Deceased Panamanian playwright, producer, and director who obtained very much acclaim for his interpretations of Eugene O’Neill’s well-known works. He researched theater at the College or university of Southern California. He was once commissioned to immediate performances on the Metropolitan Opera in NEW YORK. His father got him declared useless when he made a decision to pursue theater. He aimed many has including some that were compiled by Truman Capote.
Date Of Birth October 15, 1924
Died February 26, 1999, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Panama
Education University of Southern California
Nationality American, Panamanian
Parents Consuelo Palmerola, Carlos Rivera Quintero
Awards Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play, Tony Award for Best Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director, Obie Award for Best Director
Nominations Tony Award for Best Director, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing In A Special Program - Drama or Comedy
Movies The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, A Moon for the Misbegotten
Star Sign Libra
|1||He was awarded the 1986 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Direction for "The Iceman Cometh," in Mark Taper Forum production at the James A. Doolittle Theatre at the University of California in Los Angeles, California.|
|2||He was awarded the 1986 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Direction for "The Iceman Cometh" in the University of California (Los Angeles) Center for the Arts and Theatre group production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.|
|3||He was awarded the 1983 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Direction for "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.|
|4||He was nominated for Best Director of a Play for "A Moon for the Misbegotten," at the Academy Festival Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.|
|5||Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 497-498. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.|
|6||Won three Tony Awards: in 1957, as one of the co-producers cited as Best Producer (Dramatic) and also included as part of the Best Play winner, Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night;" and in 1974 as Best Director (Dramatic) for a revival of O'Neill's "A Moon for the Misbegotten." He was Tony-nominated on three other occasions: as Best Director, in 1957 for "Long Day's Journey into Night;" and in 1962 for "Great Day in the Morning;" and in 1986 as Best Director (Play), for a revival of O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh."|
|7||He was virtually responsible for the success of many Eugene O'Neill plays which had flopped in their first Broadway productions. Among them were "The Iceman Cometh", "A Touch of the Poet", and "A Moon For The Misbegotten", and all of them starred actor Jason Robards in what critics consider his greatest performances. The success of these Broadway revivals sparked a new interest in Eugene O'Neill, whose reputation had gone into decline. Both "The Iceman Cometh" and "A Moon For The Misbegotten" were also staged for television, with Robards repeating as the star; however, Sidney Lumet directed the TV version of "The Iceman Cometh".|
|A Moon for the Misbegotten||1975||TV Movie|
|Profiles in Courage||1964-1965||TV Series 2 episodes|
|The Doctors and the Nurses||1962-1963||TV Series 3 episodes|
|The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone||1961|
|Art Carney Special||1959||TV Series 1 episode|
|Play of the Week||1959||TV Series 1 episode|
|Fresno||1986||TV Mini-Series||Don Diego de la Pena|
|Cagney & Lacey||1985||TV Series||Luis Quinones|
|American Playhouse||1984||TV Series stage director - 1 episode|
|Miss Universe Pageant||1986||TV Special documentary||Himself - Judge|
|Year||Award||Ceremony||Nomination||Movie||Award shared with|
|1976||Primetime Emmy||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Directing in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy||A Moon for the Misbegotten (1975)||· Gordon Rigsby|
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