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Gilbert Cates

Director, Producer, Stage Manager, Presenter
( b. Jun 06, 1934 New York, New York, USA - d. Oct 31, 2011 Los Angeles, California, USA ) Male
Relations: Brother of Joseph Cates
Uncle of Phoebe Cates
Gilbert Cates was born in New York City and attended Syracuse University. He was the founder and producing director at the Geffen Playhouse and the producer of 14 Oscar telecasts. In the late '60s and early '70s, Mr. Cates produced a series of Broadway productions, including the Robert Anderson plays You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running and I Never Sang for My Father. The former was a hit, the latter became a popular standard in regional and community theatre.

In the 1970s, Mr. Cates turned to film. Mr. Cates served two terms as President of the Directors Guild of America from 1983 to 1987. In 1989, he received the Guild's Robert B. Aldrich Award for extraordinary service and, in 1991, he received the DGA's Honorary Life Membership.

From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Cates was Dean of the UCLA School of Theater. In 1999, Mr. Cates enlisted Steppenwolf Theatre alum Randall Arney to become the theatre's artistic director, while Mr. Cates assumed the role of producing director. Thereafter, Mr. Cates regularly directed at least one production a season.

Source: Playbill.com



Productions Date of Productions
Time Stands Still
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Originally commissioned and produced by the Geffen Playhouse (Gilbert Cates: Producing Director; Randall Arney: Artistic Director; Stephen Eich: Managing Director)
Jan 28, 2010 - Jan 30, 2011
Wishful Drinking
[Play, Solo, Original]
  • The World Premiere of "Wishful Drinking" was presented in 2006 at the Geffen Playhouse (Gilbert Cates: Producing Director; Randall Arney: Artistic Director; Stephen Eich: Managing Director)
Oct 04, 2009 - Jan 17, 2010
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • This production originally produced at Geffen Playhouse (Gilbert Cates: Producing Director; Randall Arney: Artistic Director; Stephen Eich: Managing Director)
Oct 29, 2003 - Nov 23, 2003
Tricks of the Trade
[Play, Romance, Mystery, Original]
  • Produced by Gilbert Cates
  • Directed by Gilbert Cates
Nov 06, 1980 - Nov 06, 1980
Voices
[Play, Play with music, Original]
  • Directed by Gilbert Cates
Apr 03, 1972 - Apr 08, 1972
Solitaire / Double Solitaire
Double Solitaire
[Play, One Act, Original]
  • Produced by Gilbert Cates
Solitaire
[Play, One Act, Original]
  • Produced by Gilbert Cates
Sep 30, 1971 - Oct 31, 1971
The Chinese and Dr. Fish
The Chinese
[Play, Comedy, One Act, Original]
  • Produced by Gilbert Cates
Dr. Fish
[Play, Comedy, One Act, Original]
  • Produced by Gilbert Cates
Mar 10, 1970 - Mar 21, 1970
I Never Sang for My Father
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced by Gilbert Cates
Jan 25, 1968 - May 11, 1968
You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running
The Shock of Recognition
[Play, One Act, Original]
  • Produced by Gilbert Cates
The Footsteps of Doves
[Play, One Act, Original]
  • Produced by Gilbert Cates
I'll Be Home For Christmas
[Play, One Act, Original]
  • Produced by Gilbert Cates
I'm Herbert
[Play, One Act, Original]
  • Produced by Gilbert Cates
Mar 13, 1967 - Jan 04, 1969
Shinbone Alley
[Musical, Original]
  • Stage Manager: Gilbert Cates
Apr 13, 1957 - May 25, 1957
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