Marion McClinton

American theatre director (1954-2019)

Marion McClinton (July 26, 1954 – November 28, 2019) was an American theatre director, playwright, and actor. He was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Marion McClinton in October 2012

He was nominated for the Tony Award for King Hedley II. He won the 2000 Vivian Robinson Audelco Black Theatre Awards, Director/Dramatic Production[1] and the 1999–2000 Obie Awards, Direction, for Jitney,[2] and was nominated for the Drama Desk Award. He directed an Off-Broadway production of Pure Confidence in May 2009 as part of Americas Off Broadway Festival.[3]

McClinton died from renal failure in Saint Paul on November 28, 2019, at age 65.[4]

References change

  1. Lefkowitz, David and Hernandez, Ernio."Jitney Takes Eight AUDELCO Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre",, November 21, 2000
  2. Obie Awards listing, 1999-2000,, accessed May 29, 2009
  3. Bacalzo, Dan."Marion McClinton to Direct Mixed Blood's Pure Confidence for Americas Off Broadway Festival; Line-up Announced",, April 6, 2009
  4. Genzlinger, Neil (November 28, 2019). "Marion McClinton, Interpreter of August Wilson, Dies at 65". The New York Times. Retrieved November 28, 2019.