David Leveaux Biography (1958-)

Born in 1958; raised in Derby, Midlands, England; father, a cardiologist; partner, Viviana Durante (a ballet dancer). Career: Theater director. Theatre Project, Tokyo, Japan, artistic director, 1993--. Awards, Honors:Antoinette Perry Award nomination, outstanding direction, 1984, for A Moon for the Misbegotten; Antoinette Perry Award, best revival, and Antoinette Perry Award nomination, outstanding direction, both 1993, for Anna Christie..

Theater director

Famous Works

  • Stage Work
  • Director
  • (Broadway debut) A Moon for the Misbegotten, 1984
  • Anna Christie, Criterion Center Stage Right Theatre, New York City, 1993
  • Electra, Theatre Project, Tokyo, Japan, 1995
  • Electra, Chichester Festival Theater, south of London, 1997then Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London, then McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, then Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1998-99
  • The Real Thing, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London, 1998-99
  • Lulu, Theatre Project, Tokyo, Japan, 1999
  • Also directed Nine, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London; Moonlight, Almedia Theatre and West End, London; No Man's Land, Almedia Theatre and West End, London; Betrayal, Almedia Theatre and West End, London;'Tis a Pity She's a Whore, Royal Shakespeare Theatre; Romeo andJuliet, Royal Shakespeare Theatre; The Father, Royal National Theatre, London; The Turn of the Screw, Scottish Opera; The Marriage of Figaro, English National Opera; Salome, English National Opera;Messiah, Off-Broadway production; Virginia, Off-Broadway production; Dance of Death, East Berlin production; Modern Noh Plays,Theatre Project, Tokyo, Japan; The Changeling, Theatre Project, Tokyo, Japan; Hedda Gabler, Theatre Project, Tokyo, Japan; and Two Headed Eagle, Theatre Project, Tokyo, Japan.

Further Reference


    • New York Times, January 10, 1999, p. 7AR-8.
    • Variety, September 28, 1998, p. 189.*

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