Director and Production Designer
Dr. Jonathan Miller was knighted in 2002 for his many contributions to British culture. An author, lecturer, television producer, director, sculptor, photographer, and neurologist, Miller began his career in theater in 1960 with the satirical review Beyond the Fringe which played in London and New York. While artistic director of London’s Old Vic, Miller directed such productions as Andromache, The Tempest, King Lear, and The Liar, as well as directing plays for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Haymarket Theater, and others on London’s West End.His most recent productions include A Midsummer Night’s Dream in London and King Lear at the Lincoln Centre, New York. For more than 30 years, Miller also has contributed prolifically to the BBC and independent television, including producing and directing the 1966 film Alice in Wonderland, directing numerous plays in the BBC’s Shakespeare series, and writing and presenting several science and culture series such as Opera Works and, most recently, A Brief History of Disbelief. He has directed operas for the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, Salzburg Festival, Maggio Musicale Florence, and English National Opera, among others. His production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin was seen here in 2002.