George C. Wolfe
George C. Wolfe
Theatre directing credits include Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy, The Normal Heart (Drama Desk Award), Jelly’s Last Jam (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Award), Angels In America-Millennium Approaches (Tony and Drama Desk Award) and Perestroika, (Drama Desk Award), Bring In ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk (Tony and Drama League Awards), Topdog/Underdog (Obie Award), Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 (Drama Desk Award), Elaine Stritch At Liberty (Tony Award, Unique Theatrical Event),The Tempest, The Wild Party, Caroline Or Change and A Free Man Of Color. He is the writer of the award-winning The Colored Museum, directed/adapted Spunk (Obie Award), created Harlem Song for the Apollo Theatre and conceived/directed a celebration of the American Musical at the White House. Mr. Wolfe directed the film Lackawanna Blues, for which he earned The Directors Guild Award, a National Board of Review Award, an Independent Spirit nomination for Best First Feature, a Christopher Award and the Humanitas Prize.
From 1993-2005 he was the Producer of The Public Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival. He has served for the past seven years on The President’s Committee for the Arts and The Humanities, is Chief Creative Officers of the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Additional awards include Actors Equity Paul Robeson Award, Society of Directors and Choreographers’ Mr. Abbott and Calloway Awards, The Dramatist Guild’s Hull-Warner Award, The New Dramatist Outstanding Career Achievement Award, The NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award, The Lambda Liberty Award, The Spirit of the City Award, The Brendan Gil Prize, The Distinguished Alumni Award from NYU, a Princess Grace Award for fostering the careers of young artists, was named a Library Lion by the New York Public Library and a living landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.