Daniel Sullivan Biography (1940-)

Full name, Daniel J. Sullivan; born June 11, 1940, in Wray, CO; son of John Martin and Mary Catherine (maiden name, Hutton) Sullivan; married third wife,Shelley Plimpton (divorced); children: (first marriage) Megan Anne; (second marriage) John, Rachel.

Director, actor, playwright
Birth Details
June 11, 1940
Wray, Colorado, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Director
  • In White America, Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center, Theatre-in-the-Schools, New York City, 1967-1968
  • Scenes from American Life, Forum Theatre, New York City, 1971
  • Play Strindberg, Forum Theatre, 1971
  • Narrow Road to the Deep North, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1972
  • Suggs, Forum Theatre, 1972
  • The Plough and the Stars, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1973
  • The Matchmaker, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1978-1979
  • The American Clock, Harold Clurman Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1981-1982
  • Bedroom Farce, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1981-1982
  • Major Barbara, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1981-1982
  • Romeo and Juliet, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1982-1983
  • The Front Page, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1982-1983
  • Taking Steps, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1982-1983
  • The Vinegar Tree, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1982-1983
  • Shivaree, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, then Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1983-1984
  • Make and Break, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1983-1984
  • As You Like It, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1983-1984
  • Our Town, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1984-1985
  • The Mandrake and The Wedding (double-bill), Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1984-1985
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1984-1985
  • I'm Not Rappaport, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1984-1985, then American Place Theatre, New York City, 1985, later Booth Theatre, New York City,1985-1987
  • Girl Crazy, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1985-1986
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1985-1986
  • Cat's-Paw, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1986
  • Red Square, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1987
  • The Heidi Chronicles, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 1989, then Plymouth Theatre, New York City, later Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1989-1990
  • The Cherry Orchard, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1989-1990
  • Robbers, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1989-1990
  • Inspecting Carol, Seattle Repertory Company, 1991
  • Conversations with My Father, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1991, then Royale Theatre, New York City, 1992, later Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1993
  • The Substance of Fire, Playwrights Horizons, then Mainstage Theatre, New York City, 1991, later Center Theatre Group, Music Center of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, 1993
  • The Sisters Rosensweig, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1992, thenBarrymore Theatre, New York City, 1993-1994
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor, Delacorte Theater/Central Park, New York Shakespeare Festival, 1994
  • London Suite, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 1995
  • A Fair Country, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1996
  • An American Daughter, Cort Theatre, New York City, then Lincoln Center Theatre, 1997
  • Psychopathia Sexualis, City Center Stage, New York City, then Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1997
  • Ah, Wilderness!, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Auditorium, NewYork City, 1998
  • Far East, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, 1998-1999
  • Dinner with Friends, Variety Arts Theatre, New York City, 1999
  • A Moon for the Misbegotten, 2000
  • Proof, Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Spinning into Butter, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, 2000
  • Major Barbara, American Airlines Theatre, New York City, 2001
  • Ten Unknowns, Lincoln Center Theatre, 2001
  • In Real Life, Manhattan Theatre Club, 2002
  • I'm Not Rappaport, Booth Theatre, 2002
  • Stage Assistant Director
  • Hair, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1968-1972
  • An Enemy of the People, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1971
  • Major Tours
  • Director, I'm Not Rappaport, U.S. cities, 1986-1987
  • Director, The Heidi Chronicles, U.S. cities, 1990
  • Director, The Sisters Rosensweig, U.S. cities, 1994
  • Stage Appearances
  • Understudy for the roles of Anchises, Topman, and Olpides, Tiger at the Gates, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • Harry, The Time of Your Life, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1969
  • Navigator, Camino Real, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1970
  • Night, Amphitryon, Forum Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • Brother, The Good Woman of Setzuan, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1970
  • Understudy for the role of Jimmy Farrell, The Playboy of the Western World, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1971
  • Understudy for the role of Stanley, The Birthday Party, Forum Theatre, 1971
  • Yakima, Enemies, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1972
  • Launcelot Gobbo, The Merchant of Venice, Vivian Beaumont Theatre,1973
  • Pablo Gonzalez, A Streetcar Named Desire, Vivian Beaumont Theatre,1973
  • Savages, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1974-1975
  • Prologue and Timoteo, The Mandrake, and Her Husband, The Wedding (double-bill), Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1984-1985
  • Dr. Caius, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Seattle Repertory Theatre,1985-1986
  • Mr. Feathers, Robbers, Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1989-1990
  • Television Work
  • Assistance, The Heidi Chronicles (movie), 1995
  • Director and stage director, Far East (special), PBS, 2001
  • Film Director
  • The Substance of Fire, Miramax, 1996
  • Plays
  • (Adapter) Niccolo Machiavelli, The Mandrake, produced with TheWedding (by Bertolt Brecht) at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1984-1985
  • (Adapter) Girl Crazy (original book by Guy Bolton and John McGowan, music by George Gershwin, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin), produced at SeattleRepertory Theatre, 1985-1986
  • Truffles in the Soup, produced 1988
  • Inspecting Carol, produced 1991
  • Film Song Lyrics
  • The Substance of Fire, Miramax, 1996

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