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Also Known As: Nicholas Robert Hytner Died:
Born: May 7, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: England, GB Profession: director

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An esteemed stage director, Hytner first gained prominence in his native England staging operas at the Kent Opera and the English National Opera. From 1985 to 1989, he was associate director at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, where he oversaw such productions as "As You Like It" (1985) and "Edward II" (1986). In 1989, the Cambridge-educated Hytner became an associate director of the Royal National Theatre where he staged "Ghetto" (1989) and Alan Bennett's adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows" (1990). Also in 1989, he made his musical directing debut with the London production of "Miss Saigon", starring Lea Salonga and Jonathan Pryce, and its American debut the following year. Hytner received a 1994 Tony for staging an acclaimed revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel".

An esteemed stage director, Hytner first gained prominence in his native England staging operas at the Kent Opera and the English National Opera. From 1985 to 1989, he was associate director at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, where he oversaw such productions as "As You Like It" (1985) and "Edward II" (1986). In 1989, the Cambridge-educated Hytner became an associate director of the Royal National Theatre where he staged "Ghetto" (1989) and Alan Bennett's adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows" (1990). Also in 1989, he made his musical directing debut with the London production of "Miss Saigon", starring Lea Salonga and Jonathan Pryce, and its American debut the following year. Hytner received a 1994 Tony for staging an acclaimed revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel".

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  Center Stage (2000) Director
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  Crucible, The (1996) Director
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1983:
Made stage directing debut with opera "King Priam" at the Kent Opera
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Served as associate director of the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, England
1984:
Directed first non-musical production, "Alice" at the Leeds Playhouse
1989:
Named as an associate director of Royal National Theatre, London
1989:
Directed first West End musical, "Miss Saigon"
1991:
Broadway directing debut, "Miss Saigon"
1991:
Directed Alan Bennett's play "The Madness of George III"
1994:
Feature film directing debut, "The Madness of King George"
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Named as an associate director of Lincoln Center Theatre
1996:
Directed second feature, "The Crucible"
1998:
Helmed the screen adaptation of "The Object of My Affection", starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston
2000:
Steered the dance drama feature "Center Stage", starring Peter Gallagher and Donna Murphy
2000:
Staged the workshop of the musical "Sweet Smell of Success"; directed full scale production on Broadway in spring 2002
2001:
Earned critical plaudits for direction of Mark Ravenhill's play "Mother Clap's Molly House"
2001:
Appointed as successor to Trevor Nunn as head of London's Royal National Theatre, effective April 2003
2003:
Appointed director of the Royal National Theatre in London
2006:
Directed the Broadway production of Alan Bennett's acclaimed "The History Boys"
2006:
Directed the feature adaptation of the award-winning play "The History Boys," with Alan Bennett adapting and starring the original cast
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Education

Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge: -

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father:
Benet Hytner.
mother:
Joyce Hytner.

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