: Directed "A Man of No Importance", a musical by 'Stephen Flaherty', Lynn Ahrens
and Terrence McNally
(Mitzi Newhouse Theater, New York City, New York, USA).
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[re one of his Broadway musical failures] One of my favorite experiences was "9 to 5," for one reason: Dolly Parton
. I learned what it means to really work hard and do it with a sense of humor about yourself. Every day was joyful. We did two or three workshops, and at each point, the room went crazy. There were investors throwing money at it, and you think, This is going to be a huge hit. But ...
Has twice won Broadway's Tony Award: in 2003 as Best Director (Play) for "Take Me Out." and in 2004 as Best Director (Musical) for a revival of "Assassins." He has also received two other Tony nominations: in 1993, as Best Actor (Feartured Role - Play) for "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches," and in 1995, as Best Director (Play) for "Love! Valour! Compassion!"