Fast Facts

  • Went to school with actress Margaret Colin; he directed her in a production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
  • Worked as an unpaid assistant to theatre producer Kermit Bloomgarden when he was 16 years old.
  • Turned down a scholarship to Brown University.
  • Started his own casting agency shortly after high school.
  • Nominated against himself at the 2010 Academy Awards as a producer for two Best Picture nominees, The Social Network and True Grit.
  • Became the first producer to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony with his 2011 Grammy win as a producer of the soundtrack for The Book of Mormon.

Awards

  • 2014, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Feature: Nominee
  • 2003, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Foreign Film: Nominee
  • 2004, Tony — Musical: Nominee
  • 2005, Tony — Play: Winner
  • 2010, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2015, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2011, Tony — Play: Nominee
  • 2015, Tony — Play: Winner
  • 2011, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 1999, Tony — Play: Nominee
  • 2007, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2006, Tony — Play: Winner
  • 2006, Tony — Revival (Play): Nominee
  • 2012, Tony — Revival of a Play: Winner
  • 1998, Tony — Revival (Play): Nominee
  • 1984, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Program: Winner
  • 2011, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Feature: Nominee
  • 2002, BAFTA Film Awards — The Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year: Nominee
  • 2011, Grammy — Best Musical Theater Album: Winner
  • 2013, Tony — Play: Nominee
  • 1999, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Foreign Film: Nominee
  • 2013, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2014, Tony — Revival of a Play: Winner
  • 1997, Tony — Play: Nominee
  • 2006, BAFTA Film Awards — The Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year: Nominee
  • 2010, Tony — Revival (Play): Winner
  • 2000, Tony — Play: Nominee
  • 1995, Tony — Revival (Play): Nominee
  • 2015, Tony — Revival (Play): Winner
  • 2014, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Nominee
  • 2013, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 2000, Tony — Musical: Nominee
  • 2015, Tony — Revival (Play): Nominee
  • 2002, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2001, BAFTA Film Awards — The Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year: Nominee
  • 2015, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Nominee
  • 2013, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Feature: Nominee
  • 2010, Producers Guild Awards — Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Pictures: Nominee
  • 2002, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 2011, Tony — Musical: Winner
  • 2013, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Nominee
  • 2008, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Winner
  • 2014, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 2007, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Winner
  • 2011, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Nominee
  • 2012, Producers Guild Awards — Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: Nominee
  • 1998, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2010, Oscar — Best Motion Picture of the Year: Nominee
  • 1996, Tony — Play: Nominee
  • 2005, Tony — Revival (Play): Nominee
  • 2009, Tony — Play: Winner
  • 2000, Tony — Play: Winner
  • 1995, Tony — Play: Nominee
  • 1994, Tony — Musical: Winner
  • 2002, Tony — Play: Winner
  • 1983, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Special: Nominee
  • 1996, Tony — Revival (Musical): Nominee
  • 2006, Tony — Play: Nominee

Relationships

  • John Barlow — Significant Other
  • Bruce Rudin — Brother

Details

  • Birth Place: Queens, NY
  • Birthday: July 14, 1958, Cancer
  • Profession: Executive Producer
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