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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 7 May 1956Manchester, England, UK

Mini Bio (1)

Nicholas Hytner was born on May 7, 1956 in Manchester, England. He is known for his work on The History Boys (2006), The Crucible (1996) and The Madness of King George (1994).

Trivia (14)

He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1993 (1992 season) for Best Director of a Musical for Carousel at the Royal National Theatre.
He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2001 (2000 season) for Best Director of the Orpheus Descending production at the Donmar Warehouse.
He was awarded the 1989 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Director for Miss Saigon and Ghetto.
He was awarded the 1989 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Director for Ghetto and Miss Saigon.
Won Broadway's 1994 Tony Award as Best Director (Musical) for a revival of "Carousel." He was also Tony-nominated in the same category in 1991 for "Miss Saigon."
He was awarded the 2006 Tony Award for Best Director in a Play for the Broadway production of Alan Bennett's "The History Boys."
In the Independent of Sunday 2006 Pink List - a list of the most influential gay men and women - he came no. 12, up from no. 18.
Voted number 1 of the 100 most influential people in British culture by the UK's Sunday Telegraph Arts Power List (April 13, 2008).
He was awarded the Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2010 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Drama.
Directed 3 actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Nigel Hawthorne (Best Actor, The Madness of King George (1994)), Helen Mirren (Best Supporting Actress, The Madness of King George (1994)), and Joan Allen (Best Supporting Actress, The Crucible (1996)).
director of London's National Theatre [September 2003]
Director of the British National Theatre in London, England [December 2009]
He was awarded the 1996 Drama Logue Award for Direction for "Carousel" in the Royal National Theatre production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
He was awarded the 1996 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Director of a Musical for "Carousel" in the Royal National Theatre production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Personal Quotes (2)

I can't think of anyone who was more loved and admired at the National than John. We've all lost count of the number of shows he did here - and he brought to all of them warmth, wit and an absolute dedication to the truth. He was a superb actor - one of those whose talent and skill make the English theatre pre-eminent. And he was a marvellous man. (On the death of John Normington)
On being awarded Knighthood in 2010: I'm delighted and flattered.

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