Frank Van Laecke, has built a rich international career both as an author and as a director. He has received numerous awards both at home and abroad for his work in the theater, including a nomination for the coveted Lawrence Olivier Award in Britain.
He directed the musicals Hollywood by Night, Jesus Christ Superstar, She Loves Me , Jekyll & Hyde, Annie, Oliver!, Yours Anne, Rembrandt, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Camelot, The King and I, Anatevka, Tell Me on a Sunday, Prisoners of the Sun, Daens, 14-18, Dracula, 40-45, Ben X.
Frank directed the opera’s La Bohème, La Traviata, Nabucco, Aida, Carmen, I Pagliacci, Cavaleria Rusticana, Don Pasquale, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Faust, Tosca, Manon Lescaut, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Peter Grimes and Kat’a Kabanova.
Van Laecke directed with Alain Platel the international sensation Gardenia, which premiered at the Avignon Festival. This unforgettable collaboration with the internationally acclaimed Belgian company Les Ballets C dela B won international praise after it opened at the Avignon festival and toured internationally for the next two years. In 2012 it was nominated in Britain for the prestigious Lawrence Olivier Award.
Van Laecke and Platel directed also “En Avant Marche”.
The production won the Herald Angel Award on the Edinburgh Festival.
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