André Bishop

André Bishop has been the Artistic Director of Lincoln Center Theater since January 1992 and Producing Artistic Director since July 2013.

Before arriving at Lincoln Center, Mr. Bishop served as Playwrights Horizons’ Artistic Director for ten years and as its Literary Manager for six.  His many successful productions at that theater included the original productions of three Pulitzer Prize winners:  The Heidi Chronicles, Driving Miss Daisy, and Sunday in the Park with George.

Under Bishop’s direction, Lincoln Center Theater productions have included a number of memorable New York, U.S., and world premieres including The Coast of UtopiaThe Invention of Love, and Arcadia by Tom Stoppard; Oslo and Blood and Gifts by J. T. Rogers; Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar;  The Oldest BoyIn the Next Room, or the vibrator play and The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang; the opera adaptation of Intimate Apparel by Ricky Ian Gordon and Lynn Nottage; The Royale by Marco Ramirez; The Light in the Piazza by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel; A Free Man of Color by John Guare;  and many more.  Lincoln Center Theater’s noteworthy revivals under his aegis include the William Finn and James Lapine musical Falsettos; Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, South Pacific, and Carousel; Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot and My Fair Lady; August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone; Clifford Odets’ Awake and Sing! and Golden Boy; Edward Albee’s Seascape and A Delicate Balance; Shakespeare’s Henry IV; Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth; Paul Osborn’s Morning’s at SevenThe Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz; and Abe Lincoln in Illinois by Robert E. Sherwood.

Mr. Bishop has won countless theater awards, including 17 “best production” Tony Awards, and was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2012.

In addition to working on LCT’s education department and magazine (Lincoln Center Theater Review), Mr. Bishop is proudest of the building of the lovely Claire Tow Theater on top of the Beaumont at Lincoln Center, and the LCT3 program there whose mission is to producing new work by the next generation of theater artists and engaging new audiences.