STAGE VIEWS: The Acting Company Co-Founder and Producer Margot Harley

By Andrew Gans
01 Feb 2014

Margot Harley
Margot Harley

Playbill.com's series features actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they're looking forward to and more.

Here, via email, we hear from Acting Company co-founder and producer Margot Harley. Founded by John Houseman and Harley in 1972 with Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, David Ogden Stiers and a dozen other members of Juilliard’s first Drama School graduating class, The Acting Company has won numerous awards, including a Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre; the Company has performed for audiences of 3.5 million in 48 states and 10 countries.

What show recently impressed you?
Fun Home
Twelfe Night
Richard Eyre’s Ghosts at the Almeida (I hope it comes here!)

What production are you most excited to see?
Stage Kiss (Sara Ruhl at Playwrights Horizons)
What’s It All About? (NY Theatre Workshop)
No Man’s Land



What play/musical would you most like to revive on Broadway?
The Rose Tattoo with Patti LuPone

What are your current/upcoming projects?
Revival of Stoppard’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead in rep with Hamlet through Feb. 1 at the Pearl Theatre.

Workshop and development of a new play based on seven Tennessee Williams short stories adapted by John Guare, Beth Henley, Rebecca Gilman, Marcus Gardley, Elizabeth Egloff and David Grimm; Michael Wilson directs.