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Michael Mayer est un Réalisateur, Ecrivain et Producteur exécutif Américain né le 27 juin 1960 à Bethesda (Etats-Unis)

Michael Mayer

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Nationalité Etats-Unis
Naissance 27 juin 1960 (59 ans) à Bethesda (Etats-Unis)

Michael Mayer (born June 27, 1960) is an American stage and film director. He won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 2007 for directing Spring Awakening.

Biographie

Mayer was born in Bethesda, Maryland to Jerry and Louise Mayer. For his bar mitvah in 1973 he asked his parents for a movie camera and received a Super 8 single lens with a zoom. His first film was a dramatization of "The Night the Lights Went out in Georgia." After graduating from Charles W. Woodward High School, he studied acting at New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, where he earned an MFA in Theater in 1983.
He began performing onstage in New York City but by 1990 had turned his efforts to directing, working as a freelancer while also teaching at NYU, the Lincoln Center Theater Institute, and the Juilliard School.




Broadway
In 2007, Mayer won his first Tony Award for his direction of the musical adaptation of Spring Awakening (2006), which also took the award for Best Musical. He was nominated for the 2002 Tony for his direction of Thoroughly Modern Millie, which he then directed on London's West End. Mayer also won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Musical for both Spring Awakening and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Other Broadway credits include The Lion in Winter (1999), the 1999 revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Side Man (1998; Drama Desk Award), the 1998 Tony Award-winning revival of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge starring Anthony LaPaglia and Brittany Murphy, for which he was nominated for a Tony and won the Drama Desk Award, and Triumph of Love, the musical starring Betty Buckley, Susan Egan and F. Murray Abraham, with music by Jeffrey Stock and lyrics by Susan Bikenhead. He worked on American Idiot the musical, based on Green Day's 2004 album American Idiot and the 2011 revival of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever starring Harry Connick, Jr.. He is currently directing the first Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which opened in 2014.


Off-Broadway
Mayer's off-Broadway directing credits include The Credeaux Canvas, John C. Russell's Stupid Kids, Peter Hedges' Baby Anger, Theresa Rebeck's View of the Dome, and the New York premiere of Janusz Glowacki's Antigone in New York.


Film and television
After directing on- and off-Broadway for more than 15 years, Mayer made his feature film directorial debut with A Home at the End of the World, starring Colin Farrell and Robin Wright Penn, in 2004. He went on to make the family film Flicka (2006), an adaptation of the story My Friend Flicka, which became a hit in DVD market. In 2013 and 2014 he directed selected episodes of Amazon's "Alpha House" starring John Goodman. In 2015, he directed a new film adaptation of The Seagull, starring Annette Bening, Corey Stoll, Mare Winningham, Saoirse Ronan, Brian Dennehy, etc.

He directed the pilot of NBC's TV series Smash.

He should not be confused with the identically spelled Michael Mayer, who directed a sleeper titled Graduation (2007), which is available through Netflix's instant programming. (IMDb correctly has this film's direction attributed to a different Michael Mayer.)


Opera
He made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2012 with Rigoletto. He reset the scene from 16th-century Mantua to 1960s Las Vegas.

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Filmographie de Michael Mayer (5 films)

