Douglas Hughes is a prolific theatre director. His recent Broadway work includes The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Mauritius, A touch of the Poet, Inherit the Wind (Tony nomination Best Revival, Drama Desk nomination, Best Director), Frozen (Tony nomination, Best Director), and John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt for which he won Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lortel and Callway awards as Best Director.
Recent Off-Broadway credits includeFarragut North, The House in Town, Defiance, Scattergood, Last Easter, The Paris Letter, and McReele In 2005, Hughes won an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Direction.
He has directed over 50 productions at most of the country’s leading resident theaters.
From 1997-2001, Mr. Hughes served as Artistic Director of the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, originating and then co-producing the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit. Mr. Hughes was the Distinguished Artist in Residence at the New School for Drama (2007-2008) and served as adjunct professor in the directing program of The Yale School of Drama (2002-2004). He is a graduate of Harvard College.
Capable of provoking both big laughs and chuckles, with a barely hidden row of satric spikes underneath.—Village Voice