From LGBT Archive
Hytner is openly gay. Although brought up in a Jewish household, Hytner said in 2010:
- "I'm not a believer, but I do think it is a significant part of my adventure and it fascinates me. I couldn't say I'm a member of the Jewish community or gay community in that I don't seek out either of those communities to hang out with, but it is an important part of who I believe myself to [be]."
- "The National Theatre has never been so prosperous as it is under Hytner's leadership. But his role as a champion of the arts extends beyond the South Bank: only last month he fought the corner of regional theatres, warning they were in "clear and present" financial danger."
Based on a Wikipedia article.
- http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/oct/18/nicholas-hytner-national-theatre-profile Andrew Dickson, "A life in theatre: Nicholas Hytner", The Guardian, 16 October 2010
- http://www.jewishtelegraph.com/prof_51.html Paul Harris, "A Knight At The Theater - But Just Call Him Nick", Jewish Telegraph