Michael is Artistic Director of the Michael Grandage Company in London. He was Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse (2002-12) and Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres (2000-05).
For MGC: Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Peter and Alice and Privates on Parade (Noël Coward Theatre) and the forthcoming feature film Genius.
At the Donmar: Richard II, Luise Miller, King Lear, Red (also Broadway and LA), Hamlet with Jude Law (also Elsinore and New York), Ivanov, Twelfth Night, Madame de Sade, The Chalk Garden, Don Juan in Soho, Frost/Nixon (also Gielgud, New York, USA tour), Othello, The Wild Duck, Guys and Dolls, Grand Hotel, After Miss Julie, Caligula, Merrily We Roll Along and Passion Play.
At Sheffield: he directed numerous productions including Don Carlos, which also transferred to the Gielgud Theatre in London.
Opera includes: The Marriage of Figaro and Billy Budd (Glyndebourne), Don Giovanni (Metropolitan Opera) and Madame Butterfly (Houston).
Awards include: Tony, Olivier, Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle, TMA, South Bank and Drama Desk. He has also been awarded Honorary Doctorates by the University of London, Sheffield University and Sheffield Hallam University and is President of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He was appointed CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2011. His book, A Decade at the Donmar, was published in 2012 by Constable and Robins.