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2011
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
Live at the Beacon Theatre

Daniel Sullivan — Nominee for Best Director of a Play

Show:
The Merchant of Venice

Other Honors for This Production:
—Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Director of a Play

Tony History:
1989: Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Play, The Heidi Chronicles
1992: Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Play, Conversations With My Father
1993: Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Play, The Sisters Rosensweig
2001: Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play, Proof
2002: Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Play, Morning’s At Seven
2006: Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Play, Rabbit Hole

Fun Fact:
Sullivan drove from San Francisco to New York in 1962 to see George C. Scott in The Merchant of Venice when the play was the opening attraction at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. Forty-nine years later, he staged the play in the same venue.

Quotable Quote:
“It’s extremely dark, this play, and it’s one of the only plays of Shakespeare that has sort of jumped its category—that is, it’s supposed to be a comedy…. It’s constructed as a comedy, and we have to deal with that in a contemporary world.” —Sullivan in an interview with Charlie Rose, 12/21/10

Other Nominees for Best Director of a Play