Other Honors for This Production
—Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Director of a Play
2005: Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Musical, The Light in the Piazza
2006: Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Play, Awake and Sing!
2008: Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical, South Pacific
2009: Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Play, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
All six Broadway productions directed by Sher have been produced by Lincoln Center Theater.
“[Golden Boy] is a genuine American tragedy. Awake and Sing! took on a variety of issues but was essentially concentrated on a family's life in the Bronx. Golden Boy is a much bigger canvas. It has a damaged woman, Lorna, who is unlike any female character being written then. And there's a gay gangster who is also singular. Odets was very forward-thinking." —Sher, writing for Lincoln Center Theater Review