John Cameron Mitchell
Mitchell studied theater at Northwestern University and made his Broadway debut in the musical "Big River" (1985), followed by outstanding turns in "The Secret Garden" (1991) and "Hello Again" (1994). But it was his glam-rock brainchild "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" (1998) that put him on the map as an edgier artist, first with his show-stopping performance in the stage musical and then with the Golden Globe-nominated film adaptation (which also marked his directorial debut).
Mitchell later earned directing raves for Rabbit Hole (2010), an emotionally wrenching drama based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
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