Nicholas Hytner

Director
An esteemed stage director, Hytner first gained prominence in his native England staging operas at the Kent Opera and the English National Opera. From 1985 to 1989, he was associate director at the Royal Exchange ... Read more »
Born: 05/07/1956 in England, GB

Filmography

Director (7)

The Lady in the Van 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

NT Live: Phèdre 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

The History Boys 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Center Stage 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

The Object of My Affection 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

The Crucible 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

The Madness of King George 1994 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

The Lady in the Van 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

The History Boys 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)
Actor (2)

Changing Stages 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An esteemed stage director, Hytner first gained prominence in his native England staging operas at the Kent Opera and the English National Opera. From 1985 to 1989, he was associate director at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, where he oversaw such productions as "As You Like It" (1985) and "Edward II" (1986). In 1989, the Cambridge-educated Hytner became an associate director of the Royal National Theatre where he staged "Ghetto" (1989) and Alan Bennett's adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows" (1990). Also in 1989, he made his musical directing debut with the London production of "Miss Saigon", starring Lea Salonga and Jonathan Pryce, and its American debut the following year. Hytner received a 1994 Tony for staging an acclaimed revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel".

Relationships

Benet Hytner

Father

Joyce Hytner

Mother

EDUCATION

Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

Milestones

2006

Directed the feature adaptation of the award-winning play "The History Boys," with Alan Bennett adapting and starring the original cast

2006

Directed the Broadway production of Alan Bennett's acclaimed "The History Boys"

2003

Appointed director of the Royal National Theatre in London

2001

Appointed as successor to Trevor Nunn as head of London's Royal National Theatre, effective April 2003

2001

Earned critical plaudits for direction of Mark Ravenhill's play "Mother Clap's Molly House"

2000

Steered the dance drama feature "Center Stage", starring Peter Gallagher and Donna Murphy

2000

Staged the workshop of the musical "Sweet Smell of Success"; directed full scale production on Broadway in spring 2002

1998

Helmed the screen adaptation of "The Object of My Affection", starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston

1996

Directed second feature, "The Crucible"

1994

Feature film directing debut, "The Madness of King George"

1991

Broadway directing debut, "Miss Saigon"

1991

Directed Alan Bennett's play "The Madness of George III"

1989

Named as an associate director of Royal National Theatre, London

1989

Directed first West End musical, "Miss Saigon"

1984

Directed first non-musical production, "Alice" at the Leeds Playhouse

1983

Made stage directing debut with opera "King Priam" at the Kent Opera

Named as an associate director of Lincoln Center Theatre

Served as associate director of the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, England

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