14 Facts About Austin Pendleton


Austin Pendleton has received two Drama Desk Award nominations and the recipient of a Special Drama Desk Award in 2007.

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Austin Pendleton received a Obie Award for Best Director for the Off-Broadway revival of Three Sisters in 2011.

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Austin Pendleton is a 1961 graduate of Yale University, and as a member of the Yale Dramatic Association, collaborated in 1958 with lyricist Peter Bergman in writing two musical plays which starred Philip Proctor: Tom Jones, and Booth Is Back In Town.

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Austin Pendleton first received critical acclaim in 1964 for his performance as Motel in the original Broadway cast of Fiddler on the Roof.

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Austin Pendleton appeared in The Last Sweet Days of Isaac, The Diary of Anne Frank, Goodtime Charley, and Up from Paradise as well as many other plays.

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Austin Pendleton wrote the plays Uncle Bob, Booth, and Orson's Shadow, all of which were staged off-Broadway.

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Austin Pendleton is a member of The Mirror Theater Ltd's Mirror Repertory Company, directing the company's 1984 production of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, starring Geraldine Page, Sabra Jones, and Victor Slezak.

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Austin Pendleton played Richard in this performance, Sabra Jones performed Elizabeth, Lynn Redgrave played Mad Margaret, Charles McAteer was Lord Rutland, Geraint Wyn Davies played Henry VI, Daniel Gerroll played Buckingham, and Lisa Pelikan played Lady Anne.

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In 2009, Austin Pendleton directed Uncle Vanya, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, at the Classic Stage Company.

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In January and February 2010, Austin Pendleton directed two plays, Bus Stop at the Olney Theater and Golden Age at the Philadelphia Theatre Company.

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Austin Pendleton's 2011 directing of Three Sisters won him an Obie Award.

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Austin Pendleton served as Artistic Director for Circle Repertory Company with associate artistic director Lynne Thigpen.

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Austin Pendleton currently teaches acting at HB Studio and directing at The New School, both in Greenwich Village.

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Austin Pendleton's acting credits at Steppenwolf include Uncle Vanya, Valparaiso, and Educating Rita.

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