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Des McAnuff

Director, Producer, General Manager, Writer, Presenter
Male
Relations: Husband of Susan Berman (1 daughter)


Productions Date of Productions
700 Sundays
[Play, Solo, Original]
  • Directed by Des McAnuff
Nov 13, 2013 - Jan 05, 2014
Matilda The Musical
[Musical, Original]
  • Produced by The Dodgers
Apr 11, 2013 - Present
Jesus Christ Superstar
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Produced by Dodger Properties
  • Directed by Des McAnuff
Mar 22, 2012 - Jul 01, 2012
An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin
[Special, Concert, Original]
  • Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Michael David, Edward Strong, Rocco Landesman, Des McAnuff)
Nov 21, 2011 - Jan 13, 2012
Elling
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Michael David, Edward Strong, Rocco Landesman, Des McAnuff)
Nov 21, 2010 - Nov 28, 2010
Guys and Dolls
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Directed by Des McAnuff
Mar 01, 2009 - Jun 14, 2009
The Farnsworth Invention
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by Des McAnuff
  • Produced by Dodger Properties
Dec 03, 2007 - Mar 02, 2008
Jersey Boys
[Musical, Original]
  • Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Michael David, Edward Strong, Rocco Landesman, Des McAnuff)
  • Directed by Des McAnuff
  • World Premiere Produced by La Jolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director; Steven B. Libman, Managing Director)
Nov 06, 2005 - Present
Good Vibrations
[Musical, Original]
  • Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Michael David, Edward Strong, Rocco Landesman, Des McAnuff)
Feb 02, 2005 - Apr 24, 2005
700 Sundays
[Play, Solo, Original]
  • Directed by Des McAnuff
  • Originally produced by LaJolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director)
Dec 05, 2004 - Jun 12, 2005
Dracula, the Musical
[Musical, Drama, Romance, Original]
  • Directed by Des McAnuff
  • Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Robin De Levita, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong)
  • Originally Produced by La Jolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director & Terrence Dwyer, Managing Director)
Aug 19, 2004 - Jan 02, 2005
I Am My Own Wife
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • A workshop was presented by La Jolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director & Terrence Dwyer, Managing Director)
Dec 03, 2003 - Oct 31, 2004
Into the Woods
[Musical, Comedy, Drama, Revival]
  • Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Robin De Levita, Rocco Landesman, Ed Strong)
Apr 30, 2002 - Dec 29, 2002
The Mystery of Charles Dickens
[Play, Comedy, Solo, Monologue, Original]
  • General Manager: Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Robin De Levita, Rocco Landesman, Ed Strong)
Apr 25, 2002 - May 12, 2002
Thoroughly Modern Millie
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Originally produced by La Jolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director & Terrence Dwyer, Managing Director)
Apr 18, 2002 - Jun 20, 2004
Urinetown
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Robin De Levita, Rocco Landesman, Ed Strong)
Sep 20, 2001 - Jan 18, 2004
Mandy Patinkin in Concert
[Special, Concert, Solo, Original]
  • Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
Sep 10, 2001 - Sep 10, 2001
42nd Street
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Robin De Levita, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong)
May 02, 2001 - Jan 02, 2005
Blast!
[Musical, Concert, Original]
  • Executive Producer: Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Robin De Levita, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong)
Apr 17, 2001 - Sep 23, 2001
The Music Man
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Robin De Levita, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
Apr 27, 2000 - Dec 30, 2001
Wrong Mountain
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Robin De Levita, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
Jan 13, 2000 - Feb 05, 2000
Footloose
[Musical, Original]
  • Produced by Dodger Endemol Theatricals
Oct 22, 1998 - Jul 02, 2000
Mandy Patinkin in Concert: "Mamaloshen"
[Special, Concert, Original]
  • Produced by Dodger Endemol Theatricals
Oct 13, 1998 - Nov 07, 1998
High Society
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by Dodger Endemol Theatricals
Apr 27, 1998 - Aug 30, 1998
1776
[Musical, Comedy, History, Revival]
  • Produced by Dodger Endemol Theatricals
    • - Replacement
Aug 14, 1997 - Jun 14, 1998
Titanic
[Musical, Original]
  • Produced by Dodger Endemol Theatricals
Apr 23, 1997 - Mar 21, 1999
Once Upon a Mattress
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
  • Executive Producer: Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Robin De Levita, Rocco Landesman, Ed Strong)
Dec 19, 1996 - Jun 01, 1997
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
[Musical, Comedy, Farce, Revival]
  • Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
Apr 18, 1996 - Jan 04, 1998
The King and I
[Musical, Comedy, Drama, Revival]
  • Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
Apr 11, 1996 - Feb 22, 1998
Hamlet
[Play, Tragedy, Revival]
  • Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Robin De Levita, Rocco Landesman, Ed Strong)
May 02, 1995 - Jul 22, 1995
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Robin De Levita, Rocco Landesman, Ed Strong)
  • Directed by Des McAnuff
Mar 23, 1995 - Jul 14, 1996
The Who's Tommy
[Musical, Original]
  • Directed by Des McAnuff
  • Produced by Dodger Productions
  • Book by Des McAnuff
  • Originally produced at the LaJolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director)
Apr 22, 1993 - Jun 17, 1995
Guys and Dolls
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
Apr 14, 1992 - Jan 08, 1995
The Secret Garden
[Musical, Original]
  • Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
Apr 25, 1991 - Jan 03, 1993
Prelude to a Kiss
[Play, Romantic Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
May 01, 1990 - May 19, 1991
The Grapes of Wrath
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Produced in May, 1989 by LaJolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director)
Mar 22, 1990 - Sep 02, 1990
Dangerous Games
[Musical, Original]
  • Originally produced by the LaJolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director)
Oct 19, 1989 - Oct 21, 1989
The Gospel at Colonus
[Musical, Original]
  • Produced by Dodger Productions
Mar 24, 1988 - May 15, 1988
A Walk in the Woods
[Play, Original]
  • Directed by Des McAnuff
  • Subsequently produced at LaJolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director)
Feb 28, 1988 - Jun 26, 1988
Big River
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
  • Production Staged by Des McAnuff
