George Wolfe was raised in the state capital of Kentucky, Frankfort. As a member of the Frankfort High School Senior class of 1972, he was one of the leading lights of the drama club and a writer for the literary magazine. George left Frankfort in 1972, but returned many years later as a favored son. After years of hard work and determination, Mr. Wolfe became an honored Broadway producer, director, and writer, working with Joseph Papp, and now on his own. Mr. Wolfe was one of those responsible for the hit Broadway show, "Jelly's Last Jam", and won a Tony for his work on "Angels in America". He is now considered one of Broadway's most respected producers and directors.IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous
Has received grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and National Institute for Musical Theatre.
Received a M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing/Musical Theatre from New York University; initially became a playwright and librettist after graduation.
1986 Recipient of a CBS/Foundation of the Dramatists Guild Playwriting Award for his play "The Colored Museum".
Received a B.A. in Directing from Pomona College in Clairmont, California, USA; was twice the regional winner of the ACTF (American College Theatre Festival) for playwriting.
George C. Wolfe was nominated for the 1992 Tony Award (New York City) for the Author (Book) of the Musical for "Jelly's Last Jam".
The rules I sort of live by for my theater career, which I hope to live for my film career, is that if there's something that intrigues me or fascinates me, or I don't know how to do it, then I should do it.
[on the Pavilion on Fire Island] I only went out there for the first time three years ago. It was very domesticated. I was expecting something from my mythology in my head. It's like when I was little, I dreamed of going to Disneyland. I didn't go to Disneyland until I was 19, and it was as good as the Disneyland in my head.
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