David Esbjornson previously directed All My Sons at the Huntington. His directing premieres include Driving Miss Daisy (Broadway, London, and Australia), Edward Albee's The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? (Broadway) and Play About the Baby (Off Broadway), Arthur Miller's The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (Broadway) and Resurrection Blues (Guthrie Theater), Tony Kushner's Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (world premiere) and Perestroika (first staged presentation, Eureka Theatre) and Homebody/Kabul (London), Neal Bell's Therese Raquin (CSC), In the Blood (Public Theater), and Tuesdays With Morrie (Minetta Lane Theatre).
His revivals include Lady from Dubuque (Signature Theatre, NYC and Seattle Repertory Theatre), Death of a Salesman (Gate Theatre, Dublin), Hamlet (Theatre For a New Audience), Measure for Measure and Mucho Ado About Nothing (NYSF-Delacorte in Central Park), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Summer and Smoke (Guthrie Theater), The Normal Heart (Public Theater), Twelfth Night, Mud, and Drowning (Signature Theatre), A Few Good Men (London's West End), Endgame, The Maids, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, and The Entertainer (Classic Stage Company), and Farmyard (NY Theatre Workshop).
He has received Obie Awards for Outstanding Direction of Hamlet and Therese Raquin, the What's On Stage Award (London) for Driving Miss Daisy, Lucille Lortel Awards for Body of Work at Classic Stage Company, as well as Entertaining Mr. Sloane, a Lortel Award nomination for Lady From Dubuque (Best Revival), Drama Desk Award nominations for Endgame, Iphigenia and Other Daughters, and Lady from Dubuque, Drama League Award nominations for The Entertainer and Play About the Baby, a Los Angeles Critics Award for Equivocation, a Cab Calloway Award nomination for The Normal Heart, a Friends of NY Theatre Award for Best Director for The Ride Down Mt. morgan, seven Bay Area Critics Awards for Angels in America, seven CT Critics Awards for Dealers Choice, a TCG Directing Fellowship, and others.
He previously served as artistic director of Classic Stage Company in New York City and Seattle Repertory Theatre and is the current chair of Rutgers University Theatre Program.
(As of April 2014)