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Jack O'Brien (III)

Jack O'Brien is known for his work on An Enemy of the People (1990), American Playhouse (1981) and The 59th Annual Tony Awards (2005). See full bio »
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Known For

An Enemy of the People
American Playhouse
The 59th Annual Tony Awards
The 59th Annual Tony Awards Himself - Nominee: Best Direction of a Musical
The 58th Annual Tony Awards
The 58th Annual Tony Awards Himself - Winner: Best Direction of a Play


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 1995 Grace Under Fire (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1990 An Enemy of the People (TV Movie)
 1983-1988 American Playhouse (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- All My Sons (1987)
 1978 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Good Doctor (1978)
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: Directed "Imaginary Friends", a play by Nora Ephron (Old Globe Theater, San Diego, California, USA). See more »

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Has twice won Broadway's Tony Award: in 2003 as Best Director (Musical) for "Hairspray," and in 2004 as Best Director (Play) for a revival of Shakespeare's "Henry IV." He has also been nominated on four other occasions: in 1977, as Best Director (Musical) for the acclaimed Houston Opera revival of "Porgy and Bess;" in 1992, as Best Director (Play) for "Two Shakespearean Actors;" and in 2001, dual... See more »

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