MICHAEL WILSON'S version of A Christmas Carol premiered at the Alley in 1990 featuring the luminous Bettye Fitzpatrick as the Ghost of Christmas Past. Wilson’s adaptation is now in its 20th year at the Alley, its 18th year at Hartford Stage (where he was Artistic Director from 1998 to 2011), and its 12th year at Washington D.C.’s Ford’s Theatre. Dramatists Play Service published his adaptation in 2009. He has directed over 20 productions for the Alley, including most recently Horton Foote’s The Old Friends. In 1995, he directed the Alley Company in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America Parts I & II, which toured to the Venice Biennale. In 2010, he received Drama Desk and Outer Critics Awards for his direction of Foote’s three-part nine-hour epic The Orphans’ Home Cycle. On Broadway, he directed the Tony Award winning revival of The Trip to Bountiful, the Tony nominated Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Dividing the Estate, and Enchanted April; as well as the Roundabout Theater Company revival of Old Acquaintance. His Off-Broadway credits include Lanford Wilson’s Talley’s Folly (RTC); Foote’s The Carpetbagger’s Children (a transfer of the Alley’s premiere production to Lincoln Center Theater); Tennessee Williams’ The Red Devil Battery Sign and The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore (RTC), and new plays by Eve Ensler, Tina Howe and Christopher Shinn, among others. Wilson made his television directorial debut last year with the Emmy nominated Lifetime movie version of The Trip to Bountiful. He is a Morehead scholar graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, where he trained with his long time collaborator Alley Artistic Director Gregory Boyd.