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Anna D. Shapiro

Biography

Anna D. Shapiro is a Tony Award-winning director and Artistic Director of Steppenwolf Theatre Company. She joined the Steppenwolf ensemble in 2005 and was awarded the 2008 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for August: Osage County (Steppenwolf, Broadway, London). She was nominated in 2011 in the same category for The Motherf**ker with the Hat (Public Theater, Labyrinth Theater). Other Steppenwolf directing credits include the world premiere production of The Minutes (opening on Broadway February 2020); Mary Page MarloweVisiting EdnaThree SistersA ParallelogramUpThe CrucibleThe Unmentionables (also at Yale Repertory Theatre), The Pain and the Itch (also in New York), I Never Sang for My FatherMan from NebraskaPurple Heart (also in Galway, Ireland), The Drawer BoySide Man (also in Ireland, Australia and Vail, Colorado), Three Days of RainThe Infidel and This Is Our Youth (which transferred to Broadway). Additional Broadway credits include Of Mice and Men (with James Franco) and Fish in the Dark (with Larry David), and Off-Broadway Domesticated (Lincoln Center Theater). She is directing the new Broadway musical The Devil Wears Prada with music by Sir Elton John, lyrics by Shaina Taub and book by Paul Rudnick. Shapiro is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Columbia. She is a professor in Northwestern University‚Äôs Department of Theatre.

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Credits & Awards

Theatre

Papermill Playhouse: The Drawer Boy Piven Theatre Workshop: The Guys Indiana Repertory Theatre: Agnes of God Manhattan Theatre Club: Iron Huntington Theatre Company: A Fair Country Philadelphia Theatre Company: The Infidel Atlantic Theatre Company: Trafficking in Broken Hearts

Awards

Princess Grace Award The 2008 Tony Award for Best Direction for August: Osage County.

Member Profiles

Anna D. Shapiro

Anna D. Shapiro