LEOPOLDSTADT'S Patrick Marber Wins Tony for Best Direction of a Play
Raise a glass! Patrick Marber has won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for Leopoldstadt. Marber was honored at the 2023 Tony Awards onstage at the United Palace. He beat out fellow nominees Saheem Ali for Fat Ham, Jo Bonney for Cost of Living, Jamie Lloyd for A Doll’s House, Stevie Walker-Webb for Ain’t No Mo’, and Max Webster for Life of Pi.
Marber made his Broadway debut with Closer, which he wrote and directed, and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play. He also wrote After Miss Julie, which was on Broadway in 2009 and directed Travesties in 2018, which earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Play. He’s also written extensively for film and television, including Notes on a Scandal, for which he earned an Academy Award nomination for the screenplay.
Set in Vienna, Leopoldstadt takes its title from the Jewish quarter. This passionate drama of love and endurance begins in the last days of 1899 and follows one extended family deep into the heart of the 20th century. Full of his customary wit and beauty, Stoppard’s late work spans fifty years of time over two hours.