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Works extensively in New York Theater. Received Tony Awards for his work.

He has directed several critically and publicly acclaimed plays that include "The Colored Museum", "Caucasian Chalk Circle" (written by Bertolt Brecht, adapted by Thulani Davis); and he wrote the book for and directed the Broadway musical, "Jelly's Last Jam".

(April 13, 1993 - December 4, 1994) "Angels in America: Millenium Approaches," written by Tony Kushner, directed by George C. Wolfe, on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. George C. Wolfe won the 1993 Tony Award for Best Director.

(April 9, 1996 - January 10, 1999) "Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk," a new musical; book by Reg E. Gaines; music by Daryl Waters, Zane Mark, and Ann Duquesnay; lyrics by Reg E. Gaines, George C. Wolfe and Ann Duquesnay; based on an idea by George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover; music orchestrated by Daryl Waters; musical direction by Zane Mark; vocal arrangements by Ann Duquesnay; conceived and directed by George C. Wolfe; choreographed by Savion Glover; on Broadway at the Ambassador Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. George C. Wolfe won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Director.

He has won Drama Desk and Obie Awards.

For the Public Theatre (Regional) Wolfe has directed: "Spunk", "Caucasian Chalk Circle", "Fires in the Mirror", "Blade to the Heat", "Twilight, Los Angeles 1992", "The Tempest", "On the Town", "Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk".

(1993-2004) Artistic Director and Primary Producer of The New York Shakespeare Festival/Joseph Papp Public Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

(1986) "Queenie Pie," an opera by Duke Ellington (left uncompleted at his death), libretto by George C. Wolfe, produced at The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, USA.

(April 1, 1992 - September 5, 1993) "Jelly's Last Jam," new musical; book by George C. Wolfe; music by Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton; lyrics by Susan Birkenhead; additional music and music orchestration by Luther Henderson; musical director Linda Twine; directed by George C. Wolfe; tap choreography by Gregory Hines and Tedd Levy; choreography by Hope Clarke; at the Virginia Theatre (the August Wilson Theatre since October 2005), Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

(1985) "Paradise," musical, book & lyrics by George C. Wolfe produced at Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; later produced Off-Broadway at Playrights Horizons, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, closing after 14 performances.

(1975-1976) Plays "Up For Grabs" and "Block Party" won American College Theatre Festival Awards for South Pacific Region.

(1978-1979) "Back Alley Tales", a play with music, presented at Inner Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.

(February 6, 2002 - May 27, 2002) "Elaine Stritch at Liberty," one woman play with music, written by John Lahr and Elaine Stritch, directed by George C. Wolfe on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theater, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

(March 12, 2002 - August 11, 2002) "Topdog/Underdog," an original comedy, written by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by George C. Wolfe, with Yasiin Bey (in his Broadway debut, portraying Booth) and Jeffrey Wright (portraying Lincoln), on Broadway at the Ambassador Theater, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. (175 total performances, including 31 previews beginning March 12, 2002)

(October 2002): "Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk," a new musical; book by Reg E. Gaines; music by Daryl Waters, Zane Mark, and Ann Duquesnay; lyrics by Reg E. Gaines, George C. Wolfe and Ann Duquesnay; based on an idea by George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover; music orchestrated by Daryl Waters; musical direction by Zane Mark; vocal arrangements by Ann Duquesnay; conceived and directed by George C. Wolfe; choreographed by Savion Glover; at Cadillac Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

(March 27, 2005 - April 4, 2005) "This Is How It Goes," new drama, written by Neil LaBute; directed by George C. Wolfe; Amanda Peet (portraying Belinda); Ben Stiller (portraying Man); Jeffrey Wright (portraying Cody); Off-Broadway at the Joseph Papp Public Theater/Anspacher Theater, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

(April 13, 2004 - August 29, 2004) "Caroline, or Change," original musical; book and lyrics by Tony Kushner; music by Jeanine Tesori; music orchestration by Rick Bassett, Joseph Joubert and Buryl Red; musical direction by Linda Twine; directed by George C. Wolfe; choreographed by Hope Clarke; on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theater, New York City, New York, USA.

(1995) "The Colored Museum," written by George C. Wolfe, music by Kathryn Bostic, choreography by Hope Clarke, directed by André De Shields, with Sylvia Carter, Velma Austin, Rick Worthy and Jacqueline Williams in the cast, at the Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

(1996) He directed Daryl Waters, Zane Mark, and Ann Duquesnay's musical, "Bring in 'Da Funk, Bring in 'Da Noise," at the Ambassador Theatre on Broadway in New York City with Savion Glover, Ann Duquesnay, and Jeffrey Wright in the cast.


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