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Michael Grandage directed Madame Butterfly for HGO in 2010, in a production that the company revived in 2012 and 2015 and was also performed by Lyric Opera of Chicago. HGO also staged his production of The Marriage of Figaro in 2016. Other opera work includes Don Giovanni for the Metropolitan Opera and the San Francisco production of Billy Budd, which also has been seen at Glyndebourne and Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. Grandage is Artistic Director of the Michael Grandage Company, where he has directed numerous productions in the West End and on Broadway including The Lieutenant of Inishmore with Aidan Turner, Photograph 51 with Nicole Kidman, Henry V with Jude Law, The Cripple of Inishmaan with Daniel Radcliffe, and Peter and Alice with Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw. He was Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse in London (2002-12) and Sheffield Theatres (2000-05), where his work included directing Chiwetel Ejiofor in Othello, Frank Langella and Michael Sheen in Frost/Nixon, Derek Jacobi in King Lear, Eddie Redmayne and Alfred Molina in Red (Tony Award for Best Director), Jude Law in Hamlet, and Kenneth Branagh in Ivanov. He won three Olivier Awards for his musical productions of Guys and Dolls, Merrily We Roll Along, and Grand Hotel. His film work includes Genius starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Laura Linney, and most recently My Policeman starring Harry Styles and Emma Corrin. He is President of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He was appointed CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honors 2011.

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