Ethan McSweeny


Ethan McSweeny made his Off-Broadway debut with the NY premiere John Logan’s Never the Sinner (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Award) and his Broadway debut with the revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man (Tony nomination, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Award). He has had the good fortune to direct more than 50 productions of new plays, classics, and revivals on preeminent stages around the country, including the Guthrie, the Old Globe, Center Stage, Shakespeare Theatre, Alley, Denver Center, South Coast, Westport, Pittsburgh, San Jose, and George Street. Recent highlights include 100 Saints You Should Know (Playwrights Horizons) and 1001 (p.73), both named among the Top Ten of ‘07 by Time Out and Entertainment Weekly, Euripides’ Ion and Shaw’s Major Barbara (Helen Hayes Award nomination) in DC, Albee’s Virginia Woolf in Baltimore, Miller’s View from the Bridge & Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation (Star Tribune Award) in Minneapolis, the premieres of In This Corner and Body of Water (SD Critics Award) in San Diego, and revivals of SalesmanCherry Orchard, and All My Sons for Chautauqua Theater Company, where he has spent the last five summers as Artistic Director, leading the Company through a phenomenal period of growth in attendance and national recognition.