Artist Bio

Robert Falls

(Bio as of February 2023)

Robert Falls most recently directed Rebecca Gilman’s Swing State. He also directed The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp for the Live series—productions live-streamed from the Owen Theatre to audiences at home in real-time. Additional recent Goodman credits include The Winter’s TaleWe’re Only Alive for A Short Amount of TimePamplonaAn Enemy of the People2666 and The Iceman Cometh. Falls’ Broadway productions include Death of a SalesmanLong Day’s Journey into NightTalk RadioShining City and The Young Man from Atlanta. His Broadway production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida continues to be produced around the world. Previous Goodman productions include, most notably, The SeagullUncle VanyaMeasure for MeasureKing LearDesire Under the ElmsFinishing the PictureThe MisanthropePal JoeyGalileoHouse and GardenBlue SurgeDollhouse and Luna Gale. Falls’ honors for directing include a Tony Award (Death of a Salesman), a Drama Desk Award (Long Day’s Journey into Night), an Obie Award (subUrbia), a Helen Hayes Award (King Lear) and multiple Jeff Awards. For “outstanding contributions to theater,” he has also been recognized with such prestigious honors as the Savva Morozov Diamond Award (Moscow Art Theatre), the O’Neill Medallion (Eugene O’Neill Society) and the Illinois Arts Council Governor’s Award. Falls was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2015.