Michael Grandage

About Us

Michael Grandage Company is a London based production company set up by director, Michael Grandage and producer, James Bierman (both formerly of the Donmar) to produce work across all media.

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Michael Grandage

 

MICHAEL is a multi-award winning director and producer. He was Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse (2002–2012) and Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres (2000–05). He is the recipient of Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier, Evening Standard, Critics' Circle and South Bank Awards. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by both Sheffield University and Sheffield Hallam University and is President of Central School of Speech and Drama. He was appointed CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2011. Later this month, his book A Decade At The Donmar, is published by Constable & Robins.

His work for the Donmar Warehouse included Richard II, Luise Miller, King Lear, Red (also New York, Tony and Drama Desk Awards Best Director), Jude Law in Hamlet (also Elsinore and New York), Ivanov (Evening Standard and Critics Circle Award Best Director), Madame de Sade, Twelfth Night, The Chalk Garden (Evening Standard and Critics Circle Awards Best Director), Don Juan in Soho, Frost/Nixon (also Gielgud, New York, USA tour, Tony Nomination Award for Best Director), Othello (Evening Standard and Critic's Circle Awards for Best Director), The Wild Duck (Critic's Circle Award Best Director), Guys and Dolls (Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production), Grand Hotel (Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production and Evening Standard Award Best Director), The Cut, After Miss Julie, Caligula (Olivier Award Best Director), Merrily We Roll Along (Evening Standard Award Best Director), Passion Play (Evening Standard Award and Critics Circle Award for Best Director). For Sheffield Theatres he directed many productions including Don Carlos (Evening Standard Award Best Director).

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James Bierman

 

JAMES is a multi-award winning producer. He has worked in professional theatre since 1992 enjoying success in both the commercial and subsidised sectors. During his tenure at the Donmar Warehouse (2006 -11) he was involved in over 45 productions, which won numerous awards including Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier, Evening Standard, Critics' Circle and South Bank Awards. Alongside Michael Grandage he produced the Donmar West End Season at the Wyndham's Theatre season, to both critical acclaim, and financial success. He produced a further two West End, and four Broadway transfers of the company's work. With Grandage he took the Donmar's portfolio to a wider audience, touring nationally and internationally, with radio broadcasts of The Chalk Garden and Othello (both BBC Radio 3), as well as the cast recording of Parade, and the NT Live transmission of King Lear in 2011 to over 350 cinemas worldwide. The culmination of their work together at the Donmar came with the purchase of two properties: the theatre in Earlham Street; and a rehearsal, education and office space in Dryden Street. Prior to this, Bierman spent 8 years at the Aldwych Theatre working alongside producer Michael Codron. The Aldwych saw 9 productions during his time and he was responsible for overseeing a £¾million refit of the Grade II listed theatre.

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Frankie Bridges

Production Assistant

Frankie joined MGC as Production Assistant at the beginning of 2012. Previously she worked at the Donmar Warehouse for four years where she worked in a variety of production and administrative roles supporting over 30 productions. Frankie has a Masters from Kent, Canterbury University in Creative Producing and Theatre Business Management.