American stage director of opera and theatre whose work includes the Broadway production The Night of the Iguana in 1961. He also directed productions of The Crucible and Faust.
His operatic directing debut was at the New York City Opera in the 1958 production of Carlisle Floyd's Susannah.
He appeared as an actor in the 1968 film Rachel, Rachel.
He has a son named Andrew and two grandsons.
He directed the Broadway production of The Night of the Iguana, starring Bette Davis in 1961.