David Esbjornson previously directed A Confederacy of Dunces, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and 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 The 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 (Classic Stage Company), In the Blood (The Public Theater/NYSF), and Tuesdays with Morrie (Minetta Lane Theatre). His recent work includes Molly Ivins: Red Hot Patriot and Erma Bombeck: At Wit’sEnd (Arena Stage) and the UK tour of The Shawshank Redemption. His revivals include Lady From Dubuque (Signature Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre), Death of a Salesman (Gate Theatre, Dublin), Hamlet (Theatre for a New Audience), Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Normal Heart (The PublicTheater/NYSF), The Great Gatsby, Appomattox, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Hedda Gabler, and Summer and Smoke (Guthrie 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 (New York Theatre Workshop). He is the recipient of an IRNE Award for Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, two Obie Awards for Outstanding Direction, a London What’s On Stage Award, two Lucille Lortel Awards, a Los Angeles Critics Award, a Friends of New York Theatre Award for Best Director, Bay Area Critics’Awards, Connecticut Critics’ Awards, a Theatre Communications Group 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 October 2015)