Mike Nichols

Director, Performer, Producer, Writer, Presenter, Other
( b. Nov 06, 1931 Berlin, GERMANY - d. Nov 19, 2014 New York, New York, USA ) Male
Biography: Mike Nichols was born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky on November 6, 1931 in Berlin, Germany. He was the son of Brigitte and Pavel Peschkowsky, a physician. His family fled to America in 1938 to escape the Nazis, and moved to New York City in April 1939. He was married to Patricia Scott from 1957-1960, Margot Callas from 1963-1974 (with whom he had his daughter, Daisy Nichols), Annabel Davis-Goff until 1986 (with whom he had two children: Max Nichols and Jenny Nichols) and ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer in 1988 who survived him.

Film/TV Credits: Film: "Charlie Wilson's War," "Closer," "What Planet Are You From?," "Primary Colors," "The Birdcage," "Wolf," "Regarding Henry, " "Postcards from the Edge, " "Working Girl, " "Biloxi Blues, " "Heartburn, " "Silkwood, " "Gilda Live, " "The Fortune, " "The Day of the Dolphin, " "Carnal Knowledge, "Catch-22, " "Teach Me!," "The Graduate" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?." TV: "Angels in America" and "Wit."

Other Awards: EGOT winner. EMMY: Won for "Angels in America" and "Wit." ACADEMY AWARDS: Won for "The Graduate." In addition to winning three BAFTA Awards, he was honored in 1999 at the Lincoln Center Gala for lifetime achievement, in 2001 with the National Medal of Arts, in 2003 at the Kennedy Center Honors and in 2010 with the AFI Life Achievement Award.

Trivia:
Nichols first formed his comedy duo with Elaine May in 1958. The pair performed satirical acts, including An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May on Broadway, whose LP album won the 1962 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
He was one of only a few directors (such as Orson Welles and Elia Kazan) to achieve popular and artistic acclaim in both the theatre and film industries.
Nichols launched the film career of the then-unknown Dustin Hoffman with "The Graduate" in 1967.
The marquees of Broadway theatres were dimmed in his honor on November 21, 2014.  

Broadway Production Credits

Betrayal
Play, Drama, Revival
Oct 27, 2013 - Jan 05, 2014
Directed by Mike Nichols

Death of a Salesman
Play, Drama, Revival
Mar 15, 2012 - Jun 02, 2012
Directed by Mike Nichols

The Country Girl
Play, Revival
Apr 27, 2008 - Jul 20, 2008
Directed by Mike Nichols

The Apple Tree
Musical, Comedy, Revival
Dec 14, 2006 - Mar 11, 2007
Original production directed by Mike Nichols

Spamalot
Musical, Comedy, Original
Mar 17, 2005 - Jan 11, 2009
Directed by Mike Nichols

Whoopi
Special, Solo, Original
Nov 17, 2004 - Jan 30, 2005
Produced by Mike Nichols

The Play What I Wrote
Special, Comedy, Original
Mar 30, 2003 - Jun 15, 2003
Produced by Mike Nichols

Death and the Maiden
Play, Drama, Original
Mar 17, 1992 - Aug 02, 1992
Directed by Mike Nichols

Social Security
Play, Comedy, Original
Apr 17, 1986 - Mar 22, 1987
Directed by Mike Nichols

Whoopi Goldberg
Play, Solo, Original
Oct 24, 1984 - Mar 10, 1985
Produced by Mike Nichols
Production Supervised by Mike Nichols

Hurlyburly
Play, Original
Aug 07, 1984 - Jun 02, 1985
Produced by Icarus Productions
Directed by Mike Nichols

The Real Thing
Play, Drama, Original
Jan 05, 1984 - May 12, 1985
Directed by Mike Nichols
Produced by Icarus Productions

Grown Ups
Play, Original
Dec 10, 1981 - Feb 20, 1982
Produced by Mike Nichols

Fools
Play, Comedy, Original
Apr 06, 1981 - May 09, 1981
Directed by Mike Nichols

Lunch Hour
Play, Comedy, Original
Nov 12, 1980 - Jun 28, 1981
Directed by Mike Nichols

Billy Bishop Goes to War
Play, Play with music, Original
May 29, 1980 - Jun 07, 1980
Produced by Mike Nichols

The Gin Game
Play, Original
Oct 06, 1977 - Dec 31, 1978
Produced by Mike Nichols
Directed by Mike Nichols
Co - Produced by Icarus Productions

