Julie Taymor (b. 1952) is an American director whose career spans opera, theater, and film. She won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for The Lion King (the first woman to win in that category), as well as a Tony Award for Original Costume Design.

She will be speaking at The Nantucket Project, a festival of
ideas happening September 24 - 27 on Nantucket, Massachusetts. To find out more visit https://www.nantucketproject.com.