George C. Wolfe

Guest
George C. Wolfe

George C. Wolfe is the winner of five Tony Awards, including two for best director for “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches,” which received the Tony for best play, and for “Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk,” for which he also received the Drama League Award.

Guest
George C. Wolfe

His other theater directing credits include “Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed” (New York Drama Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for best musical), “Lucky Guy,” “The Normal Heart” (Drama Desk for best director, Tony for best revival of a play), “Jelly’s Last Jam” (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for best book of a musical), “Angels in America: Perestroika” (Drama Desk for bdest dDirector, Tony for best play), “Topdog/Underdog” (Obie Award), “Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992,” “Elaine Stritch at Liberty” (Tony for best special theatrical event), “The Tempest,” “The Wild Party,” “Caroline, or Change” and “A Free Man of Color.” He is the writer of the award-winning “The Colored Museum” and “Shuffle Along,” directed and adapted “Spunk” (Obie), created “Harlem Song” for the Apollo Theater and conceived and directed a celebration of the American musical at the White House. Mr. Wolfe recently directed and co-wrote the HBO film “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” as well as the HBO film “Lackawanna Blues,” for which he earned the Directors Guild Award, a National Board of Review Award, an Independent Spirit nomination for best first feature, a Christopher Award, and the HUMANITAS Prize. From 1993 to 2005 he served as the artistic director and producer of The Public Theater, and he is the chief creative officer for the Center for Civil and Human Rights.