Michael Maggio Biography (1951-2000)

Full name, Michael John Maggio; born July 3, 1951, in Chicago, IL; son of Carlo and Genevieve (Sparacino) Maggio; married Janice St. John, September 7, 1974 (divorced, June, 1977); married Julie Carol Jackson, March 29, 1980; children: Ben. Career: Stage and artistic director. Woodstock Music TheatreFestival, Woodstock, IL, artistic director, 1980-82; Northlight Theatre, Evanston, IL, artistic director, 1983-87; Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, residentstage director, then associate artistic director, 1987-; De Paul University,Theatre School, Chicago, associate professor of theatre. Cleveland Playhouse, director, 1980-81, 1982-84; Arizona Theatre Company, director, 1981-82; Actors Theatre of Louisville, guest director, 1987-88; Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, director, 1987-89. Columbia College, Chicago, artistic adviser, 1987-, and chairperson of Michael Merritt Award and Endowment Fund. Awards, Honors:Joseph Jefferson Citations, directing, 1975-76, 1978, and 1993-94; Father ofthe Year Award, Chicago Father's Day Committee, 1986; Excellence in Arts Award, Theatre School, De Paul University, 1993; Obie Award, Village Voice, best direction, 1993, for Wings. Addresses: Office: Goodman Theatre, 200 South Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL 60603-6402.

Birth Details
July 3, 1951
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Death Details
August 19, 2000
Chicago, Illinois

Famous Works

  • Stage Director
  • The Club, Body Politic Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1980-81
  • The Front Page, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, 1981-82
  • The Dining Room, Goodman Theatre, 1982-83
  • Sondheim Suite, Northlight Theatre, Evanston, IL, 1983-84
  • What I Did Last Summer, Northlight Theatre, 1983-84
  • Ballerina, Northlight Theatre, 1983-84
  • What the Butler Saw, Northlight Theatre, 1983-84
  • The Real Thing, Northlight Theatre, 1985-86
  • West Memphis Mojo, Northlight Theatre, 1985-86
  • Dealing, Northlight Theatre, 1986-88
  • Sunday in the Park with George, Goodman Theatre, 1987
  • Red Noses, Goodman Theatre, 1987-88
  • Passion Play, Goodman Theatre, 1987-88
  • Pal Joey, Goodman Theatre, 1987-88
  • Landscape of the Body, Goodman Theatre, 1987-88
  • A Christmas Carol, Goodman Theatre, 1987-89
  • A Flea in Her Ear, Goodman Theatre, 1989-90
  • Frankenstein-Playing with Fire, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1988
  • Romeo and Juliet, Goodman Theatre, 1988-89
  • Titus Andronicus, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre/Central Park, New York City, 1989
  • Uncle Vanya (adaptation by David Mamet), Goodman Theatre, 1989-90
  • (With Steve Scott) A Midsummer Night's Dream, Goodman Theatre, 1990-91
  • Wings, Goodman Studio Theatre, Chicago, 1992
  • Black Snow (world premiere), Goodman Theatre, 1993
  • Another Midsummer Night, Goodman Theatre, 1995, then Plays and Players Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, 1997
  • All the Rage (world premiere), Goodman Theatre, 1997
  • As You Like It, Goodman Theatre, 1998
  • Directed A Little Night Music, Goodman Theatre; Rough Crossing, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ; and City on the Make and Heart of a Dog, both at Northlight Theatre; also directed Brutality of Fact (world premiere), Goodman Studio; Life During Wartime, Center Theatre; Cyrano de Bergerac, Goodman Theatre; Highest Standard of Living, Remains Theatre; Time of My Life, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago; Elmer Gantry, Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC; other directing credits include Ladies in Waiting, Spokesong, Tartuffe, Oleanna, Endgame, Travesties, and The Winter's Tale.

Further Reference


    • New York Times, August 13, 1989, .*

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