Awards & Winners

Lee Breuer

Date of Birth 06-February-1937
Place of Birth Philadelphia
(Pennsylvania, United States of America, Area code 215, Area code 267, Area codes 215 and 267)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Lee Breurer
Profession Playwright, Theatre Director, Educator, Lyricist, Writer, Poet, Actor, Film Director, Screenwriter
Lee Breuer is an American playwright, theater director, academic, educator, film maker, poet and lyricist. Lee Breuer is a founding co-artistic director of Mabou Mines Theater Company in New York City, which he began in 1970 with colleagues Philip Glass, Ruth Maleczech, JoAnne Akalaitis, David Warrilow, and Frederick Neumann. Breuer's most recent work La Divina Caricatura: Part I The Shaggy Dog was co-produced by Mabou Mines, piece by piece productions, Dovetail Productions and co-presented by St. Ann's Warehouse and La MaMa etc. La Divina is a Bunraku Puppet Pop-Opera which Breuer both wrote and directed. In a review of the December 2013 premiere, the New York Times called "La Divina"- "...strange, singular, perfectly self-contained and so wondrous that it may leave you in a daze." His previous Mabou Mines production include, "Red Beads" created in collaboration with puppeteer Basil Twist and composer Ushio Torikai. Of the September 2005 New York City premiere, the New York Times said: "… theater as sorcery; it is a crossroads where artistic traditions meet to invent a marvelous common language. It is a fairy tale, a puppet play and a chamber opera… amazing work."'Mabou Mines Dollhouse, a deconstruction of the Ibsen classic, won 2004 Obie Awards for Best Director and Best Performance. The production toured nationally and internationally to more than 30 cities on 5 continents. Breuer directed high definition video adaptation of stage production for Arte television France, which was aired throughout Europe.

Awards by Lee Breuer

Check all the awards nominated and won by Lee Breuer.


Obie Award for Direction
Honored for : Mabou Mines dollHouse

Nominations 2004 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Satellite Award for Best Original Song How Shall I See You Through My Tears
in Camp


Nominations 1988 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical The Gospel at Colonus


Nominations 1985 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Pulitzer Prize for Drama The Gospel at Colonus


Obie Award for Best Musical
Honored for : The Gospel at Colonus


Obie Award for Playwriting
Honored for : A Prelude to Death in Venice
(script and direction)


Obie Award for Best New American Play
Honored for : Shaggy Dog Animation