Michael Longhurst


Michael Longhurst was Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse from 2019 - 2024.

For the company, direction includes The Human Body, Next to Normal, Private Lives, The Band's Visit (6 Olivier nominations), Force Majeure, lockdown film Midnight Your Time,Teenage Dick, Europe, Belleville and the post-covid multicast revival and digital capture of Nick Payne’s Constellations, which broke box office records at the Vaudeville and won the Olivier Award for Best Revival and Best Actress for Sheila Atim. His production of Constellations ran on Broadway (Samuel J Friedman Theater, for MTC) in the West End (Duke of York’s, Evening Standard Award Best Play) and toured the UK, having originated at the Royal Court. His Chichester production of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s Caroline, or Change transferred to Studio 54 for Roundabout Theater on Broadway (also West End and Hampstead) with Sharon D Clarke reprising her Best Actress Olivier Award-winning performance. The production received three Tony nominations including Best Musical Revival.  Other theatre includes Amadeus featuring the Southbank Sinfonia (National Theatre/NTatHome), The Son (Kiln Theatre/Duke of York’s Theatre), Gloria (Hampstead Theatre), Bad Jews (Theatre Royal Haymarket/Theatre Royal Bath/UK tour & recent revival at the Arts), They Drink It In The Congo and Carmen Disruption (Almeida Theatre), ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore, The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare’s Globe), If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet (Off-Broadway for Roundabout), Linda, The Art of Dying, Remembrance Day (Royal Court Theatre), A Number (Nuffield Southampton Theatres/Young Vic), Cannibals (Royal Exchange Theatre), The History Boys (Sheffield Theatres), Dealer’s Choice (Royal & Derngate), The World of Extreme Happiness (NT Shed), Stovepipe (site-specific promenade production with the National Theatre, HighTide and Bush Theatre), Midnight Your Time (HighTide), On The Beach as part of The Contingency Plan (Bush Theatre), On The Record, Gaudeamus (Arcola Theatre), dirty butterfly (Young Vic - winner of the Jerwood Directors Award) and Guardians (Pleasance/Theatre503 - Fringe First Award).