George White, founder and president of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in
White founded in 1964 the theater center which hosts the National Playwrights Conference, where many a play and playwright has been nurtured, along with the National Critics Institute, National Music Theater Conference, National Puppetry Conference and Cabaret Symposium. The center also administers Monte Cristo Cottage (O'Neill's family home). Among other accomplishments, White co-chaired the Yale Theater Management Program from 1978 to 1992.
White was also the first director to stage an American musical -- "The Music Man" -- in China.
The other inductees in its 2011 class in the Hall of Fame are
The 41st induction ceremonies will take place Jan. 30 at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre, where the names of more than 400 previous Hall members adorn the walls in gold.