Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 10:00am


Farkas Hall - Studio

bart sherPresented By Learning From Performers

A Tony Award winner for his acclaimed direction of Lincoln Center Theater's 2008 revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific, Bartlett Sher will discuss his career directing a variety of musical and dramatic productions on Broadway, regional theater and international opera stages. Admission is free and open to the public (tickets or RSVPs not required); seating is first-come, first-served, based on venue capacity.

Bartlett Sher is Resident Director of Lincoln Center Theater, where he has directed Golden Boy by Clifford Odets (Tony Nomination), Blood and Gifts by J.T. Rogers, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown by Jeffrey Lane and David Yazbek, Joe Turner's Come and Gone by August Wilson (Tony Award nomination), Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific (2008 Tony Award), Awake and Sing by Clifford Odets (Tony Award nomination) and The Light in the Piazza by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel (Tony Award nomination).

Sher has directed several operas for the Metropolitan Opera (Two Boys, Elisir Amore, Le Comte Ory, Les Contes Hoffmann, and Barbiere di Siviglia), Romeo et Juliette for Salzburg Festival and La Scala and Mourning Becomes Electra for Seattle Opera/New York City Opera.

From 2000-2010, Sher was Artistic Director of Seattle's Intiman Theatre, where his credits include the world premieres of Prayer for My Enemy and Singing Forest by Craig Lucas and Nickel and Dimed, Joan Holden's adaptation of the nonfiction bestseller by Barbara Ehrenreich, and plays by Chekhov, Shakespeare, Goldoni and Tony Kushner, among others. 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, and 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 is a graduate of Holy Cross College and received his graduate training in a class of international theater artists at the University of Leeds in England.