Playbill Lists Late Professor as Theater NotableContact: Victor M. Inzunza
The late Lawrence J. Sacharow, who directed Fordham University’s theatre program until his death in August, was listed by Playbill
magazine among a who’s who of theater professionals “who left us, and left us inspired,” in 2006.
Sacharow was highly regarded as a director, winning an Obie Award for his production of Len Jenkin’s "Five of Us," and is considered a pioneer in biographical theater. He is also remembered for his association with playwright Edward Albee. Sacharow’s listing in Playbill
credits him with “ushering the mid-1990s revival of Edward Albee with his 1994 New York staging of Three Tall Women.”
Sacharow, who was on the Fordham faculty for 17 years, won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Direction and was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle award for his direction of "Three Tall Women." Among some of the other theater professionals included in the list were playwright Wendy Wasserstein, comedian Red Buttons, actress Shelly Winters and lyricist Betty Comden.
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,600 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis J. Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.