Don Scardino's directing career spans television, film & Theatre. He directed this season's opening episode of Homicide, is a regular director of Law and Order, and last season was nominated for the Emmy, the Ace, and DGA award for his direction of HBO's Tracey Ullman Takes New York. He produced and directed 26 episodes of The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, in addition to PBS-TV's American Playhouse, and A&E's 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, by Tennessee Williams. He has directed over 100 hours of television.
He staged A Few Good Men originally on Broadway, and later on its National Tour. This season he directed Ellen Burstyn in Sacrilege on Broadway. Last year he won an Obie Award for his production of A. R. Gurney's A Cheever Evening. He was the artistic director of Playwrights Horizon's for 4 years, where he produced over two dozen new American plays and created a ground breaking commissioning program with Amblin'/Dreamworks SKG. He has directed extensively Off-Broadway, including Kathy & Mo at the Second Stage, On the Bum, An Imaginary Life, and A. R. Gurney's Later Life at Playwrights Horizon's, and the successful revival of Godspell at the Lamb's Theater.
His first feature film, Me & Veronica, starring Elizabeth McGovern, Patricia Wettig, and Michael O'Keefe, was released in 1994. It was selected for the competition in Venice, and London Film Festivals.
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