Gender
Male
Born
Nov 06, 1931
Berlin, GERMANY
Died
Nov 19, 2014
New York, New York, USA
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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.
Betrayal (Oct 27, 2013 - Jan 05, 2014)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
PlayDramaRevival
Death of a Salesman (Mar 15, 2012 - Jun 02, 2012)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
PlayDramaRevival
The Country Girl (Apr 27, 2008 - Jul 20, 2008)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
PlayRevival
The Apple Tree (Dec 14, 2006 - Mar 11, 2007)
  • Original production directed by Mike Nichols
MusicalComedyRevival
Spamalot (Mar 17, 2005 - Jan 11, 2009)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
MusicalComedyOriginal
Whoopi (Nov 17, 2004 - Jan 30, 2005)
  • Produced by Mike Nichols
SpecialSoloOriginal
The Play What I Wrote (Mar 30, 2003 - Jun 15, 2003)
  • Produced by Mike Nichols
SpecialComedyOriginal
Death and the Maiden (Mar 17, 1992 - Aug 02, 1992)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
PlayDramaOriginal
Social Security (Apr 17, 1986 - Mar 22, 1987)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
PlayComedyOriginal
Whoopi Goldberg (Oct 24, 1984 - Mar 10, 1985)
  • Produced by Mike Nichols
  • Production Supervised by Mike Nichols
PlaySoloOriginal
Hurlyburly (Aug 07, 1984 - Jun 02, 1985)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
  • Produced by Icarus Productions
PlayOriginal
The Real Thing (Jan 05, 1984 - May 12, 1985)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
  • Produced by Icarus Productions
PlayDramaOriginal
Grown Ups (Dec 10, 1981 - Feb 20, 1982)
  • Produced by Mike Nichols
PlayOriginal
Fools (Apr 06, 1981 - May 09, 1981)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
PlayComedyOriginal
Lunch Hour (Nov 12, 1980 - Jun 28, 1981)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
PlayComedyOriginal
Billy Bishop Goes to War (May 29, 1980 - Jun 07, 1980)
  • Produced by Mike Nichols
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The Gin Game (Oct 06, 1977 - Dec 31, 1978)
  • Produced by Mike Nichols
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
  • Co - Produced by Icarus Productions
PlayOriginal
Annie (Apr 21, 1977 - Jan 02, 1983)
  • Produced by Mike Nichols
  • Produced by Icarus Productions
MusicalComedyOriginal
Comedians (Nov 28, 1976 - Apr 03, 1977)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
PlayOriginal
Streamers (Apr 21, 1976 - Jun 05, 1977)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
PlayDramaOriginal
Uncle Vanya (Jun 04, 1973 - Jul 28, 1973)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
  • Translated by Mike Nichols
PlayDramaRevival
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (Nov 11, 1971 - Sep 29, 1973)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
PlayComedy DramaOriginal
Plaza Suite (Feb 14, 1968 - Oct 03, 1970)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
PlayComedyOriginal
The Little Foxes (Oct 26, 1967 - Jan 20, 1968)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
PlayDramaRevival
The Apple Tree (Oct 18, 1966 - Nov 25, 1967)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Odd Couple (Mar 10, 1965 - Jul 02, 1967)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
PlayComedyOriginal
Luv (Nov 11, 1964 - Jan 07, 1967)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
PlayComedyOriginal
Barefoot in the Park (Oct 23, 1963 - Jun 25, 1967)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
PlayComedyOriginal
An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May (Oct 08, 1960 - Jul 01, 1961)
  • Starring: Mike Nichols [Performer]
  • Written by Mike Nichols
SpecialComedyOriginal
Spamalot (Mar 07, 2006 - Oct 18, 2009)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
MusicalComedyOriginal
Annie (Aug 23, 2005 - Mar 25, 2007)
  • Originally produced by Icarus Productions
  • Presented on Broadway by Mike Nichols
MusicalComedyRevival
Annie (Jan 13, 2004 - Feb 22, 2004)
  • Presented on Broadway by Mike Nichols
  • Produced on Broadway by Icarus Productions
MusicalComedyRevival
Annie - Third National (Oct 03, 1979 - Oct 24, 1982)
  • Produced by Mike Nichols
  • Produced by Icarus Productions
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Gin Game (Oct 03, 1978 - Jun 09, 1979)
  • Produced by Mike Nichols
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
  • Co-produced by Icarus Productions
PlayOriginal
Annie - Second National (Jun 21, 1978 - Aug 07, 1982)
  • Produced by Mike Nichols
  • Produced by Icarus Productions
MusicalComedyOriginal
Annie - First National (Mar 20, 1978 - Sep 05, 1981)
  • Produced by Mike Nichols
  • Produced by Icarus Productions
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (Oct 17, 1972 - Apr 21, 1973)
  • Directed by Mike Nichols
PlayComedy DramaOriginal
Passion (Oct 20, 2004 - Oct 20, 2004)
  • 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)
SpecialBenefit ConcertRevival
Short Talks on the Universe (Nov 17, 2002 - Nov 18, 2002)
  • Originally produced by Mike Nichols
  • Benefiting Friends In Deed (Mike Nichols: Chairman; Cynthia O'Neal: President; Robert MacNamara: Managing Director)
SpecialBenefitOriginal
Into the Woods (Nov 09, 1997 - Nov 09, 1997)
  • Presented by Friends In Deed (Mike Nichols: Chairman; Cynthia O'Neal: President; Robert MacNamara: Managing Director)
SpecialBenefit Comedy ConcertRevival
Sunday in the Park with George (May 15, 1994 - May 15, 1994)
  • Presented by Friends In Deed (Mike Nichols: Chairman; Cynthia O'Neal: President; Robert MacNamara: Managing Director)
SpecialBenefitConcertRevival
  • Produced by Friends In Deed (Mike Nichols: Chairman; Cynthia O'Neal: President; Robert MacNamara: Managing Director)
  • Performer: Mike Nichols
SpecialBenefitOriginal

