George C. Wolfe

Director
George C. Wolfe has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2021. Mr. Wolfe is a director and writer of theatre and film. He has won five Tony Awards and directed seventeen Broadway productions, including Angels in America, Parts One and Two, Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk, Jelly’s Last Jam, The Normal Heart, Caroline, or Change, Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921, and All That Followed, and most recently The Iceman Cometh, with Denzel Washington. For film, he recently directed Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom for Netflix, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks for HBO, and Lackawanna Blues, for which he was named Best Director by the National Board of Review and the Director’s Guild of America. From 1993 to 2004 he was the Producer of the Public Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival, and served on the President’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities under President Obama from 2009 to 2017. Mr. Wolfe’s awards and distinctions include the Lambda Liberty Award, a New York Public Library Literary Lion, Obie, Outer Critics and Drama Desk Awards, the Society of Directors and Choreographers Calloway and Abbott Awards, the Distinguished NYU Alumni Award, the Dramatists Guild’s Hull-Warner Award, and the Brendan Gill Prize. He was declared a Living Landmark by the New York Landmark Conservancy.