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"The highly regarded LA director Cameron Watson... has a knack for allowing his actors to shine."
Los Angeles Times
"Over the last decade - in which he has emerged as one of the city's most talented and productive theatre directors - Cameron Watson has proven masterful at eliciting naturalism and precision from his ensembles. He knows how to burnish an actor's performance to a rich luster of emotional nuance and psychological veracity, bringing new dimensions to classics like CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, PICNIC and TOP GIRLS. Watson thrives with stories of frustrated ambitions and unfulfilled desire seething beneath the surface. In my personal lexicon, directed by Cameron Watson doubles as code for don't miss."
Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle
Cameron Watson was recently heralded by the Los Angeles Times as "one of our finest contemporary directors." His extensive and varied body of work garnered him the esteemed Distinguished Achievement in Directing Award from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle. A multiple award-winning theatre director and filmmaker, Cameron has carved a unique career that crosses over many genres and formats.
Cameron created, wrote and directed the new comedy series, BREAK A HIP, now streaming at www.breakahip.com. Christina Pickles won a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actress for her work in the series. It is the story of a cantankerous older woman who hires a desperate, young actor to assist with her errands. What starts out as a run to get paper towels, soon becomes a deeply complicated, hilarious and touching relationship. The guest cast includes Oscar-winners Octavia Spencer, Allison Janney and Jim Rash, Peri Gilpin, Priscilla Barnes, Larry Pressman, Carole Cook and Tom Troupe.
Cameron wrote, directed, and produced the feature film, OUR VERY OWN, starring Allison Janney, Jason Ritter, Cheryl Hines, Dale Dickey, Mary Badham, Autumn Reeser, Hilarie Burton, Faith Prince, Beth Grant and Keith Carradine. After receiving major acclaim and recognition on the film festival circuit, the movie was bought and distributed by Miramax Films. Ms. Janney received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her work in the film.
A prolific and much sought after theatre director, Cameron has achieved widespread critical praise with the Wall Street Journal citing his work as "the best in the country." For the second consecutive year, the Los Angeles Times named his productions as "Best of the Year." Cameron's Los Angeles premiere of THE SOUND INSIDE by Adam Rapp at the Pasadena Playhouse was declared the "Best Theatre of 2023" and his American premiere of ON THE OTHER HAND, WE'RE HAPPY by Daf James at Rogue Machine Theatre as the "Best Theatre of 2022." That production was also awarded the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Production of 2022.
He is known for his much-lauded, box office hits at Antaeus Theatre Company (THE LITTLE FOXES, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, PICNIC, TOP GIRLS), as well as work at Rogue Machine Theatre (COCK), The Fountain Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Ensemble Theatre Company, The Colony Theatre (the now legendary production of TRYING starring Alan Mandell and Rebecca Mozo), The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, The Road Theatre and The New American Theatre. Known as an "actor's director," Cameron has shepherded many actors to award wins. He has had five actors win the coveted Ovation Award in Los Angeles (Don Robb, Alan Mandell, Beth Grant, Rebecca Mozo and Harry Groener), in addition to numerous other awards.
Watson’s lengthy acting career includes leading roles at Circle in the Square, Pasadena Playhouse, Laguna Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, and on many Los Angeles stages. His numerous appearances in television and film over the years range from CHEERS and DYNASTY to SIX FEET UNDER, GREY'S ANATOMY, BONES and, most recently, NCIS, MODERN FAMILY and SCANDAL.
Born in Kentucky and raised in Tennessee, Cameron currently lives in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles.
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