Leonard  Foglia

Librettist/Directo (United States)

HGO Appearances: Director, book, and lyrics for Cruzar la Cara de la Luna/To Cross the Face of the Moon (2013, 2011, 2010); director for Dead Man Walking (2011), Last Acts (Three Decembers) (2008), The End of the Affair (2004).

About the Artist: Leonard Foglia works in theater and opera as a director and librettist. His opera credits include the premieres of three operas by Jake Heggie-Moby-Dick (The Dallas Opera and in San Diego, Calgary, South Australia, and San Francisco Opera; filmed for PBS's Great Performances); Last Acts (Three Decembers) (HGO, San Francisco, and Chicago), and The End of the Affair (HGO, Madison, and Seattle). His production of Heggie's Dead Man Walking has been presented across the country. His theater credits include the original Broadway productions of Master Class (also national tour and West End), Thurgood (also the Kennedy Center, where it was filmed for HBO), and The People in the Picture as well as the revivals of Wait Until Dark and On Golden Pond.  He directed Anna Deavere Smith's Let Me Down Easy off-Broadway and on tour; it was also filmed for Great Performances. He has written five books with David Richards: the mystery novels 1 Ragged Ridge Road and Face Down in the Park and the thrillers that form the Sudarium Trilogy: The Surrogate, The Son, and The Savior.