directed by James Lapine
    • Book by James Lapine
    SpecialBenefitConcertRevival
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

     

    Best Play

    2014 | Nominee  | Act One
    Written by James Lapine
     

    Best Direction of a Musical

    2005 | Nominee  | The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
    Directed by James Lapine
     

    Best Direction of a Musical

    2002 | Nominee  | Into the Woods
    Directed by James Lapine
     

    Best Direction of a Play

    2000 | Nominee  | Dirty Blonde
    Directed by James Lapine

    Best Book of a Musical

    1994 | Winner  | Passion
    Book by James Lapine
     

    Best Direction of a Musical

    1994 | Nominee  | Passion
    Directed by James Lapine

    Best Book of a Musical

    1992 | Winner  | Falsettos
    Book by James Lapine
     

    Best Direction of a Musical

    1992 | Nominee  | Falsettos
    Directed by James Lapine

    Best Book of a Musical

    1988 | Winner  | Into the Woods
    Book by James Lapine
     

    Best Direction of a Musical

    1988 | Nominee  | Into the Woods
    Directed by James Lapine
     

    Best Book of a Musical

    1984 | Nominee  | Sunday in the Park with George
    Book by James Lapine
     

    Best Direction of a Musical

    1984 | Nominee  | Sunday in the Park with George
    Directed by James Lapine

    Pulitzer Prize

    for Drama

    1985 | Winner  | Sunday in the Park with George
    Book by James Lapine

    Drama Desk Award

    Outstanding Director of a Musical

    Directed by James Lapine
     

    Outstanding Director of a Musical

    2003 | Nominee  | Amour
    Directed by James Lapine
     

    Outstanding Director of a Musical

    2002 | Nominee  | Into the Woods
    Directed by James Lapine
     

    Outstanding Director of a Play

    2000 | Nominee  | Dirty Blonde
    Directed by James Lapine
     

    Outstanding Book of a Musical

    1999 | Nominee
    James Lapine (for "A New Brain")

