Milton Katselas is a director and teacher whose unique, practical techniques have changed many lives. Under his direction, Blythe Danner won a Tony Award, Eileen Heckert an Academy Award, and Bette Davis an Emmy Award. Katselas has worked with such notable actors as George C. Scott, Robert Duvall, Richard Gere, Henry Fonda, Jessica Tandy, Michelle Pfeiffer, Patrick Swayze and many others. He was nominated for a Tony award on Broadway and has received three Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards.
His award-winning work as a painter and sculptor resides in private collections in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Tokyo.
The son of Greek emigrants, Katselas was born and raised in Pittsburgh, graduated from Carnegie-Mellon Institute and served his apprenticeship in New York with directors Elia Kazan, Lee Strasberg and Joshua Logan.
As the director of numerous successful, often provocative theatre and feature film productions in Hollywood, London, on Broadway and in regional theatres across America, Katselas made his professional directing debut with the original Off-Broadway production of Edward Albee's "The Zoo Story," immediately followed by the hit production of Michael Shurtleff's "Call Me By My Rightful Name," which was Alvin Ailey's first acting role and helped launch the careers of Robert Duvall and Joan Hackett.
Milton Katselas currently lives in Los Angeles.
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