Award-Winning Director Marshall Mason To Visit Lehman College May 11

BRONX, NY — Broadway legend Marshall W. Mason will talk about his career directing for the stage on the next installment of Lehman College Professor William M. Hoffman’s “Conversations” series. The show will be taped live on Thursday, May 11, beginning at 2 p.m. in Room C-14 of Carman Hall on the Lehman campus. This event is free and open to the public.

Mason, who began his career in 1964, was named by the American Stage Directors and Choreographers’ Foundation as one of the 21 most influential and innovative directors of the twentieth century. Over the years, he has received 25 Tony Award nominations, including one for directing Professor Hoffman’s play, As Is. Mason has won four Tony Awards for Best Director and five Obie Awards for Outstanding Direction.

Best known for his 37-year writing collaboration with playwright Lanford Wilson, Mason is credited with fostering the careers of such stars as William Hurt, Jeff Daniels, Kathy Bates, Christopher Reeve, Swoosie Kurtz and Debra Monk.

“Conversations” began taping in 2003 and features discussions with theatre professionals about their experiences on Broadway and in Hollywood. It airs over both BronxNet and CUNY-TV. For more information, call (718) 960-8217.

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Contact: Yeara Milton/718-960-8109