November 29, 1943|
Highland Park, Illinois
|Occupation||Theatre director, actor|
Frank Galati (born November 29, 1943) is an American director, writer and actor. He is a member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, an associate director at Goodman Theatre, and a professor of performance at Northwestern University. In 2004, Galati was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. He is the recipient of nine Joseph Jefferson Awards for his contributions to Chicago theatre.
Galati and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan adapted the novel The Accidental Tourist for a screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay), a BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The pair won a USC Scripter Award for the screenplay.
Galati was awarded the Tony Award for Best Play for his adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath in 1990. The production originated at Steppenwolf and transferred to Broadway where, in addition to Best Play, Galati won an additional Tony for Best Direction of a Play. The drama also received six more nominations, including recognition in acting categories for Gary Sinise, Terry Kinney, and Lois Smith. Since his success with The Grapes of Wrath, Galati has gone on to adapt As I Lay Dying in 1995, and Haruki Murakami's After the Quake in 2005. He has also written original work, such as Everyman (1995). Most of his work debuts at Steppenwolf. Galati occasionally appears as an actor, and has directed Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul at New York Theatre Workshop.
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- "Frank Galati: Ensemble Member Bio". Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Retrieved 2008-05-28.
- "The Grapes of Wrath Production Credits". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved 2008-05-28.
- "Frank Galati's Productions at Steppenwolf". Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Retrieved 2008-05-28.
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