Amon Miyamoto
Born 1958 in Ginza, Tokyo. Miyamoto is a director whose practice covers many theatrical forms, including musicals, plays, operas and kabuki. He has presented a broad array of works at home and abroad. He made his directorial debut in 1987 with the musical I Got Merman, winning the Agency for Cultural Affairs' National Arts Festival Award the following year. In 2004, he became the first Asian director on New York’s Broadway with Pacific Overtures, a production that received four Tony Award nominations. In 2011, he directed a stage adaptation of Yukio Mishima’s novel The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, which was invited to the Lincoln Center Festival in New York. In 2013, he made his European debut as an opera director with Mozart’s The Magic Flute, which saw its world premiere in Austria. In 2016, he directed an official event for the World Forum on Sport and Culture, an initiative organized with a view to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Miyamoto also focuses his energy on directing and promoting various aspects of Japanese art and culture, from classical performing arts to the latest entertainment. This is exemplified by his YUGEN: The Hidden Beauty of Japan, which was the first-ever work to fuse Noh theatre with 3D film.