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Michael Evan Haney

MICHAEL EVAN HANEY (Director) Originally from Kansas City, Mr. Haney is delighted to be returning to the Lyceum Theatre. He has directed Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Nerd, The Unexpected Guest, You Can’t Take It With You, The Man Who Came To Dinner, Black Coffee, Lend Me A Tenor, Driving Miss Daisy and The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. Michael is celebrating his 50th year in professional theatre during which time he has acted and directed more than 200 productions including directing Around the World in 80 Days Off-Broadway appearing in Elie Wiesel’s Zalmen on Broadway and playing 14 roles in the first American production of Nicholas Nickleby. His regional directing credits include Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Westport Country Playhouse and Kansas City Rep. Internationally, Mr. Haney has directed shows at the English Theatres of Vienna and Frankfurt as well as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He was the Artistic Director of Allenberry Playhouse in Pennsylvania for four seasons and was Associate Artistic Director with The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park for 15 years, where he directed the award winning productions of Speaking in Tongues, The Clean House, Blackbird, The Syringa Tree, As You Like It, Crime & Punishment, Speaking In Tongues, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, A Christmas Carol (for 27 years) and the world premieres of The History of Invulnerability (a play about Superman and the Holocaust), Hiding Behind Comets, A Delicate Ship, Dreaming Glacier Bay and Summerland. He co-wrote an adaptation of A Christmas Carol for Alaska. He resides in Minnesota with his wife Amy Warner. They appear together in the movie Carol, with Cate Blanchett, playing her in-laws and also in Dark Waters with Mark Ruffalo.