He directed George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's play, "The Man Who Came to Dinner," in a Steppenwolf Theatre Company production at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with John Mahoney, Harriet Harris, Robert Breuler, Natalie West, Shannon Cochran, Ross Lehman, and Alan Wilder in the cast.
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I'll tell you what I love about directing: the surprise. You never know what's going to happen with your piece until an audience weighs in. You may think that you know what will be funny as shit but then a group of bused-in Middle Americans says is is shit and you're shaking your head in dismay. This surprise I find exhilarating and scary--and I love it.
On several television series he's worked on, the spouse of a main character is never actually seen by the audience. They are Norm Peterson's wife Vera (Cheers
(1982)), Niles Crane's wife Maris (Frasier
(1993)) and Karen Walker's husband Stanley (Will & Grace
(1998)), Phylis Lynstrom's husband Lars (Mary Tyler Moore
(1970)). Although not spouses, Carlton the Doorman on (Rhoda
(1974)), and ...
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