George C. Wolfe

George C. Wolfe is the author of The Colored Museum (2015) and Spunk, as well as the books of Jelly’s Last Jam (Drama Desk Award) and The Wild Party (Tony Award nomination), which he co-authored. His Broadway directing credits include A Free Man of Color (Lincoln Center Theater); Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (Tony and Drama Desk Awards, Pulitzer Prize) and Perestroika (Drama Desk Award); Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk (Tony and Drama League Awards); Elaine Stritch: At Liberty (Tony Award, Unique Theatrical Event); Jelly’s Last Jam (Outer Critics Circle Award); Caroline, or Change (Tony Award nomination, Evening Standard and Olivier awards – Best Musical); Topdog/Underdog (Pulitzer Prize); The Tempest; Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (Drama Desk Award); On the Town; and The Wild Party (Tony Award nomination, Best Musical). He was the producer of The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival from 1993–2005, where he directed Mother Courage and Her Children, Macbeth, The Caucasian Chalk Circle,This Is How It Goes, Radiant Baby,and Blade to the Heat. Additional productions include Harlem Song, conceived/directed for the Apollo Theatre, and Amistad for Chicago Lyric Opera. His film credits include Lackawanna Blues (Directors Guild, National Board of Review, Christopher awards; Independent Spirit nomination for Best First Feature) and Nights in Rodanthe. He is the recipient of the Actors Equity Paul Robeson Award, the SSDC Calloway Award, the Dramatist Guild’s Hull-Warner Award, four Obie Awards, the NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award, the Lambda Liberty Award, the New Dramatist Outstanding Career Achievement Award, the Spirit of the City Award, the Brendan Gill Prize, the Distinguished Alumni Award – NYU, a Cultural Laureate Award, and a Library Lion. He was named a Living Landmark by the New York Landmark’s Conservancy. Mr. Wolfe is honored to serve on the President’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities and recently conceived/ directed a celebration of the American musical at the White House.

(As of Februrary 2015)

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