It is well documented that female directors are having a well-deserved surge in recognition and success. Back in 1998, the very first Best Director Tony was awarded to a female – two, in fact – when Julie Taymor and Garry Hynes won for directing The Lion King and The Beauty Queen of Leenane, respectively. We are thrilled that these talented Directors Project alumni are continuing that trend of success.
Other Directors Project alumni to have won the Best Director Tony are John Rando (Urinetown, 2002), and Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, 2007). We look forward to seeing many more alumni names added to that list in the future!