Michael Grandage

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Michael Grandage
Michael Grandage (born 1962) is an award-winning British theatre director and producer. He is currently Artistic Director of the Michael Grandage Company. From 2002 to 2012 he was Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse in London.

Grandage was born in Yorkshire and raised in Penzance, where his parents ran a family business. He trained as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama. He spent twelve years working as an actor for companies such as the Royal Exchange and the Royal Shakespeare Company before turning to directing. He made his directorial debut in 1996 with a production of The Last Yankee at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester. In 1998 he was invited to Sheffield to direct Twelfth Night, his first Shakespeare production.[1] He lives in London and Cornwall with his partner, the award-winning theatre designer Christopher Oram.[2]

He was listed number 15 in the Pink List 2010 and 83 in the Pink List 2011. The Pink List 2011 citation said:

"It's been a fitting final year for the revered artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, which included Derek Jacobi's celebrated Lear. The 49-year-old's final production will be Richard II in December. He'll then leave subsidised theatre – first up, a new Don Giovanni at New York's Metropolitan Opera."[3]


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  1. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20070428/theater-michael-grandage/ Mark Kennedy "Director Michael Grandage Hits Broadway", Huffington Post 28 April 2007
  2. http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2008/jan/28/theatre1 Maddy Costa "People thought I was insane" The Guardian, 28 January 2008
  3. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/the-ios-pink-list-2011-2374595.html "The Pink List 2011", Independent on Sunday.