Frank Galati Biography (1943-)

Full name, Frank Joseph Galati; born November 29, 1943, in Highland Park, IL;son of Frank Joseph (a trainer of show dogs) and Virginia Frances (Cassell)Galati; companion of Peter Amster (a choreographer). Career: Director,writer, and educator. University of South Florida, assistant professor of speech, 1970-71; Roosevelt University, Chicago, instructor, 1971-72; Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, instructor in acting at Goodman School of Drama, 1971-72;Chicago Opera Theatre, Chicago, director, 1976-; Northwestern University, associate professor, 1973-83, professor of theater, 1983-; Steppenwolf TheatreCompany, Chicago, member of ensemble, 1986-; Goodman Theatre, associate director, 1987-. Member: Actors' Equity Association, Speech Communication Association. Awards, Honors: Shared Academy Award nomination (with Lawrence Kasdan), best writing for a screenplay based on material from another medium, 1988, for The Accidental Tourist; Antoinette Perry Awards, bestplay and best director, both 1990, Outer Critics Circle Award, best play, andDrama Desk Award, best director, all for The Grapes of Wrath; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best director of a musical, 1998, for Ragtime; nine Joseph Jefferson Awards for directing, writing and adaptations, andacting. Addresses: Office: Theater Interpretation Center, Northwestern University, 1979 South Campus Dr., Evanston, IL 60201; Goodman Theatre, 200South Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL 606003.

Director, writer, educator
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November 29, 1943
Highland Park, Illinois, United States

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