27 Facts About Bartlett Sher


Bartlett B Sher was born on March 27,1959 and is an American theatre director.


Bartlett Sher has directed revivals of classic mid-century musicals on Broadway at Lincoln Center, which include South Pacific, The King and I, My Fair Lady, and Camelot.


Bartlett Sher directed the plays Oslo, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Pictures from Home.


Bartlett Sher was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Aird and Joseph Bartlett Sher.


Bartlett Sher had six siblings, including a twin brother, Bradley.


Bartlett Sher attended St Ignatius College Preparatory and later the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.


Bartlett Sher returned to St Ignatius to teach English and run the theatre program.

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Bartlett Sher served as associate artistic director at Hartford Stage and company director at the Guthrie Theater where he worked with Garland Wright, who was a mentor as was Robert Woodruff.


Bartlett Sher has directed, taught and led workshops across the country and internationally.


Bartlett Sher was artistic director at Intiman Theatre in Seattle and in 2008 was named resident director at Lincoln Center Theater in New York City.


Bartlett Sher served as artistic director at Intiman Playhouse in Seattle from 2000 to 2010.


At the Theatre for a New Audience in New York, Bartlett Sher directed productions of Waste by Harley Granville Barker in 2000, Cymbeline by Shakespeare in 2002, Dom Juan by Moliere in 2003, and Pericles, Prince of Tyre by Shakespeare in 2004.


Bartlett Sher directed Cymbeline, Dom Juan, and Pericles at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.


In 2006 Bartlett Sher directed Gioachino Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Metropolitan Opera in Lincoln Center.


In 2009 Bartlett Sher directed the opera Tales of Hoffmann at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.


In 2011, Bartlett Sher directed Mourning Becomes Electra for Seattle Opera.


Bartlett Sher made his Broadway debut in 2005 when his production of The Light in the Piazza which had originated at the Intiman Playhouse premiered at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre.


Bartlett Sher received another Tony nomination for the 2009 revival of Joe Turner's Come and Gone.


In 2010 Bartlett Sher directed a musical production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown based on the 1988 film by Pedro Almodovar.


In December 2012, Golden Boy by Clifford Odets as directed by Bartlett Sher opened in New York to a positive review in The New York Times.


In 2014 Bartlett Sher directed a musical production of the novel The Bridges of Madison County.


Bartlett Sher directed a Broadway revival of The King and I, which opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center on April 16,2015, with Kelli O'Hara as Anna Leonowens, Ken Watanabe as The King of Siam, and Ruthie Anne Miles as Lady Tiang.


Bartlett Sher received a 2015 Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Musical, and the production received Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical, Best Featured Actress in a Musical and Best Costume Design of a Musical.


Bartlett Sher directed a Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, starring Danny Burstein as Tevye and Jessica Hecht as Golde, which opened at the Broadway Theatre on December 17,2015 and played its final performance December 31,2016.


Bartlett Sher received Tony Award nominations for Oslo, a 2018 revival of My Fair Lady, and the 2018 play adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Bartlett Sher's father, an insurance broker whom he described to The New York Times as a "brilliant businessman, very charismatic", was a serial philanderer who had a second family with another woman.


In 2017, Bartlett Sher received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement presented by Awards Council member Jeremy Irons.