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Phyllida Lloyd

Phyllida Lloyd

One of Britain's most in-demand theater and opera directors, Phyllida Lloyd staged the smash-hit musical Mamma Mia!, which, after almost a decade, continues to play to sold-out houses on Broadway, in London's West End and around the world.

Lloyd has directed notable productions of plays at leading theaters, including The Duchess of Malfi, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Pericles, The Way of the World, What the Butler Saw (Royal National Theatre), The Virtuoso, Artists and Admirers (Royal Shakespeare Company), Six Degrees of Separation, Hysteria, Wild East (Royal Court), The Threepenny Opera, Boston Marriage, Mary Stuart (Donmar Warehouse), The Winter's Tale, Death and the King's Horseman, Medea, The School for Scandal (Royal Exchange Theatre Company, Manchester), The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre), The Comedy of Errors, A Streetcar Named Desire, Dona Rosita the Spinster and Oliver Twist (Bristol Old Vic).

For Opera North, she directed productions of L'Etoile, La Bohème, Medea, Carmen, Albert Herring, Peter Grimes (winner of the South Bank Opera Award and the Royal Philharmonic Society Award and a nominee for the Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production) and Gloriana, which she filmed for BBC television, and for which she won an International Emmy.

Other opera work includes Macbeth (Opéra National de Paris and Royal Opera House, London), The Carmelites, Verdi's Requiem and Wagner's Ring Cycle (English National Opera, Welsh National Opera) and The Handmaid's Tale (The Royal Danish Opera, English National Opera, Canadian Opera).

Her production of Schiller's Mary Stuart with Janet McTeer opens on Broadway in 2009.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Phyllida Lloyd Facts

Birth Name Phyllida Christian Lloyd
OccupationDirector
BirthdayJune 17, 1957 (60)
SignGemini
BirthplaceBristol, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Not available.