André Bishop has been the Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theater since January 1992.
Before arriving at Lincoln Center, 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; Vanya, Sonia, Masha & Spike by Christopher Durang; The Royale by Marco Ramirez; Blood and Gifts by J.T. Rogers; 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; and War Horse. 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.
Lincoln Center Theater is currently producing Sarah Ruhl's new play How To Survive a Happy Marriage, the LCT3 production of Bryna Turner's Bull in a China Shop, the Broadway engagement of its hit production of J.T. Rogers' Oslo at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, and is co-producing the new Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie starring Sally Field. Upcoming productions include Dominique Morisseau's Pipeline.
Mr. Bishop has won countless theater awards, including 15 "best production" Tony Awards, and was recently inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.
In addition to working on LCT's education department and magazine (the Lincoln Center Theater Review), Mr. Bishop is proudest of the building of the lovely new 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.