George C. Wolfe|
(1954 - living) U.S.A.
Playwright, director, producer
Born in Kentucky, he went to California to major in theater at Pomona College, and lived in L.A. for several years before he realized it wasn't the place for him. In 1979 he moved to New York where he got a masters in theater arts from NYU.
His route up the ranks of stage directors and playwrights was slow at first, but his career exploded when he wrote and directed The Colored Museum, the dramatic comedy which served as an expose of cultural racism, of limiting experiences in both white and black communities.
He directed both parts of Angels in America on Broadway, as well as Anna Deveare Smith's Fires in the Mirror and Twilight: Los Angeles, Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk, as well as The Tempest starring Patrick Stewart.
He also wrote the musical Jelly's Last Jam, the lyrics to the controversial The Wild Party, and Harlem Song, a revue which debuted at the famed Apollo Theater. He has produced countless plays and musicals and has been named director of the New York Shakespeare Festival and the Joseph Papp Public Theater.
Wolfe received the 1996 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. Wolfe has been awarded multiple Tonys, among other honors, and has been designated a "living landmark" by the New York City Landmarks Conservancy.
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