From: Zemun, Serbia. LA Opera: The Broken Jug / The Dwarf (2008, debut; also 2024); The Birds (2009); The Ghosts of Versailles (2015); Macbeth (2016).
Darko Tresnjak won the 2014 Tony Award, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award for his direction of the Broadway musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. He won the Obie Award in 2015 for his direction of The Killer starring Michael Shannon. After playing two years on Broadway and a year in Germany, his production of Anastasia was presented in Europe and Japan, and toured the U.S. and Canada. From 2011 to 2019, he was the Artistic Director of Hartford Stage Company.
As a director of plays, musicals, and operas, he has directed at Joseph Papp Public Theater, Theater for a New Audience, the Old Globe, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Royal Shakespeare Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Vineyard Theatre Company, Atlantic Theater Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Huntington Theatre Company, Long Wharf Theatre Company, Goodspeed Musicals, Westport Country Playhouse, Metropolitan Opera and Santa Fe Opera.