Jerry Zaks

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Birth Name: Jerry Zaks
Born: 09/07/1946
Birth Place: Germany

But it is as a director that Zaks has become better known. His first New York show was Christopher Durang's "Beyond Therapy" (1981). A year later, he garnered praise and had a big success with the double bill of Durang's "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You" and "The Actor's Nightmare". He has specialized in darkly humorous, wacky, almost vaudeville-style comedies and musical revivals, winning Tony Awards for his staging of John Guare's "The House of Blue Leaves" (1986), Ken Ludwig's farcical "Lend Me a Tenor" (1989), Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation" (1991) and an acclaimed revival of the Frank Loesser-Abe Burrows-Jo Swerling classic "Guys and Dolls" (1992). A font of energy, Zak... Continue Bio >>

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