Julie Taymor

Julie Taymor Brief Biography

Julie Taymor
Julie Taymor (born December 15, 1952) is an American director of theatre, opera and film. Taymor's work has received many accolades from critics, and she has earned two Tony Awards out of four nominations, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design, an Emmy Award and an Academy Award nomination for Original Song. She also received the 2012 Director Award for Vision and Courage from the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in New York City. She is widely known for directing the stage musical, The Lion King, for which she became the first woman to win the Tony Award for directing a musical, in addition to a Tony Award for Original Costume Design. She was the director of the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark but left in March 2011, following artistic differences with the producers.

Julie Taymor News

• 'The Lion King' musical to play in Antarctica
• Julianne Moore to play Gloria Steinem in new biopic movie
• D23 Expo: Whoopi Goldberg, Stan Lee named Disney Legends
• Clive Owen to star in Broadway revival of 'M. Butterfly'

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