Robert Whitehead (Director) | Playbill

Robert Whitehead

Director

Whitehead's like has disappeared from the Broadway producing circles of today. He had more than 70 credits to his name and focused almost exclusively on plays. His name is inextricably linked with serious, high minded fare. Often his projects hosted commanding acting turns by the likes of Paul Scofield, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Julie Harris, Ethel Waters, Kim Stanley, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, Jason Robards, Elizabeth Ashley, Blythe Danner and Raul Julia.

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  • Born: Mar 12, 1916 in Montreal, Canada
  • Death: Jun 14, 2002 in Pound Ridge, New York

Roles (64)

The 53rd Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 6, 1999 The 53rd Annual Tony Awards - 1999
Opened June 06, 1999
  • Artistic Consultant
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 6, 1999
The 52nd Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 7, 1998 The 52nd Annual Tony Awards - 1998
Opened June 07, 1998
  • Artistic Consultant
The 52nd Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 7, 1998
The 50th Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 2, 1996 The 50th Annual Tony Awards - 1996
Opened June 02, 1996
  • Artistic Consultant
The 50th Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 2, 1996
Master Class Playbill - Opening Night, Nov 1995 Master Class
Opened November 05, 1995
  • Producer
Master Class Playbill - Opening Night, Nov 1995
The 48th Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 12, 1994 The 48th Annual Tony Awards - 1994
Opened June 12, 1994
  • Artistic Consultant
The 48th Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 12, 1994
Broken Glass Playbill - Opening Night, April 1994 Broken Glass
Opened April 24, 1994
  • Producer
Broken Glass Playbill - Opening Night, April 1994
The 47th Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 6, 1993 The 47th Annual Tony Awards - 1993
Opened June 06, 1993
  • Artistic Consultant
The 47th Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 6, 1993
The 46th Annual Tony Awards Playbill - May 31, 1992 The 46th Annual Tony Awards - 1992
Opened May 31, 1992
  • Artistic Consultant
The 46th Annual Tony Awards Playbill - May 31, 1992
Park Your Car in Harvard Yard Playbill - Opening Night, Nov 1991 Park Your Car in Harvard Yard
Opened November 07, 1991
  • Producer
The 45th Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 2, 1991 The 45th Annual Tony Awards - 1991
Opened June 02, 1991
  • Artistic Consultant
The 45th Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 2, 1991
The Speed of Darkness Playbill - Feb 1991 The Speed of Darkness
Opened February 28, 1991
  • Producer
The Speed of Darkness Playbill - Feb 1991
The 44th Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 3, 1990 The 44th Annual Tony Awards - 1990
Opened June 03, 1990
  • Artistic Consultant
The 44th Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 3, 1990
Artist Descending a Staircase Playbill - Nov 1989 Artist Descending a Staircase
Opened November 30, 1989
  • Producer
A Few Good Men Playbill - Nov 1989 A Few Good Men
Opened November 15, 1989
  • Producer
The 43rd Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 4, 1989 The 43rd Annual Tony Awards - 1989
Opened June 04, 1989
  • Artistic Consultant
The 43rd Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 4, 1989
The 41st Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 7, 1987 The 41st Annual Tony Awards - 1987
Opened June 07, 1987
  • Creative Consultant
The 41st Annual Tony Awards Playbill - June 7, 1987
The Petition Playbill - Opening Night, April 1986 The Petition
Opened April 24, 1986
  • Producer
Lillian Playbill - Opening Night, Jan 1986 Lillian
Opened January 16, 1986
  • Director
Lillian Playbill - Opening Night, Jan 1986
Death of a Salesman Playbill - April 1984 Death of a Salesman
Opened March 29, 1984
  • Producer
Medea Playbill - Opening Night, May 1982 Medea
Opened May 02, 1982
  • Director
Medea Playbill - Opening Night, May 1982
The West Side Waltz Playbill - Opening Night, Nov 1981 The West Side Waltz
Opened November 19, 1981
  • Producer
The West Side Waltz Playbill - Opening Night, Nov 1981
Lunch Hour Playbill - Opening Night, Nov 1980 Lunch Hour
Opened November 12, 1980
  • Producer
Lunch Hour Playbill - Opening Night, Nov 1980
Betrayal Playbill - Jan 1980 Betrayal
Opened January 05, 1980
  • Producer
No Man's Land Playbill - Dec 1976 No Man's Land
Opened November 09, 1976
  • Producer
