( b. Aug 24, 1924 New York, New York, USA - d. Nov 15, 2013 New York, New York, USA ) Male
Walt Witcover's career as actor, director and teacher spanned more than 50 years: he directed in Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio Directors Unit after studying under Strasberg, where his production of Verdi's La Traviata won the Actors Studio Total Theatre Award. Walt also studied under Herbert Berghof and Curt Conway, and taught acting and directing at HB Studio for over 25 years. He later taught at the Stella Adler Studio, and was Professor of Theatre Arts at SUNY Purchase and in Baltimore. As co-founder and Artistic Director of Masterworks Laboratory Theatre, he staged over 30 productions of classic plays and operas, plus poetry, song and story-theatre projects. Three of his Off-Broadway productions won Obie Awards. Some of the actors he taught or directed include Barbara Barrie, Robert Clohessy, Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller. He appeared on Broadway in Captain Brassbound's Conversion and The Royal Family.
Source: The New York Times obituary
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