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Tony Award-winning director, Bartlett Sher, is the Resident Director at the Lincoln Center Theater in New York. He is also the Artistic Director of the Intiman Theatre in Seattle, Washington, a position he has held since 2000.
Sher received the 2008 Tony Award and other honors for his direction of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific, and Tony nominations for Awake and Sing! by Clifford Odets and The Light in the Piazza by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel, all Lincoln Center Theater productions.
Sher recently directed August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone for Lincoln Center Theater, for which he received a 2009 Tony Award nomination. The show opened April 16, 2009 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre to rave reviews. President and Michelle Obama attended the show during the Summer of 2009.
Sher will serve as director of the South Pacific National Tour as well as for Tales of Hoffmann for the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
At Intiman, Sher directed the world premieres of two plays by Craig Lucas, Prayer for My Enemy, which he also directed in its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons, and The Singing Forest (both also for Long Wharf Theatre); Nickel and Dimed, Joan Holden's adaptation of the nonfiction bestseller by Barbara Ehrenreich; and Namaste Man by Andrew Weems. Other Intiman credits include plays by Chekhov, Wilder, Shakespeare, Goldoni and Tony Kushner.
Sher's opera credits include Roméo et Juliette for the Salzburg Festival, The Barber of Seville at the Metropolitan Opera, and Mourning Becomes Electra for Seattle Opera and New York City Opera. His other New York credits include the Theatre for a New Audience productions of Cymbeline (which premiered in England and was the first American Shakespeare production at the Royal Shakespeare Company), for which he received the 2001 Callaway Award; and the American premiere of Harley Granville-Barker's Waste, winner of the 2000 Best Play Obie.
Sher currently serves on the Board of Theatre Communications Group and has held positions as Associate Artistic Director at Hartford Stage and Company Director at The Guthrie Theater under his mentor, Garland Wright.