Mike Ockrent

Director
Born: 06/17/1946 in London, England, GB

Filmography

other (6)

Rock Star 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Gershwins' "Crazy For You" 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Producer

Money For Nothing 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Director

Dancin' Thru the Dark 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Mrs. Capper's Birthday 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Director

A Christmas Carol: The Musical (TV Show)

Director

Relationships

Susan Carpenter

Wife
mother of Ockrent's two chidren divorced

Natasha Ockrent

Daughter
mother, Susan Carpenter

Ben Ockrent

Son
mother, Susan Carpenter

Susan Strohman

Wife

EDUCATION

Highgate School

London , England

University of Edinburgh

began working in theater

Milestones

1999

Directed the Off-Broadway play "La Terrasse"

1997

Signed a two-year, first-look deal with Warner Bros. reportedly to develop musicals for the big screen

1997

Served as director of the oratorio "King David", with as score by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice

1996

Staged the ill-fated Broadway musical "Big", based on the popular film that starred Tom Hanks; Stroman served as choreographer

1994

Directed the original production of the annual holiday presentation of "A Christmas Carol" in NYC

1994

Helmed the BBC production "Money for Nothing"

1992

Staged the Tony-winning Best Musical "Crazy for You", a loose reworking of the Gershwin's "Girl Crazy"; first stage collaboration with future wife choreographer Susan Stroman

1990

Directed the British teleplay "Dancin' Through the Dark", scripted by Willy Russell

1987

Earned critical praise for his staging of the James Godman-Stephen Sondheim musical "Follies" in London

1985

Breakthrough stage production, the revival of "Me and My Girl"; collaborated with Stephen Fry on the book; show starred Robert Lindsay and Emma Thompson

1980

Was director of the London premiere of Willy Russell's comedy "Educating Rita", starring Julie Walters

1979

Staged C.P. Taylor's play "And a Nightengale Sang"

1976

Began to direct stage plays on a freelance basis

1973

Was artistic director of Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre

1968

Worked as an trainee director at the Perth Theatre

After college, remained in Scotland

First notable success as director, "Once a Catholic"; opened at the Royal Court Theatre before transferring to London's West End

Apprenticed under Joan Knight

Was developing a musical loosely inspired by the film "The Night They Raided Minsky's" at the time of his death

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