Jack O'Brien

Director, Performer, Writer

Male

Born: June 18, 1939
Saginaw, Michigan

 

Roles

Playbill Cover - It's Only a Play It's Only a Play
Oct. 9, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015
Director
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - Macbeth Macbeth
Nov. 21, 2013 - Jan. 12, 2014
Director
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - The Nance The Nance
Apr. 15, 2013 - Aug. 11, 2013
Director
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - Dead Accounts Dead Accounts
Nov. 29, 2012 - Jan. 6, 2013
Director
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - Catch Me If You Can Catch Me If You Can
Apr. 10, 2011 - Sep. 4, 2011
Director
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - Impressionism Impressionism
Mar. 24, 2009 - May 10, 2009
Director
(Original)
Who's Who
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Nov. 9, 2007 - Jan. 6, 2008
Original Director
(Original)
 
    Original Conceiver
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Coast of Utopia The Coast of Utopia
Feb. 18, 2007 - May 13, 2007
Director
(Original)
 
    Director
(Original)
 
    Director
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Nov. 8, 2006 - Jan. 7, 2007
Production Creator and Supervisor
(Original)
Who's Who
    Artistic Director, Old Globe Theatre
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - The Times They Are A-Changin' The Times They Are A-Changin'
Oct. 26, 2006 - Nov. 19, 2006
Artistic Director, Old Globe Theatre
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Mar. 3, 2005 - Sep. 3, 2006
Director
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - Henry IV Henry IV
Nov. 20, 2003 - Jan. 18, 2004
Director
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - Imaginary Friends Imaginary Friends
Dec. 12, 2002 - Feb. 16, 2003
Director
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - Hairspray Hairspray
Aug. 15, 2002 - Jan. 4, 2009
Director
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - The Invention of Love The Invention of Love
Mar. 29, 2001 - Jun. 30, 2001
Director
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - The Full Monty The Full Monty
Oct. 26, 2000 - Sep. 1, 2002
Director
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Getting and Spending Getting and Spending
Oct. 25, 1998 - Nov. 29, 1998
Old Globe Theatre Artistic Director
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - More to Love More to Love
Oct. 15, 1998 - Oct. 17, 1998
Director
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - The Little Foxes The Little Foxes
Apr. 27, 1997 - Jun. 15, 1997
Director
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - Getting Away with Murder Getting Away with Murder
Mar. 17, 1996 - Mar. 31, 1996
Director
(Original)
Who's Who
Playbill Cover - Damn Yankees Damn Yankees
Mar. 3, 1994 - Aug. 6, 1995
Director
(Original)
 
    Book Revisions
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Two Shakespearean Actors Two Shakespearean Actors
Jan. 16, 1992 - Feb. 9, 1992
Director
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Porgy and Bess Porgy and Bess
Apr. 7, 1983 - May 15, 1983
Director
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Most Happy Fella The Most Happy Fella
Oct. 11, 1979 - Nov. 25, 1979
Director
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Porgy and Bess Porgy and Bess
Sep. 25, 1976 - Jan. 9, 1977
Director
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Time of Your Life The Time of Your Life
Oct. 28, 1975 - Nov. 1, 1975
Director
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - The Selling of the President The Selling of the President
Mar. 22, 1972 - Mar. 25, 1972
Book
(Original)
 
    Lyrics
(Original)
 
Hamlet
Mar. 3, 1969 - Apr. 26, 1969
Assistant Director
(Original)
 
Cock-a-Doodle Dandy
Jan. 20, 1969 - Apr. 26, 1969
Director
(Original)
 
The Cocktail Party
Oct. 7, 1968 - Apr. 26, 1969
Assistant Director
(Original)
 
Pantagleize
Sep. 3, 1968 - Sep. 12, 1968
Assistant Director
(Original)
 
    Incidental Lyrics
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - Pantagleize Pantagleize
Nov. 30, 1967 - Jun. 22, 1968
Incidental Lyrics
(Replacement)
 
    Assistant Director
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - War and Peace War and Peace
Mar. 21, 1967 - Jun. 17, 1967
Assistant Director
(Original)
 
Playbill Cover - You Can't Take It With You You Can't Take It With You
Feb. 10, 1967 - Feb. 1, 1967
Assistant Director
(Original)
 
Miracle in the Mountains
Apr. 25, 1947 - Apr. 26, 1947
Member of Elder Council Performer
(Original)
 

Videos (9)

 

Inside the Playbill (23)

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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Production Winner/Nominee
2007 Outstanding Director of a Play The Coast of Utopia Winner
2004 Outstanding Director of a Play Henry IV Winner
2003 Outstanding Director of a Musical Hairspray Winner
2001 Outstanding Director of a Musical The Full Monty Nominee
2001 Outstanding Director of a Play The Invention of Love Winner
1989 Outstanding Director of a Play The Cocktail Hour Nominee
1977 Outstanding Director of a Musical Porgy and Bess Nominee

Drama League

Year Category Production Winner/Nominee
2001 Julia Hansen Award for Excellence in Directing Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Production Winner/Nominee
2013 Outstanding Director of a Play The Nance Winner
2007 Outstanding Director of a Play The Coast of Utopia Winner
2005 Outstanding Director of a Musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Nominee
2004 Outstanding Director of a Play Henry IV Winner
2003 Outstanding Director of a Musical Hairspray Winner
2001 Outstanding Director of a Musical The Full Monty Nominee
2001 Outstanding Director of a Play The Invention of Love Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Production Winner/Nominee
2007 Direction of a Play The Coast of Utopia Winner
2005 Direction of a Musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Nominee
2004 Direction of a Play Henry IV Winner
2003 Direction of a Musical Hairspray Winner
2001 Direction of a Musical The Full Monty Nominee
2001 Direction of a Play The Invention of Love Nominee
1992 Direction of a Play Two Shakespearean Actors Nominee
1977 Direction of a Musical Porgy and Bess Nominee
 
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