  • Subsequently produced by the LaJolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director)
Apr 25, 1985 - Sep 20, 1987
Pump Boys and Dinettes
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by Dodger Productions
Feb 04, 1982 - Jun 18, 1983
Special Events Date of Special Events
Mandy Patinkin in Concert
[Special, Benefit, Concert, Solo, Original]
  • Produced by Dodger Endemol Theatricals
Mar 01, 1997 - Mar 23, 1997
2013 Tony Award® Best Musical
 Matilda The Musical [nominee]
Produced by The Dodgers
2013 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical
winnerMatilda The Musical [winner]
Produced by The Dodgers
2012 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical
 Jesus Christ Superstar [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Properties
2012 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical
 Jesus Christ Superstar [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Properties
2006 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
 Jersey Boys [nominee]
Directed by Des McAnuff
2006 Tony Award® Best Musical
winnerJersey Boys [winner]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Michael David, Edward Strong, Rocco Landesman, Des McAnuff)
2006 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical
 Jersey Boys [nominee]
Directed by Des McAnuff
2006 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical
 Jersey Boys [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Michael David, Edward Strong, Rocco Landesman, Des McAnuff)
2002 Tony Award® Best Musical
 Urinetown [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Robin De Levita, Rocco Landesman, Ed Strong)
2002 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical
winnerInto the Woods [winner]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Robin De Levita, Rocco Landesman, Ed Strong)
2002 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical
winnerInto the Woods [winner]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Robin De Levita, Rocco Landesman, Ed Strong)
2001 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical
winner42nd Street [winner]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Robin De Levita, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong)
2001 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Musical
 Urinetown [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Robin De Levita, Rocco Landesman, Ed Strong)
2001 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical
winner42nd Street [winner]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Robin De Levita, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong)
2000 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical
 The Music Man [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Robin De Levita, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
2000 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical
 The Music Man [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Robin De Levita, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
1998 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical
 1776 [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Endemol Theatricals
1998 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Musical
 High Society [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Endemol Theatricals
1997 Tony Award® Best Musical
winnerTitanic [winner]
Produced by Dodger Endemol Theatricals
1997 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical
 Once Upon a Mattress [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
1996 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical
winnerThe King and I [winner]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
1996 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical
 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
1996 Drama Desk Award Best Musical Revival
winnerThe King and I [winner]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
1996 Drama Desk Award Best Musical Revival
 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
1995 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying [nominee]
Directed by Des McAnuff
1995 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical
 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Robin De Levita, Rocco Landesman, Ed Strong)
1995 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Play
 Hamlet [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Robin De Levita, Rocco Landesman, Ed Strong)
1995 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical
 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Robin De Levita, Rocco Landesman, Ed Strong)
1993 Tony Award® Best Book of a Musical
 The Who's Tommy [nominee]
Book by Des McAnuff
1993 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
winnerThe Who's Tommy [winner]
Directed by Des McAnuff
1993 Tony Award® Best Musical
 The Who's Tommy [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Productions
1993 Tony Award® Regional Theatre Award
nominee LaJolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director) [recipient]
1993 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical
winnerThe Who's Tommy [winner]
Directed by Des McAnuff
1993 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical
 The Who's Tommy [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Productions
1992 Tony Award® Best Revival
winnerGuys and Dolls [winner]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
1992 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival
winnerGuys and Dolls [winner]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
1991 Tony Award® Best Musical
 The Secret Garden [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
1991 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical
 The Secret Garden [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
1990 Tony Award® Best Play
 Prelude to a Kiss [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
1990 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
 Prelude to a Kiss [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
1985 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
winnerBig River [winner]
Production Staged by Des McAnuff
1985 Tony Award® Best Musical
winnerBig River [winner]
Produced by Dodger Theatricals (Des McAnuff, Michael David, Rocco Landesman, Doug Johnson, Ed Strong, Sherman Warner)
1983 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lyrics
  Des McAnuff (for "Death of Von Richthofen Witnessed from Earth") [nominee]
1983 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Music
  Des McAnuff (for "Death of Von Richthofen Witnessed from Earth") [nominee]
1982 Tony Award® Best Musical
 Pump Boys and Dinettes [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Productions
1982 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical
 Pump Boys and Dinettes [nominee]
Produced by Dodger Productions
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