Annie
Musical, Comedy, Original
Apr 21, 1977 - Jan 02, 1983
Produced by Icarus Productions
Produced by Mike Nichols

Comedians
Play, Original
Nov 28, 1976 - Apr 03, 1977
Directed by Mike Nichols

Streamers
Play, Drama, Original
Apr 21, 1976 - Jun 05, 1977
Directed by Mike Nichols

Uncle Vanya
Play, Drama, Revival
Jun 04, 1973 - Jul 28, 1973
Directed by Mike Nichols
Translated by Mike Nichols

The Prisoner of Second Avenue
Play, Comedy, Drama, Original
Nov 11, 1971 - Sep 29, 1973
Directed by Mike Nichols

Plaza Suite
Play, Comedy, Original
Feb 14, 1968 - Oct 03, 1970
Directed by Mike Nichols

The Little Foxes
Play, Drama, Revival
Oct 26, 1967 - Jan 20, 1968
Directed by Mike Nichols

The Apple Tree
Musical, Comedy, Original
Oct 18, 1966 - Nov 25, 1967
Directed by Mike Nichols

The Odd Couple
Play, Comedy, Original
Mar 10, 1965 - Jul 02, 1967
Directed by Mike Nichols

Luv
Play, Comedy, Original
Nov 11, 1964 - Jan 07, 1967
Directed by Mike Nichols

Barefoot in the Park
Play, Comedy, Original
Oct 23, 1963 - Jun 25, 1967
Directed by Mike Nichols

An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May
Special, Comedy, Original
Oct 08, 1960 - Jul 01, 1961
Starring: Mike Nichols [Performer]
Written by Mike Nichols

Benefits and Special Events

Short Talks on the Universe
Nov 17, 2002 - Nov 18, 2002
Special, Benefit, Original
Originally produced by Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols and Elaine May: Together Again on Broadway
May 04, 1992 - May 04, 1992
Special, Benefit, Original
Performer: Mike Nichols

Awards and Nominations

2012 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play

nomineeDeath of a Salesman [winner]
Directed by Mike Nichols

2012 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play

nomineeDeath of a Salesman [winner]
Directed by Mike Nichols

2005 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical

nomineeSpamalot [winner]
Directed by Mike Nichols

2005 Tony Award® Best Special Theatrical Event

Whoopi [nominee]
Produced by Mike Nichols

2005 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical

Spamalot [nominee]
Directed by Mike Nichols

2003 Tony Award® Best Special Theatrical Event

The Play What I Wrote [nominee]
Produced by Mike Nichols

2003 Drama Desk Award Unique Theatrical Experience

The Play What I Wrote [nominee]
Produced by Mike Nichols

1985 Tony Award® Best Play

Hurlyburly [nominee]
Produced by Icarus Productions

1984 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play

nomineeThe Real Thing [winner]
Directed by Mike Nichols

1984 Tony Award® Best Play

nomineeThe Real Thing [winner]
Produced by Icarus Productions

1984 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play

The Real Thing [nominee]
Directed by Mike Nichols

1984 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play

nomineeThe Real Thing [winner]
Produced by Icarus Productions

1982 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play

Grown Ups [nominee]
Produced by Mike Nichols

1978 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play

The Gin Game [nominee]
Directed by Mike Nichols

1978 Tony Award® Best Play

The Gin Game [nominee]
Produced by Mike Nichols

1978 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play

The Gin Game [nominee]
Directed by Mike Nichols

1978 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play

The Gin Game [nominee]
Produced by Mike Nichols

1977 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play

Comedians [nominee]
Directed by Mike Nichols

1977 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play

Streamers [nominee]
Directed by Mike Nichols

1977 Tony Award® Best Musical

nomineeAnnie [winner]
Produced by Mike Nichols

1977 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play

nomineeComedians [winner]
Directed by Mike Nichols

1976 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play

Streamers [nominee]
Directed by Mike Nichols

1974 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play

Uncle Vanya [nominee]
Directed by Mike Nichols

1972 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play

nomineeThe Prisoner of Second Avenue [winner]
Directed by Mike Nichols

1968 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play

nomineePlaza Suite [winner]
Directed by Mike Nichols

1967 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical

The Apple Tree [nominee]
Directed by Mike Nichols

1965 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play

nomineeLuv [winner]
Directed by Mike Nichols

1965 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Play

nomineeThe Odd Couple [winner]
Directed by Mike Nichols

1964 Tony Award® Best Director (Dramatic)

nomineeBarefoot in the Park [winner]
Directed by Mike Nichols

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