Julie Taymor

Active - 1999 - Present  |   Born - Dec 15, 1952 in Newton, Massachusetts, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Music, Children's/Family, Theater, Fantasy

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  • As a child, acted with the Boston Children's Theatre.
  • Graduated from high school at 16 and went to Paris to study mime and mask under Jacques LeCoq at L'Ecole de Mime.
  • Received a grant to study puppetry in Japan after college and ended up living in Indonesia for four years after forming her own theater company.
  • Was the first woman to receive a Tony Award for directing a musical, for The Lion King in 1997.
  • Directed The Magic Flute for the Metropolitan Opera's 2005-06 season.