Des McAnuff

Director, Producer, General Manager, Writer, Presenter
( b. Jun 19, 1952 Princeton, Illinois, USA ) Male
Relations:Husband of Susan Berman (1 daughter)

Broadway Production Credits

Ain't Too Proud
Musical, Original
Mar 21, 2019 - ?
Directed by Des McAnuff

Summer
Musical, Original
Apr 23, 2018 - Present
Directed by Des McAnuff
Produced by The Dodgers
Book by Des McAnuff

Groundhog Day
Musical, Comedy, Original
Apr 17, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017
Produced by The Dodgers

A Bronx Tale The Musical
Musical, Drama, Original
Dec 01, 2016 - Aug 05, 2018
Produced by The Dodgers

Doctor Zhivago
Musical, Drama, Original
Apr 21, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Directed by Des McAnuff

Constellations
Play, Original
Jan 13, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015
By special arrangement with The Dodgers

700 Sundays
Play, Solo, Original
Nov 13, 2013 - Jan 05, 2014
Directed by Des McAnuff

Matilda The Musical
Musical, Original
Apr 11, 2013 - Jan 01, 2017
Produced by The Dodgers

Jesus Christ Superstar
Musical, Drama, Revival
Mar 22, 2012 - Jul 01, 2012
Produced by Dodger Properties
Directed by Des McAnuff

An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin
Special, Concert, Original
Nov 21, 2011 - Jan 13, 2012
Produced by The Dodgers

Elling
Play, Comedy, Original
Nov 21, 2010 - Nov 28, 2010
Produced by Dodger Theatricals

Guys and Dolls
Musical, Comedy, Revival
Mar 01, 2009 - Jun 14, 2009
Directed by Des McAnuff

The Farnsworth Invention
Play, Drama, Original
Dec 03, 2007 - Mar 02, 2008
Directed by Des McAnuff
Produced by Dodger Properties

Jersey Boys
Musical, Original
Nov 06, 2005 - Jan 15, 2017
Produced by Dodger Theatricals
Directed by Des McAnuff
World Premiere Produced by La Jolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director; Steven B. Libman, Managing Director)

Good Vibrations
Musical, Original
Feb 02, 2005 - Apr 24, 2005
Produced by Dodger Theatricals

700 Sundays
Play, Solo, Original
Dec 05, 2004 - Jun 12, 2005
Directed by Des McAnuff
Originally produced by La Jolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director & Terrence Dwyer, Managing Director)

Dracula, the Musical
Musical, Drama, Romance, Original
Aug 19, 2004 - Jan 02, 2005
Directed by Des McAnuff
Originally Produced by La Jolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director & Terrence Dwyer, Managing Director)

I Am My Own Wife
Play, Drama,Solo, Original
Dec 03, 2003 - Oct 31, 2004
A workshop was presented by La Jolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director & Terrence Dwyer, Managing Director)

Into the Woods
Musical, Comedy, Drama, Revival
Apr 30, 2002 - Dec 29, 2002
Produced by Dodger Theatricals

The Mystery of Charles Dickens
Play, Comedy, Solo, Monologue, Original
Apr 25, 2002 - May 12, 2002
General Manager: Dodger Theatricals

Thoroughly Modern Millie
Musical, Comedy, Original
Apr 18, 2002 - Jun 20, 2004
Originally produced by La Jolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director & Terrence Dwyer, Managing Director)

Urinetown
Musical, Comedy, Original
Sep 20, 2001 - Jan 18, 2004
Produced by Dodger Theatricals

Mandy Patinkin in Concert
Special, Concert, Solo, Original
Sep 10, 2001 - Sep 10, 2001
Produced by Dodger Theatricals

42nd Street
Musical, Comedy, Revival
May 02, 2001 - Jan 02, 2005
Produced by Dodger Theatricals

Blast!
Special, Concert, Original
Apr 17, 2001 - Sep 23, 2001
Executive Producer: Dodger Theatricals

The Music Man
Musical, Comedy, Revival
Apr 27, 2000 - Dec 30, 2001
Produced by Dodger Theatricals

Wrong Mountain
Play, Comedy, Original
Jan 13, 2000 - Feb 05, 2000
Produced by Dodger Theatricals

Once Upon a Mattress
Musical, Comedy, Revival
Dec 19, 1996 - Jun 01, 1997
Produced by Dodger Productions

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Musical, Comedy, Farce, Revival
Apr 18, 1996 - Jan 04, 1998
Produced by Dodger Productions

The King and I
Musical, Comedy, Drama, Revival
Apr 11, 1996 - Feb 22, 1998
Produced by Dodger Productions

Hamlet
Play, Tragedy, Revival
May 02, 1995 - Jul 22, 1995
Produced by Dodger Productions

