In 1976, he directed the Houston Opera's production of George Gershwin
's "Porgy and Bess", the most complete staged production of the opera, up to that time.
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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...