Kirk Browning

Birthday:

03/28/1921

Place of birth:

New York City, New York, USA:

Biography:

Kirk Browning (March 28, 1921 – February 10, 2008) was an American television director and producer who had hundreds of productions to his credit, including 185 broadcasts of Live from Lincoln Center. Born in New York City, Browning dropped out of Cornell University after attending for only one month and moved to Waco, Texas, where he was hired as a newspaper reporter. Because of a childhood injury, he was rejected by the United States Army when he tried to enlist during World War II, so he worked as an ambulance driver in England and France. In the late 1940s, he was a chicken farmer operating an egg route in Ridgefield, Connecticut when one of his customers offered him a job in the music library at NBC. The clerical position led to his directing live televised performances by the NBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arturo Toscanini. Soon after he was made a stage manager of the network's newly formed opera company, and he later became its Director. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Production Credits

Audra McDonald Sings the Movies for New Year's Eve (2006)
Director
The Light in the Piazza (Live from Lincoln Center) (2006)
Director
Death of a Salesman (2000)
Director
New York City Opera: The Merry Widow (1996)
Director
New York City Opera: A Little Night Music (1990)
Director
Our Town (1989)
Director
An Evening with Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti (1988)
Director
A Walk in the Woods (1988)
Director
Puccini Turandot (1987)
Director
Die Fledermaus (1986)
Director
New York City Ballet: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1986)
Director
The Gospel at Colonus (1985)
Director
Tosca (1985)
Director
You Can't Take It with You (1984)
Director
La Forza del Destino (1984)
Director
Ernani (1983)
Director
Alice in Wonderland (1983)
Director
Lucia di Lammermoor (1983)
Director
The Metropolitan Opera Centennial Gala (1983)
Director
Hansel & Gretel: Humperdinck: Metropolitan (1982)
Director
Horowitz in London (1982)
Director
Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare (1982)
Director
Working (1982)
Director
Fifth Of July (1982)
Director
Idomeneo (1982)
Director
L'Elisir d'Amore (1981)
Director
Donizetti L'Elisir D'Amore (1981)
Director
Samson et Dalila (1981)
Director
Big Blonde (1980)
Director
Puccini: Manon Lescaut (1980)
Director
Don Carlo (1980)
Director
Don Pasquale (1979)
Director
Tosca (1978)
Director
Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (1978)
Director
The Metropolitan Opera: Don Giovanni (1978)
Director
Broadway Theatre Archive: Tartuffe (1978)
Director
The Royal Family (1977)
Director
Rigoletto (1977)
Director
The Prince of Homburg (1977)
Director
Puccini: La Bohème (1977)
Director
The Taming of the Shrew (1976)
Director
The Time of Your Life (1976)
Director
La Traviata (1976)
Director
The Rules of the Game (1975)
Director
A Touch of the Poet (1974)
Director
Damn Yankees! (1967)
Director
The Christmas Tree (1958)
Director
Mayerling (1957)
Director
Amahl and the Night Visitors (1955)
Director
Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 7: Wagner (1951)
Director
Amahl and the Night Visitors (1951)
Director
Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 6: Weber, Brahms (1951)
Director