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The Lion

Directed by Sean Daniels

Sean Daniels has directed at Manhattan Theatre Club (The Lion, Drama Desk Award and Theatre World Award, nominated for Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle), Lynn Redgrave Theater (NYC), The Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), St. James (West End, London - The Lion, winner of Best New Musical), Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Old Globe, Arena Stage, Portland Center Stage, Geva Theatre, Playmakers Rep, A.C.T., Cleveland Play House, Milwaukee Rep, Alliance Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, Swine Palace, Neo-Futurists, Aurora Theatre Company, Crowded Fire Theater and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Daniels has been named “one of the top fifteen up and coming artists in the U.S., whose work will be transforming America’s stages for decades to come” and “one of seven people reshaping and revitalizing the American musical” by American Theatre magazine. His direction and shows have won “Best Play” and “Best Director” in multiple cities. He is currently the Artistic Director of the Merrimack Repertory Theatre. He previously served as the Artist-At-Large for Geva Theatre Center and spent four years at the Tony Award-winning Actors Theatre of Louisville as the theater’s Associate Artistic Director (where he directed 17 productions including five Humana Festivals). Daniels is the former Associate Artistic Director/Resident Director of the California Shakespeare Theater and before that spent a decade as the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Dad’s Garage Theatre Company in Atlanta. He has developed new work with the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Ars Nova, PlayPenn, The Lark, PlayLabs, New York Stage and Film, Asolo Rep, Goodspeed Opera, Weston Playhouse, Bay Area Playwrights Festival and Magic Theatre, and was the first American director asked to attend the Baltic American Playwrights Conference in Hiiumaa, Estonia. He would love to hear from you @seandaniels.