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Réalisateur

The Seagull
Réalisé par Michael Mayer
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie, Romance
Thèmes Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening, Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss, Jon Tenney, Mare Winningham
Note58% 2.902752.902752.902752.902752.90275
La naïve Nina, l'actrice Irina Arkadina dont les jours de gloire sont anciens, le jeune dramaturge expérimental Konstantín Tréplev et le célèbre écrivain Boris Trigorine affrontent une série de conflits, à la fois romantiques et artistiques.
Graduation
Graduation (2007)
, 1h29
Réalisé par Michael Mayer
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie, Comédie dramatique, Action, Aventure, Policier
Thèmes Le thème de l'éducation
Acteurs Chris Lowell, Shannon Lucio, Riley Smith, Adam Arkin, Aimee Garcia, Huey Lewis
Note65% 3.294433.294433.294433.294433.29443
A group of high school friends from suburban Pittsburgh—Carl (Chris Marquette), Polly (Shannon Lucio), Chauncey (Riley Smith) and Jackson (Chris Lowell)—are about to graduate. Polly and Chauncey are dating, Carl needs a date to prom and Jackson doesn't seem to know what to do with his life. When Carl's mom becomes ill and needs $100,000 for surgery, Polly comes up with a plan: rob her dad's bank. The plan seems foolproof, and graduation is the perfect alibi; all the kids need to do is steal the keys to the bank's vault. However, things get complicated when Carl falls in love with a bank teller named Suzi and Polly falls in love with Jackson. Through it all—including an unforeseen hostage crisis—the friends learn a lot about themselves.
Flicka
Flicka (2006)
, 1h35
Réalisé par Michael Mayer
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame
Thèmes Mise en scène d'un animal, La musique, Les chevaux, Musique, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Acteurs Alison Lohman, Tim McGraw, Armie Hammer, Maria Bello, Ryan Kwanten, Danny Pino
Note62% 3.102433.102433.102433.102433.10243
Au Wyoming, Katy, une jeune fille de 16 ans, veut travailler au ranch familial mais son père s'y oppose. Il veut d'abord qu'elle finisse ses études. Lorsque Katy trouve une jument sauvage, un mustang, elle y voit sa chance de prouver sa valeur.
La Maison au bout du monde, 1h37
Réalisé par Michael Mayer
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Romance
Thèmes Maladie, Sexualité, Bisexualité, Homosexualité, Enfants et les adolescents LGBT, LGBT, Sida et LGBT, Sida, LGBT
Acteurs Colin Farrell, Robin Wright, Ryan Donowho, Dallas Roberts, Sissy Spacek, Asia Vieira
Note66% 3.3499253.3499253.3499253.3499253.349925
Enfant, Bobby Morrow perd successivement son frère en 1967, sa mère en 1973 et son père en 1974. Il est recueilli par la famille de son camarade de classe Jonathan Glover. Bobby et Jonathan entretiennent des relations intimes, puis Jonathan part à l'université de New York tandis que Bobby reste chez les parents de Jonathan dans la banlieue de Cleveland et il devient boulanger. Lorsque les parents de Jonathan partent pour Phoenix en 1982, Bobby rejoint Jonathan qui vit dans l'East Village avec Claire. Claire aime Jonathan et veut un enfant, Jonathan est homosexuel et passe son temps dehors. Finalement Claire tombe amoureuse de Bobby qui est autant attiré par Jonathan que par Claire. À la mort de Ned, le père de Jonathan, le trio se retrouve pour l'enterrement à Phoenix et Claire annonce qu'elle est enceinte. Sur le chemin du retour, elle achète une maison perdue dans la nature à Woodstock où ils s'installent tous les trois. Tandis que Claire élève sa fille Rebecca, Bobby et Jonathan ouvrent un café. Jonathan est atteint de la maladie de Kaposi, Claire vit mal l'intimité de Bobby et Jonathan. Finalement elle quitte la maison au bout du monde avec sa fille pour visiter sa mère à Philadelphie. Bobby et Jonathan comprennent qu'elle ne reviendra pas.

Scénariste

Graduation
Graduation (2007)
, 1h29
Réalisé par Michael Mayer
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Comédie, Comédie dramatique, Action, Aventure, Policier
Thèmes Le thème de l'éducation
Acteurs Chris Lowell, Shannon Lucio, Riley Smith, Adam Arkin, Aimee Garcia, Huey Lewis
Rôle Ecrivain
Note65% 3.294433.294433.294433.294433.29443
A group of high school friends from suburban Pittsburgh—Carl (Chris Marquette), Polly (Shannon Lucio), Chauncey (Riley Smith) and Jackson (Chris Lowell)—are about to graduate. Polly and Chauncey are dating, Carl needs a date to prom and Jackson doesn't seem to know what to do with his life. When Carl's mom becomes ill and needs $100,000 for surgery, Polly comes up with a plan: rob her dad's bank. The plan seems foolproof, and graduation is the perfect alibi; all the kids need to do is steal the keys to the bank's vault. However, things get complicated when Carl falls in love with a bank teller named Suzi and Polly falls in love with Jackson. Through it all—including an unforeseen hostage crisis—the friends learn a lot about themselves.

Producteur

27 robes
27 robes (2008)
, 1h48
Réalisé par Anne Fletcher
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Comédie, Comédie romantique, Romance
Thèmes Mariage
Acteurs Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Åkerman, Edward Burns, Judy Greer, Maulik Pancholy
Rôle Producteur exécutif
Note61% 3.0513453.0513453.0513453.0513453.051345
Jane Nichols a déjà été 27 fois demoiselle d’honneur lors des mariages de ses différentes amies – en attestent les 27 robes qui se trouvent dans un placard. Un soir, alors qu’elle fait la navette entre deux mariages, l’un à Manhattan, l’autre à Brooklyn, Kevin Doyle, un journaliste, remarque son manège et se rend compte que l’histoire de cette demoiselle d’honneur ferait un bon papier qui pourrait lui apporter la gloire.