Garry Hynes

Garry Hynes is the first woman in history to have won a Tony Award for Best Director of a Play for her 1998 production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane. In 1975, Ms. Hynes co-founded the Druid Theatre Company – the first professional company established in Ireland outside Dublin. She served as Artistic Director of Druid Theatre between 1975 and 1990 and again since 1994. She has been Artistic Director of The Abbey Theatre since 1990, where her directing credits include The Plough and The Stars, A Whistle in The Dark, and The Shaughraun. Ms. Hynes has also directed for the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-on- Avon and London, The Royal Exchange in Manchester, and The Royal Court Theatre in London. She has received two L.L.D. (Yonoris Causa) for service to the Irish Theatre. Ms. Hynes’ critically acclaimed production of John B. Keane’s Big Maggie is currently running at The Abbey Theatre in Dublin

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Equivocation New York City Center-Stage I 03/02/2010 Director
2 The Cripple of Inishmaan Linda Gross Theater 12/21/2008 Director
3 Crimes of the Heart Second Stage Theatre 04/16/2001 Director
4 Mr. Peter's Connections Peter Norton Space 04/28/1998 Director
5 The Beauty Queen of Leenane Linda Gross Theater 02/26/1998 Director
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2009 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Director The Cripple of Inishmaan Director
2 WON 2009 Joe A. Callaway Award The Cripple of Inishmaan Director
3 NOMINATED 2009 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Director of a Play The Cripple of Inishmaan Director
4 WON 1998 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Director The Beauty Queen of Leenane Director