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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 23 September 1954Frankfort, Kentucky, USA
Birth NameGeorge Costello Wolfe

Mini Bio (1)

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

Trivia (16)

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 Colored Museum" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 1988 NAACP Image Award for Best Play.
"The Colored Museum" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 1988 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Production.
He was awarded the 1988 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Writing for "The Colored Museum" at the Mark Taper Forum Theater in Los Angeles, California.
"Jelly's Last Jam" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California was awarded the 1991 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Production.
He was awarded the 1991 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Writing and Direction for "Jelly's Last Jam" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
He was awarded the 1989 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Direction for "Spunk," at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
He was awarded the 1994 New York Drama Desk Award for Best Direction for "Angels in America: Part Two: Perestroika," on Broadway in New York City.
He was awarded the 1993 New York Drama Desk Award for Best Direction for "Angels in America: Part One: Millennium Approaches," on Broadway in New York City.
He was awarded the 1993 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Direction for "Angels in America: Part One: Millennium Approaches," on Broadway in New York City.
He was awarded the 1994 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Direction for "Angels in America: Part Two: Perestroika," on Broadway in New York City.
He was nominated for the 2004 NAACP Theatre Award for Best Director (Equity) for "Topdog/Underdog" presented in association with the Seattle Repertory Theatre production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Personal Quotes (2)

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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