Tony Award®

Best Direction of a Play

2012 | Winner  | Death of a Salesman
Directed by Mike Nichols

Best Direction of a Musical

2005 | Winner  | Spamalot
Directed by Mike Nichols
 

Best Special Theatrical Event

2005 | Nominee  | Whoopi
Produced by Mike Nichols
 

Best Special Theatrical Event

2003 | Nominee  | The Play What I Wrote
Produced by Mike Nichols
 

Best Play

1985 | Nominee  | Hurlyburly
Produced by Icarus Productions

Best Direction of a Play

1984 | Winner  | The Real Thing
Directed by Mike Nichols

Best Play

1984 | Winner  | The Real Thing
Produced by Icarus Productions
 

Best Direction of a Play

1978 | Nominee  | The Gin Game
Directed by Mike Nichols
 

Best Play

1978 | Nominee  | The Gin Game
Produced by Mike Nichols
 

Best Direction of a Play

1977 | Nominee  | Comedians
Directed by Mike Nichols
 

Best Direction of a Play

1977 | Nominee  | Streamers
Directed by Mike Nichols

Best Musical

1977 | Winner  | Annie
Produced by Mike Nichols
 

Best Direction of a Play

1974 | Nominee  | Uncle Vanya
Directed by Mike Nichols

Best Direction of a Play

1972 | Winner  | The Prisoner of Second Avenue
Directed by Mike Nichols

Best Direction of a Play

1968 | Winner  | Plaza Suite
Directed by Mike Nichols
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1967 | Nominee  | The Apple Tree
Directed by Mike Nichols

Best Direction of a Play

1965 | Winner  | Luv
Directed by Mike Nichols

Best Direction of a Play

1965 | Winner  | The Odd Couple
Directed by Mike Nichols

Best Director (Dramatic)

1964 | Winner  | Barefoot in the Park
Directed by Mike Nichols

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Director of a Play

2012 | Winner  | Death of a Salesman
Directed by Mike Nichols
 

Outstanding Director of a Musical

2005 | Nominee  | Spamalot
Directed by Mike Nichols
 

Unique Theatrical Experience

2003 | Nominee  | The Play What I Wrote
Produced by Mike Nichols
 

Outstanding Director of a Play

1984 | Nominee  | The Real Thing
Directed by Mike Nichols

Outstanding New Play

1984 | Winner  | The Real Thing
Produced by Icarus Productions
 

Outstanding New Play

1982 | Nominee  | Grown Ups
Produced by Mike Nichols
 

Outstanding Director of a Play

1978 | Nominee  | The Gin Game
Directed by Mike Nichols
 

Outstanding New Play

1978 | Nominee  | The Gin Game
Produced by Mike Nichols

Outstanding Director of a Play

1977 | Winner  | Comedians
Directed by Mike Nichols
 

Outstanding Director of a Play

1976 | Nominee  | Streamers
Directed by Mike Nichols

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