Ackerman, Robert Allan 1945-

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Ackerman, Robert Allan 1945-


Born 1945, in Brooklyn, New York, NY.


Agent—International Creative Management, 10250 Constellation Way, Ninth Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067.


Director and producer. Directed productions at the Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT; the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Waterford, CT; and the Haifa Municipal Theatre, Haifa, Israel.


Directors Guild of America.

Awards, Honors:

Obie Award, direction, Village Voice, 1978, for A Prayer for My Daughter; Outer Critics Circle Award, best director, and Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding director of a play, both 1983, for Extremities; Outer Critics Circle Award, 1983, for Slab Boys; Emmy Award nominations, outstanding directing for a miniseries, movie, or a special, and (with others) outstanding miniseries, both 2001, and Directors Guild of America Award nomination, outstanding directorial achievement in movies for television, 2003, all for Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding directing for a miniseries, movie, or a dramatic special, 2003, for The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding made for television movie, 2003, and Television Producer of the Year Award in Longform, PGA Golden Laurel awards, 2004, both with others, both for My House in Umbria; Emmy Award nominations (with others), outstanding made for television movie, 2004, for The Reagans.


Film Work:

Director, Safe Passage (also known as Duygu gecidi, Halalhirre varva, Loin des yeux, pres du coeur, Ritrovarsi, and Tensa espera), New Line Cinema, 1994.

Director and producer, The Ramen Girl, c. 2007.

Television Work; Miniseries:

Director, Night Sins (also known as El pecado, Night Sins—Der Moerder ist unter uns, Pecados da noite, Pitkaen yon varjot, and Puzzle criminel), CBS, 1997.

Director and co-executive producer, Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (also known as Me & My Shadows, I skuggan av Judy Garland, Judy Garland, la vie d'une etoile, Judy Garland: L'ombre d'une etoile, Legenden Judy Garland, and Taehtitarina: Judy Garland), ABC, 2001.

Television Work; Movies:

Director, Mrs. Cage, PBS, 1992.

Director, David's Mother, CBS, 1994.

Director, Radiant City, ABC, 1996.

Director and executive producer, Suddenly, ABC, 1996.

Director and co-executive producer, The Reef (also known as Passion's Way and Das Riff), CBS, 1997.

Director, Outrage, ABC, 1998.

Director, Double Platinum (also known as Double platine, Double Platinum—Doppel Platin!, Duo de platino, and Kaksi taehteae), ABC, 1999.

Director, Forget Me Never (also known as Au coeur du labyrinthe), CBS, 1999.

Director, Baby (also known as Baby—Glueck auf Zeit, Hasta que vuelva, Sophie, Un intrus la famille, and Utracone dziecko), TNT, 2000.

Director and co-executive producer, The Reagans, Showtime, 2003.

Director, The Roman Springs of Mrs. Stone (also known as Tennessee Williams' "The Roman Springs of Mrs. Stone"), Showtime, 2003.

Executive producer, My House in Umbria (also known as La mia casa in Umbria), HBO, 2003.

Television Director; Episodic:

Directed episodes of Nothing Sacred (also known as Priesthood, Ei mitaeaen pyhaeae, Ein Ganz normaler Heiliger, and Une sacree vie), ABC.

Television Work; Pilots:

Director and executive producer for the project Filthy Gorgeous, Showtime.

Stage Director:

Ionescopade, Theatre Four, New York City, 1974.

Joe's Opera, Musical Theatre Lab, St. Clement's Church Theatre, New York City, 1975.

Memphis Is Gone, St. Clement's Church Theatre, 1977.

A Prayer for My Daughter, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theater, New York City, 1977-78.

Broadway, Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA, 1978.

A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley, Center Stage, Baltimore, MD, 1978.

Fathers and Sons, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theater, 1978.

Taken in Marriage, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theater, 1979.

Bent, New Apollo Theatre, New York City, 1979-80.

The Front Page, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Main Stage, Williamstown, MA, 1980.

Salt Lake City Skyline, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theater, 1980.

Arms and the Man, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Main Stage, 1981.

Family Devotions, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theater, 1981.

Holiday, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1981.

Extremities, Westside Arts Center, Cheryl Crawford Theatre, New York City, 1982, then Los Angeles Public Theatre, Los Angeles, 1983.

Slab Boys, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Legs Diamond (musical), Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1988-89.

A Madhouse in Goa, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London, 1989.

Burn This, Lyric Theatre, London, beginning 1990.

Salome, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Scenes from an Execution, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1993.

Also directed productions of Flesh and Blood, The Mystery of the Rose Bouquet, Torch Song Trilogy, and When She Danced, all in London.

Stage Appearances:

The judge and Steve Frager, An Ordinary Man, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1968.


Writings for the Stage:

Author of concept, Ionescopade (based on the work of Eugene Ionesco), Theatre Four, New York City, 1974.

Tabletop, American Place Theatre, New York City, 2000.

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