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Musical, Comedy, Revival
Mar 23, 1995 - Jul 14, 1996
Directed by Des McAnuff
Produced by Dodger Productions

The Who's Tommy
Musical, Original
Apr 22, 1993 - Jun 17, 1995
Directed by Des McAnuff
Produced by Dodger Productions
Book by Des McAnuff
Originally produced at the LaJolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director)

Guys and Dolls
Musical, Comedy, Revival
Apr 14, 1992 - Jan 08, 1995
Produced by Dodger Productions

The Secret Garden
Musical, Original
Apr 25, 1991 - Jan 03, 1993
Produced by Dodger Productions

Prelude to a Kiss
Play, Romantic Comedy, Original
May 01, 1990 - May 19, 1991
Produced by Dodger Productions

The Grapes of Wrath
Play, Drama, Original
Mar 22, 1990 - Sep 02, 1990
Produced in May, 1989 by LaJolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director)

Dangerous Games
Musical, Original
Oct 19, 1989 - Oct 21, 1989
Originally produced by the LaJolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director)

The Gospel at Colonus
Musical, Original
Mar 24, 1988 - May 15, 1988
Produced by Dodger Productions

A Walk in the Woods
Play, Original
Feb 28, 1988 - Jun 26, 1988
Directed by Des McAnuff
Subsequently produced at LaJolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director)

Big River
Musical, Comedy, Original
Apr 25, 1985 - Sep 20, 1987
Produced by Dodger Productions
Production Staged by Des McAnuff
Subsequently produced by the LaJolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director)

Pump Boys and Dinettes
Musical, Comedy, Original
Feb 04, 1982 - Jun 18, 1983
Produced by Dodger Productions

Awards and Nominations

2017 Tony Award® Best Musical

Groundhog Day [nominee]
Produced by The Dodgers

2013 Tony Award® Best Musical

Matilda The Musical [nominee]
Produced by The Dodgers

2013 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical

nomineeMatilda The Musical [winner]
Produced by The Dodgers

2012 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical

Jesus Christ Superstar [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Properties

2012 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical

Jesus Christ Superstar [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Properties

2006 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical

Jersey Boys [nominee]
Directed by Des McAnuff

2006 Tony Award® Best Musical

nomineeJersey Boys [winner]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals

2006 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical

Jersey Boys [nominee]
Directed by Des McAnuff

2006 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical

Jersey Boys [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals

2002 Tony Award® Best Musical

Urinetown [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals

2002 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical

nomineeInto the Woods [winner]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals

2002 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical

nomineeInto the Woods [winner]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals

2001 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical

nominee42nd Street [winner]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals

2001 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Musical

Urinetown [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals

2001 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical

nominee42nd Street [winner]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals

2000 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical

The Music Man [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals

2000 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical

The Music Man [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals

1997 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical

Once Upon a Mattress [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Productions

1996 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical

nomineeThe King and I [winner]
Produced by Dodger Productions

1996 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Productions

1996 Drama Desk Award Best Musical Revival

nomineeThe King and I [winner]
Produced by Dodger Productions

1996 Drama Desk Award Best Musical Revival

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Productions

1995 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying [nominee]
Directed by Des McAnuff

1995 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Productions

1995 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Play

Hamlet [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Productions

1995 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Productions

1993 Tony Award® Best Book of a Musical

The Who's Tommy [nominee]
Book by Des McAnuff

1993 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical

nomineeThe Who's Tommy [winner]
Directed by Des McAnuff

1993 Tony Award® Best Musical

The Who's Tommy [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Productions

1993 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical

nomineeThe Who's Tommy [winner]
Directed by Des McAnuff

1993 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical

The Who's Tommy [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Productions

1992 Tony Award® Best Revival

nomineeGuys and Dolls [winner]
Produced by Dodger Productions

1992 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival

nomineeGuys and Dolls [winner]
Produced by Dodger Productions

1991 Tony Award® Best Musical

The Secret Garden [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Productions

1991 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical

The Secret Garden [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Productions

1990 Tony Award® Best Play

Prelude to a Kiss [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Productions

1990 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play

Prelude to a Kiss [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Productions

1985 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical

nomineeBig River [winner]
Staged by Des McAnuff

1985 Tony Award® Best Musical

nomineeBig River [winner]
Produced by Dodger Productions

1983 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lyrics

Des McAnuff  (for "Death of Von Richthofen Witnessed from Earth")  [nominee]

1983 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Music

Des McAnuff  (for "Death of Von Richthofen Witnessed from Earth")  [nominee]

1982 Tony Award® Best Musical

Pump Boys and Dinettes [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Productions

1982 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical

Pump Boys and Dinettes [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Productions

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