André Bishop Trustee
ANDRÉ BISHOP has been the Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theater since January 1992 and Producing Artistic Director since July 2013.
Before arriving at Lincoln Center Theater, Mr. Bishop served as Playwrights Horizons’ Artistic Director for ten years and as its Literary Manager for six. His many successful productions at that theater included the original productions of three Pulitzer Prize winners: The Heidi Chronicles, Driving Miss Daisy, and Sunday in the Park with George.
Under his direction, Lincoln Center Theater productions have included a number of memorable New York, U.S., and world premieres including The Coast of Utopia, The Invention of Love, and Arcadia by Tom Stoppard; Oslo and Blood and Gifts by J. T. Rogers; Vanya, Sonia, Masha & Spike by Christopher Durang; The Royale by Marco Ramirez; The Light in the Piazza by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel; The Sisters Rosensweig by Wendy Wasserstein; The Substance of Fire and Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz; Contact by Susan Stroman and John Weidman; Via Dolorosa by David Hare; Parade by Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown; 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog; War Horse; Pipeline by Dominque Morisseau; and Greater Clements by Samuel D. Hunter. LCT’s noteworthy revivals under his aegis include the William Finn and James Lapine musical Falsettos; Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, South Pacific, and Carousel; August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone; Clifford Odets’ Awake and Sing! and Golden Boy; Edward Albee’s Seascape and A Delicate Balance; Shakespeare’s Henry IV; Paul Osborn’s Morning’s at Seven; The Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz; and Abe Lincoln in Illinois by Robert E. Sherwood.
LCT’s 2020-2021 season, interrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, encompasses fewer productions than the seven or eight shows normally presented over the year. Currently planned for fall 2021 engagements: Flying Over Sunset by James Lapine (book), Tom Kitt (music), and Michael Korie (lyrics) directed by Mr. Lapine at the Vivian Beaumont Theater; Intimate Apparel, an opera by Ricky Ian Gordon (composer) and Lynn Nottage (librettist, based on her acclaimed play) directed by Bartlett Sher at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. An additional play at the Newhouse and a play at the Claire Tow Theater will be announced at later dates.
Mr. Bishop has won countless theater awards, including 17 “best production” Tony Awards, and was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2012.
In addition to working on LCT’s education department and magazine (Lincoln Center Theater Review), Mr. Bishop is proudest of the building of the lovely Claire Tow Theater on top of the Beaumont at Lincoln Center, and the LCT3 program there whose mission is to produce the work of young writers, directors and designers.