|The Who's Tommy: The Amazing Journey||1994 1993 - 1994||Actor||n/a||19947|
|700 Sundays||2015 2014 - 2015||Director||n/a||4|
|The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle||2000||Director||n/a||4|
|Renaissance Man||1994||Director||(Henry V Theatrical unit)||4|
|A Walk in the Woods||1989 1988 - 1989||Director||stage director||4|
|The Who's Tommy: The Amazing Journey||1994 1993 - 1994||Director||stage director||4|
|The Iron Giant||1999||Producer||n/a||3|
|The Who's Tommy: The Amazing Journey||1994 1993 - 1994||Book as Source Material||book("The Who's Tommy")||1|
|Jersey Boys||2014||Source Material||(directed stage play: "Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons")||1|
|Reportedly did uncredited doctoring on the Broadway musical "High Society"|
|Co-founded Dodger Theatre Company, NYC; directed company's first production "Gimme Shelter"|
|Feature film directorial debut, "Cousin Bette"|
|Staged world premiere of Lee Blessing's "A Walk in the Woods" at La Jolla Playhouse (restaged it at Yale Repertory Theatre in 1987 and on Broadway in 1988)|
|Stepped down as artistic director at La Jolla, becoming its director-in-residence instead|
|Finished first movie, the short "Bad Dates", starring Nancy Travis as a kindergarten teacher who is unlucky in dating|
|Raised and educated in Toronto, Canada|
|Made short film "Bad Dates"|
|Family was living in Buda, Illinois when McAnuff's father was killed in a car accident|
|Began career as a playwright and TV writer in Canada|
|Brought The Who's "Tommy" from La Jolla Playhouse to Broadway, winning his second Tony as Best Director (Musical)|
|Became artistic director of La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, California|
|Began composing music (date approximate)|
|Wrote, directed and composed music for "The Death of Von Richthofen as Witnessed from Earth" at Public Theater|
|Helmed second feature, a combined live-action animated version of "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle"|
|First feature film credit as director of "Henry V" theatrical unit for Penny Marshall's "Renaissance Man"|
|While still in high school, wrote and directed "Urbania", a 26-song musical|
|Directed Broadway revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (debuted in La Jolla)|
|Wrote, directed and composed music for "Leave It To Beaver Is Dead" at NYC's Public Theater|
|Directed "The Crazy Locomotive" at two NYC venues|
|Dropped out of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute; worked in local theater; served as assistant artistic director at the Toronto Free Theater|
|Broadway directorial debut, "Big River", a musical version of "Huckleberry Finn"; show received seven Tony Awards, including one for Best Director (Musical)|
|Abandoned plans to make feature directing debut with a biopic of James Dean to star Leonardo DiCaprio; cited conflict with theater commitments|
|Moved to NYC at age 23 (date approximate)|
|Susan Berman||Wife||born c. 1956; together since 1978; married on La Jolla Playhouse stage on January 1, 1984|
|Ellen Boyd||Mother||Canadian; was pregnant with McAnuff at the time of his father's death; remarried and moved back to Canada|
|John Boyd||Step-Father||Scottish; served in the Royal Air Force as a pilot during WWII|
|William McAnuff||Father||Canadian; of Irish descent; served in WWII as a fighter pilot; died on December 15, 1951 from injuries sustained in a car accident at age 26|
|Julia McAnuff||Daughter||born on July 13, 1990|
|Trevor McAnuff||Brother||older; born c. 1948|
|Ryerson Polytechnical University|
|McAnuff won Soho Arts Awards for "Gimme Shelter" (Best Director) and "Leave It To Beaver Is Dead" (Best Off-Broadway Play). He received a Villager Award for Best Direction and a Rockefeller grant for "The Death of Von Richthofen as Witnessed From Earth".|
|About stepping down as artistic director of the La Jolla Playhouse: "It isn't so much that I didn't enjoy the job, but if you're going to do it well, you have to be around. We have always been hands-on producers, and when you're standing behind not only your own work but maybe the work of four or five other directors in the course of a season, it requires a lot of time and energy . . ."
"I actually had this job for considerably longer than I intended. I'm really proud of this theater and its accomplishments, but I'm glad to have my freedom. It's really great to have my wings back." --Des McAnuff to Los Angeles Times, October 30, 1994.
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