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A. J. Antoon

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Who is A. J. Antoon?

A. J. Antoon was an American theatre director. He attended the Yale School of Drama. Beginning in 1971, Antoon directed numerous plays at the New York Shakespeare Festival over a period of nearly 20 years. In 1973, Antoon became one of the few directors to have been nominated for two Tony Awards in the same category in the same year. In addition to winning the Tony Award with one of his nominations, Antoon was also the winner of a Drama Desk Award, a New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, and an Obie Award. His career lasted until 1991; he died less than a year later from AIDS-related lymphoma.

  • also known as Alfred Joseph Antoon, Jr.; Alfred Joseph Antoon
  • born on (71 years ago) in Methuen, child of Alfred J. Antoon and Josephine Antoon
  • nationality: United States of America
  • education:
  • profession: Theatre director
  • Domestic partnership with Peter Perez until
  • died on (23 years ago) in New York City of hiv/aids
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director - "That Championship Season"
      • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director - "That Championship Season"
      • nominated to Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play - "That Championship Season"
      • nominated to Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play - "Much Ado About Nothing"
      • Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play - "That Championship Season"
      • Obie Award for Direction - "The Art of Dining"
      • nominated to Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical - "The Rink"

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Google previewThe Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance, and Musical Theater (2012)

by Claude Summers

—RaymondJean Frontain collaboration with other major gay theater talents like A. J. Antoon, Rob Marshall, and Terrence McNally, and have helped realize onstage works by Christopher Isherwood and Manuel Puig that have defined gay ...

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