George C. Wolfe
Kentucky State University
Frankfort High School
New York University
Co-directed with Joel Grey, the revival of Larry Kramer’s "The Normal Heart"; earned a Tony nomination for Best Direction of a Play
Directed a feature adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel, "Nights in Rodanthe"
Directed a new translation of Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage and Her Children" at the Delacorte Theatre
Directed first feature, an adaptation of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's play, "Lackawanna Blues," which aired on HBO
Directed Tony Kushner's "Caroline, or Change"
Directed "Elaine Stritch At Liberty" at the Neil Simon Theatre
Directed the stage play, "Topdog/Underdog"
Co-wrote (with Michael John LaChiusa) and directed the musical, "The Wild Party"
Produced Arthur Miller's "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan" at the Public Theatre; show moved to Broadway in 2000
Profiled in PBS documentary, "Signature: George C. Wolfe"
Helmed the NYSF production of "The Tempest," starring Patrick Stewart; also directed the Broadway production that same year
Won a Tony for directing the musical, "Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk"
Served as producer of Michael John LaChiusa's musical, "The Petrified Prince"
Re-teamed with Anna Deveare Smith to stage her acclaimed, "Twilight: Los Angeles 1992"
Helmed the New York Shakespeare Festival (NYSF) production of Oliver Mayer's "Blade to the Heat"
Directed an American Playhouse (PBS) adaptation of Anna Deveare Smith's play, "Fires in the Mirror"
Staged the second half of Kushner's play, "Angels in America: Perestroika"
Assumed leadership of the Public Theatre; became first person in its history other than Joseph Papp to have the title of producer
Became the first black director of a Broadway production that was not black-themed, Tony Kushner's "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches"
Directed a revised version of "Jelly's Last Jam" on Broadway; also directed the behind-the-scenes PBS special, "Jammin': Jelly Roll Morton on Broadway"
Co-directed and adapted "The Colored Museum" for PBS' "Great Performances"
Wrote the book and staged the musical "Jelly's Last Jam," about jazz musician Jelly Roll Morton at L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum
Adapted "Spunk" from three stories by Zora Neale Hurston; was produced at L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum
Wrote "Hunger Chic," a 30-minute comedy directed by Buck Henry; broadcast as part of the PBS anthology series, "Trying Times"
Penned the off-Broadway play, "The Colored Museum," which opened at the Public Theatre's Susan Stein Shiva Theater; also wrote lyrics
Wrote the book and lyrics for the off-Broadway musical, "Paradise!"
Directed first play "Summer Suns/Tales of Night" at the Inner City Cultural Center
Wrote the play, "Back Alley Tales," which was produced at the Inner City Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA
Encouraged by C. Bernard Jackson, the executive director of the Inner City Cultural Center in Los Angeles, to stage one of his early projects, "Tribal Rites, or The Coming of the Great God-bird Nabuku to the Age of Horace Lee Lizer"
Had first success as a playwright with "Up for Grabs" while still enrolled in college
Taught at City College of New York and the Richard Allen Center for Cultural Art
Enrolled in summer theater program at Miami University in Oxford, OH
Spent three years working at the Inner City Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA
In 1990, was named by Public Theatre founder Joseph Papp as one of its three resident directors along with David Greenspan and Michael Grief.
In 1995, Wolfe was named a "living landmark" by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
Wolfe was honored as a Library Lion by the New York Public Library in 1997.