Julie Taymor

Julie Taymor

Highest Rated: 100% A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014)

Lowest Rated: 30% The Tempest (2010)

Birthday: Dec 15, 1952

Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, USA

One of the most cerebral and experimental of theatrical directors and designers, whose fusion of folklore, puppetry and intellectually demanding themes made her a favorite of those with a taste for the cutting edge, Julie Taymor worked almost exclusively in the world of the not-for-profit theater before bringing her downtown sensibility uptown as director of "The Lion King" (1997), Disney's remarkable marriage of art and commerce at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theater. The media giant's deep pockets enabled her to experiment with new kinds of puppetry - to sculpt, to build and to test - resulting in what The New York Times called "the most memorable, moving and original theatrical extravaganza in years." Disney did not compromise Taymor's distinctive Indonesian-influenced minimalist style of mixing live actors, puppets, shadows and masks, which earned her two Tony Awards (for directing and costumes) and her first exposure to mainstream audiences, drawing comparisons to such legends as Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett and Harold Prince.




68% 61% The Glorias Director,
- 2020
52% 88% The Lion King Executive Producer $543.6M 2019
100% 67% A Midsummer Night's Dream Director - 2014
30% 28% The Tempest Director,
$263.4K 2010
53% 82% Across the Universe Director $24.3M 2007
75% 85% Frida Director $25.8M 2002
68% 86% Titus Director,
$1.9M 1999


No Score Yet No Score Yet Poetry in America Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet InnerVIEWS With Ernie Manouse Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS Evening News Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wall Street Journal Report With Maria Bartiromo Guest 2012
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2010