Doug Hughes’ most recent Broadway productions are Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley starring Debra Messing and Brian F. O’Bryne, Rebecca Lenkiewicz’ adaptation of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People for The Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway season, Clifford Odets’ The Big Knife at The Roundabout Theatre Company where he has served as Resident Director since 2007.
He directed the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s Poor Behavior for The Mark Taper Forum, Hughie with Richard Schiff at The Shakespeare Theatre in D.C., Dublin’s Gate Theatre’s production of Glengarry Glen Ross, Death Takes a Holiday (Nominated for 11 2012 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical and Best Director of a Musical; cited as one of 2011’s ten best productions by Time Magazine) and Born Yesterday starring Nina Arianda at Broadway’s Cort Theater. Other recent Broadway work includes Mrs. Warren's Profession with Cherry Jones and Sally Hawkins, Elling with Denis O’Hare and Brendan Fraser and The Royal Family with Rosemary Harris and Jan Maxwell (nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Revival), Oleanna, A Man For All Seasons starring Frank Langella, Mauritius, A Touch of the Poet starring Gabriel Byrne, Inherit the Wind starring Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy (Tony nomination Best Revival, Drama Desk nomination, Best Director), Bryony Lavery’s Frozen (Tony nomination, Best Director), and John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt for which he won Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lortel and Callaway awards as Best Director.
He has also won The State of Connecticut’s Governor’s Medal for Excellence in the Arts, The 2003 MCC Award, and the 2010 Brooklyn College Alfred Drake Award.
Recent Off-Broadway productions include Matthew Lopez’ The Whipping Man with Andre Braugher and Rebecca Gilman’s adaptation of Carson McCullers’s The Heart is a Lonely Hunter for New York Theater Workshop which was named one of 2009’s ten best by Time Magazine, Beau Willimon’s Farragut North for the Atlantic Theater Company, Richard Greenberg’s The House in Town for Lincoln Center, Defiance by John Patrick Shanley for Manhattan Theatre Club, Scattergood and Last Easter for MCC Theater and Howard Katz, The Paris Letter and McReele for The Roundabout. In 2005, Hughes won his second Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Direction.
Other New York productions include Flesh and Blood at New York Theatre Workshop for which he won his first Joseph Callaway Award, Amy Freed’s The Beard of Avon (also for NYTW), W.S. Gilbert’s Enaged for Theatre for A New Audience, Othello with Keith David and Liev Schreiber for the New York Shakespeare Festival, An Experiment With an Air Pump for The Manhattan Theatre Club, Scatergood for MCC Theatre, David Rabe’s A Question of Mercy for New York Theatre Workshop, John Guare’s Lake Hollywood for Signature Theatre, The Grey Zone for MCC (Obie Award for Direction, Drama Desk nomination- Best Director), and the 1996 New York Shakespeare Festival Central Park Production of Henry V starring Andre Braugher.