Edwin Sherin Biography (1930-)

Born January 15, 1930, in Harrisburg (some sources say Danville), PA; son ofJoseph and Ruth (Berger) Sherin; married Pamela Vevers (divorced); married Jane Alexander (an actress), March 29, 1975; children: Anthony J., Geoffrey B.,Jonathan E. Addresses: Manager--Hillard Elkins, 8306 Wilshire Blvd.,Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Birth Details
January 15, 1930
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits; Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Citizen, Measure for Measure, Phoenix Theatre Company, NewYork City, 1957.
  • Tybalt, Romeo and Juliet, New York Shakespeare Festival (NYSF), HeckscherTheatre at Belvedere Lake, Central Park, New York City, 1957-58.
  • Malcolm, Macbeth, NYSF, Heckscher Theatre at Belvedere Lake, 1957- 58.
  • Touchstone, As You Like It, NYSF, Heckscher Theatre at Belvedere Lake, 1957-58.
  • Cassio, Othello, NYSF, Heckscher Theatre at Belvedere Lake, 1957- 58.
  • Sebastian, Twelfth Night, NYSF, Heckscher Theatre at Belvedere Lake, 1957-58.
  • Understudy, Miss Lonelyhearts, Golden Theatre, New York City, 1958.
  • Philourgos, Lysistrata, Phoenix Theatre Company, 1959-60.
  • Prince Hal, Henry IV, Parts I and II, Phoenix Theatre Company, 1959-60.
  • Octavius, Anthony and Cleopatra, Phoenix Theatre Company, 1959-60.
  • Dr. Willy Nilly, Phoenix Theatre Company, 1959-60.
  • Jonathan Spring, Face of a Hero, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1960.
  • Diff'rent, Mermaid Theatre, New York City, 1961.
  • Theodoric, Romulus, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1962.
  • Also appeared in Come Blow Your Horn, 1960; and Desert Incident, 1961.
  • Credits; Stage Director
  • Joan of Lorraine, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1961-64.
  • Mister Roberts, Arena Stage, 1961-64.
  • Galileo, Arena Stage, 1961-64.
  • St. Joan, Arena Stage, 1961-64.
  • The Inspector General, Arena Stage, 1961-64.
  • Billy Budd, Arena Stage, 1961-64.
  • The Andersonville Trial, Arena Stage, 1961-64.
  • Major Barbara, Arena Stage, 1961-64.
  • The Iceman Cometh, Arena Stage, 1961-64.
  • Serjeant Musgrave's Dance, Arena Stage, 1961-64.
  • The Lonesome Train, Arena Stage, 1961-64.
  • Hard Traveling, Arena Stage, 1961-64.
  • Project Immortality, Arena Stage, 1961-64.
  • The Great White Hope, Arena Stage, 1961-64.
  • King Lear, Arena Stage, 1961-64.
  • The Great White Hope; Glory! Hallelujah!, American Conservatory Theatre,San Francisco, CA, 1968.
  • Cosi Fan Tutte (opera), New York City Opera, New York City, 1972.
  • A Streetcar Named Desire, Piccadilly Theatre, London, England, 1973.
  • Find Your Way Home, Piccadilly Theatre, 1974.
  • Sweet Bird of Youth, Academy Festival Theatre, Lake Forest, IL, then Harkness Theatre, New York City, 1975.
  • Semmelweiss, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1978.
  • Rocket to the Moon, Hartman Theatre, Stamford, CT, 1980-85.
  • Cantorial, Hartman Theatre, 1980-85.
  • Over My Dead Body, Hartman Theatre, 1980-85.
  • The Team, Hartman Theatre, 1980-85.
  • Outrage, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, 1982.
  • Credits; Also directed Deirdre of the Sorrows, produced in Gate, NY, 1957; Look at Any Man, produced in New York, 1963; The White Rose and the Red,produced in New York, 1964; The Time of Your Life, produced in Washington, DC, 1971; An Evening with Richard Nixon, 1972; Nourish the Beast, 1973; Six Rms Riv Vu, produced in New York City, 1973; Of Mice and Men, produced in New York City, 1974; Red Devil Battery Sign, produced in Boston, MA, and New YorkCity, 1975; Rex, produced in New York, 1976; The Eccentricities of a Nightingale, produced in New York City, 1976; First Monday in October, produced in New York City, 1978; Losing Time, 1979; Goodbye Fidel, produced in New York City, 1980; The Visit, produced in New York City, 1992; and Baba Goya; King Lear; and Do You Turn Somersaults? Stage Artistic Director
  • Showdown at the Adobe Motel, Hartman Theatre, Stamford, CT, 1980- 85.
  • Hedda Gabler, Hartman Theatre, 1980-85.
  • Semmelweiss, Hartman Theatre, 1980-85.
  • Night Must Fall, Hartman Theatre, 1980-85.
  • A Streetcar Named Desire, Hartman Theatre, 1980-85.
  • Credits; Film Director
  • Valdez Is Coming (also known as Glory Boy), United Artists, 1971.
  • My Old Man's Place, Cinerama, 1971.
  • Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
  • Playhouse 90, CBS, 1956-58.
  • Studio One, CBS, 1956-58.
  • Omnibus, ABC, 1957.
  • Also appeared in East Side West Side, 1960.
  • Credits; Television Executive Producer; Series
  • (With Walon Green) Law and Order, NBC, 1994.
  • Credits; Television Director
  • "A Marriage: Georgia O'Keefe and Alfred Stieglitz," American Playhouse, PBS, 1991.
  • Also directed the television films King Lear, 1974; Deirdre of the Sorrows, The Father Clements Story, Lena, My 100 Children, Daughter of the Streets,and Getting Even; An American Christmas in Words and Music; and episodes ofHill Street Blues, NBC, Moonlighting, ABC, L.A. Law, NBC, WIOU, Tour of Duty,and MEN.

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