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John Caird

John Caird was born on September 22, 1948 in Canada as John Newport Caird. He is known for his work on Les Misérables (2012), McQueen (2015) and Performance (1992). He was previously married to Frances Ruffelle. See full bio »

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Les Misérables Miscellaneous Crew
McQueen Director
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 2012 Les Misérables (director: original London production)
 1995 Great Performances (TV Series) (directed for stage - 1 episode)
- Les Misérables in Concert (1995) ... (directed for stage: Original production)
 1984 Song & Dance (TV Movie) (directed for stage)
 1982 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (TV Mini-Series) (director - 2 episodes)
- Part 2 (1982) ... (director: stage production)
- Part 1 (1982) ... (director: stage production)
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 2015 McQueen
 2007 Dödsdansen I-II (TV Movie)
 1995 Performance (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Henry IV (1995)
 1986 Som ni vill ha det (TV Movie)
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 2011 Glee Encore (Video) (writer: "On My Own- Adam")
 2009 Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode (TV Movie) (lyrics: "On My Own" - uncredited)
 2009 Glee (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2009) ... (lyrics: "On My Own" - uncredited)
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 2012 Les Misérables (music adapted by)
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 2016/I Halfway (special thanks)
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 2012 The Story of Musicals (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Himself
 2001 The 55th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Nominee
 1995 Great Performances (TV Series)
- Les Misérables in Concert (1995) ... Himself
 1988 Stage by Stage: Les Misérables (Documentary)
 1982 The 36th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner

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(December 12, 1999 to February 12, 2000) He and Trevor Nunn adapted and directed Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg musical, "Les Miserables," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo. Claude-Michel Schonberg was composer. Herbert Kretzmer was lyricist. See more »

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Won two Tony Awards in collaboration with Trevor Nunn: in 1982 as Best Director (Play) for "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby," and in 1987 as Best Director (Musical) for "Les Miserables." He was also Tony-nominated three other times: in 1997 as Best Director (Play) for Pam Gems "Stanley;" and in 2001 for his lyrics as part of Best Original Musical Score with collaborator Paul Gordon ... See more »

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