The director’s work in opera includes the world premieres of Moby-Dick and Everest (both at TDO); Cold Mountain (Santa Fe Opera); The End of the Affair, Three Decembers, and It’s a Wonderful Life (all at Houston Grand Opera). His production of Dead Man Walking was produced by New York City Opera and has been seen across America as well at the Teatro Real (Madrid). On Broadway he has directed Master Class (reprised in London’s West End), Wait Until Dark, On Golden Pond, Thurgood (filmed for HBO), The People in the Picture and The Gin Game. Among his Off-Broadway credits are Anna Deavere Smith’s Notes from the Field and Let Me Down Easy (filmed for PBS), The Stendhal Syndrome, One Touch of Venus (City Center Encores), If Memory Serves, and Lonely Planet. As a librettist, he wrote (and directed) El Pasado Nunca Se Termina / The Past Is Never Finished, with composer José “Pepe” Martínez, commissioned by and premiered at Lyric Opera of Chicago; A Coffin in Egypt with composer Ricky Ian Gordon and Cruzar la Cara de la Luna /To Cross the Face of the Moon with “Pepe” Martínez, both works commissioned by and premiered at Houston Grand Opera.