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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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Other Works:

Stage Play: Damn Yankees. Musical comedy (revival). Written by George Abbott [final Broadway credit during lifetime; see notes] and Douglass Wallop [posthumous credit], from Wallop's novel "The Year of the Yankees." Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. From the novel "The Year the Yankees Lost the ... 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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