Head of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard, she’s a well-regarded director whose Broadway stagings of “Hair” and “Pippin” won Tonys.
Artistic director of Chicago’s famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company, she is leaving that post at the end of this season.
Artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He has been with the company only a few years, and it’s a larger troupe than the Guthrie.
Artistic director of Center Stage in Baltimore and an award-winning British director and playwright.
She has directed several well-received Guthrie shows and is a favorite of Joe Dowling, but has never run a major organization.
A native Minnesotan who runs the prestigious Public Theater in New York City, he was considered a front-runner but apparently withdrew after being offered a fat new contract.
Tony Award-winning actor and director who has worked often at the Guthrie. Took himself out of the running because he’s too busy as an actor right now.
Artistic director at the McCarter Theatre at Princeton University, she pulled her name from consideration.