Sarasota resident Frank Galati, director of “My Fair Lady,” has one of the most impressive stage and screen resumes of anyone in the region:
1989: Earned Academy Award and BAFTA nominations as co-writer of “The Accidental Tourist,” which earned Geena Davis an Oscar win.
1989: Adapted and directed John Steinbeck’s novel, “The Grapes of Wrath,” at the Lyttelton Theatre in London with the Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company cast.
1990: Won Best Play and Best Direction of a Play Tony Awards for “The Grapes of Wrath.” He also picked up the Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play for the same production.
1995: Adapted William Faulkner’s novel, “As I Lay Dying”, for a stage performance at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
1998: His direction of “Ragtime” earned him nominations for a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award.
2006: Stephen Flaherty and his musical, “Loving Repeating: A Musical of Gertrude Stein,” was performed at the About Face Theatre and Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago with Cindy Gold in the cast.
2011: Directed the Asolo Rep’s production of “Twelve Angry Men.” The play earned rave reviews from this publication, others in the area and even the Wall Street Journal sent down a reviewer. “As much as I like the Broadway revival, this one is, if anything, even better,” it reads. -- Compiled by Wade Tatangelo using IBDB.com, Imdb.com. and Herald/MCT archives.