Artist Bio

Frank Galati

(Bio as of May 2007)

Frank Galati most recently collaborated with the Goodman on Oedipus Complex during the 2006/2007 Season. Mr. Galati’s other directing credits include the Kander and Ebb, Terrence McNally musical The Visit; She Always Said, Pablo, which he adapted from the works of Gertrude Stein; Each One As She May; Cry, The Beloved Country; Passion; The Winter’s Tale; The Good Person of Sechuan; The Government Inspector; and A Funning thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Mr. Galati won two Tony Awards for his adaptation and direction of Steppenwolf’s production of The Grapes of Wrath on Broadway, and was nominated for a Tony for directing the musical Ragtime. Also on Broadway, he directed Julie Harris and Calista Flockhart in The Glass Menagerie. Opera directing credits include La Traviata, Tosca, Pelléas et Mélisande, and Voyage of Edgar Allen Poe at Lyric Opera and Bolcom’s A View from the Bridge at Lyric and The Metropolitan Opera. Over the years he has received nine Joseph Jefferson Awards for his work in Chicago theatre—one for acting, five for directing and three for writing. Mr. Galati is a member of the Steppenwolf Ensemble, where he most recently directed his own adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s After the Quake. In 1989, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay with Lawrence Kasdan, of The Accidental Tourist. Mr. Galati recently adapted and directed Loving Repeating: a Musical of Gertrude Stein, with a score by Stephen Flaherty, produced by About Face Theatre and the Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2001 Mr. Galati was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University.

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