Conversations with the Director is a series of talks with MFAH director Gary Tinterow, who engages an eclectic roster of guests in one-on-one conversations about the arts.
On Nov. 3, legendary British actor Michael York is Tinterow's guest for a far-ranging conversation about the actor's distinguished career on stage, screen and television. With a career spanning five decades, Michael York retains the enthusiasm for the actor's life he first experienced growing up in England where, joining the national Youth Theatre, he played Shakespeare in London and Europe, followed by his 1965 screen debut in The Taming of the Shrew with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
The actor has been featured in more than 60 movies, including dramas and comedies, as well as memorable roles on television, Broadway, and regional theater. York's contributions to his profession have been recognized with many honors, including Britain's OBE, France's Arts et Lettres, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Following the discussion, stay for a screening of the new digital restoration of the 1972 film Cabaret, in which York stars with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey. Directed by Bob Fosse, this groundbreaking musical is set in a nightclub in 1930s Berlin. The screenplay was adapted from a novel by Christopher Isherwood, and the stage version is being revived on Broadway.