Eric Simonson is an American writer and director in theatre, film, and opera. Broadway credits include his debut play, The Song of Jacob Zulu, receiving six Tony Award nominations, including Best Direction of a Musical (Plymouth Theatre); Bronx Bombers and Lombardi (Circle in the Square Theatre); and Magic/Bird (Longacre Theatre). Other theatre works include Nomathemba (Hope), Carter’s Way, Honest and Fake (Steppenwolf Theatre); Louder Faster and Speak American (City Theatre); and Work Song: Three Views of Frank Lloyd Wright (Arizona Theatre).
Simonson's adaptations include Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five (59E59 Theater); Mark Harris' Bang the Drum Slowly (Next Theatre); and Edwin O'Connor's The Last Hurrah (Huntington Theatre). His adaptation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick was listed on TIME Magazine’s Top Ten Productions (Milwaukee Repertory).
His Academy Award-winning documentary, A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin, also received the Princess Grace Statue Award for Sustained Artistic Achievement.