Gary Halvorson

Gary Halvorson

Gary Halvorson is an American director of television shows and series.


He was trained as a pianist at Juilliard, but is primarily noted as the director of situation comedies such as Friends (of which he directed 47 episodes) and The Drew Carey Show. He also directed The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999), a children's film. He began his career by directing a music show for Leonard Bernstein.

For the New York Metropolitan Opera, he directed high-definition theater simulcasts of The Magic Flute/Die Zauberflöte (30 Dec 2006), The Puritans/I Puritani (6 Jan 2007), The Triptych/Il Tabarro (28 Apr 2007), and Romeo and Juliet/Roméo et Juliette (15 Dec 2007). Halvorson also directed Paul Simon's "You're The One" live concert in Paris, which aired on PBS and is available on DVD.

Selected Credits

Awards & Nominations

He was awarded an Emmy for "Outstanding Special Class Directing" for the 78th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, shown on NBC. He has also been nominated for "Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series", for his work on Everybody Loves Raymond.

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