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Michael Wilson

MICHAEL WILSON has worked extensively in regional theatre, Broadway, and Off-Broadway. He is devoted to American artists and recently completed a ten-year retrospective of the known and neglected works of Tennessee Williams at Hartford Stage, where he was the company's Artistic Director from 1998 to 2011. Wilson has also furthered new play development by nurturing and commissioning works by both renowned and emerging artists as a director and through Hartford Stage's Brand:NEW Festival of New Works and American Voices, a reading series spotlighting American artists of color. He has been awarded the 2010 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his direction of Horton Foote's The Orphans' Home Cycle, the Daryl Roth 2002 Creative Spirit Award, the 2001 Statue Award and a 1992 Theatre fellowship at the Princess Grace Foundation, and a 1992 fellowship at the Edward Albee Foundation. (As of June 2013)