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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 Great Performances (1971). See full bio »
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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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 2007 Hairspray (stage director - uncredited)
 1980 Great Performances (TV Series) (director - 1 episode)
- The Most Happy Fella (1980) ... (director: stage production)
 1979 Live from Lincoln Center (TV Series) (stage - 1 episode)
- New York City Opera: Street Scene (1979) ... (stage: Director)
 1976 The Time of Your Life (TV Movie) (director: original stage production)
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 2007 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Puccini's Il trittico (2007) ... (producer)
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 2014 Showing Up (Documentary)
 2013 The Broadway.Com Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.10 (2013) ... Himself
 2007 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series)
Himself / Host
- Puccini's Il trittico (2007) ... Himself / Host
 2005 The 59th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Nominee: Best Direction of a Musical
 2004 The 58th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner: Best Direction of a Play

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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. 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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