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Mike Nichols

Performer, Director, Producer, Writer, Presenter, Other
( b. Nov 06, 1931 Berlin, GERMANY - d. Nov 19, 2014 New York, New York, USA ) Male

Biography: Mike Nichols was born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky on November 6, 1931 in Berlin, Germany. He was the son of Brigitte and Pavel Peschkowsky, a physician. His family fled to America in 1938 to escape the Nazis, and moved to New York City in April 1939. He was married to Patricia Scott from 1957-1960, Margot Callas from 1963-1974 (with whom he had his daughter, Daisy Nichols), Annabel Davis-Goff until 1986 (with whom he had two children: Max Nichols and Jenny Nichols) and ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer in 1988 who survived him.

Film/TV Credits: Film: "Charlie Wilson's War," "Closer," "What Planet Are You From?," "Primary Colors," "The Birdcage," "Wolf," "Regarding Henry, " "Postcards from the Edge, " "Working Girl, " "Biloxi Blues, " "Heartburn, " "Silkwood, " "Gilda Live, " "The Fortune, " "The Day of the Dolphin, " "Carnal Knowledge, "Catch-22, " "Teach Me!," "The Graduate" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?." TV: "Angels in America" and "Wit."

Other Awards: EGOT winner. EMMY: Won for "Angels in America" and "Wit." ACADEMY AWARDS: Won for "The Graduate." In addition to winning three BAFTA Awards, he was honored in 1999 at the Lincoln Center Gala for lifetime achievement, in 2001 with the National Medal of Arts, in 2003 at the Kennedy Center Honors and in 2010 with the AFI Life Achievement Award.

Trivia:
Nichols first formed his comedy duo with Elaine May in 1958. The pair performed satirical acts, including An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May on Broadway, whose LP album won the 1962 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
He was one of only a few directors (such as Orson Welles and Elia Kazan) to achieve popular and artistic acclaim in both the theatre and film industries.
Nichols launched the film career of the then-unknown Dustin Hoffman with "The Graduate" in 1967.
The marquees of Broadway theatres were dimmed in his honor on November 21, 2014.



