Michael Lindsay-Hogg is a pioneer of music video, having directed the first videos for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Elton John as well as The Beatles’ final film, LET IT BE. He also directed the award-winning GRACELAND with Paul Simon, shot in Zimbabwe.
On stage, Michael earned a Tony nomination as Best Director for WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY. His Broadway production of AGNES OF GOD with Geraldine Page won a Tony Award for Amanda Plummer. He directed the original groundbreaking production of Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART at Joe Papp's Public Theatre as well as Horton Foote's THE WIDOW CLAIR with Matthew Broderick and Hallie Foote, which ran for 6 months at Circle in the Square.
Michael’s film and television credits include Tom Stoppard's only original television play PROFESSIONAL FOUL, Graham Greene's DR FISHER OF GENEVA as well as BRIDESHEAD REVISITED (3 of his 5 BAFTA nominations or wins). He also directed RUNNING MATES with Diane Keaton and ED Harris for HBO. He wrote/directed THE OBJECT OF BEAUTY, starring John Malkovich and Andie Mc Dowell, which won Best Director and Best Film at the Cairo International Film Festival. His film FRANKIE STARLIGHT with Anne Parillaud, Gabriel Byrne and Matt Dillon was voted by Jeffrey Lyons and Siskel and Ebert as one of their Top 10 pictures of the year.
In 1996, The New York Film Festival premiered his film THE ROLLING STONES ROCK AND ROLL CIRCUS as a (sold out) Special Event. A year later, his film GUY with Vincent D'Onofrio was named one of the year’s Ten Best by LA WEEKLY. His film of WAITING FOR GODOT was part of the Beckett series, which won the award for Best TV Drama on the prestigious British arts program THE SOUTH BANK SHOW.
Michael's memoir LUCK AND CIRCUMSTANCE was published in 2011 and is still selling. His oil paintings and drawings have had solo shows in New York, London, Austin and Los Angeles. Michael is also a contributing editor at “Vanity Fair”.