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Lloyd Richards

Director, Producer, Performer, Presenter
( b. Jun 29, 1919 Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - d. Jun 29, 2006 New York, New York, USA ) Male

Biography: Lloyd George Richards was born on June 29, 1919 in Toronto, Canada. He studied law at Wayne University, and he served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He taught in the actor training program at New York University. He was the head of the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. He was dean of the Yale School of Drama and artistic director of the Yale Repertory Theater in the 1980s. He married dancer Barbara Davenport, with whom he had his sons Scott and Thomas.

TV Credits include: "The Piano Lesson," "American Playhouse," "Paul Robeson," "Roots: The Next Generations," "Freeman," "Visions," and "The Wide World of Mystery."

Other Awards: Received the National Medal of Arts in 1993.

Trivia:
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on June 29, 2006.



ProductionsDate of Productions
Seven Guitars
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by Lloyd Richards
Mar 28, 1996 - Sep 08, 1996
Two Trains Running
[Play, Original]
  • Directed by Lloyd Richards
  • Originally produced by Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
Apr 13, 1992 - Aug 30, 1992
The Cemetery Club
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Originally produced by the Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
May 15, 1990 - Jul 01, 1990
The Piano Lesson
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by Lloyd Richards
  • Directed by Lloyd Richards
  • Produced by Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
  • Originally mounted in 1987 by Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
Apr 16, 1990 - Jan 27, 1991
Ah, Wilderness!
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
  • This production was mounted originally by Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
Jun 23, 1988 - Jul 23, 1988
Long Day's Journey Into Night
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
  • This production was mounted originally by Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
Jun 14, 1988 - Jul 23, 1988
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by Lloyd Richards
  • Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
  • World Premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
Mar 27, 1988 - Jun 26, 1988
A Walk in the Woods
[Play, Original]
  • Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
  • Originally produced by Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
Feb 28, 1988 - Jun 26, 1988
Fences
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by Lloyd Richards
  • Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
  • World Premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
Mar 26, 1987 - Jun 26, 1988
Blood Knot
[Play, Original]
  • Originally produced by Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
Dec 10, 1985 - Mar 02, 1986
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by Lloyd Richards
  • Originally produced by Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
Oct 11, 1984 - Jun 09, 1985
"MASTER HAROLD"…and the boys
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Originally produced by Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
May 04, 1982 - Feb 26, 1983
A Lesson From Aloes
[Play, Original]
  • Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
Nov 17, 1980 - Feb 08, 1981
Paul Robeson
[Play, Solo, Play with music, Original]
  • Directed by Lloyd Richards
Jan 19, 1978 - Apr 30, 1978
The Yearling
[Musical, Original]
  • Directed by Lloyd Richards
Dec 10, 1965 - Dec 11, 1965
I Had a Ball
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Lloyd Richards
Dec 15, 1964 - Jun 12, 1965
The Moon Besieged
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Staged by Lloyd Richards
Dec 05, 1962 - Dec 05, 1962
The Long Dream
[Play, Original]
  • Directed by Lloyd Richards
Feb 17, 1960 - Feb 20, 1960
A Raisin in the Sun
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by Lloyd Richards
Mar 11, 1959 - Jun 25, 1960
The Egghead
[Play, Original]
  • Performer: Lloyd Richards [Perry Hall]
Oct 09, 1957 - Oct 26, 1957
A Phoenix Too Frequent / Freight
[Play, One Act, Original]
  • Performer: Lloyd Richards [Oz]
Apr 26, 1950 - Apr 29, 1950
1996 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play
Seven Guitars [nominee]
Directed by Lloyd Richards
1996 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play
Seven Guitars [nominee]
Directed by Lloyd Richards
1991 Tony Award® Regional Theatre Award
winner Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director) [recipient]
1990 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play
The Piano Lesson [nominee]
Directed by Lloyd Richards
1990 Tony Award® Best Play
The Piano Lesson [nominee]
Produced by Lloyd Richards; Produced by Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
1990 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play
The Piano Lesson [nominee]
Directed by Lloyd Richards
1990 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
winner The Piano Lesson [winner]
Produced by Lloyd Richards; Produced by Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
1989 Tony Award® Best Revival
Ah, Wilderness! [nominee]
Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
1989 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival
Long Day's Journey Into Night [nominee]
Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
1988 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play
Joe Turner's Come and Gone [nominee]
Directed by Lloyd Richards
1988 Tony Award® Best Play
A Walk in the Woods [nominee]
Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
1988 Tony Award® Best Play
Joe Turner's Come and Gone [nominee]
Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
1988 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play
Joe Turner's Come and Gone [nominee]
Directed by Lloyd Richards
1988 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
Joe Turner's Come and Gone [nominee]
Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
1987 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play
winner Fences [winner]
Directed by Lloyd Richards
1987 Tony Award® Best Play
winner Fences [winner]
Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
1987 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play
Fences [nominee]
Directed by Lloyd Richards
1987 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
winner Fences [winner]
Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
1981 Tony Award® Best Play
A Lesson From Aloes [nominee]
Produced in association with Yale Repertory Theatre (Lloyd Richards: Artistic Director; Benjamin Mordecai: Managing Director)
1960 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play
A Raisin in the Sun [nominee]
Directed by Lloyd Richards
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