ProductionsDate of Productions
Betrayal
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
Oct 27, 2013 - Jan 05, 2014
Death of a Salesman
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
Mar 15, 2012 - Jun 02, 2012
The Country Girl
[Play, Revival]
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
Apr 27, 2008 - Jul 20, 2008
The Apple Tree
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Original production directed by Mike Nichols
Dec 14, 2006 - Mar 11, 2007
Spamalot
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
Mar 17, 2005 - Jan 11, 2009
Whoopi
[Special, Solo, Original]
  • Produced by Mike Nichols
Nov 17, 2004 - Jan 30, 2005
The Play What I Wrote
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by Mike Nichols
Mar 30, 2003 - Jun 15, 2003
Sunday in the Park with George
[Special, Concert, Revival]
  • Presented by Friends In Deed (Mike Nichols: Chairman; Cynthia O'Neal: President; Robert MacNamara: Managing Director)
May 15, 1994 - May 15, 1994
Death and the Maiden
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
Mar 17, 1992 - Aug 02, 1992
Social Security
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
Apr 17, 1986 - Mar 22, 1987
Whoopi Goldberg
[Play, Solo, Original]
  • Produced by Mike Nichols
  • Production Supervised by Mike Nichols
Oct 24, 1984 - Mar 10, 1985
Hurlyburly
[Play, Original]
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
  • Produced by Icarus Productions
Aug 07, 1984 - Jun 02, 1985
The Real Thing
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
  • Produced by Icarus Productions
Jan 05, 1984 - May 12, 1985
Grown Ups
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by Mike Nichols
Dec 10, 1981 - Feb 20, 1982
Fools
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
Apr 06, 1981 - May 09, 1981
Lunch Hour
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
Nov 12, 1980 - Jun 28, 1981
Billy Bishop Goes to War
[Play, Play with music, Original]
  • Produced by Mike Nichols
May 29, 1980 - Jun 07, 1980
The Gin Game
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by Mike Nichols
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
  • Co - Produced by Icarus Productions
Oct 06, 1977 - Dec 31, 1978
Annie
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by Mike Nichols
  • Produced by Icarus Productions
Apr 21, 1977 - Jan 02, 1983
Comedians
[Play, Original]
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
Nov 28, 1976 - Apr 03, 1977
Streamers
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
Apr 21, 1976 - Jun 05, 1977
Uncle Vanya
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
  • Translated by Mike Nichols
Jun 04, 1973 - Jul 28, 1973
The Prisoner of Second Avenue
[Play, Comedy, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
Nov 11, 1971 - Sep 29, 1973
Plaza Suite
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
Feb 14, 1968 - Oct 03, 1970
The Little Foxes
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
Oct 26, 1967 - Jan 20, 1968
The Apple Tree
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
Oct 18, 1966 - Nov 25, 1967
The Odd Couple
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
Mar 10, 1965 - Jul 02, 1967
Luv
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
Nov 11, 1964 - Jan 07, 1967
Barefoot in the Park
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
Oct 23, 1963 - Jun 25, 1967
An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May
[Special, Comedy, Original]
  • Starring: Mike Nichols [Performer]
  • Written by Mike Nichols
Oct 08, 1960 - Jul 01, 1961
Touring ProductionsDates of Touring Productions
Spamalot
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
Mar 07, 2006 - Oct 18, 2009
Annie
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Originally produced by Icarus Productions
  • Presented on Broadway by Mike Nichols
Aug 23, 2005 - Mar 25, 2007
Annie
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Presented on Broadway by Mike Nichols
  • Produced on Broadway by Icarus Productions
Jan 13, 2004 - Feb 22, 2004
Special EventsDate of Special Events
Passion
[Special, Benefit, Concert, Revival]
  • Produced by Friends In Deed (Mike Nichols: Chairman; Cynthia O'Neal: President; Robert MacNamara: Managing Director)
  • Proceeds to benefit Friends In Deed (Mike Nichols: Chairman; Cynthia O'Neal: President; Robert MacNamara: Managing Director)
Oct 20, 2004 - Oct 20, 2004
Short Talks on the Universe
[Special, Benefit, Original]
  • Originally produced by Mike Nichols
  • Benefiting Friends In Deed (Mike Nichols: Chairman; Cynthia O'Neal: President; Robert MacNamara: Managing Director)
Nov 17, 2002 - Nov 18, 2002
Into the Woods
[Special, Benefit, Comedy, Concert, Revival]
  • Presented by Friends In Deed (Mike Nichols: Chairman; Cynthia O'Neal: President; Robert MacNamara: Managing Director)
Nov 09, 1997 - Nov 09, 1997
Mike Nichols and Elaine May: Together Again on Broadway
[Special, Benefit, Original]
  • Produced by Friends In Deed (Mike Nichols: Chairman; Cynthia O'Neal: President; Robert MacNamara: Managing Director)
  • Performer: Mike Nichols
May 04, 1992 - May 04, 1992
2012 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play
winner Death of a Salesman [winner]
Directed by Mike Nichols
2012 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play
winner Death of a Salesman [winner]
Directed by Mike Nichols
2005 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
winner Spamalot [winner]
Directed by Mike Nichols
2005 Tony Award® Best Special Theatrical Event
Whoopi [nominee]
Produced by Mike Nichols
2005 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical
Spamalot [nominee]
Directed by Mike Nichols
2003 Tony Award® Best Special Theatrical Event
The Play What I Wrote [nominee]
Produced by Mike Nichols
2003 Drama Desk Award Unique Theatrical Experience
The Play What I Wrote [nominee]
Produced by Mike Nichols
1985 Tony Award® Best Play
Hurlyburly [nominee]
Produced by Icarus Productions
1984 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play
winner The Real Thing [winner]
Directed by Mike Nichols
1984 Tony Award® Best Play
winner The Real Thing [winner]
Produced by Icarus Productions
1984 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play
The Real Thing [nominee]
Directed by Mike Nichols
1984 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
winner The Real Thing [winner]
Produced by Icarus Productions
1982 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
Grown Ups [nominee]
Produced by Mike Nichols
1978 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play
The Gin Game [nominee]
Directed by Mike Nichols
1978 Tony Award® Best Play
The Gin Game [nominee]
Produced by Mike Nichols
1978 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play
The Gin Game [nominee]
Directed by Mike Nichols
1978 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
The Gin Game [nominee]
Produced by Mike Nichols
1977 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play
Comedians [nominee]
Directed by Mike Nichols
1977 Tony Award® Best Musical
winner Annie [winner]
Produced by Mike Nichols
1977 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play
winner Comedians [winner]
Directed by Mike Nichols
1976 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play
Streamers [nominee]
Directed by Mike Nichols
1974 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play
Uncle Vanya [nominee]
Directed by Mike Nichols
1972 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play
winner The Prisoner of Second Avenue [winner]
Directed by Mike Nichols
1968 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play
winner Plaza Suite [winner]
Directed by Mike Nichols
1967 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
The Apple Tree [nominee]
Directed by Mike Nichols
1965 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play
winner Luv [winner]
Directed by Mike Nichols
1965 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play
winner The Odd Couple [winner]
Directed by Mike Nichols
1964 Tony Award® Best Director (Dramatic)
winner Barefoot in the Park [winner]
Directed by Mike Nichols
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