FILM/TV: THE COBBLER (Tom McCarthy, Dir.) with Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Steve Buschemi and Ellen Barkin,) TAXI BROOKLYN (Web series), THE SOPRANOS (TV series.) NY THEATRE: Understudy for Roberta Maxwell and Marcia Rodd in HELLMAN V. McCARTHY with Dick Cavett- The Abingdon Theatre, (Jan Buttram, Dir.); THE BISCUIT CLUB – The Cell Theatre – Kira Simring, Dir.), MOSES, THE AUTHOR – Fringe NYC Encore Series, 2014 (Amy Wright, Dir.); THE PINTER CONNECTION – HB Playwrights Theatre (Austin Pendleton & Chris Martin, Dirs.); WOMAN BEFORE A GLASS – Abingdon Theatre & United Solo Festival (Austin Pendleton. Dir.); PEGGY GUGENHEIM STRIPPED BARE BY HER BACHELORS - French Institute Alliance Franchise (Donald T. Sanders, Dir.) THERE or HERE – Fourteenth Street Theatre – (Amy Feinberg, Dir.); THE DANCERS, PERFECT ANALYSIS GIVEN BY A PARROT – HB Playwrights Theatre, (Kate Bushmann, Dir.); MONKEY, MONKEY - New Theatre Workshop (Harold Scott, Dir.): REGIONAL: DIARY of ANNE FRANK, THE ROSE TATTOO, STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, LOVERS & OTHER STRANGERS, DEATH of a SALESMAN. Judy trained at Cornell University and The Central School of Speech & Dramatic Art in London and with Joseph Balfior, Sanford Meisner, William Esper, Uta Hagen and Austin Pendelton. Judy is a proud member of The Players Club, The Alliance for Jewish Theatre and The League of Professional Theatre Women, AEA and SAG/AFTRA.
His play LADY DAY at the EMERSON BAR & GRILL most recently appeared on Broadway (2014) where Audra McDonald won her Sixth Tony Award as Billie Holliday. Some of Lanie’s other produced plays are a PENNY FOR THE GUY, ALFRED STIEGLITZ LOVES O’KEEFFE, BACK COUNTY CRIMES, BRINGING MOTHER DOWN, CANNIBAL’S WALTZ, IN SEPARATE CHAMBERS, LAST GAS TILL TURNPIKE, NASTY LITTLE SECRETS, NAZI WOMEN, NOBODY LONESOME FOR ME, SILVER SKATES, STRINGBEAN, THE INSANITY OF MARY GIRARD and WHAT DOES A BLIND LEOPARD SEE? Production venues in the U.S. include the Abingdon Theatre Co., Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Alley Theatre, the Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage, Baltimore Centre Stage, Circle Rep. Lab., the Coconut Grove, Crossroads Theatre, Delaware Theatre Co., Florida Studio Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Geva, the Old Globe, PBS American Playhouse, People’s Light & Theatre Co., Penguin Rep., Pittsburgh Public, Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, Santa Fe Stages, Trinity Rep. Co., Victory Gardens Theater, the Vineyard Theatre, Virginia Stage Co., Walnut Street Theatre and the Wilma Theater, among others. Abroad, his works have been produced in Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the U. K. He has been the recipient of an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Kliban Award and a Berrilla Kerr Award. Mr. Robertson is a member of The Dramatists Guild and The Writers Guild of America, East.
Most recently won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (2015) for his productions of Between Riverside and Crazy both at the Atlantic Theatre Company and at Second Stages. He acted in STRAIGHT WHITE MEN both at the Public Theatre and at the Festival d’Automne a Paris (2014 and 2015), and directed TRIBES and THE BIRTHDAY PARTY at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, where he has acted and directed for many years. He also appeared in CHOIR BOY at the Manhattan Theatre Company, and both acted in and directed THE LAST WILL, by Robert Bruestein, at the Abingdon Theatre. He directed DETROIT at the National Theatre in London and wrote the book and the libretto for A MINISTER’S WIFE which premiered the Mitzie Gaynor. Newhouse Theatre at Lincoln Center. Other NY DIRECTING CREDITS: THREE SISTERS (2011 Obie Award for Best Direction), UNCLE VANYA and IVANOV at CSC; VIEUX CARRE and TOYS IN THE ATTIC at The Pearl; FIFTY WORDS for MCC; ORDER by Chris Boalfor Oberon and LILLIAN YURALIA by Barbara Eda-Young at LaMaMa; WOMAN BEFORE A GLASS at The Abingdon Theatre. BROADWAY DIRECTING CREDITS: SPOILS OF WAR; THE RUNNER STUMBLES; JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN; SHELTER and THE LITTLE FOXES (Tony Nomination). Additional ACTING CREDITS: ROSMERSHOLM at The Pearl, Romulus Linney’s LOVE DRUNK and Bruce Robinson’s ANOTHER VERMEER at The Abingdon; MOTHER COURAGE (with Meryl Streep) and ROMEO AND JULIET at The DeLaCorte. He apprenticed, acted and directed at the Williamstown Theatre Festival; is a member of the Ensemble at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre and teaches acting at HB Studio. FILM/ACTING CREDITS: Over 100 movies, plus many appearances on HOMICIDE, OZ and LAW & ORDER. He has written three plays: ORSON’S SHADOW, UNCLE BOB and BOOTH, all produced internationally and in NY.