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Producer (special)

1.
From Broadway: Fosse (2002) as Director Of Special Projects ("Great Performances")
A revue of dances from various Bob Fosse musicals, including "Sweet Charity," "Pajama Game" and "Pippin."
2.
Far East (2001) as Director Of Special Projects
Adaptation of A.R. Gurney's play "Far East." Set in occupied Japan in 1954, the story focuses on a young naval officer, Sparky Watts, who is the heir to a Milwaukee beer fortune, and his relationship with his ship's captain and the captain's wife, Julia. Watts becomes trapped between his love for a
3.
Man Who Came to Dinner, The (2000) as Director Of Special Projects ("Stage On Screen")
Presentation of the Roundabout Theater Company's Broadway production of "The Man Who Came to Dinner," the story of a famous, irascible, big-city radio personality (based on Alexander Woolcott) who is forced by injury to spend several weeks in the home of an unassuming Midwest middle-class family. Th
4.
Kitty Carlisle Hart: My Broadway Memories (1999) as Director Of Special Projects
Kitty Carlisle Hart shares stories about her life and the history of American musical theater. She also performs classic songs by some of Broadway's most renowned composers.
5.
Swingin' With the Duke: Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis (1999) as Director Of Special Projects (Thirteen/Wnet)
To celebrate the 100th birthday of pianist, arranger and bandleader Duke Ellington , Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra perform selections of Ellington's music. The program also features swing dancing and documentary sequences that explore Ellington's compassions as a composer.
6.
Gershwins' "Crazy For You", The (1999) as Director Of Special Projects ("Great Performances")
A presentation of the Paper Mill Playhouse production of "Crazy For You," an adaptation of the 1930 George and Ira Gershwin musical "Girl Crazy." Banking heir and song-and-dance man Bobby Child, is sent by his mother to foreclose on the Gaiety Theater in Deadrock, Nevada. Instead, he falls in love w
7.
Itzhak Perlman: Fiddling For the Future (1999) as Director Of Special Projects
Special featuring violinist Itzhak Perlman at his Long Island music camp, at Julliard with his first American teacher Dorothy DeLay and at a recording session with the Julliard Orchestra.
8.
I'll Make Me a World: A Century of African-American Arts (1999) as Director Of Special Projects (Wnet)
Documentary examining 20th century African-American art through the stories of African-American writers, poets, painters, sculptors, musicians, dancers, actors and filmmakers.
9.
FROM VIENNA: THE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION (1999) as Director Of Special Projects (Thirteen/Wnet)
Walter Cronkite hosts a New Year's celebration from Musikverein Hall in Vienna, Austria. Conductor Lorin Maazel leads the Vienna Philharmonic in a selection of waltzes composed by members of the Strauss family.
10.
Turandot at the Forbidden City (1999) as Director Of Special Projects ("Great Performances")
Chinese director Zhang Yimou's Maggio Musicale production of Puccini's "Turandot" is performed Beijing, China. "Turandot" is the story of a beautiful princess in ancient China who demands that her suitors solve three riddles or face death.
11.
CARNEGIE HALL OPENING NIGHT (1999) as Director Of Special Projects ("Great Performances")
The 1999 opening night concert from Carnegie Hall. Lorin Maazel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic.
12.
Elixir of Love, The (1998) as Director Of Special Projects ("Great Performances")
Performance of Gaetano Donizetti's 1832 opera, "L'Elisir D'Amore." This Lyon National Opera production is set in southern Italy in the 1930s. True-hearted peasant Nemorino believes he can win the heart of rich, beautiful Adina with an exotic elixir of love -- which in reality is simply red wine.
13.
Frank Sinatra: The Very Good Years (1998) as Director Of Special Projects ("Great Performances")
Documentary special offering selections from Frank Sinatra's classic TV specials of the 1960s and '70s. Guests include Ella Fitzgerald, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Gene Kelly.
14.
Swan Lake (1998) as Director Of Special Projects ("Great Performances")
Telecast of Tchaikovsky's ballet, "Swan Lake," reset in 1950s London with a cast of male swans. Videotaped at the Royalty Theatre, London, 1996.
15.
Creating "Ragtime" (1998) as Director Of Special Projects ("Great Performances")
Performance documentary showing the behind-the-scenes process of bringing the musical adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's novel "Ragtime" to a new Broadway theatre constructed from two pre-existing 42nd Street landmark houses.
16.
Variety & Virtuosity: American Ballet Theatre Now (1998) as Director Of Special Projects ("Great Performances")
Documentary and performance footage featuring the leading dancers of the American Ballet Theatre.
17.
Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress (1998) as Director Of Special Projects (Wnet)
Documentary on the life and career of portrait artist, Chuck Close. Features archival footage as well as interviews with fellow artists. The film is built around intimate studio footage of Close working on his latest self-portrait. Also, the artist, his peers and Robert Storr, a curator at the Museu
18.
Streetcar Named Desire From the San Francisco Opera, A (1998) as Director Of Special Projects ("Great Performances")
An operatic adaptation by Andre Previn and Phillip Littell of Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire."
19.
San Francisco Opera Gala Celebration (1997) as Director Of Special Projects ("Great Performances")
The San Francisco Opera returns to the refurbished and seismically secure War Memorial Opera House to celebrate its 75th anniversary season with a concert featuring the world's finest singers.
20.
Music of Kander and Ebb: Razzle Dazzle, The (1997) as Director Of Special Projects ("Great Performances")
Performance documentary on the songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb whose 35-year collaboration has produced Broadway and movie classics such as "Chicago," "Cabaret," "New York, New York," "Woman of the Year," and "Kiss of the Spider Woman."
21.
College of Comedy With Alan King, The (1997) as Director Of Special Projects ("Great Performances")
Alan King hosts a forum at Harvard University exploring the origins of stand-up comedy styles.
22.
CARNEGIE HALL OPENING NIGHT (1997) as Director Of Special Projects ("Great Performances")
Season-opening concert from New York's Carnegie Hall with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim and featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
23.
Renaissance Revisited, A (1996) as Director Of Special Projects ("Great Performances")
Survey of dance segments from the past twenty years of "Dance in America" telecasts.

Film Production - Main (special)

24.
Great Performances' 20th Anniversary Special (1992) as Production Staff
A special celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Great Performances" by commissioning short new works by 20 performing artists. Segment performances include: "Kiss, Kiss Dahlings," "Not My Girl," "A Simple Melody," "Zoetrope," "Hip Hop - You Don't Stop," "Frankie Goes to Tanglewood," "The Last Mile,"
25.
Carnegie Hall: Live at 100! The Gala Celebration (1991) as Production Associate
A musical gala commemorating the one-hundredth anniversary of the opening of Carnegie Hall.
26.
Hamlet (1990) as Production Associate
A New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Hamlet" with Kevin Kline in the title role.

Misc. Crew (special)

27.
Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens -- A Life in Animation (2000) as Special Projects ("Great Performances")
Documentary about Chuck Jones, the creator of animated characters Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, the Road Runner and other "Toons."

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