John Henry Davis


JOHN HENRY DAVIS is a director of opera, theatre, film, and television in New York and across the country, a writer of plays and screenplays, and a professor of theatre and film. Recently, he directed the operetta Babes in Toyland  for Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, the new opera The Golden Gate at The Rose Studio, and Hamlet at The Hudson Guild Theatre. He has directed premieres of new musicals and plays at Playwrights Horizons, The Mark Taper Forum, The Kennedy Center, The Dallas Theatre Center, and Baltimore Center Stage, working with writers and composers such as Beth Henley, Tom Babe, Joe Raposo, Peter Parnell, Neal Bell, Ossie Davis, and Jason Robert Brown. Mr. Davis directed the premiere productions of the playsPapa and Mountain starring Len Cariou for tour and Off-Broadway, Daughters at The Westside Arts, and Once on a Summer’s Day for Ensemble Studio Theatre. Recently he directed The Seagullfor The American Academy of Dramatic Arts andAngels in America and Antigone for LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. For many years he has directed and developed new musicals for Theatreworks USA, including the long running Lion Witch and the Wardrobe.

In television and film, Mr. Davis has directed Oz for HBO, The Sarah Jones Show for Bravo, segments for One Life to Live for ABC, and the award winning film Ordinary Sinner, now on DVD,  premiering on the Logo channel He has also directed numerous documentaries, including Broken Mirrorsdistributed by Seven Arts Releasing as well as Best Beginnings, Healthy families New York, and The Map: Exploring Transfer.  As an author, he has written the plays Enemy of the Good and With the Sound Off, as well as screenplays Under her Skinand Blinding Light.

Mr. Davis is a full professor LaGuardia Community College, and has taught and conducted workshops at New York University, Vassar, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and The University of Southern California. He is the husband of Oxygen television executive Amy Introcaso Davis, and is the proud father of Sean, Bonnie, and Christopher.

Appears in
Cold Sweat (New Theater Wing)