Theater, Opera, and Film Director
Julie Taymor is a theater, opera, and film director who recently directed a critically acclaimed, sold-out production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which ran as the inaugural production at Theatre for a New Audience’s new home in Brooklyn. Midsummer has been captured on film to create a cinematic experience. Taymor’s feature films include Titus, Frida, and The Tempest. Broadway credits include Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Juan Darien, and The Green Bird. In 1998, she became the first woman to win the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for her production of The Lion King.