Bachelor of Fine Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1961. Master of Fine Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1961.
Resident director, Arena Stage, Washington, 1963-1965; producing director, Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, 1968-1970; master teacher drama, New York University, New York City, 1970-1980; guest director, Lincoln Center Repertory, New York City, 1970; director, New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City, 1971-1977; professor, Carnegie Mellon U., Pittsburgh, 1980-1990; head department, Carnegie Mellon U., Pittsburgh, 1980-1987. Head acting University of California at Los Angeles School Theater, Film and television, since 1990. Founder Onstage Company, Los Angeles, 1993.
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With United States Army, 1955-1957. Member Society Stage Directors and Choreographers (founder, editor The Journal 1978).
Married Jeanne Elizabeth Shapiro, February 23, 1963. Children: Joshua, Benjamin.