Four-time Tony Award-winning producer Robert Cole comes to Notre Dame for a special evening to discuss his experience in the entertainment industry focusing on his remarkable life in the theatre...so far. Cole has worked in the professional theatre since 1975 as a producer, general manager, teacher, literary agent and actor. In 1979, he founded the Michael Chekhov Studio, an acting school for professional actors in New York, and served as its artistic director until 1982 when he began to pursue a career in producing.
Cole made his Broadway producing debut in 1984 with August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom followed by a string of successes including The Crucible (starring Liam Neeson and Laura Linney), A Raisin in the Sun (starring Sean Combs), That Championship Season (starring Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth and Kiefer Sutherland) and Lucky Guy (starring Tom Hanks). He has received Tony Awards for his productions of Angels in America, Elaine Stritch at Liberty and, most recently, the celebrated musical adaption of the film, Once. In addition to his work as a producer, he continues to teach acting at various colleges and acting studios.
Co-presented by the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre.
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