Tom O’Horgan (May 3, 1926 – January 11, 2009 ) is an American theatre and film director and composer.
O’Horgan made his Broadway directorial debut in 1968 with the ground-breaking musical Hair, garnering a Tony Award nomination for Best Direction of a Musical. Additional Broadway credits include Lenny, with Cliff Gorman as controversial comedian-satirist Lenny Bruce, Jesus Christ Superstar, Dude, Inner City, The Leaf People, and I Won’t Dance.
O’Horgan won three Drama Desk Awards for his direction of the off-Broadway plays, Lenny, Futz!, and Tom Paine, and was named Theatrical Director of the Year by Newsweek in 1968.
Tom O’Horgan was battling with Alzheimer’s disease, but died of natural cause.
Tom O’Horgan was 84 years old at the time of his his death