JOHN TILLINGER is one of the leading directors on the Broadway stage. He spent his early years on Broadway as an actor, appearing in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1968), Othello (1970), Hay Fever (1970), and The Changing Room (1973). Tillinger's first Broadway directing credit wasSolomon's Child in 1982. Since then he has helmed Love Letters (1989) with Colleen Dewhurst and Jason Robards, The Price (1992) with Eli Wallach, Three Men on a Horse (1993) and The Sunshine Boys (1997), both with Jack Klugman and Tony Randall, Inherit the Wind (1996) with George C. Scott and Charles Durning, Night Must Fall (1999) with Matthew Broderick, Judgment at Nuremberg(2001) with George Grizzard and Maximilian Schell, Say Goodnight, Gracie (2002) with Frank Gorshin, and Absurd Person Singular (2005) with Paxton Whitehead and Sam Robards. Tillinger's many off-Broadway directing credits include Entertaining Mr. Sloane (1981), After the Fall (1984),Loot (1986), What the Butler Saw (1989), The Lisbon Traviata (1989), Lips Together, Teeth Apart(1991), Sylvia (1995), and Jewtopia (2004). He also has directed numerous regional theatre productions.
Bio as of July, 2007.
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