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 A Texas Trilogy: The Oldest Living Graduate
Opened September 23, 1976
  • Producer
A Texas Trilogy: The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia Playbill - September 1976 A Texas Trilogy: The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia
Opened September 22, 1976
  • Producer
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 A Texas Trilogy: Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander
Opened September 21, 1976
  • Producer
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Playbill - May 1976 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Opened May 04, 1976
  • Producer
A Matter of Gravity Playbill - March 1976 A Matter of Gravity
Opened February 03, 1976
  • Producer
Finishing Touches Playbill - Feb 1973 Finishing Touches
Opened February 08, 1973
  • Producer
The Creation of the World and Other Business Playbill - Nov 1972 The Creation of the World and Other Business
Opened November 30, 1972
  • Producer
Old Times Playbill - Nov 1971 Old Times
Opened November 16, 1971
  • Co - Producer
The Price Playbill - Feb 1968 The Price
Opened February 07, 1968
  • Producer
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Playbill - Jan 1968 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Opened January 16, 1968
  • Producer
Where's Daddy? Playbill - March 1966 Where's Daddy?
Opened March 02, 1966
  • Produced by arrangement with
The Physicists Playbill - Oct 1964 The Physicists
Opened October 13, 1964
  • Produced by arrangement with
Marco Millions - Opening Night Marco Millions
Opened February 20, 1964
  • Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center Director
Foxy Playbill - Opening Night Foxy
Opened February 16, 1964
  • First Produced at the Palace Grand Theatre, Dawson City, Yukon, July 2, 1962
After The Fall Playbill - January 1964 After the Fall
Opened January 23, 1964
  • Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center Director
A Man For All Seasons Playbill - Nov 1961 A Man for All Seasons
Opened November 22, 1961
  • Producer
Midgie Purvis Playbill - January 1961 Midgie Purvis
Opened February 01, 1961
  • Producer
The Conquering Hero Playbill - Jan 1961 The Conquering Hero
Opened January 16, 1961
  • Producer
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 Goldilocks
Opened October 11, 1958
  • Producer
A Touch of the Poet Playbill - Dec 1958 A Touch of the Poet
Opened October 02, 1958
  • Original Producer
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 The Waltz of the Toreadors
Opened March 04, 1958
  • Producer
Orpheus Descending Playbill - March 1957 Orpheus Descending
Opened March 21, 1957
  • Producer
A Hole in the Head Playbill - Feb 1957 A Hole in the Head
Opened February 28, 1957
  • Producer
The Waltz of the Toreadors Playbill - March 1957 The Waltz of the Toreadors
Opened January 17, 1957
  • Producer
A View From the Bridge Playbill - Sept 1955 A Memory of Two Mondays
Opened September 29, 1955
  • Producer
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 A View from the Bridge
Opened September 29, 1955
  • Producer
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 The Skin of Our Teeth
Opened August 17, 1955
  • Producer
Bus Stop Playbill - March 1955 Bus Stop
Opened March 02, 1955
  • Producer
The Flowering Peach Playbill - Jan 1955 The Flowering Peach
Opened December 28, 1954
  • Producer
The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker Playbill - Dec 1953 The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker
Opened December 30, 1953
  • Producer
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 The Emperor's Clothes
Opened February 09, 1953
  • Producer
The Time of the Cuckoo Playbill - Nov 1952 The Time of the Cuckoo
Opened October 15, 1952
  • Producer
The Member of the Wedding Playbill - Jan 1950 The Member of the Wedding
Opened January 05, 1950
  • Producer
Crime and Punishment Playbill - Dec 1947 Crime and Punishment
Opened December 22, 1947
  • Producer
Medea Playbill - Oct 1947 Medea
Opened October 20, 1947
  • Producer
Heart of a City Playbill - Feb 1942 Heart of a City
Opened February 12, 1942
  • as Wing Commander (Original)
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 Mr. Big
Opened September 30, 1941
  • as Nesbitt (Original)

Awards

Drama Desk Award
1977 Outstanding New Play (American) Winner
1977 Outstanding New Play (Foreign) Nominee
Tony Award
2002 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
1965 Producer of a Play Nominee
1962 Producer of a Play Winner
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