Jerry Zaks

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Jerry Zaks

German-born American stage and television director, and actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1946.

Countries: United States (67%), New Jersey (33%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Sigourney Weaver, Chazz Palminteri

Linked to: Dartmouth College, Smith College




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Jerry Zaks was born in 1946 add something


His family emigrated to the United States in 1948, finally settling in Paterson, New Jersey add something


Zaks married Jill Rose, an actress, on January 14, 1979; they have two children, Emma and Hannah Zaks add something


He made his Broadway acting debut in the original production of "Grease" as "Kenickie" and appeared in "Tintypes" in 1980 add something


He made his directing debut in 1981 with the off-Broadway production of Christopher Durang's "Beyond Therapy" add something


Sigourney Weaver - She later appeared in an "Off-Broadway" production of Durang's comedy "Beyond Therapy" in 1981, which was directed by the up-and-coming director Jerry Zaks


Zaks served as Resident Director at Lincoln Center from 1986 to 1990 and is a founding member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre add something


He received the George Abbott award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater in 1994 and an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Dartmouth College in 1999 add something


Chazz Palminteri - The production, directed by Jerry Zaks and with music by John Gromada, began previews October 4, 2008 at the Walter Kerr Theatre and opened on October 25, running for 18 weeks


He was the director of the new musical "101 Dalmatians Musical", which toured the United States from October 2009 through April 2010 add something


He is currently directing the Broadway production of "Sister Act", which will open in Spring 2011 add something


He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2013 add something