Winner of 5 Tony Awards® including Best Play! A spectacular hit in London, War Horse is the story of an English boy whose beloved horse is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France during WW I. Years later the boy, now a young man, embarks on an odyssey to bring him home. There are breathing, galloping, charging horses on the stage -- their flanks, hides and sinews built of steel, leather and aircraft cables -- life-size puppets strong enough for men to ride. And that's just one element of this imaginative epic.
Stephen James Anthony, Alyssa Bresnahan, Lute Breuer, Hunter Canning, Anthony Cochrane, Richard Crawford, Sanjit De Silva, Andrew Durand, Joel Reuben Ganz, Ben Graney, Alex Hoeffler, Ben Horner, Brian Lee Huynh, Jeslyn Kelly, Tessa Klein, David Lansbury, Tom Lee, Jonathan Christopher MacMillan, David Manis, Jonathan David Martin, Nat McIntyre, Andy Murray, David Pegram, Katy Pfaffl, Jude Sandy, Tommy Schrider, Hannah Sloat, Jack Spann, Zach Villa, Elliot Villar, Enrico D. Wey, Isaac Woofter, Katrina Yaukey, Madeleine Rose Yen
Based on a Novel by: Michael Morpurgo
Adapted by: Nick Stafford
In Association With: Handspring Puppet Company
Director: Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris
Producer: Lincoln Center Theater and National Theatre of Great Britain
Press Agent: The Hartman Group
Nominated for 5 Tony Awards
- Best Play - Winner!
- Best Direction of a Play - Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris - Winner!
- Best Scenic Design of a Play - Rae Smith - Winner!
- Best Lighting Design of a Play - Paule Constable - Winner!
- Best Sound Design of a Play -Christopher Shutt - Winner!
Special Tony Award - Handspring Puppet Company Nominated for 1 Drama Desk Award
- Outstanding Play - Winner!
Winner of special Drama Desk Award to the creative team of War Horse for thrilling stagecraft: Paule Constable, Marianne Elliott, 59 Productions, Adrian Kohler with Basil Jones for Handspring Puppet Company, Tom Morris, Rae Smith, Christopher Shutt, Toby Sedgwick, Adrian Sutton and John Tams Nominated for 4 Outer Critics Circle Awards
- Outstanding New Broadway Play - Winner!
- Outstanding Director of a Play - Marianne Elliott & Tom Morris - Winner!
- Outstanding Lighting Design - Paule Constable - Winner!
- Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play - Seth Numrich
Winner Outer Critics Special Acheivement Award: Adrian Kohler with Basil Jones for Handspring Puppet Company Puppet Design, Fabrication and Direction for War Horse
Q. and A. With the Puppeteers of 'War Horse'
Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones, founders of the Handspring Puppet Company in South Africa, created all of the awe-inspiring puppets -- led by nine horses -- for the Lincoln Center production of the London hit.
An Undaunted Author Muses on His Unlikely Hit
Michael Morpurgo discusses his seemingly forgotten 1982 book, War Horse, that is playing at Lincoln Center Theater and is also a Steven Spielberg film.