Over a six-decade career as a comedian, actor, producer, and director, Mike Nichols created some of the most iconic voices of the 20th century. His extraordinary life is brilliantly captured by biographer Mark Harris, and in our new series, This Is New York, actor John Benjamin Hickey and Harris discuss the life of a young man who fled Nazi-occupied Germany with his parents in the 1930s and began a lifelong love affair with New York City. Drop in on a fascinating conversation about one of the greatest stage and screen directors of our time.
New York has been the muse of some of the world's greatest writers, actors, directors, comedians, chefs, politicians, activists, and so many more. Symphony Space honors the gorgeous complexity of the city and the mystique that surrounds it, in this new conversation series exploring what is that thing that inspires such prolific creativity.
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To Learn About the Artists
Mark Harris is the author of Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood, which was a New York Times notable book of the year, and Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War. He is currently a writer for New York, where he often covers the intersection of culture and politics. A graduate of Yale University, Harris lives in New York City with his husband, Tony Kushner. His recent work, Mike Nichols, A Life, was published in February.
John Benjamin Hickey last appeared on Broadway in The Inheritance, for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play. His other Broadway credits include Six Degrees of Separation, The Normal Heart, for which he received the 2011 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Mary Stuart, Cabaret, The Crucible, and Love! Valour! Compassion! He is making his Broadway directorial debut with Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite, starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, whenever Broadway re-opens. His TV and film appearances include The Big C, for which he received an Emmy nomination, The Good Wife, Manh(a)ttan,Pitch Perfect, Flags of Our Fathers, and the upcoming Sublet. Hickey is appearing this spring in the HBO limited series In Treatment.
This Is New York is made possible thanks to the generous support of Susan Bay Nimoy, the Howard Gilman Foundation, the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust, The Shubert Foundation, the Charina Endowment Fund, the Consolidated Edison Company of New York, the Vidda Foundation, the Lemberg Foundation, and The Grodzins Fund. This program is also made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Symphony Space thanks our generous supporters, including our Board of Directors, Producers Circle, and members, who make our programs possible with their annual support.