Des McAnuff
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Des McAnuff
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Des McAnuff, who serves as Artistic director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, has been awarded the National Arts Centre Award of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards in recognition of his accomplishments over the past performance year.

Among these accomplishments are directing a celebrated production of Twelfth Night starring Brian Dennehy and Stephen Ouimette as well as an acclaimed production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which enjoyed an extended run at Stratford, moved to La Jolla Playhouse in California, and is set to open on Broadway this month.

In addition, McAnuff opened the second North American tour of Jersey Boys in Philadelphia, directed a new musical production of Doctor Zhivago, and planned Stratford's 60th anniversary playbill, among many other achievements.

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