TheaterPizzazz’ JK Clarke was on the scene last night as the Manhattan Theatre Club presented its Fall Benefit, an evening of cocktails and dinner honoring longtime MTC collaborator, Tony Award winner DANIEL SULLIVAN and featuring appearances by some of Broadway’s biggest names who’ve collaborated with him including CYNTHIA NIXON, DAVID HYDE PIERCE, RAUL ESPARZA, JACK O’BRIEN, MARSHA MASON, DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE, DAVID AUBURN, DONALD MARGULIES, HEATHER MACRAE, TRACIE THOMS and others.
Daniel Sullivan, the Tony Award-winning director of Proof, has enjoyed a long relationship with Manhattan Theatre Club. He holds the unique distinction of having directed more shows at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre than any other director – an unprecedented nine productions. This season at MTC, Sullivan is directing Donald Margulies’ The Country House on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre and David Auburn’s Lost Lake at MTC’s Off-Broadway home at New York City Center – Stage I. His other MTC credits include The Snow Geese, The Columnist, Good People, Time Stands Still, Accent on Youth, Rabbit Hole, After The Night and the Music, Brooklyn Boy, and Sight Unseen. Sullivan also has a prolific career directing commercial productions on Broadway including: Orphans, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Merchant of Venice, The Homecoming, Prelude to a Kiss, Julius Caesar, I’m Not Rappaport, Morning’s at Seven, The Sisters Rosensweig, and The Heidi Chronicles. He was Acting Artistic Director at MTC for the 2007-08 season and served as Artistic Director of Seattle Repertory Theatre from 1981-1997.