Michael Bogdanov is a Welsh theatre, film and opera director of international repute. He has directed in many of the world’s leading theatres and companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, La Scala, Sydney Opera House, The Burg Theatre, Vienna, The Guthrie Minneapolis, on Broadway and the West End. He was an Associate Director of the Royal National Theatre for eight years, directed eight productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company and co-founded the English Shakespeare Company in 1986 with actor Michael Pennington. He was Chief Executive of the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Germany’s largest National Theatre, from 1989 – 1992.
He has won numerous awards at home and abroad including the Society of West End Theatres (SWET) Best Director for his production of The Taming of the Shrew (RSC) and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director for his seven-play history cycle The Wars of the Roses (ESC).
Michael Bogdanov has numerous Fellowships including an Honorary Doctorate from Trinity College Dublin for Services to the Theatre, has written books on Theatre and on Shakespeare, speaks French and German, is married to Theatre Designer Ulrike Engelbrecht and lives in Cardiff and Hamburg.
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