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Nick Bowling

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NICK BOWLING was the founding Artistic Director and is now Associate Artistic Director and a Company Member of TimeLine Theatre, where he has directed more than 30 productions. With Falsettos, he returns to Court Theatre, where he served as Associate Artistic Director nearly 30 years ago alongside Artistic Director Charles Newell, to make his Court directorial debut. Bowling is the recipient of eight Jeff Awards for Outstanding Direction, for The Normal Heart, The History Boys, Fiorello!, This Happy Breed, and The Crucible (TimeLine); Ragtime (Marriott); Sondheim On Sondheim (Porchlight); and Another Part of the Forest(Eclipse Theatre). Other directing credits at TimeLine include the Chicago premieres of Stefano Massini and Ben Power’s The Lehman Trilogy (with Vanessa Stalling) and  J.T. Rogers’ Oslo at Broadway In Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse; Campaigns, Inc.; Master Class; The Audience; A Disappearing Number; The Last Wife; and Blood and Gifts, among many others. Other Chicago credits include The Sound of Music, Oliver!, and The Bridges of Madison County (Marriott), A Christmas Story(Paramount), Guys and Dolls and Cabaret (Northwestern University), A Catered Affair (Porchlight), Bach at Leipzig (Writers), and Time of the Cuckoo and Frozen Assets (Shattered Globe). 

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Bio as of 2/2024

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