    Outstanding Book

    1994 | Winner  | Passion
    Book by James Lapine
     

    Outstanding Director of a Musical

    1994 | Nominee  | Passion
    Directed by James Lapine

    Outstanding Book of a Musical

    1988 | Winner  | Into the Woods
    Book by James Lapine
     

    Outstanding Director of a Musical

    1988 | Nominee  | Into the Woods
    Directed by James Lapine

    Outstanding Book

    1984 | Winner  | Sunday in the Park with George
    Book by James Lapine

    Outstanding Director of a Musical

    1984 | Winner  | Sunday in the Park with George
    Directed by James Lapine
Flying Over Sunset (Never Officially Opened - )
  • Directed by James Lapine
  • Book by James Lapine
MusicalOriginal
Sunday in the Park with George (Feb 23, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017)
  • Book by James Lapine
  • Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
MusicalRevival
Falsettos (Oct 27, 2016 - Jan 08, 2017)
  • Directed by James Lapine
  • Book by James Lapine
MusicalRevival
Act One (Apr 17, 2014 - Jun 15, 2014)
  • Directed by James Lapine
  • Written by James Lapine
PlayOriginal
Annie (Nov 08, 2012 - Jan 05, 2014)
  • Directed by James Lapine
MusicalComedyRevival
Sondheim on Sondheim (Apr 22, 2010 - Jun 27, 2010)
  • Conceived and Directed by James Lapine
MusicalRevueOriginal
Sunday in the Park with George (Feb 21, 2008 - Jun 29, 2008)
  • Book by James Lapine
  • Originally Directed on Broadway by: James Lapine
MusicalRevival
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (May 02, 2005 - Jan 20, 2008)
  • Directed by James Lapine
MusicalComedyOriginal
Amour (Oct 20, 2002 - Nov 03, 2002)
  • Directed by James Lapine
MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal
Into the Woods (Apr 30, 2002 - Dec 29, 2002)
  • Directed by James Lapine
  • Book by James Lapine
MusicalComedy DramaRevival
Dirty Blonde (May 01, 2000 - Mar 04, 2001)
  • Directed by James Lapine
  • Conceived by James Lapine
PlayComedy DramaOriginal
Golden Child (Apr 02, 1998 - May 31, 1998)
  • Directed by James Lapine
PlayDramaOriginal
The Diary of Anne Frank (Dec 04, 1997 - Jun 14, 1998)
  • Directed by James Lapine
PlayDramaRevival
Passion (May 09, 1994 - Jan 07, 1995)
  • Directed by James Lapine
  • Book by James Lapine
MusicalOriginal
Falsettos (Apr 29, 1992 - Jun 27, 1993)
  • Directed by James Lapine
  • Book by James Lapine
MusicalOriginal
Into the Woods (Nov 05, 1987 - Sep 03, 1989)
  • Directed by James Lapine
  • Book by James Lapine
MusicalComedy DramaOriginal
Sunday in the Park with George (May 02, 1984 - Oct 13, 1985)
  • Directed by James Lapine
  • Book by James Lapine
MusicalOriginal
Falsettos (Feb 08, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019)
  • Directed by James Lapine
  • Book by James Lapine
MusicalRevival
Into the Woods (Nov 26, 2016 - May 28, 2017)
  • Book by James Lapine
MusicalComedyDramaRevival
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Sep 19, 2006 - Jun 01, 2008)
  • Directed by James Lapine
MusicalComedyOriginal
Falsettos - Second National (Mar 13, 1993 - Jul 03, 1994)
  • Directed by James Lapine
  • Book by James Lapine
MusicalOriginal
Falsettos - First National (Dec 01, 1992 - Jan 24, 1993)
  • Directed by James Lapine
  • Book by James Lapine
MusicalOriginal
Into the Woods (Nov 22, 1988 - May 13, 1990)
  • Directed by James Lapine
  • Book by James Lapine
MusicalComedy DramaOriginal
Passion (Oct 20, 2004 - Oct 20, 2004)
  • Directed by James Lapine
  • Book by James Lapine
SpecialBenefit ConcertRevival
Into the Woods (Nov 09, 1997 - Nov 09, 1997)
  • Directed by James Lapine
  • Book by James Lapine
SpecialBenefit Comedy ConcertRevival
Sunday in the Park with George (May 15, 1994 - May 15, 1994)
  • Directed by James Lapine
  • Book by James Lapine
SpecialBenefitConcertRevival

Tony Award®

 

Best Play

2014 | Nominee  | Act One
Written by James Lapine
 

Best Direction of a Musical

2005 | Nominee  | The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Directed by James Lapine
 

Best Direction of a Musical

2002 | Nominee  | Into the Woods
Directed by James Lapine
 

Best Direction of a Play

2000 | Nominee  | Dirty Blonde
Directed by James Lapine

Best Book of a Musical

1994 | Winner  | Passion
Book by James Lapine
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1994 | Nominee  | Passion
Directed by James Lapine

Best Book of a Musical

1992 | Winner  | Falsettos
Book by James Lapine
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1992 | Nominee  | Falsettos
Directed by James Lapine

Best Book of a Musical

1988 | Winner  | Into the Woods
Book by James Lapine
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1988 | Nominee  | Into the Woods
Directed by James Lapine
 

Best Book of a Musical

1984 | Nominee  | Sunday in the Park with George
Book by James Lapine
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1984 | Nominee  | Sunday in the Park with George
Directed by James Lapine

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

1985 | Winner  | Sunday in the Park with George
Book by James Lapine

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Director of a Musical

Directed by James Lapine
 

Outstanding Director of a Musical

2003 | Nominee  | Amour
Directed by James Lapine
 

Outstanding Director of a Musical

2002 | Nominee  | Into the Woods
Directed by James Lapine
 

Outstanding Director of a Play

2000 | Nominee  | Dirty Blonde
Directed by James Lapine
 

Outstanding Book of a Musical

1999 | Nominee
James Lapine (for "A New Brain")

Outstanding Book

1994 | Winner  | Passion
Book by James Lapine
 

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1994 | Nominee  | Passion
Directed by James Lapine

Outstanding Book of a Musical

1988 | Winner  | Into the Woods
Book by James Lapine
 

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1988 | Nominee  | Into the Woods
Directed by James Lapine

Outstanding Book

1984 | Winner  | Sunday in the Park with George
Book by James Lapine

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1984 | Winner  | Sunday in the Park with George
Directed by James Lapine

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